1. Experience the fountain show at Dubai Mall
Dubai is no stranger to worldwide records and the Dubai fountains show at the Dubai Mall is one of them. For a first, the Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world by total area, with a total of 1,200 shops over 1,124,000 square meters.
The fountains are the world’s second largest choreographed fountain system set on the Burj Khalifa Lake, in the Dubai Mall. Dubai fountain show consists of a choreographed water show designed by a dance choreographer for a specific song. Each day the sequence of songs played is changing, allowing you to see all the shows in just a few days if you wish to. Watching the show is quite simple, find a spot around the lake and wait for the show to begin.
2. Explore the Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is the largest ‘glow-in-dark’ garden in the world made of recycled luminous fabrics and features scale models of UAE landmarks like Burj Khalifa from recycled cups and bottles. Since its opening in 2015, it has drawn millions of visitors each year. Thanks to their 500 craftsmen, engineers and architects who unceasingly create magic behind the scenes. Book this experience and capture the moment of a lifetime at this stunning theme park. As the lights are turned on, the park dazzles at night like something out of a fairy tale leaving you marveling in awe. Get into the festive spirit with a host of performances by international artists. Explore up to 10 different zones which include Dinosaur Park, Art Park, Garden Glow, Happiness Street, and so on.
3. Visit one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world
Located in the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the perfect place for the whole family to learn about underwater lives and environment protection. Feed the ray, the sharks or just hop on the glass bottom boat to see the underwater world on your feet. You can also visit the aquarium by feet, enter a large glass tunnel and keep your head up for a memorable experience.
The aquarium keeps on reinventing itself and improving experiences for its guests; one of the new attractions recently launched is a mermaid show, a real treat for the eyes.
4. Enjoy a dhow dinner cruise with live entertainment in Dubai Creek
A dhow is a traditional Arabic ship historically used as a mode of transportation, for fishing and even pearl-diving. It is a two-masted ship rigged with triangular sails at an angle of 45 degrees. Embark on our astounding dhow cruises and discover Dubai Creek with its vibrant city, feel the warmth of Emirati hospitality with welcome treats and live shows and see the traditional tanoura dancers and be amazed how gracefully they execute the routines in colorful costumes and weighted skirts. Then, feast on a three-course international dinner buffet in a romantic ambiance as we sail past some of Dubai’s impressive landmarks. It’s a magical experience drifting along the creek while watching colorful reflections out on the water of the beautifully lit up skyline of Dubai.
5. Immerse yourself in gold
Dubai is no stranger to extravagant venues. One of the latest one of them being a lounge on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab decorated with gold leaves. 99% of the bar and furniture are covered in gold, this guarantees a treat for the eyes! This surprising lounge will serve you with refined champagne and innovative cocktails. This is an experience not to be missed in Dubai.
6. Dine in the only 7-star hotel
Nathan Outlaw, a 2 Michelin Star Chef, recently partnered with Burj Al Arab and Al Mahara seafood restaurant to bring his knowledge and cuisine to Dubai. Al Mahara is located in the iconic sail-shaped 7-star hotel ‘the Burj Al Arab’. Al Mahara restaurant is situated right in the middle of the aquarium of the hotel, giving it a unique feel.
Try the degustation menu to get an overview of the redesigned menu by Chef Nathan Outlaw.
7. Go on safari desert tour and experience Arabian nights
If you are looking for a more authentic experience, book a desert safari and hop on a 4x4 to go dune bashing before dining under the stars with Arabic dance shows and belly dancing performances. Immerse yourself in a Bedouin skin and ride a camel to catch the sunset before trying henna painting and smoking a traditional shisha. For the most adventurous, glide down the desert sand dunes during a sandboarding session.