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Top 10 Things to Do in Dubai

Dubai is an extremely organized, with incredible places to visit, is surrounded by stunning buildings, malls and luxurious hotels in the middle of the desert.

Here’s the list of things to do and see in Dubai:

1. Visit world’s tallest building: Burj Khalifa, standing at 829.8 m/ 2,722ft :

There is an observation deck on the top, the views are breathtaking.  Every night there is a water show at the fountain, in front of the building, on Lake Burj next to the Dubai Mall. There are daily spectacles of water jets, dancing by the sounds of the music.

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2. Shopping in Dubai: 

Dubai mall is the world’s largest shopping mall, with approximately 1200 stores.  It has the best designer brands, restaurants, and the world’s largest aquarium. The Dubai Aquarium. 

3. Skiing in Dubai:

Yes you can ski in Dubai, at Mall of the Emirates you can find, the world’s largest indoor ski resort.  Here there is an artificial “mountain” with 85 meters in height.

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4. Get lost at the Spice Souk and Gold Souk:

These two places are near to each other.  Here it is possible to buy clothes, gold and Arabian foods.   The prices here are cheaper, compared to similar things in other malls.

Tips: Never forget to negotiate

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The world’s largest gold ring on display at Gold Souk

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5. Visit Dubai Miracle Garden the World’s Largest Botanical Garden:  

There are about 100 million flowers along 72,000 square meters, which make up sculptures in the most varied shapes and forms, such as hearts, airplanes, helicopters, pyramids, castles and more.  The entrance costs only 40.00 dirham / $ 10.00 dollars.
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6. Visit the Butterfly Garden: 

Just across the street is located, the world’s biggest butterfly garden, an incredible place, where there are around 35,000 diverse species,  of butterflies flying freely. They like to land on our clothes or in our hands.

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Read: Dubai Miracle Garden & Butterfly Garden: Places to fall in love with

7. Spend the Day on the Beach:

Enjoy incredible views of the Burj Al Arab, the only seven star hotel in the world, and the most iconic symbols of Dubai, recognized worldwide.

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8. Go on a Desert Safari Tour: 

The representative company picked us at up at our hotel, then we went to the middle of the desert, where he drove his SUV into the desert amongst all the sand dunes.  We stopped on the way to take photos, to watch the sun setting and to ride camels.   After these fun adventures, we went to eat dinner and watch belly dance shows. We ate delicious Arabian food, and smoked a Hookah.

*Reservation required

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Tour Company : Viator

9. Fly over Dubai:

Take a Helicopter tour, to see the city from above.  The tour lasted 15 minutes.  It was possible to see Dubai World, the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and the entire city. The helipad is located near the Atlantis hotel.  After taking the tour, it is worth visiting the beautiful aquariums inside of the Atlantis.

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10. Day trip to Abu Dhabi: 

Read more: Day Trip From Dubai To Abu Dhabi

Best places to eat in Dubai: 

Nobu, Zuma, Asia Asia, Seafood Market, Leila Arabian cousine, Irish Village, Saffron at Atlantis and around JBR.

Currency: UAE dirham

Official Language: Arabic

Best time to visit Dubai: Between November and March, when is winter.

Tips: The best way to get around is by taxi the prices are cheap. Weekends in Dubai are on Friday and Saturday. The work week begins on Sunday and ends on Thursday.

 

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