Burj Khalifa is spectacular at night. It is the highest towers in the world right next to the Dubai Mall. If you are lucky you can catch the last show of the musical fountains at the Dubai Mall - they are spectacular. Dubai Mall in itself is huge with an inbuilt aquarium!. But for me the lights and splendor of Burj Khalifa at night stole the show.
This is my Favorite Place of UAE. It is crowded on weekends. The fountain last for two to three minutes. The background music played along with fountain sets the mood. They have huge speakers and the fountain goes with the flow of the music. I got a chance to visit this place only twice:( Anyways i will recommend to visit this place at night. Fountain + Burj Khalifa + adress mall = perfect view .
360 Degrees - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This is one of the best clubs in Dubai. Surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides it offers a spectacular view. Live music, the amazing crowd and good drinks set up the mood. Its open till around 2 AM. I just made it here on time. But if you have 1 night in Dubai you should definitely go here.
The Palm Jumeriah is an artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree. I have always dreamt of personally being here in The Palm. I have always been impressed by its architectural and engineering wonders. The videos and photos I have seen truly speak for themselves. The Palm is really spectacular and a must-visit when in Dubai.
Barracuda Restaurant - Jumeirah Road - Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Busy Egyptian seafood restaurant with its iconic fish-tail on the roof. Very fresh fish, served cleanly and simply. Don’t over-order! You can always ask for more later. Menu must-haves: Delicate Singary style fish to take your breath away.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
I was a bit late here (reached at 12) and all the markets were closed. (They are wonderful during the day). But you would still love the design of this place. Its a great blend of modern and traditional. With markets, great bars, fantastic and beautiful lighting, lakes. Two places to definitely go here are Barzar - for an outdoor beanbag setting and Trader's vic - for some nice drinks and good live music.
Dubai International Airport - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Day 4: End of the Tour After breakfast we head out for some last minute shopping. The same evening we head back to the Airport and take our flight back home.
Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Its an amazing man made engineering marvel. It looks amazing at night. Its a man made sea with yachts and boats. Highrise buildings lined up on both sides. The view is just amazing and a testimony to how man can play with Nature. Although I won't compare it with nature which is infinitely better than anything man made :)
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Okay so I never really fancied aquatic life but the “underwater thing” pulled me in and it was really a different experience
Dhow Cruise Dubai - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
From there, the Dhow cruise departs every hour and takes you to all the parts of the city along the canal. Get ready to calm your senses and enjoy the sight for an hour.
JBR - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Since this was our last night in the UAE, we decided to go to the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) where 40 sandy colored towers light up the marina skyline at night. The sandy shores of Jumeirah beach offer al fresco dining – we chose to sit at ‘Shake Shack’ and this is my personal favorite for the best beef burgers I’ve had till date.We also tried the catch sticks at Catch 22 – you can choose from a variety of them – I liked the Teriyaki Salmon the most.JBR is also known for its stylish boutiques, handicraft shops, community events, supercars and a leisure walk along the waterfront. We noticed the ‘Turkish Ice cream’ stall here that is famous for its vendors playing tricks with the ice cream cone before finally serving it to the customer. People gather around the stall to watch his pranks and make videos that go viral on social media – I’m guilty of one myself :)We were fortunate to be in JBR at 8:30pm as it was time for the fireworks and boy was it amazing! The sky was illuminated with beautiful lights and sparkle – a night full of stars.Lock Stock & Barrel bar was next on our list. A party place that hosts live music bands. This was a perfect place to let your feet tap and groove on their music. A must visit for sure :) After dancing away the night, we were starving so we headed to the famous Lebanese eatery – Zaatar w Zeit. We started with ‘Hummus & Crackers’ which is mashed chickpeas blended with tahini sauce, served with chopped grilled vegetables and toasted multicereal crackers on the side. The ‘Pepperoni Pizza’ was made of beef slices and fresh mushroom with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Back home in India, I am known to always order Pepperoni which is made of pork but this one with beef was something else. I am definitely going back for more!If you’re here, you should definitely try the ‘Manakeesh’, it is a popular Levantine food which consists of dough topped with thyme, cheese or meat. Very similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded. The ‘Turkey and Cheese Wrap’ was my favorite – a classic combination of melted cheese topped with slices of smoked turkey, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo mustard. I had two of those on a full stomach and wished I could pack more for the flight back home…It was almost morning once we had satisfied our food cravings and it was time to go back to the hotel with heavy hearts and so many memories.From rooftop pubs and sizzling beach clubs to fancy cocktail caverns and concerts under the stars, Dubai’s shape-shifting party spectrum caters for just about every taste, budget and age group.If you’re planning a trip to Dubai, I hope this blog is helpful and if you already have been there, do comment below with more suggestions and places we could visit next time we are there.Thanks for stopping by :)This post was originally published on Himadri Negi.
