Dubai is a city famed for its larger-than-life hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, premium shopping options and the most extraordinary leisure activities. In fact, the place boasts of everything to excite both well to do and those who wish to add some ultra luxe experiences to their Arabian holiday. But, if you don’t know where or how to splurge in the city, come take a look at this list of top luxury things to do in Dubai.
- Check into a High-end Accommodation
Start your extravagant holiday right off by staying in one of Dubai’s most opulent hotels. A surefire accommodation where you can experience the zenith of luxury living is the iconic Burj Al Arab. Unsurprisingly, it will cost you a jaw-dropping amount of $25,000 per night stay here in its super deluxe Royal Suite. Looking for more options in this category? There is Atlantis, The Palm which is shrouded by an enigmatic charm, and Armani Hotel Dubai, inside the world’s tallest structure, Burj Khalifa. Want to have an island retreat in an ultra-indulgent setting? Consider staying in Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort or Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. How about living the life of royals amidst the captivatingly isolated desert dunes? Head straight to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort!
- Take a Private City Tour
Dubai is home to some of the most world-renowned and distinguished landmarks such as the tallest of its kind Burj Khalifa, the one-of-its-kind Palm Jumeirah and the historical Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. There is no better way to see them all than on a private sightseeing tour that is especially arranged for you and your group. Depending on your preference, it even comes with skip-the-line tickets which let you forego the long queues and make your way straight into your favorite attraction. Moreover, this gives you the flexibility to pick your desired vehicle to roam around the marvelous city sights, such as a Ferrari or Maseratis supercar.
- Plan a Personalized Shopping Spree
For retail enthusiasts as well as the fans of designer brands, Dubai is a venerable shopping paradise, with its blend of over 70 massive malls and traditional Arabian bazaars called souks. But, if you are not aware how to get the best out of Dubai’s shopping scene, it is safe to book an exclusive shopping tour. A guide will join you in this tour, leading you to some of the city’s definite visits as per your distinct shopping interests. Whether you wish to browse the greatest luxury labels in the beauty or fashion world or want to curate your own distinct perfume or simply wish to own a statement souvenir, you can’t go wrong with a bespoke shopping tour. Just make sure that you take this tour through an experienced service provider.
- See the City Skyline from an Exclusive Vantage Point
There are tonnes of options for those who wish to admire Dubai’s city skyline from a striking and extraordinary perspective. This ranges from the classic ‘At the Top’ Observation Deck at Burj Khalifa to the brand-new View at the Palm and Ain Dubai which is also the world’s largest and highest observation wheel. Delighting in the cityscape, along with its water and desert, on an airborne adventure, is an experience like no other. So, gear up for a sky diving adventure or a cool helicopter ride which is also one of the ultimate ways to see the man-made, palm-tree shape Palm Jumeirah in its full display. Majority of above experiences will set you back quite a fortune, but they are definitely worth the splurge.
- Go on a VIP Desert Safari
Desert safari is a definite experience on any Dubai trip. But, if you want to add a luxurious twist to your desert outing, you can opt for deluxe or VIP desert safari in Dubai. True to its name, it is packed with the most exceptional experiences which allow you for an exclusive look at the captivating beauty of the unparalleled Arabian Desert. For dune bash, you will have a high-performance 4X4 vehicle (like Land Cruiser or Hummer) reserved for you and your group. You also get to relax, dine and enjoy traditional activities and performances from the comfort of your own Bedouin-inspired tent.
- Dine in a Dreamy Setting
Dubai remains as the ultimate abode for some of the swankiest restaurants. From Pierchic overlooking the Arabian Gulf to Nobu, Enigma and the At.mosphere, each of these dining venues not only wins your heart for its sumptuous culinary offerings, but also for its chic décor and candid backdrop. Want to dine in an exotic, sky-high setting? Book Dine in the Sky package which gives you once-in-the-lifetime chance to dine in the mid-air with your intimate group. There is also Flying Cup experience and even Ain Dubai where you can have an entire cabin for your private dining session.
- See Dubai Like a High Roller on a Yacht Cruise
Spend an entire day on Dubai’s water like a true celebrity! This is possible with a top-end yacht cruise which you can charter for a few hours or even a full day or two. With the most stylish comforts plus all dining, refreshments, entertainment and other activities arranged onboard, you can sail around Dubai’s stylish sights in the most memorable and stylish way. What’s more; you get to personalize your cruise as per the size as well as the unique preferences of your group.
- Watch an Exceptional Show
Dubai is one of the ultimate places in the Arabian world to witness the world-class live shows, events and performances. But, if you wish to feel the pinnacle of theatrical experience, don’t miss the La Perle by Dragone show. Conducted in a dedicated aqua theater (which is first of its kind in the region) at Al Habtoor City, this Cirque du Soleil style show guarantees you an unforgettable evening in the city. After all, it is a large-scale live show which encompasses the use of high-end technical effects, along with the daring, death-defying acts of its brilliant performers. Add to this mesmeric music and stunning costumes.
- Sign Up for a Luxurious Spa Treatment
After all action and fun, be sure to relax and indulge your senses with a top of the line spa treatment in Dubai. Rightly so, the city is a haven to enjoy first-class luxe spas, with options that are as super luxurious and out of the world as Talise Spa (Jumeirah Al Qasr), Talise Ottomon Spa (Zabeel Saray Hotel), Heart and Soul Spa (Al Barari), Heavenly Spa (Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi), and Timeless Spa (Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa). They all promise you the much-deserved pampering while taking the indulgence and extravagance element to a whole new level.
- Cap the Evening off with a Premium Dhow Cruise
Whether you want to end to your long day of sightseeing in the most unperturbed way or wish to give a magnificent start to your night outing in Dubai, a dhow cruise in Dubai will perfectly fits your bill. Besides serving as an amazing vantage point to take in Dubai’s skyline from water, this traditional Arabian vessel also makes a great venue to celebrate your special occasions such as birthdays, receptions, and family / friends gathering, with tailor-made buffet menu, traditional shows and live music all arranged onboard. You can choose from two locations for your dhow cruise in Dubai: Dubai Marina or Dubai Creek.
As we wind up this post, we are sure that it might have given you some inspiration to help you spend your Dubai holiday in the most unforgettable and lavish manner. So, be sure to include a few or all above experiences; you will never be disappointed as they promise you an epic holiday in Dubai.
Photo: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates