There are more to Dubai than just lavish hotels.

Petra Hapsari   08 April 2017 18:09

What do you have in mind when you hear "Dubai"?

You might think about huge desert, skyscappers and luxurious shopping centers.

But the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates has much more to offer than that and we're sure you'd want to experience them yourselves.

Here are some places and activities you might want to try.

1. Stay in style at Al Maha Resort

Image: al-maha.com

Have you ever wondered how it feels to live in a desert? Al Maha Resort is not just a luxury place for you to stay in, but it also offers you the culture and experience of living in a Bedouin-typical building.

Image: al-maha.com

Image: al-maha.com

You can also see animals that can only be found in Arab countries such as Oryx and Gazelles while sun-bathing at the poolside. FYI, you can also swim in the temperature-adjustable pool!

Image: al-maha.com

Image: al-maha.com

Al Maha Resort can also provide a place for 300 guests if you need to hold a wedding ceremony, family gathering, or other event.

Image: al-maha.com

 

2. Seek thrills at Skydive Dubai.

Image: Instagram/skydivedubai

How about jumping out of a plane from 4,000 meters height through clouds? Skydive Dubai provides experienced instructor and safety rope to make sure you are safe. You can do it for the thrill or you can do it for the 'gram because a photographer would also be ready to capture your skydiving moments.

Image: Instagram/skydivedubai

You can experience the free-fall for about one minute before the instructor opens the parachute and you will spend around 5 minutes  witnessing the beauty of Palm Jumeriah until you land. You can also skydive above the desert if you want.

3. Dine like a star at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Image: gordonramsayrestaurants.com

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar in Atlantis, The Palm offer tempting European dishes with a nice interior design.

You also can try their best menus including wagyu beef burger, Alaskan crab and pineapple carpaccio with kiwi and coconut sorbet. The restaurant is owned by Gordon Ramsay, so you know it's good.

4. Explore the dessert with Platinum Desert Safari.

One thing you must try while visiting Dubai is its Desert Safari. The tour would take you to exploring Dubai’s desert. The driver of Land Rover would pick you up in the afternoon and stop to let you taking pictures while enjoying sunset from the desert.

At night, the driver would take you to a great campsite to enjoy BBQ, Arabian coffee, Sisha, ride a camel, surf on the sand or paint your hands with henna. Belly dancers would perform before you leave.

Local elebrity Mischa Chandrawinata has enjoyed those activities in Dubai and shared the moments on his Instagram.

Check this video to watch Mischa's desert safari experience.

 

 

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