Dubai is the city of dreams. With swanky malls, sky rocketing buildings, underwater hotels and world class shopping extravaganzas, it certainly is a delight to be in the city. It has a rich and vivid culture.Whether you are a shopaholic or a history buff, adventurer or the ‘sit back and relax’ types, there is something for everyone in Dubai.
The top 11 things to do in Dubai!1. Dubai Fountains Small or large fountains have always fascinated me. I am sure a lot of you, like me, love fountains. Taking your love and admiration to an all new high – Dubai Fountains! You have to see them to know what I am saying. It seems that the fountains are dancing and swaying to the tunes of music. Reaching as high as 500 feet (equivalent to a 50 storey high building) the Dubai Fountains are a splendid sight. 2. Burj Khalifa Burj khalifa has become the unique identity of Dubai. It is the tallest building in the world and trust me once you are there, it gets your pulse racing. Surrounded by hotels, restaurants and shopping arcades, it is overwhelming to be at the Burj Khalifa. The observation desk on the 124th floor gives you a breathtaking view till the horizon. 3. Dolphin Bay For all the wildlife lovers, Dolphin Bay is the place to be. Take a break from shopping and the usual sightseeing and head to this amazing place for a totally new experience. Dolphin Bay is known to be the world’s largest habitat of dolphins in the world. You get to interact with dolphins depending upon your age and the package selected. The part that I love most about this place is how well trained the dolphins are. You can even swim with them. 4. Dubai Mall A shopper’s paradise, you can shop till you drop in Dubai. One of the finest shopping experiences of Dubai is at the famous ‘Dubai Mall’. The mall is home to 1200 stores and I bet you can find some awesome stuff for yourself. Perfumes, designer bags, cosmetics, chocolates, gold, precious jewels…you name it and you’ll get it. Apart from shopping stores the mall also has an indoor amusement park, an aquarium and underwater zoo and the most exciting part –an Olympic sized skating rink. Isn’t that just awesome! My favorite part of the mall is the huge waterfall. It is four storey high and lights up brilliantly in the night. Certainly worth to see!
[ Further Read: Best 8 Things To Do In Dubai Mall ]5. Desert Safari How can you come to Dubai and miss the amazing desert safari. The most popular way to explore the desert is on a 4X4 wheel drive. Racing through the sand dunes, it is an experience like never before. You can also enjoy a camel safari. Oh! wait, did I forget to tell you about the amazing mehndi designs that you can get applied during the safari itself. 6. A visit to the souks Shopping is an integral part of a vacation. But shopping at a mall is very different from shopping in a souk. There are various kinds of souks in Dubai, but gold souks and spice souks are the most popular. You get a feeling as if you are walking the streets of Cairo. Experience the wonderful world of Aladdin come alive in these rustic and lively markets of Dubai. 7. Jumeirah Mosque Jumeirah Mosque is a standing example of grandeur and opulence. Most mosques of the area do not allow Muslims to enter. But Jumeirah mosque, one of the grandest mosques of UAE allows non-Muslims to enter. You can take guided tour and learn about the colorful culture of Emirates. 8. Hot air ballooning There are no second thoughts that hot air ballooning in a desert has its own charm. Rise above and see the city float by. It is an amazing experience which you should not miss.For me getting up early in the morning is the biggest punishment and that’s what happened when we had to go hot air ballooning. But the view of the rising sun is totally worth it. 9. Burj Al Arab Considering the architectural marvel Dubai is, you cannot miss visiting Burj Al Arab. A luxury hotel located in the heart of Dubai it looks like the sail of a ship. The structure is imposing and at the same time very enchanting. It stands tall, yes, it is the third tallest hotel in the world. It is situated on an individual island in the Jumeirah beach. The best part – it is connected to the mainland though a bridge. 10. Wild Wadi Water Park Give your vacation a whole new meaning by visiting the Wild Wadi Water Park. The amazing place is a great getaway for the entire family. With over 30 rides and an artificial thunderstorm, the park is a major tourist attraction of Dubai. From roller coaster to river rides, there is endless fun and entertainment in the park. 11. Dubai Hop-on Hop Off Tour The Hop-on Hop-off tour gives you an opportunity to see it all in Dubai.One of the best sightseeing experiences that you can have. A double decker bus, yes, I know it is very exciting and when you sit on top it is all the more enjoyable. The attractions covered under the tour include – Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah beach, Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi Fort and many more. All you have to do is keep your camera charged! When in Dubai you cannot miss the wide array of food that the city offers. From the traditional dishes to some of the greatest restaurants serving world cuisine, you’ll find a plethora of choices to suit your palette. Dubai is a great example of architectural excellence and technological advancements. It perfectly balances the ageless traditions with the ever changing society trends. It attracts tourists from all over the world. So what are you waiting for, pack your bags and head to the charming and evergreen Dubai!