The city of Dubai is a sparkling, contemporary city, loaded with world-class attractions to appeal to every interest and every age group. Whether you’re inquisitive in exploring the past of this incredible destination or you just want to relish the beaches and the weather, you’ll find something enjoyable and fun to do while you are in Dubai.
Visit Dubai, in the lap of luxury, the oasis in the heart of dessert built upon the vast expanse of sun-kissed dunes with the silhouette of historic camels along with traditional traders in the background and skyline of pristine crystal clear beaches on the one side of the city. In the middle of nowhere the iconic ultra-modern city has developed into one of the most prosperous cities having the most advanced technology in almost all spheres of life you can think of.
The entire city is neat and clean, replete with modern high-rises, architecture and man-made beautiful artificial islands supported by sprawling landscapes. The city boasts of the tallest man-made structures, great malls and showrooms, five-star hotels well fed by broad highways and roads. Besides the modern city, there is also an old traditional town bustling with people who take pride in maintaining their ethnic values with hospitality. If you’re looking for things to do in Dubai, check out our list of the top activities that, families, couples and groups of friends will enjoy, including…
1. Be At the Top – Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world standing at the height of 829.8 meters and one of the main attractions for tourists. Travellers of all bars won’t want to miss out on the chance to see the panorama from the world’s tallest building. At the Top: Burj Khalifa is the observation deck of this spectacular architectural wonder, situated on the 124th and 125th floors.
Enjoy enlightening, interactive media presentations on the way up, and at the top. Once there, you’ll get scenic views of the magical city, the beach, and the desert around It’s the perfect option for that romantic couple or a family picture!
2. Wonder through The Dubai Mall
The Dubai mall is one of the best places to visit for shopping and activities. The place is filled with all the luxurious brands, restaurants and cafes serving delectable food from all over the world. There are a lot of activities inside the mall to keep kids busy with the world-famous Dubai Aquarium. Further, there are exciting attractions like a gaming zone, cinema complex, ice skating for tourists looking for fun and entertainment.
3. Explore the Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum is located at Al Fahidi fort which was built to defend the Creek of Dubai and presently forms a major attraction. Must have a look at Al Fahidi Quarters which was built in the nineteenth century by rich Persian merchants trading in textiles and pearls.
4. Marvel upon The Jumeirah Mosque
This one is the replica of the Al Azhar mosque of Cairo and is an excellent example of Islamic architecture. It is believed to be the most beautiful mosque of Dubai. Organized tours, lectures and Arabic classes are also conducted by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid for cultural understanding to develop knowledge of the Muslim faith.
5. Visit the Deira Souk
The traditional souks or markets of Deira is an attraction for tourists and travellers. The Gold Souk of Deira is one of the biggest gold markets in the world while the Deira Spice Souk deals with all types of delicious and aromatic spices known.
6. Give a chance to The Dubai Frame
The Dubai frame is a 150-meter high picture frame where any imaginable picturesque snaps can be clicked. Click your perfect souvenir snap of Dubai in a perfect frame and take in breathtaking views of the city! The Dubai Frame has become a phenomenal structure in the stunning skyline and its exhibit celebrates the history of Dubai from its early foundation to its ambitious future plans of development.
7. Flash Forward at The Museum of Future/ Dubai Gallery
The Museum of the Future is the newest addition to Dubai’s fierce architectural endeavours with contemporary designs. Gallery provides a sneak peek into the future vision of the city.
8. Get the thrill at Atlantis Water Park
Kick back and unwind at Atlantis the Palm, one of the best water parks/resorts in Dubai. And you don’t have to be a visitor to enjoy their charming offerings! Enjoy a day of thrilling striking fun at Aquaventure Waterpark, with exciting rides and water slides to enjoy.
9. Go for Desert Safari
Indulge in an evening desert safari adventure as you roam the magnificent desert. Your destination is the Arabian Fortress, where you’ll be welcomed with a collection of traditional fares like Arabic coffee and dates. Watch the sunset over the desert (awesomely romantic for couples!), and appreciate the shows and loads of authentic Arabic activities like henna painting, classic dance, and more. Then, indulge in a five-star dinner buffet and perhaps some shisha to unfold.
10. Get a tan at the Beaches
Dubai has it all, from beaches to deserts—seriously, just make a choice. If you’re ready for a day at the beach, add Kite Beach Dubai and The Beach opposite JBR to your list (these are our favourites). If you’re headed out to the desert, you’ve got loads of choices to pick from—splurge on an overnight desert safari, or go camping (it’s free!) at Al Qudra.