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In 19 places to visit, what are things to do in Dubai?

There are so many things to do in Dubai on a holiday trip. There are plenty of places to visit such as flying in the sky, ice skating, etc.

There are so many things to do in Dubai on a holiday trip. There are plenty of places to visit in Dubai for exploring its history or culture, or entertaining in ultra-modern theme parks, or flying in the sky, or enjoying ice skating, etc.

Additionally, as very well known that Dubai is famous for record-breaking architecture that stands alongside its traditional abode and it also built artificial islands like Dubai World and the Palm Jumeirah. So, if you’re visiting the city for a holiday, you can consider following places to visit in Dubai:

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is currently world’s tallest tower; it’s very hard for you to miss it since it’s visible from a distant. Therefore, it dominates the skyline of Dubai naturally. The true experience of the tower will be from visiting the tower from inside and from being very close, and from the top floor. There’s the observation deck on the level 124 which is totally astonishing, but the day has to be clear from bad weather or dusty atmosphere. The Top Sky Lounge is on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa. If you would like to stay for a meal in the clouds, there’s place at 122th. For the ticket of the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck: athetop.ae

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Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s iconic tower currently. By the year 2020, Dubai will have another observation tower for the city, that is, Dubai Creek Tower. The Burj Khalifa is a notable development of Downtown Dubai.

2. The Dubai Fountain

It’s at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the iconic tower of Dubai, it’s at the doors of the famous Dubai Mall, it is the world’s largest burlesqued fountain. The water stream of the dancing water show as high as 150 metres. The dancing water is one of the Dubai’s most popular shows.

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3. The Dubai Mall

By area, the Dubai Mall is considered the world’s largest shopping mall. The Dubai Mall is next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. It has 150 restaurants and more than 1200 shops. You can not see all the things even if you spend your full day, it’s very large by area. The Dubai Mall is not only a shopping destination, it has a huge indoor waterfall, an ice rink, indoor theme park, the outdoor Dubai fountain, and the enormous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Here, you can experience the Shark Dive whether you know diving or not. According to its official website, “Dive into the depths of our 10-million litre tank and experience the thrill of a lifetime by coming face-to-face with the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world.”

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4. Ski Dubai

The indoor Ski Dubai resort is located at the Mall of the Emirates, one of the world’s largest shopping Malls. The Ski Dubai resort is for real experience of ice skating. According to its official website, “Experience an exclusive and unique up-close and personal interaction with these remarkable birds. Ride the Snow Bullet and soar as high as 16 meters above the ground with skiers and slopes below you, all while racing against family and friends at 150 meter long Zip Line.” The Ski Dubai resort at the Mall of the Emirates is spread over 22,500 square meters.

5. The Desert

Dubai itself a desert city, if you go out of the city you’ll experience the wonder of Arabian Desert. For experiencing the desert, you can do it in a few minutes of driving from the Downtown Dubai, the ultra-modern district. The Arabian Desert is actually the original attraction of tourists to Dubai, that is, the desert city that they are touring. You can tour the desert by taking a Dubai-style desert safari; sand-boarding, off-road driving, and quad biking with a barbeques camping. The camel ride is also a desert’s tradition. Just see the wonder of the Arabian Desert by experiencing it in Dubai. The life you’ll experience in the desert is the history of Dubai you’ll experience, so, it’s very important for every tourist to pay a visit to the history. If you like to have a luxury visit to the Desert, go to Heritage Dinner Safari, if you like to stay there more than a day to experience the night, treat yourself at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa.

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6. Dubai Creek

The saltwater creek of Dubai emirate, the real heart of the city. The Dubai Creek is historically important since it’s the original site where the Bani Yas tribe settled; the settlement for the foundation of the Emirate of Dubai. It’s the home to the Dubai Museum, its water was the primary part of Dubai’s economy; fishing and pearl diving. Today, the area is the afloat of the Dubai’s history. It has traditional souks of textile, gold, and spice. At the Dubai Creek, you have the opportunity to ride across the water on a traditional boat.

