Are you planning a trip to Dubai and wondering what to do and see? This post is for for you! We compiled the perfect guide to Dubai and we will go through all you need to know to prepare for your trip.
We went to Dubai twice and each time were amazed by this place. There are so many things to do and see in Dubai. And if you only want to relax by the beach, no problem, there are many beautiful places to chill. And last but not least, Dubai food scene is fantastic. We will also let you know some of our favorite places to eat in Dubai.
Enjoy your travel to this gorgeous place!
Visiting Dubai very often comes down to a trip of 3 to 5 days or a week at most. Many make just a stopover and wonder what to do in Dubai. However, Dubai can also be more than that.
Indeed, there are a lot of places to see or experiences to live in Dubai. You can for example enjoy a thrilling moment skydiving on top of the palm, ride Camel in the desert or go on a yacht cruise around Dubai Marina.
In this comprehensive guide, we will also cover practical information such as accommodation and how to get around! This guide should therefore answer all the questions you may ask yourself before setting off to Dubai.
HERE ARE THE BEST THINGS TO SEE IN DUBAI
1. Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world!
This is THE must-do activity when you come to visit Dubai! With its 828 meters high, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world but above all the symbol of Dubai and its excessiveness. Visiting Burj Khalifa in Dubai will be one of the main highlight during your trip!
The Burj Khalifa is located in the new Dubai called “Downtown Dubai”.The tower includes the Armani hotel, numerous offices and also luxury apartments. Admiring the tower from the bottom is absolutely impressive. However, the best thing about Burj Khalifa is that you can also go to the observation platforms. From there you will have a breathtaking view of Dubai and its surroundings (the city, the Persian Gulf and the desert).
To avoid any disappointment, we highly recommend to buy your tickets in advance, as you can choose your timeslot. There are only limited person which can go at once, so sometimes the waiting time can be quite long.
There are 2 platforms. The first, which is on the 124th floor and 125th floor and the second one at the 148th floor. You can buy your ticket here.
Our recommendation is to get there right before sunset. The view is the most incredible at that time of the day.
Hours: Every day: Noon ~ 9:00pm
2. Dubai Fountain
At the foot of the Khalifa tower is the Dubai Fountain. A huge animated fountain, the largest in the world in fact! An impressive show takes place there several times a day. We recommend going there in the evening as in the night it’s even more impressive. You can easily combine a visit of the Burj Khalifa at sunset and then go watch the fountain show.
The fountain show is free. Gather around the big pool with the Burj Khalifa in the background. It’s the best spot to watch the show.
The show hours are:
1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. every day except Friday (1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.)
in the evening, every day, every half hour, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
You can also rent a small boat to watch the fountain from even closer. It is not essential but with kids it can be a lot of fun!
3. Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is located right next to Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. Combine your visit with the Mall. This is not a simple mall, it is the largest mall in the world! It’s one of the symbol of the city!
And for good reason, it houses no less than a dozen shopping centers in its 1 million m², or 1,200 shops! Among the must-sees and in addition to its luxury shops, you can find the largest aquarium in the world, a 22-screen cinema, an Olympic ice rink and a lot more!
Opening hours: 10:00am – 1:00 am
4. Visit the Souk at the old Dubai
Want to find pretty fabrics and well-scented spices? Direction old Dubai! This is where you will find the traditional souks. This is also a must-see in Dubai and a nice contrast to the modernity of Burj Khalifa! This part of Dubai is called Deira.
There you will find the Gold Souk (one of the largest in the world) and in the historic heart of Dubai. You will find hundred jewelry stores there.
Nearby, you will also find the Naîf Souk which is where you can find the spice souk, perfume and beauty products souk and that of traditional Arab clothing.
We love getting lost in the small streets at the souk. It’s a great place to feel the soul of Dubai.
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9:30pm
5. Take a boat to cross the creek
Take the time to cross Dubai Creek (Dubai Creek / Khor Dubai), that separates Deira and Bur Dubai, the two districts of old Dubai. To do this, take an abra, a wooden taxi boat (traditional boat). You will get it for just AED 1. The boat station is right in front of the spice souk.
If you want to visit Dubai in an exciting way, this is the ideal transport!
