Interesting Things you can do at Jumeirah Beach Dubai

Interesting Things you can do at Jumeirah Beach Dubai

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Jumeirah Beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Dubai. It is partly due to the beach and the hotel nearby. The beach was once a major fishing and pearl farming port. Since then, the city has drastically changed, and the beach is now a posh residential and commercial area with frequent visits from elite families and tourists.

Jumeirah Beach is a public opened place and receives thousands of visitors each day. You can sit, relax, and bath under the bright sun on this exotic beach. Other than this, there are a few interesting things you can do at Jumeirah Beach.

Water Sports –

The Jumeirah Beach stretches for more than seven kilometres along the Arabian Gulf. This idyllic setting makes the beach a perfect place to lose yourself for a few hours. If you are not in the mood to relax, then you can always opt for water sports. The warm azure water and white sandy beach make sailing, swimming, water skiing, sunbathing, banana boat riding, scuba diving, windsurfing, parascending, and jet skiing even better.

Just like Baywatch, there are lifeguards patrolling the beach and keeping an eye on everyone. Their only priority is to keep everyone safe from danger. So, your safety is in professional hands. To protect yourself from the mighty sun, you need to apply sunscreen, war hat, sunglasses, etc.

World-Class Attractions:

Jumeirah Beach is home to some world-class attractions. The most popular is the Burj AI Arab – A 7-star hotel and often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. Then there is the Grand Jumeirah Mosque which is not only known for its mesmerizing architecture but also for being one of the few open-minded mosques in the world. The mosque has a tour guide which helps you dive into Emirati culture and religious belief.

Last but not least is Palm Jumeirah – a man-made palm-shaped island. The island is a freak, and its beauty is enhanced by luxurious villas, hotels, such as Palm Atlantis. Other than this, there are a lot of opulent and affordable hotels, spas in the area.

Food and Nightlife:

No guide is complete without a mention of delicious food. Jumeirah beach is sure not to disappoint you in that regard. There are a lot of bars and restaurants around the beach that will serve any cuisine you want to dip your tongue in. Whether it is traditional Arabic dishes, Chinese, Italian, continental, European treats, or anything else.

If you are a creature of the night, then let me tell you the nightlife in Jumeirah is chic, exuberant and glittery. There are a lot of bars, pubs and nightclubs to make your evening alive with every passing second. There are more than enough places to house everyone.

Kids Friendly activities:

There are a few parks around the beach with specialized playing areas to keep the little ones entertained throughout the day. One such is the Jumeirah Beach Park which is also a great venue for a family picnic. The park also offers Wild Wadi water park which has a plethora of thrilling rides and slides for people of all age. Then there is Umm Suqueim Park where the kids can play leisure games, and the facilities resemble European parks.

The Beach is accessible to all:

Jumeirah Beach is just at a walking distance from the city centre, and you can even walk through Jumeirah Road. Other transport includes metro, bus and coach services which make for more easy access to the beach. Even the Dubai International Airport is 30 Km away from the beach.

The beach is open on all seven days, and the beach opens at 7:30 in the morning and lasts till 10 in the evening. The beach is open till 11 pm only during Thursday and Friday. Monday has been declared as Ladies and Kids days. So, men are only after 5;30 on Monday. There is no entry fee during any day or time at the beach.

Best Time to visit the beach?

The best time is during summers as the sun is shining and all the activities around the beach are opened throughout the day. The good thing is that summer lasts long in Dubai. So, you can come and enjoy Jumeirah beach and spend quality time with your family and friends.

Sheikh Zayed Road

Things you can do in Sheikh Zayed Road

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No matter where you are but travelling, highways are always boring. But UAE doesn’t do anything remotely boring. Hence, their iconic highway Sheikh Zayed Road have scenic views of building touching the cloud. The road was constructed to connect UAE’s two biggest cities – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which makes it the longest highway in Emirates.

