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How about a travel-and-surf vacation? As a surfer, you'll fall in love with Dubai because the surfing conditions there are quite ideal. Get ready to experience an unforgettable holiday at the most popular surfing spots in Dubai. Here's a quick roundup of these spots.

When it comes to the surfing conditions in Dubai, the most consistent months are between December and March. At times the waves in November to April are reasonable. So, remember to check the surfing conditions when you plan your surf-vacation.

Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach Surf Dubai - YouTube

Start your surf-break with one of the busiest beaches, located in the heart of Jumeirah - Sunset Beach is a swell surfing spot. You can enjoy the iconic Burj Al Arab as a backdrop. And whether you are a newbie surfer or a ripper, you will have lots of fun surfing around. The beach may be packed with board-riders and surfers, so you can expect the surfing spot to be crowded.

North Beach
Surfing Dubai North Beach - YouTube

As you head towards Sharjah, you can stop at another popular surfing spot - North Beach. The Beach is a small sandy beach, which is ideal for surfers. There are plenty of tourists and beach-goers, paddle boarders, kite surfers who frequent here.  The cross-onshore winds make it a perfect spot to enjoy the sport and the waves.

Tim's ReefCredit: Viator

Surfers will also love Fujairah - one of the best surf stops in Dubai. Located on UAE’s east side, and facing the Indian Ocean it is an ideal surfing spot. The summer months are known to extend reasonable surfing conditions. As it’s an hour’s drive from Dubai, you may prefer to check the surfing conditions first and then plan your surf-break.

Surf Sharjah & Surf Ajman

If you are looking for a quieter surfing spot, then Sharjah beaches & Ajman beaches would be quite ideal. The sandy beaches can be very rewarding, and you can enjoy the waves and surfing opportunities.

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It’s been said many, many times – Dubai is a city like no other. An incredible amalgam of new and old, culture and fun. However, it can sometimes be quite overwhelming for first-time visitors. Because of the numerous options you have, you might find yourself unsure of what to do first, where to go, what to see. It’s easy to get swept up by the incredible diversity of the city. It has happened before: many wide-eyed visitors rush to see everything, only to end up not dedicating enough time to each adventure. If you don’t want to risk that, here is some advice for your first time in Dubai.

When to visit

The best time to visit Dubai is actually – in the winter! Yes, most people would like to book a summer vacation, hoping to enjoy the sun. But, remember, Dubai is in the desert and it is incredibly hot in the summer. While it is, of course, possible to enjoy Dubai in the summer, you should go when the weather is pleasant first. That way, you will be able to experience the city of gold to the fullest. So, for your first time in Dubai, it is best to choose a date between November and March. The weather is pleasant then and that’s when the city is at its most vibrant!

Learn about the culture

One of the most important pieces of advice for your first time in Dubai is – learn about the life there before going. Why is this important? Well, people often forget that not every country is the same. And while it is true that Dubai is incredibly tolerant, it is best to keep certain things in mind. After all, it is a sign of being good tourists to have respect towards the country that has welcomed them. You should never visit any country without previously reading up on the culture there. In this case, it is best to read up on the specific culture of Dubai

Some of the basic things you should do is – try to abstain from cursing. There should be no crude hand gestures. When it comes to clothes, there are more conservative and more open-minded parts. When you’re at the beach, it’s fine to be in a bathing suit. However, make sure to cover up before you leave the beach. If you are visiting mosques, women should completely cover themselves. If you haven’t brought it with you, though, some mosques have special robes for visitors

Check out the offer and make a plan for your first time in Dubai

No other city in the world has managed to become such a metropolis in such a short amount of time. Many people feel a bit overwhelmed during their first visit. But it all comes down to trying to manage your time in Dubai wisely. That is why it is best to first start off with a general plan. Try to be practical about your goals. With so many things to choose from, it is best to focus on the things you are truly keen on doing first. 

Dip in the vast pool of adventures 

If this is your first time in Dubai, then it may be difficult for you to choose from the truly vast selection of adventures available in the city. There’s simply too many of them! What you can do, however, is think of it as a “taste test.” First, go and do as much as you can in the city of gold. Then, come back for more. It is often that people realize the splendor of the city and decide to return for their second (third, fourth…) visit. There’s always time and you will certainly love it enough to return soon. So, here are some things you can do during your first time in Dubai. 
 

