When you think of the United Arab Emirates, the first destination that comes to mind is Dubai, and with good measure. Dubai is the mecca of all things big and extravagant. A vacation there can be as lavish and incredible as you want to make it and below we have the top 5 must do’s while discovering this warm and unique place.
1. Sleep In The Tallest Building
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa sits at 828 meters with 163 floors. At least one night in the tallest building in the world is a must-do. Basically a destination in itself, you can eat dinner at the highest restaurant in the world on level 122, check out the world’s highest observation deck on level 148, sail the Dubai Fountain on traditional abra boats or enjoy the light shows on the weekends. You will be completely and fully entertained here but be quick, the next tallest building in the world is set to open in 2021.
2. Rent A Ferrari
There aren’t many places in the world where renting a Ferrari is an extremely normal tourist thing to do. You technically will stand out driving this luxury vehicle but at the same time, you’ll also blend in. Due to Dubai’s infrastructure, the streets are perfect to cruise along or you can head to the 12 lane roads to take her for a spin. Just remember the speed limit which is 120km/h.
3. Dubai’s Traditional Food
Dubai is the place to eat, and not just 5-star restaurants, but at some local joints serving up some great affordable cuisine. There are some great dishes to try while you are visiting. Margoogat, Al Machboos, Khameer, Tabbouleh, Manousheh are all must-tries, along with some sweet treats like Luqaimat and Kanafeh. You can check out this article on 7 must-eat traditional Emirati dishes
4. A Desert Tour
A Desert Safari Tour is a great way to see and experience a unique part of Dubai. You head out into the sand dunes and end up in a camp set up with a stage and areas to sit for dinner. You get to enjoy a buffet of Arabic food which includes dessert and unlimited, non-alcoholic, drinks. A camel ride and a photo with an eagle is also on the menu.
5. Visit Miracle Garden
Calling the Miracle Garden a floral dreamland is an understatement. This botanical garden on steroids boasts 72,000 sqm of incredibly beautiful flowers. You can enjoy Disney Avenue, lost paradise, a life-sized Emirates A 380 airplane, the floral castle, a butterfly, umbrella and heart passage, a giant teddy bear and an oversized flower clock. It really is a must-see while visiting Dubai.
Whether you are on a romantic weekend, a family vacation or even venturing out on your own, there are plenty of things to do and see. Dubai is a great destination for literally everything you can think of. Don’t be afraid to try something new; this definitely is the place to do it.
This is a guest post by Peter Harrison, Digital Marketing Specialist at Renty. He is also inspired by traveling, taking photos and occasional blogging while living a digital nomad lifestyle.