Dubai is one of the most favored travel destinations for tourists around the world. It was just a small Bedouin village to start with. It then took over as one of the largest suppliers of oil in the later centuries. A very prosperous city, it now boasts of an amazing world-class entertainment center. Some even call it the global entertainment hub of the world. You need to visit the city to experience what all it has to offer. We guarantee you that you will plan another visit soon.

This fantastic city has activities for people of all age groups to enjoy. For children, the options are immense. Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling with friends or family, you will never find a dull moment in this city. There is so much to see and so much to do in this wonderful city. If your stay is for a few days or for a couple of weeks, the city will give you ample choices and varied choices to choose from to plan your itinerary.

For people who think of Dubai just as a shopping center, there is news for them. The city has a lot to offer; beautiful architectural structures, unique theme parks, large parks, shopping malls, vast museums, global cuisines, ski parks, skating rinks and gardens. You name it. You have it. We have compiled a list of the 10 most interesting things to do in Dubai. They are:

1. Visit the Only 7 Star Hotel in the World

Had enough of staying in 5-star hotels? Do you want to experience something even better? Stay at the Burj Al Arab for an out of this world experience. It is the only 7-star hotel in the world. This super luxurious hotel has many options for stay and restaurants. If your budget permits you, you should experience staying at this hotel.

2. Experience Ski Dubai

Have you ever imagined if you can experience skiing in a desert? Well, the answer is yes. An interesting thing to do while in Dubai is to visit Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emirates. This indoor ski is built on an area of 22,500 square meters. You can also experience zorbing on the ice here. Also, there is a penguin counter where you can interact with the penguins. Facilities are available to camp overnight too. The place is open all 365 days of the year.

3. Skydive over Palm Jumeirah

If you are of the adventurous sort, a very interesting thing to do while in Dubai is to skydive over Palm Jumeirah. It will be an extraordinary experience with such an adrenaline rush. You can skydive even if you are doing it for the first time as proper arrangements are made for it. The view of the artificial archipelago of Palm Jumeriah is awesome from the top.

4. Dubai Fountain Show

While in Dubai, you can opt to watch the Dubai Fountain Show. There is no entry fee to witness this show It is the world’s biggest choreographed water fountain show. It takes place at the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Mall. It is a grand show displayed at selected timings during the day and evenings on all days of the week.

5. IMG: World of Adventure

Just like its name, IMG: World of Adventure is filled with adventurous rides. The theme park is filled with characters of Cartoon Network and Marvel. Then, there are roller coaster rides too. The park has many restaurants and cafes where you can have a nice time with your friends and family. There are a number of shopping outlets and cinema halls in this theme park. Plan to spend the whole day at this place to enjoy the maximum number of rides.

6. Global Village

Another interesting thing to do to spend quality time in Dubai is to visit Global Village. It displays the best of culture and cuisine from many countries around the world. It is a one-stop family destination. There is a wide range of shows, activities, events to experience in this unique place. The place is operational from the months of November to April each year.

7. Shopping at Dubai Mall

How can you visit Dubai and not shop? Plan your shopping trip at the Dubai Mall during your stay. Probably a full day would not be enough. The mall is fully air conditioned. It offers a huge number of shopping experiences along with multiple options for dining. You can find outlets of all major international brands at the Dubai Mall. It is preferable to use comfortable shoes if you plan to spend a lot of time at the mall.

8. Dubai Desert Safari

A visit to Dubai will be incomplete without experiencing a desert safari. You can choose from various safari options provided by various tour organizers. There is the morning desert safari, evening desert safari and even an overnight desert safari. Along with spending time in the desert you can opt for various experiences like sand-boarding, dune buggies, camel riding and riding quad bikes. Most packages are also clubbed with barbecues.

9. Visit the Dubai Miracle Garden

Next on our list of interesting things to do in Dubai is visiting the Dubai Miracle Garden. This garden is home to 45 million different species of plants and trees which is spread over 72000 sq. meters. Astonishingly huge! The place is well-equipped with facilities like sitting areas, prayer rooms, open parking, retails. It is open from mid-November to mid-May each year. Around 1.5 million visitors visit this garden each year.

10. Try out the Variety of Cuisines

85% of the residents in Dubai are expats. As a result of this, the city’s cuisine is very cosmopolitan. Global cuisine is available across price ranges. You can opt for a preferred cuisine and restaurant depending on your budget.

Dubai is a city which provides the best outdoor and indoor activities to its visitors. You can experience a lot of unique things in this city. Plan your trip itinerary well when you visit Dubai. If you want to learn more about the city, you can read about it in DubaiMatic. Even if you frequently visit the city, you will find something new to explore and experience in this wonderful city.

Author's Bio: 

Hello, my name is John from UAE. I started travelling independently at the age of 19 and in just 6 short years I have travelled across over 60 countries and all seven continents. Want to know where I am currently exploring and where I am headed next? Checkout my blog.