5 Best Things to Do in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is known as the Land of Miracles. Explore our list of the Top 5 things to do while in Dubai. Read about all the activities you should do at the Land of Miracles!

Dubai is aptly known as the land of miracles! A city that has developed from scratch to become one of the leading global destinations of not just the Middle East but the world. This Emirate is best-known for its towering skyscrapers, glittering malls, bustling markets, traditional souks and extraordinary monuments that speak of unparalleled extravagance and mesmerizing beauty.

These are some of the must-do things in Dubai :

1.) Dhow Dinner Cruise
The Dhow Cruise in Dubai is an exciting and unique experience that simply cannot miss as part of your Dubai travel packages! Glide through the calm waters of the Dubai Marina and take in the splendid sights of the Dubai skyline. A Dhow is a traditional wooden boat that is used for the purpose of entertainment where visitors can get a chance to glimpse traditional Bedouin culture. These boats are beautifully decorated with an upper deck and lower deck that is well-equipped to accommodate boat staff, entertainers, guests, table settings and a delicious buffet spread on-board. Be welcomed by a traditional Arabic welcome drink followed by a sumptuous Mediterranean fare that will leave you wanting for more.

This remarkable Bedouin hospitality is accompanied by an exquisite ‘Tanoura’ folk dance that combines the graceful moves of the dancer and the kaleidoscopic lights of the Tanoura costume. All this while you effortlessly glide through the shimmering creek and soak in the crisp air and twinkling lights of Dubai! Experience this amazing cruise as part of your Dubai budget tour packages and have the time of your lives…

2.) Shopping at Deira Souks
If there was one thing that set Dubai apart from the rest of the metropolises, it is the network of authentic and traditional Souks that you can find in the old quarters of the city! The Deira Souks (markets) of Dubai feel as if you have been transported into a parallel universe that is in complete contrast with the fast-paced lifestyle of Dubai. Here, it seems as if people still belong to the bygone era and structures look as if they belong to an ancient time! Such is the historic charm of this part of the city that it immediately attracts and draws in visitors from around the world.

The Deira Souks are famous for a variety of items ranging from spices, handicrafts, textiles, perfumes, souvenirs to jewellery, gold, fashion and electronics. Tradesmen, shopkeepers, artisans, craftsmen all flock to the streets of the Souks and encourage you to explore and buy their phenomenal wares. The most famous of them being the Gold Souk which has some of the widest variety of lavish gold jewellery and the world’s biggest gold ring that is worth a fortune. Combine your leisure holiday with the traditional experience of shopping at Deira Souks and include it as part of your Dubai tour packages!
3.) Global Village
Exploring Global Village is easily one of the best things to do in Dubai and a must-visit that should be a part of your Dubai shopping festival packages! Located in Dubailand, Global Village is a seasonal cultural extravaganza that showcases cultures from all over the world and features various leisure, entertainment, shopping and dining venues, all at one place. It is claimed to be the world’s largest tourism project and the region’s very first cultural and family destination. A spectacle that draws in people from all over the world and a destination that is ideal for every kind of traveller, be it solo, family or honeymooners. What started as simple kiosks back in the year 1996 gave way to this mega cultural project that is counted as one of the best tourist attractions and among the most incredible Dubai points of interest. Global Village is operational during the winter months starting from November to April, so plan your Dubai tour packages from India accordingly. You can also visit the place during the Dubai Shopping Festival (December to February) when the prices are at their competitive best and the entire city enjoys a discount spree like no other!
4.) High Tea at Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab, in many ways, has become an iconic structure of Dubai! The boat-sail shaped, world’s most luxurious hotel is located strategically on the Jumeirah Beach and provides a glorious backdrop to anyone wishing to capture a scenic frame from the beach. Experience at-par hospitality and facilities fit for a royal when you visit this extravagantly designed and lavishly decorated hotel. With luxurious duplex suites, world-class restaurants, 5 swimming pools, private beach, rejuvenating spa facilities and exceptional services such as chauffeur driven Rolls Royce and free access to Wild Wadi Water Park during your hotel stay, Burj Al Arab is all set to offer the royal treatment that you have always craved for! The High Tea at Burj Al Arab is one of the most sought-after dining experiences that visitors can take advantage of during their Dubai tour packages! There are 2 cafés where you can enjoy scrumptious treats and mouth-watering snacks along with afternoon tea – Skyview Bar on the 27th floor that offers stunning views of Dubai and Sahn Eddar located at the ground level that provides a splendid view of the hotel atrium.
5.) Atlantis the Palm
Another exquisite attraction of Dubai is the spectacular 5-star hotel, Atlantis the Palm located at the far end (apex) of the Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The luxurious beach resort offers exciting marine attractions such as The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dolphin Bay, Aquaventure Waterpark and entertainment activities that can be enjoyed by one and all. Stay at their well-appointed luxury suites and take advantage of their ‘Signature Underwater Suite’ that will immerse you in the fascinating marine world along with the legendary ruins of the lost city of Atlantis. One of the best views of this majestic hotel and the stunning ocean can be captured in your mind’s eye when you take the monorail ride from the city to the last stop of the Atlantis. The monorail offers panoramic views of the surroundings and gives you an opportunity to view the Palm Jumeirah Island up close. There are helicopter tours and sea-plane rides available from this point that take you across the glorious skies of Dubai and offer never-before-seen glimpses of Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah, from high up above. Truly an experience you cannot afford to miss out on when you plan Dubai holiday packages from India!
Besides these amazing things to do in Dubai, there are many other adventures that you can take advantage of as part of your Dubai tour packages. Skydiving at iFly Dubai, Underwater Diving at Dubai Mall Aquarium, Skiing at SkiDubai – Mall of Emirates, Zip-lining at Jabal Jais – UAE’s highest mountain and the world’s longest zip line, watching splendid operas at Dubai Opera and riding on the world’s fastest rollercoaster ride at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi are some of the many wonderful experiences that you can try in Dubai. You could even combine your Dubai travel with Ferrari World packages and enjoy the stunning Emirate of Abu Dhabi on your holiday! Looking at all the amazing possibilities, it is pretty evident that one trip to this metropolis would not be enough to fulfil your senses and satisfy your soul.

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Rishav Kumar
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Rishav Kumar is a 15-Year Old Developer, Entrepreneur & an Apple WWDC Scholarship Winner! Dreams in Tech, Lives in Travel, Sleeps on Flights. Loves to write, Follow his articles on this website!

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