Emiratis love their massive 4 x 4 trucks. It’s a popular activity to take these vehicles out to the desert past Abu Dhabi and to drive them hard all over the massive dunes. It’s not for everyone, so think twice before you try it. However, if you need some adrenaline in your life, this activity is right for you.
As a way to bring in the golf-loving rich of the world, Dubai has built up some of the best golf courses anywhere. With the Dubai Desert Classic tournament with a $2.5 million purse and the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, the country is a draw for its golf alone. For added glitz, Dubai regularly brings in the world’s top golfers to play at its golf courses, for legitimacy.
While Dubai is too hot for outdoor activities in summer, the other seasons are much better. The Jumeirah neighborhood has Dubai’s best beaches. This area is completely owned by the top hotels, though. For anyone who isn’t in a hotel on the strip, the Kite Beach and the Jumeirah Beach Park are beautiful and popular alternatives.
Islamic countries don’t usually allow alcohol. As a country dedicated to hedonism, though, Dubai can’t afford to keep alcohol out. They have a compromise – alcohol is allowed, but only within the confines of hotel restaurants. Dubai’s restaurants have a curious Friday custom – champagne brunch. When you order a meal, you get unlimited refills of Laurent Perrier and Moët.
While Dubai does have an endless list of glitzy Michelin-starred restaurants, its underpaid immigrants make up most of its population. They need cheaper ways to eat. For them, Al Dhiyafah Road is the place to go to. For authentic cuisine from every part of Asia at $15 a person or less, this is the place to come to.
A 90-minute drive outside Dubai, the Hatta Mountains of Oman have naturally occurring freshwater rock pools that are a great attraction. Fresh spring water rises out of the ground, makes its way through the gorges in the mountain and collects in large pools that you can have fun in. If you are in Dubai in fall, the Hatta Pools are a must-see.
If you’d like to see what traditional Dubai was like before the money started coming in, you need to visit the quiet fishing village of Bastakia Quarter. It can be a refreshing change after the relentless excess of the rest of the city. Although Dubai is an expensive city, it’s still possible to visit it on a budget. Have you ever visited Dubai?
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Post culled from amerikanki site.