Like many countries in this part of the world, the UAE is a big fan of the ‘gentleman’s sport’- cricket. Always ahead of the rest, Dubai is not one to be outdone. The magnificent Dubai Sports City Stadium is counted as a fine display of the city-state’s love for the sport and dedication to breath-taking architecture.
For those attending a MICE in Dubai and interested in catching their favorite teams battle it out on the pitch, the DSC Stadium is the perfect place to indulge. Notwithstanding the vast tracts of land on which the facility is constructed, the highlight of the stadium is undoubtedly its ‘Ring of Fire’.
Tourists and employees looking for anArabian adventureto remember forever will appreciate the 365 floodlights that surround the opening of the stadium and are certain to count it among other interesting sights Dubai has to offer. Illuminated in the night, the DSC Stadium blazes and sparkles.
The DSC cricket stadium is however just one of the four stadiums to be constructed in Dubai Sports City. The three other stadiums are dedicated to hockey, football/rugby and an indoor stadium for sports like ice hockey, volleyball and indoor hockey.
To get around to the DSC, visitors and cricket enthusiasts attending aMICE in Dubai can book a Dubai car rental with One World. No matter where you have made your Dubai hotel booking, we can arrange for transportation to the venue and back.
Check the newssheets for the latest cricket matches to be held in the city. If there are any matches that are post your meetings, you can always head to the stadiums and catch the action.
While the months of June to September are some of the most sultry and arid months to be in Dubai, the months precluding it are no less hot.
Fortunately, there are number of interesting Dubai City activities that visitors and tourists can indulge in during this part of the year. Of course, you would have to set out properly clothed and cocooned in suntan and remember not to stay in the heat for an extended period.
Some of theDubai tour packagesoffered at One World includes trips to water parks like Wild Wadi,Aquaventure and Dreamland. These venues are perfect for a summer cooling down for the entire
family. Sections devoted to different age groups make them fantastic places to beat the heat.
The malls are always an option, no matter what part of the year you are coming sightseeing in Dubai. Some great sales happen during the summer at shopping malls like Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Mallor Ibn Battuta Mall.
Mall of the Emirates even has an indoor skiing slope where artificially created snow can be enjoyed all year long. To get ahead of the summer crowd, you can make bookings with One World.
Dubai Summer Surprises, the summer counterpart to the Dubai Shopping Festival held earlier in the year, is another summerArabian adventure to look for. The shopping festival is usually held in the June-August months and takes place in air-conditioned venues, allowing people a respite from the heat.
It is however, a fact that hot summers of Dubai brings the number of European, Canadian, American, and North Asian tourists down to a significant size. The outdoor fun and activity, which marks the life in Dubai limits itself during the summer time. This does not mean that Dubai would not be fun in summers; in fact, the size of indoor activity doubles its size in summer. I have compiled a list of best things to do in Dubai during summer.
To make your Dubai hotel bookings for the summer months in Dubai, check out the options on offer at One World.
While the Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif is not that old a construction (it was built in 1955), it certainly holds an important position among some of the main heritage buildings in Dubai.
This building used to be the summer retreat of the royal family and on occasion, an important meetinghouse for the people who used to make Dubai tick. The Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Sayeed Al Maktoum presided over these meetings in the main hall of this simple and traditionally constructed structure.
Named after the Umm Al Sheif pearl fishing bank, the Majlis Ghorfat is an unusual, largely because of its design. The architecture leans more towards the practical than the aesthetic and is especially adapted to provide respite from the summer heat by way of large shutter less windows.
Dubai City tours of the heritage structure are allowed and tourists can even enjoy an opportunity to check the interiors of the two-storied building. Tourists coming for sightseeing in Dubai can visit the Majlis Ghorfat between 8am to 9pm.
The Majlis is located in Jumeirah and is very close to the beach. It is currently unoccupied and serves mainly as a museum of sorts for visitors. The items used by the royal family are preserved intact and are on open display for tourists to admire.
Contact an established Dubai travel company like One World to make your bookings to view this slice of Dubai heritage.
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.
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.
A 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.
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
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.
Going sightseeing in Dubai will inevitably bring you to the famous Irish drinking hole nestled at the Aviation Club, The 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
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 onMarch 21, 2009. You could book aDubai car rental with us to get you there and thereafter to your hotel apartments in Dubai.
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.
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 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.
People may insinuate that Dubai lacks indigenous artistic talent and that the city is entirely frigid when it
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
Okay. Here is something interesting for all you photography enthusiasts out there:
The Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Center is to hold the only photography exclusive event in the Middle East, Gulf Photo Plus 2009. If you are planning on visiting the emirate for Dubai City tours, this is one event you can add to your itinerary.
There is a panel of 13 expert photographers on board for the 5-day event, which will commence from 30 March. To keep professionals and amateurs alike occupied, 50 workshops have been organized on topics ranging from wedding photography and Photoshop skills to creative portrait lighting techniques and documentary photography.
The prices could be a tad steep, but the talent pool slated to make an appearance at the event are more then worth the money. You could get in touch with our Abu Dhabi tour company for transport and accommodation arrangements in case you are planning to attend.Check the event schedule here.
The photographic talent from Dubai alone is brilliant, to say the least. Everyday as I open my inbox, I come across photos clicked by individuals with an eye for detail and a penchant for tongue-in-the-cheek humor.
Travelers interested in visiting the real Dubai for an Arabian adventure cannot afford to miss out on the honest specimens of Dubai life as captured through the lenses of some really talented individuals:
Airport user fees in Dubai arenot going to be raised for the next four years in a bid to take control of operating costs. From the looks of it, Dubai Airports are doing their best to assist economies dealing with a recession on their hands.
If you are planning a trip for sightseeing in Dubai and are coming in from another country, then use this to your advantage and make use of the money-saver opportunity it presents.
In the coming months, there is the Dubai Fashion Week to look forward to for those with a bend for the sartorial. The show will bring out the Autumn/Winter collection for 2009 and is to be held from April 5 to the 9th.
For children, there are the Sesame Street themed entertainment zones to look forward to. These venues are going to be part of the Middle East’s first Universal Studio theme park. This is not to be until late next year though. In the meanwhile, you could enjoy various other Dubai City activities with your children like a camel safari in Dubai or a dhow cruise in Dubai.