Ski Dubai - Al Barsha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Al Hadeerah Restaurant Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The epitome of Arabian dining. Eat on carpets on the sand at the magical Bab al Shams resort. Don’t eat all day, and bring a pashmina because it gets cold at night. Look for an inclusive dine and stay deal – it’s much cheaper. Menu must-haves: Lamb ouzi, Umm Ali
Dubai mall and Burj Khalifa - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai mall, the world's largest mall is a dream come true for the shopaholic in you! Walk into stores like Chanel, Prada, Gucci and live the dream of finding yourself surrounded by world's finest designer clothes, shoes and accessories. Not only for its stores, Dubai mall is also a place known for its amazing activities that make it so unique a mall. Touring inside an aquarium or a zoo, tasting n number of candies at the world's largest candy store and watching the infamous fountain and light show in front of the legendary Burj Khalifa (world's tallest building) will make it a mall trip, you will never experience anywhere else. The place has got all the perfect ingredients to make your day and you will keep coming back to it because spending one day will just not be enough!
Dubai Miracle Garden - Arjan-Dubailand - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This passage is very colorful and attractive. One of the things which I loved here. This garden is full of colors. I almost spend five hours in Miracle garden and it was worth it. Sunset is the best time to be there. People who love flowers and nature will go crazy here like my parents. This garden is close to Global Village. These two places can be covered in a day but it can be hectic as both the places involves wondering.
Sheikh Rashid Hall - Sheikh Zayed Road - Trade Centre - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Illusionists 1903 featuring six brand new magicians and eight of the world’s most popular illusionists will perform in Dubai from November 6 to 9 at Shaikh Rashid Hall in Dubai World Trade Centre. They will repeat the performance in Abu Dhabi from November 11 to 14 at du Forum in Yas Island. The true art of magic will be explored in exquisite spectacles that transformed stage entertainment over 100 years ago.14. The Fantastic Three
Global Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
12) Baklava and Künefe: Dubai, UAEEvery delicious meal ends with an even more delicious servings of dessert.Baklava is a pastry based Turkish sweet that comprises of layers of filo. The filo is combined with nuts (usually pistachios) and honey that holds the dish together. There are several variations available and you will be spoilt for choice.Künefe is another popular Turkish delight. It is a cheese pastry that is soaked in super sweet, sugar syrup. Crushed pistachios are usually sprinkled on top as an adornment. Sometimes it is accompanied by Kamyak, a creamy dairy product, used as a topping.
Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
IBN Battuta Mall is one of the most beautiful malls I have seen. IBN is the world’s largest themed shopping mall with a total space of 521,000 square meters, additional 28,000 square meters expansion is on its way. IBN Battuta Mall has 6 courts inspired by some countries: Egypt Court, India Court, China Court, Andalusia Court, Tunisia Court. My personal favorite because of its grandness – Persia Court.
Legoland - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Theme parks• IMG world• Adventure water Park• Wild Wadi• Bollywood parks and resorts • Legoland• Global VillageLater in the evening you can get dinner at one of the many restaurants along the ever popular THE WALK on JBR, a leisurely promenade along the waterfront. There are other attractions like the flea market, stylish boutiques, murals by famous artist, multiple gaming stalls and of course the Beach.
This view is form dubai marina mall. This place give the best exposure to dubai's architecture and creative mind. NO building here has same infrastructure. Each building is one of its kind and marvelous. There are restaurants by the creek which severe sheesha and food. Mall of emirates is smaller than dubai mall. One can spend hours nearby the creek walking cycling or just chilling!
Mall of the Emirates - Al Barsha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates is another huge shopping complex. Should shopping be your waterloo, Dubai is a place to die for. Lol. To get to the Mall of the Emirates, take the Dubai Metro Redline and get off at the Mall of the Emirates Station. It is 3 stations away from Nakheel.
