UAE

10 Things to Do When in Dubai/Abu Dhabi

You’re in luck if you’re planning a visit to the UAE because we’ve prepared a list of unforgettable experiences for you in the capital, Abu Dhabi, and the fourth most visited city in the world, Dubai, that will make your trip worth its while!

 

  • At the Top – Burj Khalifa:

The Burj Khalifa stands tall at 1 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard at the centre of the luxurious Down Town Dubai area. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest building in the world since 2008. You can enjoy a personalized tour guided by a Guest Ambassador and take your first steps in the world’s highest observation deck to witness the magnificent views of Dubai while sipping on the most luxurious of beverages at the Sky Lounge. Book your stay with OYO to avoid any last-minute inconveniences where fine dining options, luxury lifestyle experiences and designer shopping are at your fingertips! Book tickets at www.tickets.atthetop.ae

 

  • Dubai Mall and Mall of The Emirates:

Known as the shopping hub of the Middle East, you can’t afford not to visit the two largest malls in Dubai! The Dubai Mall is the second largest mall in the world and is located in Down Town Dubai. It doesn’t only offer a unique shopping experience but it’s also home to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. You will also find a variety of dining options, cinemas for family movie fun, Kidzania, a world that your child will enjoy living in, and you can even have a go at ice skating at the Dubai Ice Rink! The stunning view of the Dubai Fountain will take your breath away. A stay at an OYO  will ensure a relaxed and hassle-free trip. Check out all seasonal activities, offers and book tickets at https://thedubaimall.com

 

At Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha Area on Sheikh Zayed Road, you can experience snow right at the heart of the desert! The temperature at Ski Dubai never goes above 2 degrees Celsius all year round and the penguins are always ready to join in the snowball fun! The giant ski slope has 5 runs that vary in height, steepness and difficulty.  You can get your tickets at skidubai.com

The mall is also one of the largest in the world and is home to worldwide fashion designer icons, electronics and furniture shops.

 

  • Yas Water World Abu Dhabi:

Located on Yas Island, home to the final race of the F1 races and to a number of resort hotels, Yas Water World is housed more than 40 water rides, slides and attractions including the Bandit Bomber, the longest suspended roller coaster in the Middle East that is over 550 meters long. Book an OYO near these attractions to save time and explore more. It also hosts the World Flowboarding Championships since 2013 and offers sessions on how on wave riding so you can be part of the Yas Flow League! Enjoy a day out in the sun and buy tickets now at https://www.yaswaterworld.com.

 

  • Dubai Miracle and Butterfly Garden:

Dubai Miracle Garden is a work of art where every year from November to May, you can witness 150 million flowers in full bloom, arranged in colourful arches and patterns forming truly magnificent myriad shapes. It was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013 and is set in the heart of Dubailand. Dubai Miracle Garden is open 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays and until 11 pm on weekends; tickets cost Dh40 for adults, Dh30 for children, free for ages 2 years and under. Book at https://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com

The first butterfly garden in the region is located at the green sanctuary and has nine domes covering 1,800 square meters. The climate-controlled domes are open year-round and each is decorated with flower displays and are home to a range of butterfly species in various colours and sizes. You can learn more about butterflies at the Butterfly Museum and the themed Butterfly Flower Park. Dubai Butterfly Garden opens at 9 am, last entry is at 6 pm; tickets cost Dh50. Book at http://www.dubaibutterflygarden.com

 Make the most of your time by picking your stay from a wide range of OYO properties.

 

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque:

Located in the capital Abu Dhabi, it’s the largest mosque in the country and is the key place of worship for prayers. During Eid it’s visited by more than 41,000 people. Constructed between 1996 and 2007, it was launched by the late president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and is his final resting place. It’s a work of art that unites Islamic architecture and values with the modern world of today and includes a vast library located in the northeast minaret, that has classic books including some rare publications dating back more than 200 years. The mosque has been voted by travellers from around the globe as the second most favourite landmark in the region. Learn more at https://www.szgmc.gov.ae/en/Home and kindly dress modestly during your visit in respect to Islamic cultures and traditions. You can get there by Taxi or shuttle bus services.  Plan your stay with OYO and we’ll make sure that your trip is a memorable one.

 

  • Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai:

Get the adventure of a lifetime at one of the largest and most exciting water parks in the region located on Palm Jumeirah Island in one of the finest and most luxurious hotels in the city of Dubai, Atlantis The Palm! This is the place where you get to do things are as exciting as meeting sharks and rays or you can relax and enjoy the blue waters of private beaches. For more details on one-day tickets and seasonal passes including special offers and events visit https://www.atlantisthepalm.com

Have the time of your life during this stay by booking an OYO.

 

  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi:

Another of Yas Island’s unmissable attractions is the iconic theme park Ferrari World. Packed with racing fun rides for all family members and exquisite dining options, it’s the first Ferrari -branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built and the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa. In 2017 and 2018, Ferrari World was named the “Middle East’s Leading Theme Park” at the World Travel Awards! You can book tickets at https://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com and while you are at it book your stay at one of many Yas Island luxurious resort hotels through OYO!

 

  • Bollywood Parks Dubai:

This is the first theme park in the world that brings you true Bollywood style, emotion and flair! It has been designed to celebrate Mumbai’s legendary film industry in 5 zones inspired by Bollywood blockbusters. When you visit, you’ll witness live entertainment, stage performances and get on cinematic rides. The park covers over 1.7million square feet of Indian action and spice! It’s located at Dubai Parks and Resort on Sheikh Zayed Road and ticket prices start at 99 AED. Book at https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com

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  • Motion Gate and IMG World Dubai:

If theme parks are your thing, then these two should be a high priority on your list!  Get a taste of Hollywood at Motion Gate Dubai where themed areas and attractions are based on DreamWorks AnimationColumbia PicturesLionsgate, and The Smurfs! Get on a host of family rides and see your favourite characters come to life in live performances! Spend a full day in a fantasy world and book your tickets at https://www.motiongatedubai.com.

IMG Worlds of Adventure offers an equally thrilling experience and is the world’s largest indoor theme park built around 4 exciting zones. Located within the City of Arabia, along Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, this is where you’ll get to meet your favourite Marvel heroes and animation characters from Cartoon Network while enjoying thrilling roller coaster rides and much more!  Book tickets at https://www.imgworlds.com

So, book an OYO early on and set vacation in motion.

 

  • The Gold Souk:

With more than 380 gold shops, most of which are gold traders, the Dubai Gold Souk is the Middle East hub for jewellery! Dazzling designs, elegant artwork and amazing craftsmanship await you at located in Dubai’s commercial business district in Deira, in Al Dhagaya. The authentic setting of old Dubai with a view of the creek will take your breath away as you shop! The Souk is opened at 9:30 am till 9:00 pm every day and we promise you that this is where you will make your gold deal of a lifetime! To save time, make sure you check out the authentic hotel booking sites and book a hotel room in the city well in advance.

 

About OYO Team

We’re people who love to travel and it’s a pleasure to share our experiences from around the world with you here. You’ll see our favourite destinations, quirky stays and budget stay. Also the best wedding banquet halls and the most lit party destinations. You’ll also find insightful opinions about why we travel in the first place and what it’s really like out there. Enjoy the blog and please tell us what you think - feedback welcome!

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