Dubai Off The Beaten Path

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    Creek Park
    by IreneMcKay
  • Creek Park
    Creek Park
    by IreneMcKay
  • Creek Park
    Creek Park
    by IreneMcKay

Dubai Off The Beaten Path

  • Snorkel with reef sharks at Dibba Rock

    While diving/snorkelling at the Persian gulf coast around Dubai is rather boring, I was quite surprised to find a very good spot at the West coast at the gulf of Oman. Close to Dibba there is the Dibba rock, which is a tiny island, located about 1 km off the coast. In the surrounding waters you can find lots of submarine life like reef sharks,...

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  • Air Show

    This show is mostly for commercial purpose, but it is a amazing to see different kind of military planes making fascinating shows and draws in Dubai sky, it normally takes pace in December ,you just can sit in any open place and observe the sky , i love to do it each year and i love it when they drew a heart in the sky .........and i love the red...

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  • Diving

    If you love sea adventure and you have a diving licenses do not miss a diving tour in UAE. It is more that wonderful. It can be organized easily by one of the scuba diving center…….just do not miss the fun U.A.E. COASTLINE:Our Sandy Beach center offers amazing diving and snorkelling packages to some of the most beautiful dive sites of the Emirates...

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  • Places of Interest in Dubai

    I would absolutely recommend these attractions when you visit Dubai.Mall of the Emirates: The larget shopping mall in the Middle East, housing the Middle East's first indoor ski slope, measuring 400 meters and using 6000 tons of snow. The mall is home to over 450 international retail brands.Burj Dubai: This will be the world's tallest building,...

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  • Supermarket...

    I know it sounds weird, but I dont think many countries in the world, you go to supermarket and can find ANY type of food you wish - european, indian, asian, sushi, russian, arabic... I mean it - any. Its fun for those who love cooking, like me :) I know I will miss this when I go back to Europe..

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  • Dubai Museum

    Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, is another imposing building. It once guarded the city’s landward approaches. Built around 1799, it has served variously as palace, garrison and prison.It was renovated in 1970 for use as a museum; further restoration and the addition of galleries was completed in 1995. Colorful and evocative dioramas,...

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  • new residential areas

    there is so much construction going on in dubai, but many visitors see little but the centre of town. Away from the centre new residential areas are popping up all the time. Near the new Festival city is a very attractive area called Badia hillside Village . the buildings are in traditional Arab style. to me they look like pictures of Yemen. tall...

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  • Jebel Hafeet

    Jebel Hafeet is a mountain in Abu Dhabi. It is on the outskirts of Al Ain, near the border with Oman, about one hour away by road from Dubai. As you leave Dubai, the highway takes you through the desert, and then the rural parts of Abu Dhabi, and finally a winding road takes you up the 1240 meters tall mountain. There is a small restaurant on the...

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  • You will be surprised.....

    Well where do i start from...Some people miss the dune bashing....Do not miss that if u come to Dubai..There is a famous water park Wild Wadi.... which shold not missedThe Dubai Museum should also be in your itenarary...The trip across the creek...The Gold Souk which is so crazy as you will never see so many gold shops in one place any whereThe...

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  • Road to Hatta

    You can easily hire cars in Dubai, but avoid the peak hour traffic. A Friday, our weekend, is a good day to drive. Once you're out of the city it's easy - good roads, good signage in English as well as Arabic and not too many roads to choose from. One good, easy choice is to drive to Hatta. Simply follow the signs.You go past the end of Dubai...

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  • Chasing after wild camels...

    ... with a camera that is.If you drive out of the city a little, you will notice nothing but desert - and strangely enough, there are fences on both sides of the road that separate the street from the desert. This is to protect both wild and domesticated camels from getting hit by a car, as much as it protects drivers from hitting a camel. Should...

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  • Shopping in Al Karama - cheap cheap...

    Shopping is one of Dubai's main attractions and there are plenty of malls and shopping-centers around town. Somewhat less known is Karama Market, which is an outdoor-market (avoid the mid-day heat - I almost passed out) that offers everything from clothing, shoes, and any touristy stuff your heart desires for a considerably lower price than the...

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  • Get away from the malls!

    You will have a better shopping experience and will have a lot more fun haggling if you get away from the malls and shop on the side streets in Bur Dubai.

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  • Enter in at least one skyscraper

    Not to be missed to enter in at least one skyscraper to "feel" better the luxury. Go on the top floor and take a look out of the window.

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  • Adrenalin Rush

    Well, I didn't actually get a chance to do this but I passed these guys in the desert just out of Dubai on the road to Muscat, Oman.They were Quad Biking over the sand dunes and a couple of people I met over there did it and they said it was wicked.

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  • Visit the Desert

    When you think of Dubai people always think about shopping...shopping and shopping..Dubai has one natural off the beaten path that one could miss. DESERT. If you have time, gather a few friends and off to the desert. During winter months it could get a bit chilly..what you could do? Camping..dune bashing...even sand-boarding are things that one...

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  • Raise your blood pressure (on the dunes)

    Take a day trip out of Dubai to the desert for a heart-stopping 4 X 4 thrill ride over the sand dunes. The tour company will pick you up in Dubai, in the 4 X 4 you will ride over the dunes in, and then drive you and your companions for about an hour out of the city. Once you reach the dune area, the tires of the 4 X 4 are deflated, and off you go!...

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  • Sheikh Zayed Road

    Dubai's version of downtown Manhattan, Sheikh Zayed road is a bustling commercial district lined with high rise skyscrapers. The World Trade Centre and the Emirates Tower Hotel shadow some of the other tall buildings on the highway. Ultra-modern towers of glass and steel that reflect Dubai's international and cosmopolitan outlook line both sides of...

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  • Dubai by Air

    Sightseeing tours of Dubai city by helicopter are offered by Aerogulf Services. Hatta Fort Hotel offers to ferry tourists from Dubai city to Hatta by helicopter. The trip takes tourists across the city and over the desert and the Hajar mountains. Experienced pilots with a valid licence can hire aircraft from Dubai Flying Club on an hourly rental...

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  • Bird-Watching

    The United Arab Emirates' varied landscape supports over 390 bird species, of which 330 are migrants from Siberia and Central Asia. The country's prime position on a migratory crossroads guarantees an amazing selection of birds, many not easily found anywhere in Europe or elsewhere in the Middle East. Customised bird-watching tours range from a day...

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  • Hatta

    Less than two hours' drive from Dubai city is the ancient fortressed village of Hatta, home of the Hatta Fort Hotel, Dubai's only mountain resort complex. The drive is as fascinating as the destination itself, taking the visitor through burnished sand dunes and mountains of varied colour. Tours cover the recently-renovated old fort and a trip...

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  • Majilis Gallery

    This old Arabian house has been transformed into an art gallery. It exhibits and sells work by local artists, plus a mix of traditional and modern pottery, furniture and glassware.Bastakiah area.

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  • Royal Waters Health Spa..

    Is that luxury or what!!!??? I've been there today to take some photos and WOW what a fabulous place!!! you feel relaxed just by listening to the soothing music and wander around the place!The Royal Waters includes a GYM, swimming pool and a spa... you can go there and spend a whole day in the gym and swimming pool for only AED 35 (almost $10).....

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  • Ride the Desert Dunes!

    There are several different desert tours available in Dubai. I took the Lama Tours to ride the sand dunes, it was AMAZING!!!

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  • Most travellers to United Arab...

    Most travellers to United Arab Emirates miss outside spots like Khorfakan due to lack of transportation. If you can rent a car then pay the location a visit as it is an excellent location for scuba diving and site seeing

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