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Things to do in Dubai

Why Visit Dubai

Dubai has had an amazing transition in the past 30 years becoming a world class tourist destination, with a host of breath taking attractions, events and hotels.

Tourists are spoilt for choice with a great mix of traditional and modern tourist attractions.

The Dubai climate, especially from October through to May is stunning, and great for outdoor fun.

Traditional things to do in Dubai

Dubai has a host of attractions for all ages and tastes, with both traditional and modern attractions on offer.

Those looking for traditional United Arab Emirates attractions will enjoy visiting the traditional souks, where you can take in the real Middle East, and haggle for spices, gold, clothes, etc. And while in the old town all visitors should take a boat trip across the Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra. These low costs taxi boats ferry people over the creek all day long.

Other traditional things to do in Dubai include trips out into the Desert for 4x4 fun, camel rides, camping in Bedouin tents, or maybe cruise the Creek in style on a Dhow creek and dinner cruise.

Latest things to do in Dubai

For those wanting to experience the 'new Dubai' (by which we mean attractions and activities added in the past 15 years or so) there is a great choice of amazing, and world record setting attractions.

On the hotter days of the year you can go skiing, on the real snow slopes at Ski Dubai within the Mall of the Emirates, or visit the Ice Bar.

Also great fun in the Dubai heat are the waterparks. The original and great fun Wild Wadi, near the amazing Burj Al Arab hotel. And the more recently opened Aquaventure Water Park, which is located on the equally amazing Palm Island.

Take in the amazing views over Dubai from the 'At the Top' viewing platform within the world's tallest building, the Burj Kahlifa. Enjoy dining in Atmosphere, the world's highest restaurant. Or take in the Dubai skyline from several other great high altitude restaurants like Vu's, the Skyview Bar in the Burj Al Arab or at Uptown Bar at the top of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Or get active and try jet boating, hot air ballooning, horse riding, jet skiing, scuba diving, dune boarding, dune buggying, fishing, etc.

There are loads of great things to do in Dubai!

Shopping in Dubai

Dubai is famous for its shopping with a mix of new modern shopping malls and the traditional souks.

Since 1996, Dubai has hosted the Dubai Shopping Festival which takes place every year from Mid January until the end of February. Your shopping options include the Mall of the Emirates, Wafi City, Marcato Shopping Mall, Burjuman Centre, Dubai Mall, Beira City and Deira City Centre to name just a few!

For the more traditional Dubai's main souks can be found in Deira and Bur Dubai, either side of Dubai Creek. Enjoy the Gold Souks, Fish Souks, Spice Souks and Textile souks. The more modern souks include Khan Murjan, Meena Bazaar, Souk Al Bahar, Naif Souk and Souk Madinat Jumeirah.


United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Quad biking provides the perfect thrill with very powerful 4 x 4 wheel bikes to conquer the posing peaks of the sand dunes. The excitement begins as soon as you view the endless stretch of the golden sand from the top. Take a deep breath, and get-set-go on a ski board all the way down the dunes. Both these sports do not need prior experience or knowledge. You can learn to master it in minutes. The program also includes a very thrilling jeep ...

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Burj Khalifa Observation Deck

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Visit the 'At the Top, Burj Khalifa Experience' the observation deck on the Burj Khalifa, previously known as the Dubai, and officially the World's Tallest Building at 528m.

From our 124th floor vantage point (the Burj Khalifa is 150 floors high in total), you will experience this incredible modern architectural and engineering marvel, and see for yourself the world from such an amazing height.

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Skiing in Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Enjoy real snow skiing all year round in the amazing Ski Dubai indoor ski complex, set within the Mall of the Emirates shopping complex in Dubai.

Ski Dubai has 5 superb runs with varying grades of difficulty.

The longest ski run covers a stunning 400 meters, dropping over 60 meters in height. Enjoy 22,500 square meters of snowy fun, with real snow all year round.

Ski Dubai is home to the world's first indoor black run, but is equally ...

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Education and leisure holiday of your dreams

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Sea Gate Tourism is an organisation that has been operating for more than a decade.You can rely on this company due to its low rates and promtness to take care of our clients` needs.Our staff have good communication skills in English, French, Arabic and Russian.
we have activities that cover almost all aspects of tourism if not all.We are into group tours and private tours as well. Book your holiday with us and you will never regret spending ...

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Dinner in the Sky

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Dinner in the Sky is a unique event meant for anyone who wishes to transform an ordinary meal or meeting into a magical moment that will leave a lasting impression on their guests!

The latest version of Dinner in the Sky, is even more like like a real restaurant with 8 4 seater tables (or you can elect to have 6 4 seater tables and 2 entertainment platforms surrounding) sourrounding a 4.5m long bar. With the new configuration its possible to ...

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Desert Horse Riding in Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Join the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club for a hack into the desert.

Enjoy the amazing sight of the sun rising or setting over the endless desert dunes from the saddle of your horse. The Desert Hack is just one of the exceptional equine pleasures available to riders at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club.

From the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club we have a direct exit into the desert. Our desrt hacks set off into the desert early in the morning or ...

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Space Adventures - Space Flights and Training

Kazakhstan: Zhosaly, Zhosaly; Russia: Nevel'; Singapore: Singapore; United Arab Emirates: Dubai; United States: Cape Canaveral

WHO WE ARE Space Adventures, Ltd. is the world’s leading space experiences company founded in 1998 by a team of aerospace and adventure travel experts. A privately-owned company, headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area with offices in Moscow, Tokyo and Cape Canaveral, Fla., with over 50 authorized agents worldwide Our goal is to open the space frontier and to promote private space exploration by building a series of ...

