Top 5 activities Dubai

When in Dubai you have options for everyone in the family. They have so many activities to choose from. I gathered my top 5 activities and I hope you find one appealing to your needs :)

1. Skydiving

With the beautiful and breathtaking view of the island the Palm, Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, skydiving in Dubai is a great activity for adrenaline chasers. Make sure to book in advance, because there is usually a 1 month waiting list.

2. Swim with the Dolphins

The perfect activity for children and family. Enjoy this life time experience, and interact with the cutest animals ever. I recommend Dolphin Bay in Atlantis.

3. Desert Safari

A wonderful Arabian memory to share with your family and friends. The afternoon safaris usually include diner, belly dancing and henna stands. All safaris include Dune bashing, picture taking, and camel rides.

4. Indoor Skiing

Ski Dubai located in the Mall of Emirates has become the unavoidable activity for both kids and grown ups. The contrast between the warm temperature outside and the skiing vibe inside is quite fun.

5. Hot Air Balloon

You can discover Dubai by taking an alternative tour. The rides are over the vast desert providing views of sand dunes, oases, camels & mountains.

 

Dubai: The land of Glitz

When you hear Dubai, you immediately associate it with the tallest building in the world, the artificial palm island, the 7 starts hotel and the largest shopping malls. It is not my first time in Dubai but this city never ceases to impress me! The transformation from a pure desert to the land of extravagant & glitz is simply fascinating.

Only 4 days in Dubai was quite hectic, but we tried to see as much as we can and experience above skyscrapers.

Accommodation

Minaa A’ Salam: Our first stay was at Minaa A’ Salam meaning "Harbour of peace" in Arabic , a 5 stars resort located in Jumeirah. The resort has indoor and outdoor pool, a private beach, an award winning spa, more than 20 restaurants located around and many more facilities just to mention a few. The service is on top and it’s a perfect place for family, couples or friends traveling together for a relaxing type holiday.

MIna A' Salam 

MIna A' Salam 

Mina A' Salam 

Mina A' Salam 

Mina A' Salam 

Mina A' Salam 

Kempinski 

Kempinski 

Kempinski Pool 

Kempinski Pool 

Kempinski: Our second stay was at Kempinski hotel in the Emirates Mall. Although it is a 5 stars hotel as well, it actually was very disappointed especially for people going to Dubai for holidays. The hotel is purely targeted to business purposes and all facilities are shaped around business travellers, which doesn’t give it any charm when staying there for leisure. Although the hotel has an ideal location for shopping, I wouldnt choose it again if I'm going on "beach" holidays. 

Restaurants

There are unlimited options of restaurants in Dubai serving every national cuisine from around the world. There is an option for every taste, but it also makes it very difficult to choose.

Café rouge: Great French cuisine located in Souk Madinat Jumeirah. The ambiance is very nice and relaxed and the food is absolutely delicious!

Cafe Rouge 

Cafe Rouge 

Khaymat Al bahar: Discover Lebanon’s rich cuisine, while overlooking the beachfront and gorgeous surroundings. This place is lively but still casual, and during the evenings they offer live entertainment.

Tashas: It has a very nice vintage vibe and organic food, what better can you ask for? The menu is excellent and dessert is a must!

Tashas-Dubai
Tashas-Dubai
Barasti

Barasti

Barasti: is a beach club that has been recommended by many. In my opinion if you are looking to watch sports, or listen to music while bathing in the sea then it's the perfect place. If you are looking for quality food, then I wouldn't recommend it. take into consideration that the place is filled with expats, so there is no local vibe to it.

Shades: is located at the address hotel in Dubai Marina. It's the perfect chill out lounge for dinner, drinks or shisha, while overlooking the infinity pool and fascinating skyline. This place is definitely in my top favourites.

Shades

Shades

Eden Beach Club: If you are looking for an exclusive beach club then this is the place! A great place to spend the day or evening depending on the atmosphere that you are looking for. There are plenty of activities and entertainment, as well as space to relax and sip a nice cocktail by the pool. Let the picture speak for itself.

Eden-Beach-Club1
Eden-Beach-Club1

 Stay tuned for more tips about Dubai.. :)