Dubai Things to Do

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Dubai Things to Do

  • Jumeirah Beach

    Dubai Things to Do

    You came to Dubai to go to the beach, right! No kidding, beaches of Dubai are really popular and are the best. One of the best known public beaches in Dubai is Jumeirah beach corniche, also known locally as Russian Beach, which is next to the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and has 800 meters of beach front. Main features of this park include children’s...

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  • Wild Wadi Water Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Wild Wadi is a great waterpark with a great location right by the famous Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach hotels. A great way to spend the day. Although, if you travel during the hot summer months when temperatures are regularly in the mid 40s, care is needed to prevent a doze of sun stroke or sun burn. One of the most memorable rides is the...

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  • Desert Safari

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    This is something you should not miss doing when you are in Dubai. Its an experience so different. I have lived here for over 10 years and have done a safari almost every year with friends and relatives who visit and I still love the thrills and spills it gives. I will not spoil it for you by giving you all the details and not allowing you to...

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  • Boat Trips

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    First thing to say is that I haven't had a chance to do this myself yet...but it looks good. The RTA has a new ferry service running from Dubai Marina, the route map showing that it sails out of one end of the marina, around & through (under a bridge) Palm Jumeirah island and back into the other end of the marina. I've been on another boat...

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  • Atlantis - Palm Jumeirah

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    This is a man made island in the sea. Really something amzing they built. When traveling on the palm you see all the beauitful houses and hotels. There is still alot of construction taking place here but I`m sure when they done it`s really going to be fantastic.

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  • Dhow Cruises

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    Overall experience was awesome with very helpful and generous crew members. Would like to go again with same support people appreciate all the help and had a wonderful time. I give remarks Rate- 10/10 to http://www.partycruisedubai.com/dhow-cruise-dinner-dubai.html

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  • Burj Al Arab

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    A great and memorable thng to do whilst in Dubai is to watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a cool drink or cocktail at the Bahri Bar, Mina a Salam Hotel. The Bahri Bar must be one of the great locations in Dubai to see and photograph the majestic Burj al Arab Hotel. Alcoholic drinks at the Bahri are expensive, as is the case with all hotels in...

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  • Local Life

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    We all Love Seafood! Why not buy the seafood and make some tasty Seafood dishes and invite friends to party at home. Always a hit :) You can travel by Metro to Palm Deira Station. A 5 mins walk from the Exit 1/2. Metros in Dubai do not allow to carry Fishes in the Trains, so please do not forget to bargain with the Cab drivers while coming back.

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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

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    Amazing as it seems, you can snow ski in the desert! Ski Dubai opened at the end of '05, with a 500 metre ski run. The snow is freshly made every night, using the same snow making machines that traditional ski resorts use if snowfall is low. All the clothing and gear is available for hire.

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  • Architecture

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    This is one of the incredible new developments and is well worth visiting. The project is the heart of what is virtually city around the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa. It also contains one of the world's largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall and Du8bai Fountain, the world's largest choreographed fountain. Old Town and Old Town Island are...

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  • Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum

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    If you're "into" museums, then the Dubai Museum is well-worth a visit. Situated in the Al Fahidi Fort, it contains a wide range of replicas of traditional ways of life that sadly seems to have dissapeared as Dubai emerges as a very important part of the modern world. Allow at least 2 hours to visit. Addmittance fees (unable to provide costs)

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  • Madinat Jumeirah

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    A visit to Madinat Jumeirah is an absolute 'must'. It's one of the new developments but built in traditional Arabic style, a series of hotels, restaurants, a theatre, souk, shops, eating areas built around a man-made waterway by the beach. It's part of the complex that also includes Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

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  • Big Bus Tour

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    You can take tours of the old city and New Dubai on London double-decker open-top buses, which is a great way for newcomers and visitors to get an overview of the city. They take in most of the current places of interest and as it's hop-on hop-off you can get off and wander around places that particularly appeal to you. The buses operate seven...

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  • The Creek

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    The Creek is the reason Dubai exists - it's where the first settlement was built and was the driving force behind the early pearl trade with the outside world. Go onto Deira side, from where the traditional wooden dhows still trade with the sub-continent, Iran, east Africa, and you'll see all kinds of goods being loaded - from canned milk powder...

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  • Henna Tattoos

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    I love to get my hands painted with henna patterns - what better place to have this done than in the Middle East. In Dubai there are plenty of opportunities to get henna paintings - from the local nail-shop to the shopping mall exhibit. I had mine done in a special Wafi-Mall event (came out extremely beautiful and lasted about 2 weeks). Henna...

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  • Burj Khalifa

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    The world's tallest building at 828 metres is well worth going to see. It's not only that it's so much taller than any other building on earth but the sheer scale of it is amazing. The base is like nine normal skyscrapers joined together. You can view if close-up from the area around it, Old Town Island, the area around Dubai Mall. You can't go...

