6 Exciting Things to do in Dubai
From it’s outstanding skylines to it’s stunning beaches, Dubai has a lot to offer. Whether you’re a foodie, a shopaholic or a thrill-seeker, there is something for everyone to make the most of your expatriation. With amazing dining experiences, extensive shopping destinations and unbelievable adventures, you will see more to Dubai than working life. Here are 6 things that will enhance your experience and make you fall in love with Dubai.
1. The Burj Khalifa: ‘At The Top’
The heart and jewel of Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa. The tallest building in the world, and the centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa has a lot to offer. Beyond the magnificent hotels, shopping destinations and endless entertainment options surrounding it, the magic of this attraction is the panoramic view from the 124th floor, known as the ‘At The Top’ experience. Step out onto the outdoor observation terrace and you’ll be overlooking a 360 degree endless view from the skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road to the Arabian desert and beyond. So if you want to wind down from a long week at work, you can go to the Burj Khalifa and see the beauty of your new city.
2. Skiing at the Mall of Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates is an essential part of Dubai; a favourite hangout for friends and families, with endless activities, including shopping, dining, a 22-screen cinema, an aquarium, an Olympic-size ice rink, and a waterfall. What more could one place have to offer? Well, a popular attraction at this Mall is its indoor ski resort! Ski Dubai offers an amazing setting where you can ski and snowboard, as well as join in with other winter festivities. So if you’re longing for some winter fun, this is the place for you. Take a weekend to explore this winter wonderland and you’ll feel like you’ve been on a holiday and will be ready to head back to work. Young or old, this is a unique experience to enjoy the slopes of the snowy mountains in the desert.
3. Desert Safari
If adventure is what you’re looking for to break up your working weeks, why not try a desert safari? Get out of the office and create a lasting memory to share with your friends and family: take a thrilling dune drive across the desert, weaving through the trackless desert, tackling both low and high dunes. Here you will experience camel rides, sand boarding, quad biking and so much more. Winding down from the adventure, you will have a mouth-watering barbecue dinner and shisha while watching an amazing performance with belly dancers around a campfire in the starlight. What could be more perfect?
4. Gold Souk
Love shopping? Or just want to challenge yourself to some bargaining and haggling? Then this is the place for you. Filled with an astonishing amount of gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and more, Gold Souk is the ultimate destination for jewellery lovers. Also known as the Dubai Gold Market, this market is famed for its stalls selling gold, perfume, spices, electronics and textiles. With its enormous collection of shops you will find amazing and obscure treasures, and can practice your hand at bartering for an unbelievable price. So go treat yourself to some treasures after a hard day’s work, and check out how spectacular it looks at night.
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5. Afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is without a doubt the world’s most iconic hotel, but is so much more than just a hotel. With its seven star rating, a fleet of Rolls Royce’s at the entrance, and a helicopter pad on the 28th floor, you are sure to have your most luxurious experience. Dominating the Dubai skyline, the Burj Al Arab is the tallest hotel, and rises from the Arabian Gulf upon a man-made island, mere metres away from the stunning Jumeirah beach. If you’re looking for some relaxation and a sensational view of Dubai, then enjoy some afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar, 200 metres above sea level on the 27th floor. With exceptional service and dining, you will feel like royalty in your new city!
6. Dinner at the Atlantis hotel
One thing that is a-must, is a visit to the Atlantis hotel. At the heart of this world-renowned hotel is the huge Aquaventure water park, where you can take the ‘Leap of Faith’ down the 90ft near-vertical water slide, tunnelling through a shark-filled lagoon. If heights and sharks aren’t your thing, you can always try swimming with dolphins, or wandering the shopping mall with it’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls where you can see 65,000 marine creatures gliding around you. As if that’s not enough, you can embark on a culinary journey, experiencing the best restaurants in Dubai. So why not end your adventure filled day with a sensational dinner at the Atlantis hotel, before enjoying an exciting time at the nightclub or taking a stroll down the surrounding pristine beaches. With this many options, your whole family will love it, and you will be sure to have something to do every weekend to keep a good balance between working and enjoying your new home.
Dubai is an ever-changing city, with endless things to do. Whether you are planning to relocate to Dubai, or are already living there, it will definitely be an experience you will never forget.
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