For some, the thought of visiting the luxurious city of Dubai is a dream come true. Not only is it a shopper’s paradise, but it’s also a city known for its ultra-modern architecture as well as its modern and dazzling lifestyle. We know that not everyone who visit this city has the time to explore it as much as they might like. Time and expenses unfortunately always seems to get in the way. But if you are among the few who has both of these readily available at hand, then count yourself lucky!
If you’re planning a trip to Dubai, and are looking for thigs to do while at your stay, then look no further. Here are our personal favorites.
Have a look at the skyscrapers.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what the birds see when they look down at us, then here’s your chance. Dubai is famous for its modern architecture, which also includes its rather intimidating skyscrapers. If you want to visit the tallest building in Dubai, then there’s no better place to visit than the Burj Khalifa. Standing 2717 feet tall, the building has 209 floors. If the height of it intimidates you, then there are many other (910 of them, in fact!) skyscrapers that can interest you as well.
Take to the mountains.
Do you feel like though the view from the skyscrapers would be brilliant, you’d rather look and enjoy nature? In this case a trip to the mountains will suit you perfectly. If you’re travelling with a group, then no doubt the tour guide of your group would have the Hatta mountain tour in mind. But even if you’re travelling alone, it’s not so hard to find a guide to take you to the mountains and show you around.
A cruise on Dubai creek.
Apart from seeing the city from the skies, in our opinion, the only other way (or the next best way) is to see it at night while relaxing in a cruise. The Dhow cruise on Dubai’s saltwater creek is not only famous for the view, but also for its food, hospitality, and the sheer elegance of its experience. Trust us when we say that those few hours that you spend cruising and looking at Dubai from afar will etch into your mind, and become one of your favorite memories.
Dine under water.
If your budget allows it, you should try your best to spend the night at Dubai’s underwater hotel. Truly, the experience of spending the night in a room in which you can watch the ocean and all of its creations while still on bed is an experience that won’t be forgotten. If your time doesn’t allow you to spend a full night simply gazing at the ocean bed and fish, then do try to at least dine at the underwater restaurants. Be warned that these places will require you to make reservations well in advance.