It’s a place full of millionaires, sand and skyscrapers? Why visit Dubai? Well, there’s lots more to the city than this! Yes, the police car fleet may well include a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin and a Ferrari – but not everyone has a car like this. It has over 1300 skyscrapers, but so has Hong Kong. Of course, there’s a lot of sand – it is a desert area, after all.
What else is there? There are lots of beaches and watersports to choose from. Some are public beaches, some are hotel beaches. There’s lots of sand out in the desert, where you can do a safari by 4×4, by quad bike or on camel-back. You can go sand-boarding down the dunes. You can stay in a luxury resort at an oasis.
Back nearer to the city – the amazing new Dubai Parks and Resorts aims to rival Orlando, with Legoland and Legoland Water Park, Motiongate, Bollywood Parks and Riverland. Motiongate has in-branded entertainment from some of Hollywood’s biggest studios (Lionsgate, DreamWorks Animation and Columbia Pictures) – here you’ll also find a Smurfs Village. In Riverland, you’ll find restaurants and shops, alongside other events. Fireworks every Friday. Another theme park is IMG Worlds of Adventure – this one is indoors. It has zones for Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network as well as the Lost Valley where you can find dinosaurs.
Visit Dubai has a list of must-see attractions. These range from the obvious Burj Khalifa Tower to the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood where you can find out about Dubai’s past before tourists and oil transformed the Emirate.
Other attractions include Ski Dubai with over 22000 square metres of ski area. Located inside The Mall of the Emirates, where there are over 700 shops. Not even the biggest shopping mall in the Emirate – that honour belongs to the Dubai Mall where there are over 1200 shops as well as a skating rink and aquarium.
As for the hotels – so many spectacular ones! Just email me and I’ll suggest an itinerary for you while there and where to stay