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Published: May 5, 2015 12:20:15 PM

Wanna experience the real Dubai? Try out these three amazing activities during your Dubai holiday, and you’re guaranteed to come back fresh and rejuvenated…

Wanna experience the real Dubai? Try out these three amazing activities during your Dubai holiday, and you’re guaranteed to come back fresh and rejuvenated…

Hot Air Ballooning
Dubai’s geography and climate are ideal for hot air ballooning – they provide a unique situation where passengers can experience the desert as only a few have seen it – from a gently floating hot air balloon. Feel the cool dawn air as you float only a few meters above the red dunes, then be awestruck as the mesmerizing landscape unfolds below you. View the giant dunes, the moon-like landscape of the rugged Hajj mountains to the east, and the ‘21st Century’ skyline of Dubai to the west as you rise high into the immense blue of the desert sky. The views on offer will take you to new levels of appreciation and awe of the desert and its unique backdrop.

Desert Safari
Take a break from Dubai’s breathtaking skyscrapers and go on a journey full of excitement into the legendary Arabian Desert. Book any of the half-day, full-day or overnight safari tours and experience the thrills that will leave you coming back for more. You’ll be surprised to discover various activities that you can enjoy among the endless dunes. Try the Dune Driving tour, wherein you can ride across the treacherous dunes in powerful 4x4s. If you have an enthusiasm for unusual sports, then try sand skiing – strap on your skis and enjoy the descent down the steep but harmless sand dunes. A ride on ‘the ship of the desert’ and experience how the Bedouins travelled in ancient times is another ‘must-do’.

Dhow Cruise
Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, one which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Discover the true beauty of the emirate while aboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow, as it sails along the Dubai creek under the moonlight. The major Dubai landmarks shine through the moonlit sky as the wooden vessel slips silently across the creek. The past and present architecture of the area is brought to its full beauty during this time, including the National Bank of Dubai, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Sheikh Saeed’s house, and the Heritage Village. This unforgettable romantic evening cruise includes a buffet dinner of either continental or oriental cuisine. The tour also normally contains various sorts of entertainment and traditional Arabic background music.

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