Dubai is a magical wonderland of activities and things to do - there's always something happening in this fair city!
Here are some of the best things to do when you're hanging out in the land of the sand, aka Dubai.
1. Head to the beaches
Although the temperatures have cooled down a bit, the sun still shines for a lovely sunbathe at the La Mer beach. As long as it doesn’t rain, make sure you hit the beach for a lovely swim.
While you’re there, treat yourself to a delicious burger at SALT, or enjoy some Dynamite Shrimp at P.F Chang’s – a real game changer. Or, simply get your personal photographer to click your pictures at the aesthetic Meraas development.
2. Admire Dubai’s art scene
Dubai is an emerging art hub – developing its cultural and art scene. Various places and events showcase the cultural heritage of the UAE, as well as historic and contemporary art forms. Head to Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz – the place serves as eye candy for art. Admire the different art forms in the galleries, participate in art workshops at The Jam Jar, co-work peacefully at their A4 office space, and watch dramas and plays at the theatrical Cinema Akil.
3. Shop through the old bazaars of Bur Dubai
Looking for exquisite textiles to purchase at decent rates? Head to Meena Bazaar in Bur Dubai for the biggest textile haul you could find. All sorts of textile materials including lace, cottons, silks - both readymade as well as materials sold separately are available. Not only will you find a n assortment of textile shops, but also small scale shops for your groceries. While you’re there, take full advantage of the eateries, including Nizamat Hyderabad for some authentic Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani.
4. Visit different countries - at Global Village
Over 70 pavilions of different countries with their own specialities within them – whether it be local sweets, handmade clothing among others, it is obligatory to visit Global Village when you’re in Dubai, anytime between November to April. Participate and enjoy entertaining events hosted by each pavilion, whilst chomping on Nutella filled churros.
5. Drench yourselves with water, and fun at the coolest waterparks
Head to Wild Wadi in Jumeirah if you would want one hell of a wild experience with your family and friends. Have an exhilarating experience with the Master Blasters, Flowriders, and other rides. Make sure you go on the Jumeirah Skyra, one the tallest free fall rides – its one hell of a fall.
If you’re already at La Mer and you’re in the mood for a water slide, do not fear – the Laguna Waterpark has got you covered. For Dhs399, you can access the park as many times as you want throughout the year, if you’re a UAE resident.
6. Visit Dubai Miracle Gardens
See the incredible floral displays at Dubai's Miracle Gardens. Walk amongst the beautiful structures that will blow your mind, at the world's largest flower garden.
7. See the Dubai Fountains
Visit the number-one Dubai attraction on Trip Advisor, and see the beautiful Dubai Fountains swirling and whirling outside The Dubai Mall. With the impressive backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, and plenty of shows played, the fountains are a real treat.