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Dubai - A City Like No Other: Exotic Culture, Luxurious Hotels, and Endless Activities to Enjoy!

What do the words “luxury vacation” bring to mind? If the idea of sunny skies, white-sand beaches, international cuisines, grand hotels, and luxury malls with indoor ski slopes appeals to you, then look no further than Dubai.

Panoramic image of Dubai city, modern cityscape, downtown with blue sky, luxury new high-tech city
The modern cityscape of Dubai

Dubai’s government seems to effortlessly combine all these elements to provide tourists with the ultimate luxury destination. You’ll immediately notice how the country is brimming with luxury, starting with the tall and impressive buildings that dot its skyline.

What to Expect When Vacationing in Dubai

A vacation in Dubai is full of mesmerizing sights and stimulating experiences. Whether you're there for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, there's always something new to see and do. Some of the top attractions include the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building; the Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping center; and the sail-shaped Burj al Arab hotel.

Dubai is also home to some of the best beaches in the world, as well as a variety of parks and wildlife reserves. And if you're looking for some nightlife excitement, Dubai has you covered there too. With its mix of traditional and modern culture, Dubai is a fascinating destination that never fails to impress.

Here are a few can’t-miss tourist attractions in Dubai

Jumeirah Mosque

Inaugurated in 1979, Jumeirah Mosque was built in the traditional Fatmi architectural style. It is a cultural marvel and one of two mosques open to non-Muslims. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai, Jumeirah will overwhelm you with the beauty of its construction. Surrounded by the modern buildings around the Dubai Emirate, this mosque is a cultural oasis. Though an Islamic place of worship, visitors of all cultures and ethnicities are welcome to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and get in touch with their inner spirituality. Visit the mosque at dusk when it is lit up to get a taste of its intricate artistry. The twin minarets and large central dome look astounding, and this is a magical way to get in touch with Islamic culture and heritage.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a short drive from Dubai in the Abu Dhabi Emirate. It is a truly magnificent building and worth a visit if you wish to immerse yourself in a remarkable blend of culture, architecture, and spirituality. This is one of the most popular places to visit in Dubai. Spanning 30 acres, the scale and beauty of this mosque are genuinely astounding. The intricate, traditional designs and authentic Islamic architecture are enough to fascinate visitors of all ages.

Al Fahidi Fort

Built in 1787, this historic monument gives a glimpse of the United Arab Emirates' rich heritage. The juxtaposition of the antique mosque with the present, modern architecture is a homage to all the effort to develop and build the city. Within the fort, you’ll also find the Dubai Museum, an outdoor museum that showcases the city's evolution from a rural fishing village to the epitome of architecture and modernity it is today. Soaking in the excellent workmanship that went into building the mosque and appreciating its history is an enriching experience that you will cherish forever.

Heritage Village In Oasis

The Heritage Village Oasis, located in Abu Dhabi, immerses you in the traditional desert lifestyles led by Emirates of the past in a time long gone. With open museums displaying campfires, coffee pots, and tents made of goat hair, a visit to this wonderful village gives you a peek into the fascinating history of this prosperous land. You can even enjoy live demonstrations of local artisans showcasing their creativity in traditional skills like pottery, metalwork, weaving, and spinning yarn. If you’re lucky, they’ll even ask you to give it a try. Indeed, the Heritage Village is a sight to behold and a visit you wouldn’t want to miss.

Dhow Boat Cruise

To truly experience all of Dubai’s grandeur up close and from afar, a Dhow boat cruise needs to be on your Dubai bucket list. A luxurious cruise along the Persian Gulf, this tour is given onboard traditional wooden dhow boats, which were the style in 600 BC. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Dubai skyline from the sea while sipping a cup of Gahwa, traditional Arabic coffee. This is a great way to appreciate Dubai’s bygone nautical tradition. If you wish to stay closer to land, enjoy a stroll along the beautiful Corniche walkways in Abu Dhabi at dusk. You’ll have an unparalleled view of the sunset reflecting off the skyscrapers. As the evening deepens, you’ll be treated to the spectacular sight of shimmering city lights far away.

Desert Safari

If you have a thirst for adventure, then a desert safari is the perfect escapade for you. After spending a delightful day riding on a camel, enjoying bird shows, and driving through dunes, the tour comes to a close with a wide, mouth-watering array of traditional meals that you can savor as you unwind under the desert stars. If you’re short on time, you can also choose to spend the evening in the desert or opt for a morning or dinner-only safari.

Shopping Malls

Dubai offers a one-of-a-kind retail shopping experience. Internationally renowned, the malls here ooze luxury and opulence. With every global high-fashion brand under one expansive roof, you can indulge in the ultimate shopping experience in Dubai. The malls in Dubai offer extraordinary and distinctive touches like the indoor ski slopes in the Mall of the Emirates that set them apart from the rest. As one of the most popular malls in Dubai, Mall of the Emirates gathers together over 630 stores, close to 8,000 parking spaces, more than 100 restaurants, and 80 luxury stores occupying over 255,000 square meters.

Modern Luxury Against a Traditional Middle Eastern Backdrop

Dubai is an unabashedly rich land, so it isn’t unusual to see flashes of luxury against a backdrop of modern lifestyles combined with Middle Eastern culture. This is the ultimate vacation destination bursting at the seams with unique experiences bound to make an unforgettable holiday. You’ll find an amalgamation of cultures here — people of all ethnicities, heritages, and backgrounds, as well as a variety of traditions.

View of Dubai skyline by night, UAE
View of Dubai skyline by night

A trip to Dubai is the perfect way to escape the every day and treat yourself to some luxury. With its amazing sights, top-notch restaurants, and luxurious hotels, Dubai is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Dubai is one of the most exciting cities in the world and it’s waiting for you. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream trip today!

We will help you plan the trip of your dreams. Enjoy a luxurious adventure and a treat for the senses. With its mesmerizing sights, five-star restaurants, six-star hotel, and extraordinary experiences, there’s nothing quite like a trip to Dubai planned by Lez Go Travel.

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