There are a million and one reasons to visit the United Arab Emirate – work, study, holiday, business, etc.  whatever reasons take you to this beautiful Arab nation, make sure you find your way to the country’s most famous city – Dubai! Once you are in Dubai, there are experiences you must have as testimonies of your presence there. If you are wondering what these experiences are, here are the top 7 Dubai experiences you should not miss.

  1. Dubai City Tour

The city tour shows you how this piece of desert and sand has become a nice modern city with great buildings and towers.  The tour usually starts in a luxury air-conditioned bus or private vehicle, with guests accompanied by an experienced guide. Depending on your choice, the tour should take you to different places including the Dubai Museum, Jumeirah and the surrounding beach, Burj Al Arab, the Palm Atlantis, Wild Wadi Park, etc. make sure you enjoy every bit of it.

2. Desert Safari with Dinner

4 x 4 Dune Bashing | Photo by Desert Safari Dubai

This would be a perfect immersion into the Arabian culture. The safari is a mix of adventure and culture. Fasten your seatbelt as your guide takes you on an adventure in a land cruiser for a dune bashing. You’ll be shown and enlightened about the various fascinating spots as you drive in the desert. Your destination is a camp where you’ll enjoy a nice dinner, watch belly dance, Arabic dance, try some camel rides, henna tattoos and take loads of pictures. You’ll definitely have an exciting time!

3. Dhow Cruise with Dinner

Dhow Cruise | Photo by dyhx

This is perfect for family or/and couples. The perfect ones begin in the right dhow built to the spectacular standards and beauty of Dubai’s ancient boat building heritage. The cruise is usually about 2 hours, sometimes going a bit mid of the sea. The climax is usually the good dinner – usually a buffet with varied options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

4. View of Dubai from the top of the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is about the tallest building in the world, that’s enough reason to be there! But there’s more. Get a good pair of walking shoes if you are visiting because you’ll do some walking and waiting, but the views from the top make it worth the trip.

The popular ticket is 124-level, the other ticket is 146-level, which officers you some kind of VIP treatment including skipping waiting lines and a free coffee or juice.

Floor 124 is popular because of its outdoor viewing deck facing the Dubai Fountain. The view at night is awesome – isn’t that why it’s sometimes crowded? If you can spare the extra cash, you may want to use the observation deck.

5. Shop at the Dubai Mall

This Mall is the entire world in on shopping space. It’s huge and you’ll do a very tough job to come up with a major brand that is not there. There are loads of dining areas at the mal as well, with some offering an impressive view of the spectacular Dubai fountains. Don’t leave the mall without spending time in the aquarium which is in the middle of the mall.

6. Watch the fountain show

The show brightens up the fountain area as the water dances, whooshing up and down in a well-choreographed manner to the tune of an Arabic music. I have mentioned the Fountain show a number of times in this piece; it is a short, but impressive view. You shouldn’t miss it.

7. Snap loads of pictures

Your Dubai story is best told with pictures…ensure you snap a load of them!



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Michael Alvin

Michael Alvin

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Michael Alvin is a lawyer and a UNESCO certified journalist. At Afro Tourism, he blends creativity with his training in telling moving stories about his personal experience on his various trips across Africa.
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