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Dubai Travel – Top Things to Do in Dubai

Dubai Travel – Top Things to Do in Dubai

Snow Ski Dubai is located in the Mall of the Emirates shopping complex on the Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai. Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing or just playing in the snow. There are 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and steepness. The longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe.

Dubai Creek & Abra Cruise is highly recommended for visitors to experience the Dubai creek as it is the foundation from which Dubai grew into a port for trading vessels sailing between India, Africa and the Middle East. Today, some of the old shipping culture still remains and visitors can view some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses. The dinner cruise option is popular.

Dubai Museum is situated in Bur Dubai and is incorporated in the Al Sahidi Fort. The Fort was built in the late 18th century and was in the past a seat for the government and the rulers main residence. The restored fort now provides a fascinating insight into olden days in Dubai.

Dubai Tower is the world’s tallest building located near Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai between Dubai city and Jumeirah Beach.

Jumeirah Mosque is located on Jumeirah Road opposite Palm Strip Mall and is a dominant landmark of the Dubai landscape being built in the medieval Fatimid tradition using modern building materials. It is one of the few Mosques which are open to non-Muslims for tours. There is a Cultural Centre designed to foster understanding between religions.

Desert Safari, also known as Dune Bashing to locals, is a popular tour where visitors are taken to the desert in a 4WD and specialist desert drivers take you for a roller-coaster ride over red sand dunes. The tour may include a barbecue dinner with music and belly dancing.

Palm Islands are the three largest artificial islands in the world and are a spectacular and amazing experience.

Hot Air Ballooning is available throughout the year as the Dubai region has excellent weather for ballooning. Experience the fun & unique sensation of being in a hot air balloon flying gently high above the sand dunes and mountains early in the morning during sunrise. Visitors are picked up early from their accommodation and taken inland to the desert where the balloon flight takes off at dawn.

Wild Wadi is a water amusement park situated between Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, it’s just a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Themed around the tale of Juha, a popular character from Arabian folklore, the waterpark boasts 30 rides and attractions.

Diving and snorkeling – There are many dive operators in Dubai running day scuba diving trips to the wreck sites or take a 90 minute road journey to the East coast Emirate of Fujairah for excellent diving on coral reefs.

Dubai Zoo is located on Jumeirah Road near the beach and hotel districts.

Golf has become popular in Dubai. There are some of the world’s most amazing golf courses with luscious green fairways and smooth greens. This truly is a golfer’s paradise. Alternatively, for a more local flavor, try sand golf!

Beautiful beaches with warm, clear water and white sand located on the Arabian Gulf invite visitors to participate in endless water-sport opportunities year round. Ocean temperatures range from 22°C in winter up to 35°C in summer.

Dubailand is the biggest and most ambitious building project in the world designed to elevate Dubai to the world’s premier tourist destination. The project includes leisure, hotel, retail, entertainment, theme parks, residential areas, and the world’s largest shopping mall. Much is still under development but when complete this will be an amazing attraction.