7 Exhilarating things to do in Dubai
It is safe to say Dubai is an artificial city. Why? Dubai was once a desert. Sand filled with high temperature; characteristics of a true desert.
Modern Dubai’s Background.
Hold up! Before you roll your eyes, this is not a history lesson. Dubai is thought to have been established as a fishing village in the early 18th century. The small fishing settlement of Dubai was taken over by a segment of the Bani Yas tribe from the Liwa Oasis, led by the Maktoum family who still, interestingly, rule the emirate today.
In 1966, Dubai discovers its own oil, attracting traders to settle in Dubai which in turn enhanced economic growth. Dubai continued to grow from revenues generated from oil and trade.
I will end the history lesson there.For now!
- Dubai Aquarium
An underwater zoo! Imagine, walking into a mall, doing your shopping; gold ornaments chocolate, household items or basically just window shopping with an added advantage of an enormous aquarium with over ten million liters of water and 48 meters long. With over 40 displays of variant creatures with the most fascinating specie the archer-fish.
Standard tickets go for 15USD or AED 55 this allows access to the aquarium and the zoo (Good package)
Platinum tickets go for 22USD or AED 80 this caters for access to the aquarium, zoo and behind the scenes tour (Better package)
Ultimate Aquarium package 30USD or AED 110 caters for access to the aquarium,zoo. glass bottom boat ride and feeding the fish. (Best package)
Please note: The management does not offer any discounts for children. Infants up to 3 years entry is free. However this is valid only once!
2. Dubai fountain
This is the best choreographed fountain in the world. It’s location is just about perfect. Just beside the Dubai Mall, along the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake.
The Dubai Fountain length 275 meters (900 ft) – more than 2 football fields, and 25% larger than the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, visible from over 20 miles away up (in space) or horizontally if you have a clear line of sight. Dubai Fountain height of 150 meters (500 ft) apparently.
3. Dubai Mall.
The world’s largest mall. Shopaholics, It is the home of Dubai shopping festival. Hosting the world’s largest candy store spanning over 10,000 feet. I can promise you to find anything and everything here. It really is a must visit.
You have been licensed to shop till you drop!
A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. Here is the catch, One must get a camera when going to a desert safari in Dubai as the views are breath taking and awesome, also one should wear comfortable cloths and avoid jewelry or expensive watch and cell phones as there is no signal at the camps.
These are the activities included in the desert safari: Pick up by 4×4 wheel Drive from any point in Dubai and Sharjah between 3.00pm to 3.30 p.m. Drive through the desert along Al Awir Road – Dune Bashing, (20-30 minutes dune bashing), Sun Set Photography
Camel Rides, Belly Dancing, Fire show and Tanura show, Henna Painting, Hubbllee Bubblee (shisha) – on payment basis, Arabic Coffee (gahwa) and Fresh Dates, Traditional costumes, Unlimited soft drinks, tea coffee and mineral water, buffet dinner and BBQ (vegetarian food also available on request) and finally departure at 9:30 p.m.
The below desert safari rates are subject to change without prior notice
|Desert Safari – Sharing Basis||200 AED/adult & 130 AED/child||Other people in the car, max of 6 people total|
|Desert Safari – Private Car||1000 AED/car||Private Car – Max 6 people|
|VIP Service at the Camp||120 AED/person||Table Service + Waiter (not lining up at buffet)|
5. Dhow Cruise and Dinner
This 2 hour cruise will not only get you to revel in the beautiful night views of the Dubai Creek, but also enjoy delicious Arabic and continental buffet.
The Dubai Creek is a water-body between Bur Dubai and Deira. Travelling on the Dhow Cruise will help you to view the important high-rise buildings that flank it, on both the sides. As the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek commences as the night just begins to creep in, you get the opportunity to view these sites in their full glory.
6. Jumeirah Mosque
Ever wanted to visit a mosque but you are not a Muslim. Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most fascinating landmarks in Dubai. It has adopted an ‘Open door Open Mind Policy’.
With a capacity to hold over 1200 worshipers, the mosque allows non-muslims to enter 6 days a week.
Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and photography is welcome. You can even sample traditional Arabic snacks including coffee, dates and other varieties of food.
7. Aquaventure Waterpark
With the humid air and high temperatures in Dubai, this is a must visit. It has been voted the No. 1 voted water park on TripAdvisor®
Aquaventure Waterpark has over 17 fun-filled hectares of slides and rivers, It is Dubai’s largest Aquarium with over 65,000 marine animals, a private beach, and special area for the little ones called Splashers Island
The Waterpark operates from 1000hrs to Sunset.
Aquaventure Day Visitors
|1 Day Super Pass for Adults||AED 320|
|1 Day Super Pass for Kids||AED 260|
|2 Day Mega Pass for Adults||AED 350|
|2 Day Mega Pass for Kids||AED 290|
|0 – 2 years of age||Free|
Aquaventure Waterpark Adventures
|Activity||In-House Guests||Day visitors|
|Shark Safari||Starting at AED 320||Starting at AED 340|
|Cownose Ray Feeding||Starting at AED 165||Starting at AED 185|
|Atlantean Flyer Zip Line||AED 125||AED 125|
Please note: Prices are subject to change and availability.
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