There is one place in the world where you can explore the tallest building on the planet, experience a desert safari, dine in a seven-star hotel, and witness the largest man-made island. Any guesses in which city you can experience all of this and more? Yes, you are right! It is the spectacular destination of Dubai which promises luxury, grandeur, and a pompous lifestyle. Here is a list of incredible things that you can tick off from your bucket list in Dubai.
Witness the Palm Jumeirah from above
Skydiving has become an immensely popular adventure in recent years and Dubai is one of the best places to experience this thrilling activity. Jump off a plane from a height of 13000 feet above the ground. Witness awe-inspiring views of the magnificent Palm Jumeirah. The splendid sights of the city from above is simply outstanding.
Enjoy dinner aboard the Dhow
Set sail onboard the Dhow, the traditional vessel of Dubai, and explore this fantastic city from the waters. The cruise brings together traditional Emirati culture of food and entertainment with a modern twist. Enjoy Tanura Dance show and other cultural performances. Indulge in sumptuous local and international delicacies while you watch the iconic spots of Dubai pass by.
Marvel at the iconic Burj Khalifa
Hands down the most amazing sight in Dubai, the vertigo-inducing Burj Khalifa stands like a beacon on the Dubai skyline. Click awesome selfies with the Burj forming a stunning background or take the elevator to the observation decks at the top for a bird’s eye view of the entire city. This is one experience that you will treasure throughout your life.
Experience the golden sands of the desert
Enjoy the beauty of the desert by signing up for a Desert Safari in Dubai. Hop on board a 4×4 vehicle and indulge in dune bashing, sandboarding, and quad biking. Experience traditional Bedouin culture, with camel riding, henna painting, and falconry. Be mesmerized by cultural performances such as Belly Dancing, Fire show, and Tanura Dance show and conclude your evening with a mouthwatering five-star buffet dinner.
Indulge in snow activities at Ski Dubai
Can you believe that you can go skiing in the sweltering heat of Dubai? Ski Dubai is the very first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, that promises a unique experience to its visitors. It offers toboggan guns, a chairlift, a penguin park, freestyle snowboard zone, an ice cave, and more. It has 5 slopes with varying degrees of steepness and maintains a temperature of -4 degrees throughout the year.
Feed sharks in the aquarium
Dare to swim with the sharks? The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo allow you to get, up, close, and personal with these majestic creatures. Head into the tank wearing an astronaut style wet suit and indulge in one of the most terrifying but adventurous experiences of your life. Watch mesmerized as the divers bait the sharks with buckets of fish and witness the feeding frenzy.
Soak in culture and history in Al Bastakiya
Discover the city’s true values and heritage by visiting the Al Bastakiya Quarters. Get a sneak-peek into Dubai’s past when it was just a pearl and fishing village. Stroll through the winding alleyways and explore the art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and more. The buildings here are constructed with natural materials and it is the oldest residential area in Dubai. Visit the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding and Dubai Museum to learn about the Emirati culture and history.
Dubai has made remarkable growth in the past decade and made a place for itself on the global map. Apart from being famous for record-breaking structures and glamourous shopping malls, this city is constantly reinventing itself to offer a unique experience to its visitors.