Once you reach Bur Dubai walk along the creek, you will find other souks and traditional street. Head all the way to Al Seef on foot.
For a longer cruise on the creek, we recommended taking a special cruise which includes dinner at night. You can check more about it here.
6. Visit Al Seef
It is next to Dubai Creek that the new Al Seef district has just opened in 2021, revealing unique architectural wonders. This district dedicated to the traditions of the country traces the history of the emirate through two distinct areas: an area dedicated to the old architecture of Dubai, and the other more contemporary.
This new neighborhood is open every day from 10 a.m. to midnight. We actually loved walking around Al Seef. It feels like you are transported into Aladin’s world!
We went there during the day, however in the evening there are even more animations. Hence spending one evening in Al Seef could be a great idea!
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
7. Burj Al Arab, the only 7 stars hotel in the world
The Burj al Arab is quite simply the tallest hotel in the world! Impossible not to see it from afar with its 321 meters in heights. It sits like a giant sail.
Above all, the Burj al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world, and it is awarded a 7-star rating! It only has suites and superb sea views. Unfortunately it is impossible to visit the Burj al Arab unless you book a room there (up to 12,000 euros / night).
The hotel has several restaurants and bars where you can taste the unique dishes of top chefs and drink cocktails while taking in the view. But be careful, for that, you will have to pay no less than AED 600 for a simple lunch! It is not cheap but you will at least have the chance to eat in an exceptional hotel with an exceptional view of the Gulf and Dubai! There is no other 7 star hotel in the world.
Otherwise, the best place to admire Burj Arab is from the public beach next to the hotel, located here.
Location of Burj Al Arab: here
8. Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an attractive shopping complex similar to a traditional souk with water canals all around. From there you can also admire the view on Burj Al Arab. As both places are not far from one an other, you can combine both visits.
The souk has more than 70 shops where you can find many souvenirs of the city as well as bars and restaurants which are particularly pleasant at night thanks to the illuminated canals.
There is also another more popular activity that can be done in Madinat Jumeirah: taking an abra (traditional Emirati boat) to ride on the inland canals.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is one of the must-see places in Dubai as its architecture and covered alleys are reminiscent of the bazaars of ancient Arab towns, which marks a great contrast in the city. We love this place!
Opening Hours: From 10:00am to 11:00pm
9. The Palm
The Palm Jumeirah is true engineering marvel. It perfectly reflects the values of Dubai: to evolve and make every dream come true. The Palm Jumeirah is one of Dubai’s two man-made palm shaped islands. It is home to many hotels with very large swimming pools and private beach.
Whether you discover it by air, sea or land, this iconic palm tree-shaped island will for sure be a highlight of your trip to Dubai.
Whatever your schedule for the day, Palm Jumeirah will not disappoint. Soak up the sun with the family at the Riva Beach Club or WET Deck at the W Dubai hotel, which offers a relaxed musical atmosphere, pleasant swimming pools and top-of-the-range facilities. You will also find many private beaches located along The Palm; they are accessible thanks to a daily pass.
Charter a luxury yacht and plan a sea trip along the incredible coastline of this man-made island. You can also opt for a speedboat or wakeboard ride. The waters between the “leaves” and along the trunk are calmer, making them perfect spots for a bit of kayaking or paddle boarding.
10. Admire the Palm from the View
Enjoy breathtaking views of one of Dubai’s most iconic buildings from The View at The Palm. Standing 240m high, this observation deck offers a whole new 360-degree panorama of the island of Palm Jumeirah, the clear waters of the Persian Gulf and the cityscape in the distance.
The View at The Palm is located on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower, where you’ll also find a café, a creative island development exhibit, interactive underwater-themed tunnels, and a gift shop.
It was one to the best spot to admire the Palm and probably the cheapest one (in comparison to the Helicopter ride, skydiving or boat tour). We highly recommend a visit to the View at the Palm.
11. Visit the Atlantis hotel at the Palm
Located at the end of the Palm Jumeirah, the Atlantis The Palm is a 5 star hotel, which has become a true symbol of Dubai. Even if you did not book a room at the Atlantis, you can simply visit the shops around the hotel.
