Dubai is known for being a city of glamour, bustle, and plenty of things to see and do. If you want to experience the city for yourself, the following are a few activities that you shouldn’t miss. They’re just a few examples of the many wonders that Dubai has to offer!
Burj Al Arab
This famous building has dazzled people from around the world since it opened two decades ago. The building is shaped like a sail, and is home to one of the tallest hotels in the world. The luxurious hotel also includes the tallest atrium in the world at almost 600 feet high. The building’s wonders don’t stop at the architecture. The hotel also has amenities ranging from revolving beds to a helipad.
If you don’t want to stay in the hotel, you can still visit by eating dinner at one of the building’s restaurants or enjoying an afternoon tea. Remember to make reservations well in advance!
Jumeirah Beach is quite possible the best beach that Dubai has to offer. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Burj Al Arab, the beach has much to offer. The beautiful Persian Gulf waters are relaxing to watch from the shore, or you can enjoy a variety of water sports. Your kids are sure to love the beach too thanks to the children’s playground. You can also find plenty of picnic areas to enjoy a meal.
The beach is known for being clean, with dazzling white sand. If swimming in the Gulf isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of cafes to visit instead. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and plenty of water!
Gold and Spice Souks
Dubai has been an important trade center throughout history. If you’d like to get a glimpse of the city’s trade history or shop for souvenirs yourself, visiting Dubai’s traditional souks, or bazaars, is a must. The Gold Souk hosts over 300 vendors. You can find necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry. The souk doesn’t just sell gold, but also offers platinum, diamonds, and silver.
Across the creek is the Spice Souk, where you can find spices from around the world. Ginger, chili, saffron, and cinnamon are just a few of the many spices available. You can also find plenty of traditional Middle Eastern spice mixes.