Many people dream of visiting Dubai, as it became an internationally recognized city for its modern architecture, hotels, and the best residential areas, besides being an exotic place that reflects Middle Eastern charm.
In addition, Dubai attracts visitors and tourists thanks to its fancy facilities that provide a luxurious lifestyle and maintain it.
If you are one of those lucky people who are planning their visit to Dubai, you are in the right place. The following points are all about what to expect in downtown Dubai.
Chances are you need some extra planning and booking if you are going to visit downtown Dubai with your family. Surely, you want familial activities that are fun for kids and adults alike, and that is exactly what downtown Dubai has in store for you.
There are fun places for you and your family every other corner in downtown Dubai, such as:
- Dubai Ice Rink:
Welcoming all ages, Dubai Ice Rink offers sessions for you and your family to skate together, and it has exceptional discounts for groups of more than 25 individuals.
If you have any birthdays coming up during your visit, make sure to book the birthday party package for an extra special time with your family.
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo:
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is home to thousands of animals from over 140 different species, some of which you can get a close encounter with such as rays, otters, and the Australian 40-year-old saltwater crocodile, King Croc.
In there, you can also have lots of diving experiences, some of which will give you close-up like-never-before encounters with different types of sharks.
If you can’t swim, cage snorkeling is the thing for you, it will enable you to dive into the aquarium safely to watch animals from over 70 species.
The best shopping experiences
Visiting Dubai cannot be complete without a fulfilling shopping spree or two, or maybe more if you’re that type of person. Downtown Dubai is the place that shows all visitors that shopping is not something to get done with, but it is a joy and thrill to experience.
Downtown Dubai has a variety of options when it comes to shopping centers and destinations, which ensure that you will make great purchases during your visit, some of which are Dubai Mall and City Walk.
All of them offer endless brand stores and boutiques, classy and fine dining places, movie theatres, skating rinks, and even aquariums! Remember the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo? It’s located in Dubai Mall!
If you’re looking for a more vintage shopping experience, Souk Al Bahar is the place for you, as its shops offer you carpets, antiques, handicrafts and souvenirs, so you have a piece of Dubai with you at home.
Downtown Dubai has the type of hotels that make you want to stay all day and night long, and have second thoughts about exploring the city, so you could explore the hotel instead.
Some of these hotels are:
- Armani Hotel Dubai: Located in Burj Khalifa, especially known for its shimmering infinity pool, spa, futuristic style and amazing views.
- Palace Downtown: Situated at the heart of downtown Dubai, blessing its visitors with soothing Middle Eastern style, a stunning palm-fringed pool and traditional tents at Buhayra Lounge.
- The Address Boulevard: It is Near Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, and it offers stylish Arabian designs, a calm courtyard, 24-hour gym and fancy breakfast buffets.
Visiting downtown Dubai should definitely be on your bucket list, and if you’re planning to visit soon, you will surely have the best experience with Dubai’s hotels and shopping centers, and don’t forget to book a visit to Dubai Ice Rink or Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo for some fun family time.