UIM Formula One Power Boat Race

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Power Boat Racing in Abu Dhabi is a popular adventure sports. Power Boat Racing in Abu Dhabi is enjoyed several people especially since the national teams of United Arab Emirates competing both at home and abroad have achieved world-prominence in Power boat Racing. Abu Dhabi became the first city in the Middle East to organize the UIM Formula One Power Boat Race. This has also resulted in getting recognition in the international sporting arena. Power Boat Racing in Abu Dhabi is held in the month of May.

Scuba Diving in Abu Dhabi

Scuba Diving is one of the most fascinating adventure sports in Abu Dhabi. The clear and placid water of the Gulf is home to the most exotic marine life and big game fish such as sailfish, marlin and barracuda. It is fun to hire some scuba gear to have a glimpse of the underwater world.

It is lifetime experience to have close encounter with the underwater marine life with Scuba diving in Abu Dhabi. Scuba Diving in Abu Dhabi enables you to solve the underwater world mystery, which is peppered with old wrecks and add zing to the adventure sports. Scuba Diving in Abu Dhabi is safe and exciting because the facilities for scuba diving are very well developed.

Islamic Architectural and Traditional Mosque (Grand Masjid Dubai)

The Grand Mosque Dubai is counted among one of the largest mosques (with a capacity to accommodate up to 1200 worshippers) in United Arab Emirates. Originally constructed in traditional Islamic architectural style and opened in 1900 A.D as a kuttab (Quranic school) where children learnt to recite the Quran from memory, the Grand Mosque of Dubai was rebuilt (maintaining the style of the original Grand Mosque) in 1998 and now boasts a 70 meters (231ft) high minaret- the tallest minaret in Dubai.

Situated on the Bur Dubai side of the creek, near the Ruler's Court, the Grand Mosque consists of 45 small domes in addition to 9 large ones boasting stained glass panels, sand-colored walls and wooden shutters. It is the main center of worship and important monument of Dubai.

The new Grand Mosque's sand-colored walls and wooden shutters blend perfectly with the surrounding old quarter of Bur Dubai, is known for its size and elaborate design. The best time to see it is at night, when it is spectacularly lit up.

The Grand Mosque of Dubai is done up in Persian style as it contains blue mosaic type work, domes and sand hued facades. The mosque also contains handmade stained glass and wooden structures.

Non- Muslims are not allowed entry in the Grand Mosque. But they can visit the minaret and click picture of the mosque from therein.

AL Mamzar Beach Park Dubai

A public beach at Al Mamzar Park on the Deira side of the Creek. The public facilities include playgrounds, barbecue sites, food kiosks, and picnic areas for families at Palm beach.

Dubai beaches offer a plenty of recreational activities including beach volleyball, jet skiing, deep-sea fishing, paragliding, windsurfing or any other water-sport you desire to enjoy.

Palm Beach in Dubai (Amazing man-made structure)

Dubai has a number of beautiful beaches like famous Palm Beach in Dubai and beach parks offering a wide range of recreational and entertainment facilities in resorts to its visitors. The year round sunshine and excellent soft sandy beaches along the coast are ideal for relaxing, lazing or sun bathing. For the more active, there are water sports to be enjoyed in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. Winters in Dubai are pleasant and so the beaches are full of holidaymakers. During summer holidays temperatures can reach up to 45-50 degrees centigrade with equally high humidity.

The Palm Jumeirah will contain over 25 of the top international hotel brands including Movenpick Resort Oceana Palm Jumeirah, Moevenpick Resort & Spa Palm Jumeirah, Antara, Fairmont Palm Residence, Radisson SAS, Hilton, Metropolitan, Shangri La, One and Only Royal Mirage, Starwood, Marriott, Oberoi, Kempinski, Chedi, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Anantara Resort, and Dusit. Other developments will include Al Basri Building, Al Habool Building, Al Anbara Building, Emerald Palace, Oceana, and the Trump Plaza and Marina Residences. Construction began on the Palm Jumeirah island in June 2001.

Dubai Adventure tour

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dune drive and experience the adventures of your life with our latest 'Desert Buggies'.
We leave early morning heading on to our campsite in Al Aweer, where you are sure to enjoy:
- A half-hour camel riding
- A half-hour buggy rides
- Sand skiing
Followed by cold refreshments and a short break.

Ibis World Trade Center Dubai

Ibis is a business economy hotel that is part of the Dubai World Trade Center Complex. It offers good service and quality at an affordable price for business travelers. The hotel is directly connected to the concourse level of the convention center and offers a range of business, recreational and dining facilities.


