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Amazing Things You Need to See and Do in Dubai

Other than the fact that Dubai has one of the most spectacular skylines in the world, it is also a common tourist destination and filled with cultural diversity.

Dubai is full of luxury; it is the most expensive city in the Middle East and one of the most lavish places in the world. From 5-star hotels to delicious cuisine and unique activities, there is always something to do and always new adventures to embark on.

Tourists love Dubai because of its steady climate. It is said that the best time to visit is during the winter months when the temperature is around 75°F, rather than during the summer months when the temperature gets to about 106°F.

Dubai deserves a cheer as it won the bid to host the World EXPO 2020, an International Trade Fair conducted by the Bureau of International Expositions, Paris.

Before you head out to Dubai, take a look below and make it a priority to visit and see the amazing attractions on this list.

 

-Nicole Dossantos

Dubai Fountain

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The Dubai Fountain is a must-see when traveling to Dubai. It is known as the World’s largest dancing fountain; with water soaring as high as 450 feet in the air. The fountain performs on a daily basis, it is synced up with classical, Arabic and world music. Enjoy the show from afar or take a boat ride on the lake and view the fountain up close.

Burj Al Arab

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The Burj Al Arab is the third tallest hotel in the world. Even if you decide to stay somewhere else, make sure you take a trip to visit this spectacular structure. The hotel stands on an artificial island and is connected to the mainland by a private bridge.

The Beach

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With almost year-round sunshine, visitors are drawn to Dubai’s beaches. Kite beach is one of their most popular beaches. You can rent equipment and test your kite surfing skills right on the waters of the Arabian Gulf, or you can choose to sit back, relax and watch the kite surfers at their best.

Dubai Mall

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The experience of shopping in Dubai is like no other, especially when you realize you’re in the biggest mall in the world. But the Dubai Mall offers more than just a high-end shopping experience, they have entertainment such as shopping festivals, concerts and prize giveaways.

The Gold Souk

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The Gold Souk is an Arabian jewelry market. It is home to hundreds of retailers selling high-end jewelry made of gold, silver, diamonds and more. Even if you don’t plan on purchasing anything, the Gold Souk should still be on your itinerary. It is said that the displays are absolutely incredible.

The Desert

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Go on a Desert Safari in Dubai for a once in a lifetime experience. Morning, evening and overnight safaris are offered. Ride a camel, watch the sunset, go dune driving and try sand boarding.

Dubai Marina

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Tourists flock to the Dubai Marina to capture the view of the incredible skyline. Visitors say the best time to visit is at night when the skyline is lit up or in the morning during sunrise (See: The Most Spectacular Places to View the Sunrise in the World). You can make a whole day out of your visit; surrounding the marina are shops, markets, restaurants and cafes.

Wild Wadi Water Park

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If you are looking for some family fun, visit Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. They have 30 rides and attractions, some of which include the Jumeriah Sceirah waterslide and the downhill Burj Surj tubing ride. Also experience the famous “Whipeout and Riptide.” It offers an incredible surfing experience without having to go in the ocean. (See: The 11 Best Water Parks in America)

Burj Khalifa

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Book your ticket and make your way up to the top of the world’s tallest building. The Burj Khalifa is a 160-story skyscraper; it offers the most spectacular view of Dubai. For those of you scared of heights, observation views are spread across 148 and 125 levels; so you don’t have to go all the way to the top.

Ski Dubai

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Experience the thrill of skiing like no other in this 5-slope indoor ski resort. They provide you with the gear/equipment you need and also offer skiing lessons with a private instructor. Choose to ride down steep slopes, take on their Freestyle Zone or just have fun playing in the snow.