1. Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building at a height of 828 meters tall and with more than 160 floors. The project to build the world’s tallest building started construction in January 2004 and was completed in January 2010. The Burj was funded by Sheik Khalifa Ruler of the UAE and president of Abu Dhabi.
2. Go on a Desert Safari
Desert Safari’s in Dubai are like no other with thousands of miles of desert to be discovered. So you can image what we mean when we say it’s very easy to get lost. We recommend if you are interested in this you ask a trained guide to take you out, as it is very easy to get lost or stuck in the sand, which we don’t want happening as you would be lucky to get mobile reception out in the middle of nowhere, let alone explaining directions to your location.
3. Go Deep Sea Diving
Deep Sea Diving Dubai is a divers dream with over five hundred Species of fish inhabiting the Gulf Sea. The Gulf Sea is a fascinating 251,000km of which vast amounts are yet to be discovered. The Gulf Sea holds two-thirds of the world’s oil supply and 35% of the worlds gas supply.
4. Aquaventure Water Park
Aquaventure is located at the tip of the Palm Island next to The Bridge Suite Hotel. Aquaventure Water Park is said to be one of the best water parks in the world.
5. Arabian Ranches Golf Course
Arabian Ranches Golf Club is a challenge for golfers of all abilities, miss the immaculate grass of the fairways and greens and you enter the ‘sandy waste’, which makes the most of the natural terrain with its indigenous shrubs and bushes. All standards of golfers will appreciate the GPS yardage service available on every golf cart. The golf course is 247 acres, of which 120 acres are irrigate. The course is a par 72.
6. Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain Zoo is located in Al Ain and is a 5 star zoo in comparison to other zoos in the U.A.E , It has a high standard of maintenance, animal welfare and the conditions for the animals are great. Of course it still isn’t like the African Bush with free animals roaming, but unlike other zoos (Dubai Zoo) they really do take care of the animals and consider them in any decision made.
7. Mushri Equestrian Polo Club
Mushri Equestrian Polo Club Dubai is a great place for those who love horse riding, polo sports or even for people who are interested in buying a horse or pony either for leisure or racing. Mushrif Polo Club is there for all your horse needs.
8. The Sensasia Spa
The Sensasia Spa is one of the top Spas in Dubai offering great prices and a wide range of treatments. With four locations in Dubai the Sensasia Spa is never too far for a quick stop off treatment.
9. Meydan Racecourse
Meydan Racecourse is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. When not used for races it will serve as a business and conference integrated facility. The 7.5 million sq. m Meydan Racecourse includes the world’s first 5-star track-side hotel with 285 rooms, 2 race tracks and 72 corporate suites for entertaining throughout the year. It operates from November through March and features the Winter Racing Challenge, Dubai International Racing Carnival and the Dubai World Cup Night. The Dubai World Cup Night is the world’s richest race day with over US$26.25 million in prize money.
10. Big Red
Big Red, also known as Al Hamar, is a huge 300ft high sand dune with side drops the equivalent to a black ski run. The name Big Red comes from its red colour which is caused by its high iron oxide content. Located 25 minutes along the Hatta Road, heading south from Dubai, just follow signs for Hatta from anywhere in Dubai. Click on the photo for more information.
11. Motor City
Motor City provides an abundance of experiences for all age groups and interests – experiences that become memorable events that individuals and families will want to repeat over and over and recount to their friends. It holds many professional races and on occasions allows the general public to race their own cars with friends. If you enjoy watching fast cars race or have your own car, we suggest you get down to Motor City.
12. Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sport enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round.
13. The Big Bus Tour
The Big Bus Tour is your open roof tour of Dubai’s landmarks showing the rapid development of Dubai from a small fishing village to a modern, vibrant city. Take the Day Tour and use the hop-on, hop-off facility to visit all the places that interest you, or join the Night Tour with a live-guided commentary which showcases Dubai at night. On the Day Tour, you can choose a 24 or 48 hour ticket and enjoy free inclusions such as the Dhow River Cruise and Dubai Museum. Both Day Tour routes provide a personal recorded commentary available in eight languages.
