When in Dubai, you have to spend an afternoon or evening sailing down the Dubai Creek in a glass-enclosed air-conditioned traditional wooden sea vessel. During these cruises, you and your travel companions will have the chance to be serenaded and entertained while catching glimpses of magnificent scenes of the city.
The relaxed pace and vibe of a Dubai Creek cruise, combined with the mouth-watering set menu and entertaining performances, can guarantee that you will have a memorable time.
2. Wake up for a desert safari tour
You can't come to Dubai and not experience a desert safari tour. In fact, there is no other way for you to have such a substantial experience of the Dubai desert. While the city of Dubai is incredible (with all its skyscrapers and mega malls), the heart of the city is in the desert — which explains why desert safari tours are the most requested type of excursion for travelers.
Your desert safari tour will include some dune bashing, a belly dancing show, a traditional Arabic barbecue, an opportunity to smoke shisha, as well as a set-up to watch the sunset from the perfect spot in the desert.
3. Indulge in a meal at the world’s tallest restaurant
Positioned on the 122nd level of the Burj Khalifa, At.mosphere is the planet's highest restaurant, and visitors can experience a fine dining meal at 442 meters above ground. Many people believe that no other restaurant in the world can compete with the experience that At.mosphere provides.
After all, when you combine a beloved menu offering gastronomical wonders with breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline and the Arabian Gulf, then you know you are in for a grand time.
Breakfast at At.mosphere is world-renowned and is fit for kings and queens. Additionally, high tea is exquisite, and dinner gives you a chance to indulge while watching the sunset over the city.
4. Spark your adventurous streak and take a hot air balloon ride over the desert
For those who want to see the infamous Dubai desert from a different vantage point, consider sparking your adventurous streak and taking a hot air balloon ride over the desert. There is no denying that when you are that high up in the sky, you will be presented with an incomparable look at the inherent beauty that circles Dubai.
Just picture it — the emerald green desert springs! The sand hills! The wandering camels, gazelles and oryx that are going about their daily business.
Ideally, you want to jump out of bed (early), grab a cup of coffee (or two) and be in a hot air balloon for sunrise.
By staying at the top desert resort in Dubai, you can rest assured that the highly knowledgeable concierge recognizes the best excursions for your itinerary and your interests.
5. Go on a voyage to the heart of the Dubai Miracle Garden
One of the lesser known "must-see" spots in Dubai is the Dubai Miracle Garden, a magical place which showcases millions of colorful and aromatic flowers. Reaching over 72,000 square meters, and featuring over 109 million flowers, this is the world’s most extensive natural flower garden.
Additionally, located in the same complex is the Dubai Butterfly Garden which is also the world’s most extensive indoor butterfly sanctuary, as it is home to over 14,000 butterflies from 26 species.
If you take the red Dubai Sightseeing Bus, it will stop right in front of the Dubai Miracle Garden.
Have you ever been to Dubai? Are you considering a vacation there soon? Let us know what intrigues you about this destination in the comments below!
Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of "Heartfelt Hospitality" and "Casual Luxury."
Site updated on 19. April 2021