May 232010
 

Dubai Holidays – A Wonderful Experience

Dubai holidays offer an insight into the contradictory fantasy land. Dubai is on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf , Dubai is moving from oil to tourism with an eye firmly on its long term future.

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Hotel

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Hotel

Dubai offers a real Arabian holidays experience along side some of the world’s greatest resorts and hotels and the world’s most astounding building projects. It’s not all just sea and desert. Life in Dubai revolves around the Dubai Creek, which runs through the centre of Dubai. Dubai is divided into Diera on the north side of the Creek and Bur Dubai to the south, the Dubai business districts. Tunnels and bridges connect the two, but mosques, markets, and hotels abound on both sides.

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Al Mahara Restaurant

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Al Mahara Restaurant

In the old Bastakiya district wind towers remain from pre-electricity, when they acted as mechanical air conditioners for the houses below. The Souks on both sides of the creek are great for both shopping and sight seeing. A few ancient narrow alleyways have survived on the Deira side and it’s in these lanes that the atmosphere of the spice souk can be savoured. A Dubai city holiday allows you to experience the fascinating Dubai of new and old.

Cheap Holidays in Dubai – So Many Attractions

Horse riding has become synonymous with Dubai – both for people wanting to ride and people wanting to watch horse racing, including the sport’s richest event, the Dubai World Cup. Nad Al Sheba is the largest racecourse in Dubai. It’s at Nad Al Sheba that the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup is held. Along with the Dubai World Cup there are a further five thoroughbred group races and a group one for purebred Arabians, ensuring the day of the Dubai World Cup is one of the most significant in global thoroughbred horseracing.

Dubai has beaches and fine ones too. Dubai’s main beaches run along Jumeira Road. A Jumeira beach holidays offer soft white sand with shallow warm Arabian Gulf water lapping upon them. There are swanky hotel beaches with bars and other facilities – anyone can use them, but there’s usually a small fee.

There are also lots of jewellery shops in Dubai, which is no surprise because the covered gold souk in Deira is a world famous gold market. Whatever you need made of gold, from 22 carat Indian elephants to delicate18 carat car parts you can find it here or if you can’t, arrange too have it made for you.

Dubai Holidays – A World of Luxury

Some of the world’s most luxurious resort and hotels have risen from the Dubai desert or shoreline. Holidays to Dubai shoreline are a good trip outside the city where you can see the magnificence of a desert at first hand. The Burj Al Arab hotel is among the more notable – you do not see many resorts and hotels the shape of a ship’s sail. Not only that, it’s currently the tallest hotel in the world into the bargain. Dubai is justifiably now identified with this giant and gigantically luxurious resort and hotel, which was built on its own man made island – a cheeky technique now synonymous with Dubai.

Atlantis the Palm Ariel View

Atlantis the Palm Ariel View

You can discover Dubai Creek courtesy of the comfort of the local dhows and abras, where an abra is a traditional boat unique to Dubai. It’s made from wood and used specifically to transfer people on Dubai creek. The journey from Deira to the other side of the Dubai Creek takes about ten minutes. Abras used to be the main way of transport between the two sides before the bridges and the tunnel were built. Those were the days.

Dubai is just across the Gulf from Iran, but you knew that didn’t you? The supply of Persian carpets is considered one of the best outside of Iran. The Blue Souk in Dubai is famous throughout the UAE for its carpet shops as well as gold shops. You can also buy a handy camel at the world’s largest camel souk as well. Be sure to check the mileage, and make sure it’s got a full ‘main dealer’ service record. Seriously though, check it’s been wormed and remember camels live for up to 50 years. A camel is for life, not just for Christmas… Fina great package deal to Dubai and enjoy the vast array of activities and culture.

Sep 242009
 

DUBAI

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

The Arabian Gulf or al-Khaleej al-Arabi as it is known in Arabic, lies between the Arabian peninsular and the continent of Asia.  This vivid blue-strip of sea leading to the Indian Ocean has long been an important trade route to Africa, the East and the world beyond.  Even today traditional dhows are still in use carrying exotic cargoes of spices, silks and much more besides.  Countries to the south-west of the Arabian Gulf have seen phenomenal development in recent years and have become a popular playground for the leisure visitor attracted by some of the world’s finest hotels, spectacular facilities, dramatic scenery, fabulous climate and a warm welcome.

