Weekend Getaways & Holiday Destination Dubai | The Oberoi, Dubai

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Burj Khalifa

Top of the 'must do' list for Dubai, Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is just a few minutes from the hotel. Guests are transported up the observation deck on the 124th floor in a high-speed elevator, travelling at 10 meters per second. Once 'At The Top', floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer visitors a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean.

Distance from the Hotel: 5.4 kilometres
Driving time: 11 minutes

Shopper’s paradise

With its long history as a trading hub, Dubai is ranked the world’s second most popular shopping destination after the United States, ahead of Singapore, London and Hong Kong. From the souks to the shopping malls, Dubai has it all from fashion, luxury brands, designer labels, gold, electronics, textiles and spices. It is a true shoppers’ paradise.


Make the most of Dubai’s lively nightlife. Options range from sophisticated cocktail bars to British and Irish pubs and nightclubs featuring world-class DJs or live music. Guests at The Oberoi, Dubai can enjoy cocktails, a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap served by the resident mixologists at the Lobby Bar.

Heritage & Museums

In recent years, archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of artefacts in the region that point to civilised settlements dating back to the third millennium B.C. Visitors can make discoveries of their own at Dubai Museum. Dubai is home to a number of historic sites and buildings offering fascinating insights into bygone eras including Al Fahidi Fort and Bastakiya. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding offers visitors a taste of Emirati life at the popular cultural breakfasts and lunches as well as tours of Jumeirah Mosque and other heritage sites.

Desert Safari

No visit to Dubai is complete without an unforgettable desert safari followed by a BBQ dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp under the stars. Entertainment includes falconry, belly dancing, henna painting and shisha. More adventurous travellers can try dune bashing, sand boarding and camel rides.

Events & Festivals

Dubai has established itself as a major destination for a variety of local and international events and has earned its reputation as the sporting capital of the Middle East. Throughout the year, Dubai hosts a range of popular sporting events including the Dubai World Cup, Dubai Rugby Sevens and cultural events such as Art Dubai, Dubai International Film Festival and the Festival of Literature as well as conferences and exhibitions.

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