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Popular Things To Do in Dubai

  • Shopping, adventure, relaxation, you surely have a long list of best things to do in Dubai. Walk, run, shop, relax, read, chit-chat, sail, drink...repeat. Waft along Dubai Creek and see Dubai’s landmarks twinkling against the night sky, enjoy an opulent dinner, choose from a selection of wines to accompany your meal, take a seat inside the glass-covered deck, find a spot on the open roof terrace or linger on the outdoor deck to absorb the stellar views of Dubai’s illuminated skyline, enjoy the sound of lilting piano music after your meal, climb to the open-air decks to admire the last, memorable views. Once you are done with the Dubai Creek as a starter, move on to Dubai Marina looking forward to a heavy meal.

    Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, magnificent with its panoramic views, stunning with the wonderful cruises, magical with its breathtaking attractions, Dubai offers everything. Here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, or amuse yourself at the first Ferrari branded theme park, or kiss, hug and dance with the Dolphins at the Dolphinarium, or encounter impressive skyline of Dubai at the Deira Island, or enjoy a day at the Arabian Canal, or shop your heart out at the Ibn Battuta Mall, or bounce yourself at the Indoor Trampoline Park, or catch the waves at the Jumeirah Beach, or coast over water on a wakeboard.

    From kids to youngsters, the city of Dubai never fails to amaze people from any age group. Whether you want to go on a desert safari, or do some zip boarding stuff, or dirt bike your motor, or trek out some terrains, or get along with your kid, or deep blue sea dive in the Atlantis, or conquer the world in a hot air balloon ride, or slide with the sand board, or maybe even just smell the air of love, Dubai welcomes you with something more than it has.

    Some of the best things to do in Dubai are:

    1. Visit the Burj Khalifa
    2. Skydiving in Dubai
    3. 
    Ferrari World
    4. 
    Hummer Desert Safari
    5. 
    Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise
    6. 
    Deep Blue Sea Diving 
    7. 
    Wild Wadi Water Park
    8. 
    Dune Bashing
    9. Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
    10. 
    Tour the City in a Helicopter
  • Must Do Things in Dubai

  • 01Visit the Burj Khalifa

    Visiting the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai is definitely one of the best things to do. World's tallest building, an architectural wonder is a stunning work of art and has an incomparable feat of engineering. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer.

    It is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, a symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East. The Burj Khalifa tour can be availed in two ways, “at the top level” and “at the top sky”

    Approximate Price: Prices vary according to timings and age but approximate pricing ranges from 125 AED to 500 AED.

    Operational Hours: Visiting hours extend up to 6 in the evening.

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  • 02Hummer Desert Safari

    Hummer Desert Safari
    Image Credit : Bryan Harris - Flickr

    No trip is complete without a Hummer Desert Safari in Dubai and what better way to tour the beautiful deserts other than in a monstrous hummer. Get a whiff of the ultimate adventure while you manoeuvre through the exciting and panoramic deserts of Dubai.

    There are a favourite few who offer amazing hummer desert safari’s in Dubai. This is an activity that can be availed all year around and can be done both in the night and day.

    Approximate Price: Prices range from 350 to 500 AED

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    Hummer Desert Safari in Dubai

    Hummer Desert Safari in Dubai

    NNNNN353 Ratings

    h6 HourslDubai

    O4,600

    Starting from

    O4,199

  • 03Visit Ferrari World

    Visit Ferrari World
    Image Credit : top10dubaitours.com

    The fast and furious amusement park in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World in Dubai is the first Ferrari branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built.

    Housing the Karting Academy, The Ferrari Store, The Junior Grand Prix, The Mamma Rossella, The turbo Track, The Formula Rossa, The Flying Aces, and much more, Ferrari World has its own adventure to offer.

    From the highest loop on the planet to the fastest rollercoaster in the world, twist and turn yourself upside down on these fantastic rides designed to let you have a thrilling experience. The La Pizza Show is guaranteed you make you smile as the street performers rule the stage in their own style. This is among one of the best things to do in Dubai.

    Price: The price depends upon the package you avail. Approximate price starts from AED 295. There are no charges for children under 3 years.

    Location: Located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Timings: The Ferrari World operates daily from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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    Full Day Ferrari World Tour from Dubai

    Full Day Ferrari World Tour from Dubai

    NNNNN304 Ratings

    h8 HourslAbu Dhabi

    O5,466

    Starting from

    O4,849

  • 04Visit Dubai Aquarium

    Visit Dubai Aquarium

    The 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, is the largest suspended aquariums in the world. It houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world.

    There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main Aquarium tank, which measures 51 metres in length, 20 metres in width and 11 metres in height.

    Location of the Activity: Located within The Dubai Mall, come experience one of the largest Aquariums in the world.

    Walk through the 48-metre Aquarium Tunnel on Ground Level, and explore the Rainforest, Rocky Shore Living Ocean environments and UAE Night Creature at the Underwater Zoo on Level 2.

    Operational Hours:

    10:00am - 11:00pm on Sundays and Wednesdays

    Last admission: 10:30pm

    10:00am - 12:00 midnight on Thursdays - Saturdays

    Last admission: 11:30pm

    Approximate Price: The prices for this activity varies depending on the package availed and also depending on if you’re a member. Prices range from 100 AED to 250 AED.

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    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Combo Ticket

    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Combo Ticket

    NNNNN586 Ratings

    d1 DaylDubai

    O1,790

    Starting from

    O1,417

  • 05Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise

    Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise
    Image Credit : Masrur Ashraf - Flickr

    Experience ultimate luxury while you engage in a dinner cruise. What can be better than cruising on a beautiful boat, exploring the city of Dubai from the waters and indulging in a lavish dinner? Going on a dinner cruise is one of the best places to visit in Dubai.

    Dinner cruises or dhow cruises are quite famous in Dubai and each one outdoes the other with amazing ambience, entertainment and vibes. These are a few of Dubai’s most popular and frequented cruises each unique in its own way.

     On Verra 6, Al Mansour Dhow, Cruises Dubai, Relax Tours, BBQ Donut.

    Location of the Activity: Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek are the two locations where these cruises headline.

    Other Inclusions: Dinner cruises offer a whole lot more apart from lavish delicious dinner, you are in store for live music shows, breathtaking sightseeing and much more.

    Approximate Price: 250 USD to 500 USD

    Dinner on a Dhow Cruise in Dubai

    Dinner on a Dhow Cruise in Dubai

    NNNNN430 Ratings

    h3 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O2,750

  • 06Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

    Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

    Desert Safari Dubai is undoubtedly the only and best safari provider in Dubai. A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, we recommend it highly and it will be worth every penny spent.

    This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the first destination, a camel farm. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the campsite where you will have the opportunity to camelback ride, sand boarding and trying out a henna design.

    After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe).

    Other Inclusions: Belly dancing shows and lavish buffet dinner with veg and non-veg options.

    Operational Hours: 3.30 PM to 9.30 PM seven days a week.

    Approximate Price: 150 AED to 300 AED

    Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

    Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

    NNNNM36 Ratings

    h5 HourslDubai

    O5,558

    Starting from

    O5,095

  • 07 Scuba Diving

     Scuba Diving
    Image Credit : Derek Keats - Flickr

    Scuba Diving in Dubai is monopolised by one of the best diving schools, Deep Blue Sea Diving. Deep Blue Sea Diving offers a range of courses from beginners to instructors and First Aid Courses.

    Dive Atlantis is another favourite amongst divers. There's no doubt the best way to get to know our 65,000 marine animals is to scuba dive with them. There's a dive for everyone at Atlantis.

    Location of the Activity: As Dubai has no natural diving location, the Gulf is the only diving location used by many companies and schools.

    Approximate Price: Prices range from 35 euros to 50 euros depending on the course applied for from advanced to beginners.

    Difficulty Level: The difficulty level for scuba diving is moderate and depends on the course availed.  The scuba guides are plenty informed and helpful. 

    Scuba Diving in Dubai

    Scuba Diving in Dubai

    NNNNN406 Ratings

    h2 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O7,040

  • 08Skydiving in Dubai

    Dubai is everyone’s number one destination for an amazing time, what better way to enjoy your Dubai getaway other than taking a giant leap through the sky. Skydiving in Dubai is famous as it covers the beautiful Dubai skyline as you dive through the sky. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush. This activity can be done all year round.

