Vacationing in Dubai? You
definitely need a list of things to do in Dubai. But beware, the list is never
ending! Dubai is a city for everyone. One cannot afford to be unoccupied in a
city like this, as it is always bustling with activity. Be it shopping or eating
out at restaurants, variety is the spice of Dubai’s life.
Dubai city is a shopaholic’s paradise. Around every corner is a mall as well as a souk that are a treat to a person’s eye. These malls are not simple structures, but architectural wonders where one surpasses the next. Each mall is built on a theme to make not only first, but everlasting impressions. If shopping is not on the agenda, one can just have the pleasure of hanging out at these malls. However, the interiors and the designer labels at the malls are so enticing that one can only shop till they drop.
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest mall located in the Burj Khalifa (the tallest man-made structure in the world). Mall of the Emirates is the home to the only indoor ski slope in the Middle East and is linked to the Dubai Metro Station. Ibn Battuta Mall, named after the Moorish traveler Ibn Battuta, has its interiors designed on different themes. There are six courts, each of which are based on the 6 countries to which Battuta had travelled during his lifetime. Mall of Arabia is located on Dubailand. The other famous malls include Deira City Centre and Dubai Outlet Mall. One of the things to do in Dubai is to visit a souk or a traditional market. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is famous for selling jewelry and souvenirs.
One could never have an idle moment in this Emirate from dawn to dusk. Starting from the desert safari (riding dangerously on the dunes), to a tryst with a belly dancer, followed by a drive across the city, there seems to be no stopping to the city that bowls you over time and again. You cannot stop marveling at the tunnels and bridges (like Al Makhtoum, Floating Bridge, Business Bay Crossing, and Al Shindagha tunnel), all of which happen to be engineering wonders of the world.
The list of things to do in Dubai must include a visit to the world famous artificial islands like -- Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira, The World, and Al Mamzar Island. Also, make sure that you take a traditional dhow ride, and visit the Dubai Museum at the Al Fahidi Fort.