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Make your rent payments from credit card now in Abu Dhabi

With a huge number of expats visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the demand for property on rent in Dubai has increased rapidly. While some people can pay the amount of rent easily, others hassle with it and would love it if they could pay this amount from their credit cards and pay their liabilities afterward. Considering the recent needs of the tenants, a property developer in Abu Dhabi has come up with exceptional advance rent payment solutions to provide flexibility and convenience to the tenants. 

Now you can make your advance rent payments with UAE-registered credit cards on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.

According to Khaleej Times, one of the leading property developers in Abu Dhabi, Aldar Properties is now offering the latest incentives to cash-strapped customers subsequent rent-to-own schemes. The property developer made a statement on Monday that its customers will be able to pay their rents using credit cards applicable from 17th August. This offer also adds up to the company’s effort to offer flexible and convenient payment solutions, added Aldar Properties.

Aldar’s real estate

Initially, the customers will be able to pay their rent by credit card in person to Aldar’s real estate management company, Provide through mobile and online payment facilities. 

This new payment method would offer considerable value to tenants. It would provide the customers with innovative solutions including a virtual tour of all available rent-to-own purchasing options and units. This is a great initiative taken by Aldar Properties, we are looking forward to seeing it being implemented elsewhere in the UAE specifically Dubai. This will provide the customers with the convenience to pay their payments without any delay. 

This will provide Aldar Properties with an upper hand over other developers and will increase their net worth in the market. 

Let us know if this new initiative will shift your focus towards Aldar Properties or you would still go for other developers while purchasing your property in Abu Dhabi.

Mouthwatering & Best Food To Try in Dubai

Planning a trip to Dubai? Evaluating your food choices? Let’s take a look at this blog to find out the amazing food options that you can avail of on your stay in Dubai. Tasting the delicious Arabic and Lebanese food will keep you craving for more. Whether a foodie or not, you won’t be able to ignore the luscious flavors that Dubai has in store for you. From non-vegetarian to vegetarian, Dubai has something for everyone. 

Best Dishes to Try out in Dubai:

We have gathered a list of delicious dishes and cuisines that every foodie desire. We have something for everyone here from non-vegetarian to vegetarian food. Take a look at some of the delicious foods to try in Dubai on your visit.

  • Khanfaroosh – For teatime
  • Manousheh – Dubai’s pizza
  • Knafeh – Cheese pastry
  • Iranian Sangak 
  • Luqaimat
  • Chelo Kabab
  • Mahalabiya
  • Al Harees
  • Oman Chips Roll
  • Al Machboos
  • Samboosa
  • Mandi
  • Shawarma
  • Tabbouleh
  • Taboon Bread
  • Kousa Mahshi
  • Lahem Al Ajin
  • Shirin Polo
  • Shish Tawook
  • Baba Ganoush
  • Madrouba
  • Fatteh
  • Fattoush
  • Falafel
  • Kellaj

Non-Vegetarian Dubai Cuisine

Rejoice your taste buds by eating the best meat in town. The aroma and taste of the food will make its way back to you no matter you’re looking for inexpensive street food hub or expensive Arabic food. Read the article below to explore your non-veg options in Dubai:

  1. Iranian Sangak:

Number 1 on the list is the Iranian Sangak which is a delight for all the bread lovers out there. It is an Iranian leavened flatbread made up of whole wheat served in a plain or rectangular shape. It is one of the most popular cuisines in Dubai.  You can also get this bread gluten-free as per your preference. 

Iranian Sangak

Price Range: Starting from AED 18.

  1. Manousheh:

Manousheh is known as the pizza of Dubai with its unique taste that is heaven for all the pizza lovers. This dish serves as a perfect pick for a luxurious breakfast. This cuisine can be customized as per the preferences of individuals such as flatbread or stretched dough, topped with exotic toppings like earthy zaatar herbs, salty Akkawi cheese, and olive oil. It is one of the best dishes within the street food in Dubai. This dish is popular with both locals and tourists. 

Manousheh

Price Range: Starting from AED 38.

  1. Chelo Kabab:

Looking for something good to eat in Dubai? Try out the chelo kabab variety to satisfy your tastebuds. This dish is served with basmati rice with a pat of butter on the chelo kebabs. This is one of the best dishes to try in Dubai with its exceptional taste. 

Chelo Kabab

Price Range: Starting from AED 25.

  1. Al Machboos:

It is the simplest cooked yet famous food in Dubai with rice, onions, meat seasoned with dried lemon, salt, and spices. This dish is made to our list of best cuisines to try in Dubai because of its zesty flavors. Don’t forget to try this dish with salad and raita. You will definitely be surprised by its good taste. 

Al Machboos

Price Range: Starting from AED 25.

  1. Al Harees:

Al Harees is a wonderful dish of Dubai produced with meat, wheat, a pinch of salt, combined with hours of baking that leaves you craving for a second helping. This dish is mostly eaten during festivals like Eid, Ramadan, or weddings. You’ll be amazed by the hospitality and excitement of the locals when you ask them about Al Harees. It is undoubtedly one of the best dishes to enjoy in Dubai. 

Al Harees

Price Range: Starting from AED 40

  1. Mandi:

Mandi is one of the most popular Arabic dishes in the region. This dish features meat and rice mixed with spices that give this dish a unique taste that will attract your tastebuds. This dish goes through a long process where the chicken or meat is cooked for long hours and served with rice. This dish is mostly found in old Dubai and is one of the traditional cuisines of the city.

