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12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination


From having a good number of skyscrapers to being the ultimate destination for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene, Dubai is the new “it” place. This destination is home to expensive cars, palm trees, world’s tallest skyscraper and kickass malls. We’ve come up with a list of top attractions of Dubai which makes this place worth visiting once, in your lifetime.

Visit the Burj Khalifa

Location: 1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.

Cost: Adults from 125dhs, Children under 12 from 95dhs. Timed tickets and different packages available

Timings: Daily, 8am - 3pm ('non-prime hours') & 3pm - 6.30pm ('prime hours'). Early opening from 5.30am Fri & Sat.

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-1 The first thing you should do after landing in Dubai is visit the world’s tallest building. The best time to go here would be right before the sunset. The entry to this splendid place is from the Dubai mall. There’s nothing better than watching Dubai’s sunset and the view from Burj Khalifa. There are high-powered telescopes and refreshments on the 124th floor. Oh, and you also get to ride on the world’s fastest lift here. Within seconds, you’ll be on the top.

Tip: book your tickets in advance to get a cheaper price.

Do Kite Surfing

Location: South of Jumeirah beach, Off Jumeirah Road

Cost: one lesson: 350dhs per person

Timings: 12 noon to 7 PM (can vary depending on the wind)

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-2 Head to Dubai to try on this super fun water sports. Kitesurfing is mainly done on the Jumeirah beach. You’ll be able to spot tons of people on the surfboats. It is very thrilling and extremely safe. Take a lesson and you’re good to do it for as long as you like. The equipment can easily be hired and the lessons are given on the beach itself. Sounds pretty exciting right!?

Tip: check the weather conditions before going or you might have to return for this water sports.

A Day at the Aquaventure Waterpark

Location: Atlantis, The Palm

Cost: 310 dhs adults; 250 dhs children

Timings: 10 AM to 6:30 PM

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-3 This waterpark is a world, in itself. No matter what age group you belong to, you will have a blast here. Located in the Atlantis, The Palms resort, this waterpark is next to the sea. It has the world’s longest water slide, a nine-story tall slide, underwater safaris and a beach where you can chill at after getting done with the waterpark. If you’re a family person, head to Dubai with your kids, specially for this waterpark. You won’t be disappointed.

Eat Camel Burgers

Location: Local House

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM

Cost of a burger: 52 dhs

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-4 Camel meat is wrapped in freshly baked khameeri bread with a fries/wedges as the sides and a salad are served to the customers. Whoever has had a bite of this burger says that it is the tastiest thing they’ve ever had. The meat is made from the animal’s shoulder and is a speciality dish of Dubai. The meat provides health benefits as it is free of fat and there are no chances of cholesterol.

Tip: it’s difficult to find a parking spot in this area so just get dropped off here.

Champagne Brunch

Location: Spectrum on One, Fairmont & Le Meridien's Yalumba

Timings: Only on Fridays from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

**Cost: 450 dhs

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-5 Friday is the first day of the Arab week and it goes without saying that you should be there in Dubai on a Friday. There are about 26 bars in Dubai which serve alcohol like there's no end to it. Although it is a Muslim state, the city has a relation with the alcohol bottles like no other place. Yalumba also degenerates into a dancing-on-the-tables affair after the people have drunk their hearts out.

Tip: as Friday is the holiest day of the week for the locals of Dubai, not all places serve alcohol openly.

Shopping in Dubai

Location: Downtown, UAE

Timings: Monday to Thursday- 10 AM to 11 PM; Friday to Sunday- 10 AM to midnight.

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-6 The Dubai Mall has approximately 1200 stores and calling it the largest mall of this world would be an understatement. This mall is like a small city where one can easily get lost. For all the shopaholics, it a wonderland. It has an ice rink, aquarium, department stores, toy stores, underwater zoo etc. Once you enter this mall, it will be very tough to step out. And your luggage by the end of the trip will definitely be overweight! This mall also has a cinema hall which accommodates 3000 people, has recliner chairs and a butler at your service.

