72 Hours in Dubai

Updated: May 24

Dubai is a glamorous city known for its skyscrapers, ports, and beaches. It is the richest city in the United Arab Emirates and that is why it is considered one of the best luxury travel destinations. People often say if you are on a budget don't even think about going to Dubai. Well, here we are with a 3-day itinerary that will be sure to make your Dubai trip adventurous, memorable and wont dig a hole in your pocket. Dubai is not all about shopping. Its also about the beautiful ocean that surrounds it. Its the sun, the waves, the adventure. Whether you are an adventure traveler, on a romantic getaway or on a family trip, there is something for everyone. Dubai is an all inclusive travel destination.

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, we recommend you do it in the winter months, preferably November to April, as Dubai has a year-round hot climate and humidity is high in the summer months. The currency in Dubai is the Dirham and notes come in the denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Dirhams. UAE offers Visa on arrival from nearly 50 countries. Isn't that great! You can check out the details from their government portal here.

Where to Stay

Centro Barsha

Looking for a sophisticated yet affordable accommodation in Dubai, look no further! We recommend you stay at Centro Barsha, its highly sophisticated yet affordable. They are all set with the new social distancing norms facilitated by their 'Rotana Safe Space' program to ensure you feel safe and experience a healthy stay. They have an in-house restaurant c.taste and a bar as well - c.mondo. If you are a midnight muncher like me, worry no more, c.deli is here for you. c.deli is their 24-hour takeaway outlet where you can grab a bite and shop for groceries as well.

They also have a rooftop swimming pool from where you can enjoy the marvelous Dubai skyline while sunbathing. Feel like working out, they have a gym too and it is open 24 hour. Mall of the Emirates is walk-able from the hotel, just 500 meters. Ain't it just the perfect place to stay!

Day 1

Dubai Mall

You are in Dubai, you got to shop at least a little. Dubai Mall is the best place to do that. It is the biggest mall in Dubai. Be it fashion, jewellery or makeup, you will find the best of designers and more than 1200 brand outlets in Dubai Mall. Not only shopping, it is also the ultimate family entertainment destination. Your kids will fall in love with the enormous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo where you can take a ride on a glass bottom boat to view over 33,000 aquatic animals. You could also go cage diving with sharks!. They also have an Olympic-sized Ice Rink, and much more. Dubai fountain which is housed inside the mall is an experience in itself. Be sure capture the glamour and some Instagram worthy clicks here.

Fibber Magee's

In a mood for some chicken popcorn and beer, Fibber Magee's is just the place you are looking for!! Located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, It is one of Dubai's oldest Irish pub. The atmosphere is electric and gets u charged up!! There is always something going on - be it Live Music, Sports or Standup comedy. If you have a sweet tooth just like me, don't forget to order the savory Apple Crumble!

Burj Khalifa

When you think of Dubai, you think of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, more than 160 floor magnificent structure. Located in downtown Dubai, this needle shaped skyscraper, standing 2716 feet in height, is a piece of art. You are awestruck by the sheer beauty of it!. It was named as such in honor of the president of the UAE and the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who had assisted with funds for the project after the project was unveiled by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in January 2010.

You will need to buy the tickets for the observation deck at the top. Enjoy the Dubai skyline from the tallest building in the world. It is sure to make you instantly fall in love with the city. Italian fashion legend Giorgio Armani designed the Armani Hotel Dubai, which is housed inside the building, all 160 rooms on the 39th floor. Simple y