Dubai activities

Top 10 Dubai Activities

Dubai is known across the globe as a very famous city. Not only does this have to do with the breathtaking architectural gems that you’ll get to see around you but also because of the many activities that Dubai has to offer. You can experience how life is in the desert, play golf in beautiful courses, enjoy serene beaches, and much more!

If you are planning to spend holidays in Dubai and looking for activities that you can participate in then here we have a list of the Top 10 Dubai Activities that you should definitely experience during your stay.

1. Shopping

Festival city mall Dubai
Festival city mall Dubai

Dubai is one of the most famous shopping hot spots in the world. This city is home to enormous malls and small local shops so everyone can get a chance to shop until they drop. Numerous shopping malls await visitors and offer numerous options from clothes, jewelry, electronics, handicrafts and much more. Some of the popular shopping hot spots that you need to visit are:

  • IBN Battuta Mall
  • Lamcy plaza
  • Mazaya center
  • Al Mulla plaza
  • Deira city center
  • The Wafy Mall
  • Karama center
  • Lulu Village
  • Burjuman Center

Review about Dubai shopping Malls here

2. Live Music

live music dubaiDubai is one of the famous places that are visited by celebrities from all over the world. Many singers organize their concerts in Dubai. That is why visiting the city it is the best opportunity to see famous musicians you might like. A lot of restaurants and clubs in Dubai offer live music to their guests. So, have a time of your life by dancing the night away at one of the many famous clubs in the city or enjoy a spectacular meal by listening to wonderful music. If a singer you like is having a concert in Dubai then you can plan your visit in such a way that you’ll be able to attend his or her concert and experience an unforgettable vacation.

1. Hard Rock Café

2. Irish Village

3. Lock, Stock and Barrel

4. Music under the stars

5. Music Hall

6. Max music bar and grill

3. Wild Wadi Park

water slide at wild wadi water park dubaiThe Wild Wadi Park is another main reason to visit Dubai. This amazing park has numerous things to delight kids and people of all ages. This exciting attraction has adventuresome activities that the whole family can take part in such as the multiple water slides, surfing pools, surfing machines, lagoons, waterfalls, and the tallest free-fall slide that has a speed of 50 mph. If you’re looking for numerous fun Dubai activities to do in one place then you can find and enjoy a lot of them at Wild Wadi Park.

Not the biggest of water parks but still fun.
Being popular there are long queues to the best rides so either go early or on weekdays. Note that you can skip the queues if you book online. You then just scan yourself in and go straight on to the slides. The food on offer is the usual fast food and is quite expensive.

4. Beaches

La Mer Beach Dubai UAEDubai is also home to a lot of beautiful beaches. There’s a sense of calmness that these beaches will be able to provide you. It is up to you how you want to spend your time there. You can walk along the beach or swim in crystal clear turquoise water in the morning and then take a sun bath on the white sand in the afternoon. You can also build sandcastles and play a game of volleyball. The most welcoming beaches in Dubai are:

  • Jabel Ali Beach
  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Mamzar Beach
  • Dubai Marina Beach
  • The One and Only Palm Beach

Best beaches reviewed

5. Hot Air Balloon Rides

A hot air balloon ride is the best option if you want to look at the splendor of the city from above. These rides will allow you to fly over the mesmerizing sand dunes and help you appreciate the fact that Dubai is a man-made gem shimmering in a desert.

6. Cruise the Creek with Dhow

If you want to enjoy the fun that that the Dubai Creek has to offer then you should definitely ride the cruise boat named ‘Dhow’. Riding on the quiet waters under the moonlight will help you feel refreshed and take in the beauty that comes at night. You will also get to experience an irresistible dinner while on the cruise while being in awe of the music and custom that the city has to offer.

Dubai cruise reviewed

7. Golf at The Emirates Golf Club

When it comes to leisurely Dubai activities, golf takes the top spot. If you’re someone who is interested in golf and want to play at the most spectacular courses then this city can offer you exactly what you’re looking for. Emirates Golf Club is the most famous golf club in Dubai. It has two major stunning courses namely the Majilis and Wadi. Lush greenery is the essence of these courses that have 18 holes each. The Emirates Golf Club also offers a lot of other amenities to visitors. You can make use of their state-of-the-art gymnasium, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and even learn a few things at the golf academy. There are also many other golf clubs in Dubai that you can visit such as the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Golf. Each course has something to offer players and makes for hours of excitement.

While these were some of the best Dubai activities that you should try when in the city, here are the three most recommended activities that you should definitely partake in.

8. Desert Safari


This is one of the most thrilling and adventurous activity you can take part in. There are so many things to do in the desert even if you aren’t familiar with them at first. Hop on to a four-wheel drive car and let a professional guide take you on a desert safari. You can have a lot of fun, alone or with the family, as you climb dunes. The beautiful desert also offers you many amazing shows that begin with delicious drink and allow you to witness the mesmerizing belly dancers and other Arabian cultural dances. Depending on your Desert Safari service you can get to enjoy barbecues, pick and drops, refreshments and even camel rides. Some of them even offer packages that include camping in the desert.

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9. Skiing

There’s no need for you to visit an extremely cold area in order experience skiing in the snow. Dubai has a fantastic ski resort, the Ski Dubai, which allows you to enjoy skiing even though the city is surrounded by a desert. Numerous artificial ski slopes offer skiing of all levels. This novelty of artificial snow caters to the recreational need of kids and people of every age group. The ski resort is fully equipped with everything you would need. Even clothes for skiing are also available at the resort so you won’t have to bring anything with you!

10. Plane Tours

These seaplane tours are very much famous among tourists because of their thrilling nature. Go and head on over to the Seawings Seaplane in order to participate in such an adventure. Fly over the city in a high-quality place and get to see all of the iconic landmarks such as Jumeirah, Burj ul Arab, Burj Khalifa, the man-made Dubai Marina, and the numerous mesmerizing beaches. The pictures that you’ll be able to take while on the tour will be something that you’re friends and family will definitely talk excitedly about.

11. Helicopter Tour Dubai

Dubai is a city that looks like it was designed to be enjoyed by helicopter. With its splendid buildings, luxurious hotels, palm islands it has a lot to please the eye of a helicopter passenger.

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So, make sure that you participate in the Dubai activities shared here with you. All of them have a lot of fun to offer visitors which the Desert Safari, Skiing and the Seaplane Tours being highly recommended.