I never thought that I’d ever need to write a blogpost on Dubai, mostly because everyone goes to Dubai at some point in their lives. However, I guess there is so much to do in Dubai that it is almost impossible to decide what to do and where to go
Things to Do
Dubai – the land of possibilities because anything is possible in this vibrant city. You think building a 100 ft tall frame is never a possibility? Think again!! Here are my top attractions in Dubai that you should be sure to visit
Madinat Jumeirah – I talk about this place alot mostly because with everything being so modern and new in Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah is one of those places that really has a traditional Arabian feel to it. It’s raw walls, the souk, some of the quaintest restaurants and above all else, you must get yourself a ride on the Abrah for a great view of the Burj al Arab. You can even walk down to the beach (or have a drink at Shimmers) for an amazing view of this stunning iconic building.
What a beach! – What beach to go to? There are a few beachfront districts, the latest of which is La Mer, bur most popular is JBR where you’ll find a number of restaurants, stall and shops by the beach front.
Dubai Frame – It is what it is.. a very big, opulent frame that towers over the old and new city at 150m high! Once you get to the top, there is a huge glass panel where you can stand and see the world beneath your feet – a scary yet surreal feeling.
Burj Khalifa – The world’s tallest building. You cannot go to Dubai and miss standing at the foot of this magnificent building, in all its’ glory.
Favourite Foods to Date
Cocoa Room, Galleria
Jolie, City Walk
Parkers, Dubai Mall
Afternoon Tea at The Palace, Downtown
Things To Do With The Kids
Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Bay in Atlantis – The Palm – I have to say this isn’t the cheapest thing you’ll do in Dubai, but it will be worth it! Your kids will get to spend an hour with dolphins with the stunning Atlantis backdrop.
Wild Wadi Water Park – One of the best waterparks you’ll visit, Wild Wadi is a popular place for you and your little ones alike.
Indoor Ski Resort in Mall of the Emirates – Get away from the hustle and bustle of the shops to another world – a world of snow, meet the penguins and go wild on the ski slopes.
Most Romantic Restaurants
Thiptara at The Palace – Brilliant thai cuisine with a great view of the Dancing Fountains
Pierchic on the water – If you want to wow your partner for a special occasion, this is the one! With the Arabian Gulf at your feet and the most authentic seafood you will eat, this is the place for you.
Al Mahara in Burj al Arab – Ever wanted to dine inside a floor to ceiling aquarium in one of the most luxurious hotels in the world? Well time to tick that off your list!
Best Emirati Cuisines
Logma – I wrote about this the last time I was in Dubai but this place probably has the best Emirati cuisine within a modern setting – They have a few locations, my favourite one is in Dubai Mall, you can head out to their balcony for a beautiful view of the Dancing Fountains.
Siraj – With a true authentic Arabian setting,
Hope you all enjoyed reading my guide to Dubai as much as I enjoyed writing it. Dubai is oen of those places that even if you visit a different place every time you visit, you can still come across so many different places. If you know any gems of Dubai that I missed, let me know in the comments below!
Lots of love xx