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    Sailing and Windsurfing in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 15, 2006

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    Sailing and Windsurfing

    Sailing is one of the most popular pastimes in Dubai.
    Fixed keel, dinghy and board sailing are all available.
    Conditions are near perfect with minimal tides or currents in the Gulf.
    Winds are usually predictable and reassuring for the beginner but strong enough to challenge the Experienced sailor.

    Contact

    Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort
    P.O.Box: 9255, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-8836000 . Fax: 8837084
    A number of windsurfers and lasers available for hire at around Dh.50 ( approx. US$14) per hour. Instruction will be Dhs.40 (approx..US$11). Catamarans are available at Dhs. 80 9 approx.US$22) Per hour. Sailing is best in the afternoons when the offshore breeze generally increases.

    Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
    P.O.Box: 24970, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3995555 . Fax: 3995999
    Hobie Cat sailing available for Dhs.100 ( approx.US$28) per hour. Also available windsurfing at Dhs.50 (approx.US$14) for 30 minutes, Dhs.80 (approx..US$22) per hour. Windsurfing lessons and equipment are available on request. Also available creek trips cruises and deep sea fishing.

    The Jumeirah Beach Club
    P.O.Box: 26878, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3445333 . Fax: 3446222
    This private club on the Jumeirah beach offers a variety of beach sports to members and guests Staying at thr Hilton International Dubai and at the Hilton Beach Club. Windsurfer hire is around Dhs. 100 (approx.US$27) per hour with free instruction; also provided is an instruction course at Dhs. 700 ( approx.US$190) for 8 hours. Sailing water- skiing scuba-diving and deep sea fishing Can be arrange through the Beach Club.

    Metropolitan Resort and Beach Club
    P.O.Box 24454, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3995000 . Fax: 3994547
    This beach-side hotel has a small selection of windsurfers available for hire. Kneeboards available for Dhs.100 ( approx. US$27 ) per half hour.

    Equipment: Sheraton Jumeira-Beach Hotel and Towers
    P.O.Box: 53567, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714 3995533 . Fax: 3995577
    Inflatable wake rider is at Dhs.100 ( approx.US$28) for 15 minutes, Dhs.160 (approx. US$44 for 30 minutes and Dhs. 280 (aprox.US$70) per hour. A Laser sail boat is available at Dhs. 70 (approx. US$20) for 15 minutes and Dhs. 100 (approx..US$28 per hour. Hobie Cat sailing available for Dhs. 120 (approx.US$33) per hour, Also available kayating, windsurfing, body boarding, knee boarding.

    The Jumeirah Beach Hotel
    P.O. Box: 11416, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3480000 . Fax: 3482273
    Selection of Hobie 15 Catamarans, Lasers, and Pico’s. Windsurfing boards for beginners to advanced, Including junior size boards and sails. Lessons available in all the above ,Parasailing. Custom-built Parasailing boat from USA. Passengers take-off from and land on boat flight deck.

    Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
    P.O.Box:24883, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3993333 . Fax: 3993000
    Sailing and Windsurfing available. Details on request.

    Oasis Beach Hotel
    P.O.Box 26500, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3994444 . Fax: 3994200
    Sailing and Windsurfing available. Details on Request.

    The Ritz Carlton, Dubai
    P.O.Box: 26525, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3994000 . Fax: 3994001
    Sailing and windsurfing available. Details on request.

    Royal Mirage Jumeirah Beach Dubai
    P.O.Box: 37252, Dubai U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3999999 . Fax: 3999998
    Hobie Cat Sailing available for Dhs. 200 ( approx.US$54) for 90 minutes. Also available-kayaking, Windgliding, wake boarding, knee-boarding, donut-riding. Instruction free of charge.

    Dubai also has two private sailing clubs primarily for members with their own boats or boards:

    Dubai offshore Sailing Club
    Tel: 9714-3941669 . Fax: 3941596

    Jebel Ali Sailing Club
    Tel: 9714-3995444 . Fax: 3995291

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    Fishing in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 15, 2006

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    Deep Sea Fishing

    The warmth and shelter of the Gulf attracts a large variety of fish.
    Substantial species like the local hammour ( grouper ) barracuda, shark and sail fish are The prize of the catch.
    Half of full day trips available to the best fishing waters some 12 miles offshore.

    Contact

    Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort
    P.O.Box: 9255, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-8836000 . Fax: 8837084
    The sports club of the Jebel Ali Hotel operates a fleet of boats from its own Marina. A four Hour trip for upto five people costs approx. Dhs. 600 (approx. US$163) for up to seven People, approx: Dhs. 1000 ( approx. US$272 ). Boats are also available or full day trips.

    Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
    P.O.Box: 6302, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-2956032 . Fax: 2956081
    Deep sea fishing trips are available. Bookings must be made 48 hours in advance of the trip.

    Metropolitan Resort and Beach Club
    P.O.Box 24454, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-348000 . Fax: 3994547
    Charter fishing available for approx. Dhs.300 (approx. US$82) per person for 4 hours.

    The Jumeirah Beach Hotel
    P.O.Box: 11416, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-34800 . Fax: 3482273
    Custom-built 47 Viking Sport fishing boat, from USA, for charter.
    Includes all equipment. Also luxury motor yacht and catamaran charter available.

    Creek Cruises
    P.O.Box 25225, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3939860 . Fax: 3937123
    Luxurious deep sea fishing boat for up to ten passengers with fully air conditioned cabin and Modern fishing equipment moored between Quay 2 and 3 for 7 peolple fishing, available daily for Dhs. (approx: US$408) for four hours.

    Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
    P.O.Box 24883, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3993333 . Fax: 3993000
    Deep Sea fishing Available. Details on request.

    Royal Mirage Jumeira Beach Dubai
    P.O.Box: 37252, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3999999 . Fax; 3999998
    Fishing available for Dhs. 400 (approx. US$109) for 4 hours.

    The Ritz Carlton, Dubai
    P.O.Box 26525, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3994000 . Fax: 3994001
    Deap Sea fishing available. Details on request.

    Equipment: Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Towers
    P.O.Box: 53567, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: 9714-3995533 . Fax: 3995577
    Deep sea fishing available for Dhs. 1,800 (approx US$490) for 6 hours.

    Another place to contact:
    Golden Fish Passenger Yachts & Boats Rental LLC 04 331 7107
    P.O. Box: 75216 - Dubai

    All the equipment would be provided by the fishing clubs :-)

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    Horse and Camel races in Dubai and U.A.E :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 15, 2006

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    Dubai Equestrian Centre (04 3361394) is located near the camel race track Nad al-Sheba The centre has 147 horses and extensive facilities, including floodlit arena, riding school arenas and dressage arenas.

    Jebel Ali Equestrian Club, Jebel Ali Village (04 8845566) is an approved branch of the British Pony Club and offers lessons for children and adults. Hacking, dressage and jumping are also available.
    Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club, Al Dhaid Rd (06 5311155), situated about 17km from the centre of Sharjah on the Sharjah-Dhaid road, keeps 95 horses for riding. Facilities include a floodlit sand arena, a floodlit paddock, grass show jumping arena and hacking trails.

    Equipment: Camel Racing

    This may be your only opportunity to view a unique sport which is an integral part of the heritage of the UAE. Camel racing takes place during the winter season (Thursdays and Friday mornings, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., from October to March) at special tracks around the country. The atmosphere is electric, especially during public holidays when major races for considerable prize money are held. There is no admission fee.

    Al Wathba Racetrack is about 45km east of Abu Dhabi. Al Ain Racetrack is situated approximately 25km from Al Ain on the Abu Dhabi road. Nad al-Sheba camel track, which has an impressive grandstand in the shape of a billowing bedouin tent, is located on the outskirts of Dubai city behind the Metropolitan Hotel. Sharjah, Ajman, Ra’s al-Khaimah and Fujairah also host camel racing but the camel racetrack, located between Falaj al-Mualla and Umm al-Qaiwain city, is one of the more simple and attractive of UAE racetracks.

    Check with your tour operator or local newspapers for exact dates and times of events.

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    Pavilion Dive Centre.

    by Tdiver Updated Jul 21, 2006

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    Dived on 2 wrecks the MV Dara and the Cement barge,enjoyed both but the visibility was a bit poor.Lots of Batfish and a couple of sea snakes.
    Trip out to the MV Dara was a great experience and that's all i'll say.

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    Swimming in crystal clear waters

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 14, 2005

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    Swimming in crystal clear waters... I did not think it would be possible in a city - but it turned out it was. The chosen perfect beach was Jumeirah's public beach: it was neither too crowded not too empty. And the water: turquoise... it felt like being in the tropics, at least until you looed up and saw the modernistic skyline in the background.

    Equipment: Definitely bring a swimsuit, a modest one if possible... nude and topless bathing is not acceptable. Locals tend to bathe fully clothed.

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    ROLLIN' AT THE HARD ROCK

    by Siddha3th Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    Heading upstairs at The Hard Rock

    Upstairs at the Hard Rock Cafe, they've got a pool table in one the smaller rooms. It's a nice place to play a few games, surrounded by some cool rock memorabilia - gold records, posters and framed photographs. You can have the waitress bring over your drinks and eats, as they've thrown in quite a few leather chairs in here as well.

