A journey out to the spectacular Dubai to enjoy the city, beach and the desert. A destination that has it all from shopping to adventure.
Accommodation: Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Deluxe Room with a Sea View. Nice hotel with large beautiful grounds, well equipped with kids entertainment.
Getting Around: Taxi is the fastest form. Well priced.
Weather: Sunny days and not very humid. Cool in the evening. Bring light jumpers only.
Customs: The websites state that while you are out in public, you should dress modestly. Skirts to the knees, no revealing tops, preferably with sleeves to the elbow. Experience tells me that majority of the tourist disregard the rules and wear singlets and shorts. Having said that majority of people do dress quite smart. Maxi dresses and shawl were my staple choices.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with a traditional Middle Eastern Style. Nice place for lunch, dinner or drinks.
Sundowner Safari. Here you get to experience a real adventure into the magnificent landscape of Arabia. A unique insight into the traditional life of the Bedouins. Includes 4-Wheel-Driving, a traditional BBQ and entertainment. A must in my books!
Bastakia Quarter: Is a labyrinthine of what they say is meant to be the old city. Unfortunately, majority of the building are rebuilt, and the feel of the old Dubai has is lost. Wouldn’t recommend. Although further down the river you’ll find some picturesque coffee shops and hustling markets.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Prebook online early as tickets sell out fast. Beautiful views.
Atlantis at The Palm is a magnificent hotel but unfortunately nearly impossible to visit unless you’re a hotel guest. It has its own water park and many beautiful restaurants. Kids Paradise!
Nasimi Beach Restaurant and Beach Club at The Palm. Easy dining with an expensive price tag and home to some great DJ’s. Worth checking out.