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The 5 Best Things To Do In Dubai

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Discover UAE history at Etihad Museum, dedicated to its founding fathers and situated at Al Seef – where history meets present.

Alserkal Avenue features the work of both emerging artists as well as established names, while serious shoppers can explore a collection of boutiques at City Walk.

1. Go to the Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa stands as an architectural marvel that has redefined what humans can achieve. There are multiple ways to experience its grandeur, including taking in its breathtaking views from observation decks or restaurants.

Experience world-class drinks in the highest lounge on Earth; dine on authentic fine-dining cuisine in one of its restaurants; or simply stroll its magnificent surroundings. Don’t miss the magnificent Dubai Fountain’s choreographed water and light show, captivating visitors from around the globe!

Travelers traveling with kids will find that the ‘Schools at the Top’ program is an excellent way to introduce them to Burj Khalifa’s engineering marvel and marvels. Your little ones can gain insights into its inspiration and construction while taking in spectacular views of Dubai from above. Additionally, Burj Khalifa features some of the world’s highest outdoor and indoor observation decks offering jaw-dropping panoramas from floors 124th and 148th.

2. Stroll along the Dubai Marina

The Dubai Marina is an entrancing sight, featuring towering skyscrapers lining its waterside promenade and luxury yachts dotting its landscape against stunning urban beauty. Additionally, this area is home to an array of restaurants, bars and retail outlets that make it one of the city’s most visited neighbourhoods.

The Marina Walk is an attractive stroll, boasting thrift shops and dining establishments such as Asia Asia and Mama Zonia with waterfront views. After 9pm, though, clubbing and dance music start booming out on its piers until dawn – providing visitors with plenty of photo opps!

Ski Dubai provides adrenaline-pumping activities like skiing in the desert. Visit either its indoor slope at Mall of the Emirates, or if you prefer outdoor fun, head for Dubai Snow Park in Jumeirah where you can ski or snowboard down snowy hills while playing with King and Gentoo penguins, enjoying hot chocolate with local delicacies such as Luqaimat.

Hatta Mountain in Dubai provides an intriguing and unique view of Dubai, with hike trails ranging from easy to strenuous; kayak on a dam; visit a honey farm where an attentive “Bee Suit Attendant” will ensure you are safely fitted into cartoon-inspired beekeeping outfit before leading an engaging tour of honeybee’s work.

3. Visit the Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates is an idyllic shopping paradise. Boasting luxury labels and popular street fashion shops alike, as well as dining options. November to March are ideal months to visit as temperatures are comfortably cool while many retailers offer promotional bargains!

Mall of the Emirates, situated beneath Dubai’s luxurious Fashion Dome with its striking wrought-iron ceiling reminiscent of European railways, should be included on any itinerary visiting Dubai. Explore its luxurious corridors to discover boutiques from around the globe such as Max Mara and Chanel cult labels.

The mall provides a host of entertainment and leisure activities, including VOX Cinemas, Ski Dubai and Magic Planet. For an additional luxurious experience, there are spas and salons within its walls offering exclusive services.

4. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is one of the most striking attractions of Dubai’s desert city. This spectacular indoor winter park, housed within Mall of the Emirates and featuring snow-themed attractions for visitors of all ages is truly remarkable.

Visitors can enjoy five slopes with various difficulty levels, including the worldaEUR(tm)s first high-level indoor black run. In addition, this attraction boasts a massive 3000-square-meter Snow Park area equipped with toboggan and sled runs, tobogganing body slides, ice climbing towers, huge snowballs, and an amazing ice cave – offering something fun for the entire family!

Ski resorts offer an ideal opportunity to spend quality family time, sharpen your skiing skills or learn this thrilling winter sport. Private lessons are offered here so that even novice skiers can experience its joys! Adding even more excitement and thrills, the attraction offers Penguin Encounters where visitors can interact directly with its exotic penguin residents; released out of their enclosures at different times throughout the day they can be interacted with directly by keepers as part of an interactive experience!

5. Go to the beach

Dubai’s beaches draw crowds year-round thanks to its mild climate and beautiful turquoise waters, making them a draw for sunbathers of all stripes. Enjoy the sea breeze at five-star resort-style beaches or relish the social spirit of public beaches; plus there’s no shortage of activities, from thrilling aquatic adventures to eating and drinking right on the shoreline!

Kite surfing at Kite Beach in Umm Suqeim offers adrenaline seekers an exhilarating ride – it catches plenty of wind and provides ample opportunity to harness its power while sailing across its turquoise waters. And don’t forget that watching from a spectator seat can also be enjoyable!

Visitors who prefer lounging on the sand can take in the sunset at JBR Open Beach. Joggers and strollers frequently frequent this popular spot, while volleyball or watersport enthusiasts can try their luck here too.

Explore a different side of Dubai at La Mer. This man-made beach development provides a safe, family-friendly environment with activities and shopping on its sandy shoreline – even offering you a chance to race against the tide on its Infinity Breakwater!