Dubai: Exploring the Land of Sands

“In Dubai we don’t wait for things to happen. We make them happen.”

 Let your heart wander to the city, known for its scenic beaches, charming desert safari and art monuments, this glamorous city has it all. Let’s explore the places that should be on your list and make the most of your trip.

Museums, art, and culture

Dubai Exploring the Land of Sands
Dubai Exploring the Land of Sands

Take a trip to the historical tunnel and observe the wonderful display of Islamic culture; there are several cultural getaways in the city where you can expose your inner artist, like Eithad Museum, Sharjha Museum, Dubai Museum Alserkal Avenue, Al Mahatta Museum, Ajman Museum, and Dubai Heritage Village among many others.

These museums consist of artefacts, coins, stamps, jewellery, antiques and other valuables. Get yourself enriched with the stirring side of this city and spend your day gaining knowledge and exploring exquisite designs which are impeccable.

Where to shop?

Luxury defines Dubai. Relax and rejoice while engaging in best shopping places. You can check traditional souk, ultra-modern malls or street outlets which makes it an attractive place to shop.

You will find everything here, handicrafts, decor, designer brands, and glittering gold jewellery. Visit Wafi Mall, or the world’s largest mall – the Dubai Mall, themed mall dedicated to ibn Battuta- The Ibn Battuta Mall, oldest shopping mall -the Deira city centre and the supreme mall- the Emirate mall.

These malls have collection of many international brands under one roof but one of the significant element to the mall is its interiors.

Souks 

These are the biggest traditional market of the city that has everything that you need. This market offers work of the local artisan. Deck yourself from head to toe with beautiful gold jewellery. Even if you don’t want to buy do visit to see different collections this Gold Souk has.

Full of aroma Spice souk, have plenty of spices from all over the world like saffron, turmeric, cloves, pepper, rice, dry fruits, tobacco, etc. Take a bag for your home and get a taste of the city on your plate every day.

The aromatic Perfume souksells perfumes of all ranges, from local ittars to international brands. You can buy scented candles, oils, powders and sprays.

While in the textile souk, you will find plenty of shops, where you can buy a variety of textile-like silk, wool, cotton, footwear, etc.

Once you are here, don’t miss the exciting Desert Safaribook your tickets in advance and experience the thrills of riding on sand, you may engage in quad biking, camel riding, bike red dunes, and sand boarding. Spend a night on tents at Khayma Camp and experience desert life with facilities like BBQ and restaurants serving yummy food and intoxicating wines.

Sightseeing

Ensure to mark off these places on your list while visiting, the captivating – Dubai fountain where you can see a show that combines water work with different music and lights, enjoy the views from Burj Khalifa, which have highest observation decksyou can play with desert snow and ice skate at Ski Dubai.

Venture at the aquarium and experience under ocean habitat at-Dubai Aquarium and Underwater ZooVisit stylish Palm Jumeirah; give yourself a treat of the old town at Bastakia, the wonderful architect and simplicity of this town will sweep you off of your feet.

If you are on a short visit then you definitely choose Dubai day tour which will show you around the highlights of the city. There are various packages to choose from, depending upon the number of locations they are covering.

You can book yourself hop in and hop out bus too which gives you guided tours. Usually, the package includes picking up, sightseeing which covers most of the part of the city, eating at famous outlets, shopping for souvenirs and dropping off.

Most popular tours include exploring historic scenery, visit Burj Al Arab, taking a ride to the souk for shopping and at the end of the day drop off.

Be mesmerized by this city of sand, spices, and gold. This place gives you an experience of a lifetime and memories worth capturing.

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