Price Range: Starting from AED 17

  1. Oozie:

It is one of the popular dishes to try out in Dubai. This dish is quite famous in festivities like Ramadan, Eid or Weddings. This dish is cooked with rice and served with either chicken or filled into pockets. You can try this food with yogurt or nuts for a brilliant experience. If you are visiting Dubai anytime in Ramadan, this is one of the best foods to try.

Oozie

Price Range: Check upon reaching Dubai

Vegetarian Cuisine in Dubai

Since Dubai entertains visitors from all over the world, it values all the different preferences of the individuals therefore Dubai has different food options for everyone. If you are a vegetarian and planning to visit Dubai, you can try out the following food options to make your experience exceptional.

  1. Kousa Mahshi:

Kousa Mahshi is a classic dish that you must try in Dubai if you are a vegetarian. This dish is eaten as a main course, it is zucchini or courgettes stuffed with rice. The lip-smacking taste of this dish makes it to the list of the best cuisines to eat in Dubai. This dish has received some of the amazing reviews from locals as well as international. 

Kousa Mahshi

Price Range: Starting from AED 12.

  1. Tabbouleh:

Tabbouleh is a delicious and mouth-watering salad made from green onions, tomatoes, and cucumber seasoned with lemon juice and fresh mint. It is the best food to try in Dubai for health-conscious foodies looking for healthier options. These salads are renowned all over the city for its exceptional taste. 

Price Range: Starting from AED 25.

  1. Shirin Polo:

Shirin Polo is a popular dish consisting of Basmati rice with currants, carrots, chicken, raisin, and nuts. The crispy, thick and sweet garnishes of the dish are what make this dish one of the best in Dubai. This dish can also be prepared in vegetarian preferences. This dish will undoubtedly provide you with a satisfying dining experience. 

Shirin Polo

Price Range: Starting from AED 25. 

  1. Fatteh:

Fatteh consists of three layers that make it perfect for an evening meal in Dubai. The foundation of the dish is formed by bread soaked in stock, having chickpeas in the middle along with stuffed aubergines and finally, the top layer has tahini sauce topping and yogurt. You can also pair this dish with pine nuts and paprika. 

Fatteh

Price Range: Starting from AED 5.

  1. Baba Ganoush:

Baba Ganoush is one of the best starters you can have in Dubai. It features a delicious dip made up of smoked eggplant mixed with olive oil, tomatoes, and onions. It is a great appetizer that allowed it to crawl into our list of best cuisines to try out in Dubai. You can get this dish easily in Dubai. Don’t miss out on the taste of this dish on your visit to Dubai. 

Baba Ganoush

Price Range: Check upon reaching Dubai.

  1. Kellaj:

Kellaj is simply a bread filled with grilled charcoal and halloumi cheese that make this dish a perfect pick for all the cheese lovers out there. It is a perfect pick for your little hunger bombarding your appetite. This is one of the best dishes to satisfy your late evening cravings.

Kellaj

Price Range: Check upon reaching Dubai. 

  1. Fattoush:

It is a delight for all the health and fitness conscious individuals providing them with a perfect flavor without costing them those extra pounds. It is a Levantine bread salad made using fried or toasted pieces of Pita bread. This dish will not only add up to your taste but also to your health which makes it amongst our list of best cuisines to try out in Dubai. 

Fattoush

Price Range: Starting from AED 50. 

  1. Falafel:

Falafel is a patty or deep-fried ball made up or fava beans or ground chickpeas. It is a delight to eat on your visit to Dubai. Pair it with the bread of your choice to enhance your experience. Falafel is cooked differently in every restaurant of Dubai so make sure to ask the waiter about what it comprises before placing your order. 

Falafel

Price Range: Starting from AED 10. 

  1. Madrouba:

Madrouba is just like the Indian/Pakistan dish Khichdi made up of rice. The cooking process of this dish in Dubai is quite different there. This dish can be taken with chicken or with various vegetarian ingredients like tomatoes, onion, garlic, and more. This dish is easy to find and digest. 

Madrouba

Price Range: Check upon reaching Dubai.

Best Street Food Options in Dubai

The street food of Dubai is recognized throughout the world for its affordable yet tasteful dishes. You can try the following dishes from the street food of Dubai to have a great experience on your holiday to Dubai.

  1. Shish Tawook:

Shish Tawook is a traditional dish in Dubai which is available on the menu of almost every restaurant in Dubai. This dish is served with traditional kebabs and tastes a lot better when served sandwiched in bread. You can get this dish in Pakistan and India as well. Pair it with fries and pickles to enjoy it the most. 

Shish Tawook

Price Range: Starting from AED 25. 

  1. Taboon Bread:

It is a renowned old Palestinian bread that is served with olive oil and thyme to deliver an exceptional taste for people looking to try the traditional food of Dubai. This bread is served as a street food stuffed with falafel and hummus. The recipe for this bread is a secret of the locals. 

Taboon Bread

Price Range: Starting from AED 20. 

  1. Lahem Al Ajin:

Talking about the street food of Dubai is complete without including Lahem Al Ajin which is popularly referred to as Arab Pizza. It is one of the best things to try out in Dubai. It is an amazing Lebanese flatbread pie consisting of spicy ground meat toppings. If you have an inclination for spicy food, you would love it. 

Lahem Al Ajin

Price Range: Starting from AED 25.

  1. Shawarma:

Shawarma is one of the most popular dishes in Dubai. It is not only famous in Dubai but also throughout the world. It is also one of the mostly eaten street food in Dubai. If you are looking for the best shawarma in town you can head to Ikea Bistro, Shawarma Twist, Doors Freestyle Grill, and Al Mallah. 

