25 Things to Do in Dubai [Guide, Ticket Prices]

Have you ever wondered what there is about Dubai city that makes it one of the most tourist hogging city, where a large number of tourists are found every year with their families and friends? Those who haven’t ever visited the Middle East wish to fly there at least once in their lives just because of the city and the attractions it has to offer. If you really are curious about it, it’s time to get to know Dubai! There is a lot to do in Dubai, however, priorities your time according to these things that you must do during your visit in Dubai:

Ski Dubai – Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai Ticket Price:

Snow passes start from 260Dhms for adults and children.

Ski Dubai Timings:

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

It is indeed a unique experience of enjoying skiing in a desert that you will get to experience only in Dubai! There is a huge ski slope in the mall of the Emirates that lets you grab a kit and take a slide down the slope. This section of the city takes you from above 40 degrees centigrade to below 0 degrees centigrade with just a pass! To make things even more interesting, there is also a bar halfway up the slope where one can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the view during that short break.

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Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera Ticket Price:

AED 50 – ~AED 300 - Price range varies from show to show and may exceed.

Dubai Opera Timings:

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Depends on the show timings)

Situated in the Heart of Dubai, experience a soothing feel, similar to that of London’s West end. Being situated next to Burj Khalifa, the building itself has an h2 character in terms of design. In fact, it was inspired by Arabian ships and the organic form creates a continuity in the visual pattern. While the structure of the building is kept exposed like that of a boat, the function of the building remains inside it. With a multi-functional stage, you can enjoy a concert or a theater, whatever your mood prefers.

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Jumeira Beach Residence Walk and Dubai Marina

JBR Ticket Price:

Varies

JBR Timings:

10:00 AM – 01:00 AM (Some restaurants are open till 05:00 AM)

This is one of the recent developments of the city. The glamor of Jumeira beach residence takes you around the twisting skyscrapers making an h2 statement about the city. They say that Jumeira Residence seems like a city within a city with its h2 character of architecture and the landscape beauty and social life surrounding it. If you want to enjoy fine dining, this place has some of the best food joints to offer! Be it cafes or find dining, you will find many options to sit back, relax and enjoy the food with your friends and family.

Jumeira Beach Residence Walk and Dubai Marina


The Outlet Village

The Outlet Village Ticket Price:

Varies

The Outlet Village Timings:

Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight

Being a fan of Architecture and an explorer by nature, you would love to visit this place. It offers a unique flair of Italian city taking you back to the middle ages. You would love the intricate details and the use of material on these heritage-like buildings with towers, bridges, arches and wishing well, all made up of stone. Shopping here is both, fun and cheap as compared to the original prices. The shops offer high-end items at reduced prices all year long. The items vary from sports items including attire and equipment to household appliances. It is for sure a unique experience of shopping within the city of Dubai.

The Outlet Village


IMG Worlds of Adventure:

IMG World of Adventure Ticket Price:

AED 195

IMG world of Adventure Timings:

11:00 AM- 10:00PM

If you are looking for adventure in the city of Dubai then this is the one place that you must not miss out on at any cost! Fun, excitement, speed and thrill define the character of this theme park.  It is huge so if you are going with a large group of people, make sure to stay together! With highly updated and safe rides, you can enjoy a fun-filled evening at this theme park with your adventurous friend. The park creates an ambiance by bringing your favorite characters to life. Powerpuff girls, Ben 10, Gumball are among the characters for the younger lot while the adults can enjoy other characters from Marvel comics, spider-Man avengers, and iron man.

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Desert Safari

Desert Safari Ticket Price:

Varies according to packages and companies.

Desert Safari Timings:

Morning Desert safari: 08:30 – 11:30 AM
Evening Desert Safari: 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Staying true to its character, Dubai also takes advantage of its geographical location and offers you to enjoy desert safari with 4x4 drive. There are many companies from which you can choose and enjoy a whole package with a program offering the drive and food and a ride back to your hotel. Make sure that you are informed about all the details before signing up with any company. The ride is rather thrilling in the dunes and it largely depends on which ride you choose. Taking you back to the old city, this ride lets you experience a moment away from hustle bustle of the city. Millions of stars are visible in the sky which leaves you locked in the moment.

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Dubai Creek:

Dubai Creek Ticket Price:

AED 50/head ~Varies

Dubai Creek Timings:

~Varies

That is the thing about Dubai, you have a variety of options to choose from. if you are not a fan of heights, then you can enjoy a simple abra ride at the Dubai Creek. The beautiful boat ride gives you a tour of the beautiful places while keeping you on the sea level. You can ride across the creek and enjoy the beautiful sunset for just one dirham! This journey will take you to places giving you an experience of the old city as well as the modern development. Take a walk at the old area of Deira and you will get caught by the moment.

