Dubai has emerged as one of the leading travel destinations for people all over the world. It is a city with dynamic history, generous hospitality, amazing adventures, a blend of tradition and modernity, and a shopping experience like none other.
There are so many elite entertainment options to consider if you are travelling in Dubai ranging from historic landmarks to modern-day marvels no one should ever miss on their holidays.
Dubai is one of those places that offer a wide range of entertaining plans for everyone. From hot beaches to aquariums, museums to malls, desert safaris to amusement parks, there are many places that could excite anyone. Here is a list of some elite entertainment options to consider if you are travelling in Dubai:
1. Enjoy the View From Burj Al Khalifa
Burj Al Khalifa (also known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration in 2010) is the landmark skyscraper and the major tourist attraction in Dubai. Standing at 829.8m, it is the tallest structure in the world since 2010 replacing Taipei 101, the previous holder of that status.
Levels 124 and 148 of this marvel are the highest observatory decks in the world. Board the elevator to the top and experience the serene beauty of Dubai.
2. Ski Dubai
In the 1990s, who would have thought there would be a ski resort in Dubai. Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort having 22,500 square meters of area, located inside the Mall of Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.
The park has to keep a temperature of -1 and 2 degrees Celcius throughout the year. It also has an 85 meters high indoor mountain with slopes of different steepness and complexity.
Opened in 2005, Ski Dubai is home to a number of penguins who are brought out of their enclosures numerous times a day. Penguin encounters can be booked online, enabling the public to interact directly with the penguins. Now visitors can get a chance to swim with the penguins. What amazing travelling memory will that be?
After having a swimming session with the penguins, make sure you warm up yourself with a cup of hot coffee at the famous Avalanche Cafe.
Other attractions at this park are:
- Chair Lift
- Snow Tubes
- Snow Bullets
3. Relax at Uptown Bar
Located at the very top of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Uptown Bar is the place where you can relax and enjoy the cool Arabian Breeze and admire the finest view of the city.
This bar offers a sophisticated and wide variety of drinking menus with cocktails and classic wines, accompanied by excellent jazz and tapas music. For those who enjoy smoking, a wide variety of Cuban cigars is available to enjoy on the terrace.
4. Enjoy the Evening at Dubai Fountain
Dubai Fountain is located on the Burj Dubai lake in front of Burj Khalifa. This fountain holds the record for being the world’s largest fountain beating the previous holder, the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas. Every 20 minutes between 6.00 PM to 11.00 PM, this fountain erupts for five minutes of spectacular water, light, and music.
To enjoy the performance, either book a table at the French restaurant Margaux, or go to Zeta, the outdoor poolside restaurant on the fifth floor of the Address Downtown Dubai to enjoy the scenic beauty of this fountain.
5. Check Out the Cavalli Club
Another go-to place for the elites in Dubai is the Cavalli Club. Located in the Fairmont Hotel, it is the place where celebrities blend at the bar and Dubai’s fashionistas flourish. Since its opening in 2009, the Cavalli Club has become one of Dubai’s most elite hotspots.
Designed by the famous Italian designer Robert Cavalli, this multi-time award-winning venue offers gourmet Italian and international fusion food.
This club is known to have hosted famous DJs and singers of the world. Artists who have performed at this club include Akon, Sean Paul, Erick Morillo, etc. Paris Hilton, Will Smith, and Jennifer Lopez have been seen digging on the dance floor.
6. Visit Burj Al Arab
Built on a man-made island, Burj Al Arab is located 280m off the shores. It is connected to the mainland via a guard monitored bridge road that is 340m long.
The Burj Al Arab has been often referred to as the world’s first seven-star hotel and the most extravagant hotel in the world by travellers, critics, and travel writers.
This hotel has one of the most expensive suites in the world and is also considered one of the tallest hotels in the world. It also has a helipad on the 28th floor for the VIPs to use.
7. Gold on 27
All the glitters are gold on the 27th floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Gold on 27 is the latest classy hangout and the place to see and be seen for Dubai’s elite.
Bringing new dimensions to Dubai’s nightlife scene, this bar offers unparalleled views, creative mixes accompanied by alluring dishes on the menu, and a unique collection of cocktails.
However, it isn’t the easiest of places to get entrance to – unless you have a fat purse – as you can’t even step inside the gates without a reservation, and it’s not cheap to dine here.
8. Shop Until You Drop at Dubai Mall
Known as one of the largest malls in the world and largest in UAE, Dubai Mall is located adjacent to the iconic Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai.
It was opened to the public on 4 Nov. 2008 with about 1000 retailers. With a retail floor area of 502000 sq. meters, it has more than 1300 shops.
In 2011, it was the most visited place on the planet drawing over 54 million guests, and in 2013, this figure increased to 65 million visitors.
In addition to this, other attractions in the mall are:
- An Ice Rink
- A Haunted House
- Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
- Dine at Le Gourmet
- A Cinema
- Countless Restaurants and many more.
In addition to the above-mentioned destinations, Dubai has so many elite tourist attraction places that you as a traveler might want to visit. From breathtaking architecture to an unparalleled shopping scene, Dubai has got everything.