If you love the ocean, don’t hesitate to come to the Atlantis Hotel to enjoy the wonderful view it has over the Arabian Gulf. If you are more into the cityscapes, you can still admire the glittering Dubai Skyline and the Marina from the hotel. The special feature of this hotel is The Lost Chamber Aquarium, which is free to visit for hotel guests and also one of the largest water park in Dubai.
To get there from the View at the Palm, simply take the monorail from Nakheel Mall. Atlantis hotel is the last stop.
12. Ain Dubai, the Ferris wheel on Bluewaters island
Ain Dubai is the newest addition to the city’s tourist attractions. This Ferris wheel is quite simply the largest in the world at 250 meters high. It is located on Bluewaters Island, an artificial island near JBR. The cabins are comfortable and spacious and the view stunning.
Ain Dubai can accommodate up to 1,750 visitors per tour (which takes around 40 minutes or so) within its 48 cabins (40 passengers per cabin). Its cabins are spacious and rotate on themselves 360 ° to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city.
Entrance tickets can be booked here for cheapest price.
Admission: AED 130 per person
Opening Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesday: 10am to 9pm / Thursday to Saturday: 12pm to 9pm / Closed Monday
13. Dubai Marina
Want to visit Dubai at its best? Appreciated by locals and visitors alike, the Dubai Marina reveals the very modern side of the city. Considered as the “New Dubai”, the district has erected many buildings within it, in which there are many hotels, shopping centers and supermarkets.
Renowned for being dynamic and lively, Dubai Marina is a must-see in Dubai: people like to walk, eat, party or simply observe all the lights at night! Thrill seekers can book a jet ski session here, while others can laze around aboard a yacht for a luxury cruise here.
And if you like urban panoramas, go up to the 52nd floor of the Hotel Dubai Marriott Harbor: in addition to accommodating suites ideal for an unforgettable stay, the latter houses the bar-restaurant “The Observatory” which promises you a breathtaking view.
14. The Walk at JBR
As part of the Marina, you can also enjoy a place called The Walk. You can start the day with a stroll down The Walk, a seaside avenue with several chic boutiques and restaurants. This place is located between the beach and the Marina.
You will also have access to The Beach a public beach where you can swim or try out some water activities. From the beach, you are sure to catch a glimpse of one of Dubai’s newest attractions: Ain Dubai on Bluewaters island.
15. Jumeirah Beach (JBR)
The sun, the fine sand, the sea and the gentle sound of the waves, you can’t consider a stay in Dubai without spending at least a day at the beach.
Due to its geographical location on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Dubai has a coastline of several kilometers of fine sand and particularly calm turquoise waters which display a mild temperature almost all year round.
A large number of beaches run along the coast of Dubai, some are private and reserved for guests of adjoining hotels, others on the contrary are free.
Among those which are freely accessible to the public, the most famous and popular is The Beach: Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), not only because it is free but also because of the multitude of activities it offers.
The Beach JBR, is a beach located not far from the Marina district, the water is warm, calm and rather clean. It is possible to rent umbrellas or long chairs, but you can also put your towel directly on the sand to enjoy the sun and swimming.
The Beach is very popular with locals, families with children, expats, tourists and sports enthusiasts.
16. Jumeirah Mosque
Non-Muslims are rarely allowed to see the interior of a mosque, but at Jumeirah Mosque, the “Open Doors.” Open Minds ”(open doors, open minds) allows you to visit it.
The best way to visit the Mosque is to join a guided tour as you will not only be able to experience the vast interior of this Fatimid-style architectural wonder, but you will also be able to ask the guide what you want, whether it is about the local culture or of Islam itself.
Admission: Adults 4,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,500 won
Tour guide (free): every day at 10:00am and 2:00pm except Friday.
17. La Mer
Another beautiful area to go for a walk in Dubai: La Mer.
There you will find plenty of restaurants in different styles as well as a long seafront promenade and several beaches. You can rent deckchairs for 100 AED / person. There are also plenty of water activities, such as Jet ski.
When visiting Dubai for the 2nd time, we decided to stay at La Mer. We really loved this area. It is near most of the main attractions in Dubai and it’s much more quiet that JBR for a day at the beach. We stayed at the gorgeous Rove Hotel, which we can’t recommend enough for a good value for money. Check it out here.