You wouldn’t think that a highway can be a tourist attraction and Dubai prove everyone wrong once again. The area is loaded by dazzling towers touching the skyline. As you travel on these wide roads, your eyes are just in awe of these building’s beauty. There are a lot more interesting thing in the area such as –

MALLS ON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD:

There are a bunch of malls on the road, some of them are Oasis Mall, Times Square Centre, Mall of the Emirates, etc. All of these malls offer a wide range of shops from luxury retail brands, entertainment spots, cafes, and restaurants.

RESTAURANTS ON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD:

Dubai is a multicultural city, so you can find your favourite fast-food vendor on the Sheikh Zayed Road. KFC, McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s, have their outlet in various part on the road. If you are looking for casual dining restaurants, then visit American diner Johnny Rockets, Lebanese eatery Zaroob and Thai restaurant Little Bangkok.

But the most variety is found in fine dining restaurant in many hotels. Some popular restaurants are Brazillian meat eatery Chamas in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Indian restaurant Tresind in the VOCO Hotel and European restaurant Noire in the Fairmount Hotel.

If nothing suits you, then nightlife is always entertaining. You can visit Vii Dubai in the Conrad Dubai, Level 43 Sky Lounge at the Four Points by Sheraton, and Cavalli Club in the Fairmount Dubai.

BEACHES NEAR SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD:

When you think about Dubai, you imagine desert and tall buildings. Beaches don’t even cross our mind. But the fact is there are well-known beaches – Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach and JBR Beach. All of which are within a 15-minute drive from Sheikh Zayed Road. You will be amazed by the amenities on these beaches, as you will see shaded walkways, waterfront restaurants, and more.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS

Due to close proximity to a lot of residential and commercial buildings, everything is very close to SZR. Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are two famous landmarks which lie near this region. You can also see the breathtaking The Dubai Fountain, from the highway. Even five-star grand hotels such as Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Fairmount Dubai, and Towers Rotana are all visible from the highway.

The Dubai World Trade Centre, which used to be the tallest building in Dubai, is also in the area. As of now, the building host gigantic events, exhibitions and conferences, such as Comic-Con Dubai, World Art Dubai, Gulfood, Gitex, etc. which are open to people.

Dubai also has its own tall twin Emirates towers, one of which is commercial while the other is Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel. Soon, the area will also feature the Museum of the Future near the twin towers.

COMMUNITIES:

If you are in the mood of socializing, then the Al Satwa Park behind the Towers Rotana Hotel is the place for you. It is a small well-maintained park to hangout. A bigger park is Zabeel Park which features more amenities for both adults and children. There are even areas to barbecue, Go-karts in the Zabeel Park.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENT:

A lot of event takes place in Dubai throughout the year. If you are a tech geek, then you should visit the Gitex event held in Dubai World Trade Centre. Other notable events in the centre are Beauty world, Automechanika, Arab Health, etc. As an art lover, Alif Art Gallery is a heaven on earth. The gallery regularly hosts cultural events and local and international artists’ works.

CONCLUSION:

Sheikh Zayed Road is a perfect place if you want to troll your day or evening. The area is well-connected by public transport, and there are a lot of things to do. Even the airport is just a 15-min drive away. So, if even if you are travelling via connecting flights. The area is perfect for relaxing and having fun.

Jumeirah Mosque

Things you need to know about Jumeirah Mosque

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Five times a day across Dubai, a melodic call echoes the cities. This call to pray is listened to by thousands of people rushing in the nearest mosque minarets. It feels like the city is put on hold for a few minutes. To better understand the Islamic influence on the city, you should definitely visit the Jumeirah Mosque. It is Dubai’s only mosque that is open to non-Muslims.

What makes Jumeirah Mosque special?

The mosque is located on Jumeirah Beach Road in the posh neighbourhood of Jumeirah. It was built back in 1976, and its design is quite multi-cultural. It is carved out of white stone in the medieval Fatimid style of North Africa. While the carved archways and fortress-like crenellations are designed in Middle east style.

As you walk near the mosque, you can notice the pair of minarets that soar above the mosque. It is from this balcony that the muezzin makes his call to prayer each day. As you enter the mosque, you see the massive central dome which is surrounded by four smaller domes, each with their intricate Arabian style stone carvings. While the inside of the dome is decorated by a soothing tone of cream, duck-egg blue, apricot. The brass lanterns add the final finesse to the central prayer hall.

