Are you heading for an awesome holiday?? How great would it be to enjoy two different holiday destinations with a single trip?Yes, we are talking about stopovers. Airlines like Emirates and Etihad offers stop over at Dubai and you can explore a whole lot of Dubai at an affordable price within 2 days.
Visit Dubai Creek
The Dubai Creek flows between Bur Dubai and Deira. This place has a great historic significance and it offers a great insight on where trade with the outside world began more than a century ago. Don’t forget to take a ride on the traditional form of transport, abra – water taxi and cross the creek. You can also see boats, modern yachts, cabin cruisers as well.
From traditional dhows, historic houses, lively souks to modern buildings, Dubai Creek is the right place to perceive the real essence of Dubai.
Check out the old souqs along the creek side which made Dubai a trading capital.On Deira side, don’t miss to take a stroll through the Gold Souq where you can see shop windows shimmering with gold jewelry.There are over 300 shops selling a wide selection of jewelry made of gold, silver, diamonds and other precious stones. Also, there is Spice souk where you can get the best spices from all over the Middle East.On Bur Dubai side, you can find souq with a lot of textiles as well as souvenir shops.
Visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the World.It is open on all days of the week from 8:30 am to midnight.But the last entry is 45 minutes prior to closing.You can purchase the ticket at the ticket office near the entrance to At the Top on the lower ground of The Dubai Mall. You can even do prior online booking here and enjoy the Dubai skyline at your leisure.
Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and is a great place to hang out with lots of things going around. There is a cinema, aquarium, ice rink, Underwater Zoo and Dubai’s very own dancing fountain, which is the world’s largest choreographed fountain in front of the tallest building in the world ?? the Burj Khalifa.
Burj Al Arab
This famous sail-shaped hotel is the world’s only seven-star hotel.It is full of bars and restaurants.To visit the Burj Al Arab, either you need to be staying there or have advance reservations to eat at one of the restaurants or to have a drink at one of the bars.
Travel by open-top double-decker bus and explore Dubai
Buy 24 hours valid Big Bus Dubai Hop-on Hop-off tour ticket.This tour package includes sights of top Dubai attractions such as the BurjKahlifa, Jumeirah Beach Park, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Creek and more.A choice of two routes are available, namely City Tour or Red Route and Beach Tour or Blue Route and you can just hop-on and hop-off as many times whenever you like. Even recorded commentary by audio headphones is also available.
Skydive over the Palm
Looking for some adventure?? Then try one of the most thrilling activities in Dubai, the Skydive Dubai.You can have an awesome view of the palm islands plus a great lifetime experience as well.Skydive Dubai Palm is located between Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residences. The signed turn into the Palm DZ is before the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa.
There are many more things you can do here.You can go for a desert safari, dune bashing, camel racing or enjoy a desert feast with Arab barbecue or just relax by the beach.There are many tour companies offering some good stopover packages.Plan your trip ahead and spend your 2-hour stopover wisely at Dubai!!