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Things to do in Dubai this Weekend

July 2, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

Give meals to labourers via Reem Al Bawadi Reem Al Bawadi offers a succulent iftar buffet for Dhs130 per person. Each table has the card ‘Give a Little’ which adds Dhs20 to your final bill, if you decide to purchase. Dhs20 will cover the meals for labourers in UAE, delivered daily by Reem Al Bawadi. … Continue reading Things to do in Dubai this Weekend

Ramadan 2015: 5 Best Iftars in Dubai

June 29, 2015, 6:48 a.m.

From classic Arabian dishes to contemporary takes on Middle Eastern cuisine, the restaurants in Dubai are serving special Ramadan menus after the sun goes down. We round up the best 5 places to break your fast.

Dubai’s Night-time Activities

June 26, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

Dubai is not just sand, skyscrapers, culture, and fine food! When the sun sets, a myriad of activities emerge. From shop therapy to scuba, don’t miss out on these late-night events. Start off with a leisurely walk along JBR’s The Walk. Entrance is free. There are restaurants, retail shops, art exhibits, and the perfect night … Continue reading Dubai’s Night-time Activities

Daytime Dining in Dubai over Ramadan

June 22, 2015, 1 a.m.

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drinks during daylight hours. But if you are not fasting, here are top 5 restaurants that are open during daylight hours this year.

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Sports activities play a major role in Dubai these days. Especially with Dubai Sports City, it could even be responsible for hosting the Olympic Games one day. With Dubai’s supreme horse-racing tracks, golf courses and its long awaited Formula 1 autodrome*, it is surely a sportsman’s paradise city.

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There are plenty of activities, Dubai tours to get involved in. Whether you want to sit back and enjoy watching your favourite sport, or wish to participate in a thrilling activity for those exciting adrenaline rushes, Dubai has the answer!

Aerial Tours

Dubai by air is a spectacular sight that will be unforgettable. Helicopters and plane tours and even hot air balloon rides over the city will give you a birds-eye perspective to the wonder that is called 'Dubai'. Some trips take tourists across the city, and over the desert and the Hajar Mountains. Experienced pilots with a valid license can hire aircrafts from Dubai Flying Club on an hourly rental basis.

Contact: Amigos Balloons
Tel: +971 4 2899 295

Camel Racing

This traditional sport has been renewed with much enthusiasm in recent years. Informal desert tracks, and now quite a few official ones have been assigned for this purpose - a large ten kilometre track on the Al Ain road, about forty-five kilometres from Abu Dhabi city; at Al Ain itself, at Dubai and Umm Al Quwain.

Certain slender, finely formed breeds such as the white or golden 'Anafi' and the brown or black 'Boushari' are more suitable for racing. Training for camels commences at about six months of age and entrance for official races begins at about three years.

Camel races are usually held every Thursday, Friday, Sunday and occasionally on Monday mornings, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to observe local Emiratis in harmony with their surroundings. Camel racing season begins in October until April.

Contact: Dubai Camel Racecourse
Tel: +971 4 327 0000

Creek Tours

The Dubai Creek can be explored with the help of an organised creek tour. It is a great way to see new and old Dubai side by side whilst enjoying a peaceful and relaxed journey. Many of the tours are carried out by traditional wooden dhows or Abras (the traditional water taxi). They take you on a short journey across the waterway from the glass-and-steel office blocks of Bur Dubai to the old-world Souks of Deira, providing a fascinating glimpse of Dubai's trading heritage.

Contact: Creekside Leisure
Tel: +971 4 336 8406

Desert Safaris

Trips in groups to the desert, known as Desert Safaris, can be a great way to explore the outdoors and meet other people, as well as finding out a little bit more about the Arabic culture. Safaris generally last for half a day and can include an overnight stay in one of the Bedouin tents.

Activities available include:

  • Wadi-Driving - This is a popular pastime for both, residents and visitors as well! It involves discovering the Wadis or dry beds of streams that flow after winter rains from the Hajar mountains.
  • Dune driving - Driving in sand can be a thrilling experience by itself as it combines the excitement of a roller coaster ride with the challenge of remaining mobile on the shifting surface. Courses in sand driving are available during which four-wheel-drive vehicles are provided along with expert instructor.
  • Sand-Skiing - Those with a desire for speed, a head for heights and enthusiasm will enjoy this unusual sport, sand-skiing down the dunes of the Dubai desert.
  • Desert Feasts - Safaris are made more pleasurable by culminating into an evening with spectacular sunset views followed by a traditional Arab barbecue under the stars. You can even tailor your evening to your liking and preferences such as some great Arabic music, belly dancing, smoking hubble-bubble pipes and round it off often a display of falconry.

