Dubai is truly a special city and I’m grateful I was able to spend a whole 2 months there. When arriving in Dubai, I originally planned to stay for 1 month. However, I quickly realised there was so much see and experience in this city and I wanted to extend my stay. There is a huge amount of sightseeing attractions. Such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek, Dubai Fountain, Museums, Mall of the Emirates and so much more. I had to write out a full itinerary to ensure I got to visit these magnificent places. The ultra-modern architecture in Dubai will leave you astonished and the incredibly lively nightlife will definitely take its toll on your sleeping pattern. There’s one thing for certain, you’ll have a great time in Dubai whatever you decide to do. But here are a few of my favourite places to visit/ things to do for some inspiration.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. So you have to give this a visit! It features astonishing 160 floors and stands at 828 metres (if you’re afraid of heights, I’d give it a miss). The views are absolutely incredible. From the top floors, you will overlook the whole city and it’s extremely impressive seeing the whole of Dubai from up high. Especially at night time when all the buildings are lit up. It’s probably Dubai’s most iconic landmark and is definitely one to tick off the bucket list.
The Dubai Fountain
I visited the Dubai Fountain one evening and had the most incredible experience. This fountain is the tallest performing fountains in the world (it shoots water up to 600 feet). The fountain shows are so captivating and special and you can really feel the magic of Dubai. Each performance is fantastically choreographed to different musical tracks. The shows take place regularly and will last for 3+hours. I would strongly recommend visiting in the evening. So you can enjoy the magic of the nighttime lights and the light show in the background on the Burj.
Dubai Red Tunes Tour
This was my most memorable experience in Dubai. I strongly recommend anyone to take this tour for an action-packed and fun-filled day. You’ll be taken to the desert for 6 hours of entertainment. First, you will stop off at the desert dunes to explore. You’ll be given the opportunity to ride a quad bike across the dunes (don’t worry an instructor will show you how). Once you’ve practised your skills, the instructor will offer to take you to a more hilly part of the dunes. So, if you’re feeling adventurous and like challenging yourself – this tour is for you! The views in the desert are incredible, especially if you stick around for sunset.
This might not be to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love skiing. Dubai is an extremely hot country and it can sometimes get unbearable. So, for anyone looking for a little break from the sun, head over to Ski Dubai. It’s located in the Dubai Mall of the Emirates and is the 3rd largest indoor ski slope in the world. It’s so realistic and even features an indoor stairlift. Who said you can’t have snow and sun in the same place? There will be many qualified ski instructors to help you perfect your skills on the slope.