Dubai is probably the only city in the world where you can experience the desert, beach and urban life all at the same time. This has made Dubai a destination for those looking to try unique things. Here are 10 top experiences you must have while in Dubai:
1. Ziplining through The Dubai Fountain
Ziplining is becoming a popular adventure activity all over the globe. Dubai has managed to capitalize on this by offering a unique twist to their version of ziplining. With its jungle of skyscrapers and buildings, booking a ride on the X-line means that you will be going through downtown Dubai.
In fact, the zipline ride will take you right by the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest choreographed water fountain system, even when there is a show. Tickets are notoriously difficult to avail of due to the huge demand so cross your fingers.
2. Watching The Sunset From The World’s Tallest Building
The sunset is beautiful no matter where you are in the world but Dubai offers a magnificent view of this daily phenomenon. Why not watch it while you are in the world’s tallest building? The Burj Khalifa presents a perfect opportunity to watch the sunset with its two 360-degree observation decks. This way you will be able to delight at the beautiful contrast the golden hue of the sky makes with the city’s other skyscrapers and buildings. Make sure to book tickets in advance as a lot of tourists visit daily.
3. Skiing In An Indoor Park
Who knew you would be able to have an indoor ski park in a place as hot and humid as Dubai? Ski Dubai is open almost every day of the year. So if you want to cool down or you want to do some skiing, it is the ideal place to go. Do not worry if you do not know how to ski as there are other activities that are available for you like overnight camps and a visit to the penguins kept in the facility.
4. Skydiving Over The Palm Jumeirah
Not everyone has the courage to try out skydiving. But if you are a skydiving enthusiast, you would find that skydiving in Dubai is a cool experience. While some skydivers prefer to jump in the sky directly above the desert, the option that has the best view is the one where you have to jump over the Palm Jumeirah.
The Palm Jumeirah is a group of artificial islands that is shaped like a palm in the sea. Looking at it from above is an especially rewarding sight considering you are hurtling fast to the ground at almost unimaginable speeds.
5. Diving in the Dubai Aquarium
If diving is one of your favorite activities, you will most likely be impressed with the Dubai Aquarium. This insanely huge tank is teeming with aquatic wildlife that you will lose count of the species that can be seen in its facility. If you are brave enough, there is also an opportunity to dive with sharks, with assistance from qualified instructors. Those who do not want to do it, can experience it secondhand by watching from outside.
6. Enjoying yourself in the IMG Worlds of Adventure
For those looking to do something that the whole family can enjoy, the IMG Worlds of Adventure is a pretty great stop for the young and not-so-young. Known as the world’s largest indoor amusement park, it is divided into four zones.
For comic book fans, the Marvel zone would be the closest thing to heaven. Cartoon Network fans will also be amazed by the attractions in the brand’s own zone. There are two other zones where visitors can take rides and interact with animatronic dinosaurs.
7. Experiencing the region’s largest inflatable water park
The Dubai Aqua Park is a newly-opened outdoor attraction that can be found on the coast of The Beach at JBR. It is the biggest inflatable water park in the Middle East, which is why it is drawing people even from neighboring nations.
It is especially popular during the beach season in Dubai, which occupies a big portion of the calendar year. Rub some sunscreen on your body and prepare for a good time in this huge playground.
8. Dubai Desert Safari
One of the major experiences almost nobody misses while in Dubai is going for a desert safari tour to experience the best of the Dubai desert. There are morning safaris, evening safaris and overnight safaris available for the tourists. But overnight safari is perhaps the most popular as you can experience life as an Arab Bedouin spending time at the middle of a night in the desert enjoying traditional middle-eastern bally dance and delectable food. Dune bashing, camel riding and sand boarding are other popular activities in any desert safari.
9. Shop Til You Drop At the Dubai Mall
Sure, Dubai is no New York or London in the sheer number of shopping outlets that are available. But the shopping experience here is extraordinary. This is especially true when you buy your things in the Dubai Mall. Named as the world’s largest mall, there are a total of 1200 tenants in this area, ranging from international brands like Louis Vuitton and Forever 21 to local startups. Get your most comfortable shoes ready and put your shopping face on!
10. Luxury Yachting In Dubai
Dubai is the place for ultimate luxury and one of the luxury experiences you must have in Dubai is luxury yachting. Hiring a yacht charter Dubai allows you to sail in the Dubai waters, go fishing, each delicious food cooked on board and also visit some of the major water attractions in Dubai that include Palm Jumeirah and The World. More than anything else, you can party onboard with your friends and family and enjoy the best views of Dubai skyline from the sea.