Is it a bird? A plane? A shooting star? A meteor shower? On a stargazing tour, it could be any of the above. The desert is the perfect place to take off with an enthusiastic group of amateur astronomers and try to discover a new planet. Dubai Astronomy Group have regular meetups and star spotting events, and they’ve even got their own observatory – the Zubair Astronomy Camp.
Mushrif Park, Mushrif, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 6pm, free. Tel: (050) 6246172. Taxi: Mushrif Park. dubaiastronomy.com to get a glimpse of nocturnal critters. The Night Bird Show at 8pm is another great one for an experience under the stars.
Nahyan The First Street, Abu Dhabi, daily 6pm, Dhs200. Tel: (800) 966. Taxi: Al Ain Zoo. alainzoo.ae
Overnight glamping with Arabian Adventures