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Burj Khalifa:

Burj Khalifa Ticket Price:

Non-Prime hours: AED 124
Prime Hours: AED 500

Burj Khalifa Timings:

08:30 AM – 06:00 PM

It is simply impossible to visit Dubai and leave without taking a tour of the world’s tallest building! It simply doesn’t go unnoticed (because of its height) and the interesting factors surrounding it. There is an exhibit on the building’s history that you get see check out before experiencing the world’s fastest lift. It takes only seconds and gives you many views to enjoy in between. Photographers would love this journey and wish to spend a good time in this area. However, one of the most beautiful attractions of Burj Khalifa includes watching the sunset from the top. As high as it gets, one experiences day and night during this time of the day. Enjoy the moment and get mesmerized with a unique experience.

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Wild Wadi Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park Ticket Price:

AED 230 – AED 275

Wild Wadi Water Park Timings:

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Note: Closed from January 14, 2017, till February 9, 2017, inclusively for maintenance purpose.
Themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian Folklore, Wild Wadi is situated close to the BurAlArab. One can spend a whole day enjoying a variety of rides that Wild Wadi has to offer. With around 30 rides, Wild wadi promises a refreshing and energized experience with your friends and family. Facilities include not just some of the great rides but also beautiful, imaginative structures along with slides and a very friendly staff to help you explore!

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The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain Ticket Price:

AED 65/head

The Dubai Fountain Timings:

Afternoon shows, daily (except Fridays)
1:00pm and 1:30pm
Afternoon shows (Fridays only)
1:30pm and 2:00pm
Evening shows, daily
6:00pm - 11:00pm, every 30 minutes

If you are looking for a blissful escape to enjoy a soothing evening where nature dances around you getting you in the mood to let you soul relax and dance with the beats of music complimented by the variance of light, then this is the place you must visit. The Dubai fountain is the world's tallest dancing fountain that goes up to 140metres in height and expands over 900ft in length on the 30-acre Burj Lake, performing to a selection of different melodies echoing around the lake.

The Dubai Fountain


Dubai Dolphinarium

The Dubai Dolphinarium Ticket Price:

AED 50 – AED 120

The Dubai Dolphinarium Timings:

Dolphin and Seal shows: Monday to Saturday 11: 00 AM, 03:00 PM, 06:00 PM
The Dubai Dolphinarium show offers yet another experience of a lifetime. A dolphin is considered to be the friendliest creature that has a very lovable aura around it. The Dubai Dolphinarium gives you a chance to play with the dolphins on the poolside as well as deep under the water. Being a swimmer, it is easier to play with these creatures under water. However, a team of experts supervises and guides the visitors to ensure protection and a fun filled experience!

Dubai Dolphinarium


Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo Ticket Price:

AED 2/head

Dubai Zoo Timings:

Summer timings: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Winter timings: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM
Closed on Tuesday

Considered to be one of the oldest zoos in the Arabian Peninsula, this zoo holds the record of being the first one to breed the rare Arabian wild cat and Chimpanzee. Located in Jumeira, the Dubai zoo is visited mostly by families and one can expect to spend a good time there. Around 230 animal species are present in the Dubai zoo among which foxes, pumas, hyenas, lions, chimpanzees, jaguars, monkeys, deer, baboons, giraffes, porcupines, and sheep are just a few of the animals you will get to see.

Dubai Zoo


Wonderland Amusement Park

Wonderland Amusement Park Ticket Price:

Entrance fee:
5 & Above            40 AED
2 to 4                 10 AED
Below 2               FREE
Water and Theme Park Prices:
Water Park: AED 60 – AED 125
Theme Park: AED 60 – AED 125
Combined: AED 75 – AED 150

Wonderland Amusement Park Timings:

Theme Park – 10 AM to 12 AM
Water Park – 10 AM to 8 PM

Divided into two parks, wonderland theme park and splash land, it is the largest amusement park in the UAE. The water park is stretched across 22 acres offering a number of options to avail in water related activities. Be it swimming the pools, sliding down the long curvy slides, tubewell or any other water sport, you can avail it all during the day up till 08:00 PM daily. The wonderland theme park, on the other hand, offers more than 30 rides, most of which are famous worldwide!

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Aqua Venture Waterpark

Aqua Venture WaterPark Ticket Price:

Adult Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers Combo Ticket: AED 310
Child Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers Combo Ticket: AED 250
Ticket price doesn’t include reserved seating at Neptune’s Retreat, waterpark Cabana Rental, and amenities.

Aqua Venture WaterPark Timings:

10: 00 AM – 05:30 PM

Whether you want to enjoy the record-breaking rides and slides with sharks and rays or have a relaxing experience at the private beach, Aqua Venture Water Park offers it all to you! It lets you avail an array of water activities satisfying your holiday weekend mood. Stroll around the private beach with an exclusive seating area or have your children experience the wildest water rides, a good time with is guaranteed with the Aqua Venture Waterpark! Moreover, booking your entry online would save you up to 20% of the original entry fee!

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Ticket Price:

Researcher Experience: AED 100
Explorer Experience: AED 120
Otter Encounter: AED 200
Ray Encounter: AED 200
King Croc Encounter: AED 200

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Timings:

Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 01:00 AM

What’s so special about the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo? It is one of the largest suspended aquaria in the world, that’s what makes it special and this is a big enough reason to get you all excited about visiting the Dubai Aquarium and underwater Zoo! Containing 10 million liters of water, the tank is situated on the ground level and houses thousands of sea animals that can be seen swimming around the tank at ground level. Moreover, it contains the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world! Enjoy walking through the tunnel providing 270 degrees view of the tank!

