Dubai is a metropolis filled with exciting activities and excursions you’ll remember forever. But in a city so full of life and glamour, its hard to choose an excursion which suits you best from everything that Dubai has to offer. Which is why we’ve made a whopping list of 101 things Dubai has to offer to everyone who would love to explore this sprawling Emirate.
Interested? Let’s begin!
1. At the top of Burj Khalifa
Let’s start off from the top, shall we? Burj Khalifa is a star on Dubai’s lapel, and easily Dubai’s most iconic destination. Enjoy an exclusive access to the redefined, highest outdoor observatory in the world, which soars at the height of 555 meters.
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2. Dine Above the World at Atmosphere
Atmosphere is located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, making it the highest restaurant in the world, and hence, automatically a truly thrilling dine in experience.
3. Stay at the Tallest Hotel in the World
Now that we’re talking about the tallest landmarks of Dubai, we should definitely mention the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. Crowned with white lights and more than 100 ft higher than the Eiffel Tower, this dazzling edifice is the world’s tallest hotel. It is so tall that guests at the top floors wake up above the clouds. Now that’s an experience you shouldn’t miss out on.
4. Watch the Beautiful Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain, with captivating you into a water, music and light spectacle. The fountain performs to a range of different songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and also pop music from around the world.
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5. Shop at the Dubai Mall
If you like shopping, you’ll find retail heaven take the form of the Dubai Mall, which is also the largest mall in the world by total area. So don’t wait up, visit the mall if you’re in Dubai or planning to visit the city.
6. Glide on Ice in the Dubai Ice Rink
Don’t think your winter wonderland dreams can’t come true if you visit Dubai. The city has got every kind of entertainment ready for you, including this Olympic-sized ice skating rink is the largest and best-equipped rink in the city, situated at the ground floor of the Dubai Mall but extends to the second floor as well.
7. Enjoy a meal with live entertainment on Bateaux Dubai
Enjoy a sailing and dining experience with a 360-degree view of Dubai Creek, from a Seine-inspired, sleek, all-glass Bateaux Dubai boat. This is a fun yet relaxed way to see Old Dubai at night.
8. Meet the Dubai Dino
Visit The Souk Dome and step back in time to the Jurassic period, where you’ll get a chance to meet the resident dinosaurs of the Dubai Mall. This is a one-of-a-kind display that would give you a sneak peak of the gigantic creatures of the prehistoric era.
9. Haggle at the Gold and Spice Souk
While the city is a thriving modern metropolis, traditional Arabian markets are still a crucial part of trade and daily life here. Visit Dubai’s exciting souks where you’ll find lavish jewelry, hand-woven fabrics, traditional fragrances, and stalls piled high with inexpensive nick knacks.
10. Experience XLine
One of the latest addition to Dubai’s adventure experiences, XLine is a zipline that runs between a 90-meter high tower and Dubai Mall’s terrace. It is an urban zipline for thrill-seekers in the emirate.
11. Enjoy beautiful views of the marina on a Dubai Dhow Cruise
Dubai Dhow cruise offers you a chance to gorge on a sumptuous buffet of diverse international cuisine with fascinating views of the beautiful desert city’s skyline.
12. Classic Desert Safari
Let the desert sand slip between your toes as you relax in a traditional-styled camp after exploring the Arabian Desert. The activities include dune bashing, riding camels, traditional belly dancing show with a BBQ dinner.
13. Friday Brunch at Al Qasr
This brunch is more a feast for the eye, as there’s far too many dishes to go through in a three-and-a-half hour time limit. Al Qasr offers a perfect Friday Brunch, with live cooking stations and various beverage stations lining the walkways between venues.
14. Burj al Arab High Tea
Perfect for relaxing with friends and family, this tradition is upheld at the Burj Al Arab SkyView Bar, where guests can enjoy freshly baked fare with exotic teas and coffee.
15. Visit Pier 7 at night
Pier 7, standing out for its unique location within Dubai Marina, offers visitors a unique dining experience. One of the key draws of this culinary getaway is the fascinating view at day as well as nigh, of the marina and the Arabian Gulf.
16. Relax at Zabeel Park
It is one of the first technology-driven parks in the Gulf, with an area almost equivalent to about 45 football grounds. It is also home to a children’s amusement complex and education centre.
17. Spend a day at IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination, with zones that represent Marvel, Cartoon Networks, and other such global brands.
18. Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Get a chance to see the golden hues of the desert at sunrise while floating 1,200 above the dunes in a hot air balloon.
19. Go Flyboarding
Flyboarding consists of a board with a hose that is attached to a jetski engine, which pumps water out of a hose at a great force, allowing one to propel into the air at 10m of height. This is also one of the newest extreme sport to hit the coast of Dubai.
20. Hit the Slopes at Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emirates is the first indoor ski resort to open in the Middle East. You’ll discover meters and meters of snow spread over five runs of varying levels.
21. Fishing in Dubai
Deep Sea Fishing is a popular outdoor activity in Dubai. Go on an open fishing trip and fish for fluke, striped bass, blackfish, porgy, and even weakfish.
22. Visit Etihad Museum
This museum takes visitors on a journey beginning from the era before the country’s founding. The architecture of the museum itself has been designed as a shape of a manuscript.
23. Stroll along the walk at JBR
Head to the Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residences if you’re looking for al fresco dining, stylish boutiques or a leisurely promenade along the waterfront. Try not to miss the new shopping area called The Beach and the open-air cinema.
24. Enjoy Entertainment at the Global Village
This annual event features more than 25 international pavilions, each of which showcases a particular country’s culture and products. It is also a funfair with a selection of amusement rides suitable for both kids and adults.
25. Intersect by Lexus
A Michelin star restaurant, the place has seats made of the same leather used in the cars, and the bamboo detailing is the same as in the Lexus Grille. Visit them on Wednesday to try out their brunch, or dig into their scrumptious menu which will blow you away!
26. Spend a day at Wild Wadi Water Park
Located in a popular destination in Dubai i.e. Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi is the first of its kind. Featuring the tallest free-fall water ride outside of America, this water park has numerous rides available for different age groups.