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If you’re heading to Dubai for the first time and are wondering what are the must-do attractions for you. Fret not! Dubai has a wide array of attractions that you’re bound to love and enjoy. Find the list of some of the major attractions below. 

Burj Khalifa

The ‘Burj Khalifa,’ has been widely recognised as the world’s tallest building and is most definitely a must-do attraction while you’re in Dubai. Tourists can witness some of the most amazing views from here. 

Dubai International Financial Centre

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The ‘Dubai International Financial Centre,’ gives visitors a day to remember as it also houses the only glass pool in Dubai. It’s one of the best experiences for you while in Dubai.

Al Maha Desert

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What could be better than a stay at one of Dubai’s private deserts, the ‘Al Maha,’ being one of them? The desert offers tourists with a wide range of activities and is also home to the royal family. Desert safaris, authentic local cuisine, varied dance forms are some of the activities you can expect here.

Talise Spa at the Burj Al Arab

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The ‘Talise Spa,’ is situated on the eighteenth floor of the most famous ‘Burj Al Arab.’ The hotel has been widely acclaimed by tourists worldwide as its one of the only 7 star hotels in the world. 

 Spice and Gold Souks

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The ‘Spice and Gold Souks,’ are a must-visit attraction for tourists looking to explore Dubai and soak in the ambience of the place. The markets are known for their world-famous spices and exquisite gold. 

Dubai Fountain Show


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Right under the premises of the Burj Khalifa lies and on the courtyards of the Dubai Mall, lies the ‘Dubai Fountain Show.’ Under the dazzling lights of the Burj Khalifa itself, tourists enjoy a well-spent evening at the show.

 Ski Dubai

To satisfy the adventure lover in you, head over to the ‘Ski Dubai,’ arena and enjoy a day filled with fun and frolic. The ski experience is a much enjoyable activity and forms a good way to explore something different.

Dune Bashing 

What could be better than to enjoy a good dash of ‘Dune Bashing,’ in the vast lands of Dubai’s deserts? These excursions provided offer some of the best adventure sports activities you’ll find in Dubai. 

Arabic Pastries

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Tourists should definitely try a shot at some of the amazing and mouth-watering ‘Arabic Pastries,’ that Dubai has to offer. The traditional ‘Baklava,’ has got to be on your to-do list. There are a wide variety of variations available for tourists to choose from.

Jumeirah Beach

If long stretches of stunning coastline, amazing food, bars, soaking in the Dubai sun and much more is an activity you will enjoy - head towards the ‘Jumeirah Beach,’ and enjoy a much needed day by the beach. Tourists can witness a number of joggers, children playing with the sand and much more.

Dubai Aquarium

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If you’re travelling with kids and are wondering what you could possibly do to keep them entertained. The ‘Dubai Aquarium,’ is just the place you should take them too. Home to a variety of marine life and an educational hub itself, the museum is a definite go-to. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A memorable ‘Hot Air Balloon Ride,’ cannot beat the laziness you may experience to wake up at 04:00 am for this scenic attraction. The landscape, scenery and vibe of your ride is something you’ll remember for a long time to come. 

Talise Ottoman Spa 

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Yet another stellar spa, located in the ‘Jumeirah Zabeel Saray,’ property would be the world-famous ‘Talise Ottoman Spa.’ The spa is loved and talked about tourists from across the world. It also forms a great way to pamper yourself during your vacation.

Overnight Stay in the Desert

Would an overnight stay in the desert excite you? How about a stay at the ‘Bedouin Camp?’ Tourists can enjoy a great safari tour in the afternoon, followed by a scenic night under the stars and maybe even a  bedouin breakfast the following day.

Palace Hotel Downtown

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The ‘Palace Hotel Downtown,’ is regarded as one of the most magnificent and stunningly beautiful hotels in Dubai. So if you’re unable to stay in the property, a visit can be arranged.

Boat Ride at Madinat Jumeirah

The ‘Madinat Jumeirah,’ offers tourists with boat rides on the famous Jumeirah beach. The waterfront area is flooded with a number of cafes, restaurants and beach clubs.

Book a Room with a View

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Most tourists dwell upon the fact that Dubai has some of the most beautiful buildings and architectural excellences that they forget to enjoy the stellar views that Dubai offers. You could book a room with a view of the ‘Shangri-La Downtown,’ a hotel that offers some of the best views in the city.

Milkshake for Lunch

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The ultimate ‘Black Tap,’ which on every food lovers must-visit list, has recently opened up an outlet in Dubai. Make sure to drop by and enjoy a great milkshake. 

Experience Dubai from Above

If money isn’t a constraint for you, consider experiencing Dubai from above. Hop onto a helicopter and experience the view of some of Dubai’s most iconic structures in the skies.

Dubai Desert

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The desert land of Dubai offers some of the best desert safaris in the world. Tourists could gain views of the ‘Gazelle,’ and of course the ‘Oryx,’ here. 

Atlantis the Palm

The ‘Atlantis the Palm,’ is a great place for you to spend a day and enjoy some amazing food at the same time. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, visitors are allowed in restricted areas.

Abu Dhabi Day Trip 

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Tourists could most definitely try out a day trip to ‘Abu Dhabi,’ which is located in close proximity to Dubai. Visit some of the most popular attractions in  Abu Dhabi, while at Dubai.

We hope this blog has helped give you an insight into some of the things for you to do in Dubai. If you’re planning your Dubai vacation, we would recommend reaching out to travel planners like Pickyourtrail - who provide some of the best Dubai tours from India