Dubai is a place that has been changing constantly in the past few years. Dubai is growing so rapidly that it is difficult to imagine the development that is taking place. Dubai which is the second largest of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates attracts millions of tourists from all over the world for a variety of reasons. Dubai is also known as the 'City of Gold' and visitors come here from all over the world to buy gold and gold jewelry here for the simple reason that the no-taxation policy and low duties makes it the only place in the world where you can get gold cheap. The Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual feature and millions of visitors come to Dubai every year to purchase a variety of items that are available at vastly discounted rates during the festival. The pristine beaches, the beautiful sea, the number of tourist places, and the holiday activities make Dubai an ideal holiday and tourist destination.
When visitors come to Dubai, they discover that they have a number of things to do in Dubai to keep them busy.
• Take a Dubai Desert Safari where you leave Dubai in the afternoon in a private 4x4 vehicle and are taken to the sand dunes of Dubai. You will enjoy the exciting ride which will take you up and down the dunes – up one moment and down the slope in another moment. At times you may feel your heart in your mouth! After you have had enough of this excitement, you will be taken to witness the beautiful desert sunset. You will next be taken to a camel farm where you can have fun riding a camel or enjoy sandboarding. Ladies will find girls who expertly apply henna on their hands and feet – the exquisite and intricate designs will leave you mesmerized. You can now enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner in an authentic Bedouin camp while you enjoy traditional belly dancing. You many also try your hand at the Arab shisha sitting under the starry desert skies. The next morning, get up to a glorious sunrise and after a hearty breakfast you are dropped off at your hotel in Dubai.
• Another of the things to do in Dubai is to take a half-day tour of Dubai and its surroundings and you will definitely find it interesting and informative. The tour will take you to all the historic sites of yester Dubai and you can also see today’s lifestyle of modern Dubai. The tour covers the Dubai 7 Star Hotel, the Jumeirah Mosque, the Jumeirah Beach, the Dubai Museum, the Al Bastakiya Quarter, and the Dubai Museum which is located in the Al Fahidi Fort. You will also be taken on a trip across the Dubai Creek by Water Taxi. A visit to Dubai Souks are also on the itinerary. You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide all along the tour.
• Are you willing to take a hot-air balloon early in the morning and soar up high in the skies? You wake up early in the morning and are picked up from your hotel and taken deep into the deserts of Dubai. The morning cool air is the right time for you to get into a balloon. See the beautiful sunrise as you glide above the clouds and have a look at Dubai from the skies.