Warm, golden desert, glistening blue waters, sky-high structures, extravagant shopping and rich history and culture; are some of the many amazing and unique features that make Dubai one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. One of the wealthiest, most lively cities that makes one of the seven emirates of the UAE, Dubai has long enjoyed the reputation of being the most advanced and tourist-friendly of them all. Although a little conservative, the people of Dubai are known for their cordial natures and generous attitudes, which will make you feel welcome, no matter which part of the world you come from. If you’re looking for an exciting and versatile destination that offers culture, adventure, affluence, food, and natural beauty, Dubai is the place to be.
Holidays to Dubai have a lot to offer. It is a year-round destination but can be quite hot at the peak of summer, so it is always advisable to check if the temperatures are manageable on an individual basis. The months from November to March offer the best climate to enjoy a warm and pleasant holiday in Dubai. For those who are yet to experience this luxurious Arabian jewel, here’s a glimpse of some of the best, most unique things about Dubai:
The Incredible Desert Experience
It’s impossible to picture Dubai without the impressive Arabian desert in the backdrop. Before the rise of the bustling city we know today, Dubai was mostly a desert. While majestic skyscrapers and extensive road networks cover most of the city now, you can still enjoy the original natural beauty of the Arabian desert. Take a desert safari to enjoy surreal vistas and the warmth of the sand or jump on a hot air balloon to witness the magnificence of the desert from above. Either way, you are bound to have a memorable experience that will leave a lasting impression. There are plenty of other desert excursions for adventure lovers such as falconry, dirt bike riding, dune bashing, sandboarding and more.
Traditional Emirati heritage is at the heart of Dubai’s rich and diverse culture. You will get to see its reflection in everything from the locals’ food and hospitality to the Arabic art, architecture, and recreational activities the locals enjoy. Your holiday to Dubai would be incomplete without enjoying the traditional Arabic coffee called gahwa, and dates, under their customary sitting places called Majlis.
Exceptional Sightseeing & Attractions
Dubai is filled with monuments and attractions that have made records for their unique features and attributes. There is plenty to see and experience at every corner. From world-class shopping malls, beautiful old markets, and mammoth amusement parks to magnificent skyscrapers, 7-star hotels and opulent galleries, Dubai has enough attractions to keep you on your toes every day of your holiday. It offers a unique amalgamation of modern and traditional attractions and places that will give you a taste of both, the old and the new at their best. Here is a list of some of the must-see attractions to explore on your holiday to Dubai:
- Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Fountain
- Dubai Frame
- Dubai Mall
- Bastakia (Old Dubai)
- Deira Souks (Traditional Markets)
- Dubai Museum
- Ras – Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Al Shindagha Museum
- Dubai Creek
Although a desert city by origin, Dubai is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches you’ll find in the UAE. The shimmering blue waters and silky, golden sand will provide a perfect backdrop for a relaxing day at the beach. Depending on where you are staying, you could have a room overlooking a beach, making it easily accessible whenever you wish to visit. Otherwise, there are several marvellous beaches in Dubai that you can include in your itinerary. Here are our top picks:
- The Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Open Beach
- Marina Beach
- Kite Beach
- Al Mamzar Beach
- The Palm Jumeirah
- Umm Suqeim Beach
- La Mer Beach
Delectable Arabian Food
Dubai is a food lover’s paradise. It is filled with restaurants and eateries that not only offer a variety of food choices from all cuisines of the world but is also home to food joints that offer a range of delicious local dishes. From tasty savoury delights like Shish Touk, Manakish, Shawarma and Falafel, to appetizing sweet treats of Labneh, Umm Ali and Kunafa, there are plenty of Middle Eastern food options to try on your holiday.
Dubai is an ideal holiday destination for a good reason. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, friends, or family, it has all the elements to help you enjoy a relaxing yet exhilarating holiday. If you are yet to visit this crown jewel of the Middle East, plan your 2021 holiday to this exciting destination with ETW Travel. Our Dubai experts will superbly curate and plan a fantastic holiday to Dubai that is exactly as per your expectations. Get in touch to know more.