Inbound city operators offer a wide range of
services including city, mountain and desert. In addition to destination
management services, they also cover accommodation, airport transfers, ground
transport together with daily tours and activities.
Creek Tours : An alternative mode of
travel is to cruise along the waters of the Creek in a traditional wooden dhow.
The evening cruises generally offer dinner. One of the first companies to
introduce the service was Coastline Leisure 18 years ago and one of the most
recent is Bateaux Dubai which combines Parisian style gourmet dining with
panoramic views of the city from a glass-roofed vessel. For something
completely different, the amphibious Wonder Bus Dubai City Tour combines a
drive through the city with a cruise on the creek.
Desert Safaris : A trip to the
desert should be compulsory on everybody’s itinerary as the breath-taking
beauty of the desert will remain a vivid memory for many years to come.
Al Maha Resort
: A desert safari with a difference, the Al Maha (Arabic for the
Arabian Oryx) is an award-winning luxury resort set in no less than 225 sq.
metres off the highway between Dubai and Al Ain.
Bab Al Shams : Emerging from
the heart of the desert, the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an elegant
place to stay with a traditional Arabic fort setting.
Dune driving: Combining the excitement
of a roller-coaster ride with the challenge of remaining mobile on a shifting
surface, driving on sand is an adventure in itself. Although it's often
compared to driving in snow or on ice, as the applied principles of car control
are the same. Courses are available, with fully-equipped 4x4 vehicles provided
together with expert instruction. Sand-skiing: A sport combining speed and
Driving along the wadis or dry river beds is a popular weekend pastime with
both residents and visitors. During the winter the river beds flow with rain
water which runs down from the Hajar Mountains, but in the drier months it's
possible to drive a 4x4 vehicle along some of the wadis. Although the journey
may be a little rough, the dry river beds offer scenes of unexpected natural
Bird Watching : Dubai attracts
ornithologists from all around the world as almost 400 species of birds have
been observed in the emirate. Customised bird-watching tours range from one or
two days to a week or more and cover the full extent of Dubai's natural bird
habitats including parks, golf courses, desert, mountains and the famous
flamingo reserve on the Creek.
Camel racing : During the
winter months, camel races are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and
present a vigorous spectacle. Located on the fringe of the city the race track
takes on a village-fair atmosphere with vendors selling camel blankets, rugs,
beads and a variety of other rural wares. Owners urge jockeys on to the finish
line while trainers follow the races in 4x4s, ploughing through the dust of the
inside track. The atmosphere is exciting and memorable.
Horse racing : The sport of
kings has rapidly become one of Dubai's most popular spectator events. During
the cooler months, races are held weekly at one of the UAE's four racecourses.
Race meetings are also held at Nad al Sheba's Dubai Racing Club, the country's
largest and most spectacular track and home to the Dubai World Cup. These
evening meets are conducted under a ray of floodlights and prove popular with
corporate companies, who hire a hospitality room to entertain their clients and
Source : GoDubai