Whether you are living in Dubai for a job or just visiting it with your family for vacations, this city offers so many opportunities for an awesome and memorable experience. The city does not fall short of locations to visit and activities to try. Of course, there is Burj Khalifa, the main attraction of the city; then we have beautiful beaches and Palm Jumeirah Atlantis, a man-made wonder.
Also, the surrounding deserts provide an excellent opportunity for off-roading trips on dune buggies. Whether you want something to do as a solo activity or with family and make them happy, you can find something in Dubai. There are lots of entertainment activities you can do here and spend quality time.
Here are a few amazing things to do in this city if you ever get time to visit on vacations or weekends.
- Off-Roading Trip in The Desert
The first and most popular activity among tourists and locals alike is an off-roading trip in the vast deserts that surround the city on a dune buggy. You’ll be surprised to know how easy it is to ride and drive a buggy in the desert to explore the natural and untamed beauty, which completely contrasts with the vibrant city environment.
Book a buggy rental Dubai tour with Enduro Bike Advanture if you are looking for an off-roading adventure and have the most fun and exciting time. Check out our prices and packages that you can book. Further, we offer guided tours as well and teach you how to drive a buggy and understand its control. We also offer family and group tours on 4-seater buggies with complete safety equipment provided. So let us know your requirements, and we will handle the rest.
- Tryout Some Water Sports
For those who don’t know, Dubai houses the world’s deepest swimming pool at 60 meters of depth at ‘Deep Dive Dubai.’ It holds approximately 14,000,000 liters of fresh water at 30 degrees Celsius. It offers a view of an underwater city, and those of you who are water lovers and like scuba diving should definitely go and try it out. First-time scuba divers are offered free lessons as well in a completely safe and secure environment.
Deep Dive Dubai is not something that kids should try. If you want to take your kids and family along, then you should visit ‘Aquaventure Waterpark’ in the Atlantis Palm. It is often regarded as the world’s largest water park, with more than 105 slides and attractions. The slides are often divided into categories, some for adults and kids as well. Further, there are family slides that your whole family can enjoy.
- Try Skydiving at Palm Jumeirah Beach
Talking about Palm Jumeirah, while you are there visiting ‘Aquaventure Waterpark’, you should also try skydiving from 13,000 ft and view the whole man-made island from a bird’s view and capture its image.
This is the dream activity for adrenaline junkies and is one they will remember for a long time. Also, skydiving should not be tempted by faint-hearted persons, little children, and old people. There will be a guide alongside you to help and ensure your safety while you fall from the plane, but only attempt if you are not afraid or have any doubts.
- Find Sweet Spot for the Most Stunning Views
Dubai has numerous spots at staggering heights that offer the best and most stunning views of the city skyline. Obviously, the top of Burj Khalifa is the favorite spot that everyone loves to visit and see what the view is like from the tallest building in the world. You will enjoy panoramic views of Dubai city, the Arabian Gulf, and the desert from the floor-to-ceiling windows
The observation decks on floors 124th and 125th are always crowded, so you must book in advance online or have to stay in long queues outside to get a ticket.
There is an outdoor terrace on the 148th floor as well; go visit that too. Nighttime and sunset are the best times to visit Burj Khalida. The amazing view of the sun going down and the city coming to its full glory as the lights turn on is something you should never miss on your visit to Dubai.
- Tour The City by Hop-on Hop-off Bus
Explore Dubai with ease by taking a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which takes 30 to 50 stops at key landmarks. Get a good view of the city from the open-air roof (but remember to bring a hat).
There are daily buses that cover the major attractions, including the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa, as well as the historic Bastakiya and the Palm Jumeirah. The tours are ideal for those who are short on time and want to explore Dubai as much as they want to.
- Go Shopping in the Biggest Mall in the World
If you love shopping from different brands, then Dubai is heaven. Go and visit the enormous Dubai Mall, which is equivalent to 50 football fields, and you might get lost there. It houses nearly 1200 shops from the world’s most renowned brands. These shops have everything you can ask for, starting with clothes, boutiques, electronics, kitchenware etc.
Also, if you feel hungry while shopping there, go and eat at one of 120 restaurants offering a variety of food options. There are also lots of entertainment activities you can do there with your families and kids, such as ice skating, swimming in the Underwater zoo, and a VR experience.
There is also the ‘Mall of Emirates’ offering a similar experience that you can visit. The shops are almost the same in both malls. However, entertainment activities in Emirates Mall are less compared to Dubai Mall. In the end, the choice is yours.
- Watch the Fountain Show and Relax
Getting around Dubai City can be exhausting, so take some time to rest. Dubai Fountain is one of the best places in Downtown Dubai to relax for a while. With jets that reach up to 140 meters in the air, this impressive fountain is set in the 30-acre Burj Lake. This fountain is beautiful in its own right, but when combined with the accompaniment of music and a colorful light show, it takes on a whole new dimension. There is no doubt that it is a spectacular performance, perfectly choreographed.
- Visit the Old Souk Bazar
Talking about the shopping experience, if you wish to buy local spices, souvenirs, clothes, gold or jewelry, and cutlery items, then visit the Dubai Spice Souk, which offers a traditional Arabic market and shopping experience that is different from what you see in malls. The prices here are a bit affordable, and there are also two dozen restaurants offering local dishes and cuisines.
- Learn About the History of Dubai
After spending a lot of time in Dubai exploring different locations and having fun experiences, do spare a little time to learn about its history and how it transformed from a desert-dwelling to a global city that is not short of innovation.
For a little history lesson, visit the ‘Dubai Museum’ located in the Al-Fahidi fort, built in 1787, which takes you back centuries when people used to ride on camels and wooden boats for trading sea exploration.
There is also the ‘Etihad Museum’ where you can learn about the history of the whole Emirate region. There are sections of the museum dedicated to illustrating the chronology of major events leading to the unification of the Emirates.
- Learn about the Future
Talking about museums and having learned about the past of the city, would you be interested in finding out about the future of the world and what would happen decades later? Well, Dubai recently opened its one-of-a-kind ‘Museum of Future.’
The Museum of the Future is characterized by its ornate and state-of-the-art architecture of the Torus shape, which captures the attention of everyone who passes by. Featuring large-than-life calligraphy and an elevator that mimics the feeling of boarding a spaceship, this building’s interior is divided into various chapters. It covers themes in nature, space, technology, and humans. It shows how technology and everything works and how much it will change in the future. It has 5 floors, each offering a welcoming experience to the visitors.
We hope you have an awesome and memorable time exploring Dubai and trying everything amazing the city offers. Undoubtedly, dune buggy rental Dubai is the most exciting and fun activity to try in the city.
While you are there, do contact Enduro Bike Advanture for booking and more information. We offer morning, evening, and night tours as well. Do check out our quad bike and desert safari tours if you are interested in those.