WHERE TO STAY: V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton
This hotel features a design built around the dynamic energy of Dubai. V hotel is surrounded with enticing activities and home to La Perle - a world-class water-themed show created by Franco Dragone and inspired on the story of Dubai. The guest rooms feature a contemporary style with a vibrant and fresh color scheme and provide you with all of the comforts of home during your stay. We chose a suite, which offers a separate lounge area, a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet. The V Hotel Dubai resides in an ideal location near exciting Downtown Dubai, which features top attractions including the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Explore the Business Bay area, which boasts numerous skyscrapers and is home to commercial and residential areas.
WHERE TO EAT: NAMU
Taking over the 31st floor of the V Hotel, enjoy the best Korean food in town while you take in the best views of the sunset over Dubai Water Canal in this social setting. Discover award-winning, authentic cuisine at Dubai’s only licensed Korean restaurant. Namu offers distinctly futuristic chic, with floor-to-ceiling windows that deliver stunning views of the Dubai Water Canal and out to the shores of the Arabian Gulf from the 31st floor of the vibrant V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton at Al Habtoor City. Taking the open kitchen concept to a whole new level, Namu features a square island with four live stations, each focusing on methods incorporating either steam, action, fire or ice. If you've never tried Korean cuisine, this is the perfect chance to head 31 floors up for incredible sunset views and exciting flavours.
NOT TO MISS
A. La Perle
La Perle by Dragone is Dubai’s number 1 show, featuring 65 worldclass artists and an iconic aqua stage. UNMISSABLE! Franco Dragone, the mastermind behind shows like The House of Dancing Water in Macau and Le Reve in Las Vegas, has created a show unlike any other in Dubai- La Perle. Dubai's first resident show, La Perle will run for at least the next 10 years, with 10 performances a week taking place twice a night in a purpose-built theatre in the heart of Al Habtoor City. The aqua theatre uses state-of-the-art technology that produces waterfalls, torrents and rain on a floor that floods and drains within seconds. Expect to see 65 world-class performers from 23 countries performing breathtaking and extraordinary acts including acrobatics, contortion, flying, diving and even motorcycles defying gravity. With a story inspired by the spirit of Dubai, La Perle is a one-of-a-kind live show designed to capture the imagination of children and adults alike.
B. DESERT SAFARI
Dubai tours are incomplete without the guaranteed fun and adventures which are experienced in a desert safari. The Arabian adventures of dunes and sand, the exquisite hangouts, the larger than life facilities, the awe inspiring challenges, the multitude of games and sport, the hangouts to chill and relax and a lot more. Dune bashings, going up and down the high dunes, scenic beauties, thrills, all add up to that one of a kind experience! Camping in the middle of the desert, feeling the soft chill of the winds with the warmth of campfires, having a splendid buffet dinner including barbeque, traditional courses and exotic desserts in the middle of nowhere, is an experience to be lived. The charm being, having all the facilities needed for a rocking outing, still providing that freedom from the crowds and masses. Dubai desert safari is one of a kind experience.
C. DUBAI MALL WATER FOUNTAIN
The Dubai fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It was built by the same company that built the fountain at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.
The fountain was finished in February 2009 and it was officially opened in May 2009, together with the opening ceremony of Dubai Mall. The fountain is illuminated by 6,600 powerful lights and 50 color projectors, and costed the astonishing $218 million. The Dubai fountain has “shooters” that spray water in the air in many different combinations and patterns which can make the water seem to dance. Some shooters can spray the water at more than 150 m. In addition to the “dancing water” at the Dubai Fountain Show, there is also light which makes an even bigger effect. The fountain show in Dubai is more spectacular if it’s seen during the night. Starting from 6 PM, there’s a show every half hour until 10 PM and until 11 PM on weekends.