Read Part I here
The JBR walk is constantly changing. Every year that I visit I always discover something new such as; the open air cinema, the running track along the beach for fitness fanatics, outdoor gym facilities, shopping plazas with many new shops opening up and several beach photo stands. At such stands, you never have to miss out on a selfie, which you can immediately email to yourself, friends or family without using your own device. I'm pretty sure I'll see many more new treasures on my next trip.
Since the walk became one of my favourites, on my last trip we stayed at the Amwaj Rotana in that area. Another fantastic hotel, the Amwaj Rotana is spacious, beautifully decorated, homely, and welcoming from the moment you step in. The staff is amazingly friendly and their attentiveness instantly ensures that the tone is set for a brilliant holiday. This hotel also offers a full range of facilities, and as a contrast to the others, despite being on the walk, it is set back a little from the beach away from the hustle and bustle.
The Dubai Fountain at the Dubai Mall is a must see attraction when in the city; the fountain performs in sync daily to a variety of music from Arabic and English to Bollywood. When watching the fountain you can see the iconic Burj Khalifa in the background providing an amazing photo opportunity which will certainly leave you in awe.
For those of you who are shisha lovers the Dubai Marina is a must visit, with great restaurants along the stretch so you are sure to find a place to put your feet up and enjoy a good Hubbly Bubbly as it's called in many parts of the world. There are also many restaurants, cafes, the Marina Mall and great scenic views to delve into at the marina where you can also hop on to a boat or extravagant yacht with crew for a relaxing boat cruise or a lavish bank busting day out if you wish. That's why Dubai is a place where you can have every dream fulfilled, for a price of course.
While you're in Dubai going to the desert is a no-brainer, the desert safari packages are a great experience. Enjoy a thrilling ride in the large 4x4's, dune bashing through the desert with professional drivers and then end your exhilarating experience around a camp setting. Here you can enjoy buffet food, drinks, shisha, camel rides, quad biking, sand boarding and for those of you who want to dress up like the locals, you have photo opportunities with dress they provide. Ladies who have always wanted to have the beautiful and artistic Henna painted on your hands, arms or legs here's your chance! There is live entertainment, with belly dancers and performers too.
For those who want do ensure you get the best photo opportunities; don't forget the Burj Al Arab, the Burj Khalifa, City Walk, The Creek, the museum, Madinat Jumeriah and the all new Dubai Miracle Garden.
There are so many places to visit and things to experience in Dubai so ensure you allow yourself more than a few days, but believe me when I say you will not be disappointed.
Finally, don't think I have forgotten about the shopaholics. Shopping in Dubai is a great experience with the many malls across the city; The Dubai Mall, Emirates Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Jumeirah Plaza, Deira City Centre, Burjuman Centre and the Al Ghurair Centre, where you'll find every high-street brand and all the designer shops in the world. If you want a traditional experience, going to the gold souk is a must as you will surely be impressed with the glimmering displays. However if you are on a budget there are other souks as well such as Meena Bazaar and the Karama market area. #Oasis