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6 Best things you can't miss in Dubai: Top things to Do...!!!

October 1, 2017

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

  1. 4x4 Dubai Desert Safari with Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, Camel Riding and BBQ Dinner.

 

Travel by 4x4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating 6-hour excursion! Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, take a camel ride and get a henna tattoo! Complete your experience with a visit to our onsite Shawrma station or enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner under the twinkling Arabian stars while watching a traditional tanoura dance performance. It's a must-do experience when visiting Dubai!

Highlights

  • Normally Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4

  • Free drinks included

  • Dinner included

After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle as you head to the desert that surrounds the city. Admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way, and listen to your guide’s tales about the region and its fascinating geology. 

First stop on your desert rendezvous is a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. After showing off your balancing skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains to the campsite in the desert and try your hand at a popular local pastime: sandboarding! Learn to master the art of 'surfing on sand' and race your friends and fellow travelers down the sand dunes during in an adrenaline-rushing experience. 

Show off your balance skills on a camel ride or relax and take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional tanoura folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner or try out our new shawrma station. 

 

 

Why not upgrade to a Exclusive Dubai Desert Safari by enjoying yourself at the shawrma station or indulge into a delicious barbecue dinner at your exclusive table with a bottle of sparkling wine & fruit basket.

After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe), if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance around the campfire. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of One Thousand and One Nights! Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

 

2.Burj Khalifa 'At the Top'.

 

Take sightseeing to new heights with an entrance ticket to Burj Khalifa's 'At the Top,' one of the world’s tallest observation decks, located on the skyscraper’s 124th floor. After entering through Dubai Mall, enjoy a multi-media presentation about Dubai’s history, and then zoom up to the observation deck by high-speed elevator to enjoy free time ogling the views. See Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab and more; it's as if the the city was built to be seen from this vantage point!

 

 

 

 

Highlights

 

Make your way to the lower-ground level of Dubai Mall and start your journey to 'At the Top' at Burj Khalifa by stepping aboard the attraction’s 213-foot (65-meter) moving sidewalk that transports you to the elevator. As you ride, watch a state-of-the-art multi-media presentation that chronicles the city’s history and gives information about the construction of Burj Khalifa. 

After a quick stop at a viewing point for a close-up view of the iconic skyscraper, arrive at the elevator, and then start your vertical ascent to the observation deck. Traveling at a speed of 33 feet (10 meters) per second, the elevator shuttles you up to the 124th floor in little time at all.

As the elevator doors open, walk right up to the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that provide breathtaking views of the city, desert and ocean. Gaze down at the mansions of Palm Jumeirah, admire the sleek façade of Burj Al Arab hotel, and look out for the glitzy yachts cruising around Dubai Marina. If you select an evening entrance ticket, the sparkling city lights and starry night sky vie for your attention instead.

Walk around the observation deck and admire 360-degree panoramic views over the city. Perhaps use the specially adapted telescopes to zoom in on city views and see images of certain attractions at different phases in their history. If the weather is good, head outside to the open-air terrace to enjoy a different perspective of the sweeping views below.

Most people find that spending one hour 'At the Top' is sufficient to see everything, but your ticket allows you to spend as long as you like at the observation deck. Shop for Burj Khalifa souvenirs, if you wish, and then travel back down the elevator and moving sidewalk to Dubai Mall, where your experience finishes.

 

3. Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

 

Revel in the sights of nighttime Dubai on this memorable dinner cruise on the glass-enclosed ‘Bateaux Dubai!’ Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés and gaze through the boat’s wraparound windows as you cruise along glittering Dubai Creek to key attractions such as the Al Maktoum Bridge, Twin Towers and Grand Mosque, all illuminated against the night sky. Then, savor a delicious 3-course meal served at your table as a pianist plays in the background. Sip on a selection of sodas or house wines, depending on which option you select.

 

Highlights

  • See the sights illuminated at night

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

  • Free drinks included

  • A la carte dinner included

Walk along the red carpet and board the plush, glass-enclosed Bateaux Dubai. As your boat casts off, enjoy a welcome drink and canapés and spend the evening cruising back and forth along Dubai Creek.
Settle on the glass-covered deck, head for the open roof terrace, or get to the outdoor deck for unparalleled views of the city’s twinkling skyline.

 

Enjoy the evening breeze as you cruise under the glittering Maktoum and Floating bridges, and pass the Clock Tower and Dhow Wharfage, Twin Towers and Deira Tower. Then, drift by the Old Souk, Grand Mosque and Old Boat Port before your vessel heads back, giving you a second chance to photograph the city’s dazzling landmarks. 

 

As you sail, sit down to a delicious, 3-course dinner of freshly prepared, gourmet dishes. A wait staff tends to you as you admire the ever-changing backdrop from the boat's wraparound windows. You have the choice of two drink packages with your cruise: a standard selection of sodas or an upgrade that includes house wines.

 

During your meal, listen to soft piano music played by an expert pianist — the gentle melodies add a romantic touch to your evening. Then, after dinner, perhaps relax with your drinks on the outdoor terraces to make the most of the last, stunning views as you return to dock.

 

Your experience ends when your boat arrives back at the port at around 11pm. 

 

4. Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Gourmet Breakfast and Falconry Demonstration

 

Glide up and away in a hot air balloon over Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Take to the morning skies as the sun starts to rise over the Hajar Mountains and falcons fly up to 4,000 feet above the Earth in a trained demonstration. After an hour in the air, return to ground to celebrate the flight with a gourmet breakfast before returning to Dubai.

