November 2020

Ditch the Clichés and Fuel Up for a Long Weekend Full of Adventures

Ditch the Clichés and Fuel Up for a Long Weekend Full of Adventures
  • CAFU reveals its ‘Alternative Top 10’ things to do and experience across the Emirates this long weekend
  • Leave the long queues at petrol stations behind as CAFU has you covered with just a click on the app for contactless on-demand refuelling that is simpler and smarter

Dubai, UAE, 26 November 2020:  As we head towards a long weekend in the UAE, chances are that you’ve been inundated with various staycation deals, brunch offers and numerous store discounts. It’s time to scratch out the usual plans, do something different and tick off some alternative ideas. Dubai-born CAFU, the contactless on-demand car service brings to you a spectacular round-up of things to do in the UAE, this long weekend.

Let the alternative fun begin starting at home as CAFU fuels up your vehicle without the hassle of queues at a petrol station enabling drivers to hit the road with CAFU’s ‘Alternative Top 10’ unique weekend ideas which has something for everyone.

Clare Holburn-Archer, Chief Marketing Officer at CAFU said, “With more people staying within the UAE this long break, we decided to create our ‘Alternative Top 10’ of things to do and experience across the Emirates. After a year of changes to our day to day lives caused by Covid-19, let CAFU take the hassle out of refuelling and lets jump in our cars to embrace some change to our leisure activities and experience the bountiful range of experiences that our Emirates have to offer”.

Much needed Stress Buster Therapy?

We’ve all had our ups and downs this year, how about we leave it all behind and Smash away the frustrations. Head over to The Smash Room located at Al Quoz for a unique experience which will definitely leave you feeling 10 times lighter and even more geared up for the next plan of action.

Doing the Un-doable

Like we said earlier, our ideas aren’t basic. Snorkelling is always a great activity, however, ever heard of snorkelling with Piranhas? Yes, you read that right!

An alternative experience like no other, Green Planet in partnership with Al Boom Diving Center brings to you the ‘Snorkelling with Piranhas’ activity, get a close experience with 1000s of red bellied Piranhas at the magical tropical biodome, don’t worry safety is an utmost priority and you’ll definitely make it out in one piece. The best part is that you don’t require a scuba certification or diving abilities as the program is based on surface swimming and snorkelling only.

Gearing up for a Bike Trail Adventure

And it’s that time of the year again. Grab on your helmet, reflector jackets and bicycles and head out for a fun filled pedal session at the Al Qudra Cycling path. Cycling with a view is always a win win. Al Qudra is home to 170 animal and bird species. As much as we love the cycling path, the drive to Al Qudra is equally beautiful. And if you’re worried about running out of fuel in the desert? Think no further, as CAFU is here to the rescue.

It’s Raining Magic

It indeed is raining magic at Sharjah Art Foundation. Experience the UAE’s very first Rain Room which allows you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet. To top it all up, you can be guilt free of water wastage, since the site-specific installation uses 2,500 litres of self-cleaning recycled water, which is controlled through a system of networked 3D tracking cameras.

A Daycation Like No Other

It’s that time of the year where you can finally enjoy a day full of outdoor adventure and not be drained out completely. Here’s one for you if you’re an adventure junkie. Head over to Sharjah’s Mleiha Desert for a trekking trip and enjoy landscapes of fossil artifacts, mountain ranges, deserts with endless sand dunes and forests full of rare animals. And that’s not it, If you’re an adrenaline enthusiast, the Mleiha Visitor Center has a fantastic opportunity for you to paraglide from the highest peak of Mleiha. And as we mentioned earlier, there’s something for everyone. If you’re a Quad Biking fan, you’d definitely enjoy Mleiha’s quad biking adventure.

Paddle into the Weekend

Water sports are always incredible, however, ever heard of kayaking with a beautiful scenic view? Al Zorah has it all. Home to over 100 species of native and migratory birds including the famed pink flamingos that can be spotted throughout the year, Al Zorah Nature Reserve, Ajman, allows visitors to kayak amidst breath-taking views, definitely an experience you don’t want to miss!

Staycation with a Twist

We keep up to our word of selecting unique things to do. And as the title reads, ‘Staycation with a Twist’, Ras Al Khaimah’s Longbeach Campground is not the usual staycation you’d think of. Located in the shorelines of Ras Al Khaimah, Longbeach Campground brings you a magical glamping experience.

A magical experience indeed, the campground has something for all age groups right from the living experiences to activities. Choose from authentic deluxe bell tents, family tents or opt for an en-suite safari, or Sunset Terrace tents while soaking in some sun by the beach, enjoying cultural dance sessions or even dipping into the infinity pool. And there’s a lot more for the little ones, choose from Longbeach Campground’s petting zoo, junior chef classes, kite flying, and pottery sessions at the kid’s club.

Discover the Hidden ‘Pearls’ of UAE

Nestled in the majestic Hajjar Mountains of Ras Al Khaimah, Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm brings to you an age-old Emirati experience. Suwaidi Pearls offer visitors a chance to explore the unique cultural heritage of the pearling industry, explaining the historical evolution and the underwater treasures of the natural lagoon. Fun Fact: Suwaidi Pearls are the only ones in the UAE to provide locally sourced pearls to jewellers around the world.

Connect with Culture

Fancy a day at the UAE’s first universal museum? The iconic Louvre Museum located in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Cultural District takes you on an iconic historical and cultural era with a twist in contemporary times. Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art. Feel free to bring out your inner Leonardo Da Vinci once you’re inspired post visit.

Everyone loves a ‘Dog-cation’

Saving the best for the last. Who wouldn’t ditch a brunch plan for a day out with adorable puppies and dogs?

Head to Umm Al Quwain’s Stray Dogs Center this weekend and get the chance to walk, bathe and spend quality time with abandoned dogs. A dream come true, isn’t it?

And to get you ready for your exciting adventures, ditch the long queues at petrol stations and refill your tank with just a click on the CAFU app for contactless on-demand refuelling that is simpler, smarter and very convenient.

About CAFU

Titled as the ‘Most Disruptive Brand in the Region’ by BrandZ, CAFU is a Dubai-born start-up and technology-enabled car service designed entirely around the needs of the consumer, transforming the way a car is run and operated.

Launched in 2018, CAFU uses the technology and innovation to drive simplicity by delivering pure convenience to customers through services that range from refuelling to car wash and maintenance – anytime and anywhere they are needed

In 2019, CAFU was recognized as App of the Year at Entrepreneur Middle East’s Enterprise Agility Awards 2019.

CAFU currently provides on-demand fuel delivery and car wash to customers across Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and UAQ, and recently introduced the CAFU SuperShineTM car wash in Abu Dhabi. The CAFU application is available to download on Android and iOS. To learn more, please visit

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