Dubai, the city of towering skyscrapers and entertainment parks has something for everyone. This glitzy, full of life emirate makes for a perfect long weekend getaway. Here are five entertaining places that you can visit:
Burj Al Arab
Towering over this ultra-modern city, the visually striking Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest structure in the world. In appearance, it resembles a huge icicle bursting out of the desert sand. This majestic building boasts of the highest mosque and fastest elevators that can move past 160 floors in just one minute. You definitely need to see the observation deck and take in spectacular views of the surrounding deserts and buildings- a feast for your Instagram page. The Burj also has a unique tennis court, right on the top for a truly epic game.
Café del Mar Dubai
Dine at Cafe del Mar which is located at the Meyden beach at Jumeriah Residence, and get the Ibiza-like beach bar experience. Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, this well-known international bar/restaurant offers an out-of-the-world lifestyle experience in the heart of Dubai. Popularly called the sunset lounge, it plays host to eclectic musicians and international DJs.
With its trendy layout and laid-back feel, the family-friendly Book Munch is Dubai’s first literary cafe. Functioning as both a café and bookshop, it serves delicious and homely baked treats, including oeufs en cocotte and crunchy granola dishes that you pick up from separate food tables. The light-and-airy room has huge collection of books, ranging from fiction and art to self-help and biographies.
The Mall of Emirates
No trip to Dubai is complete without a shopping excursion to the glamorous malls. Besides the traditional retail outlets and pop-up stores, it includes an indoor ski slope with a 60 meter mountain slope, an aquarium, an indoor amusement center and lots of local and continental restaurants.
Emirates Golf Club
With sunny day skies and cool evenings, Dubai’s perfect weather all year round is just right for playing golf. Dubai Golf Club and Dubai Creek offer a range of leisure activities that include tennis, squash and personal fitness. The golf courses offer perfect playing conditions on holes designed by icons such as Colin Montgomerie and Ernie Els, to name a few. Play golf during the day and as the sun sets down, you can turn your attention to an al fresco dining experience in the center of the picturesque Dubai creek.