1 Having grown up in the United Arab Emirates; Dubai happens to be one of my most-preferred destinations on my travel list. So, whenever I’m not shooting or just need some me time, it’s Dubai for me.
2 I’m quite a shopaholic. So, a visit to DXB means the following : Shopping until midnight at the Dubai Mall, Global Village, Jabal Jaiz and Heritage Village. I also make it a point to hoard up on some of the best buys at the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
3 I’m a sucker for red velvet cheesecake and authentic Arabian and Iranian dishes — I love digging into Kanafeh, Baklava and Umm Aali. My idea place for a great family dinner would be at the Atlantis.
4 Though Dubai is pegged as a shopping hub; I think one must also give the water sports a shot there.
5 I believe in smart shopping. Considering how there's a voracious number of options to choose from, I like the fact that I can cart some of the best electronics and apparel at unbelievable prices and not feel guilty about it. So, while it might be a vacation, at large, a visit to UAE is therapy for me!
—As told to Pooja Prabhan...