United Arab Emirates Things to Do

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United Arab Emirates Things to Do

  • Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    I've visited some of the tallest, and most famous skyscrapers in the world - Willis Tower in Chicago, the twin Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the Empire State Building. All are impressive, some beautiful, but none are like the Burj Khalifa. It is a stunning building for sure - a graceful spire with a shimmering surface which blends the...

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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    A must see in Abu Dhabi. The world's 8th largest mosque, officially opened in 2007. There are free tours available at 10am, 11am and 5pm except Friday morning (reserved for worshippers), however entry is free and open to everyone (groups less than 8) outside of these times (generally 9am - 10pm). You will need appropriate dress and women can...

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  • 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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  • Desert Safari

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    While most people told me to choose any company since they are all the same, I now know better. I chose Arabian Adventures and regretted. It was chaotic and we did not get much while there were many other tours which offered a better deal. You are entitled to be picked up and dropped at your hotel or your chosen destination; one welcome drink and...

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  • Corniche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    This is a great place for a stroll. Its an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the beach. The city provides a great backdrop. The beach stretch's along Corniche Road from near the Hilton Hotel to beyond Al Khaleej Al Arabi...

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  • Wild Wadi Water Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Jumeirah Beach Park

    Dubai Things to Do

    This will be my tip of the Jumeirah Beach part in the Dubai Marina Area, Fronting the Jumeirah Beach Residences. The Jumeirah beach is the longest beach in Dubai and it stretches from Bur Dubai Area up to the Jebel Ali Area, up to the Boundary to Abu Dhabi. This tip will be along some of the more popular stretches of the Jumeirah Beach. first of...

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  • Emirates Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    This is the poshest hotel in Abu Dhabi and I would have loved to visit except I don't think you can unless you are staying there or have a meal reservation. I was not sure where to view it from and discovered I could see it from the Heritage Village, though the best view is from the main road near Marina Mall. We arrived at this view point in the...

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  • Boat Trips

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum

    Dubai Things to Do

    The museum's collection is poor. To give life and expression to the place some displays where focused in people's life, instead of people's belongings or art creation. In a dimmed light, some of the real scale creations do have expression, and the final result is positive.

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  • Heritage Village

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    OK, if I am being honest with our usual superb timing, we arrived here 10 minutes after it shut. That is it was still open, you could still go in, but the shops and any display of craft had finished. This did not bother me as I fully expected it to be like Dubai's heritage village. None too exciting. The best bit was the views from it over towards...

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  • Desert Safari

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Gold Souq

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    One of the recommended goods to buy in Dubai is… gold. Well, the gold souk is astonishing: hundreds of shops side by side, with all kind of gold and golden artefacts may turn into any woman’s dream. But for me it was somewhat constraining: too many qualities, too hard to bargain too much money for a "cheap" item that may be lost or stolen during...

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  • Lulu Island

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Great beach, exotic blue water... Chairs are for free. Best view on the skyline. Every 10 meters you have a tent or mushroom for some shade. A "train" or (free) mini-buses drive around the island and drop you / pick you up when you see a nice (free) spot. One restaurant in the center of the island. camel ride. ... Nothing else to do here. To get...

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  • Dhow Cruises

    Dubai Things to Do

    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

    Dubai Things to Do

    This "seven star" hotel epitomises everything about modern Dubai. Like a spinnaker blown taut on gusts of optimism, it tacks proud and tall in from the gulf. A hotel that's also a tourist attraction in itself - so very Dubai. It's also the tallest in the world. Well it just had to be. It's an eye-catching design, and it's position on the beaches of...

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  • Emirates National Auto Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Exhibiting an astonishing suite of more than 200 cars, the Emirates National Auto Museum is not, in fact, a national museum but rather a car collection turned into an exhibition. The owner is H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, probably the most eccentric member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Hamad is also known as the "Rainbow...

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  • Atlantis - Palm Jumeirah

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Atlantis - Aquaventure Waterpark

    Dubai Things to Do

    Dubai can be as cheap or expensive as you want to make it. You could stay in the Atlantis Hotel, or pay to use its Aquadventure Waterpark which certainly does look lovely, or visit the sea-lions, or the dolphins, or the aquarium. All of these things are expensive. We considered visiting the aquarium but did not, instead we just had a wander around...

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  • Marina Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    If you cruise past the Abu Dhabi Corniche up to the breakwater area going to the Marina and the Heritage Village, you would see a large mall with an adjacent tower beside it, fronting a park and that mall is the Marina Mall, which is the largest mall in Abu Dhabi. If you are doing an Abu Dhabi Day tour from Dubai, then you will be past this mall...

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  • Madinat Jumeirah

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Dubai Creek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    While Dubai has creeped southwards along the coast, the old centre was always here, divided in two by the creek - Bur to the south and Deira to the north. While the centre of gravity has shifted, and new ports have taken away much of the traffic, the creek is still an endearingly chaotic channel of water. Great dhows, laden with goods for the...

