17 Unforgettable Experiences You Can’t Miss In Dubai

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Are you heading to Dubai and wondering what are the unforgettable experiences you can’t miss?

Dubai is a remarkable city where you can have unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. There’s so much to do and see in Dubai that one visit just isn’t enough.

That’s why I’ve picked out the 17 unforgettable experiences you can’t miss while visiting Dubai.

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is definitely the number one that you must see when visiting Dubai. There is no taller building in the world.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Not only you can take stunning pictures in front of it, but you can also go to the top, where from the observation deck you have an amazing view of the city.

Moreover, you can visit the lounge with some light meals and drinks.

Another option is to book a table in one of the restaurants or a hotel room in the Armani Hotel located inside Burj Khalifa.

2. Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain is another special experience that you can’t miss. And it is completely free. How cool is that?

Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai Fountain is right in front of Burj Khalifa and every evening performs an extraordinary choreographical show where the water dances with the music and shoots up to 152 meters.

Dubai Fountain is the largest Fountain in the world. If you want to take your experience even higher, you can buy a ticket for an abra boat and watch it right from the lake where the fountain is located.

3. Skydive Dubai

Skydive Dubai is for those who love adrenaline. Imagine jumping from the plane above the Palm Jumeirah Island and seeing the city underneath you.

You will jump with a professional skydiver and a cameraman who will record the whole experience for you.

Skydive Dubai is close to Dubai Marina and you can book your ticket here.

4. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the only 7-star hotel in the world and the most luxurious hotel in Dubai. It stands on a private man-made island with security at the beginning of the bridge.

Burj Al Arab in Dubai

Burj Al Arab is in the shape of a sailboat and the interior is from gold, marble, and crystals. At the top, there is a helipad where also special events with celebrities take place.

Find out how you can visit Burj Al Arab, here. If you can’t go inside, you should at least take some pictures outside, which you can do from these places.

Directly in front of the hotel before the security gate, at Umm Suqeim Beach, Al Sufouh Beach, or partially from Madinat Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Waterpark.

5. Aura Skypool

Aura Skypool is the world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool. It is located in the Palm Tower on the 50th floor, at a height of 210 meters.

You must book the entry ticket in advance on their website. Day and evening experiences are available and you can choose the view where you want to sit.

Except for the pool experience, there are indoor experiences with food and drinks or you can go for yoga.

6. Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world. It has more than 200 fashion brands, and dining experiences in the form of restaurants, cafes, food courts, and a lot of entertainment.

Dubai Aquarium

You can find here the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, ice rink, cinema, Emirates Airbus A380 simulator, Hysteria, Play DXB-virtual reality, Go Carts, for smaller children KidZania, Soft Play, and Trampo Extreme.

Whether you like to shop, eat, have fun, or just look around, Dubai Mall is a must-visit.

Tip: If you can, visit it during the week and early in the morning before it gets crowded. And dedicate at least half a day to it.

7. Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Observatory allows you to see the city at a high of 219 m while walking on the glass floor.

View from the Sky Views Observatory

It is located downtown, so you can see Burj Khalifa and the city center. Except for a glass walk, you can go on a glass slide and the most thrilling experience is the edge walking.

Tip: I recommend not visiting during the peak season as it is a very popular attraction.

8. Muzeum of the Future

Museum of the Future is an astonishing building with Arabic writing that you can see while driving on the main Sheikh Zayed Road.

Museum of the Future in Dubai

When visiting inside the museum, you will enter the future through technology and senses. There are also dedicated areas for children where they can learn and play.

However, if you don’t make it inside, at least take some pictures outside as the building itself is extraordinary.

9. Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. It is so huge, that it can be seen from space.

There are hotels, restaurants, residential buildings, and villas. At the end is the famous Atlantis the Palm Hotel and next to it is the newly built Atlantis the Royal.

You will reach the island either by car, taxi, or by monorail. You can visit the Atlantis Hotel, walk on a boardwalk, go to the beach, have a meal in one of the restaurants, and go to the observation deck The View At The Palm from where you will have a stunning view of the palm.

10. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is one of the world’s largest indoor ski centers, so you can ski or snowboard even in Dubai.

Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates

You will find there real snow, a chairlift, and slides for kids, you can even participate in the penguins’ encounter.

If you don’t fancy a winter in Dubai, go at least and see it from outside. It is located in the Mall of the Emirates.

11. XLine Dubai Marina

Another one for the adrenaline junkies. XLine Dubai Marina is the largest urban zipline in the world.

It is located in the Marina where you will fly from one side to another, at a height of 170 m, and with a speed of 80 km/h. It is 1 km long.

There are two lines next to each other, so you can have fun together with your friend or family member.

12. Dubai Desert Safari

When you come to Dubai, you should not miss the desert. It is completely different from the hassle of the city.

A couple posing for a photo on Dubai Desert Safari

You can either go alone by 4×4 car or take a desert safari tour where you will experience dune bashing, and picture taking on sandy dunes, you can choose from activities like camel riding, sandboarding, quad biking, and have dinner in the camp.

Choose one of the desert safari tours here.

13. Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark is located in the Atlantis Hotel and has the most water slides in the park, achieving the World’s Guinness Record.

You will spend your whole day in this waterpark, and experience the most amazing slides. There is a beach you can relax on and food facilities are also available.

14. Dubai Global Village

Dubai Global Village is a fantastic place. In Global Village, you can see the world in one day.

Dubai Global Village

There are pavilions representing different countries, markets to buy souvenirs from each country, and places to try traditional food.

Moreover, you can watch shows that represent the traditions of the nation. For more fun, go for rides and rollercoasters.

Dubai Global Village is fun for all ages and is open from October to April.

15. Deep Dive Dubai

Deep Dive Dubai with its 60 m is the deepest pool in the world. You can explore the abandoned sunken city, ride a motorbike, or play chess underwater.

The water temperature is 30 degrees Celsius and there are 56 cameras for everyone’s safety.

Dive up to 30 m is available for professional divers depending on their certification. Beginners can dive up to 12 m.

16. Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s largest floral garden. It is open from October to April and closed during the summer due to hot weather in Dubai.

Sculpture of clock in Dubai Miracle Garden

More than 150 million flowers are used to create fabulous creations like Smurfs, Mickey Mouse, Burj Khalifa, Emirates Airbus A380, and many others.

It is a great place for children and adults to spend the day and take beautiful pictures.

Get your ticket with hotel pick-up and drop-off here.

17. La Perle Show

La Perle Show is a magnificent show that takes you to a different world. Professional Acrobats perform breathtaking aquatic and aerial stunts in the aqua theater.

La Perle draws inspiration from Dubai’s rich traditions, lively present, and hopeful future.

Book your ticket for the amazing La Perle show in advance here.

Conclusion: Extraordinary Experiences In Dubai

These are the unforgettable experiences you can’t miss in Dubai. Whether you love heights, adrenaline activities, flowers, stunning views, theater performances, or more peaceful activities, you will find them all here on my list.

Pick what speaks to you and make the most of your time in Dubai.

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