Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Emirates Palace situated on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, with 114 domes that are 80 meters high. It is only 30 min drive from Abu Dhabi airport and 1.5 hours drive from Dubai airport.

Many of the suites offered are furnished in gold and marble. The main central area houses an expansive marble floor, balconies and a large patterned dome above, picked out in gold. The topmost floor has six Rulers’ Suites which are reserved solely for Emirati royalty and dignitaries. The hotel also contains a large conference centre.

The Emirates Palace offers 394 rooms and suites. All the rooms are very spacious (smallest surface area : 55 m2) and luxuriously appointed with opulent Oriental details like gold leaves mingled with contemporary facilities like air-conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar (large choice of complimentary soft drinks), touch screen remote control lights and TV. Guests can surf freely on the Internet with the interactive plasma screen TV. All the rooms are also fitted with a bathroom with separate shower, a balcony, a dedicated butler service, an office area and turn down service. Fresh fruit, flowers and mineral water are offered every day.

Overall, the hotel has 302 rooms and 92 suites. But, the hotel has 16 Palace Suites on the sixth and seventh floors. 22 three-bedroom suites are reserved for hosting Heads of State or Government, recently for example, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cost of staying begins at $400 per night for the Coral Room (floor space of 592 square feet) in the low season; and The Palace Grand Suite (7319 square feet) is the most expensive at $11,500 per night.
-Coral Room (55 m2)
With a view of the park and the garden.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Pearl Room (55 m2)
With a side sea view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Diamond Room (55 m2)
With a sea-facing view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Khaleej Suite (110 m2)
Features a living room and a separate bedroom, a jacuzzi, a walk-in closet and a roomy balcony or terrace. Complimentary limousine transfers to/from the airport of Abu Dhabi.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

-Khaleej Deluxe Suite (165 m2)
Bigger than the Khaleej Suite and includes a dining room.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

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Dubai Metro feeder bus routes map

Take a look at the feeder bus route maps from Road Transport Authority to decide which bus service you need to take.

Click on the links to open the feeder bus route maps in PDF

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Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel situated in Dubai. Burj Al Arab situated on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeriah beach, and is linked to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the arrangement is designed to imitate the sail of a ship. Sometimes illustrated as “the world’s only seven-Star hotel”, its star ranking has been often argued.

The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel are situated was formerly called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. The locale’s name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tankers on the site.

The old name persisted after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel remained as the Public Project Name for the construction phase of Burj Al Arab Hotel until Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new name.

Burj Al Arab was designed by British architect Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. The design and construction were managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory also of WS Atkins. Construction of the Island began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two “wings” spread in a V to form a vast “mast”, while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium.

Burj Al Arab is an iconic building of Dubai. Whenever one hears of Dubai, picture of Burj Al Arab immediately comes into one’s mind. Burj Al Arab is 1050 high and the only one, 7 star hotel in the world. His extravagant hotel attracts public attention with its superb interiors, spacious suites and world class luxurious facilities.

Best Beaches in Dubai

Dubai is land of sun and sand, so beaches form the most attractive part of its beauty. The city’s main beaches consist of the long stretch of Jumeirah Beach Park and the Al Mazmar Beach Park which is an artificial park cum beachfront. You can enjoy lazing out at the beach, surfing the waters or reveling in some ardeline rush of watersports. Dubai is an excellent place to visit during the winter months when the temperatures are pleasant enough to enjoy the beaches. During summers, the beaches look deserted during the day and all tourists flock in the evening. Just avoid getting out to the beachfront when temperatures reach their peak of 40 degree Celsius. But otherwise there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports, relax and take pleasure in a laid back holiday.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park is the first beach park in Dubai and is one of best known beaches in Dubai with crystal white sand and turquoise blue water. Actually it’s a single soft unending carpet of sand dispersed with hotels, clubs and public access areas. The beach park is an ideal location for people of all ages as a picnic spot with kid’s recreation area, games area and restaurants / food courts jewelling the area. For a family picnic you can get together at the picnic tables, have a small barbecue, children can play at the kid’s area while you can relax or swim at the beachfront. Alert lifeguards, special swimming pools and showers are available whenever you are in the mood to swim. There’s even a small amphitheatre to showcase live musical or stage performances. Palm promenades and small wooden seats complete the picturesque view. If you want to visit this God gifted marvelous place, then Dubai government charges Dhs 2 per person or Dhs 20 per vehicle. The park is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm daily with Saturday’s and Sunday’s especially reserved for women and children.

