Monday, January 17, 2011

Unusual things to do in Dubai

There cannot be many more unusual places than Dubai, so it’s no surprise that Dubai has more than it’s fair share of unusual things to do. Dubai is a place, one of the 6 Arab Emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, which has changed from a small desert dwelling by a trading creek, into an incredible and huge tourist and business centre at an amazing pace in recent years.

Dubai is home to some of the world’s most incredible and ambitious building projects like Palm Island, The Burj Khalifa, the indoor ski runs, the amazing iconic 7 star Burj Al Arab Hotel and more. It’s location, between desert and beach, and warm dry climate make it a great place to ‘go and play’. So what are some of the best unusual things to do in Dubai.

Starting at the top, I guess this is very unusual in that Dubai is the only place in the world where you can currently travel high up into the World’s tallest building - The ‘At the Top’ Burj Khalifa experience gives visitors a stunning panoramic view of the Gulf states from 124th floor of the world’s tallest building.

Heading inland next and if sand and petrol is your thing, this is the place for you! The desert plays host to numerous great and exciting Dubai desert motoring adventures – Dune Buggy driving, Desert Driving Courses, 4x4 Overnight Adventures, Hummer Safaris and Wild Dune Driving are all on the menu from a number of Dubai Desert Adventure providers. Within town there are also a host of motoring experiences on offer at the Dubai Autodrome.

For other fun in the desert, without the petrol driven adrenalin, but with plenty of ‘non fuel’ fun why not try your hand at Sandboarding (Dune surfing), Night Camel Trekking, Desert Golf (on the sand) or Horse Riding. Or if horses are your thing, why not experience breakfast with thoroughbreds in Dubai?

Unusual water fun in Dubai includes the recently opened Aquaventure water park where guests ride through live shark tanks on their inflatable tubes, Dubai jet boat rides, sea plane rides (well you start and end on the water), kayaking, Dubai duck tours (land and water based bus tours of the city) and of course the fun and cheap traditional Abra rides across Dubai’s creek.

Up in the sky’s above Dubai there are numerous scenic flights and of course several unforgettable hot air balloon flights over Dubai.

And to round your unusual day off why not take a drink in Vu’s bar, over 1,000 feet up on the 51st floor of the Emirates Towers on the Sheik Zayed Road.

There is plenty of unusual fun on offer with Dubai - get over and take it in!

A few other useful links -

Unusual things to do in Dubai

Things to do in Dubai

Horse Riding in Dubai

No comments:

Local Activity Map

Get a customised activity map for your own blog or website here.