On Dubai City Tours? Watch the Descent of the Bad Bikers

In case you are slow to catch up, it’s not a movie that I’m talking about. Dubai Bike Week 2009 is going to commence in a couple of days and I for one, cannot wait to hear that sweet sound of motors revving and zipping around in a flash of wind and color!

 

Motorbike enthusiasts and professional bikers already know everything there is to know about this event and

Bike worker Dubai
Dubai Bike

bikers in the Middle East especially are definitely gearing up to travel to Dubai. Incase your accommodation and travel are not yet arranged to attend the 3-day festival, then might we suggest making a Dubai hotel booking with us.

Most professional bikers and aspiring stunt artists prefer to travel light and while I doubt a Dubai car rental will be required, an affordable place to stay will definitely be on the cards.
Among the hotel apartments in Dubai that are closer to the venue (Dubai Festival City) bikers and people coming on a safari tour in Dubai have some comfortable options. The Crowne Plaza,InterContinental Dubai and the W Hotel all have comfortable rooms and might be just what you are looking for. If you would like to discuss available options further, give our Dubai travel company a quick call.
Making a hotel booking in UAE on a short notice can be difficult, butOne World fortunately has a number of well-placed contacts with concierge services in Dubai. Just call us.
If you plan to extend your Dubai City tours to include somesightseeing in Dubai, then check out the various Dubai tour packageswe have. We customize them to fit any budget and we know just what adventurous bikers would love.
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Dubai City Activities to Attend – Art Dubai

People may insinuate that Dubai lacks indigenous artistic talent and that the city is entirely frigid when it

Arts in Dubai
Art in Dubai

comes to artistic attractions of any sort, but I would like to differ.

Whether the artist hails from Iran, Europe or Canada, the nationality matters not, as long as they are producing beauty in Dubai and seeking inspiration while living in this lovely city. A majority of Dubai is made up of expatriates anyway, who I might add lend their own freshness to the emirate’s cosmopolitan makeup.
Nearly all our traditional Dubai tour packages include a brilliant showcase of culture and art of some sort, most of it Arabic in style. Buildings, mosques, fabrics, souvenirs, sculptures, entertainment, islands, camel races, dhow cruises, every aspect of Dubai daily life is brimming with vitality and beauty.
This time when you are visiting Dubai for any kind of Dubai City tours, you could look up Art Dubai 09, an art festival organized with an aim to mesmerize the senses with various artistic interpretations. Take a short break from your Arabian adventure to attend this beautiful event and expand your cultural and aesthetic horizons.
More than 450 artists are expected to display their artwork at the expo, which commences from 18 March 18

Henna Painting
Henna Paint

and lasts until 21 March. Check out the schedule and let our Abu Dhabi tour company know if you would like to include this excursion on your trip.

One World can arrange for a Dubai car rental service to pick you up from your accommodation and ferry you to the event, which will be housed at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

Gulf Photo Plus 2009 – Another Reason to go Sightseeing in Dubai

Okay. Here is something interesting for all you photography enthusiasts out there:
The Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Center is to hold the only photography exclusive event in the Middle East, Gulf Photo Plus 2009. If you are planning on visiting the emirate for Dubai City tours, this is one event you can add to your itinerary.
The Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Center
Dubai Village Conference Center

There is a panel of 13 expert photographers on board for the 5-day event, which will commence from 30 March. To keep professionals and amateurs alike occupied, 50 workshops have been organized on topics ranging from wedding photography and Photoshop skills to creative portrait lighting techniques and documentary photography.

The prices could be a tad steep, but the talent pool slated to make an appearance at the event are more then worth the money. You could get in touch with our Abu Dhabi tour company for transport and accommodation arrangements in case you are planning to attend.Check the event schedule here.
The photographic talent from Dubai alone is brilliant, to say the least. Everyday as I open my inbox, I come across photos clicked by individuals with an eye for detail and a penchant for tongue-in-the-cheek humor.

 

Travelers interested in visiting the real Dubai for an Arabian adventure cannot afford to miss out on the honest specimens of Dubai life as captured through the lenses of some really talented individuals:
If you are lucky, you might even bump into some of them. Don’t forget to tell me all about it when you do!
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Get your Rock Fix Along With your Safari Tour in Dubai

And no, we are not referring to any penchants for metallurgy or meteorology.

 

Taste of Honey on Your Arabian Adventure
Taste of Honey on Your Arabian Adventure

It’s just a couple of weeks until two of the most awaited music festivals in the UAE commence- theDubai Desert Rock Festivaland theSkywards Dubai International Jazz Festival (2009). A lot of head bangers and jazz connoisseurs are booking their Dubai tour packages with us to get to the venues in time.

Motörhead are planning to kick start the 2-day Dubai Desert Rock on March 6, while the Jazz festival headlined by James Blunt is expected to start earlier from February 25. Accompanying these notable artists are acts like Chimaira (US), Scarab (Egyptian), Sarah Mitchell (UK) and Mike Stern (US).
The rock and metal scene in Dubai is worth a mention here as the Dubai Desert Rock is the only festival of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2004, a succession of bands like Sepultura, Metallica, The Rasmus and Velvet Revolver has entertained the Emirati rock aficionados.
If you are visiting the Emirate for a Dubai City tour around this time of the year, then you might want to catch this year’s acts in all their writhing, screaming glory.
To parch your throat and keep in time with the spirit of rock, you could head to watering holes like Hard Rock Café on Sheikh Zayed Road or Touch to hear Pilipino, Australian, Canadian and even local bands belting out well orchestrated numbers.
For music enthusiasts sightseeing in Dubai can be a good experience, given its love for concerts and international acts. Make a hotel booking in UAE before February 25 though if you want to enjoy the jazz and rock festivals respectively.
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Get your Rock Fix Along With your Safari Tour in Dubai

And no, we are not referring to any penchants for metallurgy or meteorology.

 

It’s just a couple of weeks until two of the most awaited music festivals in the UAE commence- the Dubai Desert Rock Festivaland theSkywards Dubai International Jazz Festival (2009). A lot of head bangers and jazz connoisseurs are booking theirDubai tour packages with us to get to the venues in time.
Internationa; Festival 2009
Internationa; Festival 2009

Motörhead are planning to kick start the 2-day Dubai Desert Rock on March 6, while the Jazz festival headlined by James Blunt is expected to start earlier from February 25. Accompanying these notable artists are acts like Chimaira (US), Scarab (Egyptian), Sarah Mitchell (UK) and Mike Stern (US).

The rock and metal scene in Dubai is worth a mention here as the Dubai Desert Rock is the only festival of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2004, a succession of bands like Sepultura, Metallica, The Rasmus and Velvet Revolver has entertained the Emirati rock aficionados.
If you are visiting the Emirate for a Dubai City tour around this time of the year, then you might want to catch this year’s acts in all their writhing, screaming glory.
To parch your throat and keep in time with the spirit of rock, you could head to watering holes like Hard Rock Café on Sheikh Zayed Road or Touch to hear Pilipino, Australian, Canadian and even local bands belting out well orchestrated numbers.
For music enthusiasts sightseeing in Dubai can be a good experience, given its love for concerts and international acts. Make ahotel booking in UAE before February 25 though if you want to enjoy the jazz and rock festivals respectively.
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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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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.

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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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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