Dubai is one of the most amazing cities on the planet. There is a wide range of activities and sights to see that can accommodate any budget. Before you pack your bags and head off to this magical place, here are top choices on what to do while visiting.
The Outdoorsy Types
If you love to be outdoors and enjoying a sport or the scenery, Dubai will be exceptionally pleasing to the eye and your love of sports.If golf is your game, golfscape books Dubai golf courses that are located throughout the area and each offering their own slice of heaven. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht club is perfect for those on a tight budget or you can go luxurious with Trump International Golf club to make you feel as famous as Jack Nicklaus. Although Dubai is a desert with extremely high temperatures in the summer, going from October to April is the best time for the outdoorsy types. That is when you will be able to do things such as skydiving, mountain biking, or reef diving. If you are less of a thrill seeker, you can do some camping or hit one of the many beaches they offer. Jumeirah and Black Palace Beach are top favorites amongst the tourists.
Enjoy the Food
The philosophy behind “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” couldn’t be truer than in Dubai. Eating like the locals is fairly easy. While visiting Dubai you may get the chance to try camel meat. Yes, they do eat camel! Stuffed camel is a traditional wedding feast for some in Dubai. Given the ginormous amount of food in this dish, you may be more likely to find it in burger form outside of large gatherings. If camel meat isn’t quite your bag, you won’t go wrong with shawarma. Shawarma is the country’s most famous food and can be found literally everywhere. Traditionally made with lamb or chicken and is combined with sauces, seasonings, pickles and tomatoes all wrapped in an Arabic Roti (a type of bread). Al Machboos is another fantastic dish to dry. It is a rice dish that includes meat, dried lemon, and onion. Restaurants will vary with spices and it is slow cooked to perfection. If all of these foods sound too exotic for your taste buds, never fear. Many restaurants offer fare from other countries (including America) that will keep your belly full.
Enjoy the Sights
Dubai is home to some of the most amazing structures in the world. Take a day just to wander around and see the amazing architecture and the skyline it creates. Millions travel to Dubai so it makes for a unique melting pot environment for the people watchers. You will run into so many cultures, you may lose count! The Dubai Fountain is another spot to check out for an amazing water display. The fountain is choreographed into an amazing show. Most shows start in the afternoon and are spread out over the day. Anyone can watch them for free, but you can purchase tickets for a special viewing platform that will bring you up close and personal. The fountain is located at The Dubai Mall, the largest mall you could ever possibly visit. It is so large that you can shop, go ice skating, eat, stay in a hotel, and visit an aquarium. The shopping is high-end, the food covers every ethnicity possible, and the entertainment is vast. The Dubai Mall could become your entire vacation!
No matter what you choose to do in Dubai, it is easy to find deals to make the vacation an affordable one. Know what your budget is, find discounts and deals on the internet and with a travel agent (package deals can save you tons!), and stay within budget. Remember, you won’t be able to do it all. It will be your excuse to go back for another visit.