Latest news from the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the regular OTDYKH/Leisure exhibitor

New projects on Palm Jumeirah

The Pointe Nakheel has started construction works of the long-awaited Dh800 million The Pointe shopping and leisure project on the Palm Jumeirah. Nakheel had awarded the contract for ground preparation for the 136,000 square metre retail and entertainment complex on the topmost branch of the Palm opposite the Atlantis Hotel to Freyssinet Gulf. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2016. The Pointe will include shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities, and dancing fountains.

Another Nakheel’s project is a Nakheel Mall that will comprise about 200 shops, including a 4,200 sq metre supermarket and two anchor department stores, a nine-screen cinema and six medical clinics. There will also be an outdoor roof plaza with cafes and restaurants. The Mall will include a 180-metre high viewing deck with panoramic views of the Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline. This project is scheduled to be completed in 2016 as well.

Honeymoon in Dubai

Miracle Garden Dubai has many to offer for newly wed couples for their honeymoon. No doubt you will have a memorable honeymoon in Dubai if you know where to go for honeymoon in Dubai.

You can visit Dubai Miracle Garden, located in Dubailand. It was opened this year on Valentine’s Day and contains over 45 million flowers over a 72,000 sq metre site and, as well as traditional flowerbeds, it features topiary-style displays with blooms fashioned into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on (re-use of waste water through drip irrigation technology is applied).Experience Dubai from the sky with Seawings seaplanes. A Seawings flight combines an unparalleled view of a city, coastline and desert with the romance of taking off and landing on water.

Royal Suite Experience a luxury cruise through the heart of Dubai aboard an elegant, glass covered Bateaux Dubai. Enjoy the unobstructed views across the Dubai Creek while savouring the sumptuous gourmet dinner.

Unwind and relax at The SPA in The Palace Downtown Dubai, providing private suites for couples who wish to complete the relaxing experience together.
If you are looking for tranquillity, escape to the mystical Arabian Desert. Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape. The 40 tented luxury suites with private pools are positioned to ensure privacy but also to provide panoramic views of the desert landscape. You can try riding across shifting dunes on a camel safari, or become a part of a falcon hunt.

Dubai Safari Park
Hundreds of animals, birds and other creatures living in enclosures in the existing Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah will be relocated to the new safari park. Dubai Safari, which will replace the Dubai Zoo, will be located in Al Warqa 5 on a 400 hectares site and include a safari park, a butterfly park, golf courses, plus entertainment and recreational areas. The Safari will be divided into four different sections — African, Asian and Arabian Villages and an open safari — for animals coming from different geographical locations, with architecture and landscaping to match. The project is estimated to cost Dh150 million ($40.1mln.).

You can see these and many other offers at a 400 sq. m Dubai exposition at OTDYKH/Leisure 2013 exhibition that will be running 17–20 September 2013.

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