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Dubai Holiday Packages
Dubai, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates, is located on the Arabian Peninsula, to the south-east of the Persian Gulf and along the northern coastling of the Emirate. Its borders are shared with Sharjah in the north-east, Abhu Dhabi in the south and the with the Sultanate of Oman in the south-east. The Persian Gulf lies on its west. Being located in the Arabian Desert, the only natural water inlet it has is the Dubai Creek which can accommodate large vessels. Its old culture, while occasionally overshadowed by the boom in economic development from the revenues of oil and gas industry, can be found by visiting places around the creek, which splits Dubai into two halves, Bur Dubai and Deira. Enter this mega city on the Dubai Holiday Package!
The tourists are taken to the enthralling sand dunes where desert hyacinths grow enroute to the extremely popular desert safari, a ‘must do’ experience described as `dune bashing’, that includes a lavish dinner in the desert with beatific belly dancing for entertainment. There’s plenty to keep families effervescent, as there are several beautiful parks including the famous Wild Wadi Water Theme Park, Wonderland Theme Park, Raffles Botanical Gardens and the Jumeirah Beach Park. Your eyes may quench their thirst by looking at its fascinating bridges including Al Makhtoum, Floating Bridge and Dubai Smile, along with enrapturing fountains, aquariums and dolphinariums. The Dubai Zoo is home to species of animals including lions, hyenas, chimpanzees, giraffes, deer, porcupines, pumas, bears, gorillas, wolves and tigers. It has a large marine life, with an overwhelming breed of fish including dolphins, whales, jellyfish and sharks. Ski enthusiasts find their destination in the heart of this desert city in the Mall of the Emirates! Scintillated on the Dubai Holiday Package!
The Dubai Creek consists of nouveau artificial islands and canals, overlooked by the Dubai Waterfront and is a quiet area with good viewing. Several museums, libraries, stadia, mosques adorn the city, including the Grand Mosque and Jumeirah Mosque, and also churches. The interesting places to view are the the Dubai Museum restored as the Al Fahidi Fort, Deira Clocktower, Fish Roundabout, Heritage Village, Creative Art Centre, Wind Tower House in Al Bastakiya, Burj Nagar, Bedouin [natives] village and exclusive archaeological sites. The family may indulge in the experience of a Children’s City, Global Village, Dubai Opera House and an Arabian Nights!. There are dhow cruises across the shining waters. In the historical district of Bur Dubai, you may travel by the ferries or `abras’ to Dubai’s souks and floating restaurants in the Creek. There are three beaches – Jumeirah, Woolongong and Jebel Ali for glorius sunbathing ,
Frequent travellers from India, Africa and Eastern Europe are drawn towards the Dubai Holiday Package as it has sprawling malls, which encompass an amazing range of local and elite international fashion brands. There are supermarkets, boutiques and department stores with fixed prices but also decent bargaining as there is an infinite variety of clothing including fabrics and Indian sarees, western garments, electronic items, children’s toy, luxury watches, photography, unique cards, food products, gold and diamond jewellery, chikan work, embroidery, along with internationally-reputed chains and luxury brand stores such as Harvey Nichols, Zara, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Nikon, Boots, Hallmark and Virgin Megastore. Dubai’s famous Gold Souk, a market at the mouth of the Dubai Creek, bedecked with an enormous variety of exquisitely crafted gold jewellery, crowned Dubai as the dazzling ‘city of gold’, which also has some outlets in other malls, and is also known as a `pearls’ hub. The Spice Souk is another historic market near the Gold Souk with high quality spices, which are commonly found in some of the other malls.
There are several restaurants, cafes and hotels in Dubai serving International cuisine to cater to the taste buds! Shawarma, Biryani, fast food outlets such as KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), McDonalds, TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday), Starbucks and Chillis, with Chinese and South Asian fare reigning popularity in the city. Grilled food and steaks are found aplenty, besides widespread ice cream parlours and bakeries selling sumptuous cakes and pastries. Alcohol is available in bars, clubs and restaurants in the hotels. Other restaurants include the Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant, Atmosphere at the Burj Khalifa, both being popular fine-dining restaurants, Al Fanar restaurant of the Emirates serving haute food, Kiku offering Japanese food and Shang Palace servicing Chinese food. Café Chic by Michelin star chef Michel Rostang is one of the best, serving French cuisine in Dubai. Manhattan Grill is another restaurant with authentic steaks, while Foccacia has traditional Italian fare. Al fresco dining is there to relish in the outdoors, with an English afternoon traditional tea, besides delicatessens. Indian restaurants are lined up to serve vegetarian fare and snacks such as samosas, idlis, dosas and vadas. Evergreen Pure Restaurants serve pure Indian vegetarian fare. Asha’s Restautant and reputed Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana and Options are very sought-out food joints.
A hot desert climate prevails in Dubai with the summers becoming extremely hot and unbearably humid, and the warm winters being a host to the unusual attraction of camel races, thereby including a visit to the paddocks!
On your return, revel in those everlasting memories of the Dubai Holiday Package!