Dubai is well-known for is glamorous party scene, but these places simply cannot be missed when you visit the City of Gold
When: All year, but the summer months get very hot with temperatures reaching 40 degrees, its a more pleasant 25 to 30 degrees from November to April.
You really must: Go to see the tallest building in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa. This place blows your mind, sadly it was only a whirlwind visit on the way to the airport but standing underneath this building takes your breath away, with a whopping 209 floors the top really is in the clouds!
Dine at: If you are after the freshest, authentic Chinese with banging cocktails then the Maiden Shanghai at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah hotel is your place! There are dinning options indoor or out, with dramatic views across the marina creating a cool, modern ambience. And if you feel like a bit of a sing along you can book their private Karaoke room.
Stay at: FIVE Palm Jumeirah. The hottest hotel on Palm Jumeirah, trust me you’ll have to ration your Instagram posts! The rooms are huge, the beds are amazing, the bathrooms are mainly gold! All set against a breathtaking backdrop of the sea, beach and Dubai skyline! With an Ottoman and Turkish inspired Spa, 6 bars The Penthouse roof top bar is stunning, 6 restaurants with something to suit all tastes, and a private beach you are spoiled for choice of what to do.
Don’t miss: The famous Candypants Brunch at the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. Voted the No.1 brunch by Timeout Dubai, this party is not for the faint hearted, you’ve been warned these guys know how to party, and are taking over the party scene globally. One thing is for sure at a Candypants brunch, there are no rules. Their mission is to make sure you have fun. Before you know what’s happening you’re dancing on a table with an inflatable guitar and a confetti cannon is being launched at you, while waiters bring you more drinks with sparklers in! The DJ’s have a knack of playing all the songs you can’t help but get up and dance to! Trust me it sounds mad but it really works!
When Justin Bieber attended the brunch he was quoted saying it’s ‘the coolest place to hangout,’ So if it’s good enough for Justin…! As well as being top of the game in party events Candypants also have a fashion range in swim and beachwear so you can kit yourself out in all the pool party get up you’ll ever need. Launching their 2nd season of swimwear at a roof top pool party in Dubai they explained how the range defines the word glamour for every shape and size! I have to agree the girls looked amazing modelling the new range on the rooftop with a backdrop of the Dubai skyline.
Book now: We flew with Emirates, who have daily flights to Dubai starting at £679 return (price correct at time of writing).