Luxury is one of the first words that pops into people’s heads when they think of Dubai. With its iconic sky scrapers and its magnificent range of hotels to choose from, it’s no wonder that it is classed as a top tourist destination and is becoming more and more popular each year.
Don’t let the term luxury put you off, there are plenty of fantastic hotels to choose from, even though it would be everyone’s dream to stay at the Burj Al Arab. Being Dubai’s only 7* hotel, you can imagine how popular this place is so if you don’t fancy forking out $2,000 a night on a room, then make sure you go and get a glimpse of the inside before you leave.
Here are some of our top tips for visiting Dubai:
Shop Till You Drop…
We’ve had customers say Dubai Mall is the ultimate shopping destination if you need some retail therapy. It’s the world’s largest shopping mall with an entertainment complex with over 1,200 shops to explore – the variety of shops on offer is 100 times more than those found in Oxford Street in London.
The Gold Souk is where to head if bling is your thing. Its narrow lanes are packed with retailers all selling gold, making it a great place to try out your bartering skills to bag that timeless, glittering souvenir of the city.
If that isn’t your taste then Global Village might suit you better; its carnival-like atmosphere attracts visitors from all over the world so if you go there to people watch then I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
For The Adventurous Types…
You’ll find some form of activity around every corner in Dubai. Being located in the desert makes it a popular place for desert safaris. You can choose between morning, afternoon or evening and whilst out you can enjoy Arabic coffee, sand skiing, sunset photography and dune bashing. Many visitors will spend the day on the dunes spotting oryx and gazelles and then sleeping out under the stars in a Bedouin camp for a truly memorable experience.
If you want an activity to help cool you down then you could always take a trip to the waterpark. It’s located at Atlantis, the Palm and it is the number one waterpark in the Middle East. You and the family can get the adrenaline pumping with record breaking rides and slides, get up close and personal with sharks or relax on the 700m of private beach. You also won’t be at a loss when choosing where to eat – there is a huge choice of cuisines!
You would have definitely heard of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world! Not only is it the tallest, it breaks a number of world records and is a top landmark to visit. The elevator in the Burj Khalifa travels the longest distance in the world and the weight of its concrete is equivalent to 100,000 elephants.
Another main highlight here is the Dubai Fountains, set on the 24-acre Burj Lake the water in the fountains jets as high as 450ft, which is the equivalent to a 45- storey building. It has over 25 colour projectors that create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. It really is a sight that has to be seen.
If these highlights have whet your appetite for Dubai then why don’t you get in touch with us and we can see what offers we have available for your travel dates. If there’s something missing that you would usually look for in a holiday and we haven’t mentioned it above, then don’t worry we’ll find it for you!
Enjoy planning your 2016 Holiday Hotspot and don’t forget to let us know if you want us to help you plan it!