Ibis hotel is ideal for the business traveler looking for proximity to the convention center and city attractions.
It is close to Sheikh Zayed road , the main business artery of Dubai and 15 minutes from Dubai airport and Jebel Ali free zone.


Standard Rooms are fitted with a double bed; 2 single beds are unavailable. Bathrooms have a bathtub with an overhead shower. Each Room Features: an IDD Telephone, a Data Port, soundproof windows, security locks, individually controlled AC and a satellite TV.

Big bus tours (Dubai) Al burj Hotel

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dubai is a city of fascinating contrasts, offering a distinctive blend of old and new. It has it all, sea, sand, sun and shopping! It’s everything you could wish for in a top holiday destination.

At Big Bus they aim to give you the most enjoyable and memorable experience of your life in Dubai.

Considered to be the king of all sightseeing vehicles with an open-top double-decker, the Big Bus operates every day between 9am and 5pm.

The tours take in all of Dubai’s main sights from the city to the beaches including stunning views of Dubai Creek and the Arabian Gulf.

Burj Dubai (World's tallest tower)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Downtown Burj Dubai district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. Construction began on 21 September 2004, and the tower is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by September 2009.

The building is part of the 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) development called "Downtown Burj Dubai" at the "First Interchange" along Sheikh Zayed Road at Financial Centre Road (previously known as Doha Street). The tower's architect is Adrian Smith who worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) until 2006. The architecture and engineering firm SOM is in charge of the project. The primary builders are Samsung Engineering & Construction and Besix along with Arabtec. Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction manager.

The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion and for the entire new 'Downtown Dubai', US$20 billion Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Emaar Properties, speaking at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 8th World Congress, said that the price of office space at Burj Dubai had reached $4,000 per sq ft (over $43,000 per sq m) and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai, were selling for US$3,500 per sq ft (over $37,500 per sq m).

Dubai Marine beach resort and spa

Situated on a beautiful stretch of private beach, the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel well-positioned for both Jumeirah and downtown Dubai.

The Dubai Marine Resort has a spa, 2 large swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, and offers aerobic and spinning classes.There is a separate pool for children.

There are 13 food and beverage options in total. Guests can enjoy a wide range of cuisine including Arabian, Lebanese, Italian, Thai and Tex-Mex restaurants. Enjoy live music and DJs in the hotel’s bars in the evening.

There are numerous shopping malls within walking distance. The hotel provides a shuttle service to some of the city’s most exclusive malls.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Located on the sandy shores of the Arabian Gulf, the stunning Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a stunning resort hotel offering 5-star luxury in a privileged location.

This landmark hotel, built in the shape of a breaking wave, is located on its own private beach. The hotel features 617 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, all of which offer stunning views over the sea. Guests will appreciate the spacious bedrooms, bright and modern decor as well as luxury bathrooms.

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers the guest an extensive range of leisure facilities for all ages. In addition to the beautiful sandy beach, there are a number of swimming pools, tennis courts, a water sports centre and a state-of-the-art gymnasium and aerobics centre.

Younger hotel guests can enjoy complimentary access to the Sinbad’s Kids Club for children aged 0-12 years with its daily activity programme. There is also a separate children’s swimming pool and playground.

The Spa at the Jumeirah Beach offers a range of fantastic body treatments, therapies and massages to hotel guests. Open daily, guests can also make use of the Jacuzzi, steam rooms, hot tubs and saunas.

Guests at the Jumeirah Beach are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining possibilities at the hotel. In total there are 17 different food and beverage outlets offering an extensive choice of international cuisine, including speciality Lebanese, Far Eastern, Italian and Argentinean fare. Many of the restaurants also feature special children’s menus.

Dubai’s famous Wild Wadi Water Park is located next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. All guests of the hotel receive unlimited complimentary access.

Hotel Rooms: 617. Hotel Chain: Jumeirah.

Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha offers elegant and stylish accommodation on the Sheikh Zayed Road, nearby the Mall Of The Emirates and Ski Dubai. The hotel is just a short drive from Dubai Internet and Media Cities, Knowledge Village, Burj Al Arab, the Wild Wadi and Jumeira Beach.

Some of the facilities awaiting you include modern and well equipped meeting rooms with natural daylight, a gym and an outdoor pool. The pool lies on the rooftop terrace with lovely views over the Burj Al Arab.

Hotel Rooms: 310. Hotel Chain: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts.

Jebel Ali Hotel

Surrounded by 128-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and a private golf course, the Jebel Ali is a beautiful resort hotel located on 1km of private sandy beach.

The Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa features 253 guest rooms and suites in total. All of the rooms are beautifully appointed and feature views over the golf course, marina, beach or manicured gardens.

