Dubai City Activites – Explore the Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif

While the Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif is not that old a construction (it was built in 1955), it certainly holds an important position among some of the main heritage buildings in Dubai.

 

Explore the Majlis
Explore the Majlis

This building used to be the summer retreat of the royal family and on occasion, an important meetinghouse for the people who used to make Dubai tick. The Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Sayeed Al Maktoum presided over these meetings in the main hall of this simple and traditionally constructed structure.

Named after the Umm Al Sheif pearl fishing bank, the Majlis Ghorfat is an unusual, largely because of its design. The architecture leans more towards the practical than the aesthetic and is especially adapted to provide respite from the summer heat by way of large shutter less windows.
Dubai City tours of the heritage structure are allowed and tourists can even enjoy an opportunity to check the interiors of the two-storied building. Tourists coming for sightseeing in Dubai can visit the Majlis Ghorfat between 8am to 9pm.
Incase you have not made any Dubai hotel booking or opted for a tourist package, you can hire a Dubai car rental to ferry you to and from the place.
The Majlis is located in Jumeirah and is very close to the beach. It is currently unoccupied and serves mainly as a museum of sorts for visitors. The items used by the royal family are preserved intact and are on open display for tourists to admire.
Contact an established Dubai travel company like One World to make your bookings to view this slice of Dubai heritage.

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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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.

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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Have An Arabian Adventure In The Desert For Your Honeymoon

About a fraction of people from all over the world would think of coming in to Dubai to celebrate their honeymoon, and you can be sure that a majority of the lot would be adventure-seekers.
arabian adventure
arabian adventure

For these couples, it is a thrill of a different kind to embark on a late night Safari Tour in Dubai or a romantic dhow cruise in Dubai. While you have to admit, travelogues and brochures are all praise for the romantic aspect of these activities, they need not be enjoyed by only the adventurous as a honeymoon activity.

 

A number of theDubai Tour Packagesarranged by Dadabhai Travelsare actually honeymoon trips that a lot of Europeans and Asians enjoy. Coupled with the shopping delights the city has to offer and the balmy weather, these Dubai City Tours make for a fantastic attraction.
Indeed, Dubai definitely holds sway on the list of destinations honeymooning couples would term as exotic.
Visit the Emirate during the latter half of the year, preferably in December if you want to enjoy the pleasant weather. However, if you have set your sights on shopping as well, then the best time to gosightseeing in Dubai for your honeymoon would be during the annual shopping festival period. It generally falls in February-March.
Of course, you would have to plan your wedding in a manner as to accommodate these periods. You could get in touch with our Abu Dhabi travel company for more travel options. We can take care of your Dubai hotel booking as well.
Dadabhai Travels can make your honeymoon memorable for you.
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Shopping & Dubai Duty Free Delights Make For Fun Dubai City Activities

Anybody visiting or departing from Dubai has visited the Dubai Duty Free store at Dubai International Airport and experienced the fabulous attractions it has to offer at least once. It goes without saying that the Duty Free store is one trip that can’t not be included in any sightseeing in Dubai excursion.

As part of your Dubai city tours this year, you could experience this shopping destination where just about

Dubai Duty Free
Dubai Duty Free

everything and anything is offered at shocking discounts. Considering that the store is celebrating its silver anniversary this year, there are bound to be some good finds which you can add to your shopping cart.

Shopping is a very Dubai-centric activity and the innumerable malls, souks and supermarkets dotting the cityscape and filled to overflowing will give an idea of how much Emiratis and tourists love visiting them.
The annual shopping season, also known as the Dubai Shopping Festival is perhaps the best time to visit Dubai if you have retail therapy foremost on your mind. The next one shall commence from January 15 and last until February 15.
If you would like to make your trip to Dubai during this period, make sure you get your Dubai hotel booking taken care of as soon as possible. The rush that heads to Dubai during this period is phenomenal and you wouldn’t want to do without a room in some of the best hotels rooms and hotel apartments in Dubai.
Dadabhai Travels can help you identify and select the Dubai Tour Packages that suit you best for your trip to the U.A.E.
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