Have you visited these unexpected places in Dubai?

Have you visited these unexpected places in Dubai?

From breathtaking stargazing and vast wetlands to fascinating desert discoveries and ocean shipwrecks, we’ve found the best hidden gems to visit in Dubai. Come along on a diving adventure, meet the wildlife thriving in the desert, and be enchanted by the spectacular desert sky.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Average cosmopolitan city
  • It’s a lively place
  • Rich in culture
  • Steeped in history
  • An array of landscapes
  • What sets it apart is its many unexpected surprises
  • A thriving trade hub
  • Set in the spectacular desert landscape
  • One of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century
  • Unique artifacts
  • Are on public display
  • The worlds only live museum
  • Delve deeper into the story
  • The 3D Cinematic room
  • The bustling city of Dubai
  • The vast wetlands
  • It comprises of a variety of
  • More than 25 000  resident migratory birds
  • Flock to the area
  • Guided tours take visitors on a journey
  • Through the eyes of a conservationist
  • The emerald waters of the Gulf
  • Over 500 species of aquatic life reside in the pristine warm waters
  • One of the most popular dive sites
  • For advanced open water divers
  • That lie deep below
  • Diverse wildlife
  • Is home to over 200 species of native birds
  • Nomadic civilizations relied on heavily to survive
  • Observation towers
  • On a historical adventure
  • Visitors can enjoy cultural performances
  • In the dark of the night
  • A technique involving the sun and stars
  • Due to the constantly shifting landscape
  • Stars lit up the sky
  • It still impacts modern navigation
  • Settle in and let these legends transport you
Find your path

Find your path

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It takes a special bond between horse and rider to compete in a 100-mile-long race. For professional endurance rider Uma Mencia Uranga, it’s a bond that began in childhood in the Basque Country of northern Spain and eventually led her to pursue a riding career in Dubai. Today, she lives a busy (but fulfilling) life in Dubai—with mornings spent at school in the city center, and afternoons training in the breathtaking landscape nearby. Ten years after moving to the city, Uranga is at home in Dubai.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• My world was very much centered around the horse
• A long distance
• You are becoming one
• An endurance horse rider
• Long distance racing
• Through open landscapes
• Puts you in a state of concentration and peace
• As you travel as you wander through it
• Ride in the desert
• Something that would bring me back and keep me here
• It’s a city of contrast
• I’ve been mesmerized by its organic shapes
• As the sun rises and sets
• It has moved me the most
• It makes me love this place

Travelling with a baby?

Travelling with a baby?


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Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Travel Baby Bag

• A changing mat

• A bottle holder

• A pacifier pouch

• Nappies

• Onesies or bodysuits

• Change of clothes

• Sippy cup

• Milk bottle

• Formula containers

• Tissues

• Wet wipes

• Baby lotion

• Favourite blanket and toys

• All your baby’s travel essentials

32 nights – 50 000 stars – 560 clouds

32 nights – 50 000 stars – 560 clouds

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For most of his life, artist Myneandyours lived and worked in his native London. But after 28 years there, he felt the pull to help create a culture, rather than simply be a part of one already well established. So, Myneandyours took his creative talents to Dubai. For the past four years, he’s been on a mission to transform the city’s streets by creating large-scale, immersive art in some of the most unlikely spaces.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Going under the name Myne&yours
• Being inspired by our experiences
• I’m giving back so it becomes yours
• I grew up in London
• I have Arab roots
• I wanted an identity
• It was very much a doodle
• You can use a symbol to make people think
• To create something crazy
• An immersive environment
• A car park
• When I first proposed the idea to them
• The universe and space
• Very quickly into the project
• The further we went along
• Once you go tiny bit beneath the surface
• A huge creative community
• A great group of like minded people doing amazing things
• I had no idea

Do something great

Do something great

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Do somenting great

A talking point at Nelson Mandela Square

A talking point at Nelson Mandela Square

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Core foundations
  • Made fresh on order
  • Timeless environments
  • Really good service
  • Focusing on people who work for the brand
  • We’ve pushed boundaries
  • I’m one of the hostesses
  • Being part of that vibe
  • There are three mains things that the brand stands for
  • Geographic location
  • She adapts each store around this environment
  • She’s created a very international location
  • We wanted to create a talking point at Nelson Mandela Square
  • Africa is hot, it is glamorous
  • Fantastic fauna and flora
  • We’ve given it a very very glamorous feel
  • We’ve always envisaged this place being monochromatic
  • An old Vegas hotel
  • It fitted quite nicely with the African theme
  • You get transported into a place that I’ve never seen before
  • Clean, simple, old school, nostalgic food
  • How can we grow our footprint
  • At the same time be creative and innovative
  • An international outlook
  • Being able to pull it all together under the tashas brand is extraordinary
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