A Long Weekend In Dubai

Dubai sits amongst the top destinations for a vacation for any person who adores glamour and showbiz. For shopaholics, this place is nirvana with endless options on every nook and corner of the city; however, folks who welcome the thrill of adventure parks, camel rides and desert safaris and stellar nightlife, Dubai will definitely serve them well. This exuberant city is a perfect blend of culture carrying alongside a modern mirage that reflects the possibilities of a thrilling future.

Along with the vision to dream big, the city of Gold is not afraid to grow into innovative ideas that not only suggested making the impossible possible and hence, gives you a reason to believe their best marketing tagline “Only in Dubai”.

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dubai skyscrapers

Where We Are:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Spoken Language:

Arabic, English

Best way to get around

In Dubai, you can opt for travelling through the metro, cabs, water taxis called abras or the bus. To enjoy round trips in the buses or metro opting for a Nol card is the smartest option available. It can be recharged and used as per your convenience depending on your location. Walking is another option but not a smart choice in Dubai, you do not want to get run over by a Lamborghini.

We have put together some of the must visits on your trip to Dubai and made up an itinerary so that you don’t miss out on a spot.

DAY 1

MORNING

What better way to kick start your day than standing at the observation deck on level 124 of the mighty Burj Khalifa, viewing the astonishing architecture and skyscrapers that stretch as far as the horizon. The Top Sky Lounge on level 148 provides you with a serene view engulfed in clouds. For a heavenly bonus, you could lunch out at Atmosphere on level 122.

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burj khalifa

AFTERNOON

The scorching heat makes it ideal to stay indoors during the afternoons. A wide range of shopping brands in The Dubai Mall makes shopping more of an effort rather than a remedy but a shopaholic would never complain. With over 150 eating places to choose from and worldwide cuisines like American fast food, Arabic, Lebanese, Chinese, Oriental and more, your taste buds would have a good time relishing all the dishes. That’s not all the mall has to offer though; you can easily spend hours not getting fatigued by the gigantic Dubai Aquarium and the Underwater Zoo, Indoor  theme park, Ice ring and an indoor waterfall.

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Dubai mall

EVENING

Dubai makes dancing fountains a reality, you can enjoy the dancing musical fountain show in the evenings which go on till 11 pm every half an hour. Great music with perfectly synchronized jet moments and lights make this a must watch on your trip here. Dubai Creek, yet another ancient but significant spot, now holds the prestigious Dubai Museum as a tourist attraction. Don’t forget to buy some gold, spices and textiles from the souks around. A ride on the abra also called the water taxi is a perfect way to end your evening around the creek.

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NIGHT

If you think your day’s ended think again! Dubai is as alive at night as it is during the day. The legal age of drinking in Dubai is 21 years but some clubs consider it to be 25. Dubai has a number of clubs and bars to choose from depending on your taste. The most popular ones being Club 360, Trilogy, Nasimi Beach, Boudoir, Barasti and N’dulge. Party like the animal you are and don’t forget to take an aspirin.

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DAY 2

MORNING

 Just a mono rail ride away is a visit to The Palm Jumeirah, an iconic man-made island in the shape of a palm tree that offers its visitors some of the best hotels in Dubai including the Fairmount, One&Only, Waldorf Astoria and the most exemplary being the Palm Atlantis itself.

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The Palm Jumeirah

If you are a water person, a day off at The Kite Beach is a perfect spot to relax and indulge in water sports or laze around the beach with some smoothies from a wide range of cafes available to try and calm your palate.

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The Kite Beach

 AFTERNOON

Granted that you’re not afraid of roller coasters, 5D experiences with major thrill, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the next destination you should be at. With a wide variety of different characters that come alive from your television screens like the Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and The Avengers, the comic world turns real for kids and teenagers! A plus point, they have abundant number of places to eat to choose from.

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EVENING

A quiet stroll across the Dubai Marina Walk to watch the cities landscapes is an extremely beautiful locale to click some great photographs. The Dubai Marina Yacht Club also offers you a ride in the waters with breathtaking view of the Marina if you’re too lazy to walk.

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Dubai Marina Yacht Club

DAY 3

MORNING

A trip to Dubai is incomplete without a classic desert safari that includes strolling through the desert on your camel, quad biking and sand boarding. To add onto the experience, you can yourself go driving amidst the desert over the dunes. Just don’t get lost!!

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AFTERNOON

Dubai is a developed city but doesn’t obliterate its past. Al Fahidi is a historically rich neighborhood that allows us to look beyond the glamour and lights of modern Dubai and delve into the architectural excellence and beauty of the traditional era. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) educates people with Arabic classes and Dubai’s history.

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SMCCU

EVENING

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Shop till you drop!  The City walk of Dubai brings you such an experience where you could keep strolling through the avenues and enter shops if you find something appealing to your eyes. Many open aired seatings and good restaurants make it a fine place to relax and let loose.

Dubai has a world of its own, you wouldn’t know unless you see and live it. As H.H Shk. Mohammed Al Makhtoum quotes “In Dubai, we don’t wait for things to happen we make them happen”, so when do you plan on making your trip to Dubai happen?

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