Perhaps you find yourself in Dubai and you have grown weary of the endless shopping malls and beaches? Fancy something that requires a bit more interaction and activity? Well, lucky for you that Dubai has begun to develop beyond this in recent years and is opening up it’s deserts, it’s canal waterways and it’s nearby oceans to those seeking more than just a holiday shopping trip or a week spent on Dubai’s nearby beaches. Here are 3 things to entice you out of the malls and off the beach that offer something a little different.
An evening cruise on one of the luxurious modern dhows that are plying the man made waterways that coast gently through the heart of the city can be the ideal way to complete a day spent holiday shopping or on the beach. A dhow cruise dinner features a gourmet meal and entertainment such as a band, singers and dancing, you can enjoy this wonderful cruise through downtown Dubai at a leisurely pace, with the cool desert night air offering a reprieve from Dubai’s often hot daytime temperatures. Think live jazz music and singing in the background while you sip on Arabic coffee and admiring the wonderful illuminated Dubai skyline as your 10 course meal is served.
20 kilometres off the coast is where fishing trips in Dubai are gaining popularity. This region is now considered to be some of the best fishing in the world. Of course, it helps that the crew of these fishing trips are highly experienced and have state of the art fishing devices and systems such as fish radars and GPS systems. In fact, the crew will help you reel in the really big fish that can be extremely difficult to reel in, even for those experienced. Crews are happy to help anyone from beginner to more experienced fishermen. These crews and captains will have an incredibly amount of knowledge of the best places to catch large fish or smaller fishes, trolling and bottom fishing. The crew can even help with a BBQ of your catch at the end of the day, enjoyed en-route back to Dubai, or perhaps you would rather take some back to your hotel, where most chefs are more than happy to cook your catches to your specific tastes if notified in advance. This can be a great way to escape the malls and beaches in Dubai, so you might find yourself becoming a bit too much of a beach-bum.
The activities on offer in Dubai can reach far beyond the city limits. Indeed, you can now enjoy luxury tours in Dubai through the likes of a day trip to nearby Abu Dhabi, but for those sick of the city life, they can enjoy a cruise to the nearby Palm Island where they can relax and marvel at the largest man-made island in the world. Or perhaps a trip to the nearby city of Al Ain, an oasis-city that is found right on the border with neighbouring Oman, where the first ever president of the UAE was born, with it’s hot springs and natural swimming pools.
Hopefully these 3 activities based far away from the shopping malls and beaches will entice you away from your holiday shopping and beach time.