As the cooler months approach in Dubai, the list of new attractions, hotels and developments are soaring high. For clients jet-setting across to Europe this holiday season, it's the perfect opportunity to add a stopover in Dubai to visit any of the newest attractions set to open from early November.
XDubai, from the people that brought the zip-line over The Dubai Fountain, are back with a new attraction for all adrenaline junkies. Described as the world’s longest urban zip-line, the line stands at 170 metres tall at the launch platform, and runs right the way across Dubai Marina, ending at The Address next to Dubai Marina Mall.
It looks like it starts at the very top of a tower in Marina Promenade. It’s one for speed fiends too, as XDubai has said it will reach speeds of 60kmh in just 2.5 seconds, (so yes, you’ll basically launch off of a skyscraper). And that’s not all, the 1km line will also be a double line, meaning you and a friend can zip across the Marina at the same time. Read more about Dubai Ziplining >
After the summer break, Dubai’s Miracle Garden has reopened its doors from 7 November, providing an attraction for residents and visitors to explore during the cooler months in Dubai. Located in Dubailand, the flower garden is a major attraction in the emirate during winter.
Featuring more than 100 million flowers in 70 varieties spread over a 72,000-square-metre area, it attracts about 55,000 visitors per week. Learn more about the Dubai Miracle Garden >
Fans of The Crystal Maze, and other mental and physical challenges, will love the look of Jumble. Opening in Al Barsha, it’s calling itself the world’s first indoor urban maze and an unconventional gaming experience. The 3,500 sq m space is effectively a huge maze, but with a bunch of random varied challenges that push your logic, reasoning, athleticism and teamwork skills with a series of physical and mental tests. Test your skills with Jumble >
The opening date for Dubai’s largest wildlife project has been confirmed, and you can now mark your calendars and head to Dubai Safari for the opening date for scheduled for 2 December, on UAE National Day. Over 50 per cent of the animals have arrived at the 119-hectare animal sanctuary and they are expecting more to arrive.
On 7 December a Bulgari Resort will open its doors in Dubai. The resort will include 101 hotel rooms and suites and 20 hotel villas, all with views out to the Dubai skyline or Arabian Gulf. There are also private villas with one to three bedrooms, ranging from 175 sq m to 540 sqm in size. They all come with personal butler service and private pools.
The hotel’s Italian restaurant will feature food by Niko Romito. The pool and beach area will be lit up by candles and lanterns by night. There will also be an Italian cafe, called Il Cafe, and a lobby lounge with Italian-themed high teas. Down by the water will be the world’s first Bulgari Marina & Yacht Club with a 50-boat harbour and a yacht club restaurant specialising in fish. There will also be a member’s bar, pool and kids club as part of the Yacht Club.
The Bvlgari Spa will feature eight treatment rooms and a 25-metre indoor pool that looks out to the ocean from floor-to-ceiling windows. There will also be an event space called La Limonaia, which is being touted as a “secret lemon-tree garden offering guests a private country garden-style space with the quaintness of old Italy, while offering impressive views of the Dubai skyline.”
Read more about Bulgari Resort >
Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in Bur Dubai, has announced the completion of its AED 5 million ($1.3 million) renovation project, covering the refurbishment of 150 guestrooms with traditional interiors and modern electronic fit-outs, reading lights and multiple device charging sockets to cater for the needs of today’s travellers. Guestroom bathrooms were renovated to offer a spacious, brightened and modernised room. Learn more >