Shawarma

Price Range: Starting from AED 12. 

  1. Oman Chips Roll:

It is a famous dish in Dubai that has been everyone’s childhood favorite there. Everyone whether it be an adult or a kid loves Oman Chips Roll in Dubai. They are spicy and tasty that is hard to find anywhere else. The roll consists of cheese spread folded into a roll shape with chips that melt the cheese in your mouth as you take a bite of it. 

Oman Chips Roll

Price Range: Starting from AED 2.

Famous Desserts to Try Out in Dubai

Don’t you think a meal remains incomplete without a dessert? There are so many options to try out when it comes to dessert. We have gathered a list of some of the best desserts to try out in Dubai. 

  1. Luqaimat:

Luqaimat is one of the most popular desserts in the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai. Luqaimat is simply deep-fried dumplings made up of milk, butter, sugar, saffron, flour, and cardamom. You can never have enough of them. 

Luqaimat

Price Range: Check upon visiting Dubai. 

  1. Mahalabiya:

Mahalabiya is the constant favorite of the people of Dubai having a sweet tooth. It is a pudding that is rich is taste sprinkled with pistachios and rose water. This dish is usually served cold. The dish loses its flavors upon heating so make sure to try it cold. 

Mahalabiya

Price Range: Check upon reaching Dubai. 

  1. Khanfaroosh:

Khanfaroosh is amongst the best desserts to try in Dubai. You can find this dish anywhere in Dubai. It is available on every nook and corner of the city. This dish is made up of flour, sugar, egg, yeast, saffron, cardamom, and rose water. This dessert is usually served with coffee or tea. 

Khanfaroosh

Price Range: Starting from AED 70.

  1. Knafeh:

This dish is known as the queen of the Arabian desserts and is one of the famous desserts to try out in Dubai. It is a sticky pastry made up of gooey sweet cheese with chopped pistachios sprinkled at the top and rose-scented syrup. This food is not only famous in Dubai but also in different Middle Eastern countries. 

Knafeh

Made up your mind yet? Make sure to try these wonderful dishes on your trip to Dubai to make the most out of your trip.

Good News For Tourists Holding a 5 Year Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

Good news for all the tourists with a 5-year UAE Visa with multiple entries! Now you can stay for 6 months at a stretch in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to officials, it has been confirmed that during the five years validity of the tourist visa, visitors are allowed to stay for over 6 months in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on every visit. However, further details regarding the new five-year tourist visa are scheduled to be announced soon. 

According to sources, the basic terms and conditions for acquiring the visa will remain unchanged. Acquiring this 5-year tourist visa will be similar to applying any other tourist visa of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with unchanged terms and conditions. 

The Decision of the Cabinet:

The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the issuance of a 5-year multiple-entry tourist visa on Monday for all nationalities willing to visit the country.

This decision took place in the first meeting of the Cabinet during the Year of Preparation 2020, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Prime Minister, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. This move will boost the tourism economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Additionally, it will also strengthen the position of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a global tourist destination.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Aims to Increase the Number of Tourists with this New Visa Policy:

Ali Mohammad Bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, in a statement, pointed out that United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been proactive in issuing such laws and regulations that strengthen the global position of UAE as well as boost the economic sector of the country.

Al Shamsi also affirmed that the decision of the Cabinet to approve the new policy for the 5-year multiple-entry tourist visa reflects the keenness of a wise leader to upgrade the rules and regulations according to the current demands of tourists. This decision will drive the economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) forward and will also help the country deal with global developments in a better way. 

He further added that the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship will implement this decision as soon as possible. 

Visitors of Expo 2020:

Expo 2020

The decision made by the Cabinet comes in conjunction with the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai which is one of the major global events being organized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since the United Arab Emirates (UAE) receives more than 21 million tourists each year, such a decision will strengthen the position of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a global tourist hub.

In his opinion, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a state of law and justice where people from different nationalities are living in love, peace, and harmony. The decision of the Cabinet will increase the number of tourists visiting this country each year making the economy of the country rise even more than before.

A Guide To Get Your Driver’s License in Dubai

Getting a driving license in Dubai will save your plenty of money used on traveling by metro or cabs. But getting a driving license in a vibrant city like Dubai is not as easy as it may seem. This blog will help you in identifying all the processes, tips and procedures involved to get a driving license in Dubai. All of your confusion and unanswered questions will be answered regarding the process, tests, and procedures involved to get a driving license in Dubai.

Eligibility Criteria:

Any person who is 18 years or above is eligible for applying for a driving license in Dubai. You can get a probationary license if you are 18 to 21 years of age. An application for the driving license has to be submitted to the Road and Traffic Authority (RTA) in Arabic. Based upon this application, a temporary license is issued to you which needs to be created with you at the time of training. 

Documents Required:

The locals can apply for a driver’s license in Dubai through their valid Emirates ID but the foreign expats need to submit certain documents to get their driver’s license. If you are a foreigner living in Dubai, you need to have the following documents:

  • Eye test results
  • Emirates ID (original and copy)
  • Passport size photos (8)
  • Passport with visa page (copy)

Procedure:

If you suit the eligibility criteria for getting a driver’s license in Dubai, you need to follow the following guide to know how to proceed. The process may seem rigorous to some but it is quite simple. Here is the step by step guide to get your driver’s license in Dubai. 

