An Arabian Adventure at Wild Wadi? Go for it!

The Wild Wadi water park at Jumeirah Beach is as famous as theSki Dubai Resort at Mall of the Emirates, and with good reason too.

 

Adventure at Wild Wadi
Adventure at Wild Wadi

One of the must-see tourist attractions in the Middle East, the famous water park definitely qualifies as an Arabian adventure. For tourists who are not looking for any specific Dubai tour packages, a day at theWild Wadi is the perfect outing.

The water park is something of an all-in-one tourist destination and even if you do not want to wet yourself in any of the rides, you can simply spread a blanket and have a picnic by the Lazy River. The entire park uses a cashless system of payment (via a wristband) making it very convenient to wander around and enjoy the various rides.
Aside from the gigantic slides that can be enjoyed in Wild Wadi, there are numerous shopping and dining areas as well. Families can relax in the eating and the cabana areas when they are taking a break from all the frolicking.
Wild Wadi combines giant rock formations and tropical vegetation to create a dramatic visual recreation of the mountain peaks and deep wadis of the UAE’s Hajar Mountains. With 30 fun filled rides, the water park provides non-stop waterborne excitement.
One World offers fantastic Dubai tour packages for a day or a few hours at the Wild Wadi water park. Combine it with your Dubai City tours or enjoy a water park trip by itself, there are many affordable options available for tourists.
Some notable rides young adults and older persons can enjoy at the Wild Wadi include an uphill roller coaster- the Master Blaster, where you are propelled upwards via powerful jets of water. The light and sound synchronized Flash Floods generated hourly in the Wadi Wash area are another highlight of the park and a different experience altogether.
I could probably go on, but you could get in touch with our Dubai travel company for more details on this fun place.
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Dubai City Tours – Explore the Beautiful Textile Souk

Any good Dubai travel company will tell you that the Textile Souk is one of the best places to get a good bargain on cloth, clothes and bespoke clothing.

 

Explore the Beautiful Textile Souk
Bur Dubai

Located in Bur Dubai, the souk finds many patrons from the city’s masses and tourists visiting forsightseeing in Dubai. The materials found in the souk are usually imported from all over the world, with most of them coming in from the Far East.

Silks, satins, voile, fine cotton, broderie anglaise

Beautiful Textile Souk
Beautiful Textile Souk

and velvets are but a sampling of the beautiful materials to be found in every second stall in the Textile Souk. The Indian Film Industry or Bollywood is it is affectionately termed, influences many of the local fashions. In the Meena Bazaar area, you are bound to find a tailor or seamstress who will create a dress to rival those belonging to any Indian starlet.

 

There are costumes available on demand in the souk. As abayas are worn by most of the Arab women, tailors and shops compete to create some rather lovely creations, some of them in especially luxurious fabric. Tourists can even take back souvenirs of the traditional Arab clothes as worn by the local residents.
Explore the Beautiful Textile Souk Dubai
Explore the Beautiful Textile Souk Dubai

One of the best Dubai City activities to indulge in, especially for women, shopping at the Textile Souk will even get you buying some beautifully embroidered mojris (flat, ballet-style loafers) and cloth bags.

Dubai City tours that take you for a round of the major market areas will take you for a visit to the textile market in Deira as well.
Check out the timings of the souk if you are planning on an excursion of your own or else book a Dubai car rental to get you there.
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Ways to Pass the Time on your MICE in Dubai

Expatriates visiting UAE to attend MICE in Dubai perhaps have the hardest time adjusting themselves to the rhythm, even if it is for a few days. 
There are Dubai tour packages that allow executives and employees to rearrange schedules and enjoy a bit of sightseeing in Dubai as well as independent services.
Some of the most popular Dubai tour packages are the ones that include camel safaris and dhow cruises. The best part about theseDubai City activities is that they are held when the day and whatever meeting, event and convention they are attending, is at an end.
Taking in the various sights of the city while on a dhow cruise in Dubai is the perfect way to relax after an

MICE in Dubai

entire day cooped up in a meeting or convention hall. Even a sunset safari tour in Dubai can be arranged for conference attendees.