La Mer also includes a water park: the Laguna Waterpark, with several slides, a wave pool, a river of buoys … A great idea for an activity to do in Dubai with your children.
18. Dubai Frame
Dubai Frame is another new impressive attractions in Dubai. This building in the shape of a huge photo frame allows you to have a beautiful view of the city, halfway between the old district and Downtown the heart of the city where there are many skyscrapers including the Khalifa tower.
The visit takes place in 3 stages with a first part in the form of an exhibition that presents the past of the emirate. The last part presents upcoming or possible projects for the city. And the main part, at the top, is simply the viewing platform at the top of the structure. Due to its geographical location, the view from The Frame is quite different from the Burj Khalifa. You can book your ticket online here which include a day tour of other main attractions. Access is also by time slot, as with the Khalifa tower.
Admission: Adults AED 50 / Children (3-12 years) AED 20 / Infant (under 3 years)
Opening hours: from 9:00 am till 09:00 pm
19. Dubai Museum
The Dubai Museum is located in Bur Dubai, in the Al Fahidi Fort.
It traces the history of Dubai, from the earliest tribes that lived there, to its economic boom in the 1960s, and to future plans for years to come.
You will be able to discover old fishing boats, objects of the daily life of nomads as well as weapons and archaeological remains. The museum is very well done, with scenes reconstructing what life could have been like before its impressive development.
Entrance to the museum costs AED 3. Open every day except Friday morning.
Please note that as of January 2022, the museum is temporarily closed as it is going through renovation. Please check the website for further update.
Admission: AED 3
Opening hours: From Saturday to Thursday, from 8:30 until 20:30, and Fridays, from 14:30 to 20:30
20. Mall of the Emirates / Ski Dubai
Along with the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates is Dubai’s other must-see shopping center.
It is inside the Mall that you can find the famous Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort where you can ski or snowboard down the slopes when it is over 40 ° outside! All equipment and clothing is provided.
Book your entry ticket to Ski Dubai by clicking here.
If you don’t want to ski, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy with the hundreds of shops and restaurants in the Mall of the Emirates.
If you have children I advise you to take them to the area with the arcades and a mini fun fair.
Opening hours: 10:00am – 12:00am
21. Etihad Museum
This list of things to do in Dubai continues with a visit to the Etihad Museum.
This museum traces the foundation of the United Arab Emirates. Through several films, testimonials and interactive screens, we discover the entire process necessary to create the Union Treaty and the 7 sheikhs who participated in it.
The visit is very complementary to that of the Dubai Museum.
Allow around 1 hour for an entrance fee of AED 25.
Opening hours: 10:00am – 08:00pm
22. Museum of the Future
Located in downtown Dubai, the Museum of the Future is the UAE’s new cultural landmark.
As its name suggests, the Museum of the Future is focused on the theme of the future and future innovations that can address current issues. The museum aims to be a source of inspiration and hope for future generations.
It mainly hosts exhibitions, film screenings, works of art, workshops and public events dedicated to a better world. Its futuristic architecture is impressive and does not go unnoticed!
The construction of the museum of the future cost 136 million dollars. Its surreal architecture was designed by Killa Design, a local firm. We can easily distinguish the museum of the future among all the other buildings in central Dubai. The building is 77 meter high.
The whole structure is covered with Arabic calligraphy. These would actually be lines from a poem by Sheikh Mohammed, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. The writings light up at nightfall and make the monument even more spectacular!
Please note as of January 2022, the museum is not yet open to public. It should open sometimes in 2022. Check the website before scheduling a visit.
Opening hours: 10:00am – 08:00pm
23. Dubai Expo 2020
From October 1 2021 and for a period of six months, the Dubai World Expo will welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors every day. Originally scheduled for October 2020, the exhibition has been postponed from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 due to Covid-19.
The theme of this exhibition is “Connecting minds, building the future”. A strong theme emphasizing the fact that we are creating a better future together, and which is totally adapted to the city of Dubai, turned towards the future.
Three sub-themes are addressed during this exhibition, each represented by a “district” on the site: sustainability, opportunity and mobility. In each district, many pavilions will present various interactive exhibitions related to these themes.
