Off The Beaten Track

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Dubai can be safely said to be a much-trodden destination in general, where most of what it has to offer has oodles of mass tourism appeal and the vast majority of its attractions have been widely publicised and promoted the world over. Because of that and its small size it may seem there's little to do outside the beaten path. While that may be true to some extent there's certainly more than meets the eye here.

In this blog section we go above and beyond to find unique places, journeys and activities that are off the radar or that most tourists simply overlook blinded by the glitz and glamour of Dubai's popular attractions. This is a collection of blog pieces aimed at intrepid travellers thirsty for authentic adventures, whether that's meeting the humble locals at the other side of the uber-wealthy spectrum and the more modest side beyond the opulence of hotels.

Recent articles in Off The Beaten Track

  • 18 Aug 2018
  • Travel Advice
  • Susana Corona
The cream of the crop

Advantages of travelling to Dubai in September

One of the quietest months in the Dubai events calendar, September goes unnoticed by most travellers thinking of planning a holiday to the most popular of all emirates. September registers some of the lowest figures of foreign visitors and as such is an ideal time to find crowd-free beaches and excellent deals on hotels and air fares. If you want to know all the advantages of travelling to Dubai in September, keep reading.
  • 17 Feb 2018
  • Travel Advice
  • Saima Omar
Eager for adventure

10 note-worthy and luxurious hotels with a view of Dubai Creek

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates and possibly one of the wealthiest. Its overwhelming wealth is on exhibition in the gigantic manmade islands and rising skyscrapers with futuristic designs, not to mention its luxurious hotels. With such a large number of opulent and luxurious resorts and hotels in Dubai Creek, it’s not an easy task of whittling it down to just 10 fabulous hotels for special praise.
  • 23 Sep 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Gaby Lucius
VIP - Dubai

Stunning art, paddleboarding and chebab pancakes: An insider's guide to Dubai

We spoke to some local residents in Dubai to learn what makes the emirate so appealing, and why it is more than just a glitzy holiday destination. Read on to find out about the spectacular food, fascinating culture and outdoor sports that await away from the skyscrapers.
  • 03 Jun 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • James Corporal
Dubai can be adventure

Dubai's conservation areas: The side of the emirate you haven't explored...yet

Dubai may be known for its skyscrapers, but the emirate has some indigenous wildlife that is worth saving and worth seeing in its natural habitat. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is the most accessible of six conservation areas in the emirate that are working towards these goals.
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