Things to Do in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates isn't just a place for exceptional hotels and unrivalled dining opportunities; it's an urban mecca of rich and diverse experiences that lend themselves to creating memories you'll simply never forget. Our inventory of attractions and things to do in the Middle East equips us to well exceed your expectations. Dune buggies and desert safaris followed by BBQ's and belly dancers in Bedouin tents, sunset cruises and helicopter rides over the palm islands skim only the surface of activities in the UAE, which cater for all the family.

Things to do

It's a destination of extremes and while it's a particularly small country, there's no shortage of wild and wonderful things to do. Plunge into the Dubai Mall Aquarium, glide down the slopes at an indoor ski resort, dine at the world's only seven-star hotel or pay a visit to Yas Marina Circuit, the Middle East's home to Formula 1, and enjoy a high-octane drive experience.

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Desert, United Arab Emirates

No trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing a desert safari. Embark upon an unparalleled adventure over the golden sand dunes in a 4x4 followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp.

Dubai Historic Discovery

Dubai Historic Discovery

Dubai - Downtown, United Arab Emirates

Although a relatively new city, Dubai enjoys a rich heritage with a history that goes as far back as the Bronze Age. Take a journey back in time and explore the fascinating roots of this unique country.

Culture Short Break
Overnight Safari

Overnight Safari

Desert, United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a magical night away from the busy city life of Dubai under the star-lit skies and surrounded by the golden sands of the Arabian desert.

Visit the Burj Khalifa

Visit the Burj Khalifa

Dubai - Downtown, United Arab Emirates

Venture to the top of the tallest structure in the world and enjoy the incredible unobstructed 360 degree views over Dubai from the open observation deck 'At the Top'.

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Enjoy the exhilarating rides at Dubai's buzzing waterpark Aquaventure, located at the Atlantis The Palm hotel. A fun-filled outing for all the family with wild rides, a shark filled lagoon and attractions for all ages.

Brunch in Dubai

Brunch in Dubai

If in Dubai on a Friday, why not partake in the favourite past time of the local expat community and enjoy an ever-so-social Friday brunch. Take your time and enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails accompanied by a mouth-watering feast for the palate.

Camel Desert Safari

Camel Desert Safari

Dubai, U.A.E.

Experience the beauty of the desert on a camel safari followed by a falconry display and a traditional Bedouin dinner.

Desert Horse Riding Experience

Desert Horse Riding Experience

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Riders of all abilities are welcome at this equestrian centre in the desert, situated amongst the rolling sand dunes where you can visit the horses in the stables or take them out for a unique tour through the desert.

Adventure Off the beaten track Wildlife
Dhow Cruise with Dinner

Dhow Cruise with Dinner

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow while you take in the views of either the old city from the Dubai Creek or the modern cityscape from the Marina under a star lit sky.

Dine at the Burj Al Arab

Dine at the Burj Al Arab

Dubai - Downtown, United Arab Emirates

Treat yourself to dinner at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai for an evening to remember. Choose from 9 unique restaurants and bars serving a range of cuisines from authentic Arabic to Far East Asian and modern European.

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