Dubai Sunset

I’m back in balmier climates and beyond happy. There’s a week of sunny adventures ahead!

There are so many things I’ve planned for us to do in Dubai and the surrounding area. Many of these options are affordable and won’t break the bank, but there’s a few splurges too. Who knows, maybe we’ll check something off the list in the next week.

If you’re planning a trip, maybe these would be good in your itinerary as well!


  • Thursday drinks  a hotel rooftop bar, maybe?
  • Horse races – there’s free entrance to the Meydan race course on Thursday
  • Camel races – a Middle East specialty
  • At the Top Burj Khalifa – self-explanatory, the tallest building in the world!
  • Have lunch at Kite Beach
  • Go on a boat sightseeing and take an abra across the creek
  • Dune safari & dinner in the desert
  • Day trip to Hatta mountain – the highest point (excluding Burj Khalifa) in the UAE. Two-hour drive from Dubai
  • Renting SUP boards or a kayak
  • Atlantis the Palm – aquarium and lunch or dinner


  • Friday Brunch – go all out, not Pizza Express style this time 🙂
  • Visit at least some of the emirates I haven’t visited – Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah, for example  – Our Day in Al Ain here and here
  • Go back to Abu Dhabi & spend the weekend – Saadiyat Island also looks beautiful
  • Dinner at Madinat Jumeirah – the setting is absolutely stunning!
  • Dinner in an underwater restaurant – one can dream…

Dubai Marina from Palm Jumeirah

Olen tehnyt listan asioista, jotka haluaisin Dubain reissuillani tehdä. Osa on harvinaisempaa herkkua, mutta suuri osa on ehdottomasti realistisesti toteutettavissa. Jospa näistä jutuista saisi vedettyä yli jotain jo seuraavan viikon aikana! Jos olet suunnittelemassa reissua, ehkä joku yllä olevista mahtuisi myös omalle listallesi. 🙂