Marhaba! Welcome to the glistening hub of the Middle East, where opulence takes an entirely new meaning. From camels to ferraris, you''ll be amazed at what this majestic city has to showcase. It''s hard to believe what was merely a barren desert not too long ago, is now a bustling city, home to people from every corner of the world. Get ready to witness and experience the wonder that is Dubai!
No visit to Dubai is complete without having a look at the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa. Make sure you catch the spectacular fountain show in the evenings here.
The adjoining Dubai Mall hosts a variety of attractions, including the Dubai Aquarium. If you really like aquariums, then do visit The Lost Chambers in Atlantis at The Palm Jumeirah. And for a taste of history, explore the Bastakiya area and visit the Dubai Museum.
Schedule a desert safari in advance, and if the weather permits, camp overnight amidst the dunes under a blanket of stars. For an absolute contrast, go skiing down a man-made slope at Ski Dubai. Finally, to finish off your adventure checklist, jump off a plane and skydive with a breathtaking view of The Palm.
Dubai is a melting pot of cuisines from different parts of the world. Amongst the various options, lebanese cuisine is a must-try - for the falafel, shawarma and manakeesh! Friday brunches are quite popular and shouldn''t be missed.
The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residences has innumerable restaurants to satisfy everybody''s taste buds. And the cupcake lover in you won''t be disappointed, especially with the infamous Magnolia Bakery located at Bloomingdales in The Dubai Mall.
Being one of the world''s favourite shopping destinations, there is no limit to what you can take back home with you. From exotic lamps at souks to glittering gold jewellery, you''ll discover a shopping paradise like no other.
A wide range of electronic products are easily available at competitive prices. The brand conscious will have nothing to complain about with a huge spread of designer stores all over the city.
Hotel apartments in the Bur Dubai area are reasonably priced. It is advisable to make bookings in advance during peak season. If you are in the mood to splurge, it goes without saying that there are innumerable luxurious options in the city, such as the iconic Burj Al Arab.
At the end of your holiday, your definition of comfort and luxury will reach a new level. Make sure the spoilt brat in you is under control when you go back home to reality!