30 Things to do in Dubai

    Entertainment, Amusement, wildlife, snow, beaches, food, shopping, desert, skyscrapers, you name it and Dubai has it all. Dubai is known for luxurious shopping, ultramodern architecture and a happening nightlife. Dubai never fails to amaze us and everytime you visit Dubai there is always something new to explore. There are so many places to visit in Dubai and so many things to do, that your holidays in Dubai can never be enough. So we have compiled a list of 30 things you could do out of the many in Dubai city. 

    1. Desert Safari

    Dune bashing

    Experience a Desert Safari with thrilling dune bashing, beautiful belly and tanoura dances and barbecue dinner.

    2. Ski Dubai

    Ski Dubai

    Ski down snowy peaks, build a snow man, enjoy a chairlift ride, and many more snow based activities at Ski Dubai.

    3. Burj Khalifa

    Burj Khalifa

    Visit the observation deck at Burj Khalifa and get a bird’s eye view of the glistening city from the tallest building in the world.

    4. Dubai Fountain

    Dubai fountain

    View the spectacular choreographed fountain show at The Dubai Fountain, which holds the record for largest and tallest musical fountain.

    5. Dubai City Tour

    Dubai Tour Bus

    Explore the city through a Dubai City Tour, see the cultural side of Dubai by a visit to the Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Museum, to watching the marvelous cityscape and beaches. You could also opt for a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour.

    6. Dhow Cruise


    Enjoy music, dance and a delicious barbecue buffet dinner on the Dhow Cruise in the calm waters of Dubai creek and Dubai Marina.

    7. Malls

    Dubai Mall

    Dubai is a heaven for shopaholics, Shop at huge modern malls housing top brands from across the globe. Visit malls like Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Ibn Battuta mall, Dubai Outlet Mall, etc. The best time to visit these malls is during the Dubai Shopping festival to avail exciting deals and offers.

    8. Souks


    Visit the traditional as well as contemporary souks of Dubai like the spice souk, gold souk, perfume souk, Bur Dubai souk, Souk Madinat, Meena bazaar etc

    9. Dubai Miracle Garden

    Miracle Garden Dubai

    Get mesmerized by the beautiful array of colorful flowers at the Dubai Miracle garden.  It is the world’s largest natural flower garden with over 45 million flowers. You will find vibrant structures like castles, animals, shapes adorned and made with plants.

    10. Global Village

    Global village

    Take a journey around the World at the Global Village, a multicultural entertainment, food, shopping and amusement festival with pavilions of over 25 countries.

    11. Bastakiya Quarter

    Bastakiya Quarter

    Explore the Bastakiya Quarter of Dubai, walk through the historic heritage of Dubai, a representation of what the city looked like during the 18th century.

    12. Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Have a funfilled day at Dubai Parks and resorts, Middle east’s largest integrated theme park comprising of 4 themed parks, Legoland, Motiongate, Riverland and Bollywood park.

    13. Dubai Frame


    Visit the worlds largest picture frame that provides a view of both Old and New Dubai. The Dubai Frame has a museum in its ground floor.

    14. Glow Garden

    Glow garden

    Glow garden features spectacular glow in the dark themed art work from across the globe. The garden also features entertaining acts and live performances.

    15. Beaches

    La Mer Beach

    Whether your in a mood to relax and soak up the sun or enjoy water sports or take a stroll, the beautiful white sand beaches of Dubai are your go do destinations. Beaches like the Kite beach, Jumeirah beach, La Mer, Al Mamzar also have showers, changing rooms and life guards.

    16. Abra Ride

    Abra taxi

    Hop on to a traditional water taxi - The Abra, across the Dubai Creek. It is an affordable 10 minute boat ride.

    17. Jumeirah Mosque

    Jumeirah mosque

    Visit the Jumeirah mosque. It is the only mosque in Dubai that allows non-Muslims to enter and experience divinity.

    18. Cuisine

    Local Cuisine

    Try out the local cuisines and special Arabic coffee.

    19. Dubai Museum

    Dubai Museum

    Get a glimpse of Dubai’s heritage and culture by visiting the Dubai Museum at Al Fahidi Fort. Al Fahidi fort is one of the oldest buildings of the city.

    20. La Perle Show

    La Perle

    Attend a La Perle show, an astonishing aqua based live show with artists from around the world performing breathtaking acrobatics while portraying a story inspired by the spirit of Dubai.

    21. Atlantis Dubai

    Atlantis, The Palm

    Stay at Atlantis, The Palm or Palm Jumeirah, built on an artificial palm shaped island and experience luxurious living. While here you can also enjoy a fun filled day at Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers.

    22. Hot Air Balloon

    Hot air balloon

    Float among the clouds on a Hot air balloon ride with an amazing you of the pristine Dubai desert. Spot native wildlife and enjoy an in flight falcon show.

    23. Dubai Dolphinarium

    Dubai dolphinarium

    Get entertained by playful dolphins, jolly seals, and talented birds at the Dubai dolphinarium as they put on an aww-worthy show.

    24. Skydive

    Skydiving in Dubai

    Skydive 13,000 feet above Palm Jumeirah and get an amazing aerial view of the Palm Islands, World Islands and Dubai’s cityscape or you could also opt to skydive at the desert. If the heights scare you or want to get the feel before an actual dive then iFLY Dubai is the place to head for an indoor skydiving experience.

    25. Zipline


    Zipline 1800 feet above Dubai fountain at a speed of 60-80 km/hr on the worlds fastest and longest urban zipline landing on the terrace of Dubai Marina Mall.

    26. IMG Worlds of Adventure

    IMG World of Adventure

    Head to IMG Worlds of Adventure to have a fun filled day with adrenaline-pumping rides and attraction at this indoor theme park.

    27. Yacht Tour


    You could book a luxurious yacht and explore the top landmarks lining the shores of Dubai.

    28. Dubai Marina


    Stroll through Dubai Marina, lined with cafes, pop-up stalls, restaurants, boutiques and fashion outlets. The Marina often hosts events and street shows.

    29. Helicopter Tour

    Helicopter tour
    Take a private helicopter tour of Dubai City. Spot the famous landmarks and enjoy an unobstructed aerial view of the city.

    30. The Gevora

    The Gevora

    Dine at the world’s tallest hotel, The Gevora. Located at Sheikh Zayed Road, this 356 meters tall has outdone the  JW Marriott Marquis Hotel by just one meter.

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