Things to do in Dubai

Dubai is a city that offers adventure, luxury and culture to the visitors. Unique tourist attractions, enormous shopping malls, interesting museums and beautiful traditional souks are some of the things that one can see in Dubai. To make your dream holiday to Dubai a reality, all you need is a return ticket to the city along with a valid Dubai visit visa. Depending on the validity of your visit visa, you can explore Dubai for 30 or 90 days. Whatever might be the time span of your Dubai visa, here are some of the things that you can do during your Dubai holiday.

Dubai Mall

Skirting the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai, paying a visit to the Dubai Mall is a dream of every shopper. The Dubai Shopping mall is one of the largest shopping malls in the world accommodating more than 1200 stores. Not just known for its shopping, the Dubai Mall also has many entertainment facilities that should be enjoyed during your visit. The mall has an indoor theme park, a huge indoor waterfall, choreographed outdoor fountain and Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

Burj Khalifa

Standing proud amidst the concrete jungle of the city, this 828 meter high-rise Burj Khalifa is the tallest manmade structure in the world. This whooping 162-storey building is located just near the Dubai Mall,and is one of the most iconic sights of Dubai. You just cannot miss to take a glimpse of this structure while in the city on a visit visa. You have an amazing view of this city from the observation deck on the 124th floor and 148th floor. The most important attraction of these observation decks at Burj Khalifa is that they are equipped with high definition telescopes that enable the visitors to look at the landmarks and attractions beyond the city as well. These telescopes are equipped with features of revealing how the city looks during the day and night.

Jumeirah Beach

Located near the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. You can rest along the beach with your loved ones while on a visit visa to Dubai and enjoy a series of water sports activities. One of the best things about the Jumeirah Beach is that it is one of the best public beaches in the world. It has all the facilities and amenities of a world class beach and offers free access to all visitors.

Dubai Theme Parks

The theme park in Dubai offer entertainment opportunities to all age groups. The city accommodates three theme parks and one water park that has more than 100 spectacular indoor and outdoor rides. The Motiongate and Bollywood Park are for adventure lovers while Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark are perfect for kids between ages 2 and 12 years. There is also a Riverland Boulevard, which is an exciting place filled with shopping, dining and entertainment activities for everyone

Dubai Creek

This is one of the best value tourist attractions of Dubai. This creek runs through the middle separating the Bur Dubai and Deira areas of Dubai. There are museums; gold, perfume spice and textile souks and traditional abras along the creek. One can also enjoy the Dhow cruise services in this saltwater estuary. One of the things that you should not miss at the Dubai Creek is the dhow cruise ride that happens in the evening. You get to ride in a Bedouin-style dhow and enjoy the views of the Creek along with delicious dinner and marvelous entertainment programs.

Dubai Frame

Emerging as one of the most loved tourist destinations in the world, Dubai Frame serves the exact job as other sky scrapers do – providing a panoramic view of the city. What makes Dubai Frame unique is that the north side of the frame showcases the historical side of Dubai, while the southern part of the frame provides breath taking views of the city’s modern skyline. A glass bridge connecting the two towers at the height of 150 meters that completes the frame. It is a not to miss destination while visiting Dubai. If you are not acrophobic then dare to take a walk on the opaque glassed bridge 150 m high from the ground to get an eagle’s eye view of the city.

Dubai Dolphinarium

If you love fishes – not to eat- but to be friends with them, you should visit Dubai Dolphinarium. Home for Dolphins and 20 other species, this is a unique indoor activity stadium featuring illusions and aquatic acrobats. If you are in luck, you can even get to shake hands with the dolphins, make friends with them and also feed them. After enjoying this aquatic acrobat, you can also visit the trampoline room, a mirror maze and the 5D and 7D theatre.


Apart from the places mentioned above, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, JBR Walk, Ibn Battuta Mall, Global Village, Dubai Miracle Garden, etc. are some other attractions that you can enjoy in Dubai. Moreover, if you have a Dubai visit visa and are ready to be a little more adventurous, you can explore few of the attractions of the neighboring Emirate cities, especially Abu Dhabi. The visit visa for Dubai is valid for all other Emirate cities as well.

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