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Dubai things to do & places to visit

The emirate government intends to make Dubai the most beautiful and famous, and hence the most expensive place on the planet. Therefore, most of the local beaches, skyscrapers and hotels are second to none in any other country in the world.

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Truly all of the largest, most beautiful and amazing attractions can be found in Dubai.

The dizzy height of Burj Khalifa, the stunning beauty of Palm Jumeirah, the luxury of the seven-star Burj Al Arab, the scales of Ski Dubai... no one other country in the world can boast so many unique buildings. That's why Dubai is called the city of future.

This concerns entertainment in Dubai as well. It will just suffice to mention the Dubai World Cup, bringing together elite from all over the world. An equally impressive adventure will be a visit to an ice restaurant or water park with the most extreme rides, a safari in sand storms, a balloon flight over the desert or camel rides.

Gourmets can taste traditional Arabic dishes in a Bedouin village and delicious treats in the biggest candy store, Candylicious, or try the cuisine of the highest restaurant in the world — At.mosphere.

Shoppers will feel themselves like home in ultra-modern shopping centers, authentic markets, gold market. Even the most discerning shopper will surely find something special here.

The desire of the authorities to make this emirate the most famous one turns it into one of the most amazing and desirable places ever. Dubai will never cease to amaze!

Things to do in Dubai 74

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Go buggy driving in the desert in Dubai
Eugene KrasowskiGo buggy driving in the desert#1 of 74 things to do in Dubai

While everyone else is going on toured buggy racing, we will tell you how to go driving buggies and ATVs in dunes on your own.

How much: from AED 200#unusual#active#authentic#free#nature#extremeBig Red Sand Dune
Try sandboarding on sand dunes in Dubai
Kateryna PlakhotnaTry sandboarding on sand dunes#2 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Snowboard ride down sand dunes. Surprised? Desert in Dubai is an excellent place for such an adventure.

How much: from AED 100#sandboarding#unusual#active#nature#funBig Red Sand Dune
Get on the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Margaret CainGet on the top of the Burj Khalifa#3 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Get on the observation deck of the world’s highest building - the view from up there is just fascinating!

How much: from AED 125#skyscrapers#views#engineeringBurj Khalifa
See a skeleton of a gigantic 150,000,000-year-old dinosaur in Dubai
maxwellSee a skeleton of a gigantic 150,000,000-year-old dinosaur#4 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In the Dubai Mall, there is a dinosaur skeleton, which is more than 150 million years old.

How much: free#dinosaurs#free#strollingThe Dubai Mall
Admire the singing fountain in Dubai
R.R.MixAdmire the singing fountain#5 of 74 things to do in Dubai

You should see the magical spectacle of light and water accompanied by music.

How much: free#unusual#free#shows#strollingThe Dubai Fountain
Dinner at 495-meter height in Dubai
Joan NaplesDinner at 495-meter height#6 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Have dinner in the highest restaurant in the world, which, just like most latest and greatest things is in the UAE.

How much: from AED 125#restaurants#views#relaxAt.mosphere Restaurant
Take an abra boat in Dubai
NikitosTake an abra boat#7 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Rent an Abra boat and go on a short journey across the Dubai Creek Bay to the heart of Dubai. Reveal the beauty and originality of the historical downtown.

How much: from AED 1#boats#authentic#strollingDubai
See Camel Races in Dubai
Eugene KrasowskiSee Camel Races#8 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Camel race controlled by robots — another entertainment of Dubai residents. You have to see this!

How much: free#camels#races#unusual#authenticAl Marmoom Camel Racetrack
See the King Croc in Dubai
JDISee the King Croc#9 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai Aquarium you can see one of the largest crocodiles in the world. It's a descendant of the dinosaurs that weighs 750 kilograms!

How much: from AED 200#crocodiles#animals#kids#selfieDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
See a fountain show during the boat ride in Dubai
Eugene KrasowskiSee a fountain show during the boat ride#10 of 74 things to do in Dubai

This is one of the most romantic adventures that you can try in Dubai;-)

How much: from AED 65#unusual#shows#aww#selfie#romantic#breathtakingThe Dubai Fountain
Buy bakhur for your home in Dubai
oddviserBuy bakhur for your home#11 of 74 things to do in Dubai

This wonderful invention will bring you back to the atmosphere of the Middle East at any time, even upon arrival home.

