And no, we are not referring to any penchants for metallurgy or meteorology.
It’s just a couple of weeks until two of the most awaited music festivals in the UAE commence- the Dubai Desert Rock Festivaland theSkywards Dubai International Jazz Festival (2009). A lot of head bangers and jazz connoisseurs are booking theirDubai tour packages with us to get to the venues in time.
Motörhead are planning to kick start the 2-day Dubai Desert Rock on March 6, while the Jazz festival headlined by James Blunt is expected to start earlier from February 25. Accompanying these notable artists are acts like Chimaira (US), Scarab (Egyptian), Sarah Mitchell (UK) and Mike Stern (US).
The rock and metal scene in Dubai is worth a mention here as the Dubai Desert Rock is the only festival of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2004, a succession of bands like Sepultura, Metallica, The Rasmus and Velvet Revolver has entertained the Emirati rock aficionados.
If you are visiting the Emirate for a Dubai City tour around this time of the year, then you might want to catch this year’s acts in all their writhing, screaming glory.
To parch your throat and keep in time with the spirit of rock, you could head to watering holes like Hard Rock Café on Sheikh Zayed Road or Touch to hear Pilipino, Australian, Canadian and even local bands belting out well orchestrated numbers.
For music enthusiasts sightseeing in Dubai can be a good experience, given its love for concerts and international acts. Make ahotel booking in UAE before February 25 though if you want to enjoy the jazz and rock festivals respectively.
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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.
“The Ecotel took shape of a major campaign by the hoteliers around the world to show their guests that even though profit may be the motive for running a hotel, they were equally conscious about the well being of the environment.”
At Dadabhai Travels, we strongly believe that within this natural give and take, lays a major part of the
appeal of an ecotel. The rest is advertising genius.
Regardless, we are always happy to point our more eco-loving travelers and tourists to luxury hotels and hotel apartments in Dubai that are a bit more environment-friendly.
Take the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. Those visiting for somesightseeing in Dubai can hope for a booking from $344 onwards at this environmentally conscious hotel. Grosvenor House on West Marina Beach too can be a lovely option among luxury hotels in Dubai.
For smaller budgets, Le Meridien Baniyas Square and Ramada Dubai offer good eco-forward residences.
A word of advice: Hire a competent Abu Dhabi travel company to make the necessary arrangements for you. Most of the best agencies take care of choosing the type of hotel tourists and short-term residents prefer and even arrange for ancillary needs like Dubai car rentals and Dubai City tours.
Regardless, before you even plan your business or sightseeing trip to Dubai do make certain you remember to convey your hotel and residential preferences to your travel operator/agent. Your stay will be that much more comfortable for it.
It’s the official month for love and if you are honeymooning in Dubai you couldn’t have picked a better time.
Valentine’s day means bling, bling and more bling and to assuage your love’s jewelry fix, what better way than visiting the Gold Souk in Dubai? Any good Dubai tour package will help you with arrangements to visit this part of the city.
Besides the considerably low price of gold and precious metals in Dubai (as compared to the rest of the world),
at the ongoing shopping festival you will get to enjoy fantastic discounts on these items. Arrange for a Dubai car rental with your travel agency and take your Valentine for a tour of the Gold Souk, and do not forget to purchase her a bauble while you are at it!
Another novel experience you could enjoy for your Valentine’s Day honeymoon could be a stay at any of the many luxury hotels in Dubai.
Dadabhai Travels can fix up affordable hotel booking in UAE at any of the major hotels in Dubai. Choices like the very urbane Address, idyllic mountain retreats like Hatta Fort and opulent underwater suites at The Atlantis would be a good start.
If you want to wine and dine your ladylove at a venue that is anything but run-of-the-mill though, then get busy and purchase tickets for the whacky Red Tie and Tiara Ball to be held on February 14 at the Montgomery Golf Club. The proceeds from the Ball go to charity, so you get the chance to do some good on Valentine’s Day (besides making your love happy).
So there you go, take your pick of the Dubai City activities to enjoy on Valentine’s Day and have a honeymoon like no other.
So head to the Honey Festival in Al Seef Street quickly to enjoy this delicious liquid in all its different forms and uses. The Honey Festival ends on 13 February and you might want to hire a Dubai car rental service to get you there before it ends.
The best thing about honey is its versatility and at the Honey Festival in Dubai, variety is something you will find in huge dollops. Bringing in varieties from places like Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan and India among others, the offerings will have everything from cosmetics created from honey to food items and gourmet dishes using honey as an ingredient.
Include the Honey Festival as part of your Dubai City activities and get to enjoy other attractions like discount shopping as the Festival is actually part of the events lined up for the Dubai Shopping Festival.
If you rush now and hire an Abu Dhabi travel company, you could still have enough time to enjoy the last few days of the DSF before it shuts shop for the year. You need not worry about tickets or yourDubai hotel booking availability either, as during this period Dubai tourism goes out of its way to welcome and accommodate tourists and travelers.
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
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:
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.
If there ever was a hotel built with shameless flamboyance in mind, then it is Raffles Dubai. With its iconic pyramidal shape, the hotel is as much of a landmark as what the Burj Al Arab is.
The hotel is located in Oud Metha and is connected to Wafi Mall via a private corridor. The location of this 5-star luxury hotel in Dubai makes it very accessible from nearly all major quarters of the city like Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road (the Bur Dubai area especially).
A hotel booking in UAEdone at Raffles is a wonderful experience and is viewed as a novelty of sorts among the tourists visiting Dubai. Egyptian elements resonate throughout the décor and design of the hotel, intermingling with Singaporean and Arabian aesthetics in some places.
The hieroglyphs engraved on the walls are absolutely authentic and are largely stories of Egyptian myths and legends. Each of the suites is a testament to the four elements- wind, water, fire and air with guests being assigned to any one.
The same theme continues in the adjacent botanical gardens, which are touted as one of Dubai’s finest. A Dubai hotel bookingdone at Raffles will definitely not disappoint you, as you will not want for fascinating sights. The tip of the 19-storey hotel is made entirely of glass and at night makes for a remarkable sight.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.