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BURJ KHALIFA

ENTRY FEE:- Starting at AED 125

OPENING HOURS:- 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

One of the main attractions in the city, is Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, which spruces up the Dubai skyline with its towering presence. Reaching right up to the sky, this awe-inspiring monument will have you craning your neck to see the top. At a staggering height of 829.8 metres, this mega skyscraper can be seen from remote corners of the city, and is an iconic structure on the Dubai skyline. Take a ride in one of the fastest elevators in the world, to reach At the Top Burj Khalifa, the highest observation deck in the world, from where you can look down to get a bird’s eye view of the Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai and Dubai Musical Fountain.  You can also see the glamorous skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road, Burj al Arab in a distance and the expanse of Dubai’s rapidly growing skyline. Once done with the observation deck, dine at the highest restaurant in the world, At.mosphere.
For anyone visiting Dubai, the Burj Khalifa just cannot be missed – whether or not you choose to go inside, you are sure to catch at least a glimpse of this majestic building from somewhere!

Burj Khalifa

DUBAI MALL

ENTRY FEE:- Free Entry

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

LOCATION:- Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world and boasts of 1200 retail outlets, along with 2 departmental stores and over 150 eateries. Clothes, accessories, books, toys, electronics and more - you will find everything under the sun here! The Dubai Mall is, by far, the best place to shop at in Dubai. The mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, the Sega Republic Indoor Amusement Park and the Dubai Ice Rink.

 

Dubai Mall

MIRACLE GARDEN

ENTRY FEE:- AED 20

OPENING HOURS:- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11 on Friday, Saturday

LOCATION:- Al Barsha South 3, Barsha, Dubailand Area - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

As the name suggests, Miracle Garden boasts of miraculous beauty. There are multi-hued flowers landscaped in a way that will sure make you feel as if you are in paradise. A wide variety of colourful floral species combined with brilliant gardening skills creates a setting which is extremely pleasing to the eyes. You have to see the place to believe how beautiful it is! The garden authorities are now coming up with a round shaped 3D Butterfly Garden where nine beautifully designed domes will be filled with countless species of flamboyant butterflies.

 

Miracle Garden

FERRARI WORLD

ENTRY FEE:- E-ticket price- Adult: AED: 240, Child: AED: 195 (Valid for six months)

OPENING HOURS:- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LOCATION:- Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

The world’s biggest theme park, Ferrari World, is a Ferrari themed amusement park. Located in Abu Dhabi, it is a popular getaway option from Dubai and is one of the most preferred destinations for adventure lovers. Speed of Magic, Made in Maranello, Racing Legends, Paddock, Fast Lane and Tyre Twist are some attractions which take the concept of gaming to the next level. The more adventurous can head for some thrilling experiences including Formula Rossa, Scuderia Challenge and Fiorano GT Challenge. Let your kids take their first driving lesson at Junior GT before they get set for unlimited fun at the Junior Grand Prix.
How to Reach: You can easily reach Ferrari World from Dubai by road. Take the E11 Highway (Sheikh Zayed Road) to the south towards Abu Dhabi. Once you take the Yas Island East Exit, follow the signs on the tourist boards that read ‘Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.’

Ferrari World

DUBAI FOUNTAINS

ENTRY FEE:- Free of Charge

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday – Wednesday: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., every 30 minutes from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Thursday – Saturday: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., every 30 minutes from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Burj Khalifa Lake, Outside Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

With the capacity to spray 22,000 gallons (83,000 litres) of water in air at any point of time, the Dubai Fountain is the largest dancing fountain in the world. 902 feet in length, it shoots water up to the height of 500 feet and is illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 coloured projectors. The enchanting Dubai Fountain performances accompanied by light and music are a must-not-miss while you are in Dubai. In the past, the fountain has performed to the tunes of Dhoom Thana, a Hindi song by Abhijeet; Bassbor Al Fourgakom, by Emirati artist Hussain Al Jasmi; The Prayer, by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli; and Ishy Bilady, The UAE National Anthem; to name a few.

 

Dubai Fountains

DUBAI MARINA WALK

LOCATION:- Dubai Marina, Dubai

Dubai Marina Walk is a 7-kilometre long walkway that runs from the start to the end of Dubai Marina. Dotted with a number of nice restaurants, cafes and shopping outlets, it is a great place to spend an evening with your loved ones. Many fancy yachts and speedboats are parked near the waterfront, making it a beautiful sight. Some outlets that you can find at the Dubai Marina Walk are Angsana Spa & Health Club, Baskin Robbins, Lighthouse Restaurant, Round Table Pizza and Starbucks.

 

Dubai Marina Walk

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

ENTRY FEE:- Free Entry

LOCATION:- Downtown, Dubai, Near Sheikh Zayed Road

Downtown Dubai, previously known as Downtown Burj Dubai, is a large-scale, mixed-use complex in Dubai. It is the home of some of the city's largest landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Dubai Fountain. With world-class hotels including The Address Dubai and Armani Hotel, among others, this is the place to stay if you’re planning a trip to Dubai. Dine at the Souk-al-Bahar, an outdoor complex with high-end restaurants and cafes that enjoy up-close views of the Dubai Fountain.

