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This 5 day short break allows you to explore the fascinating country that is the United Arab Emirates. Highlights includes a desert safari, a Dhow cruise and a Dubai city tour.
Explore the delights of Dubai on this week long holiday. Highlights include a Dhow cruise, a desert safari, a city tour and a tour of neighbouring Abu Dhabi.
“The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states situated in Southwest Asia, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. UAE with its mix of mountainous terrain (some raising to 2,500 meters), sandy dunes and shoreline of more than 750km is a heaven for adventure seekers. With thrills like Desert Safari, Scuba Diving, Ballooning, Sand skiing and Mountain Trekking UAE can make visitors adrenaline go high with every moment of pure fun.”
Desert Safari - Dubai with its large proportion of sandy deserts supports as a great spot for desert safari. Driving through the sand dunes in a 4 x 4 and the thrill of going up and down a dune provokes many a scream and laughter out of enjoyment. The sun setting among the dunes is a wonderful sight to watch.
Scuba Diving and Deep Sea Fishing - For Divers, the coastline of UAE offers a colorful world of marine life and coral reef waiting to be explored. Khorfakkan is the most scenic spot in the country and it features coral outcrops suitable for scuba diving and snorkeling. It is also called as “The creek of Two Jaws” as it gives the breathtaking glimpses of the underwater marine life.
The shallow and warm waters of the Persian Gulf provide plenty of plankton for vast shoals of baitfish that are followed by sailfish which could be caught just 30 – 40 miles from the shore. Apart from sailfish there is a great chance for other fishes namely Barracuda, Queen fish, Long Tail Tuna, Giant Trevally, Spanish mackerel and Kingfish.
Sand Skiing - At UAE, visitors could enter the game of skiing with new styles. The new sport that is taking everyone by storm is Sand Skiing. The sand Dunes in Dubai act as the perfect spot for this. It is an unusual sport entertainment for the people who love to speed. Special skis are used while high dunes in the interior of the Dubai desert are chosen as slopes.
Ballooning - Hot Air ballooning over the desert when sun slowly rises over the beautiful sandy slopes is a great adventure. You will be soaring in to the immense blue desert sky and looking at the magnificent views of the Hajj Mountains to the east and the skyline of the 21st century Dubai in the west. The Landing of the Hot Air Balloon will be dependent on the wind strength making it a unique experience.
Mountain Trekking - Hajar mountain range with its rough terrain is a great place to trek. With its highest slope in the north and sloping directly in to the sea, stand the Hajar Mountains. This region is popularly called Ru’us Al-Jibal. The southern part of the range has been formed from sedimentary and igneous rocks, attracting also students of geology. The view of sand dunes flourishing a rust color terrain and the quiet desert landscape with its continually changing views is also a major attraction for the trekkers. All visitors in UAE acknowledge it as one of the world’s most awesome viewpoints.
The climate of the UAE is hot and dry generally with July and August being the hottest months. In the Hajar Mountains the temperatures are considerably cooler due to its increased altitude, with January and February being the coldest months. During the late summer months, a humid southeastern wind named ‘sharqi’ makes the coastal region unpleasant. So it is better to avoid the coastal region during that time. The region is prone to occasional, violent dust storms, which could reduce visibility to a greater extent.
HSBC UAE Bank can cater to all your financial needs throughout your visit.
The city of Dubai is located within the United Arab Emirate which is also named Dubai. Both the city and the emirate are located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.
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