    Location of the Activity:  Skydive Dubai, 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.

    Other Inclusions:

    Skydive Café: Also for those who simply want to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack, the sea breeze whilst watching the skydivers may do just that while you explore Skydive Dubai Cafe.

    Gear Store: For anyone who needs skydive gear this store is a one-stop destination.

    Approximate Price: Ranges from 199 AED to 120 AED depending on package availed.

    Difficulty Level: Skydiving can prove to be challenging for beginners but professional guides will help you at every step of the way.

    Explore more about various Dubai tour packages, check them out!

  • 09Wild Wadi Water Park

    Wild Wadi Water Park
    Image Credit : Sarah_Ackerman - Flickr

    Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai is one of the best recognised outdoor water parks in West Asia. The park had featured on The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1 and boasts of high-adrenaline rides.

    It also holds the distinction of having housed the largest water slide outside of the North American continent. Visiting this amusement park is among one of the best things to do in Dubai.

    Location of the Activity: Located in Jumeirah and facing the splendid Burj Al Arab, the Wild Wadi Water Park offers 30 thrilling rides and other attractions.

    Best Time to Visit: Currently undergoing an annual maintenance programme, Wild Wadi Water Park is scheduled to reopen on 11th February 2016. Themed around the tale of Juha, a character from Arabian folklore, the outdoor water park is designed to be a delight.

    Approximate Price: All entry charges are decided according to physical specifications like height, and Wild Wadi Water Park’s rates and opening hours are subject to the discretion of the management.

    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

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    Wild Wadi Water Park Tour, Dubai

    Wild Wadi Water Park Tour, Dubai

    NNNNN289 Ratings

    h8 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O3,999

  • 10Dubai City Tour

    Dubai City Tour
    Image Credit : stopovertrips.com

    How about having an unforgettable trip to the city of wonders? Dubai is famously known for its wonderful landscapes and adventurous thrills around the city. From having a look at the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque to the authentic Dubai museum, from the luxurious Burj Al Arab to the exotic Palm Island, from Sheikh Zayed road to AL Fahidi fort, from Dubai Creek to Dubai Mall, the Dubai City Tour is sure to entertain and excite people from all groups. This is among one of the best things to do in Dubai.

    Drive through the popular skyscrapers, shop your heart out the largest mall in the world, get photo zoned at some of the amazing destinations, watch out the famous Dubai fountains, play adventure sports, as you unveil the city of wonders. Do not forget to be wonderstruck.

    Price: The price depends upon the package you avail and the service provider you concert. Approximate price starts from AED 40.

    Timings: Operates daily.
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    Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

    Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

    NNNNN746 Ratings

    h4 HourslDubai

    O1,350

    Starting from

    O1,250

  • 11Ski Dubai

    Ski Dubai
    Image Credit : Jon Rawlinson - Flickr

    Imagine skiing in the snow in Dubai! Ski Dubai is the very first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, and the massive area is set in a mountain theme.

    Here’s the best opportunity to get rollicking in the snow all year round, with great rides and even penguins making this as one of the best things to do in Dubai.

    Location of the Activity: Situated inside the behemoth shopping mall that is the Mall of the Emirates, this indoor ski resort sprawls over 22,500 square metres for fun in excess.

    Best Time to Visit: Ski Dubai, the indoor ski resort is open throughout the year, where the 5 runs offer a unique experience to suit different levels of expertise. The themed restaurants are a delight in their own fashion.

    Approximate Price: Starting from 250 AED onwards, the resort offers a wide array of activities for a gala time in the snow. A ski school on the premise is a wonderful way to support the participants.

    Difficulty level: Easy

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    Ski Dubai Ticket in Emirates Mall

    Ski Dubai Ticket in Emirates Mall

    NNNNM31 Ratings

    h6 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O5,716

  • 12Dubai Dolphinarium

    Dubai Dolphinarium
    Image Credit : raynatours.com

    With performances of the most friendly and highly intelligent bottlenose dolphins and playful seals on stage, Dubai Dolphinarium is one of the most fascinating and unique indoor attractions in Dubai. If you will ask a local about what to do in Dubai? They will answer " visit Dubai Dolphinarium".

    Offering a variety of shows featuring adorable dolphins, playful seals and talented birds, Dubai Dolphinarium is sure to amaze and give you one of a lifetime experience. 

    Watch and be dazzled by these mind-blowing spectacular showcases, be captivated with one of the most exotic birds in UAE, dive into the pool with dolphins, have photo sessions with pretty seals, enjoy an unforgettable experience, kiss, hug, dance, sing, play with the most lovable creatures of the ocean.

    Price: The price varies on the type of show and program or activity you choose. Approximate price starts from AED 30 for children.

    Location: Located at Creek Park, Gate 1, Umm Hurair 2, and can be reached by any local transport including metro.

    Timings: Operates daily. The show timings may differ.
    Dubai Dolphinarium Tour

    Dubai Dolphinarium Tour

    NNNNN355 Ratings

    h2 HourslDubai

    O980

    Starting from

    O899

  • 13Visit Underwater Zoo

    Visit Underwater Zoo

    One of the largest aquariums in the world, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo also holds the record for housing the world’s largest acrylic panel. A gigantic crocodile is a resident here and is one of the major attractions in the underwater zoo. Visiting this place is among one of the best things to do in Dubai.

    Location of the Activity: Embedded inside the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are home to the mysterious Cephalopods in the Kraken’s Lair, and a selected assortment of animal species that thrive in desert environments are on display at UAE’s Night Creatures.

    Best Time to Visit: The well-maintained underwater zoo is open to thronging tourists throughout the year. The world-famous aquarium and zoo figure on most itineraries of tourists flocking to Dubai.

    Approximate Price: Numerous different packages try and cater to all tourists, with prices starting from 100 AED per person. A membership programme is also one of the main draws of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

    Difficulty level: Easy

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    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Combo Ticket

    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Combo Ticket

    NNNNN586 Ratings

    d1 DaylDubai

    O1,790

    Starting from

    O1,417

  • 14 Dune Bashing

     Dune Bashing
    Image Credit : Land Rover MENA - Flickr

    Dune Bashing is an iconic activity in Dubai and one of the best things to do, in which one can engage oneself in all year round. The deserts of Dubai are it’s most prized destinations and include a wide array of adrenaline pumping activities, Dune Bashing being the main one.

    Approximate Price: The prices for Dune Bashing can fluctuate from 150 - 300 AED depending on the type of package you avail, various companies offer exciting packages including camel rides, lavish dinners and much more.

    Difficulty Level:  Dune Bashing is an adrenaline pumping action and is accessible to people of all ages and is very safe. 

    Dune Bashing in Dubai

    Dune Bashing in Dubai

    NNNMM38 Ratings

    h3 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O3,705

  • 15Visit Dubai Creek

    Visit Dubai Creek
    Image Credit : dubaidhowcruise.co

    Dubai Creek offers magical views, exquisite dining and luxury accommodations. Drive along Dubai Creek, the lifeline and pulse of the city, and make your evening extra special with this stunning dinner cruise. 

    Enjoy magnificent views, see the true heritage of the city, feast on the dishes from the buffet, admire the city lights, and dance on the beats of Arabian style music as you glide along the waterway on this stunning Dubai Creek cruise. This is among one of the best things to do in Dubai.

    Relish the cooling evening breezes as your boat glides beneath the Maktoum and Floating bridges. The Dubai Creek also houses a golf and yacht club.

    Timings: The duration of the cruise is about 2-3 hours.
    Dubai Creek Cruise

    Dubai Creek Cruise

    NNNNM37 Ratings

    h2 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O1,482

  • 16Hot Air Ballooning

    Hot Air Ballooning

    Soar over the spectacular Dubai desert away from all the glamour and glitz of the city and take a peaceful and relaxing ride in a hot air balloon while you can marvel various attractions of the Dubai deserts.

    Gaze in awe at some spectacular desert vistas while enjoying an hour in the air, and then return to the ground to celebrate the flight. Each basket holds a maximum of 24 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away.

