Look beyond the mass hysteria about traveling alone in the middle east and realise that Dubai awaits every wide eyed wanderer with open arms. The Palm Islands, Burj Khalifa, the golden Jumeirah Beach and hundreds of other futuristic modern marvels can leave you awestruck at every step.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Dubai is from December to March
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
Mullankolly (മുള്ളൻകൊല്ലി) - الشارقة - الإمارات العربية المتحدة
A three-day stay at Jincy's in Mullankolly, Wayanad has taught me a lot about this place. But the one that has strum my chords the strongest is the 'larger than life' way of living. They do not exaggerate when they so proudly call it God's Own Country because there's a little piece of God in everyone's heart I met there. Say for instance this gentleman who was in the middle of his chore when he, with a welcoming smile, paused for my picture.
The Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is paradise for people who love to shop. This is worlds largest mall. It might take a day or two to cover the whole mall. This mall is connected with Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. Variety of cuisines are available here. My personal favorite is The Cheesecake Factory. They have awesome cheesecake please do try. This mall also as a huge aquarium inside. It is an underwater zoo. You can spend as much time as you want. They also have sharks.
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 :)
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.
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 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
Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Jumeirah Rd. - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The dinner was held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel facing the Arabian Sea with a glittering view of Burj Al Arab by night.
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.
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.
The Dubai Mall - D 71 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
You cannot go to Dubai and NOT see the biggest mall in the world, right?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Palm Jumeirah - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The man made island, you can't even think how they did it so beautifully, Monorail is good which covers the complete island ending at hotel Atlantic which is also a spot for extreme water sports.
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.
Al Bait al Baghdadi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Traditional restaurant in old Dubai with happy, knowledgable Iraqi staff. Masghouf (or Masgouf or Masqouf) – best in Dubai and an Iraqi delicacy. Sammi the kebab man is awesome – his smile will keep you happy all night. Menu must-haves: Masghouf (Iraqi whole flame-grilled fish) or lamb shawarma in Iraqi bread
Madinat Jumeirah - Al Sufouh - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Lit up in pretty gold lights, with an architecture to keep you staring at the ceiling and walls, Madinat Jumeriah is one of Dubai's finest resort and is designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town. It is the largest resort in the emirates and has over 40 restaurants and bars to fit every age group and a variety of cultural groups. The bars are bustling with the young people of the city and the experience is one of its kind. You can shop around, watch a theatrical performance, party or simply sit out to enjoy the view. A beautiful little bridge over the lake, surrounded by pretty palm trees opposite the great Burj Al-arab where tiny boats pass you by is surely a view worth your time. So when in here, just find your spot and feel the culture of the UAE, setting in.
Qbara Restaurant - Sheikh Rashid Road - Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Modern Arabic fused with international nuances in a vibrant, luxurious licensed venue. Dubai’s first truly chic Arabic restaurant. Take some time to sit at the bar for some lovely cocktails before dining. Menu must-haves: Sea bass and the date desert
Atlantis the Palm - The Palm Jumeira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Atlantis Resort is one of the resorts in The Palm located at its crescent. It is a destination of its own. To get to the Palm Jumeriah, get off at Nakheel Station of the Red Line. If you are adventurous enough, just walk from Dubai Marina to The Palm, which I did ;) To get to Atlantis Resort, take the monorail at the Gateway Station.
Al Amoor Restaurant - 15 C Street - Hor Al Anz East - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Watch the guys flip fateer better than Italian Pizza masters. Skip dessert somewhere else, and come here instead. Noise, vibrancy and tradition meet and give unceremonious high-fives Menu must-haves : A cream cheese feteer will set you back all of 15 aed and feed 2
Discovery Gardens - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
At the back of the mall are the Gardens and Discovery Gardens, Lost City and Jebel Village To get to IBN Battuta Mall, take the Dubai Metro Train Red Line and get off at IBN Battuta Station (currently the end of the Red Line). Also in this station are buses going to Abu Dahbi.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
A trip to this beach in the night and it will definitely become one of your all time favourites.
Airport Terminal 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travelling with tots through Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3? Head to the Zen Garden at Concourse B. It has a children’s area between Gates B7 and B8, complete with creative play equipment, television screens featuring children’s programmes, and more. 28. Time to Party
Palazzo Versace Dubai - Al Jaddaf - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Experience luxury at its best in the soon-to-be-opened Palazzo Versace from the house of one of the world’s most acclaimed fashion brands. From the linen, crockery to cutlery and interiors, everything around you will be created by the brand’s team of designers. Additionally, the designer developed a perfume exclusively for the luxury hotel.36. Calling honeymooning couples
Aquaventure Waterpark - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
If the regular water park has become just too plain Jane for you, then head over to Aquaventure at the Atlantis where you can swim near or take rides over shark-infested waters and get an adrenaline-pumping experience.90. Petra by night
Posh Paws Animal Sanctuary and Petting Farm - Wadi Al Amardi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Who's love to enjoyed feeding,touching with animals Then you can visit Posh Paws Animal care Dubai UAE,Its very nice place to visit with kids.You can spend 2 to 3 hrs,Evening is the best time to visit Posh Paws animal care,Aed 20 is the entrance fee
Armani Hotel Dubai - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Looking to impress your bride? Look no further than the Armani Hotel Dubai. For a minimum of a two-night stay, the hotel will make your honeymoon extra special with a complimentary Bentley pick and drop service from the airport, and an upgrade including signature amenities and a congratulatory bottle of sparkling wine. You’ll even get a welcome drink at Armani Lounge and get pampered with a daily US$40 Armani SPA credit for yourselves.37. Desert Fun
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!
Warwick Hotel Dubai - Trade Centre - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
61. Health Club and Spa at Warwick HotelDubai For the health conscious, what could be more satisfying than a well-equipped fitness centre and spa located high in the sky affording views that’ll motivate you further. The new Kirana Spa and Health Club is on the 45th floor of the Warwick Hotel. There’s even a tennis court on this level.62. Golf on the beach, Dubai
Royal Ascot Hotel Apartments - Al Mankhool - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
A chilled out lounge in the heart of bur Dubai It’s on the roof top , the ambiance is insane, the music, the drinks and the food is good.