Change your direction and head to Dubai instead. It has long been the perfect luxury shopping destination for travellers all around the world.Air Tickets: SkyScanner has flights for around INR 10,000. Book your flight from Vadodara.Stay: INR 1300 per night. Check out Airbnb
If staying on the beach is not close enough to water for you, then book yourself in Jawhara Floating Suites in Dubai. An oasis in the middle of the sea, the suite floats gently on water and provides a tranquil abode with lovely food, great views, and an indoor fishing area. You can even get complimentary fishing sessions now for extended stays.
If you want to see how exclusive a nightclub can get, head to Chinawhite inside the Grand Hyatt. Currently, it is the place to see and be seen at. Open from 10 pm to 3am only on Thursday and Friday, the club is dramatically designed with an Oriental theme. It plays funky house, hip-hop, EDM, and R&B music.FOODIE'S PARADISEGrilled halloumi, falafel, hummus, tabouleh, fattoush, shawarma, baklava—all these beautiful fresh, wholesome and aromatic dishes make our mouth water. What about you?67. Yummy Package
Kick back, put up your feet, lounge amidst stylish Mediterranean elegance and start the next year in suites that have their own terraced swimming pools. And then get thoroughly spoilt for choice with four restaurants serving decadent Japanese, seafood, Arabic, and Italian fare. We are talking about Langham Palm Jumeirah that will open doors in Dubai early next year. Oh, and did we tell you about the five lounges—tea, tapas, juice, executive, and traveller.34. Dream Package
Nike Middle East has announced We Run DXB, a 10K race in Downtown Dubai on November 13. The race is part of the global Nike We Run series hosted in 18 cities.25. Welcome AboardOn sale from November 2015, Thomson Cruises will begin operating from Dubai. Starting December next year, you can choose from two seven-night itineraries— Arabian Nights and Cities of Gold. The cruise will visit six destinations including Khasab and Muscat, Oman; Manama, Bahrain; Doha, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and Khor Fakkan, UAE. You will get time to enjoy the Burj al Arab and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Grand Mosque in Muscat, the Musafi Mountains in Khor Fakkan, and even get your adrenaline soaring at the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.26. Forget parking voesHotPotato, the only on-demand public valet app, will launch its parking service in Dubai and Abu Dhabi soon. Costing US$4 per park for three hours or US$136 for a monthly pass, the app will help motorists save time and money in some of the most congested areas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Customers can also opt for a gas fill-up, a car wash, and other car services while the car is parked.LOVED ONES IN TOWWhether travelling with teenagers or with friends, if you like to travel with your loved one then read on.27. New at Dubai International Airport
Plain old popcorn as movie-viewing food will soon be passé in the Middle East. At least, at the gold class movie viewing section of the Vox Mall in Dubai as they are all set to serve dishes prepared by renowned chefs, including Michelin-star holders. The menu will also change to suit the theme of the movie on show.
Of course Dubai is every shoppers’ paradise. If you have missed the shopping festival then don’t stress as besides the wonderfully surplous malls that the city has, there is a new, albeit temporary format that is catching everyone’s attention—pop-up stores. Every Saturday, exhibitions featuring Indian, Pakistani, and other Asian designers set up stalls that offer indigenous labels as well as products from international luxury brands. It’ll be a good idea to catch up on few such exhibitions showcasing around your time of travel.10. Largest mall in Qatar