Travel | Things to Do In Dubai

things to do in dubai

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a location I’ve always dreamed of visiting. I long to see the mixture of East meets West in one of the fastest growing, most global cities in the world. As I’ve longed to visit this city for a number of years there is a list as long as my arm of Dubai excursions and attractions that I’d like to visit. I thought I would share with you my dream visit to Dubai-


I can’t imagine I’ll ever have the money to make the most of the shopping experience in Dubai, but that wouldn’t stop me form window shopping. Dubai is filled with many malls filled with designers from across the world.

Enjoy a Champagne Brunch

Although it’s a well know fact that alcohol sales are limited to hotels in Dubai, it is less known that on Friday’s you can experience a Champagne Brunch. Free flowing, unlimited champagne and buffets piled high with prime steak, oysters and seafood – sounds like heaven! Spectrum One, 360 Degrees and Bar 44 are just a couple of the places that offer a Champagne Brunch.

Sunset at Burj Khalifa Observation Deck

As with the Eiffel Tower and The Rockefeller Centre Top of the Rock; for me there’s no better way to see the city than from the top! You get a great feel for a city while looking down over it, so I’d love to do the same in Dubai.

Desert Safari

Be it by jeep or camel I’d love to experience a safari. I’ve been warned that the dessert isn’t exactly peaceful thanks to the hoards of tourist doing the exactly the same I will be but I’ve never ridden on a camel so I’d love to tick it off my list!

The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. With over 6000 lights I’d love to view the show in the evening- plus this is the only free attraction on my list!

Cocktails at Burj Al Arab

My budget wouldn’t extend to an overnight stay at Dubai’s seven-star hotel; Burj Al Arab, but it may stretch to cocktails at their beach-based bar. There’s also a top-floor cocktail bar where you can gaze down over the city.

The historic Bastakia Quarter and Dubai Museum

No city trip is complete without a little culture and history. Much of the old city of Dubai has been demolished but the Bastakia Quarter is still intact and is a maze of old building, many of which have been transformed into galleries and cafes. There’s also Dubai Museum where you can discover how oil and ambition transformed the city.

The Man Made Islands

Obviously I’m not one of the millionaire who has purchased one of these islands. However there are a number of boating companies that get take you into the gulf to have a little nosey at how the other half live!

I may be saving for my trip to Dubai for some time – we all know how expensive it is! In fact Dubai is actually the 22nd most expensive city in the world, and most expensive in the Middle East!

Have you ever visited Dubai? What attractions and things to do you would recommend that I add (or take off) my list? I would love to know your suggestions.

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  1. Becky

    Lovely article! If you do visit try Bubbalicious for a champayne brunch as spectrum is now shut down boo! Also go to JBR, lovely beach with gorgeous restaurants etc. Well worth a visit although be prepared to want to move there, I did and I have haha!

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