The Coolest Things to do in Dubai

If you are fortunate enough to have tickets for a flight to Dubai, link you will want to make the most of your trip. From the mainstream touristy sights to the lesser known gems of this desert wonder, there is plenty to do and see in Dubai.

Wherever you go in Dubai you are sure to be amazed. From the famous feats of design and engineering to the hidden natural gems of the desert region, there is much to be seen and enjoyed! See the attractions in Dubai and discover it for yourself!

The Creek

The Creek is a wonderful delight and a nice break from the sand and heat of the desert. It’s cooler due to the water and natural sea breeze effect. Additionally, the design of the winding, shady streets and buildings also provide shelter from the scorching sun, especially in the summer months. If you want a real Dubai experience, take a wooden abras along the water for a full afternoon of amazing sights and cool breezes. It’ll give you an up close look at the cool emerald waters, the sights and sounds, and will give you a unique glimpse into Arabian life on both banks. Best of all, the trip will cost you less than a dollar.

The Spice Souk

The Spice Souk is a wonderful place to walk through for anyone who loves spices, aromatic fragrances, and bright colorful bags of spices. From cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, to pepper, frankincense, and shisha, you can fin every herb and spice the desert region has to offer. From small shops to street vendors, there are no shortages of find spices to be found. The shopkeepers enjoy talking and have plenty of stories to tell the traveler who is willing to listen. Don’t miss this unique look at life in Dubai. Your senses will thank you!

Jumeirah Beach

If you like the ocean and enjoy a nice dip in the water, a good way to cool off is at Jumeirah Beach. Like much of the Arabian area, things are closely segregated and there are separated areas of the beach that are designated for used by families, females and males. Be careful not to wander into the wrong area, especially if you are a single male, as you will receive a stern warning for doing so. You can enjoy the waters day or night but remember that much of Dubai is remote and not within walking distance of anything, and finding taxi services after sunset can be a bit of a challenge at times.

Desert Tours

Escape the hustle and bustle of this towering architectural wonder of a city and enjoy one of the popular desert safaris that are offered. Truly, the best way to experience the untamed wilds that surround Dubai is to get out and see it for yourself. Many different tour options are available so make sure you read what is included in the tour. A typical trip includes rides in the desert in the back of 4WD vehicle, lots of dune climbing, nighttime campsites, plenty of food, belly dancers, wildlife tours, and even camel rides.

Engineering Wonders

From an engineering perspective, there is much to see in Dubai. Palm Island is astonishing with its man-made island base and towering metal and glass structure. Other impressive skyscrapers and engineering feats of wonder can delight those with an eye for fine architecture and design. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa is a sight to behold and a challenge to photograph. The twisting Cayan Tower amazes everyone who sees it, and the Marina provides an impressive collection of towering skyscrapers to marvel at.

 

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