Dubai. The land of superlatives. The tallest, largest, highest, longest, fastest – all find a place here. It is impossible not to fall in love with its futuristic landscapes and larger-than-life architecture. The place really does come up with mesmerizing architectural wonders that most wouldn’t even bother dreaming about. The city is also a haven for shopaholics and an attractive proposition for party lovers.
The unabashed glitzy scenes on display make you lose sight of the rich and beautiful culture lying underneath those shimmering lights, but a trip to the waterfront or a drive into the desert makes you realize what really makes this fascinating city tick. If you’re planning to visit the city of wonders any time soon, here are the top five activities to do in Dubai:
The Dubai Creek offers a mesmerizing look at the vibrant life of historic Dubai as you sail in a traditional dhow enjoying the quiet waters and the stunning surroundings. Dhows have been a part of the Dubai seascape for thousands of years, but their purpose has evolved from trading and fishing to recreation and racing.
Why Go: Combining the best of waterside beauty, traditional Arabic entertainment and sprawling dinners, these stunning vessels present the ultimate in river cruise experience.
Looking for a fun and exciting twist in your Dubai adventure? Dubai’s breathtaking architecture makes it a gem to watch from all angles, but some of the best views are reserved for those out in the sea.
Why Go: You can choose a luxury boat and discover the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah area, known for hosting some of the best architectural wonders of Dubai such as Burj Al Arab. Your luxury boat also comes equipped with a full-size bathroom, state-of-the-art facilities, and a swimming platform.
Discover the true charms of Dubai on a private tour that takes you to hidden corners of the city which never see the tourist eye in a larger group tour. Visit the Palm Islands, explore the Dubai Marina, discover gold and spice markets in Old Town, climb up to the observation deck of the world’s tallest building and end your tour admiring the largest water fountain on the planet. There’s so much to see and do here!
Why Go: Your guide introduces you to authentic Dubai, narrating tales and legends associated with your favorite landmarks. You also get to see first-hand why this Emirate is called the land of superlatives and enjoy panoramic views.
Enjoy the enchanting desert landscapes of Dubai on an exciting 4WD vehicle that lets you explore the desert sands while taking you closer to the ancient Bedouin culture. Dune bashing in your 4WD is a star feature of this adventure, but don’t miss out on traditional highlights such as feasting on Arabian treats and visiting a Bedouin camp.
Why Go: Ride sand dunes on the back of a camel, enjoy a traditional belly dance show, get henna painted on your hands or get a photo clicked with a falcon on your hands, there’s just so much to choose from in the Dubai desert.
Dive into the historic landscapes of Musandam Khasab for an adventure like no other. Board your cruise and enjoy a full-day cruise of the mesmerizing fjords of Musandam. Stop at Telegraph Island to swim and snorkel, exploring marine treasures as you go.
Why Go: The Musandam Khasab cruise is possibly your best chance of encountering dolphins in the region.
Sci-fi lovers might have seen those futuristic creations in Star Trek Beyond where Dubai is featured as YorkTown. Or perhaps you might remember its cultural wonders from the movie City of Life, the perfect portrayal of the city’s true beauty and its rich culture. No matter how you’ve been introduced to this city of the future, it is sure to fascinate you with its multi-cultural setting, energy and sheer dynamism. It’s a place that’s constantly on the move, a place that is always forward-thinking, and it’s somewhat exciting to wait for the new architectural marvel to be unveiled (they usually have something coming up every few months).
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