The best entertainment in the UAE
Dubai is the largest emirate of the UAE, the center of world trade. Every year there are dozens of festivals and fairs. The most famous of them is the Dubai Shopping Festival. Required to visit every shopaholic. However, in addition to bright windows, there is something to do.
The first time this event was organized in 1996. Discounts offered only one shopping mall, and the number of interested barely reached 200 thousand people. However, as early as next year, a million tourists came to the holiday, and the number continues to grow until today. Now the main participating malls are: Dubai Mall, Al-Barsha City Center, Mall of the Emirates. In each of them you can get lost among the shops, huge food courts are immediately equipped and a lot of entertainment is offered.
In 2018, the shopping festival will last until January 28. At this time, shopping centers are selling goods with discounts up to 90%. Best deals are waiting for you at the beginning of the festival. All the action is accompanied by music and dance shows and, of course, prizes. So, here you can catch luck in the form of a luxury car or get a gold bar.
Note that it is not profitable to buy branded clothing in the UAE when compared with other countries, but all collections and brands are represented here. As a rule, they come to Dubai for furs and precious jewelry. There is a large selection, excellent quality and affordable prices with discounts. Shops before the holiday are accredited, which excludes the sale of fakes. The commissions also check the course of the draws so that there is no fact of a juggling of results.
One of the popular entertainment in the UAE is sandsurfing – riding on sand dunes on boards. The most popular place for such activities is the Rub-al-Khali desert in the south of the UAE. At the entrance to the desert you need to pay 300 dirhams (about $ 82) for a day ticket. The cost of renting a sandboard is 100 dirhams (about $ 29). You can engage in self-surfing, both independently and as part of excursion groups. Note that the principle of skating in the snow is different from that in the sand. Experienced local coaches will show master classes and teach smooth gliding.
No less entertaining and extreme will be Desert Safari. Powerful jeeps will take tourists with all kinds of stunts on the Emirate sand dunes. So, you get a lot of adrenaline and enjoy the beauty of the desert, especially it is incredible during sunset, when you are taken to a Bedouin camp and offered real Arabic coffee and dates. Different excursion offices offer such entertainment and the cost varies, but as a rule, the maximum ticket for an adult will cost $ 65.
Lazy rest in bounty style
Despite the thousands of entertainment offered, many choose the United Arab Emirates to lazily lie on the beach and swim in clear waters. The coast of the Emirates is washed by the Gulf of Oman and Persian. Most beaches are private and belong to hotels nearby. However, there are free city ones. The whole coast is sandy, clean and safe in a criminal sense. All dangerous places with undercurrents or craters are marked with special marks, there tourists are not allowed.
One of the most popular free beaches was the “Jumeirah Beach Residence”. Here infrastructure is developed and almost always it is filled with tourists. The opposite of this is another free Dubai beach, “Sunset”, where very few people gather on weekdays, so you can count on 10 meters of personal space. Young people should go to “Kite Beach”, where there is an opportunity to rent a kite, play volleyball, do water sports. In addition, city officials often organize entertainment shows here.
And those who want a natural shade, rather than an umbrella, should choose the beach “Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Club”. Log in here will be 30 dirhams (about $ 8). There is pure white sand, azure water and palm groves. There is a similar beach among plants in Sharjah. The entrance to Al-Corniche will be 5 dirhams (about $ 2). It is crowded here on weekdays and on weekends. And the quieter beach of Sharjah is “Al Khan”. The infrastructure is developed here. There are cafes, shops, bars and playgrounds. In the lagoon is offered to rent a jet ski, but you can ride it behind a special fence, a little away from the beach.
The beaches of Ras al-Khaimah are different from others in that they are less strictly watching the clothes. Here you can relax and not worry about the Muslim statutes. As a rule, this coast is quiet and calm, there are fewer tourists here than in Dubai or Sharjah, so if you want a cozy holiday away from the crowds of holidaymakers, then stop at this resort.