Kempinski Blog Article
One of the most visited cities in the world, Dubai is a thriving business and pleasure destination that appeals to all kinds of guests. Unlike anywhere else in the world, it is definitely a place to be experienced first-hand.
Dubai offers its visitors the very best of everything. From world-leading architecture and spectacular man-made islands to a huge range of shopping malls and exquisite restaurants. Whenever you visit, there is always plenty to see and do.
Whether you are staying in the heart of the city or taking it slow and relaxing on one of Dubai’s many beach resorts, visiting the United Arab Emirate's capital is sure to be a trip filled with amazement. From family holidays to solo business trips, the city is sure to impress no matter what the reason is for your visit.
Dubai’s warm climate is perfect for those looking for a sunshine holiday, at any time of year. Summers can reach upwards of 40°C, and winters rarely drop below 20°C, but as a modern city, most public buildings have been designed to be a comfortable temperature, whatever the weather.
Dubai has extensive links with the rest of the world, so visiting is easy. There are three major airports serving the city: Dubai International, Al Maktoum International Airport (often called Dubai World Central or DWC) and Sharjah International Airport.
Depending where in the world you are flying from, you may need a visa to gain entry into Dubai - be sure to check your country's travel status before booking any journeys.
If you are looking to stay in luxury in Dubai, consider Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates or Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah. Our staff will be delighted to help you make the most of your time in Dubai, and they can be reached at any time to answer your questions during or prior to your visit.
When it comes to dining in Dubai, there is something to suit all palates. From humble street food vendors to some of the best restaurants in the world, every taste and budget can be catered to here in the capital city.
If you want a light but authentic lunch, head to the Bur Dubai neighbourhood. Make sure you try ghuzi or khuzi - both of which are tasty, fresh dishes that are full of local spices and flavours. An ideal introduction to the real Dubai.
For something a little more decadent, there is an endless choice of amazing restaurants to experience. Many of these are located within Dubai’s hotels, and our concierge team will be able to help you arrange bookings upon your arrival. Within Kempinski Mall of the Emirates alone, you will be able to dine on tapas at Salero Tapas & Bodega, experience authentic European cafe culture at Aspen by Kempinski, or authentic Levantine food at its very best at Olea.
You can’t come to Dubai without indulging in a shopping trip or two. From high-end fashion to state-of-the-art technology, you will find this and so much more across the city’s famous shopping malls.
The Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates are the two biggest shopping destinations in the city, and both contain a huge range of designer brands, restaurants and entertainment options. The Mall of the Emirates is home to Magic Planet family entertainment centre, Vox Cinema, and even an indoor ski slope, complete with real snow - a place that kids are guaranteed to love!
A true blend of tradition and modernity, there are so many attractions and activities to experience when visiting Dubai. From elegant shopping malls and high-adrenaline sports facilities to historic attractions, there is something for everyone. Don't miss out on the following.
Al Fahidi Historic District
Once known as the Bastakia Quarter, the Al Fahidi Historic District is a recently restored part of Dubai that aims to demonstrate the origins of this vast city. This area has roots in the early 20th century, and is made up of museums, art galleries, craft shops and traditional cafes and restaurants.
Dubai Gold Souk
The Gold Souk is Dubai's most famous marketplace, where thousands visit each year. You will find a labyrinth of walkways with jewellery traders wherever you turn, offering fine gold alongside sparkling platinum and diamonds. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it is a wonderful place to experience in Deira.
Everyone needs to cool down when temperatures rise, and Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis is a hugely popular tourist attraction. This isn't your average waterpark - in true Dubai fashion, it covers 17 hectares with record breaking rides. Huge waterslides that travel through shark-filled lagoons, a zip line and a child-only play area, it is rated the best waterpark in the Middle East and Europe!
Head out into the desert, and visit the Al Marmoon Racetrack. Here, you will get to experience one of Dubai's oldest traditions - camel racing. Modernised for the 21st century, you can watch as robotic jockeys - controlled by trainers from the side - compete to win the grand prize. Kempinski staff will be happy to provide more information on racing days.
If you are considering Dubai as your next travel destination, contact our friendly staff, at both at either Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates or Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah to book your stay.