In the last 15 years, Dubai has become a world famous travel destination with astonishing architecture you might never find anywhere in the world. Dubai has charming ambience blended with both traditional and modern culture. This buzzing Middle-Eastern destination is famous for spectacular buildings such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the world’s tallest man-made structure in the world, as well as the iconic Palm Jumeirah to name but a few.
Best time to visit
The UAE is an all year round destination with cool and pleasant weather between October and April.
Why is it the perfect destination for Christmas Holidays?
Dubai is a multicultural hub, with unique opportunities to meet people from different parts of the world. With a population of about 2.6million, 92% of which are expats or migrant workers there’s a buzzing and positive vibe in the city. Prepare for a hive of activities like Christmas tree lighting, carols, and the Dubai shopping festival 2017 that will last for one month from December 26th- January 28. There will be loads of entertainment, from theme parks and waterslides to ice skating, sandy beaches and public parks.
Here are intriguing places that you should not miss while on a vacation in Dubai.
Nigerians love adventures- so why not visit the Atlantis The Palm, an ultimate family destination in the city. Escape to a world of excitement at Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Combo that will thrill your senses with spectacular water slides and rides. The kids would definitely fall in love with this place and start dreaming about the next Christmas vacation.
If you want to shop ’til you drop, then try the Dubai Mall. You’ll find out that retail heaven takes its form here, the mall is the ultimate shopping destination especially if you’re looking for great deals on everything from clothes to fragrances. Explore the Christmas Market that will be offering loads of deals, beautiful decorations, a firework display and other interesting attractions.
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Want to explore more? Take the kids to Kidzania, the entire family can spend the day at the Sega Republic Indoor theme park and visit the Dubai Aquarium & underwater zoo.
No matter your taste or budget, there’s a Dubai Hotel to fit your needs with the avant-garde architecture that will awe you. You can get a hotel for as low as N18,000 but, if you have a flair for luxurious indulgences then the famous Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, (the world’s only 7-star hotel) will treat you to an experience of a lifetime.
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If your aim is to party hard, then you are in the right place because Dubai is famous for its flamboyant nightlife which hosts renowned DJs and Artists from around the globe. You can visit the popular clubs like Club 360, Trilogy, Boudoir, Cater’s, to mention but few. They also offer free entry with drinks and food on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For a more thrilling experience with the family, take a ride on the world’s fastest roller coaster. You can also enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi combo ticket. The kids should definitely not miss out on any of these events.
Make the most of the holiday with the lovely desert landscape. Soak yourself in the adventurous Ride and Slides tour involving Carmel riding and sandboarding on the dunes at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
Finally, Dubai is also known for exclusive culinary dishes that will excite your taste buds. Visit Beachcombers one of the most prime location restaurants in Dubai and savour the Pan-Asian Seafood. The best thing is that children are very much welcome-especially to the Friday and Saturday brunches that offer children’s buffet and play areas to keep little ones amused.