With February being the perfect time for a weekend escape to Dubai, it is time to catch the last rays of the winter sun. Delve into the side of Dubai that shows off more than the luxury skyscrapers, picturesque beaches and world-class restaurants. Experience a different Dubai with tips from the concierge at Taj Dubai.
Enjoy a peaceful moment in the world’s largest flower garden in the heart of the desert. Dubai Miracle Garden, made up of more than 50 million blooming flowers, a floral rendition of the great Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft and 35,000 species of butterflies makes for a surreal experience.
Get a cultural fix at Alserkal Avenue, the go-to place for art, independent cinema, photography, artisan cafes and designers in the city. An urban oasis built amongst a cluster of warehouses, it has become a buzzing hot spot to explore the budding art scene of Dubai.
Explore the Old Town at Dubai Creek and experience traditional life before the glitz and glamour came to define Dubai. Pay a dirham to cross the water on a traditional abra – a beautiful wooden boat to the old spice and perfume souks of Deira. A world away from the modern marvels of Downtown, wander around the bustling streets and pick up a traditional Arabic tea-set or a bottle of oud as souvenirs.
Check in to the heart of the city in the Burj Khalifa precinct at Taj Dubai. The hotel is the ideal vantage point to explore this bustling, ever-changing city, as well as being one of the finest places to relax and call home after a hectic day. Guests are spoilt for choice with the award-winning rooftop Treehouse Bar, Bombay Brasserie offering eclectic Bombay cuisine and the gastro pub – Eloquent Elephant. No trip is complete without an indulgent signature spa treatment - Taghthia Amiqa at Jiva Spa for a total re-set.