For thousands of years, before the advent of the oil boom, fishing and pearl diving was the mainstay of the Dubai economy. Pearl divers would board a traditional dhow for up to three months at a time, in the hope to uncovering pearls – a job easier said than done! In a bid to bring the Dubai pearl history alive and honour the divers, his highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum organizes the traditional dhow race every year.
When the racing contest started in 1991 at the small-uninhabited island of Sur Bu Na’air, only 53 dhows – each 43 feet long featured in the competition. Today the race has expanded to around 60 feet long 100 traditional boats braved by more than 3,000 participants sailing the waters of the Gulf. Continue reading
If you are a seafood fanatic that is constantly on a lookout for something new to try, then look no further! The Chilli Crab Festival, a three-day gastronomic spectacle is back at Madinat Jumeirah after five successful years. Celebrate the earth’s most prized crustaceans Continue reading
On April 11th and 12th, 2014, the beaches of Dubai will witness an enthralling sporting extravaganza as international teams battle it out for the most respected title in beach polo. Continue reading
Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the first and largest popular culture festival in the region is returning for its third edition on the 3rd – 5th April 2014 at one of the biggest exhibition venues in the region, Dubai World Trade Centre. Continue reading
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Dubai and opulence are synonymous. Extravagant architectures, lavish residences, man-made islands – you name it and Dubai has it ready in a jiffy. Now the emirate is on its way to capture the multi-million dollar glamour economy, which until now was within the sole reach of European, American and Japanese markets. Continue reading
Newer ways are being introduced to enjoy Dubai’s attractions in a convenient and more comfortable way. This time Dubai-based Flybike have come forth with motorcycle rides and tricycles to zip past the emirate’s vantage points! Continue reading
These are times when regular active lifestyle, exercise and fitness are crucial for well being of people of all ages. Most Dubaities, due to work requirements, have adopted a relatively sedentary lifestyle that is not active enough to provide any health benefits. In fact, it is the main culprit behind epidemic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and coronary heart ailments. Aware of this burgeoning problem, the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has decided to target 45% of its residents to embrace an active lifestyle by 2015. Continue reading
Emirates Classic Car Festival is just the place where you should be, if you show fascination in classic cars, believing they can never be downgraded to the lowly status. Experience the enthralling world of vintage automobiles at Emirates Classic Car Festival, which is Middle East’s foremost showcase of classic cars. Continue reading
Dubaities love for creative thinking has resulted in the 23-day Dubai Food Festival where food connoisseurs are introduced to a platter of splendid international cuisines derived from a staggering of 200 nationalities. Continue reading
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is ready for big stage again on 24th January, 2014 when competitive runners from around the world gather for the daunting yet beautiful run through Dubai. Continue reading