    It's 5 Dirhams per game, fed in through the table's slot machine (like with most other pool tables out here). Management really should put in a couple of more tables though, 'cause if there's even a small crowd around, you might end up waiting about half an hour before playing. But the Hard Rock's a great place, and I'd much rather play pool here than anyplace else.

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    THUNDERBOWLED OVER!

    by Siddha3th Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    The Thunderbowl Arena

    I hate bowling! The Big Lebowski's one of my favourite movies though. So some afternoons when nothing much's happening, I'll let myself be dragged along to a round or two. Have to admit, it's pretty good fun seeing grown men and women calculating and conniving their way into decapitating nine pins!

    And in Dubai, Thunderbowl's probably a better place to do this than any other. It's easily the largest bowling rink in Dubai, with something like 20 lanes lying side-by-side. If you get sick of all the bowling, there are thankfully a few pool tables upstairs. It's largely frequented by local Arab kids, and you wouldn't want to waste more than an hour in here.

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    SWIM THE BURJ

    by Siddha3th Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    Participants gathering at the start of the race

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international humanitarian organization, have a chapter based in Dubai as well. Fund-rasing and awareness are the two main objectives of MSF in this region. Towards this end, they organize various activities all through the year.

    The best known and loved of these is Swim the Burj, an event where pros and amateurs alike get the chance to splash their way around the Burj. You can swim as an individual, or as part of a corporate team. Everyone pays a fee to take part, and the proceeds are sent on through to MSF's Headquarters in Paris.

    It's a great event, highly popular among Dubaiians - so much so that over 100,000 Dhs. was raised at the event this year.

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    Jet Ski

    by Rinjani Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Jet ski rental

    You can try jet ski if you are fancy water sport, but doesnt like to push your adrenaline.
    Jet ski can be found in Garhoud creek and Jumeirah Beach. There is jet ski rental in the beach.

    Equipment: Jet ski, swimsuit, life jacket, money to pay :)

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    Desert Adventure

    by Rinjani Written Dec 19, 2004

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    Prepare to get stuck

    Going to the desert is a great experience. And while you are visiting Dubai, don’t miss this chance. The perfect time to explore the desert is from December to March, where the temperature is cool and the weather is perfect. Early in the morning is great to see the early live on the desert. Or, you can also go later in the midday and stay in the desert to watch the sunset.

    You can book a desert safari trip organized by travel agents, or if you fancy off road, plan a trip with your friends. If you are a first timer, it’s highly recommended to go with experienced person who knows how to drive in the desert. Or you can book desert driving course (usually one or two day course) to learn tips and tricks driving in the desert.

    Four wheel drive car? Absolutely. Never go alone to the desert. It is always better to have several cars go in the trip, in case you get stuck.

    UAE has many nice places to explore. Fossil Rock, Hanging Garden, Khutwa, etc. You can buy “Off-Road in the Emirates” by Dariush Zandi in the book store for your places and the Do & Don’ts reference.

    But if you love to enjoy desert adventure without hassle, ring the travel agents. Usually their organized trip including belly dancer performance, henna design, camel riding, etc.

    Equipment: Four Wheel Drive, tyre pump, map, compas, emergency survival supplies, extra spare tyre.

    There are some shops sell outdoor equipment, such as Ace Hardware (Sheikh Zayed Road) and Picnico (Jumeirah Beach Road)

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    Mini golf

    by Gard Written Apr 22, 2003

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    We enjoy playing minigolf when we travel and also in Dubai we managed to find a course. It was not great but it was enough for us. It had a clever layout. A normal putting practice golf course had been laid out as a circle and outside of the minigolf course. The course can be found at the Hyatt hotel (not to far from the Gold Souk).
    Directions: Hyatt hotel (not to far from the Gold Souk).

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    Playing squash

    by Gard Written Apr 22, 2003

    I enjoy playing squash here in Norway. When I got to Dubai I came across a great offer when it comes to a Wilson racquet that I bought. This also allowed me to play a little bit in Dubai. The Hyatt hotel has two courts that hotel guests have access to. But for 50 Dhs it is possible to use the squash courts together with tennis, gym, sauna/spa and so on. The squash courts had concrete walls by the way and I’m not really a big fan of that.

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    Qarn Nazwa.

    by euzkadi Updated Jul 2, 2005

    The nearest largest dunes near Dubai are located at Qarn Nazwa, on the Dubai Hatta road. Its a great experience.

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    Desert Adventure

    by euzkadi Written Nov 25, 2004

    If you haven´t spent some time in the arabian desert you haven´t truly experienced Dubai. There are a lot of tours speeding over the dunes in 4x4 cars. An amazing adventure.

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