Dubai may appear to be all shops and air conditioning at times, but this enormous desert metropolis is seeing a fresh and exciting flood of cultural institutions, desert safari Dubai, galleries, and retail complexes all aimed at attracting a new generation of tourists. Whether it’s jumping out of an aircraft or seeing the city’s stunning fountains erupt 500 feet in the air, practically everything is possible in this city, and we have the list to prove it. Here are some of our recommendations for the greatest things to do in this Middle Eastern hotspot.
Going on a spectacular desert safari in Dubai is indeed thrilling. The desert has a lot to offer, from dune bashing and quad biking to traditional Arab food, camel rides, and sandboarding. Many visitors plan their trip to Dubai for a desert safari months in advance.
In Dubai, there are various highly rated safari businesses, each of which provides something unique in terms of activities, cuisine, and overall experience quality. You can choose between a day tour and an overnight desert safari. There are several possibilities available, so learn how to arrange a Dubai desert safari.
Dubai Frame is reported to be the world’s biggest picture frame, designed to symbolize a symbolic connection between the ancient and modern metropolis. The massive, gleaming gold frame towers over 500 feet above the ground and has panoramic glass elevators that transport visitors to the top, where they may stroll on a transparent glass promenade that spans the whole 313-foot width. Tickets cost $5 to $14 and may be purchased online or at the venue (children under 3 and visitors with special needs or disabilities can enter for free).
Kite Beach is for beach lovers, with its large expanse of sand, azure ocean, beach chaises, and enough activities to make you feel like sunbathing isn’t nearly enough. Play volleyball, try kite-surfing, Yacht rental Dubai or go for a run around the soft jogging track when it’s not 106 degrees outdoors.
The Global Village
Dubai’s vast Global Village is essentially a theme park for all ages, though it’s popular with families due to the kid-friendly rides and activities. It is open from November to early May and contains music, rides, eating, and attractions from all over the world. It’s on the outskirts of Dubai, so don’t expect to squeeze it into a city-centric day, but if you have time and are interested in some international shopping and entertainment, it’s worth a visit.
Dubai Marina XLine
XLine Dubai, one of the world’s longest, steepest, and fastest urban zip lines, allows you to fly belly-up across roadways, buildings, and swimming pools in Dubai. Riders soar from the Jumeirah Beach Residence to Dubai Marina at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, passing once-in-a-lifetime sights along the route. There’s also a tandem option for riding with buddies.
Skiing in Dubai
The world’s third-largest indoor ski slope is a sight to behold in the heart of a desert mall. A daily lift ticket costs roughly $138 (without equipment rentals), while a Snow Daycation pass, which allows entry to non-skiing parts of the mountain such as tubing, costs $68 per person and must be ordered in advance. The park is teeming with families with children, the bulk of whom are engaged in various attractions and penguin encounters rather than skiing. There are two runs and a freestyle area for those wishing to shred (but Vail this is not).
Camel Race Track in Al Marmoom
Al Marmoom, a prominent heritage attraction, attracts camel racing aficionados of all colors, both local and foreign. A day at the camel races is a great way to explore Middle Eastern culture, which goes back to the 7th century. The grandstands are frequently packed with camel owners, trainers, and handlers, and most seats provide excellent views of the action.
Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Building
Surprisingly, the world’s tallest structure can be seen practically everywhere in Dubai. Seeing the sight from the street is amazing enough, but you can also go to the top of the 160-story behemoth—brace yourself for the rush of the high-speed elevators, followed by pure wonder the minute you step upon the observation deck. Purchase advance tickets for a specified time window online. The majority of first-time visitors to Dubai go to the top.
If free-falling over Dubai at 120 miles per hour seems like your idea of a good time, Skydive Dubai has you covered. Beginners can jump in tandem with the company’s expert instructors, but experienced divers can go solo. A tandem flight from Skydive Dubai’s facility on The Palm costs about $600, but it’s well worth it if you’re looking for adventure and aren’t frightened of heights.
The Sky Dinner
Dinner in the Sky Dubai is not your average restaurant—even taking a seat at the table necessitates the use of a seatbelt. The event takes place roughly 165 feet in the air, on a table that gently spins for one hour. If you can handle the height, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Gulf, as well as one of the world’s most bizarre eating experiences. Le Meridien’s Artful Dining The cuisine, created by Mina Seyahi and The Westin Dubai, has everything from burrata salads to Middle Eastern mezze. It’s excellent for a romantic evening or a surprise party with a first date, long-term spouse, or closest friend.
Abra Ride on the Dubai Creek
Riding an abra, or traditional wooden boat is one of the most unobtrusive ways to see life in Dubai. The boats congregate on either side of Dubai Creek, either Deira or Bur Dubai, and can transport up to 20 persons. Many people use the boats to rapidly cross the stream and escape traffic, but there are also many visitors, especially around twilight. An abra ride is a necessity if you intend on spending any time in Old Dubai or seeing the QE2. It’s quick and affordable.
Balloon Adventures Dubai’s Falcon Flight
The only other person in your balloon during your unique adventure experience is the pilot, who is a skilled balloonist and falcon handler. Guests are driven out into the desert after being picked up from their motels. The aerial vistas of the desert are among the most breathtaking you’ll ever witness. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but Oryx and camels can be seen wandering through the desert below. This tour is great for celebrating a special occasion with a loved one or for those wishing to explore the culture uniquely.