Thursday, December 12, 2013


Dubai is one of the most progressive and dynamic destinations in the world with a distinctive blend of modern city, desert and mountain terrain. A holiday in Dubai comes with the promise of guaranteed sunshine, a clean and safe environment, bargain shopping and superb sporting facilities.

LUXURY ACTIVITIES: Dubai has plenty of opportunities for adventure and luxury activities.

Balloon adventures: Witness a breathtaking sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains as you ride in a hot air balloon across the Arabian Desert. Be welcomed by the warmth of the desert people.

Golfing: Known for some of the best golf courses in the Middle East, Dubai is home to the opulent Dubai Creek Golf and Yatch Club, Nad Al Sheba Club, Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie, to name a few.

Seawings: Ever yearned for the wings of a falcon so that you could soar into the sky? Flying from Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa as well as the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Seawings offers 40-minute seaplane rides for a scenic aerial excursion over Dubai and packages to destinations such as Dubai Creek, Emirates Palace, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.

Sky diving:  A mighty gust of wind. A few missed heartbeats. Then, a fall. Off the sky at 210 kms/hour. That’s sky diving in Dubai. Sky Dive Dubai offers tandem dives for beginners along with freefly, formation skydiving and canopy piloting for the experienced sky divers.      

Aqua Adventure: From jet skiing to sailing and from snorkelling to scuba diving, experience the rush of the calm yet challenging waters.  Explore a world of breathtaking water thrills at ‘Aquaventure’ waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Slide down the immense Ziggurat and through a shark-infested lagoon, take a river ride of over two kilometers, ride the water rapids and white water chargers. A visit to Dubai Dolphinarium to meet the dolphins, seals and other marine life is a must.

RETAIL THERAPY: Dubai is a shopper’s paradise! From couture to high tech
electronics,glistening gold, silver Bedouin jewellery to market bargains, there is something for everyone in Dubai. With low import duties and tax-free products, this is a bargain hunter’s paradise.

Shop till you drop at the 3.77 million sq ft Dubai Mall, home to the world’s largest indoor gold souk. Explore Ibn-Battuta, the world’s largest themed shopping mall. Spend time at the Mall of the Emirates, the ultimate leisure, entertainment and shopping resort. Inspired by the saga of ancient Egypt, Wafi City Mall is an unrivalled fusion of food, art, luxury and fashion. Soak in the authentic splendor of the 14th century in Khan Murjaan Souk. Take in the crescent-shaped Dubai Festival City Centre Mall with its picturesque waterfront setting.

Full of colour and character, a trip to the traditional bazaars or souqs of Dubai gives you a glimpse of the city’s history. In gold souk, streets are flanked by jewellery shops; their shelves stacked with gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal. The open-air spice souk is replete with Arabic aromas and spices from across the world. The textile souk in Bur Dubai has a wide array of fabric, colour and weave from around the world!  

SPA & WELLNESS: After spending a busy day visiting Dubai’s outstanding shopping malls, beautiful beaches or participating in an event, take a break and indulge in a well-deserved spa treatment. Some of the exclusive spas are The Al Asalla Spa, Angsana Spa & Health Club Dubai Marina, Cleopatra’s Spa & Health Club, Dubai Marine Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa and The Health Club & Spa, Shangri-La.

FINE DINING: From the finest cuisine to fast-food, all tastes are catered for in Dubai. Each of the 40 plus five-star hotels in Dubai has at least one signature restaurant. Gordon Ramsay has the ‘Verre’ Restaurant, Gary Rhodes has ‘Rhodes Mezzanine’ and French chef, Mourad Mazouz, has ‘Almaz by Momo’ at Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, to name a few.

To plan your luxury holiday to Dubai, contact Mercury Travels today. It’s a holiday you’ll never forget.


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