Visit the symbols of the city

As we’ve said, there are so many attractions in the city of gold. Here are some of the sights you should definitely see during your first time in Dubai. As you probably know, Dubai is currently the home of the tallest building in the world. The astonishing view from Burj Khalifa is not for the weak-hearted. Then, you should check out Burj Al Arab. This sail-shaped building is essentially the emblem of Dubai. Of course, you also must see the Dubai Mall, or the huge Mall of the Emirates. Visit the Dubai Marina or the Palm Islands to grasp the true height of man-made achievements, made solely by vision and hard work. Another thing you should visit is the Dubai Fountain and Deira Clock tower, which has watched the growth of the city into a metropolis since it was built in 1963. 

Visit the historic parts

While you’re in Dubai, don’t miss the chance to visit Bur Dubai, a district rich in history. While there, visit the Dubai Museum, the Al Fahidi Historic District and Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Built to help visitors understand the culture of the UAE, the Centre offers a unique insight into the way of life. You can go on guided tours through the old part of the city and try Bedouin-style meals. To truly get in touch with the history of the city of gold, visit the Dubai Museum. Also go and see the oldest souq (market) in this part of town. Since it is incredibly popular among tourists, it is best to go in the morning. 
 

Go on an adventure

If you’re keen on going on an adventure during your first time in Dubai, go on a desert tour. You can choose between going by car or even a sand buggy! Visit many of Dubai’s theme parks and have the time of your life. There are also helicopter tours of the city, tours with seaplanes, and even cruise tours. Try deep-sea fishing for a couple of hours or ride a camel. 

There are so many tours offered, your job is simply to pick the one that suits you. Time spent in Dubai is time well spent. With so many thrilling activities, you will get an adrenaline rush of a lifetime! 

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It’s been said many, many times – Dubai is a city like no other. An incredible amalgam of new and old, culture and fun. However, it can sometimes be quite overwhelming for first-time visitors. Because of the numerous options you have, you might find yourself unsure of what to do first, where to go, what to see. It’s easy to get swept up by the incredible diversity of the city. It has happened before: many wide-eyed visitors rush to see everything, only to end up not dedicating enough time to each adventure. If you don’t want to risk that, here is some advice for your first time in Dubai.

When to visit

The best time to visit Dubai is actually – in the winter! Yes, most people would like to book a summer vacation, hoping to enjoy the sun. But, remember, Dubai is in the desert and it is incredibly hot in the summer. While it is, of course, possible to enjoy Dubai in the summer, you should go when the weather is pleasant first. That way, you will be able to experience the city of gold to the fullest. So, for your first time in Dubai, it is best to choose a date between November and March. The weather is pleasant then and that’s when the city is at its most vibrant!

Learn about the culture

One of the most important pieces of advice for your first time in Dubai is – learn about the life there before going. Why is this important? Well, people often forget that not every country is the same. And while it is true that Dubai is incredibly tolerant, it is best to keep certain things in mind. After all, it is a sign of being good tourists to have respect towards the country that has welcomed them. You should never visit any country without previously reading up on the culture there. In this case, it is best to read up on the specific culture of Dubai

Some of the basic things you should do is – try to abstain from cursing. There should be no crude hand gestures. When it comes to clothes, there are more conservative and more open-minded parts. When you’re at the beach, it’s fine to be in a bathing suit. However, make sure to cover up before you leave the beach. If you are visiting mosques, women should completely cover themselves. If you haven’t brought it with you, though, some mosques have special robes for visitors

Check out the offer and make a plan for your first time in Dubai

No other city in the world has managed to become such a metropolis in such a short amount of time. Many people feel a bit overwhelmed during their first visit. But it all comes down to trying to manage your time in Dubai wisely. That is why it is best to first start off with a general plan. Try to be practical about your goals. With so many things to choose from, it is best to focus on the things you are truly keen on doing first. 

