Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the most exciting spots of the Emirates for the visitor. What a place! These cities have undergone such an amazing development within short time. Dubai became a stunning metropole from a small pearl-diving station, while Abu Dhabi - called also Manhattan of the Gulf - is combining with big amount of elegance the local heritage and the arts of modern houte hospitality. Several natural attractions, cultural and historical heritages and lots of fun. Please see here the finest things to do and tailor your fabolous trip to the Emirates.
Your Escape to the Emirates
The capital of the Middle East
The best way to start your stay in Dubai, to feel the rythmn and take over the beat. Make a grandious sight seeing day with comfortable private driver and guide, who will show you the beautiful and various sites of the city. Worthy to touch the famous buildings, like the Burj Kalifa, the highest building on the Earth and Burj Al Arab as the most exquisite hotel of the world. See the game of light, color and water at The Dubai Fontain, which is also a world´s uniqe attraction and numbers of superlatives. The Dubai Downtown has also many other interesting things to see and do. Hopp on the Downtown trolley with old world charme and get around between the huge Dubai Mall, the Old Town Palace and Burj Kalifa.
Take another round to the Jumeira Palm into the world of entertaining, to the breathaking building of the Atlantis - accommodating hotel, shops, the Aquarium and Aquaventure aquapark. After leaving the palm, is worthy to enjoy some time in the Dubai Marina, which is the largest (again) of the world - on the backside of the Jumeira Beach Residence. Take a walk on the prominade and enjoy life!
The great truth is, that this small downtown tirp was just a piece of Dubai´s offer. This approx. 4000 sqkm metropole has everything else, what human creativity can achieve - camel race court, horse race course, autodrom, zoo, golf courts, ski slopes, tropical beaches, desert and underwater world. The oldest building must be the Dubai Museum - residing in the Al Fahidi Fort and presenting the traditional values in Dubai.
TREASURES OF THE DESERT
To the "operation Arabia" belongs the desert experience. Adventure enthusiasts will love the quad biking, buggy ride or desert safari. Driving through the dunes to the desert camp and have a refreshing dring under the sun. Did you know, that the sand is also great for boarding and skiing?
If you like to stay longer in the desert, you can plan overnight stay in one of the traditional elegant camps and enjoy falconry experience, wildlife safari and beduin breakfast.
THE WORLD ISLANDS FROM BIRD´S EYE VIEW
See Dubai´s world famous buildings, islands, parks and souks from the sky. Great helicopter, seaplane or hot baloon tours showing your around the city, from the palm to Jumaira coastline and the Worlds Islands. The speed and the lentht is up to you.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Luxury boutique hotel
Chic Downtown hotel with 156 room - the cool understatement. Modern style meets Arabian charme just few steps to the monumetal Dubai Mall. The Rooms are light, comfortable and sleek. Good value for money. You will love it!
5 Star Hotel
Glamorous landmark of Dubai Marina with its double tower, located just minutes from the beach, golf clubs, malls, Dubai Internet City, Media City and more. Short or long stay, leisure or business, the rooms and suites with luxury amenities offer best place to stay.
5 Star Hotel
Rising over the Dubai skyline - modern, spacious hotel in the heart of Dubai’s
Festival City with countless shopping and entertainment features – with amazing views of the skyscapers. Perfect also for short stay or stop over. Foodies will be spoiled by Italian Michelin starred chef at Mezzaluna. Large pool, spa and sun deck, great rooms.
Experience the ultimative desert experience in the first desert retreat of the Emirates. Standalone tents with Arabian antiques, oriental carpets and private plunge pool. Exactly how you imagine the romantic luxury desert.
5 Star Beach Hotel
If it´s enough from high riser view, then the Palm Jumeirah is a great place to enjoy the ultimative beaches, ocean view and all features of a beach hotel. Several luxury facilities, large gastronomic offer and ultra comfortable, elegant rooms,
5 Star Hotel
Strategical location between the Jumeirah Palm and Deira district on the gold beaches of Jumeirah. Four Seasons promises beach, spa, facilities, gastronomy and room comfort on the highest niveau.
5 Star Desert Resort
Unique location in the largest uninterrupted sand desert, The Empty Quarter. The magnificent oasis appears behind the sand dunes like a mirage in the desert. Sophistication, understatement and elegance are the words which describe this unforgettable place. Beside of several exciting activities you can enjoy here the total relaxation in your Arabian style villa with 5 star amenities, plunge pool and personal butler.
5 Star Hotel
The waterfront hotel is locates in Al Maryah Island on the prestigious Abu Dhabi Global Market Square directly connected to The Galleria, luxury shopping destination and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Rosewood Abu Dhabi features luxurious rooms and suites offering dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline. American designer made wow effects in the common areas and rooms. Luxurious hotel and good value for money.
5 Star Beach Resort
Excellent beach hotel on the heavenly beaches of Saadiyat Island. With Sheikh Khalifa Bridge connected to the main island, Saadiyat is not only the beach island but a cultural epicenter that will eventually be home to the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Performing Arts Center. On the mainland, the capital exudes a rare mix of tradition and modernity, pulsating with cosmopolitan energy at the same time it offers rare insight into the past through myriad heritage sights.
