The breathtaking metropolis of Dubai is the elite home of seven star properties, manmade islands and the world’s tallest tower. The area is located on the south east of the Persian Gulf but bordered by desert, so it gets very hot and benefits from beautiful coastlines. It’s also a fabulous holiday destination that is only six hours away by aeroplane, and is notorious for its ultra-luxury hotels, world-class nightclubs and stunning white sand exterior. The emphasis is very much on extravagance, opulence and glamour, if you hadn’t already gathered.
Luxury holiday packages like Hayes & Jarvis Dubai Deals are an ideal way to enjoy the finer side of the flamboyant city. But beyond any hotel lies a bustling city and stunning desert that are equally well worth venturing to. Whether you decide to try paddleboard yoga, or hot air balloon expeditions tickle your fancy, there are plenty of unforgettable activities available for one and all to experience. Exploring the desert dunes on the top of a camel is a real must.
Any city that is known for its glamour must be particularly good for its shopping. Fortunately, this is an area where Dubai really lives up to its fashionable reputation, with a great selection of slick, air-conditioned malls to hand. Shopping in Dubai is tax-free, but unfortunately this does not mean that any of its products are exempt from import tax. So you’ll save the most when purchasing items to the tune of a Rolex. But, don’t hesitate to purchase local goods, as there is a great selection on offer. Spices, carpets, gold, 100% pashmina shawls and cheap brand name perfumes are all superb investments.
If it’s a party you’re after, the swanky nightlife of this Middle Eastern desert escape attracts a wealth of clubbers from around the globe. One of the area’s most recent openings is 360°, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the coast and the nearby Burj al Arab building’s light show. Music-wise, you’ll hear only the best of live international electronic performances and DJs until 2am. But be warned; only people over the age of 25 can enter clubs and it’s strictly illegal to drink in public. It will also prove difficult to get in to 360° on the weekends unless you’ve booked yourself a spot on the guest list. But this, if anything, only adds to the club’s air of exclusivity and enchanting fun.
In Dubai you’ll never be short of gorgeous hotels, ambitious architecture, fun activities, shops or exclusive clubs to indulge in. From stunning sunrise to stunning sunset there’s no shortage of things to admire or do. Going with an open mind and a readiness to dig a little deeper will prove the most rewarding. When it comes to enjoying the finest of what the world has to offer in indulgence, style and wealth, Dubai really has it all.