Dubai is a city buzzing with exciting things to see and do, with new and innovative attractions emerging in the city all the time. The city is bustling with an excellent choice of man-made wonders juxtaposed with natural attractions creating a sprawling metropolis with plenty of things to do. Everyone should visit Dubai at least once in their lifetime, and whether people can stay a few days or just pop by for a layover, they will never be bored when it comes to this Emirate.
Arrive and Hit Up Dubai Mall
Upon landing in Dubai, you must take the first day a little slower and just get a general feel of the city before the real sightseeing begins. Dubai Mall is the perfect spot to do that. The biggest shopping mall in the world, it is the ideal spot to go grab a bite, people watch and see two of Dubai’s main attractions in one go.
Main attraction: Burj Khalifa, Dubai acquarium and under water zoo and the Dubai Fountain.
Visit Jumeirah Beach & Desert Safari
Just relax and soak yourself on the beautiful beach. Palm Jumeirah is considered to be one of the poshest location in Dubai. A walk in the Palm Jumeirah will show you some of the most luxurious homes, hotels, recreational centers, restaurants and beach clubs. Head back to the hotel to relax before you get picked up for your desert safari followed by dinner. The desert safaris consist of dune bashing, where SUVs jump through massive sand dunes – this is not for the faint of heart! In this you are taken to camps which resemble the ones from Bedouin times, where you can eat traditional Arabic barbecue, watch bellydancing shows, smoke hookah and have a blast – Emirati style!
Dubai Park & Resorts theme park
Relax in the morning, as you’ll be tired from your adventure last night. Just spend a day at the most amazing theme park of Dubai which includes Bollywood theme, Legoland, Motiongates etc.
Dubai Creek and Dinner at Cruise
Head to Dubai Creek to explore the souks and take an Abra along the river.
Places you can visit in Old Dubai:
Gold Souq – some of the world’s cheapest gold can be found there.
Grand Souq – Find a diverse collection of herbs, spices and fragrances.
Dubai Creek – Ride an Abra through the lake.
Dubai Heritage Village – Get a glimpse of Dubai before it’s extremely fast advancement into the future.
After you've had your fill and caught some rest, make your way to Dubai Marina and enjoy a signature Dubai experience - Dhow Dinner Cruise.
Miracle Garden and Ski Dubai
There are millions of flowers in the park right in the heart of the desert. It feels like stepping into a Disney movie when you’re nestled in between floral-covered installations and structures that replicate major monuments in Dubai. After spending beautiful time in Miracle garden head yourself in an unreal winter wonderland, where you can have snowball fights, rush down 7 ski slopes, try tobogganing, play in the snow or sip on hot chocolate at a cafe inside. End you evening shopping in the Emirates Mall.
Note: If you have time you can also stay for one day at Atlantis The Palm: 5 start hotel & resort of Dubai.