Only few hours flight time is between you and the paradise. Your over-water villa with its hammock is awaiting you and the big blue.
Don´t stop yet to explore the secrets of Arabia. Taste the sparkling city life of Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
The home of the fabulous white sugar beaches and sophisticated spa services. You can expect here the deep relaxation.
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Spice and gold souk
Let start with the small big things. Dubai is certainly one of the best spots of the world for shopping. Plan for yourself enjoyable time on te souqs. You will find all treasures of the Magic Arabia. Carpets, spices, gold, parfume. At Deira´s souqs you can buy your arabic equipment for home, like sheesha pipe, henna kit or belly dancing dresses. Dont leave out the gold souq, the place for all shiny things.
After the miracle of the old orient you will be probably delighted to jump into western style shopping. Dubai´s malls are definitely the place to be for all shopaholics. Visit the busy Deira Mall or the largest one, the Dubai Mall with 1200 shops. Ladies, dont leave the city without an authentic smokey eyes set. If you plan your trip around January - you can enjoy the largest shopping and entertainment event of the Middle East - The Dubai Shopping Festival.
Dubai has a lively nightlife. Hotel bars range from sophisticated cocktail lounges to typically informal British and Irish pubs and Western-style lounges. Most of them serve food and many feature pianists, guitarists, duos and bands nightly. After-dinner travelers can enjoy the latest sounds in a number of hotel nightclubs, each with its own ambience
Dubai offers a multitude of dining options and among these, we suggest few restaurants with a special touch for us such as Armani Amal, luxury restaurant with great Indian food, gourmet cousine key, without having to worry about the day after with curry effects: the location is great, the service impeccable; Tong Thai, wonderful restaurant on the fourth floor at JW Marriot Marquis Hotel, with the particular pad thai and chicken curry with coconut: the location is elegant e really worthy of a dinner; The Blue Jade, located at Ritz hotel, contemporary Asian-styled with very a great service. Incredible salmon sashimi, uramaki salmon and avocado by applause and the prawns dim sum are sensational! Ritz Carlton never disappoints; the Yalumba, very nice place for a brunch! The choice ranges from all European cuisines to the Middle Eastern and Oriental; even the French pastries! Asado’s is for argentinian grilled meats lovers, with stunning view, from which you can appreciate the show of the waters and also the Argentine tango with dancers between the tables; and also at the Conrad Hotel, we suggest the Ballarò, excellent Italian restaurant, with a very interesting selection of wines. Lounge bars in Dubai , offer an incredible show of lights: The Neos, very trendy bar on the 63rd floor in front of the Burj Khalifa, that is a great location for a cocktail, with soft lighting, minimal-chic décor and a marvelous night scenery through the large windows; how not to go to the Skybar at Burj Al Arab, with a superb view! Expensive? Yes, but so worthy to enjoy it; even the Uptown Bar, exclusive rooftop terrace overlooking the Burj al Arab; swing by for a drink after dinner and see Dubai from above. It’s an experience not to be missed for a picture!
MUST SEE & DO
The modern heritage
The capital of the Emirates used to be called as Manhattan of the Gulf, but Venice of the Gulf would be fair as well. Because Abu Dhabi is situated on a small peninsula surrounded by a cluster of islands. Practically became a world city from a small village whitin 40 years and has extensive plans for the next 20 years. Experience the combination of international influences and a strong commitment to local heritage has created an intriguing mix of new and old. Abu Dhabi is conservative and forwarded at the same time. If you are a western traveler, you have to give more attention of the local rules as in Dubai. The island city has great features to experience something new and exciting. You will sleep in excellent hotels and being spoiled by warm hospitality.
On your sight seeing you will stop at the famous Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the 6th largest mosque in the world. Also Abu Dhabi´s built parks are special. Many parks are in the city but one of the most interesting is the Park Khalife with its own aquarium, museum, train, play parks and formal gardens.
You will love to walk on the Corniche, Abu Dhabi's spectacular waterfront stretches with a walkway for the entire length, and certain stretches have sandy beaches. There are also many activities like go-cart riding, playgrounds and even stages for shows. All this against a backdrop of the impressive towers of downtown Abu Dhabi. Come in the evening and you feel as if the whole of Abu Dhabi have come here for their evening walk.
Visit Yas Island in the sign of horsepower and entertaining – attractions of superlatives and great fun for families, but not only. This particular island accommodates Ferrari´s worlds first theme park, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – with Test driving, world´s fastest roller coaster, go-cart court, Italian style restaurants and lots more. Just right in the neigborhood of the Ferrari is the Yas Marina Circuit, which is one of the world´s most forwarded Formula One circuit. On the other side of Ferrari is the Yas Waterworld – offering great fun for young and old.
Abu Dhabi is also great destination for other leisure activities with elegant beach clubs, art galleries and gastronomic highlights.
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