Just a few years ago, Dubai was a sleepy fishing village. As well as a major financial center, today it ranks as one of the wealthiest cities in the world. It’s also evolved into an attraction for tourists who want to see how the city pairs traditional Arabic architecture and modern construction. Purchasing a Dubai all inclusive vacation is one of the best ways to make sure you have a stress-free trip. There are some things you should make sure are included in your vacation.
1 . Dubai’s Beaches
You may very well have access to the beach and the beautiful water as a part of an all inclusive vacation, especially if you are staying in one of Dubai’s more exclusive resorts. Open Beach, sometimes called Russian Beach because of its popularity among visitors from Russia, is a free public beach you can use if not. It offers the same white sands and relaxing Arabian Sea access as a private beach. This beach can get pretty busy during peak hours, so don’t expect to come across an available
sunbed right away. Umm Suqeim is another public beach. This one is famous for the view of Burj Al Arab, amongst the most lavish hotels in the world.
2 . Burj Khalifa
Almost every all inclusive Dubai trip will already offer paid admission to the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa. From atop the world’s tallest building, you will delight in incredible views of Dubai. But you’ll want to do more than look at the rest of the city from the building’s deck. Take the time to enjoy its architecture and design. Visit the bar atop the hotel across Burj Khalifa Lake, The Address, for a truly unique view. You’ll score a great view of the neighboring skyscraper from this trendy spot, and a view of the dancing fountains below.
3 . The Desert
Many Dubai all inclusive trips offer the option for a desert safari, but others consider it an add-on. Some people opt for a desert safari with camping yet others choose a retreat, resort or hotel instead. If you don’t believe
you’re up for sleeping in a tent, the desert retreats are actually more affordable that you might think. These expeditions include SUV rides in the sand, riding camels and perhaps spotting some Arabian wildlife. Many also serve a traditional Arabian dinner, complete with belly dancers.
4 . View It From the Air
There’s little question you’ll spend a lot of your trip to Dubai looking up. But the city has a lot to offer from the air, too. There are a number of flight tour companies in town. There are some that employ seaplanes and some who use helicopters. Unless it’s already included with the Dubai all inclusive trip you purchased, you can choose which you’d prefer. You can look down on the white sandy beaches, the deep blue-green Arabian Sea and even the urban center. Add to that list The Palms and The World, and even Burj Al Arab. You’ll also get an an up-close view of the top of Burj Khalifa.
5. Deira Souqs
You’ve probably seen pictures of the Diera Souqs, traditional street markets in the Diera neighborhood of Dubai. If you want a true Arabian experience, hire one of the small wooden abra boats across the creek to Deira. There is a large, bustling array of traditional street markets just across the creek from the modern city center. These ramshackle merchants sell everything from spices to tapestries, with each type of merchandise found in its own market. In the gold souq, the most famous of the markets, you can see vendors advertising any sort of jewellery you could want. Gold used to be a great bargain in Dubai, but today the prices are much closer to the values in the rest of the world.
All inclusive Dubai holidays let you experience all the city has to offer without stressing over the planning of your itinerary. In many cases, an all inclusive trip is also a good deal, saving you on your hotel, food and sightseeing. If you are looking to see the best of the city, we’d recommend checking out some of the five experiences on this list. If they are included in your Dubai all inclusive trip, even better.