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United Arab Emirates Holiday Reviews

The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emerging as a must see location on a tourist's itinerary, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offer expansive deserts, white sandy beaches and varied landscapes. Explore the desert on quad bikes, enjoy the luxury of Dubai with its famous Palm Islands and The World, admire the amazing architecture in Fujairah or visit the largest emirate Abu Dhabi, nicknamed the 'Manhattan of the Middle East' for year-round traditional events. For a more tranquil setting visit Ras al Khaimah with its tall striking mountains and azure seas.

Dubai International Airport is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic and sits just a few miles outside Dubai. The airport is served by Dubai Metro as well as buses, offering quick and easy transport into Dubai. Similarly, Abu Dhabi International Airport has excellent ground transport links to whisk you to your hotel.

  • Dubai is the largest city in the UAE and is located on the northern coast overlooking the Persian Gulf. Famous as a playground of the rich and famous, it features super-luxurious hotels, enormous shopping malls and towering skyscrapers. The largest of these are the iconic Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest man-made structure.
  • Abu Dhabi is the seat of the UAE government and is a modern, advanced metropolis. Sports play a large role in Abu Dhabi's tourist industry. The Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium is currently home to the Pakistan national cricket team and has also hosted Indian Premier League games. The Yas Marina Circuit hosts the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as well as other motorsport events.
  • The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world and features over a thousand shops as well as restaurants, cinemas and even a zoo! It is one of the most visited buildings anywhere on the planet and regularly attracts over 50 million visitors per year. Alternatively you could visit the Mall of the Emirates which houses the world's largest indoor snow park!

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Golden Sands and Dune bashing

Stay Date: 25/11/08, a customer who stayed at 3* Golden Sands Hotel & Apartments in Dubai wrote this review.

We stayed in Golden Sands 3, a comfortable apartment with a small kitchen and a minimum of cutlery - no tea-towel, dishcloth or washing-up liquid- so you may want to pack these. It is ideal for See More  Read more information snacks or ready meals. If you don't want to cook there is a restaurant on site, if not there is a grocery shop just first left from the hotel.For a real selection of fantastic food go to Spinneys nearGolden Sands 10 - about 10-15 mins walk. The staff at Golden Sands are extremely helpful and will direct you. We were also grateful that the receptionist was able to give us an early check -in before Ifell asleep at the restaurant breakfast table after arriving at 8a.m. Golden Sands 3 has a tour desk and we booked two really fantastic excursions on the Dhow with a lovely meal and Dune bashing -where we went out in a 4x4 with a great driver who took us on an adventure ride over the dunes - after is a meal at a bedouin camp where you can dress as an arab, hold a falcon, have a 5 min camel ride(as many times as you like), get a henna tattoo - ALL FREE. You may even get an opportunity to get up and belly dance....the dancer was lovely and it is fine for non-dancers to join in- if you're shyshe won't press! There were also dune buggies - like quad bikes available at the camp - I don't know if there was a charge or not. We walked to the old Dubai area by the creek from the apartment - about45 mins. Really nice and near the old souk. Be aware that Golden Sands is spread out over a large area - so check which one you are going to for the taxi and print off the map. Golden Sands does havea shuttle bus back to terminal 1 but not 3. We caught it at 12 noon. I think it runs every two hours. We would definitely recommend the Golden Sands if you want to self-cater at your own pace. Italso has great staff and you will find tours/swimming pool and shops. It runs a shuttle to Jumeirah beach. For anything else - you can ring for a taxi.   Collapse  Hide

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