Dubai, previously thought of as a simple stopover on the way to another holiday has now entered the spotlight as one of the top holiday destinations, and is most definitely worth the long layover! So, what do you do if you only have one weekend to enjoy this exciting city before moving onto the next country? Easy – you simply make sure you visit the three attractions listed below before heading back onto that plane!
Eat Fish (with the Fish) at Atlantis The Palm
Looking for a unique dining experience like no other? Then we suggest you book yourself a table at Atlantis The Palm’s most famous Dubai restaurant, Ossiano. What makes this culinary experience unlike no other Dubai restaurants, is the view. Enjoy superb fare and excellent service while watching marine life swim by in the underwater aquarium inside the venue! The food is exceptional, the view, calming and if you’re lucky, you will catch some of the live music acts in the (seafood) mix too!
Experience Great Heights at the Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the highest artificial structure in the world, standing 829.8 metres tall. So, what do you do when you’re in the same city as the tallest building in the world? You enjoy a birds’ eye view, of course! The dark elevator ride rushing to the top reveals light at the end of the tunnel in the form of floor to ceiling glass windows. Experience a 360 degree view of downtown Dubai and enjoy the educational videos about the building and the city as you make your way through the world-famous attraction.
See Sand for Miles with a Dubai Desert Adventure
There are various activities that you can enjoy out in the warm sun and sand dunes. Ride a friendly camel, enjoy a thrilling 4X4 drive, meet a majestic falcon or even stay in a luxurious tent for the night. The packages are varied and expansive and will suit anyone’s pocket and time frame. This is one of the best ways to see the other side of Dubai and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours (if you can take the heat, that is!)
These are only a few of the exciting activities available when visiting Dubai. Adventure parks, museums and excellent Dubai restaurants are in close proximity to the airport and hotels, waiting for you to explore the city alone, with friends or with your family!