Dubai Things to Do

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Dubai Things to Do

  • Jumeirah Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Dhow Cruises

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    The Universal floating Restaurant cruise in Dubai is the worst experience we ever had. It is a small boat with totally unprofessional team. To start with, they did not organize a single table for us & split our group in spite of our repeated requests to keep the family together. More people were boarded than the actual capacity. The air...

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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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  • Burj Khalifa

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    Currently the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa weighs in at 830 meters tall with 163 floors. It was completed in 2009. the observatory is on the 128th floor but for an extra ticket you can go up to the 143rd floor.

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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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  • Burj Al Arab

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    This now iconic hotel sits of the coast of Dubai on a man made island in the Jumeriah neighborhood. it was finished in 1999 and sis the third tallest hotel in the world with a helipad at 210 meters. its strictly a luxury accommodation with prices well over $1,000 a night.

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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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  • Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum

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    Built in 1787, this is the oldest remaining structure in Dubai. The museum inside show life in Dubai in premodern times and also outlines the fantastic growth of the city from a mere village in the 1960's to the modern wonder it is today.

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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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  • Chillout Ice Cafe

    3 out of 5 stars

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mall Of The Emirates

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    We visited the Mall of the Emirates a couple of times. While it might not be as close to the center of the city as the Dubai Mall, but it's definitely worth the effort to go and see. Not as big as the Dubai Mall, it's still jam-packed full of shops & boutiques, AND IT FEATURES A SKI-SLOPE!! Of all things to find in the desert, Snow is not one...

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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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  • Marina

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    You could probably write 100 tips just about the Marina, but seeing as we only spent one day there, i'll keep it to just 1 tip :) The Marina is easily reachable using the Dubai Metro, and is like a Mini City itself within Dubai. Possibly one of the richest areas of Dubai as well, if the quality of the Buildings and the Yachts lying around in the...

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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

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    The main attraction at the Emirates mall is Ski Dubai an indoor artificial ski run. It costs quite a bit and the run is rather small but many get caught up in the novelty. The mall also has 3 floors of every imaginable kind of shop.

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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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  • Souqs

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    The southern side of the creek has textile and tourist souqs lining the side of the creek and few blocks in. Yards of cloth, kashmere, and other garments are laid out along with standard touest wares.

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  • Heritage Village

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    This low key attraction is run by the city and free. It consists of numerous displays of traditional life and live demonstrations of crafts. there is also a tourist market and a few places to eat. they appear to have a stage for performances but I did not witness any while I was there.

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai Mall Aquarium

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    The malls in Dubai are more than just shopping, they are attractions in their own right with fountains, aquariums and waterfalls. The Dubai mall next to the Burj Khalifa has an aquarium, waterfall and ice rink.

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  • Atlantis - Lost Chambers Aquarium

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    This aquarium on the Atlantis property was a pleasant surprise. I had low expectations for an aquarium associated with a hotel but was pleasantly surprised at the large tanks and interesting displays here.

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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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  • Daytrip - Hatte

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    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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    Built in 1896 this was the palace of Sheik Saaed Al Maktoum who ruled Dubai for the first half of the 20th Century. The house is in Shingada along Dubai creek and tells the story of the Sheik along with displays on currency and stamps.

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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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  • Bur Dubai Souk

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    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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  • Forbidden City

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    have to admit that I am quite impressed with the high quality design of this Chinese palace replica ...you really feel like you are in the Forbidden City ( a more beautiful and newer Forbidden city actually ) ...whats more when you have all sort of nice shops and you get to chill out at the Starbucks in broad daylight and breath in the aura of the...

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  • Airport

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    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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  • Grand Mosque

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    The Grand Mosque sits right next to Dubai fort by Dubai creek area close to the Al fahidi neighborhood. Its was built in 1900, but refurbished in 1998. It's been eclipsed by the grander Jumeriah mosque in the new district of Dubai but still serves as the cultural heart of Dubai.

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  • Charter a yacht

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    Hi! I would like to add Yacht charter under your things to do section. Please help me include this. We are Al Wasl Yachts (ISO Certified company) operating since 2003 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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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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  • Emirates Towers

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    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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  • 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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  • Dolphinarium

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    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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  • Scuba Diving

    Dubai Things to Do

    You can become PADI qualified as a Scuba Diver in a few days in Dubai and when heading out to the other emirates or even oman it's well worth it. Al Boom are probably the best dive school based in Dubai and Fujairah. The equipment they use is of very good quality and the instructors are extremely good and spend time going through everything you...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    The Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road West, PO Box 27722

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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