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Top 5 Iconic Things to Do in Dubai
Dubai is the intriguing juxtaposition of modern and traditional, a veritable oasis nestled in the Persian Gulf. Known for luxury, stunning and cutting-edge structures and the uncanny harmony of the traditional and modern, this small but bustling desert city in the UAE is a mystery waiting to be unlocked. Looking for an iconic "uniquely Dubai" experience? Check out our list of top 5 must-do Dubai activities below:
1. Go on a desert safari
Buckle up for a thrilling ride! Unleash your adventurous side and enjoy the ride as an expert local driver takes you over the sand dunes of the UAE desert.

2. See Dubai from the sky
See the wonders of Dubai's breathtaking man-made islands like The Palm and The World, take in the captivating contrast of the city's old and new architecture and spot its most famous landmarks such a the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Atlantis from a unique perspective. Take to the skies and get a birds-eye view of this fascinating city!

3. Take a day trip to the capital
Why stop at Dubai? Venture out of this bustling city and take a day trip to the capital. Nicknamed the "Arabian Jewel," Abu Dhabi is located around 130 km away from Dubai. Go see Abu Dhabi's different charm by land or by seaplane. Indulge yourself further with a trip to Ferrari World and conquer the Formula Rossa roller coaster - the fastest in the world!

4. Experience Old Dubai
Though the city is known for its cutting-edge modernity and love for building everything bigger-better-stronger, there is still much to be said about the certain charm that its older, more traditional quarters hold. Take a step back in time and fall in love with the other side of Dubai. Visit its famed Souqs, venture through historical streets or cruise down Dubai Creek.

5. Check out the views from the Burj Khalifa
Famously featured as the location of Tom Cruise's hair-raising stunt in the Hollywood blockbuster, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the Burj Khalifa has become an icon of Dubai that cannot be missed. Standing at a staggering 829.8 meters, this skyscraper has been known as the tallest structure in the world since 2010. Check out the views from the observation decks, At the Top on the 124th-125th floors and At the Top SKY on the 148th floor. Go the extra mile and book a lunch or dinner at At.mosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor - talk about a meal with a view!
8Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. See the twinkling stars under the Arabian sky on this overnight safari tour! Spend the night away in a tent on the desert and enjoy exciting activities like sandboarding, camel ride, and many more!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD119.00

    Daily
    16.5 - 20 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. Experience a thrilling 4WD ride along the endless sand dunes. Join in on some fun desert activities like sand boarding, camel rides and belly dance show with a delicious Arabian style barbecue dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD54.67

    Daily
    6 - 8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Discover Dubai's unparalleled beauty on an exclusive helicopter tour. Explore the City of Gold and see its most iconic landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis the Palm hotel and more.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD705.00

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  4. Take off from the azure waters of the Persian Gulf and bask in the unparalleled aerial views of world-class Dubai landmarks as you soar across the sky on this unique 45-minute seaplane tour.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD485.00

    Daily
    -2 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Explore the best of Abu Dhabi in this day tour of the Arabian Jewel. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, discover life at the Heritage Village and complete the experience with the Ferrari World.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD55.00

    Sun, Mon, Thu
    9 - 16.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Hop aboard a seaplane and get a bird's eye view of Dubai's landmarks like Burj Khalifa before landing in Abu Dhabi. After your flight, use your Ferrari World admission ticket and enjoy the park.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD485.00

    Daily
  7. Get the best view of Dubai from Burj Khalifa. Witness the stunning views from At the Top, 124th floor and At the Top SKY, 148th floor with advance reservations to the world's tallest skyscraper.
    English Available

    From USD50.00

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  8. Indulge in a sophisticated meal at At.mosphere, the record-breaking restaurant located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa. Experience fine dining with views of Dubai from the world's tallest building.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD371.00

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (evening)