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Hossein is captivatingly eccentric...
The sea and the mountains dominate Muscat giving plenty of amenities for water-related sports and some independent hiking...
Health & Wellness
Power Hut is one of the best gyms in town. A day/week pass costs JD10/25 and gives access to a wide range of machines, free weights, spin and taebo classes, and a sauna and steam room. The gym is women only from 9...
To the west of the Khan as-Saboun is the 300-year-old Hammam al-Abd, the city’s only functioning bathhouse...
Legendary multilingual pillar of the tourist information office, Nasser often takes small groups on people-watching trips and cultural experiences...
Boating & Cruises
Departs close to Radisson Blu Hotel in Deira. One-hour Creek tours aboard a dhow with pre-recorded English commentary. The two-hour dinner cruise includes a buffet, soft drinks and taped music; alcohol is available.
The Flamingo Beach Resort also organises crab hunting trips to the lagoon's mangroves...
These guys are serious about their yoga. There are plenty of specialised programmes, from Desktop Yoga for stress relief to Power Yoga (a combination of aerobics and yoga)...
Sports & Games
If you’ve golfed in the American southwest (ie Palm Springs or Scottsdale) you’ll feel right at home on this 18-hole desert-style course designed by former golf champion Ian Baker-Finch. Nine-hole play also available.
It's a bit cliched, but dinner in a recreated Bedouin desert camp, lit by candles and lanterns, is nevertheless a memorable experience. Rates include soft drinks, henna, camel rides, belly dancing and sheesha.
From the village of Tabl, south of Laft, local boatmen offer 40-minute tours of the sea forest in their motorised dinghies. Note that operation times can change with the season. Each boat can take six passengers.
Scubatec runs classes for PADI certification, rents equipment to experienced divers, and leads two-dive trips off Khor Fakkan. With a few days’ notice staff can also arrange dives to the Gulf’s pearl beds.
Horseback & Animal Rides
The Royal Racing Club holds horse and camel races in spring and summer, and offers horse-riding classes. Details are available from the club, located off the Desert Highway and on the way to Queen Alia airport.
Get an aerial view of Abu Dhabi on a 25-minute flight by seaplane over the capital city and its stunning surroundings...
Soar across glittering coastlines and marvel at architectural landmarks from above on a 45-minute seaplane flight from Dubai to Abu Dhabi...
Make the most of your time in Dubai port by taking an exhilarating seaplane ride over the city! This unforgettable 40-minute flight includes a water take-off and landing, plus aerial views of Dubai’s flagship landmark...
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