Dubai is one of our favourite holiday destination, we can come back again and again and it still seems to amaze us every single time. Every time we come here we feel we haven't explored it all and on top of that there are always billboards and advertising about what's opening next in Dubai. For instance, this time around we noticed that soon there will be a Dubai Opera and Dubai Safari. Good enough reason to return back, isn't it? I say Absolutely!
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Dubai is from December to March
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
Pre booking for burj Khalifa is must. Otherwise there are no tickets available for the peak time. You can stay as long as you want at the top. It is best to be there an hour before sunset so we can enjoy every view. I.E before sunset, at the time of sunset and after that. Each view has its own charm. I booked a slot of 4;30pm and was there till 8pm. I made the most of it. Sunsets are my favorite and so it was from burj khalifa. They do offer an upgrade from 124th floor to 148th floor for more money but it hardly makes any difference. Dubai from the top is one time 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.
Burj Khalifa - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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.
Burj Khalifa - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Day 3: Went to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Both totally worth visiting!! Dubai mall is a shopper's haven, has every possible under brand one can imagine under one roof. Also, endless eating options are available. High point of the day: Watching the fountain show from top of Burj Khalifa. Blissful!
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.
Meydan Beach - The Walk - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
It was almost time for sunrise and I decided to head to the closes beach next to Dubai Marina. Just walk towards the Jumeirah Beach road and you will reach the walk. Jumeirah beach is right next to the Hilton Hotel and you can walk straight to the beach. The beaches in Dubai are beautiful and the weather is nice this time of the month. The view is spectacular.
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.
Burj Khalifa - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Bhurj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It houses a restaurant - AT.MOSPHERE on the 123rd Floor and the view from there is simply breath-taking, it leaves you speechless. The food there is also amazing. There is a strict dress code of western formals at the restaurant.
For those who seek a little over indulgence, Atlantis, The Palm is the place to stay. This magnificent Hotel is located on the palm Jumeriah and lights up like a castle at night. From the entire Hotel is theme based, as you must have guessed from its name, on the lost city of Atlantis. It has its own vast Aquarium which contains props which reflect a submerged civilization. It is a top of the line hotel and was thrown open to visitors on the 24th of September 2009. The lobby is constructed in such a way that one can roam around the lobby without disturbing the guests and visitors can enjoy a walk through its super sized aquarium.
Burj Al Arab - Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This was my biggest splurge on the trip. I'd seen pictures of this sail-shaped hotel in Dubai for years and always dreamed of staying there. At USD 1,000 for a single night it was a budget-buster but the two-story suite, private butler service and "princess for-a-day" experience made it well worth the expense.
The Dubai Mall - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
I did the Shark Dive at the Dubai Mall. And it was an amazing start to my trip. Loved the one on one with the Sharks! :)
Jumeirah Beach - Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Plan your city tour in such a way that you don't land up at the beach during afternoon. You will spot beautiful and huge villas along the roads.
Burj Khalifa - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Day 3: Today is all about over whelming experiences. See how the world looks like atop the tallest building in the world. This architectural wonder will only leave you marveling at the magnificent city planning and art. Post this, you have the day free to indulge in an array of options Dubai has to showcase. You can either get an adrenaline rush with jet skiing or experience a hot air balloon ride. Or get bedazzled by the beautiful gold Jewellery at the souks or simply get lost in the larger than life Malls of Dubai.
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.
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
Hyatt Regency Dubai - D 85 - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
I was booked into a Deluxe View Room, on one of the higher floors which had a grand panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf. It was luxury, simply put, and I was going to settle in.
Palm Jumeirah - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Palm Jumeirah – an artificial archipelago in the Persian Gulf shaped in the form of a palm tree was billed the 8th wonder of the world. You can sail around Palm Jumeirah in a yacht or a speedboat, take a stroll or just sit on the rocks and listen to the waves.
The Dubai Mall - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The striking sky lounge is definitely a destination venue and a ‘must see’ for those looking for a heightened experience. Located on the 63rd floor, Neos offers stunning city views in an art deco yet contemporary setting. Watch the radiant lights of The Dubai Fountain as you groove to the resident DJ’s rhythmic mixes, and enjoy a superior experience in every way.
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
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 :)
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!
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.
Barasti Beach - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
My first solo visit was Barasti Beach bar coz that's the only thing which comes to our mind on a Saturday night. Barasti is the most well known party places there. Beach side club with beds on the sand, what else can one ask for. Quickly I grabbed something to drink and sat on the beach for a while. Wow !!! Just cant define the feeling of sitting there for hours.
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