The UAE: Off The Beaten Track

The UAE isn’t just home to 5 star resorts and hotels, it is also a place where you can experience some breathtaking and unforgettable experiences which do not have to cost an arm and a leg.

GEM Events offer a fantastic concierge service whereby we organize all logistics and travel needs for your UAE experience. Just take a look at few:

Ras Al Khor - Wild life Sanctuary

There is no need to pay to visit a zoo or the Safari park when you have this amazing wildlife experience just on your door step and free of charge. Based right near to Dubai Creek with more than 20,000 birds inhabiting the sanctuary.

It’s main attraction are the magnificent flamingos which can be seen from 3 different viewing points around the Sanctuary.


Approximately 1.5 hrs from Dubai, you can reach the beautiful Hatta Dam. The dam is surrounded by spectacular mountains which are great to go hiking in. There is also a totally unforgettable nature spot which is perfect to take a picnic to.

If hiking isn’t your thing, you can hire a kayak or pedal boat instead and enjoy the serene waters.

Ras Al Khaimah – Stairway to heaven

Ras Al Khaimah is home to a Stairway To Heaven! The breathtaking mountain trail, located in Wadi Ghalilah near the Oman border, but it isn’t for the faint-hearted – only experienced climbers should attempt it! It’s 1,900 metres to the top but such an achievement if you can make it to take a truly fantastic photo!

Jebel Jais - A Hiking Experience with a difference! The longest Zip line in the world to contend with once your up there!

This experience is really for the adrenaline junkies, and those who like to see the world from a different perspective from time to time.

Jebel Jais is one of the region’s most exciting mountain ranges and the highest in the UAE.

If you want to experience the full hike, It’s a 15km round trip, which includes reaching the summit on the Oman side. It takes around 5 hrs to complete.

You can also do it in style and finish off the visit to the summit with a breathtaking mountain view breakfast/Brunch.

Dubai Desert experience - Dining in the Desert

'Dining in the desert Experience'  with a French Chef cooking a 3 course dinner with drinks.

This can be done privately or in a camp set up in the middle of the desert for groups.

The customers get picked up in a 4 x 4 from their hotel and taken out into the desert, with a bit of dune bashing on the way.

Then they arrive at their camp, where there is a nice bar set up and lounge. They have drinks, ride a camel if they want to, listen to a DJ or musician, have a nice 3 course dinner and then get whisked back to their hotel. 


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