Barasti Beach - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
5. Baristi (the place to be) – Baristi bar is a spectacular must go especially if you are on a trip with friends. An international place with a local touch. Places you can avoid Although every place in Dubai is a must go , but if you are on a limited time schedule you can avoid the below places which are quite average as per me* 1. Global Village 2. Bur Dubai Ki galiyan 3. Dhow cruise ( nooo its just like goa) Although I want to say more , write more , and go back to Dubai , I would recommend each one of you to visit this place at least once before you are 30 . Truly young, truly vivacious and truly International
Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise - Naif - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Its a 02-03 hour cruise along The Dubai Marina, which is a canal city in the Venetian tradition, carved along a two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. The most prominent sights are the illuminated sky scrapers of the new and exclusive Dubai Marina residences, The water promenade of The Dubai Marina Yacht club, The Dubai Marina mall, a host of international five star hotels with their splendid architecture, and private beaches, the infamous Palm Jumeirah along with the majestic Atlantis Hotel, and even the Burj Al Arab in the night sky whilst cruising through the Palm Canals. Breathtaking views of the fronds and golden mile, up close and personal to marvel at, including Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Canal Cove Town Homes on The Palm bought by the rich the famous. Dress Code for the Cruise would be Semi-Formals
World Islands - The World Islands - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The World Islands are a cluster of tiny islands which well, form the world. The yiny islands, along with the Palm Jumeirah archipelago were formed as a plan to increase the coast line of Dubai to offer tourists more sun, surf and sand. An engineering marvel, the Islands are home to famous celebrities such as Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Shah Rukh Khan. It is a pleasant and soothing ride to these islands in the lap of the sea. With windows rolled down and mild wind playing with your hair, a trip to these archipelagos is a good way to spend half the day, most preferably the evening when the sun is mellow.
Dubai Water Canal Walk - Al Safa - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
City walk: Situated in between downtown Dubai and the Jumeirah beach, this place offers several fashion boutiques for the fashion lovers. This place is reminiscent of European Style streets.Things to do besides shopping here: *Usually, there are shows and events taking place in City walk. I had visited the 3D art event and the Japanese food festival held here recently.*One can enjoy great coffee at the cafes and view the magnificent skyline and the Burj Khalifa from here.
Ski Dubai - Al Barsha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The day for which we were so excited - The Desert Safari. It was ought to be exciting because I never experienced a ride in desert. We certainly had to get ready by 3 pm. Our cab driver arrived in a Land Cruiser. The desert was in the outskirts of the city. We visited a checkpoint first where we could refresh ourselves due to unavailability of toilets in the desert. The moment we entered the desert, it felt so thrilling. The Arabic music made the aura more rejoiced. The high walls of sand frightened and amazed us at the same time. We were instructed to tighten our seat belts because we were about to begin the ride where we had to cross various mountains of sand dunes. The rise and fall was mind-blowing. It was the most hilarious ride in my life. We reached our destination where the tents were set for the Barbeque Dinner. Various other rides like Dune Bashing, Camel Rides, Quad Bike were available. Beautiful sand art and Heena mehendi attracted the tourists. The sunset was pleasant. Although this wasn't enough there was Tanoura dance performance for entertainment followed by the Barbeque Dinner with some delicious cuisines. No day can be as perfect as this day.
Dubai Creek - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Smooth icy flooring open for you to go skate & dance your heart out, sounds like it’s straight out of the movies? Now that’s exactly what the Dubai Ice Rink has to offer you.I remember taking Roller Skating lessons as a kid, about a decade and a half ago. But my ice skating experience was nothing like that! It was my first time at the Ice Rink, anywhere in the world, even though this was my second visit to Dubai. I always found it fancy and inspiring the way some people can effortless dance on the ice with these Ice Skates on!It was time for me to give it a shot!But wait! I did not know ice-skating…Thanks to the amazing support staff at the Dubai Ice Rink, ice-skating won’t remain an aspirational activity if you’re set to go and try!I got my skating gear on- socks, skates, helmet and a penguin (to be my support) and got right there into the ice rink to take my ice-skating lessons!My 9 year old brother who also tried ice-skating for the first time did exceptionally well by getting rid of the penguin or any kind of support by half time! Mom and I did fairly well, we almost got there but it was time up for our session!
Desert Safaris Dubai - Oud Metha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Desert Safari was the high light of the trip. The start of the safari they take you deep into the desert over the sand dunes, which is like a roll a coaster ride followed by a buffet dinner / belly dancing / henna art etc at the base camp in the desert. Its a beautiful experience.
Maraya art centre - Al Khan - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
During your next visit to Sharjah, block some time to visit the Maraya Art Centre, a venue that features art exhibitions and other related events at all times of the year. On its three fl oors are the Maraya Community, the Barjeel Art Foundation, and the Maraya Art Gallery that give an insight into the craft of the region and promote local artists.
IMG Worlds of Adventure - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
84. IMG Worlds of AdventureThe largest indoor theme park in the world is scheduled to open in Dubai later this year. It will have four zones, including Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley- Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard. Besides having trilling rides along with some for the faint-hearted as well, it will feature a 12-screen Novo Cinema multiplex with an IMAX screen and two VIP theatres.