SeaWings provides an amazing service to people with a bird’s eye view of the UAE’s natural beauty and extraordinary man-made structures. Operating up to 16 flights daily, they provide aerial tours and packages to destinations such as Dubai Creek, Emirates Palace, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
15. DreamDays Helicopter flights
DreamDays Helicopter flights offer a unique way to see Dubai when put together with its fascinating desert high-rise buildings and huge Gulf sea. Dreamdays will deliver you a wide chose of different routes and flight times to meet your needs. The most common flight time for most clients wishing to see Dubai from the sky is 30 minutes, which will give you a tour of the beautiful Jumeirah Palm and the Burj Al Arab hotel. The tour will also cover Dubai Creek and the desert. The difference between the desert and the city will bring home the point of how much the city has developed over the past 40 years.
16. Ballooning Dubai
Ballooning Dubai would have to be a number one unforgettable experience. Get picked up early in the morning then taken to the desert Oasis where you will take off in to the sky of Dubai. It’s not the cheapest day trip out, but it is a must do at some point seeing the deserts, mountains and city of Dubai from the sky.
17. Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City offers something for everyone with plenty of entertainment and leisure activities that the whole family will enjoy. Dubai festival city is where all the entertainment is, including bowling, concerts and cinemas to a 18 hole golf course. Also Dubai festival City has over 370 shops including 90+ restaurants, cafe’s and bistros and not to forget the great Hard Rock Cafe.
18. Dream Explorer Dune Buggy Driving
Dream Explorer Dune Buggy Driving in the sand dunes of Dubai is an experience like no other (If you enjoy this kind of thing) All their Dune Buggies include roll cages, seat belts, bucket seats, night lights, fire extinguisher, helmets and a back up vehicle fully complete with mechanical support to give you an uninterrupted and safe ride. All convoys are led by a qualified safari driver certified by local authorities for advanced desert driving. All their back up vehicles have mandatory First Aid kits and all their drivers hold basic First Aid certification as required by law and local authorities. The minimum age to drive is 18 Years and a valid international manual driving license is a must have.
19. Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins at Atlantis the Palm in a four-and-a-half hectare lush tropical setting carefully modelled to their natural environment. There are three vast lagoons where you can meet the dolphins through a choice of interactions. Whether you’re a hotel guest or visiting for the day, the Dolphin Bay in Dubai offers an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
20. XVA Gallery Dubai
XVA Gallery Dubai, if arts and exhibitions is your thing then you will love the XVA Gallery with a mixture of modern-day art to historical artwork and ornaments. This may not be much interest for children unless they have a deep interest in art work.
21. Camel Trek Dubai
Camel Trek Dubai is usually a half day trek in the desert up and down dunes. They take you to the desert where the camels will be waiting. On camel back you will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the desert at sunset and the darkness under the stars. A Bedouin guide will lead you to a designated location where a BBQ dinner will be awaiting you. The traditional hubbly bubbly will also be provided. It is recommended if you want to do this activity that you do it during the winter months.
22. Desert By Horse
Desert By Horse with great horses and a huge desert park to ride in, it’s a horse lovers dream, what more could you want? All levels and ages of riders are catered for, with three arenas for lessons, jumping and dressage, while the varied and scenic terrain of 1300 acres of natural parkland offers fantastic rides out.
Archery in Dubai is great fun. If archery is what you enjoy, the surge of adrenalin as you get ready to release the traditional recurved bow will not soon be forgotten, and many visitors have subsequently taken up the sport on returning home.
24. Wildlife Drives
Wildlife Drives over desert dunes in to the wild side of Dubai in a 4×4. Buildings, buildings and more buildings is how most people know Dubai, but once you drive to the wildlife reserves you get to see the way Dubai was 1000 years before people set foot in the UAE and all the natural animals that came with it.
25. Dune Dinner
Dune Dinner is a Relaxing dinner on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents as you feast on an array of grilled meats, fresh salads, delectable Arabic sweets and beverages. A bewitching belly dancer, galaxy of stars and brilliant desert backdrop to complete the enchanting evening.
26. Sand Boarding
Sand Boarding is the contrast between the ancient ‘Bedu’ lifestyle and one of the world’s latest sports which makes this activity an unforgettable experience. Head to the dunes, strap on your sand board and take an exhilarating rush to the valley floor.