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  • Beach

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    The Main Beach of Abu DhabiCity is the one fronting the Abu Dhabi Corniche, it is eight kilometers long stretch of beach front composed of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants. But Since Abu Dhabi has a number of Islands (natural, unlike the artificial Islands of...

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  • Big Bus Tour

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Jumeirah Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    It’s easy to notice that this mosque is a recent building, with the opulence and richness that are becoming standard in Dubai, but it’s also noticeable that it was built with full respect for traditional Islamic architecture, and a good taste in the decorative details. The result of this combination of modernity and respect for tradition is...

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  • Golf Club

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Anyone wanting a breath of fresh air and a good game of golf should head out to the paradisiacal Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton is located 30 minutes from the city center and just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Carved majestically out of the desert, the Club features two 18-hole courses...

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  • Local Life

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Madinat Jumeirah

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    This is a very quaintly designed mall. The shops are upmarket but the architecture and the whole ambience is very charming and it is fascinating to walk around. This is also a clever way to view the only 7 star hotel in the world, The Burj Al Arab. With many cafés and shops this is a must visit if you like to indulge in a relaxed day.

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  • Sailing

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    This service in Abu Dhabi started about the end of 2014, now open to the public. ‎ It is a wooden taxi boat that runs between four luxury hotels along the Grand Canal, the eastern ‎mangroves Anantara Hotel, Khor Al Makta Bridge Fairmont hotel, Ritz Carlton hotel and Shangri-La ‎hotel. ‎ Free Shuttle departs 6PM at souk al...

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  • Burj Al Arab

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    Strange that VT has a "Skiing and Snowboarding" section for Dubai. It's not like there's a whole lot of options in the middle of the Arabian desert. In fact there is only one option, Ski Dubai, but it offers a unique experience - indoor winter sports recreated in the desert. It's as if they transplanted a section of the Alps and rebuilt it in the...

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  • Cultural Foundation

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    The Cultural Foundation comprises the National Archives, the National Library and the Institute of Culture and Art. All of these are housed in a modern, Islamic style building with wonderful tilework and an intricately decorated passageway. The foundation hosts excellent exhibitions of contemporary art, an annual Emirati film festival and regular...

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  • Burj Khalifa

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Souqs

    Dubai Things to Do

    The poorest souk in Dubai is the cloths area - it's easy to understand, that, with so many malls and brands around, things are not favorable to traditional commerce in this area. Maybe for locals, but... who are them? where are they? In the malls, like everybody else, of course

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  • Abu Dhabi Mall

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    One of the city's premier shopping centres, the Abu Dhabi Mall, is adjacent to the Beach Rotana Hotel. As in much of the middle east, shopping centres are big "hang-outs", particularly in Abu Dhabi, where there is little entertainment (unlike Dubai) during the hot summer months. The mall itself has many luxury boutiques and cafés.

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  • Architecture

    Dubai Things to Do

    One of the new hotels opened in Dubai recently. Lit up in blue and stands out. The furnishings and decor are so opulant and grand. With a bar on the 63 rd floor. You really see a lot of the city and can appreciate how big the new Burj Tower is going to be as this hotel is right next door, and probably a third of the way up from which the Burj will...

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  • Bastakia Quarter

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    In the rush to develop the ultra modern city of Dubai, the developers almost forgot that there was once a thriving trading city down by the creek. There wasn't much left of this old quarter when the local municipality decided to destroy the rest of it to make way for new developments. The bulldozers were averted, though, and over the years the...

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  • Ice Rink

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    The Abu Dhabi Ice Rink has an Olympic-size rink with French café, arcade entertainment, pro skate shop, music shop and children’s area. Lessons are available. If you fancy trying your hand at ice hockey, the Abu Dhabi Falcons is a highly successful club with more than 80 players. Players meet for practices on weekday evenings. You also can dance...

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  • The Creek

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Atlantis - Lost Chambers Aquarium

    Dubai Things to Do

    Atlantis is a hotel situated in the Palm jumeira region of Dubai. The mall adjoining the hotel and a theme hall is open to the public. The theme hall named as the Lost chambers of Atlantis -- has an entry fee of 100 aed / adult. It is a fascinating thing to do while in Dubai. While here also make sure you ride the mono rail from the station...

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  • Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Spice Souq

    Dubai Things to Do

    The Gold Souk, Perfume Souk and the Spice Souks are part of the Huge Old Dubai Souk in Deira Area and if you on a shopping tour or just doing a walking tour around the Area, then you can also visit the shops that sells assorted spices and other flavor enhances that are sourced from around the world. The souk is composed of narrow lanes and assorted...

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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Shopping

    Dubai Things to Do

    Its actually a good place but if you come there almost always you will get bored and never come there again. But still if you can't actually find another mall to shop you will still come back there. it happens again and again

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  • Global Village

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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