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Fun Things to do in Dubai

Fun Things to do in Dubai

A Food Fun Travel Guest Post

There is no doubt that Dubai is an exciting and exuberant place to visit in the UAE. You can enjoy the city’s ultimate amusement attractions; feel the soulful beauty of Arabian Desert; and of course take to a myriad of thrilling activities and experiences in between. So if you are specifically traveling to Dubai for its sheer entertainment and adventure aspects, don’t look further; all you need is this list of fun things to do in Dubai. 

  • Walk the Cracking Glass Floor at Burj Khalifa 

Burj Khalifa at Downtown Dubai is one of the first attractions that people want to strike off from their Dubai program. Being the world’s tallest building, it treats you with the views of the whole of Dubai and beyond, thanks to its observation decks on 124th, 125th and 148th levels. Don’t find anything exciting about this building? Simply walk along its cracking glass floor on its 125th level for that added fun and thrill. This is certain to take your breath away! 

  • Fly Over Dubai’s Desert on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Taking to the skies above the Arabian Desert in the early morning is an experience that you should not miss in Dubai. It may be a mild adventure, but it is nothing less when it comes to the amusement and excitement elements. It gives you a feel of the magical carpet ride along the clouds with the most serene views of the golden sands as well as the striking desert flora and fauna that comprise it. Breakfast, photograph with falcons and activities such as horse ride are included in a hot air balloon package (dependent on your choice.)

  • Feel the Ultimate Height or Thrill of Flying  

Looking for an aerial activity that will satiate your wild or adventure side? Nothing can probably beat a session of Skydiving above the legendary Palm Jumeirah Island or the unparalleled desert landscape. It allows you to feel the ultimate sensation of free fall for about one minute and the excitement of flying like a bird from a height of over 12,000 feet. If this activity is way too daring for you, there are safer alternatives to experience the unequalled heights, such as XLine Dubai – the world’s longest and fastest zip line, and the region’s first of its kind Edge Walk experience at Sky Views Dubai. 

  • Throw Snow and Experience Icy Winter in the Middle of the Desert City

This may sound absolutely impossible in Dubai, which is a desert city with year-round intense sunlight. But, simply throw your assumptions to the wind and make your way to the classic Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. No matter how many times you visit here, you will never get bored of this indoor snow attraction in Dubai. From skiing, snowboarding and sledging to zorbing, you get to enjoy here almost all winter activities in a safe setting. 


That’s not all; Dubai has more attractions in store for those who crave for a dose of icy fun in the middle of the desert. Head to Dubai Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall or sit down for a chilling dining session at ChillOut Lounge where the temperature is maintained at a steady -6 degree Celsius throughout. 

  • Dine in the Sky 


As the melting pot of cultures and diversity, Dubai is where you can try cuisines from all over the world and that too in a setting of your choice. Do you fancy enjoying your favorite delights in an ethereal setting? All you have to do is sign up for a Dinner in the Sky or Flying Cup session. Yes, they both give you once in the lifetime chance to dine amidst the clouds above Dubai’s cityscape against the backdrop of the stunning views. 

  • Set Out on Adventurous 4X4 Dune Bash 

There is possibly nothing as fun-and-action packed as a 4X4 dune drive across Dubai’s desert. It is one of the staple highlights of a desert safari package; to get the best out of it, make sure that you get it arranged through an experienced service provider. With exhilarating moves, turns and flips across the highs and lows of the desert landscape, you will find your adrenaline levels soaring to its maximum during this approximately 40 minutes’ drive. A desert safari in Dubai is not all about dune bash as you get to try camel ride and participate in activities like henna tattooing, falconry, Shisha smoking. A lavish BBQ dinner is also included in most evening and overnight desert safaris. 

  • Discover the Marine World at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo 

Are you fascinated to know about the mysterious underwater world? The safest yet the most enjoyable way to experience is to visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at the Dubai Mall, next to Burj Khalifa. The centrepiece attraction is its massive 10 million liters tank that shelters over 33,000 marine creatures. They are as mighty and varied as sharks, rays, eels etc. Apart from these, you get to walk along the aquarium tunnel and also engage in some fun activities such as glass bottom boat ride (subject to your ticket choice). Your ticket also offers access to the Underwater Zoo with inhabitants such as King Croc weighing over 750 kilograms. 

