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Things to do in dubai

One of the seven Emirates, Dubai is clearly the more flamboyant, energetic and pulsating one. With landmarks such as Burj Khalifa - the tallest man-made structure in the world, Palm Jumeirah - the world’s largest man-made island resembling a palm leaf, there are plenty of sites to see and places to visit in Dubai. The skyline of this thriving cosmopolitan city is a magical one, and if you wish to behold this view get atop the observation deck of Burj Khalifa. The panorama it unfolds will take your breath away.

Outside of sightseeing, there is plenty of adventure activities you can pursue in Dubai such as dune bashing on a 4X4 or sand boarding in the undulating dunes of this desert city. Cap it off with a delicious barbecue dinner under an open sky in a desert camp while belly dancers entertain you around a roaring campfire. There are a horde of fun activities in Dubai you can sign up for, for instance, swimming with sharks at the Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis The Palm or skiing the slopes of the world’s largest indoor snow park at the Dubai Ski Resort. When in the city, don’t miss out a chance to pamper yourself with a luxurious 24 karat gold facial at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Palm Jumeirah. This one-in-a-million facial suffuses your skin with antioxidants and enhances its elasticity. Post the facial you are even treated to an oil massage, a rose oil jacuzzi bath, caviar lunch and a flute of champagne - all in a private suite.

There is no shortage of activities in Dubai. Those looking at simply exploring some of its eating districts, or to get a taste of the famed Dubai ‘sheesha’, a visit to Karama in Old Dubai is highly recommended. The place is lined with sheesha bars dishing out great barbecue as well. Else settle for a visit to the traditional souks and pick up the choicest of gold jewelry, for that matter even spices. With so many things to do in Dubai, you will be spoilt for choice.