Top 10 things to do while in Dubai
Dubai is a spectacular city. You would need to see it, to appreciate just how remarkable it is. The city is brimming with world-class tourist attraction centers, from Burj Khalifa to Dubai’s deserts. Are you planning a trip to Dubai and drawing up an itinerary of important places to visit? If yes, then below are 10 must-see locations for anyone visiting Dubai.
The Dubai mall is such a magnificent structure, housing over a thousand shops and more than one hundred restaurants. It is no ordinary mall, and you would need an entire day to have a proper tour of it and appreciate all that it has to offer. The mall contains an ice rink, an indoor waterfall, a theme park, a massive aquarium and underwater zoo filled with all sorts of underwater creatures. Outside the Dubai mall, one can watch a choreographed outdoor fountain. Watching the choreographed fountain, you would get to witness the water dance, as the fountain shoots jet streams of water over a hundred metres above the ground. It simply is an amazing experience.
The Burj Khalifa stands eight hundred and twenty-eight metres above the ground and is not only the tallest building in the city but also the tallest in the entire world. It’s situated right beside the Dubai mall. Seeing as it looms over everything, you’d be able to sight the tower from several good vantage points around the city. However, it is not enough to just have a passing glance at the tower. The building is a must-see. There is an observation deck on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, and looking down from this point provides a stunning view of the surroundings. There are a lot of commercial activities that go on inside the Burj Khalifa, and you may want to hang around there for a few hours, eat great food and do a little shopping in the Dubai Mall.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts comprise three theme parks and one water park. This is especially useful for couples travelling with children. Visiting the theme parks is a great way to keep the children entertained. The parks ar,e Bollywood Park, Motiongate and Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park. When travelling with kids, you should get a hotel around the theme park destination to ensure proximity to all the fun.
The first you’ll notice about the Palm Jumeirah is the enormous size. One of the world’s most daring developments, the Palm Jumeirah is a must-see destination for people holidaying in Dubai. It is a man-made archipelago that was built to resemble a palm tree; the replicated tree trunk is about three miles long and lined with imitation palm fronds. The spot is brimming with five-star hotels and luxury villas and five-star hotels. There you can have fun in water parks, visit wildlife reserves, hang out at beach clubs. Swim with dolphins, sharks and sea lions, paddle around the palm, and enjoy spa treatments.
Dubai is called the desert city for a reason. The location is blessed with a vast expanse of serene, sandy and beautiful desert land. These deserts have been developed for tourism, which means there are a lot of fun activities one can enjoy in the Dubai deserts. Fun things to do in the desert include going on a Desert Safari. On the desert safari, you’ll let a driver take you through the sand dunes. You can also hop on a quad bike and explore the desert yourself. Or you could go sandboarding down the desert on sandy slippery slides and if one day of fun is not enough for you, you can camp out in the desert overnight.
The Jumeirah mosque is one of the most impressive landmarks in Dubai. The mosque serves as a tourist attraction in the city, as it welcomes people of diverse religions and cultures from around the world. The gigantic mosque can contain over a thousand worshippers and allow visitors to have a guided tour around the mosque as a way to learn more about the religion. Visitors to the mosque must dress modestly and women must have their heads and shoulders covered. Tourists are allowed to take photographs and to ask questions. There is a special session for children as well.
Burj Al Arab
This is the tallest and one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai. Owing to this, not many people can afford to lodge in it. However, even if you are not able to afford the hotel, you can still get a good look at it by dropping by. The hotel is built with cutting-edge engineering and contains a unique man-made beach and an infinity pool terrace. They also offer great fine cuisine and a great view of Dubai. You can get into the hotel by eating at one of their many on-site restaurants. This would afford you a good view of the hotel’s awe-inspiring interior. You can also budget to spend at least one night at the hotel to enjoy their first-class services.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
The wild Wadi waterpark is located just in front of the Burj Al Arab and offers 30 exciting rides for both adults and kids. If you visit Dubai in the summer, then this is the place to spend most of your time, just cooling off in the water. Fun activities that you can do in the waterpark include the Burj surf, sliding down the Tantrum alley or gliding along the lazy river. The park would be especially beneficial to people travelling with kids and can be enjoyed all year round.
Ski Dubai is the third largest indoor ski slope in the world and you can find it inside the Dubai Mall. Ski Dubai offers you about 6000 tons of snow to do whatever you want, whether you are a newbie who is just eager to learn to ski, or you are a pro, there would be instructors available to help you work on your skills. Ski Dubai also offers you the opportunity to observe snow penguins from an up and close distance. It is an interesting experience, especially for families who are sight-seeing with their kids.
If you are looking to buy gold while in Dubai, for yourself or as a souvenir for friends and family at home, then you should visit the Gold Souk, located on Deira. There you would find colourful displays of all kinds of quality jewellery, ranging from necklaces, bracelets etc. from over three hundred retailers. For those who do not love gold, the souk also sells diamonds, silver and platinum.