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11 October 2023

Dubai City Guide for the Ultimate Vacation

Dubai, the uptime vacation destination, is calling. This is a world-class smart city with everything under the sun, from urban escapades to sandy shores and desert landscapes, you’re in for a treat. Here’s a guide with every destination worthy of a spot on your itinerary. 

One thing to know about Dubai is that the options and opportunities are endless. This can become overwhelming, but don’t worry – we have you covered! Before we unpack the ultimate guide for how to spend your days during your trip, let’s cover the bases. Accommodation bases, that is. 

Rove hotels is well-known and loved across Dubai. We cater to guests from all over the world in various districts. Our Dubai beach hotels are particularly popular for those seeking some down-time and sea views. If this is what you’re after, you’ll love staying at Rove Dubai Marina or Rove La Mer Beach. If you’d prefer to stay in the city centre or closer to the business hubs, we’ve got you covered. Explore all of the Rove hotels here. 

When you book with Rove, you can count on affordable rates for a fuss-free stay at a modern hotel. Each of our rooms are en suite, with a rain shower in the bathroom, and a well-designed layout with everything you need in the room. Designer mattress? Check. Tea/coffee making station? Check. Mini-Fridge for all your munchies? Check. And that’s just inside the room!

When you head out to the common areas, you’ll find contemporary decor that reflects the neighbourhood you’re in, along with handy facilities and amenities to ensure a comfortable and convenient stay. This includes a gym which stays open all day and night, laundry service, a temperature-controlled pool, and fully kitted co-working spaces. We also offer a range of helpful services to make your stay that much better, from flexible check in and out times and luggage storage. 


Enjoy the Middle Eastern Coastline 

When you check into one of our Dubai beach hotels, you’ll be privy to views of the Gulf coast everyday of your stay. Prepare to spend your days smelling the ocean and feeling the warm waters as they brush along the shores. There are many ways to enjoy your surroundings, from walks along the promenade to sunbathing on the beaches and hopping on a boat cruise. 


Discover old-world Dubai

The Dubai Creek is a gateway to old-world Dubai. Be sure to experience a trip on an abra (traditional boat) which leads you to the famous Old Quarter and many shining examples of Emirati culture and heritage. There is much to see and do here, from visiting the Al Fahidi and Al Seef historical districts to the many souks and traditional restaurants and cafes.


Be at the forefront of innovation

As a smart and futuristic city in many regards, Dubai is a thrilling city to explore the possibilities of tomorrow. For starters, there is Expo City, the living legacy of Dubai Expo 2020. It is a hub dedicated to innovation where you can learn and engage via interactions with the latest and greatest technological advances. Another option is the Museum of the Future, a landmark destination that stirs inspiration and a sense of wonder across 7 floors. 


The quintessential Dubai backlist destinations 

Whether you plan to shop or simply window-shop, you’ve got to visit The Dubai Mall. This is a key part of Dubai culture and home to hundreds of stores and multiple entertainment options. The iconic Dubai Fountain show is located just outside, so be sure to watch one of the dancing water shows (every 30 minutes). The Burj Khalifa is also located here. Visitors can head up the viewing deck for panoramic views as far as the eye can see from the world’s tallest structure.

Since you’re in the Middle East, it is highly recommended that you head out on a day or overnight trip to the desert. There are many ways to explore the dunes, and it is located less than an hour away from the city. The Dubai Frame is also a firm favourite as the world’s tallest frame with a museum showcasing Dubai’s past, present, and future.


Take your favourites to the next level

In a city where more is more, Dubai is the ultimate destination to partake in the things you love most. For example, you can visit adrenaline-inducing theme parks and waterparks, adventures from a high vantage point like skydiving the slopes at Ski Dubai, or visit the animals at one of the aquariums. To experience the world at large without leaving Dubai, head to the recently launched Global Village where you can visit pavilions from multiple countries offering visitors food and goodies.

That wraps up our ultimate itinerary guide on how to plan the ultimate trip to Dubai. With so much to offer, it’s best you have a plan to make sure you don’t skip a beat. 

Ready to Rove? Book your stay with us at Rove Hotels and enjoy the best of Dubai from 9 central locations, including our Dubai beach hotels and city-based hotels.