Go Yachting in Your Next Dubai City Tours

For corporate teams visiting Dubai this month, Dadabhai Travels presents a wonderful team-building activity- Dragon Boat racing. 

 

The Dragon Boat race is essentially a Chinese tradition and is to be held this year at Dubai Marina Canal on February 13. With more than 40 teams participating and most of them professional, this is the perfect

Dubai City Tours
Dubai City Tours

recreational Arabian adventure for your team to indulge in. 

The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is hardly the only water sports complex in the city though. To pursue high-adrenaline water activities like yachting, white water rafting, kayaking and sailing besides Dragon Boat racing, you could try out any of these places: 
v  Club Mina 
Leisure options like these are even better when enjoyed during the relatively mild months of February-March. Couples visiting for a honeymoon in Dubai can charter a private yacht or a sailboat for a couple of hours or even for a few nights and sail the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. 
The Dubai Marina Yacht Club even charters their yachts for conferences and corporate events. Completely equipped for such programs, organizations can arrange for a MICE in Dubai aboard one. 
Our Abu Dhabi travel company can organize Dubai tour packageslike these for companies in Dubai or even from abroad. To round off your Arabian adventure in the waters of the Gulf or the Creek, try out a dhow cruise in Dubai as well, for a uniquely Middle Eastern experience.
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Get a Touch of the Whimsy with a Dubai Hotel Booking at Raffles

If there ever was a hotel built with shameless flamboyance in mind, then it is Raffles Dubai. With its iconic pyramidal shape, the hotel is as much of a landmark as what the Burj Al Arab is.
The hotel is located in Oud Metha and is connected to Wafi Mall via a private corridor. The location of this 5-star luxury hotel in Dubai makes it very accessible from nearly all major quarters of the city like Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road (the Bur Dubai area especially).

 

Dubai Hotel Booking at Raffles
Dubai Hotel Booking at Raffles

hotel booking in UAEdone at Raffles is a wonderful experience and is viewed as a novelty of sorts among the tourists visiting Dubai. Egyptian elements resonate throughout the décor and design of the hotel, intermingling with Singaporean and Arabian aesthetics in some places.

The hieroglyphs engraved on the walls are absolutely authentic and are largely stories of Egyptian myths and legends. Each of the suites is a testament to the four elements- wind, water, fire and air with guests being assigned to any one.
The same theme continues in the adjacent botanical gardens, which are touted as one of Dubai’s finest. A Dubai hotel bookingdone at Raffles will definitely not disappoint you, as you will not want for fascinating sights. The tip of the 19-storey hotel is made entirely of glass and at night makes for a remarkable sight.
For couples honeymooning in Dubai and in need of opulent luxury that does not need to be justified, head to Raffles Dubai. Our Abu Dhabi travel company can take care of your hotel booking in UAE as well as any Dubai City activities you wish to enjoy.
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Sightseeing in Dubai? Experience the Night Souk as Never Before

One of the highlights of Dubai’s annual shopping festival is the Night Souk, which constitutes a sizeable chunk of the month-long festival.
Held in Al Seef Street, the Night Souk houses 50 retail units- all competing for buyer attention with attractive discounts and half-priced goods.  The crux of the idea is to provide customers with a point to shop until late into

Sightseeing in Dubai
Sightseeing in Dubai

the night after a day of shopping at other participating outlets in the DSF.

This year, the DTMC has chalked up an exciting entertainment plan for tourists and visitors who have arrived in the Emirate for the ultimate Arabian adventure. With Emirates Airlines stepping in with special excess baggage allowances (excess of 10 kgs free) for departing visitors, there is more the average visitor can shop for and buy when sightseeing in Dubai.
Lookout for these fun activities and attractions at this year’s Night Souk:
  • The Grand Raffle Stage
  • Floating Restaurants
  • Fun Fair
  • Gold Raffle
  • Lexus Mega Raffle
  • Nissan Grand Raffle
  • Dubai Food Festival
  • Al Zarooni Fireworks
  • Dubai Carnivals, etc.
Apart from shopping, activities like the ones listed above can be an especial delight for young children and will prevent them from asking you to take them home so that they can go sleep!
There are also Dubai City activities to enjoy during the one-month festival, which will take you and your family to places like the Heritage Village and Festival City. These places are simply crammed with sights to see and enjoy for the tourist.
Hire a well-known Abu Dhabi travel company for organizedDubai tour packages and a relaxing time in Dubai.

Dubai City Activities to Enjoy – Wine Trails, Falconry & Infinity Pools

Apart from run-of-the-mill activities like camel rides or a dhow cruise in Dubai there exists a long list of things you can experience and do in Dubai.

Like letting out your inner sommelier. Given that Dubai is a favorite among the haute ton,

Wine Trails, Falconry
Wine Trails

ect wine to soothe your palate is not a difficult task. Many hotels like the Desert Palm offer wine tasting and wine dinners on a periodic basis.

