Downtown Dubai is one of the locations in the UAE that has become the apple of eye of every business, and tourist around the world. This most-coveted address of the UAE is a dream destination oozing with superlatives and is unquestionably a place to visit at least once in a lifetime. You can experience the sophistication and uniqueness in the true sense at this coveted address. From iconic landmarks, to high-end shopping, and breathtaking promenades, here is how to spend a day in Downtown Dubai.
The Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Start your day with a delicious and healthy breakfast at this high-end club. The clubhouse is thoughtfully built and faces the Marina, the man-made canal. Make a beeline to the 25°55° Cafe Bistro and try its signature ‘Marina Breakfast’ prepared on an iron frying pan. The club is a sight to behold and offers loads of various activities to keep you engaged. If luck is with you, there is chance of spotting some celebrity.
Dubai Marina Walk
Taking Dubai Marina Walk is one of the things to do in Downtown Dubai. Just stroll this fabulous arena and enjoy the gorgeous view of the beach and Blue Ocean from the paved walkway flanked by hundreds of outlets and over 60. Visit any high-rise restaurant for a stunning view across the Gulf and Palm Island. Watch super cars like Lamborghinis, Ferrari, and Maseratis taking down the road. Dubai Marina is a waterfront community with lots of skyscrapers and a variety of spots for leisure and fun. If you’re here at weekend, then enjoy street shows at the Cobblestone Boulevard.
Rejuvenate yourself at Westin Heavenly Spa
Give yourself a royal treatment that can de-stress and calm down your senses in and out with pleasurable treatment. The Westin Heavenly Spa is a famous spot to enjoy massage, soothe body muscles, and make your face glow as well as beautify your hands and toe nails. The Spa also offers steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzi and a gym. There is everything you will need to pamper yourself. You will find yourself fresh, rejuvenated, and glowing when you leave this place. We highly recommend spending some time and money on yourself for you won’t regret it after receiving the Spa treatment.
Sightseeing with a speedboat tour
Dubai Marina is so beautiful that it’s a sight for sore eyes. If you want to have the pleasure of enjoying this spectacle, then take a speedboat tour. This 90-minute ride on the blue Arabian Ocean will amaze you to the core. The speedboat tour will let you see the most iconic landmarks of Dubai form the waters. The captain of the boat will stop at strategic locations to help you click photographs with stunning Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, The Palm, and Dubai Marina as the background. The tour will help you explore many things within a short time.
The Walk at JBR
JBR or Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) is an upscale residential property with impressive waterfront promenade. This expensive and affluent society is a popular hotspot for locals and tourist to spend some leisure time. This place is lively and vibrant and always sees live band performances. The chic retail stores and restaurants make this place ideal to enjoy shopping for high-end brands and authentic. It is also an open platform for local artists to exhibit their skills. It’s not uncommon to come across public art and witness beautiful paintings infusing life into staircases, floors, and benches giving the promenade a striking appearance. So shopping, dining, and strolling while relishing beautiful sights at the JBR is a must-to-do activity in Downtime Dubai.
VR Park Dubai Mall
This indoor VR park takes the world of virtual reality to some another level. It is the world’s largest indoor park perfect for family entertainment. This is a massive indoor theme park of two-storeys located at the Dubai Mall and a haven for gamers and shrieks adventure. It is where you can withdraw from the real world and step into entertainment to experience a break from reality. This Virtual Reality Park is capable to catering to all the types of tastes of gamers. Whether you love indulging in horror, adrenaline pumping, and leisure act, this Park can meet all your imaginations. So enjoy an immersive experience with realistic props free for scaling and challenge reality.
Experience free-falling from a high altitude with a specialist diver at Skydive Dubai. If you’re ready to feel the adrenaline rush in you, an instructor will help you fasten the diving gears and join you on a gyrocopter flight. This 20-minute flight will offer you amazing views of the stunning Dubai coastline from the sky. Feast your eyes from above on picturesque Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, and Ain Dubai. When the flight touches 1,500 feet, get ready to skydive with an experienced instructor. Needles to say that this extraordinary experience will remain with you till you live.
Go on Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner
When you book this activity with a local tour operator, you will be picked up from your hotel in air-conditioned vehicle to the boarding point where the staff will give you a warm welcome and a complimentary drink along with Arabian dates. Walking through the carpet, you will board a traditional dhow boat turned into a floating restaurant. The boat has two decks- the lower and upper. The former one is where the bouquet is arranged, and a live performance along with a magic show is delivered for entertainment of guest. For a moment of privacy, you can walk up the upper deck and enjoy the cool breeze and glittering views of the surrounding skyscrapers illuminated with lights. When the tour ends, you’ll be dropped-off back to your hotel.
A vacation in Dubai cannot be called amazing unless you visit the Downtown Dubai for it is where you can access and experience all the fabulous things the UAE offers. This upscale location in Dubai boasts of splendid views that shouldn’t be missed.