Dubai is one of the world’s most incredible cities, with hundreds of dazzling attractions that have to be seen to be believed. From the world’s tallest building to a universe crafted completely of flowers, there’s something to excite even the most seasoned traveller. With so much to do in Dubai, yacht rental here is in high demand. However, all too often, charter itineraries only stop for a day or two in the UAE hub. Not so with fractional yacht ownership, where as owner of the yacht you can choose how long you stay in any location. And with a luxury yet affordable yacht as your on-the-water home, what are you waiting for? If you’re heading to Dubai by yacht this season, here’s what to do.
Where to visit on a Dubai yacht rental or fractional ownership vacation?
Dubai is a smorgasbord of out-of-this-world experiences. Take the Museum of Illusions, the world’s fastest growing museum chain dedicated to confusing and amazing the human brain. Here, you become part of the art as you Instagram your way around the largest selection of illusions in the world.
The Dubai Miracle Garden is also supremely instagrammable, an entire model town formed of flowers. Feel like the ultimate jetsetter as you pose by the multi-coloured 70-metre aeroplane, officially the world’s largest flower arrangement. Head into the butterfly garden and prepare to be wowed by the array of species that reside here. Launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013, a trip to these gardens are the perfect place to bring your loved one on a Dubai yacht rental holiday.
Perfect for immersing yourself into the cultural heritage, Dubai’s souks give you an insight into the ‘old city’. Take a walking tour and sample the delicious Arabian, Indian and Iranian food that fills the markets. Pick up some spices or traditional arabic garments, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes – you don’t want to actually shop until you drop!
Wet and wild watersports
Dubai’s coasts are home to an extremely varied and unique mix of sea life, including clown fish, barracudas, angel fish, stingrays and more. All this makes for an incredible dive spot. Luckily, those on a Dubai yacht rental or fractional yacht ownership vacation have plenty of ways to take advantage of this, with established companies such as Al Boom Diving offering diving packages for every experience level.
Prefer to keep your head above water? Why not try stand-up paddleboarding on beautiful Sunset Beach, where stunning views and a solid workout are sure to leave you feeling good. Or, for a little more relaxation you can’t beat a sunrise paddleboard yoga session, drinking in the impressive sight of the Burj Al Arab as you find your zen. Truly an experience you’ll never forget.
The finest dining
This bustling city offers some seriously amazing sushi – sure to be a highlight of your Dubai yacht rental. Head to Zuma for Japanese specialities with a twist, and don’t miss the spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chilli and sweet soy. Serving up a variety of dishes in a refined atmosphere at the heart of the city, Zuma focuses on bold flavours, quality ingredients and simple yet chic presentation.
However, for unbelievably fresh shellfish and panoramic views out over the Arabian Gulf, there’s nowhere better than Pierchic. Enjoy the luxurious aesthetic and attentive service whilst looking out at the nearby Burj Al Arab, Al Qasr lagoons and palm-tree-lined shoreline from the restaurant’s terrace. There’s a reason Pierchic is known as the most romantic restaurant in Dubai.
This guide doesn’t cover a fraction of all the amazing things there are to do in Dubai, but these are our recommendations to get you started. If you would like to find out more about our fractional ownership yachts moored in Dubai, get in contact today.