The Traditional Henna Painting in Dubai

Henna Paint in the desert
Henna Paint

On yourDubai city tour, you will notice many women with beautiful designs painted on their feet. In the Middle East, special events are marked by women painting their hands, wrists and feet with henna. It is a fun to have henna designs painted on you especially while you’re relaxing on your overnight desert camp in Dubai.Most beauty salons around town will do henna painting. They let you choose from their extensive collection of intricate designs. The process is usually quite quick, as the henna artists are fast at this craft. Sometimes, complex patterns are made by stencils (available at Dubai souks). These designs last for three weeks.
The practice of henna painting has taken roots throughout Arabia, India and the Mediterranean, and is becoming increasingly trendy in North America as well. This ceremonial painting can be traced back to the 7th Century BC and continues to rise in popularity to this day. Increasingly, street artists in resorts provide henna decoration of varying quality for tourists of both sexes.
Though the times have changed, Dubai has managed to keep even little traditions alive. Dadabhai Travel and

Arabic Henna paint
Arabic Henna Paint

Tourism always tries to incorporate every tiny bit of Arab tradition that you are likely to enjoy into your tour packages to help you connect more meaningfully with Dubai.

Don’t Miss These Amazing Experiences In Dubai

sightseeing tour in and around Dubai is the best way to delve into the city, its culture and its people.Dubai city tours take you to the most spectacular locations of the city like the museums, unnatural islands, markets (souks), shopping malls, forts and many other significant attractions where you can explore a lot about the city’s culture, success and history.
The Dubai creek features a very unusual marvel, the traditionaldhow cruise. You can have a

Dubai City Tour
Dubai City Tour

boatingexperience like no other on this cruise in the way you prefer. Tour operators can organize a romantic dinner, a business meeting or even a party on a dhow.
Desert safaris are great for an outdoor adventure. Dune bashing/desert safari drives, desert skiing and camel riding activities are usually followed by an over night desert camp filled with lip smacking delicacies, henna painting, sheesha and a lot of Arabian style entertainment.
The other Dubai city activities like snow skiing, exploring the wadis, horse riding, deep sea fishing and jet skiing are famous and practiced by both; the citizens of Dubai as well as the tourists alike.
Dadabhai Travel and Tourism covers almost all of the numerous absorbing aspects of Dubai. Step into the beauty of this plausible city of Dubai by booking yourself through a renowned Dubai travel company.

Tremendous Art And Culture Along The Dubai Creek

Other than the Bedouin desert camps and the dhow cruise, there are more ways to indulge yourself in the rich culture of Dubai.While you are on a dhow, you will float by a place called ‘Bastakia’ on the Bur side of the Dubai creek. At Bastakia there are many art galleries and a couple of pleasant hotels too with little less

Dhow Cruise
Dhow Cruise

generous doorways that tall people usually bump their heads into. Bastakia is home to several well known buildings. One of them is the Al Fahidi Fort – the oldest architectural building in Dubai.
The Al Fahidi Fort was built with the aim of defending Dubai in case of attacks from the sea. The Fort was converted into a renowned museum famed as the ‘Dubai Museum’. It displays a rich collection of objects showcasing the way of life of the inhabitants of the past.
During the winter months, an open air souk is held in Bastakia on Saturdays where about 50 stalls sell arts, crafts, fashion items, antiques, food and drinks. Here, musical programmes are also performed for your merriment.
Dadabhai Travel and Tourism provides various t

Desert camp on Dadabhai Travels
Desert camp

discounts on tour packages and allows you to opt for lodging in proportion to your budget.

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.

Explore Wadi Wurayah on your Safari Tour in Dubai

Wadi bashing on a safari tour in Dubai is one of the more popular tourist activities, but a trek in the wild pockets of Wadi Wurayah is not something you would want to do in haste. The Wadi is well known as the first UAE mountain habitat to be declared as a protected zone, all 129 square kilometers of it.

 

Desert Safari
Desert Safari

Tourists coming sightseeing in Dubai can request a leisure trip to the Wadi Wurayah, which technically falls within the precincts of Fujairah, another emirate of the UAE.One World does hold excursions to this wonderful place though.

The Arabian Tahr, an extremely rare species of mountain goat is found in only three places in the world and Wadi Wurayah is counted as one. The Epipactis veratrifolia, an orchid variety unique to the UAE is another rare sight to look out for in the Wadi besides other endangered species of flora and fauna.
Some rare sights you can hope to see on your Arabian adventure in the Wadi Wurayah include the graceful caracal lynx, humpbacked flies, Arabian leopards, spotted eagle owls, blue-tailed lizards and the Garra barreimiae, a type of fish unique to the Wadi.
For tourists interested in Dubai City tours that emphasize on heritage monuments and architectural marvels, there are around 18 heritage sites scattered about the Wadi. You can round off your safari tour in Dubai with the Al Wurayah waterfalls, a lovely scenic spot in the Wadi Wurayah.
For special Dubai tour packages that take you to this spectacular Wadi in Fujairah, you can learn more at our Dubai travel company.
Wadi Wurayah waterfall image courtesy: Makcik Siput Corner

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!
Image Credit: Untitled blue