As well as being known as a city of innovation and ambition, Dubai is undoubtedly also known as a place of luxury, particularly luxury property. From superbly ornate villas to unforgettable experiences, there is an unrivalled sense of possibility when it comes to fulfilling your dreams within this city of wonders. There are once-in-a-lifetime activities that one can save up for or little touches of luxury living that can brighten your everyday in truly special ways. So if you are someone who is determined to live your very best life, here are our top picks for the ultimate in indulgence experiences that will make everybody you know die with envy #instagramgoals.
Sightseeing in the Sky
There are only two ways to sightsee in Dubai if you have refined tastes and love a more decadent lifestyle, and they both involve taking to the sky. If you are looking for a more contemporary, chic view, then you have to jump aboard a helicopter tour of the city. Choose from a variety of vendors, many of whom will add on little touches such as luxury car pick up or picnics in the sky. If you are looking for romance and an unforgettable experience, you should grab your significant other and head into the clouds (all one of them) in a Hot Air Balloon ride. Taking off from the desert, these early morning excursions will give you a new view of the city and surrounding country side as well as stunning vistas you will need a huge phone memory to capture properly.
Dining with a difference
If you have a big enough budget, you can’t get a more enviable dinner location than on the helipad of the infamous Burj Al Arab hotel. In one of the most recognisable venues in the world, and previous host to Agassi v’s Federer tennis match, you can design your own exquisite evening that caters to your every whim and fancy.
Since you can allegedly see it from space, hotels don’t come much more famous than the grandiose Atlantis, the Palm. This picture-postcard location also hosts one of the most opulent staycations around. Their palatial Bridge Suite is to be found above the iconic arc in the centre of the hotel, so its views are utterly staggering! It also sizes out at a huge 924 square metres, so you will definitely have room for your entire bespoke Louis Vuitton luggage collection. Guests will also be treated to excellent 24 hour personal butler and chef service, cooking up delicious treats on demand and served on a 16-seater gold leaf dining table. If you go, perhaps we could come by for a sundowner?
It doesn’t come much more royal than a face of gold, and that is exactly what you get with the 24-carat gold facial at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s spa. Heading to the hotel’s Talise Ottoman spa for this out-of-this-world treatment, with a AED 25,000 price tag to boot, will see you covered with a gold chain mail mask to stimulate cellular growth in the skin. Followed by an Arabian gold hammam, a massage, a milk and rose oil bath, and a lunch of champagne and caviar and you will be sporting a youthful glow that will be worth every dirham.
Let’s face it, the quickest way to burn a decent sized hole in your wallet is a trip to Dubai Mall. It’s also a venue that guarantees to exceed all of your wish-list expectations. From luxury watches at Cartier to designer garments at Gucci, must-have handbags at Chanel to the most stylish Ferragamos, you are literally spoilt for choice. Is there a better feeling than tired arms from all the shopping bags? Wait no, there isn’t, because in Dubai Mall, they have people who will carry them for you.