  1. First of all, you need to get your eyes tested either through an optician or within the driving school. 
  2. Now you need to register at a driving school approved by the Road and Traffic Authority (RTA) of Dubai where you need to submit all your documents mentioned above. 
  3. You can now obtain your probationary driving license or learner’s permit to begin training. 
  4. Finish all the theory classes either online or in the driving school. 
  5. Pass the theory test to go ahead to the practical training. 
  6. Now you need to complete your practical classes to move ahead to your internal assessment. 
  7. After finishing your internal assessment, you will require to complete city road and highway classes. 
  8. Then clear the internal parking test to proceed for the Road and Traffic Authority (RTA) test.
  9. Pass the RTA test to obtain your license. 

If you somehow fail the test in the first attempt you will have to take an additional 7 classes before appearing for the road test again. 

driving license procedure

DETAILS OF ALL THE TESTS YOU NEED TO GO THROUGH TO OBTAIN A DRIVING LICENSE IN DUBAI

There is no easy way out when considering to get a driver’s license in Dubai. You have to pass a number of tests in order to get a driving license in Dubai. First of all, you need to clear a theory exam, followed by several internal tests including the yard parking exam. You can attempt the RTA (Road and Traffic Authority) road test after getting success in the theory exam. 

Read the following guide to know what to expect from these exams to prepare yourself accordingly to save your time, money, and any additional hassle. 

  • Theory Test:

The theory test will be conducted at any authorized driving school registered by RTA. You should have the following documents on the day of your test:

  • The theory test fee
  • Relevant Emirates ID
  • Passport-sized photographs (2)
  • Driving File

driving license dubai

The test comprises of 35 questions divided into three distinct segments. These questions and segments are designed to test your knowledge about signals and signs, driving/road hazards, and safe driving guidelines. 

  • The first segment of the test entails 17 questions where you are given various traffic situations. You need to answer correctly at least 11 questions to pass this segment. 
  • The second segment entails 18 questions that focus on the specifics of driving license. You need to get at least 12 correct answers to be eligible for the final road test. 
  • The third segment features the Risk Recognition Test which shows a series of videos showing different environmental conditions. This segment checks your responses to different environmental conditions and how you tackle these situations and their impending risks. 

This test takes place on the touch screen of a computer either in English or Arabic. The candidates who are not aware of both languages can give this exam orally. 

Tips:

  • Take mock tests online before the final test to assess your standing. 
  • Read and understand the RTA handbook thoroughly before the exam.
  • Memorize all the traffic and road signs.
  • Practice on the RTA mobile app as much as possible. 
  • Parking Tests:

parking test

A parking test is a fully automated test offering detailed instructions about parking that can easily be taken at your driving institute within the smart yard. The five steps in the parking test include:

  • Hill/Slope Parking
  • Parallel Parking
  • Emergency Brakes
  • Garage Parking
  • Angle Parking

Failing the parking tests for five consecutive times will get you to take the internal assessment test again. 

  • The Road Test and Assessment:

road test

This is the most challenging and crucial part of getting your driving license in Dubai. In this step, you need to prove your worth to the examiner within 10 to 12 minutes. Unlike a theory test, you will be actually driving here. On the test day, you will have to carry the following documents with you:

  • The road test fee
  • Relevant Emirates ID
  • Passport size photographs (Two)
  • Driving File

Wait patiently for your turn till your name is called out. Follow your RTA instructor to your designated car along with other candidates. Drive confidently on your turn as you will be judged over your driving skills. The test results will be provided to you right after the test. Upon passing, you will get an approval letter which will have to be submitted at the Pass Counter with your Dubai Driver’s License Fee and ID Documentation. Then collect your driving file and submit it at the Control Counter. You will have to submit your license fee before proceeding to the photo area. After the photo is taken, you will have to wait for a while to get your hard-earned driver’s license. After getting your driver’s license, you become eligible for the International Driving License (IDL) Dubai. 

However, if you fail this test you will have to take 7 additional tests before you can secure a new date for your road test. 

Tips:

  • Do as your examiner say and park the car on the side.
  • Dress formally to look busy and professional.
  • Always exit with a “Right” indicator and enter the roundabout only when the left side of the road is clear. 
  • Avoid covering your eyes with sunglasses as the examiner checks your eye movements while driving. 
  • Avoid using hard brakes no matter what. 
  • Adjust your seat and mirror and fasten your seatbelts. 
  • Wait for approximately 3 seconds at the STOP line on the T-junction before entering. 
  • Check your handbrake and get it right before starting. 
  • Change lines only after looking at both sides and rearview mirrors. Make sure to check the blind spot before giving an indicator. 
  • Maintain your speed according to the speed limit and drive confidently. 
  • Maintain a safe distance with other cars. 

Road and Traffic Authority (RTA) Registered Schools in Dubai:

  • AL AHLI DRIVING SCHOOL

Contact: +971-4-341-1500

Location: Al Quoz

  • GALADARI DRIVING SCHOOL

Contact: +971-4-267-6166

Location: Al Qusais

  • BEHLASA DRIVING CENTER:

Contact: +971-4-324-3535

Location: Al Wasl

  • EMIRATES DRIVING INSTITUTE:

Contact: +971-4-263-1100

Location: Al Qusais

  • DUBAI DRIVING CENTER:

Contact: +971-4-345-5855

Location: Al Mina

A Guide to Getting an Investor Visa in the UAE

Today the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered a land of gold with endless opportunities in the real estate market. With its exceptional free trade zones, UAE serves as a business magnet that attracts foreign investors from all over the world to set up a business in Dubai and secure their investments. If you are an investor looking for investment opportunities in the world, then UAE is surely your go-to place as this country provides the foreign investors to secure their entire capital and earn profits too but this may not be possible without getting UAE’s investor visa that is specifically designed for the people looking to invest in the mainland or free zone area of UAE. Here is all you need to know about the investor visa of UAE. 

