Immense skyscrapers, architectural delights, warm beaches and hot desert. Dubai has it all! The great metropolis charms millions of visitors every year. Dubai is a city that's over the top, while at the same time having tradition, modern culture and traditional values. Visit for a weekend and see for yourself.
Where should you start? In 48 hours, we'll take you to the different hotspots and hidden gems in the city. You'll be well prepared to kick off your weekend in Dubai. It's so handy!
Day 1 - During the day
What better way to start the day than with a large breakfast and a strong Turkish coffee? Go to the breakfast restaurant Almaz by Momo for welcoming décor in Arabic style and delicious food. Order Arabic bread with olive tapenade or Berber pancakes.
Day 1 - Night
Care for a special dinner? Then go to an ice bar! They are very popular in Dubai, because of the great contrast with the hot air outdoors. Chillout is one of them. You can enjoy delicious food at -6 degrees Celsius. The restaurant will give you a nice warm coat. You'll have to eat up quickly, or your food will get cold!
Time for your second day in this bustling city! You can sleep a little later, before it's time to find a breakfast restaurant. In Dubai, the gastronomic offering is very diverse, with cuisine from many different countries. Eggspectations is a perfect example. This egg and pancake specialist serves delicious bagels, pancakes and omelettes. The toppings vary from fruit to bacon, tomato, lettuce and cheese. They're delicious!
Day 2 - During the day
After a well-earned breakfast, it's time to explore modern Dubai. Yesterday, you experienced the old part, but the modern city shows a very different side. Visit the Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world. See all the great buildings of Dubai from a dizzying height!
Day 2 - Night
After a busy day, it's always nice to relax with a good meal. Visit the luxurious restaurant Eauzone for an extraordinary experience. The restaurant is beautiful and appears to be floating on the water. The food is of excellent quality. But you must also pay handsomely for it. So if you're looking for a cheaper option, head to The Chalet. Typical dishes of Dubai are offered at a wallet-friendly price, and they're very tasty.