Whenever people think about taking a vacation to a distant place, how often does Dubai come up as a destination? Apparently quite often, as over 8 million people visited the city during the first six months of 2018! A convenient place to stop off as you travel to other locations and worthy enough of being its own place on the map for a long weekend getaway, Dubai brings an air of magic and beauty that you can’t really find anywhere else.
For some, it’s a great place to visit and take in the food, shopping and leisure activities, while others find the city so appealing that they end up moving here. Whether you’re a tourist or a newly relocated expat, we’re here to help you find all of the best activities in Dubai. Let’s take a brief look at some of the ways you can spend your time here.
Booking a place to stay can sometimes be difficult when traveling abroad, as you never quite know if the room you choose will be up to your standards. Yet those who visit Dubai are always impressed by the exceptional accommodation found all over the city. Popular places include the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, the gorgeous Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the well-known Fairmont The Palm.
Dubai has over 200 hotels to choose from, all featuring opulent decor, fantastic food, exceptional service and the assurance that both you and your belongings are safe. In fact, Dubai is noted to be one of the safest Middle Eastern places to visit!
Fun On The Town
Most people who visit Dubai have a few goals in mind: eat, shop and enjoy a wealth of fun activities. No matter what type of cuisine you have in mind, you’ll find it within the streets of this beautiful city. Foodies who love everything from Lebanese all the way to a good ol’ American cheeseburger and everything in between will feel like they’ve gone to heaven.
One of the great things about visiting Dubai is that food establishments are always striving for your business and it’s not uncommon to visit a licensed venue that offers complimentary house beverages. Keep your eye out for special events like ladies’ night, brunches, all-you-can-eat buffets and much more so that you can not only enjoy amazing food and drinks but you can also stretch your shopping dollars a bit further.
Had your fill on food and ready to explore? Dubai’s activities are second to none with an emphasis on unique experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. Visit a Dubai waterpark to beat the heat or, if it’s in your budget, rent a boat for an afternoon getaway with friends. Desert safaris are perfect for more adventurous types while a number of hotel spas are available to help you relax and unwind after a day out.
If you’re curious to learn more about all that Dubai has to offer, be sure to check our blog for detailed tips, tricks and things you must know during your visit and ways for new expats to settle into the amazing culture of the city.