Dubai Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Omar Bilal Al Tamimi
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
    Visited for many times in winter to have a fresh air and go on a drive. Nice experience to camp and watch sunrise and sunset with the ducks, Birds and flamingo.
    A place that must visit with your friends and family in Winter in Dubai away from the city and crowded places and cars.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • MumbaiRiders
    Mumbai, India1,458 contributions
    Walked along Al Musallah street and entered AL Bastakia Quarter also known as Al-Fahidi historical neighbourhood which is the ancestral home of the ruling family of Dubai now converted and preserved as a historical museum showpiece of Dubai.
    Bastakia derives its name from the South Iran town of Bastak and consists of restored mud and stone houses , squares and narrow alley's as it existed in the 1890's when Dubai was a tiny pearl diving centre of World trade.
    The "Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum centre for cultural understanding " which was the former ancestral home of the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai is now a rebuilt conserved museum that opened in 1998 and conducts local guided walking tours in Bastakia quarter educating tourists on the culture and customs of the U.A.E.Strolled along the narrow alleyway's entering a traditionally restored and historically preserved Emirati house.Visited the coin and philately museum and also sat in a traditional Emirati tent.From Bastakia Enclave walked to AL FAHIDI FORT now DUBAI MUSEUM and originally built in 1799 .This Fort situated on Al Fahidi street in the Bur Dubai locality is the oldest existing building in Dubai whose walls were made of coral and shell rubble from the sea and same cemented with lime.A visit to Bastakia enclave is mandatory to understand the historical development of Dubai.
    Written 24 November 2021
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  • Jaspreet Singh A
    2 contributions
    A Holy Place for pray and recite the Gurbani Kirtan. Wonderful experience at this peaceful place. Guru Ka Langer (Free Kitchen) also serving to all.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,355 contributions
    Visitors to Dubai might be surprised to find a large number of flamingoes just 10 minutes away from Downtown but that is what can be found at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

    There are a number of hides from which to view the flamingoes - they are located very close to the birds and have interesting facts in the walls and a telescope for closer viewing.

    Visits are currently restricted to 10 minutes.

    Parking is available and the whole experience is free of charge.
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Manish K
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions
    The Shiva Temple in Bur Dubai, along with the neighbouring Krishna temple, are the only places of worship for Dubai's Hindu community and as a result, these tend to be quite busy at almost all times. Located next to the Grand Mosque in a building, one needs to climb stairs to reach the temple.

    The temple has idols and photo frames of Lord Shiva, Goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as of Sai Baba. The temple gives tasty prasadam. There is also a small Gurudwara on the floor above, which one must visit, after covering one's head as customary.
    Written 8 December 2018
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  • Ryan
    11 contributions
    This is a very cool place to visit , many rooms showing different types of coffee beans , history of the coffee, different grinders
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Witoldzio
    Manhattan, KS591 contributions
    Good place, barely anybody in there, so you can have it all to yourself. The exhibit contains some very interesting personal objects of important Emirati women, lots of info about women's role in the UAE. The second floor has walls filled with poems (amazing!). The place has great energy. The lady at the entrance is also a great guide and she can answer many questions.
    Written 19 January 2022
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  • California_momofsix
    Fairfield1,084 contributions
    The staff of the turtle rehabilitation project is really responsive. I wasn't sure the ponds were open during Covid. I sent staff a message on their facebook page and they responded immediately, really impressive for a free attraction. The project has now reopened.
    The turtle pools are located behind Jumeirah Nasseem hotel, between the Black Tab restaurant and the beach. It's free to enter but may be a little tricky to find. We approached from the beach and saw some signs along the boardwalk but didn't notice any directions from the hotel side.
    We only observed one large turtle (maybe it wasn't the right time of the year?) but it was a beautiful animal to see.
    If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend taking a few moments to go. During Covid, feeding has been suspended.
    Written 19 May 2021
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  • HASHER
    2 contributions
    The museum is amazing and you can see the real history of the region, by amazing old othentic manuscripts and rare items. from the local gallery and the religion gallery. i dont think i see anything similar to this around. highly reccomand to the history lovers. i like the most the Pearl Gallery and the religious one.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Pindi B
    1 contribution
    We went to the Sharjah Desert with Stanley. He was an amazing tour guide full of knowledge. He was very welcoming and made our experience with the quad bikes an enjoyable and memorable one. We felt safe with him and his driving was also excellent.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Chad G
    1 contribution
    We had a great time with Arabian Expedition. The Dune Buggy Safari, Camel Rides, and Dune Blasting are memories we will cherish for years to come. Ijaz and Mr. Thear were exceptional host and ensured we had a great trip.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Tolga S
    1 contribution
    We spent 6 hours, with perfect cusine, shows and safari. The best thing is, tour is fully cared the nature and cpnservation site has organic nature and dunes, animals are too shy to take photographs.
    Thxxx
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • Jo H
    Sheffield, UK110 contributions
    What a fabulous activity we can’t rate our experience highly enough. This definitely was a memorable thing to do and was in many ways a highlight of our Dubai break.

    We’d planned originally to do this in Dec and finally booked this in May. It’s a professional friendly set up. The buggy’s are first class and such an adrenaline rush for both driver and passenger. We loved it. Our guide was Adrian who was just fabulous with a great sense of safety and customer enjoyment. We’re hoping to book a longer session if time allows when we’re back in Dubai this December.

    If you book this you’ll have an amazing time with a fabulous team and leave a little dusty with a huge smile on your face and fabulous memories to look back on.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Astha
    1 contribution
    I had one of the best treatment by Tunee Kangtin. She is highly professional and an expert. Will be visiting again soon.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • marcspeakman
    Manchester, UK2 contributions
    Great tour, our driver was amazing and the activities were great. Easy and simple to book, I definitely recommend. Hotel pick up was great. All round great experience
    Written 1 April 2022
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