Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. With dazzling skyscrapers and luxury shops, Dubai is a city that can satisfy any traveler. But for those who want to get out of their comfort zone and experience something new, Dubai has plenty more going on than shopping or sightseeing.
Of course, many travelers come to Dubai for its beaches or nightlife, but there are also plenty of other amazing things to do in Dubai and you can enjoy luxury activities here.
1. Take a helicopter tour.
A helicopter tour is one of the best ways to view Dubai. The city is spread over several islands, so it can be hard to find your way around without a map or landmarks. Helicopter tours will take you above the city and show you everything from below, giving you an intimate look at some parts of Dubai that are otherwise difficult to see.
They also come equipped with music that plays during takeoff, which allows for some fun conversations about what each person wants their favorite part of town to be named after (or if they would instead call it “the middle”).
These offers range from $20-$100 per person, depending on where exactly you want them to take off from and how long they should stay up there before returning down again. Hence, everyone has enough time together if anyone wants more than 30 minutes spent flying over their houses!
If this sounds like something outside your comfort zone, then don’t worry because there are plenty more things listed below which include attractions such as jumping out at nightfall into pools filled with bubbles while wearing diving masks, visiting museums filled with priceless artifacts found within caves deep underground where no one ever goes before now…
2. Go skiing!
Ski Dubai is the only indoor ski resort in the world, located at the Mall of the Emirates. The slopes are kept at a temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius. There are plenty of slopes to explore for beginners or those who want to practice their skills before heading up to Mount Ruaydha (a mountain with an elevation of 2,200m). Ski Dubai also has a slope length of 1,250m!
If you’re looking for somewhere quiet but still impressive on your trip, this is definitely it—it won’t disappoint!
3. Visit the desert.
Desert driving is a great way to experience the desert while in Dubai. For example, you can go sandboarding or sand sledding, which requires you to use your vehicle as a form of transportation. It’s also possible to visit the desert city of Al Ain and see how it was built on top of an ancient burial site.
4. Go night skiing at Ski Dubai.
Ski Dubai is a ski resort in the middle of the desert, and it’s one of the best places to experience Dubai’s nightlife. This place has a ski lift, ski slopes, and a ski school—all you need to get started is your skis or snowboard! Before heading home for dinner, you can also enjoy drinks at the bar and restaurant.
5. Cruise along the coast of Dubai on a dhow boat.
Dhow boats, also known as dhows, are traditional wooden boats used in the Gulf region. They’re a great way to see Dubai’s coast and enjoy a picnic on board.
Dhow boats can be hired for an entire day or weekend; however, they require you to bring your food and drinks (no alcohol). You should also note that these vessels do not have cabins or toilets on board, so ensure you’ve got everything you need before heading out!
6. Try out indoor skydiving.
Indoor skydiving is an extreme sport that involves jumping out of a plane and free-falling through the air. You can learn to do this anytime, but ideally, you should do so in the winter months. This is because it’s less likely to be raining or snowing when you jump out of your plane, and it makes for more epic photos!
If you’re ready to take on this challenge, here’s what you need:
A parachute (if possible)
A friend who wants to go along with you
7. Try Falconry.
Falconry is an ancient art that many people have enjoyed for centuries. Falconers train birds to hunt and kill game, but they also enjoy the sport itself. The falconer watches as their bird flies through the air and then grabs a piece of meat from its prey. It’s a lot of fun for both the falconer and the bird!
The best part about this activity is how close you can get to wildlife without risking your life. You don’t need expensive equipment or armed guards—just some basic skills in hunting will do just fine!
8. Get a massage at the top spa in Dubai.
If you’re looking for a luxurious way to spend your time in Dubai, consider booking a massage at Burj Al Arab’s top spa. This is not just any old hotel—it’s one of the most recognizable worldwide buildings thanks to its striking architecture and luxurious interior design, which includes marble floors and walls accented by gold accents.
The spa offers treatments like massages (including Thai massage), facials, manicures, and pedicures—and they’re so good that they’re worth booking far in advance!
9. Swim with dolphins.
The first step to becoming a dolphin trainer is to ensure you’re not one of those who think dolphins are cute and cuddly. Dolphins are intelligent mammals—they can recognize themselves in a mirror, are social animals with complex societies, and have high intelligence levels. They do have even ways to learn tricks!
So if you want your two-year-old nephew (or niece) to go on vacation with you this summer and see some whales in Hawaii or dolphins in Dubai, here’s how:
First, take them out swimming at the beach so that they use to being around water; then teach them how many strokes per minute (SPM) is necessary for each length of time underwater. You can have them practice these techniques every day until they know exactly what his body needs when swimming underwater for long periods at a time—and only then let him go into the ocean himself!
10. Take a ride on the Dubai Ferris wheel.
The Dubai Ferris wheel is the world’s tallest and most-attended tourist attraction. Built-in 2009, it has a height of 550 feet and stands at an impressive 32 floors. It boasts air-conditioned cabins that can hold up to 10 people each, making it ideal for groups of friends or family members on holiday together. The ride takes approximately 30 minutes from start to finish, giving you plenty of time for photos at the top!
Dubai is a great place to visit, with plenty of luxury activities for you to enjoy. The city is a popular tourist destination, so there are plenty of luxury hotels and restaurants to choose from. You can also decide whether or not you’d like to skydive over Dubai’s palm trees!
The desert landscape makes for some beautiful views and challenging hikes. But if you want something more relaxing than walking through dunes daily, why not take advantage of Dubai’s many pools? Two large hotels—the Burj Al Arab & Spa and Atlantis The Palm—have their private pools just waiting for guests’ enjoyment.
Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, with plenty of things to do for everyone’s taste. From skiing at Ski Dubai to swimming with dolphins with Test speed, there is something here for everyone!