The ThetaHealing classes with Vianna stibal will be taking place at the luxurious Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.
Located on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah just off the coast of Dubai, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort boasts 400 metres of private shoreline & surround views of the Arabian Gulf. Indulge in an exclusive beach escape, while still enjoying the excitements of the city. Float on water, with lagoon access rooms and the UAE's only over water villas. Unwind with hammam rituals at our Palm Jumeirah hotel’s spa and enjoy the Thai-style luxury for which Anantara is known.
WE WELCOME YOU TO DUBAI
Here are some facts & figures that will help make your stay in the United Arab Emirates more enjoyable.
The local time is GMT + 4 hours. There is no change in time between summer and winter.
The official language of the UAE is Arabic, but English is widely spoken and understood everywhere.
Dubai enjoys an arid subtropical climate, with blue skies and sunshine all year round. The best time to visit Dubai is during the period November and April where the temperature are between 75°F (25°C) and 85°F (30°C)
Light weight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year. However, sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Please respect the religion and culture of the city by wearing appropriate and modest clothing in public places.
TRAVELLERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Dubai International Airport has a special handling area for passengers with special needs. Several hotels and major shopping malls have good access and facilities for people with special needs. Even the Transport Taxis in Dubai are fitted to accommodate wheelchairs.
BUSINESS DAYS & WEEKENDS:
Office working days are from Sunday to Thursday, and the weekend is Friday & Saturday.
All major international credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Master Card or Visa are generally accepted in shopping malls, larger supermarkets and stores, hotels and restaurants.
The monetary unit is the Dirham (Dhs or AED) at a rate of 1USD = Dhs 3.67
All banks in Dubai offer cash withdrawal facilities from ATM’s scattered across major hotels and malls.
The electricity supply in Dubai is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles. Plug points are as per the picture.
Tipping practices are similar to most parts of the world. Some restaurants include service charge; otherwise 10 per cent is adequate.
Alcohol is permitted in Dubai. It can be purchased at the Duty Free Shop at the airport (limit per person is four bottles), and it is served in licensed hotels, but it cannot be purchased in the supermarkets or liquor stores here. Dubai does not allow consuming alcohol on the streets or in public places. Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited.
Dubai has absolutely no tolerance towards drug offences. So, if visiting with prescription medicine, it is better to verify if your medicines have any particular restrictions. For instance, Tylenol 3 is restricted due to the presence of codeine in it. So it is best to check before travel.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
The UAE uses the metric system.
GSM services are available and the mobile phone code within the UAE is 050/055/056/052/054 or 058. A particular Speak Easy GSM mobile service helps tourists and visitors who are unable to use their own mobile phones in the UAE. You also have the option of purchasing a temporary SIM card and use it in own handset with a temporary card. Etisalat can be contacted for further details by dialing 101.
Most hotels & Malls in Dubai offer free internet accessibility to their guests.
Here are some public Free Wifi Hotspots in Dubai
1. Dubai Airport
2. The Walk at JBR
3. Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard
4. Downtown Burj Khalifa
The General Post Authority in Dubai is quite efficient. The post offices function from 8am to 11.30pm (Saturday to Wednesday).
The UAE is one of the very few nations that do not have any reported cases of holiday sickness. This is due to major success of government immunization programs, and the high standards of hygiene maintained in hotels and restaurants, and availability of clean drinking water.
No special vaccinations are required.
PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY
The UAE, particularly Dubai, is designated as one of the safest holiday destinations by the international travel industry. However, it is wise to carry travel insurance.
Some emergency numbers are given here:
• • Dubai police hotline (Al Ameen service) - 8004888
• • Ambulance - 998 or 999
• • Fire - 997
• • Police - 999
• • Coastguard +971 4 3450520
For non-emergency cases such as traffic queries, complaints call 901 in Dubai.
It is best to check with your local embassies & travel agent for visa requirements, as they are likely to change often depending on your nationality and the duration of stay. Always apply at least 3 weeks in advance.
The 2 airlines “Fly Dubai” and “Emirates Airlines” can help you with your visa if you are flying with them.
February & March are considered high season in Dubai since the weather is a perfect spring/summer weather. Therefore we encourage you to book you accommodation in advance.
Note the Dubai Host is not affiliated or responsible for housing or transportation.
AIRBNB always has amazing finds, so we recommend you start searching there. (Areas to look for on Airbnb are: Palm Jumeirah, Media City, Internet City, Tecom, Marina and Barsha.
SOME SUGGESTED HOTEL APARTMENTS:
MERCURE HOTEL SUITES & APARTMENTS
Telephone: +9714 4555864
Address: Tecom, Al Barsha Heights, Dubai UAE
FIRST CENTRAL HOTEL SUITES
Telephone: +9714 4544900
Address: Tecom, Al Barsha 3, Dubai UAE
AURIS METRO CENTRAL HOTEL APARTMENTS
Telephone: +9714 4354200
Address: Tecom, Al Barsha heights, Dubai UAE
GRAND MIDWEST TOWER HOTEL & HOTEL APARTMENTS
Telephone: +9714 4362000
Address: Media City, Dubai UAE
NOVOTEL SUITES MALL OF THE EMIRATES
Telephone: +9714 3823200
Address: Sheikh Zayed road - Dubai UAE
SOME SUGGESTED HOTELS:
ANANTARA THE PALM DUBAI RESORT (THE VENUE)
Telephone: + 971 4 567 8888
Address: Palm Jumeirah - Duba UAE
Room Reservation: email@example.com
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Telephone: +9714 4309191
Address: Dubai Internet City, Knowledge Village - Duba UAE
CITY MAX HOTEL
Telephone: +9714 4098000
Address: Al Barsha - Duba UAE ( next to Mall of the Emirates)
CENTRO BARSHA BY ROTANA
Telephone: +9714 7040000
Address: Al Barsha - Duba UAE
Dubai International Airport is about 35 minutes to Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Taxis are available at the airport. There are also Pink taxis exclusively for ladies.
