Experience & Events No trip to Dubai

Experience & Events No trip to Dubai is complete without venturing out of the perfectly manicured concrete jungle into the wild desolate desert. The more foolhardy can rent a car and head out into the sands, whilst the slightly more sensible will opt for “desert safari” from one of many local tour operators. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken into the desert for a savage dune bashing: but beware they drive like they’ve stolen their Landcruisers and some drivers even let guests have a go at the wheel, so if you suffer from motion sickness this might not be for you. After you’ve had enough of being thrown about you in a 4×4 you are taken to a fake Bedouin camp where you can wear local clothes, ride a camel, go sand boarding and have dinner while watching belly dancers and fire jugglers. Not the most authentic Arabic experience… but a real good laugh if you go with a fun group. – Dubai’s calendar is rammed full of events to keep the residents entertained – and spending money. Some of the best are the Emirates Rugby 7’s, the Dubai Film Festival, which draws both local and Hollywood stars, and the Dubai World Cup – of course the world’s richest horse race. There are too many to name so check out the Dubai calendar which has extensive listings –