How to Have a Luxurious Stopover Experience

Long stopovers can cause grief. But if your stopover is in Dubai, you are in for a treat. Being one of the busiest airports in the world, Dubai is the stopping as well as the starting point of many long-haul flights to other continents.

You will find it exciting that despite being small Dubai is full of attractions and things to do even during a transit visit. You can, in fact, take a stopover tour of Dubai’s many sights within 22 hours. It may sound impossible and excessive but you can still visit some key attractions to get a glance of the luxurious Emirate.

Consider the following activities to have a luxurious stopover experience in Dubai:

Sip tea at Burj Al Arab

One of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Burj Al Arab is worth a visit. And, it’s barely any fun to just view it from the outside. You can visit the sail shaped hotel for some afternoon tea during a long stopover. Paying a hefty price for a beverage or snack should be enough to experience the legendary architecture from the insides.

Engage in faux winter at Ski Dubai

All kinds of visitors from across the world visit the Ski Dubai for winter activities around the year. It’s an amusing and extraordinary feat for a city known for it’s scorching temperatures. If you are from a city which has weather similar to Dubai, then you will love playing around in fake winter.

Explore Arab architecture at Madinat Jumeirah

The Jumeirah Group has made it their goal to reconstruct the Old Arab architecture in a contemporary manner for the sake of nostalgia. And, you can see their thoroughly modern take on Middle Eastern roots in Madinat Jumeirah. The resort is extravagant and worth a visit during a long stopover.

Shop at The Dubai Mall

Downtown Dubai is worth a visit for a number of reasons including the Dubai Dancing Fountains, and Burj Khalifa. But if you want to engage in a quick shopping spree, The Dubai Mall is the place to be. And, if you have kids in tow, just drop them off at one of the many “drop and shop” activities the mall has to offer.

Visit the Palm Jumeirah Island

The world’s largest man-made island is nothing short of a miracle. Make sure you have enough time to explore the property with great interest. The stunning project is an engineering marvel that exudes luxury.

Measure the Burj Khalifa

Standing tall at 2,722 feet, the Burj Khalifa requires no introduction. The tallest building in the world, featured in the Tom Cruise movie Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol, where the star famously scaled the building. You can do the same, but not literally.



You can visit the 148th floor to observe Dubai from the top. Book cheap walk-in tickets online for skipping the elevator queue. Once you are up there sip on some cocktails and munch some appetizers to enjoy the views.

Take photos at Jumeirah Public Beach

There are not many public beaches in Dubai and Jumeirah Public Beach happens to be the one with the most picturesque views. Also, it makes for the most economical yet photo-worthy nations.

You luxurious stopover will leave you with many new stories to tell.

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