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Jeep Safari with BBQ plus Free Quad/ATV Tour

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

A 'must do' tour in Dubai that takes you on a drive through the dunes, ride a camel, henna tattoos, and so much more. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and live entertainment before heading back to your hotel.

Leave the crowds of Dubai behind on this Jeep safari tour into the desert. Your safari guides will drive you in a 4x4 Jeep vehicle over the expansive sand dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. As the sun sets over the dunes, head to the ...

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H2 Hummer Safari with BBQ dinner and entertainment

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Head into the magnificent dunes of the Dubai Desert on this H2 Hummer safari. Drive through the dunes, ride a camel and watch the sun set over the dunes and finish the day with a BBQ dinner and show.

On this ultimate desert adventure you’ll experience an off-road excursion in the world's most serious 4x4 – the H2 Hummer. Drive into the sprawling desert, traveling through the magnificent sand dunes outside Dubai.

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Abra Boat Trips in Dubai Creek

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

The cheapest and most authentic Dubai experience! Take an Abra ferry from one side of the Dubai Creek to the other.

This is a very low cost way of taking in the sights, smells and sounds of old Dubai.

The ferry ports are crammed with dhows and their crews transporting goods to and from Dubai. And on both sides of the creek you have no problems finding the shops and souks.

The Abras (عبرة‎ in Arabic) are traditional noisy old wooden ...

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Al Boom Diving

Oman: Ḑibāb; United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Fujairah

Welcome to Al Boom Diving!

The U.A.E’s only true one-stop shop for diving!

Al Boom Diving is proud to be the #1 dive centre in the U.A.E. We have the biggest team of instructors in the country and we are the only dive company here with TWO PADI Course Directors on staff. For the last four years running, Al Boom Diving has consistently certified more divers than any other centre in the U.A.E. Our training facilities are second-to-none in the ...

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Fishing and Yacht rental

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Our tours come with a warning label:
This can get addictive! We don’t only focus on deep sea fishing in Dubai and yacht rental in Dubai, we also provide tours for our clients: chill out, get a tan, snorkeling, scuba diving and deep sea cruises to the islands; all in the ambiance of good music, let us take the responsibility to create the atmosphere for you.Our tours are designed to cater to corporate team building and all types of private groups ...

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Seawings - Scenic flights in Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

See Dubai as never before...

Seawings is now considered a must do thing in Dubai for visitors as well as residents. The NY Times voted us the “no 1 thing to do in Dubai”.

We offer a range of superb air tours over Dubai.

Seawings Experience:
The Seawings experience packages provide a once in a lifetime journey along Dubai’s dramatic and ever changing coastal skyline. Traveling at 1,500 feet you are provided with a bird’s eye view of ...

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Dusail Yacht Charters in Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Dusail, is the longest established charter company operating since 2003. We provide professional yet friendly services in the region and all excursions are flexible which can be adopted to suit specific requests.

We have daily morning and sunset cruise on the 50ft sailing yacht including soft drinks, mineral water and light snacks. The timings are 10.30 and 15.30 hours for two hours. 50% discount for children between 5-12 years.

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Luxury Yacht Charter Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Xclusive Yachts was formed in 2006 to provide professional services to the leisure marine industry in the middle east. Our experience and specialist knowledge enables us to anticipate and cater for the particular needs of your individual party. Whether you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful escape or exhilarating activity at sea, we are delighted to organise a bespoke package. Our commitment to excellence means we leave nothing to ...

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Luxury Yacht Tis Nai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Cruise the Dubai Marina on a Luxury Yacht!
This is our Special Offer at the moment (Unbeatable Price!)
The price includes the use of the entire Yacht for your personal use!
Captain is included, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy!

Enjoy Cruising, Relaxing, Swimming and Partying!

Soft Drinks & water provided. Catering available and feel free to

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United Arab Emirates: Dubai

With a capacity of 180 people, this yacht is a perfect get-away for a huge party while enjoying the mesmerizing view of the Dubai waters and the spectacular skyscrapers of Dubai. This huge yacht is perfect for corporate gatherings with its capacity to handle a wide crowd.

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The Yellow Boats Guided Sightseeing Tours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

There is no better way to take in the stunning skylines of Dubai and Abu Dhabi than from the water.

The Yellow Boats take you on a guided tour of the sights that simply can't be viewed from the road.

We offer a wide-range of exhilarating tours, and each tour allows you to get up close and personal to the magnificent sights around the Arabian Gulf.

Take in the superb views of LuLu Island, The Corniche, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, ...

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Desert Rangers - Dune Buggy Safaris from Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

This is a half-day safari leaving Dubai at approx. 8:30 a.m. in the morning or 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Desert Rangers will take you from your hotel for a short drive into the desert where our buggies will be waiting for you. After basic instruction and a safety briefing we will head off on a roller coaster drive through the sand dunes where you will have the opportunity to lead the convoy if you feel the urge. For your comfort and safety each ...

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Atmosphere the worlds highest restaurant

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building in Dubai, At.mosphere offers guests an exclusive fine dining restaurant and lounge.

As well as fine dining, at 422m altitude the worlds highest restaurant offers guests amazing views over downtown Dubai and the world's tallest performing fountains.

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Comments and Reviews for Dubai

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Paul (YouGoDo)
(8 years ago)
Great place to visit - lots of wow. I have had the pleasure of working there a few times and being there on family holidays a few times more. Its a few years back, and I guess its a sign of Dubai that most the things I did now have new rivals. Wild Wadi - great fun - now you also have Atlantis Views Bar on the 51st floor of the Emirates towers - The Burj Dubai will be along soon with a higher bar I guess! Taking the abres (small boats) across the creek - great value for money and good to see the hussle and bussle of old Dubai.

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