Top 19 Things One Must Experience in Dubai

The land of Emiratis, Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, having a lot many things to explore. Adventure, man-made gems and astonishing natural sights await your presence there. Here are few things and places that you should check out in Dubai:

1. A Limousine Drive to start your journey

A Limousine Drive to start your Journey
Step into a limo, where a chauffeur will be standing to honour your arrival, he will drive you through the mainland of Dubai. Grab the opportunity to have once in a lifetime experience of this luxurious drive and have a pretty amazing story to tell.

2. Spend A Day At Palm Atlantis
Spend A Day At Palm Atlantis
The Palm Atlantis Hotel in Jumeirah Island, the place features some amazing activities to explore and is perfect for your well-earned resting period.  Get yourself clicked while getting a cuddle or kiss by Sea-Lions/Dolphins at the Sea-Lion Point and Dolphin Bay; take the kids for marine animal adventures and the Lost Chambers of Aquarium. Not to be missed is Scuba diving in Atlantis Dive Centre and Aquaventure Waterpark which is the best in UAE. Spend your evening at the Casino or N’dulge Nightclub.

3. Shopping and Dubai Fountain Show at the Dubai Mall
Shopping and Dubai Fountain Show at the Dubai Mall
Situated on the Burj Khalifa Lake, the Dubai Mall has more than 1000 stores and other attractions including an aquarium, an indoor theme park, an ice rink and some of the world’s finest restaurants. The mall is also famous for the world’s largest musical fountain; a walk at the promenade gives the best view of the dancing waters.

4. Step In To The Very-Very Tall Burj Khalifa
Step In To The Very-Very Tall Burj Khalif
Towering into the clouds, Burj Khalifa is the icon of Dubai which cannot be missed out. The world’s tallest building displays a picturesque view of the modern Dubai; the technological wonders of this building will amaze you. You can enjoy a coffee at the world’s highest restaurant from the ground level called ‘At.Mosphere’ overlooking the downtown.

5. A Fine Dine Or Stay At The Luxurious Burj Al Arab
A Fine Dine Or Stay At The Luxurious Burj Al Arab
Known as the “World’s Only 7 Star Hotel”, Burj Al Arab is no doubt the most luxurious hotel in the world, which makes the place a must visit in this lifetime. It can easily be dubbed as the face of Dubai’s new era because of its unparalleled hospitality and extremely skillful architecture.

6. Royal Desert Safari Experience
Royal Desert Safari Experience
Go off-roading on a bumpy deserted track by a Land Cruiser, carry your camera and capture the desert. For the brave hearts, a Dubai trip is considered to be incomplete without the desert safari and getting yourself clicked royally with a Falcon. A camel safari in the desert will not only give you a feel of Dubai from 50 years back but will also add fun for the children.

7. Dinner at Desert Resort The Bab Al Shams 
Dinner at Desert Resort The Bab Al Shams
For those looking for a peaceful family time to an adventurous journey, visit the Bab Al Shams desert resort and spa, located in the heart of the desert. The place is extremely lavish and offers quite a luxury and entertainment like belly dance show, swimming, spa etc. One never gets over the Bab Al Shams and its unique hospitality.

8. Visiting the Dubai Dolphinarium with children
Visiting the Dubai Dolphinarium with children
Dubai Dolphinarium is perhaps the most exciting place to go along with the children, as you’ll get to watch the dolphins dancing, singing, juggling, painting, and playing with the ball. The Dolphinarium has seals and macaws shows; apart from being fun-packed entertainment these shows are educative too.

9. Sunset Spin Experience
Sunset Spin Experience
A jet boat ride full of adrenaline pump at the Arabian Gulf is something that will electrify your day; the sunset hour is the best time to experience the thrills and spins covering the major attractions along the coastline.

10. Aerial Dubai City Tour On A Seaplane
Aerial Dubai City Tour On A Seaplane
The city of superlatives, Dubai looks equally alluring from the sky; an aerial excursion by a seaplane will show the panoramic views of the Palm Island and the gigantic monuments.

11. Enjoy The Modern Arabian Hospitality At The Meydan Hotel & Grandstand 
Enjoy The Modern Arabian Hospitality At The Meydan Hotel & Grandstand
Visit the Mayden Grandstand and get a chance to see how the Jockeys are dressed up and trained for the race; you may even get your photos clicked with the Arabian Horses and feed them as well. Enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet overlooking the track, followed by a guided tour of the Grandstand and the luxurious Mayden Hotel.

12. Define Your Own Meaning Of Amusement At Wild Wadi Water Park
Define Your Own Meaning Of Amusement At Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild Wadi Water Park, located in front of Burj Al Arab is one of the best water parks in the world, having 30 rides including the gravity-defying Jumeirah Sceirah which is the tallest free-fall water slide in the world after North America. Eight more gravity-defying Master Blasters operating on a series of water jets will take you to an unforgettable roller coaster ride.

13. Go Deep-Sea Fishing In Arabian Gulf For Relaxation
Go Deep-Sea Fishing In Arabian Gulf For Relaxation
Inshore coastal deep-sea fishing excursions in Dubai attract a lot of tourists, the charter will take you to a perfect spot where you can get hands on a fishing rod and if lucky enough, you might catch a barracuda or maybe Hammour, although catch and release is encouraged more.

14. Get Your Blood Racing At Skydive Dubai
Get Your Blood Racing At Skydive Dubai
Perhaps the craziest event in Dubai is jumping off a chartered plane at about 4000ft along with the professionals. Get mesmerised in the views of the Palm islands, Burj Khalifa and the cosmopolitan city of Dubai with an adrenaline rush. Moreover, get a video shoot of your skydive experience for unforgettable memories.

15. Fine Dining At The Dubai Marina Cruise
Fine Dining At The Dubai Marina Cruise
A deluxe dinner on a Dhow Cruise with some entertainment on-board covers the Persian Gulf shoreline. Get some magnificent views of the newly developed city with sightings of Burj Al Arab, Atlantis Hotel, Marina Mall, etc.

16. Shopping At The Gold Souk
Shopping At The Gold Souk
The Gold Souk (Market) shows the traditional Arab culture and is a business ground for more than 300 gold retailers. Ladies! If you are looking to go home loaded with some exquisite jewellery, this is the place for you.

17. Snow-skiing and Ice-skating Ski Dubai at the Emirates Mall
Snow-skiing and Ice-skating Ski Dubai at the Emirates Mall
The Ski Dubai offers amazing adventure activities like snow-skiing, snowboarding or just playing with the snow along with children. The artificial snow mountains will give you a glimpse of Alps and the penguins playing around are an adorable sight.

18. Fasten Your Seat Belts For Ferrari World
Fasten Your Seat Belts For Ferrari World
Located in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, the Ferrari World is a theme park famous for its display centre and the roller coaster rides which make you scream your heart out in joy. The place offers everything you desire from live entertainment shows to shopping and other leisure activities.

19. Get Indulged In UAE Culture On A City Bus Tour
Get Indulged In UAE Culture On A City Bus Tour
The double-decker bus takes you all around the Dubai for sightseeing and exploration; it is believed that you miss the real Dubai if you don’t go for a rooftop ride on the Big Bus. Operating in day as well as night, these buses cover all the places in Dubai you’ve heard about.

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AUTHOR - Deepak Garg

Travel Agent by profession and travel freaks by passion. Its my sweet ,mad travel and fashioned life to inspire people that its not that hard to travel with a full time job. I believe in enjoying life as if there is no tomorrow and to treasure my travel memories until i am old and grey. Travel + Photography + Food + Madness = The Tales of a Traveler