A Business Traveller’s Guide to 2 Day Off in Dubai


While it may be extremely tempting to spend weeks at end exploring the magnificent oasis of the Middle East, for those who are short on time, exploring Dubai during the weekend could be a great option. Dubai is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the UAE not for no reason. Apart from the spectacular Burj Khalifa dominating the skyscraper-filled skyline, Dubai welcomes its tourists with ultramodern architecture, offers a plethora of luxury shopping destinations and stuns the newbie with sizzling and lively nightlife. If this is your first visit to Dubai, here is how can gear up and get exploring!


The most convenient way to explore Dubai is to rent a car and drive around to various landmarks and attractions in the city. Start your first day from Shaikh Zayed road and make a memorable trip  to The Palm. This manmade island is shaped like a Palm Tree and homes some of the most opulent hotels in the world. Take a pit stop at the exquisite Atlantis Hotel which offers a variety of fine dining restaurants, an exquisite pool area and a water park that is open to non-residents too. You may choose to brunch at any of its fine dining restaurants or spend the morning on the thrilling water-rides.

With the sun atop your head, it is time to take off and sojourn in  one of the most popular malls in the city. Apart from being Dubai’s premier entertainment, shopping and lifestyle destination, Dubai mall  is a delight for foodies and adventurers, alike! It offers exciting cuisine at restaurants and eateries, set alongside a world-class aquarium. If this does not enhance your excitement,  the romantic ice skating rink would! By the time the sun begins to set, it is time to visit the Waterfront Promenade at the mall that offers a perfect view of the Burj Khalifa as well as the mesmerisingdancing fountains on the artificial lake. Make an advance booking to the viewing-deck of Burj Khalifa for an unforgettable experience of Dubai.Day 2

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After enjoying the budding Dubai with its architectural masterpieces and 21st century world-class malls, it is time you dive into the city’s heritage. . On your second day, take a tour of the Heritage Village and explore ancient crafts and culture of Dubai. You can also choose to head to the Bar Dubai Abra Dock and the Gold Souk nearby and get awestruck  by the sheer amount of gold on sale.

In the late afternoon, book yourself on a dessert safari where you will be able to explore the desert moors in the outskirts of the city. An exciting ride through the dunes on a 4X4 along with an evening of belly dancing and authentic local food under the desert sky is just the right way to bid adieu to the splendid city.

With so many adventures on your palate it is safe to also invest in a travel insurance while in Dubai to stay clear of any unwanted contingencies and enjoy wholeheartedly.