Dubai is a city that we’ve all heard plenty about in recent years due to its growing popularity as a lavish resort to head to when you need some sun, sand, opulence and experiences to treasure. From so-called ‘seven-star’ hotels to adventures in the desert and on the water, underwater hotel suites, fine dining galore and upscale shopping to put a dent in anyone’s credit card, the city certainly has a reputation for its ‘go big or go home’ approach.
What is there to do in Dubai?
The low-lying city on the Persian Gulf coast of the UAE makes the most of its location by offering visitors the chance to enjoy beaches, sea life, water sports and a stay on one if its resorts that sit offshore on manmade islands, such as the incredible Atlantis, The Palm. The city also isn’t afraid to seek out new heights with its array of skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 830 metres high. Add to this a selection of ultramodern architecture, the famed Dubai Fountain, the water of which dances to light and music, and a bustling nightlife scene and you’ve certainly covered the highlights of this emirate city.
Delving further into what makes Dubai a must-visit destination, and it’s the range of places to see and things to do across the city that make it so appealing. One minute you can be snapping photos of the aforementioned fountain and Burj Khalifa at Dubai’s Downtown District, sightseeing at Dubai Marina the next, or heading south to The Empty Quarter to partake in some exciting activities in the desert such as a hot air balloon ride, a 4×4 ride around the sand dunes or even letting loose on a quad bike.
How to get around Dubai?
With all of the exploring that is no doubt going to be on your agenda on your visit to Dubai, you will be looking for the best possible way to get around the city. While you could hire a private car to drive you around or use public transport to get you from A to B, one way to ensure you make it around Dubai in style and on time is to hire your own car for the duration of your holiday.
Car rental firm Evolve is a great place to start your search for the perfect vehicle to ensure your stay in Dubai is a stylish one whenever you’re out exploring. From Lamborghinis to Mercedes and Rolls-Royce to Ferrari, there are a great selection of high-end cars to choose from to turn heads as you whizz past on your way to your next city hot spot. Whether it’s a Rolls-Royce Wraith, Dawn, Ghost or Cullinan, Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, Bentley Continental GT, McLaren 570S Spider Ferrari Portofino Rosso or other, it’s safe to say that once you’ve toured the city this way, you won’t want to go back to any other type of transportation.
How to spend your days in Dubai?
With your car safely in tow, the next question is how to spend your days in this wondrous city, full of upscale restaurants, extravagant hotels, cultural highlights and so very much more? First of all, make sure that you’ve booked yourself into one of the luxurious hotels that compete to be the best in the city. Top choices include the resplendent Burj Al Arab, which sits out to sea and resembles a sail, the aforementioned Atlantis, The Palm, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Palazzo Versace Dubai at Jaddaf Waterfront, and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Once you’ve enjoyed an early breakfast to set you up for the day, head off for a morning balloon ride to see the sunrise over the desert. Head back to the city centre to take in the highlights as mentioned above – the fountains and Burj Khalifa really are a must-see – before popping along to the souks and stopping to refuel for lunch.
Enjoy some fun at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark – especially fun for the younger ones or fun-seekers, head to Dubai Mall and get dressed up for a delightful dinner in one of the many upscale restaurants that grace the city. End your evening with a cruise, watch the sun set over the water and retire to your hotel suite for an action-packed holiday like no other.