Downtown Dubai

THE ATLANTIS

ENTRY FEE:- Free Entry,

LOCATION:- Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah is more than just a hotel. Offering the ultimate in luxury and extravagance, it has loads of attractions to fascinate you. Have up close encounters with dolphins at the Dolphin Bay as water slides, river rides and more await you at Aquaventure. Don’t miss the Shark Safari and Cownose Ray feeding at Aquaventure. Explore the exquisite marine life, feed the fish and watch an entertaining show in the Aquatheatre at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Besides these, Atlantis also offers opportunities for snorkelling and diving. Don’t forget to take home souvenirs from the Aquaventure and Dolphin Bay gift shops. Those staying at the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah have free access to all these attractions.

The Atlantis

PALM JUMEIRAH

ENTRY FEE:- Free Entry

OPENING HOURS:- 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jumeirah coastal area of the Emirate of Dubai - one of the three Palm Islands, which extend to Dubai’s shoreline

A man-made archipelago, Palm Jumeirah is one of the most visited places in Dubai, and the island offers tourists a host of activities to indulge in. From up-market shopping malls to hotels to luxury beach resorts, Palm Jumeirah Islands have it all. It is, indeed, just another example of Dubai’s uninhibited fantasies put perfectly in perspective.
A 6-lane highway bridge leads to the man-made island which clearly stands out among all other Dubai attractions. The marvel is also home to the popular Atlantis - The Palm and a number of exciting theme parks. With a range of villages and apartments, the Palm Jumeirah is home for some of the most affluent celebrities and locals. One of the most posh locations for residence, at the Palm Jumeirah, you might be neighbours with Shah Rukh Khan or David Beckam, and more known celebs.

Palm Jumeirah

BURJ AL ARAB

ENTRY FEE:- Paid

LOCATION:- Jumeirah Road, Dubai

The iconic Burj Al Arab is one of the world’s tallest hotels. Offering the ultimate in luxury, this 7-star hotel is an architectural and engineering marvel and is unmatched by any other building in the world. In addition to all other state-of-the-art amenities and facilities, the hotel is also home to one of the best spas in Dubai, Assawan Spa. While the two restaurants Al Muntaha and Al Mahara deserve special mention, the Skyview Bar is a must-not-miss as well. The stylish bar not just offers tempting snacks and a wide selection of cocktails and mocktails, but also phenomenal panoramic views of Dubai. 

The Burj al Arab is a private resort, and it’s closed to non-guests. However, you can visit if you have a dining reservation at one of the restaurants. Afternoon tea is the most economical option. There are several kinds of afternoon tea at the hotel: Sky Tea 450 AED ($123) per person, High Tea (285 AED), Ultimate Afternoon Tea (410 AED with unlimited champagne, 360 AED without), and Asian Afternoon Tea (285 AED).

 

Burj al Arab

DUBAI MUSEUM

ENTRY FEE:- Adult: AED 3; Child (under the age of 6): AED 1

OPENING HOURS:- Saturday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday – 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street, Opposite Grand Mosque

Al Fahidi Fort, a stunning desert fort and architectural marvel, houses the Dubai Museum. A look inside the museum will take you back in time to a more traditional Dubai with artefacts on display. The underground section makes use of the latest technology to showcase this Emirate’s history. Be prepared to be charmed as you witness many ancient instruments, handcrafted weapons and the re-made grave from the Al-Qusais tombs.

 

Dubai Museum

JUMEIRAH MOSQUE

ENTRY FEE:- AED 10

LOCATION:- Jumeirah Road

Jumeirah Mosque is not just of religious significance in Dubai but is also an important landmark of the city. Displaying immaculate architecture, this mosque will give you great insights into Islamic culture and religious values. Take a tour through the mosque (conducted on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) for an enchanting experience. Women travellers must wear clothes that cover the knees and have long sleeves along with a head scarf.

 

Jumeirah Mosque

DUBAI AQUARIUM AND UNDERWATER ZOO

ENTRY FEE:- Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo: AED 55 per person, Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Behind the Scenes Tour and Aquarium Gift Shop Voucher: AED 80 per person

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

LOCATION:- The Dubai Mall, Doha Street

Go scuba diving, opt for a glass bottom boat ride, swim with the sharks, meet the dolphins and explore the many species of fish at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Otters, piranha, Humboldt penguins, caiman crocodiles, lionfish, giant spider crabs and more – you will find them all here. Your kids will surely love this place. Don’t forget to shop for exciting souvenirs at the Aquarium store.

 

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

SEGA REPUBLIC

ENTRY FEE:- AED 175

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

LOCATION:- Dubai Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road

Adventure enthusiasts can never fall short of options when in Dubai. SEGA Republic is an indoor theme park and has adrenaline rushing activities for adventure buffs and lots of other entertainment options for the not-so-adventurous. Sonic Hopper, Outrun 2 Special Tours SDX, Whopper Water, SEGA UFO Catcher and Wild Jungle provide moments of fun to everyone in the family. On the other hand, Initial D4 Limited, Storm-G, After Burner Climax, Spin Gear and Halfpipe Canyon are the adrenaline pumping rides which are not meant for the faint hearted!

