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.

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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Update on The Newest Luxury Hotels in Dubai – The Address

The Address is one high-class place in Dubai receiving a lot of attention these days and not least because of its opulence.
Right on the doorstep of the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Dubai, this luxury hotel in Dubai boasts of Neos, the highest sky lounge in Dubai City. The art-deco inspired lounge rests on the sixty-third floor and makes for fantastic 360-degree views of the city.

 

Tourists who would like a taste of the haute life and would not mind shelling out a couple of more dhirhams could try out The Address. Our Abu Dhabi travel company would likewise arrange for your Dubai hotel booking.
The Address is fifteen minutes away from the Dubai International Airport and houses a well-appointed Business Lounge, library, conference hall and banqueting facilities. For travelling executives and visiting organizations, attending a MICE in Dubai at this venue would be well appreciated by all members.
A total of eight restaurants with separate bars vie with one another to provide guests at The Address with an international fare made up of at least seven different cuisines (Burmese, French, German, Malaysian, Thai, Swiss and Kiwi).
Some of the other options you could enjoy for a MICE in Dubai at The Address include complimentary Wi-Fi and video conferencing services for conference bookings and high-tech equipment and event organization, all handled by an events and conference staff dedicated towards providing these services.
With such an impressive collection of amenities under one roof, The Address at Downtown Burj Dubai remains one of our customer favorites. Get your hotel booking in UAE done with Dadabhai Travels and get access to a lifestyle that resounds with luxury living and experiences.

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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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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Experience Souk Shopping As Part Of Your Dubai Tour Packages

Eons before the Dubai tourism department brainstormed the Dubai Shopping Festival, there were the original souks of Dubai that dotted the Emirate. Just like the malls that are slowly taking over the retail area today, the souks were the heart and soul of Dubai trade and economy.

 

The mud paved, palm-thatchedGold Souk, Textile Souk, Perfume Souk, Fish Souk and Spice Souk may

Shopping Experience in Dubai
Shopping Experience in Dubai

have given over to cobbled and more spacious versions, but one element they yet retain is an old world charm.

One of the must-see and must-try Dubai City Activities, these souks are still the best places to get the best bargains and indulge in some authentically Arab grabs. The Gold Souk for instance, offers tourists and residents alike a selection of gold designs and craftsmanship that is more traditional as compared to the modern Westernized options sold at malls and showrooms.
Book a Dubai car rental through your travel agency and direct them to the Ascot Hotel, where the Gold Souk is located.

 

Gold Souk Shopping
Gold Souk Shopping

The Deira Spice Souk and the Perfume Souk are tastes of the exotic you must savor when sightseeing Dubai. The spices and attars (perfume essences) sold at these places are headier and more aromatic then the ones found elsewhere. Some attar shops can even concoct you a signature perfume to suit your senses and personality, making it a unique souvenir to carry home (we happen to know some authentic perfume sellers who can do this).

Our Abu Dhabi travel company can arrange for excursions and make a hotel booking in U.A.E. near these relics of Old Dubai. Contact us for an Arabian adventure high on some retail therapy.
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Travelling To Dubai Just Got Better – Dadabhai Travels

One of the premier travel services our Abu Dhabi travel company pays particular attention to is transportation. While we arrange some fantasticDubai City Tours, we also take care of your entry into Dubai from foreign shores.
One World can help you out with travel insurance- many of which are getting better and simpler for the traveler.
Dubai City Activities
Dubai City Activities

Thanks to tie-ups with renowned airlines, One World can also offer you the most affordable options when it comes to traveling to Dubai. You can get in touch with us for help with your visa. If you are a tourist, One World can sponsor your tourist visa which is good for a 30-day stay in Dubai.

For many tourists visiting Dubai for the first time, traveling around can be tiresome- especially if they are visiting during the hot months. Dubai maybe the only cities to offer air conditioned bus shelters, but the fact remains that local transportation options like buses and taxis are uncomfortable.
For a sightseer intent on experiencing the city on his own time it can be downright inconvenient.
As a solution to this problem, One World provides an excellent network for Dubai car rental. Pre-booking the vehicle of your choice on the rental package convenient for your stay is recommended.
In case you are visiting for a MICE in Dubai or simply looking to accomplish some sightseeing in Dubai, there is a vast fleet and variety of comfortable vehicles that we keep ready for your use. Get in touch with us to make your Dubai Tour Packages more interesting and convenient.
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