Dubai is truly one of those ‘have-it-all’ cities and will never fail to surprise you. From
architectural wonders, massive shopping malls, vibrant theme parks, adrenaline-packed
adventure sports, to its shopping, partying and food scene, the city caters to every type of
traveller and budget. But where does one even start?
Here are the top 10 things to do in Dubai that you simply cannot afford to miss:
1. Visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa
Do you wonder, how the view from the top of the world would look like? Travelling up to the 124th floor at a speed of 10m (33ft) per second in the state-of-the-art elevator of Burj Khalifa will actually get you to find out. In the heart of Dubai city, with a height of 828 meters and 163 floors, stands the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.
2. Marvel at the most beautiful building on earth, the Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future will take you on a journey to 2071. It is the latest addition to Dubai’s bold architectural wonder with futuristic designs. It exhibits scientific, technological and innovative advancements that will educate young people in the study and understanding of the future.
3. Explore Dubai’s Exotic Souks
Landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah are famous for its modern glam and extravagant construction, but if you want to experience the old world charm of Dubai, a visit the city’s souks, such as the Spice Souk, Perfume Souk, Textile Souk (Bur Dubai Souk), Naif Souk, Meena Bazaar and the craziest of the Souks. The Gold Souk should top your list. These souks reflect the city’s long history, vintage heritage and tradition.
4. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of Desert Safari
Desert Safari is an adventure-culture-entertainment activity under the stars, that you just
cant miss when in Dubai. As a part of your next Dubai tour packages , drive through the
dunes of the famous Arabian desert in a 4×4, take a camel ride, click a pic with a Falcon, visit
the traditional Arabic Bedouin campsite, enjoy a cultural evening of live Belly Dance, Classic
& LED Tanura, and Fire Dance shows, or relish delectable Barbecue Buffet dinner, the things
you can do are endless.
5. Celebrate diversity at the Global Village
It is known as the world’s leading multicultural festival and theme park for shopping, entertainment and enjoyment. With a phenomenal replica of all different countries, its cultures, cuisine, iconic landmarks; visiting the Global Village is like travelling the world in a span of a day.
6. Spend a day at the Eight Wonder of the World, Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah is a haven for travellers and locals alike. The world’s largest man-made palm tree shaped Island is packed with exciting attractions, upscale restaurants and hotels, presenting a tourism and residential destination. From staycations, shopping and fun brunches to water parks, wildlife excursions and watersport activities, Palm Jumeirah is an oasis of entertainment and adventure.
7. Witness Miracles in Bloom at the Dubai Miracle Garden
Launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest natural flower garden in the world, featuring over 150 million blooming flowers and plants, all in the middle of the desert city of Dubai. From a heart-shaped pathway, flower-backed ostriches, blooming houses to the world’s largest flower structures (Airbus A380, 18 meter high Mickey Mouse, 12-metre Teddy Bear) and a Butterfly Garden, be awed by nature.
Shop till you drop
True to its reputation, whatever you wish to buy, the choice of shopping options in Dubai is endless, ranging from traditional souks, bazaars to massive shopping malls. While, Dubai’s Souks are the ultimate shopping spot that has everything for every budget and style, the Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall and is home to over 1,200 stores with all the top brands and a range of other attractions such as the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Experience the views of Old and New Dubai at the Dubai Frame
Standing 150 meters high and 93 meters wide, the Dubai Frame is said to be the largest picture frame in the world. It frames Dubai’s Skyline and offers you a 360 degrees views of both old and new Dubai.
Taste Dubai’s best Emirati Food
When it comes to Emirate cuisine, there isn’t much not worth trying. All of its Arabic dishes are full of exotic flavors seasoned with a variety of spices. Some of the famous dishes include Machboos (rice dish), Hummus, Al Harees (a Ramadan favourite), Luqaimat (sweet dumpling), Khameer, Shawarma, and Stuffed Camel among others. It’s almost impossible to visit Dubai and not be tempted to try the plethora of traditional dishes on offer.
Feeling inspired? Plan your visit to Dubai and don’t forget to apply for Dubai visa from Akbar Travels for a hassle-free experience.