Most Amazing Things to Do in Dubai, UAE
Dubai, one of the most famous metropolises in the world may sometimes feel like a place of just luxury and skyscrapers. But when you actually come to this country, you realize that it is more than just that. Hosting people from about 200 countries, the land of expatriates welcomes everybody with open arms. This city offers countless tourist attractions and adventures that you absolutely need to indulge in.
In this article, we are listing some of the ‘bucket list’ things to do in Dubai without which your exploration of Dubai will remain unfinished.
1. Visit the Tallest Building of the World:
Want to be on top of the world? Visit this observation deck on the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa actually has two observation decks, one on the 148th floor with the name ‘At the Top Sky Lounge’ and the other on the 124th and 125th floors with the name ‘At the Top’. Both of these decks let you take in the city’s beautiful skyline, deserts, beaches, and skies. There are many things to do in and around Burj Khalifa. Go on to the open-air terrace to feel the city in the open skies or book a room in the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa. Indulge in a fine-dining experience at the At.mosphere or take in the beauty of the Dubai Fountain at the Burj Khalifa Lake.
2. Go Back in Time with the Desert Safari Dubai:
Visiting Dubai Desert Safari is kind of a unique experience as most of the tourist attractions in Dubai are related to luxury, fine dining, and seeing the architectural wonders of the city. Being in Desert Safari lets you go back in time and lets you feel what Dubai was like a few decades ago. Enjoy a fun ride in the deserted dunes of the Desert Safari in an SUV and feel the adrenaline of a roller coaster ride or see the sun setting in the middle of nowhere. You can also experience sandboarding which is something that very few places in the world offer, unlike ice skiing. The last thing on the itinerary is usually hanging out in the desert camps. There, people get henna tattoos or dress up like local Emiratis and take pictures with Arabian falcons. Traditional dance performances cheer people up while they devour the delicious barbeque buffet in the sandy desert. This whole experience is something to remember for a lifetime.
3. Indulge in Retail Therapy at the Dubai Mall:
Coming to Dubai means getting retail therapy from shopping at the various luxurious outlets of the city. Spend a day at the Dubai Mall and enjoy shopping, entertainment, and fine dining. Dubai Mall has about 1,200 stores and numerous food and beverage outlets. Watch a movie or let your kids play in the Kidzania. Do ice skating or see one of the largest aquariums in the world. Dubai Mall has something to offer to individuals from all age groups. Do use the mall map as it is very easy to get lost inside the gigantic mall. Before you know it, you will be fumbling with finding your way around the mall.
4. See the New and Old Dubai through Dubai Frame:
Situated in the infamous Zabeel Park of Dubai, Dubai Frame is nothing short of an architectural marvel. You can see the panoramic views of the new and old Dubai from the top of the Dubai frame which is 150m high. On one side you can see neighborhoods of Karama, Bur Dubai, and Deira while on the other side you can see the more developed side of Dubai including the Downtown Dubai and the magnificent Burj Khalifa. One of the best features of the frame is the glass floor that is on the top floor which gives the illusion of walking in the air.
Dubai Frame is a fairly new addition to the ever-growing list of tourist attractions in Dubai. You can see the past and future of Dubai in the frame’s museum that showcases what Dubai was like in the older days and what it would be like in 2050. The frame is considered to be the tallest and largest frame in the world. The ticket for it is 50 AED for adults and 30 AED for children.
5. Visit the Beautiful and Artistic La Mer Beach:
La Mer beach is not like any other beach in Dubai. It has a whole set of fun-filled activities to keep its visitors engaged for a long. You can dine on the delicious food at the various eclectic restaurants of the beach or watch a movie at the Roxy Cinema. Enjoy the various kinds of water sports offered at the beach or (if you are not really a beach sports person) just spend the day splashing water and swimming at the Laguna Waterpark. The place is packed with all kinds of restaurants and outlets for buying clothes, accessories, and cosmetics. The whole artistic vibe of the beach is pretty Instagramable as well so make sure that you take a lot of pictures while you are there.