By Janeliza Malemba
Kenyans can opt for Dubai as a travel destination in the year 2020 as it offers convenience, a communuications company, Newmark Group has stated.
The advantages are that Dubai is not only located about eight hours away on a direct flight from Nairobi, but the emirate has become a favourite for Kenyan travellers because of the variety of experiences and inclusivity it offers.
“For shoppers, Dubai is a haven of shopping marked by world class malls, designer brands outlets, souks that offer a bargain for everyone and affordability. Below is a guide to all who are heading to Dubai on the first quarter of the year,” states Newmark.
Just like Kenya which has historical destinations such as Fort Jesus, Gedi Ruins, the National and Meru Museum, Dubai has also its cultural heritage.
These include the Al Fahidi Historical district, a heritage site that has well-preserved remnants of what 19th century Dubai culture was like.
Other neighbourhoods include the Al Seef is a neighbourhood that marries Dubai’s cultural heart and its progressive modernism beautifully.
The traveller who is in search for knowledge and understanding can also visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) which provides insight into Dubai’s Bedouin-rooted culture.
Dubai also offersa very vibrant night life, such as the must-see resident show La Perle which combines artistry, visuals and technology to produce a beautiful representation of the city’s rich culture.
The Q’s bar and lounge also offers smooth jazz tunes at haunts like Q’s Bar and Lounge, Nola Eatery & Social House and Blue Bar.
The skyline of Dubai skyline also offers a luxurious cruise to the new Bluewaters Island.
The Burj Al Arab or at Armani Hotel housed inside Burj Khalifa are dining spots in Dubai; while there are private helicopter rides with Helicopter Tour Dubai as well as the Dubai’s palatial Talise Spa.
The Global Village, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Wild Wadi Waterpark and Aquaventure Water Park are other must-see places.
To add a bit of intellectual intrigue, step into the pages of a mystery at HintHunt Dubai or Phobia Dubai Escape Rooms and have the best start to 2020.