Dubai is much more than sun, sand and shopping. For most avid travellers, Dubai is now a part of their travel bucket list. From state-of-the-art architecture to the mysterious deserts; from world-class shopping malls to excellent fine-dining options; from never-ending attractions to remarkable adventures, there's so much to do in Dubai. You could opt for a short getaway but to do justice to this city, you must at least spend 7-10 days exploring around. November to February is the perfect time to be here when the hot sun is at rest and cold winds with slight drizzles takeover.
Much more than Burj Khalifa
For those of you who know Dubai, a visit to Burj Khalifa would be mandatory on your checklist. But do you know about the several new attractions that are coming up in Dubai? From Theme parks like IMG world and Dubai Parks to Dubai Safari Park and The Dubai Frame, these irresistible attractions are to top your list.
Dubai Shopping Festival
From 26 December 2017, starts the shopping extravaganza known as Dubai Shopping Festival. From pop-up fashion shows, firework displays, mega sales, there's so much more. Besides all the great deals, DSF offers an array of dazzling entertainment as well. Other must visits in Dubai include the Global Village, La Mer and Al Fresco markets in Burj park.
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La Perle aqua acrobatics
If you are in Dubai and have not checked out La Perle, Dubai’s first permanent aqua-based show, you haven't done it all. With 65 world-class artists performing a variety of aqua and aerial feats along with the assistance of 70 specialised technicians, the show is a treat to watch.
Burj Khalifa laser show
For those of you who couldnt make it to the Burj Khalifa New Year’s laser show, there's a good news! Burj Khalifa laser show is to be repeated until March 31, 2018. ‘Light Up 2018’ is a must watch Guinness World Record-breaking laser show that lit up Downtown Dubai on New Year’s Eve.
It's time for some adrenaline rush
Dubai is now home to the world's largest indoor themed entertainment destination park called IMG world, and outdoor Hollywood, Bollywood and lego inspired theme parks called Dubai Parks and resorts. Apart from these, there are some spectacular water parks such as Aquaventure with once in a lifetime experiences such as swim with the dolphins waiting for you. Without a doubt, Dubai never runs out of exciting places to visit.
Shopping deals galore
From Dubai Mall to the Outlet mall, Dubai is your ultimate shopping destination. This is the perfect season to grab some striking deals from the retailers and brands.
Dinner in the sky
Dubai's Dinner in the Sky makes a once-in-a-lifetime experience but definitely not for the faint-hearted. This is one of the world’s most unique dining concepts. Enjoy a hearty meal at 50 metres above the ground, suspended in the sky.
Eat like a local
Experience the authentic Emirati meal at the Al Fahidi historic district. Learn about the cultural traditions of the United Arab Emirates over breakfast at Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding. Delve into the traditional Emirati culture over a delectable local meal on an engaging learning experience.
By Sheethal Vijay