Golf: As host to several top professional events throughout the year, Dubai is gaining a reputation as an ideal destination for golfing. Two top clubs that are available for individual and group golf outings. The 36-hole Emirates Golf Club with a
Golf: As host to several top professional events throughout the year, Dubai is gaining a reputation as an ideal destination for golfing. Two top clubs that are available for individual and group golf outings. The 36-hole Emirates Golf Club with a natural rolling desert terrain and a clubhouse in the shape of Bedouin tents, make for a memorable golf experience in the region. At the 18-hole championship Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, groups can enjoy lessons at the academy before hitting the greens, or enjoy a private event at the clubhouse, designed to look like a traditional Arabian sailing vessel.
For groups interested in learning more about Dubai's culture, the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding located in the historic Al Fahidi District offers the opportunity to learn about the Muslim faith and common cultural practices of the people of the Arabian Gulf. The program includes a walking tour of the historic district, followed by an introduction to Islam and a question and answer session in a mosque. Later, guests enjoy a traditional Arabic meal in an authentic Emerati 'wind tower' home.
Downtown Dubai, a newly developed area of Dubai, is anchored by the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world with an outdoor observation deck. A hub of activity, also on offer in Downtown Dubai is the upscale Dubai Mall, home to the Dubai Aquarium, where visitors can scuba dive among the thousands of tropical fish, sting rays and sharks, and the Dubai Fountain, a choreographed music, water and light display located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, with shows throughout the evening. Nearby, the Souk Al-Bahar is a contemporary shopping venue with an Arabic feel with more traditional items for sale including clothing, accessories, jewelry, crafts and art works from the region.
With its location on the Arabian Gulf, Dubai celebrates its connection to the water in many ways. At Atlantis, The Palm Dubai, the Aquadventure Waterpark and Dolphin Bay offer excitement and learning for groups. At Dubai Creek, visitors can cross the water on small traditional abras as they make their way to the souks selling gold, spices and other souvenirs. At The Walk at the Jumeirah Beach Residences in the Dubai Marina, more than 300 outlets for shopping and dining are on offer with beautiful beach and Arabian Gulf views.