Combine a treasure trove of history, culture, architecture and frolic with the magnificence of a great destination on the Dubai Holiday Package! The journey begins in with grandeur in this city, which is located south-east of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates, blending an amazing contrast of the old and new. Experience the sandy desert surrounding the city, wild grasses and the veritable treasure of occasional date palms and the desert hyacinths growing in the sabkha plains, along with acacia and ghaf trees growing the flat regions. The stupendous city makes makes a pleasurable break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, adventure activities, and perhaps a few tempting pleasures!
There is the white crystalline area of the Dubai Creek, masterpieces of architectural novice in old and modern Dubai, the exhilarating and shimmering `Gold Souk’ laden with best ornaments and pearls across the globe, the classic mosque and museums, and frolic on the shining desert sand and bustling evening jaunts!
After checking into a hotel, the representative gets you on a start with your visual delights at the Creek. An easier way of crossing the Dubai Creek is by abra, essentially a small ferry and abra stations are located along the Creek on both the Bur Dubai and Deira sides, as the system of filling the boats is remarkably efficient. The entire arena gives a very picturesque view of the city which should not to be missed. The Creek is also the home of many boats offering more comfortable tours, as they are often designed to resemble dhows. In and around the Creek, tourists can see some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses and defence structures. You can book a ride on the Creek with a dinner cruise or even rent a private boat to go on an hour long ride up and down this beautiful area. The waterbus is another option for tourists who want to go by boat but not the abra!
Go on to old Dubai and you land in the Bastakiya District which is one of the last remaining pockets of this area, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style, with an evocative atmosphere and plenty of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore, and indulge. The Dubai Museum is a must-see for those interested in the social history of the Emirate and the country. A visit to the Al-Fahidi fort showcases a few examples of the traditional reed houses and other artifacts but the more interesting part is the modern extension built underneath the fort, emphasizing Dubai’s history using the latest technology and culminating in a reconstructed souq from the pearling days, complete with authentic sights and sounds. It is quite fascinating to see the speed at which the transition occurred from an underdeveloped pearling village to a modern metropolis, with splendid architecture. The Jumeirah Mosque, is the largest in the city, and a wonderful example of Islamic design, as it is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition with the interior decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy. The Mosque is an especially great place to visit in the evening when it is dramatically illuminated by floodlights, staring with a shine into the eyes of it’s visitors. Besides this you could seek blessings at the Grand Mosque and the Al Mamzar Mosque. Then there is the divine Christ church and the St. Mary’s Church, for a visit! Do make a trip to the Shindagha District which is home to the open museums of the Heritage Village. The adjoining Diving Village offers exhibits on pearl diving and fishing, and forms the part of an ambitious plan to turn the entire “Shindagha” area into a cultural city, recreating life in Dubai as it was in the bygone era! The Heritage Village of Hatta is situated in the heart of the rocky Hatta Mountains. The history of the village can be traced back to implicate that it consists of some elegant buildings that originated around two to three thousand years ago, each differing in size, interior layout and concrete material, and during renovation great care was taken to use the same materials as those used when originally built such as mud, hay, sandalwood and palm fronds! Also, the Sharia Mosque is an old mosque that originates around two hundred years ago using the same building materials and consists of a large prayer hall, a court and courtyard, minaret and other utility rooms!
Next would be Modern Dubai on the list of your Dubai – Holiday Package! The Burj Khalifa, until recently called Burj Dubai, is the world’s tallest structure by a long shot than the previous contender in Taipei, , with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the desert flower hymenocallis which is native to the region. The observation deck is the second highest in the world after the Shanghai World Financial center. Already dominating the Dubai skyline, the newly opened tower, houses nine hotels and a Las Vegas-inspired fountain system, the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest dancing fountain laden with a very enticing display of the dancing waters! The show starts every evening at the Burj Dubai Lake to keep the visitors fantasized by it’s eminent display! The Dubai Marina is a newer and more popular areas of Modern Dubai, both with residents and tourists. It offers numerous features such as a phenomenal skyline, world class hotels, a fabulous beach, a mall, and two different walkways, the Walk and Marina Walk, with coffee shops, restaurants, and shops. “Marina Walk” is right on the “Marina water”, with a spread of yachts, which can be rented for a cruise around the area.” The Walk” has a nice open market run from October till May, every Fridays and Saturdays at daylight. Visit the Palm Islands which houses the three largest artificial islands in the world, located just off the coast of Dubai, a major urban development to add a significant amount of upscale beachfront property to the area. Each of the islands is shaped like a palm leaf, with a trunk connected to the mainland, fronds extending from the trunk, and a crescent, or a breakwater encircling the trunk and fronds. Of the three planned islands, the Palm Jumeirah, near Dubai Marina, is the only one yet open, connected to the mainland by a freeway bridge and a monorail, enclosing sports marinas, luxury resorts, and upscale shopping areas. The Wild Wadi Park is the perfect place for the entire family to spend a day as well as a great way to beat the heat and enjoy the day away from the bustle of the city. Located close to the hotels and resorts of Jumeriah Beach, the park has water rides, slides, and a lagoon that’s hidden away, as the visitors enjoy waterfalls, out of the way swimming holes, and a tidal pool, and some lavish cuisine to swirl their taste buds!