4 Things you cannot miss while in Dubai
Dubai is a land of adventures. Travelling to Dubai is like being transported back in time and the old world charm of this city will make you go gaga over this place for sure!
Ski Dubai – Mall of the Emirates
Snow dunes in the desert! In Dubai? It is possible! And all this in one of the largest malls in the world! Among the many crazy things you can do in this city, snowboarding at Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates is by far the craziest. Over 20,000 square meters of indoor ski slopes with ski lifts and a climate of proper winter makes it a sight to behold. Here you can slide down the slopes, play in the snow or simply take a hot chocolate at the bar. You need not to bring anything here as there are plethora of renting opportunities here.
Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Marina
Built in recent years, Dubai Marina is full of spectacular skyscrapers that light up at night, while next door is the walk Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The Marina and JBR make a city within the crowded city and are great examples of contemporary architecture, cafes and nice bars (ideal for watching people), luxury hotels and some of the best restaurants in the city, among which are the Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill Frankie Dettori and Gary Rhodes Twenty10.
During the day, the views are as impressive as night and many people go to the Marina to run. Behind the Hotel Address, you can take the Dubai ferry which is a popular attraction for visitors and locals as it takes you past the sea to the famous Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah – artificial island. The ferry drops you off at Creek area, just off Bur Dubai; where you can experience the old Dubai, having tasted the new.
Safari in the desert
A desert safari is an opportunity to get closer to what life was like in the Bedouin years. There are many companies that offer safaris in the desert, but it is better to compare before booking. If you are looking for adventure, commit to driving over the dunes, watching hawks fly and dream of adventures in the desert. Back to the camp at sunset is a magical experience. Sitting in the dark with the stars shining on your head is a great pleasure.
If you like the colors and oriental fragrances do not miss the historic souks of Dubai. Among fabrics and rare spices, there is much to buy. But more typical, no doubt, is the Gold Souk, the largest market in the world dedicated to gold. A large wooden door will give you access to a number of windows of glittering and affordable jewelry. If something catches your eye, dare to haggle. Make sure that the trader gives you a good discount.
Dubai is a city for the free and adventurous spirit and once you visit it for the first time, your soul will call for this place for the rest of your life.