Dubai International Airport has long held its place as one of the most popular transit destinations, consistently attracting large number of passengers year after year. You’ve probably flown through the city at least once during an international flight, right? If you haven’t had the chance to plan a vacation in the city, but you do have a long stopover, then follow our top reccomendations of what you should get up to before your next flight!
Yeah you know the world’s tallest building in the world… well, it wouldn’t be a trip to Dubai if you don’t head to the top at least once. Head over to their website for prices and to purchase tickets, they vary slightly depending on the floor level that you want to go to. If you want to get the cheapest option available, then don’t worry because the view is still just as magnificent and you’ll be more than 120 stories up in the sky.
One of our favourite places to go to in Dubai, the souk is a mixture of traditional style with some modernism and there’s plenty of souvenirs, knickknacks, pashminas, jewelry and much more to purchase. You can also practice your bargaining skills, because all of the vendors tend to give higher prices knowing that people will always try to negotiate. It’s quite fun actually! You’ll also find tons of other things to do, to find out what they are refer to our guide around Souk Madinat.
Downtown Dubai & Fountains
Our guide to discovering Downtown Dubai (which includes the massive Dubai Mall) and the singing Fountains are all you need if you decide to come to this super aesthetic and relitavely newer part of Dubai. The Fountain is absolutely mesmerizing as the water lights up and sways differently depending on the song. It’s also one of the most popular spots for taking pictures, because the backdop is beautiful. The Burj is also located in Downtown, so you can kill two birds with one stone as you see several popular tourist sights all in one go.
There’s plenty of beaches around Dubai, but you don’t need us to tell you that. Afterall, it is one of the most attractive aspects the city is known for, right? If you’re here right now during the summer seasons, maybe being outside all day isn’t your thing, but if you come past October, it’ll be the perfect weather to soak up some sun and float around in the water.
Hope you enjoy your short time in Dubai, and one more thing: if you haven’t yet taken a look at our top tips for what you need to know before coming to the city, then definitely check it out now!