Dubai is a city synonymous with luxury. Everything in the city reflects elegance and opulence, and hence it is one of the best places to visit if you are looking for a luxury holiday. There is no dearth of luxury things to do in Dubai; the only thing you need to decide is how much you are willing to spend for each experience. If money is not an issue, you can turn your Dubai holiday into one of the most lavish vacations you have ever had. With this note, let us look at the top luxury experiences you would be able to enjoy in Dubai.
Top Luxury Experiences in Dubai
1. Dinner at At.Mosphere
We cannot begin the list by mentioning one of the most luxurious things in the city and that is the Burj Khalifa. The tallest building in the world is home to a luxury hotel (Hotel Armani), plush residential units, swanky corporate offices, and two amazing observation decks. While visiting the observation deck is the most common tourist thing to do in Dubai, booking a table at At. Mosphere would definitely be a more lavish way of visiting the building. Located on the 122nd floor of the building, At. Mosphere is the tallest restaurant in the world. Apart from providing with an amazing view of the city, this restaurant also offers luscious culinary treats including lip-smacking lobster, oysters and caviar dishes.
Timings: 7 AM to 2 AM
Location: 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, UAE
Cost: AED 430 to AED 664
Important Tip: Book a table in advance
2. Luxury Yacht Tour
In a city that oozes opulence and is surrounded by the deep-blue Arabian Sea, finding not one but several luxury yachts is not a surprise. If you want to go on a relaxed trip of the ocean and at the same time, check out the important places of Dubai, a luxury yacht trip would be perfect. The yacht would be ideal for a romantic date with your beloved or even a fun evening with friends. You would find all the amenities of a five-star hotel inside the luxury yacht along with plush interiors and a private butler. Apart from lounging on the yacht, you would also get to indulge in fishing, getting pampered and enjoying a hearty meal.
Timings: 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Location: Dubai Marina or Palm Jumeirah
Cost: Starts at AED 437
Important Tip: You can tailor the yacht trip as per your interests and preferences
3. Private Overnight Desert Safari
A desert safari is a mandatory experience if you are visiting Dubai. However, instead of going for the desert safari with a hundred other people, go for a more private experience with the luxurious overnight desert safari. The best thing about this is that there are only a few people at the camp. Moreover, you can actually book the entire desert safari for just you and your partner or maybe a small group of friends or family members. While you get to experience everything of a regular desert safari like dune bashing, camel riding, quad biking, dance performances, and delicious dinner, the major difference is the attention you receive. You would also get to sleep in luxurious Bedouin-style tents while spending the night in the desert.
Timings: 4 PM to 9 AM
Location: Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai, UAE
Cost: AED 550 (approximately)
Important Tip: Transportation to and from the desert is included in the package
4. Extravagant Spa Experience
Getting a massage in Dubai is easy as there are so many spas in and around the city. You would surely find a good one at the hotel you are staying it or one of the malls you are visiting. However, if you want to have a special experience, you must make a beeline to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Talise Ottoman Spa. A spa that is luxury personified, Talise Ottoman Spa is the winner of several awards. A visit to the spa would give you the opportunity to choose from a variety of facials, body massages, treatments, and therapies. While the services of the spa are excellent, one of the best things about the place is the Turkish Hammam where you can truly relax. A visit to this spa would be a treat not only for your skin and body but also for your mind.
Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM
Location: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road (West), Dubai, UAE
Cost: Depending on the service you choose, the cost can be anywhere between AED 290 and AED 1805
Important Tip: Arrive at least an hour before the appointment to enjoy all the facilities of the spa to the fullest.
5. Private Helicopter Tour
When you are looking forward to a luxurious holiday, getting stuck in the traffic of Dubai while sightseeing would be the last thing on your mind. If this is the case, a private helicopter tour would be more of your liking. Sightseeing in Dubai in the comfort of a helicopter without the need to wait in queues or walk through crowds would surely be a delight. Moreover, you get a bird’s eye view of the city as well as a closer look at some of the landmarks of Dubai. The helicopter can also take you over the deserts of the city, where you would not only be able to see the vastness of the place but also the rare flora and fauna of the desert. If you want to take the helicopter experience a notch higher, you can even ride over Yas Marina Circuit and Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Location: Dubai Police Academy, Al Sufouh, Near Madinat Souk, Dubai
Cost: Starts at AED 665 (per person)
Important Tip: You can opt for 12 minutes, 15 minutes, 17 minutes, 22 minutes, 25 minutes and 40 minutes helicopter tour
6. Limousine Ride
Nothing spells luxury on the road than the sleek and stylish limousine. When in Dubai, take the chance to go around the city in this super stylish vehicle that exudes grace and luxury. You can book it for a romantic night with your partner or a special celebration with your family and friends. On the other hand, if you cannot find any special occasion, just book a ride to experience the plush seats and comfort of a limousine while watching the beautiful landmarks and other important spots of Dubai moving past you.
