Things to do in Dubai

14 Best Things To Do In Dubai

Dubai was a small fishing village in the 18th century. Since then, The city of Dubai has developed rapidly into one of the world's biggest metropolitan cities with a priority on tourism and hospitality. As a result, Dubai has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. From a town of 700 - 800 inhabitants to a population of 3.3 million, Dubai has come a long way.

People from 200 countries all over the world live in the Dubai area today. It is one of the most luxurious and expensive places to be in the world. Dubai's social and economical growth is mindblowing. Dubai has some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, a huge man-made island, and a handful of luxury resorts and hotels, including a 7-star hotel.

In this article, we will discuss the 14 best things to do in Dubai. 

So, let's dig in.

Best Things To Do In Dubai

Here is a list of the 14 best things to do in Dubai to help set up a fantastic trip for you:

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is certainly the tallest building in the world at 2717 feet or 828 meters in height. It is situated in the heart of Dubai city and is visible from 95 kilometers away. It takes 16 minutes from Dubai airport to reach Burj Khalifa. The massive building has 163 stories, holding the world record for the highest stories. It also carries the world record for the tallest freestanding building on the planet.  

It took six years and 12,000 workers working around the clock to build this unique building. The building is a whole city in itself. It has its restaurants, sky lobbies, swimming pools, jacuzzis, and a recreation room. Burj Khalifa is used for residential, commercial, institutional, cultural, entertainment, and many other purposes.

There is an observation deck on level 124. You can reach it by the world's fastest elevator running at 40 miles or 64 km/hour. It takes only a minute to arrive at the observation deck. At.mosphere on the top floor of Burj Khalifa is the world's highest restaurant. Here, you can enjoy the sunset and eat delicious food with your loved ones.

The entry fee to the observation deck starts from around 3,800 BDT for adults and 2,900 BDT for kids.

The Dubai Fountain

In front of the Burj Khalifa, there is The Dubai Fountain. It is the world's largest choreographed fountain. The fountain's dancing water shoots up to 150 meters or 492 feet in the air and displays an impressive water show every half an hour. The show begins after sunset and ends at 11 pm. You can enjoy the show from the streets or any restaurant nearby as there are many. Or you can pay around BDT 510 to step on board a viewing platform to experience the show up close.

Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeira is a chain of artificial islands in Dubai, expanding to the Persian Gulf. It was constructed with the help of land reclamation or landfill technology. Around 10,000 people live in this area. It is full of gorgeous-looking hotels, resorts, and most significantly, the Atlantis Hotel. 

The Atlantis Hotel is a 5-star hotel established at the tip of Palm Jumeira. It was the first hotel on the island with an impressive exterior and high-end facilities. Now Palm Jumeira has many other high-end hotels and resorts. Dubai's largest aquarium and waterparks are also in the Palm islands. It is where the rich and happening people gather to celebrate their success or live some carefree days with their loved ones.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in the world and the largest in the United Arab Emirates. In 2011, it attracted a record 54 million people and became the most visited building in all of the world. Every year millions of people come here to shop and stroll around the mall to see what the mall has to offer. 

Along with 1,200 retail shops, the mall houses the Dubai Aquarium-- an underwater fish zoo showcasing more than 300 species of fish. You can dive into the aquarium or try snorkeling. Also, there are lots of world-class cafes and restaurants, a VR park, and even a haunted house inside the Dubai Mall to keep the audience entertained.

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is in the old part of Dubai. It has a historic significance to the people of Dubai as it included Port Rashid-- the first port in the United Arab Emirates which was utilized by the traders as a safe harbor. So in a way, Dubai Creek used to connect Dubai with the rest of the world's traders. In 2005, it was extended after they decided to expand the Jebel Ali Port. Now it brings the past and the future of Dubai together. 

You can take a boat ride from the new part of Dubai to the old part through the creek. The journey is quite beautiful as you can see seagulls flying around the boat. 

The Dubai Desert

Dubai has a 225 square km area of the Arabian Desert, which is 5% of the total land area of Dubai. Tourists can take the Dubai Desert Safari to explore the exotic Dubai Desert to get a taste of the real desert. The desert safaris can cost between 9,300 BDT to 93,000 BDT (100 USD to 1000 USD), depending on the package you pick. 

From Dubai Mall, the distance to the desert is almost 37 km, which means you will need a car to get there. Talk to your hotel or find Dubai desert packages online to find a suitable package for you. The packages usually include transportation, welcome drinks, lunch or dinner (depending on the time of your visit), camel riding, sightseeing, and an overnight stay if you wish to spend the night in the middle of the desert in a tent. 

Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame is placed in Zabeel Park. It is an architectural landmark that holds the world record for the biggest frame on the planet. This 493 feet massive frame has an observation deck at the top from where you can see both the old part and the new part of Dubai. 

On one side, there are the gigantic skyscrapers of the new Dubai and on the other side, there are the past buildings. The view is really something. You can reach the top floor by buying a ticket and hopping on the elevator that will take you to the observation deck.

