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Best Things To Do In Dubai

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Known for its lively splendid nightlife, ultra luxury shopping and modern buildings, Dubai in every sense and feel resemble Shanghai in appeal. Contrary to popular beliefs, the rich culture of Dubai, though it is pretty impossible to define, rooted in ancient traditions and practice, but it has a lot more to offer for every curious tourist visiting this place.
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Best Places to Visit in Dubai

1

Discover The Burj Al Arab

Often considered as one of the most prominent iconic symbols of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab is one of a kind structure. Constructed on an artificial island, this beauty stands at a height of 321 meters above sea level, and this is one of the tallest hotels in the world. This exquisite landmark has totally re-defined the standards of hospitality services and including a helipad that is famous for its celebrity parties and stunts.

In a nutshell, the Burj Al Arab is nothing but an engineering splendor of the 21st century.

How to get There:

  • Metro:  If you happen to take the Red line metro, hire a taxi from the Gulf Bank stop. The nearest station is Mall of the Emirates and it is a walk able distance.
  • SkyBus:  Take line 11 till Hotel Auris and hire a taxi.

Best Time to Visit:

Exciting view and food – 27th floor, Sky Bar- Saturday to Thursday serving from 1 PM to 2 PM
Friday serving from 7 PM to 2 AM

Best quality Tea Servings- Tea Timings- Served at 1 PM , 1.15 PM and 4 PM , 4.15 PM

Be ready to spend at least half a day.

Sky view Bar – Advance booking must for “Afternoon Tea”.

To book a place at the Sky view Bar.

Go to: Burj Al Arab

To know more about the wide range of activities.

Go to: Burj Al Arab

Things to do (see) in the Burj Al Arab:

Unless you have booked a room at the hotel, it is not possible to go inside. So book a room and enjoy.Please follow the restaurant specific dress codes

Ground floor: Al Mahara –has a large aquarium and sea food restaurant.

Upper Lobby: Sahn Addar-The place known for its delicious tea

27th floor: Al Muntaha-One of the costliest hotels with brilliant and bright interiors.

Note- Only Skyview Bar & Al Muntaha Restaurant guests can take the elevator for the spectacular 200 meter above sea-level view.

Attractions Close to the Burj Al Arab:

A complex entrance (300 meters) from the hotel

Majlis Al Bahar- tourist spot; beach

Best Restaurants:

Al Mahara(top class sea food)- affordable restaurant but not cheap.

Sahn Eddar – seven-course afternoon tea with nice music and a good view of the atrium.

Burj al Arab’s Royal Suite-Offers nice variety of food options but quite expensive.

 

2

Burj Khalifa

This is one of the tallest yet stunning pieces of architectural marvels of modern Dubai. Formerly known as Burj Dubai, this is incomparable for its execution and engineering marvel. It can also be considered as the style statement of Dubai. With a soaring height of 555 meters, this is truly world class.

How to get There:

You can reach the hotel by metro, taxi or by a car.

Metro/Taxi: Catch the Red Line Metro till the Gulf Bank stop and hire a taxi/cab or catch the metro to reach the nearest station –Dubai Mall and hire a cab.

Best Time to Visit:

To view the sunset from the top, it is advisable to book 90 minutes prior. There are plenty of parking spaces available; wheelchair option is also provided if requested.

Timings (Indicative)- At The Top Level -125 + 124 – 8.30 AM – 5 PM and
7.30 PM until closing

At The Top Sky Level- 148 + 125 +124- 8 PM until closing

Depending on  the schedule, one can get the most of this place.

June- For excellent sunset view from the top,book online at Tickets Booking

Things to do (see) in Burj Khalifa:

At The Top Sky Lounge- Take the elevator tour to level 125; immerse yourself in the beauty of Dubai.

Level-125- Enjoy the 360-degree view from this Deck-A Bird’s eye view experience

Observation Desk-Level 124-At The Top -Catch a breath taking a view from this deck.

Level-19-108-Residences to a select few –Visitors are allowed after getting permission.

Level-122- Atmosphere-Super luxury fine dining restaurant at 442 meters above sea level.

Level-38 and 39-Armani Hotel Dubai  -Stay for a pleasant experience

Level-9-16- Armani Residences –Only the best, for the best. Suitable for high-end customers

Concourse-level8-Armani Hotel Dubai-First hotel designed by Fashion guru Armani and a visit to this hotel is worth it.

Attractions Close to the Burj Khalifa:

Downtown Dubai- World’s most favored tourist spot

The Dubai Mall- Best shopping destination to buy anything under the sun.

The Dubai Fountain-Tallest performing fountain in the world.

Souk Al Bahar- Local shopping and dining place

Dubai Opera- 2000 seat events place

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard–  A place of interest for café  lovers

Best Restaurants:

Level-122: Atmosphere -For a super rich dining experience and breathtaking view.