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirsDubai
Buy burqa in Dubai
oddviserBuy burqa#12 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Try on the traditional Arab women's accessory, which is designed to hide the face in public places.

How much: from AED 20#authentic#selfie#souvenirsDubai
Buy a traditional Arab coffee pot dallah in Dubai
Mickey CollinsBuy a traditional Arab coffee pot dallah#13 of 74 things to do in Dubai

When shopping for souvenirs, consider buying a traditional Arabian coffee pot dallah.

How much: from AED 20#authentic#souvenirsDubai
Drive a jeep over sand dunes in Dubai
oddviserDrive a jeep over sand dunes#14 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Exotic sand dunes and adrenaline will make this ride the most memorable adventure in Dubai.

How much: price unknown#desert#active#breathtakingDesert Conservation Reserve
Taste a camel burger – a sandwich with camel meat in Dubai
maxwellTaste a camel burger – a sandwich with camel meat#15 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In the restaurant Local House you can taste an unusual dish – a camel burger.

How much: from AED 45#unusual#cuisine#foodLocal House Restaurant
Buy dates in Dubai
oddviserBuy dates#16 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai, you'll find yourself in a real "date paradise" – local chefs know how to cook a true culinary masterpiece from a quite common fruit!

How much: from AED 60#authentic#fruits#souvenirsDubai
See zillions of gold jewelries at Dubai Gold Souk in Dubai
JDISee zillions of gold jewelries at Dubai Gold Souk#17 of 74 things to do in Dubai

You should see dozens of tons of gold on sale at Gold Market.

How much: free#authentic#free#strollingGold Souk
Take a women’s taxi in Dubai
JDITake a women’s taxi#18 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai, there are special taxis for women only. So, women who travel without men, should reserve this one :-)

How much: price unknown#taxi#ladies#authentic#strollingDubai
Create and buy your own perfume in Dubai
JDICreate and buy your own perfume#19 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Create a unique perfume of your own at Perfume Market.

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirs#unusual#luxuryPerfume Souk
Smoke medwakh in Dubai
Eugene 2KSmoke medwakh#20 of 74 things to do in Dubai

A medwakh, made by Dubai artisans, is one of the few truly original gifts for your loved ones.

How much: from AED 20#authentic#relax#souvenirs#adultFish Souk
Attend falconry in Dubai
Super СrabeAttend falconry#21 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Experience the beauty of a flying proud falcon, which is considered to be a symbol of the UAE and is revered by locals.

How much: price unknown#falcons#hunting#authentic#animalsDesert Conservation Reserve
Try Emirati dessert - camel milk ice-cream in Dubai
oddviserTry Emirati dessert - camel milk ice-cream#22 of 74 things to do in Dubai

You can try exotic Emirati dessert in arabic café "The Majlis" – camel milk ice-cream.

How much: price unknown#ice-creams#unusual#authentic#cuisineThe Majlis café
Take a trip in a glass-bottom boat in Dubai
oddviserTake a trip in a glass-bottom boat#23 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Get to a glass-bottom boat and go to see rays and sharks. Through the transparent bottom you will see an amazing underwater world!

How much: from AED 120#boats#sharks#animals#kids#attractionsDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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Places to visit in Dubai 50

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Desert Conservation Reserve in Dubai
Desert Conservation Reserve#1 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This huge Conservation Reserve covers the fifth part of the country and serves as a shelter for lots of endangered species of animals and birds.

#reserves#deserts#sightsDubai
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in Dubai
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo#2 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in Dubai Mall is a vivid underwater world of man-made ocean in a huge aquarium and arched tunnel.

#aquariums#sightsDubai
The Dubai Fountain in Dubai
The Dubai Fountain#3 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The world-famous Dubai Fountain astonishes with its unique and impressive light and musical shows.

#fountains#sightsDubai
Dubai Autodrome in Dubai
Dubai Autodrome#4 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Track experiences give the "man in the street", the chance to sample race cars and supercars through the Race & Drive Centre.

#autodromes#sport-clubs#activitiesDubai
The Dubai Mall in Dubai
The Dubai Mall#5 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall. Fashionable shops, restaurants, entertainment centers they can offer you everything!

