After being given the insane opportunity of visiting Brazen’s glamorous sister agency out in the UAE, myself and Brazen Account Manager, Melissa, decided we wanted to ‘Do Dubai’ properly – essentially, immerse ourselves in the culture, lifestyle and working routine here, so that we could be better connected with our agency out here!
Following recommendations from our UAE colleagues, and seeing the sights first hand, here are our five MUST DO’s for Dubai.
- Get in losers we’re going shopping
Whether it’s the extravagance of the mall or a traditional market, this city has it all, and could even be the home of retail therapy. On our first day in the city we hit the Souks to satisfy both our craving to shop and the culture vultures within us.
Situated alongside Dubai Creek, we were able to wander through the Gold, Spice and Textile Souks and take in all of its gems – it really was a feast for the senses!
- Wonders of the world
It’s no secret (for the obvious reason) that Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. If you think you can stomach its 163 floors it’s definitely worth a visit.
If not, there is an abundance of iconic landmarks in the city which you can also visit, including the Burj al Arab.
Top tip: Head to Muinat Jumeirah for the best snap with this famous building.
- Food glorious food
One thing became apparent during this trip, Melissa and I are both HUGE foodies, so when planning our daily itinerary, the first thing we’d plot in was where to eat. We made the most of local food almost daily, but in somewhere as international as Dubai, there are restaurants that cater to any cuisine.
A few of our favs included: Reem al Bawadi, Bussola and Wavehouse, and if you’re a fan of something sweet try Salt for the best Biscoff Softie I have ever tasted.
One thing we definitely didn’t appreciate before arriving was just how big the city is. From Media City to downtown Dubai it is almost 20km, so we would recommend downloading Careem (Dubai’s Uber).
Some distances are definitely walkable, so when possible we opted for this so that we could make sure we were really seeing as much as we could.
- What goes up must come down…
Watch this space. On our final day in Dubai I will be trying out one of the city’s most exhilarating attractions…
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