There are so many things to see and do in Dubai but it’s hard to know which are the best things you need to do when you are there. When I am in Dubai, there are certainly a few things that I make sure I do and I am going to share those with you.
A desert safari is a must-do activity in Dubai and there are different desert safari companies you can choose from. I would recommend you go for those companies that do their desert safaris in beautiful vintage land rovers and in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve instead of dune bashing which is environmentally damaging. You can also do wildlife drives on set tracks where you can spot Arabian oryx gazelles and other animals in their natural habitat. You can also attend a falcon show which is truly amazing and then after that, you can go to an authentic Bedouin camp where the entertainment is Emirati and the food is exquisite.
Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. You can go up there to the viewing platform right near the top and get a really great view of Dubai. My tip for this one is to book in advance because it is sometimes almost a quarter of the price than if you just turn up there to go up.
My favorite way to see the desert is floating 1,000 feet above it in a hot-air balloon. Not only do balloon adventures do hot-air balloons over the Dubai desert, but you also get to do the world first phenomenon of flying with falcons. These magnificent creatures are the fastest animals in the world and you get to do this as well as enjoying a delicious breakfast afterward.
One of my favorite free things to do in Dubai is the Dubai fountains. It can get a little crowded in the evenings but during the day at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m you can get some screenings or you can catch them every 30 minutes from 6 o’clock onwards. When you are at the Dubai Mall, it is definitely worth checking out the Dubai aquarium.
One of the most fun things to do is get out on the water on the HERO OdySEA boats. You can look at the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis and they go up to 50 kilometers an hour.