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7. The Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree. The island is a success of human talent for being its one of the world’s largest artificial islands. The Palm Jumeirah island has the arrangement of high-end hotels that include the iconic hotel Atlantis, The Palm that offer an underwater stay. Other high-end hotels include Fairmont, One&Only, etc. The monorail running here connect directly to the Dubai’s tram system in the mainland area. Therefore, it’s easy to get-up The Palm Jumeirah from the mainland Dubai.

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8. Kite Beach

From here, there’s an awesome view of the Burj Al Arab, if you love photography it’s the best place to photograph Dubai’s famous iconic hotel. The Kite Beach is the ideal site to check your watersports abilities. Here, there are so many things to do in the water. Clutch your confidence at the Beach which has open-air restaurants and cafes where you can watch bikers and skaters at the skate park, and the volleyball game.

9. Madinat Jumeirah

The literal meaning of it is ‘City of Jumeirah’, it has melted feature of tradition and luxurious. The Madinat Jumeirah is inspired by an ancient citadel, the complex has traditional styled private enclaves, luxurious hotels, The traditional but modern takeover Madinat Souk, one of the most spectacular spa brands Talise Spa, the resembling feature of ancient Arabian citadel The Madinat Theatre, and there are over 40 restaurants and lounges. Also, the traditional boats to explore waterways and architecture.

10. The Walk and Beach at JBR

It’s for people who like to do more things at one place such as shopping, dining, enjoying the beach, water park, etc.

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11. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is the luxurious artificial canal city, the world’s tallest block of the residential skyscrapers. You can promenade the Dubai Marina from the water by sailing from the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

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12. Etihad Museum

At the museum, you can discover the heritage of the United Arab Emirates before the signature on the treaty that united the seven Emirates and the rapid rise of the UAE’s economy after oil discovery. The museum is the Dubai’s cultural offering, the literal meaning of Etihad is Union. The museum is located at Jumeirah 1 where visitors can explore the history of the United Arab Emirates, particularly the period of the country’s independence from 1968 to 1974. You can explore it through films, photos, etc. Furthermore, visitors can learn the heritage before the union of seven Emirates or the establishment of the United Arab Emirates. Also, the heritage of the massive economic development.

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13. Al Fahidi

It’s located in Bur Dubai, the historical district and the old city of Dubai. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood will take back in the history, away from skyscrapers and ultra-modern architecture. Here, you can see traditional wind towers and a maze of traditional streets, in date back to 1900s. You can also visit the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding where you can take a heritage tour, guided visits to the mosque to understand the local culture, also you take part in Arabic classes here. Then, after swimming into the history, take a ride on the traditional boat to the other side of the water to visit souks.

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14. Dubai Opera

The Opera District is in the heart of Dubai that can be likened to the Manhattan’s Broadway or London’s West End. The building is inspired by the Arabian Dhow Ships, with views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains.

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15. Dubai Canal

You can view the beautiful waterfall from the Dubai’s Business Bay and the canal can be viewed from some Dubai hotels like St Regis. At the Off Canal’s waterfront, there is series of five restaurants. The waterway of Dubai Canal goes through the Old Dubai, Business Bay, to the Persian Gulf. The waterfront public space at the Dubai Canal is about to include running track for 3KM and cycling path for 12KM.

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16. City Walk for Outdoor Shopping

City Walk is reminiscent of European-style streets for pedestrian, lengthening over 13,000 square metres. Walk through the tree-lined avenues. There are also children’s playground, fountains, and open-air seating.

City Walk Mall, Dubai. Photo by Wikimedia

17. Dubai Parks and Resort

Dubai has ambitions to become a hub of real entertainment. Thereby, the opening of the Dubai Parks and Resorts. It has enormous theme parks include Legoland theme and waterpark, Motiongate, etc.

18. IMG Worlds of Adventure

The enormous theme park, the themed rides with Gumball, Ben 10, LazyTown, the Powerpuff Girls, Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the Avengers. Also, the animated dinosaurs in the Lost Valley.

19. SkyDive Dubai

Do you like to fly like a bird in the sky? In Dubai, there’s one of the most fantastic drop zones in the world.

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Arif Mohammad

The Middle East's Blogger, blogging on travel, lifestyles, employment, history, and technology. I am an Indian by nationality, working in the Middle East.

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