Valentine’s Day & Going Sightseeing in Dubai for your Honeymoon

It’s the official month for love and if you are honeymooning in Dubai you couldn’t have picked a better time.

 

Valentine’s day means bling, bling and more bling and to assuage your love’s jewelry fix, what better way than visiting the Gold Souk in Dubai? Any good Dubai tour package will help you with arrangements to visit this part of the city.
Besides the considerably low price of gold and precious metals in Dubai (as compared to the rest of the world),

Valentines day
Valentine's day

at the ongoing shopping festival you will get to enjoy fantastic discounts on these items. Arrange for a Dubai car rental with your travel agency and take your Valentine for a tour of the Gold Souk, and do not forget to purchase her a bauble while you are at it!

Another novel experience you could enjoy for your Valentine’s Day honeymoon could be a stay at any of the many luxury hotels in Dubai.
Dadabhai Travels can fix up affordable hotel booking in UAE at any of the major hotels in Dubai. Choices like the very urbane Address, idyllic mountain retreats like Hatta Fort and opulent underwater suites at The Atlantis would be a good start.
If you want to wine and dine your ladylove at a venue that is anything but run-of-the-mill though, then get busy and purchase tickets for the whacky Red Tie and Tiara Ball to be held on February 14 at the Montgomery Golf Club. The proceeds from the Ball go to charity, so you get the chance to do some good on Valentine’s Day (besides making your love happy).
So there you go, take your pick of the Dubai City activities to enjoy on Valentine’s Day and have a honeymoon like no other.
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A Taste of Honey on Your Arabian Adventure for Good Health & Cheer

This February, take back something absolutely natural and less expensive than the new Gucci bag- honey. Winnie the Pooh loves it, kids prefer it to cough syrup and if used in the right amounts, your face will come to appreciate the benefits of honey as well.

 

So head to the Honey Festival in Al Seef Street quickly to enjoy this delicious liquid in all its different forms and uses. The Honey Festival ends on 13 February and you might want to hire a Dubai car rental service to get you there before it ends.
The best thing about honey is its versatility and at the Honey Festival in Dubai, variety is something you will find in huge dollops. Bringing in varieties from places like Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan and India among others, the offerings will have everything from cosmetics created from honey to food items and gourmet dishes using honey as an ingredient.
Include the Honey Festival as part of your Dubai City activities and get to enjoy other attractions like discount shopping as the Festival is actually part of the events lined up for the Dubai Shopping Festival.
If you rush now and hire an Abu Dhabi travel company, you could still have enough time to enjoy the last few days of the DSF before it shuts shop for the year. You need not worry about tickets or yourDubai hotel booking availability either, as during this period Dubai tourism goes out of its way to welcome and accommodate tourists and travelers.
Get a good travel company like Dadabhai Travels to arrange for yourArabian adventure and you can even throw in some of our attractiveDubai tour packages in your stay.
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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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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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Having A MICE In Dubai? Make Sure You…

Arrange for Dubai car rentals to the Hatta Rock Pools. A tranquil pocket of nature lies hidden in the Hajar Mountains, far from the clutches of civilization. The Hatta Rock Pools are rock formations with pools of turquoise-green waters, liberally interspersed with waterfalls.

 

After aMeeting, Incentives, Conference and Events program (MICE), ourAbu Dhabi travel companyrecommends a trip to the rock pools as the perfect relaxation for hardworking staff.
Mice in Dubai
Mice in Dubai

Also included in tour packages for a MICE in Dubai is a trip to the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort. One of the rare few buildings featuring authentic Bedouin architecture, the Al-Fahidi Fort was built in 1787.

Your company can have a restful and educating trip down old Dubai with a visit to this old world bastion. Dadabhai Travels can help you out withsightseeing in Dubai excursions and timings that are convenient for your organization.
For the corporate bigwigs involved in a MICE in Dubai, the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club offers the perfect gentleman’s getaway. Located along the Dubai Creek, this golfing center features lush, sculpted gardens and ornamental lakes and waterfalls with golfing going on during the night as well.
The Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis and The Faldo golfing greens are other magnificent golfing venues offering avid golfers the best in company and service. From bookings in luxury hotels in Dubai to reservations at these golfing greens, Dadabhai Travels takes care of everything.
Rested employees make happy employees. Let our Abu Dhabi travel company assure a pleasant stay for your employees.
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Dubai City Activities With A Bit Of History & Culture

A lot of travelers and tourists do go back to their hometowns with praises for Dubai’s cosmopolitan makeup and ultra-modern façade but very few take the trouble to discover the wonder that is old Dubai. A wonder that still exists, if you would only care to look for it.