#shopping-malls#sightsDubai
Fish Souk in Dubai
Fish Souk#6 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Fish Souk of Dubai offers an excellent selection of seafood; moreover, the market itself is a flamboyant and lively place to visit.

#markets#sightsDubai
Big Red Sand Dune in Dubai
Big Red Sand Dune#7 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The Big Red Dune is about 50 km away from Dubai. It’s one of the ultimate places for sandboarding and extreme jeep off-road driving.

#dunes#viewpointsDubai
Gold Souk in Dubai
Gold Souk#8 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Myriads of gold jewels and precious stones, gathered at the market, are not necessarily to be bought, but they are definitely worth seeing.

#markets#sightsDubai
Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Burj Khalifa#9 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

828 meters of incredible architecture and greatness: all these is the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world’s highest skyscraper. You have to see it with your own eyes.

#skyscrapers#viewpoints#sightsDubai
At.mosphere Restaurant in Dubai
At.mosphere Restaurant#10 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The highest restaurant in the world grew so popular due to a spectacular panoramic bird’s-eye view of Dubai.

#restaurantsDubai
Local House Restaurant in Dubai
Local House Restaurant#11 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

A small cozy restaurant has gained popularity thanks to its menu – all meat dishes here are cooked with camel meat.

#restaurantsDubai
Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack in Dubai
Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack#12 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

These races are a deep-rooted tradition. Today, camel racing — is not only exciting, but also very profitable business.

#hippodromes#sport-clubsDubai
The Majlis café in Dubai
The Majlis café#13 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

In the luxurious atmosphere of The Majlis café you can taste original dishes: camel milk coffee, shakes, chocolate and ice cream.

#restaurantsDubai
Perfume Souk in Dubai
Perfume Souk#14 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

At Perfume Souk there's a great selection of aromas and fragrances, but you can also create your own unique perfume there!

#markets#sightsDubai
The Island beach club in Dubai
The Island beach club#15 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This is a piece of a real paradise located on a man-made island in the Arabian Gulf. You can swim and sunbathe here as well as try some sport activities.

#beaches#restaurants#activitiesDubai
Spice Souk in Dubai
Spice Souk#16 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This is a place where the atmosphere of the old Middle East literally fills the air – at Spice Market the aromas of spices can make you light-headed.

#markets#sightsDubai
Level 43 Sky Lounge in Dubai
Level 43 Sky Lounge#17 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Locals hoped to hide this bar for themselves, but its popularity does not leave them a chance. The bar offers incredible views, as well as delicious cocktails.

#bars#restaurantsDubai
Scoopi Cafe in Dubai
Scoopi Cafe#18 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

At this cafe they serve unique delicious ice-cream, including the most expensive one in the world. This is a must-visit destination for ice-cream lovers.

#restaurantsDubai
Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah#19 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The elite resort of Madinat Jumeirah is situated next to Dubai International Airport and provides lots of opportunities for a comfortable recreation.

#streets#sightsDubai
Water Park Aquaventure in Dubai
Water Park Aquaventure#20 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This Water Park has entertainments to any taste, ranging from drifting down the river and swimming with dolphins to sliding by water attractions and diving courses.

#water-parks Dubai
Ski Dubai: The Ski Resort in the Desert in Dubai
Ski Dubai: The Ski Resort in the Desert#21 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Ski Dubai is the first and only indoor ski resort in the Middle East, impressive and exotic for the city located among the desert.

#activities#sightsDubai
Candylicious in Dubai
Candylicious#22 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

Candylicious is a dream of those with sweet tooth, a shop, where you can proverbially have your cake and eat it too.

#shopsDubai
Chillout Ice Lounge in Dubai
Chillout Ice Lounge#23 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

This amazing place is a real ice kingdom and a hideout from the heat where you can enjoy an exotic cocktail.

#restaurants Dubai
Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai
Jumeirah Mosque#24 of 55 places to visit in Dubai

The Grand Mosque styled as medieval temple complexes of Fatimids exemplifies the contemporary Islamic culture and place to develop cultural mutual understanding.

#mosques#sights Dubai

Tours & excursions in Dubai 9

Romantic Sunset Cruise
Romantic Sunset Cruise

The sunset in Dubai is truly dazzling, and the sound of the Arabian waves are really soothing. Evaluate this beauty while riding on a yacht in a romantic sunset cruise.

