United Arab Emirates Things to Do

  • Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
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United Arab Emirates Things to Do

  • Desert Safari

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    I liked to have safari tour. Their prices start from approx.40 euros. They take from your hotel with nice jeeps. Before start to safari there is a 30 minutes break. You may use ATV. Desert is lovely. You may have nousea but it was nice trip. When you arrive to camp area you may have camel trip, tattoo, hot drinks, hookah, you may try local...

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  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

    4 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Ferrari World is the world first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind. Attractions: Speed of Magic Paddock Driving with the Champion Made in Maranello The Racing Legends Galleria Ferrari Cinema Maranello V12 Junior GT Junior GP Junior Training Camp Bell'italia Formula Rossa Scuderia Challenge Fiorano GT Challenge Timing: Sunday...

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  • Al Ain Palace Museum

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    There were also various art works scattered around the palace buildings, such as a number of paintings, pictures made from tiles, plus the sultan's car. This is a wonderful museum to visit and it is well worth the effort to come here.

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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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  • Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    On your journey through the underbelly of the Burj towards the elevators you are stopped for a second to have your picture taken.. Later on when you exit - you guessed it - through the gift shop... You can buy your photo with the Burj photoshopped in behind you and your family. DON'T! Although the photograph in itself is okay - the compression...

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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Finished in 2007 this mosque and mausoleum is built to rival the Taj Mahal in scale and grandeur. it can host up to 40,000 worshippers. The façade is of white marble giving it an other wordly appearance against the blue sky.

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  • Al Ain National Museum

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    I also liked the paintings of the forts of Al Ain on the outside of the museum. There are many forts we have still to visit. On this visit we concentrated on the more centrally located ones. Without your own transport Al Ain could easily occupy you for two days.

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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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  • Al Fahidi Fort - 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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  • Corniche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Abu Dhabi is famous for it's Corniche a 8 Km paved path along the waterfront facing the bay with a view of Lulu island. The Corniche runs from the Mina neighborhood in the north to the Marina in the south.

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  • Al Ain Oasis

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    One of the best things about Al Ain was that there were several sights close together and close to the main bus station. The Al Ain Oasis is right next to the The Al Ain National Museum. Enter it through the large archway. We walked all the way through from this entrance keeping on the straight road when we emerged at the other side, off to the...

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  • Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • 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

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Right next to the Heritage Village is a little mosque, a flagpole which was once the tallest in the world, till Jordan exceeded it, and best of all gorgeous views over the Abu Dhabi skyline. I especially recommend the views as the sun is going down. It reflects off the buildings turning them into gold.

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  • Al Ain Zoo

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    In a perfect world, animals are able to run free in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, mankind seems to have created the need for zoos. I don't like zoos. I never have & never will. I believe in natural parks to protect wild animals from poaching and to ensure their habitat. But I guess if a city insists on operating a zoo, then the animals...

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  • Burj Khalifa

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Jumeirah Beach Park

    Dubai Things to Do

    I would recommend a visit to this amazing place as it gives a taste of the Islamic art and history. It has beautifully recreated set ups of how life used to be for the Bedouins, including examples of clothing and utensils people of the Gulf Coast area used and a replica of the houses made with palm branches which were also fascinating. We were...

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  • Emirates Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    One of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Emirates Palace sits next to the Presidental palace in Abu Dhabi. It bills itself as a 7 star hotel ( there is no such thing officially) and backs that up with gold and marble in the lobbies and rooms.

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  • The Eastern Fort

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    The Eastern Fort is also called the Sultan Fort. It was constructed by Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It was used as a residence for him and his family until he became the ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1922. We could not actually go inside the fort. The Eastern Fort is on the same compound as the Al Ain National Museum and it costs 3 dirham to go...

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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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  • Boat Trips

    Dubai Things to Do

    More than a traditional transport, the filling of these boats and their "dance" from bank to bank are an interesting performance to see. By sunset, when the heat becomes bearable, the stronger colors and shades enhance the visual effects.

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  • Yas Island

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    One of the most stunning architectural structures in Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Hotel wraps itself like a cocoon around the Formula One race circuit. This race has become quite important in Abu Dhabi and, naturally, the hotel gets fully booked in advance for the event. The hotel was completed in 2009 after the design by the New York architectural firm...

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  • Al Murabba Fort

    Al `Ayn Things to Do

    The first sight we visited in Al Ain was Al Murabba Fort because we could see it from the bus station. This fort is three stories high and square in shape; murabba is Arabic for square. The square fort is surrounded by walls and is entered via the main gate. We could not actually go inside the fort. I believe you can only visit if you make an...

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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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  • Dubai Creek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    We never ever intended to spend time in any part of Dubai except its dramatically glitzy airport. However, a technical hitch delayed our Emirates Airline departure from London to Dubai, where we had to make a connection with a flight to Bangalore. The delay caused us to miss our flight. So, emirates put us up in a hotel (Copthorne) near the Airport...

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  • Saadiyat Island

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    A French architect was the natural selection for the Abu Dhabi branch of Musée du Louvre, a yet-to-be started project on Saâdiyat Island. Jean Nouvel is no stranger to the Arab world, for he has designed the beautiful Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. Among his other famous works is la Torre Agbar in Barcelona and Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. His...

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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Jumeirah Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    We were able to make a visit to this beautiful mosque, the Jumerirah mosque. This mosque has been built in the traditional Fatimid style. During our visit we were shown some of the Islamic practices like the washing ritual. There were quite a few interested tourist around. The inside of the mosque is also beautiful, the art exquisite. The mosque is...

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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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  • Architecture

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • Local Life

    Dubai Things to Do

    The building euphoria couldn't spare the royal family - huge palaces were being built out of common people's sight. Furthermore, pictures were forbidden, so I amused myself photographing some peacocks. Look at them, so nice, the peacocks, without any palace behind them.

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  • Qasr al-Hosn Fort

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    Although currently closed for renovation, a nearby building displays artifacts from the forts. The fort was built in 1761 when the Sheik relocated from Al Ain to the island that became Abu Dhabi. The fort served as the palace upto 1966.

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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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  • Madinat Jumeirah

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    This luxurious complex tries to compose the traditional look in studied harmony. Each door, each window, open to a perfect sight, where not a single detail was neglected. Beach, hotels, shopping mall, pools, bars, lakes, everything is accessible and available to make you feel in a 1001 nights place. At a price... of course.

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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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  • 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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  • Atlantis - Aquaventure Waterpark

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • Burj Al Arab

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Skiing & Snowboarding

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    In the arid and torrid sands of Dubai which sport should I recommend? SKI, naturally. Accessible from the shopping area of Mall of Emirates, or from the adjacent Kempinski Hotel (where you may book a chalet in the snow for "only" US $1000 a day) the artificial snow hill really creates the true ambiance. All the equipment may be rented or bought...

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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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