Dubai, the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates is an ideal destination for a 2-day stopover. It is a city ofsuperlatives and holds an alluring beauty of rich culture and history.
If you want a break from a long haul flight and plan to have a glimpse of this city, major airlines offer stopover packages that you can easily book.
Here are some of the enchanting tourists’ destinations that will make your 48-hours stay in Dubai totally worth it!
When in Dubai, your first stop should be BurjKhalifa, the tallest and record breaking building in the world. This skyscraper holds the following records such as – the tallest service elevator, highest outdoor observation deck and the highest number of stories. It is also home to thousands of residences, office spaces, hotel rooms and restaurants.
Shop your souvenirs at the traditional Arabian town inside MadinatJumeirah where various cultural stands and boutique shops are present. If you feel hungry after shopping, choose any of its 24 in-house restaurants that offer different cuisines which will definitely satisfy your food cravings.
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- Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world, built at the foot of the iconic BurjKhalifa. Dubai Mall is a shopping heaven with more than 1,200 shops and other unique attractions like the Dubai Aquarium, ice rink, water fall and the Dubai Fountain.
- Al Fahidi Historic District
Get a glimpse of what Dubai looked back in the days at the oldest heritage site, the Al Fahidi Historic District. After wandering around sophisticated Arabian houses, wind towers and narrow alleyways, you can stop for a coffee at the Arabian Tea House or fancy a refreshing drink at the other cafésaround. Make sure to check out a number of museums, art galleries and quirky little shops too.
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- Kite Beach
This long, pristine white sand beach near Jumeirah Road is sure to give you a memorable beach day. Try out the various water sports activities like kite surfing, soap football, beach volleyball and kayaking. Do you want to simply sit back and enjoy? Grab a snack and take in the calming sound of the waves while marvelling upon the great view of Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s famous sail-shaped hotel.
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You don’t always need long vacation days to enjoy a destination. Sometimes less can be more. We hope you get to enjoy Dubai highlights soon.