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6 Luxury Experiences in Dubai

Dubai is synonymous with glamour, grandeur and opulence. It is a city where you’ll be spoiled for choice with the number of luxury experiences available. Here is our list of the top six must-dos:


Getting there


Begin your trip in true style by chartering a private jet to Dubai. Dubai International Airport is just 8 miles from the city and Sharjah International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport are 24 and 32 miles from the city respectively.


Stay at the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah


The Burj Al Arab Jumeriah is known as the world’s only seven-star hotel and a symbol of modern Dubai. The complex has 202 beautiful suites, two outdoor swimming pools, two indoor swimming pools, a state of the art fitness centre, nine restaurants and bars, a kid’s club, Talise spa and complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark for all hotel residents.

If you’re looking for a truly memorable experience then why not book a private dinner on the helipad 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf.


Enjoy a hot air balloon ride


A sunrise hot air balloon ride over the city of Dubai is a truly incredible experience, especially for couples. Toast to the beginning of a truly great day in Dubai with a glass of champagne on your private balloon ride. Admire the colours and sights of the city as it begins to wake up for the day.


Go shopping


There are very few cities better than Dubai for shopping. Mall of the Emirates features an indoor ski field with après ski bar, hundreds of designer shops and boutiques, and plenty of chic restaurants.

If you’re looking for something a little different then why not head to Deria’s Gold Souq, famous for the trading of jewels, precious stones and metals.


Charter a yacht


Chartering a luxury yacht for a cruise around the Gulf is a popular activity for the rich and famous in Dubai. The views of the towering skyscrapers climbing out of the sea are simply stunning, and you can even opt for a personalised tour around the shoreline to learn more about all of the major sights and their architecture.


Dine at the Burj Khalifa


No trip to Dubai would be complete without a visit to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Why not book a table at At.Mosphere Restaurant and Lounge, located on the 122nd floor and enjoy dinner with breathtaking views.

At.Mosphere is also open for lunch, afternoon tea and drinks, making it a great location at any time of day.


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