Things we love: 1) Having time off work. 2) Having visitors fly over from home. 3) Spending time with said visitors, while off work. The only thing not to love, however, is the money it can end up costing us, to keep visitors entertained! If you’re looking for ways to save while your guests are around – while having the maximum amount of fun – we have plenty of suggestions for you, at pocket-friendly prices!
How to save when your guests arrive: our must-not-miss list
Desert Safari because well, we live in the desert
Location: Pick up and drop off
Let Lama Tours take the stress out of planning the perfect Desert Safari experience for you and your guests. With ideal pick up and drop off locations, get stuck right into the golden sand with your 4×4, before riding on a camel across the dunes and sampling some Middle-Eastern delicacies under the starlit sky. End your evening with a show from the very talented and graceful belly dancers, before heading back to reality! Not only do you and your friends get to enjoy all this, but you can do it for half the price with your ENTERTAINER.
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Have a famous chef prepare your food at Zahira
Location: The H Hotel
It’s always nice to be cooked for by a famous (and award-winning) chef, isn’t it? Greg Malouf pushes the boundaries and brings modernity to traditional Lebanese dishes at Middle Eastern dining spot, Zahira. Allow the soundtracks and warm interiors to elevate your senses, while being prepared to tuck into a Feasting Menu – 2 for 1 of course, so thank goodness your visitors are in town.
Sample scones for half the price with an Afternoon Tea at The Palace, while your guests still feel like royalty
Location: The Palace, Downtown Dubai
Al Bayt offers the perfect blend of a traditional English afternoon tea combined with Arabian customs… Well, we are in Dubai, it would be rude not to include a date or two! Delights include delectable finger sandwiches, scones with lashings of clotted cream, pastries and much more. Here’s some advice: don’t eat too many of those roast beef sandwiches (because they’ll happily top you up until you pop), as there’ll be no space for the delicious carrot cake and crème brûlée! Make sure you also check out our top 5 afternoon tea spots in Dubai!
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Explore the city via the sea with The Yellow Boats Boat Tour
Location: Dubai Marina
Bagsy a front row seat to some truly stunning surroundings in your city with a Yellow Boats tour. Smile as you watch your loved ones gaze in awe at the sights around the Arabian Gulf – on their top-of-the-range boats, you can all enjoy the scenes without the hassle of being in traffic! And yes, you guessed it, when you purchase a 90-Min Palm, Burj & Marina Tour, you get a complimentary tour on us.
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We’re blessed with 24/7 sunshine, so be sure to catch some rays at The Beach, JBR
Whether it’s for a refreshing jog along the shoreline, a spot of sunbathing, or a stroll around the shops and restaurants, The Beach at JBR has it all. With views of the almost-ready Ain Dubai on Bluewater Islands, and a chance to get up close and personal with the camels, plan a relaxing day for your visitors to give them the chance to catch up after a crazy few days! For a dinner with 50% off the bill, plan a trip to Busaba for a quick Thai pit stop, or a homely feast at Pots, Pans & Boards – don’t you just love saving with your ENTERTAINER?
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Now you don’t have to sacrifice any of Dubai’s spectacular sights – because you can save while you’re at it!