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Top adventures, things to do and things to try for travelers in Emirates

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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 200 dirhams#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 100 dirhams#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 125 dirhams#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 125 dirhams#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 1 dirham#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
Go hunting crabs in Umm al-Quwain
oddviserGo hunting crabs#1 of 1 things to do in Umm al-Quwain

Try yourself in the role of a crab hunter - a night adventure promises to bring a lot of impressions and a decent catch.

How much: free#crabs#unusual#free#authentic#animals#fun#active#natureUmm al-Quwain
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 200 dirhams#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 65 dirhams#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 20 dirhams#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 20 dirhams#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 45 dirhams#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 60 dirhams#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
See dugongs in the wild in Abu Dhabi
Eugene KrasowskiSee dugongs in the wild#1 of 20 things to do in Abu Dhabi

The Persian Gulf is the habitat of remarkable animals – dugongs. Finding them in the wild is not an easy task, but still it’s possible.

How much: free#dugongs#unusual#active#free#animals#natureAbu Dhabi
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 20 dirhams#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 120 dirhams#boats#sharks#animals#kids#attractionsDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
oddviserVisit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque#2 of 20 things to do in Abu Dhabi

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a symbol of the authentic Islamic architecture and an example of the unity of all peoples and religions.

How much: free#mosques#authentic#strolling#free#culturalSheikh Zayed Mosque
Buy Seven Sands of the Emirates in Dubai
oddviserBuy Seven Sands of the Emirates#24 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Think of an idea – and local craftsmen will realize it in a sand pattern in a glass flask, which will make a great souvenir!

How much: price unknown#authentic#souvenirsDubai
See the aquarium with the world’s largest glass area in Dubai
oddviserSee the aquarium with the world’s largest glass area#25 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Take a trip to Dubai Mall so that to see a really huge aquarium with thousands of sea animals.

How much: free#aquariums#fishes#animals#freeThe Dubai Mall
Try Karak tea in Dubai
DarinaTry Karak tea#26 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Every day of the UAE citizens begins with this drink and so it ends with it — it is the time for you to try Karak tea made on the basis of the Bedouin traditions.

How much: from 2 dirhams#tea#drinks#cuisineDubai
Fly on a Seaplane in Dubai
oddviserFly on a Seaplane#27 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Take a small seaplane journey and get a bird's-eye view of Dubai. All it takes is your desire and a bit of courage to fly up on a seaplane.

How much: from 1695 dirhams#flying#seaplanes#views#breathtakingDubai
Taste the most expensive ice-cream in the world in Dubai
JDITaste the most expensive ice-cream in the world#28 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Try something really exceptional: the most expensive ice-cream that costs more than $800 for a scoop.

How much: from 3000 dirhams#cuisine#luxuryScoopi Cafe
Visit the oldest spice market in Dubai in Dubai
oddviserVisit the oldest spice market in Dubai#29 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Trust your instincts – the delightful trail of aromas will bring you to this place :)

How much: free#authentic#free#strollingSpice Souk
Visit Fish Souk in Dubai
oddviserVisit Fish Souk#30 of 74 things to do in Dubai

The authentic Arabic bazaar in the open air, Fish Souk of Dubai, is a place not only for shopping but also for entertaining walks!

How much: free#authentic#free#strollingFish Souk
Relax on the Island in Dubai
oddviserRelax on the Island#31 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Do you still think that Dubai is a bustling metropolis, without any fresh air? It is time to dispel these misconceptions.

How much: from 200 dirhams#relax#romantic#luxuryThe Island beach club
Ride a camel in Dubai
oddviserRide a camel#32 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Would you like to feel like a member of a caravan, crossing the endless sand dunes of the Arabian Desert? Go for a camel ride!

How much: from 200 dirhams#camels#animalsDesert Conservation Reserve
Take a ride over dry mouths of rivers in Dubai
oddviserTake a ride over dry mouths of rivers#33 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Take a ride over dry mouths of mountain streams by range rovers, once that land was impassable.

How much: price unknown#rivers#mountains#active#natureDubai
Have a cup of gold coffee in Dubai
oddviserHave a cup of gold coffee#34 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In the Emirates, they serve a really expensive beverage: in this country you can enjoy the taste of ... gold!

How much: from 50 dirhams#coffee#drinks#cuisineDubai
Take the abra boat in Dubai Venice in Dubai
oddviserTake the abra boat in Dubai Venice#35 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Take the abra boat in the incredible Dubai Venice, an original ‘city in city’ will leave a host of pleasant memories.

How much: from 1 dirham#boats#strolling#authenticMadinat Jumeirah
Try jallab in Dubai
Super СrabeTry jallab#36 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Try a traditional Arab drink made from dates, grape molasses and rose water — jallab. It is very refreshing in the hot tropical climate.

How much: price unknown#drinks#cuisineDubai
Feel yourself as a Formula-1 racer in Dubai
oddviserFeel yourself as a Formula-1 racer#37 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Drive around the Dubai Autodrome 1.2km Oval Circuit in ultimate race car behind a professional instructor - a truly unforgettable experience!

How much: from 875 dirhams#active#extremeDubai Autodrome
Smoke Arabian hookah in Dubai
Alex LikeSmoke Arabian hookah#38 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Hookah or shisha in Arabic, is virtually a local tradition. You can try it too!

How much: from 30 dirhams#hookah#relaxDubai
Fly a hot-air balloon over the desert in Dubai
oddviserFly a hot-air balloon over the desert#39 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Take an unforgettable balloon flight above the Arabian Desert to see a bird’s-eye view of shifting sands in the rays of the rising sun.

How much: from 750 dirhams#flying#balloonsDubai
Leap from 27-meter slide in Dubai
oddviserLeap from 27-meter slide#40 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Climb to the huge slide and take an unforgettable jump from a 27-meter slide directly to a pool with sharks.

How much: from 250 dirhams#water-parks#active#extreme#funWater Park Aquaventure
Try light Arabic coffee in Dubai
Joan NaplesTry light Arabic coffee#41 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Make the traditional Arabic coffee ritual — treat yourself to a cup of Arabic coffee in twilight of local coffee shops.

How much: from 10 dirhams#coffee#drinks#cuisineDubai
See the largest gold ring in the world in Dubai
JDISee the largest gold ring in the world#42 of 74 things to do in Dubai

The one of a kind gold ring, weighing 64 kilograms, is definitely a must-see in Dubai.

How much: free#free#strollingGold Souk
Try candies in Candylicious in Dubai
oddviserTry candies in Candylicious#43 of 74 things to do in Dubai

If you are not on a diet, enter Candylicious, a fairy place where you can try more than 5000 types of sweets and candies.

How much: price unknown#sweets#food#kids#funCandylicious
Drink tea in Ice Lounge in Dubai
oddviserDrink tea in Ice Lounge#44 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Don't surprise, when a waiter offers you meal in ice dishes and suggest you to sit down on an ice sofa. This is what the Ice Lounge is special in.

How much: from 62 dirhams#restaurants#unusualChillout Ice Lounge
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