Sega Republic

DUBAI DESERT CONSERVATION CENTRE

OPENING HOURS:- Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

LOCATION:- E-66, Murqqab, United Arab Emirates

With its aim to protect the biodiversity of the Arabian deserts, the Dubai Desert Conservation Centre is a natural for the flora and fauna of the region. In addition to this, it also has many exotic migratory birds visiting it during different times of the year. Get up close and personal with the falcons and enjoy camel treks, horse riding, archery and sandboarding among many other activities that the Conservation Centre offers. Tour operators like Arabian Adventures, Alpha Tours and others also organize wildlife drives, dune driving tours, camping and BBQ desert dinners for visitors.

 

Dubai Desert Conservation Centre

CREEK SIDE PARK

ENTRY FEE:- Admission AED 5; cable car AED 25, AED 15 children 15 and under

OPENING HOURS:- 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Between Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud Bridge, Bur Dubai

Picnics, jogging, rollerblading and bicycling – these are just some of the things that you can do at the charming Creekside Park. The park boasts of rolling hills, waterfront pathways, fishing piers, beautiful botanical gardens, playgrounds, a dolphin park, BBQ sites, restaurants and to top it all, an amphitheatre. With so much to offer, there couldn’t be a better place for an outing with your family than the Creek Side Park.

 

Creek Side Park

HATTA ROCK POOLS

LOCATION:- Hajar Mountains, Dubai (About 2 hours away from Dubai by road)

Hatta Rock Pools is a great weekend getaway option for both tourists and locals alike. Experience ecstasy as you swim in the rock pools and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery around you. Be prepared to spot beautiful waterfalls and many other hidden pools as you begin your exploration of the rock pools that are nestled in the Hajar Mountain ranges. Whether you are an adventure lover, solace seeker or simply an explorer, Hatta Rock Pools will surely entice you.

 

Hatta Rock Pools

ARABIAN RANCHES GOLF CLUB

LOCATION:- Emirates Road, Between Dubai Autodrome and Global Village

The vast green golf courses at Arabian Ranches Golf Club are sure to delight the golfer in you. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, you will love the golfing experience that Arabian Ranches has to offer. The Club also boasts of a Golf Academy where beginners are taught excellent golfing skills by expert golfers. After a session of golf, you can relax at one of the 11 luxurious Guest Rooms which offer stunning views of the Golf Course.
For Kids: Arabian Ranches Golf Club boasts of there is a special Junior Golf Development Programme designed for the benefit and enjoyment of kids.

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

AL BASTAKIYA

ENTRY FEE:- AED 35 – AED 55 per person

OPENING HOURS:- Tours are held on: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

LOCATION:- Al Shindagha Rd,Al Shindagha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Between Bur Dubai Waterfront and Al Mankhool Road, Al Fahidi St.

Also known as the Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai, Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest and traditional Emirati residential areas in Bur Dubai, a must visit for history lovers. Constructed in the 1690s, Al Bastakiya gives you interesting insights into the rich cultural heritage of Dubai. The historic site offers a good break from the modernism and technological advancement that Dubai stands for. Narrow lanes, fascinating wind towers and the old-style aged buildings will surely amaze you and force you to contemplate about how far Dubai has come in terms of development.
Opting for a heritage tour or walking tour through Al Bastakiya are excellent ways of exploring the neighbourhood. Most tours include authentic Arabic tea, coffee and the much loved dates.

 

Al Bastakiya

EMIRATES TOWERS

LOCATION:- 312th Road - Sheikh Zayed Road

The Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel comprise the Emirates Towers. The Emirate Towers are yet another example of the grand architecture that Dubai boasts of. Offering much more than ultra-luxurious accommodation, Emirates Towers also provides wonderful shopping and sightseeing opportunities. From impressive views of Dubai to countless state-of-the-art facilities – be prepared for an experience that is truly unmatched.

 

 

Emirates Towers

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

LOCATION:- Sheikh Zayed Road

Sheikh Zayed Road is part of the E 11 highway that runs through the United Arab Emirates. When on a sightseeing tour of Dubai, you will realize that Sheikh Zayed Road is home to most landmarks in Dubai, including the Emirates Towers, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, World Trade Centre, among others. With most skyscrapers lined along this road, a drive through the same is sure to be scenic one. Sheikh Zayed Road is, without doubt, one of the most iconic roads of Dubai, and a distant look makes for a fabulous skyline!

 

Sheikh Zayed Road

DUBAI CREEK

LOCATION:- Dubai Creek, Dubai

Also known as Khor Dubai, Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek and separates Bur Dubai and Deira. Dubai Creek cuts through the heart of Dubai and traditional Arab dhows can often be seen criss-crossing the water body. A romantic dhow cruise down the Dubai Creek is a wonderful way to take in magnificent views of the Dubai skyscrapers and the beauty of the creek.

