Whether you’re planning a solo vacation or a family trip during the upcoming holidays in March, this is the perfect time for you to consider where to go! And if you have yet to decide on where to go — we highly recommend that you visit Dubai!
A common misconception people have about Dubai is that there’s little to do, and the weather is hot and dry all year-round. In actuality, the city has plenty of attractions for people of all ages! And it’s a perfect stopover destination for those who’re flying to Europe and beyond.
Did you know that Dubai also offers plenty of Instagram-worthy tourist spots? MIX FM DJ Rod Monteiro and his family can attest to this—they recently went on a family vacation to Dubai and not only did they have a blast—they also took plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures. Check them out:
#1 Dubai Garden Glow
With many glittering displays fashioned from recycled materials, the Dubai Garden Glow is a glow-in-the-dark attraction to visit with family and take plenty of “wefies”! Explore this one-of-a-kind experience to see the stunning garden glow in light and colours. Apart from the creative installations, you can also find musical shows and unique glowing performances.
#2 Dubai Mall
Get ready to embark on a shopping spree! Located right next to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, with over 1,300 stores at your behest, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Dubai Mall! It is also home to both the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which houses more than 33,000 aquatic animals, and an Olympic-size ice-skating rink. The aquarium is so big, it stretches four storeys! Whether it is standing right in front of the Burj Khalifa, or under a giant shark or manta ray in the Dubai Aquarium – you will be spoilt for choice at The Dubai Mall in getting that Insta-worthy shot!
#3 La Mer
The city’s latest beachfront district promises families and couples looking forward to spending some quality time under the Arabian sun a great time out. With wide open spaces, palm tree-lined boulevards, chic and funky retail outlets, whimsical decorations and edgy street art, and eateries serving a mix of local, Western, Asian and fusion food, there’s always something for everyone at La Mer. With so many alluring sights to soak in, there isn’t a corner in La Mer that you can snap a selfie that won’t come out Instagram worthy!
#4 The Dubai Frame
Framing both the old and new sides of Dubai, the Dubai Frame offers visitors spectacular sights of the city from 150 meters above ground! Oh, you’ll get to see the iconic Burj Khalifa standing tall against the Arabian skies! Come during sunset and you’ll be treated to a spectacular, lovely sight of the sun setting into the horizon. Aww…
At the aptly named “Futures Gallery” on the mezzanine level of the Dubai Frame, you’ll get to see the ruler’s vision of Dubai in the near future. Immerse yourself in the Virtual Reality display of what the future of Dubai will look like!
#5 Kite Beach
Love water activities? The scenic Kite Beach is the place for you! Go kitesurfing, wakeboarding or paddle boarding with friends and family. And if you prefer beach activities, join in a friendly game of beach volleyball or jog along the coastline where you can admire the iconic seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel and take selfies or wefies to share on social media.
#6 The Beach at JBR
The Beach at JBR is more than just a sandy coastline for you to enjoy scenic views of Dubai; there are shops, cafes and restaurants! And if you’re visiting with family, consider splashing around in the park and or play areas. What’s awesome about it is that it’s a public beach with facilities such as changing rooms that you can use!
#7 Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
If you’re an adventure and or excitement seeker, try desert dune bashing at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. With plenty of things to see and do, the desert is one of the best places in Dubai to check out during winter – and don’t forget to take plenty of pictures!
#8 The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Located in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the picturesque beige coloured centre is your go-to place to experience Emirati culture. From traditional cuisines, heritage walking tours to Arabic classes, this is the place to be to update yourself all about Emirati culture, customs and more!
#9 Spice Souk
You can smell the aroma of spices, frankincense, oud and bakhoor – traditional Emirati fragrances – coming from the Spice Souk a mile away (okay, we’re exaggerating!). Follow that smell and you’ll be transported into a colourful, bustling world of trading. The Spice Souk also attracts top chefs – and this is where you can score high-quality saffron stands, fresh organic dates, candied nuts and local tea. There’s so much waiting for you to discover.
#10 Global Village
From Italy, India and Egypt to Japan, China and Russia, Global Village lets visitors discover the Seven Wonders of the World in one family-friendly destination. With over 75 pavilions selling thousands of trinkets, food items and textiles, shop and eat to your heart’s content at this multicultural bazaar. At the same time, catch a string of international performance at its events stage!
#11 Dubai Museum
Get to know Dubai’s history when you visit the Dubai Museum. Once the abode of a monarch, it now showcases how Dubai came to be and the life of Emiratis. Look at items dating back as far as 3,000 B.C., and discover how different the old and modern Dubai is!
An Instagram-worthy theme park that’s worth visiting when you’re in Dubai is MotiongateTM Dubai, located in Dubai Parks and Resorts. Here, epic rides, games and stores that are based on international blockbusters like Ghostbusters, The Hunger Games and Shrek await you! Those who prefer less extreme forms of entertainment can look forward activities such as the Backlot Tour to find out how movies are made!
Pro-tip: You won’t run out of accommodation choices in Dubai. You can find affordable family-friendly accommodation like Novotel Al Barsha and Adagio Apartahotels. Enjoy sleek comfort and spaciousness in stylish rooms designed to meet all your needs.
Ready for an unforgettable experience? Get all the info you need about your Dubai trip by clicking here: www.visitdubai.com.