Dubai is not known as a global entertainment hub for nothing. This amazing city has so much more to offer than fancy attractions and enormous shopping malls. If you’re a tourist planning to experience new and remarkable things, a trip to Dubai won’t leave you disappointed. Besides revelling in Dubai’s charms, here are 7 extraordinary things you can do to have an exceptional holiday in this fascinating city.
1. Seaplane Flight
Immerse yourself in Dubai’s iconic wonders with seaplane tours available at JA Palm Tree Court. The resort has a private marina where you can experience a magical aerial voyage across the coastal skyline of Dubai. After an adrenaline-charged take off, you’ll get to relish a bird’s eye view of the magnificent sites of the city.
2. Fine Dining at JA Bateaux Dubai
Elegant and truly an experience of a lifetime, a dinner cruise on JA Bateaux Dubai is a trip you shouldn’t miss. Get on board the iconic vessel and enter its classy, air-conditioned, glass-enclosed interiors. Enjoy the gourmet cuisine paired with world-class entertainment and impeccable service. The star of the show? The stunning panoramic view of the city’s nightscape that you’ll be able to enjoy throughout the journey.
Do you enjoy the feel of adrenaline pumping through your body? Then, you should try skydiving in Dubai. The city is a premier location for skydivers from around the world. A tandem skydive from 13,000 feet atop Palm Jumeirah is a must-try. You don’t need to be a trained skydiver as a professional skydiver will be there to accompany you on your first jump.
4. Desert Safari
Your hotel can assist you in your various excursions around and nearby the city. For a truly unique experience, a desert safari complete with camel riding is the way to go. As you ride a camel, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time by trying the most traditional means of transport. You also get the chance to retrace the footsteps of Bedouin travellers and catch a glimpse of Dubai’s rich history.
During your camel ride, your escort will guide you on the journey through a 500-hectare nature reserve. The reserve houses a wonderful desert landscape and an array of wildlife such as gazelles, Arabian oryx, falcons and more camels! Don’t be afraid of getting lost in the beauty of the desert. Once the ride is complete, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel.
5. Gold Facial
Yes, you heard it right! It’s definitely gold facial. Since the Middle East is traditionally associated with gold, there’s no wonder that many spas in the city offer this as a beauty regimen.
Gold tightens the skin and is rich in antioxidants which help promote glowing skin. Ancient Egyptians used to ingest gold due to its healing properties. So if you’re desperate to empty your pockets and want to try something different, experience gold facial on your visit to Dubai.
6. Shark Diving
Are you brave enough to swim with sharks? At The Dubai Mall, you can test how courageous you really are by diving into the 10-million-litre aquarium. You’ll get quite a thrill as you come face to face with a large collection of Sand Tiger sharks.
Even if you aren’t a certified diver, you can try shark diving at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. You just have to complete a short course and be at least 10 years of age. A dive instructor will also accompany you throughout your underwater exploration to make sure you don’t disturb the sharks.
7. 6D Cinema
The Thrill Zone at Oasis Center will give you the ultimate experience with its Dinosaur-themed 6D cinema. It’s taking movies to a whole new level with its realistic ambience bringing environmental elements such as rain, fog and wind into life. Not only that, the cinema’s 400-chair movement per second will make you feel like you’re actually part of the movie. So, if you want a movie experience that’ll make you forget the difference between illusion and reality, then you shouldn’t miss this place.
Words aren’t enough to express the wonders of Dubai. You have to experience it firsthand to believe it. Whether you want to dive off the sky or swim with the sharks, you definitely won’t regret your one-of-a-kind holiday experience in Dubai.
About The Guest Blogger
Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”