Al Mazmar Beach Park

The conceptualization behind Palm Islands, World Islands have always surprised us and the same idea takes over behind the construction of the man made Al Mazmar Beach Park. An all-in-one beach projects its amusement, relaxation and pleasure all at one place. Covering 106 hectares its includes huge expanses of green coverage, an amphitheatre, numerous swimming pools, kid’s play areas, picnic and barbecue spots, lagoons and several beaches served by alert lifeguards and all the necessary luxury options. Al Mazmar Beach Park is not just about lazing at the beaches or playing watersports but also includes enjoying the different green zones, relaxing under the trees, laying out the picnic basket, flying the kites or playing football. Colors merge together at the Al Mazmar Beach Park which is open from 8.00am to 11.00pm daily except Thursday’s and Friday’s. Wednesday’s are reserved for women and children.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, is a hotel and resort that opened in 2008 in Dubai. The entire resort is aquatic themed, and is based on the Atlantis resort located in Nassau, Bahamas. The hotel has 1,539 rooms, including suites and super suites. Rooms boast views of The Palm or the Arabian Gulf, as well as elegant decor, queen or king-sized beds, and full or French balconies.

One of the most unique things about Atlantis The Palm is the variety of waterparks and marine encounters available at the hotel. At Dolphin Bay, guests can interact with dolphins in a number of ways, including touching, petting, hugging, and even swimming with them. Guests can also purchase photos of themselves with the dolphins for a memorable experience they’ll never forget.

As for waterparks set on the premises, Aquaventure is one of the largest in the Middle East, with 42 acres of water slides, river rides, rapids, and even a private beach. There’s also The Lost Chambers, a giant underwater world with an aquarium filled with 65,000 different marine animals. The Lost Chambers was designed to look like the lost city of Atlantis. Guests can visit The Lost Chambers and feed Cownose Rays in Shark Lagoon. For the ultimate experience, guests can go diving in The Lost Chambers and swim alongside sharks, guitarfish, rays, and a variety of other marine life.

For guests who want to dive somewhere other than The Lost Chambers, the on-site Atlantis Dive Centre offers an accredited PADI 5-star dive center. Divers can enjoy a variety of different dives, including shipwrecks, the Musandam, man-made reefs, and a number of other places around Dubai. The Atlantis Dive Centre also offers courses for divers of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced divers looking to become instructors.

Guests won’t have to go far at Atlantis The Palm to have an excellent meal. The hotel boasts 13 different restaurants, ranging from casual dining at places such as Saffron, The Edge, Kaleidoscope, Splashers and Waves, Shark Bites, and Platos, to award winning cuisine and fine dining at Nobu, Ossiano, Rostang, and Ronda Locatelli. For an extraordinary dining experience for those special occasions, Atlantis The Palm is home to Seafire Steakhouse, Levantine, and Nasimi Beach. Guests who want to party will find no shortage of things to do in Dubai, but many of the city’s hottest clubs are located right at Atlantis The Palm. Barazura is the perfect place for drinks while overlooking The Palm.

Visitors looking to relax and unwind after a long flight should check out ShuiQi Spa. This spa offers a number of services and amenities, from massages and pedicures to aromatherapy and facials. Services such as Ionithermie are available to enhance, firm, and tone various parts of the body, including the derriere, thighs, and tummy. The spa also has a fitness center and a salon on the premises, perfect for those who want to exercise during their stay or need a haircut or color for a special night out in Dubai.