27. Private Desert Dinner
Private Desert Dinner in a secluded spot arranged with rugs and cushions and lit by traditional torches. Experience the romance of the desert as you enjoy the company of a loved one and savour a personalised menu.
28. Organised Desert Camp Outs
Organised Desert Camp Outs are for the whole family to enjoy or with friends or even a loved one. The mysterious desert beckons you for a magical evening of camping out. Safari guides transport you by four-wheel drive vehicles to your encampment where a traditional Arabian dinner and magical night in a tent awaits you.
29. Al Mamzar Park
Al Mamzar Park covers an area of 106 hectares and offers barbecue sites, private chalets for hire, swimming facilities, food kiosks, a sheltered beach, a scenic train tour and many children’s play areas. Al Mumzar Park was inaugurated in a joyful atmosphere during the celebrations of the Arab Cities Organization conference in 1994. It is 99 hectares large and costed around 100 million Dirhams.
30. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a 10-million litre Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is the largest suspended aquarium in the world, It houses over 33,000 aquatic animals consisting of over 140 species. Over 400 Sharks and Rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world. There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main Aquarium tank which measures 51 metres in length, 20 metres in-depth and 11 metres in height.
31. ifly Dubai
ifly Dubai offers you an unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience. Their experienced flight instructors will give you one-on-one instructions on how different body positions control how you fly inside the tunnel. You will receive free complimentary actual skydive gear rental and the actual flight experience at one-tenth of the cost of a tandem jump, but with much longer free fall time! iFLY Dubai is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic.
32. Dinner in the Sky
Dinner in the Sky
Dinner in the Sky Dubai is an amazing experience, you will dine at an altitude of 50 meters above the ground where you and 21 others can have the time of your life while being held up high in the sky by a crane. You will also have a fully trained team of professionals just to make sure things go smooth and that you don’t decide to take off your seat belt after a few bears.
33. Rent A Sports Car or Yacht
If you have a bit of money to play with then why not rent yourself a sports car or a yatch either with or without a driver.
34. Sunset Spin
Sunset Spin is a Jet boat ride for a 45 minute “Thrills and Spins” ride combining the jet blast experience with a spectacular sunset over the Arabian Gulf. Always the last ride of the day, it will surely set your mood for the evening to follow.
Parasailing Dubai is a great activity while letting the wind and boat do all the work as you glide through the air. Parasailing today is easier than ever, anyone can do it, so team up to make your vacation experience unforgettable. First you will be given a safety briefing and then you will be set loose on a flight of 200 metres above sea level.
36. Banana Ride
Banana Ride Dubai is an experience with all the thrills, speed, and wet excitement. Up to 5 people can ride the giant inflatable banana rafts which are pulled behind powerful speed boats. Crash through the breakers into the warm blue waters, but hold on tight as the experienced pilots take you skimming over the water at incredible speeds.
Sailing in Dubai is a popular activity in Dubai and the UAE, and not just with the types of yachts people can only dream about. Traditional sailing yachts can be chartered as anywhere else in the world. With the beautiful weather and the great Gulf Sea with many areas still to be explored it is a sailors dream.
38. Water Skiing
Water Skiing Dubai is great fun in the warm waters of the 251,000 square kilometre Gulf Sea along with the all year-round sunshine making Dubai an ideal location for water skiing. The Facilities and equipment provided make Water Skiing great for both beginners and advanced skiers. Dubai’s reputation as a water-skier’s dream is well established. Each year Dubai Water Sports Association invites the worldwide top performers from European countries and the United States for a week-long competition and Festival.
Cycling Dubai is a great way to improve your fitness. Dubai Cycling Roadsters are a group of cyclists who enjoy leisure and recreational cycling in Dubai. Their cycling events include weekly club rides, training rides, tours through the desert, the mountains of the UAE and the occasional race. They also organise annual cycle tours overseas, so whatever your age or level of ability – from beginner to seasoned athlete – There will always be something for you.
40. Dubai Road Runners
Dubai Road Runners is a running club that welcomes runners of any age or ability. The club meets every Saturday evening at 6:30 pm in the car park at Safa Park Gate. Runners can either run one or two laps of the park (3.4km / lap). Each runner predicts their own time and the closest to prediction wins a prize.
