Guest post: Dubai’s Top 10 Must-Experience Luxury Activities and Destinations

Dubai is a fantastical land in the middle of the Arabian Desert. Yes, it is where you can make all of your wildest dreams and imaginations become reality.

If you’re planning a trip to this city for its insanely extravagant experiences, then don’t miss the following indulgent activities and luxury destinations in Dubai.

Dubai's Top 10 Must-Experience Luxury Activities and Destinations
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Top 10 Must-Experience Luxury Activities and Destinations!

1. Stay at the World’s Most Expensive Suite

The main staple of any luxury holiday is a super-indulgent stay in the Royal Suite at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel. Burj Al Arab is more than a hotel; this all-suite accommodation has a sail-shaped structure and is considered the world’s only seven-star hotel.

Spanning over 750 square meters, the rate for a single-night stay in its Royal Suite is 30,000AED. Which, you can imagine the impressive portfolio of in-room and bath amenities that awaits you, as this hotel is complete with everything that promises you a stay fit for a royal. 

Burj Al Arab Hotel

2. Admire the City from the World’s Tallest Building

A Dubai trip is not complete until you see the Burj Khalifa. The 828 meters high structure is the world’s tallest building, which you can access it via booking a trip to its observation deck on the 124th level. But if you’re a luxury-seeker, you can take this experience to the next level by taking to the SKY deck on the 148th level.

This level, features the most exclusive experiences including a dedicated SKY elevator ride, which is the world’s highest observation deck and is reserved for the most premium city skyline viewing experience.

Burj Khalifa

3. Dinner in the Sky

Number three on this list is all about the Flying Cup, Dubai. This not only assures you of a breathtaking sightseeing experience, but also races your adrenaline levels to a point you didn’t know existed. After all, this allows you to dine in the sky as your dining platform is gently lifted to a height of 40 meters on this culinary adventure.

Beyond this sumptuous dining, it guarantees you a dining experience like no other with the most unhindered views over Ain Dubai, Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah, among other city delights and icons.

Flying Cup

4. Premium Desert Safari

Traveling to Dubai and not admiring its delightfully untouched desert landscapes would simply not be fair, as it has some of the Arabian Peninsula’s most exquisite and untouched desert landscapes. If you wish to see a desert the best way possible, nothing comes comes closer to a premium desert safari than this.

Enjoy the electrifying dune bash in a powerful Hummer; marvel at traditional performances; and, indulge in many activities like a camel ride and quad biking. Once you have completed all of the activities, you will then sit down to relax in your own private Bedouin styled tent, smoke Shisha, and relish a sumptuous spread of traditional Arabian dishes.

You can further enrich your desert experience in the UAE with a stay in one of its many blissful desert hideouts, such as Bab Al Shams, Desert Palm by Per Aquum, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. All of these offer timeless lodging options interwoven with an impeccable array of amenities and facilities.

Premium Desert Safari

5. Personalized Shopping

There is no doubt that Dubai is a shopper’s paradise, with a vast array of department stores, designer outlets, souks, and shopping malls including the world’s largest mall. But, if you wish to skip the crowds and have a more personalized shopping experience, one of the best ways is to hire your own shopping assistant who will go above and beyond your expectations to customize your luxury shopping experience, besides taking you to some of the region’s best shopping stops.

So, be prepared to be in awe along with shelling out a fortune; revamp your wardrobe, create your own fragrance, or pick up a statement jewelry piece, among many of the options available.

Personalized Shopping

6. Get a Luxurious Spa Treatment

Your luxury UAE travel would be incomplete without a day of splendid pampering at one of the signature spas. What is better after a day out of sightseeing or an action-packed desert or water adventure, than to de-stress and sweat out your toxins with a body-and-a-mind-soothing spa session. From the Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeriah and Park Hyatt’s Dubai’s Amara Sapphire to Anantara Spa and One & Only Royal Mirage Spa, you can never run out of premier choices in UAE when it comes to reinvigorating and strengthening your spirits.