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Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo of its kind not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai Zoo also occurs to be the first Arabian zoo to breed the rare Chimpanzee and Arabian wild cat.

It is an extraordinary place of attention and fun for travelers and the people of Dubai. Was formerly constructed in 1967 by a Dubai resident when H. H. Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, acceptable Otto J. Bulart to form a zoo on a two hectare plot in Jumeirah. It is still the oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula. It was considered a Dubai landmark in the late 1960s as it showed the “town’s end”

The zoo’s modern services though small, house many ethnic Arabian species, comprising the Arabian Wolf, which is no longer found in the wild, Gordon’s Wildcat and the world’s only captive breeding colony of Socotra Cormorants.
In recent years, the Dubai Zoo has come under fire for the situations in which its animals are boarded. Animal rights protesters and even hotels and tourist websites inspire the embargoing of the facility. Cages in which the animals are stuck in are reportedly so small that the animals can hardly move.

Subspecies of Gray Wolf, Arabian Wolves, as the name suggests, used to rein the Arabian Peninsula. Arabian Wolves are in the group of rare species as they are at present found in the interiors of Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Arabian Wolves is one of the unique attractions of Dubai Zoo.

Siberian Tigers, also called Amur Tigers, were formerly found in the forests of Korea, Manchuria, eastern Asia and northern China. Found mostly in cold and harsh land, Siberian Tigers can be transported up only in enormously low temperatures, but Dubai Zoo has formed ideal conditions for the protection of Siberian Tigers as well as Bengal Tigers. The zoo is shortly to undergo relocation and redevelopment allowing animals to live in areas designed to be as similar to their natural environment as possible.
It is open from 10am – 6pm daily. Entrance Fees: Dhs 2. Tel: 3440462

Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM) is a shopping mall, part of Dubai Outlet City (DOC) in Dubailand. The mall opened in August 2007 and is situated on the Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66) near the Dubai Bypass Road interchange, after Dubai Academic City. Developed by Al Ahli Holding Group, Dubai Outlet Mall is the only ‘Value’ concept mall in the Middle East and home to over 1200 of the world’s premium and top fashion brands in 240 stores.

Dubai Outlet Mall is the first and only “Outlet” concept mall in the Middle East and North Africa. Outlet Mall is the vital value shopping destination where you can snap up discounts of between 30% – 90% on the majority of products available in the 240 stores on offer, 365 days of the year. Savvy shoppers can luckily hit the mother seam of quality goods at outlet prices by visiting the Dubai Outlet Mall; the largest retail outlet mall on earth.

One of the most general Gift Vouchers in town is the Dubai Outlet Mall Gift Vouchers because of the added bonus that the value of your gift will go so much additional with all the discounts and offers in the mall. Gift Vouchers can be spending in over 200 contributing top brands name stores at Outlet Mall. Vouchers are accessible in different denominations of AED 25, AED 50, AED 100 and AED 500 and you can buy gift vouchers now from the Customer Service Desk on the first floor near Center Court.

Every Monday is a Half Price Monday at Outlet Mall, where contributing stores highlight merchandise that is discounted 50% OR MORE from the original price, and create a market atmosphere all around the mall. Make sure you don’t miss out and bag the best bargains around on your preferred brands every Monday at Outlet Mall.
Dubai Outlet Mall is the first shopping mall formed and offered a 1-day-every-week promotion of “Half Price Mondays” in UAE.

To take benefit of additional added value offers and discounts for tourists, ask your Hotel Caretaker or Tour Operator to authenticate the Outlet plus Card leaflet and present it at the Dome Customer Service Desk on arrival at Outlet Mall. You will be provided with an Outlet plus Card, valid for one day, and the list of participating stores at Outlet Mall.