Dubai Creek

JUMEIRAH BEACH

ENTRY FEE:- AED 5 per person

LOCATION:- Jumeirah Beach

A favourite among tourists and locals alike, Jumeirah Beach is the place where you can head to for fun, sand and the sun. Some water sports that you can indulge in here are kayaking, banana boat rides, jet-skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling. For those who are seeking relaxation, Jumeirah Beach is a great place to lounge and enjoy great views of the sea and the Dubai skyline. Salads, ice creams, drinks and more can be enjoyed at the beach side cafes.
The Jumeirah Beach Park is also a popular spot for family outings. The lawns are well-maintained and picnics and BBQs are commonplace here. You can hire sunbeds at the park for AED 15 and umbrellas for AED 5.

 

Jumeirah Beach

SKI DUBAI

ENTRY FEE:- Super Pass: AED 200 (Includes Snow Park Entry, Unlimited Chairlift Rides, Giant Ball, Mountain Thriller, Fleece Gloves Voucher)

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

LOCATION:- Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai boasts of the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, Ski Dubai. A beautiful wintery setting, 60000 tonnes of snow and unlimited fun are some things which will greet you here. Build a snowman, throw snowballs at each other or indulge in activities like skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing while you are here. Don’t miss the newest addition to this ski resort - cuddly Snow Penguins! Other highlights include the themed restaurants St Moritz Café and Avalanche Café and the gift shop Snow Pro. Winter or summer – Ski Dubai has lots of surprises in store for all ages.

 

Ski Dubai

BUR DUBAI ABRA DOCK

ENTRY FEE:- Take a ride across the creek for a mere AED 10

LOCATION:- Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek, Dubai

Be prepared for a joyful experience as you take a ride in a traditional wooden Arab boat or dhow, also known as Abra. Bur Dubai Abra Dock is a historic district that is lined with many such boats, making it one of the most picturesque spots in Dubai. Take a 10-minute affordable boat ride from the Bastakiya end of the dock to Gold Souk. The cruise takes you around many interesting sights, Textile Souk and some art galleries.

 

Bur Dubai Abra Dock

DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY

ENTRY FEE:- Free of Charge

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION:- Dubai Creek, Dubai

Dubai Festival City is an important residential, business and entertainment area in Dubai Creek. A number of leisure activities await you here. Enjoy a session of golf at the Al Badia Golf Club. The Canal Walk has many popular alfresco restaurants and cafes. Last but not the least, there are ample shopping opportunities at the Dubai Festival City Mall, which has over 400 retail stores for you to explore.

 

Dubai Festival City

DUBAI ICE RINK

ENTRY FEE:- Public sessions: AED 55;Skating lessons: AED 40 – AED550;Disco session: AED 80

OPENING HOURS:- Public sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Skating lessons: 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Disco session: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Ground Floor, Dubai Mall, Doha Street, Off 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Road

Endless fun, great photo opportunities and lots of adventure – this is what Dubai Ice Rink is all about. Learn how to skate in this Olympic-sized ice rink, play ice hockey and take home joyful memories of your adventure. What’s more, high standards of safety have been met to ensure a worry-free ice skating experience for you. Whether you are with friends or family, get set for a ‘cool’ outing at Dubai Ice Rink!

 

Dubai Ice Rink

THE LOST CHAMBERS AQUARIUM IN ATLANTIS, THE PALM

ENTRY FEE:- AED 100

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday – Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (hourly) Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (hourly)

LOCATION:- Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Of exquisite marine life and thousands of sea animals, of underwater mazes and exciting tunnels – explore all this and much more only at The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis Palm Jumeirah. Guided tours take place every hour throughout the week. These tours acquaint you with fascinating facts about the undersea creatures, take you for up close encounters with them and provide many brilliant photo opportunities. You can also enjoy an interactive session at the Aquatheatre or indulge in fish feeding at one of the beautiful lagoons.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium in Atlantis, The Palm

DOLPHIN BAY

ENTRY FEE:- AED 395

LOCATION:- Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have a natural home in the Dolphin Bay at Atlantic Palm Jumeirah. Incredible fun awaits you here as you meet the playful dolphins, swim with them, pet them and get a chance to kiss them on their noses. While the Dolphin Encounter Shallow Water Interaction allows you all these fun-filled moments, the more adventurous (and experienced swimmers) can also opt for the Dolphin Adventure Deep Water Interaction. You would agree that there couldn’t be a better day out for your kids than one at the enthralling Dolphin Bay!

Dolphin Bay

AQUAVENTURE WATERPARK

ENTRY FEE:- Free for in-house guests

OPENING HOURS:- 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Aquaventure is all about adventure in the water for all ages. Slides, lagoons, roller coasters, pools – the fun seems to never end at this exciting water park in the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah Hotel. Just pick up a swim ring and simply flow with the waves as they take different directions. While the Tower of Neptune, The Tower of Poseidon and the river rides are excellent for older kids, Splasher’s Children’s Play Area has many surprises for the little ones. Aquaventure also has a private beach when you can lounge by and take in the sunshine, make sand castles and play in the waters.