 

Highlights

  • Scenic air tour

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

  • Free drinks included

  • Qualified and professional pilot

Rise early to start your hot air balloon experience with a hotel pickup from central Dubai, and then travel out of the city toward Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, roughly 30 minutes away. Stop at the launch field in Margham, and hop out of your minibus to watch your balloon inflate. 

After listening to a safety briefing, step inside the basket and take to the skies with your pilot. Each basket holds a maximum of 24 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away.

Have your camera ready to capture bird’s-eye views of the desert that stretches out as far as the eye can see. As you watch the sun rise over the red-tinged sand dunes, listen to your pilot talking about the barren landscape mapped out beneath you, and learn about the wildlife — think camels and gazelles — that prosper in the harsh desert conditions. As you soar to scenic heights you will have the pleasure of watching falcons fly up to 4,000 feet above the Earth, all while gently floating over the pristine dunes of the Dubai desert and watching the sunrise over the Hajar Mountains.

After an hour in the air, return to ground level for a gourmet breakfast of select delicacies. Then return to your minibus to end your Dubai hot air balloon experience with a hotel drop-off.

 

5. Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

 

Experience the historical sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks such as the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel and beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and learn interesting details about each attraction from a local guide. Take in views of the city's most picturesque palaces and residential areas, and venture into Bastakiya, Dubai's inspiring old quarter. Cross Dubai Creek by 'abra' (water taxi) and visit the Spice Souq. The tour also includes free time to shop in the glistening Deira Gold Souq

 

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle on the way to your first Dubai city stop: the striking Burj Al-Arab hotel. Located on the sands of Jumeirah Beach, on an artificial island, the luxury hotel is one of the tallest in the world, standing at roughly 1,053 feet (321 meters). Stop for a photo, and then continue with your guide along the shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai's upmarket residential areas.

Next, head to Bastakiya to see the contrast between the two neighborhoods. Explore the winding lanes that lead to hidden courtyards and the mud-brick homes topped by traditional wind towers, designed to catch cooling offshore breezes. Continue to old Al-Fahidi Fort, home to Dubai Museum, and take in views of the fort’s cannons, turrets and fortified walls. Then, cross Dubai's central waterway, Dubai Creek, in a traditional abra; it’s a must-do activity in Dubai!

On the Deira side of Dubai Creek, soak up the colors and perfumes of the famous Spice Souq. Then enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or glimmering accessories in the nearby Deira Gold Souq before returning to your hotel.

 

6. Downtown Dubai

 

Downtown Dubai used to be called Downtown Burj Dubai and is home to several of the city’s key landmark sites,
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Deira Clocktower
  • The Dubai Fountain
  • Dubai Marina
  • Al Bastakiya
  • Dubai Mall
  • Burj Al Arab
Everyone dreams of staying at the Burj Al-Arab, the most extravagant hotel in the world.
  • Palm Islands

 

Other Main Dubai Attractions

 

Jumeirah Beach Park

 

 

Jumeirah Beach Park is one of the most popular beaches in Dubai which is awarded the Blue Flag certification for adhering to strict international standards. The beach park is an ideal picnic spot for families offering desert garden, children’s playground, cafes, barbecue areas, round-the-clock lifeguard service and sports facilities. The park also has a soft, stretch of golden sand, palm trees and grassy areas, making it one of the most desirable beaches in Dubai.

Note: The beach section of the Jumeirah Beach Park is closed for renovation due to the Dubai Canal project. The park will reopen fully revamped by the end of 2016.

 

Umm Suqeim Beach

 

Umm Suqeim Beach is an attractive sandy expanse known for its stunning views of the Burj Al Arab. It is a very popular destination with kitesurfers.

 

This beach provides shelters, changing huts and shower facilities and is very popular with Jumeirah residents and Western expatriates. It is a free public beach open 24 hours a day. Since there are no cafés or restaurants on the beach, it is recommended you bring your own snacks and drinks. During the weekdays, the park is only open to women and children. The beach gets crowded during the weekends, so it is best visited early in the morning.

 

Umm Suqeim Beach is 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the downtown area and easily accessible by car or public transport. The nearest metro station is First Gulf Bank on the Red Line.

 

Al Mamzar Beach Park
Al Mamzar Beach Park covers an area of 106 hectares which includes huge expanses of grassed picnic areas, an amphitheatre, swimming 

 

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

With endless construction works, shopping malls and skyscrapers, no one could have imagined that Dubai has dedicated its biggest piece of land to the UAE’s first national park.

 

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is a systematically planned rehabilitation area restored to save Dubai’s severely damaged beautiful desert habitat. At an hour’s drive from Dubai, the DDCR encompasses 250 square kilometers of shifting dunes, sprinkled with fire bush, stunted acacia and endemic ghaf trees, and serves as a sanctuary for threatened local mammal and reptile species such as the Arabian mountain gazelle, sand gazelle, Arabian red fox, oryx and sand fox.

 

It is possible to visit the reserve only through tour operators who arrange for 4X4 and camel-back tours of the area. For those who are ready to splurge on a luxury hotel stay, the fancy Al Maha Resort lies deep within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

 

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (RAKWS) is UAE’s first Ramsar wetland site located along the Dubai creek featuring intertidal mudflats

 

Wonderland

The 18 hectare Wonderland family fun park features a wide range of water attractions including speed slides, surf hills, wave runners.

 

 

 

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