For those adventurous tourists who love to explore foreign places during their holidays, Dubai is the place to visit. Known as one of the most popular and luxurious tourist spots, Dubai has long since been regarded venerably as an exquisite amusement hub for people of all ages and culture. Tradition, urban luxury, natural sightseeing – all these versatile offerings are conveniently balanced on a silver platter for tourists. Some of its offerings have been outlined below for your convenience.
1. Trip to Sharjah:
It would be a loss not to attempt a trip to what is known as the ‘pearl of the gulf’. Sharjah is magnificent in its heritage, with beautiful mosques and other architectural delights. There is the King of Faisal Mosque, the Fort of Sharjah, the Heritage museum and fabulous souks filled with jewelry, carpets and handicrafts that would serve very well as souvenirs. The trip would take around four and a half hours and it would cost a minimum of $27.55 per person.
2. East Coast, Dubai:
This would bring one close to the lush fruit plantations and vegetable fields while driving on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The tour would regale one with sights of the local fishing villages, the beautiful Hajar Mountains, the ancient mosque of Al Badiyah, the fort at Fujairah, and the old fortress at Bithnah. It would be a nine-hour tour costing around $45 per person.
3. Desert Safari, Dubai:
The endless sea of red sand and the majestic camel rides would account to be the wildest of adventure. The trip would start in the afternoon amid photo-stops, a beautiful desert sunset, and would end in a barbecue dinner, followed by shisha. The five-hour tour would cost around $65 per person.
4. Private tour of the Golden city:
The famous seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab is the tour’s starting point, followed by a trip to Jumeirah Mosque, Al Bastakiya, located in the old portion of Dubai. The tour concludes at the museum in the fort of Al Fahidi. The water taxi called Abra would lead to the famous Gold Souk. The trip lasts about four and a half hours, costing around $48 per person.
5. Trip to Abudhabi:
One would be mesmerized by the sight of the largest man-made port ever. Among places worth seeing, there is the Women’s handicraft center, the Petroleum exhibition, the beautiful roads, lush greenery with parks and trees that warm one’s eyes. It will be a nine-hour day tour, costing each tourist $76.
6. Dubai big bus tour:
This is a full twenty-four-hour sightseeing tour, which includes seeing the Burj-Al Arab hotel, gold souks and spice souks, all from the top of the bus! One can also enjoy walking tours and beach tours. It can be availed for $37 a head.
7. Private safari (mountain fascination):
The eight-hour excursion starts with a drive on a four-wheeler through the oasis and crossing to the picturesque Hajar Mountains and on to the rough Musandam Peninsula – with its deep canyons and adventurous cliffs of astounding heights. It costs $93 per person.
8. Hatta Safari-Mountain springs:
This eight-hour tour to the spectacular Hatta Heritage village is executed on a four-wheel-drive burning through the sand dunes of the desert. A price of $86 per person needs to be paid for this excursion.
9. Al Ain, the Garden city of Dubai:
This nine-hour tour would take one to the red desert, the biggest camel market in the Emirates, and the archaeological sites from 3,000 BC – all this for only $45 per head.
The city planners have successfully identified the fact that the tourists coming from all over the globe has different personalities – and thus different tastes and choices – when it comes to sightseeing in a foreign country. The tourism authorities of Dubai have kept the best interests of travelers at heart when designing the tours, keeping them wholly satisfied while making sure that the revenue streams never stop flowing.