Dubai was little more than a small community just 30 years ago. A major financial center, today it ranks as one of the wealthiest urban centers in the world. At the same time, it’s grown into a significant tourist attraction for people who want to experience its mix of Arabian tradition and modern amenities. Purchasing a Dubai all inclusive vacation is one of the best ways to make sure you have a stress-free trip. There are some things you should make sure are included in your plan.
1 . Dubai’s Beaches
If you are staying in one of Dubai’s many beachside resorts, many of these hotel have their own beach exclusively for guests. Open Beach, sometimes called Russian Beach because of its popularity among visitors from Russia, is a free public beach you can use if not. It offers the same white sands and relaxing Arabian Sea access as a private beach. From time to time, this beach gets pretty crowded, and finding a sunbed can be difficult. Umm Suqeim, another public beach, is well known for its picturesque of the unique Burj Al Arab. The sail-shaped Burj Al Arab is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels.
2 . Burj Khalifa
Your all inclusive Dubai vacation probably already includes a trip to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. From the building’s observation deck, it is possible to over look the stunning city. In addition to visiting the towering skyscraper, you should consider taking a look at the building from the outside. The best way would be to check out the bar at The Address, a hotel just on the other side of Burj Khalifa Lake. From the window of this cocktail bar, you’ll find both awe-inspiring views of the towering wonder and a unique vantage point for the dancing fountains below.
3 . The Desert
Many Dubai all inclusive trips offer the option for a desert safari, but others consider it an add-on. While camping is a popular option, you can choose to stay in an air-conditioned hotel room instead. The cost for a night or two at one of several is actually quite modest, if you don’t like the idea of sleeping outdoors. These safaris include SUV trips in the sand, riding camels and perhaps spotting some Arabian wildlife. Many also serve a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancers.
4 . View It From the Air
After you’ve seen Dubai from street level, take to the air to get a bird’s eye view as well. There are a number of flight tour companies in town. There are some that employ seaplanes and some that use helicopters. Unless it’s already included with the Dubai all inclusive holiday you purchased, you can choose which you’d prefer. Have a look at the beaches, where the deep aquamarine water meets the white sand, and the shiny, towering skyscrapers in downtown. Your tour guide will point out Burj Al Arab and The Palms and The World, and may even give you a better look at Burj Khalifa’s pinnacle.
5. Deira Souqs
Located on the Deira side of Dubai are the Deira Souqs, traditional market squares. For a memorable Arabian experience, hire one of the many abra boat taxis to carry you across Dubai Creek. There is a large, bustling selection of traditional street markets just across the creek from the modern city center. These ramshackle shops sell everything from spices to tapestries, with each type of merchandise found in its own market. The most well recognized of these souqs is the gold souq. Even though gold isn’t as sought after in Dubai as it used to be, you can still find hundreds of vendors selling jewelry in this souq.
The biggest benefit of an all inclusive Dubai holiday is that you get to enjoy the entire city without being concerned about planning your own schedule. In many cases, an all inclusive trip is also a good deal, saving you on your hotel, food and sightseeing. Ensure your Dubai all inclusive vacation includes a variety of sights in the city, including the ones on this list.