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.
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.
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 yourhotel booking in UAE for this year’s DSF, be prepared for a rate slash
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Activitiesthat 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.
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.
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.
A Safari Tour in Dubai undoubtedly ranks as one of the top things to experience while staying at the
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.
One thing that can be said about Dubai with definite certainty is the city’s commitment to pandering to different cultures. Perhaps one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Middle East, Dubai boasts of a foreigner population made up of more then 1.2 million people.
While preserving its Arabic sensibilities, Dubai is a trifle more lenient with the dress, alcohol consumption and religious laws. Travelers coming for a bit of sightseeing in Dubai need to note that the only places where alcohol can be consumed are the hotels in Dubai, which house almost all of the nightclubs and pubs and a select few bars around town.
The racecourses are a different matter though, with the government granting a special permit for alcohol consumption last year when the Dubai World Cup coincided with the Prophet’s birthday.
Some really great places you can quench your thirsty palate during your Dubai City Tours are at the Atlantis, Carter’s (which happens to have an oxygen bar as well), Hard Rock Café, the Irish Village, Trilogy at the Madinat Al Jumeirah and the aircrew favorite Zinc.
Besides these party spots, you could request your Dubai Tour Packages to include a Dhow Cruise in Dubai or book an Italian opera extravaganza. Puccini’s La Boheme and the Nutcracker Ballet are two productions that feature in the event list for the coming months.
You can even take out children for shows like the Jack and the Beanstalk show and the Magical Music of Walt Disney children’s show. Why should they miss out on all the fun.
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.
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.
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).
After the scorching opening ceremony planned for Atlantis, you might think Dubai needs a breather from the international party scene before launching into newer attractions (the fireworks are to be orchestrated by the same people behind the Beijing Olympics spectacle). Sorry to disappoint you though, Dubai does not know how to pause.
If you are in the Emirate this weekend forsightseeing in Dubai, then catch a show at the Dubai Festival
Center tomorrow night- Kylie Minogue is going to perform a show that promises oomph galore. Brought in to inaugurate Atlantis, The Palm- touted as the most expensive hotel in the world, Kylie’s performance follows a string of star-studded shows that Dubai has seen this year.
Of course, I’m talking about the recent Temptations Reloaded 2008 show that had a slew of Bollywood (the Indian film industry) stars like Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu and Shah Rukh Khan entertaining the Dubai public.
Dubai, for some reason becomes a captivating place to visit during the latter half of the year thanks to the various festivals and events that tend to line up around the winter months. Dadabhai Travelscan arrange your Dubai Tour Packages to coincide with these exciting events.
Whether you plan on staying at luxury hotels in Dubai like the recently inaugurated Atlantis or want a hotel apartment in Dubai for your stay, the options are limitless and comfortable to say the least. Get in touch with us for a an entertaining winter trip to Dubai.