Talise Spa

7. Sign up for a Sky-High Activity

The thrill of admiring the stunning man-made islands, classic structures and natural splendors of Dubai, that can give you a dose of adrenaline from a sky-high vantage point, is quite indescribable. Take to the skies on an insane skydiving session or try the longest and fastest urban zipline with XLine Dubai; not to worry, not all aerial activities require you to have the nerves of steel. You can fly over Dubai’s cityscape with a helicopter ride, take in a seaplane tour, or discover the serenity of the desert on a relatively tranquil hot air balloon ride. 

XLine

8. Private Sightseeing Tour

There is no better way to see Dubai than at your own pace with a private sightseeing tour. Create your own impeccable itinerary and discover the sights that appeal to you the most. Whip around the marvelous sights, including the Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Mosque, and Palm Jumeirah, all in the comfort of your own private vehicle escorted by an experienced driver or guide.

You can further do this in utmost class and style with a myriad of the latest and most luxurious super cars at your disposal; from Bentley, Lamborghini, and Porsche, to super luxurious stretch limousines, classic convertibles, and SUV’s.

If luxury and privacy is what you’re looking for, you can have an entire Dubai attraction like Ski Dubai, Aquaventure, or Atlantis Water Park reserved for you and your group.

Atlantis Water Park

9. Charter a Private Yacht

Probably nothing can rival the experience of exploring the waters of the Arabian Gulf than in your own private yacht, while reveling in the magnificent sights along with its coastline.

Whether it is that you wish to throw a private celebration, plan a romantic dinner cruise, or a private deep sea fishing trip chartered in a yacht clad, you will have the most modern comforts at your side that will definitely leave you with a lifetime of treasured memories.

Private Yacht Charter

10. Feel the Choicest Taste Sensations

Visit anywhere in Dubai and you’ll be in celebration of an unbeatable restaurant and dining scene. thanks to its wide assortment of Michelin starred restaurants boasting delights by celebrity chefs. Whatever your preference is, be it a classy American brunch, a traditional English afternoon tea or simply a gourmet indulgence that combines that region’s refined sophistication with the rich Emirati culture and heritage, you’ll soon be ready to locate here. 

For an ultimate gourmet experience, some of the venues to consider are Pierchic Dubai, Armani Dubai, Al Hadheerah, and Ossiano within Atlantis. If this is not enough for you, head over to the helipad at Burj Al Arab for an unbelievable dining experience. These premium spots are not just noteworthy for their melt-in-the-mouth offerings but equally endearing for mind boggling décor as well as extravagant settings.

Burj Al Arab Dining

If you haven’t booked your luxurious vacation to Dubai yet, this is your sign!

With Dubai’s its unmatched charm and sheer diversity, this striking Arabian city boasts of inspiring spectrum of choices to fulfill every unique travel desire. So whether you’re in Dubai to splurge or indulge in some out of the world pursuits, you’re definitely in the right place!

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XOXO, Myrestingbeachface
PS: Now that you are headed to Dubai, make sure to check out my post ‘Europe: The 10 Safest, Socially Distanced Beaches‘ to figure out where to head to after the fabulous United Arab Emirates!

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12 thoughts on “Guest post: Dubai’s Top 10 Must-Experience Luxury Activities and Destinations

  1. alex says:

    Dubai is at the top of my list of places to go! Love this list!

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  2. Hannah says:

    Dubai is a place that just screams luxury in my mind! I don’t usually do luxury travel, but I think I’d make Dubai the exception! A yatch, personal shopping, private tours and Desert Safari sound like the dream! What a great way to enjoy a little taste of luxury! Thanks for the great guide!

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    1. MyRestingBeachFace says:

      Doesn’t it scream luxury?! I think Dubai could be an exception and you’re already thinking like a luxury traveler! You’re welcome!

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  3. Krista says:

    I would love to do all of these experiences, especially the safari! I probably can only afford to do one of these things when I visit Dubai, but thanks for the great tips!

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  4. shafinah.jaafar says:

    You’re right – this definitely is a sign to start planning something in Dubai! 😂

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