Inside the mosque, there is a thing called Qiblah. This is a semicircular niche in the wall that indicates the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca. It is in this direction that the Imam stands to lead the prayer throughout the day and the rest 1,200 worshippers turn to offer their prayers.

Dress Code in Jumeirah Mosque –

Jumeirah is not a tourist place but a religious mosque and you will only Qiblah given entry if you follow the dress code. Both men and women should cover their knees and shoulders at all times. The clothes should be loose-fitted and non-transparent. Females need to cover their head with a scarf. In case you aren’t dressed according to the code, you can always borrow traditional attire from the mosque.

Clicking Pictures –

No tour is complete without a selfie in the attractions. Jumeirah Mosque is one of the few mosques in UAE where you are allowed to click pictures. This makes the Jumeirah mosque, the most photographed mosque in Dubai.

The Whitewalls makes for an excellent combination with a clear blue sky. The real beauty comes out during sunset when the white stone transforms into a deep blush. Even more magnificent is the nightfall, when the mosque is lit up from below, and this brings all the stone carvings to life.

How can you the Mosque –

The best way to enjoy the Jumeirah Mosque and gain insight into the Islamic faith is by joining the local tour. The tour is run by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, from Saturday to Thursday at 10 AM. There is no need to book in advance; all you need to do is visit the mosque half-hour early.

The tour will teach you about the Five Pillars of Islam and the Jumeirah Mosque. As a part of SMCCU’s ethos of “Open minds, open doors,” everyone is encouraged to ask a question about Islam and the mosque without any restrictions.

This is a 75-minute tour which costs 25 dirhams and, in the end, you are served with water, the Middle East dates, Arabic style tea, coffee and Emirati pastries. You can also arrange a private tour through the SMCCU.

Other nearby places to visit –

  • After your morning tour of Jumeirah Mosque, you can visit the Jumeriah Public Beach. The beach is down the road, and you are allowed to take a dip in the Arabian Gulf.
  • After refreshing yourself, a 10-minute walk in the north will land you in the Etihad Museum. This is the place where the United Arab Emirates was born in 1971. In the Union House, the official documents were signed to unify the Arab states.
  • If you are interested in shopping for clothes, jewellery, or homeware. Then a 15-minute walk to Comptoir 102, will bring to a hip concept store and café. The place is known for its handcrafted goods and wholesome organic food.

This is everything you need to know before you go to one of the iconic mosques in Dubai – Jumeirah Mosque.

desert safari dubai

Solid Reasons to get your desert Safari Dubai package booked right away

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In recent years, the city of Dubai has become one of the complete cities in terms of infrastructure and tourist attractions such as Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab, and even shopping centers such as the Dubai Mall itself, among others. Luxury and ostentation, one of Dubai’s hallmarks, can be seen in many aspects of the city, including the city’s luxurious shopping malls, where locals have a favorite hobby to stroll and shop. In addition to this luxury, everything is big in Dubai, so you will find the tallest building, the most luxurious hotel, and even the largest shopping center in the world, all in the same city. In this blog, we will discuss the main reasons to convince you to opt desert Safari Dubai package to avoid missing any way to enjoy.

The United Arab Emirates has some of the best sand dunes in the world. Visiting the desert in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is an unforgettable experience where not only are activities carried out in the sand but also several species of animals can be contemplated. Arabian sand and dune adventures, exquisite hangouts, life-bigger facilities, inspiring, breathtaking challenges, multitudes of games and sports, hangouts for chilling out and lounging, and much more.

Why to get a desert Safari Dubai package?

A desert safari is one of the most popular excursions or tours among visitors to Dubai, where unique adventures and experiences are lived among the desert dunes. Depending on each taste and availability of the visitor, you can do desert activities in Dubai, such as taking photos, riding camels, enjoying Dubai cuisine, a beautiful Tanoura or belly dance show, etc.

