Things To Do in Dubai

BURJ KHALIFA

The world’s tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East. Enjoy the view over the city ‘At The Top’. Visit the website for more info and to book.

THE DUBAI FOUNTAIN

Set on the 24-acre Burj Lake, The Dubai Fountain features water that jets as high as 450 ft (140 metres), which is equivalent to a 45-storey building. Designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, The Dubai Fountain is 900 ft (275 metres) long, has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. Over 6,600 WET Superlights – the most advanced incandescent fountain lights available today – and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away, and is visible from space, making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world. The Dubai Fountain performs daily, with a performance repertoire of approximately 35 songs.

HELICOPTER TOURS

For the more adventurous, helicopter tours are an ideal way of seeing Dubai from above. There are various tours from long rides, helicopter fun rides, shuttle transfers and more.

GOLD AND SPICE SOUK

There are over 800 jewellery shops in both shopping malls and souks. The gold is in 18, 21, 22 and 24 carat sold at a prevailing daily rate with a fee for craftsmanship. The spice souk has an amazing election of ginger, garlic, cardamom and frankincense and Shisha. Check out http://www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/shop-dubai-souks for more details, opening hours and more.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Glide gently in a hot air balloon over giant sand dunes, wandering camels, oasis and rugged mountains, while you marvel at breathtaking views of the sunrise and its magical effect on the desert vistas.

DESERT SAFARIS

No matter how time-crunched your schedule is, a visit to Dubai is never complete without a ‘Desert Safari’ in a 4×4. To experience the splendor of the Arabian Desert you can book a customized desert safari designed to your timeframe which can include a camel ride, BBQ, henna tattoo, sand boarding and belly dancing performances. You could also opt for the Evening Desert Safari, or an Overnight Desert Safari.

SKY DIVE DUBAI

Skydive Dubai is the world’s premier skydiving location, neighbouring the luxurious manmade island The Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina. With these beautiful and breathtaking views Skydive Dubai has always been the people’s number one choice for skydiving. Instructors at both of Skydive Dubai’s drop zones are some of the most experienced in the world and have thousands of jumps each. Many are world record holders, and all are friendly, approachable, down-to-earth, and dedicated to helping their students. Visit http://www.skydivedubai.ae for more details and to book any of the options available.

JUMEIRAH CORNICHE JOGGING TRAIL

For those wanting to keep fit or just wanting to enjoy a stroll along Jumeirah Beach, the 14km long Jumeirah Corniche Jogging Trail is the perfect choice, coupled with various delicious and exotic food outlets and activities such as volleyball, bungee jumping and more.

BIG BUS TOUR

The Big Bus Tour is the right choice if you want to visit all the famous landmarks of Dubai in an air-conditioned double-decker bus with relaxing atmosphere. Featuring two routes, the Day Tour and the Night Tour, the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour lets you choose between 24-hour and 48-hour tickets. Moreover, freebies such as free Dhow cruise, free entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s house and free entrance to Dubai museum are included in the tour as well!

AQUAVENTURE WATERPARK

Get the adrenaline pumping with record breaking rides and slides, in the No. 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe. Get up close and personal with sharks and rays or kick back and relax on 700 metres of pristine private beach or in the new exclusive reserved seating areas. Come and get your thrills, spills and divine relaxation at Aquaventure Waterpark, located at Atlantis, The Palm.

PLAYING GOLF IN DUBAI

Dubai is known to have one of the best golf courses in the Middle East. The courses are not only appealing for the golfers, but they are a must visit for all the tourists coming to Dubai. The scenery is beautiful and the clubhouses have spectacular designs. Dubai golf lovers should consider a visit to Dubai's most known golf event, the Desert Classic Tournament.

ART GALLERIES DUBAI

Over the past few years, Dubai has seen an increased interest in Arts with the opening of various art galleries across Dubai and art events/exhibitons.

DUBAI OPERA

Located at what’s billed as ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world’, Dubai Opera is the radiant centre of culture and arts in Downtown Dubai and the shining pearl of The Opera District. With its unique 2000-seat multi-format theatre, Dubai Opera is a definitive international destination for performing arts and world-class entertainment productions. Dubai Opera passionately embraces its role as the vibrant cultural heart of Dubai, and is committed to produce and host the finest, authentic, creative and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world.

DUBAI ICE RINK

Dubai Ice Rink is one of the key leisure attractions at The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. Located on the ground floor of the mall next to The Souk, the Olympic-size Dubai Ice Rink has become a social hotspot, appealing to the entire spectrum of the society, both to young and old alike.


WILD WADI WATERPARK

Located in Dubai and situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family. Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore. Enjoy metre high waves of Flood River and long, lazy river of Juha's Journe; adrenaline fuelled rides including the incredible Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj; and Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders offer the ultimate surfing experience.

DHOW CRUISES

Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, one which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Enjoy a dinner on a Dhow Cruise with the fascinating lights of Dubai creek, Music and Belly Dancing and a sip of your favorite beverage.

MEYDAN RACECOURSE

Meydan Racecourse is a racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, well-know for the 'Dubai World Cup', the world's richest horse race. The grandstand is the longest single structure in the world, reaching over a mile in length, and can accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a mile-long grandstand. With the exception of the World Cup night, general admissions to the races are free. International artists such a Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Seal and Kylie Minogue have performed at the last night of the Dubai World Cup.