Dubai Stopover Ideas

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Dubai Stopovers

Dubai combines the excitement of a bustling city with luxurious resorts and eastern traditions with western modernity. Experience a stop-over in Dubai and see its many wonders!

Free things to do in Dubai:

  • Sea Floating & The Beach - Float, be suspended and carefree , staring up at a sunrise or sunset. Time stops, wonderful things happen to your skin. Jumeirah Open Beach is one of the city's most popular
  • Gold, Spice, Textile and Perfume Souks (Souk wandering) - Inhale Exotic Aromas at the Perfume and Spice Souqs and Steep yourself in Dubai's mercantile spirit with a trip to the bustling old souk (market) in the Creekside district of Deira. Gold merchants ply their glittering wares from dozens of shops at the heart of the market.
  • Watch the Dubai Fountains  - The manmade lake lapping at the world's tallest building comes to life every evening when the Dubai Fountain gets down to business. More than 6,600 lights illuminate powerful jets of water that dance to an eclectic mix of classical, pop and world music. One of the best views is from the pedestrian bridge connecting the gargantuan Dubai Mall to yet another shopping centre. It lets you take in show against the backdrop of the 2,717 foot-tall (828 metres) Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper.
  • Shopping at the World’s largest shopping Mall  - The massive Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre in the world by area and houses more than 1,000 stores
  • Art Galleries  - Nestled in the windy alleyways of Dubai's 'historic' part of town (it's over 20 years old) sits this charming art gallery, focussing on contemporary work from artists across the Middle East.

Things to do with the kids in Dubai:

  • Dubai Mall: Kidzania, Ice rink, Sega Republic, Dubai Aquarium
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • Atlantis: Lost Chambers, Aquaventure & Dolphin Bay
  • Go right up to the top at the Burj Khalifa
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Fountain
  • The beach
  • Dubai Museum

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Things for couples to do in Dubai:

  • Hot air balloon & breakfast in the dune
  • Seawings sightseeing flight
  • Overnight desert safari
  • High Tea & polo
  • Hammam spa or experience one of Dubai’s 35 Spa’s
  • Lunch at Pier Chic
  • Shopping in one of the 68 Malls or the Gold & Diamond Parks
  • Underwater dinner at Burj Al Arab
  • Swimming with the dolphins

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Cultural must dos in Dubai:

  • Souks (gold, spice, textile)
  • Dubai Museum
  • Sheikh Mohamed Centre of Cultural Understanding
  • Traditional Breakfasts & Lunches and Tours
  • Dhows experiences across Dubai Creek. Dinners or Tours
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Art Galleries – Traditional and Modern
  • Calligraphy & Henna experiences
  • Food Tours and Market Visits
  • Arabic Cooking Lessons
  • Pearl Diving

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Adventure activities in Dubai:

  • Dune bashing
  • Wadi bashing
  • Skydiving
  • Autodrome
  • Kite surfing
  • Ski Dubai
  • Pearl diving
  • Abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking
  • Quad Biking
  • Deep sea fishing