Check out the complete travel itinerary for Dubai. Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the most populous city in the country, famous for its towering buildings, extravagant architectural works, seven star hotels that are designated as a separate attraction (some are submarine) and artificial islands.
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In the city, you will be enchanted from beginning to end, as you can relax on a beach with natural beauty in the morning, ski in the afternoon on the largest indoor track in the world and at the end of the day still venture through the desert in a 4 × 4, ending the evening in an authentic dinner with camel rides and typical dance shows.
Check out the complete travel itinerary for Dubai
When to go to Dubai
The best season to get to know the city is in winter, between November and March, when temperatures are around 25 ° C (yes, it’s a very hot winter). Already in the summer, from June to September, the thermometers reach 50 ° C and the heat is beyond bearable.
Also, the tip here is that before scheduling the trip you do a good research on Ramadan, which is the holy month for the Islamic religion where Muslims and Westerners are segregated, so the trade closes and it is still forbidden to eat, drink and smoking on the street in regard to the daily fasting they do during the period.
What are the best tours to do in Dubai?
There are several attractions that you will fall in love with!
1. Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates is very famous not only for being an extremely luxurious mall with more than 500 renowned designer stores, but also for the incredible Ski Dubai, designed with artificial snow that has several slopes for ice skating. Take appropriate clothes for the activity, since although Dubai is always a hot city, the temperatures inside will be very low.
2. Palm Jumeirah
Ever heard of the famous palm-shaped island in Dubai? Called Palm Jumeirah, this is an artificial archipelago that offers apartments, houses, hotels and luxurious resorts surrounded by private beaches.
Among the most famous are the Atlantis hotel, whose spectacular architecture houses a fun water park, several luxury shops and an aquarium with more than 65 thousand species of fish.
3. Burj Khalifa
With 828 meters of height and 160 floors, the Burj Khalifa is considered the tallest building in the world and offers fantastic views of the city, so be sure to take a full tour of the skyscraper’s top.
4. Dubai Mall
Aimed as the largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall has about 1200 stores, several renowned brands and other more affordable brands, spectacular restaurants, and also offers one of the largest aquariums in the world, ice skating rink, dancing waters, among other different attractions that are not to be missed.
5. Dubai Museum
It is worth visiting the Dubai Museum, because in it you find a whole historical context that shows how a region that was once only a desert managed to become one of the most modern and developed cities in the world.
It is located in a space that once was a fort and has several multimedia panels and super interesting murals detailing both the development of Dubai as well as the lifestyle of the Arab people.
6. Jumeirah Mosque
This mosque is undoubtedly one of Dubai’s most popular landmarks, as it is extremely beautiful – especially when illuminated at night – and boasts incredible Islamic architecture, built from white stones.
In addition, the Jumeirah Mosque is the only one in the city that accepts non-Muslim guests six days a week (but women must cover themselves with handkerchiefs during the visit). The complete tour takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
7. Desert Safari
Desert safari is an unforgettable tour that you can not forget to include in the itinerary of the trip, because in it you adventure in a 4 × 4 car during the afternoon, passing through breathtaking landscapes with orange sands and following to an Arab tent, where the preparation of a special dinner with the right to the presentation of belly dances takes place.
8. Gold Souk
The gold market is another fascinating place you should know, for there you will find several gold and precious shop windows, one more charming than the other. The quantity and variety of jewelry are outstanding and the prices are super inviting. Usually, you can even trade.
9. Al Bastakiya
This is the oldest district of Dubai, which is full of charm and marked by outdoor dance performances, historic houses, art galleries, museums, shops, cafes, restaurants, venues for events and inns. Other highlights of the region are the typical “Towers of Wind”, which function as ancient natural fans, and narrow alleys that intertwine resemble labyrinths.
10. Spice Souk
The Spice Market is a must see and you will be amazed at the amount of seasonings, ingredients and condiments used in the local cuisine. In addition to having a delicious scent, the market also offers good shopping options for perfumes, pashminas and other items from the Arab universe.
Where to stay?
The options of hotels are quite varied, since although the city has been designed for a luxury tourism, there are also others with more reasonable prices.
1. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
The Burj Al Arab is Dubai’s most expensive hotel, which is also considered one of the most luxurious in the world. It is situated on an artificial island, shaped like a sail by boat and the main tourist spot in the city.
2. Atlantis The Palm
The Atlantis The Palm is an extremely luxurious hotel located on a private beach, with an incredible water park and many other attractions.
3. Grosvenor House
The Grosvenor House is a 5 star hotel also situated on a private beach. It features a full-service spa, nightclub, 8 restaurants and 2 poolside bars.
4. Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Located next to Burj Khalifa, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road is a 4-star hotel offering 3 restaurants, a gym, massage rooms and rooftop terrace.
5. Novotel World Trade Center
With a 4-star structure, Novotel Wold Trade Center has 2 bars / lounges, a restaurant, a health club, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a conference center.
6. Armani Hotel Dubai
The Armani Hotel Dubai is very well located, super luxurious and offers conveniences such as full service spa, bar / lounge, outdoor pool, night club and a wellness center.
7. Grand Hyatt Dubai
In addition to a beautiful luxurious structure, the Grand Hyatt Dubai offers no less than 14 restaurants, a spa, an indoor pool, 4 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub and outdoor tennis courts.
8. Hotel Ibis Dubai
In addition to 2 restaurants, the Ibis Dubai hotel is located close to the beach and offers services such as breakfast, daily room cleaning and transfer.
Where to eat well in Dubai?
Chic options and also stripped down!
1. Ahlan First Class Lounge
The Ahlan First Class Lounge is famous for its impeccable service, friendly staff and wonderful super varied food.
2. Dubai Fish Hut Restaurant
The Dubai Fish Hut is an excellent restaurant with top quality food and huge variety. Besides the impeccable service, the price is also super fair.
3. Operation: Falafel
For those who want a good and cheap snack, Operation: Falafel is a great option, because the food is delicious and the service is excellent, besides being a good value for money.
4. Armani / Amal
Despite being more expensive, the Armani restaurant is another amazing place that offers a perfect quality food with great service. In addition, it is a very beautiful and exquisite environment.
5. Bombay Brasserie
In addition to the wonderful view of the Burj Khalifa, Bombay Brasserie offers delicious Indian food, impeccable service and a super friendly atmosphere.
6. La Petite Maison
The restaurant La Petite Maison is small and very intimate, which is not very common in Dubai. It offers high quality French food, has a fair price and a very charming atmosphere.
Are you waiting for what to plan your next vacation in Dubai? It is an incredible destination that you can enjoy as a couple, with family, with friends or even alone, since they are memorable programs for all tastes and pockets!