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First time Visit to Dubai - Best activities?

edited October 2011 in - Dubai
Hi, I am visiting Dubai for the first time this December. I am staying at the Moevenpick Jumeira Beach hotel with my girlfriend and I would love some advice on the top 5 things to do while we are there. Thanks in advance for any assistance.


  • edited October 2011
    Dubai is like Los Angeles, in that it is spread out all over the area. As a result, there are a number of areas that you will want to see...but getting to and fro is tricky. There is a lot of tourist info on the web...but when you get there I would take a City Tour, as I did. This will give you a good overview of Dubai.
    Then, the three Malls are a must....Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Abu Dubutti north of Dubai Internet City, and on the Metro line. The metro connects to all 3 malls. Burj Khalifa is a must, but go on line and get tickets before you leave the US. The golf is great at this time of the year, as will be the beach. Depending on your interests and your experience in traveling....this is a Muslim country and the Mosques are most interesting. If you have 2 extra days, Abu Dhabi is well worth it....and you can see it in 2 days...again starting with a City tour.

    So, let me know if you have other questions.....and have a great trip. Dubai is an amazing is Abu Dhabi.
  • edited February 2013
    Hi, I am too late to reply here. But sharing useful tips and experience is never late anywhere!!

    So, I would like to share all the Things to do in Dubai as I am a professional blog and article writer on travelling and I always write after my personal experience or lot of research on a particular place.

    Dubai is an amazing place for visit, trip and make your vacations unforgettable and enjoyable. There are so many places in Duabi and also beaches are the most lovable place for everyone.
  • edited April 2013
    Dubai is a very beautiful tourist spot for the friends and families to experience real beauty of vacation trips with wide varieties of tour options. I think, the major categories of tourist attractions are Dubai desert safari, romantic dhow cruise, yachting, fishing trips, adventurous cruises, city tour, sight seeing and more.

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  • edited January 2014
    you should definitely visit TeeandPutt. It has a mini golf course but isn't like any other mini golf course. They have a glow in the dark concept which takes it to completely new level of imagination. You should surely visit there. You can know more about it here:
  • edited January 2014
    You are saying right that Dubai is an amazing place for visit and there are so many place in Dubai such as Dubai desert safari, romantic dhow cruise, fishing trips, etc.

    Thank you..
  • I visited Dubai in 2012.I like this place and most beautiful than other Arabian countries.I like Dubai because there are numberless places for enjoy and fun.Daily new visitors and tourist come to Dubai to see its famous attractions like Burj Khalifa,Dubai museum,Dubai Creek,Ski Dubai,Deira Island etc.I like these all so much.I would like to go again to Dubai in the next 7 months.I hope we have a great fun out there.
  • edited June 2015

    Shopping, sightseeing & adventure sports are few things I
    loved to do when I was in Dubai. During my one week visit to Dubai I was
    involved in dozens of activities, few were annoying and few were exciting.
    Below are few things I loved to do in Dubai. Here is the list of my favourite
    things to do in Dubai:

    Visit the Burj Khalifa

    Shop at the Dubai Mall

    Hit the sands with the Desert Safari

    Go Wild at the Wild Wadi Water Park

    Swirl in the Dubai Ice Rink

    Touch the sky with Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning

  • burj khalifa is a really cool place to visit if you are in dubai........
  • I visit last month in Dubai, really amazing cool place and the tour involves trip to some of the most visited and famous tourist attractions in Dubai. The city will amaze you and leave you speechless, as you pass through its wide lavish roads and glitzy opulent unique structure challenging the nature.
  • Dubai is really nice and tourist-friendly. I go about once-to-twice a year.

    There are so many things to see around there....

    They even have a skiing resort in a covered mall, Emirates Mall.

    The beach is nice, specially when you go to one of those private beaches of the very nice hotels.

    Oh and you should pay a visit to Buddha Bar... AMAZING atmosphere.

    How is your budget? Because shopping there is amazing. Wafi Center is an upper high class mall. Also check out Burjuman And City Center... nice cute shops also!

    You should also visit Azurspa, one of the best salon in Dubai, enjoy complete beauty and wellness treatments including luxury massage.

    You may wanna go to the Emirate Towers, they have restaurants, shops... oh and drop by Villa Moda for brand-name shopping if you like, and if you are in the area... try out the House of Noodles in one of the towers.. its very nice.

    Go to the 4 wheeling safari... its fun :)

    In shorts.. I am sure you will have fun... Take your sun block with you.
  • Dubai is an amazing place and has lots of unique restaurants, Buddha Bar is certainly expensive but definitely not unique. Bar Buddha can also be found in London, Prague, Budapest and Paris.
  • In Dubai, Deira is a beautiful place to visit. The main highlight of this place is the shopping mall named City Centre Deira situated here. This is a major place of attraction for shopping. Visit here:
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