Posted on Dec 01, 2008 | Comments 3
Dubai is one of those places in the desert that doesn’t seem to be quite real.
Its oil wealth has changed it from a serene town of pearl divers and Bedouin fisherman to one that is fun and flashy.
Shopping, sand and sun are the diversions of the day and the shiny skyscrapers that reach higher than the old wind towers and mosques of this deeply Muslim country are a sight to behold.
The prettiest beaches [Beach Trips] in Dubai are located on the strip of beach called Jumeirah. There are lots of lifeguards on duty and the palm trees gently sway in the balmy sea breezes.
Jumeirah Beach has special days for women where they can bask in the sun without a sign of a male in sight.
If you want to have an outdoor lunch you can scoot over to the Jumeirah Park where you can meet friends and get out of the hot sun and sand for a while.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Located on twelve acres, with twenty four rides and slides you can find Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai. The design brings to mind an Arabian oasis or wadi and it is populated with characters straight out of Arabian folklore.
There are at least 90 lifeguards that are on duty each day so you can rest assured the kids will be safe during a day of splashy fun. Kids of all ages will have the time of their life at this premiere Dubai attraction.
The Hidden Gem of the Hatta Rock Pools
Found in the Hajar Mountains, explore the corridors of stone featuring azure pools and cascading waterfalls.
The passageways are waiting for you to discover spring fed pools in which to bask. Located just a scant ½ hour from Hatta, an ancient village, this is truly a hidden gem of the Dubai region.
Another great family attraction is Wonderland. An amusement park that is set on 44 acres where you can ride the roller coasters and drive the go carts; it is host to a variety of restaurants that are on hand to tempt your palate. There is even a water mist show you will not want to miss. A visit to Wonderland will be a sure fire hit with the kids.
There is much more to Dubai than just shopping if you take the time to explore. It is the ideal destination for romantics, honeymooners and families alike. Everyone will find something to do when Dubai is the destination of your next vacation.
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