Dubai is one of the most enchanting cities on the planet. Built from scratch in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates only a few decades ago, Dubai offers unparalleled extravagance.
The city’s uniqueness is shown in its various sights and landmarks. It also hosts many activities that are very much like the city itself – one of a kind and lavish.
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Although you may think it is impossible to do these amazing activities in an expensive city with limited finances, it is still possible to plan a budgeted vacation in Dubai. The best thing to do is save before traveling and try not to spend so much while you’re on a Dubai holiday. On that note…..
Here are 12 activities you can only do in Dubai. Some of them can be enjoyed for free, while the others are truly worth it.
Enjoy shopping at the biggest mall in the world
Dubai is a city known for its opulent lifestyle, so it is no surprise it’s home to the largest mall in the world. Spanning over 5 million square feet, The Dubai Mall is home to over 1200 retail stores.
If you do not feel like shopping, the mall also hosts an aquarium, and underwater zoo, and a cinema. Whether you want to scope out luxurious goods or see amazing aquatic life, The Dubai Mall offers a distinct experience like no other.
Live like a royal in the ONLY 7-star hotel on Earth
With a building shaped like a sail on a man-made island, the Burj Al Arab is one of the world’s fanciest hotels. At the Burj Al Arab, you can enjoy rooms designed as if they were fit for the royalty and dine alongside beautiful aquatic life with views of the Persian Gulf.
While staying in this hotel may set you back a couple thousand dollars, you can still book a High Tea at the dining area on the hotel’s top floor without spending so much of your money.
Be amazed by the views from the top of the world’s tallest building
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 2,722 feet. Otherworldly in appearance and only a decade old, the Burj Khalifa offers unparalleled views of one of the world’s most charming cities.
Visit the building and enjoy the views while being on the highest outdoor observatory throughout the entire world.
Take a drive on Dubai Desert Safari
A Dubai Desert Safari allows you to experience the beauty of the desert and the original culture of Dubai.
Experience traditional Bedouin culture firsthand by staying overnight in a tent and imbibing the life of a person living in the desert. This experience is one you do not want to miss.
Sky dive to see the world’s largest man-made islands
One of the best experiences one can do in Dubai is to skydive over Palm Jumeirah, a series of palm tree-shaped islands. Prepare for the rush of excitement you will feel as you jump out of a plane and have a look at one of the most amazing views of Dubai.
Tour around the biggest flower garden in the world
The Dubai Miracle Garden is known to be world’s largest flower garden. How big is it if you may ask? It contains over 109 million plants and more than 45 million different plant species.
The Dubai Miracle garden also houses the Dubai Butterfly Garden, which is the Middle East’s first butterfly sanctuary. A trip to this spot offers a relaxing and enchanting moment.
Experience the Dubai Shopping Festival
If you love to shop until you drop, then you must experience the Dubai Shopping Festival. The festival attracts over three million people to Dubai and lasts for a month.
Retail stores offer steep discounts on their goods, and there is even a daily raffle for a car. If shopping is not your dream activity, the festival also offers a firework show and a variety of dining options.
Ski in the biggest indoor ski resort
In the middle of the desert, you may think it is impossible to find a ski resort, but Dubai makes the impossible, possible.
Located at The Mall of Emirates, Ski Dubai is the largest indoor ski resort and brings winter activities to the desert.
The Ski Dubai is not only limited to skiing, but also offers snowboarding, sledding, and even penguins several times a day.
Witness a free show at the largest choreographed water fountain on the planet
Everyone loves water fountains, but Dubai’s water fountain is unique because it offers the largest choreographed show in the world.
Witness the grandeur of this show at The Dubai Mall and be enchanted by the water spouts and falls against the city skyline. Even better is the fact that this activity can be done by anyone because it is free!
Swim with the Dolphins in the fully air-conditioned Dolphinarium
Many places offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins but imagine being able to swim with these creatures in the desert.
Dubai offers visitors the chance to swim with dolphins in Dubai dolphinarium. Whether you want to frolic with dolphins or watch a spectacular performance of dolphins and seals performing tricks, Dubai offers these activities and more.
Enjoy the unique cuisine of Dubai
Dubai is a city filled with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and this is reflected in its unique cuisine.
If you are feeling very adventurous, try camel meat, a delicacy in Dubai. Whether you are looking for cheap eateries or expensive 5-star restaurants, Dubai offers unique dishes of cultures throughout the region and in the world.
Rent a luxurious car or access the helicopter Uber
This city in the UAE is a glamorous place, so it is no surprise that its residents travel around in style.
If you want to get a taste of the life of the rich, why not use a helicopter Uber, an experience that can only be done in Dubai. If that is a little too extravagant for your taste, then why not tour Dubai in style by renting a luxurious Mercedes or Rolls Royce.
Experiences like these definitely make Dubai one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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