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Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden Ticket Price:

Adults: 40 AED
Children 3-12 years old: 30 AED
2 Years and below and Guests
With disabilities: Free

Dubai Miracle Garden Timings:

Weekdays:
9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Holiday:
9:00am - 11:00pm

Are you in for witnessing a garden that is one of its kinds with a display of nature in the most extravagant way? This is one of the most beautiful destinations to enjoy the pattern of nature with a touch of human design into it. Approximately 100 Million blooming flowers are displayed in the form of structures and beautiful landscape design. One gets mesmerized by the colorful beauty of the garden that is not only well-maintained but also very well designed! Being a fan of nature, you must visit the miracle garden and explore the beauty of flowers with your loved ones.

Dubai Miracle Garden


Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk Ticket Price:

~Varies

Dubai Gold Souk Timings:

10:00 AM – 10:00PM

Dubai is well known for cheap gold that is good quality and is available in different forms. If you visit Dubai, whether or not you want to buy gold, you must pay a visit to Dubai Souk. The quality of all the items available in the stores is well maintained through a strict quality check by the government. Apart from gold, diamonds, platinum and silver items are also available to be purchased at reasonable rates. However, gold remains on top of the list in terms of quality and cheaper rates.

Dubai Gold Souk


The Lost Chambers Aquarium

The Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket Price:

Varies according to packages

The Lost Chambers Aquarium Timings:

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Get ready to unfold the myth of Atlantis in the lost chambers of Atlantis as soon as you step in this place. If you are n explorer by nature, this place will get you excited with all the hints of the history of Atlantic City present in the chambers as you walk by it. Along with that, enjoy the soothing and mesmerizing experience of walking along the aquarium giving out a cool feeling to the overall ambiance. If interested, you can also sign up for yoga classes in these very chambers!

The Lost Chambers Aquarium


Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay Ticket Price:

AED 895/person

Dolphin Bay Timings:

10: 00 AM – 06:00 PM

Get a chance to meet, play and even swim with one of the friendliest and loveliest animals underwater! You can interact with the dolphin in shallow water as well as swim with them under water! The trainers and experts help you interact with dolphins and get you a maximum insight on dolphins and their living.

Dolphin Bay


SEGA Republic

SEGA Republic Ticket Price:

Platinum pass: AED 300/person
Power pass: AED 200/person
Junior Platinum pass: AED 175/person
Junior Power pass: AED 125/person

SEGA Republic Timings:

10:00 AM – 01:00 AM

Apart from all the outdoor theme parks, Dubai also offers you to enjoy indoor theme park, the SEGA Republic! Different levels of games can be played by all ages so this means that you can go with your friends as well as family and get involved in the competition. Challenge your friends and let the time pass with over 170 latest amusing video and redemption games!

SEGA Republic


Al Mamzar Beach Park

Al Mamzar Beach Park Ticket Price:
  • AED 5 per person.
  • AED 30 per car.
  • Entry is free of charge for people with special needs and kids below 2 years.
Al Mamzar Beach Park Timings:

08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

A home to lovely beaches with acres of beautiful landscaping stretched across the land, Al Mamzar Beach park is a perfect escape to enjoy a weekend with the family. Swimming in the pools, walking by the beach or jogging in the park with a picnic on the grass is all offered by this beautiful place.

Al Mamzar Beach Park


The Green Planet Dubai

The Green Planet Dubai Ticket Price:

Adults: AED 95
Child: AED 70 (3 – 12 years)

The Green Planet Dubai Timings:

Open Sat - Wed 10am - 10pm
Open Thurs & Fri 10am - Midnight

Educate your children and learn more about the flora and fauna with interactive tropical forest going up vertically in the most beautiful manner. Let you children know the importance of the tropical forests and the role played by it. Take this beautiful journey of exploration with your friends and family.

The Green Planet Dubai


Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood Ticket Price:

Free of charge

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood Timings:

Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 08:30 to 19:30
Friday 13:30 to 19:30.

Also known as Bastakia, Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood offers a journey back to the past, away from the modern city of Dubai. You would love witnessing the intricate beauty of heritage buildings here along with an exposure to art and culture on this site.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood


Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah Ticket Price:

Varies

Madinat Jumeirah Timings:

Open 24 hours.

Located 25 minutes away from the Airport, Madinat Jumeira is one of the most exotic places with its own private beach stretch along the location with 50 restaurants and bars, a large amphitheater and a multipurpose venue, Madinat Arena.

Madinat Jumeirah


City Walk

City Walk Ticket Price:

Varies

City Walk Timings:

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Experience the city life with this addition to shopping and dining scene. Conceptualized around internal and external places as one, this shopping experience gives you all sorts of entertainment to take a refreshing break from shopping and enjoy your favorite food. Whether you are looking for chic European fashion or a feel of the UK high-end fashion, this place offers a blend of it all.

City Walk

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