Pearl Farm

Date 06 Dec 2021

The United Arab Emirates or UAE is becoming a top destination for vacationing with your significant other. 

 

Whether you want to go shopping, take in some culture, or eat authentic foods you won’t find anywhere else, the UAE would be a good vacay for you. Here are the top historical and cultural things to do in UAE for couples.

Historical and Cultural Things to do in UAE for Couples

If you’re coming to the UAE, you should put a few different cities on your to-visit list. Each location has something unique to offer that you won’t find anywhere else.

Ras Al Khaimah

Although there’s plenty more to do in Dubai, we want to give you ideas for other areas to visit in the UAE, such as Ras Al Khaimah, which is in the North of the UAE. 

Bedouin Oasis Camp

One of the coolest things you can do in Ras Al Khaimah is to visit the Bedouin Oasis Camp, where you get to live the UAE people’s lifestyle. 

 

You get to sleep under the stars at this desert camp, ride through the desert on a camel, or enjoy the dunes on a four-wheel-drive. 

 

You have a choice of sleeping in a traditional Bedouin-style tent, an igloo tent, or a premium tent housed with modern amenities. 

National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah

You can’t leave Ras Al Khaimah without visiting the National Museum. Check out the “Late Fort” built between 1809 and 1819, where the rulers of the Emirate used to live.

 

This museum is full of culture and history with multiple galleries, ancient architectural structures, and archaeological finds. It’s not a sight to be missed. 

Suwaidi Pearls Farm

Pearl farming is a timeless tradition, and Ras Al Khaimah offers a unique experience at the Suwaidi Pearls Farm. Suwaidi Pearls Farm is the region’s first cultured pearl farm that provides locally sourced pearls to jewelers internationally.

 

Since the 12th and 13th centuries, the Al Suwaidi family has been connected to the history of pearling in the Gulf region. Abdulla Al Suwaidi’s grandfather was among the last remaining pearl divers in the UAE’s 20th century. Driven to perpetuate his family’s legacy and revive the region’s proud tradition, Abdulla Al Suwaidi established the Suwaidi Pearls Farm in 2005. This is the only farm in the area that uses naturally bred, hand-seeded oysters rather than wild oysters.

The pearl farm is entirely eco-friendly, with no machinery used in harvesting the oysters. They use solar panels to promote the use of renewable energy and conservation in the UAE.

 

Schedule a pearl farm tour and learn about the farming process. The farm is located at the foot of the Al Hajar mountain range in the northern town of Al Rams to tour the farm surrounded by breathtaking views.

Dubai

We’re going to start with the capital of the Emirate of Dubai – one of seven emirates that make up the UAE. Dubai is one of the most populated cities in the UAE, with plenty of things to see and do. 

However, be aware that if you plan to stay overnight in Dubai, you and your partner must be married. Sharing accommodation with an unmarried partner is against the law, and you can face punishment if caught.

Burj Khalifa

One of Dubai’s biggest tourist destinations is the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, coming in at 2,722 feet (829.8). There are multiple observation decks where you can walk out to get a bird’s eye view of the entire city and beyond to the sea.

You and your significant other are sure to enjoy the romantic view (come an hour before sunset for the best view) from the observation deck on floors 124 (At the Top), where you’re staring down from 1,483 feet. At the Top comes with the price of your admission ticket.

If you want to really wow your partner, book separate tickets to access the SKY level, which lets you head up to the 148th-floor observation deck. On this platform, you are a knee-knocking 1,821 feet in the air, making this the second tallest observation deck in the world. 

Burj Plaza

If you want to take a romantic walk under the stars and get some great photos, wrap up your evening with a walk through the Burj Plaza, which offers beautifully landscaped gardens and romantic ambiance from twinkling lights.

Best of all, you get a great (free) view of the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest operational fountain (900 feet long). Enjoy the water, light, and music show of the fountains that perform 1,000 different water expressions to various music. 

The Burj Plaza is the best spot to capture the entire Burj Khalifa in a picture. The building’s height makes it difficult to get all of it in the frame from close up. 

For a closer view of the Dubai Fountain, you can snag a ride on a traditional Abra, which lets you sail across the Burj Lake, where the fountain sits.

Or take a stroll along the floating Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, an 893 foot (272 meters) path that puts you a short thirty feet away from the towering fountains. Start your journey at the Burj Park or Fountain promenade. 

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Suppose you want to learn about Dubai’s history and more about Dubai and the UAE’s cultural aspects, including cultural awareness. In that case, you have to visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Take a tour of the Al Bastakiya historic neighborhoods to view restored homes featuring ancient wind towers. Spend some time soaking in the beauty of the Al Farooq Mosque. View a class about Arab culture. 

Or learn about Muslim culture at the Jumeirah Mosque, where you can take photos and ask questions. You can even enjoy authentic cuisine with an Emirati host at the Centre once your tour is over.

In Closing

There are so many historical places to visit and cultural experiences to uncover in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. These are just our top favorite sites. Happy traveling!

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