5 Ways to Enjoy a Unique Dubai Experience
What was once a small fishing village is now a favoured destination for tourists, expats and businesses. Dubai has, in the 21st century, expanded at a phenomenal rate, with the number of British people now living there at 240,000. That alone is just under 10% of the Dubai population! Add in other nations enjoying the expat Dubai lifestyle and you’ll see a staggering 85% of the population have moved from their home country to enjoy the benefits of life in the UAE.
So, if you are choosing a life in Dubai or simply opting to visit, you will want to make sure you do not miss out on the unique opportunities Dubai has to offer. We have picked 5 of the best so you can fully enjoy your stay.
As the world’s tallest building, it’s clear that this would always be mentioned in any list. 163 floors tall, representing an amazing 2723 feet, it is a feat of architecture that needs to be seen. With observation decks on the 124th, 125th and 148th floor you are granted a stunning of Dubai and its accompanying skyline. Factor in the world’s largest fountain and beautiful gardens at ground level and you have a visual spectacular that all the family can enjoy.
A hotel fills its lower floors with offices, restaurants and residential spaces filling others.
Stepping back in time a little, the creek allows you to witness Dubai how it was and how it is all at the same time. Witness where traders bought in produce from far afield, and where they departed on long journeys to sell the wares of Dubai.
You can take a scenic boat ride down the creek and end up wandering the souks, taking you away from the 21st century for as long as you need it to. It can be a quite mesmerizing trip that doesn’t break the bank. Boat rides can be as cheap as 1AED (21p!). Look for the ABRA boats for these amazing prices. If you want to sail like a king though, you can take advantage of some much more extravagant trips that incorporate food and 5* travel.
Mall of The Emirates
A shopping centre wouldn’t necessarily be something high on the list of many when visiting another country – unless it had a unique appeal. Of course, the Mall of the Emirates has a huge variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment but it also features snow. With temperatures reaching as high as 41°C in summer, you wouldn’t expect to see the white stuff, but this snow never melts.
Ski slopes, chairlifts, penguins and a snow cinema – the Ski Dubai facility within the mall is truly amazing. You can have 1-2-1 encounters with penguins, take ski lessons from experts and wrap up under a blanket enjoying a film.
If skiing isn’t high on your list, the mall also offers ten-pin bowling and a fully immersive VR studio that sends you on adventures, from the past, present and underwater.
Much like the Burj Khalifa, this impressive construction is all about height. Standing at 1053 feet tall, this building is the world’s tallest and only 7-star hotel. At 7 stars, the price range for a night’s stay can be a little intimidating. With a cost of just under £12,000 for a night in a luxury suite it is no surprise that many prefer the exclusive tour. Inside Burj Al-Arab allows visitors to explore the splendour granted by this hotel. An underwater restaurant is accessed by a simulated submarine journey, further adding to the mystique that this hotel creates. A private beach allows guests to relax in their own peaceful haven.
Shaped like a sail that blows in the wind, the architecture of the building holds part of its allure. The prices at the Burj Al-Arab may put you off from staying the night when in Dubai, either a tourist or an expat. It is somewhere worth seeing though.
Dinner in the Sky
This is one of those experiences that is most certainly unique. Many of us like to go out and enjoy a nice meal. More often than not we will drive to our destination. Perhaps we will book a taxi, Or maybe we will even walk. If you choose to dine here, none of those are an option. You simply strap in and are raised 165ft in the air as chefs prepare your order from a first-class menu. You slowly rotate above Dubai, taking in stunning views as you enjoy high quality food. Famed for the romanticism it creates, the dinner in the sky has been home to many proposals and first dates.
Views that cannot be matched, and food that is out of this world. This is a truly unique experience but if you struggle with heights, you are better off eating elsewhere.
Dubai is highly favoured by expats. Its wealth of beauty, stunning landmarks, hot weather and history make it a haven for many. Expatriate Group have looked after the interests of expats from all around the world for many years. So, contact us today to discover more about health insurance in Dubai. Our free quote will give you peace of mind. With one-way travel insurance available too, we can keep you covered as you begin your new adventure.