When you first visit the UAE you might be amazed at how a small city has so much to offer when it comes to entertainment and leisure. If you are on a holiday or you have moved to Dubai from you home country, you can really ease into the environment when you take the time to enjoy the city. You will find plenty of restaurants ranging from fine dining to fast food and numerous places for shopping.
Shopping and Leisure
Considered as one of the top shopping destinations in the world, keep some extra cash with you while exploring the city. From high end designer boutiques to quality retail clothing and accessory outlets, you will find them all. You will not get bored going through the vast shopping malls located all over the city. There are even games and entertainment areas that will keep children highly occupied.
Dubai has something for everyone. Pay a visit to places like Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates to enjoy skiing and snowboarding even during the peak of summer. You can even try going for an afternoon or morning desert safari to experience dune bashing, camel rides and entertainment. A dhow trip is another way to admire Dubai Creek or Marina and a visit must be paid to Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa at least to get beautiful picture of the building as the sun sets. Aquaventure and Wild Wadi are two water adventure parks where you can have an amazing time especially as a family outing. It is not easy to stay inside when there is so much to do and keep yourself occupied with the endless entertainment, dining and recreational activities.
Getting to Know the City
While getting around you might find it easier to walk rather than struggling to find a parking spot. Take a stroll along Jumeirah Beach Road where you will find several restaurants and shopping malls to choose from. Another great place to walk is the Heritage Square where authentic bazaars sell traditional items, jewelry, and handmade artifacts as well. Since the summer is very hot, limit outdoor activities like a morning desert safari or biking around the city. Wait until the weather has cooled down.
Food and Dining
There is no limit to the variety and range of cuisine that is available in Dubai. You can use this opportunity to sample traditional Middle Eastern food if you have not tried any. With a very diverse community, you can try out various foods from different countries in gourmet restaurants or unique cafés.