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Best Things To Do In Dubai


The list of things to do in Dubai seems endless. There are so many possibilities and maybe not enough time to cover them all. With that in mind, we've come up with the ultimate to-do list that covers the best attractions in Dubai. These are the places you have to see, and the things you have to do when you're in the sunny Dubai.

Holiday In Dubai - Best Adventure Activities

Skydiving In Dubai

Dubai is a spectacular location to skydive in. In fact, you have two spectacular dive sites. You can either pick to jump out of the plane over the desert or choose the views of Palm Jumeirah as you descend 14,000 ft in a matter of minutes. You also have plenty of skydiving companies to choose from and if you book your tour from Smiles Holidays right away you can even get some healthy discounts on your jumps.

Desert Safari Tour

While the desert safari in modern 4WD vehicles is a blast, it isn't nearly as exhilarating as skydiving for obvious reasons. However, this is one travel with kids activity you can definitely enjoy. Fun for the full family.

Scuba Diving In Dubai

While Dubai does not have any natural dive locations there are plenty of stellar dive sites in the Gulf. You also have one of the best diving schools - Deep Blue Sea Diving - to give you scuba diving lessons.

Trip To Ferrari World In Abu Dhabi

If you've come all the way to Dubai then you have to take the short trip across the border to Abu Dhabi (you don't need an extra visa for that). Why you ask? To visit Ferrari World of course. The one of a kind Ferrari theme park equipped with one of the fastest roller coasters in the world. It is an absolute thrill, and your kids will love you for it.

Dubai Family Vacation - Fun Activities For The Full Family

When you're travelling with kids it isn't always possible to dive right into adventure. Especially, if they're quite young. Dubai is a perfect destination for when you want to make a short trip with your family as it has plenty of activities for the whole family.

Atlantis, The Palm

This super luxury hotel is a sight to behold onto itself without even mentioning the exciting features inside. The massive resort complex boasts a aquarium, a water park, a shopping complex, and even a pool where you can swim with the Dolphins and Seals. A mouthwatering experience for your kids.

Dubai Frame

One of the latest attractions to come out of Dubai is the Dubai Frames. A 150 meter tall concrete and glass structure joining old and new Dubai. It looks like a large photo frame from afar and you can see absolutely mesmerzing views of the sunset from the top. You get to the top by way of elevator which takes you up 48 floors in 75 seconds. The glass walkway is also an exciting feature where you can walk as if you are literally on thin air.

Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai

A one of a kind water park in the heart of Dubai is a sight to see. This excellent engineering marvel has the won the hearts of everyone who visits. The rides are fun and safe. The water is clean. The crowd is fantastic and you can really have fun with the full family.

Burj Khalifa Tour

Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world is a sight to behold. A tour of this grand man-made marvel is truly a sight to behold. You can view Dubai from two different levels, 'The Top Level' or 'The Top Sky Level'. Prices depend on the level you decide to view the sights, from your age, and the time of day. The spectacular sunsets will be a tad bit expensive but the extra amount is definitely worth it.

Dubai Aquarium Visit

Located under Dubai Mall, the aquarium is one of the largest of its size. It has a 10 million liter capacity, let that sink in for a moment. You can view a whole host of aquatic animals in the aquarium including the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world. This is one experience your children will surely never forget.

Bollywood Parks Dubai

While on your holiday if you feel a tinge of home sickness, you can always turn to the trusty Bollywood Parks Dubai to help cure you. This bollywood extravaganza has everything you could hope for with a bollywood twist. Styled like a bollywood set you can visit the park for its numerous rides, plenty of stunt performances, as well as shows for you to enjoy.

Shopping In Dubai - Holiday Shopping

Dubai Mall

Located in the heart of the old city, Dubai Mall is the largest and most visited retail destination. In 2014 alone it had more than 80 million visitors shopping within its walls at one point or another. Even if you choose to skip the shopping for another day there are so many activities for you to try in Dubai Mall.

Mall Of Emirates

Another popular shopping destination in Dubai is the Mall of Emirates. The mall is so vast that it also has an entire ski facility built inside it for its shoppers to make use of. Now isn't that something you'd like to try at least once?


Dubai has a little bit of everything for everyone. While you ladies are busy shopping your kids can take part in a number of activities not just around Dubai but within the malls itself. If you want adventure, relaxation, romance, you can find everything in Dubai. You only need to make sure you book your trip with the best travel booking company like Smiles Holidays for the best experience.