48 Hours in Dubai

By Rachna Virdi December 14, 2023

Travelling to the city of gold? Add these stunning marvels to your bucket list to rediscover the lovely island and make some new memories.

Dubai is in the spotlight as the most popular destination in the world in 2023. The sand and surf, azure seas, tranquil beaches, glittering bays, skyrises, worldclass landmarks and stunning new attractions are truly making it a travellers’ delight. Here are some stunning activities and experiences you will love to indulge in this beautiful island.

Escape to Hatta Village

A short drive to this mountain town offers an incredible range of fun and adventure. Bringing to life the city’s heritage, this once-traditional village with huts, buildings and traditional wares is 56 km away from Dubai. Once there, you can rent a mountain bike and manage 52-km trails or indulge in archery, axe-throwing, zorbing and the huge water slides.

Get lost in the Aya Universe

Located in the atrium of Wafi City Mall, the Aya Universe spread across 40,000 sq feet space offers a vibrant multimedia experience for adventure lovers. Surrounded by high-tech sounds, lights and graphics across 12 distinct chambers, the sanctuary takes you through a kaleidoscope of mysterious views, lights and sounds. See it to believe it!

Enjoy the view at The Palm

The iconic palm-shaped island offers stunning views of an urban mix of island residences, five-star properties and chic restaurants. Located 240 m above sea level, the observation deck atop the 52nd floor of The View at The Palm offers an incomparable view of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline.

Immerse yourself at La Perle

This is perfect for adventure lovers. This permanent show combines breathtaking choreography, daredevil stunts, remarkable feats and motorcycle tricks by world-class artistes as well as a novel aqua theatre.

Boat ride at Burj Khalifa

Cruise down the Burj Lake in a traditional water taxi, swan boat or duck boat to experience a fountain dance. As you set sail in the boat, you enjoy a visual delight of the world’s largest dancing fountain with water shooting up to 45 storeys. The spectacle of lights, projectors and waters is a sight to behold.

Sail at the Yacht Club

The Yacht Club lets you explore the magnificent waterfront of the city through a unique yacht tour where luxury meets exclusivity. Soak in the wonders of water as you set sail through the key landmarks of the luxury city—Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Flyer while marvelling at the stunning skyline—and have your own yacht party.

Live your best life at Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is home to 1,200 retail stores with hundreds of F&B outlets, entertainment and the Dubai Aquarium and not to forget the underwater zoo. Indulge in the futurecentric city’s largest destination for shopping, entertainment and leisure like no other.