New Delhi: With summer in full swing, what better way to pass the time than traveling to new places? Instead of scrolling through our phones and chatting with friends and family, make this summer extraordinary by exploring a new destination and living like a local; experience its food, culture and more.
Did you know Dubai is known for more than just the tallest building in the world, where Tom Cruise climbed the Burj Khalifa for his movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’?
Facts you should know
The ‘City of Dreams’ is the second largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, after Abu Dhabi, with which it borders. One of the busiest cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is about much more than fishing, trading, pearl diving and the oil business.
Fast forward, offering limitless adventures and thrills for kids and adults alike, ranging from modern architecture, a stunning skyline, the world’s largest shopping mall and a variety of Dubai’s gourmet cuisine, Dubai’s tourism sector has become unrivaled internationally and has positioned itself as a hub of tourism and family luxury.
How to get there and places to hit
The first thing to consider when planning a trip is the budget. Good! Traveling to Dubai has become considerably easier for people with direct flights from all major airports in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. A minimum of Rs. 10,000/- is required for one round per individual.
With Dubai Tourism launching the ‘Kids Go Free’ deal; now it’s as simple as one-two-three to discover a place to live. Check out the Visit Dubai website, which allows you to save up to 10% on stays and receive FREE cancellation and free kids meals.
the art of language
Traveling to another country with a language barrier can be challenging at times. However, did you know that apart from Arabic, most expats come from India, Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh? So there’s no reason to worry about language skills because most Dubaians speak Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog and English, so you’ll feel right at home.
wonders of architecture
Dubai is famous for its unique and otherworldly experiences where you can live in the future now with its advanced technology, planning and construction and beautiful buildings in various shapes and forms.
As you drive past the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame, don’t forget to stop at one of Dubai’s most iconic attractions, the Museum of the Future (MOTF), which occupies pride of place along the city’s superhighway, Sheikh Zayed Road.
The museum, designed as an asymmetrical torus clad in steel and glass, was named one of the 14 most beautiful museums in the world by National Geographic.
Styled as a ‘living museum’, it incorporates elements of traditional exhibits, immersive theater and themed attractions, so visitors can look beyond the present and into the limitless possibilities of the future. Fostering a global intellectual movement, it is also home to the city’s ‘Great Arab Minds’ initiative, which aims to identify 1,000 outstanding Arab talent in key fields.
For relaxation, add The View at the Palm to your itinerary to experience never-before-seen 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah amidst the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline in the background.
Arts and Crafts
Dubai is also no exception when it comes to arts and crafts, highly regarded by locals and visitors alike. At Souk Madinat in Jumeirah, take a stroll through the market to see local art and crafts; you can even get souvenirs for just 10 AED without burning a hole in your pocket. Open from 10am to 11pm and sells a wide range of handcrafted items.
At the same time, don’t miss the Digital Art Theater, which is located in Souk Madinat Jumeirah. The latest addition to Dubai’s cultural landscape. With advanced technology and immersive storytelling, the Digital Art Theater in Madinat Jumeirah puts a modern spin on famous works of art.
And as your journey takes you to the Old Dubai area, don’t forget to stop by the Coffee Museum. It’s a paradise for students of all ages and a coffee lover’s paradise for sure; the museum is located in the historic quarter of Al Fahidi, between the small passageways of the old area, among many other gems, and is not to be missed. Coffee has always been an important element of Arab culture, and the museum demonstrates why.
Games and Entertainment
The ‘City of Dreams’ is certainly a sight to behold, but there is more in store for a fun and learning vacation, because a trip without fun and games will not be accomplished.
Stepping out of our comfort zone is often a fun learning experience, and if you’ve never played a round of golf, now is the time. 3D Blacklight Minigolf at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) will transport you into a fantastical world of sea creatures, space adventures and fluorescent colors. The floors, walls and ceilings of this miniature golf course are all covered with artwork made with UV fluorescent paint and designed to be viewed in 3D with special glasses that the venue provides.
Sensory exercises are said to help in developing curiosity, problem solving and creativity. If you want to get your hands dirty with your little one, The Mud House Studio is more than just a studio; it is a living and breathing space. It could be a fun classroom, an inspiring workshop, a relaxing coffee shop, or anything else you want it to be. Explore our studio for studying, shopping, and hosting events, among other things!
In addition to all the hands-on activities, don’t miss the massive 10 million liter tank at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, located in the world’s largest mall, the Dubai Mall, which is home to over 33,000 aquatic animals and the world’s largest collection of sand tiger sharks.
Eat like a king in king’s land. Dubai offers a plethora of culinary options, from budget to a single Michelin star restaurant. The tourism and luxury hub has options for all tastes, from Chinese, Indian and Arabic cuisine. Thanks to the fact that expats make up the bulk of the population.
For fiery dishes bursting with flavor and imagination, stop by Hutong, a fine Chinese restaurant located in the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre. From scallop, squid and prawn fritters to truffled egg fried rice and even vegetarian dishes like savory wild mushroom and truffled bao, there’s no reason not to embrace the spice.
Vegetarian might sound boring and boring, but wait because Avatara, Dubai’s only Michelin-starred vegetarian Indian restaurant, is eager to treat you to a massive 16-course meal. At Avatara, each dish is meticulously prepared and decorated. The dishes are presented with an explanation of the ingredients and their origins, as well as a personal history of the chefs.
For an exotic culinary journey from the Far East to the Middle East, visit the award-winning Asia Asia restaurant and relax in the heart of the famous Dubai Marina overlooking the Dubai Water Canal, Business Bay.
Dubai is an ever-expanding city, so if you’re ready to jet set and go, prepare to be amazed at what they have in store for you.
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