6 Exciting and Unique Experiences in Dubai That You Must Do

Things To Do In Dubai 9

When you mention Dubai, you get a vision of the tallest skyscrapers and the biggest malls in the world.   There is an aura of extravagance and luxury around the most popular destination in the UAE.  With so much to do and see, it is no wonder to see the city rank high on the list of travelers and tourists. Still, Dubai is not just about malls and skyscrapers, but one can certainly look forward to some of the most exciting things to do and create some unique experiences that cannot be had at any other part of the world.

Here are some of the most unique things that you would like to try out while in Dubai.

1. Skydiving over The Palm Jumeirah Island

Parachuting into Dubai

One can skydive anywhere, but if you want to skydive from the world’s largest man-made islands and tallest skyscrapers, you will find it only here in Dubai. Try skydiving over the Palm Jumeirah Island under well-trained guides and enjoy a breath-taking experience. You will never forget the experience or those incredible views from high above.

2. Enjoy authentic street food

Sultan Dubai Falafel and Qwaider Al Nabulsi dishes

Food is indeed one of the exciting things to do in Dubai, and one should certainly look for a guided and private food tour to know where they can test the most authentic street food in Dubai.  Explore the oldest neighborhoods here and get insight, not just in the culture and traditions, but also savor the fresh local food like spiced water, tamarind juice, fried puff-pastry balls and more. Try out those classics like Afghani break, chicken shawarma, falafel, and more. It would be a mistake not to taste the traditional Palestinian dessert.

3. Dune riding in the deserts

Jeep (Desert Safari Dubai)

Dubai is home to a sprawling desert that seems to be never-ending. If you are looking for a desert safari, you are sure to get it here at the Arabian Desert. Just head towards the desert and ride a camel or go dune bashing and can even try sandboarding Experience the traditional desert pastimes as you spend the night at a desert campsite and enjoy tanoura folk dancing and get one of the henna tattoos.

Read about our destination-specific guide on Dubai here!

4. Enjoy a camel polo

These gentle animals are not just for ridding the unforgivable deserts but entertain those who love camel riding. It is no surprise to see those humble animals add to the rising fame of Dubai. It is only here in Dubai, where you can catch an exciting match of polo. It is indeed a great way to spend a day, and you can even ride a camel.

5. Swim in the Dubai Mall Aquarium

Dubai Ice Rink

It is almost unheard of getting the chance to dive in a mall aquarium, but here in the Dubai Mall Aquarium, you get the chance to swim with the sharks. Dive into the ten-million-liter tank brimming with aquatic wildlife and under the guidance of qualified instructors. This is your chance if you ever wanted to swim with sharks in a mall aquarium. However, keep in mind that you need guts to do this!

6. Hot air balloon rides

World-First Hot Air Balloon Falconry Adventure in Dubai

Another of those exotic adventure activities is to enjoy a balloon ride across the backdrop of the Dubai skyline. You feel like a traveler as you soar high and several hundred feet above the ground. Get a bird’s eye view of the city, the never-ending Persian Gulf and the vast expanse of dunes. Look at the landmark buildings like the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and the Palm Jumeirah Island and more. It is a good idea to arrive early in the morning for the balloon ride to get a spectacular view of the rising morning sun.

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