REVEALED: 9 Hidden Treasures Of The UAE
Lisaili Camel Market
There is a camel market in a town called Lisaili that features stalls with handicrafts and trinkets as well as regular camel sales.
It is next to the Dubai Racing and Camel Club on the Dubai Al Ain Road.
Al Bastakiya is a historic district in Dubai. Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai as well as the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai. Al Bastakiya is named after the Bastak region of Iran.
For art lovers Art In The City runs an Art Bus Tour that takes you on a tour of the Al Quoz galleries – the perfect way to find your way about without having to drive. Visit www.artinthecity.com to find out when the next bus tour is scheduled.
Al Quoz is a great place to have custom made furniture built as well.
Wadi Bih (pronounce waddy bee) is a canyon like gorge in Ras Al Khaimha that is popular with off roaders, bikers, climbers and campers.
Al Sahra Desert Resort
Fancy some camel cuddling??!! Then check out Al Sahra Desert Resort. There you can experience a true Arabian pastime. The camel cuddling activity is an ideal way to interact with these gentle desert creatures, enjoy getting up close and personal and learn more about this fascinating and friendly animal.
The experience includes meet the herd, learn their language, wash them, feed them and of course cuddle with them if you like.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Centre (RAWKS)
RAWKS is a wetland reserve renowned for attracting migratory birds in large numbers. The wetlands have large numbers of birds, crustaceans, small mammals and fish.
RAWKS supports more than 20,000 water birds.
Entrance is free for all and timings are 9.00 am to 4.00pm Saturday to Thursday.
A little gem within the grounds of the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque – the Majlis Dubai is shaded by old ghaf trees and is, by its own admission, the ‘first and finest camel milk café in Dubai’. All milk-based products here are made from the milk of our humped friends – there are milk shakes, camel-chino’s, camel-latte’s, camel milk ice-cream and camel milk cheeses and creams.
In the heart of Dubai’s beautiful Al Fahidi Historical District is The Coffee Museum – a café, shop and cultural experience rolled into one awesome space. Not only can you drink the gorgeous stuff here but also learn all about its origins, check out some very cool antiques and hang out in a lovely majlis.
The Journey is the ultimate play space for city kids, complete with streams to paddle in, sand to dig, a garden to explore, structures to climb and the opportunity to get dirty and have some good old-fashioned fun. Tucked away behind Kite Beach this green oasis is complete with mini orchard, veggie gardens, café, archery area and much more.