41. Dinner on a Donut
Dinner on a Donut is a new float offshore and make your own BBQ service. There are a few restaurants in Dubai that provide this service. This is a great way to spend quality time with just friends and family without interruption.
42. Reflets Par Pierre Ganaire Restaurant
Reflets Par Pierre Ganaire Restaurant is the No.1 restaurant in Dubai with 5 star ratings across the xpat restaurant rating boards. The restaurant offers Michelin starred French cuisine and combines exciting decor and outstanding service with memorable cuisine prepared by one of the world’s most famous chefs, Pierre Gagnaire.
Kidsville is a great place for kids to learn, make friends and most importantly have fun. Kidsville offers a range of different things for children between the age of 0 and 6 years old. Kidsville offer camp outs, Dance, Music, Gym, Art and cooking lessons.
KidZania is a unique family edutainment centre for children between the ages of toddlers to 16 years old. It is a place where kids can have fun and learn more about the world and what it is like being an adult. Obviously there is only so much they can teach them about being an adult e.g. (They can’t teach them what a hangover feels like), But they can learn a lot at KidsZania and the great thing about it is they will have fun at the same time.
45. Chillout Ice Bar
Chillout Ice Bar Dubai is as you can probably tell from the photo and name, a Bar 100% sculpted from Ice. Dinners will sit on ice chairs and meals will be served on ice plates severed to your ice table and drinks are also severed (You guessed it) in ice cups from the bar made of ice. Nothing like a good meal served cold.
46. Safa Football Club
Safa Football Club is non-profit, amateur, xpat football club based in Dubai, UAE. The club was effectively formed in January 2006 after a group of guys who had been playing together at Safa Park for a few years decided to make it a ‘proper’ football club. The name Safa FC was chosen to pay respect to their previous ‘home ground’! They are proud of their diversity and their current squad contains players from the UK, India, Germany, Netherlands, France, Turkey, Iran, Canada, South Africa, Denmark, Morocco, Japan, Tunisia, Belgium, Spain, Pakistan, South Korea, Romania, Sweden, Egypt, Kenya, Hungary, Lebanon, Algeria, Armenia, Nigeria, USA, Azerbaijan, Australia and of course, the UAE!
47. Barasti Bar
Barasti Bar has two bars, one inside that has big screens often showing sport and the other outside that caters for those enjoying the views. Downstairs (beach level) is where the party kicks off later, where on weekends there are live DJ´s spinning tracks for the young crowd. The Barasti Bar also have a food menu with great sea-food dishes. This is a hugely popular venue on weekends amongst xpats where you have a choice of taking it as easy or as crazy as you wish.
48. Juma Al Majid Heritage and Culture Centre
Juma Al Majid Heritage and Culture Centre is a place for young arabs to learn about culture and there ancestries and how the UAE has developed over the past 40 years. It is also a great place for xpats to gather a greater understanding of the culture and how Dubai became one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations.
49. Rock Pools of Hatta
Rock Pools of Hatta, the scenery, drive and pools are mind-blowing. It’s an amazing experience to swim through the narrow rock corridors of this miniature canyon, roaring year-round with plunging waterfalls. The one thing that has spoilt the pools is Graffiti done by (Best Guess) the locals as it is all in Arabic. But still the rock pools are defiantly worth visiting.
50. Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek is located in the centre of Dubai. The Dubai creek separates Dubai airport and Deira from the Bur Dubai. Along the Dubai creek is where historians inform us that the first Dubai settlement was built. Remains of this early Dubai settlement were found at the mouth of the Dubai creek.
51. Al Bastakiya Landmark
Al Bastakiya Landmark is a great way to get a real taste of the historical district in Dubai. Al Bastakiya Landmark is by far the oldest residential area in the city of Dubai. It is named after the region Bastak which is in Iran, where many of the residents now living at the landmark migrated from. It is located in Bur Dubai, along the Dubai Creek and includes narrow lanes and wind towers. Also found here is the Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest existing building in Dubai.