Go on an exciting 4×4 safari and ride on the dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), the first national park in the United Arab Emirates. Carefully planned rehabilitation over several years resulted in a protective environment for what remains of the wilderness. With the rapid development of Dubai as one of the main business centers in the Persian Gulf, your government recognizes the need to preserve the beautiful and unique desert habitat and the many endangered species of flora and fauna within it. This unique reserve was created for the protection of these endangered species and for the conservation of desert habitat and heritage.

Watch a spectacular desert sunset and enjoy an Arab dinner with cultural entertainment. After a welcome drink and a date in the desert camp, practice some sandboarding, ride a camel, sit around a hookah, get a traditional henna tattoo, and wear an Arabic outfit to take an unforgettable photo.

Desert safari Dubai packages help you to have desert safari Dubai trips at very reasonable rates.

The desert safari in Dubai and its endless outdoor activities

  • To camp. Fabric shops or stands in the best Arab style. There you will have your own Bedouin experience while enjoying tea.
  • Enjoy a dance show. Either Tanoura dance (typical Egyptian dance), or the famous belly dance. These performances are always part of the break after a day of desert safari in Dubai while enjoying the BBQ dinner.
  • Play sports in the sand. Sports such as sandboarding, sand skiing, ATV (quad biking), stargazing (stargazing), and dune bashing can all be enjoyed on desert excursions.
  • Ride a camel or an air balloon. Taking a camel ride in the middle of the desert is a unique experience as well as going through much of the desert and enjoying the view of the dunes.

What to wear on a desert excursion in Dubai?

  • The ideal clothing to go to the desert should be casual and comfortable. It is recommended to wear cotton or linen clothing (shirts, t-shirts, pants or shorts) and that cover the arms as much as possible to protect the skin from both the sun and the sand
  • It is essential for any desert expedition to wear a pair of lightweight and breathable hiking boots. Preferably cloth and non-leather boots for maximum breathability and minimal weight
  • It is also essential to bring a jacket or jacket to wear in the afternoon, as it is very cold in the desert once the sunset begins
  • Among the accessories that cannot miss are glasses, hat, and sunscreen

What not to wear in the dunes of Dubai?

  • If possible, try to avoid tight clothing that makes movement difficult either for walking or playing sports
  • It is recommended not to wear open shoes since the sand can enter them and thus make it difficult to walk among the desert dunes, in addition to hurting the feet.

The Desert Safari Dubai package- The perfect fun embedded trip with your loved ones

Mesmerizing sights, dashing dunes, beautiful & peaceful sunrise, and sunsets, various thrill-filled activities, tasty and rich flavored delicacies, low-seating like royal Arabians and the list of royalty in the desert safari goes on. So, be prepared for great treatment while having fun in the dunes of Dubai.

Desert Safari UAE: The Perfect Desert Adventure Planner in Dubai

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Burj Khalifa

Things you Didn’t Know About Burj Khalifa

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A lot is said and covered about Burj Khalifa – the world tallest building! The building is so famous that it is featured in two of the greatest Hollywood film Franchise – Mission Impossible and Fast & Furious.

So, today in this article, we will look at the skyscraper from a different angle. So, let’s begin –

Why was the Burj Khalifa constructed?

Khalifa means king in Arabic and the UAE government at the time wanted to give its citizen a reason to smile. What better gift than to construct the single tallest building in the world. The building was also a sign that the city was moving away from the oil economy and become a tourism hub. This delighted the citizens even more.

Ever since its inauguration, the tower has stood strong and haven’t encountered a blemish. This is extraordinary considering thousands of machines and people are involved in a single day activity in the building.

