Whenever we think of Dubai, the architectural marvels of the city cross our minds. The huge buildings, glitzy surroundings and manmade wonders have made this city one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world. But Dubai is not about just buildings and manmade structures; it is gifted with a lot of natural beauty and landscapes which will make your trip even more blissful.
This complete guide to the must visit natural places in Dubai will give you an idea which places you can visit while touring Dubai.
Dubai Desert Safari
The cool morning breeze and the rising sun in the desert are something you should not miss when you are on a vacation in Dubai. Not much far away from the dense construction zone of the main city, Dubai Desert is just a drive away. Camel rides on the desert sand, quad bikes and hot air balloon ride are some of the activities that you can pursue during desert safari here.
You can either spend a few hours here or have an overnight stay in any of the Desert Safari resorts. If you chose to stay, you can enjoy cultural performances while savouring some delicious dinner and have a campfire night with your family and loved ones. You also get an opportunity to see a sunset view from the desert.
Wadi Ghalilah, Dubai
Touted to be a ‘climb of heaven’, Wadi Ghalilah is a mountain trail that links a village in Oman with Ras al Khaimah. Though this place is located in the outskirts of the city in Ras Al Khaimah, one can reach this Stairway to Heaven from Dubai in a rented car. This is an adventurous 1500 meter climb; it is an attraction for experienced rock climbers and mountaineers with its steep rocks, narrow paths and winding cliffs. But you have to take some measures if you wish to visit this place.
Carry lots of water because this region is hot
Wear a sturdy pair of shoes because this is a rocky terrain
Make sure to wear sunglasses or carry a hat or a cap to avoid the scorching sun
Start early and descend early. Avoid descending in the dark
Known as Mars on earth, this is located towards the Dubai Hatta highway. It is known as Al Hamar in the local language here. Big Red is a highly popular spot for tourists who are interested in adventure and natural attractions. This place is known for its 100 meter high dune and is an apt location for dune bashing, sand boarding and other sand sport activities. This is a big red sand playground for messing around. Do not forget to carry a bottle of water with you to avoid getting dehydrated in the heat.
If you feel that the heat in Dubai is unbearable, you can visit Hatta, a place where locals arrive in to avoid the heat. This is a soothing sight where the turquoise water surrounds the mountains giving this place a milder temperature. Here you can indulge in activities like mountain biking, hiking and kayaking through Hatta Lake. The waters are lush green, and you can expect to spot larger animals like turtles, swimmer crabs and even dolphins here. This is one of the best places to visit in UAE.
Beaches in Dubai
Beaches are one of the major tourist attractions in Dubai. With each beach having its own speciality, the beaches here are clean and waters are clear. You can have some amazing long walks, try water sports activities and indulge in some amazing food at the sea. Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, Al Sufouh Beach, Al Mamzar Beach, Umm Suqeim Beach, etc. are some of the beaches you should not miss visiting while in Dubai.
Visit the mind blowing natural attractions of Dubai along with the man made wonders. These places are calmer and also help us indulge in variety of activities. Plan your trip in a way that you take out time to savour these natural wonders of Dubai. Pack your bags, book your tickets, apply for your Dubai visa and fly to the world’s most amazing tourist destination with your loved ones.