Four Exotic Days in Dubai

posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8:33:44 AM

Explore our Dubai vacation packages and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. After a long plane ride, you land and are ready to explore. From shopping malls the size of 50 football fields to colorful and traditional temples and the tallest building in the world, you’re in for an adventure.

Day 1: Welcome to Dubai! You cannot wait to explore this exotic city of sand and skyscrapers. Beautiful hotels in a variety of Marriott brands are scattered throughout the city in ideal locations for exploration, relaxation or a mix of both, and you have decided to stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. This metropolis has something for everyone, from the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa to The Dubai Mall and desert safaris — so you can’t wait to start exploring. For your first evening out, you make your way to the center of the city to see the city’s famous fountains. A magical musical show happens every half hour and offers awesome entertainment that can be observed best from street level, especially at one of the nearby restaurants, where you decide to grab dinner. The fountains can also be seen from The Dubai Mall, where you will be exploring tomorrow.

Day 2: The Dubai Mall is the world’s most famous shopping destination, so you do not want to miss it! Not only does the mall offer shopping, there are also activities for everyone from children to adults – including a movie theater, ice rink, massive food court, and even an aquarium. The Dubai Mall is home to almost 1,200 stores and covers an area the size of 50 football fields. Needless to say, you can find quite literally everything here. This adventure is also welcome relief from Dubai’s heat! Finish your evening at the beautiful Marina Beach, which offers a magnificent view and crystal clear water. Nothing beats outdoor dining on the waterfront!

Day 3: For the ultimate view of Dubai, you know you have to take a tour of the incredible United Arab Emirates landmark the Burj Khalifa. At 2,716.5 feet, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest free-standing structure containing the world’s tallest elevator, which climbs more than 160 stories. The view is breathtaking from the top — you can see everything from sea to sand and everything in between. You take a million pictures to share on social media channels and head back down for your afternoon activity. Dubai is also home to some more traditional Middle Eastern attractions including the Jumeirah Mosque, Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Bastakia Quarter and Meena Bazaar. These cultural sites provide a wonderful balance with all of the man-made magnificence of Dubai. You know you don’t have time to see everything, so you go for a quick tour of the Jumeirah Mosque and then spend the afternoon exploring the Deira and Meena Bazaar, which is a traditional Souk or covered outdoor shopping area.

Day 4: For your last day, you decide to get out of the city. As you’ve learned, Dubai is an oasis within a desert that is definitely worth exploring, too. Luxury jeep tours, camel rides and sand buggies are just a few ways to get out to see the sand. You choose the jeep tour. After spending the afternoon out, you head for your evening desert safari, dressed in layers, as it gets cooler in the evenings. Your six-hour tour includes activities from dune bashing to sand skiing, plus a BBQ dinner with belly dancing for entertainment and an incredible opportunity for sunset photography. What a way to spend your last evening in Dubai!

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