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Dhow Cruise Dinner- An Unforgettable Experience

A place where you just can’t miss while touring Dubai is the Dhow cruise dinner. The Dhow is basically a very long-established boat that is made of wood. In the traditional days, Arabian people used to follow the profession of fishing and pearl diving on a large scale. These men built sturdy boats which were called dhows. These boats have now become an integral part of Dubai’s sightseeing and tourism.

Many tours include a special segment of dinner cruise tour and take the tourists to an enchanting evening.  You can either be picked at the hotel or the house you are staying at. The cruises either start from the Deira or the Bur Dubai side of the creek. Conventionally, the trip is for about three hours. As soon as you go on board, the mesmerizing journey starts its ride. You see the stunning picturesque creek. The enthralling sights await you as you go on to the terrace of the cruise. The much scenic and pictorial Dubai is right in front of your eyes to relish its beauty!  On the boat, various cuisines including the traditional food, continental food, etc. are served in a buffet system. Your splendid dinner ends with the traditional tea and shisha.

There are special arrangements and facilities provided to those individuals who wish to rent either half or even the entire boat. This practice is well-liked by honeymooners, business groups and even by some families who want their privacy.  The entire experience is just elite and exclusive. This experience gives you memories to be cherished for lifetime.

The Wonders of Dubai’s Marina

If you want your family to experience the old Emirati way of life then a Boat trip in Dubai is just what the doctor ordered. A blissful boat ride along the Dubai’s beautiful marina is one of the best ways to spend time with your loved ones. Previously used by fishermen, traders and pearl divers, these dhows are an important part of Dubai’s heritage and culture. Not only can you enjoy some fantastic Arabian cuisine but this is also a fabulous chance to take in some breathtaking sights as well. The beauty of Dubai’s past and glorious future can both be appreciated on a Dubai marina boat tour.

The first sight that comes along the marina is the Chamber of commerce building. With its steel facades and angular lines, this towering building act as a catch hold for the sun’s rays and tells tails of prosperity and abundance. Next up is the quaint ancestral home of Sheikh Zayed. This older edifice was constructed nearly a century ago along traditional Arabian concepts and is actually a fort with four watchtowers flanking each corner. It is located within the grounds of the Al Ain Museum and guests even have an opportunity to step off and have a look at the wonders of Ancient Dubai.

Dubai’s heritage village is also a treat for the eyes and is definitely a place worth visiting as well. If time permits, you can stop by and watch the Dhow carvers, scented souks, traditional dress and local wares. There are a lot of gigantic sky scrapers and colossal buildings that can be seen from the Dhow. As if this was not enough, the staff onboard also organizes a host of exciting entertainment options for their guests. While adults enjoy fabulous performances by groovy live bands and exotic belly dancers, the children are enchanted by the performance of a mystifying magician. The Dhow dinner boat offer includes a scrumptious international buffet and as well as delicious Arabian cuisine as well. Alcohol is also served onboard.

The boat tour can be tailor made to suit your whims and fancies, so make sure that you ask all this right questions in order to have a lovely customized experience. A boat tour can be easily booked on arriving at the marina and can be done effortlessly online as well.

Desert Safari

Desert safari tours are guaranteed to show you the sand, the sun and sometimes even the moon and the stars. What began as a local pastime has now become one of the biggest tourist attractions there are, holding its own against the glitz and glamour of Dubai’s many amusement parks, hotels and shopping malls. Tourists on a Dubai vacation love to do as the locals once did.

They get in touch with the many tour operators that offer them a chance to experience the desert like they’ve never done before. The desert has something on offer for everyone. Breathtaking vistas and swathes of wilderness that make for great photo albums appeal to those looking for natural beauty and the quieter side of life.
Adrenalin junkies on the other hand have their plates full with the plethora of high-octane options available. Join expert pilots as they skilfully take their 4*4’s and throw them at crazy angles on the desert dunes. If that’s a little too cramped for your liking, then there’s always the dune buggy. With an engine on wheels and a sturdy roll-cage to protect the occupants, while enveloping them in some basic body cladding, the buggy’s are a great way to ramp up the excitement all the way to the redline. Or take the solo route and hit the dunes on a quad-bike that got space, just for you.

If mellow is the way you wish to flow, then a camel safari is the way to go. Explore the many sights and sounds of the desert, perched atop a camel as it meanders along the trails. Then later, you can return to the camp site and sample some of the scrumptious goodies as you gather round the camp fire. Draw up a shisha, soak in the aromas wafting along from the barbecue and simply sit back & relax. Of-course, the barbecue and the shisha are usually available only on an evening desert safari. Besides these, tour operators also offer the morning safari, evening safari and a day time safari.

At times however, these one yearns for a more exclusive experience. That is usually the moment when one leverages the power of a group. About ten to fifteen people is what tends to do the trick. Most desert safari operators are more than willing to cater to groups like these, tailoring the Dubai desert experience to suit the preferences of such specialized groups.

In the end, all that matters is what remains – the memory of a beautiful time that’s imprinted forever on the mind.

 

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