The first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Dubai” is probably the Burj Al Arab, luxury hotels, flashy shopping malls, and yes – the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline that rises high above the surrounding desert. In fact, the most visited attraction in Dubai - and one of the most visited globally - is the Burj Khalifa, which spearheads the Downtown Dubai skyline. However, at Burj Khalifa’s observation deck, named At The Top Burj Khalifa, you can expect long queues, poor service, and overpricing. At The Top Burj Khalifa tickets offer little value for money. The solution? Viewnary!
On the fringes of the Downtown area sits the Dubai Marina. Dominated by yet more high-rise towers, the hyper-modern area lies along the beach and circles around the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Luckily for you, Viewnary offers an exclusive terrace-view of the Dubai Marina skyline. For the price of an At The Top Burj Khalifa ticket – or less, depending on the ticket – you can enjoy an amazing view with an evening drink with the sparkling nighttime skyline in the background or check it out during daylight hours to catch a glimpse of the striking contrast between desert sands and contemporary architecture. The Host’s apartment features two large wrap-around balconies with panoramic Dubai skyline views stretching all the way down to JBR. They will warmly welcome you with tasty appetizers including a selection of chips, nuts, cheeses, and juices. If you’re looking for something more special, just request it!
If you seek a more authentic and traditional Arabian experience, escape the city for a desert safari or visit the various souks located on the opposite side of Dubai Creek – locally named “Old Dubai”. The Gold Souk in Deira is a must, and you’ll see more gold and diamonds than you can possibly imagine. Adjacent to this you can treat your senses to the countless aromas and colors of the Spice Souk. Want to explore the more futuristic part of town? Stay in the heart of Downtown Dubai and stroll around The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, which are located right next to each other. Walking through Dubai Mall will keep you busy for days; its floor space size is equivalent to 200 football/soccer fields. It’s one of the most visited buildings on the planet, and the most visited shopping center in the world, with over 80 million visitors annually. No matter what you do, make it an unforgettable day by combining it anytime with exclusive, amazing views of Dubai Marina – we personally recommend a golden hour drink to top it off.