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Top Things to Do in Dubai

Your guide to the very best things to do around Dubai
Dubai is a famous tourist city in the United Arab Emirates. There are many attractions, activities, excursions or tours, dinner cruises and best places for swimming you can do and visit in Dubai. Dubai offers one of the best beaches in the world during all seasons, even in winter. You can also enjoy Dubai skyscrapers, modern architecture built on former desert, and tasteful dining bites, thrilling theme park rides or traditional Emirati experiences including traditional markets with spices or gold. Dubai belongs to the richest cities in the world. Some Dubai incredible attractions are expensive, but others are completely free!
If you really want to see the metropolis and experience various sides of this modern Arab city, you will need at least three days. If you have less time, you can choose the best ones that suit your interests. Dubai offers wild adventures in the wadis, great views from the tallest tower in the world, fresh swim in the beaches or sunbathing, strolling through historic market and architecture in Dubai Creek. If you are looking for a fun and active night, you can also find one of the best restaurants and bars in the world here.
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Dubai Fountains

One of the most stunning attractions in Dubai is watching the world's largest Dancing fountain show on the Burj Khalifa Lake. This evening choreographed show at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa tower lasts about 5 minutes. Daily evening Fountain shows start from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM every 30 minutes, during Public holidays extra fountain shows may be added to run all afternoon through the midnight. Fountains are choreographed to music to make the appearance like they are dancing and jet streams soar as high as 150 metres in the air. You can also enjoy a ride on the lake around the choreographed fountain on the boat.
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Dubai Mall

Just next to the Dubai Fountains you will find the world's largest Dubai shopping mall with around 1300 shops, outlets and restaurants overlooking the fountains. Inside Dubai Mall, shopper's paradise, you can explore another free attraction – world´s largest suspended aquarium tank and underwater ZOO with thousands of underwater animals, giant Olympic ice skating rink, movie theater, Virtual Reality Theme Park or Kidzania for kids. Kid Zania is 7000 m2 real-to-life educative city built for kids with 60+ real life activities. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it is a „must“ due to numerous entertainment facilities.
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Dubai Aquarium and underwater ZOO

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in the centre of Dubai Mall offers the largest suspended aquarium tank in the world. You can watch sharks, stingrays and about 140 species of fish. It is home to captivated marine world and exotic animals in Rainforest, Rocky shore or Living Ocean ecosystems. It has 10 million litres of water and is the largest viewing 270-degree panoramic panel 8.3 metres high by 32,8 metres wide and 48 long. Here you can spot fish, piranhas, giant crabs or starfish swimming overhead. Other attractions you can experience are walking in a cage between sharks or shark dives or feeding presentations.
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Burj Khalifa - the world´s tallest skyscraper with breathtaking views

Majestic Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with its 828 metres and one of Dubai´s must-visit while visiting Dubai. It is located in the centre of the city. Burj Khalifa light show runs every 30 minutes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday till 10.45 p.m and on weekends every hour from 7.45 p.m.
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Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is one of the largest man made islands in the world full of luxury hotels including Atlantis the Palm. You can explore this unique creation along with Burj Al Arab and Dubai Marina in our 99 minutee Premium Tour. You can also explore Palm Jumeirah together with other attractions such as Burj Al Arab and Blue Mosque.
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Dubai Creek

Dubai does not offer only glam luxury hotels and modern buildings, but also rich culture and history , e.g Dubai Creek located in the heart of the city, where the Bani Yas tribe established the first settlement. This place was used for pearl diving and fishing. Nowadays you find here alleys of the gold, spice and textile souks (markets). Traditional abra ride is a must, and the best value tourist attraction in the city. Enjoy a romantic cruise of Dubai Creek on a traditional dhow.

Swimming and snorkeling in Gulf of Oman

Enjoy swimming and snorkeling amongst the wonderful and colourful sea life of the Gulf of Oman, learn more about the underwater world from a certified guide and admire the stunning views aboard a speedboat. You can find many popular beaches here as well.
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Dubai Old City tour, Spice Market and Gold Souk

Dubai has been famous for trade for centuries. To explore the true taste of old Dubai, get to the old town and Old souks or bazaars, hustle and bustle along the creek banks, get some spices, olives, herbs. On the Deira side of Dubai you will find the traditional Gold souk and Spice Souks, as well as the Perfume Souk. Crossing back to Bur Dubai you can explore the Textile Souk. All are still authentic trading markets. You can find glittering necklaces, bracelets and earrings from over 300 retailers. Gold Souk is one of the most busy jewelry trading centers in the world with about 20% of the world's gold sold through this market. You find also diamonds, silver and platinum.

Discover Historic Dubai

You can start your day haggling at traditional Gold and Spice Souks before enjoying the city oldtown. If you are interested in the traditional perspective of the city, take a water taxi along the Dubai Creek. Another great way how to spend a day is on Jumeirah Public Beach.
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Wild Wadi Waterpark

The creators of the Wild Wadi Water Park have built a 12-acre water wonderland that boasts a staggering array of top of the range rides, pools and facilities.Many of the rides and slides are interconnected by pools and water roller coasters which catapult riders to other part, you can avoid stairs and long queues! You find here everything from adrenaline pumping slides for thrill seekers to toddler friendly splash pools, the park really does have something for everyone!

Burj Al Arab

This stunning building in the shape of sail from 1999 with curved glass facade attracts visitors due to the amazing lookout over the Persian Gulf. It is for free and open 24/7. This luxurious hotel is situated between Jumeirah Beach and the Palm Islands on its own man-made island. It is one of the tallest hotels in the world with modern architecture and luxury amenities. You can just sit in the restaurant and enjoy a meal with a nic lookout to the sea.
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Dubai Desert Safari: Camel ride, Sandboarding and BBQ

Just about 20 minutes drive from the streets of Dubai you find vast plains of Arabian desert and Bedouin Camel farm. Try a Dubai desert safari, complete with attractive activities such as sandboarding, camel ride or BBQ in the desert. Ride the dunes in unforgettable offroad drive and feast of local cuisine, arabic coffee and dates under the stars, it's an only-in-Dubai treat.
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Other Free things to do in Dubai

  • Spot flamingos in the wetlands
  • Turtle feeding at Jumeirah Al Naseem
  • Take a walk on the beach
  • Picnic at Dubai Creek park
  • Take an Abra ride across Dubai Creek
  • Enjoy sunset from the Palm Broadwalk
  • Discover treasures at the old souks (markets)
  • Roam the streets of Al Fahidi and Al Seef
  • Camping in Dubai desert, watching the stars and take a camel ride
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