When you think of Dubai, you probably think of an exotic country that drips with wealth and luxury. You may also salivate at the thought of shopping at the malls and become mesmerized by the 400 plus skyscrapers. But the point of traveling to an exotic country is to go beyond the typical experience. Check out these offbeat things to do and see in Dubai and have a more rewarding vacation.
Breathe in the Aromas of Spice Souk
You’ll want to spend a relaxing morning breathing in the aromatic spices drifting through the air. Close your eyes and breathe in the scents of vanilla, saffron, and potpourri blends. Don’t they smell amazing? Make sure you buy a box or two of local sweet dates. They’re the perfect souvenir for family and friends.
Catch a Glimpse of the ‘Local’ International Car Show
Auto and bike enthusiasts will appreciate the motor vehicles driven on the roads in Dubai. When you drive through the country, you’ll see the latest and most luxurious brands like Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and more.
Go for a Ride on the Sand Dunes
Venture into the Arabian Desert and go sand dune bashing – many companies offer tours. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven to the desert. Once you arrive, the tires are deflated and you ride over the small and large sand dunes. Keep in mind that this adventure activity is not for the faint of heart, so make sure you can handle the excitement.
Are You Ready to Go Offbeat in Dubai?
Dubai may be home to malls and skyscrapers, but there’s more to this decadent country than glitz and glam. It’s rich in culture and history and begs to be explored. If you’re not ready for an independent tour of Dubai, book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. You can stroll through the heart of the old city, Dubai Creek; see Dubai by helicopter, and more. Happy journey!