Dubai is not just the city of Skyscrapers and world-class attractions, it also has lots of things and activities to offer to its guests. So, if you are planning a vacation in the city of glitz and glamour, then below are the things which assure you an exciting and memorable trip of your lifetime.
1. Go on adventurous Desert Safari
Other than tall skyscrapers and historic sites Dubai is also famous for its massive deserts. You can experience the real charm of Dubai deserts by spending an afternoon or an evening or a night. The spotlight of a desert safari is the adventurous dune bashing & also Quad biking (if you’re opting for it) also, take pleasure to have a leisure ride on the Deserts’ ship. For nature lovers, there’s also an option to go on for a Sunrise Safari.
2. Spy On Dubai from ‘At the Top’ Burj Khalifa
The best part of your UAE trip can be a visit to world’s tallest freestanding structure with a height of 828 meters in the center of Downtown Dubai. You can view the glorious city from its 148th Sky floor, which is the highest Observatory Deck in the World & have an open terrace. If you are planning to buy Sky Tickets then you’ll have a royal entry to the Sky Lounge, where you’ll be served with a cup of hot authentic coffee with juicy dates and guess what you’ll be escorted by an official ambassador to the third fastest elevator ride.
3. Cruise in traditional Dhow at Dubai Marina
Spend some couple of hours on a traditional-styled Dhow Cruise with your better half only within the Dubai Marina. Enjoy your delicious BBQ dinner, watching the pleasing waterfront line of Marina. The cruises also organize on-board performances like the Tanura show & Belly Dance. All the cruises are double-decked, the upper one is the open-air deck and the lower one is the air-conditioned one.
4. Meet the Penguins & Do Indoor Skiing at Ski Dubai
Feeling hot in Dubai’s weather? Then here’s a place where you can enjoy the winters even in Summers an that is the Ski Dubai. A snowy park located inside the Mall of Emirates also considered being one of the largest malls in the world. The park owns the world’s first-ever sub-zero zip line also, try-on the skiing, chairlift ride, ice rink & more. Don’t forget to meet and spend some precious moments with the Antarctic dwellers – The Penguins here in the Dubai.
5. Take a Wonder Bus Ride
One of the exciting activities that you must do here is a Wonder Bus Ride. It’s an amphibious bus, which runs on both water and land so in one single ride you’ll enjoy all the main attractions of Dubai including Dubai Zoo, Al Fahidi District, Dubai Museum & more. So, if you are new in Dubai go for this ride & enjoy the famous sightseeing spots of the city.
6. Meet Indian celebrities in Dubai at Bollywood Parks
India’s Film Industry is now in Dubai only at the Bollywood Parks which is a major section of Dubai Parks and Resorts. Here you’ll enjoy the rides, live shows, dance performances, themed on the Hindi movies. The best part of this park is the Rajmahal theatre which organizes some really exciting live drama shows and one of them is Jaan-e-Jigar, a drama full of Bollywood masala. You can also relish the Indian cuisines at the Mughal-e-Azam, Rock-on café & there are many more others too.
7. Visit mini Hollywood – Motiongate, Dubai
After visiting the Bollywood parks you move forward to enjoy the exciting rides and shows which are based on some of your favorite English movies like Smurfs, KungFu Panda, Sherk and merry & more. The park is mainly divided into 4 zones: Studio Central, Columbia Pictures, Smurfs Village, Dreamworks, Lionsgate. The best rides from all the zones are The Hotel Transylvania ride, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ride, Zombieland Blast-off, Ghostbusters, & The Underworld 4D.
8. Take A tour of an Indoor Rainforest – Green Planet
The city has introduced an ideal place for the true nature lovers is the Green Planet. It is a home to 3,000 spices or animals, birds, plants, and trees and is located at the City Walk, Al Wasl. This 4-story building has four levels: The Flooded River, Forest Floor, Midstory, and the Canopy, all of them serves you a perfect mixture of nature’s real beauty.
9. Get a Sniff of Fresh Flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden
Another spot for the nature lovers is the Dubai Miracle Garden which holds a record of being the world’s largest flower garden. The Garden is located in the newer residential areas of Dubai, Al Barsha. There are more than 90 million different colored flowers and are decorated in a beautiful and an unimaginable way. There are butterflies, hearts, buckets, pyramids and more.
10. Walk & Shop at Gold and Spice Souk of Deira
Walk around the Gold Souk of Dubai, located in the business area of Deira, you can shop from around 300 shops of gold retailers. Here, you can find a wide collection of gold, diamond, platinum and sometimes silver jewelry, which are uniquely designed and don’t forget to bargain hard after finalizing your jewel. Spice Souk – Adjacent to Gold Souk, there is Dubai’s Spice Souk, here you’ll find the finest spices in the world. Cooking spices, cinnamon, petals of rose & other flowers, and the best of all is considered to be the Iranian Saffron.
