12 Must-Do Experiences in Dubai
Collected by Lara Dunston
Dubai is a terrific destination for the experiential traveler, whether your idea of fun is jumping out of planes or strolling the waterside at sunset. Ride a camel, take a helicopter ride, sail a yacht, hit the ski slopes, spend a day at a water park, or simply kick back on the beach with the locals.
Dubai Marina - دبي - United Arab Emirates
For an enchanting view of the city, take a cruise on Dubai Creek on a dhow—the traditional boats of the region. There are a wide variety of options, including dinner cruises, allowing you a chance to soak up a sunset and watch as the lights...
59 Al Rigga Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai in general wasn't the most exciting destination, however driving through sand dunes was beyond thrilling and sometimes nauseating but worth it! We ended in an oasis of great food, camel rides and some belly dancing.
17, The Iridium Building, Umm-e- Suqeim Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Whether you want to explore the stretch of sand dunes 40 minutes outside of Dubai or visit the largest expanse of uninhabited desert in the world, known as the Empty Quarter, a desert safari is the way to do it. There are any number of tour...
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Admit it; you're curious. A ski hill in the middle of the desert, on the Persian Gulf, no less, is as wild an idea as humankind has ever concocted—but isn't dreaming big what Dubai is all about? The slopes at Ski Dubai are no substitute for...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Consistently high temperatures and a prime seaside location make Dubai an ideal destination for water activities. Thankfully, Sea Riders is a one-stop aquatic hub. Want to learn how to wake surf or wakeboard? Maybe spend a day relaxing on your own...
Al Seyahi St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
If the viewing platform from the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa doesn’t induce vertigo, why not jump out of a perfectly good airplane at Skydive Dubai? The view of the Palm Jumeirah from 13,000 feet up will literally take your breath...
Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The visual harmony between the high-rise buildings and the shimmering water of the canal can almost lull you into forgetting that Dubai Marina is a man-made development. Built in 2003, Dubai Marina is a residential area, yet it has generous...
Al Owais Building - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Rent a yacht for the day to experience Dubai from a distance. The skyline is spectacular from the water, and the bustle of the city fades away as you ride the waves out into the Arabian Gulf. If deep-sea fishing strikes your fancy, then you can...
Jumeirah Street, Next to Burj Al Arab، Jumeirah 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai is known for doing things on a grander and bigger scale, and Wild Wadi Waterpark is no exception. When it was built, it had the tallest water slide outside of North America. That slide has since been replaced, but Wild Wadi is wilder than...
Al Nakhal Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Sure you can ride a camel through the desert, but why do that when you can control the throttle on a custom-built desert-trashing sand-spewing, tail-swerving dune buggy over massive waves of sand. Delta.ae built a fleet of dune buggies with solid...
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