When in transit through the Persian Gulf, have you ever had a stopover in Dubai while traveling to your destination? You were awed by the burgeoning new metropolis in desert safari dubai, but lost without a plan to explore the city? There are numerous ways to ensure that you have a great time in Dubai when you are on a stopover, and we have listed a few in the following paragraphs. Here are a few tips and tips

 

  • Short stopovers - Traffic in Dubai is known for its slowness, therefore even if you only have an hour or so, it might be better to stay away from the airport. There are plenty of luxuriously-appointed waiting rooms, great duty-free shoppingoptions, and eateries that offer a wide range of cuisines in the airport. It is also possible to book rooms on an hourly basis at one of the Dubai airport hotels, five-star Dubai International Hotel located in the airport. You can you can sleep or rest in the designated time you are there. The airport is Wi-Fi enabled which means you can connect your laptop in any part of the airport. The airport even has gym facilities in case you're looking to exercise, and a beauty parlor where you can have a traditional Arabic tattoo of henna.
  • If you plan to take a step out from the airport, make sure that you have five hours to spare, since you have to be back in a minimum of 90 minutes prior to departure. If you have any doubts about time, do not go over the Dubai Creek. This large waterway has only the bridges at times, and during rush hours or on special occasions, they can get clogged for long periods of time. You must stay on the eastern side of the Creek, which is where you will find the Deira suburb is located to the north of the airport in case the time of day is an issue in your plans for your air travel.
  • Whatever duration of your time it is, you can still shop! Dubai is known for its love of shopping, as well as the Airport is packed with shops of all sorts along with boutiques and other businesses. Its Dubai Festival Center is the closest mall, but there are many other options. Wafi City can be another shopping mall just 10 minutes from the airport. Here there are designer shops as well as the Deira City Center boasts of European franchises. If you have enough time, you can go to one of the Gold and Spice Souks of Deira ("souk" refers to Arabic meaning marketplace). Here you can get souvenirs and lots of other interesting products.
  • Visit visit the Irish Village near the airport. This oasis of Irishness features restaurants that are themed around Dublin, with tables for picnics, good pub food, and Guinness in tap. It is just ten minutes away from the airport The Irish Village is an oddity that is easy to access and full of fun activities.
  • Get a view of the forest of skyscrapers along Sheikh Zayed Road. The trip can be taken in a taxi. The road is a 12 lane highway and makes for a smooth ride. You can even pass by the foot of the tallest building in the world, The Burj Dubai! Just opened for business in the last year it is the Burj Dubai is a beautiful and slim, international landmark that is breathtaking in its scale.
  • The oldest district of the city, the Bastakiya is also a great destination to see if are only in Dubai. It is a good idea to stroll around and see the old windtowers and learn about Dubai in the past. The galleries and cafes in this area are always worth a visit. The Bastakiya is just across the Dubai Creek from the airport, so keep an eye on the time and try to stay clear of the traffic during rush hour.
  • The Dubai Museum is another good spot to visit. The Museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort and holds several impressive displays of the rich history of Dubai starting from the time it was a fishing town, all the way to its current glory.
  • On stopovers that last more than a couple of hours, you can go to the tallest hotel in the world, the . The hotel is seven-star. designed to resemble the sail filled with wind of an old dhow while the rooms are extremely lavish. For a visit to the hotel, you have to book in advance. So why don't you make reservations for an afternoon tea in Sky View Bar? Sky View Bar, to relax in the beautiful atmosphere, the incredible view, and a seven-course tea.
  • If you're lucky enough to have more than a single day in Dubai, you can enjoy taking in the sights of the city on board the Big Bus Tour. It is a hop-on/hop off tour with an audio commentary. It will transport you to all significant points of interest in Dubai. The destinations covered on this tour include The Dubai Museum, the Jumeira Mosque as well as the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's Home as well as the Bur Dubai Old Souk, the Heritage Village, the Gold Souk as well as an excursion to the twin towers along Baniyas Road . Also included is a complimentary Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek as well as a Mercato Mall discount booklet with this tour.
  • Don't miss the dune-bashing excursion in Dubai. Take a trip to the desert sands during an exciting safari tour. Take a four-wheel drive vehicle across the dunes for an adventurous drive and to feel the desert lifestyle in a Bedouin campsite with live entertainment. This is one of the best experiences that you can discover in Dubai.
  • Explore the Dubai Creekside Park for some exciting activities. This Park is located near the creek and has the toy train, a children's area, the dolphinarium and a myriad of other options for entertainment. It is also possible to book a dhow dinner cruise for a nice evening over the cool creek. Creek. Note that the cruise must be booked in advance.
  • Find a room at a beach hotel , and then spend your time relaxing on the beach. This is a great option in the event of an interval of more than 24 hours during those winter days. In the summer, it's not advised to take a long walk in the sun for exercise in the middle of the day. The beach offers plenty of fun activities such as diving and kite surfing. Jumeirah Beach Park Jumeirah Beach park is a ideal spot for picnics and unwinding.
  • Other alternatives for stopping over include visiting Ski Dubai located in the Mall of Emirates, the largest indoor snow park in the world, in addition to The Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center in the Dubai Mall. It is also home to the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center. Dubai Mall also houses the Dubai Ice Rink which offers a great ice skating experience.