Interesting Dubai City Tours – Explore Heritage Village

 the Dubai Creek empties out into the Arabian Sea
Dubai Creek empties out into the Arabian Sea

In Bur Dubai, near the spot where the Dubai Creek empties out into the Arabian Sea, lies a quaint part of Dubai known as the Heritage Village. A favorite among tourists coming for sightseeing in Dubai, the Village presents a fascinating panorama of Dubai of yore.

 

There is no entry fee charged at the Heritage Village and visitors have a number of interestingDubai City toursoptions to pursue like handicraft shopping, live entertainment and cheery open air meals, to name a few.
Executives attending a MICE in Dubai too will enjoy the old world charm of the place and usually count it as the perfect place to while away a free afternoon.
The main highlights of Heritage Village are undoubtedly the pottery artisans and weavers. A section is also dedicated to pearl diving, an occupation that was enormously instrumental in shaping Dubai. Pockets of the Heritage Village also give the tourist glimpses of the emirate as it used to exist before oil was discovered in the Gulf.
Tour Packages
Tour Packages

Our Dubai travel company would like to point out that the Heritage Village at Shindagha is very different from the Hatta Heritage Village. The latter is located in the famed Hatta desert regions outlying Dubai. Please ensure you specify which village is on your itinerary to visit before you book your heritage Dubai tour packages.

The Heritage Village is a lovely place to begin your Arabian adventure thanks to its rich array of history. It is unadvisable to go without a knowledgeable tour guide, as they help you paint a better picture of Dubai’s history.
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Sightseeing in Dubai sans Worry about Finances

One very adverse effect I noticed in the Blogger service for blogging is that the visitors count it calculates increases every time you indulge in mundane activities like refreshing the page and whenever you switch from the dashboard to the blog page. For someone who likes keeping a record of statistics, this can be a difficult affair and if anyone else faces this same problem and knows a solution to it please let me know.

 

Sighseeing

Coming back to the objective of this blog, hasanyonenoticedthe brouhaha being madeover our fair Emirate and its financial status or lack of it by the Western media?

It is deeply demoralizing for the people residing in Dubai. As anAbu Dhabi travel company, we shall have you know that there are a number of people still coming into Dubai to stay and to enjoy the myriad attractions it has on offer.
I feel the best thing about Dubai is its regenerative nature. Reinvention and progress are two things the city-state has taken into its stride. This is one of the main reasons why there are people visiting Dubai not only for Dubai City tours and shopping, but also for residence.
If you are planning a MICE in Dubai or a vacation, then this a very good time to visit. The DSF may have ended, but there are still a lot of traditional attractions that make summer a memorable time to stay in Dubai.
You could book a stay in any of the luxury hotels in Dubai or simply rough it out on a safari tour in Dubai (within ac dwellings). Visit Dadabhai Travels to book the perfect summer Arabian adventure.
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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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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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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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January Brimming With Fun Things To Do On Your Special Dubai Arabian Adventure

For a tourist or visitor in Dubai, it will come as a surprise to turn around a corner and spot an eatery or person from your own homeland.

 

That’s the best part about being a visitor in Dubai- catching a whiff of the scent of your own country.
The recently opened Australian-themed restaurant cum pub cum (a lot of things actually), Bidi Bondi is one

Special Dubai Arabian Adventure
Special Dubai Arabian Adventure

such example. Located on The Palm, this fascinating place is perfect to soak in some antipodean culture. Include a relaxing afternoon at this restaurant in your Dubai City activities to-do-list without fail.

If you have kids in tow, then after a bit of sightseeing in Dubai book tickets for Freej Folklore at the amphitheatre at the Madinat Jumeirah. Shows are on only until 17 January, so make sure you catch it before then as the production makes for a fascinating showcase of the history, culture and myths surrounding Dubai and Arab life.
If you have done your Dubai hotel booking to last until February, then two events you cannot afford to miss out on are the Iron Maiden concert and the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Ticket sales have already commenced, so you might want to hurry up.
Traditional Arabian entertainment is always available for visitors at all times of the year. So whether you have come alone, with your family, with friends or even attending a MICE in Dubai, your culture cravings can be put to rest. A safari tour in Dubai generally tends to include attractions like henna body art, camel rides, dune surfing and dhow cruises.
Get the best Dubai tour packages from Dadabhai Travels at the best prices.
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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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