Dip in the vast pool of adventures 

If this is your first time in Dubai, then it may be difficult for you to choose from the truly vast selection of adventures available in the city. There’s simply too many of them! What you can do, however, is think of it as a “taste test.” First, go and do as much as you can in the city of gold. Then, come back for more. It is often that people realize the splendor of the city and decide to return for their second (third, fourth…) visit. There’s always time and you will certainly love it enough to return soon. So, here are some things you can do during your first time in Dubai. 
 

Visit the symbols of the city

As we’ve said, there are so many attractions in the city of gold. Here are some of the sights you should definitely see during your first time in Dubai. As you probably know, Dubai is currently the home of the tallest building in the world. The astonishing view from Burj Khalifa is not for the weak-hearted. Then, you should check out Burj Al Arab. This sail-shaped building is essentially the emblem of Dubai. Of course, you also must see the Dubai Mall, or the huge Mall of the Emirates. Visit the Dubai Marina or the Palm Islands to grasp the true height of man-made achievements, made solely by vision and hard work. Another thing you should visit is the Dubai Fountain and Deira Clock tower, which has watched the growth of the city into a metropolis since it was built in 1963. 

Visit the historic parts

While you’re in Dubai, don’t miss the chance to visit Bur Dubai, a district rich in history. While there, visit the Dubai Museum, the Al Fahidi Historic District and Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Built to help visitors understand the culture of the UAE, the Centre offers a unique insight into the way of life. You can go on guided tours through the old part of the city and try Bedouin-style meals. To truly get in touch with the history of the city of gold, visit the Dubai Museum. Also go and see the oldest souq (market) in this part of town. Since it is incredibly popular among tourists, it is best to go in the morning. 
 

Go on an adventure

If you’re keen on going on an adventure during your first time in Dubai, go on a desert tour. You can choose between going by car or even a sand buggy! Visit many of Dubai’s theme parks and have the time of your life. There are also helicopter tours of the city, tours with seaplanes, and even cruise tours. Try deep-sea fishing for a couple of hours or ride a camel. 

There are so many tours offered, your job is simply to pick the one that suits you. Time spent in Dubai is time well spent. With so many thrilling activities, you will get an adrenaline rush of a lifetime! 

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Much has been said about Dubai, the second largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (after Abu Dhabi). It is the emirate that has succeeded in increasing its position in the last decade through its wealth, its exceptional desert beauty, and a variety of attractions as a modern city.

1) The history of Dubai and its people

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the state. The establishment of Dubai dates back to the 1830s (1833) when about 800 people from the Bani Yas tribe, led by Al Maktoum, settled in the Al Khor area. Al Khor was then a natural port of the region, which later led to the emergence of Dubai as a center for fishing, pearl and trade. It has a total area of 4110 square kilometers and is located on the south-east coast of Persian Gulf. The importance of the emirate has recently emerged as a global city and center of business from the Middle East, and the most important characteristic of its occupation ranked the twenty-two as the world's most expensive cities.

Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, was keen to strengthen communication and cooperation with the sheikhs of the UAE by establishing a union between the UAE to protect oil resources and coasts. Sheikh Rashid and Zayed were invited to the Trucial States, Qatar and Bahrain to participate in the establishment meetings. The first was in 1968, and on July 18, 1971, a federation was established between six emirates: Fujairah, Ajman, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Later in 1972, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah joined in.

Back to 50’s of the twentieth century, the number of ships using Al Khor increased, which led to the fullness of the lake. The decision of Dubai’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, was courageous, ambitious and visionary. The increase in the number of ships reaching the port and the increase in the volume of goods received in Dubai, which significantly reflected the strengthening and consolidation of Dubai as an important trading center and a leading re-export station.

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By the beginning of the 20th century, Dubai was a well-known port, with a population of about 20,000, with residents accounting for a quarter of them. After the discovery of oil in 1966, Sheikh Rashid worked to invest oil imports in the development of Dubai's infrastructure, building schools, hospitals and roads. During this period, he established modern communication and transportation network. He also built a modern building and harbor at Dubai International Airport and the landing runway was developed to accommodate all types of aircraft. His Highness ordered the construction of the largest artificial port in the world in the Jebel Ali region, which has become the seat of a free zone, whose fame still fills the horizons.

