There are countless reasons to visit the incredible destination of Dubai, but in 2014 there will be yet another to add to the list. Officials working with the Dubai Sport Council were able to confirm that in February of 2014, Dubai will be home to an incredible Dubai Cycling Tour. If you are a cycling enthusiast, this is just another confirmation of the city as the ideal holiday destination. If you think that you might be interested in attending this event, read on to learn about how to plan your holiday to Dubai and include plenty of action and sports in your itinerary.
Where to Dine and Drink: As most cyclists know, carbohydrate loading before a big event is an important part of preparation. Even if you are more of an onlooker than a participator, there are plenty of incredible places to fuel up in the city of Dubai. If you are on a budget, there is some amazing Middle Easter street food available throughout Dubai that can satisfy your craving for some hearty food in a hurry. Shawarma, pita bread and felafel are these tasty options that can help you fit in with the local residents. Of course, there is also plenty of upscale dining to be had in the city. Most of the larger hotels are home to some spectacular international cuisine, and you can pick from steakhouses, upscale French cuisine or Japanese sushi flown in daily from Tokyo. Although alcohol can’t be bought from a public place like a grocery store, you can still find it through licensed bars and clubs, and the nightlife is a huge part of tourism in Dubai. A few drinks can be the perfect way to celebrate after a day of cycling!
Top Tourism Attractions: If you have never been to Dubai before, use this opportunity to see some of the major tourism attractions and historical landmarks throughout the city. Taking a tour to the top of the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest tower in the world, always tops every travel itinerary. Also make sure to get a feel for the local culture and history by visiting the Jumeirah Mosque, the Bastakiya District of Old Dubai, the Dubai Museum and the incredible gold and spice souks.
Where to Stay in Dubai: The perfect accommodation can make or break your stay in Dubai, so it is important to seek out the ultimate in luxury for your stay. If you are searching for a breathtaking resort that has all the amenities you might be able to dream of, then the Palm Atlantis is ideal. This massive resort has more than 1,500 rooms, but it boasts countless amenities, pools, bars and restaurants. For a more intimate and personalised feel, check in to the Residence and Spa, owned by the One&Only Mirage. This hotel has just 48 suites, and each residence gives you a peaceful and tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. The hotel also boasts acres of gardens and a private beachfront reserved just for guests.
Keeping Active: There are plenty of ways to stay active in Dubai before and after the cycling tour. For the traditionalists, you could go jogging along the Dubai Marina, cycle in the Al Safa Park or go swimming in Jumeriah Beach. For something a little more adventurous, you might try riding a camel, skiing the indoor slopes in the Mall of the Emirates or even playing golf in a desert oasis course.
The Dubai Cycling Tour in 2014 is the perfect opportunity for you to take that dream holiday to the amazing city of Dubai.
This post was written by Dale, who loves the idea of combining sport with a luxury holiday to Dubai. When he’s not lounging about by the pool of a luxury hotel, he can also be found over at the Elegant Resorts blog.