Dubai Tourism Dubai UAE

The Dubai Tourism Industry has been booming for a number of years now, with tourists from all over the world being drawn to the endless beaches and rolling dunes of this exotic destination. With the number of visitors to the Emirate increasing each year, the demand for organized tours of the city centre and surrounding areas has increased substantially.

International and local tour operators specialize in organized tours which are the perfect alternative for those who are uncertain as to where to begin, or unwilling to conquer the more remote regions alone. Popular tours include City Tours, Shopping Tours, Helicopter Tours, Water Tours, Desert Adventures, and Wildlife Viewing Tours. Trips to the surrounding Emirates are the perfect way to escape the city for a while and experience the more traditional side of Emirate living. Day and weekend tours are run from Dubai to areas like Sharjah, Hatta, Jebel Ali and Fujairah and can easily be combined with Desert and Wildlife Tours.

City tours are a comfortable and convenient way in which to take in the best of both ancient and modern Dubai. The majority of tour operators offer specialized city bus tours that last anything from a few hours to an entire day. Tours typically encompass most of the heritage and current attractions of Dubai, including the city's many mosques, the souks, Bastakia wind tower houses, the Creek and the many exquisite golf courses surrounding buildings in the city. Certain tours also include entry to Sheikh Saeed's House, the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Dubai Museum, and the Jumeriah Mosque possibly the only mosque in the world to allow entrance to non Muslims on a guided tour basis. In the event that you have a bit of time to spare it is worthwhile comparing itineraries and prices of the various tours. Many people also elect to combine City Tours with organized Shopping Tours which take in all major shopping areas and souks in the city.

In the event that you would like to view Dubai from an entirely different angle, Helicopter Tours and Water Tours provide unique and novel views of the city. Helicopter tours can be booked through tour operators like Aerogulf Services and Dubai From The Sky. Flights range in duration from 10 minutes to half an hour and take in both the city and the surrounding Hajar Mountains. Major hotels in the area like the Hatta Hotel and Le Meridien also offer Helicopter Ferry Services to their guests at a price. Water Tours, otherwise known as Creek Tours run both day and night and allow visitors to experience dramatic views from the waterways of Dubai.

Desert Tours are the ultimate contradiction, allowing visitors to experience the tranquility and splendor of the Arabian Desert whilst simultaneously gaining an extreme adrenaline rush from activities like Dune Driving, Camel Rides and Sand Surfing. The less adventurous may elect to rather explore the dry river beds and gleaming rock pools of the desert area, locally known as 'Wadi Bashing'.

Many of the overnight tours take in the more remote areas of the Emirates and feature spectacular traditional feasts and entertainment under the Arabian Stars. It is possible to combine Desert Tours with Wildlife Tours which take in the unique fauna and flora of the area. In the event that you have a bit of cash to spare, private game lodges like Al Maha Desert Resort offer private wildlife tours by knowledgeable guides who have dedicated their time to preserving the endangered wildlife of the desert and surrounding area.

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