The Best Road Trips to try in Dubai

Dubai, one of the busiest cities in the world is home to numerous attractions and landmarks that are sure to excite visitors from all over the world. This is one of the reasons why despite the young age of the United Arab Emirates as a whole, the city and the country is beaming with life and full of sightseeing visitors.

With the increase in the number of visitors coming to Dubai, numerous tour companies have also started growing in number. Which is actually good for the economy as a whole but is sometimes a bit overpriced and crammed. Meaning, what should be done and enjoyed in a week is somewhat being packed inside a three-day tour.

Luckily for travelers, the UAE allows people to rent and drive a car within the country as long as one has an international driving license. The Dubai airport has a number of rental cars available for hire and even within the city, one can find numerous rentals for road trips.

Why you should rent a private car instead of taking a tour?

There are certain advantages that can only be done by renting a car instead of taking the tour packages. The best road trips can be done in a private car. It is also cost effective as fuel is cheap compared to other countries. Dubai has a very good road map which makes it easier for drivers to navigate around town. There are also numerous parking spaces so visitors will not have a hard time going to places and parking their hire car.

Dubai City Road Trips

It is very easy and convenient to drive around and outside the city via car. Travelers will have more time to enjoy and admire the sceneries which this city and the country as a whole have to offer.

From the airport, the best places to stay in would be around the Jumeirah and Al Barsha area. It is full of hotels and accommodations for different types of tourists. It is the near Burj Khalifa as well, which is a must see if you ever plan to visit Dubai. You can drive and park inside the Dubai Mall (one of the largest malls in the world) and then head out to admire the sophisticated architecture of the tallest building in the whole world.

It will take a day to roam around the mall and Burj Khalifa. Going up the 124th floor of the building and get a 360 view of the city is a must for any visitor. Travelers can also visit the public free beach of Kite beach at night and admire another building, the Burj Al Arab. A luxurious hotel situated near the Arabian Sea.

Burj Al Arab

If you are looking for a place to eat, visitors can also drive around the Jumeirah’s The Beach and The Walk to have dinner. This place is a long strip which is very famous for its urban setting which is along the beach as well. You can swim and eat all in one place. Aside from that, there are numerous activities around the strip that travelers can enjoy.

A night bazaar shopping or a movie night by the beach is also a good option. If the activities around this strip do not satisfy the taste for adventure, there are numerous theme parks around the city that tourists can visit. IMG worlds of adventure and Motiongate Dubai are the newest theme parks around the city which are also 20 to 30-minute drive from Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah.

There is also the Legoland Dubai which is very famous especially for families. The city also has 2 very famous swimming theme parks as well which can be reached within a few minutes by car.

The famous palm islands of Jumeirah are very often offered on tours as well. The luxurious urban location can also be visited via private cars. It is actually an advantage if you’re driving instead of having to take a tour just to see the place. With private cars, tourist can take their time with the serene view of the sea and the refreshing feel of the place.

There are also short visits around the city that you can’t just see in one arranged tour, it will take multiple trips to roam these places unless you’re driving. You can visit the old ports near Creek Dubai, The Gold Souq and Madinat Jumeirah among other places. These represent the old Arab culture of UAE.

Drive to the other Emirates

Although there are numerous activities present in the city, there are also other places that you can visit outside Dubai. The whole country consists of seven emirates which can be driven to, in around 2 to 4 hours in your hire car. The Ras Al Khaimah mountains and beaches are places that visitors should not miss especially if they have lots of time.

The capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi also boasts numerous landmarks worthy of one’s time. The Grand Mosque is one of the best places to visit and see in the country. Ferrari World, another famous theme park is located in the same emirate as well.

Ferrari World Dubai

The other emirates also have their own special places for tourists, especially families to enjoy.

Dubai and the whole country is not just well known for its extravagant urban lifestyles, it is also promoting family bonding which one can experience when they visit these different landmarks.

One can hold a picnic by the multiple parks located around the country, different theme parks for swimming and experiencing thrill rides. The beauty of nature around the other emirates is something that UAE is also aiming to promote to its visitors.

In summary, Dubai is actually better explored through road trips instead of the all in one tour. It will provide you with a better perspective of the city and the whole country. It will also give you the freedom to visit only the places that truly entices you.