Beaches, luxury resorts, deserts, skyscrapers, and shopping malls and markets – there’s everything exciting in Dubai drawing millions of tourists including families, couples and solo travellers from all over the world for best holiday fun.
If you are planning a family holiday to Dubai anytime soon, you must know about these top things to do here:
Enjoy sand boarding in Dubai desert
Plenty of impressive sand dunes with varying heights and slopes have made Dubai a centre for a variety of desert-based adventure sports. And sand boarding is one of the most sought after adventure sports in the city. It is an absolute favourite among kids as well as adults. The country’s biggest sand dunes located just 30-minute drive from Dubai is where you will find huge crowds of visitors taking a snowboard and sliding down the dunes. It is recommended to go for this sport when the temperature is bearable.
Have water fun at Aquaventure Waterpark
The largest Waterpark in the entire Middle East and Europe, Aquaventure Waterpark is the only Waterpark in Dubai with a dedicated private beach. Visit here with your kids to experience a perfect beach vibe at the 700 meter stretch of the pristine beach and indulge in several record-breaking water rides and slides. There are also many reserved seating areas in the park where you can spend an ideal picnic day. Besides, visitors can enjoy swimming with sharks and rays, taking a raft and cruising through the Shark Tunnel.
Visit the top of the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa
A visit to the top of Burj Khalifa is a must while holidaying in Dubai. It is undoubtedly one of the favourite things to do in the city among travellers of all ages. This world’s tallest building with over 160 stories and presents incredible 360 degree views of the city and the Persian Gulf. Have a terrific dining experience in the world’s highest restaurant at its 124th floor and discover an amalgamation of art, heritage and architecture at its many hotels, shopping malls, entertainment precincts, restaurants and apartment buildings.
Go for desert camping and camel trekking
With the fact that Dubai boasts vast, sandy deserts, visitors are sure to enjoy the best of desert camping and camel trekking. Here the campsites are designed in traditional Bedouin style and come with exclusive facilities and amenities you could ask for. Spend some days with your family at one of the campsites and enjoy sandy safaris exploring the dunes on a camel’s back. You can also take on quad biking or dune buggying in the desert.
Discover the Dubai Fountain
Set on the Burj Khalifa Lake in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest musical fountain visited by a large number of tourists all throughout the year. The fountain comprises a 275 metre long central arc of jets that shoot water to heights of up to 150 metres during the performance. You can enjoy a couple of shows here in the afternoon, but the best time to make the most of the music and lights is in the evening after 6. The performances are free and you can enjoy them from various locations around Downtown Dubai.