Where To Go & What To Do: Visiting Dubai for the First Time

Over the years, Dubai has evolved to become one of the world’s most luxurious and interesting cities. Where the old world meets a modern technological desert, Dubai is becoming a popular destination for tourists who want to do fun activities with their family or friends. Here is what to do when you’re visiting for the first time:

Visit the most impressive skyline in the world
With 163 floors and considered the world’s highest man-made skyscraper, Burj Khalifa is a must-see for tourists as the view has a beautiful 360-degree view of the Arabian Gulf, has the world’s fastest elevator ride, and an amazing sunset at the observatory area.

Enjoy thrilling activities at the desert safari
One of the highlights of the Dubai tour is visiting the Arabian desert. Try the thrilling dune bashing while you drive over the red dunes by car or bike. You may also try the famous sand boarding, or enjoy a relaxing camel ride.

Go on a historical tour
Aside from the usual modern destination, Dubai is still known for destinations rich in culture. Learn more about their history by going on a walking tour and cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. You may also try traditional street food while you go shopping for spice souk or jewelry.

Indulge in some retail therapy
Dubai is a favorite destination for those who love to shop. Travelers from near and far go to this destination to enjoy a luxurious shopping spree with its’ 1,200 stores. Aside from retail therapy, Dubai Mall also has attractions such as Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which is a great spot for kids.

Witness the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Enjoy a guided tour as you go inside one of the world’s largest mosques at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. And Visit the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers where you can see panoramic views of the capital’s skyline. Take note that as travelers visiting the mosque, you must wear long, loose clothing and ensure that your arms, legs, knees, and shoulders must be covered at all times. (Women must cover their heads, too)

Relax at Jumeirah Beach
If you want to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ocean, visit the Jumeirah Beach where you can swim in crystal clear waters, and enjoy the beauty of the Persian Gulf.

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