Published By: Gurpreet Kaur

10 best experiences in Dubai

A curated list of most breathtaking experiences in Dubai. 

It would not be wrong to say that Dubai is fastly emerging to be one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and we must say, we have enough reasons to say so. Dubai is a perfect getaway for adrenaline junkies, food lovers, luxury shoppers and family vacations. If you are still not convinced to visit Dubai in all its glory, we list down our favourite experiences in Dubai that you should try if you plan to go there:

Food and Drink

Try out an ice lounge in the middle of the desert

Head to Middle East’s only ice lounge when you visit Dubai as you will find ice sculptures, ice furniture, and icicles once you visit the bar. Make sure to click a photo in your thermal clothing as you enjoy sub-zero temperatures.

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on a private ‘abra’

The best way to explore Dubai is by riding along the river on a traditional abra boat and grab a look at the landmarks. Don’t forget to enjoy your afternoon tea. You can sail on it from the resort Madinat Jumeirah, daily between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Sports & Adventure

Free-fall from 13,000 feet 

Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime as you free-fall over 120 miles per hour (190 kilometres per hour) over the Palm Jumeirah island. Get strapped for a tandem jump over 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) in the air, and you will remember it for your entire life.

Try to hit the sky on a flyboard

Try flyboarding in Dubai above the waters of Jumeirah Beach, and you will totally get that adrenaline pump.

Swim with the fishes

Scuba diving is another option for travellers who are looking for some thrilling experiences. Head to Jumeirah Beach, learn how to use the scuba gear under certified instructors and swim with the fishes and explore colourful coral.

Family time

Take a hot air balloon ride

Don’t forget to take a hot air balloon ride in Dubai and see the red dunes of the desert from above. Float above the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to witness the wildlife and finally enjoy an Arabic-style buffet and a falconry show.

Head to world’s largest indoor amusement parks

Apart from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai is also home to the world's largest indoor amusement parks, IMG Worlds of Adventure. It is as big as the size of 28 football fields put together. So try their signature rollercoaster, The Velociraptor, if you go there.

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