Simple Guide For A 2020 Tour In Dubai

Etihad Museum [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

2020 is the year to do what you haven’t done before and do more of what you enjoyed in 2019 and previous years. It’s the year to let loose and remove all limitations to getting the things you want.

Travel wise, 2020 is going to be huge! International travel will be all the rage and for those who are budget conscious, Dubai is where to head for Kenyans. Located about eight hours away on a direct flight from Nairobi, Dubai has become a favourite for Kenyan travellers because of the variety of experiences and inclusivity it offers. For shoppers, Dubai is a haven of shopping marked by world class malls, designer brands outlets, souks that offer a bargain for everyone and affordability. Below is a guide to all who are heading to Dubai on the first quarter of the year.

Immerse Yourself in The City’s Rich History

When touring any destination, visiting historical attractions is a great way to learn the history of a place and people. In Kenya we have attractions like the Fort Jesus, Ruins of Gedi, National Museum and Meru Museum, while in Dubai you have the chance to take a walk back in time and experience gems like Al Fahidi Historical district, a heritage site that has well-preserved remnants of what 19th century Dubai culture was like.

Etihad Museum [PHOTO/ COURTESY]
Similarly, Al Seef is a neighbourhood that marries Dubai’s cultural heart and its progressive modernism beautifully. Stroll through Old Dubai’s souks, like the Textile, Gold and Spice Souks, where you’ll not only come across unique finds, but discover the art of haggling in its purest and most original form. If it’s knowledge and understanding you crave, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) provides insight into Dubai’s Bedouin-rooted culture, as well as Dubai’s museums like Al Shindagha Museum, Etihad Museum, Dubai Museum, the Coffee Museum and the Coin Museum.

A fun night out

Kenyans love a good night out and unlike some opinion, Dubai has a very vibrant night life. Popular, and certainly a must-see, is Dubai’s resident show La Perle which combines artistry, visuals and technology to produce a beautiful representation of the city’s rich culture. If your taste runs to the non-classical, Dubai has one of the liveliest jazz scenes around.

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Tap your foot to smooth jazz tunes at haunts like Q’s Bar and Lounge, Nola Eatery & Social House and Blue Bar. If mellow but amazing is more your night-out narrative, you can’t go wrong with a sunset cruise. Bask in the glow of the Dubai skyline as the setting Arabian sun splashes its vivid colour across the city sky and enjoy a luxury cruise to the new Bluewaters Island.

Explore Dubai’s luxury
Dubai is just the place for those searching for a luxurious upgrade to their vacation. Book a gourmet dinner at Dubai’s iconic locations like the Burj Al Arab or at Armani Hotel housed inside Burj Khalifa.

If you’d like to take sightseeing to new heights, take a private helicopter ride with Helicopter Tour Dubai and marvel at the city skyline and desert wonders from above. If luxurious relaxation is more your speed, Dubai’s palatial Talise Spa is ideal for an indulgent spa experience that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

Burj Khalifa [PHOTO/ COURTESY]
Get your thrills at a theme park

Kenya is home to great entertainment parks. Most of them involve water and are a good activity for family fun. Splash Water park is Nairobi’s wettest water park with huge swimming pools and water slides. You can also head to the coast and have fun at the Wild Waters park with the giant slides, bumper cars and Frisbee ride.

Like to go bigger? Adrenaline junkies can enjoy world class, nerve-jangling rides at Global Village, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Wild Wadi Waterpark and Aquaventure Water Park. To add a bit of intellectual intrigue, step into the pages of a mystery at HintHunt Dubai or Phobia Dubai Escape Rooms and have the best start to 2020.

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