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24 hours in Dubai

World renowned for its 5 star hotels, world-class restaurants, iconic buildings and mega-malls, Dubai is a non-stop metropolis and holiday hotspot for those seeking guaranteed sunshine on the super-sparking Arabian coast. 

Follow us as we guide you through our favourite places to see-and-be-seen in Dubai - all in a fun-filled 24 hours!

1. Enjoy a morning cruise

Cruising along the waterfront is a great way to start your day. Enjoy breakfast on-board as you journey from the marina, past the magnificent man-made islands of The World and The Palm out to sea and view Dubai’s stunning cityscape from afar… you may be lucky and spot a pod of dolphins on your trip too!

Experience time: 1.5 hours

2. Celebrity-spot on Jumeirah Beach

Nestled against the turquoise-coloured waters of the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach is lined with 5 star hotels offering their own private beach club area, with superb views of the iconic Burj Al Arab and sea to one side and city to the other.

Make the most of your time here and enjoy a leisurely picnic on the white-sand beach, soak up the sun on a lounger or splash out on a private cabana for you and your party – rubbing shoulders with celebrities on the city’s most popular party-beach destination!

Experience time: 3 hours

3. Eat at the iconic Burj Al Arab

Known as ‘the world’s only 7-star hotel’, this uber-luxurious establishment took 6 years and a whopping $2 billion to build. With 28 floors of opulent suites, decorated in 24-carat gold leaf (yes, real gold) and costing from $500 a night upwards, the Burj Al Arab is a magnate attracting world royalty and elite.

For the ultimate afternoon tea experience, visit the hotel’s Skyview restaurant located on the 28th floor and feel like royalty yourself as several courses of delectable sandwiches, pastries, cakes, scones and tea are served in sumptuous surroundings. A special afternoon treat to remember!

Experience time: 2.5 hours

4. Watch sunset from the world’s tallest tower

Officially the world’s tallest tower- the Burj Khalifa stands head and shoulders above all other buildings…easy to see why at an astonishing 828 metres in height (that’s the length of over 8 football pitches placed end to end)!

Pre-book your visit for late in the afternoon; as the highest vantage-point in the city and with 360 degrees views (including an outside viewing platform for the brave), watch as the sun sets out to sea then gasp in awe as the city lights up and truly comes alive. A fun and romantic experience rolled into one!

Experience time: 1 -1.5 hours


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