Strolling through Dubai’s museums filled with art, culture and history can be an enriching experience, but how about one that will have you puzzling over which way is up? The Museum of Illusions has opened its doors for the first time in the UAE, to trick the minds of all who walk through it. Setting […]
Whether you’re after some vibrant Bollywood dancing or a serene night swaying to Tchaikovsky and Swan Lake, Dubai Opera is the place to visit for a night that you won’t forget. The multi-format venue hosts opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events, and seasonal programmes, and the building itself is an architectural marvel. […]
The most colourful and best smelling gardens in Dubai is finally opening for its seventh season today (Sunday November 4), and this time its joined by a list of classic Disney favourites, huge floral animals, a new dining experience and much more. Dubai Miracle Garden is now in full bloom, and is open for all visitors […]
Dubai has created the “Love Lakes” – two intertwined heart-shaped lakes set up near Al Qudra Lakes, and its full of all things related to love. Unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, the new site even […]
Mangrove forests can be found all over UAE, but the closest to Abu Dhabi is the Mangrove National Park, a slice of peace and nature away from the bustling city. Modern constructions have ravaged a huge chunk of mangrove population here, bringing a negative ripple effect on the biodiversity that the trees support. Conservation efforts […]
Travel down Dubai-Hatta highway toward the desert and you’ll spot Mars on Earth here in the form of the aptly named Big Red sand dune, locally known as Al Hamar. It’s a highly popular spot for locals and travelers with thrills and adventures brewing in their minds; the 100-meter high dune provides the perfect arena […]
Ever thought about climbing the Stairway to Heaven? Yes, you can. Technically located in Ras Al Khaimah, Wadi Ghalilah is easily reached with a car ride from Dubai. The so-called Stairway to Heaven is a mountain trail that links a village in Oman with Ras al Khaimah. Clocking in at 1,500 meters climbs, it beckons […]
Only around an hour’s drive from Dubai, but still inside the Emirate, is Hatta. This spot if a favorite among residents looking for a day escape from the busy city life. Hatta is best known for its natural pools of turquoise water, located in the middle of rocky mountains. This is the perfect spot for all […]
Hold on tight and shriek your way through the twists and turns of Wild Wadi’s double-tube rides as a twosome. Our favourite is the giggle-inducing Master Blasters, which propel you uphill. Dhs225 entry per person. Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 4444).
Catch some air on the Halfpipe Canyon snowboarding simulator. Hop aboard in pairs and co-ordinate your footwork to pull off cool 360-degree spins. Dhs30 per ride per person, or Dhs160 for a day pass. The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).