Oct 02

Bateaux Dubai: Couple’s Package

bateaux-dubai-couples-dinner-cruiseBateaux Dubai: Couple’s Package

Bateux Dubai do a dinner cruise for couples. For a very special evening with your husband or partner the romantic couple’s package on Bateaux Dubai will give you an experience that will live in your heart forever. Step on board the luxury vessel where a chef will welcome you on board then embark on a captivating culinary cruise past the night lights of Dubai Creek. In addition to a superb five-course dinner, you’ll enjoy a bottle of champagne and unlimited alcoholic house beverages. Tea, coffee, chocolates and a personalised red velvet cake are also included.

Details of the Offer:

  • Sightseeing cruise 2.5 hours long
  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink
  • Canapés
  • Personal welcome by the Chef
  • Five-course personalised menu
  • Glass of bubbly, unlimited alcoholic house beverages
  • Tea or coffee with chocolates
  • Heart-shaped red velvet cake with your message (must be requested in advance)
  • Special gift from Bateaux Dubai
  • Cruise from 8.30 pm to 11 pm

This special package is AED 1,300 per couple (alcohol is extra at AED 1,100).

Sep 26

Riverland Dubai Opens October

river land dubaiRiverland Dubai to open on 31 October 2016.

This is a man made river within a theme park. It is 1km long and it is a recreation of a typical Western European river bank area such as the Seine.

When it is opened, tourists will be able to do all the things that French riverbank tourists do such as take boat rides down the river and enjoy a drink, a coffee or a meal at one of the river’s planned cafes, bars and restaurants.

At the entrance the streets will be paved with cobblestones and lined with trees. It will be replica 17th century French village with buildings on the way to the river banks.

It remains to be seen whether Europeans will see anything new here other than a quaint recreation of a riverbank scene. But on the other hand middle eastern visitors will be fascinated with the novelty of lush green riverbanks and boating on an inland patch of flowing water which is a scarce scene in Dubai. Add to that the novelty of antique European buildings and there should be lots to attract non-European visitors here.

It will connect the major parts of the Dubai park and resort and will also connect it to Legoland’s water park.

Inside riverland there are plans for 50 restaurants and retail shops. There will also be street entertainment of various sorts including open air theatre.

Crossing the river is by a large footbridge with a high clearance for the passing of anticipated luxury yachts.

Sep 09

Bastakiya

Bastakiya is a heritage village that has been more renovated rather than restored. But you still get a feeling of what the old Dubai is like.

bastakia-dubaiFilled with old but restored cafes, souvenir shops, art galleries. Lovingly restored and the area is very clean. The buildings have wind towers at the top that ventilates the building when the wind blows. Beware of the pushy salesman. Full of small restaurants that sell local traditional food. Lots of twisty turny side streets and alleyways. It is right on Dubai creek and the cafes and restaurants face out onto the water. Baastakiya is a very tranquill area of a by gone age. Best to visit by taxi because there is no parking. Also easily accessible by water taxi known as Abras. Heritage house at 3aed entrance fee ,Malis gallery, coin museum and shaikh rashid centre are the places to visit here. To the south is a restaurant that sells camel burgers and camel milk shakes. Visit before 5pm when everything is open

The city walls are the original city walls, whereas the rest of Bastakiya has been renovated to replicate the crumbling remains of the original structures.

Al Ghubaiba Metro Station (Green Line) is a short walk away.

Jul 26

Dubai City Tour