52. Yoshis Gaming Lounge
Yoshis Gaming Lounge is a fun destination for teenagers, families, and leisure seekers, offering the latest in recreational, network & interactive gaming technologies within a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment, Along with a wide range of snacks and beverages. Yoshis Gaming Lounge offers Billiard and Foosball tables, Computer Network Gaming, Internet Browsing facilities, Skype, MSN Messenger, Printing; Scanning & Faxing services, in addition they also offer comfortable Lounges for their TV and movie lovers and interactive gaming chairs for their Xbox 360, PS3 & Wii enthusiasts, all under one roof.
53. The Royal Shaheen Events
The Royal Shaheen Events is a family experience. Go down to the Shaheen Events with the family to touch, feed and watch the falcons fly. All the falcons are well-trained and are amazing birds to watch. The guide will also show you how they hunt for their food and will give you a live demonstration.
54. Jumeirah Archaeological Site
Jumeirah Archaeological Site is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the UAE, but the problem is unless you like looking at old sites with nothing to dig up, then it is pretty boring as all the artefacts from this area have been dug up by scientists. In the 6th century AD this site used to be a caravan stop on a route linking Iraq and Oman, as back then the boards where completely different to what they are now in the 21st century. All items including Pottery, tools, coins and other items unearthed/dug up here are displayed at the Dubai Museum and the Heritage Village.
55. The Address Montgomerie Golf Club
The Address Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai is located in the Emirates hills community. The Montgomerie, Dubai’s championship golf course was designed by Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead. The course covers 265 acres which consist of 123 acres of turf, 49 acres of man-made lakes (a total of 14 lakes), 93 acres of landscaped gardens and is scattered with 81 large bunkers.
56. Heritage House & Al Ahmadiya School
Heritage House & Al Ahmadiya School is a school that was established in 1912 and was the first school in the soon to be city of Dubai. The Heritage house was built-in 1890 and still contains the old items with signs explaining what they are. You probably won’t spend more than an hour here but it is defiantly worth the trip.
57. Soccer Circus Academy
Soccer Circus Academy Dubai is unique! It is a fully interactive football attraction, engaging visitors in a series of exciting, immersive football challenges. This unique attraction appeals to a wide audience from ages five to seventy, male and female and enables visitors to have fun in a safe and controlled environment whatever the weather.
58. The Palm Island
The Palm Island is a huge island shaped as a palm tree adding an extra 520 Kilometres of beach to Dubai and housing 100 luxury homes along with exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas. The Palm Island was planned to take 10 – 15 years to build but then the credit crunch hit and construction came to a halt.
DragonMart provides a gateway for the supply of Chinese products in the Middle East offering Chinese traders and manufacturers a place of which they can cater to the needs of Dubai’s sizeable market. DragonMart is the largest trading centre for Chinese products outside of China and has over 4500 parking spaces and a 3 star hotel. The 175,000 square meter shopping/outlet centre has 3,950 shops engaged in the wholesale and retail trade of a variety of Chinese products including home appliances, stationery, office appliances, lamps, household items, building materials, furniture, toys, machinery, textiles, footwear and general merchandise.
60. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (RAKWS) has become the Nation’s first Ramsar wetland site. RAKWS is located at the head of the 14Km long watercourse known as Dubai Creek, and covers an area of 620 hectares, small lagoons and pools, intertidal mudflats, mangroves and a few tiny islands which lie at the interface between the Arabian Gulf and the Al Awir Desert. During winter, RAKWS supports more than 20,000 water birds of 67 species and acts as a critical staging ground for the wintering birds of the East African-West Asian Flyway.
61. Quad Biking
Quad Biking in the dunes of Dubai is a memory that will stay with you for years to come. Go Quad biking through the trackless always changing dunes of Dubai while trying to tackle those small and big dunes. Some places in Dubai do offer small quad bikes for children with fenced off areas while others offer a wild drive in to the desert, but you must be 15 years or older to drive.
62. Dhow Tours Dubai
Dhow Tours Dubai is a great way to see the creek at day and especially at night, as long as you don’t get boat sick. If your thinking of having a party e.g. birthday this is a great idea with meals and music on board and a private boat all to yourself, of course along with the driver. Or if you just want to go on a Dhow Tour for the sightseeing, this is a great way to do it.
