Things to Do in Dubai
Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa - With the height of 828m & over 160 floor this is the world’s tallest building. You don’t want to miss out on this when in Dubai because offers you some magnificent 360 degree views of the city. The USP of Burj Khalifa is that in-spite of having its reference to Islamic architecture, it also has the modern global design. It is opened on every day of the week from 8:30am in the morning to 8:00om in the evening.
Visit The Dubai Mall - If you are a shopping lover, this place is a heaven for you. With over 600 different international brands, it is one of the largest mall in the world in terms of total area & 19th largest by gross leasable area. The mall also holds the record for the 2nd largest opening in the retail history. It is opened on every day of the week right from 10am in the morning to 12am at night.
Visit the Dubai Fountain - This is another iconic place you should have in your checklist when in the city of Dubai. At night with wonderful music & scenic background, this place mesmerize you with its elegant fountain. Located in Downtown Dubai, it is the second largest choreographed fountain system in world. It is opened on every day of the week in the evening from 7pm to 11pm.
Visit the Palm Jumeirah - The modern marvel of design & engineering it is a place you should visit once in a lifetime. It is the largest man-made island in the world. Located in the coastal area of the emirates of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah was the first offshore development of its kind & originally built as the eighth wonder of the world. In addition to the lovely hotels & restaurants, you can also sail around Palm Jumeirah in a speedboat offered by many private companies.
Visit the Dubai Creek Harbour - If you are bored at looking only the skyscrapers, this place adds a new dimension to your itinerary. It is hugely famous for its marine activities including the pearl diving & fishing. A magnificent fusion of creativity & innovation, Dubai Creek Harbour has been regarded as the vision for the new Dubai. The creek has some lovely restaurants & bars, nightclubs & the famous souks where you can get the tradition Arabic items.
Visit the Dubai Marina - It is the world’s largest man-made marina. It pleasantly surprise you with the amazing views. Established in 2003, Dubai Marina is a artificial canal city located on the shores of Persian Gulf & stretches about 3km. Offering Riviera-style living in a modern building, Dubai Marina is the first & largest waterfront developments of its kind in the region. It was inspired by the Concord Pacific Place build in Canada.
Take a ride of Dessert Safari - Take a 20min ride from the downtown of the city to the dessert of the Arabic Emirates which offers you the traditional camel ride, off-roading or quad biking. This is a once in a lifetime experience which you should not miss out when visiting Dubai. There are various options available but evening dessert safari is the most famous of all. It is opened on every day of the week between 9am in the morning to 11pm in the night.
Visit the Al Fahidi Fort - Uncover Dubai’s past before the era of oil-economy at the Al Fahidi fort. It the oldest existing buildings of Dubai which enrich you by its art & cultural. Al Fahidi Fort provides you with a great opportunity to explore different civilizations from the city from prehistoric era. It is opened from Sat to Thu between 8:30am to 8:30pm & on Fri from 2:30pm to 8:30pm and costs you around 3 AED.
Visit the Ravi restaurant for dinner. If you are die-hard curry fan, then this is the ideal place for you as it’s been Dubai’s longest serving restaurants. There is nothing grand about this place & you won’t find a dinning like a 5-star hotel but what you will find here is the lovely traditional Arabic dishes that too at a very resonable cost. Naan & biryani are two popular dish of the restaurant. It is opened from Sat to Fri between 5am to 12am.
Visit Burj Al Arab - The only 7 star hotel in the world & the 3rd tallest building in the world. The sail-shape architecture like ship on the top of it has made it an iconic place in modern Dubai. Established in 1999, Burj Al Arab is located on the artificial island of Jumeirah in the city of Dubai. Situated on its own island, the hotel offers some breathtaking panoramic views of the Arabic Gulf.