As spectator or participant you can indulge any or all of your sporting passions in the UAE. Languid days by the pool or beach can be interspersed with a huge range of sporting activities, including adventurous exploration of mountain and desert. If you are feeling really fit, you can take part in the Abu Dhabi Triathlon or the Dubai Marathon. The choice of major international sporting events is endless, if you would rather sit and watch.
Tax-free prices and an abundance of cheaper luxury brands have made shopping an art form in the UAE with millions of visitors frequenting the country’s elegant and well stocked shopping malls, a destination in themselves, atmospheric souqs and traditional shopping areas, duty-free shops, Dubai Shopping Festivals where bargains abound, and much more. Serious shoppers will want to set aside at least a day in each Mall. Plan some serious shopping time before your flight back for The Dubai Duty Free Experience.
Visitors from many parts of the world along with a multiethnic resident community have ensured that a sophisticated and innovative food culture has developed in the UAE. Almost any type of food is available, from classic European to Pacific Rim. You can eat Mexican, Polynesian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indian, Pakistani, Persian, Italian and French cooking, and more, at some of the finest restaurants in the Middle East. Tipping is not compulsory, but is common practice. List of Indian restaurants in Dubai.