3

The Dubai Fountains

This is the tallest performing fountain in the world located in Downtown Dubai. A mesmerizing water show, light, and music extravaganza in Downtown Dubai.900 ft in length, situated on the Burj Lake in a 30-acre diameter, this fountain is one of the most happening places in the whole of Dubai. The design of the fountain is pretty impressive with the water shooting up to unbelievable heights. This fountain is decorated with almost 6,600 lights, the most advanced incandescent light available in the world today. From classical to world music, to latest Arabic tunes, this fountain provides some scintillating sensual experience and arguably, this is one of the top tourist destination in Downtown Dubai.

How to get There:

Metro/Taxi- The nearest metro station is Dubai Mall and from there it is a walk able distance.

Best Time to Visit:

The fountain is open seven days a week, from Mon-Sun-7 to 11 PM

The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride- 4.45 PM to 11.30 PM (last boat-11 PM)

It is advisable to spend around 1.5 hours in this venue.

Things to do (see):

The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride – Watch this man-made spectacle where jets shoot water in the air as high as a 40-storey building. 22,000 gallons of water display and one of the best sound and light show in the world for all age groups to enjoy and cherish.

Attractions Close the Dubai Fountains:

The Dubai Mall offers rich travel experience for the entire family and the list is endless.Some of the top picks are as follows

1)Dubai Creek Tower-This tower is an impressive display of glamorous architecture and grandeur.

2)Dubai Dino-One of the oldest resident of Dubai, meet the friendly dinosaur.

3)Dubai Ice Rink-One of the largest and trendiest ice rinks in the world, feel free to enjoy beginners or the advanced level in spinning and gliding.

4)Dubai Underwater Zoo and Aquarium-33,000 animals on display and a rare sight to watch.

5)KidZania-A special kids centered zone to hone and sharpen their skills and talent.

Economical Restaurants:

Loui’s
Address:
Shop6, Residence 7, Downtown Dubai

Thiptara
Address:
Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Ewaan
Address:
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Ground Level, Palace Downtown

Best Restaurants:

Madeleine Café & Boulangerie,
Address:
The Dubai Mall

Burj Khalifa’s Atmosphere
Address:
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai

Armani/Mediterraneo
Address:
Inside Burj Khalifa

4

Ski Dubai

It is one of the world’s most famous ski-field located indoors and it is over 85 meters in height. It also features the Dubai’s first black run (Indoor).An extraordinary ski resort in Dubai, it covers over 22,500 sq meters of ski zone(Indoor).Some of the important features of this resort include the snow park, chairlift(quad), and here one can enjoy snowboarding, skiing, or tobogganing. It is located in the “The Mall of the Emirates”. With temperatures hovering around -1 to -20 degrees inside the resort, it is a delight for all the 1500 visitors who queue up to explore this resort.

How to get There:

1)Metro- Take the Red line metro or reach the closest Metro 2 Station (The Mall of the Emirates).

2)Taxi and Drive- The best choice is to hire a car or opt for a self-drive option. Travel towards Al Barsha by taking Exit 39 (4th Interchange).

3)SkyBus- Take Line 11 to reach this place.

Best Time to Visit:

Timings:

Mon to Wed – 10 AM to 11 PM

Thursday – 10 AM to 1 2AM

Fri – 9 AM to 12 AM

Sat and Sun – 9 AM to 11 PM and 10 AM to 11 PM respectively.

Please Visit: Skidubai

It is open throughout the week, from 9 AM.Contact the resort for the exact timings. This resort offers 5 different runs for the visitors.For the kids,2 hours is ample time.

Things to do/see:

This resort offers some of the most fascinating and interesting ski resort entertainment. Our Top Picks are as follows

1)Ski Slope –Learning to ski is an enjoyable as well as a memorable experience. Classes are available for all age groups, from beginner’s level to the masters.

2)Chair lift-For the Falcon’s Bird eye view of the resort, the  Chair lift tour is a must.

3)The penguins-every kids favorite show, enjoy the “MARCH OF THE PENGUINS” show. It is free for all and daily.

4)Ski School-To learn and grasp private snow board lesson, this is the number one spot.

5)Snow Bullet-Zip as high as 16 meters above the snow using the 150-meter line, in the world’s indoor Zip line.

Attractions Close by:

Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre(0.1 km)- This is the preferred choice for many tourists who wish to soak in the culture and development of the various  multi-national citizens living in Dubai; Magic Planet(0.2 km)-The popular play destination for world class entertainment in Dubai; Escape reality-just 1.2 km from Ski Dubai; Shine Spa Dubai-0.4 km only from the resort.

Economical Restaurants:

Avalanche Café(Inside the Ski resort)
Address:
St.Moritz Café(Ground Level, Mall of The Emirates E11)

Best Restaurants:

Noir
Address:
Sheikh Zayed Rd Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates,
Dubai 120679 United Arab Emirates.

