10 Must See and Do Activities in Dubai

Dubai is home to practically 1.67 million exciting activities, making it the epicenter of adventure and quite possibly the greatest holiday experience ever. Here are a few attractions and activities you won’t want to miss when you visit Dubai.

Burj Khalifa


Visit the tallest structure in the world and take the fastest elevator to reach Level 148, the world’s highest outdoor observation deck. It’s not for the faint-hearted but is well worth the hair (and altitude) raising ride, as the breathtaking 360-degree views of Dubai will blow your mind.

Burj al Arab


It’s the world’s most luxurious and only 7-star hotel (honestly, we thought the scale stopped at five) surrounded by the sparkling Arabian Gulf. This hotel will make you feel like royalty, including pampering you with luxury and comfort. Even if you’re not staying in the Burj Al-Arab, you’ll get the chance to see what’s inside because some areas of the hotel are open to the public.

Jumeirah Beach

This beautiful golden sand beach is one of Dubai’s most popular beaches. So, if you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and surf, make sure to stop at Jumeirah Beach.


Dubai Mall


It is the world’s largest shopping, entertainment and leisure destination. Inside, you’ll find over 1,200 shops, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, an indoor theme park, Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, restaurants and the 22-screen Reel Cinemas Megaplex with a total capacity of 2,800 seats.

Dubai Museum

Pay a visit to this historical site, probably the oldest building in the city. Take a peek into Dubai’s history and culture and learn more about the Emirates’ expansion after the oil boom.


Dubai Fountains


See the world’s largest dancing fountain reaching up to 460 feet high, accompanied by syncing lights and music. It’s one of Dubai’s most compelling tourist attraction, located at the base of the Burj Khalifa.

 Dubai Marina


Another must visit place in Dubai is the Dubai Marina, the largest man-made canal city inspired by other waterfront developments around the world. It is surrounded by a wide variety of restaurant, hotels, parks, gardens and shopping malls.

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight


Start your hot air balloon experience early in the morning to witness a breathtaking sunrise from the air and watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet above Earth.

 Ski Dubai


Experience an indoor winter wonderland at Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort. It features a replica indoor mountain with five slopes of varying difficulty, including the world’s first indoor black run. Ride on the park’s famous chairlift and take in a panoramic view of this iconic landmark.

If any of these caught your eye, maybe it’s time to start planning your trip to Dubai.

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