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Indian Fashion Blog: Travel Diaries - Spectacular Dubai

Indian Fashion Blog: Travel Diaries - Spectacular Dubai

Dubai, nestled in the Persian Gulf, is one of the most spectacular and easily accessible places known for its modern architecture, nightlife scene, luxury shopping, manmade islands and underwater hotels. It is a cosmopolitan city and constitutes of local-born Emirates that make up only 12% of the population. 

Fun facts: 
1. Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, well-known for luxury shopping, its ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife. You can also explore and enjoy the man-made islands along with the beautiful Atlantis, the Palm Resort that offers a scenic view of the marine life. 

2. Burj Khalifa, an 830metre tall tower dominates the skyline. At its foot, lies the Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. 

The sand and the sunset. Breathtaking indeed! 
 That's above the clouds on 123rd floor, Atmosphere lounge at the top of Burj Khalifa 

 Dinner at The Mango Tree in Souk with Dubai fountains at the foot of Burj Khalifa. You can see fountains every half an hour in the evenings. That's healthy chicken, Thai green curry with brown rice. 
 Don't miss the Lebanese food here.
 Selfie at the touristy spot opposite to Atlantis, the Palm
 And that's the Dubai Skyline!
 Selfie on the way to the dessert safari 
Selfie with our gang from Capetown 

Travelling tips: - If you plan to visit Dubai during the end of December, then ensure you make your bookings beforehand. You can also plan it around Dubai Shopping Festival which happens every year in January. Weekends in Dubai begin from Thursday nights, so you should plan your visit accordingly. One must experience the delectable culinary delights and indulge in the lavish hotels in Dubai. Some of the accommodation options are JW Mariott Hotel and Citymax Hotel Dubai. 

JW Mariott Hotel offers deluxe rooms which are perfect for a high-end vacation and rejuvenation. It is in the vicinity of Hamarain Centre and Deira City Cente. You can pamper yourself with recreational amenities including the health club and indoor/outdoor pool. Some of the other amenities are limo/town service, spa, an express check-in, roundtrip airport shuttle service and a computer station. 

Citymax Hotel Dubai also offers standard rooms which are perfect if you looking for a wallet-friendly option. Smaller travel budgets shouldn't mean less comfort. At Citymax Hotels, part of the hospitality division of the Landmark Group, you can avail 4-star quality comforts, at 3-star rates in Dubai. The well-appointed rooms, extensive in-house dining & entertainment facilities and strategic location of the hotel make it convenient for both the business traveller and holiday maker.

- I loved the desert safari. Dune bashing, camel ride, belly dancing shows, camping and walking in the middle of the desert is an experience that you will cherish forever. 
- Dubai is a shopper's paradise and you will surely enjoy it. You can visit the Mall Of Emirates, the Ibn Battuta or even factory outlets in order to make the most of your shopping time. 
- Besides shopping, you can also visit the Aquarium and Souk Al Arab. Do not skip visiting the magical fountains which begin during evening time.  There is a skating rink as well. 
- We visited the Mall Of Emirates and Dubai Marina Mall, twice. I shopped a lot but I could have planned it better. 
- Splurge on gourmet food in lavish places with picturesque views. 
- Protein supplements are economical, half the cost you can avail in India. Therefore, hubby and I brought home, several boxes of Whey Protein.  
- If you appreciate architecture and lavish dining, then make a reservation at Burj-al-Arab, a seven-star hotel in Dubai. An afternoon tea is a must here. You can also relish the Friday brunch at some of the top-notch places such s Bubblicious at Westin Hotel, Al Qasr Hotel, Shangrila, etc for sumptuous delicacies.  
- Be wary of the cab fares. It is pretty expensive and you can make use of Dubai Metro services. 

The list of things you must do as a tourist:  
- The Burj Khalifa tour or dine at the Atmosphere Lounge above the clouds. The Burj Khalifa tour is an urban masterpiece, both in terms of its design and technology. You can experience the magnificent view of the city from the 134th floor, and it is recommended to book your visit a few days in advance.
- Desert Safari should be on your priority list.
- Spend a day at the Atlantis, The Palm - a resort with water and parks. Book the adventure trip or go swimming with the dolphins. 
- Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk and Dubai Marina is also something to look forward to.
- Dubai is a paradise for shoppers. Do not miss the Dubai mall, which houses a 22-screen cinema, indoor theme park and a giant aquarium. You can also enjoy the Dubai Fountain, where the shows start at 6 pm. Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountains are spectacular. Dine at the Souk with a view of the Burj Khalifa and the Magical Fountains. You will end up spending entire 
- Pay a visit to Madinet Jumeirah Resort, known as the Venice of the Gulf.

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1 comment:

  1. I loved Dubai! We went to the Burj Khalifa for breakfast and it was amazing!


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