Looking for things to do in Dubai? Presenter Susan Probert has lived in Dubai for over 14 years so she shares her experience with you on the best activities in Dubai. Don’t waste your precious holiday time with bad tours. Everything we recommend are must do activities that we take our guests on when they visit Dubai.
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Dubai is a place that has been changing constantly in the past few years. Dubai is growing so rapidly that it is difficult to imagine the development that is taking place. Dubai which is the second largest of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates attracts millions of tourists from all over the world for a variety of reasons.
Dubai is also known as the ‘City of Gold’ and visitors come here from all over the world to buy gold and gold jewelry here for the simple reason that the no-taxation policy and low duties makes it the only place in the world where you can get gold cheap. The Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual feature and millions of visitors come to Dubai every year to purchase a variety of items that are available at vastly discounted rates during the festival. The pristine beaches, the beautiful sea, the number of tourist places, and the holiday activities make Dubai an ideal holiday and tourist destination. When visitors come to Dubai, they discover that they have a number of things to do in Dubai to keep them busy.
Take a Dubai Desert Safari where you leave Dubai in the afternoon in a private 4×4 vehicle and are taken to the sand dunes of Dubai. You will enjoy the exciting ride which will take you up and down the dunes – up one moment and down the slope in another moment. At times you may feel your heart in your mouth! After you have had enough of this excitement, you will be taken to witness the beautiful desert sunset.
You will next be taken to a camel farm where you can have fun riding a camel or enjoy sandboarding. Ladies will find girls who expertly apply henna on their hands and feet – the exquisite and intricate designs will leave you mesmerized. You can now enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner in an authentic Bedouin camp while you enjoy traditional belly dancing. You many also try your hand at the Arab shisha sitting under the starry desert skies. The next morning, get up to a glorious sunrise and after a hearty breakfast you are dropped off at your hotel in Dubai.
Another of the things to do in Dubai is to take a half-day tour of Dubai and its surroundings and you will definitely find it interesting and informative. The tour will take you to all the historic sites of yester Dubai and you can also see today’s lifestyle of modern Dubai. The tour covers the Dubai 7 Star Hotel, the Jumeirah Mosque, the Jumeirah Beach, the Dubai Museum, the Al Bastakiya Quarter, and the Dubai Museum which is located in the Al Fahidi Fort. You will also be taken on a trip across the Dubai Creek by Water Taxi. A visit to Dubai Souks are also on the itinerary. You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide all along the tour.
Are you willing to take a hot-air balloon early in the morning and soar up high in the skies? You wake up early in the morning and are picked up from your hotel and taken deep into the deserts of Dubai. The morning cool air is the right time for you to get into a balloon. See the beautiful sunrise as you glide above the clouds and have a look at Dubai from the skies.
Dubai is second of the largest emirates of the United Arab Emirates and it is a city that has emerged as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Dubai is not just any city – it is a city that holds magic, excitement, and surprises for everyone. And, this is a city where you are always assured of sunshine throughout the year. Dubai is a tourist paradise full of exciting and exotic destinations, wonderful luxury hotels, beautiful golden beaches, and the alluring sea making it a much sought after place. Visitors and residents of Dubai enjoy a happy lifestyle in the pleasant climate throughout the year. Dubai offers a lot of fantastic and exciting sightseeing places for visitors, and some of these destinations are given below.
Dubai is full of beautiful beaches which provide a range of recreational and entertainment facilities to the visitors. Some of the public beaches of Dubai are the Jumeirah Beach, the Mamzar Beach, and the Jebel Ali Beach though there are a number of luxury hotels in Dubai which have their own private beaches. Many of the beaches provide water sports and beach activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing.
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and it is a wonderful place for you to enjoy yourself with various types of snow sports. This indoor ski resort that is located in the Mall of the Emirates which is one of the largest shopping malls of Dubai. Ski Dubai offers visitors a number of snow activities such as toboggan runs, icy body slide, climbing towers, snowboarding, and a snowball shooting gallery.
Visit the Dubai Museum which is located within the ramparts of the beautiful Al Fahidi Fort. It is a must-see place for every visitor who comes to Dubai. It includes a number of archeological objects such as pottery, stone and metallic items, stone engravings, and also skeletons. A section of the museum is devoted completely to drums, flutes, lyres, bagpipes, and other local musical instruments.
The Wild Wadi Water Park is a popular water-themed park with several options for entertainment and fun. Some of the water games are a wave pool, water slides, and artificial surfing machines. There are different types of water rides and one of the exciting rides is the Rushdown Ravine where the riders are taken on a 560 ft. downhill slide and brought down with great speed.
Take a trip across the deserts of Dubai in a 4WD and you will find that zipping up and down the dunes is one of the most exciting things in the world. Have BBQ dinner while you watch belly dancing and smoke a shisha under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp. You could also try some sandboarding on the dunes of the Dubai desert.
Discover Dubai with a 24-hour ticket, at your own leisure and pleasure. You can hop-on or hop-off any bus and get to know the real Dubai.
Take a seaplane flight and take a view of Dubai from the skies. See all the famous icons of Dubai on a flight which will take you around Dubai for 40 minutes.
No Trip to Dubai is complete without tasting the scrumptious and mouthwatering dishes of Dubai. Taste some of traditional dishes of Dubai such as the Shawarma which is a chicken dish, Falafel which is made of chickpeas, and the famous Arabic bread.