It was clear that emerging Dubai had enough resources to achieve historic success. There is a wise leadership with a clear vision, an integrated infrastructure, a friendly environment open to all, no taxes on personal income and within institutions, it was almost negligible.

2) Outdoor activities that could be done in Dubai and its night lifestyle.

Dubai is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Arabian Gulf and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Its visitors can enjoy the best places without the need for a tourist guide. Examples of these places:

Burj Khalifa:
You can not visit Dubai and miss the chance to visit the tallest building in the world, plus enjoying dining or watching the view from above. Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world, with a height of 828 meters and a 160-storey tower. The tower, which opened in 2010, has been the hub of Dubai's tourism hub. Its design attracts many designers and architects for its versatility and sophistication. , With luxury hotels, apartments and corporate offices.

Dubai Museum:
Built in 1787, Dubai Museum is the oldest building in Dubai. It contains ancient remains of the city dating back to the Bronze Age. The first written letter to the port of the city can be seen from 1580 AD.

Dubai desert:
A desert adventure in Dubai Safari can be spent for 5 hours in a 4x4 car on the hot sand, going camping, drinking Arabic coffee, eating dates, enjoying the beauty and seeing sand art, watching traditional UAE dances and ending with a lighted barbecue dinner in the camp. All these activities attract the attention of tourists to make sure they have a good time.

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Atlantis Dubai: a huge hotel, opened in 2008 and located in the middle of Jumeirah Island, an island made by humans. Atlantis Dubai has about 1,539 guest rooms, and the hotel's own rooms are uniquely designed, reflecting the legendary approach of Atlantis, the fictional island written by Plato. During the official opening, a fireworks display of about 3.1 miles was opened, as well as various pictures on the exterior of the hotel. Visitors can also go to Aquaventure, Aqua Park and Nasimi Beach, which hosts concerts and other entertainment events.
 

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Among the activities that locals and many people around the world are interested in, is Dubai World Cup.

The Dubai World Cup was first launched in 1996 at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai. It is the richest race in the world, with its big prize of $ 10 million. The horse (cigar) of Allen E. Paulson won the first race. This race was established by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The race runs 2 km on sandy land running counterclockwise. It is an open, flat, no-barriers race, with four-year Thoroughbred horses from the southern hemisphere. And also 3 years for North American countries. A total of $ 30 million will be awarded for the $ 30 million prize. 

The race is broadcasted live on satellites almost all over the world, especially countries interested in horse races, such as the United States, Britain, Australia, and other countries ... Many people participate in it during the horse race.

Many young people in Dubai see an outlet in such competitions, which raise adrenaline and make them want to know the winner. Similar to the Dubai World Cup, some young people are also excited and interested to participate in online casino games. The number of people interested in online casino has grown in Dubai and the Middle East in general over the past few years. Arab players often look for many advantages and features offered by online casino websites, most notably privacy and confidentiality, as well as security in financial transactions and various rewards programs, in which players spend their time in, helping them to make profits.

3) What attracts people mostly to visit Dubai

Dubai's central location makes it one of the most active travel centers in the world. Dubai International Airport, ranks first in the world as an international passenger hub with 83.6 million passenger arrivals in 2016, according to annual traffic.

The airport serves 90 airlines to more than 240 destinations in six continents. Meanwhile, Dubai World Central is being expanded to make it the world's largest airport, with an annual capacity of more than 200 million passengers.

The city also offers a wide range of facilities for business events, from a meeting room for 10 people to a conference attended by thousands. The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC) has about 100,000 square meters of exhibition and meeting space, it is only a 10-minute drive or metro on the Red Line route from the airport. A range of hotels in Dubai offer huge, high-quality meeting space.

As a growing knowledge city, Dubai has a large number of universities and research centers committed to paving the way for technological and scientific developments. It has established thriving communities that share knowledge and ideas, including Dubai Media City and Dubai Healthcare City.

In terms of hospitality, Dubai has a variety of prestigious, regular and economic hotels that is adapted to all needs and budgets. The Emirate has about 700 hotels offering more than 100,000 rooms. Current estimates show that the total number of rooms may rise to 134,000 rooms by the beginning of 2019.

