Dubai is an increasingly popular destination for travellers who seek a city where they can get their fill of sun, sea, sand, shopping and adventure during their next vacation, and as one of the most cosmopolitan and innovative cities in the world, Dubai offers just that.
From its golden beaches to it’s incredible theme parks, Dubai has more than its fair share of adventure to offer travellers, and if you are spending a few days in the city during your next holiday, here is how you can spend some of your time:
Day One: Dubai Parks and Resorts
Although you will not be able to cover the whole of Dubai Parks and Resorts in one day, you can pick out a theme park in Dubai or two that you really want to visit and spend your day there, or split between two different parks.
Comprising of motiongate™ DUBAI, Bollywood Parks™ DUBAI, LEGOLAND® DUBAI, LEGOLAND® Water Park DUBAI, and Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI, Dubai Parks and Resorts is a playground for the young and the young at heart, providing every visitor with a chance to let their hair down and have some fun.
From rollercoasters to children’s rides, live shows to meeting your favourite superhero, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers a number of experiences that make every visit to any of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ theme parks an unforgettable adventure.
Day Two: Bastakia Quarter (or Old Dubai)
Surprisingly, Dubai has a completely different side to its modern high-rise skyline, Old Dubai, which was built in the late 19th Century and is just one of the city’s breath-taking heritage sites.
Old Dubai was where the wealthy Persian Merchants – who made their money in pearls and textiles through the city’s tax-free trading and easy access to Dubai Creek – called home.
Made up of coral and limestone buildings, Old Dubai can be found along the east of Bur Dubai, the walls have wind-towers, and the buildings have been preserved extremely well.
Now declared a conservation area, the narrow alleyways have been pedestrianised and many of the restored buildings are on show to the public to illustrate what they looked like and house the likes of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, amongst others.
Day Three: Dubai Mall
Visiting any of Dubai’s malls is a whole day affair, as they are so large that you need a day (sometimes two) to make it round all of the shops.
Dubai Mall is the city’s leading and more popular mall, however, and provides travellers a chance to indulge in some of the finest shops and boutiques, as well as providing easy entry to both the Burj Khalifa and the mall’s very own aquarium – Dubai Aquarium.
What’s more, this huge shopping centre has a number of restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat while you take a break from shopping, and hosts a number of live events and shows, including the annual Dubai Shopping Festival that happens every January and the Dubai Summer Surprises that happens in July and August.
There are just three of many popular attractions that can be found in Dubai, with something to suit every interest.