The Ultimate Guide To Your First Trip To Dubai
Dubai is one of the most exciting places you can visit – offering beautiful beaches, fantastic skyscrapers, extreme levels of luxury, and opulence. In my latest lifestyle blog article, I will suggest helpful tips and what essentials you need to plan your first trip to this iconic city.
The Dubai International Airport is famed as one of the busiest in the world, and as such, you can reach the city directly from almost anywhere. If a hectic arrival is not something you want to endure, then instead consider taking a P&O Cruises holiday that stops off in Dubai, which will make your trip much more calming and relaxing (a better start to your dream vacation!).
Once you are in Dubai, you will find numerous ways to get around the city, including a huge fleet of taxis, ride-sharing services, or even the ultra-modern Dubai Metro.
After seeing the endless plethora of videos and photos of trips to Dubai, it is natural to believe that every hotel is ridiculously expensive; however, this is not entirely true. Dubai offers accommodation to fit all budgets and needs, from the high-flying 5-star extravaganzas you see on social media all the way down to budget hostels and everything in between.
If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime and an overall memorable experience, then you can choose to stay at the Burj Al Arab, which is the only seven-star hotel in the world. This hotel is not for the faint-hearted, with a price point of £6000 per night for the ultimate suite, and even standard rooms cost an eye-watering £1000 per night).
Sights And Attractions
Visiting Dubai will be the ultimate adventure, and you will want to cram in as much as possible while you are there. Why not start by visiting the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building that allows you to view the entire city from its high-rise observation decks – if you plan ahead, you can even watch the world-famous Dubai Fountain show from this perfect vantage spot!
If shopping is your thing, you have certainly come to the right place! The Dubai Mall includes 1,200 retail outlets providing customers with everything they desire, including fashion, electronics, quirky and unusual gifts and luxury designer brands. Alternatively, you can check out the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo if you enjoy wonderful and exotic animals and creatures.
The Dubai Marina also features lovely restaurants, striking skyscrapers and breathtaking views across the waterfront. You can opt for a casual walk with your partner down the promenade or even a boat trip down the Dubai Marina Canal (remember to have your camera ready for the beautiful sights available). For a truly culture experience, you could even visit the Old Town.
Even though Dubai is a popular destination and renowned cosmopolitan city, it is crucial to be aware of the local customs and traditions. Dress modestly in public areas, especially if visiting religious locations. Be mindful not to show too much affection to your partner in public, and alcohol is only allowed in specific licensed venues. As long as you pay attention and respect the rules, you can safely enjoy your vacation in the sun.
With these tips at your disposal, you can easily have a fantastic time in Dubai! Now get ready for your trip and start packing! Have you been to Dubai before, or is it somewhere new you’d love to visit? Let me know! I’d be happy to hear in the comments section below.