These Dubai tour packages take tourists some distance into the desert outside Dubai at a Bedouin camp, to experience a part of the desert lifestyle. Dinner under the stars, traditional music, lounging around smoking sheeshas and live entertainment are some very attractive ways to spend the end of the day and on a camel safari in Dubai, these take on a different appeal.
If you are planning on attending or arranging a MICE in Dubai, have a look at our Dubai travel company’s hotel listings. We can help you find accommodation that will suit your budget, residential preferences and MICE schedules.
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Memorable Mosques to Visit When Sightseeing in Dubai

Being an Islamic city-state, Dubai has an impressive number of mosques, each seemingly grander than the next. Of the 188 mosques constructed in the city, there are two worth mentioning- the Grand Mosque and the Jumeirah Mosque.

Dubai City toursalmost always include a glimpse or a stopover at these mosques and for admirers of Islamic and Arabian art and aesthetics, they are a breath-taking sight. 

Veteran Dubai travel company guides will point out the Grand Mosque in Bur Dubai near the Radisson

dubai city tour
Dubai City Tour

Hotel. Nearly a century old and possessing the largest minarets (towers) in Dubai, Persian aesthetics dominate in the layout and styling of this mosque. Unfortunately, tours to the interiors of the mosque are off limits to non-Muslims.

The Jumeirah Mosque on the other hand, is open for touring and photography. It is counted among some of the best places to experience on Dubai City tours.
Located near Jumeirah beach, the medieval-modern mosque dominates the coastal skyline and is a favorite among photographers, especially for its sunset and night captures.
Besides these notable edifices, elsewhere in the UAE there are some more awe-inspiring mosques. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is undoubtedly the most famous among these with its exceptional artistry, sculptures and soaring ceilings. You could take a Dubai car rental for a short trip to the neighboring emirate to view this beautiful creation.
For special Dubai tour packages that include heritage architecture and sights like mosques, museums and palaces, make sure you hire an established Dubai travel company. You cannot afford to have a guide who is not well versed with the sights you are visiting.
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Baby Care Resources for Tourists on Dubai City Tours

Dubai lately ranked 7 out of 55 top residential markets all over the world based on its yearly price progress. As a nation, it is has fared well on the economic activity, political clout, knowledge and influence and the quality of life fronts- factors that have contributed greatly to this ranking.

 

In an atmosphere like this, it is very much possible to find the amenities and government care programs that make living easier. Whether it is an expatriate or a local Emirati parent, care for infants and older children is abundant.
Tourists with children who come to the city looking for a rougher Arabian adventure like quad biking, dune

Dunne Buggy
Dunne Buggy Safari

bashing and similar adventure sports nearly always want a baby care center.

EasyLivingDubai has some excellent help for moms and dadssightseeing in Dubai while CreativeMumz lists down some great nurseries you can drop off your child at.
Considering things like a short stay, temporary bookings at hotels apartments in Dubai and a busy tourist agenda, nurseries for toddlers and tweens can be the answer to your worries about your child’s well-being. Calmer leisure Dubai City activities like dhow cruises and camel riding are fine to have children tagging along, but overnight camping and desert skiing can tend to be a tad rough on children.
In case you really would like to have your entire family with you on your safari tour in Dubai, check out with our Dubai travel companyfor activities that are safe and just right to include your children.
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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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Seven Million People Making a Dubai Hotel Booking Cannot be Wrong

You read right dear tourist.
Dubai saw almost 7 million people booking suites, rooms and hotel apartments in Dubai in 2008. The 6,996,449 guests Dubai’s hotels played host to last year helped pull in revenue that totaled Dh 15.25 billion- a record of sorts for the emirate that revels in breaking and setting records. 
Despite unnecessary whispers of a financial meltdown, these figures do much by way of contributing to some relief for the city-state, especially when tourism plays such a vital role in the workings of Dubai. 
construction houses, hotel rooms are dubai

Thanks to the busy construction houses, hotel rooms are added every few days to the already extensive inventory of hospitality establishments in the city. Tourists who are visiting for somesightseeing in Dubai or a MICE in Dubai need not worry though, not all of these establishments are priced high or overpriced. 

