Apart from being the shopping capital of the world, Dubai can offer you once in a lifetime adventures, luxurious fun, or a chance to explore different worlds. Whether you prefer activities to be on land, under sea, or in the sky, Dubai is definitely the destination. Not convinced? Here is a list of 10 of the many activities that you should not miss out on in Dubai.
This one is predictable, if you automatically relate UAE to the desert, but no one gives its beauty nearly enough credit. When you get a chance to experience the ultimate dune bashing and drifting in an oasis with over 300-meter high sand hills, then end your night with a delicious dinner, and fire and belly dance shows at a desert camp, you know you don’t want to miss it.
UAE’s Highest Mountain
Don’t worry, we know what you’re thinking, and Jebel Jais (Jebel meaning mountain) has a car rail to drive right up to the top. However, a bit of hiking would mean exercise and an opportunity for awesome photographs. Located in Ras Al Khaima, which is about 1 and a half hours drive from Dubai, if you stick to the driving speed limit (which you absolutely should!). Aside from a gorgeous view, and roasting marshmallows on bon fires, you might also want to give the zip lines a try.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Listing Dubai’s theme parks, even if only the absolutely awesome one, would take pages. So let’s just talk about one for now, or three, plus one water park. Well, you only buy 1 ticket, and get access to all these:
DreamWorks Animation, Colombia Pictures and Lionsgate, enough said. We’re talking about Hunger Games, Step Up, Ghostbusters and animated films like Smurfs, How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek and others you like, whether you admit it or not, no matter how old you are.
The destination to Bollywood blockbusters! Explore Bollywood Boulevard, Mumbai Chowk, Rustic Ravine, Royal Plaza and Bollywood film studios.
Remember those impossible-to-build pictures on Lego boxes your parents bought you as a kid? That is exactly that, only gigantic and way more beautiful in details. But, this time no one expects children to build them, just to enjoy them.
Yes, it’s exactly what you think. You get to dive and explore the underwater world inside a mall! No, it’s not a small tank of water, it’s about 10-million litres, located in Dubai Mall and it has sharks in addition to the most amazing and interesting variety of sea creatures.
Dolphin Bay – Atlantis The Palm
If sharks are too much for you, here is an opportunity to swim with the ocean’s smartest and cutest creatures. Dolphins! It you are a swimmer you get to swim or scuba dive with them. If not, you can always play with them in the shallow area.
Would rather be on the other side of the water? Jet skiing offers you the thrill and the speed. If you’re up for more excitement, fly boarding is your best option. Why walk on water when you can fly over it! Both are available in Dubai Marina and throughout Jumeirah Beach.
Aquaventure Water Park & The Lost Chambers Aquarium – Atlantis The Palm
This is easily one of the topmost destinations for tourists in Dubai. Aquaventure is where you can experience every single ride, slide or zipline without having to walk to each one – you just float through the water stream, with guiding signs to each area or ride. Plus, access to a private beach. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is where the Myth of the lost city of Atlantis comes to life, within an aquarium that is now habitat of about 65,000 sea creatures.
Sky Dive Dubai – Palm Jumeirah
No words are needed to describe this blood bumping, beautiful – and completely safe – experience! If you think you’ve seen Dubai from the best possible angle from the top of some tower, think again. This will definitely leave you speechless… at least, after you’re back on the ground.
One word. PENGUINS!
Also, snow hills, slides, ziplines, ice sculptures, snowball fights and much more. Who said it doesn’t snow in the middle east? Because it surely does in Dubai. Head to the Mall of the Emirates and see for yourself.
Dinner in The Sky!