Do Yoga in the Dark

Location: 3701 Aspect Tower, Executive Towers, Business Bay - Dubai

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 6:30 AM to 1:30 PM, 5 PM to 9:30 PM; Friday: 8 AM to 1 PM; Saturday: 8:30 AM to 8 PM.

Cost: Single class- 90 dhs

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I'm sure that you must have done yoga at least once in your life. But I'm also sure about the fact that you wouldn't have EVER done yoga in the dark. Dubai offers this fantastic service where you can don neon clothes and learn yoga in the dark. These guys make yoga fun and energetic by playing a crazy addictive playlist. An enigmatic energy will enter your body and you'll go back with a fun experience.

Skydiving Experience

Location: Al Ain Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

**Timings: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost: vary from 200 dhs to 2000 dhs

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As soon as you'll jump from the plane, you'll feel as free and lightless as a bird. You will be floating on the top of Palm Jumeirah and the experience will be surreal. Witness Dubai from thousand feets above and cross this activity off your bucket list. For the first timers, it is super safe and is of top quality. You can even take a GoPro on rent to make a video or click pictures of your experience. A coach will be with you at all times to ensure that you don't get hurt up there.

Desert Safari

Location: 402, 4th floor, Ashraf building, Near Deira City Center, Deira - Dubai - UAE

Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM

Cost: 99 dhs

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-9 The most popular activity of Dubai, no person leaves from this destination without doing the desert safari. Explore the highest dunes of Dubai, hummer, camping, lunching in the desert, dune bashing, watch belly dancers dance, quad biking, hookah etc. You can also go for a hot air balloon flight when at the safari at sunrise.

Become a Wall Runner

Location: Bounce Middle East, 4B Street, Al Quoz, Dubai,

Timings: Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur 10am to midnight, Fri 9am to midnight, Sat 10am to 8pm

Cost: 80 dhs

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-10 Have you envied those superheroes who could walk on the walls? If yes, then you're going to go nuts because we have news for you. In Dubai, you can become a wall runner. Yes, you read it right. Bounce offers that service where for some time, you too are invincible. You'll first have to take a class to learn the procedure and safety measures. As there are only 2 students in one class, you'll get the coach's full attention.

Visit the Dubai Museum

Location: Al-Fahidi Street, Al-Fahidi

Timings: 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Cost: 3 dhs (adults) 1 dhs (children)

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Built in 1987, the Dubai Museum in the history has served as a residence for the ruling family, a seat of government, garrison, and prison. The entrance of this museum has exhibits of ancient maps of the Emirates and Dubai. The courtyard of this museum consists of several traditional boats and a palm-leaf house with an Emirati wind-tower. The ground floor has artifacts from the 3,000- to 4,000-year-old graves at Al Qusais archaeological site. A must visit location, this is the go-to place to know about Dubai's history.

Visit Old Dubai

Location: Al-Fahidi, Bur Dubai

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-12 Built in the late 19th century, The Bastakia Quarter is home to many Persian merchants, coral and limestone buildings and wind towers. When you'll visit this place, you'll get the old-school charm. This is the perfect location to get pictures clicked. By visiting the Old Dubai, you will get an insight to the history of Dubai.

The Dubai Aquarium

Location: The Dubai Aquarium

Timings: 10 AM to 12 AM

Cost: 55 dhs

12 Reasons Why Dubai Is An Ultimate Travel Destination-13 The Dubai Aquarium and Zoo have about 140 different species of animals in a huge suspended tank. The aquarium is all around you. Even the ceilings have tanks with various fishes. It is fascinating and pretty. You can take glass bottom tours, do cage snorkeling and shark diving activities here. The best part is that you can play and interact with otters here. They are super adorable and you'll be completely awestruck because of them.

Experience Dubai like never before by trying on these fun activities which can be found at no other place in the whole world!

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