Visiting Dubai? Things to do in Dubai

Dubai is known as business hub for Middle East. In past few years alot of development has been done, Dubai has shaped itself in recent years like no other cities around the world. Dubai is the place where you can find people from various nationalities. If you are planning to visit Dubai do visit the following places.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the biggest mall in the whole wide world, if iam wrong then this is what i have seen in my life. It sooo big that i should call it a whole area or a mini city, you simply cannot visit Dubai Mall in just one day, i have spent 3 days and still i dont think i covered the whole Dubai Mall. This mall has everything and every brand you can think of. Theres a Metro link to Dubai Mall so its easily accessible from almost around whole Dubai.

Must download The Dubai Mall app, trust me this is very use full and will save alot of your time.

Download here Dubai Mall iPhone App and Dubai Mall Android App

Dubai Dancing Fountains

Dancing Fountains is the most famous and most visited attraction of tourists, weekends are full of crowd. The fountains literally performs dance based on what song is playing and its also well synced with the music beats along the lights on Burj Khalifa building. The best time to visit fountains in the evening, it starts at 6:00 PM Dubai Time and runs after every 30 minutes. Be there before time for better view. Its also linked with The Dubai Mall and close to Burj Khalifa building. There is also a boat ride, haven’t tried that. My suggestion is do see these performance multiple times and enjoy the moment keeping your cameras and phones out for atleast few dances, you will really enjoy this.

Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro is the best example in now-days of advance technology. It saves alot of time, and its very reasonable in costing and timing as well. Most of the people working there use Metro. You will be needing a NOL card to swap at the stations while travelling, you can get your NOL cards recharged from the Metro stations and online as well. Dubai Metro is state-of-the-art driver-less train. Wifi is available for DU users.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is one of the tallest building in the whole wide world. No doubt at the top of Burj Khalifa experience is truly worthfull. Burj Khalifa is also close to The Dubai Mall so its pretty much accessible via Dubai Metro. The most important part is ticket reservation for At The Top of Burj Khalifa which is kind of hot cake, please try to make your reservations at least a 20 days prior to your visit to save 275 AED. Yes, if you reserve your tickets online or in advance it will cost you 125 AED and if you are comfortable to spend more for your convenience you can buy immediate entrance tickets for 400 AED.

Buy Burj Khalifa tickets online

Mirdif City Center

Mirdif CIty Center is also one of the biggest malls of Dubai, where you can find almost everything you need. This mall has actually two food courts, one north and one south. For entertainment purpose you can find VOX Cinemas in Dubai here at Mirdif City Center. I would recommend to also download Mirdif City Center Apps so that you have information on your fingertips.

Download here Mirdif City Center iPhone App and Mirdif City Center Android App


IKEA is known as the most favorite place when it comes to selecting furniture and some good stuff for you home. In Dubai IKEA has a huge outlet with loads of interesting things which will definitely leave you with the thoughts of living in Dubai so you can get all of these good stuff at very reasonable rates. IKEA is located in Dubai Festival City.

Umm Suqeim Beach, Burj al Arab

If you are in Dubai over weekends you probably looking to visit some beach. Well Umm Suqeim Beach near Burj al Arab is the most famous attraction for tourists and locally. Here you can find beautiful view of Burj al Arab building which is also one of the famous landmarks of Dubai.

Bastakiya – Old Dubai

Al Bastakiya is known as the older part of Dubai as far as my knowledge. During my visit i really wanted to visit this place, this place is well reserved and well organised. There no such fee involved but give you a good change from Dubai’s high life.

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum is one great place you must visit if you are in Dubai for more than a week. This will give you some good knowledge about the long way Dubai came where it is right now. Its pretty information plus you will experience history of Dubai. The entrance has some minor cost but its really worth trying it.

Al Mamzar Park

Al Mamzar Park and beach are quite well and nicely managed. Its purely a great place if you are looking for hanging out with friends or family or evening walk.

The Walk at JBR

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is another great attraction for tourists. This is the place to visit if you are looking for some nice evening walk post dinner around people, here you will find alot of shops, cafes and restaurants around. One more famous thing about The Walk at JBR is you get to see alot of cars by locals there which you may not have experienced ever in real life. This is truly one good place to visit.

Please share your experiences and comments below. Also stay in touch because i will be posting two more blogs on visit to Dubai that might be helpful. One is Must Visit Restaurants in Dubai and the other one is Visiting Dubai, Prepare yourself with tips like what things you might need and from where exactly, this will save you alot of time.

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