Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga Residences Dubai Offsite Activities
Things to do in Dubai: Golf, shopping, sightseeing, sports & activities
Golf In Dubai
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club :
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, voted one of the world’s Top 100 must-play golf courses, is a resort located at Park Hyatt Dubai featuring an 18 hole championship golf course, a 9 hole par 3 course, golf academy, six restaurants and bars, gymnasium, tropical swimming pool and a 121-berth marina.
Location: Adjacent to Park Hyatt Dubai at Dubai Creek
Tel: +971 4 380 1919
Emirates Golf Club :
Voted one of the Top 100 golf courses outside of the US by Golf Digest (May 2009). Emirates Golf Club, host of the PGA European Tour sanctioned Dubai Desert Classic and Dubai Ladies Masters, boasts two of the city’s finest must-see courses; The Majlis and The Faldo, as well as a 9 hole par 3 course, golf academy, a variety of restaurants and bars, gymnasium and tropical swimming pool.
Location: Off Sheikh Zayed Road and opposite Dubai Media City
Tel: +971 4 3801234
Shopping In Dubai
Mall of The Emirates :
The Mall of The Emirates is home to more than 450 retailers and also features a complete range of entertainment options, including Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski destination in the Middle East, a two-level Magic Planet, the 14-screen Cinestar Cinema and the Dubai Community Arts and Theatre, with a 500 seat-theatre and art gallery.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, 4th Interchange, next to Ski Dubai
Tel: +971 4 409 9000
Dubai Mall :
The Dubai Mall features the world’s largest gold souk with 220 retailers, a 79,000 sq m Fashion Island with 70 flagship stores dedicated to haute couture as well as the Middle East’s first Galleries Lafayette department store, one of the world’s largest aquariums, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, Oasis Fountain Waterfall and Water-Front Atrium.
Location: Business Bay, Burj Dubai
Tel: +971 4 437 3200
Deira City Centre :
Deira City Centre, located near the waterfront in Deira, is Dubai’s first mega mall. A mall with atmosphere, especially on weekends, Deira City Centre has a buzzing shopping vibe that makes it an enjoyable place to shop
Location: Deira, opposite Park Hyatt Dubai/Dubai Creek Golf Club
Tel: +971 4 295 1010
Wafi City :
An award-winning mall, Wafi city has won the Best Shopping Mall, Best Restaurant, Best New Hotel, Best Spa and Best Independent Boutique awards in 2008. With a legendary souk, world-class shopping and the finest dining in Dubai with an unrivalled collection of art and lifestyle stores, Wafi City offers a unique shopping experience with over 350 stores offering the world’s most original, revered and influential brands.
Location: Oud Metha, Bur Dubai
Tel: +971 4 324 4555
Sightseeing in Dubai
Dubai Museum :
A visit to the Dubai Museum is a must on every Dubai itinerary. Housed within the beautifully restored Al Fahidi Fort which was erected around 1787 to defend the city against invasion, the museum’s diverse collection of exhibits offers a fascinating insight into the city’s rich history and cultural heritage.
Renovated in 1971 for use as a museum, its colorful life-size dioramas vividly depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. Galleries recreate scenes from the creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms, and desert and marine life. One of the more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ weights and scales. Also on display are artifacts from several excavations in the Emirate.
The old Bastakiya district, with its narrow lanes and tall wind towers, offers a tantalising glimpse of old Dubai and lies in the Bur Dubai area. Immediately to the east of Al Fahidi Fort is the largest concentration of traditional courtyard houses with wind towers in Dubai. In the past, the city was famous for a mass of wind towers that lined the creek on either side. These were not merely decorative; they were the only means of cooling houses in the days before electricity.
Heritage and Diving Villages :
A traditional heritage village, located near the mouth of the creek, has been created where potters and weavers display their crafts. Here, the visitor can look back in time and experience some of Dubai’s heritage.
The Diving Village forms part of an ambitious plan to turn the entire Shindagha area into a cultural microcosm, recreating life in Dubai as it was in days gone by.
Sports & Activities in Dubai
Desert Safari :
This off-road Arabian adventure takes you from the bustle of Dubai city to the desert of golden sand dunes. Travel to the desert on a roller coaster ride known as dune bashing (desert driving).
In the evening, enjoy an Arabian BBQ buffet dinner and dessert beside a blazing bonfire with traditional cups of coffee and dates, underneath the pitch-black night sky. Be entertained by belly dancing to traditional Arabic music.
Ski Dubai :
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the experienced snow sports enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round. Ski Dubai is located in the Mall of the Emirates.
The Dubai Dolphinarium :
Dubai Dolphinarium is an amazing place, where the confluence of nature and science makes for exiting journey on an Edutainment Marine Adventure. Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air conditioned indoor Dolphinarium in the Middle East with a temperature ranging from 21°C – 25°C. It provides solid family entertainment and education about dolphins, seals, and other marine life.
Dubai Zoo :
The oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula with approximately 230 animal species.