How to Make the Most of Your Time in Dubai
Over the past decade, Dubai has become one of the most visited places in the world as tourists from all parts of the globe come here to spend quality time in the most luxurious hotels including the world’s only 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab. There is so much you can do in Dubai, from enjoy skiing somewhere in the middle of the desert to yachting expeditions and paragliding from pretty high towers, Dubai is a place to party alright.
While Dubai has a lot to offer, most people return after not making much of their trip. This is going to be a problem if you don’t organize your holidays and plan where you want to go in Dubai and do what. There is a lot more in Dubai than just clubs, hotels and exotic cars covered in actual gold. If you are planning to make a trip to Dubai, you most definitely need to try going on a yacht trip and explore the many islands that Dubai has to offer.
However, you should make sure you have a significant amount of cash as this is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Here are few ways you can make your trip to Dubai perfect and get the greatest value for your hard earned money.
Places to Visit & Things to Do in Dubai
Visit Burj Khalifa
This is one of the main reasons why so many people come to Dubai. This needle shaped skyscraper is currently the tallest building in the world. Standing 830 meters, reaching the clouds, the Burj Khalifa has 163 floors. However, if you wish to go inside Burj Khalifa for a little looksey, you will have to pay money. The higher you go, the more it is going to cost, which is something you need to consider because the hotel has some pretty expensive restaurants nestled in the clouds.
Go for the sunrise slot while booking your visit to the Burj as this will help eliminate the fees that you may otherwise have to pay to travel agent.
If you want to go easy on your budget, you can still enjoy the view from its base. As night approaches the view from the base of the hotel to the very top become even more exhilarating thanks to the beautiful and breathtaking lighting.
Head out to Moon Island
This crescent shaped island leaves everyone flabbergasted upon arrival. The island is the perfect spot to be alone with your family or friends. You can even camp out on the island if you are feeling adventurous and also cook yourself a wonderful BBQ.
There is also the option of scuba diving around the island. The island is bound to give you a wonderful marine life experience as it is covered with fish nesting ground for you and your family to explore. The island was once used by locals to gather pearls from the depth so you can even try looking for one or two shells yourself. What’s more is that if you are in the mood for fresh fish, you can always go fishing near the island. The island has some exotic fishes that taste amazing once mixed with the right flavors. The cook you get on the yacht will know exactly what you want and will give you food that tastes wonderful.
Head Out For the Desert
Most of the eastern side of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula is covered in desert sand. The ride to the desert from the center of Dubai does not take more than an hour so it is easily reachable. Here you will find the very famous Desert Safari.
If you are not aware of it, it is the ultimate place for those who love extreme off-road driving. Here you will see hundreds of Land Cruisers, Nissan Patrols and Jeeps bashing all kinds of dunes. You can book yourself a car with a professional driver who will take you on an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. Most of the off-road driving comes to an end when the sun sets. But that is not the end of the trip. There are belly dancing shows with Hookah and high quality and mostly traditional Arab food. We would personally recommend you to go for Hatta Oman in Dubai instead of the safari in Dubai as it would cost you a bit less.
Explore the Palm Islands
Your yacht trip can be made into the perfect tour if you know where you are going.The palm islands are a perfect location to head out with your yacht and explore every corner of the islands. You will also get to meet different people around the island as you can dock and head out to explore them on land. What’s more is the paragliding around the island is a spectacular experience worth trying. You will be attached to the yacht at all times so do not worry about you flying away.
Yachts are a luxury only a few can afford in Dubai and if you have the width, it is recommended to do so. You will not only be on a trip out at sea and be able to relieve yourself of any stress with the many facilities on board but also be able to go wakeboarding. Imagine surfing through the waves while attached to the yacht. It’s the perfect activity for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies.
Shop like never before
While going back home from Dubai, it is not just the memories that you can take with you. As all the goods you buy in Dubai do not have sales tax levied on them, you can enjoy a tension-free shopping experience and take a lot of things with you.
If you have never been to Dubai, you are missing out on all the yachting experiences you can have along with other wonderful activities Dubai has to offer. Plus, travelling to Dubai can be quite budget-friendly if you manage to find cheap travel packages, which are offered by a lot of top-notch airlines such as Etihad and Emirates.