Dubai home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa and a stirring mixture of profound tradition and ambitious futuristic vision. Dubai is a top retail haunt that hosts not one but two huge annual shopping festivals. Dubai’s shape-shifting party spectrum caters for just about every taste, budget and age group. From flashy dance temples, sleek rooftop terraces and sizzling beach clubs, Dubai delivers hot-stepping odysseys. Dubai is a bustling microcosm peacefully shared by cultures from all corners of the world.
The Famous Gold Market
Although rooted in Islamic tradition, this is an open society where it’s easy for newcomers and visitors to connect with myriad experiences. Markets (like the famous gold market) pepper the area, small shops line the streets, and you can get lost in a maze of alleyways. Take a boat across the river, wander aimlessly, visit the Dubai Museum, eat at some of the traditional restaurants, explore the art district, and see Dubai as it is.
A great place to sunbathe and stroll along the boardwalk. There are lots of shops to visit, and there is even an outdoor movie theater. Barasti is a dynamic outdoor bar full of locals and expats. There’s a huge dancefloor, sheesha smoking, eat at a food truck vendor, and many different lounge areas.
Go deep sea fishing on a boat or visit the Jumeirah Mosque. Most of the hotels along the Jumeirah coastline offer a scuba experience free of charge and after you dry off then take a guided tour of the mosque which begins every day at 10am. Go to an open-air cinema experience at the Galleria Mall, Wafi Mall, Cinema Akil, and Reform Social and Grill. Book a camel tour to see one of the most beautiful stretches of desert in the world, which surrounds Dubai.