What to do in Dubai

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Dubai Attractions

Plan to just take it easy in your hotel in Dubai? You could do that, but then you'd miss out on all the unique sights and exciting activities this buzzing city is known for. The following list of things to do will make you eager to get out and about!

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Touring on a shoestring budget in Dubai? Spend time, not cash, on awesome experiences.

Traditional Architecture Museum - Jam-packed with exhibits and artifacts, this place is a paradise for knowledge-hungry minds.

Emaar Square - Architecture lovers will enjoy marveling at the impressive modern design of this landmark.

Heritage House - Stroll around this historic attraction and uncover a couple of secrets from times past.

City Walk - Stop for a while in this lively spot and imagine life as a local resident.

Palm Islands - There's something peaceful about being close to the water, so stop a while here.

Perfume Souq - Stop here for a while and learn about the importance of this place to the locals.

Iranian Mosque - Do some quiet contemplation and learn a thing or two about this site's religious significance.

Raffles Botanical Garden - Grab your rug, pack some snacks and find a cozy spot to relish nature.

Things to Do in Dubai with Kids

There are loads of incredible experiences in Dubai that the whole gang will love. These are a few of the top family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Dubai on a sunny day?
What to do in Dubai on a rainy day?
There’s no need to splash your way through a wet day when there are plenty of fun indoor activities like these on offer:

What is Dubai famous for?
Bring your comfiest shoes because there are loads of renowned attractions you just have to see:

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Mall
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Aquaventure

What should I not miss in Dubai?
If you’re eager to experience the best of this place, find time for these attractions in your schedule:

  • Gold Souk
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • Dubai Creek
  • City Centre Deira

Are there cheap things to do in Dubai?
If you’re vacationing on a shoestring budget, be sure to add these inexpensive tours and activities to your itinerary:

What can you do in Dubai for free?
You could leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Dubai Mall
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Gold Souk
  • City Centre Deira

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