 

Our Abu Dhabi travel companywould like to point out the official address of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum,

Dubai City Activities
Dubai City Activities

grandfather to the present ruler of Dubai. The house is located on the Shindagha end of the Dubai Creek and holds a collection of photographs and documents that is quite rare.

The Heritage Village and Diving Village, another point to soak in some old world charm and culture is in the vicinity of the Sheikh Saeed house.
Another historical location to go sightseeing in Dubai is the Hatta Heritage Village, a 400-year-old settlement. The community is nestled among the Hajjar Mountains and also houses the magnificent rock formations and rock pools known as the Hatta Rock Pools.
Of course, no Arabian adventure involving old Dubai is complete without a shopping excursion in Dubai’s souks. First on your list for sightseeing in Dubai souks should be the Gold Souk in Bur Dubai near the Ascot Hotel. Follow it up with a trip to the Perfume Souk, the Spice Souk and Textile Souk- each market an exciting experience in itself.
There are many Dubai City Activities that will show the soul of real Dubai and you don’t need a guide book to tell you where to go looking for them. Let our Abu Dhabi travel company help you out. We have well-placed contacts and a touch on the local pulse- perfect for your excursion into old Dubai.
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Stay At Hotel Apartments In Dubai & Soak In Some National Pride

December 2 marks the day on which the seven Emirates joined to form one nation- the United Arab Emirates. Termed as U.A.E. National Day, the preparations for this celebration start days in advance.
If you are planning to visit the U.A.E. for some sightseeing in Dubai, you could book a room in a luxury hotel or even stay at a hotel apartment in Dubai until Eid Al Adha, expected to last from December 8-10.
Dubai Hotel and Apartments and Registance
Dubai Hotel and Apartments and Registance

Compared to last year, there is a lot planned by civic and government authorities alike in Dubai for the 37thanniversary of the occasion, which is tipped as a celebration of national identity.

In Abu Dhabi, the Emirate’s Tourism Authority (ADTA) has planned pyrotechnics, heritage demonstrations, free concerts and micro-light plane performances 12 days in advance to commemorate the occasion. Our Abu Dhabi travel company can arrange for tours to see the special 15-minute firework display in the desert as well as concert tickets to the various shows.
In Dubai, the Executive Council has created a new logo in honor of the event and people have been exhorted to fly the national flag. Telecom company du has even produced special songs sung by the famous artist, Hussain Al Jasmi.
If you are of a mind to sit around and enjoy a leisurely National Day event, pack a picnic basket and head to the Creekside Park. Hire aDubai car rental to take you to the park where you can fish from the designated pier or explore the locality from a cable car.
 Make your hotel booking in U.A.E. quick to catch the best of the National Day celebratory events.
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Going On A Desert Safari Tour In Dubai In The Winter

In New York, the Christmas season is heralded by Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while in Europe, the weather has multiple personalities depending on the country you find yourself travelling in. In the antipodean nations on the other hand, the weather is as balmy as it can get, with plenty of opportunities for tanning and surfing.

 

For itself, Dubai has more in common with the later group of countries. Winter gaiety is simply a succession of days filled with sunshine and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed without worrying overmuch about the weather.
Safari Tour in Dubai undoubtedly ranks as one of the top things to experience while staying at the

Dubai-Desert-Safari
Dubai-Desert-Safari

Golden Emirate. The options for a safari tour can vary depending on the Abu Dhabi travel companyyou consult with.

For instance while some only arrange for a camel safari in Dubai, there are a few who provide dune bashing as an attraction as well. Your best bet would be to opt for an Arabian adventure that will give you a comprehensive package- from camel rides during any part of the day to a romantic dhow cruise in Dubai along the waters of the Creek in the night.
You could even carry your children along for a desert safari tour in Dubai for as much as 290 dirhams per child. Certain Dubai City Tours have specialized packages for tiny tots.
Beware of Dubai tour packages that do not have the necessary permits or grants to offer such activities. Go in for a professional service and your experience will be all the more authentic and safe.
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