Dubai has a rich and glorious heritage that is still celebrated to this day. Previously a humble fishing and pearl-diving village, the city has grown into a vibrant cosmopolitan yet is rooted in tradition.
Catch a glimpse of the city’s Bedouin past, rise in pearl diving and its transformation into a leading trading port at the Dubai Museum. The Coffee Museum, Camel Museum, Women’s Museum, Pearl Museum, Coin Museum and Antique Museum is also worth a visit.
Explore the stunning desert landscape in Dubai with an exciting desert safari experience. The guided excursion will be packed with thrilling activities such as dune bashing in a 4x4 and camel rides. Falconry, traditional performances such as Tanura and belly dancing will give you an opportunity to immerse in the distinctive Emirati culture and heritage. A delicious barbeque dinner and dessert will sum up this delightful experience.
Dubai is home to three of the world’s top 100 golf courses and hosts three major world golf tournaments, making it a haven for golf enthusiasts. The courses here are designed to cater to beginners and seasoned golfers alike, with a range of facilities as well as the option to enrol for lessons. The popular golf courses include Emirates Golf Club, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Els Club, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and Address Montgomerie Dubai.
Step into the traditional souks (Arabian market) to get transported back to a simpler time, where spices, handicrafts and other knickknacks were sold in the street. Rows and rows of gorgeous and extravagant gold jewellery can be found at the Gold Souk whereas hand-woven fabrics, traditional fragrances, souvenirs, spices can be found at the Deira Souk. A leisurely walk through one of Dubai's bustling souks is an exciting and an unmissable experience.
Dubai is synonymous with shopping owing to its incredible selection of shopping malls, designer boutiques, luxury labels and electronic stores. Dubai is also famous for its shopping festivals that offer exciting discounts and promotions across an endless number of stores across the city.
The Dubai Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world, is a destination on its own. With over 1,000 retailers under one roof, this mall is every shopper’s dream. An Olympic-sized ice skating rink, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and The Dubai Fountain and an endless list of restaurants make The Dubai Mall a great spot to spend the day.
With more than 630 outlets selling the world’s biggest brands, Mall of the Emirates is a retail destination like no other. Whether you are looking for the latest fashions, enjoying delicious dining and indulgent confectionary or taking the family to the movies, Mall of the Emirates has four floors of stores and venues to discover.