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No word today defines the term “tourism” as much as Dubai, which is also the most heavily populated city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). For as long as one can remember, Dubai has never failed to surprise us with its unique and never before seen innovations which attract more and more tourists each year. You haven’t seen anything if you haven’t seen Dubai. Not only is Dubai known as a world-class tourism destination, but also as a business focal point in all of the Middle East. All year round, people either go to Dubai to join the great business world or for a well spent vacation, either way you won’t be disappointed.

Being in Dubai never gets boring as there are endless attractions and activities to partake in. Most people travel with tour groups to help show them around, however if you prefer to travel solo, this article is just what you need as it will be pointing out the best of both attractions and activities.

We will begin with the famous attractions of this city which as a reminder, transformed itself from a desert to a superb sightseeing region with all the well-known buildings and landmarks.

Did you know that the world’s tallest building is in Dubai? If you didn’t, now you do. At an outstanding height of 829.8m, the Burj Khalifa (completed in 2010) holds that record. It is situated as an anchor to the world’s most impressive Downtown Dubai which features world-class possessions including commercial, residential, entertainment, shopping and leisure components set in open green spaces surrounded by amazing water features like the Dubai fountain.

Burj Khalifa Dubai

General View and movie Mission Impossible IV on Burj Khalifa

The city’s leading mall is the Dubai mall and is known as the world’s biggest shopping and entertainment destination which is located right next to and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai aquarium. Several events occur here yearly like the Dubai Shopping Festival and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival. You can keep your kids at the day care center, while you go round the many boutiques, restaurants, and the several stores made up of electronics, flowers, gifts, etc. While at the mall, be sure not to miss the chance of visiting the Dubai Aquarium which is also one of the city’s most touristic spot with an estimated 140 species of aquatic animals in a huge tank on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall. If you wish to walk through the aquarium tunnels, be sure to pay the underwater zoo a visit.

Dubai Aquarium

Aquarium Tunnel

The famous Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world to the point that it has been classified as a 7 star hotel; the only one in the world. The largest suite occupies a vast area of 780 meters square while the smallest is 169 meters square adding up to a total of 202 rooms in number, distributed over all 28 double-story floors. While staying at the Burj Al Arab, keep your eyes opened for Hollywood stars! You just might be surprised who’ll you bump into at breakfast.

Burj Al Arab

General View of Burj Al Arab

In addition to touristic attractions in Dubai, let’s not forget to mention all the entertaining activities one can partake in and are made available by booking online on websites like

Desert safariHow about you take a day off for the traditional Arabian night deep in the desert at Planet Tour’s desert campsite, with the desert safari and barbecue activity. To get to the desert, you will have a professional driver who will take you through a thrilling 2-hour drive on the dunes and on getting your destination, you will discover the Traditional Arabian ambiance waiting for you, with the traditional setting, food, and belly dancer.
Hot air ballooning in Dubai

Between the months of October and May, why not book the hot air ballooning activity over Dubai?  Nothing is better than soaring  above the desert dunes with the wonderful view Dubai offers. The best part about this activity is that it takes place in the early morning, giving you a wonderful sight of watching the sun rise from up above.

Sand Surfing DubaiEver heard of sand surfing? Well basically, it is the same concept as skiing on snow except that it is done on sand. It is a huge hit in Dubai  since this city is known to have some of the biggest desert dunes. Unlike skiing on snow, you do not have to be a professional skier as this activity is suitable for all ages with less risk of injuries as sand is softer than snow.

If you feel like passing your day by going on a trip in Dubai, do not miss out on the fresh and breezy boat trip, fun filled fishing trip, or how about seeing Dubai from a new perspective with the helicopter tour.


These only make a small part of the many things one can do in Dubai, and since this innovative city welcomes a vast number of tourists yearly, finding a place to stay is nothing to worry about as a numerous amount of hotels are available with different price range to suit the needs of tourists, and can be booked beforehand.

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