There are many things to do in the UAE and not all of them are in Dubai. Every year thousands of tourists visit this country and if you’re one of them, read on to know about the things you should do to make your vacation complete.
There are some great malls in Dubai which you should visit such as the Mall of Emirates and the Dubai Mall. You could definitely shop for friends and family, not to forget yourself, but there is more to it than just that. You should certainly visit the BurjKhalifa (which is adjacent to the Dubai Mall) to get a sublime view (even more sublime if you are able to catch the New Year celebrations) and if you’re a skiing fan, then check out Ski Dubai, the world’s largest indoor ski resort, which is a part of the Mall of Emirates and covers 22,500 sq. metres. You can also check out the aquarium in the Dubai Mall which houses all sorts of aquatic animals.
There are many amusement/water parks in Dubai such as Wonderland Amusement Park, Ferrari World (in Abu Dhabi) which is the world’s first Ferrari – based theme park, Aquaventure Water Park, etc. If you’re brave enough, you should also try the Sceirah water slide in the Wild Wadi Water Park. Which along with being very fast, is among one of the tallest waterslides in the world.
If you’re looking for adventure, you should go for a desert safari where you can enjoy sand-duning, rides on ATV bikes (or dune-buggies as they are locally called) and if you’re lucky, even get a chance to hold a falcon in your own hands!
Apart from this, you could also visit some of the famous mountains such as Jebel Hafeet in Abu Dhabi or the Hajarmountains in Fujairah, which is a 2-3 hour drive from Dubai, for a beautiful view. But do be careful, carry a sweater or jacket because these mountains are at a high altitude.
If you’re looking to just enjoy the day and laze around a bit, then you should go spend the day on one of the good beaches such as (this one is probably the most popular) the Al Khan beach, KhorFakkan beach, etc. There are many rides and water-sport activities too but you could also just relax on the shore.
You could also dine out at some good restaurants or hotels such as the Burj al Arab, which is the most luxurious hotel in the world, one of the restaurants at Atlantis (depending on what type of cuisine your taste buds favour), to name a few.
Of course you might find other things that you’d want to do, whether you saw it on the net or someone recommended it to you, but , to sum up, these are the main things you should do in the UAE to enjoy and have a nice time.