Dubai is a destination with experiences beyond expectations. Whatever you desire, you get it in Dubai – right from extravagant shopping, irresistible multinational cuisine, outlandish attractions and sights, ultra modern landscapes and a great lifestyle. Dubai has so much to offer that it can be quite a challenge on deciding what to see and do during your vacation. However, Dubai also has a contrasting, simple yet exciting side to it which is far sober and toned down, and quite the opposite of the glamour Dubai portrays – a warm, friendly and closer to culture feelings that the locals provide are a treat to experience.
1. Gear up for a Dubai Desert SafariIt goes without saying that a visit to the desert is a must do when you are in Dubai. Dubai was known as a desert land before it propelled into the global scene with its high class transformation. Dubai is very much a desert city even now and provides as a great escape from the bustling city life. Head for a desert safari, an experience out of this world and quite different to the notion many travellers have about deserts. A Desert Safari in Dubai gives you a clear idea that deserts can be fun too. Ride in a 4×4 vehicle into the middle of the desert surrounded by golden sand dunes where you can try on some exciting adventure sports like dune bashing, quad biking and sand boarding or simply enjoy a camel ride or watch a falconry session. Extend your day into the evening where you can watch a mesmerising sunset in the desert and later on enjoy some Arabian barbequed cuisine, bubbly shishas and traditional entertainment in an authentic Bedouin styled camp site.
2. Enjoy an Abra cruise on Dubai CreekDubai has two contrasting faces, one of extremes and glamour, the other is the down to earth and authentically Arabic and the best way to get a glimpse of these worlds is on the Dubai Creek which divides Dubai into its diverse portions. Experience Dubai from a distinct outlook on an abra cruise on the Dubai Creek. An abra which is a traditional wooden boat is also a popular mode of transport in Dubai for many residents as it is also the fastest and cheapest way to cross the creek. A ride on the abra offers scenic vistas of startling contrasts in the cheapest convenient way possible and provides you with an inexpensive yet memorable experience.
3. Get a traditional shopping experience at Dubai SouksTake a detour in your vacation to the old Souks of Dubai and get the authentic shopping experience from the locals. The absence of stylish interiors and luxury brand names, brimming with eclectic variety of goods amid buzzing atmosphere, the traditional Arab markets of Dubai is a sight to experience. There are a myriad of Souks scattered around the banks of the creek and most popular among them are the Gold Souks, Spice Souks, Textile Souks and Perfume Souks. Wander around the alleys of these Souks and witness the traditional way of trading, a remarkable variety of displays of jewels and handicrafts, the tantalizing aromas of the spices and perfumes and the delight of getting all these for exceptionally reasonable prices. Cache level 3 and Early learning centres