63. Deep Sea Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Dubai is a great experience if you enjoy being out in the ocean and have a passion for fishing. You will be taken out in to the Gulf Sea along with a six-pack or more of ice-cold beers (If you drink) where you can fish to your heart’s content. This is a great way to have a bit of a laugh with your mates without the misses seeing.
64. Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai, it is located in the Al Fahidi Fort which was built-in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971 which was Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The aim of the museum is to teach xpats and young locals about the history of Dubai, the museum also contains artefacts as old as 3000 B.C.
65. Bastakia Quarter
Bastakia Quarter is located in Bur Dubai and is one of the city’s most picturesque heritage sites. It was built-in the late 19th century by Persian merchants attracted to the city by its relaxed trade tariffs and takes its name from the town of Bastakia in southern Iran.
66. The Souk Madinat Jumeirah
The Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a market place selling all traditional and cultural items. Take a walk through the traditional Arabian Souk taking in the scenery of lantern lit hallways, wind towers and narrow water ways. Also at the Souk Madinat there is a wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafe’s to choose from. This is a great destination for ladies to go and have a bit of fun, take in the historical scenery and go shopping.
67. Dubai Dolphinarium
Dubai Dolphinarium is a fantastic place for the whole family serving you a mixture of live entertainment and education. Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air-conditioned indoor Dolphinarium in the Middle East with temperatures ranging from 21°c – 25°c. Dubai Dolphinarium aims is to provide a world-class edutainment centre for which the whole family will enjoy.
68. Meena Bazaar
Meena Bazaar Dubai is always packed with residents and travellers looking for a traditional shopping experience and good bargain. There are plenty of cheap high quality goods at Bazaar like, clothing, fabrics, authentic and fake jewellery, watch repair shops and plenty of eat out restaurants.
69. Emirates Towers
Emirates Towers Dubai is a destination beyond compare, set in the heart of Dubai city just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Sheik Zayed road. The Emirates towers also have a large business hotel inside with 400 business suits along with 15 world-class restaurants and bars and open top swimming pools. The two buildings one being 355 meters and the other being 309 meters, put them in the 12th and 29th place for the world’s tallest buildings. Construction on the towers began in 1996 and were completed as of the year 2000.
70. Dubai AutoDrome
Dubai AutoDrome is the place to go for a great time on a race track where you can watch a race. You also have the opportunity to drive a variety of cars around the race track. Being one of the most advanced race tracks in the world they have Motorsport races, Kartdrome races, days when you can race your own car and as mentioned the opportunity of a life time to drive a sports car.
71. The World Trade Exhibitions Centre
The World Trade Exhibitions Centre Dubai is a great place to go for either family or business trading. If you wish to go with the family we recommend going to one of the car show exhibitions to see cars from all over the world with a selection of sports cars and leisure cars. Or if you are looking to trade in Dubai or the U.A.E The World Trade Exhibitions Centre also hold exhibitions where many businesses come to find business and partners.
72. The Desert Ranch
The Desert Ranch promotes the culture of the Arabian world and offers an opportunity for everyone to experience the desert environment in a safe and natural way. The Desert Ranch provides a wide choice of fun activities from campfire Fridays, family picnics, educational field trips, horse leasing and riding, children’s clubs, ranch tours, Bedouin farms, camel cuddling, team building as well as corporate and executive coaching and development.
73. The Dubai Fountains
The Dubai Fountains shoot up water in to the air 150 metres which is the equivalent to a 50 story building. The fountain is the world’s largest dancing fountain pushing out an average of 22,000 gallons of airborne water. We would recommend if you want to see the fountain display you go down one night either with family or friends.
74. The Burj Al Arab Hotel
The Burj Al Arab Hotel began construction in 1994 and opened in 1999 and is still today the most photographed building in the world. The Burj Al Arab reaches a total height of 321 meters which can be seen from most locations in and around Dubai. The burj Al Arab is a 7 star hotel with a helicopter landing pad and tennis court on the roof. The average amount for 2 adults and no children in a normal suite is around 7,500 Dhs for one night.