    There are various companies that offer hot air balloon tours in Dubai, best being Viator. Balloon Adventures Emirates also offers spectacular hot air balloon adventures. This activity can be availed all year round.

    Location of the Activity: Most of these amazing hot air balloon tours take off from Al Ain Road of the area of the Dubai Desert Conservative Reserve.

    Approximate Price: This one of a kind activity start at a price of 1000 AED. 

    Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai

    Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai

    NNNNN280 Ratings

    h4 HourslDubai

    O22,124

    Starting from

    O18,450

  • 17Bungee Jumping

    Bungee Jumping
    Image Credit : Julie Facine - Flickr

    When in Dubai, there are certain activities you cannot miss out on and bungee jumping is one of them. You can try out your adventure skills in several locations in Dubai and some of them are at the Gravity Zone, a company that specializes in adventure activities like this. 

    Bungee jumps are also popular in Dubai Kartdrome in Motor City. The place has attracted for 500 jumpers since its inception in 2012. You can experience a jump of over 50 meters and you need to ensure you are not above 120 kg for this activity.

    Location of the Activity: Gravity Zone and Motor City

    Approximate Price: You can avail this activity for different rates such as Single jump can be availed at 339 AED and a Tandem Jump will be priced at 499 AED depending on the location of the activity.

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

    Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate depending on the type of activity selected. 

    Tandem Bungee Jumping in Dubai

    Tandem Bungee Jumping in Dubai

    NNNNN289 Ratings

    lDubai

    Starting from

    O9,999

  • 18Visit Dubai Marina

    Visit Dubai Marina
    Image Credit : alwasldhow.com

    Showcasing the wonderful skyscrapers, water parks, shopping malls, hotels, cafes, apartment buildings, gyms, swimming pools, beaches, sports and golf clubs, Dubai Marina is a high rise. With stunning beachfront locations and luxury accommodations, offering panoramic views, good and cheap food Dubai Marina is a breathtaking attraction. 

    Highlights include Rixos Premium, Rhodes W1 Restaurant, Amwaj Rotana, Dusit Residence, Grosvenor House, Habtoor Grand Resort, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JA Oasis Beach Tower, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Moevenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Radisson Blu Residence, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, The Ritz Carlton.

    If coming to Dubai this is a must visit as it probably has the most action happening in town. Also popular for supercars, Dubai Marina is a watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.

    Price: The price depends upon the activity you choose and the place you visit in Dubai Marina.
    Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

    Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

    NNNNN348 Ratings

    h2 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O2,890

  • 19Abra Ride on the Creek Cruise

    Abra Ride on the Creek Cruise
    Image Credit : Mel Peffs - Flickr

    Crossing the Dubai Creek is a really popular mode of transport for the city’s residents and it’s tourists, the boats used are small motorised taxi’s called Abras. They can hold around 20 people and offer the cheapest and fastest means of transport between Deira and Bur Dubai.

    Forget expensive cruises this is the real way to see the Creek.

    Location of the Activity: Motorised abras currently play in two main routes across Dubai Creek - Deira route and the Bur Dubai route. There are four stations: two on the Deira side to the north of the creek and two on the southern Bur Dubai side.

    Operational Hours: The Bur Dubai route operates 24 hours and the Deira route operates from 5 am to midnight.

    Approximate Price: The fare of the abra is just 1 dirham and is paid to the abra driver.

    Nearby Attractions: Attractions and places of interest near the abra routes include Dubai Museum, the Heritage and Diving Village, the Old Souk, Perfume Souk and the Spice Souk. 

    Dubai is full of adventure and fun so don't miss out some of the thrilling adventure sports in Dubai.

    Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Creek

    Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Creek

    NNNNN340 Ratings

    h2 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O1,205

  • 20Visit Dubai Mall

    Located in the heart the prestigious Downtown Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ is The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination, has welcomed more than 80 million visitors in 2014.

    The Fashion Avenue, the precinct dedicated to high fashion, positions The Dubai Mall as the fashion capital for the region. Another niche component of the mall is The Souk, an elegantly designed precinct featuring jewellery shops, accessory outlets, traditional Arab clothing and handicraft stores, among others.

    Location of the Activity: Downtown Dubai

    Operational Hours:

    Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

    Thursday to Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am

    Other Inclusions: The Dubai Mall features the world-class Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo featuring thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel.

    The strong family entertainment components include KidZania , an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft high adrenaline indoor theme park; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex with a total capacity of 2,800 seats; and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink.

  • Other Things to Do in Dubai

  • 21Visit Jumeirah Mosque

    Image Credit : toastbrot81 - Flickr

    The only mosque in Dubai that allows non-Muslims to enter, offers a refreshing glimpse into Islam’s rich heritage, which is often marred in the current world.

    This iconic mosque is built on the lines of the medieval Fatimid tradition, and when illuminated, the minarets and other ornate details simply come to life.

    Location of the Activity: The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to the grand mosque, six days a week. It is a wonderful way to absorb Emirati culture and religion.

    Best Time to Visit: The visits are organized start at 10.00 AM from Saturday till Thursday. Each tour lasts for 75 minutes approximately, and bringing a camera along to the most-photographed mosque in the region might be a great idea.

    Approximate Price: To enter the holy mosque, prepare to shell out 10AED, while children under the age of 12 are not charged an entry fee.

  • 22Deep Sea Fishing

    Image Credit : rockfshr - Flickr

    Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai is a simple adventure that lures tourists from all corners of the globe and Middle East. Considered to be one of the biggest sailfish destinations of the world, Dubai has played host to numerous renowned mariners and sea fishing enthusiasts in Middle East.

    Deep Sea Fishing Dubai is the only company in Dubai that offers this activity at it’s best. They guarantee fishing and use special fishing techniques and equipments that can assist you in finding the biggest catch and give you the best results.

    Location of the Activity: Deep Sea fishing usually takes place in Dubai Harbor.

    Approximate Price: This activity starts at a price of AED 119.

  • 23Seaplane Flight

    Seaplane Flight

    Experience spectacular views of Dubai’s skyscrapers, beaches and architectural wonders on a 40-minute seaplane flight. Step aboard a state-of-the-art Cessna seaplane and thrill as you swoop around top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and palm-shaped island archipelago of the Palm Jumeirah.

    Continue your flight over the World to see how its islands mark out countries and continents from above, and fly over Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina and other landmarks

    Approximate Price: $ 466.00

    Location of the Activity: Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali or Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club; option selected at booking.

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    Sea Plane Tour of Dubai

    Sea Plane Tour of Dubai

    NNNNM31 Ratings

    lDubai

    O29,547

    Starting from

    O20,285

  • 244x4 Desert Safari

    4x4 Desert Safari

    Off-road through the magical desert in a 4x4 vehicle, and delve into an adventure that is unheard of in most places on the planet. Take on the sweeping dunes and embark on an adventurous trip, which promises to make a great story.

    A combination of experiences make this activity worthy of being on this list.

    Best Time to Visit: Open throughout the year, the activity might be inaccessible under drastic weather conditions.

    Approximate Price: Costing 375 AED onwards, the activity presents dune driving, camel ride, and a belly dance show. A regional selection of grilled meats, salads, sweets and beverages proffer a sumptuous experience.

    Difficulty level: Easy

    4x4 Dubai Desert Safari 

    4x4 Dubai Desert Safari 

    NNNMM27 Ratings

    h6 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O5,373

  • 25Sand Boarding

    Sand Boarding

    The list of things to do in Dubai can't get over without getting into the dunes of Dubai. To experience the majesty of the dunes first-hand, sand-boarding is an activity tailored for that very purpose. Similar to snowboarding, sand-boarding splices through the vast mounds in fulfilling fashion.

    Hop into a Hummer and drive through the sandy acres before unleashing an adrenaline blitz while sand-boarding!

    Location of the Activity: The Dubai-based Dream Explorer offers a desert safari, following which the sand-boarding begins with full gusto. Steer through sand, and learn to control the board before trying out new ways to glide effortlessly.

    It is a commonly-held belief that sand-boarding is relatively easier than snowboarding.

    Best time to go sand-boarding: Generally held on all days of the year, unless the weather decides to play a spoilsport. Once you master sand-boarding, a race with fellow sand-boarders might be on the cards.

