I know everyone and their grandmother has gone to Dubai. If you haven’t, don’t feel bad rather don’t snub Dubai. Dubai can be wonderful if you take time to see the sights. It is not just a place to shop, you can have a wonderful family vacation, honeymoon or just me time.
A visit to Dubai is never complete without a Desert Safari. The adrenaline rush through the heady driving in a 4X4 vehicle or a quad bike is an exceptional moment, indescribable in words. Even though this activity will take up 6 hours on your clock, adventure junkies could opt for the Evening tours, which include BBQ and belly dance. Plus it photographs well.
Shopping in Dubai
The list of shopping malls in Dubai is countless right from the humongous malls selling branded goods to the small shops famous for trinkets and souvenirs. Whichever mall you decide to visit, you have to go on a tax free shopping spree in Dubai.
Jumeirah beach is a must visit attraction for any tourist in Dubai. More than the beach itself, the long strip of five star hotels instantly catches your attention. There are lot of water sports and family activities to do on the beach itself, especially the Kite beach which attracts a lot of Kite surfers. Reserve your evenings for the beach activities.
Dubai Creek Cruise
Cruising down Dubai Creek is a once in a lifetime experience particularly when it’s on a traditional Dhow in the shadows of the moonlight. If you are traveling as a couple, the cruise sets up a perfect romantic setting amidst the flickering background lights, music and belly dancing and BBQ buffet dinner. The cruise takes approximately 2 hours of sailing in the Dubai Creek.
The world’s famous indoor ski slope in the Mall of Emirates has some amazing setting for beginners and intermediaries to enjoy snow activities like skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.
The kids will love the killing waves whilst the adults will time-travel back to their younger days. A perfect place if you are a water baby.
Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab
A stay in the Burj Al Arab is dream accomplished only by a few. For the others who want to gather memories of a visit to the Burj Al Arab rather than just clicking photos of the hotel from a distance, the idea of afternoon tea at Sahn Eddar provides an insight to the splendor of the hotel’s interiors.
Hot Air Balloon Flight
The hot air balloon flight in Dubai is a renowned activity for taking in the amazing views of Dubai; numerous tour operators have started offering this service because of its consistent popularity. If you have the extra cash, try to book a ticket to take a trip around Dubai in a hot air balloon, the views are fantastic and unforgettable.
First time jumpers are just going to love this! Learn to aviate and enjoy the experience of total weightlessness in the sky. As you venture into open air, memorize the bird eye’s view of the Palm Island, Sheikh Zayed Road, Arabian Sea and the Jumeirah Beach. However, be prepared to allot at least 3 hours for parachute jumping and adventure skydiving.