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Things to do in Dubai

Dubai, a desert city of breathtaking skyscrapers, emerging businesses, world-class luxury resorts, and extreme adventures. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. From its beautiful white sandy beaches, a myriad of shopping districts, and other countless attractions and experiences to choose from, you are sure to never run out of things to do in this city.

A desert metropolis located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is more than just a layover destination. Home to world-class entertainment and architectural wonders, the country also houses the world’s tallest building, that also boasts of having the world’s highest observation deck on the 148th floor at a staggering 555 meters (around 1,820ft tall!).

Fill your holiday with the thrills of not one, but two mega theme parks AND a waterpark at Dubai Parks and Resorts! Not to be missed is an evening desert safari experience where you’ll get to explore the Arabian desert, enjoy breathtaking views of sandy hills, and be treated to dinner featuring a belly-dancing performance!

Iconic Structures: Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain

No visit to city is complete without experiencing the grandeur of the Burj Khalifa. The world’s tallest building offers unparalleled views from its observation decks, ‘At the Top’ and ‘At the Top Sky’. At the foot of this architectural marvel lies the Dubai Fountain, mesmerizing visitors with its choreographed water, music, and light shows.

Retail Therapy on a Grand Scale: Malls and Souks

This city takes shopping to extraordinary heights. The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest, houses luxury brands, an aquarium, and even an indoor ski slope. For a contrast in ambiance, delve into the traditional souks, where vibrant textiles, fragrant spices, and glittering gold jewelry await discovery.

Desert Adventures: Dune Bashing and Bedouin Experiences

Escape the cityscape for an exhilarating desert safari. Dune bashing in a 4×4 vehicle is an adrenaline-fueled adventure amidst the rolling sand dunes. For a more tranquil experience, immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert with a camel ride and a traditional Bedouin-style dinner under the starlit sky.

Theme Park Thrills: A World of Entertainment

Dubai is a haven for families and thrill-seekers. Unleash your inner child at IMG Worlds of Adventure, a mammoth indoor theme park, or brave the record-breaking rides at Motiongate Dubai. Cool off at Aquaventure Waterpark or Wild Wadi Waterpark, packed with slides, wave pools, and other watery attractions.

Cultural Immersion: Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi District

Step back in time at the Dubai Museum, housed in the historic Al Fahidi Fort. Discover the city’s rich heritage, from its pearl-diving past to its rapid rise as a global metropolis. Wander the narrow lanes of the Al Fahidi Historical District, where traditional wind tower houses now harbor art galleries, cafes, and cultural centers.

Beyond the Ordinary: Unique Dubai Experiences

This city thrives on the extraordinary. Take a scenic helicopter flight over iconic landmarks, soar through the sky on the thrilling XLine Dubai Marina zipline, or dive with sharks at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. For a touch of winter magic in the desert, hit the slopes at Ski Dubai.

A City That Never Stops

From its world-class dining scene and dazzling nightlife to its endless array of attractions and events, Dubai promises a vacation that’s as action-packed or as relaxing as you desire.

Tips for Your Dubai Adventure:

  • Getting Around: The Dubai Metro is an efficient and affordable way to explore. Taxis are readily available too.
  • Respectful Attire: Dress modestly, especially when visiting cultural sites.

When is the Best Time to visit?

Dubai typically has a warm climate throughout the year, however, if you’re looking to visit the city with fewer crowds and pleasant weather, best to visit during the winter months between November to March. It is also the time when hotel rates are at its peak, so it’s good to plan and book in advance. For lower hotel and attraction rates, visit Dubai during the summer when temperatures are at a high.

Prepare to be amazed – Dubai awaits!

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