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99 unfortgettable things to experience in Dubai

We have been telling you for a long time that Dubai is a destination of unlimited possibilities. We always write it’s the best destination in the world. To convince you of that, as they say, completely on concrete, we have put together a total of 99 things that you can experience in Dubai.

Records and views

  1. View from the tallest building in the world – enjoy Dubai from At The Top at the 124th and 125th floor of the Burj Khalifa.
  2. Best shopping at The Dubai Mall – every shopaholic will appreciate shopping at the largest mall in the world.
  3. The largest dancing fountain in the world – when visiting the Burj Khalify or The Dubai Mall, after dark, be sure to check out the largest dancing fountain The Dubai Fountain – the show starts at half past six, every half hour.
  4. From the highest infinity pool you have a great view over the whole city- nothing offers as good a view as the highest infinity pool on the 77th floor of the Address Beach Resort.
  5. Walk along the frame – Dubai Frame is a frame-shaped vantage point inspired by new and old Dubai – metaphorically crossing the frame bridge connects the past and the present.
  6. See the Palm from above – The View at The Palm is a 240-meter high lookout tower that offers views of the entire man made artificial Palm Jumeirah Island.
  7. Visit the largest aquarium in the world – The Dubai Aquarium is located in Dubai Mall and you will see more than 140 species of aquatic creatures.
  8. Slide from the 53rd floor in an all-glass capsule to the Views Observatory. A new unique place has been created in Dubai for lovers of heights and beautiful architectural structures.
  9. Experience the tallest observation wheel – one ride on the Ain Dubai takes about 40 minutes and you will enjoy a unique view of the whole of Dubai.
The Worldˈs Largest Observation Wheel – Ain Dubai

Entertainment for all ages

  1. Walk around Dubai Garden Glow – the largest glow-in-dark park in the world is great fun for both children and adults.
  2. Airbus A380 made of flowers? Walk through the largest flower garden in the worldthe Miracle Garden has more than 250 million plants and the life-size aircraft alone is made up of 50 million.
  3. Apart from flowers, don’t miss one of the largest butterfly gardens in the world. Dubai Butterfly Garden is a great stop for lovers of fauna and flora.
  4. Lovers of puzzles, be smart! Where else in Dubai can you find themed Legoland? You visit him with children, but without them – but those under the age of three come here for free.
  5. Dubai Water Show No. 1? La Perle is a great show that should not be missed when visiting Dubai. Top production, scenery, high-tech equipment and talented gravity-resistant acrobats.
  6. The place for skaters is here. Visit discos, hockey, derbies and much more at Rolldxb – you can also take skating lessons.
  7. If you don’t know where else to have fun, try the new Brass Monkey – 12 bowling alleys, VR racing car simulators and much more are waiting for you.
  8. A small world of wonder? Visit Global Village, which presents the culture of more than 90 countries around the world.
  9. Learn about Indiaˈs culture an exerience Bollywood productio in action. Located at the last station of the red metro line, Bollywood Park is an interactive theme park where you can enjoy Bollywood Boulevard or traditional Indian food.
  10. Enjoy the second largest indoor theme park in the world. IMG Worlds of Adventure is a destination for all ages.
  11. You have already tried riding camels, so what about horseback riding in Dubai? Visit Al Jiyad stables and learn how to ride a horse – professionally or just as a hobby.
Miracle Garden and Airbus A380
  1. If you have already seen the Dubai Mall Aquarium, visit the Dubai Dolphinarium and enjoy a 45-minute show.
  2. Where else can the largest museum of illusion be, if not in Dubai? Get ready for more than 70 illusions at the Museum of Illusions.
  3. There are plenty of water parks in Dubai, one of the smaller ones is for example Laguna Waterpark on La Mer beach.
  4. If you need more entertainment, try Motiongate Dubai – one of the best amusement parks in the emirate.
  5. Visit The Green Planet – an attraction that aims to bring the rainforest environment closer – there is no lack of waterfalls or rain.
  6. Try piloting one of the largest machines flying in our skies. At Dubai Mall you will find the Emirates A380 Experience – a flight simulator with which you can experience, at least for a while, what it is like to be a pilot of one of the best airlines in the world.
  7. Dubai from every angle and also the sky above it. See the stars over Dubai at the Al Thuraya Astronomy Center.
  8. In addition to skiing, you can also try ice skating in Dubai. Dubai Ice Rink is a short walk away, at Dubai Mall.
  9. There are seven emirates, make a trip to the others – Ras Al Khaimah is ideal for families with children, Abu Dhabi is also a perfect stop.
  10. If you don’t know where to go with your little ones, visit the KidZania theme park, which has dozens of fun attractions for them.
  11. Water activities in Dubai are truly endless. Whether you choose a floating bike known as a donut ride or a ride on a huge banana – banana boat ride, you will definitely not be bored.
  12. Enjoy a lot of ​​fun at Aquaventure Waterpark, the water world of the hotel Atlantis The Palm. Last year, it also opened the tallest water slide in the world with a height of 48 meters.
  13. Entertain the children in one of the most famous water parks in the world, Wild Wadi Waterpark – you will find up to 30 water slides.
Water park Wild Wadi