    Approximate Price: This scintillating experience can be availed from 275 AED onwards, while rates vary for children.

    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

    Sandboarding in Dubai

    Sandboarding in Dubai

    NNNMM34 Ratings

    h4 HourslDubai

    Starting from

    O3,798

  • 26Flyboard in Dubai

    Flyboard in Dubai
    Image Credit : Rob Bixby - Flickr

    Flyboard in Dubai is an amphibious invention that allows you to surf, swim underwater and enjoy the limitless possibilities it offers. Easy to learn, the extremely exciting activity is definitely the best adventurous thing to do in Dubai.

    Rocket 10 metres above the sea and get the adrenaline pumping!

    Best Time to Visit: Conditions for Flyboarding are favourable on all days of the year and is on the offing on demand. This adventure activity is not held in very deep waters and is a safe bet indeed.

    Approximate Price: A 30-minute experience is priced at 300 AED per person, with varying durations warranting different rates. Or, you can even have your own Flyboard show at an event for a spectacular display.

    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

    Flyboard Experience in Dubai

    Flyboard Experience in Dubai

    NNNNM37 Ratings

    lDubai

    Starting from

    O6,450

  • 27Mall Of The Emirates

    Mall Of The Emirates is one of the most distinguished malls of the city given its surreal and spectacular Ski Dubai facility that can be availed inside.

    Highlights:
     The indoor ski slope of the Mall Of The Emirates is completed with the penguin enclosure and chairlifts all of it is available at a perennial temperature of -4 Degree Celsius. Inside the mall there is a family entertainment center and a cinema complex along with a whole set of rides directed towards people of all age groups.

    Shopping opportunities here are boundless. Further, there are a number of eating options, that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

    Location: Mall Of The Emirates is located at the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Timings: Mall Of The Emirates stays open on all days of the week. However, from Saturday to Wednesday, you can visit the mall from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Thursday and Friday, the mall can be visited from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

    Price: There is no entrance fee for Mall Of The Emirates however you’ll have to pay in accordance with the goods and services availed by you
  • 28Tour the City in a Helicopter

    Tour the City in a Helicopter
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    Taking a helicopter ride through the scenic and modern city of Dubai is a privilege. Marvel at the Dubai skyline from an aerial view and visit various iconic destinations like the Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah. Two companies that provide pristine helicopter rides/tours are Helidubai and Atlantis the Palm Hotel. It is amongst the most exhilarating things to do in Dubai.

    Location of the Activity: You will soar over the skies and visit various destinations like the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, The World Islands, Wild Wadi and much more.

    Approximate Price: Price range starts from 220 USD

    Other Inclusions: Check in at the helipad and settle into the comfortable lounge. Sip on a complimentary soda, tea or coffee as you listen to a safety briefing, and when the time comes, meet your experienced pilot.

    You can also use these helicopter services for other than sightseeing, you can arrange a private pick up for your CEO or even gift it to someone for their birthday.

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  • 29Family Day Out in Kidzania Dubai

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    Kidzania in Dubai is a boom for kids. An award winning children’s edutainment concept, this 80,000 sq ft interactive mini city, combines inspiration, fun and learning. It also offers different themes for kids depending upon the occasion. Visiting Kidzania is one of the best things to do in Dubai with kids.

    Present in over 20 countries including Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey and London, a family day out at Kidzania is truly a fun trip. Enjoy a day with your family, click amazing pictures, be a kid with your kids, relive your childhood, and have ultimate fun at Kidzania located inside the largest mall in the world.

    Price: The price of the ticket depends upon the age of the person. Children from 0-1 age are given free entry. Approximate price starts from AED 50.

    Location: Located at level 2 in Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai

    Timings: Operates daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM except for weekends (10:00 AM to 11:00 PM). Counter closes one hour before the closing of Kidzania.
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  • 30Visit Dubai Museum

    Dubai's best museum occupies the sturdy Al Fahidi Fort, built around 1800 and considered the city's oldest structure. The exhibit charts the emirate's turbo-evolution from fishing and pearling village to global centre of commerce, finance and tourism in engaging, multimedia fashion.

    A walk-through mock souk, exhibits on Bedouin life in the desert and a room highlighting the importance of the sea illustrate the days before the discovery of oil. The last room showcases archaeological findings from nearby excavation sites.

    The main exhibit kicks off at the end of a spiralling ramp with a 10-minute video featuring historical Dubai highlights from the 1930s to the 2000s. From here, you cross the deck of a dhow to enter a mock souk with dioramas depicting shopkeepers and craftsmen at work, enhanced by light and sound effects as well as film footage.

    Other scenes show life at home, at Quran school, in the desert and at sea. The latter includes a small section on the tough life of pearl divers, who made up to 50 deep dives daily equipped with nothing but nose clips and leather finger gloves.

    Location of the Activity: Al Fahid Street

    Approximate Price: Adult-3 AED, Child 1AED

    Operational Hours: 8.30am-8.30pm on Saturdays to Thursdays and 2.30-8.30pm on Fridays.

  • 31City Tour on a Bus

    Open top bus tours are the best way to tour a city. Big Bus Tour Dubai provides just that. Your open-top bus tour reveals all of the famous Dubai landmarks and charts the city’s rapid development from a small fishing village to a modern, vibrant city.

    The day tour offers personal recorded commentary and three tour routes where you can hop on and off to visit top attractions. The night tour offers live guided commentary showcasing illuminated Dubai. There are many other things do at night in Dubai but this tour is the one that you should not miss.

    Choose from a range of tickets and enjoy several free inclusions, like the Desert Sunset Tour, Sharjah Tour and Dhow cruises at Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek.

    Approximate Price: Adults from US$66.75

    Children from US$30.75                                

    Family from US$164.25

    Other Inclusions: Free Cruise on an Arabian Dhow: Dubai Creek (old Dubai) and Marina (modern Dubai), Free Ride on a Water Bus, Free Sharjah Tour, Free Desert Sunset Tour (please ask a Big Bus member of staff for booking procedures).

    Free entry to Lost Chambers and Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis The Palm (with 48 hour tickets), Free Entry to Dubai Museum (Al Fahidi Fort), Free Entry to Shindagha Museum (Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House), Free Walking Tours (October to April), Free Reward Booklet with substantial retail, leisure and dining discounts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Free Shuttles, Free Bottled Water, Free Headphones, Free Wifi Discount Card

  • 32Dune Buggy

    Ride over the majestic dunes of Dubai in possibly the most inventive ways to off-road in the desert! The powerful Dune Buggy is a customized vehicle to tread the desert, and is compulsory on the trip to Dubai and to add to the exciting mix, snowboarding is bound to fascinate endlessly.

    Location of the Activity: Dream Explorer in Dubai offer Dune Buggies, are one of the best-reviewed adventurers in the category.

    Best time to take the Dune Buggy out on a spin: The activity is up for grabs throughout the year, and can vary according to persisting weather conditions. Backed with safety convoys, off-roading here is an uninterrupted experience.

    Approximate Price: Dune Buggies can be availed from 545 AED onwards, with both single-seater and twin-seater vehicles offered to suit all preferences. All Dune Buggies include roll cages, seat belts, bucket seats, night lights, fire extinguisher, and constant mechanical support during the drive.

    Difficulty level: Easy

  • 33Dirt Biking in Dubai

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    Are you tired of driving in a car? Are you looking for an adventure or a challenge? Are you dreaming of one of a kind experience? Whether it be enduro riding, dune bashing or desert riding, Dubai offers fun for all kinds of dirt biking.

    Enthusiasts from all over the world visit Dubai to have this once in a lifetime experience of dirt biking. 

    So get into this stuff and pump up your body with the overwhelming feeling of riding while rushing towards adventure. Enjoy and feel the thrill like never before while you take back precious memories.

    Price: The prices for Dirt Biking can fluctuate depending on the different packages. Various companies offer exciting packages to the travelers.

    Location: Amidst the desert sand of Dubai, hop on your KTM Desert Motorbike, and have a blast trying to showcase your skills.

    Timing: It ranges from 2 to 5 hours, depending on the type of package you avail.
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  • 34Camp in the Desert

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    Another must-do activity while in Dubai, camping in the desert is said to be a surreal experience. Under the sky’s vast expanse, watching the innumerable stars is an unforgettable sight.

