Planning a trip to Dubai? Not sure whether to stay just for the weekend or a week? Think there’s so much to see? We totally agree!
Dubai is such an amazing holiday destination you need to make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to see everything. After all, you are on holiday so why would you want to rush around to make sure that you pack everything in when you can take your time and see it all.
First you need to work out where to stay!
There is an innumerable choice on where to stay in Dubai, ranging from luxury suites to budget hotels, such as the iconic Atlantis The Palm, a luxurious property set on Palm Jumeirah island, offering sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf. Better still, take your pick from out attractive list of cheap holidays in Dubai.
Next on the list is where you should eat!
Dubai is a foodie paradise! You can dine on gourmet cuisine at elite restaurants or savour local delicacies at cheap diners and shawarma joints in the old section of Bur Dubai. Sample Michelin-starred fare at Hilton Dubai Creek and Grosvenor House Hotel, or if you’re looking for a more traditional meal, hit the pavement eateries on Al Dhiyafah Road to feast on Iranian, Indian and Lebanese fare.
Last but not least: Day Trips! Make sure you don’t miss some of these amazing places to visit!
Take a visit to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at Dubai Mall. You can get up-close with thousands of marine animals, including 300 sharks. Look forward to glass-bottomed boat rides, snorkelling in cages and getting up close to penguins, piranhas, otters, sea jellies and more.
Stand on top of the world at Burj Khalifa. It’s a destination in itself thanks to its 200-plus storeys hosting an observation deck at level 124, a cloud-scraping swimming pool on the 76th floor, all navigable by an elevator that travels at 10 metres per second. Make sure you click a picture of the 360-degree panorama once you reach the top, too!
Also, don’t forget to make time for shopping! Whether you’re looking for something for yourself or for a gift to take home, you just can’t not go shopping in Dubai. Bursting with mega malls, designer boutiques and traditional souks, Dubai is one of the best places in the world to indulge in retail therapy. Browse the spectacular Dubai Mall and The Mall of the Emirates, where you can fill up your shopping bags with goods from local boutiques and famous brands like Harvey Nichols.