With some of the projects at Dubailand already open, agents can book visitors here:
The Kartdrome at Dubai Autodrome offers the easiest and quickest way to experience the thrills of motor racing.
Individuals can drive at the Kartdrome every day, unless it is booked for an exclusive event. It offers a fleet of karts to accommodate youngsters and adults. The Arrive & Drive costs Dh100 for a 15-minute session, and includes usage of helmets, gloves and kart suits. Call at +971-4-3678744
Polo & Equestrian Club
Located at the Arabian Ranches, the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club has already become the heart of equestrian activity amongst residents in Dubai as well as visitors to the city. The riding, show jumping and dressage arenas take place in sandplast arenas considered to be the best in the region. There are 336 air-conditioned stables and an international standard exercise track where the horses are kept in top form. Livery is available for rent.
Leisure facilities include the Angsana Spa, with a choice of treatments after a riding session or a stressful day’s sight-seeing. Spa treats include the specialized Essence of Angsana packages, available from Dh350 ($92.5). Call +971-4-3618251
Al Sahra Desert Resort
A must visit for every visitor to Dubai is the Al Sahra Desert Resort, which offers the spectacular extravaganza Jumana - Secret of the Desert, the first permanent sound, laser, flame and pyrotechnics show in the Middle East.
The eco-tourism resort boasts a firework extravaganza staged in a amphitheatre. The show has a cast of 50 performers, camels and horses. Legend Omar Sharif is the voice of the story-teller.
Tickets for the sound and light show are currently not available, since the show is closed for summer, but will re-open in September and will be the only live entertainment open during the month of Ramadan. Call +971-4-3679500
By Shalu Chandran
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