The fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest – Dubai is a city of superlatives. The city has the largest immigrant population in the world, and with its famous tourist amenities it has become one of the most popular travel destinations, according to Travelbag Dubai holidays.
Located only 5 hours from Europe, Dubai is a popular place for Europeans to go for weekend trips and short breaks, and a good stop-over destination for people traveling between Europe and Asia and South Pacific.
To experience the best of Dubai and really get the most of it, you should really take the opportunity to spoil yourself and splurge on the finer things in life.
With amazing five star hotels, desert safaris, and lots and lots of shopping – it’s a city which offers both luxury and indulgence as well as adventure.
When it comes to shopping, depending on what you’re looking for, you visit different areas of the city; there are souks specializing on spices, others on gold, some areas are perfect for textiles and so forth.
Some items to look for are pashminas, dates, gold, carpets and perfumes (french brands are even cheaper there than in France!).
If you want more of a traditional souvenir you should definitely get a Khanjar, a traditional curved dagger.
But while there is shopping and five star hotels in most cities across the world, Dubai also offers some activities that are quite unusual and definitely worth a try…
Camel Racing in Dubai
Camel races are a very important tradition in Dubai, and if you get the chance to visit a camel race you should definitely take it!
Camel races are held at the Camel Race Track on Thursdays and Fridays in winter.
Watching the races is quite the experience, and you can also visit the paddocks.
Desert Safari in Dubai
Dubai being a desert city, the massive sand dunes are never far away.
If there is one adventurous thing you should do in Dubai, it’s a desert safari.
Take a roller coaster ride in an SUV with a desert driver over sand dunes and venture out into the vast desert.
The experience is unlike any other, with some amazing scenery making you feel like you’re on a different planet..!
Skiing in Dubai
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a city in a desert is probably not skiing.
But Dubai, always keen to turn everything upside down and challenge your perspective, of course has created its very own ski resort center.
And don’t worry, you can rent everything from the equipment to the clothes on the site.
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