Dubai, dubbed the “City of Gold” by its residents, is an awe-inspiring city with much to see.
Dubai, dubbed the “City of Gold” by its residents, is an awe-inspiring city with much to see. It has everything from natural beauty to man-made creations to marvel at.
Making your way around the city is a different story. It’s infamous for bottleneck traffic jams and careless drivers who don’t practice lane discipline. But, luckily, you can enlist safe driver services to have knowledgeable professionals take you on the most efficient routes to your soon-to-be-favorite spots.
If you’re in Dubai on holiday (or you’re a new resident), here are five must-see destinations you can request a driver to take you to.
The Dubai Mall
Do you want to bring home some fashion staples from your trip to add to your wardrobe? The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre in the world for land area, so you’re bound to find something you love.
Take the entire day to complete all your shopping from brands like Louis Vuitton and Henry Jacques. You might need to come back for a second or third day to hit all the shops you want to visit.
Even if you’re not into shopping, the Dubai Mall has something for everyone. It’s home to a cinema complex, gaming zone, and ice-skating rink to keep you busy.
If you come at the right time of year (in January/February or July/August), you may be able to see a live fashion show or concert.
The Al Fahidi Quarter (Old Dubai)
The Al Fahidi Quarter, also known as the Bastakia neighborhood, was built in the late 1800s by well-off Persian merchants. They set up lives for themselves there because of the neighbourhood’s proximity to Dubai Creek.
Unique architecture spans the length of the entire district. You can appreciate the history behind the Persian merchants’ wind towers, which resembled an early type of AC.
Within the district, you can also visit the Majlis Gallery, which contains traditional Arab furniture and ceramics. Visitors also enjoy frequenting the Al Serkal Cultural Foundation with rotating art exhibitions and a cafe to enjoy breakfast or lunch.
Exploring this quarter is a unique hands-on experience. If you’re looking for a little more structured education, you can take a short walk to the nearby Dubai Museum.
The Souks of Deira
If you’re looking for an authentic cultural experience, look no further than the souks of Deira. You’ll find yourself right in the mix of a melting pot of various nationalities, all of whom have established themselves at home in Dubai.
The Deira Souks are always bustling with people, no matter the time of day. You can find anything you’d ever want for sale on Deira’s winding streets, including fish, gold, clothing, and spices.
The Dubai Aquarium
The Dubai Aquarium sits inside the Dubai Mall, but it might as well be a world of its own. It’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. It contains over 140 aquatic species, including coral catsharks, Antarctic gentoo penguins, and caiman crocodiles.
To further immerse yourself in this underwater wonderland, you can participate in shark diving activities, cage snorkeling, and glass-bottom boat tours.
The above destinations are thrilling, but you may be looking to escape from the hustle of the city’s core. If so, consider visiting Jebel Jais, which is the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates.
This spot lets you connect with nature and soak in the beauty around you. You can participate in hiking, ziplining, or mountain biking if you have an adventurous spirit to quell. Or, you can lay low with the area’s luxury camping amenities.
No matter your interests, Dubai has a little something for everyone. Get out there and start exploring today!
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