Now, let’s look at the things you didn’t know about the Burj Khalifa –

  1. It is cooler at the top: When we climb a mountain, the temperature drops as we go up. Similarly, temperature also drops as we higher in the building. On average, there is a 15-degree difference between the bottom and top of the building.
  2. Build like a musical instrument: Skyscrapers are built to bend with the air. Similarly, Burj Khalifa was designed to bend with the wind. The tower was tuned like a musical instrument; however, the wind won’t match with the building. This makes it impossible to hear a note.
  3. The number of workers: A lot of time and effort was put in the construction of the tower. It is estimated that more than 22 million working hours were invested in the whole construction over a period of six years. During its peak construction days, the tower had more than 12,000 workers on site.
  4. Multiple record holder: All of us know that Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, but the tower also holds other world records. Such as the tallest occupied floor, elevators with the longest trails, most number of floors in a building, tallest service floor, etc.
  5. Incredible weight: To build such a humongous building, you need a lot of core strength. The official record shows that the amount of concrete used in the building is equivalent to 100,000 elephants. And the amount of aluminium used is equivalent to that of five A380 aircraft.
  6. The Tower was renamed: Before the launch of the building, the tower was named as Burj Dubai. But in the opening ceremony, they decided to rename in honour Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emir of Abu Dhabi, due to his contribution to the city of Dubai.
  7. Tackling with heat: Dubai is undoubtedly one of the hottest places on earth. To tackle this superheat, more than 300 Chinese experts worked on the isolation system to keep the Khalifa cool. Moreover, there are 24,348 cladding panels protecting the tower.
  8. Massive cleaning job: The question is, how can you clean such a massive building. You run 12 machines, each weighing about 13 tons and each everything that comes in its path. One machine takes 36 workers to operate.
  9. Power and Energy required to run the tower: A typical household requires 80 to 100 gallons of water each day. While the Burj Khalifa requires 250,000 gallons of water each day. Also, the electricity consumed in the tower’s daily activities is equivalent to the energy consumed by 360,000 bulbs together.
  10. Inspired by a flower: Incidentally, the design of the tower was inspired by a flower – Hymenocallis. The flower takes its name from the Greek meaning, “beautiful cone”. This is because the flower has long petals which extend from its central core. Similarly, the tower has wings which centred around the core just like the flower petals.

You might be even more impressed by the Burj Khalifa now. But the beauty of the tower in seeing it in person. The taunting shadow which you can spot from a mile and the picturesque view from the top of the desert and the swimming pool below is sure to dazzle anyone who sees it.

Burj Khalifa is a man-made marvel which everyone should visit once in their life.

Al Bastakiya

A Dazzling Tour of Al Bastakiya

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AI Bastakiya, or it is better known as the Bastakiya quarter, was an Iranian colony. The district was established at the end of the 19th Century by Sunni Iranian merchants to cater to their textile and pearl trade. The place is a perfect display of Dubai before the federation of the Emirates. This heritage site has been declared as a conservation area. This makes the district perfect for a short tour.

What makes AI Bastakiya so dazzling?

The city was Qasim Bin Abdullah Al Bastaki, hence the name. The area was once considered to be dull and old, but now is the essence and magnificence of Old Dubai. Architecture is unique as the style is a combination of cultures that have helped build Dubai.

As you walk through the narrow stress, Islamic calligraphy adorns the walls of the building, Levantine decorations on the streets, and the North African style of courtyards. This gives you a sense of multi-culturalism of the city that Dubai once was. The beauty magnifies when you see the other side of the city, which is very flashy and high-end.

Attractions to visit in AI Bastakiya:

  1. Historical Building section: The building was constructed in 1930-31 over an area of 400 sq. Meter. The building consists of a small building paired with two towers, each of three-storey. The building was created to help visitors view the magnificent Dubai creek.
  2. Gallery Majlis: Another building constructed in the 1930s. The building is adorned in traditional Middle eastern décor and shows the trend of antiques of that time. Currently, the building acts as a place to house traditional paintings, art pieces, and antiquities from all of Dubai.
  3. XVA Hotel: If you want to spend more time in AI Bastakia, then there is no better choice than the XVA Hotel. All the rooms are designed to overlook the ancient courtyard. As you are in Dubai, even an ancient style hotel has modern amenities. Having said this, the experience is completely different from other stays in Dubai. You would feel like a Maharaja living in Dubai.
  4. Bastakiya Night Restaurant: This restaurant changes the meaning of nightlife. The building was originally a house constructed in 1895, covering an extensive area of 650 sq. Meters. The two-storey building has traditional interiors and a view overlooking the creek. Moreover, the restaurant serves traditional Arabic food, which gives you the feeling of a delicious homemade meal.
  5. Sahara Gate: This monument was built in the year 1954 over an area of 310 square meters. The interiors of the walls are designed in traditional Arab style, with Islamic writings on the walls. This gives you a good idea of how the royal lived in the past in Dubai.