Recreational facilities at the hotel include 2 freshwater swimming pools and one saltwater pool. Guests can enjoy a wide range of water sports from the beach including sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and kayaking. Golf-lovers can enjoy a game on the hotel’s very own 9-hole golf course.

Younger guests will enjoy the hotel’s Peaco Club, which offers a weekly activity programme for children aged between 3 and 7 years.

The hotel’s beautiful spa features 10 treatment rooms in total and offers a great choice of Elemis body treatments and massages. There is also an extensive wet area with Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, as well as a ladies’ Majlis.

The Jebel Ali Resort’s bars and restaurants offer something for everyone and guests can enjoy a wide range of international cuisine in a variety of settings. Guests can enjoy casual al fresco breakfasts, a light lunch on the beach or à la carte dining in the resort’s speciality restaurants.

Hotel Rooms: 253.

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

Occupying a prime position overlooking the famous Dubai Creek, the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is situated in the bustling district of Deira, a short walk from the city’s main commercial districts.

The hotel features 262 beautifully appointed and classically decorated guest rooms and suites. Guests will appreciate the floor-to-ceiling windows in all of the rooms, providing stunning uninterrupted views over the Creek or the city. The Tower Rooms located on the upper floors of the property with their panoramic views, 24-hour butler service and extra privileges are highly recommended.

The Sheraton Dubai Creek offers the guest a choice of 6 fantastic food and beverage outlets. Guests can enjoy Italian, Indian or Japanese cuisine in the hotel’s speciality restaurants or international fare at the lobby café and pool bar. There is also an on-site English themed pub and sports bar.

Leisure facilities at the Sheraton Dubai include a lovely temperature-controlled swimming pool with sun terrace, a children’s pool as well as the Creek Health Club with its fully-equipped gym, sauna and steam room.

The Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is within walking distance of Dubai’s famous Gold and Spice Souks. A number of the city’s top shopping malls including BurJuman and Deira City Centre Mall are a short drive away.

Hotel Rooms: 262. Hotel Chain: Sheraton.

Sharjah City Tour

Friday, April 24, 2009

Our first stop is at the King Faisal Mosque, the biggest mosque in the UAE. From there, we go on a panoramic drive to the Cultural Square. After that, we continue the journey to the Majarrah Souk which has a unique golden dome with an intricate mosaic of the 12 signs of the zodiac.

The next stop will be at the renovated heritage site of Al Naboodah House, the scene that takes you about 150 years back where you can see how people lived then, the previous generations and different branches of a family, all under one roof. We'll wind up the city tour with a visit to the bustling fish & vegetable market and the Blue Souk, packed with tempting gold shops and traditional Arabic shops that beckons the tourists & shoppers.

Abu Dhabi (City tour)

To reach Abu Dhabi, UAE's capital city, we pass by Jebel Ali, the largest man-made port in the world. An ultra modern city, Abu Dhabi is situated on an island. Only 50 years ago, the city was no more than a fort surrounded by a modest village of date palm huts. After the discovery of oil, in 1958, it has bloomed into a major city with skyscrapers and glittering glass facades dotting the skyline. A generous creation of parks and gardens made it one of the greenest cities in the region.
If you are in Abu Dhabi, make sure that you have enough camera rolls and batteries because the city is considered a "Picturesque City", very beautiful and very welcoming. You'll get the chance to visit the Petroleum Exhibition, where you'll see an informative film detailing the amazing rise of the city in the last 30 years, which will introduce you to the strengths of modern of Abu Dhabi. Moreover, you'll see the traditional way of dhow-building at the dhow harbour, followed by a photo session at the marvelous Al Husn Palace. The tour is incomplete without a long, relaxing drive along the scenic Corniche, and the Al Bateen Palace area.

Hatta Safari

We'll make an early departure using 4x4 heading for an adventurous drive on tarred roads through the white sands and green fields of Al Aweer and Al Hibab.

The red dunes of Nizwa greet us on a journey that will take us through the Valley of Maleiha, which merges with the desert of the Rub'Al Khali and the western Hajar mountains. Off road, we'll pass by wadis, big and small, and cross lush landscape that surrounds the small settlements and villages deep in the mountains. There is an opportunity to swim, depending on the water level, so don't forget your swim suits and towels.

This is followed by a visit to the Heritage Village.
Included in the price:
- Pick-up and return
- Transportation by 4x4
PS: picnic lunch can be arranged.

