When the British forecast is a bit frozen for the foreseeable future, why not consider an escape from the cold of winter in the UK to the heat of Dubai? This useful guide will give you some tips on how to best enjoy Dubai in the sun, and also give you some ideas on things to do.
If you’re hating the winter cold as much as everyone else, you might even want to book your winter escape to Dubai with Voyage Privé after reading about some of the incredible things to do and see there.
Dubai is a city within the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, super modern architecture and a thriving nightlife scene. There’s so much to do here and so many spectacular skylines to admire, but also plenty of opportunities to relax in luxury and go home feeling like you have truly had a holiday.
1) Head to the top of Burj Khalifa
Take your opportunity to visit the tallest building in the world. You might want to book your visit in advance to avoid disappointment, as the Burj Khalifa is one of the most popular destinations in Dubai.
See all of Dubai from above the clouds 160 stories high. The building has held the record for tallest structure since it was completed in 2008, and it’s heavily influenced by the Islamic architecture of the region. You can go to At The Top SKY lounge from 7pm until closing with the right ticket.
2) Cool down in Wild Wadi Water Park
To cool down under the sun, head to Wild Wadi Water Park. With over 30 rides and attractions there is plenty to keep you and your group occupied and cooled down by the water.
The entire park is themed around the classic Arabian folklore tale of Juha, giving you a water park experience quite unlike those you have been to before.
3) Have a luxurious brunch at Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. For members of the public getting a room at this hotel might be a more exclusive experience than you can pull off, but you can get access with a breakfast reservation.
It’s a splurge for sure, but itís also a fantastic opportunity to dine in a luxury setting and enjoy the extensive selection from the coffee menu.
4) Shop till you drop at Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall was once the biggest shopping mall in the world by area as well as leasable retail space, and while other malls in the world were constructed with more shopping space this is still the biggest one in the world by area.
With the extensive range of shops and retail outlets you can truly shop till you drop. Check out the world’s biggest fish tank, ski slope (yes, I said ski slope!) and enjoy tax-free shopping and cool air conditioning out of the hot sun.
5) Explore Dubai Souk
Traditional, ancient Dubai can still be found around the Dubai souk area. Explore the wide selection of spices on offer and displays of endless gold jewelry and trinkets.
Take a glimpse into Dubai’s traditional past here, and soak up classic Arabic culture. Don’t forget to haggle and barter, an essential practice to any Middle Eastern market.
6) Relax at Jumeirah Beach
Relax under the sun and get some rays at Jumeirah Beach. As with so many things in the United Arab Emirates, technology is on offer, so you can even find charging stations and free Wi-Fi offered by the city of Dubai.
No need to miss out on posting your envy-inducing beach photos on Instagram when you can charge your phone free of charge and connect to the internet too.
7) Grab an abra
Enjoy a local abra boat trip to cross the waters of the Dubai Creek – a local past time popular with both residents and tourists. It won’t break the bank and is super fun to try.
You can take one of two chartered routes on a motorized abra boat, or hire your own for an hour for a bit of independent fun on the water.
8) Head to Dubai Museum
From ancient pearl diving to international trade, Dubai has seen a lot of historical change. The Dubai Museum located in a castle-like fortress is worth discovering to unearth Dubaiís history.
It gives you a real sense of how this city rose from the desert to become the glittering metropolis it is today. Much of the museum is set up like an old Bedouin camp, giving you an authentic insight into Dubai’s past.
Escape to the sun and enjoy your next trip to Dubai
Dubai is quickly becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations for European tourists hoping to try somewhere a little more exotic. I hope this list gave you an excellent idea of some of the amazing things you can see and do in Dubai, and that you enjoy your trip.