    Many places lie in close proximity to Dubai, where camping is strongly recommended for tourists.

    Location of the Activity: Fossil Rock or Jebel Maleihah, Um Al Quwain beach, Liwa are among the widely acclaimed camping hotspots across the United Arab Emirates. If pitching a tent might seem like too much work, clamping is tailored for you. Head to Dubai’s Desert Conservation Reserve to camp amid animals in the wild!

    Best Time to Visit: Each camping experience is unique, and can be availed throughout the year, as long as the weather permits. Enjoy the varied flora and fauna of the Arabian desert landscape.

    Approximate Price: The average price starts from $289, and varies according to the terrain and season.

  • 35Cruise the Arabian Gulf on a Yacht

    Here’s an opportunity to discover another facet of Dubai, besides the usual touristy fare. Hop onto a yacht and sail on the balmy Arabian waters, even as the skyline from the sea astounds.

    Sail along pristine beaches, and host brilliant parties for gatherings of all sizes atop a chartered yacht. Depending on size of the gathering, yacht charters are the best means for a quaint retreat or an exhilarating activity.

    Best Time to Visit: Yacht charters are on the offing all year round, and the activities are subject to persisting weather conditions.

    Approximate Price: An array of yachts are provided, and start from 1250 AED onwards. Prices may vary according to season or availability.

    Difficulty level: Easy

  • 36Taste Arabian Food and Shisha

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    One way to delve into the Arabian heritage is through a thorough culinary exploration. There are innumerable restaurants in Dubai dishing out a combination of Arabian food and shisha. So, sit back and indulge in the delicacies in true Arabic style and couples find it as a soothing romantic place to enjoy

    Location of the Activity: Out of all the places serving the famed cuisine, a few stand out for the ambience. Khan Murjan is one such Middle Eastern restaurant, chiselled in Umawi architectural style with an exquisite Marble courtyard to boot. The Kana Café is another hookah bar that has been reviewed favourably so, alongside Zahr El Laymoun.

    Best Time to Visit: Indulgence knows no constraint, and rightfully so. Arabian cuisine coupled with shisha can be enjoyed on any day of the year.

    Approximate Price: A decent fare and hookah can be enjoyed from 200AED onwards. However, prices are bound to vary according to the restaurant in question.

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  • 37Overnight Desert Safari in Dubai

    Overnight Desert Safari in Dubai
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    About: Sunsets are an amazing way to show that even endings can be beautiful. Once the sun has set, the moon and the stars showcase their brilliance and the sky becomes a spectacular beauty to behold. Now imagine what this night light will bring up to your eyes when it falls on a desert. Taking this overnight safari in Dubai is one of the best things to do.

    Explore the secrets of this golden, sandy paradise with an evening desert safari. And to add the cherry on the cake, these desert safaris are even accomplished with amazing performances from stunning entertainers.

    Price: Desert Safari can be as cheap as AED 30, but then it depends on what kind of package you avail and from which provider.

    Location: Set mostly in the Arabian deserts of Dubai, a desert safari is the finest way to enjoy the whimsical charm.

    Timings: The timing varies from provider to provider. Though most of them are open after the sunset. The safari can be as long as 7 hours.
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  • 38Morning Desert Safari

    Morning Desert Safari

    For those crunched for time in the evenings, the morning desert safari in Dubai is a boon. Allowing the traveller to explore the desert in one of the most thrilling ways, a few desert safaris even allow for a camel ride and sand-boarding!

    Best Time to Visit: The activity is open on all days of the year if the weather permits. It also includes more than a few things to satiate the adventurer's heart. For those wishing to give the dining and camping experience a miss, to just enjoy the thrill of a desert safari, this is it.

    Approximate Price: The exciting activity kicks off from approximately AED 250, where one can indulge in dune bashing, quad biking, camel ride and sand-boarding.

    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

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  • 39Participate in Camel Polo

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    Following travellers’ fascination with polo, Dubai has reinvented the game to suit the region. Camel polo has caught the imagination of enthusiasts, with the same old rules which are sprinkled with a few surprises.

    Suiting all skill levels, camel polo is perfect for a leisurely day out with interaction with the animals of the desert.

    Location of the Activity: Travel & Culture Tours lets you embark on special camel polo tours to play the game with groups of eight to 60. A polo mallet swing technique training is given to those willing to participate.

    Best Time to Visit: Perfect for corporate team building, or for a fun day with friends and family, camel polo is a game that one can play on any day of the year.

    Approximate Price: A minimum of eight people are required to kick-start the game of camel polo, with rates starting from 840AED per person. What’s more! There are prizes given away to the winning team.

    Difficulty level: Easy

  • 40Ride on a Horseback

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    Learn to ride a horse, and be around these beautiful animals. For the equine-inclined, horseback riding is a close-to-the-heart affair. Regardless of one’s skill level of riding horses, it promises to be a fun exercise, one that promotes bonhomie between humans and animals.

    Location of the Activity: The Emirates Equestrian Centre is the only fully-approved British Horse Society in West Asia, and boasts of hosting the most important equestrian events in and around Dubai.

    With instructors from the British Horse Society, the centre also has a training school within the premises.

    Best Time to Visit: Organised all year round, one can enrol into a horse riding programme at any time. Lessons are held from 07.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 04.00 PM to 07.00 PM daily.

    Approximate Price: Prices start from 100 AED, although prices may vary according to the duration and type of activity availed. Emirates Equestrian Centre also allows one to have a go at the competitions, or to just loaf around the sprawling campus.

    Difficulty level: Easy

  • 41Experience Skydiving Indoors

    Here’s a whimsical opportunity for those with vertigo to experience the raw thrill of sky diving, without any danger at all. One is lifted in the air in a wind tunnel and the feeling of weightlessness in a controlled environment provides a taste of the real deal.

    Turn and move around freely in mid-air in this tempting indoor skydiving experience in Dubai.

    Location of the Activity: Located in City Centre Mirdiff, the indoor skydiving activity at iFLY breaks the notion that Dubai’s gargantuan malls offer only shops and gigantic food courts.

    Best Time to Visit: Being an indoor activity, this unique skydiving experience can be availed on any given day of the year.

    Approximate Price: The rates at iFLY start from 220 AED onwards, with prices rising according to the package availed. A must-do experience while in Dubai, and especially when inside the mall.

    Difficulty level: Easy

  • 42Wake Boarding

    An adventurous blend of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing, wake-boarding involves coasting over water on a wakeboard. Usually towed by a motorboat, the rider has ample opportunities to learn and master the art of wake-boarding. Both professional wakeboard enthusiasts and beginners are supported in an exclusive manner.

    Best Time to Visit: Open on all days of the year, this unique activity is, however, subject to persisting weather conditions. Also, this extreme water sport action is open to all age groups. Head out to the ‘home of wake-boarding in Dubai’ for a good dose of adrenaline.

    Approximate Price: Proffering both coaching and the ensuing wake-boarding session, the prices start from 250 AED at Wake Evolution. Prices are subject to changes according to the management’s discretion.
  • 43Take a Boat Trip Around Dubai

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    Dubai offers spectacular views of the sea and the popular downtown that has some of the best buildings that the Middle East has had the pleasure to witness. There are several exciting boat cruises that you can avail such as the Yellow boats cruise located at the Dubai Marina Walk, the Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina that will allow you to see some breathtaking views of the coastline. 

    The Mussandam sea safari allows you to take a dip in the Arabian Gulf.

    Location of the Activity: Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach

    Approximate Price: The prices vary on the basis of the type of cruise that you opt for. The fishing cruises range from 50-90 AED and the luxury cruises will soar from 100-190 AED depending on the type of cruise you opt for.

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year. The summers in Dubai are harsh so make sure you book a cruise in the colder months from October to December. 

  • 44Surfing in Dubai

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    If you like the waters, then you need to explore them irrespective of which country you are in and if you are enjoying a holiday in Dubai, then there are options for you here in this luxury desert as well. Surfing is one of the best things to do in Dubai if you love scouring the waters of Jumeirah Beach and the Arabian Gulf.

    You could register or make your bookings at the surf house Dubai and get a good offer for an amazing surfing course where you can greet some amazing waves while the coastline of Dubai falls behind you.

