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Dubai: Your Complete Travel Guide to this Land of Excess

If you’ve been dreaming of skiing and suntanning in the same day, drunk on $5k bottles of Cristal, Dubai is your opulent paradise.

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Stay in Burj Khalifa

Can’t have enough of this elegantly designed and too-tall-to-be-real building? Well, you don’t have to worry about giving up the amazing view from here after just one day of sightseeing. Another hotel that you can consider staying in is the one in Burj Khalifa itself.

Dubai: Your Complete Travel Guide to this Land of Excess

Armani Hotel

Dubai: Your Complete Travel Guide to this Land of Excess

Hotel Spa

Dubai: Your Complete Travel Guide to this Land of Excess

Hotel Room

Armani Hotel is a hotel situated in the middle floors of Burja Khalifa. It has a grand private entrance and occupies eleven floors of Dubai’s iconic skyscraper. You can relax in your bed and gaze out at the city through your one-way floor-to-ceiling window while everyone outside secretly wishes they were you.

There are several dining options available, but the most famous one is the Japanese buffet. It is an outdoor buffet and almost all the seats overlook a beautiful view of the road, and everything looks inordinately small. One of my favorite things to eat here was the Japanese Garden Desert; a little garden-like palette filled with different colored chocolates and ice-creams and dragon fruits. Indoor dining options are also available with a blend of Western and Arabic cuisines.

There is also an extensive Armani spa which offers different kinds of treatments and sequential bathing options. I guess by now you must have realized that spas are a big thing and go-to spot for most of the people here. Spas are incredibly famous in Dubai and you should definitely go to at least one of them before you say your final farewell to the city.

Another benefit of staying in Burj Khalifa is that it allows you to be really close to Downtown Dubai, which is an ideal place for luxury brand shopping.

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Paakhi lives in the United Arab Emirates and is an avid reader of historical fiction. She is a passionate feminist and blogs about politics and feminist issues. She likes to listen to music and document her life in a series of journals she will probably never show to anyone.

Reader Discussion: 56 Comments

  1. Ariel Myers

    Dubai is really awesome. Really rich county. you can tell just by the clean streets and high-end buildings. Such luxurious country.

  2. Rubby Hankins

    Dubai is one of the best and most beautiful places in the world. It has world tallest building” Burj Khalifa” which has 163 Floors and you can look at the entire city, the best time is sunset its called Prime hour.

  3. Geraldina Lee

    Dubai is the place where I enjoyed my best time with my friend last year. Their structural view and saw the sea-beach is just mindblowing. I am a great fan of Dubai.

  4. Francis Walton

    I know Dubai is one of the best city to Travel, but still, I do not go there. But I hope to travel there with my friend as soon as possible. This article makes me more crazy to visit Dubai.

  5. Cody Pierce

    Thanks for the article. Dubai its a place of magic, a place for entertainment and adventure, a lot of activities for children and whole lot of fun to go with family and friends, desert safari is just amazing car ride; bounce is a must go and for food and shopping 🙂

  6. Deborah Henry

    It is a very well written blog and a whole lot of information put together in one place. After reading this it has eased many jitters I was having. I am definitely going to refer this to plan my upcoming trip to Dubai! Thanks a lot again!

  7. Kimberly Thompson

    Great guide! Wish it was published a month ago. Last month on a visit to Dubai, we went out to Babs Al Shams for cocktails, dinner and a beautiful sunset. It was a nice escape from the concrete jungle of Dubai and it was only 45 minutes away by private car. Next trip, we are staying out there for a few weeks. ?

  8. Lin Del Rey

    Love the article! I too am a solo female traveler. I have a question not necessarily about safety or harassment but about regulations. I heard that you have to be a certain age to be able to stay in Dubai if you are alone. I’m 24 years old and would like to go to Dubai but am I allowed to enter and stay in Dubai if I don’t have anyone with me the whole time?

    • Yes of course you are. There’s really no truth in that. I think Dubai is a very safe place to travel, especially solo. Tourism is one of their main sources of revenue and they take tourist safety really seriously.

  9. Jae Medina

    Very good read with lots of insider info someone might not be able to find in a typical guidebook. Excellent tips! I will certainly be paying attention to these on my upcoming trip to Dubai ?

  10. Kaitlyn Barrett

    Great advice for having a beautiful trip to Dubai. As on coming month I am going for a trip to Dubai with my friends group. I hope your tips will be helping us to have memorable days out there.

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