Are you visiting Dubai and need some fun things for your itinerary? Get the most out of your trip by checking out our list of 10 amazing things to do in Dubai.
Dubai is the city surrounded by nothing but sand. Assuming that hasn’t already sparked your sightseeing interests, there are hundreds of fun things to do in Dubai. Last year, Dubai was ranked fourth amongst cities that are popular tourist destinations and its glory is well deserved.
Is Dubai part of your travel bucket list? If not, you need to have it on there and at the top too. Check out our list of 10 best things to do in Dubai to guarantee an amazing experience:
1. Eat, Eat, and Eat Some More
Emirati food is a must-have while in Dubai. It mainly contains recipes from the Asian and Middle Eastern cultures; everything you’re served will be enthusiastic, and spicy. Try the UAE rice and chicken dish. It is yellow tinged, while the rice is yellow dyed as well with orange saffron milk.
The shawarma is a must have. Shawarma is barbecue flavored chicken on a bar, from which pieces are cut and put on a piece of bread with sauce. It’s sold by vendors in most streets, and best believe it will be a daily snack.
2. Explore the Glorified Architecture
Have a good camera because Dubai sure does have some incredible structures. Dubai has the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. On its top, you can enjoy gorgeous views of the Persian Gulf, the entire city of Dubai, the stretch of the desert and the ocean below.
Then there’s the iconic Burj Al-Arab, the world's tallest hotel. Standing at 321 meters high, it was designed to resemble a wafting dhow sail. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world with guests paying up to 15,000 dollars a night.
3. Shopping Is a Must on Your List of Things to Do in Dubai
Dubai is special when it comes to shopping. You have the full zing of huge malls such as the Dubai Mall or the Mall of the Emirates. Enjoy insane shopping discounts especially in summer they have shopping fests.
The Gold Souk specializes in glitz and glamour so get ready to pimp your outfits with necklaces, bracelets and all kinds of adornments. And no, they’re not just in gold; they come in silver, diamond as well as platinum.
4. Have Some Fun
In the malls, you are sure to find ice skating, gaming zones, and cinemas but make sure to not spend too much time in the malls. Dubai is stained with enormous theme parks and entertainment hubs such as the mammoth project, motion gate, Bollywood parks, and Legoland where you could swing, swim, and scream.
With everything for everyone, the only problem you’ll have is choosing what you’d like to enjoy first.
5. Know Dubai
I always make a point of knowing as much as I can about a new place; its history, culture, values, and traditions. It makes me appreciate antiquity, difference and above all makes me knowledgeable.
So, when you visit Dubai, make sure that you learn what the magnificent Dubai really is. To do this, make visits to the Dubai Museum where you’ll see the scope of the city’s culture and geography, both in history and in the projected future.
6. Immerse Yourself in Nature.
Dubai is adorned with gorgeous views of nature in the desert, ocean, and parks what are inhabited with gorgeous creatures. The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, inhabited by flocks of flamingos every winter, is also a nature hub.
The astounding Dubai aquarium is home to 140 sea creatures that surround you as you walk through underground tunnels in the Dubai Mall! You don’t want to exclude this from your list of things to do in Dubai.
The Dubai Miracle Garden should be at the top of your list when it comes to nature. Filled with flowers and trees of every kind as well as beautiful butterflies and birds, the garden is astounding and stunning. In full bloom, the 72000 sqm park contains more than 150,000,000 flowers of different scents and colors!
7. Take a Dip
The temperatures in Dubai can get as hot as 500 Celsius. Make sure you take time to enjoy a swim. Whether it’s in the sandy Jumeirah Beach or the great Aquaventure waterpark, get yourself in the water, and have some fun while at it. Aquaventure waterpark has rides through shark tunnels and corkscrew chutes while the beach has many water sport options.
8. Let the Desert Sand Tan You
Simply one of the best things to do in Dubai. Forget the luxurious theme parks, hotels, and beaches. Just a few miles from the luxury of a cold shower; the desert experience is one of the most authentic things that only Dubai could offer. Enjoy plentiful desert tours, while sand boarding or camel riding.
Not unless you live in the Sahara or Kalahari, you’ve probably never gotten to enjoy the desert experience.
9. Learn to Speak Some Arabic
Jumeirah Mosque has been recognized as the most stunning mosque of all in the world. Here, the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding is one of the places you have to visit for one specific reason: Arabic classes.
It’s a sign of courtesy to try and learn the language of a people during the first visit. Learn the basics; saying hi, sorry, nice to meet you and so on. They will come in handy the next time you visit in communicating and establishing positive relationships.
10. An Underwater Dinner
You could probably do this on the last day of your stay at Dubai to mark the end of an amazing trip. An underwater meal at the splendid Al- Mahara Restaurant where the amazing view of the sea life should be an option for you. Besides this, the restaurant offers a panoramic view of Dubai city at night that you can imprint in your memory for the nostalgia that will undoubtedly kick in back at home.
Do-Bai or Not Dubai
There is so little that you would need to pack for your Dubai trip that you won’t be able to pack there. With the above list of top things to do in Dubai itinerary, I promise you there’s not a thing you will have missed in Dubai.
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