Things To Do in Dubai
Enjoy the most exciting dancing fountain with the highest building in the world is background and listen to the soundtrack that harmonizing with the fountain's rhythm.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Standing on top of the world's tallest skyscraper is a pretty surreal experience to say the least and there is no more magnificent time to step out onto the 124th floor than at dusk. Yes, there will be crowds, but if you buy your ticket in advance online you will save yourself some hassle (and cash) and be treated to one of the most stunning sunset views of Downtown Dubai and the performing fountains below. If you're not one to queue up -- even for a once in a lifetime experience -- instead opt for afternoon tea or an aperitif at the At.mosphere lounge just 2 floors below.
The first thing about Dubai Mall is the size and footprint it has, it is huge. The entire mall is an experience whether you're young or old. The mall is in 4 levels, and has several themes of shopping in various areas across this massive mall. There is playtime area for the kids with games, activity area and kids-zone. There are an array of coffee shops for resting your feet and people watching, checking your shopping lists, and just relaxing. The aquarium is truly amazing, watching the fish swim around the 3 story tank, feeding time and the scuba divers doing cleaning and maintenance who always give a wave.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Set on an island in a striking sail-shaped building, really beautiful and iconic architecture. A breakfast buffet, parking, and water park passes are free. Amenities also include 9 restaurants and bars, 4 pools and a private beach. There's a spa, a fitness center and a kids' club.
Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai
Vast water park with zip lines, slides through shark-filled lagoons & a splash area for kids. Brilliant day out, fun for all. Just remember to take your flip flops.
Desert Safari, Dubai
This is one experience you can't miss when in Dubai. Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on a 6-hour Dubai desert safari. Leave Dubai in a comfortable 4x4 with a guide, and enjoy an exciting mix of traditional and modern desert adventures. Ride a camel, surf a sandboard down the Dubai sand dunes and relax at a desert campsite as the sun sets. Get a henna tattoo, watch a ‘tanoura’ folk dance and top off your trip with a scrumptious barbecue dinner and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.
Soar like a bird over one of the most spectacular ’drop zones‘ in the world with Skydive Dubai, the leading diving company in the emirate. The free fall lasts around a minute before your instructor pops the chute and you begin a leisurely five-minute descent. This is your time to take in the incredible views as you swoop over the Palm Jumeirah towards the landing turf.
Miracle Garden, Dubai
The fact that this garden sits in the middle of desert worth a visit. Perennial flowers are planted in frames in interesting forms, cars, houses etc. It is a beautiful garden. So many colorful flowers presented in such beautiful landscaping. There's no corner which does not have beauty. It's like walking in fantasy land. Recommended for people of all ages.
See the Dubai Marina's stunning skyscrapers like a local by strolling along the Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk, or JBR. Pop into one of the cafes lining the wide, beachfront promenade to people and car watch … only in Dubai can you count the Maseratis whizzing by. Another option is to hop on the Dubai ferry behind the Address Hotel, which takes you past the famous Atlantis hotel on the tip of the famous man-made Palm Jumeirah to the Creek in historic Bur Dubai.
Meydan Racecourse, Dubai
You don't have to follow horse racing to enjoy a day at the spectacular Meydan Racecourse. Inside this futuristic stadium, there's room for 60,000 spectators as well as a 5-star hotel and IMAX theater. The racing season starts to heat up in January and culminates in this year's 20th annual Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race with prize money of nearly $30 million.
When you step into the Mall of the Emirates, you expect to find just about everything -- but the first-ever indoor ski resort in the middle of the desert still comes as a bit of a shock to the senses. As you take the chair lift to the top of the manmade snow-covered mountain, you'll see skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing below. Whether you're used to the bunny slope or black diamonds, Ski Dubai has 5 runs of varying difficulty. Families will be delighted by the colorful igloo and penguin encounters that await in the Snow Park. Afterward, relax with a cup of hot chocolate at the Avalanche Cafe which overlooks the slopes.
Spice Souk, Dubai
Take a deep breath when you step into the narrow alleyways of the Spice Souk, located in Deira. Savour the atmosphere and aroma of the past as you are introduced to the mounds of aromatic herbs and spices spilling from large baskets at every turn. You’ll find bags of spices, incense, rose petals, and traditional medicinal products stacked outside each stall.
Dhow Cruise, Dubai
Drift along Dubai's famous Creek in a traditional wooden boat. While onboard, take in the contrasting sights of modernity against the city's simpler, historic waterways as the boat passes both the souks and the Heritage & Diving Village in Al Shindagha. You will also be treated to an Arabian buffet and refreshing beverages.
Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai
This is an incredible and well built wildlife sanctuary with about 120 species of birds. You need a car or public transportation to access it but once there it is well worth it. The vantage point on Ras Al Khor street has world class binoculars available to spot the flamingos.