TAXI - taxis are very affordable in Dubai, the taxi fares start at AED 5.00 during the day with minimum of AED 12.00 during the night. Airport taxis start with a fare of AED 20.00 http://dtc.dubai.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx
UBER - https://www.uber.com/en-AE/cities/dubai/
Car rental companies are many to choose from, you can even rent a car at the airport or anywhere in the city. But many people prefer to use the taxi since it is very affordable.
METRO - metro operates between 06.00am and 11.00 pm - trains operate every 10 minutes - please note that Friday there is no metro service before 10.00 am
Opening hours: 09.00am to 10.00pm, closed on Friday mornings.
Fish Souk - Location: Deira
Gold Souk - Location: Deira
Spice Souk - Location: Deira
Textile Souk - Location: Creekside – Bur Dubai
Karama Souk - Location: Bur Dubai side of the Creek
General opening hours; Sun – Wed 10.00 am – 10.00 pm & Thu – Sat 10.00 am – 12.00 am
MALL OF THE EMIRATES: ( SKI SUBAI)
IBN BATTUTA MALL:
DUBAI MALL: The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall.
It offers various entertainment options including cinema, the Dubai Aquarium, Under Water Zoo, an ice-skating rink. You can view the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa and enjoy the Dubai Fountains and water show. www.thedubaimall.com
BIG BUS COMPANY
RTA DUBAI FERRY
For more information please call +9718009090 or visit www.rta.ae
DUBAI’S MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS
BURJ KHALIFA: is the tallest building in the world with a height of more than 828 meters and more than 160 stories.
Book tickets for the observation deck in advance to secure a lower price and to guarantee accessibility (price AED 125 instead of AED 400 per adult).
DUBAI FOUNTAINS: (Next to Burj Khalifa & Dubai Mall) –
They are the world’s largest dancing fountain in sync with classical, Arabic and world music starting several times a day during afternoon and evening hours - No admission fee.
Visit www.cultures.ae or call +97143536666.
Is the historical district in Dubai and home to the Dubai Museum
HERITAGE & DIVING VILLAGE:
SHEIKH SAEED AL MAKTOUM HOUSE:
AQUARIUMS AND DOLPHINARIUMS
DUBAI AQUARIUM & UNDERWATER ZOO: (Dubai Mall) -
THE LOST CHAMBERS AQUARIUM: (Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah)
+971 4 426 1040
DOLPHIN BAY: (Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah)
+971 4 426 1030
DOLPHINARIUM: (Creekside Park, Bur Dubai) - Different programs and exciting interactions with one of the oceans friendliest species
DUBAI CREEKSIDE PARK:
JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE
AQUAVENTURE WATERPARK: (Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah)
or contact +97143484444
SPORTS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
SKI DUBAI: (Mall of the Emirates)
SHERATON JUMEIRAH HEALTH & BEACH CUB
ATLANTIS DIVE CENTRE
call +97143422 993
ZIPLINE XDUBAI: (At Dubai Mall)
call +971 4 807 0709
They can offer Aerial tour, Desert and wildlife, sea activities, family adventure, Balloon adventure.
DUBAI BBQ DONUT: (Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Opposite Deira City Centre, Garhoud, Dubai)
ARABIAN SAFARI DUBAI
+971 55 1550769
+ 04 362 4114
DUBAI MIRACLE GARDEN
+04 422 8902
DUBAI BUTTERFLY GARDEN
+04 422 8902
DUBAI GARDEN GLOW
+971 56 4467842
056 364 7997
AL AIN ZOO & SAFARI
+97137992000 & +97137829112
DUBAI SAFARI PARK:
THE ELS CLUB
While staying in Dubai, experiencing a desert safari is a must - several tour operators offering safari tours, usually they include a BBQ-dinner in a desert camp, camel riding and sand-boarding etc.
Two examples of tour operators:
1) Arabian Expedition Telephone: +97144572722 firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Arabian Adventures Telephone: +97142144888 email@example.com
DUBAI PARKS AND RESORTS
LEGO LAND/ WATER PARK
MOTIONGATE™ DUBAI THEME PARK
IMG WORLDS OF ADVENTURE
Click here to book.
If tickets are sold out on any given day,
please contact us: 600 500 962 or +971 4 403 8888
BOUNCE DUBAI – Indoor Trampoline Park
04 3211 400
THE GREEN PLANET DUBAI
DUBAI WATER CANAL
MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE
+971 (0)4 317 3999
DINNER IN THE SKY
- Please note that while every precaution has been taken to ensure accuracy of information, changes may occur without advance notice. We advise you to check with venues in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
Tony Shoushani & Maya Badran welcome you to an amazing and joyful experience.
Mobile / whatsapp: +971 50 8491237