Dubai houses the tallest building, the tallest residential building, the tallest hotel, the largest shopping mall, the largest aquarium, the largest choreographed fountain show in the world and the list goes on. It’s a city from the future, astounding architecture and skyline, splendid luxury and multi-multiculturalism really make it unique in the world. Tremendous rate of growth and development is well depicted by the fact that twenty percent of the world’s cranes are in action here. This gigantic epitome of modern world is sensibly at the top of world’s best tourist attractions. The city is full of exciting activities, adventures and amusements to complement the sightseeing, which itself is great in Dubai. Super malls attached to luxury hotels offer everything a full family may do in their vacation within the complex, yet there are more to do in Dubai than manufactured activities. Here is a list of activities that rank top amongst the long list available in Dubai.
Visit the Desert
Dubai desert is lying on the largest sand desert in the world. The extraordinary Desert Safari in the heart of the Dubai desert is tremendously exciting and full of lively activities like dune bashing, sand boarding, camel riding etc. Hightailing and suiting up the dune buggy over the white sand of the desert is exceptional. You may enjoy both the sunset and sunrise as per the excursion plan you have. A traditional Bedouin meal in the midst of panoramic views of the desert can be a great experience. Gazelles, camels and oryx make the wild life in the desert. Watering holes are common places where you may find some of the animals to gear up your life in the desert. An over-night safari at the desert along with the hot air balloon ride in the dawn to enjoy the sunrise from a height of 4000 feet is a complementary and complete way to enjoy the desert fully or just in a different way than the day trips.
See Dubai from the Sky
In general, the bird’s eye view of Dubai is surrealistic in essence because of its magnanimous skyline and excellent city design. Among all of Dubai, The Palm Island is exceptional not only for the engineering excellence but also for the unmatched aesthetics. Moreover, this artificial island is only a part of the 650 kilometers of extra coastline that is human-built. Book for a flight in accordance to your affordability and you may try it for the full family too.
Wander Around the Souks
Souks in the old Dubai may be the only part having some degree of resemblance with other Arab markets compared to the glamorous modern Dubai. Spice souk is great however The Gold Souk is a different experience altogether. Approximately nine tons of gold is on display at any given time here. You may shop heart-full or simply enjoy the display – it’s just wonderful indeed. You will sense some of the fast disappearing local cultures in this part of the city. Don’t miss the water taxis in the Dubai Creek.
Visit Dubai Museums
Dubai Museum is another great attraction in the old part of the city. History of Dubai is well represented and chronological display of Dubai’s development up to the current flash of twenty-first century is a great way to connect the self with the city. Alserkal Art District is becoming a center for arts, crafts and culture of the Middle East and greater Asia. Works of young artists, as well as established professionals together, offer a great time for enjoying arts and aesthetics away from the busy and crowdy Dubai. Al Jaber Gallery, Coffee Museum, Etihad Museum are great places to roam too.
Go up the World’s Tallest Building
2717 feet high Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Who would like to miss the view of great Dubai from the highest point of the city! The observation decks in the 124th and 148th floors offer a scenic view of the Dubai Skyline. For someone with height-fobia, the ground around the building hosts a beautiful garden and fountain show. So, no one has to miss the thrilling excitement of Burj Khalifa, even though the best recommendation is not to miss the top.
Go to the Dubai Marina
The second largest man-made marina in the world will definitely welcome you in its own way. Restaurants and coffee shops are good way to hang out in the marina. You may go for a boat ride or dinner cruise here. The gigantic skyscrapers has a unique look from the waters in the marina. Dhow cruising at Dubai Marina is great and famous. Check for your Dhow Cruise Dinner at the marina, the delicious food and traditional Arab tunes on the background of colorful coastline could form an experience for the life. This might be a great way to celebrate family events too.
Explore Dubai Beaches
Lying on the Persian Gulf, Dubai beaches are full of white sands. Arranged with lots of wonderful watersports to choose from, playgrounds for the kids, picnic spots, beach chairs and free patches – public beaches in Dubai are great places for family time. Only problem is, as the day grows crowd flocks, so be early for your suited space. Jumeirah Beach is near the great Burj Al Arab – world’s tallest and only seven-star hotel. So, beside the beach time, you may enjoy the sail shaped architectural epic from the beach too.
Go to the Malls
Dubai Mall has an aquarium, a hotel, 1200 shops, waterfalls, skating rink to make you feel lost. Take a gondola ride in the Dubai lake nearby if you feel so. Emirates Mall has a winter park inside, you may do snowboarding or skiing as you wish. The winter wonder land is full of fresh snow all year round, the penguin colony would give you the feel of icy Antarctica. The hotels may offer shuttle to explore Dubai malls galore which await you with much more than just shopping and really tops the list of to-dos in Dubai.
Watch the Fountain Show
World’s largest choreographed waterfall show is on display for 10 minutes every half an hour from evening till midnight every day. Endless colors, music, choreography together makes a feel of global citizenhood and in effect audiences coming from all parts of the world do form a strong sense of global harmony. Combinations of the show are changed every time, so you never see the same show again. You may plan to put the two together – going up the Burj Khalifa and watching the fountain show on the ground nearby, check for the timing.
Go for Unlimited Adventures in Dubai
Dubai hosts some great theme parks that has earned fame worldwide. IMG World of Adventures is the largest one in the list of Dubai adventure facilities. Following is the great Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is a congregation of theme and movie parks and comprises Legoland and Legoland Waterpark, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks. The whole family may easily spend the day with thrilling joy and adventure in these facilities. Add to that are internationally renowned waterparks: Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Wild Wadi Waterparks. Choose the best rides, enjoy the best thrillers.