One of Dubai’s best cultural offerings, Downtown Dubai is a must-visit destination which is screaming to be explored. It’s also the home of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, which perches proudly in prime place in Business Bay amongst its cosy neighbors. Located in the heart of Dubai, this dynamic hub is thriving with a unique mix of entertainment, colorful events and first-class attractions, and is host to a range of must-see attractions such as the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountains and the Dubai Creek, to name but a few.
You’ll never find yourself at a loss on what to do when you’re staying in the hustle and bustle of this city-living haven, but here are a few helpful hints on some of Downtown’s hot spots.
Explore Sky High
You can’t come to Dubai and not have a glimpse of the iconic Burj Khalifa, but a trip Downtown will mean you can get up close and personal with all 160 storeys. Take to the skies with the At the Top experience and enjoy exclusive access to the highest outdoor observatory in the world. You’ll feel on top of the world and have the pictures to prove it. Alternatively, enjoy the fantastic city skyline and Burj views from the comfort of the Fire Lake Grill House terrace at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. Kick back with a delicious dinner, or a sundowner while soaking up the city surroundings.
Marvel at the Mall
With over 1,200 retail outlets, there is a lot of shopping to be done in the world’s biggest mall, Dubai Mall. Favourite high-street retailers, exclusive designer brands, specialist stores and hundreds of dining choices, makes for an extraordinary shopping experience. Not to mention the ice rink, cinema, amusement park and giant aquarium (holding more than 33,000 creatures). This marvelous mall is not one to be missed, even if you’re just there for the window shopping.
Watch Water Dance
Be sure to see the captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, just a short taxi ride from Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. The Dubai Fountains are 500-feet high, the tallest in the world and have a choreographed dance which runs to flashing lights and a blend of modern Eastern and Western tunes. The fountains put on a great show which never fails to impress. For the best seat in the house, just catch an Abra and set sail on the Burj lake for a front row view.
See Sublime Shows
Enjoy a taste of pure culture and class at Dubai’s leading performing arts venue, Dubai Opera. With opera, ballets, musicals, live music, comedy and much more on offer, this venue is not to be missed. Be sure to check out the line-up and book yourself a show to experience the international destination of world-class entertainment productions. Better still, why not make an evening of it with dinner at the stunning rooftop restaurant, Sean Connolly? Spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa included.
Cruise on the Creek
The Dubai Creek, which flows between Deira and Bur Dubai, is the historic centre of the city. Once the hub of all trade and fishing industries, it’s now home to a range of waterside attractions. For a traditional way of exploring the creek, take an Abra or Dhow trip, or even hire out your own boat for an hour to take in some of the oldest parts of the city. To take your Dubai Creek experience up notch, be sure to book a Dhow Dinner Cruise, it’s the best way to see the creek by night.