DUBAI CITY HOLIDAYS
Deep within the heart of the Middle East lays perhaps one of the worlds most exhilarating cities. For all its culture, diversity and charm, Dubai has found itself at the forefront of dream holiday destinations and you don’t have too look far to see why.
This city has blossomed from its humble beginnings of a small fishing village into one of the world’s most glamorous cities. This mini-Manhattan combines world class hotels, shopping plazas and white sands for the ultimate in city breaks. Enjoy the cultural side of Dubai with visits to the Grand mosque or the Dubai museum. Shoppers can delight in the glistening malls and shopping centres while those seeking a more traditional experience should head to the Souk markets.
Dubai creek runs through the heart of Dubai City, and is a central point for the city, why not take a water taxi dow to the old port, or continue along the river until you arrive at the shallow waters of the wildlife sanctuary.
Horse Racing is a hugeley supported sport amongst this vibrant city, drawing global crowds it has become a must in the racing calendar, competing at the Ned al Sheba arabian thoroughbreds can be seen performing to their best or maybe take in the annual Emirates cup a cross desert 130km race through the surrounding sands.
Dubai Mall Waterfall Dubai now famous for its extravagance is home to the Dubai Mall, with it's newly opened waterfall in 2009 it has become an attraction in itself.
Jumeriah Beach means "Beautiful Beach", and is known for its beach front luxury hotels and and it's luxurious private houses. A must for the beach lovers with plenty to entertain.
Bastakia Quarter Amongst the towering splendour sits a a heritgae site of old Dubai, created in the 18th century by traders enjoying the relaxed taxes and named after a town is southern Iran, Bastakia shows Dubai has history amongst the modern city, the market set amongst the narrow streets is a popular retreat with tourists, with plenty of museums and quiet cafes, this is a getaway in itself.
Burj Khalifa The tallest Building in the world opened in 2010 soars above the Dubai Skyline and is a very prominent fixture and attraction with visitors, at over 828metres tall it provides commandig views over the Dubai Area.
Desert Jeep Safari With its splendid dunes the surrounding desert is perfect for dune bashing, why not indulge in an exciting safari, sliding down the banks of dunes before relaxing with a Barbeque, under the setting sun.
Gold & Spice Markets Known as a "souk", Dubai offers a vibrant shopping experience in these souks the most famous being the Gold souk, with a huge collection on offer, this souk has supplied gold shoppers with a selection of jewellery over the years. Conveniently the spice souk runs adjacent to this gold souk, and is well worth a look with the vibrant colours and smells.
Shopping Malls Part of the Dubai explosion has been to cater for not only the local residence but for the visiting Tourists and business travellers, the malls in Dubai are not only a shopping attraction but have included many sightseeing and activities to their experience including an indoor ski centre and cascading waterfalls.
World Class Dining As you would expect with a destination such as Dubai, some of the worlds top chefs and restaraunt's have taken hold in the city and offer fine dining in this exciting city, if you would like splendour, then this is the place for you.
Champagne Brunch If your stay falls on the friday, then you can experience the indulgence of the champagne brunch, hosted around the city in various resorts, hotels and bars will offer flowing champagne accompanied with unlimited buffets to satisfy all. A sight truly to behold.
Waterparks There are a number of Waterparks in Dubai; as you would expect with a warm climate location. Amongst the main attractions are Wild wadi, which sits below the Burj al Arab, Aquaventure is another of the popular parks with water slides a plenty.
Indoor Skiing Ski Dubai is located with the Dubai Emirates mall and features chairlifts and a 400 metre slope, naming it as the third largest indoor slope in the world. The centre boasts toboggan run in the snow park, along with restaraunt and teaching facilities. You dont need to pack your winter clothing as Ski Dubai can supply this for you for selected activities.
Health Spa's Are a plenty in the sity of indulgence, Dubai offers an assortment of treatments in its many spa locations, for you to relax and enjoy on your holiday visit.
Golfing As you may have seen Dubai now features on the PGA tour and has it's own named competition which draws some of the top names in Golf, amongst the selection of courses are a Nick Faldo designed course at the Emirates Golf club, and the Creek course located and the Dubai Creek and Yacht club.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding with Dubai's success it has drawn workers and visitors from many cultures and backgrounds, the SMCCU is a non for profit organisation set up to increase awareness between the many cultures now living in and around Dubai. The centre draws visitors that wish to sample local culutre including breakfast's, and lunches. Tours of the local Bastakiya and it's mosque are one of the many on offer.