 

Aquaventure Waterpark

DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL

LOCATION:- All over Dubai

Dubai is truly a paradise for shoppers and it reflects in the fact that the country has an entire festival dedicated to shopping. The Dubai Shopping Festival attracts millions of tourists and locals and is world renowned for the endless shopping opportunities it offers. The unique festival promises great entertainment options along with ample shopping to all its visitors. Thinking of what all you can buy here? Well the answer is - everything under the sun!

 

Dubai Shopping Festival

DUBAI DOLPHINARIUM

ENTRY FEE:- Adult: AED 120; Child: AED 70

OPENING HOURS:- Dolphin Show Timings: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Inside the Creek Park Gate 1, Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dubai Dolphinarium promises an enjoyable time for everyone. The 45-minute live Dolphin and Seal Show is the highlight of any visit to the Dolphinarium. Watch the adorable bottlenose dolphins and fur seals jump, juggle, dance and even play basketball. Get a chance to interact with them and get fun pictures clicked. The Lights and Laser Show presents a spectacular play of lights and great music to entertain you. If this isn’t enough, the Dubai Dolphinarium also has a 5D theatre where your movie watching experience will be enhanced by special effects like seat vibration, leg tickling, flashing of light, gusts of wind and more.

Dubai Dolphinarium

AL MAMZAR CORNICHE

LOCATION:- 130 Al Khaleej Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

A beautiful public walk-way, the Mamzar Corniche overlooks the creek between Dubai and Sharjah, and enjoys a great view of the majestic Sharjah skyline. A well-equipped walk-way, with a designated cycle track, encourages outdoor activity, and you will often see runners and cyclers making the best of it. Connected to a beach, with ready-to-use barbeque pits, and plenty of seating, showers at regular intervals, restrooms and more facilities, this is also a great place to picnic with family and friends. Al Mamzar has developed into a beautiful hangout for an after-dinner walk, or a fun evening.

 

Al Mamzar Corniche

WILD WADI WATER PARK

ENTRY FEE:- Adult: AED 195; Child: AED 165

OPENING HOURS:- November – February: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; March – May, September – October: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; June – August: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jumeirah Rd, Dubai

Boasting of 30 rides and attractions, Wild Wadi Water Park has something for everyone. The water park is themed around the story of Juha, a character from Arabian folklore. From fun-filled joyrides to adrenaline pumping rollercoasters, find them all here. Some rides which you must try out are Flying Falls, Falaj Fury, Jebel Lookout, Wadi Leap and Falcon Fury. If you love surfing, go for Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders. There are special activities for kids including fun games, racing slides, water guns and a big-wave pool, to name a few.

Wild Wadi Water Park

DUBAI WORLD CUP

OPENING HOURS:- Occurs in March

LOCATION:- Maydan, Dubai Racing Club

This prestigious annual Thoroughbred Horse Race event attracts many tourists, trainers, fans and enthusiasts to Dubai. During the Dubai World Cup, electrifying racing action takes place at Meydan Grandstand and a number of other exciting activities are also there for everyone’s entertainment. This event brings a closure to the Dubai Racing Season for the year.

Dubai World Cup

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OPENING HOURS:- December

The week-long film festival is held at the Mall of the Emirates. Dubai International Film Festival is one of the best places to showcase and view movies from the Middle East, and gives a great platform for film-makers from this region. Bollywood and many international independent films are also showcased here. Many local and international film-makers, actors and writers gather during this festival. Year on year, the Dubai International Film Festival has been growing in popularity and has now become a prestigious place for movie premieres.

Dubai International Film Festival

IFLY DUBAI

ENTRY FEE:- Cost of a General Flight: AED 215

OPENING HOURS:- Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

LOCATION:- 1st Floor, South Entrance, Playnation, Mirdif City Centre, Emirates Road

Ever dreamt of flying? This is your chance to make that dream come true! iFLY Dubai boasts of the most advanced technology and well-experienced staff to help you ‘fly’. Safe for people of all ages, this exciting flight takes you through a state-of-the-art wind tunnel, which is the first double vertical wind tunnel in the world. The flight takes place in a controlled environment, with just the right amount of air flow, and under the supervision of highly qualified instructors. Don’t forget to collect your photo souvenir before leaving.

iFly Dubai

DESERT SAFARI

Dubai is a huge playground for adventure enthusiasts. Hitting the desert sands in a monstrous 4x4 SUV is where the fun begins. While you’re here, indulge in some dune bashing, sandboarding, quad biking and camel desert safaris. If you wish to opt for a safari in Dubai, you can pick one of the tours organized by the tour operators mentioned below. Transfers are included in all of these tours.
You can book from the hotel in advance or book directly with tour operators. Around 2-3 in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your location by an SUV. You’ll be taken to a base camp, from where the cavalcade of SUVs begin the Desert Safari. The tour starts with an adventurous dune bashing ride in the SUV, where you will go up and down steep sand dunes which rise as high as 7 storey buildings. It’s really exciting and will have you hold on to your seats for dear life! Mid-way to the desert camp, the SUV will stop for pictures. Do capture the sand dunes against the setting sun – it’s a visual delight! The SUV cavalcade will then take you to the desert camp for the remainder of the evening.
 