The Thai restaurant chain, Blue Elephant at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel and Casa Mia at the Le Meridian are two other addresses where you can expect to be awed by their extensive wine lists. The latter even won an ‘Award for Excellence’ in 2007 for the splendid choice it offers.

 

Visitors Enjoy at-Dubai
Visitors Enjoy at-Dubai

Next on your list while sightseeing in Dubai is a safari tour in Dubai, that includes falconry on its list of activities. A falconry display (as the package is generally called) involves birds like eagles, falcons and owls and gives the observer a chance to partake in a ubiquitouslyArabian adventure experience.

Our Abu Dhabi travel company can arrange for a Dubai car rentalto take you to falcon reserves for an up-close view of the birds in their natural habitat.

 

Infinity pools used to be something of a bonus for those who would travel to enjoy the high life in Dubai. While they do exist in many countries, the sense of peace and calm that assails a person while ensconced in an infinity pool overlooking a wadi, the busy cityscape or sparse desert is a sensation like no other.
Dadabhai Travels can arrange for bookings at hotel apartments in Dubai offering such an amenity or direct you to other places in the city offering them.
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Update on The Newest Luxury Hotels in Dubai – The Address

The Address is one high-class place in Dubai receiving a lot of attention these days and not least because of its opulence.
Right on the doorstep of the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Dubai, this luxury hotel in Dubai boasts of Neos, the highest sky lounge in Dubai City. The art-deco inspired lounge rests on the sixty-third floor and makes for fantastic 360-degree views of the city.

 

Tourists who would like a taste of the haute life and would not mind shelling out a couple of more dhirhams could try out The Address. Our Abu Dhabi travel company would likewise arrange for your Dubai hotel booking.
The Address is fifteen minutes away from the Dubai International Airport and houses a well-appointed Business Lounge, library, conference hall and banqueting facilities. For travelling executives and visiting organizations, attending a MICE in Dubai at this venue would be well appreciated by all members.
A total of eight restaurants with separate bars vie with one another to provide guests at The Address with an international fare made up of at least seven different cuisines (Burmese, French, German, Malaysian, Thai, Swiss and Kiwi).
Some of the other options you could enjoy for a MICE in Dubai at The Address include complimentary Wi-Fi and video conferencing services for conference bookings and high-tech equipment and event organization, all handled by an events and conference staff dedicated towards providing these services.
With such an impressive collection of amenities under one roof, The Address at Downtown Burj Dubai remains one of our customer favorites. Get your hotel booking in UAE done with Dadabhai Travels and get access to a lifestyle that resounds with luxury living and experiences.

Get Your Dubai Hotel Booking Done From A Reputed Travel Agency

According to tophotelprojects.com, the number of high quality hotels is going to swell by at least 500 new hotels during the course of this year. East Asia alone will contribute to a forty-one percent growth, reflecting to the rapid pace at which the hospitality sector is growing in this part of the world.

 

Dubai travel Agents
Dubai travel Agents

Dubai undoubtedly features high with its unending list of high-end hotels thanks to a construction industry that is in relentless pursuit of the perfect hotel experience. From the newly opened Atlantis at The Palm, to the seven-star Burj Al Arab, each hotel surpasses the next in style, concept and service.

Tourists, as a result have a wide range of options from which to choose their accommodation. The elegantly outfitted Grosvenor House and the whimsical Raffles are available for the more discerning crowd. For those visiting Dubai on a business trip or for a MICE in Dubai have stalwarts like the Deira Palace Hotel and Radisson SAS.
For a slightly longer stay, hotel apartments in Dubai can be rather comfortable and are not very hard to come by, especially if you have done your booking through a reliable Abu Dhabi travel company. Concierge services, Dubai car rentals and Dubai City Tours are usually thrown in as a package as well for visiting tourists.
Regardless, how accommodating your travel company is depends on the duration of your sightseeing in Dubai tour and the Dubai City activities you wish to indulge in. Plan your trip well in advance with the travel consultants at Dadabhai Travels and we can work out a satisfactory travel plan for you.
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Become One With The Desert On A Safari Tour In Dubai

Deserts need not be a waste of space or blighted land, at least not where an entire sub genre of desert-related activities and adventure sports have cropped up to make the best use of such land.
Dubai, in true top-tourist-destination-style has the perfect antidote for the holiday blues with a jaw-jarring collection of sports and options known as a safari tour in Dubai. Desert safaris are typically an Arab pastime and while similar trips are offered in Africa as well, they have a more relaxed appeal in the Emirate.

 

Deser Activities
Deser Activities

In fact, a desert camp arranged by the Watani Family Camp group is one of the Dubai City activities currently experiencing heavy promotion in anticipation of the Dubai Shopping Festival. The camp used to be open exclusively to Emiratis earlier, but is now being extended to include every nationality and income bracket that can pay the nominal entry fee.

