After some reflection at the start of this week I decided enough was enough, it was time to refocus and get back on track and start developing a comprehensive list of everything I want to see and do before my time here is up, however long that may turn out to be.
Whether you are a visitor to Dubai or an expat resident like me, I hope that My Dubai Bucket List will act as an inspirational guide and help you to maximise your time in this amazing Emirate.
Thanks to the growing Brit community 'afternoon tea' has quickly become a Dubai institution. At 350 dirhams per person, this afternoon tea might be a bit on the pricey side but with exorbitant room rates this is possibly one of the cheaper ways to experience this 7 star hotel.
With so many tour options available, there is a desert safari tour to suit all tastes and budgets. Keep your eyes peeled for desert safari deals on Groupon.
Have a few drinks and watch the sunset at Dubai's circular nightspot featuring panoramic views of Dubai's shoreline and the Burj Al Arab.
A seaplane tour of Dubai is one of the best ways to see the entire Emirate at a glance.
Sign-up for paddle boarding at The Beach at JBR or Surf School UAE which offers tours around the Burj Al Arab.
For the more adventurous amongst us, Skydiving is often top of most Dubai to-do lists. If, like me, you're not brave or crazy enough to actually jump out of a plane you can still discover what it feels like by learning to skydive indoors.
Visit Dubai Dolphinarium at the Atlantis and meet their resident dolphins.
Escape Dubai's stresses by visiting this remote public beach located on The World’s Lebanon Island. To ensure a truly relaxing experience - hire a cabana for the day.
Watch a sunrise on-board a hot air balloon for the ultimate airborne adventure.
Visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and go on a walking tour around Dubai’s oldest district – Bur Dubai.
Have dinner on one of Dubai's many floating restaurants.
Watch live music acts at the Atlantis music festival.
Stay overnight at one of Dubai's desert resorts.
After a leisurely lunch take a leisurely stroll through the park and discover over 45 million flowers.
Visit one of Dubai's entertainment and retail hubs located on the outskirts of the city.
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.
Take in the sights along Dubai Creek.
Visit traditional Dubai souk's to stock up on momentos and soak up the ambience.
Grab a tea or coffee and a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery and watch the spectacular fountains against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa.
Literally watch the world go by from the Al Dawaar revolving restaurant located in the Hyatt Regency Dubai in Deira.
Get back to nature and sleep out under the stars in a luxury campsite.
Take a relaxing cruise along the Dubai coastline. RTA offer 2 routes: from Dubai Creek out around the Burj Al Arab and from Dubai Marina around the Palm Jumeirah. Read my review of the Dubai Ferry.
Sleep overnight on a traditional dhow boat. Tours also feature dolphin watching, kayaking, snorkeling plus much more.
Watch experienced kite surfers do their stuff at Kite Beach or, for the more adventurous, sign-up for lessons and give it a go yourself.
Purchase made-to-measure clothes at a reasonable price. Popular tailors include the Hollywood Custom Tailor in Bur Dubai and Dream Girls in Karama.
Grab some friend and pack a picnic for a day of relaxation.
Explore Dubai in an air conditioned bus that travels the length and breadth of Dubai.
Watch rugby and party to into the wee small hours at this yearly event operated by Emirates.
Immerse yourself in the Irish culture with the full Irish experience in the heart of Dubai.
Experience the world's largest tourist and entertainment venue.
Get into the festive spirit with a visit to the Atlantis' festive village.
Get rings, necklaces and bracelets designed to your own individual taste for a fraction of the price you would pay back home.
Feel free to download this FREE printable version (coming soon!) of My Dubai Bucket List designed to help you make the most of your time in Dubai.
What are you waiting for? Get your pens (or pencils) at the ready and start ticking off your Dubai to-do list today!
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