From AED 450#views#nature#selfie#romantic#luxury
Double the FUN this summer!
Double the FUN this summer!

This perfect tour is a great possibility to visit Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld parks in one day! Lunch and transfer included.

From AED 350#tours
Sightseeing Boat Tour: Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab & Dubai Marina
Sightseeing Boat Tour: Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab & Dubai Marina

Start your trip around the vista of Dubai Marina and then into the open water.

From AED 280#tours#sights
Yacht fishing
Yacht fishing

There is nothing quite like the experience of deep sea fishing in Dubai, and no better way to enjoy it than aboard one of our luxurious fishing boats!

From AED 1200#tours#fishing
Burj Khalifa and Shopping Tour
Burj Khalifa and Shopping Tour

Enjoy "At the Top" Burj Khalifa experience followed by a unique and charming shopping tour in Dubai. It will be a fascinating experience!

Price unknown#tours
Yacht Cruise
Yacht Cruise

During the tour, you will cruise through the amazing and splendid views of the skyline of Dubai and enjoy the breathtaking white beaches and crystal blue waters.

From AED 1200#views#nature#selfie#romantic#luxury
Downtown Delights
Downtown Delights

There’s no better choice for a perfect evening than a visit to the iconic Downtown district of Dubai - see Dubai Fountain show and taste a local dinner and drinks.

Price unknown#tours
Dubai "TOP 5" Experience
Dubai "TOP 5" Experience

The tour includes the most extraordinary Dubai sights. You will take a traditional boat ride, go to Palm Jumeirah, see dancing fountains and get on the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Price unknown#tours
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Republic
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Republic

Enjoy moments of thrill, fun and excitement at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and SEGA Republic.

Price unknown#tours

Useful services in Dubai 3

Luxury Yacht Rentals
Luxury Yacht Rentals

Cozmo Yachts offers travelers an excellent choice of luxury yachts. Choose your boat from 33 to 101 feet and once again evaluate the magnitude of the city - Dubai sea view is fantastic!

#rent#yachts
Limousine service
Limousine service

The size, surely, is not the most important thing, but not in the case when it comes to super-long and a mega-cool limousine in Dubai! This car will be a great addition to your special day.

#limousines#cars#rent
Yacht charter
Yacht charter

During the three-hour yacht tour sea breeze, wonderful views and a lot of stunning impressions wait for you. Book a yacht and go on a journey through the Arabian Gulf!

#yachts#rent

Picks in Dubai 4

Top-7 rooftop bars in Dubai
Top-7 rooftop bars in Dubai

What are the perfect places to hangout in Dubai? With stunning views of the city, chill breeze, good cocktails and nice music. Read a pick of the best rooftop bars in Dubai.

#restaurants#bars#nightlifeDubai
Top-5 Dubai skyscrapers with free access to the roofs
Top-5 Dubai skyscrapers with free access to the roofs

A practical guide to walks on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai.

#skyscrapers#roofs#roofingDubai
Top-5 dishes that are definitely worth a try in the Emirates
Top-5 dishes that are definitely worth a try in the Emirates

Arabs are true food gourmets — so you should definitely taste their traditional dishes and delicacies!

#dishes#foodDubai
Top-5 unusual oriental drinks
Top-5 unusual oriental drinks

In the Emirates, tasting of different drinks is an art. Indulge yourself in delicious aromas and flavors and find out which beverage is recognized as a true elixir of youth!

#drinksDubai

More regions in Emirates

Al Ain
Al Ain

This city is a treasure of the country’s cultural heritage, a picturesque oasis in the desert and the largest center of tourism in the UAE. Al Ain reflects the real emirates. It is famous for its fertile lands, historical and natural attractions.

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Fujairah
Fujairah

This emirate has the advantage in the combination of mountains and valleys in the background of the turquoise Arabian Sea. Mysterious ancient tombs and numerous monuments give you a chance to experience the romance of the ancient world of Fujairah.

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Umm al-Quwain
Umm al-Quwain

Lagoons and bays, islands, monuments and all sorts of entertainment - all that is Umm al-Quwain - the most distanted of the emirates, where you can experience the atmosphere of Eastern life among luxury skyscrapers.

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