A 20-30 minutes Dune bashing includes driving on the shimmering gold colored giant dunes. A complete safari experience would include a camel ride, a live show, and a delicious BBQ dinner.
Get first-hand experience with Arabian culture. Marvel at the magic of a lamp-lit Bedouin- camp. Enjoy your safari in plush 4×4 SUV luxury air-conditioned jeeps. Revel at the sun setting over the Arabian Desert as you experience a camel ride. If that is not enough trying your hand at sand-boarding or ride a quad bike. Take Instagram clicks of Falcons and collect Arabic costumes for a souvenir. Indulge in Shisha smoking at an additional cost.
Experience the Arabian culture and let yourself into a henna application on hands and feet. Feel the sensations of live Tanoura folk dance and exotic belly dancing performance as you let go of worries around the campfire. Let your adrenaline rush as you enjoy a fire show. Go for the delicious Arabic tea, ad coffee. You still get your soft drinks and a BBQ buffet dinner (veg and non-veg) but served under the Arabian stars.
The safari is an absolute no-no for persons with heart complications, back or neck problems. Pregnant women and infants (below 3 years old) would do good to stay away from dune bashing. The age limit for drinking is 21 years. Subject to favorable weather conditions.
What to wear: Pack in Light clothes and casual wear; you would do well in shorts or jeans, with closed sports shoes perfect for the desert sand. Keep light woolen clothes and windbreakers, it gets chilly in the evenings. A light sweater is more than enough during the winter months. For the summer simple loose-fitting clothing is all you need and sandals/ flip flops are cool wear for feet. Tips: Formals for men and graceful attire for women. Entertainment and drinks restrictions apply during Ramadan, Dry Days and official public holidays.
Note: Arabian customs forbid live entertainment and alcohol during the restricted days that include Ramadan fasting month, and Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj which is the Ascension Day, so forgo Belly dance, and Tanoura dance and alcohol. Restrictions are also there for Arafat (Haj) Day, Al Hijri – Islamic New Year, Milad Un Nabi the official birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Marina Dhow Cruise with Dinner
Feel exhilarated on the Dinner cruise aboard a traditional Arabian boat, the world’s largest ‘dhow’. Enjoy the coastline as you glide along Dubai Creek Marina and marvel at the Dubai’s skyline. This divine Cruise starts from 08:30 to 10:30 PM. What an experience if you enjoy sitting on the open-air deck or in the air-conditioned dining rooms.
Sailing lets you watch the Persian Gulf shoreline, and Dubai’s superb architecture with glittering skyscrapers, high-rise apartments, and Dubai landmarks. Just indulge in the good life with sumptuous buffet dinner and colorful dance and live music. The cruise is a must for couples, families and first-time visitors. A Vegetarian buffet is also offered.
Reputed to be the tallest manmade structure on Earth, the Burj Khalifa at a height of 828 m. It has more than 160 stories and boasts a fine architecture and superb design. You get a commanding observation deck on the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa. A high-speed elevator soars upwards at a speed of 10 meters per second. Nothing can compare to the 360-degree panorama of Dubai’s skyline by zooming in with high powered, telescopes. Prime hour ‘At the Top’ tickets are from 03:30 pm to 6:00 pm daily. Burj Khalifa entryway is inside Dubai Mall. If you are ready to pay you can take the “At the Top SKY” entrance ticket to Level 148 of the Burj Khalifa. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls here reveal an amazing view of the city from its highest point, the luxurious SKY lounge.
The Dubai Fountains Show is magical and takes place by the lake at the base of Burj Khalifa. Restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating stand all around the lake. Reputed as the world’s largest dancing fountain system it has different “dances” with different Arabic and world music and different water movements.
Dubai Fountain Lake Ride
Experience a traditional Abra ride and get close views of the world’s largest performing fountains up close.
Dubai Fountain walk bridge
The Boardwalk takes you closer than ever to The Dubai Fountain. The 272-meter boardwalk places you 9 meters away from the fountains.
This mall is one of the largest in the world housing some 1,200 retailers, 200 food and beverage outlets and entertainment options. The ground floor holds the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It also has the world’s largest suspended aquarium, ice rink, and KidZania edutainment theme park for children.
KidZania is packed with over 40 role-playing activities for children aged 4-16, where they’ll learn all about jobs, money and the real world while developing life skills in a fun way.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Aquarium Tunnel lets you enjoy your choice between the Researcher Experience & Explorer Experience. It offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the Underwater Observatory to feed stingrays and sharks. You may take the Explorer Experience- Submersible Simulator, of the Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat. Get the thrill of walking through the acrylic Underwater Tunnel with a clear view of sharks, rays, and fish swimming all around you.
You can watch these creatures fly through the water and eat from the Diver’s hands. Daily Ray Feeding is at 10:30 am.
You can book a seat to watch Divers feed Sharks. It is a good idea to make sure you purchase your Aquarium Tunnel ticket for the best vantage point.
