Dubai Journals

"Go Buy Dubai"

A June 2002 trip to Dubai by Zeta

Quote: One week full of varied experiences in one of the world's most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities....Definitely a memorable place you will want to visit time and time again...highlights of the famous Jumeirah Beach, Dubai City and the Desert Safari trip.

"Go Buy Dubai"

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

Quote:
If you love shopping, this is the right place to be, The City Centre, Bur Juman, Wafi Centre and Lamcy Plaza shopping malls are full of designer and famous international names along with nice cafes and restaurants and quite good prices on some designer wear and jewellery. A visit to the Gold Souk/Sona Bazzar is a must, just to see a street full of gold shops, with its intricately designed wooden gateway you will not miss the Gold Souk, its not called the City of Gold for nothing! The desert safari is about 40mins away from Jumeirah, an exciting ride in a 4WD rolling up and down the dunes, visit the camel farm, most importantly watch the sunset down into the dunes a truly breathtaking sight...Read More

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Hotel | "The Jumeirah Beach Hotel"

Quote:
Its truly an excellent and comfortable hotel, the staff are very friendly and has about 16 different restaurant/bars to choose from,its own private beach. A good shuttle service which takes you into the City and different tourist spots daily. The rooms are spacious with the most beautiful view overlooking the Arabian sea and the Burj Al Arab. The building itself is a work of art. Everyone from concierge, reception to housekeeping were great and truly make your stay as comfortable as possible. Definitely recommend a visit there atleast once, its a great hotel! I know I will go back. It has a great Gym and Spa for those that are fitness fanatics I was there every morning.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 19, 2002

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
JUMEIRAH BEACH ROAD
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
971-4-348-0000

Cafe Havana

Restaurant

Quote:
Cafe Havana a huge cafe on the Mezzanine floor of City Centre in Deira. A very relaxing and informal setting with lots of green plants in ceramic pots, wicker chairs and tables even soft plush sofas. Once you sit down you won't want to move! Very comfortable and a great social atmosphere, people come here to relax and have a drink or meet for lunch even discuss business.

A simple lunch or tea for two will set you no more than Dhs30. A great place to unwind and relax after a shopping expedition in the centre! The cafe is visually inviting and the staff very attentive. The food was simple and great, ideal for a light lunch or just a drink and see the world go by or shoppers go by!!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 25, 2002

Cafe Havana
First floor, Diera Cty Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Museum

Attraction

Quote:
This museum is built under an old fort, the Al Fahidi Fort. Its the best way to learn how the UAE especially Dubai developed over the years, from a desert land into one of the world's most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in the world. How the people lived many years ago you will also get an insight into the Bedouin lifestyle (an Arabic tribe).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 19, 2002

Dubai Museum
Al Fahidi Fort
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 1862

Dubai Desert Safari

Attraction | "Sundowner Dune dinner/Desert Safari"

Quote:
The "Sundowner Dune Dinner" is an experience one will not forget! It's a definite must when visiting Dubai and can be enjoyed with friends and family. The desert safari can be booked through a number of tours companies, 'Arabian Adventures' is one of many companies who specialise in these trips. This trip starts in the afternoon, your tour guide will pick you up in a 4WD and will proceed to the desert where you will get plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the desert. Afterwhich you start the exhilirating ride of the 4WD rolling up and down the dunes. In between you stop at a camel farm then proceeding further into the desert you stop to see the sun set down into the dunes. A totally breatht...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2002

Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai, United Arab Emirates