The Middle East is the home of sand dunes, hot deserts, exquisite beaches, and oasis-like cities. But not every city or Middle Eastern country is known for its riches in tourism. Only Dubai has that honor to amaze its visitors beyond their imagination. A place where dreams become a reality, Dubai is the hub of all superlatives in the world. It is one of the most important cities in this region. This place is one of the busiest in the world and it is believed that this city never sleeps.
Spending 1 week in Dubai – What else can you ask for?
It’s unbelievable to imagine if we look a little bit into Dubai’s history. It is a young city and the best example of growth and development. Just 30 years back, Dubai was nothing more than sand dunes with no gleam to it. Today, tall skyscrapers rise dominantly in the sky and reflect in the pearl blue Persian Gulf. A center of luxury, style, design, and architecture, the tourism is on the ever rise and the city is still in the early phases of its growth and development. Which is the reason people are still confused about what to see if they decide to take a vacation there?
Dubai is still considered a tourist hub with an infinite number of places and things to do. People have no idea what is the right itinerary to see what this city is not revealing. But if you read our suggested itinerary, you may not get lost in this wonderland. With the Dubai Shopping Festival fast approaching, we suggest you a stay of 6 or 7 days, as it will be ideal to make the most of this celebrated city along with all the shopping you can do.
Ultimate travel tip to Dubai
There are a lot of things to do from dining, nightlife, safari, sightseeing, shopping at DSF, and much more. But first, you need to book your travel plans that compliment your 1-week itinerary. Dubai is an expensive city, and you will need to pack a lot of funds so that you can enjoy a good time there. And since you are going to do some shopping at DSF, you need to save as much money as you can on your hotel accommodation and flights. By booking with a travel agency, you can avail air tickets to Dubai from London or any other city in Europe. You can also find cheap flight tickets from any other city in the world to Dubai. So enjoy your Dubai trip and buy as much as you can.
Day 1 – The Burj Khalifa:
You must try to reach Dubai in the morning. After checking in your hotel, which is obviously going to be a luxurious one, you can refresh yourself by taking a nice warm bath. Hotels are one of the best attraction in Dubai too. They are state of the art in luxury and comfort. Your hotel can be one of them, so enjoy all the luxury you can get there and make the most from your stay. After your breakfast, you can either ask for a cab from the hotel’s staff or get onto a city tour bus to head off to your Dubai’s first adventure.
You will need to keep some electrolytes to keep yourself hydrated as heat in Dubai can be unforgiving any given day. As you move forward, you will be able to see different buildings and sites. You need to head to the most striking and superficially ludicrous building on this planet, The Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa is one of the first things a tourist would do as it impresses them beyond anyone’s imagination. After striking some pose and betting stunned by its striking power, you need to head to its observation deck. When you get there, you will get a jaw-dropping view which is not easy to absorb. Burj Khalifa is a hotel, a residence, a restaurant, a spa, a mall, and also a bar. In the evening, you can head out and watch the Fountain show near the tallest building on the planet.
Day 2: Dubai Mall & Aquarium
Your second day will start with a visit to the world’s biggest shopping mall. Yes, Dubai Mall is the biggest shopping mall in the world. It has around 1200 shops of different brands along with fine restaurants, where you can dine later, and a huge aquarium. It also includes an ice rink, a huge skiing resort (yes an actual indoor skiing resort, crazy right?). So the second day will be a great day to do crazy things. This experience is like no other. So spend some time in each place and make the most of everything this place offers. And again you can end this night on a higher note of Dubai nightlife, as vacations are all about partying. During your stay in Dubai, we encourage you to eat local cuisines and blend in with the locals.
Day 3 – Marina and Palm Island
If you are looking for some extreme, you are in the right place. Dubai offers an exquisite visit to its palm tree looking (from the air) islands called the Palm. It is a luxurious housing society and state of the art hotels. You can also visit the Atlantis Hotel, which is arguably one of the best hotels in the Middle East. Palm Island is just like another world. It is difficult to imagine how these islands were artificially created. It took years of hard work and fine engineering in the Gulf Sea to complete them.
Later in the day, you can do what we mentioned about earlier, yeah some extreme. If you are an adrenaline junkie, you must experience Skydive Dubai to get the best look at this marvelous city.
Day 4 – Desert Jeep Safari
If you come to Dubai and you have no idea about the Desert Safari? You really need to study your ideal vacations more. Desert Jeep Safari is one way of getting a thrilling jeep ride through high sand dunes of Dubai’s desert. This beautiful desert also offers an extremely peaceful environment where cool nights can offer a colorful and clear night sky. Away from all the hassle of the city, this is the perfect time to absorb what you have experienced so far on this trip. The sunset is one site worth not missing.
Day 5 – Beach
Dubai is a beach city and it offers open beaches to everyone. You can feel the perfect sunlight and salty breeze on Arabian Sea’s finest white sand beaches in Dubai. The quality of seawater is unquestionably primeval and tourists can freely roam the beaches in their swimsuits and enjoy privacy. One fine choice is Jumeirah Beach.
Before heading back, you can enjoy some final time in Dubai by visiting other malls and places that locals recommend you so that you don’t miss anything. We advise you to check out from the hotel on the fifth day and head to the airport. There can be plenty of duty-free shops at DXB for you to buy some gifts and souvenirs.
Day 6 – Dubai Shopping Festival
Your day 6 will take you to the Dubai Shopping Festival, where you are offered some of the biggest sales on clothing merchandise, electronic items, gadgets, laptops, and other amazing things. As Dubai is duty-free, you can enjoy buying anything from there and get it transported to your home. In this way, you can enjoy shopping at one of the biggest shopping hubs in the world, and that too very cheaply.
DSF also offers a chance to enjoy other events as well. You can not only find an amazing discount on almost everything, but also attend fashion shows, fireworks, concerts, light shows, and much more. Make sure you spend a whole day at this event, which we are sure is not going to be enough. So you can also spend your last day at this festival.
Day 7 – Continue shopping at DSF or take your time to relax
A holiday is not a holiday when you have actually taken out some time for relaxing in the pool of your hotel or spending some quality time with your family, friend, loved one or anyone whom you are traveling with. You also need to rest as you will be leaving for home the very next day, or later at night. But if you want to continue shopping at the Dubai Shopping Festival, you can return there and pick up from where you left a day before.