Other than the buildings, there is an aura about the place which makes you feel how beautiful it would be to live in a place like this back in the day.

How to visit AI Bastakiya?

  • By Car: You can easily cab from any part in Dubai as all the roads are well connected with the AI Bastakiya area.
  • By Metro: There are two nearby metro stations – the Al Fahidi station, and the Bur Juman station.
  • By Bus: If you are taking a bus, then remember to get down at the Al Fahidi bus stop.

Other things to remember before going for the tour:

AI Bastakiya is open throughout the week from 9 AM to 6 PM. The good thing is there is no entrance fee for the area. You can hit the street and feel the heritage of Dubai.

Few other tips –

  • Carry cash with yourself as there aren’t many cards and ATM machines.
  • Only wear lightweight and color clothes as this is a mostly outdoor tour.
  • Charge your phone or carry a power bank with you.
  • You can also hire a guide to learn in-depth about the district.

So, this is everything you need to know before you get dazzled by AI Bastakiya!

Dubai Museum

All You Need to Know About Dubai Museum

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The National Museum of Dubai or it is commonly referred to as the Dubai Museum, is one of the top attractions in the marvelous city of Dubai. Whenever people talk about a vacation in Dubai. They always mention Burj Khalifa and the other breathtaking skylines along with the Dubai Desert ride. But a trip to the desert city is incomplete until you had a historical lesson. The Dubai Museum is one of those monuments which will leave you spellbound. The level of detailing and historical significance is very impressive.

Here are a few things you need to know about the Museum:

A Brief History:

The museum is built to house “AI Fahidi Fort,” the fort is one of the finest illustrations of an ancient desert fort in the Middle East. The Fort was built in 1787 and is one of the oldest in the area. It was initially constructed as a barricade to protect the area from sea pirates and neighboring tribes.

As time passed, the fort turned into an administrative seat and a residence for the ruling family. After which it served as a prison and a garrison. Then in 1971, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum converted the fort into a museum.

Journey back in Time:

The museum was constructed with the intention to take people back in time and experience an Arab lifestyle. You can see that when you enter the museum’s main gate, as it is guarded by two cannons. As it used to be in the days before. The two cannons were to defend the gate and the nearby harbor.

Then comes the museum’s large courtyard, which is a long traditional dhow. As you look around, you will be blown away with the incredibly traditional and extraordinary charm of the place. Then are a number of small wooden boats and a wooden house called Barasti houses.

Alongside them are AI Areesh (Summerhouse), which had their own air-conditioning system that cooled the house and ran without electricity. You can experience this AC system in the central courtyard bounding the galleries. There is also an archeological ruin that traces back to 2500 BC. The ruin is believed to belong to Al-Qusais, Hatta, Al Soffoh, and Al Jumeirah.

The museum also depicts the region before pre-oil dominance and the once flourishing pearl farming industry. You can view an ancient collection of weapons, which include silver khanjars and camel bone weaponry. Other popular exhibits are stone inscriptions, paintings, bridal wear and jewelry, stone and pottery items, musical instruments, and other items related to traditional Arab life of that time.

Life-Size Dioramas:

Let’s move to something more intriguing, and it’s time to visit the many galleries in the fort. They provide a comprehensive intro in the daily lifestyle of Dubai through many series of life-size dioramas through ancient Arab houses, mosque, date farms, souks and desert life, etc.

Multimedia Presentation:

No one wants to see a presentation on vacation, but this is a Multimedia Presentation shown in the museum’s basement area. It is quite interesting and well-researched. It shows you the transformation of the city from a small, modest town into a prominent pearl farming center to what we see now Dubai – a highly sophisticated global city.

Location:

The Museum is located in Al Fahidi Historical District. The area is known for the charming locales and the traditional buildings that have been restored to give the region its original Arabic flavor. Near to the fort is the scenic Dubai Creek and Old Dubai’s traditional souks, which gives you extra reasons to visit the fort.

How to reach Dubai Museum?

