11 May

Dubai is like marmite, you either love it or hate it. It sparks debates and leaves the world divided, but whatever your opinion on it, you can’t deny that Dubai is the perfect destination for year-round guaranteed sunshine. No, it doesn’t have any culture or history and is often described as ‘soulless’, but Dubai can also be a lot of fun and if you’re planning a trip there, you’re in the right place.

In  recent post ‘7 Things to Know Before Visiting Dubai’, I talked about how Dubai is not a place where you can go and be spontaneous. You need to make plans, book restaurants and know exactly where you’re going. But don’t let that put you off. If you’re willing to do a bit of research (such as reading this blog post), you can have the time of your life in Dubai. Keep scrolling…

In order to help you get started, I have put together my Top 10 things to do in Dubai. Everything in this list is based on my own experiences, many of which were introduced to my best friend Fi who now lives in Dubai – local reccomendations right there! I am going to be as specific as possible so this post can help you plan your trip. Here they are;

  1. Desert Safari

For an exhilarating experience with a difference, book yourself on to a desert safari. The tour starts with dune bashing through the desert in 4×4 jeeps which is both terrifying and hilarious in equal measure. After the dune bashing, the convoy of jeeps pull up to watch a perfectly timed sunset over the sand. Following sunset, you’re driven to an outdoor Arabian camp in the middle of the desert.

Here you enjoy a delicious Arabic buffet dinner, belly-dancing entertainment, camel rides and henna tattoos, which is all included in the price. The whole experience was so unique and something I will remember for a long time. I can highly recommend it. Click here to see the exact tour we booked.