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A Car Enthusiast's Luxe Guide to Dubai

Dubai is known for luxury and has a vibrant car culture that brings excitement. Recently, BBC TopGear India explored this city in collaboration with Dubai Tourism. From high-speed thrills to scenic adventures, here’s a look at our luxurious journey.

Racing Thrills at the Autodrome

We started our adventure at the Dubai Autodrome, a paradise for motorsport fans. The excitement was real as we prepared to race and clock lap times on the track. Watching Ferraris roar and feeling their power was electrifying. Driving the BMW 240i was exhilarating, with its precision engineering and driving pleasure. Each lap brought a new rush of adrenaline, making it a highlight of our trip.

A McLaren on the Water

A standout moment was driving a McLaren—but on the water. We navigated a McLaren-inspired boat through the stunning Dubai Marina. This unique experience combined the thrill of speed with the calm of the sea. It wasn’t exactly a McLaren car, but cutting through the water with power and grace was equally thrilling and offered a fresh take on luxury.

Luxury Car Culture

Dubai’s streets are filled with luxury cars. G-Wagons and Range Rovers cruise by like they’re the norm. This abundance of high-end vehicles shows the city’s love for automotive excellence. Everywhere we looked, there were Bentleys, Lamborghinis, and Rolls-Royces, making it clear that in Dubai, luxury is standard.

Exploring Hatta

We ventured beyond the city to the peaceful region of Hatta, known for its beautiful mountains and nature. Kayaking on the calm waters was more physically demanding than driving but rewarded us with stunning views and a sense of achievement. Visiting a local bee farm was another unique experience; we learned about bee species and honey production, adding a sweet touch to our adventure.

Tourist Attractions

Next on our list were Dubai's iconic attractions. The Dubai Mall, the largest in the city, was a shopper’s paradise with endless retail options, entertainment, and dining. The Dubai Fountain show mesmerized us with its choreographed water, light, and music display. And, of course, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Culinary Delights

No visit to Dubai is complete without enjoying its food scene. We dined at 11 Woodfire and 3 Fils, two standout restaurants. 11 Woodfire impressed us with its rustic, wood-fired dishes, while 3 Fils offered innovative Asian fusion cuisine. Each meal showcased Dubai’s diverse and dynamic food culture.

Sky-High Adventures

Our adventure reached new heights at the Sky View Observatory. Starting our Dubai trip with this thrilling experience set the tone for the rest of our journey. Walking on the edge of the 52nd floor, high above the city, was exhilarating.

Dubai is a city like no other, blending luxury with fascinating experiences. From its car culture to its breathtaking attractions and exquisite food, it offers a unique experience. Whether you're a car enthusiast or a curious traveler, Dubai promises to captivate and excite at every turn. Its mix of luxury and adventure offers something for everyone. From high-speed thrills at the Autodrome to serene moments in Hatta, from culinary delights to sky-high adventures, Dubai is a destination that will leave you spellbound. So, if you get the chance, dive, no wait, Drive into its luxury and adventure - you won’t be disappointed.

TopGear Magazine June 2024