A Weekend Getaway to Dubai

By Halal Trip | 30, Apr, 2015
A Weekend Getaway to Dubai

One of the most visited cities in the world, Dubai is a haven for shopaholics. Offering the best of entertainment, adventure and fun, the city is visited by people from all around the world.


Day 1

After Fajr: Early Morning to Mid- Day Destinations 1. Grand Mosque: Start your day at the Grand Mosque and spend about 2 hours exploring the complex. 2. Bur Dubai: Stroll in the historic Bastakiya area and visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Walk around for 2-3 hours. Halal Restaurants: Four Points by Sheraton, Ramada Dubai, Bikanervala Restaurant, YallaMomos. Afternoon: Afternoon to Evening Destinations. 1. Dubai Museum: The museum houses several artefacts depicting history and culture. Spend around 2 hours here. 2. Dubai Creek: Drive along the Dubai Creek to get views of the waters and buildings that line the area. 2 hours. Mosque: Grand Mosque, Jumeirah Mosque, Satwa Mosque Halal Restaurants: Sheraton Deira Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Evening: Evening Destinations and Dining Options. 1. Gold Souk: Filled with shops selling jewellery. Takes about 2 hours. Next to the Gold Souk is the Perfume Souk selling fragrant itars. 2. Dubai Mall: Excellent for shopping and attractions like ice rink, aquarium and underwater zoo. Takes about 3-4 hours. Mosque: RamadaanJuma Mosque, Khadri Mosque, Yaseen Mosque. Halal Restaurants: Food Court and restaurants in Dubai Mall  

Day 2

After Fajr: Early Morning to Mid- Day Destinations. 1. Jumeirah Mosque: Beautiful masjid, spend 2 hours here to explore the design. 2. Jumeirah Beach: Clean and has surrounding parks and gardens. Spend 1-2 hours here. 3. Dubai Dolphinarium: There is a daily show at 11 AM except on Sundays. Mosques: Jumeirah Mosque, Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, Satwa Mosque Halal Restaurants: Chelsea Garden Restaurant and Cafe, Al Manzil Hotel, Tehran Restaurant, The Address Downtown Dubai. Afternoon: Afternoon to Evening Destinations. 1. Mall of the Emirates: One of the most popular shopping destinations in Dubai. Spend 2-3 hours. 2. Creekside Park: A beautiful park with several waterfront pathways, botanical gardens, etc. Mosques: Pakistani Mosque, Masjid Al Wasl Sports Club Dubai Mosque Halal Restaurants: Food courts and restaurants in Wafi City Mall Evening: Evening Destinations and Dining Options. 1. Desert Safari: Not be missed, travel in 4WD and enjoy the beauty of the desert. 2. Madinat Jumeirah: Splendid souk with several shops and waterfront cafes and restaurants. Mosques: Masjid IbaduAr-Rahmane, Al Barsha Bin Lahej Masjid Halal Restaurants: Oregano, Media Rotana, Bar B.Q. Tonight, Royal Kebab Restaurant  


• If you are there on Friday, visit the Atlantis Resort or the Wild Wadi Adventure Park. These are excellent places for the entire family to have fun. • Restaurants: All the restaurants in Dubai serve halal food but some restaurants especially in 5-star hotels serve alcohol. Some restaurants worth trying include Al Hadeerah, La Parilla, Table 9, Thiptara, Tagine, etc. • Souvenirs: carpets, clothing, jewellery, sand art in glass bottles and leather goods are some souvenirs to buy in Dubai. For shopping visit the souks and Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Wafi Mall, etc. • Transportation: Buses and metros are good modes of transportation;you can also hire taxis and car rentals.  

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