Date updated: September 29, 2023 | Reading time: 3 minutes | Author: Anna Dąbrowska | Editor: Klara Krysiak

Dubai holidays for the brave. 7 things you must do in Dubai

Why is Dubai a holiday for the brave? It is a rather unusual city that is associated with luxury, modern technologies and skyscrapers. Additionally, it will offer you an infinite number of experiences in a relatively small area and... it is located in the heart of the desert! Check out what to see on holiday in Dubai, catch some sun on the beach overlooking the exclusive Burj Al Arab hotel, and in the evening move to a winter resort. Dubai holidays for the brave are waiting!

First stop in Dubai - climb to the top of Dubai Burj Khalifa and see the city from a different perspective.

Burj Khalifa it is the tallest building in the world and shoots towards the sky like a steel needle. It measures 828 meters and is a symbol of modern architecture that reflects the incredible progress, development and wealth of Dubai.

If you book your entrance tickets in advance, you can choose to enter the observation decks, which are located on the 124th, 125th or 148th floor. The stunning view is breathtaking, and the buildings, visible from the top, shine beautifully in the sun against the desert background.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
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Sports attractions in Dubai - jump with a parachute and soar over the Palm Jumeirah.

 If you haven't had the opportunity to jump with a parachute the United Arab Emirates is the perfect place to make your extreme dreams come true. Qualified parachute school instructors will take you under their arms and show you Dubai from a different perspective.

A parachute jump during the Dubai trip is also a chance to see in all its splendor the luxurious Palm Jumeirah island in the shape of... a date palm.

Jumeirah is artificially built and is famous for its outstanding infrastructure, luxury hotels, holiday resorts, exquisite restaurants and a huge water park with numerous attractions.

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Visit the Palm Islands and soak up some sun on Jumeirah Beach.

The beautiful Jumeirah beach is synonymous with white sand, turquoise water and the best view of the five-star Burj Al Arab Burj Al Arab hotel with its characteristic sail shape. It appears on virtually every Instagram account of your vacation from Dubai, so it cannot be missing in your memories!

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, Dubai Holidays

Unobvious holidays in Dubai - go down the slope on skis or snowboard.

Skiing in 40-degree heat? Nothing is impossible in Dubai! In the Mul al-Imarat shopping center there is a ski resort where you can enjoy a variety of winter attractions. The atmosphere is quite frosty as the resort has minus temperatures. Dubai ski slope? Yes, it's possible!

If you want to meet penguins, do aerobics on powder snow, have a snowball fight or visit a snow cave - a holiday in Dubai is the right idea. After all, it's not often you get the opportunity to feel winter in the middle of summer, right?

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Walking Dubai - Walk through the Arab markets.

What is worth seeing in Dubai? The city has many souks, i.e. traditional Arab markets. It's a real feast for your senses! Aromatic scents, the intoxicating scent of incense and perfumes, amazing buzz, exotic music, multi-colored fabrics, picturesque pyramids of spices, gold jewelry shining in the sun... Walk along the narrow alleys of the bazaar and enjoy the wonderful Middle Eastern atmosphere during an amazing holiday in Dubai!

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Dubai culinary holidays - try camel milk specialties.

Do you want to discover new flavors? Go to The Majlis café, located in Dubai Mall. Start your tour of Dubai with a camelccino or camellatte, i.e. espresso with delicious camel milk, which is rich in minerals and vitamins.

Along with your coffee, enjoy delicious chocolate products made from camel milk, with dates, nuts and spices. Finish your sweet feast with delicious ice cream!

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Dubai Night Tour - Stroll around Dubai Marina in the evening

Do you want to travel back in time? Take a stroll along the futuristic Marina Dubai promenade and observe the illuminated skyscrapers, luxury yachts and bustling restaurants all around. The space metropolis will delight you both at night and during the day!

If you're wondering what to see in Dubai, Marina Dubai is a must-see on your list.

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Dubai Holidays - FAQ

Are you looking for useful information before traveling to Dubai? Welcome to our new section of frequently asked questions related to holidays in Dubai.

What currency is used in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)?

When choosing Dubai for your holiday, remember about the currency used here. The currency in the United Arab Emirates is the dirham - AED for short. Converted into our currency, 1 AED is approximately PLN 1.16, depending on the current exchange rate. It is also possible to pay in US dollars (USD) and euros (EUR), but the conversion rates for these currencies are often not favorable. We therefore recommend using dirhams valid in Dubai and the entire United Arab Emirates.

Where to buy insurance before traveling to Dubai?

 If you're flying to Dubai for a holiday, consider purchasing travel insurance. Take care of yourself and your loved ones with the guaranteed "PZU Pomoc w Podróży LOT" travel insurance package. Thanks to this, you will spend your unforgettable Dubai vacation, with peace of mind, a guarantee of safety and without unexpected expenses. PZU SA has prepared as many as three security variants.

How to get to Dubai?

How to get to Dubai for your holiday? We will take you there directly from Warsaw, on board our modern Boeing 737 aircraft. We fly to Dubai 7 days a week, so you can easily adjust the departure date to your needs. Are you traveling from another part of Poland? Decide on a convenient transfer in Warsaw and fly to Dubai for your holiday safely and comfortably in the company of our cabin crew.  

How to get from airports to Dubai city center?

When you arrive in Dubai for your holiday, you can easily get to the city center via the Red Line metro. It runs through the entire city and connects the north with the south. Dubai airport is located only 5 kilometers from the center, and public transport is well-developed and widely available. You can also choose to take a taxi, which will take approximately 15 minutes.

Dubai Airport Terminal 1 (DXB), Dubai Holidays

Where to sleep in Dubai?

If you are planning a holiday in Dubai and wondering where to find the best accommodation, we have a solution. The hotel offer available on Booking.com is extremely wide and diverse - you will certainly find something for yourself. If you are wondering which part of the city to choose while on holiday in Dubai, be sure to consider the historic Deira, the very tourist center of Downtown or the quiet residential district of Al Barsha. If you are looking for a place by the sandy beach by the sea, choose the modern La Mer district.

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How to plan your time in Dubai?

You can spend your time on holiday in Dubai in many ways. This modern city in the United Arab Emirates is known for its splendor, world-class entertainment and unique attractions.

When on holiday in Dubai, it is worth using the extensive public transport to get around the city quickly and efficiently. Plan time to visit the most popular attractions, such as Burj Khalifa, Marina Dubai and the Blue Mosque. If you want to soak up the sun and relax on the beach, head to Dubai Palm Islands and Jumeirah Beach. In addition to admiring the skyscrapers, sports cars and the impressive city center, it is worth spending time visiting the historic part of the city - the Al Fahidi district.

What to see on holiday in Dubai?

When visiting the United Arab Emirates during your holiday in Dubai, it is worth planning the most popular places and attractions to see in advance. Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, a trip to the desert with observation of the night sky, or maybe the Butterfly Garden and the Garden of Miracles? Discover the top places and attractions that you must see while on holiday in Dubai.

United Arab Emirates – what to see?

Dubai Burj Khalifa
Dubai Palm Islands
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Gold Bazaar (Dubai Gold Souk)
Dubai Coffee Museum

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