Dhow Cruise

Dubai appears a very pretty picture from the sea. Decked out like a bride in her dazzling finery, the twinkling lights of Dubai beckon you to explore the waterways. While you relax against the gentle tug of the dhows, we pamper you with a buffet of either continental or oriental cuisine.
Cruise along the Creek aboard one of the traditional dhows for a romantic evening and stow away the memory.
Included in the price:
- Pick-up and return
- Dinner on the boat

Desert Safari and BBQ Dubai booking

A two-hour exhilarating dune drive through dipping sands gets you to Planet Tour's desert campsite, which was constructed deep in the desert in the traditional Arabic way. An authentic tent with embroidered cushions laid on the carpets creates a warm and welcoming ambience complemented by the traditional water pipe called "Shisha" or hubbly bubbly.
Driving on dunes is just as hard as it looks. Also tremendously thrilling, but perfectly safe with our skilled drivers. Sit on the top of a Dune and watch the sun go down or take a ride on one of our camels.
You'll definitely enjoy the super barbecue we've prepared for you, all local specialties served with freshly baked Arabic bread and beverages. while having refreshments, a mesmerizing performance by a professional belly dancer* will complete the fun. Inspired by the thought of belly dancing? Go on, join in!
Included in the price:
- Pick-up and return in a 4x4
- Dune drive
- Camel rides
- Belly dance show (not available during Ramadan)
- BBQ dinner
- Soft drinks and mineral water

Visit http://skidubai.com for further details.

Ski Dubai...... Ice in Desert

From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls. Now a new activity has been added to create one of the most captivating contrast: Skiing in Dubai! YES SKIING; skiing on real snow.

Ski Dubai in Dubai Emirates Mall started in December 2005 is the worlds third largest indoor ski slope, measuring 400 meters and using 6000 tons of snow. Dubai skiing resort is the first Dubai indoor ski slope to open.

A second indoors ski slope is the Dubai Sunny Mountain Ski Dome in Dubailand which is due to open in 2009. It will provide a great attraction, featuring a revolving ski slope, an artificial mountain range, an ice bridge, a cable lift, a snow maze, an ice slide, polar bears cold water-aquaria and special sound and light effects.

The Palace The Old Town

Next to the Burj Dubai in the Business Bay district, this magnificent hotel harmoniously combines traditional Arabic design with a wealth of both recreational and business facilities.

The Palace The Old Town is situated on the edge of a lake on the Old Town Island. It is built in direct connection with the splendid shopping and entertainment centre Souk Al Bahar. You will also find the impressive Dubai Mall within walking distance of the hotel.

This luxurious 5-star hotel offers a well-equipped business centre and free Wi-Fi in the entire building. To help you relax there is an extensive spa and wellness centre with a wide range of professional massage and beauty treatments. You can also unwind in the sauna or jacuzzi, or cool down in the large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees.

The Palace features spacious rooms and suites decorated in a sumptuous Middle Eastern style. All rooms have a private balcony overlooking the lake or the Old Town.

Hotel Rooms: 242.

BurJuman Arjaan - Dubai

With a prime position close to Dubai’s famous BurJuman Mall, the BurJuman Arjaan - Dubai is an apart-hotel offering spacious and modern apartment-style suites on an ideal city location.

The BurJuman Arjaan - Dubai has its own on-site restaurant which offers an international menu, both buffet style and à la carte. Alternatively, guests may wish to make the most of the 24-hour in-room dining that the hotel offers.

Recreational facilities at the hotel include a temperature controlled rooftop swimming pool with children's area and a fitness centre complete with gym, free exercise classes, spa, sauna and relaxation area.

The Burjuman Arjaan is situated a 5-minute drive from the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Convention Centre. Jebel Ali Free Zone, Internet City and Media City are also a short drive away.

Hotel Rooms: 148. Hotel Chain: Rotana.

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments is the largest apartment complex in the whole of Dubai. Ideally located in Bur Dubai, these apartments are conveniently located for the city’s main business and commercial districts as well as many of the major shopping centres.

The aparthotel offers a range of serviced apartments. Guests can choose from open-plan studio style accommodation to large 2 room studios and 2 or 3-bedroom apartments. The various apartments are housed in different accommodation blocks in the area.

Hotel Rooms: 600

Hotel.....(Four Points) by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai’s central business district, this new hotel is ideally located near to the Financial and Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre and all major shopping and entertainment areas.

Enjoy contemporary comfort in any of the 390 spacious guest rooms and suites or catch up on work and plan a meeting in any of the meeting rooms which feature the latest audiovisual facilities.

After a long day of exploring or work, take a dip in the roof-top swimming pool or feel recharged after working out in the gym before heading to the rooftop pool bar for a refreshing drink or ice-cream.

Hotel Rooms: 390. Hotel Chain: Four Points by Sheraton.