Dubai Investor’s Visa:

Dubai Investor’s Visa is issued by Dubai Land Department that is specifically designed for foreign nationals that want to invest in an existing business or start a new business. The validity of this visa is three years and allows the investor to work and live in the UAE. The Dubai Investor Visa Holders can also sponsor their family members. Having shares worth of AED 72000 or more in an existing company, or establishing a new business with a capital investment of the same amount will make you eligible for the Dubai Investor’s Visa according to the rules set by DLD. 

Documents required for Dubai Investors’ Visa:

You would be needing the following documents to apply for Dubai Investors’ Visa in the UAE:

  • FOR ENTRY VISA:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Last 3 months financial statements
  • Passport size picture with white background
  • Partnership contract
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Trade License
  • Immigrant Establishment Card
  • Service agent contract
  • Emirates ID of other partners
  • Partner’s list (For LLC)

The Memorandum of Association provided must show that the applicant has shares worth of AED 72000 in the company. 

  • FOR VISA STAMPING:

  • Emirates ID form
  • Photographs with white background
  • Medical certificate, passport, original visa, LLC agreement, Immigration Establishment Card, License Copy and Partner’s List
  • FOR MEDICAL:

  • Copy of passport and visa along with photographs
  • Typed application

Fees Involved in Dubai Investor Visa:

Description Fees
Entry Permit (for individuals in the UAE) AED 1300
Entry Permit (for individuals outside the UAE) AED 365
Change of status AED 570
Medical Testing AED 300
Emirates ID for 3 years AED 370
Visa stamping  AED 515

 

Benefits of getting Dubai Investors Visa:

  • The investor gets the flexibility to hold an Emirates ID.
  • 100% recovery of capital plus profits.
  • It makes it easier for individuals to make a corporate bank account in the UAE.
  • It exempts you from paying corporate taxes
  • It makes way for getting a residence visa in Dubai.
  • The investor can benefit from hiring international recruitment.
  • The validity of your Dubai Investor Visa can be elongated.

The Treaty Between Israel and UAE Will Drive the Real Estate Market and Boast Trade

A new peace agreement was signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which made it the 3rd Arab country to formally normalize its relationship with Israel. This peace treaty between UAE and Israel will be a game changing initiative for both the countries and will open up new horizons for UAE by benefitting the key economic sectors and will bring prosperity to the region as stated by industry experts. 

This treaty will be most beneficial for the real estate market of the region opening up new investment opportunities from the untapped market of the UAE. 

On 29th August 2020, UAE scrapped the economic boycott against Israel allowing financial and trade agreements between these countries taking a key step towards normalizing ties. Both the countries are expected to have conversation this week to promote a bilateral co-operation in sectors like tourism, aviation, finance, trade, energy, health and security. 

Certain strategies still await negotiations such as trade and travel links, opening embassies that are not discussed in the treaty at the time of signing but it is expected out of the treaty that it will drive the real estate market of UAE and will attract more investment from the untapped market in the region. 

According to a data taken from a leading real estate consultancy that indicated that there were several significant demand-supply gaps during 2012 to 2014 where Dubai had over 90000 vacant residential units. However, UAE is expecting this gap to stabilize within 2018 to 2021 to attract huge investments from Israeli investors. 

As per leading developers, this landmark move will help absorb surplus inventory to create more demand for residential units in Dubai offering exceptional lifestyle and infrastructure in the region. 

The partner and director of Danube Properties, Atif Rehman welcomed the UAE-Israel Treaty with open hands and accepted it as a step in the right direction that will bring prosperity and economic stability in the UAE. He said:

It’s a big initiative and will benefit the UAE economy in general and Dubai real estate in particular. The strategic move will help bring more investment into the UAE economy and the property sector will be major beneficiary of it.”

The economy of UAE, primarily Dubai is highly influenced by the real estate market. Moreover, Abu Dhabi and the other Emirates have shown great strides in enhancing their local property market in the upcoming years. 

According to the latest data, the property sector of the UAE is around 5.4% (80.2 billion of GDP) at constant prices for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It contributes around 7.4% or AED 15.5 billion and 3.6% or AED 28.7 billion of GDP for Dubai and Abu Dhabi, respectively. 

The chief executive of Samana Group of companies, Imran Farooq said that this peace treaty will have a great impact on the socio-economic situation of the region. 

We are hoping for great opportunities for the real estate market from this treaty and is looking forward to see the next move of the Emirate for the sustainability and stability of the region. With this treaty, plenty of new opportunities have been opened up for the real estate market.

Legoland Dubai – The Perfect Theme Park for Kids

Legoland Dubai is widely known for its fun and adventure that offer exciting experiences to both adults and children. This Dubai theme park will never fail to amaze you with its wide range of adventurous ride ranging from high octane rides to kids-friendly activities. Legoland Dubai is a LEGO-themed park offering everything from water slides to interactive rides to driving and building experiences. This park was launched in the year 2016 and is home to over 15000 LEGO models along with several other attractions for kids and adults. If you have been planning to visit this place with your family and looking for information about the rides and attractions.

THEMED LANDS AT LEGOLAND DUBAI:

Legoland Dubai is spread over 6 distinct zones, Imagination, Factory, Kingdom, Miniland the first indoor region as well as Lego City. The park boasts over 40 LEGO-themed shows, rides, and other attractions. 

