What to Expect
Dubai is definitely unlike any other city you’ve seen before – it screams extravagance in every sense of the word, with its fantastic architecture, malls and public spaces designed in a modern and futuristic manner, and glamorous sights and sounds you won’t find anywhere else. Dubai has so much to offer and it’s hard to pack it all into just a couple days of travel. But if around three days is the travel time you can offer, this is a little guide to help you make the absolute most out of your stay in the so-called “City of Gold.”
How to get to Dubai
You can get to Dubai via their two airports: Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. You can get some of the best deals on تذاكر طيران (airline tickets)
What to See in Dubai
The Burj Khalifa is an absolute must-see during your first visit to the city, seeing as how it’s claimed the world record title as the tallest building in the entire world! At a total of 160 storeys and almost a thousand meters in height, it’s the best place to get a bird’s eye skyline view of the city sights down below. You can book tickets to as high as the 125th floor – and even as high as the 148th floor if you’re okay with paying extra money. The priceless and once-in-a-lifetime sights are definitely worth seeing. To get the most bang for your buck, it’s best to book your tickets far ahead in advance because the prices are more affordable that way. While you’re already in the downtown area, you can also check out the Dubai Mall for some luxurious shopping.
For souvenirs, dining out, and general shopping, Souk Madinat is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. They have a mixture of all sorts of items, ranging from spices and local delicacies from traditional Arabian stalls and shopping stands, to luxurious boutiques and high-end stores. To top off the day you can also take a scenic Abra ride through the Dubai water system and snap pictures of the city’s stunning architecture and streets with ease.
Of course, being in a desert, Dubai is home to wonderful sandy beaches. Aside from lounging on the shore and admiring the stunning waters, there are lots of rental shops along the coastline where they can let you borrow equipment for paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and wakeboarding. The view of the Dubai horizon from Kite Beach is definitely something to marvel at as well.
Dubai Desert Safari
If you have an entire day to spare, it’s definitely worth it spending it at the Dubai Desert Safari. You can check out their variety of deals which include not only a tour through Dubai’s sandy, sunset orange deserts, but also horse riding, dune bashing, sand boarding, camel riding and much more!
Excited to visit Dubai?
For all the more of a memorable experience, it’s best to book from a travel partner that prioritises customer experience and value for money. الخطوط السعودية (Saudi Arabian Airlines) is one of the most trusted airlines when it comes to booking flights in the region, most especially Dubai.
Dubai is an incredibly rich and diverse city with lots to offer, so it can be hard fitting in so much in so little time – but this guide is a great primer to some of the most unforgettable spots in the glamorous city for an experience you’ll never forget.