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Dubai - city that always entertains !

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This city will never fail to entertain ...... and entertain all kinds of visitors - the thrill seeker, the shopaholic, the foodie, the beach lover, and the nature lover ! Firstly, try and fly in on Emirates - one of the best airlines (particularly if you are travelling business / first), and experience Terminal 3 of the World's Busiest airport in it's full glory. Several nationals are eligible to clear immigration using the fast track e gate services. For the thrill seekers, there is Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, Hot Air Ballooning, Helicopter rides, and of course the favorite Sand dune bashing as part of the Desert Safari. At the Dubai autodrome, you can hire a Formula 3 Car / Audi R8 V10 / TT and drive at the speed you have always dreamt of. Kids between the age of 12 - 18 can drive a Chevy Alto, under supervision on a regulated track and get their first experience of driving a real car. For the mental thrill seekers, there is Hint Hunt at Times Square and Challenge Chambers at Sunset Mall. For Water Sports thrill seekers, there is Wild Wadi water park and all the other activities at sea - para sailing, scuba diving, swimming with a dolphin at the Altantis Hotel, etc - but the latest craze is about Flyboarding. Foodies looking for not necessarily the most opulent places, but just super quality food - recommended places are Dubai Fish Hut at Oudh Metha for wonderful continental seafood, Coastal Bait at Regent Palace Hotel at Burjuman for excellent Indian Coastal food, Al Shami at Deira for Arabic cuisine, Al Safadi (just opposite Al Shami) for outstanding Arabic Sweets, Texas Roadhouse at Dubai Mall for Steaks, Trattoria at Al Khaleej Hotel at Al Nasr Square for Italian, Vintage Chocolate Cafe at Dubai Mall for some delicious Hot Chocolate ! For the Nature Lovers, there is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Al Ain Zoo (1 and 1/2 hours drive from Dubai) which should not be given a miss. Shopaholics - you need at least a 7 day dedicated shopping experience to really check out all the places - Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Marina Mall, and the list goes on. Global Village during Oct - Apr is a must. Luxury travelers can have the time of their life - Burj Khalifa the World's tallest building, Burj Al Arab, one off the World's 7 star hotels (you need to book a room or a meal to get in), Luxury Yachts, Stretch Limo Rides, Exquisite Hotels at Palm Jumeira, Ferraris and Lamborghinis on hire ...... you can enjoy never before experienced luxuries, at relatively reasonable prices compared to what it costs in other cities of the world. Beach lovers - JBR, Jumeira, Mamzar, beach at Atlantis ...... several beached to chose from. So as you must have figured out - this city will live up to it's promise of entertaining all types of travelers and leave them mesmerized, with you certainly wanting to come back, again ...... and again ...... and again !

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

17 Places

2 City Tips

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17 Places

Coastal Bait Seafood MultiCuisine

Restaurants

Burj Khalifa

Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers

Creekside Park

Theme Parks

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Aquariums

Gravity Zone

Game & Entertainment Centres

Dubai Dolphinarium

Game & Entertainment Centres, Aquariums, Swim with Dolphins

Burj Al Arab

Architectural Buildings

Al Khaleej Hotel

Hotels

Global Village

Theme Parks, Shopping Malls

Challenge Chambers

Room Escape Games

Dubai Metro

Taxis & Shuttles

Al Shami Restaurant

Restaurants

HintHunt Dubai

Room Escape Games

iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving

Sports Complexes, Rides & Activities, Game & Entertainment Centres

Dubai Fountains

Fountains

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Dubai Miracle Garden

Gardens

Chakraberty's City Tips

  • Dubai Metro is a great choice to move around, apart from taxis
  • Extremely safe city, nicest and most well behaved traffic and people ...... all these add to the charm.
  • Coastal Bait Seafood MultiCuisine
    Restaurants (Seafood, Chinese, Indian)
    Chakraberty Says:

    Restaurant inside Regent Palace hotel at Burjuman serving Indian Coastal Seafood

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • The de shelled butter garlic crab with Aapams is the ultimate !
    From the community
    Ranked #3,533 of 7,141 restaurants in Dubai
    • Srikala is best 26/06/2018
    • Good Indian seafood restaurant 23/04/2015
    • Coastal Bait Seafood MultiCuisine
    Address:
    Al Karama
    Dubai 26816
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 52 963 5819
  • Burj Khalifa
    Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers
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    Chakraberty Says:

    The lift that climbs 124 storeys in 1 minute, to the views - everything will leave you mesmerized !

