If you’re around for the day, there are some things you won’t want to miss. Here’s the best way to spend a day in Dubai.
Once just desert planes, Dubai is now a glamorous and glittering destination which has become a mecca for tourists. It is the fastest-growing city on the planet and offers everything from stunning five-star hotels to exciting attractions and some of the best shopping experiences in the world. No wonder so many flock to this fascinating destination!
Indulge In The World Class Food Of Dubai
You could opt for a five-star dining experience in one of the world’s best restaurants, or visit the markets and stalls (known as souks) to taste the street food. Dubai cuisine is an eclectic mix of Iranian, Lebanese and Arabic foods as well as other middle eastern influences. For breakfast or brunch in Dubai, dishes will consist of everything from waffles to mezze. At lunch and dinner, falafel, tabbouleh, hummus, and salads are all popular. Of course, there are also restaurants offering other cuisines from around the world too, so there’s something for everyone.
Try A Few Dubai’s Attractions
There are so many attractions and things to do in Dubai, if you’re only around for a day you’ll need to do your research.
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A few points of interest are the Burj Khalifa which is a skyscraper offering an observation deck for epic views and photo opportunities of the city skyline. Wild Wadi water park for a day of fun for the family, and Jumeirah Beach for a relaxed day of sunbathing and picnicking.
There are some beautiful parks you can take a stroll around and enjoy the weather too.
Or for a fix of culture and history you can visit the museums and mosques (do your research beforehand, though, since non-Muslims can only visit certain mosques). Beneath Dubai’s glamorous and very tourist focused surface is a fascinating culture and history just waiting to be discovered.
Go Luxury Shopping in Dubai
If retail therapy is what you need then you’re in luck, there are almost one hundred malls in the city of Dubai.
The malls also boast a wealth of things to do too; there’s everything from skiing to skating to swimming on offer as well as cinemas.
If you go at the right time, you might even catch the shopping festival! Unlike the malls back home, haggling in Dubai is encouraged.
Even at full price items are still likely to be much cheaper than you would pay elsewhere in the world, so you’re able to find some real bargains. Dubai Mall of the Emirates is one of particular interest; it contains over six hundred retail outlets and a hundred restaurants. You could easily spend a day or more just exploring this!
For a taste of luxury and a whole lot of excitement, Dubai is a fantastic place to visit (follow this link to read what Dubai taught Inma and the 10 experiences you can’t miss there!) and will certainly not leave you feeling disappointed. Plan your trip carefully so you can use your time wisely and have the very best experience.