10 Best Things to do in Dubai

December 23, 2020

A trip to Dubai is forever accompanied by high expectations. Good planning is the key to make the best of a trip to Dubai, enjoy its various attractions, and have a memorable visit. After booking the accommodation, decide the sightseeing, shopping, and travel details. This has to be done according to the Government advisory for the current pandemic situation. Given below are 10 best things to do in Dubai.

The Desert Safari:

Dubai, a desert state, is not far from the desert. A desert safari is a must to appreciate the stark majestic beauty and the silence of the desert. Safaris can be the morning, evening, or overnight camping ones. From the luxurious skyline to the sand dunes, the change is dramatic. Sand boarding, dune bashing, sand skiing, camel rides etc. are some of the activities one can enjoy in the desert. Camping under the stars, barbecue dinner, belly dance and other performances turn the desert night into a magical one.


Dubai has plenty of options when it comes to shopping. Shopping at the biggest mall in the world, the Dubai Mall, will satisfy even the most serious shopaholics. With luxury outlets, the Souk with fashion accessories and jewelry, food malls, etc. the Dubai mall has everything. Another place worth visiting is the Gold Souk for the latest designs in jewelry and the Spice Souk for its high-quality spices. The Perfume Souk has various perfumes, aromatic oils, incense sticks etc. Other souks sell handicrafts, silks, and textiles.

The Dubai City Tour:

The first thing to do is to go on a Dubai city tour to experience most of the attractions of the city. You get an idea of which places you would like to explore more. The remaining time can be spent doing just that. The tour will take you round some of the most exotic places in Dubai. The tour includes visiting the Jumeirah Mosque, Sheikh Zayed Road, Hotel Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah and the Palm islands, Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Jumeirah Beach and Atlantis hotel, among others.

Adventure Activities:

Hot air ballooning - where you can take a ride in a hot air balloon over the desert landscape is as thrilling as it sounds. Sky diving at the Skydive Café, indoor sky diving at Ifly Dubai, etc. are among the top adventurous things to do. The Dubai Scuba Diving offers scuba diving courses for all levels. Zip lining at the XLine Dubai Marina Zipline on the world’s longest zip line at a speed of 80 mph or bungee jumping at Dubai Kartdrome in Motor City: it is your choice.

Activities for the Nature Enthusiast:

For the nature-loving visitor, there are unique places of interest in Dubai. The Dubai Miracle garden is one where 150 million flowers bloom in the desert garden. The main attractions are the Disney Avenue, the Lost Paradise, Hill Top, the Big Teddy Bear, and others. Another wonderful place for the nature enthusiast is The Green Planet by Meraas, an eco-architecture and a manmade biodome with 3000 species of plants having the world’s largest life sustaining tree. Some attractions are the bat cave, the sloth encounter, etc. Other places to visit are the Dubai Dolphinarium, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, etc.

Visit Burj Khalifa:

No visit to Dubai is complete without a visit to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The 3600  panoramic view of the city, the ocean and the desert from the highest observation deck is a unique experience. Enjoy the sunset from the observation deck. You can choose to watch from the indoor floor to ceiling glass area or the open-air terrace. The special telescopes offer you closer views of the various attractions.

Cruises & Boat tours:

Cruising along the manmade marina on a Dubai Marina Cruise or gazing at the lavish architecture of Dubai’s skyline while dining on a fine menu aboard the traditional dhow is a magical experience. Live performances enhance the experience. Another enjoyable cruise is on the Dubai Creek. Superb views of the city, views of old Dubai, fine dining, and live entertainment as you cruise down the creek, is an experience to cherish.

Visit Museums:

If a visit to a museum is your wish then the Dubai Museum, which is set inside the Al Fahidi Fort, is for you. The Dubai Museum is housed inside Dubai’s oldest building and reminds you of the Dubai before the oil boom. The artifacts and dioramas, and the life size recreations of the early souks and the wharf sideall depict the daily life of the early communities. You will enjoy the Etihad Museum and the Museum of Illusions too. The Al Shindagha Museum in the Dubai Creek area lets you see the vibrant heritage of Dubai.

Sporting Activities:

The Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort of the Middle East, offers runs for the various expertise levels. The Flyboard in Dubai offers an amphibious experience that allows you to swim or surf. The waterjet pack experience is thrilling and extremely enjoyable. The watersports at Jumeirah Beach is one of the most exhilarating and many ardent fans try the Flyfish, Donut boat ride, the Banana boat ride, etc. Deep-sea fishing and golf are other popular sports here.

Visit Amusement Parks:

Dreamland Aqua Park is one of the largest and is a favorite with families. The Ferrari World is the first Ferrari branded theme park with numerous adventures. The Wild Wadi Water Park boasts of high adrenaline rides and hasone of the largest waterslides. The Bollywood theme park brings alive the magic of Indian Cinema with an interactive experience. Dubai Garden Glow, with its four thematic zones, is another amusement park for families with kids. The IMG Worlds of Adventures, Legoland Dubai, etc. are favorites with children.

Pick the experiences according to the members of your group. Take suggestions from your travel agent too. But keep updating yourself about the government regulations and take all safety precautions to have a great time.