  • Heighten Theme Park Fun at IMG Worlds of Adventure 

Dubai now boasts of a stellar reputation for its spectrum of theme park attractions. One of the must-visits among them is IMG Worlds of Adventure which is the region’s largest indoor theme park. Five themed zones with a wide array of rides based on Marvel superheroes, Cartoon characters, and primitive dinosaurs promise you a theme park outing like never before. 


There are more places to visit in Dubai in this category, mainly Dubai Parks and Resorts that alone hosts four extensive parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park. 

  • Admire Dubai from Water 

Taking in Dubai from water is as astonishing as it does look from land and air. Go on a relaxed dhow cruise along Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina or reserve for yourself a luxury yacht rental Dubai experience. Regardless of your choice, a cruise in Dubai offers a refreshing perspective to absorb the city skyline views along the coastline of Arabian Gulf. 

  • Indulge in the Most Exciting Water Activities 

Want to add some untainted amusement and excitement to your water experience in Dubai? You are simply spoilt for choices. From jet skiing, fly boarding and fly biking to super fun-filled banana boat ride and fly fish activity, you can look forward to enjoy ultimate water fun in Dubai. Now if you don’t want to get wet but still looking to experience the region’s water in the most exhilarating way, you can try a session of parasailing or even enjoy the region’s latest water activities like Jet Car (that allows you ride a car on water) and Seakart ride.

  • Reach New Water Depths at Deep Dive Dubai 

If you want to hit the world’s deepest pool, Deep Dive Dubai is one of the first places to include in your travel program. It allows the diving enthusiasts to reach a whopping depth of 60 meters, being certified by Guinness World Records as the deepest pool for diving. Its setting is so stunning and surreal that it appears like an abandoned underwater city. The best thing is that it is an indoor attraction with its water temperature retained to a constant 30 degree Celsius, making it a year-round attraction for all abilities. 

  • Pose with Celebrities at Madame Tussauds Dubai 

See one of the great gatherings of celebrities when you are in Dubai! For this, simply make a tour of Madame Tussauds Dubai at Bluewaters Island. While Madame Tussauds museums don’t need any introduction, the one in Dubai is special as it is first of its kind in the Middle East. There is no fence or barrier to separate you from the life-size wax figures of your beloved personalities means you can touch and even cram your camera with tonnes of images with them. 

  • Enjoy a Ride on Ain Dubai 

Don’t just limit your Bluewaters visit with a trip to Madame Tussauds Dubai; be sure to take a ride on Ain Dubai as well. It is not only the island’s pièce de résistance, but also the world’s highest and largest observation wheel. Get ready to go as high as 250 meters on your ride aboard one of its 48 enclosed and fully air-conditioned cabins. The views that are revealed to you during the ride are simply breathtaking! Make it an exclusive experience by reserving for you and your group a private cabin with dining. 

  • Get Out of an Escape Room  

Be it for team bonding or to keep all members in your group occupied, Escape Rooms are one of the fun places to be in Dubai. As you will be locked inside a room, it brings out you and your group’s sleuth side, along with the analytical and problem-solving skills, thus allowing you to escape from the room within the stipulated time. Some of our top recommendations in this category are Countdown Challenge, Deep Dark Dubai, Escape Hunt, NoWayOut, Phobia Escape Games, and Hungarian Games. 

  • Bounce to Your Heart’s Content 

Your fun filled holiday in Dubai is not complete until you visit its cool trampoline parks. These range from the ultimate Bounce, Flip Out and Trampo Extreme to Velocity DXB, Sky Zone UAE and Jump-Boxx. They all are elegant, massive and more than a place to bounce. You also get to be part of several camps, programs and other exciting activities on your visit here. 



Dubai is truly a desert oasis with an endless list of attractions and sights. Whether you are traveling to Dubai solo, with your friend gang, or joined by your family and smaller ones, this magical Arabian city, apparently, has something to suit every age group, interest and budget. So come start your holiday planning with our above list of Dubai things to do; one thing is sure that you won’t be disappointed.