Madinat Jumeirah Souk and Burj Al Arab
3. Medinat JumeirahThis place has absolutely not much to offer unless you are planning a romantic evening with your partner, in which case, it's perfect! A boat ride, wine and dine by the canal overlooking Burj-Al-Arab, it's a one time good enough experience.
The day you visit this beach, do make space for Madinath Jumeirah in your itinerary, which is just about 2 kms from the beach. The souks had a great variety of souvenirs, clothing items, perfumes and even art pieces; however prices were a bit on higher side.These souks give you panoramic views of Burj-al-Arab surrounded by wind towers, palm trees and canals, offering a unique contrast of Old and New architecture. There are multiple restaurants to enjoy your meal overlooking this beautiful scenery, or just sit on the bench breathing in the fresh air. An Abra ride can also take you around this beautiful place if you shed some Dhirams.
We arrived DUBAI at 7am. Temperature was around 16-18degree celcius. We had a stay at Citymax Bur Dubai. It's is one of the finest hotel with great Indian touch. Claypot restaurant in Citymax serves very delicious indian food. Live music is there everyday.We visited La Mer Beach and Souk Medinat Jumeirah on first day. Abra Boat ride at Medinat Jumeirah is a must do thing. It is around for 30 minutes. It takes you through the Souk Medinat Jumeirah with some nice view of Burj Al Arab.Abra Ride:₹3000 for 2 peopleIn addition to this you can taste variety of street food, visit cafes and restaurants and do street shopping at Medinat Jumeirah.La Mer beach is one the best happening places in Dubai. It is surrounded by many good restaurants, shops and many more to explore.We had lunch at Goan Shack anddinner at Kaftan - Turkish Restaurant.
The next best place was Burj Al Arab. It was the 3rd largest hotel in the world with posh dining and suites. Its situated in the beach area and is said to have 3 -4 floors underwater. It had its own private beach. It even has a sky bar which has the view of the sky. The glance of this beautiful hotel made me realize that human efforts and money can do wonders if used properly. The scorching heat couldn't let us wait there for more than 20 minutes. The view of hotel was all we could get to see.