dubai:a new experience,a new world
dubai city tour
desert safari tour
shopping "dubai desert safari" was so unique and interesting that i have never been seen in any other sides or countries.the blu sky,red desert,arabic traditional culture,camel riding,arabic henna desighning,arabic tea,coffee,shisha and very delicious B.B.Q-dinner with music and arabic dance show...all made a truly memorable evening in the desert...
This is a local pastime, to go to a sheesha cafe and smoke apple-flavoured tobacco.
The cafes open until midnight and there are several all over the town.
Price about 20 Dh, depending on the place.
I loved it but you can see that Javier is not that keen on it !
Ride the Creek on a bus
Wonder Bus Ride is a must activity you should try. We didn't do it the first days and then we just dropped.
Try to take the bus at the beginning of your holiday you get to know a part of the city and you get a wild ride!
The tour starts at Bur Juman Centre and at the ground floor you find a office where you can buy tickets.
Gadgets, Buttons, Boys'-Toys!
If you've heard that your new Ipod or digital camera may just be cheaper in Dubai... you've heard correctly.
However, electronics & multi-media items are no longer as cheap as they used to be, but that doesn't mean you won't find anything here: throughout the year plenty of sales & special offers draw people into electronics stores, looking for a bargain... and that's precisely why stores such as Plug-Ins ElectroniX is always swarming with tourists & residents alike...
The shop has over 300 brands, has the largest range of electronics in the UAE, and are always in stock on the hottest & latest products in the market.
There are also various stations where you can play the newest X-box, GameCube or Playstation games. (perfect for keeping the kids - and the grown-up guys - happy) This electronics store's product range includes televisions, laptops, computers, camcorders, home theatre systems, hi-fi audio systems, digital cameras, kitchen appliances, music CDs and cassettes, video games, DVDs and videos, plus all types of peripherals and accessories. TIP: Plug-Ins usually has special offers and fantastic promotions, and all products come with manufacturer's guarantee. But sometimes I find it useful to also check-out the Electronics Souk on Al Fahidi Street (Bur Dubai) or Computer Plaza (Bur Dubai)... you never know: you may just strike an incredible bargain, instead of paying full-price at Plug-Ins!
--> UPDATE May 2009: Do you really still think that Dubai is great for shopping? Actually, it's a rip-off! Click here: http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090509/NATIONAL/705089803/0/FRONTPAGE
Take advantage of the cheap oil prices !
One of the best ways to get around Dubai is by taxi.
Al taxis are new and confjortable and reliable.
Because the oil here is cheap, also their derivates are and the fuel is very cheap compared to Europe or USA, therfore the taxi rides are a total bargain compared to our home countries!
Quite often is better to take a taxi than to take buses or other kind of rides.