Who can really say they don’t love Ghostbusters? Well, only around one hour and a half away from Dubai, is a place rumoured to be haunted. Jazirat Al Hamra, or better known as Ghost Town, is an abandoned village made up of ruins in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. What many years ago was an inhabited village is believed to be haunted by Jinns, mystical creatures in Islamic folklore. Warning: this is not for the faint of heart and will definitely make for a thrilling experience!
Fujairah is one of the Emirates that definitely does not get the credit it deserves. Being the only Emirate located on the country’s East Coast, Fujairah has a singular landscape, surrounded by sea and mountains. Perhaps one of its most interesting spots is Snoopy Island, an island right off the coast of Sand Beach, which is best known for looking like Snoopy laying down. This is a great spot for snorkelling and spotting marine life.
One of Dubai’s best-hidden gems is definitely the Al Qudra Oasis. Only about 50 minutes away from downtown, this epic spot looks completely different than the rest of the metropolis. The few manmade lakes, which compose the Oasis, provide visitors with a perfect spot for a picnic and a quiet day. Perhaps the most exciting thing to see in this already magnificent spot is its birds. Dozens of flamingos and swans live in the Al Qudra Oasis.
Dubai has no shortage of cool and trendy neighbourhoods. However, Al Satwa offers a completely contradictory setting and is completely unknown to tourists. This is the area of Dubai where everyone gets everything done. Need a tailor? Al Satwa. Want to frame a picture? Al Satwa. Want to buy fabric? Al Satwa. The neighbourhood looks much simpler and more humble than the rest of the city, but it is the ideal place for anything cheap, easy and fast.