4 Unique Experiences to Try in Downtown Dubai This Year

4 Unique Experiences to Try in Downtown Dubai This Year

  • Fawzi Hamze
  • 10/13/23

Everything is bigger and more spectacular in Dubai, taking features from all over the world and making them more extraordinary. From the world's tallest skyscraper and a fountain that outshines the Bellagio in Las Vegas, to fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences, you should know that when you're in the market for luxury-living real estate in Dubai or you're buying property for investment, Downtown Dubai offers several unique experiences for potential residents.

1. Enjoy exercise and wellness activities at the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa building, known as the tallest skyscraper in the world, contains a gym, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a luxurious spa overlooking Downtown Dubai, a lounge high up in the building, and a restaurant offering lunch, dinner, and drinks. There are membership packages or day passes for non-members to enjoy these amenities.

Exercise at the gym and indoor lap pool

Members or non-members can use customizable state-of-the-art workout equipment in the Burj Club gym or swim laps in the indoor Olympic-sized pool. The gym also offers body pump, power yoga, circuit, and kickboxing classes in hourly increments.

Spa and beauty treatments

Saunas, steam rooms, and experience showers are available in separate spaces for men and women. The experience showers activate all the senses through light, sound effects, aromas, water temperature changes, and various shower pressures. In addition to aesthetics and emotional wellness, experience showers can help stimulate the metabolism, nervous system, and blood flow.

Expert professionals are on hand to offer relaxing and rejuvenating body treatments, massages, and facials. Diminish dark circles under the eyes with caviar collagen, or make an appointment for a lip-plumping treatment.

Afternoon tea or drinks in the lounge

Enjoy refreshments at the tallest lounge in the world, inside or on the outdoor terrace. While gazing upon the Downtown Dubai skyline or beautiful sunsets, delight in extravagant teas and coffees, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats in the afternoon. In the evening, an alcoholic beverage or champagne is served with gourmet canapés accompanied by live entertainment.

Lunch, dinner, and drinks at the Burj Club Rooftop restaurant

From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and open until midnight on the weekends, lunch, dinner, and drinks are served at the Rooftop restaurant. Enjoy soups, salads, and appetizers before the entrées arrive. But be sure to make room for chicken shawarma, marinated chicken wrapped in Saj bread, and garlic spread for lunch. At the same time, dinner offers a mixed grill of lamb chops, and chicken kofta served with garlic sauce.

Have a taste for cuisine other than local fare? The menu also offers fish and chips, Angus beef burgers, and club sandwiches for lunch. Dinner serves grilled beef ribeye, grilled salmon, and oven-roasted chicken breast. While relaxing and socializing, enjoy signature cocktails, classic cocktails, wine, and beer.

2. Watch a show at the Dubai fountain

For residents living in Downtown Dubai, the city offers breathtaking views of the world's largest and most spectacular performing fountain. However, when residents leave the comfort of luxurious living to visit the fountain located on Burj Lake, they'll have a more impactful experience. 

With a combination of lights, color projectors, and water pressure configurations, residents of Dubai can treat themselves to spectacular water, light, and music shows at the Dubai Fountain at any time of the day. The displays are shown every half an hour until midnight and run for 10 minutes. The fountain performs a wide range of different songs, from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. The songs, light shows, and arrangements are never the same, treating locals to a different show with each visit.

3.  Enjoy watersports and sunbathing on Dubai's beaches

Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, where turquoise waters and white sandy beaches await. There is a beach that accommodates visitors depending on their preferred activities.

Sunset or Umm Suqeim Beach

This beach is one of the quieter beaches along the coast. It allows for relaxation in the sun, napping, or catching up on reading by borrowing a book from the many beach libraries along the shore. The peaceful ambiance encourages tranquil morning strolls or runs.

Jumeirah or Nessnass Beach

This is a location that welcomes those who prefer both a laid back or active day at the beach. Welcoming waters and clean stretches of sand are perfect for the sunbather and occasional swimmer. However, if excitement and action are required, sign up for lessons or rent kitesurfing, paddleboard, or kayak equipment.

Kite Beach

Considered Dubai's sportiest beach, locals can take part in kite surfing, volleyball, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking. Activities on land include a skatepark and an outdoor trampoline.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

This beach offers five beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming, including a lagoon and a sheltered beach. Enhance the beach experience by renting a sun lounger or a private air-conditioned beach chalet. Three pools are available for those who don't want to get sandy from the shore. In addition to the beaches and pools, Al Mamzar has an expansive park with barbeque areas and playgrounds.

4. Participate in the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)

This annual festival offers spectacular savings on merchandise and chances to win great prizes at outdoor markets and malls throughout Dubai. Residents of Dubai can find designer apparel, electronic devices, furniture, home appliances, and jewelry at fantastic discounts. Shopping venues that offer the best mall shopping experiences during DSF include:

  • The Dubai Mall.
  • The Mall of the Emirates.
  • The Dubai Festival City Mall.
  • The Nakheel Mall.
  • The Dubai Marina Mall.
  • The Dubai Outlet Mall.
Shoppers can also visit retail districts such as the Night Souk, Gold Souk, and Al Fahidi to find significant discounts on items made of gold, spices, lanterns, rugs, Arabian coffee pots, branded clothing, home appliances, and electronic gadgets. City Walk, Global Village, and Lulu Village offer shopping, dining, and entertainment venues for DSF shoppers.

Celebrations with vibrant interactive light displays, fireworks, drone light shows, and live entertainment also accompany the deep discounts that shoppers receive during this time. Raffles are the highlight of this festival, giving everyone a chance to win cars, gold, jewelry, cash, and brand-new merchandise. DSF takes place from mid-December to the end of January each year.

Don't miss out on the unique experiences that Dubai has to offer

Whether you're a person looking to buy investment properties or a person who needs to relocate to Dubai, you'll find it wonderful to know that there are so many unique experiences and activities that Dubai residents and locals can participate in. Because Dubai's city planners aimed to make everything bigger and more spectacular than anything else in the world, the experience of living in Dubai should be no different. For more information on acquiring your luxury home or investment property in Dubai, check out the available listings or contact Fawzi Hamze.

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