There is a delicate balance of old and new in Dubai, resulting in a large number of things to do. You can spend your mornings sprawled out along Jumeirah Beach and your afternoons shredding powder at Ski Dubai. Or you can start your day bargaining at the traditional Gold and Spice Souks before exercising your credit card at the contemporary Dubai Mall. We have gathered several activities for you to consider doing, some will bring you joy and take you back to childhood, others will help you experience Emirati culture and learn more regarding customs and traditions. It’s up to you to choose what interests you the most, but it’s our job to convince you to visit all of them as each will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Less than half an hour dricing from the modernist streets of Downtown Dubai, you can experience the marvels of the Arabian Desert. A desert safari is probably one of the best ways to experience Emirati culture. There are so many options to choose from starting from quad biking over sand dunes to camping in the dessert under the stars. We can arrange safari tour where you get a chance to experience life as a Bedouin nomad taking you to Bedouin camp in time for beautiful sunrise following by wildlife safari to see local animals. You can get involved in cooking traditional Arabic dishes and learn more local customs and traditions. If this is not enough for you, we can arrange hot air balloon tour early in the morning to see beautiful sunrise and get blown away by the beauty of the nature. Your every wish and desire can be met by our professional team who makes sure you get the best option out there.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Enjoy thrills and spills in this awesome adventure indoor theme park. Fun, excitements, speed and even 5D – all of this and much more you can expect in this enormous theme park, which is the size of 28 football pitches. The range of entertainment promises round the clock fun for the whole family, and there are also plenty or restaurant and shops.
In case you get tired of Dubai, we suggest for you an escape to a historic mountain village – Hatta, located 130km south-east of Downtown Dubai. You can try your hands at kayaking along the serene Hatta Lake or traversing the rocky mountains on foot with specially-crafted hiking experiences. You will be driven through the canyons on some of the best off-roading tracks in UAE and taken to picturesque lagoons that lie hidden in the rocky valleys.There were some recent additions to the area including a chic lodge-style hotel, trailer parks and host of adventure activities such as zorbing, free-fall jumps, mountain biking and more.
Skydiving has enjoyed the top spot of many a bucket lists. Dubai makes realizing this dream extremely easy, bringing together the ease of expert skydiving facilities. You will be jumping out of a plane at a height of almost 4,000 meters and swoop down onto the stunning Dubai landscape. You can go for a solo jump if you are experienced or a tandem dive if you’re fairly new to the sport. Your jump will include a minute of freefall followed by a gentle descent for five minutes. As you come down, you will be able to catch stunning sights of Dubai from above, including a bird’s eye view of the Palm Islands, the World Islands, Burj Khalifa and the desert landscape.
Al Qudra Cycling Trail
We know that many of our clients are true sport lovers, therefore if you have noticed we always try to include at least one sport activity in each city that we write about. Here in Dubai apart from all modern and luxury gyms that are available at the best hotels, you can also experience outdoor cycling path that runs along the Al Qudra Road for 20 km, while some of the remaining will take you through pristine desert landscapes. You will be surrounded by mountains of sand on both sides and may also run across a wild horse or an oryx along the path. All in all, Al Audra cycling trail is a must if you’re looking to give yourself a good exercise or even enjoy an adventurous escape in the deserts of Dubai.
Moving on to evening and night activities… Dubai can be considered a lavish playground for those who seek out the finer things in life, Dubai is a hub of exquisite bars, world-class nightclubs and super cool beachside hangouts. Despite the strict liquor laws that restrict the sale of alcohol, the city’s finest mixologists have prevailed in ensuring that there’s certainly no shortage of top-notch cocktails to indulge oneself in.so, let us take you through some of the best bars that should be on your list to visit next time you are in Dubai.
This colorful Peruvian spot is divided into three sections: a members-only bar, a dining room, and the Pisco Lounge. Historic art flown in from Peru and plush, handcrafted furniture are welcome design touches. Expect serious Peruvian-inspired cocktails and seafood-heavy dishes (tacos withs snapper and salmon, seasonal lobster with chimichurri sauce).
Thanks to its location on the eastern tip of Palm Dubai, El Chiringuito will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a breezy tropical island. The neutral color palette, dreamcatcher-adorned terraced garden, and private beach further evoke the vacation vibe. It all makes sense considering the concept originated in Ibiza.
The jewel atop Four Seasons, Mercury Lounge is a dynamic Dubai rooftop bar with one-of-a-kind views: overlooking the Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa on one side, and the Arabian Gulf on the other. Now reminiscent of a lounge on the shores of the Mediterranean, its summer closure saw the restyling of Dubai’s most idyllic and glamorous rooftop, with a new concept and relaxed atmosphere to create the perfect destination to see you from dinner through to dancing into the night.
Gold on 27
This bar is located inside the Burj Al Arab and decked out with gilded gold and lavish design, but don’t come in black tie attire—it seeks to appeal to a cool and trendy clientele. Everything is fancy here, from the cocktails made with foie gras and blackened truffle oil to finger foods like crispy soft-shell crab and again foie gras.
At the top the H Hotel, 40 Kong oozes glamour in everything from the 360-degree views of the city to the smartly dressed crowd. Drinks like the Limonetta with limoncello, midori, vanilla, prosecco, and fresh lemon, or the Lucky Victims with Hendrick’s gin and elderflower set a high bar, and an Asian-inspired menu emphasizes seafood plates.