The most populated of the seven emirates that fall under United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a tourist’s heaven. Set on the backdrop of the World’s most stunning displays of scenic beauty, Dubai is famous for its luxurious skyscrapers, the amazing set of activities, the gorgeous beaches, the lucrative shopping malls, the amazing Dubai hotels and many more.

Basically, you name it and you have it here in Dubai. Out of the abundant possible options to explore, here are the 10 must dos in Dubai:

Top activities in Dubai

Dune bashing in Dubai

1. Dune Bashing

You need an SUV and an experienced driver to enjoy an exhilarating ride on the dunes of Dubai.

Activities in Dubai - Skiing at Ski Dubai

2. Skiing at Ski Dubai

Choose the best, go for Ski Dubai. It is hard to find a high artificial mountain, 5 slops with varying difficulty, indoor black run and 400 meter of long run – all at one place.

burj-al-arab in dubai

3. Live Music

World’s most renowned singing sensations often visit Dubai, so better you check out the schedules and enjoy the performance of your favorite. If you are a fan of hard rock or heavy metal, then catch the “Dubai Desert Rock Festival”.

Wander around the beaches in Dubai

4. Wander around the beaches

Deep blue water and white sands, that’s the perfect combination to soothe one’s eyes. Take a sunbathe during daytime and return again at evening. The nightlife at the Dubai beaches can take your mind away with the dazzling lights and amazing music.

Activities in Dubai - Play golf in Dubai

5. Play Golf

Golf courses in Dubai are of World Class and surely will make you happy if you like to play the game. For fun, sand golf is an option as well.

Activities in Dubai - Shopping mall in dubai

6. Shopping

Shopping malls are scattered all over Dubai and every single thing is available at those centers. Most of them are luxurious but, Deira City Centre and Mall of the Emirates are the most lavish among them. If you plan your trip to Dubai in January, then make sure to be present at the “International Shopping Festival”, surely an experience of lifetime.

Wild Wadi Dubai

7. Wild Wadi

Situated in Jumeirah, Wild Wadi is full of water rides. The 59ft water pool, heated/cooled wave pool and artificial surfing machines make it particularly enjoyable for the kids.

Activities in Dubai -  Hot Air Balloon Rides in Dubai

8. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Watching Dubai from hundred feet can take your breathe away. In addition, the hot balloon ride will give you a distinct view of tropical landscape surrounded with the desert.

 Dining in a Dubai restaurant

9. Dining

You will never get out of taste in Dubai. Some of the World’s best restaurants have their branches here. Some of the favorite local dishes include Shwarma, Legends Steakhouse & Khazana.

Cruise the Creek

10. Cruise the Creek


A creek is responsible for splitting Dubai down by the middle. Go for a dinner cruise over the creek, slowly glide along it and enjoy a brilliant dinner.

Burj Park Island

11. Burj Park Island

The Burj Park island is a breathe of fresh air compared to Dubai Mall promenade. Beautifully designed green hills are dotted with bean bags and various food tents. People are lounging with drink and food in front of a roughly 60m by 10m screen projecting images of environs and playing classical music.

About the Author

Christofer Gustavsson the author of the “Top activities in Dubai for a long weekend” has 4 years of experience in writing travel pieces. Apart from doing freelancing for some of the most reputed publications in the world, he is currently working in Dubai for a five star hotel.