Despite Dubai’s rapid development in the last few decades, the emirate is not all skyscrapers and indoor ski parks. The government of the UAE knew early on that their land was special; focusing on sustainability has always been of the utmost importance. That’s why they established their first national park with the Dubai Desert Conservation [...]
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Cultural Heritage of Dubai

People often forget about the cultural heritage of Dubai. From the world’s largest manmade island to the otherworldly Museum of the Future , Dubai is a glass-and-steel preview of the future. The city is regularly (and rightfully) celebrated for its superb planning and vision, as well as its cutting-edge modernity. But as ambitious as the [...]
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Sustainable Tourism With Our Desert Safaris In Dubai

2017 has been declared as the Year of Sustainable Tourism and Development by The United Nations General Assembly and for Platinum Heritage, this is music to our ears. There are many elements that contribute to sustainability including environmental, cultural and the economic benefits to the local community. These need to balance current needs without compromising [...]
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Sheikh Zayed Efforts to Conserve Arabian Oryx

The Desert, with its living resources, was given a special interest and care by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Zayed considered the desert, with all of its animal and plants a blessing from Allah that we should protect and use sustainably. Sheikh Zayed said: “Cooperation between human beings leads to compassion, […]

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With World Responsible Tourism Day coming up on November 5th, the Travel Team of DubaiEye are joined by Platinum Heritage’s Managing Director Adam McEwan, for a chat about the desert safari tour operator’s plans to help UAE students learn more about the issue. MARK: We’re going to uncover the delights of the desert as we […]

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There has been a lot of chatter about the transfer of the deadly MERS Coronavirus from camels to humans. While many of our guests are concerned, like anything else, education is the key. Armed with all the correct information, one can then make an educated decision about the level of contact with a camel an […]

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How our Mother (Nature) made green sand

There are many environmentalists across the world who would love to string us up (with organic rope) for being mindless status-obsessed eco-vandals with the audacity to use fuel heavy Mercedes G-Wagons for safaris. And you know what, they are right! There is no denying that a CO2 output of 205.5 g/km is not great but […]

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