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.
Jumeirah Mosque photo by atomicjeep

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

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 a MICE in Dubai? Make time for a Classic Arabian Adventure

Last year we told you about the annual equestrian event Dubai loves to associate itself with, the Dubai World Cup. Continuing where we left off, we would like to announce that it is that time of the year where the emirate will host the 2009 edition of the Dubai World Cup.
Executives and businessmen with an interest in horseflesh and travelling to the emirate during this time of the year for a MICE in Dubai will find the month of March a good time to indulge their interests. The world cup is to be held at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on March 28 this year.
MICE IN DUBAI
MICE

The Arabs have always been proud of their horseflesh and many of the top horses currently competing at the races have descended from pure Arabian bloodlines. While this certainly adds to the fierce competition, it never fails to remind spectators of the aesthetic leanings of the sport.

 

Information on the events and races included in this year’s world cup can be found at Dubai World Cup, after which you could visit our Dubai travel company for accommodations and transport bookings.
If the many luxury hotels of Dubai are not what you may be looking for, never worry; the 3-star and 2-star hotels we are connected with offer incredible deals and comforts. We can make you a Dubai hotel booking keeping your meeting venue and the world cup venue in mind, so that you are not inordinately inconvenienced.
Dubai car rental can be arranged as well, where you could select from self-drive options to full-time chauffeur and temporary driver options. You can express contact us at our Dubai travel company.
Image Credit: Paolo Camera

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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Want Dubai Discount Tours? Try A Safari

desert safari excursion in Dubai is one of the best activities to experience in the deserts of the Middle East. Dubai’s deserts have a number of possibilities and experiencing them all could result in quite the trip for your and your family/friends. 
For those visiting one of the UAE’s richest emirates on a small purse, consider a stay at budget hotels in Dubai where the accommodation is comfortable and the service friendly. Select your preferred Dubai discount tours package from the tour company you have chosen for a better deal. 
Photo by jared

Photo by jared
A desert tour generally involves adrenaline-pumping activities like camping, camel safaris, quad biking and even aDubai buggy desert safari
Desert camping in Dubai for instance, has some wonderful options like overnight camping where you are surrounded by the calm and peace of the desert region for an entire night. Of course, there will be tour guides along to guide you but you could even opt for a stay at special luxury hotels in Dubai in case roughing it out is not for you. 
Dubai sightseeing tours on camel back are another Gulf novelty where tourists can go for a short ride in the desert along a camel track. The ride maybe a tad bumpy, but rocking on the ships of the desert is infinitely worthwhile. 
Whether you are visiting Dubai for conventions or for a short recreational trip, a desert safari in Dubai is equally enjoyable for both types of stays. If you are unsure about the arrangements though, hire an established travel operator that can help you out. 

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.