Location: You can arrange for pick up from any centrally located area in Dubai
Cost: Starts at AED 484
Important Tip: Limousine trips after midnight till 6 in the morning would require you to pay a surcharge.
7. Private Hot Air Balloon Ride
One of the most special experiences you can enjoy in Dubai is the hot air balloon ride over the desert dunes. This activity happens early in the morning, and one gets to enjoy the glorious sunrise of the desert along with sightings of the desert animals. However, a hot air balloon ride is a group activity. If you want to make this ride more personal, opt for a private hot air balloon ride. It is perfect for families and even couples, especially if you are on your honeymoon. It is also made for an ideal backdrop if you are planning to pop the question to your beloved.
Timings: 4:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Location: You can arrange for pickup from your hotel in Dubai
Cost: AED 1225 (approximately)
Important Tip: If you want to enjoy a private hot air balloon ride, mention this at the time of booking
8. 24 Carat Gold Ice Cream
Only the city of Dubai can take the most common experience of enjoying an ice cream to another level. If you want to have the most expensive ice cream in the UAE, head to Scoop Cafe on Jumeirah Beach Road, where you the humble vanilla ice cream has been transformed into a scoop fit for the king. Named Black Diamond, this 24-carat ice cream has been created using the finest ingredients from different parts of the world. It has been made using vanilla bean from Madagascar, the finest saffron from Iran, special truffles from Italy and some edible gold flakes. What’s more, the scoop of ice cream is served in a Versace bowl and spoon. This is one of the most unique luxury experiences you would find in Dubai.
Timings: 2 PM to 1:30 AM (Sunday to Wednesday) and 3 PM to 2:30 AM (Thursday to Saturday)
Location: 523 Jumeirah St, Dubai, UAE
Cost: AED 2999
Important Tip: The Versace bowl and spoon can be taken home as a souvenir.
9. Afternoon Tea at Sky View Bar
Dubai is home to numerous luxurious restaurants in the world, and one of the best is definitely the Sky View Bar. Located at the top of the Burj Al Arab, the Sky View Bar is most popular for the view if offers as well as the menu of its afternoon tea. Stylish and mouth-watering, the Sky View Bar offers a culinary treat with delicious sandwiches, fresh pastries, mouth-watering cakes, marvelous homemade jam, luscious clotted cream and a wide variety of teas and coffees. While devouring the delectable spread, you get to see panoramic views of the city, especially the Palm Island.
Timings: 3 PM (window seating) and 3:15 PM (non-window seating)
Location: 27th floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Cost: AED 635 (approximately)
Important Tip: It would be best to dress in smart casuals, leaning towards formal clothes.
10. Stay at Burj Al Arab
If an afternoon tea at Sky View Bar is not luxurious enough for you, go for the ultimate luxurious experience and that would be staying at one of the suites of the Burj Al Arab. Considered to be the only seven-star hotel in the world, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab offers facilities, amenities, and services that are unparalleled. Apart from checking into a suite with lush bedrooms, you also get access to a private cinema, majlis style lounge, library, private dining room, large dressing rooms, and 24X7 butler service. To make your stay even more special, you get to choose among 14 types of pillows, delicate Egyptian cotton linen, exquisite duvets, and King sized beds that are personalized to suit your preferences. In short, the stay at Burj Al Arab would undoubtedly make you feel like royalty.
Location: Jumeirah Street, Dubai, UAE
Cost: Approx. AED 88,152 (per night)
Important Tip: During your stay, you can access five swimming pools, a private beach, a spa, a fitness center, a kids’ club as well as 9 fine dining restaurants and bars. You also get a complimentary pass to Wild Wadi Waterpark.
If you have decided to pamper yourself and indulge in some well-required luxury, the first thing you need to do is to apply for a Dubai visa online. Once you get your evisa, planning your lavish and extravagant holiday to Dubai would definitely be the most exciting.