activities in Dubai

If you are to go to Dubai for a holiday trip, what would you do? If you are still at a loss for reasons to go on a holiday trip to Dubai, here are eight suggested activities that will not just help make up your mind but will also make for a very memorable holiday trip.

1. Stay for a night at the Burj Al Arab. The Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, not to mention one of the most expensive. If you want to live like a sheikh or a sheikh’s wife for a day, spend one night at the Burj Al Arab. Read more about Burj Al Arab.

2. Shop till you drop. Dubai is the shopping capital of the Middle East. Only in Dubai will you find brand new designer and luxury items at a greatly discounted price. The best time to go shopping in Dubai is during the Dubai Shopping Festival, held during the first quarter of the year. Read Dubai shopping guide.

3. Go skiing. There is snow in Dubai? Why, yes, you can find snow in Dubai, in an indoor skiing park called Ski Dubai. The snow there is real, even if artificially made, and it snows there all year round. You can ski, ride a toboggan and even go on snowball fights.

4. Scream your heart out at the Jumeirah Sceirah. The Jumeirah Sceirah is the star attraction of the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. Rising 33 meters, it is the tallest free-fall water slide outside North America. Get yourself shot up at a dizzying speed of 80/kmh before plummeting back. More about Wild Wadi.

5. Visit the Dubai Museum. One of the best ways to learn the culture of the country you are visiting is to drop by one of its museums. The Dubai Museum is housed in the oldest building in the city and is home to many historical artifacts.

6. Visit the Heritage Village. Another great way to learn the culture of the country you are visiting is to immerse in it. The cultural and traditional ways of Dubai are still honored and observed in the Heritage Village, and it is always a good idea to visit there for some local color.

7. One of the marks that Dubai is making in the global arena is in the field of academics and training. This mark is manifested in the form of the Dubai Knowledge Village, one of the premier learning centers in the Middle East. More about Dubai Knowledge Village.

8. Go for a quiet stroll along Dubai Creek. Even a holiday trip can be tiring. If you want some respite from all the excitement of your Dubai holiday trip, take a stroll along Dubai Creek, the body of water that divides the city into two. Go watch the dhows or the flamingoes, sip a coffee or visit the souks along the bank.

9. Watch a camel race. Camel racing is one of the favorite pastimes of the people in Dubai. They take it as seriously as some people take horse racing. You cannot bet on camels, since betting is illegal in Dubai, but you can still cheer for your favorite camel. More info on camel riding.

10. Playing golf. Try out the sport of the rich. Dubai offers many golf courses with beautiful and luxurious surroundings. More about Dubai golf courses.

11. Visiting the Dubai Zoo, as its a popular family destination among locals and tourists, the place is home to around 200 species of mammals, amphibians and birds.  Read more about Dubai Zoo.

12. Scuba diving is a national favorite sport. Right from the reefs located at Al Fujayrah to the wreck dives located in Dubai. Get more information about Dubai scuba diving.

13. Desert activities, they are really amzing, get to know some of the best desert safaris, sand skiing, wadi bashing!

14. Powerboat racing, which is one of the most popular marine sports in Dubai. With a devout following of fans of this sport, Dubai has become a city to reckon with as far as powerboat racing is concerned.

These are just some of the many things that you can do on a holiday trip to Dubai. Call your travel agent and book a trip soon.