3 Amazing Tips for a Great Holiday in Dubai Dubai is one of the busiest of cities in the Middle East. There are so many things to do in Dubai the whole year round. Every inch of Dubai is a marvel of old palaces, village towns, and the skyscrapers and lavish hotels. When any one plans a Dubai holiday, there are never ending activities that one can get to experience in Dubai. Although there are tons to do in Dubai as a tourist, there are these top three tips to put in your list when you decide to go on a Dubai excursion. 1 - Shop till You Drop Dubai houses several high-end boutiques and brand shops, jewelry, spice markets, electronic technology products and many more. When you are the type of tourist that is into shopping for good finds rather than going out and looking at cultural stuffs, then Dubai is your shopping heaven- no sales tax! The city transforms itself into one big market when the event named "Dubai Shopping Festival" takes place the whole month of January every year. You can stay in one of the hotels in Deira where you will be near the gold and spice souk at Bur Dubai where café's and more shops are there too. 2 - Cruising through the Dhow Your trip in Dubai is not complete without being able to ride the dhow. This is typically a wooden, Arab sailing vessel that traders used to merchandise their goods such as fruits that come from the Arabian Peninsula and then from parts of Pakistan and India, and including Eastern part of Africa. If you travel with your loved one, it is best to book a dhow cruise that sets sail at supper time at around 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Experience having dinner on board the dhow while listening to Arabian music on a night under the full moon and the stars. Get to choose from sumptuous meals of an intercontinental buffet dinner. Through this cruise, you will get to tour Dubai and marvel at its rich past and modern architecture- a quintessential symbol of Dubai. 3 - Journey down Memory Lane To get an insider's scoop about how the city of Dubai started and worked its way up to one of the most famous cities in the world, is by visiting the Dubai Museum. Here, one is being shown about the history of the place from being a Bedouin and pearl diver territory all the way to the modern Dubai that is today. The museum is located at the restored Al Fahidi Fort- one of the oldest architecture attractions in the city. Take a trip to the late Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum's House at Burj Nagar and witness how royalty is like in Dubai. These are one of the heritage places frequently visited by countless tourists every year. If you are interested in what Bedouin life is like, then you can go the heritage village at Hatta situated about 115 kilometers south of Dubai- up on the Royal Hatta Mountain.