Our Abu Dhabi travel company can arrange your travel itinerary to include this unique experience, as many items are included on the activity list. For instance, instructors will be present to supply lessons in trail finding, cooking the Emirati way, navigating by astrological means and even a camel safari in Dubai.
If you still wish to stick to the regular safari tour in Dubai, then Dadabhai Travels can arrange for a package that includes an invigorating wadi bashing ride, camel rides and an exploration trip of the wadis besides many more options.
Whether you intend to rough out your sightseeing in Dubai trip or want to enjoy it while in the lap of luxury, simply inform us of your needs. We can accommodate you accordingly.
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Dubai Loves The Tourist

If you are planning a vacation trip or a short weekend in foreign climes, then you had better keep your options open for Dubai. Riding on a wave of tourism-love, Dubai has announced grand plans to pander to the travel and tourism sector.

 

Foremost among these plans are the moves proposed by the DTCM, which are decidedly going to attract more than the 3.5 million visitors that poured into Dubai between 2006-07.  
If you are planning to make your hotel booking in UAE for this year’s DSF, be prepared for a rate slash

Hotel Booking
Hotel Booking

ranging between 40-60 percent. Beverages and food at most of the popular joints are going to have a 25 percent discount too.

You will also find participating shops included in the discount spree called DSF with massive price cut offs of 80 percent. As there is an abundance of high street brands as well as traditional market ware, a tourist need not worry about limited options and inferior goods.
Additionally, the Dubai Road and Transport Authority has decided to create a rank system for taxis, so that commuters can promptly find access to a taxi when they need one. Just in case you choose to forsake Dubai car rentals, you could always continue on your Dubai City tours in a taxi.
Tourists and visitors need only to inform their Abu Dhabi travel company about their travel itinerary and requirements for a smooth tour experience. Coordinating with the tour experts will also give you a better chance to experience difficult to arrange Dubai City activities like camel safaris and dhow cruises.
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Road Rules To Know When Sightseeing In Dubai

It would be smart to know a thing or two about the different views the Emiratis have towards driving and transport of any kind, if you are a first-time visitor in Dubai.

 

Most tourists who come into the Emirate do not find the need to drive around and usually end up hiring a Dubai car rental service to traverse the city. A few travelers like the freedom that personal driving affords and choose to rent cars.
Traffic is undoubtedly the main concern of any tourist, visitor or resident going about for the first time in

Car Rental
Car Rental

Dubai. The main thoroughfare of the city, Sheikh Zayed Road can be described in only one word during peak hour- chaos.

Before you step out for sightseeing in Dubai with your group, make sure you have found out from your hotel the best time for access to the roads you might take.
Also, do not forget to invest in a map or memorize one, as you can never tell which road is closed for roadwork, offering you no other choice but to take a detour. Before you step out it would be smart to chalk out the Dubai City activities you are partial towards experiencing though.
It would be best to not panic if you find motorists breaking established traffic rules. Make sure you stick to the rules you know though to avoid paying a hefty fine.
Suffice to say, the traffic situation in Dubai has improved greatly in the past few months. If you are not confident about your driving or the traffic, our advice is to make sure your Abu Dhabi travel company can arrange for a car rental service to ferry you across town.
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January Brimming With Fun Things To Do On Your Special Dubai Arabian Adventure

For a tourist or visitor in Dubai, it will come as a surprise to turn around a corner and spot an eatery or person from your own homeland.

 

That’s the best part about being a visitor in Dubai- catching a whiff of the scent of your own country.
The recently opened Australian-themed restaurant cum pub cum (a lot of things actually), Bidi Bondi is one

Special Dubai Arabian Adventure
Special Dubai Arabian Adventure

such example. Located on The Palm, this fascinating place is perfect to soak in some antipodean culture. Include a relaxing afternoon at this restaurant in your Dubai City activities to-do-list without fail.

If you have kids in tow, then after a bit of sightseeing in Dubai book tickets for Freej Folklore at the amphitheatre at the Madinat Jumeirah. Shows are on only until 17 January, so make sure you catch it before then as the production makes for a fascinating showcase of the history, culture and myths surrounding Dubai and Arab life.
If you have done your Dubai hotel booking to last until February, then two events you cannot afford to miss out on are the Iron Maiden concert and the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Ticket sales have already commenced, so you might want to hurry up.
Traditional Arabian entertainment is always available for visitors at all times of the year. So whether you have come alone, with your family, with friends or even attending a MICE in Dubai, your culture cravings can be put to rest. A safari tour in Dubai generally tends to include attractions like henna body art, camel rides, dune surfing and dhow cruises.
Get the best Dubai tour packages from Dadabhai Travels at the best prices.
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