Since beginning of my Dubai trip I got to hear about Desert Safari. Many people around advised to go for this on weekend. My first two weeks (& obviously weekends) went in settling down, digging down project details (naturally that was first priority!!) and getting used to schedule. And so first two weekends I spent in Hotel room settling down and solidifying the project scope, boundaries & documentation stuff.
Traditional Souk: Shun the designer boutiques and shiny shops for the traditional way to shop. Selling all sorts of goods, the myriad of souks will delight and entertain you even if you go home empty handed. The bustling atmosphere, eclectic goods and traditional way of doing business – including haggling – will make you feel like a local. Treat your other half to a keepsake for extra brownie points.
The desert safari deals drives in the desert and you can also have a short ride on the camel. The experience is undoubtedly a thrilling one. After the travelling in the desert, the safari would then take you to the Bedouin camp. Yet another experience worth remembering. There you will get to know how the Bedouin that is the early nomads lived in the deserts.
After enjoying the city trip on the first day of the trip, it is better to rejuvenate yourself in the comforts offered by a hotel in Qatar. Indulge yourself in the luxurious amenities and get rid of the tiredness of the day for visiting the camel track. It is an experience that you just cannot miss! There are also many Oryx farms in that region.
Travel light. Wear light clothes. Loose shirts and shorts are preferable. You should also wear slippers or sandals instead of closed shoes. Eat light as well. Avoid eating heavy meals and drinking much water. If you get into a bumpy ride with a full and heavy stomach, you may end up vomiting and dizzy.
Another way of looking at Dubai, is through the waterworks. Not only is it completely therapeutic but it also very romantic, especially if you are going for your honeymoon to Dubai. This is highly suggested to visitors to experience the Dubai creek, first hand. It is the very foundation from which Dubai grew into a popular port for trading. Even in today’s world some of the old shipping culture still remains. Even the visitors can view a relic of the past, some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses remain intact. The dinner cruise option is a favorite amongst the tourists.
Holidays in Dubai in the year 2010 are going to be even more adventures as the construction of the 80 storey luxury ever changing sky scrapper will be completed by then. It will be another main attraction of Dubai. There will be 80 apartments and each one of them will rotate individually on its central base column and it will be powered by wind turbines.