Chill and lounging

  1. Relax on Kite Beach – sink your feet in the sand and enjoy the view of the famous Burj Al Arab.
  2. You can walk everywhere in Dubai, so try one of the most popular neighborhoods. Stroll along Dubai Marina, enjoy local life and stunning views of the entire city.
  3. If you saw the desert from the jeep, look at it from above. Take a balloon flight and combine it with sunset and dinner at a Bedouin camp.
  4. Dubai is love and you can feel it everywhere. Most in the part of Al Salam, where the artificially created Love Lakes are located – it is an Al Quadra oasis in the shape of two big hearts.
  5. How about staying in the first boutique hotel in the Emirates? The 4-star Hotel Indigo Dubai is a unique artsy hotel that promises great experience.
  6. A walk through Dubai Downtown is something not to be missed. Move into a completely different world full of high-rise buildings, dominated by the tallest of them – the Burj Khalifa.
  7. Relax on the beach? Try the fully equipped La Mer Beach, one of the most popular, with more than 130 restaurants, cafes and shops.
Terrace of the Hotel Indigo Dubai
  1. Head to the mountains of Dubai. Have a romantic picnic in Hatta Mountain.
  2. Enjoy the view of the place while cruising Dubai Creek.
  3. If you decide to visit the Ain Dubai observation wheel, be sure not to miss the Bluewaters Island itself, on which it is located. There are many cafés and restaurants.
  4. Get off at the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk located on the Dubai Fountain, which can be reached ten meters away.
  5. Enjoy the fountain a little differently. Get on the boat and cross it during the performance. The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride is a great choice if you are looking for romance with your partner in Dubai.
  6. ​​You can also see the iconic Burj Al Arab from Sunset Beach – it’s a public beach, so pack towels and a swimsuit and go!
  7. Nature reserves can also be found in Dubai. Head to the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve – in the area you will find man made Love Lakes, Expo 2020 Lake in the shape of the exhibition logo or a crescent-shaped lake.
  8. Add a walk around the legendary palm island to your walking itinerary. You will find the best beach hotels in Dubai on it.
  9. If you are a Pilates lover, pay attention. It’s Dubai and the Atlantis The Palm Hotel, where you can try your first underwater Pilates class – right in their The Lost Chambers.
  10. If you want to enjoy a cruise on the waves in peace and at the same time do some sports, rent a kayak and go on a tour de Dubai.
Kite Beach near Burj Al Arab

Taste of Dubai

  1. Atlantis The Palm has a number of underwater activities for guests – try the underwater Ossiano Restaurant, where you can enjoy dinner right in their legendary aquarium.
  2. This tip is a bit crazy, but if you don’t know what to do with the remaining $800, try the most expensive ice cream at Scoopi Cafe. It is made of vanilla directly from Madagascar, saffron from Iran, truffles from Italy and is complemented by 23 carat gold flakes.
  3. Don’t know where to go for a lunch or a dinner? Try Pier 7 in Dubai Marina – the building has seven different restaurants on its seven floors, the only problem will be to choose.
  4. Taste dishes from the best – directly from the champions of the world-famous show MasterChef. Book a table at the Masterchef Experience and enjoy a unique experience on a plate in Dubai Marine.
  5. Eat at the tallest restaurant in the world. Atmosphere is located in Burj Khalifa on the 122nd floor.
  6. Lovers of Arabic food, this is something for you. Choose from a wide range of Dubai Food Tours and taste the best of Dubai.
  7. Drink with the Queen. You can enjoy dinner or a drink on one of the world’s greatest luxury British liners Queen Elizabeth II. It is anchored in the port of Dubai Mina Rashid.
  8. Afternoontea in Burj Al Arab – enjoy a meal in the only seven-star hotel in the world while admiring Dubai.
  9. A unique dining experience with a great view? Enjoy you dinner at 50 meters at Dinner in The Sky.
  10. If you have already walked through the Dubai Marina, get on a yacht and go on the Marina Yacht Tour whith breakfast or BBQ. You will enjoy the view, the atmosphere and also the excellent food.
  11. If you miss the atmosphere of skiing in the Middle East, visit the Après bar in the Mall of The Emirates, which move you to a “real” European ski resort.
  12. You will definitely enjoy the marina in every way – board a dhow cruise – a combination of a cruise through the Dubai Marina and an excellent dinner on the boat.
  13. Enjoy dinner in a Bedouin camp – in addition to traditional Arabic food, hookah or Arabic coffee, a rich accompanying program full of dance or fire show awaits you.
  14. Beautiful views and a good drink. Head to Lounge 43 and enjoy a drink 155 meters above the best city in the world.
The dinner at the Bedouin camp is complemented by a rich program.