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Best time to be there is between 6 to 7 - so you get to view it when the sun is there and also at sunset ......
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    • Visit to Burj Khalifa 18/11/2018
    • Incredible views of Dubai 18/11/2018
    • Burj Khalifa
    Address:
    1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
    Downtown Dubai
    Dubai 9440
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +91 88002 37808
    Price range:
    US$35 - US$35
    Other:
  • Creekside Park
    Theme Parks
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    Chakraberty Says:

    Super place for families with kids. The Park has a Dolphinarium and also a Bird Show, which kids love !

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Keep some time for the kids to enjoy the park as well !
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Second largest park in dubai 15/11/2018
    • A peaceful park on the waterfront 31/10/2018
    • Creekside Park
    Address:
    11 Al Riyadh St
    West Shore of Dubai Creek
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 336 7633
    Other:
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium
    Aquariums
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    Chakraberty Says:

    You have to see it to believe that there can be such a large aquarium !

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Slot at least 2 hours to really enjoy it fully !
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good collection well displayed. 17/11/2018
    • Dive experience 11/11/2018
    • The Lost Chambers Aquarium
    Address:
    Crescent Dr
    Atlantis, The Palm
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +44 7811 221106
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Gravity Zone
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Chakraberty Says:

    Jump from 160 feet - made us feel very safe ..... good equipment and instructor !

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Just gather enough courage and jump !
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 146 Fun & Games in Dubai
    • How do you contact bungee dubai 22/11/2016
    • Bungee 18/12/2015
    • Gravity Zone
    Address:
    Power Play Soccer Centre
    Al Meydan Road
    Dubai 85963
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 56 364 8778
    Hours:
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Dubai Dolphinarium
    Game & Entertainment Centres, Aquariums, Swim with Dolphins
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    Chakraberty Says:

    Very nice set up, to get up and close with Dolphins. The Dolphinarium also has a bird show which is equally good !

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Reach the place 15 / 20 mins in advance to get the best seats.
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 4 Zoos & Aquariums in Dubai
    • Dolphin & Seal Show ➕ Bird Show 18/11/2018
    • Why would anyone in their right mind still see dolphins in captivity? 08/11/2018
    • Dubai Dolphinarium
    Address:
    Al Al Riyadh St
    Creek Park Gate 1, Umm Hurrair 2
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 336 9773
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
  • Burj Al Arab
    Architectural Buildings
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    Chakraberty Says:

    Not for nothing is this hotel considered to be the gold standard for 7 star hospitality ! See it to believe it .....

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • No doubt great ...... but does not match up to the Emirates Palace !
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Opulence 18/11/2018
    • Love The Burj 18/11/2018
    • Burj Al Arab
    Address:
    3 Jumeirah Street
    Burj Al-Arab Hotel
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 55 223 8206
    Other:
  • Al Khaleej Hotel
    Hotels
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    Might seem like a godforsaken place, but Trattoria Pizzeria dishes out outstanding Italian fare .....

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Pizzas, Pastas ..... must try ! And Tiramissu for dessert .....
    From the community
    Ranked #451 of 593 Hotels in Dubai
    • Stay away from this hotel 06/08/2018
    • Good 01/03/2018
    • Al Khaleej Hotel
    Address:
    Al Khaleej Hotel 18 St 9
    Al Nasser Square, PO Box 10559
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • Global Village
    Theme Parks, Shopping Malls
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    Chakraberty Says:

    It's like a Global fair ...... you can shop stuff from across the world at a single place !

