What to see in Dubai
There are a number of tourist places to visit in Dubai. Standing at 2,716.5 feet high, making it the tallest structure in the world, the skyscraper Burj Khalifa, is literally one the biggest attractions of Dubai. The Dubai museum takes you back to the history of Dubai through its exhibits and allows the viewer to get to know more about the city.
The world’s largest picture frame, the Dubai frame, encapsulates the contrast in the city separating old Dubai from one point of view and new Dubai from the other. The Dubai Miracle Garden contains around 50 million flowers and 250 million plants, making it the world's largest natural flower garden and is truly a floral wonderland.
What to do in Dubai
Skydiving at Palm Jumeirah lets you appreciate the divine man-made palm tree-shaped island from a height of about 13,000 feet. Beautiful sunsets, camelback rides and sand boarding can be enjoyed in a very exclusive experience of the Desert Safari in Dubai. Dinner cruise at the Dubai Marina is a luxurious way of exploring the city and indulging in lavish cuisines.
For kitesurfing, kayaking or adoring the Burj Al Arab from afar, Kite Beach is one of the best spots in the city for adventure lovers. Dolphin Bay in Atlantis allows you to pet, play around and even swim alongside dolphins, making for one of the most unique experiences.
Where to eat in Dubai
For simplicity but absolutely no compromise on flavour, Soul Street Dubai at Five Jumeirah Village has an array of international cuisines to choose from, with its focus on street-style food. Indulge in some Middle Eastern cuisine through the authenticity of the food and the ambience of the Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge. Bado Chinese adds an exotic Chinese touch to other Asian cuisines to form a scintillating fusion of flavours that satisfy all taste buds.
Exploring the beaches can leave a craving for seafood and the Sardina Seafood Restaurant is the place to satiate any seafood cravings, among other cuisines. While in Dubai, Purani Dilli Dubai will take you straight to India through its burst of Indian flavors and delicacies.
Where to shop in Dubai
Dubai Mall is considered a shopper’s paradise. It is the second largest mall in the world with over 1200 stores and 150 restaurants. A trip to Dubai is incomplete without indulging in some fine gold jewelry. Dubai Gold Souk, with over 300 shops, is one of the best places to buy gold from and in any design imaginable.
The Textile Souk in Dubai is the place to visit for all kinds of cotton, silk and satin materials in thousands of colors and patterns. The intoxicating aroma of the Perfume Souk invites buyers to choose from a variety of perfumes and scents.
Getting around Dubai
Dubai ensures convenience by offering different modes of transportation. Rental cars, taxis, air-conditioned buses are preferred modes, while bicycling has been increasing in popularity also. Railways include the Dubai Metro, the Dubai Tram and also the Palm Monorail.
While more indulgent than practical as they don’t cover all parts of the city, the waterways are an enjoyable way to move around and consist of Dhow Boats and Abras - Abras being the more traditional mode of transportation. Ferries are another water-based option to explore and they run through the water bodies of the city. Lastly, yachts are also available on rent to explore Dubai in style.