United Arab Emirates Things to Do

  • Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    by TrendsetterME
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    by jayjayc
  • Burj Khalifa
    by Skibbe

United Arab Emirates Things to Do

  • Desert Safari

    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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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    The Grand Mosque is simply a must do in Abu Dhabi and even if you are anywhere in the U.A.E. you simply must make a trip to Abu Dhabi to visit the Grand Mosque. The structure is simply marvelous and the decor one of the most sophisticated. The details and the finery is sure to make you say 'WOW' repeatedly!! Take time to walk around. There are wash...

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  • Jumeirah Beach

    Dubai Things to Do

    The public beach is the beach pretty much next door to the burj al arab and the jumeirah beach hotel. Just ask the taxi to take you to Jumeirah Beach Or JBR (the new development with a public beach near the hilton) The beach is white sand with a very docile water front. The views from here are spectacular if you haven't been before and when I was...

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  • Burj Khalifa

    Dubai Things to Do

    Burj meaning Tower and Khalifa is the name of the President of the U.A.E. -- is the name given to the tallest tower in the world. It is 829.8 m tall, 2722 feet!,One can visit the 124 th floor of this towering building for a fee. If booked online the entrance fee is 130 aed per person, but if you book without a prior booking directly then it is as...

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  • Corniche

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    We walked from the White Fort to the Corniche Beach Park. I liked the paintings on the walls of the underpass on route. Along the edge of the beach was a walkway with shade and a breeze. The beach was clean and spacious; the water looked inviting. Sadly we did not have time for a swim.

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  • Wild Wadi Water Park

    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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  • 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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  • Emirates Palace

    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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  • Dubai 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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  • Burj Al Arab

    Dubai Things to Do

    I didn't stay there - just entered for a drink and a brief visit, and I hesitated between posting this here or in he "Things to do" section. I decided... both. Everything in Dubai is being built with the objective of getting the top in luxury, comfort and beauty. That's why hotels, malls and office buildings are assuming the role of Dubai tourist...

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  • Heritage Village

    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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  • 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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  • Dubai Creek

    Dubai Things to Do

    this will be my night view tips and pictures of the famed dubai creek, of which Dubai Started when in the 18th century. Dubai Creek Comes Alive with People at Night. Dubai Creek is a shallow saltwater creek that winds its way from the trading port on the Gulf to the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary on the desert edge of Dubai. Along the both sides of...

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  • Emirates National Auto Museum

    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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  • Gold Souq

    Dubai Things to Do

    this will be my Dubai Gold Souk Things to Do Tips. i will have a separate shopping tip for it. The Dubai Gold Souk is more famous than the Larger Dubai Old Souk, and the Gold Souks is only one area of the sprawling Old Souk in Deira. This souk adds to the Glitter of Dubai as the City of Gold, plus it is a major trading area for gold an jewellry...

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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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  • Dubai Museum

    Dubai Things to Do

    My most interesting visit in Dubai was the museum. Installed in the recuperated fort of Al-Fahidi, built in the 18th century, it has not a remarkable collection, but it concentrates mainly in the people and their behaviours. Contrasting with the modern and high buildings that popup everywhere like mushrooms, this classical structure has the look...

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  • Marina Mall

    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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  • Jumeirah Beach Park

    Dubai Things to Do

    Noticed the sign for the public beach park when we were visiting Jumeriah Mosque. There is a paying beach park (small entry fee) and a public one (free). We had a look at the free one. There were showers on the beach and toilets were available, palm trees provided a bit of shade. The beach had a great atmosphere - people were swimming, playing...

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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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  • 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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  • Golf Club

    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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  • Jumeirah Mosque

    Dubai Things to Do

    There are actually many mosques around the beach road in Jumeirah Beach but the largest and Grandest of them all is the Jumeirah Mosque. It is one of the few mosques in the United Arab Emirates where Non Muslims are allowed entry on certain days, on public tours via their open minds and open hearts program. If you want a public tour, you can call...

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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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  • Wild Wadi Waterpark

    Dubai Things to Do

    I only saw from outside this water park situated between the Burj-al-Arab and the Jumeirah Beach hotels. Of course that, being in Dubai it must be the most... something, but the almost 50º C of August didn't allow us to leave the air-conditioning. Maybe next time, if it there will be one!

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  • Sailing

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Offers opportunities to dive in the waters all over the Emirates. ADSAC is superbly equipped with 3 fully fitted dive boats and compressors, and dedicated facilities at The Club. They regularly conduct diving courses, with fully qualified instructors on hand as well as "Try Dives" and "Experience Scuba" for beginners.

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  • Atlantis

    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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  • 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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  • Ski

    Dubai Things to Do

    part two of my tips with more pictures In Line of Dubai's Quest for being the World's Largest in architecture, This centerpiece of the Mall of the Emirates is the Largest Indoor Ski Resort for a Desert Country. You will not miss it as the Theme park is at the center of the Mall of the Emirates! Having a Ski Resort in a blazing desert is perfectly...

