What language does Dubai speak? Arabic? Eh, no - Hindi, Filipino, Malayalam, English? No! Dubai speaks the language of superlatives and when ambitions set are so high, squeezing Dubai in just 48 hours is unjust; especially when so much of thought and structure is put behind its making. If you are on a layover, do find out whether you need to get a Dubai visa or not.
City tour of Dubai
The city tour of Dubai will give you an insight into what Dubai is all about. Starting from experiencing the cultural side of Dubai by a visit to the Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Museum, to watching the marvellous Burj Al Arab and Atlantis, the city tour of Dubai will push you back in time and throw you ahead of time simultaneously with its futuristic structures juxtaposed together.
The world’s largest mall as you would have it has the world’s most footfalls. Well, no surprise there, isn’t it? But when you are in the Dubai Mall, time just flies and every minute seems to have manipulated to conspire against you. There’s just so much to do here and even if you were on a mission to simply walk the entire mall in 3 hours, without even shopping, you’d make a world record. Challenge accepted?
Burj Khalifa + Dubai Fountain
Desert Safari with barbeque dinner and belly dancing
The camels slowly strut over the barren soil and huge cars steer over the huge Arabian sand dunes. When the dune bashing starts, there’s nothing but adrenaline rush that you’ll experience and it definitely is a premonition of an awesome desert party. The party kicks in with beautiful belly and tanoura dances. There’s mehendi for those who want some colour and zest in their life. Guys can even wear an Arabian robe along with the checkered bandana and click photo with a real falcon resting on their wrist. While the party gets going, enjoy your barbeque dinner and relish a different side of Dubai.
Back to pavilion
Here’s where time dominates your will to stay to back and your craving to explore further, but there’s nothing you can really do (although you can reschedule your flight tickets).
This was my recommendation for what to in 48 hours. What are your suggestions?
Author: Winnie Karnik