King Croc feeding
You should not miss this, watching King Croc, one of the world’s largest reptiles, and his female companion of 20 years. Be sure to be there when it is chow time for them. Feeding sessions are at 4 pm daily at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
Mall of the Emirates
Dubai’s second largest shopping complex, The Mall of the Emirates, has the Ski Dubai (the first indoor ski slope in the region), multi-screen VOX Cinemas, Magic Planet arcade and family entertainment center, Peekaboo play area and the Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre also are within the Mall of the Emirates.
The Ski Dubai has sporting opportunities, the snow-centric fun for non-skiers, toboggan rides, ski lift, a resident colony of gentoo penguins and king penguins. The highlight here is the Penguin march. Daily Marches at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. You can indulge in heights as you soar above the faux mountain, Mountain Thriller on the Snow Bullet zip line. Relax and sip hot chocolate in cafes in the -4°C weather. The avalanche theme cafe at mid-slope has this alpine-themed eatery a perfect setting for people watching and sipping hot chocolate. If you fancy burgers and French onion soup head for the St Moritz Café, located at the Ski Dubai entrance.
At Skiing-Ski Dubai professional instructors are available for step by step lessons to lead you to become a confident skier and enjoy the experience.
Dubai city tour
Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour. Enjoy a photo by Burj Al-Arab hotel, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island on Jumeirah Beach. Take in views of the white marble dome and minarets of Jumeirah Mosque. Tour the old quarter of Dubai, Bastakiya.Visit the exciting Spice Souq and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souq.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
It is an experience to be at the world’s largest indoor theme park. The park is zoned between five family-friendly themed zones Marvel zone, IMG Boulevard, The Lost Valley zone, Cartoon Network zone & Novo cinema. The Haunted Hotel is only open to guests aged 15 and older. Food and beverages are not allowed from outside.
The Dubai Parks are three in one theme park which include a waterpark, an entertainment district, and a Polynesian-style family resort. Be sure to put on comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to use your feet. Children of 17 years of age or under will need an adult to enter the parks.
Bollywood theme park
Bollywood at its best is here for you. So get set for high-tech rides and live dance performances. Bollywood movie-set zones of rides and shows are fun. Get yourself a map and check the daily schedule posted in the park, it helps to plan out your day.
Feel the Hollywood vibes at the Hollywood-inspired 27 themed rides at the theme park. Explore four unique lands based on the blockbuster classics Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, and Shrek – all entirely indoors. Tip: enjoy this place at the peak time of the day as it is mostly an indoor affair. Slash on sun protection and drink plenty of water.
With over 40 LEGO-themed rides, shows, building experiences and attractions. It’s the perfect day out for families with children aged 2-12. Here you can build and race LEGO cars or build with LEGO windstorms robotics.
Desert hot-air balloon ride.
The balloon ride includes a gourmet breakfast and a falcon display. Rise and shine at 4 AM as it starts then. Make sure you have put on comfortable gear and footwear. Do include a light jacket, hat, and sunglasses. The ride is strictly NOT for children aged 5 and under, or for anyone who has had major surgery in the last 6 months. Also, people who have had broken bones recently are not allowed. The 30 to 60 minutes ride is subject to weather conditions.
The Aquaventure Dubai a part of the Atlantis hotel. It offers impressive water rides and adventures for all ages. A fun-filled place for kids who are under 1.2meters tall as they get to use the Splashers Island. The fun rides include kid-friendly waterslides with body slides, tube rides, and a mammoth dry play-structure. Life jackets are free to use and required for all swimmers under 1.2 m and inexperienced swimmers of all ages.
But the place is a no-no for expectant mothers, persons with a history of joint or heart problems, or for those who are overweight or with physical problems. Guests with injuries or contagious diseases are not allowed either.
Restrictions are placed on regular nappies, diapers in pools or attractions. Appropriate swim attire includes Board shorts, Speedos, One- and Two-Piece Swimsuit, Bikinis, and rashguards. All participants are required to wear proper swim attire for safety reasons. There are restrictions on wearing Abayas, Sarees, Long Shirts, Long Pants, Jeans, Undergarments, Street Clothes, Cotton tops & bottoms, any sheer or see-through items during the rides and water adventures. There are strict restrictions on the use of Selfie sticks or other extension devices for cameras, notepads, cell phones etc. on any ride at Aquaventure Waterpark for safety purposes.
The Lost Chambers @Atlantis
The marvel of marvels the Atlantis-themed aquarium. Indulge your fantasy to be in the ancient ruins of the lost city of Atlantis and be amazed at 65,000 marine creatures and the engineering feat of vast underwater tanks and tunnels. You may also opt for special experiences such as scuba diving. Only guests who are at least 10 years old can participate.
Abu Dhabi City Tour
Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a day tour of the UAE’s largest emirate. It covers all the must-sees, with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, to marvel its white facade. Delve into Bedouin culture at the Heritage Village. Explore the Dates Market and stop for photos at the Emirates Palace and Ferrari World.
Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World Theme Park
After 1.5 hours on the road, from Dubai, you reach the world’s largest roller coasters or The Formula Rossa. Here you can see or enjoy a speed of 0 to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds and heart-racing heights of 52 meters.
The park also offers a museum with a collection of both classic and latest Ferrari race cars. For enjoying the rides you have to be over 1.4 meters tall and a maximum of 1.95 meters in height. Adults must accompany children aged 11. Outside food or drinks are not permitted into the Park. The Quick Pass holders get single person priority access to selected rides and attractions. If you are here on the weekend enjoy the Formula 1 tour next to Ferrari world.
Wild Wadi Water Park.
Imagine yourself experiencing 30 slides, pools, and aquatic adventures designed in Arabian folklore theme of Juha and Sindbad. But some rides here are for people who are minimum 1.1 meters –so guests below 1.1 meters are in for a disappointment.
Luxury motor yacht cruise in Dubai
This comes with 40-minute seaplane flight, a Limousine ride, and a Helicopter ride.
For a 15- or 25-minute shared helicopter flight you can soar over Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s artificial archipelagos. Get extra time for an added thrill by upgrading to a 25-minute flight. The ride is NOT for infants under 2 years. Uniform pricing applies to all travelers who are 2 years old and above. Passengers weighing over 100 kgs are required to purchase an additional seat.
Marvel at the aquatic extravaganza of the artificial Yas Waterworld at Yas Island just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. You will feel your adrenaline pulsating with all the excitement of 40 rides, slides, and other splashy adventures. Do not forget your bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen. Be surprised at pearl-diving adventure or an interactive treasure-hunt game. Do not carry outside food and beverages. Dress in appropriate swimwear. Get single person priority access with the Quick Pass to selected rides during your visit.
The dolphinarium in the Middle East is located in the Creekside Park at Bur Dubai providing habitat to dolphins and seals. It is the first fully air-conditioned indoor dolphinarium. The public can watch and interact with them through live shows and photo session. VIP admission tickets allow seating nearer the stage. Illusion & Dolphin and Seal Show for children under 2 years are free of cost.
Dolphin and Seal Show
Have the most fun time of your life as you watch the dolphins and seals dance, sing, and juggle through hoops and more! Buy your extra time with them for extra cost-dolphin interactions. Swimmers & non-swimmers, get dry & wet 10/20 minutes with the dolphins. There are facilities for Wetsuits & lifejackets and changing rooms with showers, towels & hairdryers.
Want to indulge in your dream to fly? Indulge in the passion at an indoor skydiving experience that makes a controlled human flight a reality. You are safe with an instructor guiding you through your sessions. The controlled air-conditioned tunnel keeps you cool while you “fall” for a longer time than any natural descent. Feel the thrill of defying gravity in a controlled environment. Only for 3 years old and above. You will marvel at the wind tunnel which is 10 meters tall with an acrylic glass wall.
Dubai Glow Garden
You can never get enough of the largest of its kind theme park, with a crafted gigantic garden. A unique wonder made out of waste and recycled goods. It inspires you to see the array of attractions – all made from biodegradable materials. The creatives are illuminated by millions of LED lights. The theme park also dishes out live performances by international, regional artists and acrobats. Shows include Colorful World show and Magical Nights. Add to your amazing time at the newest attractions such as Dinosaur Park and Ice Park in the vicinity,
Be amazed at the different cultures pavilions in the entertainment park inspired by more than 75 countries. Splurge and binge on shopping and dining at the craft-and-cuisine pavilions; or enjoy themed rides and shows. Mondays are Family days and there are specials for Ladies.
The Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Experience never before indulged rides in the indoor amusement park in Abu Dhabi. Be amazed at 29 state-of-the-art thrill rides, interactive family-friendly attractions, and unique live entertainment. Satiate your hunger pangs at the absolutely delicious places for a snack or a meal, from food on the go to full service. Pick up souvenirs and purchase exclusive Warner Bros. inspired merchandise. Get lucky and enjoy the chance to meet your favorite characters. You can also use your Quick Pass to move to the front of the line for selected rides and attractions at the park. Tip: dress for adventure appropriately. Not recommended for Infant, pregnant woman and heart patient.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Every year from mid-November to mid-May, a 72,000 sqm space full of scents and colors comes to life. Seeing the garden in full bloom with its 150 million flowers arranged in colorful arches and patterns, and the myriad shapes they form, is truly magnificent. Each year Dubai Miracle Garden reinvents itself, as it brings a whole new concept and design experience for its visitors.
The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. Dubai frame is an iconic structure that frames impressive views of Old & New Dubai. Starting from the mezzanine; Visitors are directed to the second experience on the Sky deck level representing the Present Dubai. The visitors exit the elevator onto the mezzanine floor and pass through a swirling tunnel with special audio and visual effects.