When you’re stressed, you tend to look for a place away from the hustle and bustle of city life for your vacation. However, some cities can also provide as much relaxation as you need. Dubai is one such city.
Although it is well-known for more active adventures and is a bustling city in itself, Dubai also offers some soothing activities for people who just want to take it slow.
For one, it is where Dubai Festival City – the location with the best apartments for sale in Dubai – can be found. It also has some of the most calming sights and experiences in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
If you’re wondering what you can do in Dubai to unwind, here are five relaxing activities worth checking out:
1. Visit the tallest building in the world.
Less than an hour away from Dubai Festival City is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Towering over Downtown Dubai at over 828 metres high, this famous destination is one place that’s almost always present in most vacation itineraries of both local and international tourists.
Though sometimes considered an “adventure” activity, a trip to the skyscraper can also be a good way to destress and relax after a week’s worth of hard work.
Besides offering a bird’s-eye view of Dubai from the highest observation deck at the 148th floor, it also houses a lavish spa with services that include:
- Holistic facials
- Massage therapy
- Relaxing body treatments
- Sauna and steam rooms
- Thermal showers
You can also indulge in some of the most exotic beverages and most decadent dishes in the country.
2. Treat yourself to some retail therapy.
Access to some of the best malls in the region is one of the key reasons apartments in Dubai are so popular in the real estate market. Going to the mall is also one of the best activities you can do to unwind when in the city.
Shopping can offer much-needed relief from the pressures of daily life. In fact, there’s an entire concept built around it that has been covered by numerous studies: retail therapy.
Based on a study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, making buying decisions can make a person happier and aid in the battle against lingering sadness.
Researchers found that the purchase helps restore people’s sense of control and autonomy. The sensory experience that shopping offers also promotes creativity and imagination, not to mention it is an effective distraction from things that trigger our anxiety.
With a wide range of shopping options in Dubai Festival City, you won’t have any problem finding a section that interests you. They have anything from Arabic fashion, home furnishings, shoes and accessories, health and beauty, and stationery.
3. Ride the dhow.
A dhow is a kind of water vessel originally used to transport traders and merchants across Africa and the Middle East. Some of these lateen-rigged ships have been transformed into restaurants and used in cruises that sail the Dubai Creek.
Dhow rides are quite popular among friends and families needing to unwind and relax during weekends. The ones that are just a stone’s throw away from Dubai Festival City offer traditional cultural dhow cruises and luxurious rides across the creek.
During the tour, you not only witness the beauty of the city from an unimpeded vantage point but also get a chance to see fascinating marine life in the clear water of the creek.
For ultimate relaxation, book a sunset cruise with your loved ones and watch as an already-impressive Dubai skyline becomes even more breath-taking as day transforms into night. As a bonus, you can indulge in delectable Emirati food during the cruise.
4. Watch a laser show.
Speaking of magnificent views, your relaxing vacation has yet to reach its peak as the horizons of Dubai change colours for the night. One might even think that the sun sets to give way for IMAGINE Dubai, a spectacle of water, fire, lights, and sounds designed to give the ultimate wow factor for anyone who sees it.
Lighting up the night sky, this evening water and laser show features a multisensory experience best witnessed over the Creek. Combining art, science, and technology, IMAGINE provides immersive entertainment to all who are visiting Dubai Festival City Mall and even those in restaurants and hotels nearby.
The show happens hourly starting at 7 p.m. every night, so you really can’t miss it if you stay in the city long enough.
5. Chill in your hotel.
The relaxation never stops, especially if you’re staying at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Once you’ve gone out and had a day or two of relaxing activities all over Dubai, the only thing left is to just chill in one of their superior and deluxe hotel rooms to recharge for another week of productivity.
Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City has 316 elegantly designed suites and rooms. Staying there would also get you access to a wide range of facilities, Dubai Festival City Mall, and the hotel’s original Belgian Cafe.
Designed for both business and leisure, Crowne Plaza is a glittering waterfront hotel with excellent customer reviews perfect for your relaxing Dubai getaway.
Relax and Rejuvenate in Dubai
Dubai is more than just a bustling city – it’s also a place where you can unwind and rejuvenate from a busy week. Make the most out of your visit by choosing the most relaxing activities in the city.
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