From Dusk to Dawn:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 July 2018: Rove Hotels, the smart, fuss-free affordable hotels for the new generation of modern travellers has launched five signature ‘Dusk till Dawn’ itineraries – brand new 24 hour Roving experiences for Rove guests and visitors alike.
With more than 8.98 million visitors to Dubai annually, the city is far more than just a layover. Already visited the traditional sites and attractions? Fear not, with the 24-hour Roving Itineraries, visitors can enjoy an alternative take on Dubai.
Designed to offer Rovers the best way to experience the city, the curated tours offer guests the chance to experience a modern take on Dubai’s rich cultural traditions and enjoy specially selected ‘insider experiences’ and authentic ‘DXB must dos’ all within just 24 hours.
With more than 200 nationalities making their home in Dubai, each itinerary has been handcrafted by Rove Hotels’ team of Rovesters, alongside a panel of Rove aficionados as well as Dubai experts to ensure that visitors can enjoy insider secrets and hidden gems, whether in the city for the weekend, on a staycation or visiting for a short stopover.
Happiness – Rove Healthcare City
Research shows that happiness is intrinsically linked to enjoying outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends and healthy pursuits.
7am: Arrive at Rove Healthcare City and take your bags (or your companion!) for a spin on the Rove luggage cart. Start your day with the all-day, complimentary detox water with lemon and lime before jumping on the Rove shuttle bus to local hangout Kite Beach to start your day afresh with a sunrise jog on the golden sands.
8:00 am: After a morning dip in turquoise waters at Kite Beach, take a lesson at Surf and SUP school – the UAE’s original surf and standup paddle school. The combination of waves and water temperatures make Dubai an ideal location for learning to surf and paddle. Surf House school is open daily from 7:00 am-6.30pm.
1:00 pm: Have a healthy lunch at The Daily before checking out the afternoon workshops at The Courtyard Playhouse such as ‘Improv for adults’, or ‘Intensive clowning’ which guarantees an afternoon of giggles. The Courtyard Playhouse is open from Sunday-Thursday 9am-6pm (workshops from AED 370).
4:00 pm: Looking for a fun but different way to exercise? Then look no further than Bounce Dubai! Bounce has the biggest indoor trampoline parks in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Al Ain with hundreds of trampolines and other exciting activities for all to enjoy. Bounce is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10am-10pm, Thursdays from 9:00 am-12:00 am, Friday from 9am-12am and Saturday from 9am-9pm.
7:00 pm: Want to see Dubai whilst staying active? Giant Bike Tours offers the easiest, breeziest way to see Dubai’s top sights—on two wheels. Take the three-hour bike tour around Downtown to spot some of the city’s iconic buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers and Dubai Opera. Please visit the Giant Bike Tours website for more details.
Alternative shopping – Rove Trade Centre
8:00 am: Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and sample the Rove Hotels signature Energiser drink containing green and refreshing smoothie packed with energy boosting green apple, celery, spinach, parsley, kale and orange from The Daily. The Daily is open from 6.30am to 11.30pm daily.
9:00 am: Head to the Ripe Market at Zabeel Park or Barsha Pond Park to shop for handcrafted gifts, camel milk soap and culinary treats, before making your way to the Dubai Fountain to get up close and personal on the new Dubai Fountain boardwalk (AED 20). Seasonal. Ripe Market timings vary. Head over to the Dubai Frame, which is located within the park, for a spectacular view overlooking new and the old Dubai (AED 50).
11:00 am: Speak with a friendly Rovester to get the lowdown on the latest Rove Around Tour which feature cultural experts and explorers. Previous Rove Around guides include an street art tour around the Satwa neighbourhood with artist Dina Sami.
3:00 pm: Looking for a unique shopping experience? Visit the Karama Market – a great place to haggle for trinkets and souvenirs. Here you can pick up Moroccan lamps, Arabian coffee pots, khanjars (Arabian curved daggers), pashminas priced from AED 50 to AED 5,000 and local carvings. The Karama Market is open daily from 10am-11pm
For more customised pieces, you can also visit The Jewel Teller’s workshop and design studio at Al Serkal for a gold hammering class where you will learn to create your own jewellery. The Jewel Teller’s workshop is open from Sunday-Thursday 9am-6pm.
5:00 pm: Rove around the surrounding Satwa roundabout for a treasure hunt exploration and collect pictures of the eclectic artefacts and wall art from the buzzing neighbourhood which inspired the displays at the hotel’s Cabinet of Curiosity.
7:00 pm: Finish your day with a Dubai by Night Skyline tour (AED 100) taking in the city landmarks. Dubai by Night Skyline tour begins at 7pm for approximately 4 hours
Adventure – Rove Downtown
7:00 am: Where can you enjoy five-star breakfast with an all-star view of Dubai? The world’s highest restaurant recently introduced an exciting breakfast menu featuring a decadent experience on the world’s tallest building. Breakfast at Atmosphere in Burj Khalifa features savoury and sweet continental breakfast items including an exotic fruit, cold cuts and cheese selection artfully arranged on a display stand, and freshly baked French pastries. Price: Dh325 per person (with 35 per cent discount for guests with Emirates ID). Timings: 7am to 11am.
10:00 am: Head over to Al Seef- a bustling waterfront development, where cafes and restaurants are located on interconnected promenades overlooking Dubai’s historic creek. Al Seef is designed to reflect the city’s culture and heritage, as well as its status as a modern cosmopolitan city. With architecture influenced by the past and the present, visitors will embark on a journey through time, between the authentic heritage and stylish contemporary areas, where a treasure trove of retail, leisure, and hospitality experiences await. Al Seef restaurants, cafés and shops are open daily from 10am Midnight.