Theatre by Rhodes(Food and Movie)
Address:
Al Barsha Al Sarayat St Mall of Emirates, Level 2, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Din Tai Fung
Address:
The Mall of the Emirates.

5

Global Village

Established in the year 1997, it is one of the most exciting family destination and tourist attraction that provide a splendid shopping experience. There are lots of dining options in this Global Village, and combine these with fun rides for the kids; this is the must visit attraction in Dubai.

How to Reach Here:

  • Metro/Bus/Taxi- Take the Red line Metro station till Gulf bank and hire a taxi. You can also take the 103-bus service in Deira (Union Metro Station) or 104 bus service from Al Ghubaiba station(Bur Dubai).
  • Drive- Take E 311, E 66 and drive into E 311 to reach the Global village.

Best Time to Visit:

Season – November 1st 2017 to 7th April 2018(Timings will be announced shortly)

Please visit- Globalvillage  for exact timings and schedule.

To know the exact timings, kindly contact the global village call center at – +971 4 362 4114. It is ideal to spend at least 2 hours in this village.

Things to do/see:

Some of the Special Attractions are

1)7D Cinema, Escape Hunt, and MiniCity

2)Fantasy Island for the special rides and games(50 or more rides)

3)Concert show auditorium for shows like Park Life, City Jam and Movies Live etc.

Attractions Close by:

IMG Worlds of Adventure(0.2 km), Dubai Miracle Garden(6.2km), Big Bus Tours(10.2 km) are some of the tourist destination located near this village.

Economic Restaurants(Inside the Village):

1)Wok In A Box

2)Bosnian House

3)Hyderabadi Dum-Biryani

Best Restaurants (Inside the Village):

1)Sadaf Cuisine

2)Galito’s restaurant

3) Istanbul Flower

6

Palm Island

These are not only man-made artificial island known for tourism but also for its superior engineering design. The Palm Islands Dubai includes the  Palm Deira, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah, but Palm Jumeirah is the only one open for the visitors. The famous Burj Al Arab is located on this island and some of the world’s most famous celebrities like David Beckham own properties here.

How to Reach Here:

1)Metro- Take the Red line metro till Internet City station and then hire a taxi.

2)Take Line 9 Sky Bus till Hotel Hilton Jumeirah and hire a taxi to reach this place.

Best Time to Visit:

The Island is open 24 hrs and the best time to visit is from November to January when there lots of festivals in Dubai.

Things to do/see:

1)    Burj Al Arab-The world famous tourist spot.

2)    Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis The Palm

3)    Palm Jumeirah- artificial archipelago owned by the government

4)    The Lost Chambers Aquarium-Atlantis The Palm-Underwater aquarium

5)    Dolphin Bay, a Water park

6)    Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, a hiking spot.

7)    Sufouh Beach

Attractions Close to Palm Island:

Atlantis Dive Centre(0.1 Km), N’Dulge club(0.2km) and Fly High Dubai Helicopter Services(0.5km) can be visited within a short span of time.

Best Restaurants:

Yuan
Address:
Crescent Road, Dubai

Amala
Address:
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai,

The Asia Republic
Address:
The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai,

A la Turca
Address:
Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah East, Dubai

Places you Cannot Miss

Dubai Creek – It is a seawater inlet in the center of the city where the visitors can take a water taxi.

Dubai Marina – It is a newer tourist’s attraction where you can see amazing buildings and go for boat rides.

Dubai Museum – This museum is unique in Dubai for its conceptual design and presentation.

Wild Wadi – It is a theme park that has more than 30 rides.

Coffee Museum – Sit back and cherish this place for posterity.

Best Time to visit Dubai

Weather in Dubai

The hottest month is August in Dubai with an average temperature of 36°C (96°F) and the coldest is January at19°C (66°F). Dubai only has two seasons. Hot and hotter. Best time to visit is from November to March. It is winter during November to March. But it will be hot as well. You will feel cold only at night and early morning. Wherever you go it is air conditioned. Only if you are walking on the street you must carry an umbrella because it will be hot. It is advisable to wear sunscreen too.

Best Months to Visit Dubai

  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March

Best Hotels in Dubai

Dubai is the most happening place for the famous and rich. With some inside information and guidance, many budget friendly options can be located in Deira, near the  Creek or in Bur Dubai.

Flight Info for Dubai

After the opening of terminal 3 in 2008, Dubai has become the world’s busiest international passenger hub pushing Heathrow to the second spot. Emirates offers the best deals to enter Dubai from various parts of the world.

Tours in Dubai

Dubai is an enchanting desert city with a wide array of tours ranging from Desert Safari to Sharjah City tour, from Sandboarding desert dunes to exploring nearby Abu Dhabi city.

Car Rentals in Dubai

Depending on the budget, car rentals are available from various part of the city including the airport. There are several rental kiosks located in the arrival lounge in all the three terminals and visitors can choose from Budget to Avis etc.

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