What does Dubai say to you? It brings culture, technology, riches and exotic locales to mind. It brings the desert, heat, and luxury in the middle of a hot and arid desert.
Dubai has been an up-and-coming destination for many years, and it’s here to stay. For plenty of reasons people may be a bit hesitant in planning long solo trips, even to Dubai – but you should certainly push your limits and think about a trip to the crown jewel of the Gulf.
Dubai has plenty to see, do, and eat – and you won’t want to miss out on all of the fun!
The main airline in Dubai is the Dubai International Airport, and you’ll have arrived with a lot of excitement! First off, grab a taxi or an Uber (Select, XL and Black are available.)
Now driving in Dubai is a pretty unique experience, as there are drivers from around the world trying to enforce their own rules onto the roads. You may be a little caught off guard and take a moment to acclimate, but it is an experience nonetheless.
If you’re on a budget, you’ll likely stay at a place that is easier on the wallet, like the EasyHotel in Jebel Alli. It’s a budget chain, with no trimmings – but it’s ensuite and a place to stay.
It is a ways out there and you’re looking at a €12 dollar trip a day to commute in. If you are hiring a car, this is a decent place to call home for your stay. Otherwise, you might be based at the AVANI in Deira.
An ideal mid-range base for your shopping trips. Get there, unpack and put your head down. Head out to grab some food when you’re up and groggy and enjoy your first night by relaxing.
Otherwise, you may be based at the AVANI in Deira. An ideal mid-range base for your shopping trips. Get there, unpack and relax a bit before heading out to grab some food when you’re up and groggy to enjoy your first night at a manageable pace.
Where to Go
Head down to Nasimi Beach for the beach club experience. You’ll get loungers, day beds and a place to relax in the sun. You can enjoy a barbeque lunch, play volleyball or soak up the rays.
Take it all in and have a lazy day. This self-contained experience is an all-dayer, so bring a good book and stay out until the sun goes down. It’s got shopping boutiques, bars and restaurants as well. There’s a lot to do in Dubai, from Camel Racing to motorbike tours.
Here are the top 10 things to do in Dubai, just in case you’re having a hard time deciding. Dubai is a shoppers paradise as well! Madinat Jumeirah plays host to a shopping complex, as well as the legendary Dubai Mall.
If you’re feeling the urge to splurge, you’ll be well accommodated here. You’ll have a rich choice of food – Dubai is a worldly city. There is a heavy influence of Persian cuisines, but if you’re homesick, you’ll find all sorts of American go to’s.
Before You Head Home
When you head out, remember to get your duty free items.
A handy tip, most of the stuff you can get at duty-free is the same price as the mall in Dubai. It’s good to know if you want to grab your gear early!
Have you ever traveled to Dubai and if not do you plan to head there one day soon?