Are you headed to Dubai? Catch up with these first-time Dubai tips before you go and get ready to make the most out of your trip.
Dubai: lavish, cosmopolitan, and as humid as a weather forecast can get! Anyone who has visited the city can agree to these three things. Visiting Dubai is a unique experience that will convert even the most discerning traveler, with its diverse neighborhood districts each offering something different for Rovers to experience. When traveling to Dubai, there are a few things you should know before embarking on your trip – and we’ve listed them below!
Here’s what to expect when visiting Dubai while staying at a centrally located Rove hotel in the vibrant city.
First time Dubai tips
What You Think You Know About Dubai Is Probably True
Dubai is exactly the booming metropolis you have heard it to be! But it has two sides to it – on the one hand, it is brimming with luxury cars, strikingly beautiful people, skyscrapers as far as the eye can see, and oversized malls.
On the other hand, it is a city that is still very much under construction in various areas! Expect to see many cranes and experience thick traffic jams, particularly on Sheikh Zayed Road, the motorway that connects all 7 Emirates of the UAE.
A Visit to the Desert is a Must
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a thrilling desert safari tour. Explore the sun-kissed sand dunes of Dubai in a 4×4 vehicle, try sandboarding, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Arabian desert. Marvel at the breathtaking sunset and indulge in a traditional Bedouin-style dinner under the starry sky. What’s not to love?
Dubai Shows Off at Night
If you think the city is a sight to behold in the daytime, wait until you see it at night. If you love architecture and a city that lights up at night, then Dubai certainly doesn’t disappoint!
Do yourself a proper justice and head out from your Rove hotel room one evening, make your way to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (no surprise there!) and soak up the awe-inspiring views of the Dubai skyline from a bird’s eye view! Make sure not to forget your camera.
Brunch + Dubai = Serious Business!
People in Dubai are big on brunch – and that means that it’s done lavishly. Don’t be surprised if you see many restaurants and lavish eateries sporting illustrious garden views, overlooking the Dubai skyline, and – well, you get the picture.
However, there are many other ways to live the “good life” when in Dubai, and Rove hotels give you the best access to the city’s most glamorous attractions, with its close proximity to nearby transport infrastructure ensuring you can enjoy a hassle-free stay while exploring everything that Dubai has to offer!
The Only Way to Visit Dubai Marina is by Boat
Well, there are other ways, but no other way trumps taking a tour with Dubai Marina Yellow boats! Soak up the views of the Marina, the astonishing Burj Al Arab, and the Palm Jumeirah while shimmying along its waters – at least, that’s what everyone thinks!
Leave your valuables at home and get ready for an exhilarating boat ride – be sure to opt for a suitable time that allows you to watch Dubai transform from its sunny daytime beauty to a mass of incredible glittering buildings as dusk falls.
Dubai and The Greater UAE are Extremely Technologically Advanced, Safe, and Clean
While parts of the UAE may be more conservative than others, no Emirate shies away from showcasing its state-of-the-art features. What’s more, expect everything to be extremely clean – an understatement, really.
Kickstart your day at Rove’s on-site The Daily restaurant and go see what it’s like for yourself! You’ll be pleasantly surprised. Not only is everything impeccably clean, but the entirety of Dubai and the rest of the UAE are extremely safe.
Stroll around along the walkways while taking in the city one small snapshot at a time without having to worry about anyone stealing your belongings. Plus, it will give a lot of women the courage to enjoy their time traveling (whether flying solo or accompanied by loved ones) without the burden of having to worry about their safety.
A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Dubai’s Sand Dunes is a Must
Ballooning AE offers the most phenomenal hot air balloon rides that will have you soaring over the sun-kissed sand dunes in Dubai! Make sure that you leave your Rove hotel early enough in the morning to really catch the sunrise while tackling this life-changing experience in the heart of the desert – you’ll thank us later!
Dubai overflows with a plethora of experiences and attractions to ignite your inner travel bug, and you can visit the city ten times over and still have something to tick off your must-do or must-visit list!
Its breathtaking skyline captivates you from a first moment’s glance, it is defined by a cosmopolitan way of life that is uniquely balanced by its traditional values, and it invites people from all walks of life to explore its lands with open arms.
As it is rooted in an ambitious vision for its future, that is arguably what makes it such an admirable city in the first place. It’s also the fourth most-visited city in the world, according to 2021 statistics by Travel Medium.
Rove Hotels is an eclectic compilation of hotels peppered across the illustrious Dubai cityscape and waiting to welcome you to the city of the future! Make your booking with them and look forward to a host of exciting attractions and experiences in Dubai, with our modern and funky hotels being your basecamp from which to explore and marvel at the city’s wonders.
This article on first-time Dubai tips has been repurposed from original content published on A World to Travel.
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