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Chinese, Indian, Egyptian and Turkish villages are not to be missed. The one from Yemen for honey lovers !
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic place to spend an evening 18/11/2018
    • The world in dubai 18/11/2018
    • Global Village
    Address:
    Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 362 4114
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Sat - Wed
    4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Challenge Chambers
    Room Escape Games
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    Mental thrill seekers - must be here ! Will really test your mental alertness and your ability to work as a team .....

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Go there will mental adventure seekers ...... as you will have to work as a team !
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 146 Fun & Games in Dubai
    • Fun game to do with your colleagues 11/07/2018
    • Something different 02/07/2018
    • Challenge Chambers
    Address:
    Jumeirah 3 Shop F16 , Inside Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road
    Dubai 215982
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 50 256 0587
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Other:
  • Dubai Metro
    Taxis & Shuttles
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    Pilot less, guard less, neat, clean, efficient and economical ..... what more can you ask for ?

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Can get quite crowded during peak hours .....
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 49 Transportation in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Modern & fast & cheap 18/11/2018
    • RTA metro 18/11/2018
    • Dubai Metro
    Phone:
    +971 800 9090
    Other:
  • Al Shami Restaurant
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
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    Chakraberty Says:

    No great ambience, simply super Arabic food. Go for the mandi (the Arabic Biryani) and of course the grills !

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The warm soft breads with Hummous / Labneh is just amazing !
    From the community
    Ranked #609 of 7,141 restaurants in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great way to finish our time in Dubai 04/10/2018
    • Needs to improve 09/09/2018
    • Al Shami Restaurant
    Address:
    Al Muraqqabat Al Muraqqabat Rd
    14 Street, 6
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 269 5558
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • HintHunt Dubai
    Room Escape Games
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    Another mind bender - for mental thrill seekers ! This one's slightly more challenging than Challenge Chambers.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go there in a group - and all in the group must love puzzles, riddles .....
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 146 Fun & Games in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Out of your mind! 19/10/2018
    • Great Fun with the Team 17/10/2018
    • HintHunt Dubai
    Address:
    Sheikh Zayed Rd
    Times Square Center, First Floor, Shop F13
    Dubai 9177
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 321 2242
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$11
    Hours:
    Thu
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving
    Sports Complexes, Rides & Activities, Game & Entertainment Centres
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    For those who want to enjoy the thrill of Skydiving, but have not yet gathered the courage to jump from an airplane 14,000 feel above the ground !

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • The prelude to actual Sky Diving !
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 146 Fun & Games in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant experience 13/11/2018
    • Great time 05/11/2018
    • iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving
    Address:
    South Entrance 1st Flr Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd
    Mirdif City Center
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 231 6292
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Dubai Fountains
    Fountains
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    The # 1 attraction of Dubai, at the Dubai Malls. And it comes free ! Shows are every half hourly, as the clock strikes 00 mins and 30 mins. Enjoyed best after sunset.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Stand on the bridge connecting Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Mall for the best views .....
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    • Fabulous 18/11/2018
    • Fantastic 18/11/2018
    • Dubai Fountains
    Address:
    Financial Centre Road
    Dubai Mall
    Dubai 126882
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971-4-362-7500
    Price range:
    US$360 - US$360
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    For the nature lovers - have some lovely birds, particularly between Oct - March.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A must go for bird lovers.
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wildlife bird reserve in middle of dubai 16/11/2018
    • Fantastic view of flamingos 07/11/2018
    • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
    Address:
    Oud Metha Oud Metha Rd
    What3words: ///arrival.shade.credible
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 606 6822
    Hours:
    Sat - Thu
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Dubai Miracle Garden
    Gardens
    See more photos
    Chakraberty Says:

    The garden that holds the world record for the maximum no of flowers in a single garden ! Unlikely you will see a more beautiful garden than this !

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Close to the autodrome ..... so combine the two !
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 358 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Paradise created on Earth , a marvel of this century 18/11/2018
    • Wow beautiful place to visit 17/11/2018
    • Dubai Miracle Garden
    Phone:
    +971 4 422 8902
    Price range:
    US$45 - US$45
    Other:
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