75. Grand Cinemas Dubai
Grand Cinemas Dubai has been in the Gulf since 1989 and now has the largest chain of cinemas in the Middle East with a work force of around 600 people. Grand Cinemas distributes and exhibits over 200 titles per annum across the Middle East. There are plenty of Grand cinemas across Dubai.
76. Sheik Mohammed's Centre for Cultural Understanding
Sheik Mohammed's Centre for Cultural Understanding is a non-profit organisation which was put together by Dubai government in 1998 to increase awareness and teach youngsters and adults about culture in the U.A.E and Middle East. SMCCU offer tours to the Jumeirah mosque, cultural breakfasts and lunches, Tours, Arabic lessons and cultural awareness programs and events (For kids and adults).
77. Bur Dubai Abra Docks
Bur Dubai Abra Docks is a great place to go if you are looking for a scenic view and cruise. The abras are used by 15 to 20 million people annually and take you to either side of the river (Bur Dubai or Deira). It usually takes around 10 minutes to cross from one side of the Creek to the other.
78. Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild Wadi Water Park is the top place to go for a wet days worth of total fun with the tallest free fall slide outside of North America, which will take you travelling at a whopping speed of 80km per hour. Wild Wadi also won the Dubai quality gold award in 2007, the lifeguards national championships award in 2006 and 2007, and on top of that all employees must undergo 6 hours of training per month making sure they have the skills to do what needs to be done if someone is in trouble, (So you really don’t need to worry about your little ones).
79. Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach Park is an ideal location for a family picnic on the weekends where the kids can choose from either the pool or the Gulf Sea and for the adults if sunbathing is your thing, you will most definitely get a suntan while relaxing on the beach. Jumeirah Beach Park has picnic tables, barbecue areas, small play areas for children, a volleyball play area, showers and swimming areas with lifeguards always on the lookout.
80. Crab Hunting
Crab Hunting has been classed as the number one most dangerous job in the world. Go on a glass bottom boat and catch some crabs with a spear and net. The trip departs from Umm Al Quwain where you will be taken out to crab for 5 hours. Dinner is included in the trip at no extra fee and as long as you catch crabs you will be able to cook them on a BBQ and have a crabby snack on the shores.
81. Jet Skiing
Jet Skiing in Dubai with the warm Gulf waters and the all year round warm weather makes Dubai a fantastic location for Jet Skiing. There’s not a lot to say about this activity apart from it is great fun and if you love the water you will love jet skiing.
82. Khasab Travel
Khasab Travel does a huge range of boat tours travelling all over the Musandam, UAE, Oman, Muscat and Khasab. The amount of expeditions they do is absolutely crazy, but all great fun with something to please the whole family.
83. Kayaking Dubai
Kayaking Dubai is one of the best ways to see parts of Dubai yet to be explored by man. Also doing it by Kayak is 100% environmentally friendly and great exercise, plus the kids will love it. There are plenty of companies in Dubai that provide this activity on the beach, but only a few that will give you a guided tour in to the unseen areas of Dubai where nature comes alive.
84. Go Snorkelling
Go Snorkelling and see under the Gulf Sea at its clearest. With over 700 species of fish in the UAE you are bound to see something spectacular. The great thing about this is it is free, but of course if you go deeper in to the Gulf Sea by boat to one of the many small islands you are defiantly in for a treat.
85. Body Boarding
Body Boarding is a great fun and great exercise. If you are a child or new to body boarding, then you would be best off learning some skills at the Wild Wadi water park, but for those more advanced body boarders there are is a wide choice of beaches to board on.
86. Wake Boarding
Wake Boarding on a windy day in the Gulf Sea with the amazing scenery of Dubai from the waters is an unforgettable experience. If you have your own equipment get out there on the waves and have fun. If you don’t have your own equipment this can be rented fairly cheap.
87. Wind surfing
Wind surfing is also another way to have a fantastic time on the waters of the Gulf Sea. Conditions are close to perfect with minimal tides in the Gulf Sea or currents. Wind is usually predictable and reassuring for beginners, but is strong enough to be a bit of a challenge even to the experienced wind surfers.
