Dubai has emerged as a hot tourist spot for its myriad attractions, beaches, upscale malls, high octave musical performances and surreal themed parks. From the huge array of attractions Dubai has to offer, it seems a challenging task to decide on which activities to indulge in during your Dubai trip. Don’t worry if you are on a whirlwind trip and pressed for time. Here we have shortlisted some of the best Dubai tours and activities that you should prioritise over others.
1. Enjoy the Mesmerizing Cityscape of Dubai City from Burj Khalifa
One of the most popular attractions of Dubai is a visit to the Observation Deck situated on the 124th floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa building. Known as the tallest monument in the world, Burj Khalifa has a height of 829.8m. The enjoyable experience at the ‘Observation Deck’ begins with a striking multimedia presentation of both Burj Khalifa and Dubai. After the presentation, the visitors are taken to the 124th floor for the 360-degree spectacular view of the city.
2. Dubai Trip is Incomplete Without Shopping at the Dubai Mall
Situated right at the heart of Dubai City, the mall is one of the most sought-after entertainment and retail destinations. It has more than 1300 retail outlets and two anchor stores of Bloomingdale’s and Galeries Lafayette. The Dubai Mall proves an unsurpassed retail variety along with a one-of-a-kind dining experience, leisure and entertainment attractions. It houses the ‘Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’ that is home to thousands of sea animals, colossal Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinema Complex and the Souk with fine jewellery shops.
3. Soak Up the Charm of the By Gone Era by Wandering through Al Fahidi Quarter in Old Dubai
Popularly known as Bastakia neighbourhood, Al Fahidi Quarter was the home of rich Persian merchants who were attracted to the Dubai city for its access to the Dubai Creek and tax-free business. Take a guided walking tour past the limestone buildings in the area which display striking Arabian architecture and have wind towers to keep the houses cool. The district houses the Majlis Gallery that showcases traditional Arabic furniture and ceramics. The Al Serkal Cultural Foundation situated in a historic building in the area has a rotating art exhibition, café and shops.
4. Enjoy a Dhow Cruise Ride along with Lavish Buffet Dinner around the Dubai Marina
Have the time of your life cruising through the waters of the canal city of Dubai Marina. Apart from enjoying the captivating skyline of Dubai from the wooden dhow, sway to the beat of tantalizing dance moves of ‘tanoura’ and ‘youwla’ dance demonstrations aboard. Conclude the evening with a sumptuous buffet dinner served aboard. Watch the spectacular sight of Dubai being dressed up with innumerable lights all along the Persian Gulf shore.
5. Escape into the Wilderness of the Desert and Enjoy the Majestic Stay at Al Khayma Camp
Dubai is synonymous with deserts and unparalleled desert safaris. An enthralling desert safari Dubai is a must-do in your Dubai trip. Enjoy bashing red dunes amidst the vast Lehbab Desert in a 4×4 sturdy Land Cruiser. Experience your royal stay at the imperial Al Khayma Desert Camp which is beautifully adorned to give a majestic appeal. The other activities at the camp would include smoking Shisha, Henna painting, partaking in cultural activities and relishing a delish BBQ dinner.
6. Feast Your Eyes on Dubai’s Breathtaking Show: La Perle by Dragone
Marvel at Dubai’s one-of-a-kind underwater live show performed by 65 artists. The fast-paced 1.5- hour live show includes aerial and aquatic stunts carried out by acrobats and actors. Observe the stage flooding with water while the artists carry out captivating acrobatic feats. The show takes place in a magnificent 1300 seat theatre in Al Habtoor City. Watch the performers dive right into the aquatic stage in front of your eyes and right across the theatre at great heights giving you a mind-blowing experience.
7. Bask in the Sun-Kissed Jumeirah Beach of Dubai
Dotted with upscale hotels, Jumeirah Beach is one of the most popular tourist beaches in Dubai. A lot of activities are offered at the beach. From lounging in the sun to trying out jet-skiing, assuaging your hunger pangs in plush restaurants to checking out the historical monument of Majlis Ghorfat Um Al-Sheef. It was the residence of late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum. The residence crafted from coral and gypsum block is just a hop away from Jumeirah Beach.
8. Mall of Emirates Has a Lot to Offer from Indoor Skiing, Shopping to Rides, Theatres and Eateries
Apart from the fascinating desert safari Dubai adventures, Dubai is known for its uptown and dazzling malls that house mega cinema complexes and swanky fine-dining restaurants. One such mall is the Mall of Emirates which is an ideal destination to hang out with your family. The main attraction of the mall is its impressive indoor ski resort with cafes and retail shops. Is a perfect place to be on a hot summer’s day in Dubai.
Planning a trip to Dubai is worth your money. You will never run out of activities. The city offers everything from exquisite Dubai city tour, signature desert safaris, opulent malls, gripping themed parks and spectacular shows. To make the most of your Dubai vacation good planning well ahead of your trip is necessary