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  • Chillout Ice Cafe

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    Chillout Ice cafe in Times square mall Dubai is on sheikh Zayed Road. Its truely an amazing place to visit, the entry fee is 60 Dhirams (one Dhiram = 3.6 USD) in which you get one free soft drink. The cafe is made up of ice with all the crockery, furnitures, center pieces, wall hangings, wall everything made of ice. What makes it truel amazing is...

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  • Dubai Mall Aquarium

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    Located in the huge Dubai Mall the aquarium is well worth a visit, it's spectacular. Free of charge from the mall you can view the fish through the world's largest single window, and it's an amazing experience. You can also pay to go through the 48 metre long tunnel, where the fish swim all around and above you. For an additional fee you can...

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  • Marina

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    Dubai Marina is the largest man made marina in the world with the tallest and most spectacular residential buildings. The area is also a major tourists spot with many hotels. The beach is nice and the nightlife is good along the beachside. It takes about 30 minutes with taxi from the airport to Dubai Marina, which should cost about 70-90 AED (20-25...

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  • Mall Of The Emirates

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    I stayed in Al Barsha and the closest mall to my hotel was the mall of Emirates. This is really great mall and very big. It catters for everyone including those who plan to ski in a desert :-D ,really awesome to see the Ski Dubai. Make sure you dress warm when you plan on visiting here. One thing that I love about this mall being a guy ,the...

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  • Global Village

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    Global Village is like a Carnival with different countries representing their own cultures, food and clothes. Their slogan is 'Where the world comes together'. Area of Global Village is about 17 million square meters with 29 pavilions, 45 countries and 2,600 shops. You can get information about updated Opening Days and Timings here:...

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  • Gold Souq

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The gold souk is more than 130 shops all jam-packed with a breathtaking choice of jewellery. The gold is generally 18 carat, sometimes 22 or 24, styles range from Indian to traditional Arab to modern Italian. Tourism has spoiled the souk somewhat - all the shops used to be crammed with traditional gold jewellery, chains,bracelets, belts - a real...

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  • Heritage Village

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    Hertage Village is on the banks of the Creek in Shindagah, which is the site of the original settlement which became Dubai. It's on Dubai-side, or Bur Dubai, at the Gulf end of the Creek. What's fascinating to me is that there are more Emirati and other Gulf Arab visitors than other tourists, and that gives it a genuine atmosphere rather than a...

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  • Al Mamzar

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    Beach beach and nothing but beach. Al Mamzar beach is located between Sharjah and Dubai. Entrance Fee is AED 5. Best to go there is Sat as Friday is crowded. It is big beach and park and very peaceful

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  • Bur Dubai Souk

    Dubai Things to Do

    There are two old souk areas, one on either side of the Creek, right in the heart of the city. In Bur Dubai you'll find the textile souk with an amazing array of materials in all kinds of patterns. There's something for every kind of clothing and it's very inexpensive. The souk also has a variety of other shops, bureaux de change and restaurants...

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  • Souqs

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    take an abra across the creek - a bonafide throwback to them days of old - and head in to the souks: you'll find raw frankincense, roasted pistachio nuts, shisha pipes and pashminas. watching everything get upacked from the dhows on the creek is deffo photoquality - and then wandering past hessian sacks of saffron and gnarly old indians hawking...

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  • MIRAJ Islamic Art Center

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    MIRAJ Islamic Art Center offers a unique collection of Islamic art forms from the past and todays modern life style. Like any other art center or galleries, MIRAJ promotes and preserves Islamic art and cultural heritage. Every art work here is carefully handmade and takes a year or years to finish, so it's really unique and special. Note: There's...

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  • Jumeirah Mosque

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    This is the only Mosque which is open (at times) for tourists. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. It is of a simple design but quite beautiful with its natural coloured stone walls and stone carvings. We walked around the whole of the building . I am puzzeled how , what looked...

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  • City Tour

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    We left the hotel at 2:15 and returned at 8PM This was an interesting , well co-ordinated tour that covered some of the highlights of Dubai..We started at Jamail , an area where local Muslems only can lived . We had a drive by view of the three palaces and then stopped at a Mosque for pictures. We went to the Fort and Hertitage Museum before...

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  • Atlantis - Lost Chambers Aquarium

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    Themed marine experience in the Ambassador Lagoon, based on the Myth of Atlantis: the continent of Atlantis was ruled by Atlas, eldest son of the God Poseidon. He built the temple within which walls all intelligent and advanced people would live. Among them, 7 sages stood out, becoming experts in the fields of civil administration, architecture and...

