Either you extend a stop in Dubai, or you can visit it on holiday, it’s simple to be stunned in one of the world’s most stunning towns, and we’ve created an ideal Dubai tour to cover the 3 days (or more!) that Dubai has to offer to you.
It’s large and quick in Dubai. Dubai is one place that you won’t forget in a hurry, and it offers the world’s biggest building, world’s biggest shopping centre, the biggest indoor theme park in the world, and a wealth of man-made and natural wonders.
Things to do in Dubai in Summer
Here is a list of Dubai’s best places to go to in Summer. These places will get you a true taste of Dubai.
Burj Al Arab
The pleasant silhouette of Burj–intended to evoke the sail of a dhow-is the Eiffel Tower of Dubai to Paris. This emblematic landmark was completed in 1999, and it sits on an island of art and features a helipad and a fleet of Rolls Royce limousine chauffeur-driven. Over the striking lobby lies 202 suites more trimmings than a Christmas turkey with its golden leaf and a well-grooming fountain.
If you only want to go inside, that’s as garish as the outside is beautiful, it is worth visiting. The atmosphere is set in the 180 m high lobby adorned in a red, blue and green colour scheme and accentuated by gold-leafed pillars. The atrium of the lobby is large enough to fit into the Statue of Liberty.
You must reserve a restaurant for passing the lobby safety if you’re not staying at the hotel.
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IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG worlds of adventure is the largest indoor theme park that is housed in an air-conditioned garage within 28 football fields. A genuinely amazing one-billion-dollar park with 20 rides and attractions in four different areas: Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure, Marvel, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard. Food is prepared on-site, and the quality with some good choices is amazingly high.
It is aimed at older children and offers children’s rides based on famous cartoon characters such as The Powderpuff Girls and the amazing Ride from Gumball.
Seekers of thrill will discover a lot for the heart and adrenaline pumping. A dizzying top-spin drive, Thor Thunder Spin will frighten bejeezus from almost everybody. Thor was also a member of the battalion of the super-heroes who took the bad villain Ultron in the dark riding of Avengers. Hulk Epsilon Base 3D with 360-degree screens and movement to bring you into a fierce fight.
The highlight is the colourful Haunted Hotel, a labyrinth of ghosts and ghouls populated by rooms and corridors. The least age shall be 15.
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The Khalifa Burj, with two decks on the 124th and 148th floors and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd, is a wonderful feat of architecture and engineering. Six years after excavations started, the world’s highest building passed the sky at 828 meters and was opened in January 2010. Book tickets online up to 30 days in advance, to prevent waiting times or costly admission to the fast track. Note that Dubai often has elevated humidity in a thick haze and feels less than stunning views.
A modern interpretation of a traditional Arab village with a souq, palm-fringed rivers, desert-clad hotels or villas fascinated by wind towers, Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most appealing developments in Dubai. In the night when the gardens become romantically lit, and Burj Al Arab shines in the background, it is especially enchanting. Exquisite details are available throughout so that you can take a few stairs to a hidden terrace with the majestic view of the vast complex.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is at the core of the complex, a labyrinth-like bazaar with stores lining wooded paths. While the atmosphere is too devised for an authentic Arab market, there’s a very high quality of craft, art and souvenirs. See what’s playing at the Madinat Theatre if you like a bit of western culture.
Gold (and sometimes silver) is everything along this arcade, where dozens of stores overflowing with every kind of gems, from sensitive Perl earrings to sumptuous gold wedding necklaces. It’s just a treat to watch the events. Sit down on a bench and enjoy the vibrant street theatre of hard-working Afghan males who carry heavy goods carts, African women who shop in colourful caftans, and local females. In the evening, it’s most lively.
The Beach at JBR
The Beach and apartments at JBR offer open-plan low-lying urban structures, which is surrounded by breezy squares, alongside the beachfront for about 1 km. It’s very popular with families at weekends and combines cafés and upscale stores with a vibrant waterside fun area, an outdoor gym, a crafts market and other entertainment activities. A sun lounger beach club rents or you can spread your towels free of charge everywhere.
The Dubai Mall is right beside the Burj Khalifa. It is the biggest mall of the world and offers branded shops, outlets, excellent dining and entertainment options. It isn’t enough to see it all even a whole day spent here. There are lots of things to do with over 1,200 stores and 150 restaurants in the site, as well as an indoor theme park, an ice rink, an enormous indoor waterfall, an outdoor choreographed fountain, and the gigantic Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa offers the biggest choreographed well scheme in the world, just outside the Dubai Mall. This famous water shows that water flows up to 150 m in the atmosphere. Every colourful illuminated jet turns around in time to different musical figures from all over the globe and is one of Dubai’s most famous displays. The shows start on Sundays and start every 30 minutes until the final song is 11 pm (14.30 to 14 pm) except on Fridays (1.30 pm to 2 pm), and the shows start at sunset.
Dubai Water Canal is a 3.2 km waterway that stretches from the Old Dubai Creek to Business Bay before it reaches the Arabian Gulf. To develop a fresh recreational area, such as the 3 Km running route and the 12 km cycling path, the Dubai Canal will generate 80,000 mq of government area and amenities. The magnificent waterfall can be seen in some of Dubai’s newer hotels, such as W Hotel and St Regis, or from Dubai’s Business Bay. The Atrium is a sequence of 5 restaurants located on the banks of the canal.
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Look forward to Dubai Marina, the world’s largest artificial marina. Stroll along Dubai Marina Walk or see it from the water while sailing from the Dubai Marina Yacht Club at some of the world’s tallest apartment structures.