    Location of the Activity: Dubai Marina, Arabian Gulf and Jumeirah Beach

    Approximate Price: The cost of a one and a half hour surfing session is around 150 AED and advanced surfing session is around 275 AED(prices are subject to getting modified as per seasons and availability).

    Best Time to Visit: December to May

    Difficulty level: The waves are not too harsh therefore it ranges from easy-moderate for any surfer here. 

  • 45Bounce - Indoor Trampoline Parks

    The only thing that comes to our mind when we think about trampoline is jumping high up in the air. While you are in Dubai don’t miss a chance to visit Indoor Trampoline Park and defy gravity as you fly high. Indoor Trampoline Park is guaranteed the best fun filled workout for your kids.

    The park is loaded with different kinds of activities like Open jump, Jump Box Beat, Kids court, Dodged ball etc.

    This park is like a one stop destination for all. Reminiscence your childhood memories as you get more bouncy in more than 120 interconnected world class trampolines. There is another park Bounce which is a hit among the kids.

    Especially designed for the age group of 5-14 years and is the best summer camps for kids in Dubai.

    Timings: Opens daily from 10 AM to 10 PM.

    Price:
    The approximate price ranges from 69 AED to 180 AED
  • 46Visit Ibn Battuta Mall

    Ibn Battuta Mall is a huge shopping mall that is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. It lies in close proximity to the interchange 6 for the Jebel Ali Village.

    Highlights:
     The prime highlights of the Ibn Battuta Mall includes over 50 restaurants, over 4,500 parking spaces, 270 shops and a 21 screen cinema. Spread over a vast area of 521,000 square meters, it is also one of the world’s largest themed shopping destination.

    The mall largely comprises of six courts. Each of these courts is designed by seeking inspiration from the countries that were explored by the great Moroccan Berber explorer, Ibn Battuta after whom the mall is christened. These six courts include – Tunisia Court, India Court, Egypt Court, Persia Court, China Court and Andalusia Court.

    Location: Ibn Battuta Mall is located at Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Timings: Ibn Battuta Mall usually stays open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

    Price: Depends on the stuff you shop from the mall.
  • 47Hatta Safari Tour in Dubai

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    An incredible way to explore the rugged landscape and experience the picturesque desert scenery of Hatta, bounded by the magnificent Hajar Mountains is to go on a Hatta Safari Tour.

    The Hatta mountain safari is considered as a famous destination for youth as it known to offer lifetime experience which will be filled of thrill and fun. Touring along the meandering mountain trails, Hatta Mountain Safari is an exciting and convenient way to explore the beauty of breathtaking enclaves. 

    So if you are looking for an experience encountering a much more natural and wilder side of Dubai, Hatta Safari is a perfect natural outing for you. It hits both sandy and mountainous terrains in the outskirts of Dubai.

    Do not wait more, discover the wild outdoors with Hatta Safari.

    Price: The price completely depends upon the service provider you approach. Approximate price starts from as low as AED 80.

    Location: Hatta Mountain, Dubai.
  • 48Deira Island

    Deira Island is a group of artificial islands of Dubai. This project was initially supposed to be a part of the Palm Islands and was then fondly known as ‘Palm Diera’.

    Highlights:
     Deira island comprises of four man made islands that lie adjacent to the Deira District of Dubai. This development is sought to offer a relaxed island living to the lucky residents of the place. Given the time and the money going in the Diera project, it is certain that in another few year’s this island will boost the tourism industry of Dubai.

    Post completion of the project, there will be beach front hotel resorts, 21 km of beaches, a waterfront night market, residential communities, a huge amphitheatre which can accommodate some 30,000 people and a shopping mall. This island will bring forth impressive views of the skyline of Dubai and across the Arabian Gulf.

    Location: The Deira island is located in Dubai in United Arab Emirates.

    Timings: The Deira Island stays open all round the year.

    Price: There is no entry fee.
  • 49Zabeel Park

    Zabeel Park is one of the first technology driven parks lying in the Gulf region. It has an area that is equivalent to 45 football grounds. The park is also a home to the edutainment centre and a children's amusement complex.

    Highlights:
    Spread over an area of 47.5 hectares, Zabeel Park is said to one of the largest parks of Dubai. The park lies at the at Zabeel Square amidst the WTC and Al Karama on the Sheikh Zayed Road. This park also features over 3000 palm trees along with 7000 other trees which belong to 14 vivid species. Zabeel Park is dissected into sections that are connected to each other by the bridges.

    Location: Zabeel Park is located at the Zabeel Area - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Timings: Zabeel Park stays open on all days of the week. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the park stays open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM while on other days of the week, the park remains open only till 10:00 PM.

    Price: The Park charges entry fee of Dh.5 per person. This fee also includes car parking for 2300 cars.
  • 50Arabian Canal

    Arabian Canal is a massive 75 km man-made canal that is presently on hold. This canal would initiate at the Dubai Marina where some excavation has started which is supposed to go round the Al Maktoum International Airport before finally merging with the sea in the outer end of the Palm Jebel Ali.

    Highlights:
     The first phase of the larger Arabian Canal would be formed by the Dubai Waterfront. Developed by the company Limitless, the canal was initially proposed to be ready by 2012 however ever since 2009, it has been put on hold. If the work is done as planned, it would require an excavation of some 1.1 billion cubic meters of soil.

    Location: Arabian Canal is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Timings: A definite idea on timings is not given by the authority.

    Price: As of now, the entry Price to Arabian Canal is not decided.
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Burj Khalifa

The tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters, Burj Khalifa in Dubai used to be known as Burj Dubai. 162 rooms and an antenna in the top of the building have given the whole tower world’s attraction from the moment it came into existence in 2008. The construction of the tower was started in 2004 and it was opened to the public in 2010 as a part of the new development of the Government called Downtown Dubai. Burj Khalifa was considered to be the masterpiece of the popular large scale, mixed-use development. It was built and named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The design of the building came into the artistic mind and famous designer Adrian Smith, then working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Highlights: This tallest skyscraper has 162 rooms and has the world’s tallest elevator spans up to 140 levels. The highest occupied floor in the building is 153rd floor where parties and events are occurred frequently and it has a private terrace as well. Experts believe that Burj Khalifa is the perfect blend of different aesthetic senses from different cultures around the globe. The spider lily, a widely cultivated flower in Dubai is said to be the influence for the architectural design of the building. At 555 meters, the SKY or the highest outdoor observatory space exists spreads across the levels of 148 and 125 of the building. The recent attraction is the spiral flight which has 36 steps in white oak and has a length of 100 meters. It is made beautiful with the crystal LED Chandelier.

Location: It is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai main city, it is just 1.7 km away.

Price: Prices vary according to timings and age but approximate pricing ranges from 125 AED to 500 AED.

Timings: Opens daily from 9 AM to 11 PM.

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Desert Safari

When we talk about desert safari the first place that strikes your mind is Dubai. Dubai has always been a favorite destination when it comes to desert adventure. One such favoured activity is the Desert safari in Dubai  Enjoy riding through the desert while enjoy riding through the desert while soaking in the scenic views.

The timings of your tour depend on the packages which you are choosing from. Halt to watch the lovely dusk before reaching your destination where you have the chance to enjoy a camel ride, sand boarding and experiment with henna close by or feet. Appreciate the beauty of the whole region.  While in Dubai you can find of number of tour operators which provides you with the best desert safari. There are also night safari, evening safari and day safari in Dubai. 

Price: The approximate price for this activity starts from AED 200.
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Dubai Creek

A lot of you might be searching for that perfect lucury while you are travelling to Dubai. Well then you have the famous Dubai Creek which is the perfect place for you.  Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek which is a part of the new Dubai canal it extends through to the Persian Gulf.  Dubai Creek is one the emirate's most beautiful areas that especially stand out for its conventional atmosphere and appeal. 

Regardless of the record-breaking points of interest involving tall structures and excitement settings that dab over the city, this normal seawater brook remains as the genuine personality of Dubai and is a living representation of the nation's long-standing convention. Going through the heart of the city, the river isolates Dubai into two noteworthy regions: Bur Dubai and Deira. A retro vibe is obvious in each alcove and corner of the rivulet and its encompassing territories.

