How to Get There
Places to Stay
With stunning architecture and design, world-class cuisine, personalized services and excellent facilities, Park Hyatt Dubai is a leading hotel and a premier venue in the city.
Surrounded by a city of opulence (sometimes to the point of gaudiness), Armani Hotel Dubai was in a class all its own, having inherited the high-end, elegant, and modern style of its namesake.
Atlantis The Palm Dubai
Discover some of the most elegant hotel rooms in Dubai, designed to immerse guests in absolute comfort and unparalleled luxury.
Where to Eat & Drink
Having cocktail hour in the At.mosphere Burj Khalifa lounge overlooking downtown Dubai is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s definitely worth toasting to!
Set in the courthouse of an old traditional Emirati house, Arabian Tea House cafe offers a mix of the simple and traditional snacks and beverages snacks of the region as well as modern food and beverages like juices, salads, pastries.
Places to Shop
Located in the Deira area of Old Dubai, the gold, textile, and spice souks were some of the highlights of my trip. I practically filled my entire memory card in these vibrant markets. It was like stepping out of a time machine when compared to the skyscrapers downtown, but in the best way. Haggling with the friendly stallholders over the price of gorgeous fine jewelry, the softest fabrics, and fragrant spices was like a fun game– with the prize being keepsakes that I will treasure always as a symbol of our trip.
Things to Do
Ski Dubai is located in Mall of the Emirates and was the first indoor ski resort to open in the Middle East. It contains five runs (varying in difficulty from bunny slopes to a black run, and freestyle area for snowboarders) with 22,500 square meters of snow.
Seawings provides unique air sightseeing excursion and private charter to destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Sir Bani Yas.
If you could do only one thing while visiting Dubai, it should be a desert safari. Our Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari from Arabian Adventures was something I’ll never forget, and epitomized the magical quality of the city for me.