Things to do in Dubai

Perhaps what is more amazing is not the opulent seven star hotels, or the tallest tower across the world, but the fact that a frail little-known village could morph into a world class destination, constantly pushing the limits of what has been done before with a booming tourist industry. Dubai is virtually unstoppable, not with the myriad of activities to indulge in.

Kick start your vacation from high heights at the iconic Burj Khalifa, a timeless symbol of Dubai’s soaring ambition. The 828-meter long building is the tallest building in the world, effortlessly displaying architectural prowess, outstanding works of art and its other moniker, ‘the Jewel of Dubai’. Make your way to the top where standing at the observation deck offers you glorious views of Dubai’s dazzling splendor.

The Jumeirah Mosque is not only reflective of the city’s religion, but is an outstanding landmark that exhibits intricate architecture, a glimpse into the country’s religious culture and a tour of one of the country’s beloved attractions.

Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. At the zoo, you can take a tranquil glass-bottomed boat ride to see the different fish species, go scuba diving or play with the dolphins in their natural environment.

Tourists often marvel at the Ski Dubai as it paints the perfect contrast of a desert country that boasts the biggest indoor ski resort in the Middle East. The chilly wintery setup has a mind-boggling 60,000 tons of snow to ensure that you enjoy skiing in the most typical ski setup. The Dubai Ice rink offers great adventure opportunities where you can learn how to play ice hockey. With heightened safety standards, a day at the ice rink is a perfect family day out.

Out of the ski resort, one of the most fun things to do that captures the essence of Dubai living is the Dubai Safari. Take time to enjoy a desert safari that gives new meaning to sun and sand. Think exotic belly dancing, exhilarating 4X4 desert rides, calming camel rides and dinner in the desert.

If you are a nature lover, look out for the Creekside Park for picknicking fun, the Miracle Garden for a serene getaway in the manicured gardens, the Hatta Rock Pools and the Dubai Creek. Experience the glitz and glamour of the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, or perfect your teeing skills at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Other popular attractions in Dubai include the stunning man-made Palm Islands, Jumeirah Beach and retail therapy at the diverse Dubai Shopping Festival. The best time to enjoy Dubai’s attractions is between October and April, for the simple reason that the country has three seasons: hot, hotter, hottest. Between October and April however, the cool weather means soaring numbers of tourists, so plan ahead.

The numerous things to do in Dubai means that it is almost impossible to squeeze in all the attractions in a single vacation, Strive to make the best of this ultramodern, luxurious city best known for its world class man-made destinations and we recommend staying at the Grand Excelsior Hotel Dubai.

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