3 Types of Travelers Who Would Love a Trip to Dubai

When planning your next adventure, you want to make sure that you are choosing a destination that is going to work well with your travel style in order for you to get the most out of your trip.

While almost everyone could have an incredible time in Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are certain groups of travelers for whom it is ideal.

To learn more and see whether this is the perfect place for your next trip, read on for three types of travelers who would love a trip to Dubai.

1. Culture Vultures

For those who love to travel because they want to immerse themselves in another culture and learn how other people live, Dubai is a fantastic destination — as long as you know that there is more to the city than just The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

Culture vultures traveling to Dubai must stop by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding where they can learn about Emirati culture, customs, and religion, and ask any burning questions they have. Additionally, the souks are an essential stop to practice your haggling skills and experience the traditional form of shopping in the region.

Other non-touristy stops include the Dubai Creek where you can observe local workers and step into a boat or dhow and The Third Line which is an art gallery that highlights contemporary Middle Eastern Art.

2. Girls’ Getaway

For the ultimate girls’ getaway, Dubai stands out because of its vast array of indulgent activities. From spas to shopping malls, delicious cuisine and elegant nightlife, there is nowhere better to create lasting memories with your best friends.

Some of the best spots to get pampered include The Pearl Spa at the Four Seasons Resort (for facials), Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah (for everything), and Aveda Salon (for manicures and pedicures). Additionally, if your girl gang happens to comprise fashion lovers, then you may want to have a look around Souk Madinat Jumeirah which is a modern twist on the traditional Arabic market.

That being said, one of the most challenging aspects of organizing a friend’s trip is choosing a hotel that will satisfy everyone. You need to ensure that everyone is communicating their needs while also only providing one or two non-negotiables so that you can find the ideal place.

When you are visiting with the girls, make sure to research the best hotel deals in Dubai so that you can get the perfect place to stay, well within your budget.

3. Luxury Seekers

Once you hear the name “Dubai,” the first thing that generally comes to mind is a vision of luxury, and there is a good reason for this. For those who like to live the good life (particularly when on vacation), Dubai is the locale for you.

While on a luxury holiday in Dubai, make sure you include a desert safari into your itinerary in order to experience Bedouin culture, and also schedule some much-needed self-care time. At the Anantara Spa, you can indulge in a traditional Arabian bath (a hammam) which has been a fundamental component of the Arabian society for thousands of years.

While the most expensive hotels are in Dubai Marina (due to their remarkable sea views), most locals suggest that, for the ultimate Dubai experience, you want to be looking at hotel rooms in Dubai near the Al Fahidi historical area (Bastakiya). The proximity to the Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek, and the Gold and Spice Souk makes this the ideal spot for those who want a luxurious and meaningful experience immersed in the local culture.

Have you ever been to Dubai? If so, what was your favorite part of your trip? What, if anything, do you wish you would have done differently?

If you haven’t been, do any of these travel styles sound like you? Do you think you would enjoy a visit?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Habib Khan is a seasoned Hotelier, currently the CEO of Planet Hospitality and General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Khan has more than 30 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. He is an expert in developing, transforming, and managing hotels, with an ability to analyze and solve problems in a challenging work environment.