So you’re in Dubai, and you want to soak in the sights. Super. What now? Well, you could choose a pre-set day-tour of the city. They usually just about cover everything important and worth mentioning to friends and family back home.
But if you’re not the touristy-kinds, OneClickDrive.com recommends you do things at your own speed, in your own car – the best way to explore a city like Dubai. It’s easy to rent a car in Dubai if you have an international driving license or a 1-year old UAE driving license. If you’re good with Google Maps, driving in Dubai is super easy. Nonetheless you can always hire a GPS with your car available from the car rental company.
So, turn on the ignition, rev that engine a bit and get into gear. Dubai’s a city best explored at your own pace. Here’s a quick start guide on what you should, absolutely must do once you get your set of wheels.
The much hyped Desert Safari tour – If you’re a skilled driver and trained in dune bashing, you can course your own safari by renting a 4×4. Take an adventurous drive around the desert in an SUV. Reach one of the many camps spread in the outskirts of Dubai. Each camp includes camel rides, henna mehndi, hookah, a barbecue dinner and live belly-dance and other entertainment.
Historical sights – Learning about Dubai’s rich history can make for an interesting tour as well. One can drive past royal palaces, historical buildings, cross the Dubai Creek by traditional water taxi, and explore the city’s vibrant souks.
Have fun – Visit the Burj Khalifa and take a tour of the world’s highest observatory on the 148th floor. If you want to catch a party, drive down to the Dubai Marina, Bur Dubai, the hotspots along Sheikh Zayed Road or even on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah.
Find peace: Rent a comfortable Sedan for you and your family. Drive down to any of the private beach lounges such as Zero Gravity, the Meydan Beach Club, the Sheraton Beach and Spa, Le Royal Meridien and Habtoor Grand Hotel.
Shop till you drop: You’ll wish for a bigger boot space once you get to know the gazillion shopping deals the duty-free city of Dubai offers. Get the best of clothes, shoes, electronics, exclusives and more. Get down to the Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates, two major shopping venues that offer the best shopping experiences. The Jumeirah Beach Residence is one place where the beach, shopping and dining can be enjoyed all at the same time.
Although we’ve covered a lot, we still want to leave things open to discover. There is always something new you can find out on the road with friends or family. Take a drive, find the place you want to go to, or better yet make a beeline towards something new. In the end, the journey’s just as important as your destination.