Adrenaline activities

  1. Adrenaline ride on sand dunes – whether on jeeps or buggies.
  2. Sky dive – a jump from a height of four kilometers over the palm island or the Dubai desert.
  3. Sit in an F1 monopost? This is not a problem in Dubai, visit the Dubai Autodrome and choose from driving on formulas, go-karts or a super fast car on a racing circuit.
  4. Skiing on a covered slope? In Dubai no problem, just visit Ski Dubai at The Mall of the Emirates.
  5. See Dubai from above. If you have already seen all the views, go on a helicopter sightseeing flight.
  6. One of the best experiences will be an adrenaline “flight” over Dubai Marina. Try one of the best zipline Xline in the world right at the best destination in the world.
  7. Up and down. Try a dive in the deepest pool in the world – Deep Dive Dubai. At a depth of 60 meters you will find a lost underwater city, where you can play table tennis.
  8. Dubai on the water at a height of 150 to 200 meters. Try adrenaline high above the sea – parasailing is an extremely popular sport.
  9. Leaving Dubai without a camel ride? Head into the desert and see it from the back of this majestic animal.
  10. Swim in the aquarium with sharks. Even beginners can do it, but you have to think that only three dives are planned per day.
Desert safari in Dubai
  1. In Dubai, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding on a covered slope, so why not move to the desert? Try sandboarding on the dunes of the Dubai desert.
  2. The offer of water sports is really rich, put on a swimsuit, life jacket and letˈs try jet ski.
  3. Bungee jumping, a jump from a height of 50 meters, must be part of your adrenaline experiences.
  4. If you already have experience with surfing or other similar activity, try flyboarding. It will take you up to six meters from the surface, the whole ride takes about 30 minutes, during which the instructor will teach you the basics. You will look at your favorite places a little differently.
  5. Are you a fan of speed and do you love go-karts? Dubai has something for everyone – visit the Dubai Kartodrome, which has indoor and outdoor runways.
  6. Do you like fear? Visit Hysteria Haunted House – the first haunted house in Dubai.
  7. Perhaps there is no adrenaline fiilled experience that you would not enjoy in Dubai. Try the escape room, there are many options – whether Escape Reality, NoWayOut or TEPfactor with 21 different themes.
  8. If you don’t like jumping out of the plane, try the free fall simulator and a bit of flying in the Freefall simulator.
  9. How about a little sailing above the best destination in the world? Dubai is full of adrenaline experiences, one of which is paragliding.
  10. If you have already tried helicopter ride, how about a seaplane tour?
Ski Dubai in The Mall of Emirates

History and culture

  1. Visit the future in the Museum of The Future – one of the most beautiful and interesting museums in the world opened only in 2021 – if you do not have time for it, you will certainly notice it at least from the outside, located right next to Sheikh Zayed Road.
  2. Cross the Souk Madinat on a traditional Abra boat – the cruise takes 20 minutes and must be booked at least one day in advance.
  3. A piece of the past in futuristic Dubai can be found in Old Dubai, in the Deira district. Stroll through authentic markets full of Arabic spices or gold.
  4. When you’re in Old Dubai, be sure not to miss the Bastakiya Quarter – one of Dubai’s oldest neighborhoods, founded by wealthy merchants in the distant past.
  5. Visit the Madinat Theater – there you can find authentic culture, film festival or a projection of movies and musicals for children.
Museum of The Future
  1. The oldest building in the city is Al Fahidi Fort, now known as the Dubai Museum. Explore a piece of Dubai’s history from a fishing village to one of the largest and most amazing cities in the world.
  2. Acquaint with the culture of Dubai and visit the Jumeirah Mosque, which is open as one of the few for non-Muslim visitors. If you want to learn more about it, you can take part in a tour with refreshments.
  3. Coffee lovers, pay attenion! Coffee is an important part of Arab culture, so you will also find a special Coffee Museum in Dubai – it is located in Deira.
  4. Another museum you should visit is the Etihad Museum – you will learn about the life and history of the United Arab Emirates and you will also find the personal belongings of the country’s previous rulers.
  5. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House is also a piece of Dubai’s history – today the building is a museum focusing on the history of Dubai and the ruling Al Maktoum family.
  6. How about exchanging skyscrapers for history? Experience a stay at Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai by Hilton, which takes you back to ancient Dubai.
  7. Smell Dubai. The Perfume House is a place where you smell the wonderful scents of the Arab world and learn about the history of their production.
  8. If you have already ridden a camel, visit their races in Al Marmoom – the history of camel races dates back to the 7th century.
  9. Art lovers should not miss the Al Quoz district, which is known as the most artsy place in Dubai. There are many galleries with the possibility of workshops and various seminars.
  10. Visit TODA – The Theater of Digital Art – the first of its kind in Dubai. Its aim is to show art through digitisation combined with unique visual effects and music.
Jumeirah Mosque
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