Friday, November 11, 2011

With the ongoing Eid holidays, it’s a perfect time to venture out with the family or have fun with your friends or at best, both. At first it may seem like there’s nothing  much to do other than sitting in front of the television or just hogging away to glory. 

But here are a few more ways to make this Eid joyful and memorable.

1. Shopping malls aren’t the only happening things to do in Dubai, drive down to the Dubai-Sharjah border and enjoy the waves on a Jetski. The weather’s perfect and at a reasonable rate of Dh100 for an hour, it makes it a fun and sporty getaway. You can also take this chance to barbeque and picnic with the family.

Jetski fun (photo by dubaicityinfo)

2. Not much of a water person? Try venturing out into the desert. The Hatta-Oman road has a number of dune buggies lined up, from kids to adults, there’s fun for everyone.

3. For some nature and fresh air, head out to Musandam, a peninsula owned by Oman. Pointer: Do not forget to take your passport along and enjoy the breathtaking views.

4. Head out to Jumeirah for some banana boating and end up getting soaked with your friends.

5. Global Village has begun, enjoy a bit of each country with the various choices provided. You can also give a few rides a chance while you're there, if not might as well shop till you drop.

Gobal Village (photo by Dubai chronicle)

6. If shopping isn’t something you would want to do, Hatta springs are the place to be. Enjoy the hot springs and a family picnic. 

7. Visit the Dolphinarium at the Dubai Creek Park. You’re never too old to watch a dolphin show and while you’re at it you can experiment and take some gorgeous shots of them.

8. If you think the weather is still not cool enough, head down to TimesSquare centre on Shaikh Zayed Road and experience Chillout, an ice lounge. From flaming hot kababs to chilled drinks, it a place to experience.

9. If you just prefer staying indoors and spending time with family, then karaoke is something that gets the whole family humming to their favourite tunes. 

10. If you’re not afraid of heights, then go onto the top of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and bask in the whole of Dubai through your eyes. 

Make your camera, your close companion and capture these memories. When you do, send your best photographs here and we’ll publish them on our blog for everyone to see. 

Report by Samiha S Naaz