10 Unique Things to do in Dubai

Over the past decade, Dubai has made remarkable growth and has become a benchmark for the world. The journey from being a small Bedouin village to the largest oil supplier and finally becoming the global entertainment hub of the world, Dubai has come a long way. The amazing city of Dubai stretches for 25 miles and offers ample opportunities for tourists to experience new and exciting things.

Apart from being a world famous shopping destination and a city of world records, it has many exclusive things to Here are 10 most unique things to do in Dubai that no other city offers or even if they do, the charm is not the same.

Cool Things to do in Dubai

1. An exclusive view of the world

It is not yet possible to see the world the way it is from the mighty Burj Khalifa- the world’s tallest standing man-made structure. It is hard to describe the view from its 144th floor observation desk in words and that is what makes it a must visit place. The Burj Khalifa is standing tall on top of the world at a height of 829.8 meters, thus, creating an iconic skyline of Dubai.

2. Eat, stay at the world’s only 7 star hotel of the world

With there being many choices though of accommodation, the idea of staying at the beautiful and iconic Burj Al Arab is definitely a place worth being at (if your pocket allows). While the only super luxurious 7 star hotel in the world is a treat to your senses, its design has become the development icon of the city of Dubai. The Burj Al Arab stands erect on an artificial island and is the 3rd

3. Shop at the world’s biggest mall

Visiting Dubai and not seeing the grandeur of the biggest mall in the world is not possible. Visit Dubai mall- the biggest mall of the world in terms of area has over 120 cafes and restaurants and over 1200 retail outlets to shop from. The mall is home to the Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo as well. It also boasts of an Olympic proportion skating rink.

Sky dive over Palm Jumeirah
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4. Sky dive over Palm Jumeirah

This is truly going to be your one of a kind experience. Skydiving over the artificial archipelago of Palm Jumeirah shaped like a palm tree promises you of magnificent views and top notch adrenaline rush. And yes, you don’t need to be a trained diver, there are special sky diving feats organized for newbie’s too.

5. Enjoy the Dubai Desert Safari

Let’s admit there’s nothing like the Dubai desert safari experience. A chance to experience the Bedouin era clubbed with a touch of luxury and royalty can only happen in Dubai. Take a four wheel drive to the authentic campsite in the middle of the desert with traditional dances, cuisine and entertainment only

.6. Witness the Dubai Fountain show

Who would want to miss a chance of witnessing a free show of the world’s biggest choreographed water fountain at the world’s biggest mall? Visit the Dubai mall between (Saturday to Thursday 1pm and 1.30pm; 6- 11pm every 30 minutes and Friday 1.30pm and 2pm; 6- 11pm every 30 minutes) and enjoy the spectacular show of the Dubai fountain. Even if you have seen the Bellagio fountain in the Vegas, this one is much bigger, better, louder and grander than that.

7. Visit the Dubai Miracle Garden

Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the world’s biggest natural flower garden that houses over 45 million different species of flowers spread over a 72000 sq. meter site. It has traditional flower beds, topiary style majestic displays, and blooms tailored into different shapes that will leave you awestruck and Only one of its kind man-made island structures in the world, the Palm islands consist of the design of a tree trunk, with a crown of 16 fronds surrounded by a crescent shaped island that forms an 11km long breakwater. The island adds 16km to the Dubai coastline. The island consists of uber luxury residences, entertainment centers, hotels, and resorts that make your visit truly memorable. It is preferred by honeymooners for a private beach honeymoon.

9. Shop at the Dubai Shopping Festival

A month long extravaganza that pulls the crowd from all over the world- the Dubai Shopping festival yearly attracts over a million tourists from across the globe. Why? Well, so far it is the benchmark for all the other festivals in the world. The best of brands showcase the best of their deals during this festival. With raffles and cash prize amounting to several lakh per day and best deals on the all kinds of products, from electronics to jewelry; who would not want to be a part of the galore.

10. Eat the food of Dubai

What’s so different about the food of Dubai? Well, to start with, this is the only place where you get to see an entire camel cooked as a delicacy. Dubai is a city that has only 15% population of locals and the rest 85% of expats and thus, the cuisine is quite cosmopolitan. Only in Dubai will you find a perfect blend of almost all kinds of cuisines of the world and that too you will find them across all price ranges. Dubai is a foodie’s paradise, both with a heavy pocket and for the ones on a budget.

It’s hard to classify only a few unique things to do in Dubai. There are so many different things to experience and enjoy in this unique city of UAE that even after visiting the city numerous times, there’s always something new, something exciting to discover. So wait no more, apply for a visa for Dubai today

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Neha Signh is a postgraduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering. She loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”. Currently working as a travel blogger for www.onlydubaivisa.com.

20 thoughts on “10 Unique Things to do in Dubai”

  1. Thanks for a great sharing! I got a lot of useful information after reading your post about things to do in Dubai like the shape of island! It is really amazing country! I hope one day I can enjoy the beauty of this country.

  2. Great read for anybody traveling to Dubai. It seems like Dubai is a city that breaks records with its tallest building on earth, biggest mall in the world, and a fountain show that far surpasses any of its kind throughout the globe. I hope to someday travel to this grand metropolis in the middle of the desert (maybe after I earn some sort of income).

  3. Hi, Actually i’ll go to Dubai next month in the last of may. I really enjoyed the pictures in this post & I will try to visit all the places which you’ve mentioned above.
    Many thanks

  4. Dubai is one of the best places in the world to have plenty of exciting experiences…..there are so much to do and see in Dubai..yes, it’s a little too expensive but the experiences are sure to be memories of lifetime….This is such a resourceful post, loved every word:)

  5. I visited Dubai in 2015. Its a fantastic place. If you love architecture, its the place to be. If you are an adrenaline junkie, its the place to be and if you like culture, there is plenty to see in the bastakiya quarter and dhow wharfage areas. One place that wasn’t mentioned is Aquaventure! Thats a great day out too!! I took my 11 year old and she loved every minute but there is also plenty for couples.

  6. Dubai is at the top of my list to take the family too. I have always wanted to go there. I couldn’t just pick one thing I want to see. It would be the malls, the beaches, the luxury hotels, pure luxury spas. the sightseeing there is way too much to be specific the kids would scream legoland too in the mix.Dubai is at the top of my list to take the family too. I have always wanted to go there. I couldn’t just pick one thing I want to see. It would be the malls, the beaches, the luxury hotels, pure luxury spas. the sightseeing there is way too much to be specific the kids would scream legoland too in the mix.

  7. Dubai is such a nice place to stay and famous for its wonderful sightseeing’s attractions. The best trip is Dubai sightseeing’s tour and desert safari in Dubai. We had great time couple of years ago.

  8. Your observation is very true. I was in Dubai during last February just before the starting of the lockdown due to the covid pandamic. So I was comelled to cut short my stay. So I am awaiting another opportunity to make a second trip to Dubai.
    I like your comments and opinions about Dubai. I think that you visited many places in the world being a blogger. If you have not visited Kerala, my place I invite you to pay a visitt to this gods own country.

  9. Dubai has been building a lot of new and exciting tourist spots in the past years as they’re trying to make it a top destination for tourists in the global stage. There’s the Museum of the Future, Ain Dubai, Al Seef Dubai, etc. I would recommend people visiting to try to visit also Al Seef Dubai as it focuses on the heritage and traditional Arabesque culture of the emirate.


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