Evening: Arrive at the desert camp, to be welcomed by traditional Arabic tea, infused with cinnamon and mint. Take a short camel ride around the camp, go ATV riding (at an extra cost) or simply explore the camp. Most camps have a henna artist, a shisha corner, food and drinks which are included in the package, an Arab dress area where you can get clicked in the ethnic wear, a bar (not there during Ramadan) and more. As the sun sets, and the desert cools down, the evening entertainment begins. Watch the riveting Turkish dance performances, followed by the traditional Arabic Belly dancing. The performers make sure the acts are engaging and interactive, which make them really enjoyable. After the performances, go for a lavish dinner buffet, and try the local grilled delicacies. Many camps also have an assortment of Indian and vegetarian options.
 

Night: By around 9:00 – 10:00 in the evening, the SUV will take you back to your hotel or any accommodation.

 

  • 4 x 4 Dubai Desert Safari Private Tours 

Tour Covers: Sandboarding, Camel Ride, Belly Dance Show
Pricing/Fee: AED 312
Route: Dubai – Dubai
Duration: 5 hours, with BBQ dinner

 

  • Knight Tours

Tour Covers: Dune Bashing with the Hummer, Belly Dance Show, Camping, Appetizers and BBQ dinner
Duration: 5 hours

 

  • Yahoo Day Tours LLC - Desert Safari Dubai

Tour Covers: Dune Bashing, Camel Riding, Henna Painting, BBQ Dinner and Beverages
Pricing/Fee: Adult: AED 41; Child: AED 32
Duration: 6 hours

 

 

  • Desert Safari Dubai

Tour Covers: Dune Bashing, Camel Safari, Henna Painting, Belly Dance Show, BBQ Dinner and Beverages
Duration: 6 hours

 

 

  • Funtours Desert Safari Dubai

Tour Covers: Dune Bashing, Camel Rides, Henna Painting, Belly Dance Show, BBQ Dinner and Beverages
Route: Dubai – Dubai
Duration: 6 hours, with BBQ dinner

 

 

  • Buggy Adventures

Buggy Desert Safari – Short Trip
Tour Covers: Dune Buggy Ride, Sandboarding, Beverages
Pricing/Fee: AED 550
Duration: 2 hours


Buggy Desert Safari – Long Trip
Tour Covers: Dune Buggy Ride, Camel Rides, Belly Dance Show, Dinner and Beverages
Pricing/Fee: AED 650
Duration: 6 hours

 

 

  • Desert Rangers

Dune Buggy Safari with BBQ Dinner

Tour Covers: Dune Bashing, Camel Riding, Belly Dance Show, BBQ Dinner and Beverages, Sheesha

Duration: 6 hours

 

 

  • Arabian Adventures

Morning Dune Drive
Tour Covers: Desert Dune Drive, Visit to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Camel Farm
Pricing/Fee: AED 220
Duration: Half-day

 

 

  • Sundowner

Tour Covers: Desert Dune Drive, Camel Rides, Henna Painting, Belly Dance Show, Arabic Buffet Dinner and Beverages, Sheesha
Pricing/Fee: Adult: AED 360; Child: AED 300
Duration: Late afternoon until evening

 

Desert Safari

DREAM EXPLORER DUNE BUGGY DRIVING

Are you ready for a desert safari not in a 4x4 SUV or a quad bike but a unique dune buggy? You must be over 18 years of age and must possess a valid international driving license to enjoy this out-of-the-box adventure.

Dream Explorer Dune Buggy Driving

AT THE TOP BURJ KHALIFA EXPERIENCE

ENTRY FEE:- Adult: AED 125; Child: AED 95

LOCATION:- Burj Khalifa, 1 Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

Climb up to the 124th  floor of the world’s tallest man-made tower and take in uninterrupted views of the stunning Dubai skyline. At The Top is the outdoor observation deck at Burj Khalifa and the views that you can enjoy from here are the obvious highlight of any visit to Dubai. Don’t forget to take home souvenirs of your At The Top experience from the gift shop at the 124th  floor.

At the Top Burj Khalifa Experience

PLATINUM HERITAGE LUXURY TOURS AND SAFARIS - PRIVATE TOURS

ENTRY FEE:- Varies for different activities

OPENING HOURS:- Timings and duration depends on the chosen ride or safari

LOCATION:- Dubai or Sharjah

A number of luxury desert safaris are organized by Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris. They are Platinum Dinner Safari, Private Falcon Experience, Platinum Falconry and Wildlife Safari, Heritage Dinner Safari and Heritage Night Safari and Stargazing, to name a few. The inclusions, pricing and duration of these tours depends on the one you pick.

Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris - Private Tours

SKIING

ENTRY FEE:- For 2 hours (Adult: AED 180; Child: AED 150), Full Day (Adult: AED 300; Child: AED 240)

OPENING HOURS:- Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m, Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Snow Park, Mall of the Emirates

Skiing can be enjoyed at Ski Dubai, a one-of-its-kind skiing attraction in Dubai located within Mall of the Emirates, which uses approximately 60000 tonnes of snow to recreate a real-life skiing experience that is too good to be missed. You can also enjoy a session of zorbing here. Providing entertainment for the entire family, skiing is sure to give you lots of photo opportunities too.

 

Skiing

SEAPLANE TOUR BY SEAWINGS DUBAI

ENTRY FEE:- AED 1,695 per person

OPENING HOURS:- 40 minute scenic tour

LOCATION:- Opposite Deira City Centre, Near Park Hyatt Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Take the Seaplane Tour over Dubai for an aerial view of the beautiful coastline. What can be more exciting than flying over some of the most spectacular structures of the world and experiencing a water landing? Catch glimpses of the remarkable Palm Jumeirah Island, Burj Khalifa and the rest of the Dubai skyline as you take the Seawings seaplane tour. This 40-minute ride will surely create memories of a lifetime for you.

 

Seaplane Tour by Seawings Dubai

BEACH FUN

Turquoise waters, beautiful sandy beaches and water that is surprisingly warmer than what you might have expected, the Dubai beaches are a great place to lounge in the sun and enjoy the surf. You can simply lounge in your beach facing villa or on the hammocks, gazing at the blue waters and exploring the aquatic life therein. A bikini/swimming suit must be worn while you are on a beach in Dubai. Wearing thongs is not permitted. Public display of affection is strictly not allowed. You are not allowed to carry alcohol to the beaches unless the beach is a private one and owned by a hotel which has a proper liquor license.

 

Beach Fun

DHOW CRUISE DINNER

ENTRY FEE:- Adult: AED 150; Child: AED 120

OPENING HOURS:- 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A dinner Dhow Cruise takes you through the magical Dubai Creek and gives you the opportunity to create some wonderful memories with the love of your life. You will be welcomed with an exotic Arabic tea as you board one of the many beautiful ships, decked with lights. Take in breathtaking views, indulge in a scrumptious buffet dinner and some drinks, take pictures against the stunning backdrop of Dubai’s city lights and enjoy the live music or magic show on the cruise.
Popular tour operators are Rikks Cruises - Dhow Cruise Dubai, Dhow-cruise-Dubai, Tour Dubai, Alexandra Dhow Cruise, Ramee Dhow Cruise, and many more.

 

Dhow Cruise Dinner

SPAS

There are a number of spa resorts in Dubai to pamper you. Indulge in the various therapies and treatments that they offer to refresh your mood and levitate your senses.

Recommended spas in Dubai:

  • Amara Spa

Location: Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek, Deira
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: +971 4 602 1661

  • Spa Cordon

Location: Sky Gardens, Concourse Level, Park Avenue, DIFC
Opening Hours: Saturday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: +971 4 421 3424

  • Talise Ottoman Spa

Location: The Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road West, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Phone: +971 4 453 0456

  • Talise Spa

Location: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: +971 4 366 6818

  • SensAsia Urban Spa

Location: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: +971 4 422 7115

  • Assawan Spa

Location: 18th Floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah
Opening Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Dubai
Phone: +971 4 301 7338

 

Spas

YACHTING

Go private yachting with your loved one along the Dubai coastline. Enjoy the most spectacular scenery as you view the stunning and lofty structures this emirate has to offer, while on cruise. You can charter a yacht with many rental companies for any time of the day and for as long as you want.

Book From:

  • Xclusive Yachts – Yacht Rental Dubai

Location: Unit 9, Lower Ground Retail, Marina Level, Dubai
Opening Closing Time: Open till 9:00 p.m.
Website: http://xclusiveyachts.com/

  • Marine Concept Sea School and Yacht Charter

Location: Al Barsha Business Centre | Office 611
Phone: Tel:  +971 4 395 8022
Website: http://www.marine-charter-concept.com/en/

  • Yacht Cruises & Boat Rental

Location: The Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Opening Closing Time: 24 hours open
Phone: +971 55 418 5588
Website: http://easyyacht.ae/

 

Yachting

FRYING PAN FOOD ADVENTURES

ENTRY FEE:- Varies for different tours

OPENING HOURS:- Depends on the tour

A Frying Pan Food Adventure is the ultimate adventure for foodies. Get a chance to explore the hidden food gems of Dubai as you wind through the many historic streets and savour the specialties that each of them has to offer. This food walk through the city is sure to be a delight for everyone. While the weather from October to May is ideal for a Food-Walk, you can also take a Frying Pan Tour aboard an air-conditioned vehicle during summers. You can opt for one of the set guided tours or go for a personalized one. Log on to http://www.fryingpanadventures.com for further details and booking.