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Fishing

The Gulf is rich in marine life, and so fishing was once a mainstay of the local economy. Kingfish, jackfish, red snapper, rock cod (the popular Hamour on most Dubai menus), barracuda and other species are caught commercially and not for sport. Sailfish and bottom-feeding sharks are regularly caught by visiting fishermen on deep-sea fishing trips who hire fully-equipped boats with crew.

Contact: Go Fishing Tours
Tel: +971 4 342 4255

Golf Courses

Dubai is really golfers’ paradise. The Dubai Creek Golf &Yacht Club and the famous Emirates Golf Club are the venues of the European PGA tour. The Nad Al Sheeba Golf and Racing Club even offers night golf for the enthusiasts who want to beat the summer heat of Dubai!

Contact: Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: +971 4 366 3000

Horse Racing

The sport of kings has rapidly become Dubai's most popular spectacular event attracting crowds of more than 15,000. Race meetings are held weekly during the cooler months at one of the UAE's four race courses. Dubai Racing Club situated at the Naad Al Sheba is the city’s largest and most spectacular track and home to the Dubai World Cup - the sport's richest horse race.

Horse riding is part of the local tradition and is upheld today by several centres including the Dubai Equestrian Centre and Jebel Ali Hotel Riding Stables. Horse rides through the desert are organized regularly and Dubai also has a riding association for the disabled.

The Double Decker Bus

Straight from the streets of London to the highways and roads of Dubai, these vintage double-decker buses with high visual appeal, provide fun for everyone whatever the occasion. With lots of unique activities for all ages, Dubai's only red double-decker buses provide an exclusive party venue, eye-catching promotional media, or just a fun way to add interest to a corporate or public event.

Contact: Big Bus Company
Tel: +971 4 340 7709

 

More Dubai tours & activities and contact details

Archery:            

Hatta Fort Hotel
Tel: +971 4 852 3211

Jebel Ali Shooting Club
Tel: +971 4 883 6555

Beach Resorts:

Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa Club
Tel: +971 4 814 5555, +971 4 814 5800

Le Meredian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 399 3333

Cruising:

Bateaux Dubai
Tel: +971 4 315 4777

El Mundo ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 50 551 7406

Club Mina, Le Meredian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 399 3333

Diving:

Deep Blue Sea Diving Centre
Tel: +971 55 551 5006, +971 4 430 8246

Fishing:

Go Fishing Tours
Tel: +971 4 380 1234

Flying:        

Aerogulf Services
Tel: +971 4 220 0331, +971 4 232 5255

Eastern Skyjets
Tel: +971 4 299 5811

Emirates Aviation Services - Flying School ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 299 5155, +971 4 299 5162

Fujairah Aviation Academy ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 9 2224747

Umm Al QuwainAeroclub
Tel: +971 6 768 1447

Hot Air Ballooning:

Amigos Balloons
Tel: +971 4 289 9295

Balloon Adventures Dubai
Tel: +971 4 285 4949

Voyagers Extreme Dune Centre, Satwa
Tel: +971 4 345 4504

Karting:

Dubai Autodrome ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 367 8700

Jebel Ali Go Karting

Mini Golf:

Hatta Fort Hotel
Tel: +971 4 852 3211

Hyatt Golf Park
Tel: +971 4 209 6741

Paintballing:

Paintball Dubai ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 324 4755

Paragliding:

Micro Aviation Club ( Visit Site )
Tel: + 971 55 843 5254, + 971 50 145 7097

Polo:

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 361 8111

Shooting:

Hatta Fort Hotel
Tel: +971 4 852 3211

Jebel Ali Shooting Club
Tel: +971 4 883 6555

Skydiving:

Skydive Dubai ( Visit Page )
Tel: +971 50 154 2992

Water Parks:

Wild Wadi ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 3484 444

Wonderland
Tel: +971 4 324 1222

Dreamland Aqua Park ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 6 768 1888

Water Sports:

Dubai Offshore Sailing Club ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 394 1669

Dubai Water Sports ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 4 399 9005

Dusail ( Visit Site )
Tel: +971 50 5517280

 
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