Dubai is like no other city on planet earth. An effervescent city brimming with manmade wonders, Dubai has swiftly transformed into a gigantic, glamourous city with futuristic elements over the past few decades. Travellers looking to book Dubai holiday packages should keep in mind not to leave any corner of the city unvisited. Majestic skyscrapers like the soaring Burj Khalifa, the astounding Burj Al Arab, the colossal Palm Jumeirah Island and indoor theme parks and aquariums testify the fact that Dubai has made the impossible possible with its naked ambitions and has magically metamorphosed dreams into reality.
This modish city is rich in every facet- Dubai is stuffed with world class shopping malls, high end entertainment, heavy does of sun, sand and relaxation and larger than life accommodation. Not only it boasts lavishness, Dubai is blessed with a rich cultural make up as well. With striking contrast of the old and the new, its quite easy to forget that there is a relatively different side to this magnanimous city. Spanning the Dubai Creek, that was once, the lifeline of the city, lies the area of Deira and Bur Dubai that reflect the real old Dubai. Visitors must make this prized addition to their Dubai Holiday packages.
Over time, the Dubai creek expanded and by the beginning of the 20th century, this area had become home to a busy port, where ships would arrive from as far as India and Africa for trading activities. Indubitably, Dubai is a melting pot of colourful cultures, age old traditions wrapped in global shades that exhibits the multifaceted side of Dubai. From seamless tranquillity of the desert to the vivacious bustle of the souk, this boisterous city not only flaunts contemporary sightseeing but also preserves some of the most intriguing historical attractions.
A treat to sore eyes, Dubai is packed with copious amount of attractions and entertainment for travellers with all moods. So, here a few things that your Dubai Holiday Packages shouldn’t miss at all-
If you wish to soar high like the eagle, Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, is the one stop destination for you. You will be whizzed up in a high speed elevator to the 124th floor observation deck to enjoy a birds eye perspective of the crazy city as you witness the vast desert on one side and the ocean on the other; it’s bound to leave you awestruck. To avoid long queues during weekends, buy yourself an Entrance Ticket.
The Burj Al Arab
Standing 321m high, a visit to the world’s tallest hotel and one of the most expensive ones is a sure do in your Dubai trip. Those with unlimited credit, experience sheer opulence by enjoying a dinner at Al Mahar restaurant, an underwater restaurant with ceiling to floor glass panels to immerse yourself in sea life as you dine.
Beach lovers head over here to get bucketful of doses of sun, sand and leisure. Water sports, sun loungers, eateries, this beach has it all. Also, hop on to the Majlis Ghorfat Um Al Sheef, the summer residence of an erstwhile Sheikh that showcases sumptuous lifestyle of the Sheikh rulers.
The leading mall of the city, it gives entry to the Burj Khalifa and the surreal Dubai Aquarium. Essentially a shopper’s paradise, other entertainment options here include ice skating, gaming, dining and watching movies at the theatre. It also hosts live music and fashion shows from time to time.
With massive influence to the city’s prosperity that the creek has over the decades, it allures folks for fishing and pearl diving. We sincerely recommend travellers to add to their Dubai Holiday packages a romantic evening cruise down the Dubai creek as you enjoy live music and dinner during your panoramic tour of the city.
Spare an evening from the concrete magic for a thrilling safari experience on the vast desert. It’s an all in one ride with possibly everything you could wish under the sun. One of the top sellers in Dubai Holiday Packages, you get to go dune bashing, ride camels, do sunset photography, with live music, BBQ dinner, sheesha, heena painting and belly dancing!
Alserkal Art District
If you are interested in the artistic side of Dubai, hit the Alserkal Art District during your Dubai trip. This place is emerging as Dubai’s main arts hub that’s filled with contemporary art galleries such as The Third Line, Green Art Gallery, the Ayyam gallery and a host of start ups as well. Fashionistas will especially adore this place as the district is stuffed with boutiques, as well as cafes and restaurants lending a lively buzz to the avenue.
While you are at the creek, we suggest you add a souk visit to your itinerary during the day to witness the real Dubai and grab a mind-blowing experience. Deira Gold Souk is the world’s largest gold bazaar and is a strong assault on your senses as colours and aromas simply overwhelm you. Sellers sell every imaginable spice as well as household items and shishas, travellers shouldn’t miss this option in their Dubai Holiday packages. Mind you though, you will have to really haggle here for the best price.
We request visitors to ask tour operators to add this attraction to their Dubai Holiday packages. A exact copy of Cairo’s Al-Azhar mosque, only this one is 8 times bigger, large enough to welcome 1200 worshippers at a time. Probably Islamic architecture at its best, the mosque was built in the medieval Fatimid tradition and flaunts towering twin minarets with subtle stonework. It is the only mosque in Dubai that welcomes non Muslim visitors six days a week. Guided tours are arranged here with Arabic classes and cultural meals.
Nightowls look no further! Opened in 2016, Dubai Opera is a 2000 seater building to immerse your senses in a eclectic mix of performing arts- ballet, opera, theatre, music of all genres, comedy, family shows and concerts adorned by the presence of world class musicians. An astounding piece of architectural intelligence, Dubai Opera is a definitive plus to your Dubai Holiday packages.
Aquaventure Water Park
After a hectic day of sightseeing and shopping, cool off at the Palm island’s water park with your folks and kids. A world full of splash rides, ride in the world’s longest water slide and mind boggling water coaster rides to make your Dubai trip truly unforgettable. Travellers with kids are strongly recommended to add this to their Dubai Holiday packages.