Dubai is the second largest of the seven autonomous states which make up the United Arab Emirates and a premium leisure destination in the Middle East.  Dubai basks in a dry subtropical climate on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf, where long white sand beaches are lapped by the azure seas of the Gulf.  Soaring resort hotels have become world icons offering some of the highest standards you’ll find anywhere, complementing state-of-the-art facilities including stylish shopping malls, world-class golf and even a massive ski slope making Dubai the only place you can ski on water, sand and snow in the same day!  But the old Dubai is never far away – exotic Souks, irresistible bargains and superb desert and mountain scenery.

Atlantis, The Palm – The ultimate fantasy destination:

Dubai’s colossal new Atlantis, The Palm is the ultimate fantasy hotel – in the ultimate fantasy destination.  Its momentous silhouette forms the gateway to The Palm – the beginning of a journey to Dubai.  Clearly a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age set with a vast waterscape, Atlantis is a place of sunken aquatic chambers, submerged ruins and exhilarating water rides.  Where shark experiences thrill and dolphin encounters leave lifelong impressions.  Atlantis clearly adds a new dimension to entertainment – by day enjoy the amusements and by night the resort promotes some of the most exciting dining experiences with four celebrity chefs with the mouth-watering choices from Nobu, Brasserie Rostang and Ossiano – and much more!  The resort’s lavish accommodation will tempt the luxury traveller with their spacious Deluxe and Atlantis rooms.  For those looking for a totally luxurious and diverse experience Atlantis is ideal – where fantasy becomes a reality!

The ‘height’ of luxury!

The iconic Burj Al Arab is the ‘height’ of luxury!  Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab soars to a height of 321-metres, dominating the Dubai coastline.  With a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention, you can be assured of the highest levels of personalised service in the most luxurious surroundings imaginable.  It imaginatively unites the very latest in hotel technology, sheer unashamed luxury and the very best in Arabian hospitality and service.

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai

A tribute to Arabian architecture:

One&Only Royal Mirage pays tribute to Arabian architecture and hospitality on a truly regal scale.  Considered Dubai’s most stylish resort on Jumeirah Beach, it comprises three equally distinctive properties, the main hotel – The Palace – The Arabian Court and The Residence & Spa.  Recalling the splendour of ‘Old Arabia’, One&Only Royal Mirage is a wondrous place of intricate arches, domes and towers interspersed with courtyards, lush green lawns and immaculate flower beds – an oasis of sublime comfort encompassing 60-acres of landscaped gardens, fountains and pathways.

Boutique hotels, Arabian-style:

Madinat Jumeirah (City of Jumeirah) is an amazing resort setting taking the form of a fabulous 21st century city of Arabia.  It encompasses three grand boutique hotels linked by meandering ‘abra’ waterways, Arabian style pervading throughout, including a Souk with a bazaar atmosphere, ‘street’ cafés and unique shopping experiences, all with modern comforts.

Mina A’Salam is the gateway property to luscious Madinat Jumeirah and brings its own exquisite style, blending informal ambience and colourful Arabian themes to the Dubai leisure scene.  Al Qasr (The Palace) is the opulent centrepiece of the Madinat resort and designed to reflect a Royal Summer residence and is a stunning statement of Dubai’s ancient heritage.  Dar Al Masyaf is a more intimate and exclusive Madinat Jumeirah hideaway in the quiet garden setting of a wind-tower-bedecked low-rise buildings (summer houses).  It was the courtyard summer houses of ‘Old Arabia’ that inspired the concept of these beautifully designed-storey residential retreats.

Atlantis The Palm Dubai Golf Course

Atlantis The Palm Dubai Golf Course

Old Dubai, New Dubai:

It may be big and brash but there is something thrilling about Dubai’s decadent charms.  Old Dubai, New Dubai – the choice is yours.  For beautiful beaches, fantastical buildings and irresistible bargains – Dubai is the perfect break!

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