Dubai is a colourful city bursting with countless exciting things to see, do and discover. From family-friendly activities like visiting the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to feeling awestruck over tremendous works of modern architecture like the Burj Khalifa, entertainment options here are limitless.
Many of the top Dubai attractions are located within the heart of the city, making them easily accessible from your Dubai Hotel. With so many options of entertainment and home to some of the top attractions in the world, the city of Dubai is your playground.
Dubai is such an amazing city that we had a hard time hand picking these as our top 5 things to do in Dubai today.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Ever wondered where the biggest natural flower garden is located? Nope..not in any of the top 20 countries with most arable lands but in the heart of the desert! Ironic it may seem but hey! this is Dubai and we cant get enough of its pleasant surprises.
Located in Dubailand, near the Arabian Ranches, the Dubai Miracle Garden features over 45 million flowers most of which, are planted for the first time in the Gulf region. The traditional flowerbed are fashioned into the most amazing shapes and designs, with topiary-style displays, apart from blooms that take the shape of stars, hearts, igloos, pyramids and many more. Book a Trip to Dubai Miracle Garden Here
You can’t go to Dubai and not take a tour of the desert. Try the exciting dune drive to the camp site. Stop by the Camel farm, take a camel ride or go sand boarding. Enjoy the beautiful desert sunset while trying out a henna design on your hands or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to watch beautiful belly dancers performing around the campfire by starlight. Go on a Desert Safari Here
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The Dubai Marina
Go on a Dhow cruise along the breathtaking view of Dubai Marina, a canal city in the Venetian tradition, carved along a two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. The most prominent sights are the illuminated sky scrapers of the new and exclusive Dubai Marina residences, the water promenade of The Dubai Marina Yacht club, The Dubai Marina mall, a host of international five star hotels with their splendid architecture and private beaches, the infamous Palm Jumeirah along with the majestic Atlantis Hotel, and even the Burj Al Arab in the night sky whilst cruising through the Palm Canals. Go on a Dhow Cruise Here
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
One of the largest aquariums in the world is the 10-million liter Dubai Aquarium tank. Located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, the aquarium contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and holds the record for the highest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world.
There are several ways to experience the underwater life in the aquarium. You can start by taking a walk through the 48 meter tunnel with sharks swimming overhead. Gives you a chill? no?
Get closer to thousands of aquatic animals at Dubai Aquarium with the Cage Snorkeling Experience.
If you don’t want to undertake full-fledged diving, you can still feel the same thrills in a safe cage setting. All you have to do is put on snorkeling gear, dive into the secure cage in the aquarium, and watch over 70 different marine species including some 300 sharks and rays at close quarters. Visit The Dubai Aquarium Here
The Wild Wadi
Located in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi is the largest themed water park in the Middle East. The Wild Wadi offers over 30 of the best and wildest rides and attractions for all the family.
Enjoy exciting adventures through the racing slides and water guns with the little ones! While extreme thrill seekers can check out the adrenaline-fueled rides including the incredible Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj!
Go for the ultimate surfing experience in the Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders. One of the only four such rides in the world, the Wipeout Flowrider is a blast. Take on The Wild Wadi Here