Who would have imagined that Dubai would be as advanced as it is today? Dubai has world-class infrastructure, well-maintained roads and an excellent public transport network, including the modern Dubai Metro. Dubai also has modern medical facilities and emergency hospital services, which makes it one of the most beautiful cities worldwide.
 

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From the world’s tallest buildings and hotels to the largest island and biggest mall, the popular city of the United Arab Emirates; Dubai has always amazed us with its mind-blowing architecture. And even in the upcoming years, this high-tech city is having some seriously exciting projects in the works which hold a new-super sized collection of skyscrapers, hotels and restaurants, man-made islands and lots more on the way. We have rounded up Dubai’s top new projects that we can’t wait to see taking shape. Check them out now!

Bluewater Island Credit: Bluewater Island

The Bluewater Island, situated near Jumeirah Beach is going to be one of the biggest visitors centres in the world. Expected to pull in three million guests for every annum, Ain Dubai also called as the Dubai eye will be the world’s tallest Ferris wheel in coming years.  This project will also comprise entertainment zones, restaurants, shopping mall, residential, hospitality, five-star hotel etc.

Al Mamzar Beachfront  

This project with the cost of AED10 billion is a work that consists of mixed-use beachfront lifestyle development. The project which is stretching in nine million square feet will soon include 300 hotels rooms, 4,000 residential towers, restaurants, water parks, fountains and retail outlets, along with a crossing that connects Al Nahda area and Al Mamzar beachfront.  

MBR City – District One Credit: MBR City – District One

Located within minutes of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, this $10 billion MBR City – District One is spread over 440 hectares. It has vertical structures as well as infrastructure which includes an 8.8-kilometre jogging and bicycle track, which are progressing rapidly. It also has a Crystal Lagoon for swimming, kayaking, and other activities. Apart from this, the project will also feature entertainment zones, hospitality, and retail service.

Deira IslandsCredit: CC/giggel

A 15.3 square km waterfront city, Deira Islands, is going to be one of the biggest names of the future with hundreds of new hotels, serviced apartments, marinas- to give space to large yachts, an amphitheatre for 30000 people, a large shopping mall, an Arabic souk-style night market and what not. This 3-hectare project is expected to complete by Q3 2018, at a whopping $150 million!

Al Habtoor City Credit: Al Habtoor City

It seems that luxury can only be experienced in Dubai with all its super-exciting projects. This new Al Habtoor city of $3 billion dollars is coming up with three hotels managed by Resorts worldwide and Starwood Hotels; Westin Dubai, the St. Regis and also W Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road. There are also going to be three luxury residential towers along with it. This development will feature an iconic Las Vegas-style aqua theatre, a French-inspired garden, dining venues and the world’s first Bentley café. 

Aladdin City Credit: Aladdin City

Dubai Municipality has started working on the new Aladdin City project in the middle of Dubai Creek! This dream project which is inspired by the mythical story of Aladdin and Sinbad will feature three towers comprising of hotel space and commercial, spread over a distance of 450 metres. This project will also have air-conditioned bridges with moving floors that will interconnect the three towers, driveways and parking areas.  

Dubai Creek HarbourCredit: Dubai Creek Harbour

Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding are soon bringing a six-tower district by the name of Dubai Creek Harbour, with an aim to beat the record of Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas by building world’s largest twin tower. This project is thrice as large as Downtown Dubai and will comprise 3,664 office units, 8,000,000 square feet of retail space, 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms and 39,000 residential units. 

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When talking about Saudi Arabia, the first main thing that pops into our mind are the big metropolitan cities like Jeddah and Riyadh. But apart from these big and famous cities, there are many other beautiful places in Saudi Arabia that are not much known to people. It can be said that these cities are like the hidden gems in the country of Saudi Arabia which needs to be explored. You may come across many such cities or places in Saudi Arabia that you may not have heard of. But these places are actually worth exploring. 

In this article, we are going to talk about a few of the lesser known places in Saudi Arabia that are worth your time. If you are planning your next trip to Saudi Arabia then you should definitely visit the mentioned places. 