88. Global Village
Global Village is located on Emirates road and since it opened 16 years ago in 1996 it has rapidly grown in the number of visitors. Global village is a great place for the whole family to visit with plenty of rides and different sections to visit e.g. India, England and china ect. With fireworks on Thursday and Friday night you will never be bored, Entry is a great price of only AED 10 per head and you will be able to pick up a great bargain from the shops. But be warned the rides are not cheap with the average ride costing around 4 to 8 tokens and each token costing AED 5.
89. Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque Dubai was built-in 1998 and is the tallest mosque in Dubai at a total height of 70m (231ft) and is located on the Bur Dubai side of the Creek. The Massive mosque can hold up to 1200 people. This mosque is a recreation of the old grand mosque built-in the year 1900.
90. Angsana Spa Dubai
Angsana Spa Dubai is for those who are looking for a relaxing and joyful time either with a full body massage, facials or body polishes. They offer these services to gentlemen and woman who really appreciate the finer things in life.
91. Dubai Sports City
Dubai Sports City offers so much it is impossible to put it all in a few lines. But some of the main attractions are a golf course, cricket course, football academy, rugby academy, hockey academy, a swimming academy and much more. They have also got shopping malls, places to eat out, bars and a large residential area.
92. The World Islands
The World Islands Dubai was built by Nakheel who started construction on the world in 2003 and has now completed construction. You can buy your very own country on the world e.g. England, as you may have guessed from the picture above the World can only be accessed by boat, so if you’re thinking of buying property make sure you can also afford a boat or you’re in trouble, (Unless you’re an amazing swimmer). The world is 7km long and 9km wide and each island is between 150,000 sq feet to 450,000 sq feet and costing around $20 – $50 million per island.
93. Dubai Heritage Village
Dubai Heritage Village is constructed around an old settlement which has been recreated to give an example of a traditional style mountain village set in an oasis. Dubai Heritage Village gives you a great idea of what Dubai looked like 20 to 30 centuries ago. This is the place to go to discover how they used to live a very long time ago in what back then wasn’t Dubai. Visitors will be greeted with traditional coffee, dates and an optional tour guide to take you round.
94. Climbing in Dubai
Climbing in Dubai has come along way in the past 30 years, with a huge number of brands and options available in the UAE to choose from, we advise that you choose a company that provides a realistic, stimulating and safe climbing experience.
95. Children’s City
Children’s City is a location in its own world with everything a child could every want. Take the kids here and they will never forget it. The Dubai-based Children’s City is the first educational city in the UAE devoted to children between the ages of two and fifteen years old where they can investigate, explore, play, discover, learn about the world in which we live and at the same time have great fun.
DubaiLand is still currently under construction and most probably will be for a few more years to come. But when finished it will most probably be in the top 100 tourist attractions in the world.
97. Dubai Zoo
Dubai Zoo is full of wild animals and is also not only the oldest zoo in the UAE but in the Arabian Peninsula. But we highly recommend you do not visit this zoo. If you are looking for a good zoo to visit we recommend Al Ain Zoo. Dubai zoo is dirty, the animals are kept in small cages and the management and welfare of the animals is not very good at all and by visiting the zoo you are just supporting the zoo to stay open and keep the animals in a dirty small environment.
98. WonderLand UAE
WonderLand UAE has been open since October 1996 and has received more than 2 million visitors since the beginning. Wonderland is the largest amusement park in the UAE and is open for people to get wet everyday of the week. They also have more than 30 attractions and rides across an area of 22 acres. This trip is great for the whole family and relaxing for parents, as you know your children will be in good hands with a wide range of Life guards and helpers across the park.
99. Al Sahra Desert Resort
Al Sahra Desert Resort is a spectacular desert resort set on 37 million square feet of sand dunes and desert. Animals that can be found include camel spiders, camels, snakes, lizards, geckos, eagles, goats and lots more. The resort is set in the middle of DubaiLand and is a great location for events and a private getaway and to see some traditional culture.
100. K9 Friends Dubai
K9 Friends Dubai totally depends on contributions from the general public. They are all volunteers and don’t get paid a penny for their work. They have around 40 regular volunteers who help in the shelter and office and others who help in specific areas such as vet runs, education and outside fundraising events. K9 Friends relies on volunteers and always needs them!