Things to do in Dubai

There are so many things to do in Dubai that you might just end up getting overwhelmed. 

A Different Dubai Perspective

If you need a break from all the shopping and sightseeing, another one of the activities to do in Dubai is to take a trip down the Dubai Canal in an Ara, a traditional boat. Fabulous views are an added bonus!

Take a Dubai Marina Dhow cruise. You can dine on Emirati cuisine as you sail through the waters while the music serenades you. It is a one-off truly romantic experience.

Spa Day in Dubai

Another one of the relaxing activities to do in Dubai is to take a spa day. There are many award-winning spas with luxurious hammam and treatments that are totally worth the price they charge. In fact, why not take a couple’s spa day there? You’ll both return feeling relaxed and refreshed for more of Dubai. 

Taste the Local Dubai Cuisine

Eating at the 2nd December Road is also one of the recommended things to do in Dubai. You have a choice of cuisines and a quintessential local culinary experience that is wallet-friendly and fun. 

Something for the Kids

Spend a day at the beach. These beaches are impeccably clean, and the water is clear. The beaches also have play area for children. If you want to fly kites, head to the Kite Beach or else any beach nearest to you is a good option. 

Tip: The prices on weekdays are lower than weekends. So, that’s a good time to visit the beaches.

Bounce Dubai at Al Quoz is also a great place for kids and adults. Climb a wall, jump on inter-connected trampolines or shoot hoops – this is a really fun experience for all ages.

The Dubai Souks

Go to the Deira Gold Souk. It has jewellery in every style, cut, carat and more! And it is India’s favourite way to pass time. Some people travel to Dubai to buy gold so, really, this is a must-do. 

Tip: Bargain down up to 25% off and you will be surprised to see how it works. Also, check the gold rate for that day which will be posted right outside the souk.

Go to the textile souk in Bur Dubai. You’ll find fabric from all over the world in every possible material. You can bargain to your heart’s content and come back with something rare and beautiful.

The Luxe Dubai Experience

Dubai’s Polo scene is truly international. If you like the game of Polo, you will be excited with the levels of skills you see. Plus, it’s a chance to see Dubai’s high society. The couture at this event will be as entertaining to watch as the match.

Hire a yacht. The futuristic skyline lit up in the evenings, and the warm Dubai hospitality will be an unforgettable experience.

Tip: Book ahead. If you’re going in peak season, you might find it difficult to find one.

For antique lovers, the Showcase at Al Serkal Avenue at Al Quoz 1 offers antiques with certificates of origin. If you are looking for a certified antique, this is the place to go. However, if you’re just looking for something antique-looking for your home, you’ll find it here as well.

As you can see, there is everything from glitzy to earthy in this city of wondrous experiences. Book your own Dubai tour packages with SOTC and get ready for a unique travel experience. Whatever you do, or wherever you go, you will marvel at how much one city can offer. It is a truly global experience for any traveller. 

If you’d like to narrow down your list to a few, here they are:

Also, another one of the unbeatable things to do in Dubai is catch the view from Burj Khalifa. It’s the tallest building in the world and you can’t miss the breath-taking view.

Tip: Book in advance or it will be expensive, and the queue will seem endless.

One of the top things to do in Dubai is a visit to an amusement park. We would say, if your children are older, go to IMG’s Worlds of Adventure. If they are younger, they would enjoy MotionGate Dubai.

If you it is within your budget, one of the signature things to do in Dubai is dine at Sean Connelly’s restaurant at the Dubai opera. Also, try and catch a show while you’re there. It’s a truly world-class experience and we promise you won’t come away disappointed.

Another one of the things to do in Dubai is a visit to the Dubai Mall. And the best way to do this is to take out time to do your individual shopping. Let your kids enjoy the mall’s many experiences tailored specially for children. You’ll find that they are so fabulous; you may have to drag your children away at the end of the day.

If you’re not visiting during the Dubai shopping festival, then plan a trip to the Dubai Outlet Mall in Dubailand. It is one of the best activities to do in Dubai, especially on a Monday when already discounted goods go down a further 50%. And these are couture labels we are talking about so it’s really worth the trek.

If you are a home décor fan, one of the best things to do in Dubai is to visit the massive IKEA store at Al Rebat Road in the Dubai Festival City mall. Don’t be surprised if you have excess baggage while leaving for home.

Tip: The linen section is well-stocked and IKEA’s linens last for years.

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