Bucket list destination: Dubai things to do

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Dubai? Frankly speaking, Dubai is associated with a lot of things. From being one of the most developed cities in the world, having the tallest building, rich in oil… most importantly, Dubai has made a name for itself as being a major tourist hot spot destination. In fact, I am very excited that I shall be among the lucky bunch to have had the privilege to visit the country. I am planning my Dubai holidays for later this year and I look forward to seeing all the things that I have heard and read about.

Below is a list of things to do in Dubai:

Burj Khalifa

Dubai takes pride in having the tallest building in the world. Standing at 829.9 meters tall, the Burj Khalifa is one place that I look forward to visiting. This building is the city’s point of interest, and, why not given that the building has 124 floors? Yes, you read that right, 124 floors.

Burj Khalifa has a 360-degree view on the 124th floor where you get to see the beautiful city at an eagle’s view. Surely, this will be one of the places that I must pay a visit on my trip to Dubai.

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Dubai Mall

Providing entry to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall is certainly the city’s premium mall and one of the top things to do in Dubai with kids. And, you are guaranteed to find your gig. The mall is a gaming zone, has a cinema hall and also a good place to shop.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Just as the name suggests, the place feels like witnessing a miracle. There are over 40 million blooming flowers covering an area of 72000sq miles. This place is a one-of-a-kind outdoor destination that I look forward to visiting. Dubai Miracle Garden is more of an artistic display of flowers making the place ideal for photos.

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Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates

Well, earlier we mentioned that Dubai is located in the middle of a desert, right? Against all odds at the Mall of the Emirates, you can get to ski. Snow and hot desert climate may not be the most rhyming things but you can have a skiing experience here. The place is fun to everyone despite the age and you only have to carry the money, everything else is provided at the mall. There are skiing lessons and I believe this would be a nice place for me to learn how to ski.

Afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab

Don’t let the name take you for a ride, you can also have mouth-watering food at this place. Famously known for its romantic setting and the view, having an afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab is something that I look forward to. What could go wrong with having afternoon tea at a classy place as you see the city in a bird’s view?

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Desert safari

Your visit to Dubai is not complete if you don’t take an adventurous trip famously known as the desert safari. Initially, I only pictured a desert as land with dunes and cactus and there is nothing fun. However, you are bound to have fun in Dubai’s desert safari.  You not only get to see dunes but you can also camel ride, sand skiing, watch traditional belly dancers and after having your appetite fully worked out have a delicious barbecue.

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A visit to Old Dubai

Old Dubai allows you to get to experience and see the other side of Dubai. Originally a fishing ground but over the years has transformed to a major port with ships coming even all the way from Africa and India. It is surprising the number of visitors who visit this village yearly both locally and internationally. This place makes it an ideal place to experience Dubai in another dimension.

These were the things I am planning to do in Dubai. I am looking forward to paying a visit and get to experience all the fun firsthand other than hear about it or read about it.

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