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Spend an unforgettable weekend in Dubai

Fri, June 3, 2022

Whether you're looking for relaxation, shopping or excitement, Dubai is the perfect destination for a short stopover with the family.

Whether you're looking for relaxation, shopping or excitement, Dubai is the perfect destination for a short stopover with the family.

1

Stay and play at an iconic address

Burj Al Arab Dubai

If there’s one image that represents modern Dubai, it’s that of the sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab. The luxurious hotel sits on its own private island 280m offshore, connected to the mainland by a bridge. It boasts grand duplex suites, a private beach and premium spa, and extravagance in every detail. Make the most of your stay with access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark, a dedicated kids’ club and nine restaurants and lounges, including the highly-acclaimed Al Mahara. One of the hotel’s key features is its outdoor terrace with butler-serviced cabanas, sparkling pool and beach area with luxe sun beds.

2

Explore an indoor theme park

IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai
Uncover epic theme park fun at IMG Worlds of Adventure. Stroll through IMG Boulevard before heading to the Marvel zone for attractions and rides inspired by the greatest superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers. For younger crowds, The Cartoon Network hub is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, with family-friendly attractions based on favourite television shows like The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time. Lost Valley revives a prehistoric world with 70 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, and if you're looking for something to get your heart thumping, the Velociraptor ride won't disappoint. There's even themed restaurants and a popular IMAX cinema here, so you'll stay entertained for hours.
3

Take time out for a spa session

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Built with marble and decorated with carved doors, mosaics and murals, the opulent Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah is the perfect place to unwind. Step in and you’ll be welcomed with five-star hospitality and the scent of exotic oils. The signature spa features a large selection of treatments to choose from, with unique facilities such as dedicated snow rooms and Thalassotherapy pools. Only the best quality products, sourced from around the globe, are used in spa treatments, including damask rose from the Himalayas and natural ingredients from Arabia.

4

Soak up fun beach vibes

Kite Beach

As its name suggests, Kite Beach is ideal for kitesurfing, as well as other watersports including wakeboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and stand-up paddle-boarding with equipment available to hire. Swim in the clear water and rent a sun bed, towel and beach umbrella to sit back and relax as you sip some karak tea. The beach also has a 14km running track with great views of the Burj Al Arab, with plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Check out Salt – this happening burger joint began life as a food truck and is now a bustling eatery where you can dine with your feet in the soft sand.

5

Explore a wonderland in Dubai

Dubai Aquarium

The Dubai Mall needs little introduction. So much more than just a mall, it's most visited retail and lifestyle destination in the world for good reason. Little ones will love the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo that's home to thousands of aquatic animals, as well as the KidZania edutainment experience. Add to that an Olympic-sized ice rink, virtual reality park and even go-karting thrills, and you can easily spend an entire day here. Don't miss the Infinity des Lumières digital art gallery that brings the classics to life. Afterwards, refuel at one of the many restaurants and enjoy views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.

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Dine at an award-winning hotspot

3 Fils Dubai

One of the city's most talked about eateries, 3 Fils at the Jumeirah Fishing Harbour has been delighting diners for years thanks to its casual vibe, enviable location and smart take on Asian flavours. It's so good that it made the cut for the inaugural Middle East & North Africa's Best Restaurants list unveiled by World's 50 Best. Be warned though, this hugely popular restaurant does not take reservations so arrive early to secure one of the coveted tables. You'll be rewarded with delicious fare, including spectacular sushi, spicy beef tartare and 72-hour lamb ribs.

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