 

  • October – May (Arabian Foodie Pilgrimage): Pricing/Fee: AED 350 Duration: 5 hours (6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) Highlights: Est. walking time is 60 minutes; Visits to various restaurants; Recommended for meat lovers as 90% dishes are non-vegetarian
  • June – July and September (Arabian Summer Saga): Pricing/Fee: AED 415 Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours Inclusions: Pick-up, drop and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles; 4-course Arabian menu; Select beverages
  • Ramadan Tours: July – August (Sacred Sunset Voyage): Pricing/Fee: AED 415 Duration: 3 - 4 hours (Evening Iftar Tours) Highlights: Pick-up, drop and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles; Iftar menu with traditional Ramadan specialties; Select beverages

 

Frying Pan Food Adventures

GO FISHING TOURS

ENTRY FEE:- Single Jump AED 290, Tandem Jump AED 490, Fab Bungee Jump AED 490

OPENING HOURS:- Friday, Saturday, Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., closed other days

LOCATION:- Power Play Football Center, Meydan Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

There is more than just indulging in water sports and sun bathing at the Dubai coastline. Fishing is an activity that has become extremely popular in the recent times. Go Fishing Tours has boats especially designed to provide unlimited moments of fun along with a choice of beverages, food, fishing gear and bait. In addition to offering opportunities for deep sea fishing, Go Fishing Dubai also offers activities like snorkelling, deep sea cruising and barbeques on islands. Get a chance to ‘Cook Your Catch’ as you enjoy a barbeque dinner on one of the beautiful islands.

Go Fishing Tours

GOLFING

The metropolis of Dubai is developed around the tastes and likes of tourists. Boasting of one of the finest golf courses in the Middle East, Dubai is a great place for experienced golfers as well as for first timers. Golf can be enjoyed at:

 

  • The Emirates Golf Club:

Also also known as the Desert Miracle, Emirates Golf Club is not only one of the oldest golf clubs of the Emirates, but also offers picturesque views and amazing landscaping. The annual Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament is played here.

Phone: +971 4 417 9999
Location: Emirates Hills 3, Dubai
Website: http://www.dubaigolf.com/

 

  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club:

Arabian Ranches Golf Club is yet another popular spot for golfing. You can take learning sessions in golfing at the in-house academy and then practice on your own in the huge and beautiful courses.
Location: Emirates Road, Between Dubai Autodrome and Global Village, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 366 3000
Website: http://www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com/

 

  • Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City:

This 18-hole golf course has lots to keep you hooked. It features four upscale restaurants, a spa, huge event spaces and an award-winning clubhouse.
Location: Al Badia Hill Side Village, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 601 0101
Website: http://www.albadiagolfclub.ae/

 

  • The Address Montgomerie Dubai Golf Course:

Golf and luxury combine to give you an experience of a lifetime at The Address Montgomerie Dubai, designed by Colin Montgomerie. The excellent quality golf course makes it a favourite among many champions.

Location: P.O. Box 36700, Dubai

Phone: +971 4 390 5600

Golfing

CITY SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Dubai has innumerable sights and experiences to offer to its visitors and these are best explored on a guided sightseeing tour. A number of tour operators organize tours through Dubai, each covering different sections of the city and striving to make your experience of the city an unforgettable one. Explore Dubai with one of the below tours and get set for an adventurous and fun-filled experience.

  • Wonder Bus Tours Day Tour

Location: Old Burjuman Centre, Dubai
Phone: 00971 4 3595656

 

  • Big Bus Tours

Location: Dubai, UAE
Phone: 971 (0) 4 340 7709

 

  • The Yellow Boats

Location: Dubai Marina Walk | Opposite Spinneys Supermarket, Dubai

 

  • North Tours

Location: Salah Bin Lahej - Blgd 363, Office No. 2, Ground Floor, Street 18, Oud Metha, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 3572200

 

  • Arabian Team Adventures

Location: Dubai, UAE
Phone: 43364646

 

  • Alpha Tours Dubai

Location: The Palm Jumeira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 294 9888

 

  • Dubai Private Tour

Location: Dubai 120730, UAE
Phone: +971502599049

 

  • Arabian Nights Tours LLC

Location: 206 Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 321 6565

 

  • Ciao Dubai

Location: Dubai, UAE

 

  • Golden Dubai Tours Day Tours

Location: B11 - 2448 Umm Ramool, Rashidiya, Dubai 7664

  • See Dubai Tours - Private Day Tours

Location: Dubai, UAE
Phone: +34 91 837 16 50

 

  • Forever Tourism Day Tours

Location: Shop No. 7, Rado Building, Mina Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai 125287
Phone: +97143889941

 

  • Tour Val - Private Day Tours

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai 508
Phone: +971502549250

  • Lama Desert Tours & Cruises LLC

Location: Al Sayegh Building, Oud Mehta Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai 20808
Phone: +971502549250

 

  • Visiter Dubai Private Day Tours

Location: Street 31, No. 3, Dubai 115183
Phone: 00971509194836

 

  • My Tours UAE Day Tours

Location: P12, Rimal 2, The Walk | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai 232785
Phone: +971528449100

 

 

City Sightseeing Tours