List of The Lesser Known Places In Saudi Arabia:
Here is the list of some of the places in Saudi Arabia that are not so popular but yet worth visiting because of their beauty.

1. Duba

Located in the northern Red Sea coast, this small city of Duba is known as the Pearl of the Red Sea. The city is situated in the Tabuk province of the kingdom. The city is situated 300 km from the Egypt, Palestine and Jordan intersection. Dahkan, Kafafah, and Salma are the three valleys that can be explored in Duba. The place is beautiful and is totally worth visiting because of its the mesmerizing charm.

2. Haql Shipwreck Beach

This place is too located in the Tabuk province of the kingdom. The sea can be located 55 km south of the Haql city. The main attraction of the beach is the half-sunken ship right in the middle of the beach. If you decide to pay a visit to the beach, you should know that you will have the whole beach to yourself as it doesn’t have any visitors. The place is mostly abandoned. The place, however, has an unusual charm about itself.

3. Fifa Mountains

Fifa Mountains which is also known as the heavens of the earth is situated in the southernmost region of Jizan. This is actually considered to be a tourist spot in the kingdom however, it has very fewer visitors and is mostly forgotten by the tourists. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the fertile, green flora and the landscapes out here. Therefore, it can be said that a trip to the Fifa Mountains can be a good choice for you for a change. You can also explore the ancient structures and fortresses in the area along with the scenic beauty of the mountains. These structures were actually erected to protect the area from the hands of the invaders back in the time.

So these are some of the places that are not known by many people. The places mentioned may be forgotten by visitors but they still have a charm of their own and is totally worth a visit. At present, Saudi Arabian airlines have developed a lot and they are offering great deals to their customers on an all-around journey. 
 

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It is an open secret that the Internet is far from being secure these days. Individual users all around the world should take steps to online safety and anonymity. Internet users in Dubai are not an exception as they also regularly fell victim to various forms of cybercrime such as phishing attacks, identity theft, cyberstalking, and many others. Hopefully, in such cases, the best VPNs for Dubai comes to the rescue. 

What’s a VPN?

Today almost all applications on smartphones, computers or tablets are able to identify a device on the Internet and therefore reveal the location of a user. However, there are tricky tools like a VPN or proxy servers that hide users’ identity by replacing an IP address.
A VPN is mainly used to protect customer’s privacy. With the help of a trustworthy VPN provider, it’s possible to connect to the Internet through US or UK server instead of UAE one. All data that pass through a VPN tunnel can’t be revealed or stolen.

Other reasons for using a VPN on Dubai

One cannot but agree that mobile devices today are more popular than desktop computers. People all around the world prefer to connect to the Internet sitting at the café or other public places. However, the truth is public Wi-Fi hotspots are not secure at all. Therefore, any smartphone should be protected by means of a robust VPN provider with military-grade encryption.
You might have already guessed that if a VPN changes an IP address to US, UK, or whatever, it is possible to unblock any website, VoIP services, or social media from Dubai.

Is a VPN legal in Dubai?

One should use a VPN in Dubai with caution. According to Cybercrime Law №9, authorities and police in UAE can take legal actions against residents who use VPNs in some illegal purposes. In this regards, people who live or travel to Dubai should stay prudent and use only legal VPN services otherwise they will suffer the consequences of fines or even imprisonment.

How to choose a reliable VPN service?

Today the market offers a great choice of VPN services. While selecting an effective VPN provider, it’s crucial to pay attention to the following features:

  • Robust encryption. Today advanced providers use 256-bit encryption that is considered to be not hackable even for the fastest computer in the world.
  • Wide server park. To unblock any desired website, one should pay attention the amount VPN servers. With a reliable VPN, a person can bypass geo-blocking wherever he is.
  • No logs policy. Before paying for this or that provider, it’s immensely vital to read a privacy policy carefully to look if a service keeps logs or not.

 

Of course, a VPN is not a complete safety solution. However, a robust VPN is able to guarantee peace of mind while surfing the Internet.

About the author: Dainan Gilmore is an enthusiastic expert in cybersecurity and works as a data privacy advisor for Bestvpnrating.com.
 

