Top 14 Things to do in Dubai to Have a Great Time

From towering skyscrapers to mighty deserts, from relishing fine wines at exquisite cafes to tasting appetizing meals in the Dubai desert, Dubai is a diverse country which has a lot in store for you. This Gulf country is a concoction of the ancient and the modern wrapped in the majesty of a desert. Visit Dubai and fall in love with its uniqueness and grandeur.

Here we have a list for you about the best things to do in Dubai.

Also Read: Places to Visit in Dubai 


Things To Do In Dubai 

14. Desert Safari

When you see the golden sand glistening in the vast deserts of Dubai, then undoubtedly a desert Safari becomes mandatory. Experience the adrenaline rush while you hop from one sand dune to another on a Hummer. Make a perfect start to your Dubai trip by taking a desert safari and enjoy some lavish barbeque dishes. A belly dance performance would add to your already thrilling safari in the Dubai Desert.


13. Scuba Diving

A swim along with the Aquatic life will be a wondrous escapade for you in Dubai at Atlantis the Palm hotel. Since Dubai does not have a natural diving place, so Deep Sea diving at Atlantis is where you can check off deep sea diving from your things to do list in Dubai. From amateurs to professionals, Atlantis makes sure that there is a dive for everyone. Envelop yourself in the sea with 65000 marine animals which would make you create some beautiful memories with your loved ones.


12. Dubai Marina Cruise

A lavish dinner on a cruise ship with the night sky looking down upon you is probably one of the most romantic things that you can do in Dubai. If you are travelling with your friends or with your partner, cruising with an exquisite meal would be a wondrous escapade. Shaking your legs with some talented singers and dancers on board will leave you elated.


11. Skydiving

If you are looking for an adventure in Dubai, then skydiving in the enormous blue sky of the Persian Gulf would make your quest successful. Jumping off a plane and flying over the Palm Jumeirah placed in the deep blue sea is bound to make your adrenaline pump up. If you are someone who just likes to relish the beautiful views, then taking a sip of coffee and having a little brunch at the Skydive Dubai Café is a treat you should not miss.


10. Dubai Aquarium

A manmade tank filled with 10 million litres of water and comprising over 140 species of aquatic animals, is a sight never to miss when in Dubai. Situated at the ground level of the Dubai Mall, it has a walkway which measures 51 metres in length and is stretched up to 48 metres making it one of the World’s largest underwater zoos. The most amazing fact about the Dubai Aquarium is that it has 300 sharks inhibiting in it and includes endangered species of Sand Tiger Sharks as well.


9. Boat Ride at Dubai Creek

Take a peep into the history of Dubai by traversing through the Dubai Creek in a motorised boat known as Abra. There are two main routes where the Abra currently passes by which are the Deira route and Bur Dubai route. It is also a mode of transport which connects Deira and Bur Dubai and serves as a popular tourist destination in Dubai. The Abra to Bur Dubai operates 24×7 and for the Deira route it operates from 5 AM till midnight. Make sure you get to flow with the current in an Abra when you visit Dubai.


8. Hot Air Balloon ride

Taking a hot air balloon ride in the never-ending deserted trails of Dubai will make you gape in awe. A ride in the gigantic balloon is one out of the box thing which you can indulge in, when in Dubai. The basket of the hot air balloon has a capacity to fill 24 people at once and you can enjoy an hour gazing at the beautiful sunset in the desert. One of the best parts about the hot air ballooning is that this activity is open all year round in Dubai.


7. Ski Dubai

Want to find snow in the deserts of Dubai? You can take a visit to Ski Dubai located in the Emirates Mall which has been built on the theme of a mountain covered with snow. This Ski resort covers over 22500 metres of area which makes it a perfect hideout for visitors around the world to experience the thrill of skiing. When you are done with skiing, then a scrumptious meal accompanied by gazing at the penguins will be a site to remember.


6. Dubai Mall

Established in the year 2008, the Dubai mall serves as the largest mall in the World comprising of 1000 retailers under one roof. It has also become the most visited building on the planet attracting 54 million visitors every year. Located in the heart of Dubai downtown, the Dubai Mall has some of the best fashion brands and comprises of a souk (local market) in its vicinity with jewelry shops, handicraft stores, traditional clothing, accessories, and whatnot. The Mall has an underwater zoo at the ground level which makes the Dubai Mall an astonishing site for the visitors.


5. Flyboarding

Ever thought about flipping in the air? If yes, then giving flyboarding a try in Dubai will definitely give you jitters. Flying 10 metres above the sea will make that adrenaline rush pump into your veins with the thrill of being up in the air. Flyboarding is the safest adventure sport in Dubai topping the list of the best things to do in Dubai. Fly high in the air with an activity which is favourable all time of the year and is suitable for beginners and professionals too.


4. Camping

Camping in the deserts under the night sky filled with thousands of stars will make your heart leap with joy. Sitting in the middle of the desert and enjoying some lavish dinners with a shisha in hand is what makes this experience an elated one. Spending a night in the exquisite tents amidst a desert is what sets this experience apart. A ride to the Desert Conservation Reserve will take you to the camping site where you can enjoy the scenic beauty along with the flora and fauna.


3. Surfing

Ever heard the saying “High tides and good vibes”? Experience the same in Dubai when you surf along the mighty waves in the deep blue Arabian Sea. Make your bookings at the Surf house Dubai and surf your way into the sea which will make the thrill even more exhilarating. If you are a newbie, the surfing schools will make sure you get the best experience of surfing in Dubai.


2. Hatta Safari tour

A scenic view of the Al Hajar mountains in the backdrop, Hatta serves to be a place that will offer you an insight into the history of Dubai accompanied by a stirring safari.  Explore the heritage of Dubai when you visit the Hatta Fort hotel along with the spring waters of Hatta which will be one of the most spellbinding experiences for you. The village has some sandy and rocky terrains that make the safari a little bumpy giving you a thrilling experience.


1. Wake Boarding

Get a blend of surfing and snowboarding in the vast Arabian Sea giving you a dose of the adrenaline rush. Towed by a motorboat, wakeboarding is the most enjoyed adventure sports activity in Dubai. The Wakeboard school in Dubai has some great professionals who can make you learn the art of wakeboarding. So, whether you are a beginner or an already established wakeboarder, you can enjoy the same in Dubai.


How to reach Dubai

Airport: Dubai International Airport

Book your flights using: Paytm Flights | Easemytrip |Goibibo


Where to stay in Dubai

Palm the Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, Dusit Thani Dubai, Melia Dubai

Book your hotels and avail discounts using: Cleartrip | Trivago | Booking.com

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, then you must check out these offers to avail some of the best discounts: Luxury Escape


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An ideator, a wanderer and a compulsive connoisseur of food, Nishtha aims to become a globe trotter someday. Acclaimed as a silent ninja on her work desk, she loves to live wild and free outside of work. A perfect paradigm of the rarely spotted ambiverts, she loves weaving magic by penning down her thoughts.

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