Dubai is a perfect place to visit when you travel a long distance and your flight is directed through Dubai.
It offers a selection of stunning hotels, shopping centres and beautiful spots to take photos. Did you know that in Dubai you can find the tallest building in the world?
The price for accommodation starts from $50 AUD for hostels with a shared room, cheaper hotels starts from around $120 AUD. There are also very expensive hotels with cost over $6500 per night!
Currency – 1 AED = $0.36 AUD, 10 AED = $3.6 AUD
How to spend 3 days in Dubai
The Dubai Mall
A massive shopping centre which offers many attractions. The Dubai Mall is designed not only for shopping and dining but in this mall is also located the tallest skyscraper in the world – Burj Khalifa.
Next to the shopping centre is The Dubai Fountain. You can watch it from the skyscraper or just go downstairs and watch the show. In the shopping centre, you can taste a camel milk cappuccino.
Have you ever tried a camel milk?
Burj Khalifa from TripAdvisor
A view from Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. The entry is a bit pricey. However, once you are in Dubai, it can be something like a bucket list for you – the tallest building in the world. Go for it!
When you purchase the ticket, you can select a normal ticket or VIP which mean that you can skip the very looong queue and go straight upstairs.
When I was visiting Burj Khalifa, I didn’t tell them which ticket I want. They automatically gave me a VIP which I didn’t realise because of my excitement to be there. I felt a bit rip off in the beginning. Despite the fact, I was quite happy that I don’t need to wait in the massive queue and waste my time.
I arrived in the evening and I would say that sunset + evening is the best time to visit as in the evening you cannot see the Palm Jumeirah. One of the floors has a lounge where you get some sweet treatment and feel like in a classy bar. Actually, there is a classy bar.
There are also a few spots where they take pictures of you which can you purchase for an incredibly high price. It is a kind of photo-collage so you can make your own at home. I can create a photo-collage for you if you like. 🙂 To sum up – a nice experience to try once in life if you have the money to spend on the ticket.
The Dubai Fountain
Located near the massive shopping centre – The Dubai Mall. A beautiful fountain followed by captivating music. It shoots water high to the sky. It is he world’s largest choreographed fountain system.
The evenings’ shows go from 6-11 pm every 30minutes. Check my short youtube video here.
Burj Al Arab
This hotel is the icon of Dubai! It was one of my goals to get around there while I was in Dubai.
Definitely worthy of going nearby and take some beautiful pictures. There is a small public beach where can you swim. Otherwise, there are hotels that usually have their private beach which doesn’t have access to the public.
Do you know how much does it cost for the cheapest room in Burj Al Arab?
The cheapest is $2500 AUD per night and the most expensive room is $11800 AUD!
Burj Al Arab interior by Hotelier Middle East
Take a trip to the Palm Jumeirah! These artificial offshore islands offer luxury villas and five-stars hotels, huge shopping mall and Aquaventure waterpark in Atlantis hotel. The giant palm shape of the islands is visible from the space.
Take Palm monorail which will take you to the Palm Jumeirah station. From Palm Jumeirah tram station it is a bit of walking. The monorail goes straight to the famous Atlantis hotel area.
The Palm monorail cost is 25 AED for a return ticket.
Once you arrive, you can take a coastal walk behind the Atlantis hotel and shopping centre. However, some places are private and accessible just for the hotel guests.
Palm Jumeirah from Hemisgalerie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
The ocean suite in Atlantis (view to the ocean) costs around $500 AUD per night,
The underwater suite which is like being inside an aquarium costs $6500 AUD!
As you can see, being in this hotel room must be an incredible feel. Just imagine sleeping and be surrounded by the ocean with fish floating around.
Chill Ice Lounge
If you have time, check this bar! Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it this time but I think that must be an awesome experience! It is decorated with ice statues with a temperature around -5 Celsius whilst outside is over 40 Celsius!
You would definitely need a jacket inside. Don’t worry though – they will provide all warm clothes.
Ice lounge, photo from internet