My top 5 things to do in Dubai on your first trip.
Dubai is well known for its luxurious hotels and glamorous city life, a beautiful concrete jungle set in the heart of the desert. This was my first trip to Dubai I spent 6 days here and it did not disappoint.
The tallest building in the world standing at 828 meters high, the Burj Khalifa is deservingly a iconic structure of Dubai. Travel upto the 128 th floor to get incredible panoramic views of the city -TIP – buy your tickets in advance to save waiting in long queues.
The dubai fountains are located within the 30 acre Burj Khalifa lake by the Dubai mall, designed by the same architects who did the Bellagio in Vegas. The display runs every 30 mins and be warned it gets extremely busy and hard to find a spot with a good view, the show was amazing thundering music and a epic light and water display it only lasted 5-10 mins but throughly worth it and best of all it was free. There are a selection of restaurants located around the outside of the fountains so you could grab a outside table and have super views while you eat. Really easy to combine this with your trip to The Burj Khalifa or Dubai mall.
Wow what can I say the Dubai mall was a shoppers paradise, with over 1,200 shops to explore in what is the worlds 2 nd largest mall it’s nothing short of spectacular. You can also find the Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo right in the middle of the mall it really is a wow moment I couldn’t believe the size of it, you can grab a bite to eat at the Cheesecake Factory or rain forest cafe to get a table with a view, we had to wait 15 minutes for a table in Cheesecake Factory they won’t let you make a reservation.
This souk is a modern building that looks like something out of Disney Aladdin, home to traditional Middle Eastern shopping style stalls and some incredible restaurants with over 25 different places offering cuisine from all over the world to take your pick from.
if your wanting a real feel into the history, tradition and culture of Dubai you should head to Dubai creek, travel like the locals and cross the river by wooden Abra explore the neighbourhoods and wander the narrow streets, so much to see and do a totally different side of the city.