8 Fun Things To Do In Dubai

May 25, 2017

Guest post wrriten by Neha Singh.

Dubai is the veritable capital of FUN. From an exciting hot air balloon over the desert at dawn to playing with the dolphins and even diving off coral reefs, Dubai aims to infuse your life with fun and more fun. No matter your age, there’s so much fun activites in Dubai that it becomes difficult to choose what to do first. Leave it to the travel experts to guide you to the most fun activities for you to enjoy in Dubai. Read on to enjoy the best of Dubai with these fun activities!

1) Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy the most spectacular sight of your life – be it a desert sunrise or a desert sunset – as you float thousands of feet in the air in a colorful hot air balloon in Dubai. Experience the bliss of looking down on millions of mounds of red sands across miles of the Arabian Desert. Be sure to equip yourself with a telephoto lens to capture views you’re not likely to see anywhere else. Your tour operators will pick you up and drop you off when your ride is over. For one hour, you’ll be on top of the world – an unbeatable experience.

2) Helicopter Ride Over Dubai

Fly nose-to-nose with the tip of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Get a bird’s eye view of Dubai’s scintillating skyscrapers, bordered by an azure sea twinkling in the harsh sunlight. The Dubai Creek cuts the city into two, like a painting that’s been slashed with an artist’s brush with blue paint. From that height, everything about Dubai looks as though it were a picture painted by a master artist. Ask your tour operator to hover close over the Palm Islands, the World Map Islands or any other landmark of Dubai you fancy. Enough fun for you yet?

3) Overnight Desert Safari

One of the most fun things to do in Dubai is having an overnight desert safari in the mystical Arabian Desert. Dubai’s tour operators have crafted the desert safari into a work of art. They pick you up from your hotel and take you by the most scenic routes to the desert, stopping at excellent photo spots. Then you’re welcomed into a genuine Bedouin tent, where you can wear traditional robes and relax with a hookah, watching the sunset.

Or you can take part in various adrenaline-rousing activities – dune bashing, dune driving, sandboarding, camel riding and more. Enjoy a lovely Arabian dinner while being entertained by henna artists and belly dancers. Spend the night inside, or watch the stars in Dubai’s unblemished desert sky outside your tent. It’s fun all the way in Dubai!

4) Cruise The Dubai Creek On A Dhow

Cruise along the Dubai creek on a renovated, fully air-conditioned dhow with glass enclosures. You can enjoy a wonderful buffer dinner, with onboard entertainment. The Dubai Creek provides a magnificent sight of Dubai’s traditional buildings, the souqs, the wind-towers and the lovely coastline. Finish up with a cable car ride over Dubai Creek Park, enjoying awesome views of the Dubai Creek and all its ancient dhows and traditional abras and colorful people from the air.

5) Go Speed Jet Skiing

The warm, lovely azure waters of the Persian Gulf beckons many jet skiing professionals to visit Dubai. You can rent your jet skiing equipment from your beach resort’s sports cell and enjoy one of the most amazing water sports in the world. If you’re in Dubai in August, be sure to attend the week-long Dubai Water Sports Association competition where professional jet skiers show off their talents.

6) Enjoy Snow at Ski Dubai

It's a whole new world when you enter Ski Dubai. With Ski Dubai's negative temperatures and amazing architecture, you'd forget that you actually travelled to humid Dubai. Located in Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai offers a 60-meter high indoor mountain with 5 ski slopes, one of which is a challenging 400-metre long run. If you are a snowboarder, you’ll really enjoy the 90-metre-long quarter pipe in Ski Dubai. When you take a break, rest up in the café on top of the snow mountain and watch people having fun. Enjoy the penguin run in the kiddie snow park. Do you want to build a snow man?

7) Go Beach Bumming On Jumeirah Beach And Have Tea At Burj-Al-Arab 

Jumeirah Beach is a top example of Dubai attractions — with a good reason too! Jumeirah Beach is a long beach lined with international hotels, resorts, private clubs and areas for public access. Beach goers can swim, enjoy watersports, go for a long walk or do some beach slumming on a towel. It’s summer all year round in Dubai so you can loll on the beach for as long as you want.

Looking to pamper yourself? Book a slot of afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab’s Aswan Lounge! Burj Al Arab is the world’s tallest hotel and the first and only 7-star hotel as well. Paying for afternoon tea at Aswan Lounge will set you back a couple of hundred Dhs but it’s well worth it for the tour of Burj Al Arab as you admire its grandeur.

8) Bet On A Horse Or Two

Nad Al Sheba Racecourse is one of the most famous horse tracks in the world. People race here for the highest possible stakes. If you’re in Dubai in January, be sure to participate in the Dubai Horse Racing festival, which lasts for nine whole weeks. Bet on a horse or two, and enjoy the fully air-conditioned race course buildings with their refreshment areas and betting areas. The atmosphere in Nad Al Sheba Racecourse is spellbindingly exciting, with people betting millions of dollars on their favorite horses. You simply won’t get this sort of fun anywhere else!


Dubai is a travel destination meant for travellers who crave fun and excitement. There’s potential for plenty of romance in Dubai, but there’s even more fun everywhere in Dubai yet to be discovered. If you want a fun holiday, Dubai is the best place to travel.


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