Dubai is a terrific destination for the experiential traveler, whether your idea of fun is riding a camel, having food in the finest restaurant, or simply kicking back on the beach with the locals.
We are giving you the top 4 reasons as to why Dubai should be your next destination with your girl gang from the experts who have been there and lived the moment to tell their fantastic experience.
Kick back and party with your girlfriends
Just right next to the drop zone of Skydive, Dubai you will find this exclusive club,bar and restaurant. Zero Gravity is one of the most popular party destinations in Dubai and is the perfect way to relax on the beach, enjoy the sunset and have a meal or party all night long. The best part, they organise ladies’ day every week, so remember to grab on the best deals.
“ The club has a ladies’ day each week where the fee is waived for women but you’ll need to get yourself on the guest list for entry. Make sure to get there early on as poolside beds and sun loungers on the sand are first come first serve. Females can also take advantage of their Lost Angels Ladies Night that same evening from 8pm-midnight. AED100 for unlimited bites and beverages or AED200 for boys from 10pm..”
“ We spend hours in the famous glass-panelled pool, catching some rays and making new friends. The pool is huge, and if you can bag a prime spot – like we did, smugly – you can be there for countless hours, happily.”
Shop like you have unlimited credit limit
Dubai Gold Market in Deria is a one of the major reasons why many people especially women travellers opt for Dubai. With its enormous collection of shops, the Dubai Gold Market is the ultimate destination for jewellery lovers.
“ In the Dubai Gold Souk, the streets are lined with narrow shops and each shop window is packed full of reflective, deep yellow gold. In Dubai, the preferred item of choice is 22 carat gold. It’s a deeper yellow than we’re accustomed to in the United States. But Americans are not the primary buyers in this market. The Dubai Gold Souk caters to the tastes of patrons from Asia, particularly India. As we eavesdropped on some of the conversation, we learned that it is common for families to travel to Dubai and buy large quantities of gold jewelry as dowries for their daughters.”
“ Travel to Gold Souk in Deira by bus, taxi or train. Taking the cab is time efficient and the most comfortable way, yet most expensive. If you have all the time in your hands, take a bus with route to Gold Souk. The bus station is located adjacent to the souk itself. Another option is to ride the Green Linemetro. Hop off the train at Al Ras station, head to Exit 2 and take a 10-minute stroll to Gold Souk. The Gold Souk is a traditional Arabian market place with over 300 jewelry shops. This is where you can buy jewelries at the cheapest rate and still haggle for a much better price.”
Brunch as if it’s your last luncheon
A sprawling feast, the big friday brunch held weekly at Al Qasr hotel in Madinat Jumeriah in Dubai is the cities most sumptuous brunch with 130 chefs, 35 live cooking stations and over 280 dishes from an incredible array of cuisines from around the world. The brunch is spread over just a vast area that the hotel staff even provide maps to ensure guests find their way back to their seats.
“ The brunch at Al Qasr is all about live cooking and the wealth of these interactive stations is extensive. With Mexican, Chinese, Arabic, Jamaican, Japanese, Thai and English cuisines (plus more) made fresh before your eyes.”
“ For sheer excess, this brunch – Dubai’s biggest – is unbeatable. In fact, it’s so vast, you’ll need a map to navigate all the food stations, stretching over 3 restaurants, which cover an endless list of cuisines from all over the world. You name it, they’ve got it: seafood, sushi, Italian, Indian, Arabic, Mexican, Spanish, steak – as well as free-flowing drinks. There’s a whole room dedicated to chocolate!”
Experience the best luxury and comfort
Lush green gardens and turquoise cushions combine with softly-glowing lanterns and twinkling plunge pools to create a sense of well-being before you’ve even kicked off your shoes. A place you can relax, unwind and de-stress.
“The calming interior of the spa is strongly reminiscent of bathing pools and hammams throughout the ancient Middle East, but combined with modern amenities such as Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and infinity pools, making this spa a memorable experience.”