Places to see while you are in Dubai

Are you tired of your daily routine?  If the answer is yes, well then, it’s time to take a break and refresh yourself with a holiday.  Many people postpone vacations simply because of the expense.  But in Dubai, all you need to do is get into a car and take a road trip.  With so many beautiful sites in and around Dubai, your options are limitless.  Whether you take this trip alone or with family and friends, there is no doubt that you will enjoy the ride.  Afterall, the drive, as well as the location, should be memorable.

1. Al Qudra Lake

If you want to take a trip but are not up to a long one, then Al Qudra Lake is just the place for you.  A quick 30-minute drive through the desert brings you to a group of man-made lakes.  These seven lakes are home to various species of birds and fish, and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of deer wandering about.  Al Qudra Lake is a wonderful picnic spot; the best and quietest time is Friday morning.  To catch the essence of the beauty of this place, don’t forget to experience a scenic view of the sunset here.

2. Al Ain

Roughly 120 km away from Dubai, you will reach the city of Al-Ain.  It is located on the border of Oman.  Famous for its greenery, this city is also called “the Garden City of the Gulf.”  The well-known mountain Jebel Hafeet, second highest peak in UAE, is an excellent place to get a panoramic view of the city below.  Museums, historical sites, parks and Al-Ain Zoo are just a few of the places that you should visit on your road trip.

3. Dibba, Fujairah

Drive about 110 km through the desert and head towards the northeast part of UAE.  Located between Oman and UAE, Dibba Fujairah is like heaven on Earth.  This area borders the vast blue coastline.  There are numerous activities which you can enjoy including snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, boat rides and much more.  As you drive through the city, you can see various historical sites, mosques, and museums and admire their architecture. 

4. Khasab

This road trip (about 200 km) in itself will be unforgettable.  The winding road alongside the coast will give you a breathtaking view of the Musandam Peninsula, which is technically an enclave of Oman.  This city is also known as “Norway of Arabia” because of the considerable fjord-like inlets among the mountainous coast.  Don’t forget to take the ferry ride, night tours, and dolphin tours that this region is renowned for.  Jebel Hareem and Bassa Beach are places that you should definitely visit.

This short list does not do justice to the numerous venues in and around Dubai.  It all depends on the amount of time and the budget you have.  Any road trip can be made memorable.  The desire to search for the wonders of the Earth must come from within you.

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