Dubai embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages and ancient houses with wind towers to luxurious residential districts and from the colorful souks (markets) to ultra-modern shopping malls.
You get a fantastic introduction to Dubai, as your City Tour takes you through the historic sites, starting with a photo stop at the famous Burj Al Arab. Proceed to Jumeirah, home to the famous Jumeirah Mosque. Continue to Al Bastakiya, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. Cross the waterways by Abra (Water Taxi), and then wander through the glorious Spice and Gold souk.
Enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow that glides silently along the creek of Dubai under a starry and moonlit sky. Admire the architecture of places such as the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, the spectacular Chamber of Commerce building and also Sheikh Saeed’s house, the birthplace of Sheikh Rashid.
Spend a wondrous evening exploring the finer nuances of the desert. Enjoy a safari to explore the desert. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes. Enjoy a camel ride and get beautiful henna designs or try out traditional Arabic dresses. Feel like a sheikh as you watch the belly dancers while smoking a flavored shisha and relishing a delicious barbecue.
And yes, don’t forget to shop… One of Dubai’s greatest visitor attractions is its superb shopping. The month-long Dubai Shopping Festival as always has on offer deep discounts across a vast range of must-haves, from jewelery to fashion wear, electrical goods and carpets. All this against a lively backdrop of cultural events.