For tourists on a budget, there are options like the Admiral Plazaand York International hotels in Bur Dubai and the Dubai Palmand Orchid hotels in Deira Dubai. The Sheikh Zayed Road, an important trajectory that sidles along most of Dubai’s important buildings is also host to affordable options like the Ibis World Trade Center and Metropolitan hotels. 
A number of tourists come seeking an adventurous safari tour in Dubai and prefer roughing it out in the deserts on the outskirts of the city. A hotel booking in UAE at the Bedouin-style Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa may not be for the budget traveler, but it sure is a voyage in tranquility. 
Whatever the Dubai hotel booking you may be in need of let ourDubai travel company know. We have special offer tie-ups with the best of them.
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Dubai City Activities – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Going sightseeing in Dubai will inevitably bring you to the famous Irish drinking hole nestled at the Aviation ClubThe Irish Village. With St. Paddy’s day nearing (March 17), this quaint pub is going all out with Irish fare cooked and served the traditional way. If you have missed hearing Bob Geldof play live (he plays today), there is an impressive line-up organized at the pub in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day.

 

You could even go on a safari tour in Dubai of a different kind for St. Patrick’s Day. Start with lunch at

Bob Geldof play live
Bob Geldof Play live

Dublin Arms and move on to lively dancing atWaxy O’ Connor’spub.

Few people might be able to make it for the feast mass on the actual day, as most feast masses are usually celebrated on the Saturday that follows the feast date. One World can organize for you an Irish outing that will start at the Parish Hall of St. Francis Church (Jebel Ali) with mass at 10.00 am on March 21, 2009. You could book aDubai car rental with us to get you there and thereafter to your hotel apartments in Dubai.
It might be too late to book tickets for the Dubai Irish Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Ball 2009, but you could instead listen to Pure Irish Craic, a live authentic Irish music band on March 17, 2009. They are playing at The Westin Hotel from 7.00 pm onwards.
Gaelic football, hurling, dancing, music and merrymaking are some of the things even the Irish in Dubai are passionate about. Let ourDubai tour company know if you would like to join them in the festivities.
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Places to have Good Ole’ Junk Food while Sightseeing in Dubai

Dubai’s stronghold for American food the Hard Rock Café may not be closing down indefinitely after all, but it’s not really the only place you can go to get your fill of cheeseburgers and steaks.

 

Junk Food
Junk Food

Junk food or rather food on the go does not refer solely to American fare but can also include Arab delectables like shawarma as well in a region like the Middle East. For tourists from Western countries on acamel safari in Dubai, popular chains likeDunkin’ Donuts,Burger King and Pizza Hut are scattered all over Dubai.

When you are longing for a bit of Worcestershire sauce and a medium rare steak while on your Dubai City tours, you can be assured that forgoing fare like this will not happen in a city like Dubai. For a junk food fix that includes some alcohol though, you could visit trendy joints like St. Andrew’s English Pub at Rydges Plaza in Satwa and Bidi Bondi at the Palm Jumeirah.
Most 3-stars and 5-stars house a Western or continental eating jointat the very least, to cater to the residential foreign palate. When you are making your hotel booking in UAE, be sure to state your preference with the concierge or your travel agent.
Being a leading Dubai travel companyOne World can organize your Dubai tour packages to include affordable or even luxury hotels in Dubai that can cater to your gastronomical preferences.  
If it interests you, we could even arrange a Dubai car rental for you to attend Taste of Dubai ’09, one of the Gulf’s leading food festivals.
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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.