12:00 am: Looking for an instant adrenaline rush? Then Skydive Dubai is just for you. The intense wait, a racing heartbeat, a surge of adrenaline, moments of insanity, a strong gust of wind, before freefalling at 120 miles per hour! A one-stop destination for experienced and enthusiast skydivers, Skydive Dubai offers experiences that last a lifetime with a choice between a tandem and solo jump from 13,000 feet above the Palm Jumeirah or The Desert Campus. Please visit the Skydive Dubai website for bookings and availability.
2:00 pm: Rove Happiness Ambassador Happyness Chipotle recommends a foosball session or a swim to refresh after all that fun. Beat the heat with Rove’s signature lemonade made with refreshing mint.
4:00 pm: Why not head out into the desert for an evening under the stars where you can discover Dubai’s alternative nightlife. Forget the typical ‘dune bashing’ experience and enjoy an unforgettable star gazing safari where you will be given night vision binoculars to not only view the stars, but the chance to learn about the nocturnal creatures who call the desert their home.
7:00pm: Head back into the city and to City Walk’s Hub Zero and be transported to a state-of-the-art indoor entertainment destination with a total of 18 thrilling attractions, rides, virtual reality and experiential zones (AED250). Don’t forget to hang your luggage tag on the Rove wall before heading off to kick start your next adventure. Hub Zero is open daily from 2pm-12am.
9:00pm: Cosy up at Rove’s first licenced boutique style cinema and watch a new release, blockbuster favourite or regional cinematic great. With tickets priced at only AED70 it includes a soft drink and popular gourmet popcorn
Heritage – Rove City Centre
10:00 am: After an energy-packed breakfast at The Daily, jump on the dirham dhow across the creek, to sample freshly baked manakeesh near Deira Old Souq (AED 5). Alternatively have a traditional shave at a local barber in the old town, to curries in Karama or dosas in Deira you will experience a side of Dubai seen through the eyes of those who know it best. The Deira Old Souq is open daily from 9.30am-9.30pm
12:00 pm: Visit the talented adults and teenagers of determination at Mawaheb, a Dubai-based art studio suitably located in the culturally rich Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood previously known as Al Bastakiya. Opening from September to June, Mawaheb aims to bridge the gap between society and the determined ones in a creative manner, which provides the artists an opportunity to develop life, social and communication skills through the medium of art. Explore the local area and have an opportunity to buy some stunning art, mosaics and sculptures. Mawaheb, Villa 11 in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, open from Sunday – Thursday from 8.30am-3pm from September-June.
2:00 pm: Go back in time and step into the Heritage House which was constructed in 1890 and provides you with a rare opportunity for a glimpse into a residence that was previously inhabited by a wealthy pearl merchant. Within each room, expect to witness three-dimensional dioramas that aim to recreate vital and conventional aspects of life along with informative audio visual displays to stretch your minds. Guests are at liberty to explore the quarters including the majlis and traditional kitchen and pantry (entrance free of charge). The Heritage House Dubai is open from Sunday-Thursday from 8am-7.30pm and Fridays from 2.30pm-7.30pm.
4:00 pm: Tucked away down the labyrinthine alleyways of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, is the Art Studio by Dubai Artist Michael Arnold. Known for his equestrian portraits, Michael has an inherent understanding and passion for horses and a deep appreciation for their place at the very heart of local culture through polo and horse racing. Guests are invited to explore the studio and learn about Michael’s unique technique. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (free).
5:00 pm: Have a caffeine hit and visit the Coffee Museum in Al Fahidi district to learn about the history of coffee. Situated in a historical Emirati house, guests can view a variety of historical coffee grinders, pots and roasters before checking out the latest blends including Ethiopian or Arabica blends.
6:00 pm: Worked up a sweat? Enjoy a refreshing smoothie or ice cream ahead of taking a trip back in time in your search for eclectic collectables at the Dubai Antique Museum. Dubai Antique Museum is open daily from 9am-8.30pm. Continue your time travel at the Eithad Museum and browse more than 3,000 historical books and papers in the museum library. A dynamic 21st century museum, Etihad Museum is focused on inspiring its visitors with the story of the founding of the UAE. Through a unique visitor journey, the various pavilions house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates. The Emirates Museum is open daily from 10am-8pm.
Modern Maritime – Rove Dubai Marina
10:00am: Start the morning with little lie-in before heading down to The Daily for a healthy and filling breakfast. The Daily is open from 6.30am to 11.30pm daily.
11:00am: Only a short walk away from The Beach Dubai, spend the day entertaining yourself with a range of water activities. Whether you’re into canoeing, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding or even wakeboarding, there is something for adrenaline seekers to those seeking a more relaxed water-based experience.
4:00pm Feeling daring? Ride the longest urban zipline in the world around Dubai’s bustling and vibrant marina at X-Line Dubai. Choose to fly solo or double and soar over both land and water at up to 80km/h. Xline Dubai is open 9am to 5pm everyday with prices starting from AED650.
7:00pm: Watch the sun go down with a stunning view from the recently opened The Flying Cup. Located at The Beach Dubai, the exciting journey into the sky overlooks 40 metres above the ground, with panoramic views of The Beach, JBR, Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah. Sit back and enjoy the view with refreshments and light snacks. Flying Cup is open from Sat-Wed: 10:00 AM – midnight and Thu-Fri: 10:00 AM – 01:00 AM. Tickets are AED 60 for kids and AED 80 for adults including refreshments. Purchase ticket online or directly at the ticket booth.
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