Dubai has become one of the most famous cities in the world. This is by far due to the lavish lifestyles of the locals which has become a world-wide topic of conversation. If you’re seeking a luxury retreat to this city there are many choices of accommodation, and Palm Jumeirah hotels are some of the most sought after, with examples like Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.
The first thing you should explore about Dubai, is the unique culture. The best way to do this is by taking some time off from blazing through the many Dubai malls, and explore a souq. These are traditional open air marketplaces popular in the Arab world, where you can find everything from exotic fragrances to silverware. There’s even a particularly breathtaking souq that is exclusively dedicated to the sale of gold and/or items predominantly involving gold.
Next is the Food. Due to the incredible amalgamation of cultures, there are so many different kinds of food to be experienced, from various classifications of restaurants to road-side eateries in the form of shacks and carts. The Bur Dubai area is easily the heart of the city’s food scene.
When it comes to travelling, Dubai offers a very convenient transportation infrastructure. Travelling by taxi is quite affordable, but there are many more exciting options available such as the metro and water-buses. These latter methods are definitely going to provide a more adventurous experience.
Dubai is a global city and is not as liberal as people might lead you to believe. Aquatic parks, beaches and even hotel pools have no issues with women wearing bikinis, since the city has very normal standards when it comes to clothing. Kissing in public however can land you in some trouble though, so it is best to avoid public displays of affection.
If you’re going to embark on a trip to Dubai, be sure to keep the above mentioned points handy.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.