Stopover in Dubai

Top 5 Things to do on an 8 hour

Dubai is a land rich in heritage, culturally diverse, and filled with modern marvels as far as the eye can see. When looking at a potential list of things to do in Dubai, you would not be alone if you felt a little overwhelmed. You’ll be surprised as to how much can be experienced and how many memories can be created in a whistle-stop tour of Dubai.

Seawings Seaplane Tour of Dubai

Seeing Dubai from the air is an experience that leaves you in awe as to what has been achieved in this iconic city. In just a forty-minute Seawings Signature Tour, you can check off some of the world’s most famous man-made marvels including The Burj Khalifa, The World Island, The Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah from your bucket list. The unique experience of taking off and landing on water will awaken your inner child and reignite a little twinkle in your eye.

Burj Khalifa

A Dubai stopover would not be complete with going up the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. This feat of engineering stands at 828 meters tall and provides some of the most spectacular views of the Dubai cityscape. Take a ride on the world’s longest running elevator that travels at speed of over 10 meters per second to At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY on the 148th floor and let your eyes do the talking as you take in the 360-degree views of Dubai.

Gold and Spice Souk with Abra Ride

Dubai has more to offer than just the biggest and best; Dubai is also a city that has a rich heritage, with trade being at the heart of that long standing heritage. Taking a walk around the Gold and Spice Souk in Diera, one of the older parts of the city, takes you back to a time when bartering was an art and spices were sought after commodities that took weeks or months to reach their ultimate destination, if at all. A visit to this area is not complete without a trip across the Dubai Creek on an Abra. Experience the sound of lapping waves against the wooden hull, the sweet smell of salty waters, the warm sun on your face, and the breeze of the ocean air as you travel from pier to pier.

Coffee at XVA Art Hotel

Re-energize with a sumptuous middle eastern lunch at this hidden gem in the Al Fahidi Historic District. The XVA Art Hotel is a serene oasis that provides respite to weary travelers from near and far. You cannot help but be charmed by the uniqueness of this location in the heart of Bur Dubai. Be sure to take a walk through the art gallery that specializes in contemporary art from across the region.

Dubai Coffee Museum

There is something to be said for an expertly brewed cup of coffee. A visit to the Dubai Coffee Museum will awaken your senses and leave you feeling a little more perkier. You’ll learn fascinating coffee facts and some of the differentiating nuances that make coffee from various regions of the world so highly sought after; all in an architecturally diverse and inspirational surrounding. Partaking in an expertly brewed cup of coffee before your departure back to the airport is a mandatory undertaking.

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