Now that you are excited about all the things inside the museum and thinking of visit it. Here are a few ways –

  • Via Metra: Go to the nearest metro station and take a ticket to Al Fahidi Station. The station is on the green line in zone 5. After which there is a 12 min walk to the museum.
  • Via Traditional boat: If you want to see a scenic Dubai creek, then go for this ride. Make your way to Deira via the metro and then walk all the way to Deira Old Souk Abra Station, which will drop you near the fort.

The Entrance fee in the fort is 3 Dirhams for Adults, 1 Dirham for Children. While the fort is opened from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm on all days except Friday. When it open from 2:30 to 8:30 pm. If you book a package, then the Dubai Museum will be included, but you should check it for assurance.

As you can imagine, the Dubai Museum is a captivating fort and a place worth visiting.

10 Things to Do at the Dubai Creek

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If you think that Dubai Creek is just another saltwater creek that runs through the middle of the city. Then you are missing out on a picturesque scenery, filled with a mystical aura that can’t be anymore Arabian. Dubai is filled with natural and man-made marvels that will take your breath away. Yet, people categorize about Dubai Creek as a must-watch.

So how did the Dubai Creek come about?

Dubai has always been a major port city in the UAE, and it was due to the Dubai Creek. The creek existed before the birth of Christ. A safe harbor to ships trading in the Arabian Gulf. Then in the 1950s, the creek split through the ground, creating a small canal.

This gave HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s then ruler, an idea of expanding the creek. The small canal was dug up, and a 4,000-foot-long and six feet deep canal was excavated. After further construction, Dubai Creek was born in downtown Dubai.

Now let’s look at some of the things that you could do at the Dubai Creek –

  1. AI Fahidi Fort: If history interests you or you want to feel what it was like living in the 18th century in Dubai. Then you should visit this 1787-built fort which is housed inside Dubai Museum. The fort is one of the oldest existing forts in the region.
  2. Cable Car: If you don’t want to travel in the boat or want a better scenic view of the creek, then suspend yourself in a cable car that is 30 meters in the air. The entire 2.3km length of Dubai Creek Park is covered in just 30 minutes.
  3. Cruise-de-Creek: This is no ordinary cruise as the slow boat lets the traditional surrounding grow on you, and steadily you fell in love with the Arabian charm. You can enjoy this experience by hiring aa water taxi, wooden dhow, or cruise down the Dubai Creek. The cruise is better enjoyed in the night.
  4. Dubai Dolphinarium: This is a live, action-packed dolphin show you have ever seen. After watching the show, you will understand why dolphins are so intelligent. The show allows you to get close to these friendly mammals and even click a selfie with them.
  5. Walk down the Lane: No trip is complete without a friendly interaction with the locals. Near the Creek is Dhow Wharfage, and the walk down this lane can be one of the most interesting decisions of your trip. The area is filling dock for sailors who would be more than happy to let you sneap peek in their life. If you are lucky, you can even enter their dhows.
  6. Shop spices: It is a thing of the past when you could smell and tell what was cooking for dinner. The Shop spices will take you back in time as your senses would be treated with the aroma of some exotic herbs and spices. You can even buy some to take back home to revisit the aroma.
  7. Gold Shops: Dubai is famous for being ultra-rich, and Dubai Creek gives you the opportunity to visit Gold Shops. These shops are known to have one of the most extensive and beautiful collections of gold. There is no price for trying the jewelry, and if something hits your heart, don’t forget to bargain.
  8. Street shows: There quite a few street shows that you can witness. These live shows involve plays, music, and fireworks. Some of the popular shows take place on The Al Seef, Al Muraqabat, and Al Rigga streets
  9. Night Life: The Dubai Creek area has its own fair share of high-end disco bars, cafes, restaurants, discotheques, etc. There are plenty of entertainment venues that won’t lead to a boring night ever.
  10. Enjoying Sunset: Sunset is such an under-appreciated event. The right place with the right person can make you remember a sunset for life. At Dubai Creek, you can enjoy the view either on the boat or at a restaurant eating with your special one.

Where can you stay Nnar the Dubai Creek?