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  • Bastakiya District

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    Al Bastakiya is a historic district in Dubai and is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Throughout history Arabs have migrated to Iran. some from the area of Bastak moved back again - hence the name Al Bastakiya. It was constructed during the 1890's and was originally the home of rich merchants, many of whom relocated after...

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  • Ibn Battuta Mall

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    If there is one place that you need to visit, it has got to be the Ibn Battuta mall, it is ONE of the most beautiful themed mall that I have seen ...with different themes from India , China, Persia, Tunisia , Andalusia, and Egypt , you will be mesmerise by not only the colours but also the delicate design ... the is also some good bargain during...

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  • Wafi City

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    If you want to pamper yourself in absolute luxury, get in shape with an exhausting workout, or simply enjoy a delicious meal, The Pyramids in Wafi City is the perfect place! The complex is home to Cleopatra's Spa, the Pharao's Club, and Hair@Pyramids, as well as restaurants, coffee-shops, and the Cleopatra & Steiner Beauty Training Center. Walking...

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  • Daytrips

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    More road trips to escape the endless shopping of Dubai: Abu Dhabi Just a couple of hours drive away, the capital of the UAE is worth a days visit - it is known to be one of the safest tourist destinations in the world. Attractions: - Al-Hosn Palace: The oldest building in Abu Dhabi (late 19th century) and home to the city's cultural...

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  • Spice Souq

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    We visited the spice souks on our city tour and as we hopped off the abra we could instantly smell the aromas. Every mentionable spice was found here - too bad Australia does not let us bring any back! We wondered around and their were sacks of spices, knick knacks, and shisa products. We found the tourist souvenouirs much cheaper here than...

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  • Majlis Ghorfat Um-al-Sheef

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    This is the summer residence of the late Sheik Rashid bin Saeed al-Masktoum built, not in the usual place of Dubai Creek, but south of Jumeirah Beach Park. It was built in 1955 from gypsum and coral rock, well before the boom of the 1990's and 2000's. The majis provided shelter from the heat of the day and here the Sheik would listen to the issues...

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  • Daytrip - Hatte

    Dubai Things to Do

    One of the "must do" things for anyone visiting Dubai is to take a trip out of Dubai into the desert and Hajaar Mountains. The day will start will collection from your hotel or apartment at 8am in a large 4 x 4 jeep and you will be whisked out of Dubai to a desert area approx 70km away. Here you will have the opportunity to try quad biking over the...

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  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

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    Sheik Saeed AL Maktoum House is the ruler's former residence and seat of government year 1896. Today, the place has been renovated and turned into a museum. There is a wide collection of stamps and coins in the museum which shows the early days of Dubai when they were still using rupees as their official currency. There are also great...

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  • Dolphinarium

    Dubai Things to Do

    Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air conditioned indoor (temp 21-25c) Dolphinarium in the Middle East. Have you always wanted to swim with Dolphins? Well now is you chance, see the price list bellow. Prices Dolphinarium VIP Seating Adult....................................AED120 Child....................................AED 80 Standard...

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  • Grand Mosque

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    Situated on the Bur Dubai side of the Creek near the Ruler's Court, Grand Mosque was re-built in 1998 and now has, at 70 metres, the city's tallest minaret. It has 45 small domes in addition to nine large ones boasting stained glass panels, making it a distinguished landmark and important place of worship.

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  • Airport

    Dubai Things to Do

    I felt the airport was the best place to see what attracted people to that place. While it boasts a multi-cultural crowd, cosmopolitan and all that, it is at the airport where you can sniff out the real Dubai Life. From the migrant workers (mainly filipino) to the face vendors to the staff msiling behind the counter, to aggressive females...

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  • Emirates Towers

    Dubai Things to Do

    Emirates Tower or the Dancing Tower is one of the prominent building you can see in Dubai. It was named as the dancing tower simply because the building looks like a couple dancing in the air. It is also the tallest (currently) standing structure int he world. Building on the left is the Emirates Tower (hotel) while building on the right is...

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  • Magic Planet

    Dubai Things to Do

    Magic Planet is right behind the food court in Deira City Center. It is the largest indoor family entertainment center in the Middle East, offering a train-ride, a carousel, fun rides, video games, cotton candy, Bowling Alley, Internet cafe, table-hockey, face-painting, and anything else a child from 1 - 100 years old would like. What is...

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  • Mercato Mall

    Dubai Things to Do

    The Mall is located in Jumeirah and a must-see for all who love shopping. Here you can find clothes and jewelry as well as foodcourts and Starbucks in case you are looking for some air-conditioned shelter in the heat!!

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  • Horse Riding

    Dubai Things to Do

    I love horse riding.. you can book your rides at Arabian ranches or Bab al shams hotel, just browse on net and you will find. There are plenty of training centers but you will not be able to enjoy your own trip in desert.

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