When visiting Dubai, make sure you take some extra spending money because the shopping is simply amazing! From mega-malls to authentic souqs, Dubai offers so much for those looking for a little retail therapy. The shopping malls traditionally cater for tourists, offering anything and everything you could want to take home as a souvenir. Not only that, but Dubai appears to have an unsaid rule that shopping malls are there to provide extravagant entertainment in addition to the infinite outlets! On the other hand, you have the traditional souqs that are chaotic and wonderful, selling everything from herbs and spices to textiles and gorgeously patterned fabrics or beautiful gold jewellery that is simply longing for you to wear it!
The desert is a place that has earned the respect of humanity. Vast and most definitely impressive, you can explore the region on foot, riding a camel, by renting a 4 wheel drive or even by quad bike – there is something for everyone from the adventurers to the wanderers. For those of you that like to get your blood pumping, why not give sandboarding a go? Get the thrill of gliding over the sand as the deep warmth of the sun towers over you. We would always recommend that the best way to really experience the desert is to round off your day by sleeping there under the beautiful starry sky – it is simply breathtaking!
Venture across to Abu Dhabi to see the stunning Sheikh Zayed bun Sultan al-Nahyan Mosque first hand. Pictures simply do not do it justice! Perfectly white marble domes which are held steady by a thousand pillars cover a space large enough to host 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Beautiful crystals, enormous chandeliers, semi-precious stones and 24-carat gold glisten throughout and are simply mesmerising!
It is next to impossible to find a place in the world that hosts as many celebrity chefs, so for those of you that are foodies out there – book yourself in at a top-class restaurant well in advance to avoid disappointment! You will find yourself absolutely spoiled for choice with countless options for all types of cuisine.
This incredible man-made island is one of the most impressive builds in history! Hosting the infamous hotel, Atlantis, The Palm attracts lots of families all throughout the year. If you choose to stay at Atlantis, you will have unlimited access to the water park for the duration of your stay (as well as unlimited access to the incredible views across the island!). If you are staying closer to the city – be sure to venture to The Palm for a day to see how impressive it really is.
Everything you look at in Dubai is making a grand and proud statement and this hotel makes the largest of all. Being the world’s first and only 7* hotel, the Burj al-Arab is extravagant to say the least. Designed like the sail of a ship and floating on its own man-made island, it is iconic to say the least, and when accompanied with enormous dancing fountains, whirlpool baths and champagne and caviar, it is a hotel that attracts a lot of attention! If you are not looking to spend such a fortune on where you stay – you can always splash out on a special evening eating in the hotel’s underwater restaurant or visit for an afternoon tea package.
To remain in-keeping with the elaborate lifestyle in Dubai, it houses some of the most glamorous city and beach-side nightclubs in the world. Just imagine towering over the city at a rooftop bar sipping sophisticated cocktails or partying late into the night by the ever-popular beach clubs. There is something for everyone and Dubai knows how to accommodate all of its tourists whether it be with live music, traditionally English ‘pubs’ or sports bars – you will not be disappointed!
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