This is the kind of trip planning that I like the most because I literally have no idea where I am heading to. This time, my girlfriend and I decided that it was time for a girl’s trip! We had only one week to explore and pack our bags to somewhere sunny and hot!
I found that the best tool to make my blind travel research is without surprise, Skyscannner. I always find it amazing to search by the destination “everywhere”, and then I can let myself surprised by the destinations that come up. It will always show the closest destinations to Dublin first so depending on how adventurous we feel, we can keep scrolling down for a long time, ah!
After few seconds, we stopped on the very hot Dubai. Reserved and extravagant at the same time, I was always intrigued by this country. On top of that, the flight was operated by Emirates, one of my favourite airlines for its comfort; and cherry on the cake, it was affordable because March is a low season month.
One week in Dubai is short for a first time, given the fact that it is 8 hours long journey from Europe, so I had my list ready to make the most out of the experience.
Here are 8 places to visit in Dubai for first -timers, like really must do:
1# Visit the Gold Souk in Deira
This is an incredible market where you will find gold and precious stones in all its form sold by more than 300 retailers (mostly jewellery). To spice up the experience, you can get there by crossing Dubai Creek in water taxi “Abras” and enjoy the beauty at the same time! Once you get there, the shops are quite impressive.