Whether you’re in the mood to explore small, quaint restaurants offering amazing local cuisine or if seeking an adrenaline rush with a desert safari – Dubai has something to suit a multitude of tastes. We’ve rounded-up our favourite ways to spend time indoors and outdoors in and around the city.
1)Dubai Creek Dhow Boat Tours
Why: Few experiences in Dubai are more authentically atmospheric than cruising the Dubai Creek between Deira and Bur Dubai in the city’s historic center. Select your transport of choice portside — everything from a traditional luxury dhow with a restaurant to a small wooden abra (water taxi) is available — and enjoy the view of the Gold Souk, the Heritage Village, palaces, mosques, and many other Dubai landmarks from the vantage point of the Dubai Creek waterway.
2) :Desert Safari
Why: One of the most common tourist experiences in Dubai is a desert safari. While these can often be tourist traps, Platinum Heritage’s tours stand out for their uniqueness and quality. The safari tours take place in vintage, 1950s Land Rovers (or luxury Range Rovers for the “platinum” tours) and feature an array of bespoke experiences including meeting with local Bedouins, learning the ancient art of falconry, stargazing with a professional astronomer, and discovering the native desert wildlife. The platinum tours include a private chef, who serves up a 6-course dinner. A variety of other experiences are also available, including overnight stays and sunrise hot air balloon tours.
The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m.
4) Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Experience the exhilarating underwater experience with the Shark Scooter
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo presents another exhilarating underwater experience with the Shark Scooter. Akin to a personal miniature submarine, the immersive experience takes you deep below the surface of the aquarium in a self-contained scooter-like vehicle.
The Shark Scooter experience is designed to provide you with a better understanding of what life under the surface is like, bringing you face-to-face with the tank’s marine life in an educational and eye-opening experience like no other at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.