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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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  • City Tour

    Dubai Things to Do

    Dubailand is an entertainment complex being built in Dubai owned by Tatweer. Build on an area of 278 km2 (107 sq mi) and include 45 "mega projects" and 200 sub projects. The establishment is divided into six zones the so called "worlds" . Here you can watch my "Dubailand Video" ... : Video Attractions and Experience World, Sports and Outdoor...

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  • Big Bus Tour

    Dubai Things to Do

    I found this sightseeing tour with the Big Bus company excellent. As Dubai is pretty spread out, this tour was really complete and showed us a big part of the city. There were two lines, the red and the blue line. The blue line took 3 hours and the red line took 2 hours. Included in the price was also a one-hour cruise-trip on the Dubai Creek,...

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  • Bastakia Quarter

    Dubai Things to Do

    The Bastakiya Quarter in Dubai Old Town in Dubai is where you can find traditional emirati houses, shops, wind towers, the Grand Mosque, Souks, the Center for Cultural Understanding Tour House and just beside it is the Al Fahidi Fort. You should also see the area from the Dubai Creek along the Dhow Cruises at Night as it casts a beautiful glow too....

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  • Madinat Jumeirah

    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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  • Abra

    Dubai Things to Do

    If you cannot afford to go for a Dhow cruise, just take a ride in a local boat bus called an Abra from the Creek area to the other side. It is just one or two dirhams per person and is a lovely ride with many opportunities to photograph and view the well lit skyline of Dubai.

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  • Al Fahidi Fort

    Dubai Things to Do

    The walls of the fort are built from coral and shell rubble from the sea, and are cemented together with lime. Wooden poles, called handel, support the upper floor, and the ceiling is made of palm fronds, mud and plaster. A massive, iron-studded door stands at the entrance, and its battle-scarred walls and towers bear witness to the conflicts...

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  • Heritage Village

    Dubai Things to Do

    Heritage Village is apparently a celebration of the old Emirati way of life and has many recreations of an old Bedouin Village, Mosque, guest rooms etc... Sadly, advertised to be open from 8am, there was little activity at 10.30am when I arrived other than a few souvenir stores opening up for trade. There are performances, food and craft...

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  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

    Dubai Things to Do

    Built in 1896, made into a museum in 1986, the Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House is the home of the former ruler of Dubai who died in 1958. Relatively modest considering its heritage, the museum contains numerous rooms of photographs, coins, stamps and documents - the photographs of old Dubai and the old way of life particularly interesting. But it's...

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  • Creek Park

    Dubai Things to Do

    Creek Park is situated in Al Riyadh Street, Umm Hurair 2. People love to visit the park, because it has beautiful view to the creek and the facility covers the activity from children to adult. The park entrance fee is 5 Dirham per person. Timing, Saturday to Wednesday from 8 AM to 11 PM and Thursday, Friday and public holidays from 8 AM to 12 PM....

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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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  • Marina

    Dubai Things to Do

    The cheapest,safest,comfortable way to explore the famous Dubai Marina canal is to take the RTA water bus for AED 2/-(less than 0.5 USD)!! The trip water bus route connects the Dubai Marina mall and Marina walk within few minutes!

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  • Ibn Battuta Mall

    Dubai Things to Do

    The Ibn Batuta mall is no doubt a shopping mall but it is much more than that. The architecture is superb. They have courts named after different countries / regions in the world and the architecture and ambience to match that. For eg. There is an Egyptian court, an Indian court, Chinese, Persian , Tunisian courts etc. it is simply marvellous to...

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  • Sheikh Zayed Road

    Dubai Things to Do

    This will be my pictures of Shiekh Zayed Road Night View E-11 Road is the longest road of the United Arab Emirates and it stretches from The Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah Emirate. It has several names, depending on the emirate that it straddles through like the Shiekh Maktoum Road in Abu Dhabi and Shiekh Zayed Road in Dubai Emirate. This tip is...

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  • Camels

    Dubai Things to Do

    The Camel is the Iconic workhorse in the Middle East as the camel provides a multitude of gifts to local emiratis, bedouins and other Arabs in the form of Transportation, as a baggage mule, as food and source of milk and as a source of money in TOURISM! I have ridden camels in other areas of the middle east like in Jordan and Egypt and riding a...

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  • Mall of the Emirates

    Dubai Things to Do

    Part two of my Mall of the Emirates Tips with more pictures This mall is one of the huge mega malls that occupy a small area like Dubai. This multi-level shopping centre currently features more than 560 international brands (examples are: American Eagle, Apple Shop, Emporio Armani Cafe, BCBG Max Azria, Birkenstock, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Borders...

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