If you love traveling, Dubai should definitely be included in your bucket list. A lot of people think that Dubai is synonymous to the word “luxury.” This rich city is not only known for luxury shopping. It also boasts amazing ultramodern architecture and vibrant nightlife scene. I love traveling and I think there is no reason why Dubai shouldn’t be in anyone’s Asian tour bucket list.
Here are five exciting things that you should experience on your upcoming or next Dubai visit.
Check out the skyscrapers
As I have previously mentioned, Dubai is home to jaw-dropping ultramodern architecture. Its beautiful, skyscraper-filled skyline is undeniably extraordinary. Burj Khalifa, which is also known as Burj Dubai, dominates the city’s skyline. The 829.8-meter (equivalent to 2,722 feet) also beats every country’s tallest building. It has been hailed as the world’s tallest building and structure since it’s inauguration in 2010.
The famous Dubai fountain lies at the foot of Burj Khalifa. It features lights and jets that dance harmoniously with music. Atlantis, The Palm is a posh resort that is located not far from Burj Khalifa. It is a perfect attraction for people who love to experience memorable water activities. If you want to see marine animals, you should not miss going to Atlantis, The Palm!
Another popular skyscraper that you shouldn’t miss on your Dubai getaway is the iconic Burj Al Arab. This sail-shaped hotel lies near the Jumeirah Beach – a public beach that is popular for its beautiful stretch of sand.
Visit attractions in Old Dubai
Even though Dubai is a very modern city, it also has a traditional side and you shouldn’t miss it. Old Dubai is the window into the city locals’ day-to-day life. If you want to have an overview of what the locals do on a daily basis, you’ll enjoy this destination. Visiting Old Dubai is a good way to understand how the city has prospered. Dubai Creek is historically divided into 2 sections namely Bur Dubai and Deira. Bur Dubai is considered as the historical district that is located on west side of Deira and Dubai Creek. Deira is an area that is bordered by Dubai Creek, Persian Gulf, and Sharjah.
Some of the best things to check out in Old Dubai include Dubai Museum, Dubai Heritage Village, Dubai Creek, Dubai Old Souk, Bastakiya Quarter, Grand Souk Deira, Gold Souk, and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House.
Have a desert experience
If desert experience is your main reason for visiting Dubai, I can say that you’ve made the right decision. There are remarkable desert activities in the city other than Desert Safaris. The city is indeed home to destinations that will give you fun, memorable, and unique desert experience.
If you love camping with your family or friends, I recommend Al Qudra Desert. This desert is just an hour drive from the city proper. Even Dubai locals love to go back and camp with their loved ones in this desert.
If off-roading is your thing, you’ll never regret going to Sweihan Desert. This desert is located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. If you love trekking, Jabal Al Jais Mountain is the place to be. This mountain is one of the tallest in the city.
Rent a yacht
Did you know that a lot of tourists always look for yacht rental in Dubai? Whether it’s your first or a hundred first yacht experience, you’ll surely love each and every yacht rental Dubai Marina experience you’ll have. Whether you prefer to sail alone or with a group of friends or family members, there is always a perfect yacht size that you can rent in Dubai.
By renting a yacht in Dubai, you will discover the luxury and peace of sailing into the city’s open sea. Stand on the white deck and watch the sunset. This is a perfect romantic getaway idea, too!
Shop ‘til you drop
Oh, come on. Who doesn’t love to shop? After all of your exciting yet tiring activities in Dubai, you deserve a whole day of luxury shopping. Treat yourself in some of the ginormous shopping centers in the city, including Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. Dubai Mall is known for its Olympic-size ice-skating rink. On the other hand, the latter features Ski Dubai’s indoor slopes.
Which of these make you feel excited about your first or next Dubai trip?