The Dubai World Expo is set up on a site built especially for the occasion, which is easily accessible from the city.
Note that if you fly with Emirates you can get a free entry ticket to the expo.
Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
HERE ARE THE BEST DAY TRIPS FROM DUBAI
24. Abu Dhabi
If you are wondering what to see outside Dubai, head to Abu Dhabi. The capital of the United Arab Emirates also has its share of things to see. On an excursion from Dubai, discover this city that fascinates every traveler who walks through its doors.
Beyond its economic reputation, Abu Dhabi is home to The Grand Mosque (or Sheikh Zayed Mosque) with 1000 columns and 80 domes. The result of titanic work, The Grand Mosque has incorporated the essentials of Abu Dhabi since 2007, giving a facelift to its tourism. And for good reason, we often compare its size with the Mecca in Saudi Arabia! Departing from Dubai, there are excursions to Abu Dhabi to visit The Grand Mosque: in any case, remember to bring clothing adapted to the site.
While Abu Dhabi is home to the Hotel Emirates Palace, the most expensive hotel in the world that it is possible to visit, Abu Dhabi also offers notably beautiful walks along its famous Corniche. You can also take a cultural break at the Heritage Village, an open-air museum that tells the story of locals before the discovery of oil, or dive into the world of the famous red car at Ferrari World.
Most recently The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened, with amazing architecture from the famous Jean Nouvel.
The best is to join a group tour or hire a private driver for the day. You can check out the different options here.
Oman Fjords is located in the Musandam Peninsula, an Omani enclave located north of the United Arab Emirates. The landscapes of the fjords of Oman, also called the Arabian fjord, are magnificent. Spending a day excursion from Dubai is a great way to recharge your batteries and get away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai! A day on a dhow (traditional wooden boat) to observe dolphins, small Omani villages and snorkel. Heaven, no?
The easiest way to get there is to book a day trip that includes transportation to / from your hotel in Dubai. You can book this excursion here. This day trip requires quite a bit of travel time. We recommend that you go there if you are visiting Dubai in 7 days or more. On a short stay, it may be too tiring.
BEST ACTIVITIES IN DUBAI
26. Sky Diving
Sky Diving on top of the Palm Jumeirah is clearly once in a lifetime experience which you shouldn’t miss if you travel to Dubai.
There are several spots for skydiving in Dubai, however we highly recommend the one on top of the Palm. It is one of the most beautiful places to skydive in the world. A free fall that you will always remember!
At 4000 meters altitude, this skydive will make you experience a free fall at over 200 km / h over Palm Jumeirah!
The panorama of Dubai is incredible from the sky. Under your feet, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago and its artificial islands form a palm tree 5 kilometers wide with its beaches and luxury villas.
To book, click here.
27. Desert Safari
A trip to Dubai without a Desert Safari wouldn’t be complete. This is MUST-DO in Dubai.
By car or on the back of a camel, enjoy a safari to discover the desert landscapes, dine in the middle of nowhere, sleep under the stars or meet the Bedouins. You can also enjoy a barbecue in the sand or try your hand at sandboarding, desert surfing.
Take advantage of this moment to appreciate the absolute silence of the desert, facing the sunset. Change of scenery guaranteed!
To book, click here
28. Go on a helicopter ride
Flying over Dubai by helicopter is one of the best ways to experience Dubai! This city at the gates of the desert stretches for several kilometers. And it is from a helicopter that we become aware of its immensity and its unique geographical location …
During the flight, you can observe all impressive skyscrapers, Burj Khalifa, the Palm and The World. It’s just breathtaking. It is one of the best experiences or activities to do in Dubai.
To book, click here
29. Go to a Water Park
You have the choice amongst several options.
Wild Wadi Water Park is a huge water park in which rivers, waves and rapids call for adrenaline and fun. Dolphin lovers can even have an exceptional time swimming with mammals.
Legoland Waterpark is another fun park with the lego theme. La Mer has another smaller waterpark and finally on the Palm next to the hotel Atlantis, you can experience one of the best park, called Aquaventure Waterpark.