  • LEGO CITY:

Lego City is one of the best regions within Legoland Dubai with various fun-filled activities. Here your young ones will be able to learn to save a building, fly a plane, and drive a car. There is so much more here apart from these basic driving and flying activities. Listed below are some of the best attractions in Lego City. 

  • Police Headquarters:

Have you ever seen a police station made up entirely of LEGOs? If not then head to this amazing indoor, air-conditioned, LEGO-inspired headquarters featuring soft bricks. 

LEGO-inspired headquarters

Rules and Regulations:

There are no height or age restrictions. 

  • Boating School:

Boating School provides you with an opportunity to become the captain of a lego-inspired boat which would be an exciting adventure to have. This is one of the best places within Lego City where you can enjoy yourself with your friends and families. 

lego Boating School

Rules and Regulations:

  • Your age must at least be 1 year.
  • You must sit in an upright position
  • Children having a height of less than 120 cm should be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is advised for people of determination to sit in an upright position with someone’s help. 
  • A maximum of 2 adults and a minimum of 1 adult is allowed with 2 children. 
  • Sea Port:

For all the ship and boat lovers out there, Sea Port provides an opportunity to enjoy playing with marine-inspired models of coast guard boats, cruise liners, and cargo ships. Here you can crawl, climb and play with these structures as much as you can!

Sea Port lego

Rules and Regulations:

  • There are no limitations here, any fan of LEGO can enjoy here. 
  • FACTORY:

The Factory at Legoland provides you with once in a lifetime opportunity to explore how the bricks are made. Here you will receive your personal LEGO as a keepsake of your trip to the Legoland Park and will be able to see millions of LEGO models and bricks. If you are fond of toys, do not forget to visit the largest toy shop within the factory.

The Factory at Legoland

Rules and Regulations:

  • There are no height or age restrictions.

IMAGINATION:

Imagination has something for everyone with its exquisite range of some of the best rides in Legoland Dubai. If you are looking for a day filled with fun and adventure then you must check out the rides and attractions here. 

  • Duplo Express:

Duplo Express is undoubtedly one of the best kids-friendly rides in Legoland Dubai. Here, your children can take a ride around Duplo Playtown by taking a train Duplo Express. Are you ready to fill your heart with this adventure?

Duplo Express

Rules and Regulations:

  • You should be at least 1 year old having a height of at least 80 centimeters.
  • The riders below 120 centimeters of height need to be accompanied by an adult. 
  • People of determination can take part in this ride from the exit gate.
  • There are slow-moving trains for younger guests.
  • Each carriage must not have more than 2 guests.

ADVENTURE:

This region of Legoland Dubai allows you to explore the underwater secrets. This region has some of the best rides and attractions in the whole park!

  • Lost Kingdom Adventure:

Get your skills for good use at the Lost Kingdom Adventure expedition. Here you need to find the stolen treasure of the Lost Kingdom by using laser guns and celebrate your success. 

Lost Kingdom Adventure

Rules and Regulations:

  • You should at least be 2 years of age and 90 centimeters in height. 
  • There can not be more than 2 people in each car.
  • Riders having a height between 90 centimeters to 130 centimeters need an adult to accompany them. 
  • Beetle Bounce:

This ride will take you 15 feet towards the giant LEGO beetle above giving you shivers down your spine. 

Beetle Bounce

Rules and Regulations:

  • You need to sit in an upright position.
  • You must at least be 4 years of age having a height of a minimum of 105 centimeters. 
  • This ride also has wheelchair access for people of determination. 
  • The riders having a height between 105 centimeters to 120 centimeters need to be accompanied by an adult. 

KINGDOMS:

Kingdoms have a zone for all the LEGO lovers to enjoy. You can access a wide range of rides and attractions here from an exhilarating roller coaster ride to a high-speed carousel adventure. Some of the famous rides and attractions in Kingdoms are listed below.

KINGDOMS

  • Merlin’s Challenge:

Pedal your way up to the high-speed carousel to break the spell casted by Merlin! This ride is designed to transport you to the medieval area. This ride is great for both adults and kids.

Rules and Regulations:

  • A maximum of 2 guests is allowed per unit. 
  • You must at least be 4 years of age having a height of a minimum of 105 centimeters. 
  • This ride is suitable for children aged 4 and above. 
  • Guests having a height below 120 centimeters need an adult to accompany them. 
  • Dragon’s Apprentice:

Dragon Apprentice is an amazing exhilarating roller coaster ride for all the children who love thrills. This is the best rollercoaster ride in the whole of Legoland Dubai. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try out this ride if you prefer a high-octane adrenaline rush. 

Dragon’s Apprentice

Rules and Regulations:

  • You must at least be 4 years of age having a height of a minimum of 105 centimeters. 
  • Guests having a height below 120 centimeters need an adult to accompany them. 
  • The maximum height limit for this ride is 195 centimeters. 

LEGOLAND WATERPARK:

Legoland Dubai also has a Legoland Waterpark besides the amusement park which is the only water park in the United Arab Emirates for kids ages 2 to 12. Here, the kids can spend some quality time with their families. This waterpark allows you to get a little wild and feisty and is a perfect place for all the water rides lovers. Here, you can beat the heat with a day filled with sun-soaked fun with a range of 20 waterslides along with several other attractions. Upheld your excitement level with Joker Soaker, Red Rush, and Wave Pool. 

LEGOLAND WATERPARK

MINILAND:

Miniland at Legoland features iconic landmarks and buildings from all around the Middle East which is one of the most visited attractions in Legoland Dubai. This region provides you with an opportunity to create your skyline of the city using the LEGO bricks at Build A city attraction of Miniland. 