Highlights: Old-style structures that reflect rich Arabian accommodation, conventional style wooden dhows, and clamoring souks – all make Dubai Creek very extraordinary. With the warm and shallow water one can find a variety of rich marine life here.  Take a stroll through the amazing beauty of the region and enjoy the mixture of old and modernity while you visit this place.

Location: The Dubai creek is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Wild Wadi Waterpark

Jumeirah International, a great group of hoteliers is the guardians of Wild Wadi Waterpark, located in Jumeriah, Dubai near to Burj Al Arab. This is a famous outdoor water park with a heated or cooled wave pool, two artificial surfing machines, and numerous water slides and earlier it used to have the largest water slide apart from North America but it was removed in order to give space to two other major rides. The featured attraction of the park is a relishing waterfall of 18 meters and it goes off every ten minutes. To keep people entertained the park has established two gift shops, restaurants, snack stands etc.

Highlights: There are 30 fun filled rides made equally suitable for any type of person. Built on the theme of the tale of Juha, a person from the Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi Water Park surprises kids as well as adults. The amazing rides include white water wadi, wadi lookout, Falaj Fury, Jebel Lookout, Flood River Flyer, Tumble Falls, Falcon Fury, Tunnel of Doom, Thunder Rapids, and Rushing Rapids and so on. The two new exciting rides are Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj that replaced some old rides and these two rides are one-of-a-kind rides very new to the region. The separate changing rooms for men and women with lockers are an additional advantage the park has.

Timings: The park will be open on all days from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm. There is a separate Wadi for women that will be open on Thursdays from 08:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

Location: Jumeriah, Dubai, UAE. The park is located at a distance of 15.7 km from Dubai.

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Dubai Dolphinarium

There may not be any other zoo or aquarium where people are freely interacting with dolphins and seals than at Dubai Dolphinarium. An exclusive living space for the gentle, human friendly animals of the sea, dolphins and seals are protected and preserved properly at Dubai Dolphinarium and now it has received wide accolades and recognition. Located in the creek side park at Bur Dubai, the dolphinarium is a very special spot for children as well since they find these species of water very adorable and cute. The aquarium is supported by Dubai Municipality since it came into existence in 2008. There entertainment programs and shows at regular times here so that people would love to spend much time with their families and kids. The dolphinarium was built with an aim to motivate the young generation to protect marine life and its habitat intact.

Highlights: The activities of bottlenose dolphins and seals leave everyone at pure laughter and joy and there are separate fun activities like acrobatics, singing, dancing, playing balls etc done by these charming animals. There are different pools for the dolphins and also a private habitat with sea water connected to these pools. A medical pool and seal pool constructed in addition to the existing pools make their lives better and safe. Here, one can spot Senya, Ksyusha, Tetka, Jerry and Fekla which are the bottlenose dolphins and four seals named Ghosha, Fila, Lusha and Max. Kids’ Summer Camp, Dubai Summer Surprises are some of the major events arranged here to grab the public attention on a large scale.

Timing: The dolphinarium is open on all days from 10:00 to 07:30 pm except on Sundays.

Entry fee: Different types of entry fees are there depending on your selection. To swim with dolphins costs one price while for watching the show costs different price.

Shallow water- Swimming with Dolphins: 450 AED

Deep Water- Swimming with Dolphins- 600 AED

Location: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate No.1, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai. It is about 11 kms from Dubai main city via Abu Dhabi- Ghweifat International Highway or Sheikh Zayed Road.

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Ferrari World

This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful Ferrari world in Dubai and be ready to try the ultimate loop. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate mecca situated on Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled. 

The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride. The recreation center and it formally opened to general society on 4 November 2010. It covers a range of 86,000 square meters and was granted as the "Center East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in the year 2015. There are distinctive rides in the recreation center and every one of the rides is intended to excite. Regardless of whether you long for the extraordinary G-compel of world-class rollercoaster’s, need to run kart race with your family or test the best lap times in a best in class test system – we have a great time for everybody.

 Location: Ferrari World is located at Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

Different Rides: Formula Rossa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Carousel, G-Force 

Timings: The Ferrari World remain open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

A vivid part of Dubai Aquarium, the Underwater Zoo is a stunning picturisation of the sturdy underwater world, but more creative and unbelievable than the original. Kids as well as adults come in large numbers to visit the zoo which has unusual reptiles and sea animals floating freely in the clean, clear water and they are the amusing creatures to be found alive only in the secret chambers of the sea. Since the zoo is existing inside the popular Dubai Mall, the tourists who come to visit Dubai would never miss to watch the impeccable zoo. There are surplus of things to make your kids entertained but this atypical underwater zoo would definitely leave them speechless.

Highlights: The latest charm or highlight of the zoo is the giant crocodile which is fondly called as the King Croc, weighing a whopping 750 kilograms and with a length of 5 meters, the giant creature is the eye catcher at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. But without giving the ears to puffery, this mammoth creature surprises the visitors every day with its adorable features. It is one of the biggest animal in the world currently and expected to grow more in next 50 years. Sounds like a fantasy? No, it is absolutely a fact that, this animal is a wonder for many and you will believe it does exist only after you see it.

Timing: The zoo will be open from 10:00 to 11:00 pm on all days from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the timings are subject to change.

Entry fee: For researcher experience: AED 100 is the ticket charge in which you get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, behind the scenes tour and underwater observatory. For explorer experience, you have to pay AED 120 as the ticket charge in which you will get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, submersible simulator, big screen theatre and aquarium glass bottom boat ride. There are other different types of tickets available like Otter Encounter, Ray Encounter, King Croc Encounter, VIP Line Buster Experiences, and Membership Program etc at different ticket charges.

Location: The aquarium is located within the Dubai Mall. The address is Dubai Mall, Doha off 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Street Road, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai city, you have to walk for 6 minutes to reach the Mall.

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Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, a district as well in Dubai situated along the two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline that glitters all the time. Experts insist that once the complete construction of the district is over, it will be able to accommodate an en masse, around 1, 20000 people in residential towers and villas. 

The area is quite important in Dubai that accommodates Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the American University in Dubai. The blind folded inspiration to Dubai Marina is the Concord Pacific Place along the False Creek in Vancouver, Canada. The close proximity with the sea opens up a lot of chances to the marine species to enter the district.

Highlights: To create the extensive man made marina beautiful, the developers had to bring water from the Persian Gulf to the site and created an unbelievable waterfront and the large central waterway that is excavated from the desert and extended up to 3 km. 12% of the total land area is dedicated to the central public space. 8 km of wide landscaped public walkways tranquilizes the beauty of the place to a large extent.

Location: It is located in Dubai, around 21 kms from Dubai city.

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Dubai Miracle Garden

Located in the district of Dubai Land, Dubai Miracle Garden or the flower garden is a rare sight of millions of flowers of different colours bloom together and the structures made of these flowers are really surprising and marvelously created. It came into establishment in the year of 2013, on the Valentine’s Day. It spreads over 72000 sq.meters featuring over 109 million flowers. In 2015, this garden was awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences. 

The flowers used here are maintained by the re-use of waste water irrigated through drip irrigation method and these flowers take 757,082 litres of water every day. The recent development in the garden is the mesmerizing butterfly garden opened under the name Dubai Butterfly Garden which is the world’s largest and Dubai’s first indoor butterfly garden. The garden is a haven for overly 15000 butterflies that belong to 26 different species.

Highlights: There are multiple formations on flowers which have gained international recognition within a short span of time. The attractions include a floral clock, an aromatic garden, peacocks, birds, castles etc. One can spend up to 2.5 hours in the par enjoying the ravishing beauty of thousand flowers arranged so beautiful.

Timings: During weekdays, the garden will be open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm and on weekends that is on Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 09:00 am to 11:00 am.

Entry fee: Adults: AED 40, children: 30 AED

Best time to visit: The usual time of operation of the garden is from October to April and in the months of June, July, August, September, the garden will be closed due to the high temperature level which is not suitable to spend time in the garden.

Location: The garden is located in Dubailand district, 22 kms away from the main city centre.

Non-operational Months: The garden remains closed from late-May to September. 


