Your Luxury Travel Guide to Dubai
Updated: Jan 9
Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ largest and most populated city, even though it’s not the capital city. It's known for being a cosmopolitan city that boasts the world’s tallest building and largest manmade islands. It offers visitors a glimpse of the Middle East’s colorful world; the golden dunes of the deserts, the sparkling displays at Deira’s gold souk, the blue marinas with sleek white yachts, long stretches of white sand beaches, and the dazzling lights from towering sky scrapers.
Aside from all of these, the city also offers world-class hotels, diverse cuisines, unique activities, high-fashion shops, and once-in-a-lifetime activities. If you want the ultimate travel experience in Dubai, read on for more on what you can do in this City of Gold.
BEST TIME TO GO
Middle East is known to be one of the hottest regions in the world, where temperatures can reach up to 54 °C. The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months, from November and March. The weather is milder with an average of 22 °C, perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities.
There’s actually heavy tourist traffic on January and February because of the Dubai Shopping Festival, where you can score the best retail deals, as well as other raffles and prizes. There’s also a lot of fireworks and concerts around the city, and hotel rates tend to go really high. So if you’re planning to visit during these months, make sure you book in advance.
BEST WAY TO FLY
If you want to experience 5-star servicing during your flight, fly with Emirates. Nothing beats the service that you will receive when you fly with this airline. With its business class and first class, you can even get access to their lounge before your flight, where you can shower and finish up on some work, while indulging on sumptuous food and the best wine there is.
However, as time is very valuable, you can also opt in flying on a private jet and follow your own schedule. Now this will give you the utmost comfort and privacy in the skies! Imagine having your own living room or lounge more than 10,000 feet above; or being able to bring a lot more things with you (even your pet!); and having the entire plane just for you. If it’s your first time flying on a private jet, then make sure you read this for some of the best tips.
Just like most cities in the world, Dubai has public transportation available like buses, metros, taxis, and even water buses. However, this city is known for luxury cars, that even Dubai’s police fleet includes a Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW.
So if you really want to experience that luxury lifestyle that Dubai is famous for, the best way for you to get around the city without worrying about the rules, the best routes, or the traffic, is by renting a luxury car with a chauffeur.
WHERE TO SLEEP
As Dubai is known for its world-class hotels, there are actually a lot to choose from. If you’re into fashion, you can stay at the Armani Hotel, where you can experience authentic Dubai hospitality merged with Italian luxury and style. For the ultimate luxurious hotel experience however, make sure you check out Burj al Arab, known for having the finest services; from a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, access to a private beach, and breathtaking views, among many others.
But, if you want to experience something different other than staying in a hotel, then going to Palm Jumeirah may be your best option with the different lavish resorts to choose from - Atlantis, Anantara, Zabeel Saray, just to name a few. Or, if you want a luxury experience in the desert, then make sure you check out Al Maha Desert Resort nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies, and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
RESTAURANTS TO EAT IN
Dubai offers high-end restaurants with diverse cuisines to indulge in. If you’re looking for some fine dining, Bagatelle is the place to be, with its wholly French Mediterranean atmosphere and cuisine. But, if you want a whole European experience, make sure to check out Boca with its cuisines not just from France, but also from Italy and Spain.
If you’re craving for some Japanese cuisine, Ramusake is your best bet with their large selection of dishes and cocktail & sake menu. Or, you can also try something completely new and dine in Coya, where original Peruvian dishes are fused with mouthwatering flavors from Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish influences.
WHAT TO DO
This ultramodern city offers a list of diverse things to do. You can enjoy skydiving in Dubai and get a spectacular view of the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island, or you can spend some time with nature and have a desert safari experience with Platinum Heritage.
If you want to do some water sports, you can also head over to the Dubai Mall and go scuba diving in the Aquarium, or do some fun activities in Aquaventure in The Avenues at Atlantis Dubai. Or, you can simply enjoy a panoramic view of the city when you go for a yacht trip in the Dubai Marina. If you want to learn everything there is to know about yachting, click here.
You can also opt for a different kind of activity and immerse yourself with the city’s culture; Explore the Old Dubai where you can find hundreds of stores selling jewelry in the Gold Souk, walk the streets in the Dubai Creek, look back in time and visit Dubai’s past in the Heritage Village, and wander around the galleries of the Dubai Museum, where you can learn about the city’s housing, mosques, souqs, and the Bedouin life in the desert.
EXCLUSIVE CLUBS TO PARTY IN
Clubs in Dubai are mostly open from 10:00PM to 3:00AM, with 1:00AM being the prime time. Make sure you don’t miss out partying at MENA’s 1st outdoor rooftop club, White Dubai. You can also choose to chill, socialize and then dance into early hours at the Armani/Prive, designed by Giorgio Armani.
If you’re up for partying during the day, Dubai also hosts some of the biggest beach clubs in the world. Located on the beach of Ghantoot Al Jazira Island Hotel, Blue Marlin has made its way to UAE from its infamous home, Ibiza, where you can party by the turquoise waters. You can also check out Nikki Beach, located on the Pearl Jumeira, and enjoy the beach with some music, dining, fashion, and entertainment.
Wherever you’re headed to, make sure you dress to impress! Dubai definitely knows how to party in style.
SHOP TIL YOU DROP
With Dubai being known as a luxurious city, there’s no surprise that you will find the most high-end fashion brands in the world in their malls. The Dubai Mall will give you shops like Cartier, Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Harry Winston; while in the Mall of the Emirates, you can find brands like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Tiffany & Co, and Coach. Of course there are a lot more luxury and designer brands in these malls, so make sure you get your feet and your wallets ready!
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