MINILAND

SHOPS IN LEGOLAND:

Legoland Dubai offers a wide range of shopping outlets including King’s Market, LEGO City Shop, Minifigure Market as well as Pick-A-Brick from where you can get your favorite souvenirs. For everyday living, products head over to the Corner Shop. Here you can get everything from sunscreens to hats to umbrellas.

SHOPS IN LEGOLAND

RESTAURANTS AT LEGOLAND:

Looking for something to eat at Legoland Dubai? Enjoy a wide variety of slushies and tasty snacks at Aqua Treats in Legoland Dubai. To satisfy your cravings for pasta and pizza head to Caesar’s Pizza & Pasta Buffet to enjoy a scrumptious range of kinds of pasta and pizzas from everything you can eat buffet. For fries lovers, there is a famous eatery known as Granny’s Apple Fries at Legoland Dubai from where you can get a delicious signature treat: apples topped with cinnamon sugar or vanilla cream sauce. 

RESTAURANTS AT LEGOLAND

ANNUAL PASSES AND TICKETS OF LEGOLAND DUBAI:

There are multiple types of tickets for Legoland Dubai that are mentioned below:

  • The general admission ticket of Legoland Dubai is AED 245 offering a 10% discount on online bookings that must be made 3 days prior. 

For a combined day at Legoland Water Park Dubai and Legoland Dubai, the ticket price is AED 295.

  • The kids under the age of 3 can enter Legoland Dubai without any ticket.

Annual Passes for Legoland Dubai:

If you are looking to acquire a Legoland Dubai Annual Pass the price is AED 345. However, the ticket price for both Legoland Water Park and Amusement park is AED 475. 

TIMINGS, CONTACT DETAILS, AND LOCATION OF LEGOLAND DUBAI:

Timings:

  • Everyday (10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays and Fridays (10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.)

Contact: +971-48203123

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE. 

It is one of the most innovative theme parks in Dubai and is certainly one of the best places to visit and enjoy with your friends and families on weekends. This trip will stay forever in your heart. This is the end of our guide about this beautiful fun amusement destination. Let us know about your trip to Legoland in the comment section below. Do you want to explore more such options in the vibrant city of Dubai? Then you can buy an off-plan property in Palm Jumeirah to visit the iconic landmarks of the UAE without any hassle.

Explore the History of Dubai with These Ancient Museums

Are you one of those people who love exploring and understanding the history of certain areas and regions? Then the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the right place for you as it has a rich cultural history and background that will keep you entertained. The pre-oil discovery era in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was quite different than in recent times and exploring it is quite fun. Here is a list of 11 famous museums that are open to visitors of all ages. We ensure a fun learning experience at these museums for people of all ages from adults to young children. Read this blog to find out more.

RENOWNED HISTORICAL MUSEUMS IN THE CITY:

Let’s look at some of the amazing historical museums in Dubai that are home to some of the ancient artifacts and ornaments found in the UAE as well as marvelous pictures of the ruling family and the city. Visiting these museums will be a great way to learn and understand the history of the pre-oil-discovery era of UAE and see how Dubai was before becoming the center of the world’s business and trade activities.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House/Shindagha Museum:

Shingadha Museum is amongst the best museums in the city depicting where the vision of new Dubai was derived from. It is one of the newest museums in the city and features an interactive display of videos, photos, and artifacts that will take you back to the 19th century. The museum also has a separate section called Perfume House where you can enjoy seeing the traditional methods for making various scents and perfumes. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House which is one of the oldest buildings in the city is also part of this amazing museum. It was also the official residence of Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum.

Shindagha Museum

Timing:

  • Everyday (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) 
  • Fridays (2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays (Closed)

Location: Al Shingadha Area, Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek

Contact: 

  • +971-4-515-5336
  • +971-4-515-5337

Ticket Price: 

  • Students: AED 5
  • Adults: AED 15
  • Children under the age of 5 and people of determination: Free entry

Dubai Museum:

Dubai Museum is another renowned museum in Dubai located in the Bur Dubai region of the city. The building of the Dubai Museum was built in the year 1787 and has a rich history behind it. This building was home to the erstwhile monarch in the past while serving as a prison and a fort of defense. This monument was opened and renovated in the year 1971 as the official museum of the city. Currently, this museum is also home to original antiques such as weapons, pottery, and tombs. Here you also get to explore different wings reflecting the atmosphere of transitional homes and the markets of the past.

Dubai Museum

Timing:

  • Everyday (8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Fridays (2:30 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.)

Location: Al Fahidi St. opposite the Grand Mosque

Contact: +971-4-353-1862

Ticket Price:

  • Children (under the age of 6): AED 1
  • Adults: AED 3

Saruq Al Hadid Museum:

Saruq Al Hadid Museum is another great museum to visit in the Shindagha area. It is located amidst narrow corridors of historical districts of Dubai and can easily be reached following all the navigational boards around the area. This museum has artifacts from the recently discovered site of Saruq Al Hadid dating back to the iron age. This site was discovered in the year 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as he was traveling in his charter plane over the district of Rub al Khali desert. He saw that a patch of the desert had a slightly different color than the rest of the desert which resulted because of the slag created from smelting iron. The archaeologists found over 8000 pieces of pottery, gold and iron under the ground and are now displayed at the Saruq Al Hadid Museum. 

Saruq Al Hadid Museum

Timing:

  • Daily (08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.)
  • Friday (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Location: Inside the historical district of Al Shindagha area on the Bur Dubai area of Dubai Creek. 

