Is there a different side to Dubai? When people think about Dubai, most think of the majestic Burj Khalifa or perhaps the massive Dubai Mall, shopping and the beach. Dubai, as well as the rest of the United Arab Emirates of course, have seen incredible growth and not only in financial terms but in infrastructure and immigration. The pictures you can see online from Dubai 20 years ago and now are simply amazing.
Having said that, there is still a lot of the old traditions around. The Dubai Creek is worth a visit with is traditional dow boats and souks. The Dubai Art Museum can also be found close by showcasing some of the history and arts of Dubai.
You can also join a desert safari to see the more traditional side of Dubai and the life in the desert. Platinum Heritage operate the only authentic desert safari right at the heart of the World Famous Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. They organise overnight safaris and breakfast with a Bedouin which can be easily combined with an amazing hot air balloon flight which often flies right over their place and over the stunning DDCR area, guaranteed to give you memories to last a lifetime. You will surrounded by the indigenous animals of Dubai, the oryx and the gazelles who wonder freely in the area. All of which brings you closer to what Dubai used to be, a desert city with friendly people riding camels and flying falcons. And seeing the desert from the sky is something most people do not ever get to see, the views are simply amazing.