10 Best Things to Do in Dubai
Apr 22, 2014 0 Comments Anna Peterson
If you are visiting Dubai f or a business meeting or f or spending your holidays, then here are 10
best things to do in Dubai that you should never miss.
Dubai is the land of skyscrapers, adventures, souks, seven star hotels, and so many other
places that they cannot be summarized in a short article; lef t alone this little paragraph. Those
places may be normal f or people living there, but f or those who have planned a visit to Dubai,
these things are exhilarating.
Whether you are visiting Dubai f or a business meeting or just coming to spend your holidays
here, these are the ten best things to do in Dubai that you should never miss.
1. Visit Burj Khalifa
The development of this project brought excitement and thrill to people who love to experience
adventures in their lives. Riding the world’s f astest lif t in Burj Khalif a is a must do thing. The place
is actually a heaven f or photographers and people who want to go beyond horizons.
Burj Khalifa in night. Photo courtesy of Haris Nadeem.
2. Visit Ski Dubai
Do you want to visit a desert and ski slopes and the same time? Well, you can do that in Dubai.
The place is called Ski Dubai. Switching of temperatures f rom 50 degrees to below zero is kind of
weird, but believe me you do want to experience this weirdness. And don’t worry if you don’t know
how to ski, instructors are there to help you.
Inside Ski Dubai. Photo from South Bound.
3. Visit a Road Side Restaurant
Roadside restaurants are f or the lovers of curry. People who like spicy Asian f ood should go
there at least once. From Chicken Haandi to Daal and f rom Biriyani to Spinach, everything is
served in a very f riendly and very tasty way. The atmosphere there is just ideal and f or people
who like to stay casual while eating.
Tip: if you go there, you should be ready to eat a lot. These restaurants of f er heavy f ood, not
Roadside restaurants offer the greatest food. Photo courtesy of The Food Grapher.
4. Go Day Tripping
Tour companies usually pick you up f rom the hotel and give you a tour of the desert. Then take
you to ride a camel, and then top it of f with a traditional Arabic meal and a perf ormance of belly
dance. If you want to go a little adventurous then you can bathe the rock pools of Hatta or Wadi
Wurrayah, Dubai’s natural waterf all.
Relevant Post: You can also go wandering in the streets. That’s also quite an
Dubai Tour Bus. Photo courtesy of Katy McClelland.
5. Go to Desert Safari
Your visit to Dubai won’t complete if you do not visit Desert Saf ari. Try Shisha and eat barbecue
f ood too. Have you ever seen pictures of people with f alcons on their hands? Yes that is Desert
Relevant Post: Desert night safari is a must-must-go for all adventure lovers.
6. Burj Al-Arab
Undoubtedly, this place is already on your list. The world’s f irst ever seven-star hotel and
undoubtedly the world’s most luxurious hotel is Burj Al-Arab on Jumeirah Beach. With the amazing
building design resembling to a dhow, and since it stands in the middle of Arabian Sea, it does
seem like a sailing dhow. This is the landmark Dubai is most associated with. It also happens to
be one of the most iconic buildings of the world, along with Big Ben of London, Opera House in
Sydney and Eif f el Tower in Paris.
7. See Dubai Fountain
Seeing Dubai Fountains go up and touch the sky won’t cost you anything. The thing is quite
similar to Belaggio f ountains in Dubai. However the dif f erence is that in Dubai Fountain, it is
louder, bigger and taller.
Relevant Post: We have covered Dubai Fountain in a separate post, you can check
out pictures and information about the Dubai Fountain over there.
8. Going to the Dubai Mall
Dubai is mainly f amous f or shopping malls. But believe me, Dubai Mall is something very dif f erent
and something worth-seeing. There is a 22 screen cinema and a theme park called Sega World.
There is an ice-rink and underwater zoo also. It is nothing less than a tourist destination and it is
much more than just a mall.
Dubai Mall photo by Reshma Muralitharan.
9. Jog around Dubai Marina
People go jogging around Marina just because of the stunning views during daytime. You can also
take Dubai f erry which of f ers a great passage f rom Atlantis Hotel and Palm Jumeirah. The f erry
f inishes its ride at the Creek.
Dubai Marina HDR photo by Saqib Khan.
10. Dubai Creek
The Creek is one of the oldest areas of Dubai. Ride an abra f or a dirham in af ternoon when sun
is about to set. The site takes you back to 60s when Dubai came to existence. This abra ride will
not only be a trip down the memory lane but also you’ll be witnessing a manmade miracle. A
miracle of development, commitment and riches.
Abra Ride in Dubai Creek. Photo courtesy of Alexzander McBeath.