Dirty 30 in Dubai. Last week I spent a few days in Dubai for my sister’s 30th. Although I had been to Dubai a few years ago, my sisters had never been so this was as good time as any to play tourist guide through the trip. We were there for five days which is plenty enough time to see what Dubai has to offer. So for anyone who has ever been interested in going to Dubai, I have put this quick travel guide together.
We stayed Al Salam Hotel Suites, Sheik Zayed Road. We wanted an apartment style hotel to give us the flexibility of cooking if we wanted to
Al Salam Hotel Suites is one I would definitely recommend. And for a few reasons.
This was my second time in Dubai, but this time I was with my sisters who are all different in terms of what they find fun. I was worried that we would get a little bit bored spending too much time just in the city, and I still feel that you possibly only need a three and a half days to see everything in Dubai itself, unless you really love to shop and want to see everything that you could possibly buy. But for me, there were a few highlights and activities to fill your time with.
Dubai is truly a metropolitan city. It has so much beauty, albeit heavily man-made.
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is definitely worth a visit when you’re in Dubai. It is probably fittingly Dubai’s most iconic destination hence it was at the top of the list for us. If you’re afraid of heights, however, it might be something you want to avoid
If you want to go further out of the city, this is the perfect trip for that. Worth every penny. In the sense that we got picked up directly from our hotel and got dropped off after the tour, so we didn’t have to organise transportation. The tour consisted of a camel ride (which I took a pass on), quad biking (which I was so good at), barbeque dinner and a belly dancing show.
If you ever want to see the whole of Dubai, this is probably the cheapest and quickest way you can do this. The concept is simple. You can hop on and off whenever you want and the buses are so frequent and run all day. We managed to go to the majority of the places we wanted from the Gold Souk, Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis Palm. Basically everywhere! It even included free entrance to museums as well as three free boat rides – INCREDIBLE!
What is more, we managed to also get two days for the price of one, which you can imagine made my day!
The good thing about Dubai is that the streets are almost lined with cafes and restaurants and then the malls have loads of restaurants to eat at.
Here are three restaurants that we visited, that I would recommend if you’re looking for somewhere to try:
Just a note, you may find that you spend a lot of time in the Dubai Mall like we did, but that’s simply because it’s so big and has so many good places to eat and shop. Don’t worry about that!
Dubai has been the very best. Totally delicious, wonderfully peaceful and you should all go immediately.
If you have any other questions related to Dubai that I haven’t mentioned, please leave them down below and I’ll get back to you!
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