The festive season is upon us and a lot of us have family and friends visiting from abroad! Sometimes living in Dubai can make you forget about the incredible activities you can enjoy with those from out of town. So we’ve put together 15 of our must-do activities that you should take your friends and family to!
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At the Top Burj Khalifa
Here’s definitely a must-do for if you’ve got visitors in town! From a vantage point on level 124 of the world’s tallest building, you will experience first-hand this modern architectural and engineering marvel and know at last what it is like to see the world from such a lofty height.
Walk up the world’s largest photo frame and take in the most stunning views of the iconic skyline within a single structure. The frame measures 150 metres high and 93 metres wide. The two towers are connected by a 100-square-metre bridge, which has a 25-square-metre glass panel in the middle.
Here’s a fantastic way to see JBR from the sky! Passengers travel with their feet dangling freely in the air for a unique sensation of freedom and excitement. Grab a drink, enjoy the spectacular views, and don’t forget the selfie!
Dhow Cruise Dinner at The Creek
Gliding down the tranquil Dubai Creek on the traditional Arabian dhow, this two-hour cruise usually begins after sunset and covers almost the entire of Dubai Creek. Once you board the wooden dhow on Dubai Creek, you’ll be offered a welcome drink.
As soon as the cruising begins, you can dine on an inspired range of freshly prepared gourmet specialties. Including original Emirati dishes topped off with a luscious array of desserts.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo has everything to keep the entire family happy entertained! The 10-million litre tank, located on the ground level of The Dubai Mall, is the largest suspended aquariums in the world.
It houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. A must see for visitors!
Ski Dubai & Penguin Encounter
Enjoy a family day at the slopes with access to all the main activities and attractions to be found in this spectacular winter wonderland!
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The Dubai Fountain Show
Set to wow you and the family, come see the magnificent dancing fountains on Burj Khalifa Lake right outside Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Watch the fountains shoot water jets as high a 50-storey building following the beat of some well known songs.
If you have kids, try get there a little earlier to get a spot on the bridge as it can get crowded, or even get a ticket to the floating walk, a perfect place to enjoy a fun experience!
The Flower Shaped Lake of Expo
Check out one of the most beautiful man made lakes in Dubai, in the form of a flower amidst sand to resemble the logo of Expo 2020! This scenic spot is located along Al Qudra Road near Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, and can be reached by heading along the D63 route, past the Last Exit and by turning right on the road that leads to Al Qudra Lakes. The lake offers amazing photo-ops, definitely worth a visit!
If your visitors haven’t been to Dubai before, a desert safari should be on the top of the list!
This safari Dubai package offers six hours of untainted fun. A mix of adventure, cultural entertainment, and sumptuous dinner under the stars.
The highlight of the tour is an exciting 4×4 drive deep into the desert followed by a visit to the traditional Arabic Bedouin campsite, to capture the real essence and beauty of the desert.
Sightseeing Kayak Trip
You can head out to water in an advanced sea kayak upon receiving safety briefings as well as kayaking instructions from your expert guide.
However, to join for this activity, you must be above 12 years of age with a weight range between 45 kg and 100 kg. You can try this adventure solo or even opt to elevate the fun and delight by booking a tandem kayak trip.
Old Souk Dubai
One of the must visit places in town to capture the historic atmosphere and explore Dubai! Old Souk Dubai or Textile Souk is a traditional market located in Bur Dubai where you can dine at cafés tucked into the serene courtyards of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
Features lots of buildings made of sand colored stones with wooden roofs making the building cool even in hot days. At Dubai Textile Souk, you will find anything from modern dress to traditional ones. The souk looks colorful because of the innumerable numbers of clothes hanging in front of the shops. You will find anything from a sari, churidars, dresses, to modern clothes.
The Palm Monorail
The Palm Monorail is open to the public and offers residents & visitors of the Palm a leisurely and scenic voyage throughout all its landmark destinations. The monoraill spans the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah and operates across four stations, connecting the Gateway station at the entry to the Palm, the Atlantis Aquaventure station at the other end of the island.
The View at the Palm
Stunning 360-degree views 240 meters above the world famous Palm Jumeirah. The View is the observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Palm Tower, next to Nakheel Mall.
Before you take the 3 minutes journey up to the deck, you can visit the interactive museum and gallery that will tell you the story about the creation of the Palm Jumeirah.
La Perle by Dragone
With its one-of-a-kind theatre built in the heart of Al Habtoor City, La Perle is the region’s first resident show, featuring a cast of 65 artists, each bringing their own unique set of skills to the performance, ranging from acting, acrobats, aquatic and aerial stunts. Kids and adults alike will be in awe and on the edge of their seats as you watch the gravity defying talents of acrobats and stunt artists.
Al Qudra Love Lake
Pack a picnic and head to Al Qudra where you can spend a quiet day in nature together with your family and see the man-made lakes sprawled across Dubai’s Saih Al Salam Desert landscape. You and your loved ones will be impressed with the 2-heart shaped lake with trees spelling the word “love” right in front of it! You can also stop by at Al Qudra Cycling Track for a leisurely ride around.
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