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Things to do in Dubai

Immerse yourself in luxury and discover an incredible array of things to do in Dubai. Relax on beautiful beaches or with first-class spa pampering, dine on exquisite cuisine and visit some of the world’s biggest and best attractions.

There really is no better place to unwind and treat yourself to the finer things than in Dubai. With its exotic souks and sprawling supermalls, the Emirates city will fulfil all your shopping needs. Indulge in lavish spa treatments in stunning surroundings at our luxury hotels. Unwind on gorgeous beaches or enjoy limitless fun at thrilling water parks and world-leading leisure destinations.

Dubai spas

Dubai spas

Unwind in the palatial surroundings and stunning hammam of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel’s Talise Ottoman Spa. Or for an intimate luxury experience, relax in the elegant private treatment suites of One&Only The Palm’s sumptuous spa. Let mystical eastern therapies invigorate you at the Balinese-themed spa of the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Beaches in Dubai

Beaches in Dubai

Soak up the year-round Dubai sunshine on Palm Jumeirah’s stunning white sands. Gaze at the turquoise ocean while lazing in the infinity pool of the opulent Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel. Relax on gorgeous private beaches or try exhilarating water sports on the Jumeirah Beach ‘golden mile’ or Jebel Ali.

Eating out in Dubai

Eating out in Dubai

Feast on exquisite world cuisine at award-winning Dubai restaurants. Dine on the best of British fare at chic Rhodes Twenty10, headed up by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. Experience exemplary dining aboard the luxurious Bateaux Dubai or sample the exotic Indian flavours served by Armani/Amal at the prestigious Armani hotel.

Dubai shopping

Dubai shopping

Awe-inspiring supermalls and exotic souks make Dubai second to none for shopping. Thousands of stores and superb family attractions await at two of the world’s biggest retail destinations - Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates. Browse and haggle for bargains at spice-scented or shimmering gold souks.

Dubai attractions

Dubai attractions

See the awe-inspiring Dubai Fountain ‘dance’ to music each evening. Take in spectacular views from the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Make a splash at the thrilling Wild Wadi and Aquaventure water parks. Visit the stunning Jumeirah Mosque or go on an exhilarating desert safari.

Around Dubai

Discover Dubai’s varied areas

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah

Experience the unique manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. Perfect for luxury holidays – this palm tree-shaped wonder exudes exclusivity. Not only does Palm Jumeirah offer captivating views of the glittering Dubai skyline by night, it hosts a prestigious collection of opulent hotels overlooking stunning private beaches. The island’s crowning glory is the palatial Atlantis The Palm hotel, with superb family facilities including an amazing aquarium and the thrilling Aquaventure water park.

Downtown

Downtown

Explore Dubai’s landmark-studded Downtown. Marvel at incredible city vistas from the 124th floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building at 828m high. An excellent view of the awe-inspiring Dubai Fountain – the biggest in existence – can be enjoyed from the gargantuan Dubai Mall - the globe’s largest retail and entertainment complex. Here, you can shop at over 1000 outlets and visit amazing attractions including the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, an ice-rink and multi-screen movie theatre.

Jumeirah Beach/The Walk

Jumeirah Beach/The Walk

Soak up Dubai’s year-round sunshine on the glorious ‘golden mile’ that is Jumeirah Beach. Unwind on its beautiful shores or try action-packed water sports like jet-skiing and wakeboarding. Take a stroll along the bustling strip known as ‘The Walk’, stopping for refreshment at one of the many beachfront bars or restaurants. Book a dhow dinner cruise and gaze at the glittering lights of the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residences, including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Dubai Creek and Old Town

Dubai Creek and Old Town

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Dubai’s traditional Old Town. Breathe in spice aromas as you wander around the souks, browsing the trinkets and textiles for sale. Or stroll down to the Dubai Creek to watch the loading and unloading of the Abras. Step back in time at historic Al Bastikaya and see the stunning Jumeirah Mosque illuminated at night. Learn about Dubai at a cultural breakfast organised by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

The Desert

The Desert

For an authentic Dubai experience, leave the buzzing metropolis behind and go on a desert safari. Admire the rolling dunes on a relaxing hot air balloon or camel ride. For an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, try sand skiing or driving at exhilarating speed across the desert – otherwise known as ‘dune bashing’. Book the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa and stay in a unique tent-shaped suite. In the evening, enjoy a romantic dune dinner under the stars.

Dubai sightseeing

Book one of our carefully selected experiences before you travel

4 x 4 Dubai Desert Safari

Take an exhilarating 4 x 4 journey across the Dubai desert during this unforgettable safari. Admire beautiful scenery en route to a camel farm, where you will experience a ride on one of these majestic beasts. Your desert adventure continues with the chance to try thrilling sandboarding, before settling down for an evening of traditional Arabian entertainment and dining. Get a henna tattoo and watch mesmerising dancing as you tuck into a barbecue feast under a canopy of stars.

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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this guided sightseeing tour of the city. See famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel and beautiful Jumeirah Mosque. Explore the luxurious Jumeirah strip and fascinating, historic Al Bastikaya quarter. Cross Dubai’s central waterway, the Dubai Creek in an ‘abra’ water taxi – an essential Dubai activity. Soak up the colours and aromas of the spice souk, or shop for glittering accessories in Dubai’s famous gold souk.

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Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Discover Dubai at your leisure with a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket on the Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Tour. See this vibrant city’s most popular sights and take in fantastic views aboard your open-top double decker bus. Travel through Dubai on two different routes, enjoying unlimited circuits within your chosen period. Your ticket includes a free dhow cruise and free admission to the excellent Dubai Museum, located inside the majestic Al Fahidi Fort.

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Dubai Seaplane Flight

Enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of Dubai’s most famous locations and iconic landmark during this popular experience. Fly over the awesome man-made islands of Palm Jumeirah and The World. Marvel at the city’s awe-inspiring skyscrapers and luxury resorts, including the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab and Jebel Ali. Gaze at the sparkling turquoise water as you travel over Dubai Marina and the Creek. There’s no better way to see the best of dazzling Dubai and take some terrific photographs.

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Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour – The Arabian Jewel

See the wonders of the ‘Arabian Jewel’, Abu Dhabi, during this exciting tour. Your journey to the city will take you past lush greenery and the world’s largest port, at Jebel Ali. Visit the 200 year-old Al Husn Palace, Abu Dhabi’s oldest building, and admire the skill of local women making traditional crafts at the Women’s Handicraft Centre. Step into the past at the Heritage Village and let the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque take your breath away.

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Dubai weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 24°Jan
  • 25°Feb
  • 28°Mar
  • 33°Apr
  • 37°May
  • 39°Jun
  • 41°Jul
  • 41°Aug
  • 39°Sep
  • 36°Oct
  • 31°Nov
  • 26°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 11
  • 36
  • 22
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 14
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8

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