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Our top must-have Dubai experiences

We’ve been making lots of offers recently for UAE teaching jobs, which has been making us excited for all our lucky teachers who will be making the move to the region very soon! We’ve decided to put together a list of our favorite popular Dubai sights and experiences, as well as a few lesser known hotspots.

1. The view from the Burj Khalifa

This is one attraction you quite literally can’t miss! Dubai continued to strive for ‘bigger and better’ with the world’s tallest tower, complete with the world’s fastest elevator to whisk you to the astounding views that await at the top.

2. Sunset at Dubai Creek

Take a cheap ride on a traditional abra across the creek to the atmospheric calls of evening prayer. Stop off and explore the Deira area, where you can wander the markets for spices and incense.

3. Go on safari in the desert

You can opt for an exhilarating 4×4 ride across the sand dunes, or take things more slowly and venture into the desert by camel back. There may be options to camp during the night with Bedouins, share stories and enjoy a nomadic style barbeque under the stars.

4. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

A fascinating place to visit in the early days of your UAE adventure, this centre does an informative and entertaining job of explaining the Muslim way of life. The outdoor surroundings make this a beautiful spot for a traditional Emirati breakfast or lunch, which is served daily.

5. The Gold Souk

Prepare to be blinded by a dazzling array of gold and jewels at this busy marketplace. Dubai is known around the world for its supply of cheap gold – don’t be afraid to haggle for a bargain.

6. Old Dubai

The Bastakia Quarter is one of the few remnants of the old city, which originally begun its story as a successful fishing village. Stroll along winding pathways through a maze of traditional style buildings and galleries. If you get the chance, pay a visit the vibrant textiles market.


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