Top 10 Things to Do in Dubai

In Dubai, the city is brimming with excitement and every attraction is bigger than life. The next time you have a stopover in Dubai, consider extending your stay for a couple of days to do the following activities.

Note: A couple of attractions from neighboring area are included due to its close proximity with Dubai. Great things shouldn’t be missed after all!

1. Whizz to the top of Burj Khalifa

Nobody should leave Dubai without ascending the world’s tallest tower to admire the futuristic cityscape from the 124th floor!

>> How to Book Burj Khalifa Observation Deck <<

Dubai as seen from Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Rob Young]

2. Cruise the Musandam Peninsula

Dubbed as the “Norway of the Middle East”, Musandam’s fjord-like landscape with jagged coastline and turquoise blue water makes it the undisputed jewel of the Arabian Gulf.

>> How to Book Musandam Sea Safari <<

Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, Oman[Image Credit: Green Pearls]

3. Admire the iconic Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The blindingly-white Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a modern masterpiece, with impassably symmetrical precision and massive structure which makes it the 6th largest mosque in the world. Don’t forget to glimpse into the fabulous lifestyle of the ultra-riches at the Emirates Palace Hotel, which at one point was the most expensive hotel ever built!

>> How to Book Abu Dhabi Day Trip <<

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: juliofcn]

4. Desert safari with 4WD and camels

You’ll never forget the first time you see the desert, with orange hues stretching as far and tall as eyes can see. And the thrill of dune-bashing can be as exciting as a roller-coaster ride!

>> How to Book Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner <<

Desert Safari, Dubai, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Robert Young]

5. Helicopter flight across Dubai landmarks

Is there a more stylish way to experience Dubai than from the sky? Depending on your budget, you can soar above the sky for anytime between 12-40 minutes to admire icons like Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah (which can only be seen from the sky).

>> How to Book Dubai Helicopter Tour <<

Palm Jumeirah & Dubai aerial view, Dubai, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Arabian Tourz]

6. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Gear up for the world’s fastest and most exciting theme park. Race in actual F1 track at breakneck speed and be catapulted 62 meters through the roof at the actual force of a Ferrari!

>> How to Book Ferrari World Tickets <<

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Aziz J. Hayat]

7. Thrill to an unforgettable Atlantis Aquaventure

Take a splash at the world’s wildest water slide and wind down at your private beach at the end of the day.

>> How to Book Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park <<

Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Daytur]

8. Immerse in the Winter Wonderland of Ski Dubai

The world’s largest snow park has plenty of activities to offer. You can roll down the snowy slopes like a hamster on a ZORB or the old-school way on a traditional toboggan, or mingle with real-life penguins!

>> How to Book Ski Dubai Polar Pass <<

Ski Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Go Dubai Go]

9. Bewitched at one of the world’s largest aquariums

This enormous aquarium houses over 33,000 marine animals and boasts the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel.

>> How to Book Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo <<

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: The Dubai Mall]

10. Cruise the old Dubai on a traditional dhow

Despite its modern glitz, Dubai doesn’t forget its heritage. Cruising along the Dubai souks as you watch traditional Tandora dance will let you peek into the other side of Dubai.

>> How to Book Dhow Dinner Cruise <<

Dubai Dhow Cruise, United Arab Emirates[Image Credit: Dubai Dhow Cruise]

What do you enjoy doing in Dubai? What are the activities which you would like to do in Dubai?

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