All-new Dubai visitors' guideBe the first to comment 23 October 2012
If they’re here for… five days
Embark on an overnight desert safari. After bashing those dunes, lie out under the stars and catch up over some grape in the serenity of the empty desert. Dhs650 per person for ‘starlight express’ package.
Arabian Adventures (04 303 4888).
Recover from your night in the desert with a relaxed morning by Kitesurfing Beach, before an arty afternoon spent dallying around Al Quoz’s many galleries (there’s an interesting show, ‘Elegy to My Trapped City’, which runs at Meem Gallery until Tuesday November 13).
Escape the city with a day trip to Musandam, soaking up the sweeping views of the peninsula.
Dhs199 per person. HuntUrDeals.com (050 972 1570).
Enjoy a day of competitive sports. In the morning, head to Paintball Dubai for some all-out warfare (from Dhs90, 04 324 4755). After lunch, try an adrenaline-soaked race round the go-karting track at Dubai Autodrome (Dhs110 for 15 minutes, 04 367 8700). As evening falls, head to The Locker Room in Barsha for a relaxed round of bar games and a drink (Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
Make up for yesterday’s silliness with a day of culture before dining at the idyllic Bastakiah Nights restaurant, which offers a feast of Middle Eastern food.
Bur Dubai (04 353 7772).
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