Everyone has heard about the city of Dubai and for good reason.
It is home to numerous world records, shopping malls, and the rich and famous.
But it most probably most famous for being one of the top luxury holiday destinations in the world.
With the pandemic, many thought its days of tourism was over. However, Dubai brought their A-game and reopened its doors to holidaymakers in July.
While some attractions are still closed to the public, there are many things to do in Dubai.
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It Is All Fun And Games In The City of Dubai
For all its glitz and glamour, Dubai is a family-oriented city. Regular activities for families are held throughout the city all year round.
If that is not enough to keep your kids busy, there are plenty of other opportunities to tire them out. With 10 different theme parks to choose from, you are guaranteed to have a great time. The most popular of the parks are Aquaventure at Atlantis, Wild Wadi, and Dubai Parks & Resorts.
While Aquaventure and Wild Wadi are waterparks, Dubai Parks & Resort is the first integrated resort destination in the region. It is home to three world-class theme parks and one water park, Riverland Dubai, a grand entrance plaza, and a Polynesian themed family resort.
A View From The Top
A great way to see the city of Dubai is from above. Dubai Seawings provides aerial tours of the city. They whisk you up to 15000 ft while flying past the iconic city skyline. Enjoy the sublime views and the thrill of traveling in a seaplane.
If you prefer something more exhilarating, head over to Sky Dive Dubai. What better way to see The Palm than a tandem skydive from 13,000 ft? It is an incredible experience especially once the parachute opens. As you float slowly down, you can then take in the amazing view of the Arabian Sea and The Palm.
If you don’t fancy jumping from a plane and prefer a more serene approach, try the hot air balloon ride. Enjoy the sunrise over the tranquil desert as you float almost carefreely through the air while taking in the stunning desert panorama.
Do You Know How It All Began?
Everybody knows what Dubai wants to become: A leading city of the future. But few know its humble beginnings. A great way to learn about its history and culture is at the Dubai Museum.
It is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort which is the oldest existing building in the city. It showcases Dubai’s history and its original heritage. Here you can get a glimpse of what everyday life was like before the discovery of oil.
Another excellent museum to visit is the ultra-modern Eithad Museum. The building itself symbolizes how this great emirate combines modernity with heritage. There is a small circular meeting room in the gardens of the museum called the Union House. This was where in 1971the federal constitution was signed.
A City of Records
Dubai currently holds more than 220 world records which in itself may be a world record. From those 220 world records, these three are a must-see. Ski Dubai is the largest indoor ski resort and is located in the Mall of the Emirates. It gives you a unique opportunity to experience a winter wonderland in the middle of a desert.
The Dubai Frame is the largest building in the shape of a picture frame. It provides visitors a stunning view of both new and old sights of the city. This award-winning design rises up to an unbelievable 150 meters and is 95 meters wide.
One cannot holiday in Dubai and not visit the Burj Khalifa. From the observation decks are on L124, 125, and 148, one get’s an unobstructed 360-degree view of the city. The best time to visit is around sunset. This way you can see how the city skyline transforms at night.
Of All The Things To Do In Dubai, You Can’t Skip This
The one common activity all tourists in any country do is shop. And, Dubai takes its shopping malls seriously. I’ve already mentioned the Mall of the Emirates which is known as the world’s first shopping resort. It boasts 630 high-end brands, a family theme park, and of course Ski Dubai.
Dubai Mall is the world’s largest and most visited shopping mall in the emirate. Inside you will find the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (one of the world’s largest aquariums and aquatic zoos). The entrance to Burj Khalifa can be found on the lower ground floor of the mall.
Another popular shopping center is the Ibn Battuta Mall and is the largest themed mall in the world. Inspired by the Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, the mall has six distinct retail courts — India, China, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, and Andalusia
An Oasis In The Middle Of The Desert
One of the popular things to do in Dubai is to spend the day at the park. Zabeel and Creek Park are the most popular parks in old Dubai.
Zabeel Park is the city’s most frequented and the largest park. Located next to the Dubai Frame, it’s recreational facilities include a 2.5km jogging track, BMX track, skateboarding park, barbeque and picnic areas, a mini-cricket pitch and golfing area, and boating lake. The park also has a Dinosaur Park, Garden Glow park, and regular flea markets.
Creek Park sits right on the edge of the Dubai creek and is the second-largest park and favorite spot for families. It has vast acres of lawns, botanical gardens, and children’s play areas. Make sure you visit the Dubai Dolphinarium and Children’s City — an indoor ‘edutainment’ center while you are there.
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The Best Escape Anyone Can Have
The city of Dubai is home to kilometers of white fine sandy beaches. In Dubai, the three most popular are JBR Open Beach, La Mer, and Kite Beach. JBR has it all, warm waters, shopping, kids and adult play areas, fine dining, and even a cinema.
La Mer gives you an experience of a staycation. While you chill in the family-sized cabana, the kids can enjoy a dip in the sea, paddleboard, surf, and other water sports. If you feel peckish, grab a salad, pizza, or a gourmet meal at one of the many restaurants.
Kite Beach is the ultimate outdoor location. With its open stretches of soft white sand, there are fitness areas, a kids’ activities section, and a beach library. Compared to the other two beaches it is considered more laid back and quiet making it a great place to meditate or take in a beautiful sunset.
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