Dubai, known as the city of gold is truly an oasis for travelers with its exhilarating architecture and profound traditions glistening amidst the lustrous desert. Dubai has just about everything that you need for a memorable vacation. From the adventurous dune bashing in the vast desert to the world’s largest fun-filled indoor theme park. Dubai has it all. Here’s a list of things to do in Dubai for an unforgettable and remarkable experience.
Top Places To Visit in Dubai
Visit Burj Khalifa - The Tallest Building In The World
- With an elevation of 830 meters and over 160 storeys, Burj Khalifa not only holds the record for the tallest building in the world but also the highest observation deck on the 148th floor called “At The Top Sky”.
- The way to the top itself is an experience with the elevator soaring up at a speed of 22 mph. The 360-degree breathtaking view from the heart of the city is sure to keep you mesmerized with the vast desert and ocean on either side of the skyscraper.
The Dubai Mall - A Shopper’s Paradise
- If you’re the kind of person who likes shopping, The Dubai Mall will almost have everything you need. With over 1,200 outlets, this mall is also one of the most visited destinations in the UAE for shopping, entertainments and leisure.
- Not only does this mall provide an entry to the Burj Khalifa, but also an entry to one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world - The Dubai Aquarium. Even an ice-skating rink is installed in the mall for the ones looking for more entertainment.
Visit Palm Jumeirah - The World’s largest Man-made Island
- The artificial archipelago, when viewed from the air, resembles a palm tree within a circle. Constructed on the Persian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah is branched with plenty of apartments, villas, luxury hotels and resorts.
- At the crest is Atlantis, The Palm - a resort built with evident elements of Arabian architecture on the myth of Atlantis. Along the coast also lies the glorious Jumeirah beach, a long stretch of white sand where visitors and tourists can relax and have fun.
Go Dune Bashing In Dubai Deserts
- Hire a four wheel drive in the morning and set off for a thrilling drive through the marvelous sand dunes to have a bit of adventure while enjoying the scenic beauty of the desert.
- Filled with adventure and fun, this experience is sure to make one’s heart beat faster with the thrill of driving over the dunes. If you’re in Dubai for a short span of time and you don’t know what to do, sand dune bashing is the right thing to do.
Escape the summer heat at Aqua venture Waterpark
- Packed with record-breaking water rides, this waterpark is an excellent place to kick back from the extensive sightseeing to a fun-filled thrill-packed experience. Filled with world-class water coasters and rides, the place also has a play area dedicated to children.
- The waterpark also offers services for underwater safaris and a beach to relax and enjoy with your family and friends.
Visit The Global Village For The Perfect Evening With Your Family
- Also known as the largest entertainment and tourism project in the world, a visit to this open-air extravaganza can also be the perfect way to spend the evening with your family. With each pavilion representing a different country exhibiting their finest dining, culture and entertainment all under one roof, the Jumeirah Mosque not only offers an amazing hospitality but also a sense of happiness to your family.
- However, the Jumeirah Mosque isn’t open throughout the year. It usually opens in November with the arrival of winter and stays open until the month of April. Ensure that you plan your vacation according to experience this concoction of cultures.
Visit Jumeirah Mosque - The Most Photographed Mosque In Dubai
- Being one of the few mosques open to non-Muslims in the United Arab Emirates, the Jumeirah Mosque breaks down barriers by closing the gap between the Arabs and guests by allowing tourists and visitors to understand the religion and customs of the UAE nationals.
- Also known as “The Two Minaret Mosque”, this Fatimid tradition based architecture reflects the modern Islamic art. With the mosque being open to the non-Muslims six days a week, one wouldn’t have to books any tickets in advance for the visit.
Drive to Abu Dhabi on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road
- Rent a car and drive to Abu Dhabi on the longest road in the United Arab Emirates through Downtown Dubai where most of the malls in Dubai are situated. The experience driving through the business district is sure to leave you awestruck.
- The drive to Abu Dhabi is also a wonderful experience with the road running parallel to the coastline and along the Persian Gulf. To keep you occupied for the rest of the day, you can also visit Yas Marina circuit - the world famous Formula one racing circuit and the Ferrari World - a motorsport-themed amusement park to keep your adrenaline rushing. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Al Maqta Fort, Emirates National Auto Museum are some of the other tourist places to visit in Abu Dhabi.
Go for a stroll or a jog on the world famous Dubai Marina Walk
- If you’re looking forward to a calm and relaxed evening in Dubai, you might consider going for a walk at Dubai Marina. With over seven kilometers of pedestrian pathway, the beachfront paved way has over 300 restaurants and more than 65 restaurants to keep your stroll entertaining. The starry view of the Arabian Gulf on one side and the city of lights on the other are sure to make your evening walk worthwhile.
- Before leaving for Dubai, ensure that you have a valid UAE visa. Getting a UAE visa for Indians is a pretty easy and effortless procedure. The passport must at least be valid for a period of six months from the date of travel. To make it easier for the applicant, if a family member or near relative is a resident in the UAE, they are eligible to apply for a visa on his/her behalf. One can also choose the type of visa he/she needs depending on the duration of his/her stay. A multi-entry short-term visa is valid for 30 days. For travelers having a longer stay in UAE, one can opt for a multi-entry long-term visa which is valid for 90 days. Make sure that you’re carrying your international driving license if you’re planning on driving in Dubai. Prepare an itinerary of the places and things you want to do during your vacation for a fun-filled experience.