TRAVEL TO DUBAI: THE TOP 10 UNUSUAL AND ADVENTUROUS THINGS TO DO
We recently talked about the best destinations for your post-covid travels. Today we want to tell you about the best things to do when you travel to Dubai, discover them!
Dubai is a wonderful destination to get to know a bit about the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It’s the most populated city of the seven monarchies of the UAE.
Discover everything you can enjoy in this paradise of the Middle East!
The TOP 10 things to do in Dubai
Flyboarding in Dubai
Try one of the most popular water sports and feel the immersive power beneath your feet with flyboarding. Professional instructors will help you take your first steps, and before you know it, you’ll be diving and jumping like a dolphin, with the beautiful city skyline as your backdrop!
Parachute Jumping Over Palm Jumeirah
The ultimate activity for adrenaline junkies is jumping from a plane 4,000 meters above the sea and the ultimate place to go skydiving is undoubtedly over the breathtaking Palm Jumeirah.
It’s one of the most expensive adventure activities in Dubai, but falling to earth at high speed is worth every penny.
Stargazing at Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre
Far from your typical astronomy center, Al Thuraya has a variety of interactive experiences about space and space travel. Check out the planetarium show and Astro Cinema for seated entertainment, or try the immersive Mars Landing Game and shuttle simulator.
Thanks to its location on the outskirts of Dubai, in the middle of Mushrif Park, it’s the perfect place to gaze up at the night sky.
Take a dune buggy tour in the dunes
No visit to Dubai is complete without at least one desert activity on the outskirts of the city – perhaps none is more enjoyable than exploring the rugged dunes in the back of a roaring 800cc buggy! These excursions will take adventurers through the area’s most famous dunes, such as Big Red, Pink Rock, and Fossil Rock.
Dinner in the sky at the Flying Cup
From afar, the Flying Cup might look like a strange fairground attraction, but, in reality, the Flying Cup is an innovative concept in food and entertainment: imagine you’re sipping coffee and eating popcorn at the table, except the dinner table is 131.234 foot -40 meters- above the ground and has 360-degree views of the Persian Gulf below. That, my friends, is the Flying Cup!
Fly over the desert in a hot air balloon
An activity that manages to be both relaxing and exhilarating! You’ll see camels and gazelles on the sand. However, at 4,000 feet (over 1,200 meters), you may have to squint a little!
See 140 different species at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Located on the main floor of the sprawling Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium is home to 33,000 different marine animals, ranging from crocodiles to tropical fish. The ‘Researcher Experience’ takes visitors behind the scenes of the Underwater Observatory, while the ‘Explorer Experience’ includes a glass-bottomed boat ride. If you’re brave, you can also swim with stingrays and sharks!
To get the most bang for your buck, buy a combined ticket to see the aquarium and the Burj Khalifa observation deck.
Meet nocturnal animals at The Green Planet
The Green Planet is an enchanting ecosystem with an indoor rainforest and over 3,000 plants and animals, a pleasant nature walk. It’s also home to the world’s largest man-made indoor tree, so it’s worth taking a couple of photos.
A tip: visit at the end of the day, just as the nocturnal animals begin to awaken from their slumber!
Take amazing photos in the Dubai Miracle Garden
The Dubai Miracle Garden has 50 million flowers and 250 million plants spread over a whopping 72,000 square meters. The plants and flowers are perfectly arranged to create a set of stunning natural sculptures that form the largest natural flower garden in the world.
With so many vivid colors in every direction, this is one of the most photogenic and Instagrammable places in the city and one of the best things to see in Dubai, a full stop. Romantics, remember to take a selfie in front of the Tunnel of Love.
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Camel riding in the desert
After all, Dubai is a desert oasis, so why not embrace the city’s roots? If you’ve never crossed dunes or climbed onto the front hump of a camel, here’s your chance.
Most tours combine camel rides with sand boarding, 4×4 adventures, quad biking, and camping – it’s an unforgettable day in the desert!
Important travel health and Covid-19 information
You should know that all passengers traveling to Dubai are required to present a vaccination certificate or a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test.
We also advise you to inform yourself about the Visa requirements, to make sure you don’t have any problems when you decide to visit this wonderful place.
So… are you going to visit Dubai?