Things to do in Dubai

Dubai is a leisure haven. It offers a variety of things to do, from water sports to camel racing, extreme shopping to exciting festivals, you can find activities for all ages.

The city is well known for its Dubai shopping amenities. Most shops open as early as nine in the morning and stays open for business until ten at night. Weekend shopping is available until 1am. From state-of-the-art shopping malls that offer international brands and local products to souks in different parts of the city that offers gold, fish, spices and other products at a bargain price, Dubai can keep any shopper's excitement level at its peak.

For entertainment, Dubai features a host of music events and sports festivals throughout the year. The two most popular events are the Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises that attracts both local residents and visitors from all parts of the world. If you're looking for a bustling nightlife, enter one of the city's hotels and you'll enjoy live music and dancing all night.

If you want to release the beach bum in you, Dubai offers a range of water-sport opportunities on any of the well kept beaches. For diving classes to see Dubai's extensive marine life, you can visit Fujairah, Sharjah enclave or Khor Fakkan.

Dubai has a long stretch of desert sand. Though exposed to extreme heat, you can enjoy the Desert Safari and Dune Bashing. Once you spend the afternoon in the city's deserts, stay a bit more to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world.

If you're interested in extreme sports, Dubai offers plenty of facilities for you adventure plans. Ski Dubai, the city's new snow-skiing and snowboarding center, is located at the new Mall of the Emirates. Offering a slope large enough for indoor skiing, the center offers equipments for hire. For motor sports lovers, events such as FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and the UAE Desert Challenge are held in the city, attracting top rally drivers from around the world.

If you're bringing along kids, be sure to visit the Wild Wadi water amusement park located at the heart of the city. Another great place to visit is the Dubai Zoo at Jumeirah Road. You can also take a ride on a hot air balloon, where families can enjoy a breathtaking view of Dubai's sand dunes, mountains and cityscapes.

Of course, your visit to Dubai won't be complete without riding the Dubai Creek Cruise. You should also visit the much-beloved camels of Dubai and experience racing or riding with these special creatures.

Dubai is definitely a unique city where you would not run out of things to do.

Top things to Do in Dubai