Dubai is one of the places in the world that every explorer wants to visit. It is a dreamland for those who are intrigued by beautiful beaches, deserts, magnificent malls, artistically designed infrastructure, varied cuisines, and a variety of fun events happening all around this vibrant city. Dubai has so much to offer, that just a day or two is not enough. If you want to enjoy Dubai’s grandeur, you surely need a good, long weekend to do so.
The second weekend of August is a long weekend in Dubai due to the Eid-Al-Adha celebrations, which begins on the 9th of August and carries on until 13th August. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, Eid-Al-Adha is a celebration of faith that goes on for four days. So, this weekend is the golden time for tourists to visit Dubai. If you have booked your hotel in business bay Dubai but are stuck figuring out what things you want to include in the to-do list for your Dubai trip then, the following list is your perfect guide.
1. The Dubai Creek and Dubai Canal
The entire city is bordered by water. You can cruise down the Dubai Creek in a Dhow cruise or an Abra. Abras are a way of exploring Dubai’s culture as it is a blend of comfort and the heritage of Dubai. If you like to relax with a panoramic view of the Dubai Canal, you must visit the Gulf Court Hotel in Business Bay.Cafe Delices, the in-house cafe in business bay is open for 24 hours and features an indoor as well as an outdoor dining area. The range of its servings is diverse enough to include refreshing beverages, yummy meals, and pastries.
2. The Kite Beach
The Kite beach is perfect for those who love varied water sports like kitesurfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking. You can also relax at the beach by lying on a sunbed with a beach umbrella over your head. In addition, it is blessed with the beautiful view of Burj Al Arab and the presence of many business bay restaurants like al waha , food trucks, and shops.
3. Burj Khalifa
There are many luxury hotels with the Burj Khalifa view and hotels with private pool. But, the best way to appreciate the beauty of the tallest skyscraper in the world is to go to the beautifully designed Observation Deck, made of concrete, steel, and glass. From here, you can literally view the Dubai landscape in its entirety. Moreover, it is just around 4 kms away from Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay. So if you wish to stay at a place with a panoramic view of the Dubai cityscape and good connectivity from all the major sights in Dubai, it is ideal for you.
4. Aquaventure Park
No matter how old you are, the Aquaventure Park, i.e. the best water park in Dubai, will surely bring out the child in you. Other than amazing water rides, pools, and river rides, you can enjoy the experience of swimming with the dolphins here and witness how playful they are. So, it is perfect for families with kids.
5. The Canal Lounge
If spending quality time with your family and friends while you indulge in the amazing nightlife of Dubai is your thing, the Canal Lounge is a great place for you , a best bar in business bay. Known for its Shisha and a variety of cocktails, this place will make your celebration a full-fledged party. It features an indoor area as we ll as an outdoor terrace, from where you can relish the outstanding sights of the Dubai cityscape and the Canal.
6. Eid-Al-Adha Special Roasted Lamb
Food is a great way to explore a culture, which also makes it a vital part of any cultural celebration. Every country has its own exclusive dishes for Eid-Al-Adha. In UAE and other Middle Eastern countries, roast lamb is a popular, traditional Eid-Al-Adha dish made by coating lamb meat with herbs, spices, and butter and then roasting it. So, if you are celebrating Eid-Al-Adha in Dubai, feasting on this scrumptious dish with your family should definitely be on your list.
7. Dubai Mall
Shopping is always fun, but there is a sense of unsettling excitement when you shop with your family for a festival. So, if you have already made a shopping plan, the Dubai Mall has to be on your list, considering how expansive and mind-blowing it is. Comprising of over 1,000 retail outfits and 200 food outlets, it is a place you would like to saunter in for as long as you can. It is incredibly fancy and a must for those who love to shop for jewellery, clothing, handmade accessories, and other lifestyle products.
8. Eid-Al-Adha by the Pool
Enjoying a pool party with your family can also be quite an experience. So, if you want to enjoy an exciting pool party along with your family and friends, loaded with fun activities, visit The Pool Deck located in the Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay every day from 12 pm to 4 pm during the Eid-Al-Adha long weekend and make your celebration memorable. To make it even better, this special Eid-Al-Adha pool party will also feature finger-licking dishes like Chicken Wings, Chicken Shawarma, and Beef Burger.
9. Indoor Theme Park
There are four amazing areas to explore at IMG Worlds of Adventure, with themes associated with big brands like Marvel and Cartoon Network and unique sections like Lost Valley and IMG Boulevard.
10. Driving a luxury car
Going for a long drive in a luxury vehicle with your family or friends and seeing all the amazing sights that Dubai has to offer is also a fun way to explore Dubai. It is not only convenient but also gives you the option to rent a luxury vehicle as per your taste.
11. Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque is not only one of the most beautiful mosques in the world but also a historically significant place in Dubai from a cultural perspective. You can opt for a half-day tour with a guide who will be with you as you go to the mosque and show you the interesting sights on the way.
12. Palm Jumeirah
The Palm Jumeirah island is an artificial island in Dubai with many things to offer, such as crystal clear, blue waters, Atlantis Lost Chambers Aquarium, and a very good burger joint.
Dubai is not only popular for its beauty and the diversity of its population, but also for how entertaining it is, for every type of tourist. The city has everything for every kind of personality. So, if you are in Dubai on this special long weekend, explore the suggestions that interest you and make the most of your trip.