Only In The Middle East: 5 Most Interesting Things To Do
To dreamers, a trip to the Middle East looks like an exciting Arabian adventure where you can catch barren deserts, red sand, camels, and verdant oases. Over and above, this area is known as a land of superlatives from intense temperatures to the world’s highest buildings. That’s why it has always caught the world’s attention for the glamour and luxury. So, do you know that nowhere, except the Middle East, can give you only 5 most interesting things to do? What are they? Take a look below to know now!
See the sky from Burj Khalifa
How impressive Burj Khalifa is!
In consideration of concept and execution, Burj Khalifa (829.8 m) has no rivals because it has everything from the world’s tallest building to a stunning work of art and an incomparable achievement of engineering. Most of the visitors are interested in heading to the observation deck on the 124th floor since they can get the bird view from the city of Dubai. Thanks to a high-speed elevator, you can enter the observation deck for panoramic views within seconds.
Viewing Dubai from the 124th observation deck
Of course, don’t miss riding the moving sidewalk to the buildings when watching a multimedia introduction on Dubai’s history and the Burj Khalifa. From this height, you can marvel the stunning scenes over the Burj-Al-Arab, Dubai Marina, long and huge deserts, and other beautiful sights from digital telescopes. However, you need to purchase the Burj Khalifa at the top entrance ticket as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will come up against long queues.
Cool off yourself at Chillout Ice Lounge
Everything in Chillout Ice Lounge is made from ice
Believe it or not, you need to keep yourself warm when staying in the Middle East? Yes, you need to wear thermal clothing if you visit Chillout Ice Lounge at G Floor, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz – Dubai. In the minus five or six degrees, you might think that you’re in Quebec or Sweden, not in the center of the desert.
Especially, everything is made from ice from chandeliers to couches and even glasses. For around $17, you can get away from the desert heat and enjoy a hot cup of chocolate. So, it’s no wonder that Chillout Ice Lounge always entice more than 100 guests every day.
Have dinner at Al Dawaar Revolving
Inside Al Dawaar Revolving
Among 5 most interesting things to do that you have to experience in the Middle East is to have dinner at Al Dawaar Revolving. It is Dubai’s only revolving restaurant at Hyatt Regency Dubai Hotel. But, you need to make a reservation in advance to get a table with beautiful views of the city, the Greek, and the blue Gulf waters as well as having a pickup by Limousine.
Al Dawaar Revolving provides a range collection of international dishes that highlights Iranian and Japanese restaurants and an International à la carte restaurant. Additionally, there is a Carpenter’s Bar, Karaoke lounge, modern stylish lounge bar overlooking the sea, and a casual pub-style bar. A wonderful night with your beloved one at this impressive restaurant will make your trip memorable.
Explore the Dubai desert by taking a Desert Safari Tour
A sport vehicle will take you over high sand dunes
Your trip to the Middle East will be incomplete without taking a fun Desert Safari Tour at the Dubai desert. It consists of dune bashing, camel riding, having dinner at a camp, and other exciting activities. A sport vehicle will take you over high dunes at increasing and decreasing speeds.
And after a 45-minute drive, you will stop at the highest sand dune to view the beautiful sunset and take photos. Of course, camping in the center of the desert is an interesting part of this tour. The gentle chill of the winds and the warm of campfires together with a superb buffet dinner will imprint on your mind forever.
Capture nice photos of Dubai's desert
A small tip for your costume when touring to the desert is to wear comfortably. A hat or a scarf to cover your hair, a light shirt or T-shirt, and long pants are the best choices because the sand can get into everything. Finally, don’t forget to have sunglasses and wear sandals!
Soak up the atmosphere of Arabia at the Middle East
If you’re a fan of The Arabian Nights, you shouldn’t miss setting your feet on the Bastakiya Quarter. It was established in the late 19th century by pearl and textile traders from Bastak, Iran. Nowadays, it’s considered as one of the city’s most charming heritage sites and has been announced a conversation area.
Bastakiya Quarter looks peaceful by night
Don't miss Deira, a popular place for traditional markets (called souks), where are always full of visitors and locals. The Spice Souk sells all kinds of imaginable spices such as cumin, sumac, paprika, thyme, etc. Meanwhile, the Gold Souk is world-renowned as the biggest gold bazar in the world. Of course, you can be able to explore other colorful places such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Jumeirah Mosque, and so on as well.
Well, are you excited about 5 most interesting things to do in the Middle East? Want to experience all for your next trip to this occult land? Just pack your bag, go and discover!