Dubai’s always thinking big, with the tallest, biggest, flashiest and the largest. When it comes to Dubai, you start expecting luxury everything. Luxury yachts, luxury hotels, luxury resorts, luxury safaris – top-tier luxury in just about everything. So why not luxury experiences? Dubai, the city of gold, has plenty of luxury experiences to offer you – the kind that’ll make you long to be back in Dubai time and again. How about a luxury yacht cruise? What about fine dining at the world’s tallest restaurant? A spoon of gold-flecked ice-cream perhaps? You name it and Dubai has it. Read on.
1.Luxurious Game Of Golf Amidst The Dunes
Dubai has some of the most pristine golf courses known to man. Redefine your golfing experience here at the courses. Some of these award-winning courses overlook sand dunes; some are all-grass, the smoothest, greenest and finest; some are exquisite waterfront oases. The golf courses will stun your senses and transport you to a world of luxury unseen before. Check out the Emirates Golf Club, and the Majlis which, for 30 years hosted the annual Omega Dubai Desert Classic. There’s Jumeirah Golf Estates and the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, luxurious escapes indeed.
2.Dine at At.Mosphere
Dining in the tallest restaurant in the world is the very ultimate in luxury. Enjoy a private dining experience at the At.Mosphere restaurant, overlooking the stunning Dubai skyline. The At.Mosphere is located at Level 122 of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure. Explore the truly gastronomical wonders of the Arabian Gulf at this restaurant. Sample exotic fusion cuisine, created for you in the luxurious ambience of the state-of-the-art kitchen by the At.Mosphere Culinary Team. Sit at 442 metres from the ground and enjoy the best of lobsters, caviar, oysters and the most luxurious foods known to man.
3.Take a Private Yacht Cruise
Want to ride a luxurious yacht on the waters of Dubai? You can choose from a large fleet of yachts, and any operator of your choice. During your cruise, you’ll be pampered with decadent concierge services, plus a lot of excellent food and drinks. Admire fabulous views of the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, the Burj Khalifa and other exclusive landmarks from your luxurious deck lounger. Here’s another angle to the private yacht cruise. You can actually engage a private yacht to take you to the most exclusive scuba diving Dubai spots, where you can take classes for your PADI certification. How about that for luxury?
4.Attend the Dubai World Cup
We’re not talking about football. We’re talking about horseracing. The Dubai World cup is the very highlight of Dubai’s horseracing calendar since 1996. It is held at the Meydan Racecourse, one of Dubai’s most luxurious racing venues, capable of holding up to 60,000 spectators. Everyone arrive dressed to the nines in their Armanis and Dolce Gabbanas and sporting diamond necklaces and pins. Take your luxury experience a notch higher by staying at The Meydan, the first five-star, uber-luxurious trackside hotel.
5.Navigating Through Tons Of Gold
Want to literally wade in 25 tons of gold? Then head straight to Deira’s Gold Souq, which is dubbed the City of Gold. Be sure to put on your sunglasses to shade your eyes from the bright glare of gold coming from 300 shop windows glittering with 24-carat gold jewellery. Gasp at an endless parade of exquisite rings, bracelets, anklets and necklaces on display in the narrow covered lanes of the souq. It’s the most luxurious experience you can ever have in the world.
6.Enjoy A Seven Stars Dinner At Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab hotel is a true byword for luxury. If you can wing it, enjoy a seven stars dinner at Al Mahara or one of the other fabulous restaurants at the Burj al Arab. Arrive by helicopter at the Burj al Arab’s landing pad and enter the hotel in the company of your personal butler and concierge. If you cannot wing it that far, you can always sign up for high tea at the 27th-floor’s Skyview Bar. You can sail up the panoramic elevator which allows a fabulous view of the Palm Jumeirah and the sea all around.
7.Shop at The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the ultimate in luxury shopping. It has more than 1200 retail outlets, and an incredible number of eateries. The top floor has a 22-theater multiplex cinema. The Dubai Mall also houses the exclusive VR Park, the UAE’s largest virtual reality park. There are beautiful, gold-accented stores carrying exclusive designer brand names. Check out the Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Chopard Boutique, Christian Louboutin, Harry Winston, La Perla, Tiffany & Co., Roberto Cavalli, Symphony and other brands. Four exclusive levels of retail outlets await you in the most sumptuous surroundings. From the exquisite waterfall with the statues of divers in the lobby, to the incredible Underwater Zoo and Aquarium, the Dubai Mall is one heck of a luxurious experience.
8.24-carat Gold Icecream
Head to the Scoopi Café on Jumeirah Beach Road for a taste of pure bespoke luxury. Allow several shavings of the purest 24-carat gold to caress your tongue as you gently lick the topping off of your decadent vanilla icecream. It’s the UAE’s most expensive ice cream sundae, at a mere AED 2,999. Shell that much out and the exclusive Black Diamond sundae is yours, made with authentic Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream, Iranian saffron, exclusive truffles from Italy, and 24-carat edible gold. Talk about luxury experiences in Dubai! Of course, the packaging counts, and so your delectable sundae is delivered in a beautiful Versace bowl with a Versace spoon – both of which you get to keep.
If this is what you are looking for, take a sidetrip to Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace to drink a Cappuccino sprinkled with 24-carat goldflakes.
9.Luxury Desert Safari
Want to enjoy a luxurious evening or overnight desert safari, and pretend to be a Bedouin for a day? Now you can, with Dubai’s intensely luxurious desert safaris. A luxurious day trip takes you to the desert for a scintillating dune bashing experience, and then some quad biking. You get to use the best of equipment in each case. Then comes a spot of sand boarding and camel riding. As the sun sets, you’ll lounge back on silk cushions in the welcome Bedouin tent and enjoy hot and sweet Arabian coffee. Watch belly dancers gyrate to your enjoyment and let henna artists soak your hands and feet in fragrant herbs. You’ve never been pampered as much, as you will be in this luxurious desert safari Dubai.
There’s nothing quite like sailing in a beautifully-renovated luxury dhow, along the pristine waters of the Dubai Marina, the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Canal. All three seafronts are exclusively designed to give you the maximum pleasure. Feast your eyes on the landmark buildings lining the Dubai Marina. Enjoy the incredible bridges, waterfalls and exclusive design work of the Dubai Canals. Enjoy the old-world charm and the beautiful architecture of the Dubai Creek. Sign up for an evening cruise and enjoy the lovely sights along the shores bathed in moonlight. Enjoy a fabulous on-board dinner while watching belly dancers gyrate for your pleasure. Get your hands and feet tattooed by henna artists and take a pull on your shisha pipe. Feeling rather like a royal sheikh, aren’t you?
As you can see, Dubai is all about luxurious experiences. Can you think of anything more luxurious than a magnificent private sunset ride in a hot air balloon? That’s luxury for you too, and that’s available in Dubai as we speak. If you have the money to spend, Dubai will shell out experience after experience, each dripping with royal luxury.