Can I go on a Desert Safari in Dubai in Summer?

Many people travelling to Dubai during summer wonder whether it is possible to still do a desert safari. What most don't realise is that the desert is actually cooler than the city in the late afternoons and evenings. This means that it is definitely possible to do a Desert Safari in Dubai during the summer. We [...]
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2 Platinum Heritage tours in the Top 4 Experiences in the Middle East Platinum Heritage are honoured to be awarded not one, but two TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards in 2018. Established in 2002, the Travelers’ Choice awards are the highest honour TripAdvisor can bestow. These annual awards are the only travel industry awards based on [...]
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You may assume that the Dubai desert would be hotter than the city in the late afternoons, but this is not the case. Many people don’t realise that not only is it possible to travel to Dubai during summer but in the late afternoons, it is actually cooler in the desert than the city! About [...]
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Seasoned travellers know that sampling the local cuisine is one of the best ways to learn about the native culture and history of a country they are visiting. Local delicacies tell interesting stories about a place, and they are usually something rare, unusual or distinctive, which makes them all the more desirable and sophisticated. In [...]
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What is Suhoor?

Suhoor, known as the pre-dawn meal in English is a significant element for Muslims during Ramadan. It is the last meal before the sun rises and the day of fasting begins. This meal is very important as fasters need to make sure they eat enough to ensure that they have sustained energy for the day [...]
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Whether you’re talking about food, culture, or history, there’s one thing you can always say about Dubai: it has layers. Dubai is home to more than 200 nationalities, each bringing with them their own culture and food. The city is famous for its sparkling hotels and luxury restaurants, but beneath all the glitz and glamour [...]
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Guide to Iftar in Dubai

You're all excited for your Dubai getaway. Then you realize something: your dates fall during Ramadan. Now, you’re worried you might somehow inconvenience the locals (or be inconvenienced yourself). Don't worry, you don't need to change your plans. In fact, this might just prove to be the best time of the year to visit. From [...]
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What is Emirati Cuisine

Dubai is a city that is a melting pot, attracting cultures from all corners of the world. It is no wonder that it can be tricky to discover and identify the food which is authentically Emirati. Since Dubai is very welcoming, attracting nationalities from all over the world, there are many dominating cuisines which sometimes [...]
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Ramadan in Dubai

The holy month of Ramadan is almost upon us. This year Ramadan should fall in between 16th May - 13th June 2018. During this (lunar calendar) month-long period, the social and cultural climate of the city transforms. Work days shorten, shops change their hours of operation, and things generally slow down. This is all in [...]
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Sustainability and why it is important for Dubai

Sustainability is more than just environment. At Platinum Heritage, we embrace the three pillars of sustainability: respect for the environment, preservation and protection of local culture, and financial support for local communities. Our numerous awards including our most recent award, Best Sustainability Education Programme award at the 2018 Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards are testament [...]
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