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Dhow Wharfage

The Dubai Dhow Wharfage area is fabulous and offers sightseeing with a real sense of adventure. Steeped in history and stretching gloriously along the Creek bank, north of Maktoum Bridge are countless creaking wooden dhows, moored in time-honored tradition to load and unload their diverse cargoes from all over the region. 


Bursting with colour, activity and character, the Dhow Wharfage area is home to a way of life that has remained intact since Dubai’s earliest days. Deira set along the creek is a testament to Dubai’s lively past. Rich in culture and heritage, this is one place you must visit to get a feel of its vibrant authenticity. Hang around long enough and you might be invited to hop on board for a chat and a cup of tea.

Location: Starting from Baniyas Road and running up to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

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Mushrif Park

Located 15 kms away from the city centre of Dubai lies this oldest park in Dubai. Mushriff Park was opened in 1980’s but went through a major makeover and is now one of the most visited park in Dubai. Invoke in some activities like swimming, horse riding, kids playing area, cycling etc. There is also a space for events and also a display of miniature architecture of the continents. The desert like park is around 1300 acres and is the most favorite spot for the people living in Al Khanweej, Mirdiff and Al Mizhar.

Highlights: The Mushriff Park is just 5 minutes’ drive away from the desert camp and so it is an ideal place for a long night stay.

Timing: Opens from 8:00 AM – 10 PM.

Price: 3 AED per person, 10 AED per car. Entry is free for kids below 2 years and for the physically challenged.
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Desert Conservation Reserve

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is an initiative by the Dubai Government that allows you to spend a good amount of time camping at the deserts of Dubai (over 9 in number) and dine in the company of night stars which are primarily organized to experience a Bedouin lifestyle. Over here, you can experience falcon shows, camel rides and several other activities that will get you to the true essence of Dubai.


Location: The office is located on the Airport road and they will take you to the desert where you can participate in a variety of activities. 

Highlights: This reserve provides an array of activities such as Falconry, Archery, Horse Riding, Dune Driving, Camping, Hookah. 

Approximate Price: A 5-hour tour will cost you around 150 AED per head.  

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Hatta Heritage Village

Located in the Al Hajar Mountains, on the outskirts of Dubai city, the Hatta Heritage Village shows the traveler the beautiful traditional life in Dubai. You will get to observe the strong attachment of the people who hail from this old town, people whose ancestors were farmers and handicraft men. The other significance also lies in the houses that you will see here, which were built from mountain rocks in the old year. There are over 17 houses, 2 castles and even a fortress here that you can revel in. You can explore the sculptures here as well and enjoy the folklore, the songs and the performances that grace the village every night.


Timings: Can visit the place from Saturday to Thursday

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Dubai Village

Bur Dubai Village, also known as the Dubai Heritage Village is located near the mouth of Dubai Creek that takes tourist back in time through a series of heritage villages complete with recreated architecture and local artisans. For patrons, the village is a great place to find unique handmade items to take home as souvenirs or gifts. 

Highlights: The vicinity offers many places to stroll around like Pottery shopping, visit traditional markets and enjoy live performances of Arabian folklore such as Raza, Ayyala, and Harbeya 

Timings: It is opened every day from 08:00 to 20: 00, however on Fridays many shops will be closed as the operational hours are 15:00 to 22:00. 

Getting There: You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba bus and train station nearby. 

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Guru Nanak Darbar

Guru Nanak Darbar is built in the demand from the Sikh community for a dedicated place of worship. The Gurudwara is believed to be the first of its kind in the entire region. It has a dedicated floor for a community feasts for about 5,000 people at a time and a huge hall for devotional songs. The main prayer hall of the new Gurudwara has a 7.2-metre high ceiling and 18-metre diameter dome roof. The function hall can accommodate up to 900 people. 

Location: It is located in Jebel Ali which is around 35 km from Dubai center. Taxi is the best mode of transportation to reach the temple. The closest metro station is Ibn Batuta. 

Timings: It is opened daily from 4:30 AM to 9 :30 PM

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SEGA Republic

Stationed within the Dubai Mall, the 76,000 square foot, a fun-for-all-ages indoor theme park of SEGA Republic is loaded with more than 15 attractions. See your desired games and characters brought to life with state-of-the-art simulators and experiences that boast high-tech entertainment. As part of the world's largest shopping and entertainment space, SEGA Republic portrays cutting-edge technology to games and attractions. Your favorite SEGA characters, like nemesis Robotnik and Sonic the Hedgehog, play their part as you jump on thrilling rides that get your pulse racing at breakneck speeds.



Timings: Opens daily from 10 AM to 1 AM

Price: Approximate price starts from 170 AED
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Burj Beach

With the panoramic view of the Burj al Arab in the milieu, the Burj Beach is another famous beach having a huge sandy stretch. With a number of volleyball nets and large open area for playing various sports, the beach is very popular amidst sports lovers. So pack your bags and have a relaxing day at the beach with a beautiful setting. The access to the beach is not chargeable.


Highlights: There are volleyball nets and barbecues on the beach. There is also a water sports club which offers water skiing, wake boarding, banana boating and other activities.  