30. Go on a boat tour
If you want to spend an evening that is out of the ordinary, you can opt for the dhows (traditional boats) which offer dinners on board. Many boats also offer belly dancing shows and other entertainment.
If you decide to opt for this option, you can do so by booking here. The tour includes hotel pickup, dockside transfer, cruise along Dubai Creek, buffet dinner with unlimited drinks and return transfer. If you prefer to navigate along the new Dubai in the Marina (which is better in our opinion), the price is a bit higher but also includes everything mentioned above. You can check more info here.
Where to stay in Dubai?
Finding a hotel in Dubai can be overwhelming, as there are so many options to choose from. There are thousands of hotel to choose from. We recommend these 3 hotels due to their great location and with various budget.
Rove at La Mer
We stayed at Rove Hotel La Mer in our latest visit to Dubai. We actually really enjoyed it. The value for money was perfect. The view from the hotel directly facing the beach was beautiful and we love spending time at La Mer as it has good restaurants set in a beautiful environment. You can check it out here.
Atlantis at the Palm
During our first visit to Dubai we stayed at this now legendary hotel at the tip of Palm Jumeirah. Needless to say, it was incredible. Everything was absolutely stunning, the room, breakfast, the view, the service, the location, EVERYTHING! If you have the budget, a stay at this hotel is worth it. Staying at the Palm for a few nights is unique. We recommend to do it at least once. It might not be the most convenient though, as most attractions are not actually at the Palm. You can book it here.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Out last recommendation would be to stay at Jumeirah Beach (JBR). This is one of the most convenient location in Dubai as many activities are located around JBR. However this location can be very busy with many hotels. Therefore we recommend a more secluded hotel, like the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
How to get around Dubai?
We usually take taxi to go from one place to another as public transportation is not really effective in Dubai. However, you also have the option of renting a car. By comparing taxi price and car rental, it should even be cheaper with a rental car.
Another great option to explore the city is the hop-on hop-off bus tour. You can book your ticket here. The bus will take you to most of the major attractions.
A final option to visit Dubai is to book a private driver for a day. It may sounds expensive, but if you are a group of person, this could be the most economical option. Check it out here.
Best time to visit Dubai?
You can visit Dubai all year round.
However, the best time to go to Dubai is from November to May. Even in the middle of winter, the sun will always be there and the climate will remain warm.
In summer, temperatures rise to over 40 ° and staying outside is almost unbearable.
How much does it cost to visit Dubai?
For Dubai, your budget will really depend on the activities and excursions you want to do but mainly what type of hotel you choose.
Here is the average price for some expenses to be expected in Dubai:
Flight ticket: 350 USD if you come from Europe.
Hotel: 100 USD per night for average hotel room.
Taxi: Just the transfer from the airport will already cost you around 20 – 30 USD
Car rental: starting at 20 USD per day
Meal: around 30 USD per person per meal
What to wear in Dubai?
Wondering what to pack for Dubai? Know that there are a few rules to follow when it comes to clothing:
In public places such as shopping malls, restaurants, it is recommended to wear clothing covering the shoulders and knees. Avoid tank tops, plunging necklines and shorts / skirts that are too short. (Although many people do not respect those rules anymore in Dubai…)
To visit a mosque, full covering clothing is required for women and you will need to cover your hair.
To go to the beach or the water park, you can of course take a swimsuit.
Where to eat in Dubai?
In all malls or shopping area, you will find dozens of restaurants to eat. There are restaurants of all cuisines.
If you are looking for a terrace restaurant with a nice view, we recommend going to Souk Madinat Al Jumeirah by the canals and Burj Al Arab, or La Mer or The Walk and The Beach for dinner facing the sea.
Dubai’s old quarters (Deira / Bur Dubai) are also an excellent choice for inexpensive “real” traditional cuisine.
In conclusion about Dubai
Dubai is such a unique place in the world. For many years we didn’t feel like visiting Dubai as we thought it would be too artificial. It is indeed mostly man made, but it’s quite impressive to see what humans can do.
We actually love spending time in Dubai. Eating great food, chilling by the beach, going on a trip to the deserts… It’s all very exciting.
If you are traveling to Dubai for the first time, we recommend at least 1 week. There are so much to see, that it’s really hard to squeeze everything in just a few days…