Enjoy luxury on your cruise from Dubai
Top 5 things to do on your cruise from Dubai
If you are planning a cruise from Dubai you are in for a fabulous cruise vacation! Over the years Dubai has become a must see destination spot for many and with good reason! Dubbed as the city of gold, Dubai has some of the most amazing structures, unique attractions, and fantastic shopping!
Shopping: Wondering what you should do in Dubai? Duh-Buy! Dubai is famous for shopping, they even have a Dubai Shopping Festival at the beginning of each year where you can find really great prices on goods. If you are planning to head to Dubai in the summer months don’t miss out on their Summer Surprises, which is essentially the equivalent to the Dubai Shopping Festival. The Summer Surprises begin at the end of June and run through until the end of August. The Shopping Festival is in January and February.
On a side note, be prepared to be overwhelmed when it comes to shopping in Dubai. There are so many options to choose from, tons of shopping centers and malls are at your disposal. It could take weeks to get through it all. Many compare shopping in Dubai to shopping in New York. If you are a jewelry lover gold is said to be very accessible and inexpensive in Dubai, although you may have to haggle the price. Makes since considering Dubai is coined “The City of Gold”.
Burj Khalifa: The Burj Khalifa is the largest building in the world. From base to tip this building stands a massive 2,722 feet tall. Once at the Burj Khalifa take a ride up to their outdoor observation deck and see Dubai from a different angle. The observation deck also features an electronic telescope for some really interesting views!
Before entering the Burj Khalifa take the opportunity to observe the Dubai Fountains outside. This amazing work of art features sounds, lights, and of course water! It’s a very impressive fountain show to say the least. While you are on the Burj Khalifa grounds don’t forget to take a stroll through the vast 27 acre Burj Khalifa Park.
Burj Al Arab: A Cruise to Dubai is not complete without good food and elegant surroundings. Enjoy afternoon tea and lunch at the Burj AL Arab and be treated like royalty. The Burj Al Arab is one of the most posh and luxurious hotels in Dubai. This amazing building is set on an island and boost of being a seven star resort. Not to mention everyone says their food is beyond delicious. You do not have to stay in the hotel to be able to enter and enjoy this high class establishment.
Water Parks and Beaches: If you want to enjoy the water there is plenty to do in Dubai. They have several water based activities. You can spend the day at Aquaventure Waterpark, which is a terrific treat if you have kids. Another fan favorite is the dolphin experience at Dolphin Bay. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close to these playful sea creatures Dolphin Bay is the place to do it. Other water adventures include Wild Wadi Waterpark, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and of course the beaches!
Ski Dubai: What could be more fun than a trip to an indoor ski resort? Located at the Mall of Emirates, one of the world’s largest shopping malls. This amazing ski resort is packed full of snow activities for everyone! You can partake in skiing or snowboarding lessons if you are a beginner or enjoy the slopes alone for the pro! They also have a penguin encounter that is really neat for the kids and adults alike!
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