What You Should Know More About UAE

  • About the destination

    UAE is a cusp of tradition and cosmopolitan culture. The laws and regulations in UAE are strict and different than western countries. Before travelling to UAE, you must get to know all the regulations, do’s and don’ts in this country, else it could land you in trouble. Women must adhere to clothing conventions when in public places in UAE, and so should men. With many places to see, skylines, shopping centers, and places of sightseeing, UAE has become one of the global shopping and tourist destinations over more than a decade. There are many tourists’ places to see in UAE and things to do, as long as you respect the laws and adhere to the rules all the time.

    You can enjoy the opulence of cities in UAE, especially, Dubai. Known for its resort hotels, urban and hi-tech architecture, and iconic buildings UAE has attracted tourists from all over the world. You can also visit Abu Dhabi for having many buildings, mosque, and sightseeing landmarks. You can take desert safaris and go on many other outdoor activities in different places in UAE. Most of the tourist places in Dubai are for outdoor activities and shopping. You can visit the best of restaurants, resorts, and get to shop for souvenirs and other items.


  • Travel advice

    • Get to know all the rules and laws of UAE before travelling as doing something against the law out of ignorance could lead to heavy penalties.

    • There are many tips that solo women travelers in Dubai can follow. You can always wear a ring even if you are not wedded, as it keeps stalkers at bay.

    • When travelling with a male company always introduces yourself as married.

    • Dress conservatively and do not wear reveling clothes when travelling anywhere except beaches.

    • Ask a woman for directions first before you ask a man.

    • When in queues women have a better advantage of being served first than men.

    • It is good to tip at the restaurants, though this is not a compulsion.

    • Women don’t have to be fully covered or wear burkha. You can wear casual, western clothes that are not tight or revealing.

    • Always travel with health and travel insurance in place.

    • Ask for permission before taking pictures.

    • Keep your passport and other important travel documents safe.

    • Use the right hand to greet someone, give or receive any item.

    • Do not take photographs of official buildings, as this is strictly prohibited.

    • You cannot display PDA’s in public places. Even kissing your wife or girlfriend will be resented and dealt with seriously.

    • Never litter in any of the places, as it is strictly against the law.

    • When asking for directions, never ask directions to a lady who is with her husband.

  • Drinking law

    The legal age for drinking in UAE is 21 years or above. You must not get drunk on the streets or public places. Only ask for drinks in licensed pubs and restaurants that serve alcohol.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Beaches and shopping

    You can visit the Dibba and Khor Kalba and go kayaking amidst the mangroves. You can also take boat riding trips, and go crab hunting at the beaches at Umm-al Quwain. There are beaches at Dubai, and Abu Dhabi as well that provide clear waters, white sandy beaches, and luxury resorts and hotels to stay. You can visit the Jumeirah Beach Park and enjoy kite surfing at the kite beach. At these beaches you cannot go topless, but wear bikinis only on these beaches.

    Souks are famous in Dubai. You can go souk shopping for buying gold jewelry, spices, clothes, and other items that are precious and semi precious at a bargained price at these markets. If you are not up for shopping, you can also take a stroll across the streets of the markets and take photographs for your travelogue. Dubai is also famous for its nightlife.


    Forts, buildings, race courses

    Dubai has one of the most iconic buildings like the Burj Khalifa. It is known to be one of the world’s tallest buildings. You can also enjoy horse racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club or the Dubai world club. You can either play golf at the golf courses or view the golf tournaments at these golf courses. The Bastakiya near the Dubai creek has the most wonderful cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. There are many forts and buildings that are spread across Dubai and nearby places for sightseeing.


    Desert driving and cruise

    You can take a camel safari, or drive in the deserts and get some sun. If you do not want to drive by yourself you can also view the dunes by hot air balloon and by air. You can take the dhow cruise and go deep sea fishing in the Dubai creek. You can also take yatch trips in this area. There are many places to see and things to do in Dubai.


  • What you will like there?

    Sightseeing and shopping

    UAE has been a global hub for shopping, having a good time, spending time in the nightclubs and bars, and getting the most of architecture and swish buildings. There are many places that are iconic for sightseeing. You can take a taxi to book private tours with family to visit historical forts, monuments, and take a cruise on the clear waters of Dubai.


    Outdoor activities

    You can also visit Dubai for skiing, spending real time with penguins in the snow by visiting the ski Dubai resort. It offers a variety of outdoor activities under trained experts. You can also eat and shop at the restaurant available in the resort. You can play ice hockey at the Dubai’s ice rink. If you love bird watching, you can visit the Ras Al Khor wild life sanctuary. Enjoy the lush green scenery at the Safa park, landscape gardens and sandy beaches at the Al Mamzar Park, and other water fun at the theme park, Atlantic Palm Jumeirah. You have options for water sports like kayaking, sailing, and boating at a few places in Dubai.


    Shopping and music festivals

    You can attend the music festivals that happen frequently in Dubai, and also go on long shopping sprees. Dubai is a place where shopping, recreation, and historic tours take a front seat.


  • Recommended reads for destination

    Website

    UAE Interact

    Forum

    Makemytrip Travel Forum

    Books

    Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet and Jenny Walker.


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