This past week, We Wore What’s Danielle Bernstein splashed around in style across Dubai. From poolside R&R at the One&Only The Palm to bargain hunting in the gold souk, her trip reminded us of the many unique experiences that our city has to offer. If you’re looking for a change from the usual dinner-and-a-movie plans this weekend, Savoir Flair shows you how to recreate the NYC-based blogger’s well-rounded Dubai itinerary.
Stay at the One&Only The Palm
One&Only The Palm is a secluded luxury resort that offers plenty of pool-front property for relaxing, tanning, and socializing. Freestanding villas and cabanas have their own private pools, while the temperature-controlled pool is only a few steps away from the beach.
West Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah
(+971) 4 440 1010
Go Quad Biking in the Desert
If you like your staycation with a side of adventure, opt for quad biking. Dadabhai Travel offers morning and evening quad-biking experiences, which include pick-up from central Dubai and a trip through the sprawling desert. And based on Bernstein’s posts, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for a highly Insta-worthy photo.
Oud Metha Road
(+971) 4 3885510
Experience a Desert Safari
Explore the endless sand dunes of the Emirates atop a camel with Dubai-based tour group Platinum Heritage. The safari will take you on a 45-minute tour through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, with a myriad of cultural activities like henna tattoos, falconry, and bread making available as part of the experience. To read more about the tours offered by Platinum Heritage, click here.
(+971) 4 388 4044
Bargain Hunt in the Gold Souk
Haggle your way through Dubai’s dazzling gold souk, a veritable labyrinth of shops selling all manner of gold, platinum, diamonds, and silver trinkets. Pieces are priced according to the market, but simply walking away after a bartering session will get the vendors to instantly lower their asking prices.
Al Khor Street
Go Boating Around the Palm Jumeirah
Whether it’s your first time in Dubai or you’ve been a resident for longer than you’d care to admit, a day out on the Arabian waters – especially in the scorching summer months – is about as good as it gets. With Arabian Yachting, you can charter your boat of choice based on the number of guests or opt for a package deal that includes a variety of services, such as food and photography add-ons.
Dubai Marina Yacht Club
(+971) 55 217 3209