With the resumption of international travel, the aviation industry is returning to life again after two years of “break” due to the pandemic. In a survey conducted by Milieu Insight in Singapore, about 81 per cent of respondents have plans to travel on a leisure holiday within the next year, and a quarter had already booked their tickets and accommodation. This uptick in demand for travelling could also be observed in many markets like those in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
Popular travel destinations for many include countries in Europe and the US for those living in Asia and vice versa. As the colder months approach the Northern hemisphere, travellers can seek comfort in sunny Dubai and enjoy the range of activities the city has to offer. Ahead, we have curated a list of the five things you must do while you are visiting the capital city.
No visit to Dubai is complete without visiting the famous Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building standing at 828 metres. Located on the 148th floor is “At the Top”, an observatory deck that presents an unprecedented opportunity to soak up the unparalleled views of the city and beyond. You can even book a personalised tour and indulge in the signature refreshments from SKY Lounge. Other observatory decks on the 125th and 124th floors are also available and you can look scan the city with the telescopes provided.
Once you are done admiring the breathtaking views, head down to At.mosphere for a meal, which holds the title of being the highest in the world. The restaurant sits on the 122th floor and is lauded for their acclaimed menu of cuisines from all around the world. Some of the ingredients that make up the dishes are even grown exclusive for the restaurant.
Not only does Dubai claims the title of having the world’s highest building, but it also holds the record for having the deepest indoor diving pool. Deep Dive Dubai has a depth of 60 metres and is the perfect spot for diving enthusiasts, thrill seekers and those looking for an unforgettable experience. Even if you have just started your diving journey or a seasoned diver, there is something for you to do at Deep Dive Dubai. Embark on your scuba diving journey with the lessons conducted by the team of experts or go on to explore the sunken city with your friends.
Shopping is a must in Dubai and with numerous luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Prada and more located in the city’s most well-visited mall, Dubai Mall, you will be spoilt for choices. This shopping paradise is the biggest in the city and boasts over 1 million sqm (equivalent to about 200 football pitches) of area. It has an ice rink and is home to The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. You will surely find that bag you have always wanted or that diamond necklace you have had your eyes on back home. With such an impressive offering, it is no wonder that over 100 million visitors make a trip to the Dubai Mall each year.
The Museum of the Future
Opened earlier this year in February is The Museum of the Future, which has since been called “the most beautiful building in the world” by UAE vice president Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The museum is located in Dubai’s Financial District and stands at 77 metres tall and covers an area of 30,548 sqm. Built for the Dubai Future Foundation, the new cultural hotspot is curated to feature a mix of exhibitions, immersive theatre and themed attractions. Each floor of the building is dedicated to the different facades of mankind from health and well-being to technology and even outer space. The Museum of the Future is branded to be “a beacon of hope” where it is home to optimistic imagination and a place for people to put down their commitment to a more sustainable future.