Contact: +971-4-359-56122

Ticket Price: 

  • Children (7 to 12 years): AED 10
  • Adults: AED 20

Entry is free for senior citizens and children under the age of 7.

History of Cinema Museum at Al Barsha:

History of the Cinema Museum is another amazing museum located in the Al Barsha region of the city. The museum is home to over 300 unique photo and video artifacts that were collected by Lebanese/Bahraini businessman Mr. Akram Miknas 35 years ago. All the items within this museum are from 1730 and provide the guests with an interactive experience in the history of cinema.

Cinema Museum

Timing:

  • Daily (09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays (Closed)

Location: 1st floor, MCN Hive Building, Barsha Heights, TECOM C

Contact: +971-4-421-6679

Ticket:

  • Children (under 18 years): AED 20
  • University Students (with valid ID Card): AED 25
  • Adults: AED 30

Bait al Banat Museum (Women’s Museum):

The next museum on our list of best museums in Dubai is the Bait Al Banat Museum located at the Deira area of Dubai Creek. This museum celebrates the lives of women of the UAE and highlights the role played by them for the country. Some of the areas of this museum have the artworks by the female artists of the UAE as well as personal belongings of UAE women of the past. This museum is located in the heart of the Gold Souk. Locate the RAK building and follow thin pathways to the area behind it and you will find the Bait al Banat Museum. 

Bait al Banat Museum

Timing:

  • Daily (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays (Closed)

Location: Deira Gold Souk at the back of RAK Bank building. 

Contact: +971-4-234-2342

Ticket: 

  • AED 20 per person

Etihad Museum at Jumeirah:

Etihad Museum is one of the newer museums in the city where residents and tourists come to explore the rich history of the UAE. This museum is segmented into multiple interactive pavilions with photos and films of the country between 1968 to 1974. Here you can find snapshots and some belongings of the founding fathers of the UAE. It is located in the heart of Jumeirah at the historical site of the Union House where the first-ever constitution of the UAE was signed in the year 1971.

Etihad Museum

Timing:

  • Daily (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Location: Jumeirah Street 1, next to the Union Building Flag

Contact: +971-4-515-5771

Ticket:

  • Students: AED 10
  • Adults: AED 25

Free entry for children below 5 and people of determination.

MUSEUMS OFFERING FREE ENTRY:

Visiting free museums is one of the best things to do in the city. For all of you who want to save some money, here’s a list of all the free museums in Dubai:

Coin Museum:

Coin Museum is a great museum in the city offering free entry to visitors. It is located close to the Al Fahidi area. You can see over 470 pieces of rare coins that are of the historical era. Exploring free museums in the city like this one provides you with an opportunity to see the old architecture used in the traditional desert homes in the UAE. 

Coin Museum

Timing: 

  • Sunday to Thursday (08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday (Closed)

Location: Bastakiya AKA Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

Contact: +971-4-225-3312

Ticket: Free

Coffee Museum:

If you are somewhere around Bastakiya in the Al Fahidi area, do not forget to visit the Coffee Museum located close to the Coins Musem. This museum offers free entry to visitors and guests where you can explore the history of coffee along with various roasting and brewing methods used in the old era. This is amongst one of the best free activities for kids in the city. 

Coffee Museum

Timing: 

  • Sunday to Thursday (09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday (Closed)

Location: Bastakiya AKA Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

Contact: +971-4-353-8777

Ticket: Free

Naif Museum:

Naif Museum is another one of the free museums in Dubai. The building where Naif Museum is located now was built entirely with clay in the year 1939 and was the first-ever police station of the city. Here you can explore the transformation of various police uniforms over the year as well as badges, medals, and weapons of different ranks of police officers of the Dubai Police Force. You can also take a good look at the detention rooms of police where the prisoners were kept. 

Naif Museum

Timing:

  • Daily (08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday (Closed)

Location: Deira, Naif Souk

Contact: +971-4-227-6484

Ticket Price: Free

Dubai Police Museum:

Looking for the history of the police force in Dubai, head towards the Dubai Police Museum located in Jumeirah. This museum is full of vintage pieces of weapons, uniforms and equipment used by the Dubai Police. This museum is located within the Police Academy of Dubai. You can also have a look at some of the very famous police cars parked outside of this museum. A form needs to be filled by visitors and guests at the Dubai Police website to get permission for a full tour of this museum. 

Dubai Police Museum

Timing: Daily from 08:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.

Location: Umm Suqeim Street

Contact: +971-4-269-2222

Ticket: Free

NEW MUSEUMS IN THE CITY:

Since all of the above museums have become a part of the cultural history of the city, some of the museums are newly established and are ready to make their mark in Dubai. 

Museum of the Future:

You must have seen this beautiful museum traveling along the Sheikh Zayed Road near Emirates Towers. This museum will not be historic like the other museums but will predict the future of the city. This museum is not only an architectural wonder but also a necessary accessory for the future. This museum is an outcome of the developments that took place for Dubai Expo 2020 and will soon be opened for visitors. 

Museum of the Future

Location: Next to Emirates Tower at Sheikh Zayed Road. 

This concludes the list of all of the beautiful museums in the city. Apart from these, you can also visit the Museum of Illusions that exhibits amazing optical illusions that will get you insane. Madame Tussauds is also making its way to Dubai and is ready to become the first-ever wax museum of the city. If you have an eye for rich culture and history then make sure to visit all of these amazingly designed historic museums that depict the rich history and culture of the people of UAE before the discovery of oil in the region or looking to buy property for sale in Dubai. All of these museums are best in their own regard and show a different aspect of the rich history of Dubai.

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