Dubai should be on the bucket-list of must-visit destinations for one and all. The City Of Gold is a glittering vision of modern cosmopolitanism all the while still exuding the old world charm of a middle-eastern souk! If you have not visited Dubai yet, then you should for an experience that blends in the best of both worlds – from the innumerable shopping malls to adventure sports in the deserts to out-of-the-world spas and so much more!
I keep traveling to Dubai via Mumbai as I often find offers on Mumbai to Dubai flights, especially with AirAsia. Be wary, however, of carrying enough covered clothes, but loose and breathable ones, to protect yourself from the heat and sand. Not to forget, depending on which part of the year you are traveling in, carry enough woolen for the evenings because even in the hottest of months, evenings in the desert can get pretty chilly.
If you are visiting Dubai for the first time, here are a few things you must absolutely indulge in!
Head to a shisha lounge for an authentic experience of middle-eastern culture. Watching the enthusiasts prepare a hookah is intriguing and gives a peek into one of the oldest traditions in the world.
Buy yourself some inexpensive gold at one of the numerous Gold Souks across the city, such as the Creek. If you are an expert at bargaining, you are in for some sweet deals.
Try a traditional middle-eastern spa for a rejuvenating experience you would hardly be expecting – absolutely outstanding. You can try the Angsana Spa in the Marina or the Amara Spa at the Park Hyatt for a luxurious experience.
Experience one of your best shopping trips at Dubai with a range of shopping malls, flea markets as well as high-street stores to keep you busy.
Head to the Burj Al Arab for the 7-star perspective to life. Even if it is a one-time experience, catching a sunset at one of the sky-high bars is incomparable. It is almost a modern-day castle set amidst the blue ocean.
There’s no end to the sensations Dubai has in store for you – whether it is the Dubai Mall Aquarium and Zoo or a session of dune bashing or The Atlantis Water Park or even a hot air balloon ride! So what are waiting for? Get planning and packing already!