Dubai Desert – A magical time in Dubai
The playground of the rich and famous, Dubai has set the standard as the place to go for an extravagant, luxury break.With some of the most amazing architecture in the world, this bustling city is also filled with tourist delights, from Dubai desert to huge shopping centers and the tallest building in the world.
You’ll find luxurious beach resorts filled with sun loungers, pools and plenty of relaxation, meaning travelers can enjoy the best of both worlds (the city and the sea).
But skyscrapers are only a small part of the story.
Dubai’s transformation from a small desert town (Dubai desert) to a city with a population of over 2.5 million.
That has a network of subway systems, canals, playgrounds, 5star hotels, racetracks, roads, and highways, has all taken place in a historical “wink of the eye.”
No wonder Dubai has become a magnet for the super-rich from the four corners of the world, the folks who want to conduct high stakes business, go high-end shopping, or simply have a good time in an atmosphere of luxury.
Al Maha Desert Resort
IT’S a baking hot evening and I’m swimming in a warm, crystal-clear infinity pool in the middle of the desert.
The beautiful blue water appears to merge into the vast expanse of silken sand that stretches out into the horizon.
Aside from the odd Arabian oryx, there is nothing else in sight.
The sumptuous surroundings are so peaceful and stunning, I really could be in paradise.
The breathtaking Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, a luxurious hideaway set in 225 square kilometers of desert around 45 minutes’ drive from the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Dubai.
George Clooney has stayed here and is where the Dubai Royal Family come to stay when they want to get away from the world.
Who can blame them? The resort is an award-winning conservation area with amazing landscapes and an abundance of wildlife.
It’s the perfect romantic getaway for couples who might want to escape the city for a few days.
There are hosts of activities to enjoy including falconry, camel treks, horse riding, nature walks and archery.
There are also more rugged pursuits, like four-wheel drives through the desert.
For those who would prefer something more chilled-out, the resort also has the Timeless Spa.
Dubai itself is a world away from the sanctuary of the desert.Huge glass skyscrapers glisten in the sweltering sun and gigantic cranes rise into the skyline on virtually every square mile of land as more of the city is developed.
The hotels are some of the biggest and best in the world, boasting lavish interiors and top-notch restaurants.There is also the Dubai Museum and the old town, where the gold and spice souks are packed with interesting wares.
They are both worthy of a visit, mostly because they are such a contrast to the rest of the city.
Dubai has become the perfect option for a winter sunshine holiday, but it’s ideal at any time of the year.
Dubai has a skyline to compete with any city in the world.
Think stunning architecture, Dubai desert, the world’s highest building and plenty of amazing hotels.