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Why Dubai is So Much More Than Just a Quick Stop Over City

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Jeska is a twenty something mother of one tiny human, lover of hawaii, a tad bit of a runner, one with the ocean, and last but not least a hopeless wanderer.
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For many, Dubai is a stop over from one destination to the next, a place that you normally see from inside the glass walls of the airport. However, so many do not know that Dubai is one of the most exciting cities in the world, with luxury accommodation, fun family activities and unforgettable experiences just waiting to be encountered! Let’s look at three of the top experiences that you can enjoy in Dubai, which should help you change your mind by staying on in this Emirate just a little bit longer the next time you are heading to or from a holiday break.

Eat at Le Petit Maison

jess1Time Out’s top restaurant of 2015, Le Petit Maison is a famous French Bistro with branches in London, Miami and Dubai. This restaurant is special. So special, in fact, that you have to order their signature dishes, the Poulet “La Petite Maison”, Contre Filet 1.5Kg et Galettes de Pommes de Terre and Carré d’Agneau (the chicken, fillet or rack of lamb) when you book a table (which should be weeks in advance). Local produce is the name of the game and healthy, fresh fish, chicken and meat are all on offer for your culinary indulgence. Described by tourists as the best meal of their stay, this is a restaurant not to miss out on.

See Dubai from the Burj Khalifa

jess2The tallest building in the world is situated in Dubai and the good news is that you can go and visit this tourist attraction and head up to a floor near the very top! Buy a ticket and step into the dark elevator and wait in anticipation. You will soon be taken on a ride of a lifetime as you speed to the top and experience Dubai from a birds eye view. The glass floors add to the dizzying effect, but the view of the Dubai skyline is one that is unbeaten. This self-guided tour explains the architecture and the building of this skyscraper through boards scattered throughout the building. Entertaining and educational, it’s one of the biggest tourist attractions of the area, and we can see why.

Sleep at Atlantis the Palm

guest_rooms_signature_suites_24_09_2014_9711extSituated on the stunning man-made island of the Palm, Atlantis the Palm is a beach resort like you’ve never experienced. Under water rooms and restaurants, buffets beyond your wildest dreams and a waterpark that has everything from zip lining to waterslides, dolphin encounters and shark safaris, there is everything you need at this luxurious hotel. There are over 23 restaurants alone in this establishment, rooms that spans over 925 square meters, various entertainment areas for young and old alike and shopping areas that will give even your credit card a headache. Regardless, if you are looking to splash out and live the Dubai high life, then this is the best beach resort in Dubai for you.

Dubai is like no other. A great melting pot of modern life mixed with traditional culture, there is no way you can simply pass through this city without stepping out of the airport and taking it all in.

Rimini, a Culture Filled Destination In Italy

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riminiWhen you think about Rimini, you might think of its center or of its amazing beach. However, Rimini is much more than meets the eye and has hidden parts that can surprise you. I visited Rimini with my husband’s family last year and I discovered more than I could imagine thanks to the help of www.riminibeach.it

Famous Artists

I discovered the beautiful countryside near Rimini that is full of tradition, culture, excellent food, and easy access even with your bicycle. Rimini gave birth to many famous people that gave an important heritage to the area. One of particular person is Tonino Guerra, a poet and movie director with international fame. This artist dedicated his life to many artistic disciplines like ceramics, painting, and architecture as well as participated in designing and building fountains, gardens and cities-decorations. In Rimini and surrounding territory, you can find many works of Tonino Guerra.

Another person that gave a important contribution to the city is Federico Fellini, born in Rimini in 1920. He has also been an important movie director known worldwide. “Amarcord” is probably the most famous movie made from Fellini, with the help of his friend, Tonino Guerra. The movie shows all the traditions of Rimini, the dialect, the street, the people and others aspect that show the deep love that Fellini had for his city.

Architecture

The Valle del Conca is a region that has a very ancient history connected with an important Italian family, the Malatesta, that ruled the area for several centuries. If you visit this area you will appreciate the Montegridolfo Castle, one of the most beautiful and well preserved castles in Italy, formed by a village with ancient square, small street, churches and many others things that reveal the magic history of this place. Another beautiful and massive castle located in Montefiore, is one of the most famous symbols of the Malatesta family. The castle is located in a hill where you can contemplate a breathtaking view down to the coastline. San Giovanni in Marignano, Saludecio, Mondaino, San Clemente, Coriano, Montecolombo and Montescudo are also beautiful villages where you can discover the history and tradition of this area.

In other valleys like Valle del Marecchia, there are many ancient little villages with an important inheritance. In Poggio Berni you will see well preserved aristocratic palaces. If you want to go back in the history even more then don’t forget to visit also Verucchio, a little village in a strategic position between the hills and the beach. The origin of this place is very ancient, in fact, Verucchio is where more than 600 Villanovan civility tombs of the X and VII century B.C. were found.

So next time that you visit Rimini take some time to not only sun bathe on the beautiful beach but also go inland to explore all the beautiful architecture and culture it has to offer.