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Excursions

Take off into the desert or over the water on any number of exciting excursions.

For the true adventurer, a full-day 4x4 desert safari, a ride on a camel or the chance to surf the sand dunes might pique the enthusiasm. There’s even an opportunity to adventure into the heart of Arabia for horse riding or desert dining.

For the more sublime, a coastal dinner cruise provides a spectacular perspective of the dramatic Dubai skyline.

The resort is pleased to arrange custom tours designed to reflect guest preferences.

Shopping in “The City of Gold”
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Dubai is paradise found for those who love to shop, offering something for every style and personality. Sophisticated shopping venues such as Dubai Villa Moda with boutiques showcasing Alexander McQueen, Missoni and Stella McCartney labels, and the just-opened Mall of the Emirates, voted the best new mall at the World Travel Awards in London, housing the shops of Ralph Lauren, Tod’s, Burberry, Armani, Marc Jacobs and more, as well as local merchandise including traditional carpets
and Arabic textiles.

Traditional Arabian souks are part of the fabric of Dubai and highlights include a spice souk (frankincense, saffron and myrrh among the offerings), a perfume souk and a carpet souk, with the most famous of all being the fascinating gold souk.

The Sights of Dubai
Dubai features a wide variety of traditional and modern sightseeing opportunities including the award-winning Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed’s House, The Bastakiya cultural walk, Jumeira Mosque or an authentic ‘Abra’ – a river taxi ride or Dhow cruise.

Sightseeing tours and adventures
One&Only The Palm offers dozens of tours revealing both modern and historical treasures of Dubai. Highlights include:

Sand-skiing safari
Leave Dubai in the early morning for a 4x4 excursion into the desert, then join a camel caravan to the spectacular red dunes of Margham. Here, tradition is abandoned for a new and exciting sport – sand-skiing.

Camel caravan – visit to Al Ain
A charming desert oasis that has been a stop on the caravan trail since time immemorial. The road from Dubai passes spectacular desert scenery to the garden city of Al Ain. Along the way, stop at the archaeological digs at Hili dating back some 5,000 years before arriving in the oasis town of Buraimi.

Starlight express overnight desert safari
Head deep into the vast expanse of desert for an overnight campout amidst oceans of sand under a sky of a million stars. Wake early in the morning for a journey through the wadis – a stream bed or channel that only carries water during the rainy season – which lead deep into the rugged Hajar Mountains.

Moonlight sonata – dhow cruise with dinner
An enchanting evening cruise aboard a traditional wooden dhow offers intriguingly different views of Dubai – from splendid examples of architecture to traditional villages.

A night at the races – horse racing
An exciting night out at the Dubai Racing Club at the Nad Al Sheba racecourse – venue of the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race.
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