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Dubai with its stunning beaches, futuristic skyline, and mesmerising attractions makes the city one of the most exciting vacation destinations. Dubai in February is warm with clear skies and still quite perfect for a host of outdoor activities. The average temperature is around 20°C (68°F) and the daily high temperatures could touch 30°C (86°F). 

If you are planning to visit Dubai this February, then you've got some top events in February 2019 to look out for.

Light Art DXB

Enjoy watching Burj Park Plaza glowing with lights as dynamic sculptures create a visual story. Get ready to be enthralled with the design and reflections.

Dates: January 7- February 13 | Venue: Burj Park Plaza

UAE Aquabike Championship 2019

How about an adrenaline pumping experience? Attend the Aquabike Championship, a free event that showcases incredible skill on jet skis and more.
Dates: January 12-March 2 | Venue: Mercato Beach

Camel Racing
Camel Racing at Al Marmoon track, Dubai - YouTube

Next, get ready to experience an authentic display of Emirati heritage. Witness a centuries-old tradition of camel racing and enjoy the competition featuring incredibly skilled camel riders from all over the world.
Dates: February 1-19 | Venue: Al Marmoom Racing Track

Gulf Photo Week

You will love to be a part of the largest international photography event in the Middle East. You can discuss photography, and be a part of workshops, photo walks and more.
Dates:February 4-9 | Venue: Alserkal Avenue

Dubai International Jazz Festival

Jazz-lovers this one's for you. Attend the Jazz festival and enjoy all genres of Jazz from funk to blues, rock and more. The 2019 line up may include international bands Snow Patrol and Jamiroquai, and Grammy award-winning artist, Alicia Keys.
Tentative Dates: February 20-22 | Venue: Dubai Media City

Dubai Food Festival
Sunshine sessions at Etisalat Beach Canteen I Dubai Food Festival 2018 - YouTube

Foodies will surely enjoy sampling preparations made by celebrity chefs and feast on luscious treats and mouth-watering international cuisines and desserts.
Dates: February 21- March 9 | Venue: Citywide

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

Attend one of the most popular tournaments on the ATP and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World Tours. And witness the top tennis players compete.
Dates: February 17-March 2 | Venue: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

 

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When you think of mammoth sky rises and spectacular beaches, Dubai has much to offer. Planning a fun family holiday? Then, head to Dubai, it is a perfect time to be in the city with the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) which will last till February 2, 2019. You can shop-till-you-drop, soak up atmospheric fireworks, and have a blast. We've rounded up some of the must-do-and-see things during your visit to Dubai at the DSF 2019.

Soak up the fireworksCredit: MyDSF

It's a perfect time to catch up the mesmerising fireworks every Thursday and Friday until February 2. You can head down to the Dubai Festival City, Al Seef, La Mer, Dubai Creek and the Beach at JBR to watch the spectacular shows. Dining out with your family whilst watching the firework display is one memory you cannot miss to create.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2019 | Discover something new every day - YouTube
Enjoy shopping

Shopping in Dubai is an incredible experience. During the DSF, you can look forward to the Shop The Night Away, a shopping event running from 6 pm to midnight that would take place at different city malls like the Outlet Village (January 9th), The Dubai Mall (January 16th), Mall of the Emirates (January 23rd) and Dubai Festival City (January 30th). You would love mega-offers and huge discounts. Some exciting retail offers include Calvin Klein, La Martina, and Aigner.

Raffles and instant prizes

You'd love the exciting raffles and prizes that come your way. You get a chance to win an Infiniti QX50 and AED150,000 in cash daily and loads more prizes. You could even enter in the Nissan Raffle and drive away a brand new car. The Nissan models in the raffle include Altima, Pathfinder, and Sentra.

Credit: MyDSFFoodie-trails and live music

If you enjoyed shopping in style, then you'll also love to eat in style. And, you'll find plenty of food options from street eats in Deira to dining in Dubai Marina. You'd love to sample the shawarmas (wraps) and manakeesh (flatbreads), tender kebabs, and mouth-watering desserts. Travel on an empty stomach and you won’t be disappointed!

Have the time of your life at DSF, book your flights to Dubai now and enjoy your vacation.
 

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