Museum of the Future 

The Museum of the Future is a one-of-a-kind museum that exhibits futuristic ideas, products, and services. It opened this February and is now open to the general public. The main idea of the museum is to hold and promote innovative ideas, especially focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The government of Dubai is always looking for ideas to show their ability to create and the museum is a fine example of it.

The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm. The ticket to enter the museum costs around BDT 3,700. It is very enjoyable for people from all walks of life.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden is a 72,000-square-kilometer massive flower garden with nearly 150 million flowers. It is a flower paradise full of exquisite, gorgeous flower beds and structures made of flowers. It has a beautiful sunflower field, a floating lady, a clock, a peacock made of flowers, a massive airplane-- The Emirates A380, the smurfs village, an umbrella tunnel, a lake park, a hilltop, and some outstanding 3D floral designs.

Children love the Miracle Garden for its vibrant colors and fragrances. You can easily spend 3-4 hours visiting the beautiful garden and inhaling the fresh air. There is a souvenir shop, a photo booth, and a Bazaar in the area–they will keep you entertained. You can also dine in the garden as there are about 30 restaurants, cafes, and kiosks here. 

The tickets to the park will cost you about BDT 5,000 each. The garden is closed for now. It will reopen in October when the flowers are in full bloom again. 

Dubai Marina

Dubai's most expensive neighborhood Dubai Marina is placed on the white sand and faces the Arabian Gulf. Luxurious yachts pass by the gulf. The city's skyscrapers look lavish and gorgeous from the water. Dubai Marina has lots of restaurants and shopping malls to eat and shop at. You can take a stroll in the marina and just enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Also, you can hit the beach, get on a boat and just roam around. Dubai Marina is quite expensive, to be honest, so living here will be costly. You can visit the place during sunset when the marina gives the best views of the setting sun behind the landscape. The marina looks absolutely stunning at night. You can plan a dinner at one of the restaurants overlooking the marina. 

Dubai Amusement Parks

The city of Dubai has many adventure and amusement parks where you can enjoy a full day of fun and entertainment such as Aquaventure WaterparkSki DubaiWild Wadi WaterparkIMG Worlds of AdventureBollywood ParkLegoland DubaiMotiongate Dubai, etc. Among these, Aquaventure Waterpark is one of the largest in Europe and the Middle East.

The parks have the most thrilling rides available to take you on an adventure of a lifetime. The water slides, ski rinks, and the various entertainment options are to die for. You can go with your whole family and enjoy these fantastic places Dubai has to offer. Ticket prices vary from destination to destination. Don't forget to get the price information from the internet before your visit.

La Mer

La Mer is Dubai's most happening beach. There are hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes, a waterpark, a skateboard park, a trampoline park, and a cineplex around the area. It has a colorful nightlife. People come here with friends and family to have a good time-- eat good food, and stroll on the beach. The lively spirit of the area really attracts tourists from all over the world.

A perfect day at La Mer begins with hitting the beach with some sunscreen and a towel to soak under the sun. Then you can walk along the boardwalk and take some selfies. After that, you can visit Laguna Water Park to try their water slides. And lastly, enjoy the latest released cinemas at Roxy Cinema

Burj Al Arab

When you enter the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, a magnificent bespoke spiral chandelier will welcome you. The lobby of the Burj Al Arab was renovated recently and the hotel looks outstanding with all its might. Set on a man-made island, the Burj Al Arab is the world's first 7-star hotel. It reeks of luxury and sophistication. It is Dubai's most iconic hotel where it will cost you AED 3,840 or BDT 3,57,120 to have a one-night stay. 

The Burj Al Arab doesn't allow non-guests to enter the premises. But you can enter the hotel with a restaurant reservation. Make a reservation for the afternoon tea as it is the cheapest and visit the famous Burj Al Arab. You can try the SkyView Bar and order Sky Tea.

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk is an old traditional jewelry market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Over 380 retailers sell their jewelry in this souk. Some of their shops are four decades old, while some are just a year old. The main selling items of the mall include Gold, Diamonds, Platinum, and sometimes silver. Dubai gold rate for 24 karat gold is 221 AED or 5,606 BDT. 

In 2018, the government introduced a 5% tax on all purchased items including gold. But Tourists can demand a refund on all purchases made inside Dubai. Additionally, Dubai duty free shopping opportunity is available for the locals at the Dubai Gold Souk. The limit for a male is 20 grams of gold worth a maximum of 50 thousand AED and for a female-- 40 grams of gold worth a maximum of 1 lac AED.

Dubai Travel Restrictions And Dubai Tourist Visa 

Bangladeshi visitors can travel to UAE without restrictions. No quarantine is required. 

Bangladeshi citizens require a tourist visa to visit UAE. The visa will be for 30 days and can be extended to 90 days. The applicant must be present when applying for the visa. You'll need 4 documents to apply for the UAE tourist visa. They are:

Visa Application Form

  • Passport Size Photo (no older than 6 months)
  • Negative Covid 19 Test Result
  • Vaccination Certificate

Final Words,

So, this is the list of the best things to do in Dubai. Now don't hesitate to fly Dubai and enjoy the brilliantly planned city's major locations. If you need any information on Dhaka to Dubai ticket prices, then feel free to contact us.

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By Rahat Muna

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