Known for its luxury shopping, mod architecture, and rich nightlife, there’s always something to do in The City of Tomorrow. When you realize it's time for a much-deserved vacation, look no further than Dubai. With Emirates now starting direct flights from Fort Lauderdale to Dubai International Airport, it's easier than ever to plan the ultimate trip and treat yourself. Here, the hottest places to hang and play, no matter what kind of traveler you are.
From traditional Arabic delights to world-class Thai, there’s no shortage of incredible global cuisine in Dubai. For the fusion fanatics, try this lively resto, which mixes Mediterranean and Asian fare. Their Pita Surprise (seared wagyu beef and truffle butter) will awaken your senses and defeat the jet lag; afterward you can socialize post-dinner at their cocktail bar and lounge. H Hotel, Dubai Floor 36, Sheikh Zayed Road, +971 4 336 4444
If you have a special love for late nights in exciting cities, look no further than the Armani Hotel Dubai's exclusive evening lounge. Located in the famous Burj Khalifa structure, this chic club is one of the best spots to catch international DJs, sip on creative libations, and meet new people. Lobby Level, Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa Area, +971 4 888 3308
For the traveler who's constantly searching for a tranquil escape, the award-winning Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah is a must visit. Set among peaceful waterways and a tropical landscape, this ethereal oasis is completely devoted to helping you relax and rejuvenate. Rid yourself of lingering stress with an outdoor Thai massage in the Secret Garden, or bring your skin back to life with a hydrating 90-minute facial. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, +971 4 319 8181
Since 2003, this hotel-turned-gallery has been a pioneer in exhibiting contemporary art in the Middle East, showcasing both local and international artists. Situated in the heart of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, the area is worth exploring after spending an afternoon viewing their latest exhibition. Pop by their café for a revitalizing juice to-go before you continue on your day’s adventure. Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai, +971 4 353 5383
In the city that has everything, there’s still plenty to do for the thrill seekers. Embrace the dare devil within you, and opt to zoom over the city with XDubai. Their 560-meter zip line runs across the heart of Dubai, offering breathtaking views of the city’s most renowned buildings and structures. Contact email@example.com for more information or call +971 4 346 0003
Visitors looking to venture outside the city limits are encouraged to trade their day in the city for a desert retreat. Get transported in a vintage Land Rover, spot exotic wildlife, hop on a camel, and enjoy a locally inspired breakfast, all with this magical safari package that offers an intimate glimpse into the rich history of the region. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, +971 4 388 4044
Emirates is now flying from Fort Lauderdale to Dubai. Book your flight now at emirates.com/us