As a city filled with glamour, luxury, and excitement, Dubai has no shortage of unique sights to see and things to do. From impressive heights to extreme sports to extraordinary shopping, you might not know where to start in this fast-paced city. Don’t miss these five unique attractions during your next trip to Dubai.
5 Attractions of Dubai
See the View From the Top
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Thanks to its distinctive shape and sheer height, you won’t be able to miss the world’s tallest building right in the middle of downtown Dubai. The Burj Khalifa also boasts the world’s highest outdoor observation deck as well as the world’s highest occupied floor. Take in the view from the observation area, which is an impressive 124 stories above ground. If you’re feeling peckish, the tower’s well-regarded restaurant Atmosphere offers upscale meals and cocktails accompanied by one of the best views in the world.
Explore Big Red
Dubai is surrounded by desert, so you don’t have to explore far outside the city to have some fun in the sand. A great way to do that, is a Desert Safari Dubai One of the highlights for locals and tourists alike is Big Red, a 300-foot sand dune that’s the perfect setting for dune bashing, sand boarding, or 4×4 action. These extreme sports are best pursued with an experienced guide, so be sure to have a pro show you how to surf the dunes or ride them like a roller coaster.
Ski in the Desert
You probably won’t see snow falling outside in Dubai, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ski here. On the southern end of the city, the Mall of the Emirates hosts an indoor ski resort that offers both skiing and snowboarding. At Ski Dubai you’ll find ample manmade snow, ski lifts, and rental equipment in case you haven’t brought your own skis to Dubai. This may not be the most natural or challenging course you’ve ever skied, but it’s hard to top the novelty of this setting.
Traverse the World
Dubai is a city that never fails to impress. Not only can you stay at your pick of luxurious hotels in Dubai and indulge in your favorite international cuisines, but you can also see the entire world here. The World is a group of artificial islands in the Persian Gulf that represents a world map. Just a handful of the island countries are developed, but plans are underway for additional worldly attractions just off the coast of Dubai.
Skydiving In Dubai
This is one of the most attractive activities that you can enjoy when visiting Dubai in the event that you want some adrenaline going through your veins. Skydiving in Dubai is quickly gaining popularity for tourists from all around the world because of the stunning views that you can see. The unique landscape of the region as a mixture of land, water and stunning landmarks makes this a must-try for all that are not afraid. If you are a beginner, you do not have to worry since a professional will jump with you in a tandem flight and you will take home a video of the experience, immortalizing your memories for all of your friends to see and be jealous of.
Shop for Gold
The souks are legendary in Dubai, known for their alluring wares, tempting fragrances, and great deals. In old Dubai, many goods are sold only in specific markets, so you’ll find beautiful scarves in the Textile Souk and cooking spices and herbal teas in the Spice Souk. When you visit the Gold Souk, be prepared to be dazzled by the vast array of gold jewelry. Whether you’re in the market for bracelets, necklaces, rings, or even crowns, you’ll find it here in this unique marketplace.
Whether you’re visiting the city to relax, shop, or adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Stay for a day or a week, but don’t miss any of these unique attractions when you visit Dubai.