Dubai is a world renowned travel destination that is on more than half the world’s travel bucket list. Apart from shopping therapy, there are tonnes of places, each unique in its splendor waiting to be experienced; and truthfully it has been a struggle to limit myself to ten! The climate in Dubai is sub-tropical making it hot and humid across the year. This ensures that you get to enjoy the spectacular tourist attractions all year round!

  1. Global Village

This is the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment destination offering a unique shopping experience from more than 75 countries with different cultures. The 20th edition launching this year on 3rd November going all the way to April 2016 promises to be even bigger and better. Special attractions bound to capture your attention are the prehistoric oceanarium, 3D haunted house and submarines. Enjoy international cuisine and make a point of going to the fantasy island!

2.The Dubai Fountain

This is one feature in Dubai whose mention sends shivers of excitement down a person’s spine. Believe me, all the hype you have heard about the Dubai Fountain is well deserved; as you will fall in love with it once you set your eyes on it. Set on the 24-acre Burj Lake, the fountain shoots water as high as 140 metres, is 275 metres long, giving visual spectrums of over 1,000 abstract shapes. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain is visible from space making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and  possibly in the entire world. The Dubai Fountain performs daily to around 35 songs including Baba Yetu, an award-winning song in Swahili.

3.Aquaventure Waterpark

Indulge in two kilometers of soaking fun! Whether you like water slides, shark-filled lagoons, racing down a “slide within a slide”, or just lazing at the beach, you are going to have a lot of fun. For a ride of your life, there’s the Tower of Poseidon housing the Aquaconda, the world’s largest slide, Zoomerango which gives an experience of weightlessness and Poseidon’s Revenge a nerve-wrecking slide only for the brave at heart! Experience the underwater world in the Shark Safari where you wear specially designed helmets providing you with oxygen as you walk in the water with sharks, rays and colorful fish swimming in real time around you. Neat!

4.Ski Dubai

Picture an indoor ski resort 22,500 square meters big within the Mall of the Emirates having an 85-meter-high indoor mountain with 5 slopes of varying steepness and difficulty, including the world’s first indoor black diamond run. Adjoining the slopes is a Snow Park play area having sled and toboggan runs, an icy body slide, climbing towers, giant snowballs and an ice cave. Interact and take selfies with real life penguins! Now stop picturing, and live!

5.Fireworks display on New Year

Go big or go home! Usher in the New Year with umph! Feast your eyes on a spectacular display of 500,000 fireworks with the largest LED-illuminated facade at the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. It never gets boring; this year’s celebrations are expected to be grander.

6.Wild Wadi

This is an outdoor water park themed around the adventures of Sinbad with splashy attractions, diving down twists and turns with mad adrenalin rush, defying gravity in an aquatic roller coaster, awake your instincts in the Tunnel of Doom and plunge into the Lazy River at 80kph.

7.Dubai Dolphinarium

The only fully air conditioned indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East, home to dolphins and seals. Bring your family along on this treat and swim with the dolphins, appreciate the spectacular dolphin and seal show, watch exotic birds as well as 5D and 7D cinemas. Make sure you do not get lost in the Mirror Maze as you indulge in fun activities for the whole family.

8.Desert safaris

This is a must-do activity in Dubai. You do not get to have this enchanting experience at home. The desert safari in 4×4 vehicles starts in the afternoon and continues into the early evening, giving you the chance to see the fiery ball in the sky hide slowly behind the sand dunes. You will also get to ride a camel, go sand boarding and have intricate designs painted on your hands and feet with henna. Dinner in the desert is divine! Lounge and usher the night away by the campfire, enjoying sheesha and belly dancing.

9.Miracle garden

As its name suggests, the awe inspiring look of these gardens is fantastic! Holding a Guinness World Book record for having the longest flower wall in the world, Miracle garden is home to more than 45 million blooming flowers artistically displayed in amazing landscaping. The captivating scent of the flowers as well as the beautiful mixture of bright colors is sure to make you want to come back again and again.

10.Thrilling events

You do not have to be an adrenaline junkie to appreciate the line-up of events in Dubai. The show of muscle and tact that draws Rugby fans from across the continents to The Dubai Rugby Sevens is going down in December. For lovers of all things cars, this November, the Dubai motor show gives you a jaw-dropping first seat look at the most luxurious cars in the world. Witness racing cars raise sand in the Dubai International rally and wind November down with the Red Bull Car Park Drifts finals 2015. The icing of the cake is the Dubai International jewellery week that goes down on the second week of December, showcasing the very best in jewellery design, with unique and elegant collections from around the world. You will have the unique and ideal opportunity to purchase that designer wedding, birthday or New Year gift. Crown your entire holiday by starting the New Year with the Dubai shopping festival; for amazing deals and promotions, music concerts, sports, outdoor and fashion events.

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Spoilt for choice? I thought so. Let Bountiful Safaris help you stop your mind from spinning and help in the planning. Call us today on 0726 824420, 0724 592707 or 020 235 37 71 and we will help plan your well-deserved trip to Dubai.