11. Fly Over Dubai in Helicopter
If you are an enthusiastic traveler, then do take a helicopter ride and fly above the endless Arabian seas. Dubai looks amazingly beautiful from above where on one side there are endless seas and on the other side there are spectacular skyscrapers & behind that, there’s vast Arabian Peninsula. Do not forget to carry your passports or Emirates ID (if any) because at the time of flight the guards may ask you to show an ID proof for security purposes.
12. Explore Dubai with Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus
Dubai never lays back to impress any traveler and is also one of the costliest city around the world. To cut off the heavy transfer mediums for travelers Dubai has introduced an easy, convenient & cheap hop-on and hop-off bus tours. Roam around the city at your own pace, hop-on from 40+ stopovers you want & hop-off at your favorite attraction. If you are visiting the city for the first time, this is the best option you can go for and enjoy the sites without any restrictions on time.
13. Try-on adventurous Sky Diving
The city also offers many adventurous activities for thrill seekers and one of them is the Sky Diving. Experience this thrilling yet exciting activity under the expert guidance and with safety measures. After a heart-throbbing free fall, enjoy your parachute ride and watch the 360-degree aerial views of blue Arabian Seas, the Palm Islands, & more. This can be really fun for beginners too, so don’t hesitate and try this.
14. Meet the Dolphins at the Dolphinarium
Fix a meeting with the adorable bottlenose Dolphins, furry seals and 20+ species of exotic parrots only at the Middle East’s first ever Dolphinarium. An air-conditioned venue and a perfect place if, you want to relax and enjoy the live entertainment shows performed by Seals and Dolphins. Also, click photographs with these dear ones by meeting them in person and swim with them for some time.
15. Visit Aquaventure Waterpark, The Palm Atlantis
Visit Middle East’s and Europe’s largest water park filled with the world’s best adventurous and thrilling rides. The park is highly recommended for thrill seekers & should try the rides such as Leap of Faith, Aquaconda, Poseidon’s Revenge, and Shark Safari. For toddlers and families do visit the Splashers Play Area, where your kids can enjoy in Shallow waters and on child-sized slides.
16. Spend an evening at La-Perle
La Perle is a stunning live aquatic show performed in the Al Habtoor City, on the Sheikh Zayed Road and is directed by the famous Franco Dragone. 65 international artists perform deadly stunts and acrobats on an aqua stage with a pool having 2.7 million liters of water. The theatre can seat up to 1300 guests at a time & is designed in a way that you can enjoy the thrilling performances from every angle.
17. Catch-up with Cartoons in IMG World of Adventures
Plan a meeting with your all-time favorite comic chars like Thor, The Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man at world’s largest indoor Theme Park. Located on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road the park offers lots of thrilling as well as calm rides for all age groups. Do visit all the four zones: Cartoon Network, MARVEL, IMG Boulevard, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure, each zone has its own specialty and exciting rides.
18. Spend a Day at Global Village, Dubai
If you are visiting Dubai during the period of November to April than do spend a day at world’s largest shopping, tourism, and entertainment project – Global Village, Dubai. Enjoy, roam, and shop from the pavilions of 33 different countries of the world like China, India, Turkey & more. This is a platform where traders of the world come and do a trade of their countries’ products there are also restaurants and rides to keep you engage in the village.
19. Have a Fun at Aquafun Water Park
Dubai is also a home to the world’s first-ever and biggest outdoor inflatable water park. Aquafun covers an area of 2700 square meters of the beach, located opposite to JBR. You can come, play and enjoy with your family or friends on over 70 games. The park is shaped in the official logo of Dubai and holds a capacity of 350-visitors per hour. While visiting this water park, comfortable clothing is recommended because you have to wear a swimwear which is mandatory. It’s also a perfect destination for birthday parties, school trips or corporate events.
20. Dubai Opera
The last but not the least is the stunning dhow-shaped Dubai Opera, which resides in the heart of the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The opera house organizes a host of activities like the live concerts, musical shows, theatre shows, ballets, and is also appropriate for corporate events like conferences, trade shows. It can seat up to 2,000 guests at a time, on the top floor there’s a rooftop dining area from where you can enjoy the views of Dubai Fountain & Burj Khalifa.
These were the 20 Fun and the best things that you should not miss-out while you are Dubai. So, pack your bags, travel to one of the most happening cities in the world and get ready for the surprises which the city offers to its every single visitor.