The area is saturated with opulent, mid-range, and budget hotels and hostels. You can easily find a room in budget hotels like Desert Palm, Citymax Al Barsha, Jonrad, or Ibis. And you visit the creek via the metro from any part of Dubai.

Conclusion:

The Dubai Creek is a scintillating place, especially at night, when lights lit up the waterfront. With shining floating vessel on dark water, turns the landscape into something out of a book. All of which makes Dubai Creek, once in a lifetime experience.

Dubai Desert Safari

Top Reasons You Cannot Choose To Skip Desert Safari In Dubai On A Vacation

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Why Choose Dubai Desert Safari?

Dubai may be a beautiful and mesmerizing land that features a lot to supply for everybody. Whether you are getting to see some vast and delightful architecture or luscious lands depicting nature at its best, you will catch on all here. One of the fantastic things that you can’t miss in the dream city is the Dubai Desert Safari.

Earlier safaris were on foot, but now the popular safari is usually conducted by a four-wheeled driven vehicle. The desert safari is another mutation of the age-old safari and is equally as exciting. Especially the town of Dubai offers desert safari that travels through the sand dunes.

Enjoy the fun ride at the Sand dunes

The desert may be a barren area made from sand and little hillocks called dunes. These dunes have a peculiarity.

When occupation, the desert sand storms are relatively frequent, and at that point, visibility is often reduced to zero. Thus, there is a requirement of a private 4×4 vehicle. Generally, in Dubai, the Toyota land cruiser is extremely common. The vehicle is roomy, and with the AC on does not get heated within the hot desert.

Earlier desert safaris were on camels – but that was during a prehistoric age. While you are in Dubai, you will book a desert safari with any of the tour operators available. All tour operators who run the Dubai Desert Safari follow set routes and regime.

You will be picked up from your hotel. This is often within the morning, and you will be a part of six people who all travel together.

All the vehicles assemble at a start line. As a rule, no single vehicle is allowed to travel out into the desert. It is often dangerous as disorientation can cost you your life. Thus a whole fleet moves together.

This is often an exciting experience, and usually, the desert safari will drive on within the desert and converge on a camel farm. You can then have a ride on the camel. And even have a glance at how camels are bred.

Bedouin camp and the fantastic experience involved

The safari will then advance and take you to Bedouin camp. This is often a pleasant experience, and you will see how the Bedouins- the sooner nomads sleep in the desert.

A Bedouin camp also will have an oasis, and you will feel the cool waters and, therefore, the romantic surroundings.

Bedouin camps lately have all the necessary amenities, and you will freshen yourself.

You will even be served exotic barbecue dinner with Lebanese girls doing a belly dance for your benefit.

The belly dance is that the part of the evening and sometimes girls from Mumbai also are drafted for this show.

The Specialty of the Belly Dance

The belly dance signals the top of the safari, which may take from 5 to six hours.

This price includes devour and drop, food and refreshment also as camel rides, and application of Henna and Mehandi for the foreign women.

The ‘Bedouins’ we see today are loosely mentioned the indigenous tribes traversing the desert dunes within the Middle East.

Their legacy and heritage, however, go much more profound as they are one among the oldest tribes to occupy the sand dunes.

The location for your next vacation is here!

A top-rated attraction and knowledge for tourists approaching sightseeing tours in Dubai, Bedouin camps are located more in-depth into the desert. There are only a few camps accessible to the general public; however, and even fewer are open for Dubai sightseeing tours.

The Bedouin camps are open for touring are a splendid thanks to getting to understand the first Arab way of life. These are friendly people, and tourists will enjoy a round of their camping settlement. Some Dubai Desert Safari also includes the opportunities for overnight camping within the Bedouin camps and experience how ancient Arab people used to survive.

Travelers are ready to choose between several options of the Dubai Desert Safari experience. counting on the time available and what the traveler wishes to ascertain each of those options offers an incredible time within the desert with the chance to require photos, ride camels, enjoy the cuisine of Dubai and return safely to the town. So, when are you going to indulge in such activities in the dunes? We wish you an awesome experience in the beautiful dunes of Dubai.