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Holidays in Dubai

...dhows load colourful merchandise for distant shores - a scene best appreciated from an abra - a small water taxi - and you quickly register the breadth of culture and interest just waiting for those who take holidays in Dubai.

 

 

 

Holidays in Dubai

by Peter Sylvester

HOLIDAYS IN DUBAI

In Dubai a hundred years ago you would have found pearl divers and Bedouin traders living in coral and gypsum huts - today skyscrapers dominate the mosques and wind towers of old Dubai.

This is because the authorities have done some extraordinary things. Short of hotel space? They’ve just built artificial islands with over seventy four miles of new coastline!

ATTRACTIONS OF HOLIDAYS IN DUBAI

And that willingness to tackle anything makes holidays in Dubai so exciting.

The world’s richest horserace - a month long shopping festival - international tennis and golf - the world’s tallest and most lavish hotel! All these created in the tiny state for those who want holidays in Dubai.

Add to these Bait Al Wakeel - the museum of Dubai’s fishing and maritime traditions - and the Creek - where dhows load colourful merchandise for distant shores - a scene best appreciated from an abra - a small water taxi - and you quickly register the breadth of culture and interest just waiting for those who take holidays in Dubai.

HOLIDAYS IN DUBAI….WITH CAMELS

But above all make sure that any of your holidays in Dubai include a visit to a Camel Race. Camel racing is irresistibly eccentric to the western eye and vastly entertaining - but be aware camel racing is a passion and a serious business in Dubai - it hasn’t been staged for you the tourist.

SIGHTSEEING - THE OLD AND NEW DUBAI

On the one hand you could visit the Dubai World Trade Centre - a symbol of economic growth and prosperity - and see its ultra-modern seven internationally-rated purpose built exhibition halls, two hundred seat theatre, congress centre and private members business club.

Or you could visit a true Bedouin village providing an experience of traditional ways of desert life.

But above all make sure you visit the Gold Souk - one of the most amazing markets of all!

HOW TO TRAVEL AND WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI

Use a taxi - either Dubai endorsed or private - and be prepared to haggle over fares.

To see the waterfront an abra or water taxi is ideal and cheap.

All holidays in Dubai are at the discretion of the client. Choose from the world’s tallest - and nearly most expensive hotel - to somewhere like the Pacific Hotel - budget accommodation starting at $35 a night.

Whatever you choose you will never regret taking your holidays in Dubai.

Reference: http://www.dubaitourism.ae

 

Peter Sylvester is a seasoned UK journalist (NUJ 020267) who has worked with BBC Radios 4 and 5 Live, World Service, The Natural History Programme, Today, The Afternoon Shift, Farming Today, On This Day, and more. He produced "Class Five" for Sybil Ruscoe for three years.

Mr. Sylvester has written for such magazines as The Field, My Weekly, The Woodworker, and Radio Times. In previous successful careers, he has been an actor, teacher, and trader of gold, silver, and precious stones. He
lives near Evesham in Cleeve Prior.

 

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