Dubai is one of the busiest cities in the Middle East. There are so many things to do in Dubai all year round. Every inch of Dubai is a marvel of old palaces, village towns, skyscrapers and lavish hotels. When someone plans a Dubai holiday, there are never ending activities that one can experience in Dubai. Although there are tons to do in Dubai as a tourist, there are these top three tips to put in your list when you go on a Dubai excursion.
Shop Till You Drop
Dubai houses several high-end boutiques and brand shops, jewelry, spice markets, electronic technology products and many more. When you are the type of tourist that is into shopping for bargain finds rather than getting out and looking at cultural stuff, then Dubai is your shopping heaven- no sales tax! The city transforms itself into one big market when the “Dubai Shopping Festival” takes place in the whole month of January every year. You can stay in one of the hotels in Deira near the gold and spice souk in Bur Dubai. Cafés and more shops are also available.
Cruising Through The Dhow
Your trip to Dubai is incomplete without a ride on the dhow. This is typically a wooden, Arab sailing vessel that traders used to market their goods. This includes fruits from the Arabian Peninsula and Pakistan and India, and including the Eastern part of Africa. If you travel with your loved one, it is wise to book a dhow cruise that sets sail at supper time 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Experience having dinner on board the dhow while listening to Arabian music under the full moon and the stars. You can choose from sumptuous meals or a continental buffet dinner. Through this cruise, you will tour Dubai and marvel at its rich past and modern architecture- a quintessential symbol of Dubai.
Journey Down Memory Lane
To get an insider’s scoop about how Dubai started and worked its way up to one of the most famous cities in the world, visit the Dubai Museum. Here, one is shown about the history of the place from being a Bedouin and pearl diver territory all the way to the modern Dubai that it is today. The museum is located at the restored Al Fahidi Fort- one of the oldest architecture attractions in the city.
Take a trip to the late Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum’s House in Burj Nagar and witness royalty in Dubai. These are one of the heritage places visited by countless tourists every year. If you are interested in Bedouin life, you can explore the heritage village at Hatta situated about 115 kilometers south of Dubai- up on the Royal Hatta Mountain.