One of the world’s top tourist destinations is the City of Gold, Dubai. This progressive city possesses an impressive variety of attractions to satisfy both avid and casual travelers. As a city where the impossible becomes possible, there is no doubt that coming here for a visit will be one of your life’s most exceptional experiences.
Therefore, plan your Dubai getaway well, especially if you will only be staying for a few days. This will allow you to get the most out of your time here and get a good sense of what the city is truly about even with your limited time here. To help you with this, listed below are five pieces of great travel advice to consider.
1. Book a high-rated hotel
One of the surefire ways to make a getaway hassle-free is by staying at a five-star hotel or inn. This is always worth your money when it comes to ensuring your comfort and convenience. Not only do you get a luxurious place to rest but you also have access to a bunch of other services to elevate your vacation experience.
In Dubai, some of the topnotch accommodations are the beach hotels. You wake up to lovely views every day (it’s sunny and bright pretty much all year-round in Dubai), and all their amenities are also worth exploring.
Not only that, they offer leisure packages to guests that include special experiences in the city of Dubai such as a dinner cruise in the Dubai Creek. You can take advantage of these provisions in creating an enriching holiday itinerary for yourself.
2. Create a minimalist getaway wardrobe
Clothes and shoes do not only take up luggage real estate but they contribute so much to your travel experience as well. Thus, plan your daily outfits by listing down all the activities you have in mind for the trip.
Basically, you need three pairs of shoes — a comfy pair of rubber shoes for all the walking you need to do, a dressy pair for night-outs to fancy places, and casual boots or even flip-flops perfect for exploring the desert.
As for clothes, pack versatile pieces such as a couple of maxi skirts that you can actually ‘transform’ into dresses, trousers that can be dressed down or up, a couple of neutral-colored cotton shirts, a white long-sleeved blouse that can go from casual to classy, a blazer, and scarf.
3. Set a schedule for breakfast or brunch every day
A good solid meal to jumpstart your day can make a whole world of difference on your energy level to explore the city of Dubai. For your first morning, do not miss the breakfast or brunch offering of your hotel. This usually offers a large variety of options to fill you up. So, make sure you wake up at a decent time to always have breakfast.
Aside from establishing your breakfast or brunch hours, research the best places to have your first meal of the day. Samantha Brown, the famous travel host advises avoiding the hipster places with new recipes because it is important that you enjoy breakfast every single day of your holiday getaway. Your mood might turn sour at the ultra-healthy yet weird-tasting breakfast meals of ‘alternative’ dining places.
Additionally, always bring water with you and some light snacks. This way, if hunger pangs start to bother you in out-of-the-way places, you need only reach into your bag to find something to quell your hunger or quench your thirst.
4. Schedule visits to popular attractions super early
This is the best strategy for avoiding huge crowds and unbearably long queues that often mar the experience to be had in famous tourist destinations. Do not forget this tip, especially if you are in Dubai during the peak season, which is from November to March.
Going to a place early also ensures you do not undergo the stress of rushing through your tour simply because closing time is at hand. You’re here for a holiday, so enjoy it!
If you’re going to Dubai any time soon, be sure to travel smart using these tips. They are the most effective solutions in ridding getaways of the usual holiday hassles.
AUTHOR BIO :- Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”