50 Things to do in Dubai

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Dubai is a city that offers so many things for travellers to do, from tourist attractions to once in a life time experiences. I’ve covered the main things you should do during a short trip to the city but if you’ve got a bit longer and want to know what is a must, then this post is for you.

I’m sharing 50 things you should do in the city from the main tourist attractions to cute cafes tucked away on back streets. Some things are crazy, some are expensive, some are free and some you’ll probably just stumble across anyway. Every time I step into the city I’m reminded by how much there is to do in this city. Timeout is certainly becoming my best friend to make sure I don’t miss out on anything and make the most of my time in Dubai.

50 things to do in Dubai

50 Things to do in Dubai

1. Go to Atlantis Water Park

2. Scale the Burj Khalifa

3. Go paddle boarding in the sea

4. Get takeaway coffee from The Brass

5. Sun bathe on a public beach

6. Get brunch at Surf House

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7. Experience the souks in Bur Dubai and Deira

8. Catch a ferry past the world islands

9. Visit the Atlantis Palm Hotel

10. Shop in the world’s biggest mall at Dubai Mall

11. Go to a ski centre in the Mall of Emirates

12. Watch the Dubai fountain show

13. Visit Madinat Jumeriah for amazing views of the Burj al Arab

14. Explore the Dubai Miracle Gardens

15. Wander around the Al Fahidi Historic District

50 things to do in Dubai

16. Enjoy breakfast at the Arabian Tea House

17. Take a tour of Jumeriah Mosque

18. Learn about the history of the city at the Dubai museum

19. Wander along the JBR walk

20. Go to a SALT food truck

21. See the Dubai Frame up close

22. Get lunch at Tom and Serg

23. Take a day trip to Al Qudra

50 things to do in Dubai

24. Take a selfie with the Burj Kalifia

25. Take an abra boat across the creek

26. Go to Wild Wadi water park

27. Swim in the sea

28. Walk around Dubai Marina

29. Have brunch at Arrows and Sparrows

30. Take a day trip to Abu Dhabi

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31. Watch the sun go down

32. Try authentic Arabic tea

33. Cycle around the auto-drome

34. Go to the Lost Chambers aquarium

35. Get a Friday brunch aka. a bottomless one

36. Escape the city with an organised desert trip

37. Eat at Thiptara and marvel at the Burj Khalifa during dinner

38. Explore Le Mer district

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39. Have afternoon tea at the Burj al Arab

40. Skydive over the palm

41. Explore IMG World the world’s largest indoor theme park

42. Visit Global Village

43. Eat at Wifi Gourmet and watch the fountains

44. Zipline across the Marina

45. Ride a camel

50 things to do in Dubai

46. Have breakfast at Milk and Honey

47. Go to Bab Al Shams and dine at Al Hadheerah Restaurant

48. Go go-karting in Motor City

49. Experience an ifta during Ramadan

50. Go for cocktails on the beach at Plaj, The Palm

What’s your favourite thing to do in Dubai?

50 things to do in Dubai

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    • Jodie Louise
      11th August 2018 / 6:33 am

      I hadn’t thought of that! Thanks.

  1. 15th August 2018 / 6:38 pm

    I didn’t know there was so much to do in Dubai – I will definitely bookmark this one for any future trips. Thankyou for sharing, I hope you are enjoying your new adventure over there and good luck with the new job! 🙂


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