Get Out of Dubai and Tour the Desert

Once you have had your fill of the towering modern buildings, exquisite jewelry, tasty cuisine and high life that make up Dubai, take a tour to the desert! Get out and experience nature in all her glory, while seeing the world much as the ancient tribes did, from the back of a camel.

Camel Safari

Who doesn’t need a 7 hour camel safari to top off their vacation? You should know first off that you will not be required to ride a camel for 7 hours, in fact your destination is a mere 45 minute ride. At the end of the journey through the colorful sand dunes you will find a camp made of different “booths” where you can learn more about the values and traditions of the area.

Dinner will be four courses and include a nice traditional meal, called ghuzi, and may consist of vegetable rice, chicken kabobs, yogurt, lamb and camel meat. (no, not any of the ones you rode in on). Sample Menus:

  • Salad
  • Spicy lentil soup
  • Lamb and cheese filled pastries
  • Lamb served with nuts and rice
  • Fruit Salad
  • Local donuts- saffron flavored and drizzled with date syrup

Around you in this Bedouin style camp will be flame torches, setting the perfect Arabian Nights ambiance. Enjoy traditional dance and music under wide open skies filled with twinkling stars.

At the end of your evening, you will take a minivan back to the city where you can repose for the evening at your hotel of choice.

Alternatives:

If you are not keen on taking a camel ride or simply want to take the desert via Land Rover, there is a desert tour for that as well. Zoom through the desert in a vintage Rover, take in a falconry display and then arrive at the Bedouin camp.

Conservation Tour

The conservation tour is a leisurely safari from the air conditioned comfort of a Mercedes or Land Rover. During your drive, you will learn more about the ecosystem and wildlife in the area, and hopefully get a chance to snap some great photos. About an hour and a half into your drive, you will arrive at the Al Maha Desert Resort where you will be served refreshments and have time to relax before returning to Dubai.

Conclusion

There is so much to do and see in Dubai, the desert can get overlooked. Do yourself and your family a favor and take one of the several safari trips. Not only is the desert breathtaking, you could learn something along the way.

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Basic Types of Companies You Can Form in Dubai

UAE is a great place to start your business venture. With a booming economy, ample support from the government and countless opportunities presenting itself, a lot of people find it very appealing to jump into the bandwagon and start their own business.

 

With the rising trend, even other nationalities are now thinking of getting their business set up in Dubai and UAE. Good thing the UAE law now allows foreign investors to set up their formal presence in Dubai or any cities in UAE with these types of business establishments.

 

If you are thinking of setting up your business in Dubai, read on these types of business establishments:

 

  1. Civil Company

 

A civil company is a type of business establishment and partnership amongst professionals. For example a group of doctors, lawyers and accounts who decided to form a business union . It is 100% legal but certain requirements such as the UAE National Local Service Agent. Foreign companies can also partner with a civil company as long as they operate on the same field.

 

  1. Limited Liability Company

 

A limited liability company or LLC is a hybrid of sole proprietorship and a corporation. The main features of this set up is that is has the pass-through taxation which can be found on partnership or a sole proprietorship but with limited liability just like a corporation. LLC companies have much flexibility than a corporation in terms of protection and privacy as they are not required to be publicly listed unlike corporations.

 

  1. Free Zone Company

 

This option is popular amongst foreign investor due to its lenient features. There are no currency restrictions and personal income taxes. This also allows 100% foreign ownership and repatriation of capital and profits. However, they can only operate and lease office space on Free Zone areas.

 

  1. Offshore Formation

 

Offshore business is formed outside the jurisdiction of the principal owners and often set up for the purpose of tax and legal leniency in a tax haven country. These tax haven areas have zero to very low tax rate which is why some investors find this set up attractive. They are also free from state regulations in terms of business operations.

 

  1. Branch or Representative Office

 

If you are planning on expanding your business presence of your company, then this business set up might just be the one for you. UAE allows investors to set up a branch and representative office of a parent company provided that they carry out similar activities and business  as their principal or head office.

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