5 Things to do in Dubai
Once a sleepy trading port town, Dubai is now a place of glamour and glitz. When it comes to Dubai, you have no dearth of options to have fun. Be it air, land, or water you have some activity for everything and everyone.
The full of life city, Dubai has something for every kind of traveller, be it a backpacker, a luxury traveller, a family on vacation or even a gang of friends looking to explore the crown prince of UAE. You come to the city and the biggest confusion is what to do with the plethora of options available.
There are so many best things to do in Dubai that making a list for just 5 days was a herculean task. We spoke to various travellers, ardent fans of the city of Dubai and compiled this exhaustive guide of 5 best things to do in Dubai.
Why these names
The names you’re going to read going forward need no introduction but there selection is being done taking into account there popularity, records, iconic status, and above all, the uniqueness.
Coming to Dubai, and not shopping is a crime in itself. Just to cover every inch of Dubai mall you will need days of time. Dubai mall has something for everyone. When in Dubai mall, Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo . This aquarium is the largest suspended aquarium in the world. This mammoth of an aquarium can hold 10 million litres of water. With an aquarium of this size you will definitely be able to see fishes that you have never seen before. With over 400 sharks and rays in this aquarium and the highlight being tiger sharks collection you will be spell bound. You will be wonderstruck to see the 48 meter long tunnel under the water with a 270 degree view of the underwater tunnel. You can also enjoy the underwater zoo which has a collection of otters, piranhas, and penguins. Plus never miss visiting the gigantic King Croc when here.
4-Aquaventure Park in Atlantis the Palm
No matter what the age is a little bit of adventure is what every traveller seeks. Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis The Palm allows you to ride the thrills and pump up adrenaline in you with some extraordinary rides. At this water park you can ride the tunnel while sharks and rays swim above you. If you want adrenaline pumping rides and rushing rapids then Aquaventure is the place you got to be. And if you are not an adrenaline junkie no problem, Aquaventure has covered you also. Just relax and enjoy lazy sunbathing on the pristine private beach.
3-The Iconic Dhow Cruise
With Dhow cruise you can see Dubai in a different light altogether It shows you the other side of Dubai amidst the tall sky scrapers. Experience abode in water with the Dhow cruise where you enjoy slow sailing in Dubai creek and enjoy hot delicious food. Sailing in the traditional Dhow and a lavish buffet dinner spread along with the unmatchable hospitality will ensure you will enjoy every bit of it. Accompanied by music and lights along make it a special date with your loved one without being hard on your pockets. The Dhow cruise allows you to enjoy the side of Dubai where the modern meets the old traditional.
2-Best in the world Dubai Desert Safari
It’s not Dubai if you have not experienced desert up close. Rayna tours provide exceptional desert experience with different fun filled activities. With over 20 different packages for desert fun you will never run out of options to enjoy. Be it quad biking in the desert, or dancing to mesmerizing tune under the stars, Dubai desert safari has it all. If you are not fond of dune bashing, then you can always opt for camel rides or sand boarding. And having lip smacking food sitting under the stars is an experience in itself.
1-The Mighty Burj Khalifa
When in Dubai, you cannot miss visiting Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Being at the top of the Khalifa, you will enjoy stunning views of Dubai that will leave you awestruck. The exclusive viewing deck atop the building allows you to take advantage of being in the highest vantage point of world’s highest observatory. If you visit the Khalifa before dawn, you can get the both views of dark and of sunrise. You can also enjoy a complimentary pastry and the signature hot drink if you come for the sunrise+ breakfast ticket. You can enjoy the sunrise only on Fridays and Saturdays. Rest if the days normal visit is allowed in the observatory.
When is the best time to go to Dubai
Dubai is filled with tourists all year round. But the best time to go to Dubai is between November to March every year. This is the time when the scorching heat of Dubai is at its base and the weather is extremely pleasant. If you’re not too fond of the conservative restrictions during the month of the Arabs, it is better not to visit the city during the holy month of Ramzan. The city observes strict rules and regulations of fasting during the month that applies to tourists as well.
Hands on tips for first time Dubai Travelers
When in doubt what to wear, dress up on the modest side. Don’t forget the culture in UAE is towards conservative side.
Dubai is a city extremely safe for tourists, be it women or men. But it is always better to not trust strangers and do your bookings beforehand to avoid unpleasant situations.
If you are travelling on a budget trip, cabs can be quite expensive. Instead, opt for the Dubai metro, it is cheap and the fastest way to reach from one end to the other end of Dubai.
Dubai is a city that brings out the best in you. Its glamorous, defines luxury and adventure and yet, is warm to every traveller irrespective of the depth of the pocket. You can find dorms to villas as per your choice. All you need is to book your ticket and go to Dubai. Pack your bags today!