You certainly can’t miss out on seeing the Burj Khalifa, officially the tallest building in the world. Experience one of the most breathtaking views available at the very top of this skyscraper. There are a number of observation decks, but the highest is by far the most impressive. Head back down 160 storeys and into the city to stop off at the Dubai Mall for the most incredible shopping trip of your life, with a wide range of high-end brand stores and luxury boutiques to choose from. Head to the centre of downtown Dubai and stop by the Dubai Fountain which features an incredible water dancing show with jet streams bursting 150 metres into the air. Shows take place in the mid-afternoon and at sundown every 30 minutes.
Dubai Food & Drink
While you’ll be able to find everything from American to Japanese inspired cuisine in Dubai, the authentic Arabian dishes are the real star of the show. Nicknamed the pizza of Dubai, Manousheh is thought to be one of the best street style foods in the city. This warm flatbread is filled with a number of traditional toppings such as salty cheese, fresh zaatar herbs and different meats or vegetables. Make sure you also sample the authentic falafel and hummus, as the chefs of Dubai have perfected both of these chickpea-based treats. During your stay, you can also enjoy Gahwa, traditional Arabic coffee, which is brewed in a beautiful coffee pot and served in dainty cups.
With both a vibrant city and golden desert to explore, your itinerary certainly won’t come up short on your holiday to Dubai. There are a number of ways to experience the Arabian desert. These include riding through the dunes on a 4WD vehicle while other safari tours offer you the chance to ride a camel, sample a traditional Arabian dish and even camp out underneath the unbelievably bright stars. The city, on the other hand, is home to an array of theme parks, including IMG Worlds of Adventure, one of the biggest indoor entertainment facilities in the world. Whether you prefer roller coasters or chilled out lazy rivers, you’re guaranteed to have a fun day out.