Dubai is an extravagant city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit on a budget. Follow our tips for seeing Dubai without breaking the bank.
Start your day with breakfast at Parlour Boutique. The charming spot serves French-style cuisine with options including omelets and pastries. Spend about $10–16. Go for a stroll around the Palm Jumeirah. The palm-shaped, man-made island is home to many of the city’s poshest hotels. It’s also home to a boardwalk, perfect for a morning walk.
Grab lunch from former food truck SALT. The Instagramable spot serves Wagyu beef burgers alongside fries and ice cream. Lunch costs about $17. Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The more than 2.5-million-gallon aquarium houses thousands of aquatic animals. Located in the Dubai Mall, admission starts at about $32.
Have dinner at Baker & Spice. The seasonal restaurant has several outposts throughout Dubai. The menu focuses on the seasons, so you can be sure you’re experiencing the freshest ingredients. Entrées start around $15. Take an evening walk to marvel in the city’s spectacular architecture. See the Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, to name a few.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Hotels, airlines and travel companies are constantly looking for the best way to offer guests unique and memorable experiences. One of the latest ways hotels have expanded guests’ cultural exposure is through specialty concierges, or on-hand experts who can arrange bespoke travel experiences for individuals or groups.
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