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Dubai Fountain

Nobody can escape the compelling beauty and charisma of Dubai Fountain, an embellishing array of light, water and music. The tallest performing fountain located in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Fountain has thousands of visitors every day. This is the second biggest choreographed music fountain established on the huge manmade lake at Burj Khalifa equipped with 6600 lights and 25 coloured projectors. The water comes up to 500 feet in the air with the soothing music of traditional Arabic or contemporary style. WET Design is the master brain worked behind the design of the Dubai Fountain. They are a California based company which constructed Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.

Highlights: The unique design of the fountain amuses everyone as it comprises of five circles of different sizes and two arcs. The powerful water nozzles give the potential to reach the magnificent heights. The Dubai Fountain Lake boat ride is a celebrated fun activity available here which would give the visitors an amazing chance to watch the beauty of a rare combination of music, light and water together very closely. But the boat ride will be operational from 05:45 pm to 11:30 pm.

Timing: Afternoon shows are on all days except Friday from 01:00 pm t0 01:30 pm. On Friday, the afternoon show will be at 01:30 pm extending up to 02:00 pm. Evening shows are starting at 06:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm, every 30 minutes.

Entry fee: The entry is completely free.

Location: The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. It is located about 2.7 kms away from the main city of Dubai.


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Hatta Heritage Village

Sprawling across the Hatta mountainous area, 100 kms away from Dubai city is Hatta Heritage Village overlooking the two mammoth mountains which were called Hajaran. The village was originated about 3000 years ago but now it is opened to the public in a revamped condition. The village possesses 30 buildings, shops where the traditional heritage collections are sold, a group of farms supported by a fresh water canal. Before there was an archaeological cemetery. 

The historically important village is visited by hundreds of tourists every day from all over the world. A unique chance to discover how the traditional rural lives in this mountainous regions was is hidden in the village in the form of prototypes, models, document etc which can be found in 17 houses, castles and a fortress. You can witness the old armours used in the wars like rifles, guns and cannons and other household materials like furnishings, pottery, copper etc.

Highlights: The heritage village hosts multiple events like UAE National Day, Dubai Shopping Festival and Flag Day etc. This village is the spot where the traditions, culture, livelihood and economic development of emirates can be seen and understood to an extent. The Government has preserved all the original items belonged to the village years ago and keeping its value vibrant still.

Timings: The village is open on all days except Thursday from 07:30 am to 08:30 pm and on Fridays, it will be open from 02:30 pm to 08:30 pm.

Entry fee: The entrance to the village is free of charge.

Location: The village is located at Hatta in Dubai. It lies about 156 kms away from Dubai city. One can reach the village via Sharjah- Kalba road from Dubai.


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Dhow Wharfage

There is no doubt in that Dubai is definitely touching the chord of the people around the world. With its beauty and the luxuries it attracts tourist. While you are in this favorite city there is one place which you can’t afford to miss Dhow Wharfage.  For those of you who are looking for some sightseeing option there you have the perfect place for you. Extending along the Deira creekside east of the Grand Souk between Deira Old Souk and Al Sabkha abra stations, the Dhow Wharfage offers an interesting look into the sea customs of old Dubai that have survived supernaturally in place at the heart of the twenty-first-century city. Saturated with history and extending sublimely along the Creek bank north of Maktoum Bridge are innumerable squeaking wooden dhows, moored in time-respected convention to stack and dump their assorted cargoes from everywhere throughout the area.

Highlights: The wharfage is home to many lovely wooden dhows, some as much as a hundred years of age, which compartment here to stack and empty freight; thus the considerable canvas secured hills of stock  anything from containers of cigarettes to gigantic ventilating units  that lie stacked up along the waterfront. The dhows themselves run in size from the genuinely unobtrusive vessels utilized for short jumps here and there the drift to the substantial maritime art used to transport products around the Gulf and over to Iran, and even as far away from home as Somalia, Pakistan and India.

Location: The Dhow Wharfarge is located at Baniyas Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Atlantis Palm Hotel

One of the most luxurious and remarkable resort in the world is Atlantis, the Palm, located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah, an island visited by hundreds of tourists every day. Atlantis, the Palm is the first one to be built on an island and based on the theme of the myth of Atlantis but also includes several Arabian elements. 

In 2008, the hotel was opened as a joint venture of Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar. There are spacious 1539 rooms inside the resort which has two accommodation wings that segregate the East and the West Tower into two but linked together by the Royal Bridge Suite. Aquaventure Water Park and the Nasimi Beach are created in order to complement the suite. These two attractions are often act as the hosts of various concerts and events.

Highlights: The extraordinarily spacious rooms and suites which are authentically arranged according to the contemporary styles and requirements of the guests have a huge significance in the wellness of the resort. There are guest rooms, multiple types of suites, imperial clubs and much more. Another attraction is the aquaventure water park that opens up a number of adventurous rides in water along with dolphin bays, the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Sea Lion Point etc. In addition to these, there is a diving spot as well for those who would love to enjoy the specific energy prevailing underwater.

Amenities and facilities: There are a lot of multi cuisine restaurants which serve traditional Arabic cuisines, continental, Japanese, South Asian and international cuisines and so on. There is a space dedicated for outdoor dining as well to keep the guests pleasant and enthused. Spa and fitness centres inside the resort give the guests a remarkable stay, healthy and happy lifestyle can be maintained even if you are away from your home.

Location: The hotel is located at Crescent Road, Dubai, UAE.

Approximate Price: It varies depending on the type of room. Average cost is 1200– 7000 AED per room.

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Ski Dubai

In the hot summers of Dubai nothing can be a better option than an ice cold ski. Yes guys you heard it right. Ski Dubai is just the place for you where you can find your solace in the torturing heat of Dubai. Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Dubai. The ski resort has a stunning mountain-themed frigid setting where you can appreciate skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and participate in many snow occasions. Also get a chance to meet and play with Ski Dubai's most recent addition the Snow Penguins.

 Encounter moving down the Giant Ball run, bouncing a 10ft. incline, spiraling down the tube slides, touring in the chairlift or simply unwinding over a hot chocolate at short 4 degrees. Ride the Snow Bullet and take off as high as 16 meters over the ground with skiers and inclines beneath you, all while hustling against family and companions at 150 meter long.  You will definitely land up in an alternate world while you try all these activities. 

Location: The Ski Dubai is located at Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. 

Timings: Opens from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
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Iceland Waterpark

Most of you might be wondering why people visit Dubai when its so sunny there. But your might not be aware about the fact that Dubai has made everything possible in the desert heat.  Iceland Waterpark is just another example of the wonders that Dubai is creating for all.

  You might have already got the idea what is this park about. But let us give you a clearer picture of that. Ice Land has more than 30 thrilling slides, a colossal wave pool, and top of the line private cabanas. It also has an Olympic estimated lap pool and an excellent shoreline. With its children pools and zones reasonable for youngsters, it has something for everybody. Ice Land likewise has practical experience in offering group building exercises for the corporate part. The most recent expansion to the park is the new beach front campground.

 Highlights: Ice land offer some remarkable attractions with the Penguin Falls, World's Largest Man made Waterfall, Rocky Polar Mountains with the biggest arrangement of waterslides, Penguin Bay 6000sqmtrs Rain Dance Pool, Aqua Soccer surprisingly, Coral Isle a snorkeling pool and other exciting encounters at the Arctic Wave Pool, Tundra Baths, Eddy Pond and the Kids Cove a devoted territory for the children.

 Location: Iceland Waterpark is located at Jazeera - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates.

 Timings: Opens from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.

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Palm Jumeirah

 You must have definitely heard about this place if you are planning to visit Dubai. An artificial archipelago in United Arab Emirates Palm Jumeirah was created utilizing land recovery by Nakheel, an organization claimed by the Dubai government. One of the most beautiful thing in Dubai are the artificial archipelagos in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf.

 Palm Jumeirah, which resembles a stylised palm tree from above, was the principal improvement of its kind, and was initially charged as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Notwithstanding the numerous inns and resorts on the islands, you can cruise around Palm Jumeirah in a yacht or speedboat offered by one of the numerous private visiting organizations, or jump on board the Palm Monorail that rushes to the Atlantis resort.

Location: Palm Jumeirah is located at Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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