Six Activities You Must Do On A Trip To Dubai

December 3, 2018

A trip to Dubai is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Dubai is one of the most populous cities in the Middle East, as well as one of the wealthiest. The city is nicknamed the City of Gold, and it often tries to live up to its name. With glittering, enormous skyscrapers and plenty of sights to behold, Dubai continues to be one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, especially in the Middle East and the UAE.

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, you may wonder where to begin with your plans. There are lots of things to do in this beautiful city, and this list is nowhere near exhaustive. Here are a few suggestions on where to begin:

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai has some of the most stunning sights the city has to offer. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, sits next to a massive, designer filled Dubai Mall and the beautiful Dubai Fountain, which dances relatively often. Downtown Dubai is full of the elite and prestigious with expensive cars lining the parking lots and beautiful, shining buildings.

The fountain is best seen at night with music and lasers to accompany the dancing water. The Dubai Mall is quite enormous, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Overall, be prepared for a lot of walking and admiring the sights of downtown, and remember it is something you cannot miss.


Fishing is extremely popular in the UAE, particularly among tourists. There are plenty of beautiful waters nearby, and there are lots of companies that provide boat rides for fishing in UAE, including Dubai. There are tons of interesting fish in the waters near Dubai, and boats can routinely leave for a fishing trip that lasts a few hours. Why not try something a little different than the usual stops?

Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden is home to the Guinness World Record for largest flower arrangement. The arrangement is in the form of a model of an A830 airplane, which measures a whopping 70 meters long. This is a beautiful and affordable stop on your trip to Dubai. With thousands of beautiful blooms across the gardens, you can easily enjoy a pleasant stroll through the gardens and even make a stop in the Butterfly Garden. This particular area is popular with children, so to avoid the crowds, it is best to visit during school hours. However, whenever you visit, you will see all the wonders.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

This massive collection of various amusement parks with different themes creates an incredibly entertaining adventure. There are lots of high-speed coasters and rides, an adorable village of Smurfs, a land made entirely of children’s blocks, and so much more. Whatever sort of ride you may want, there is probably one available in one of these parks. It is not the cheapest spot, but if you want to make the jump, it is well worth the price tag.

Al Fahidi Historic District

Once known as the Bastakiya Quarter, this beautiful, somewhat secluded spot in the large city feels like a step back into the past. Before Dubai’s unmatched growth, it was a much smaller village that depended on fishing.

This restored historical area features lovely sand-colored buildings, narrow alleys, and wind towers to provide natural air conditioning. The area is now full of many museums, galleries, exhibits, cafes, and even a couple of boutique hotels. This particular quarter dates back to the early 1900s, but hidden amongst the winding quarter is a section of the old city wall that dates back to 1800.


Dubai is an extraordinary city, rich in wealth and culture alike. There are endless places to visit and see with tons of beautiful sights to behold. As the most populous city in the UAE, there are always interesting people to meet and things to do. Whatever you do, you can never go wrong with a visit to Dubai.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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One thought on “Six Activities You Must Do On A Trip To Dubai

  1. Grace

    Dubai is a great place with architecture blending modern and traditional. There are many things to do, thank you for your recommendations!


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