Dubai City Guide
 
Dubai City Guide  
Sight Seeing
Heritage tours
A visit to the museums and heritage sites is a great opportunity to discover the culture and history of UAE. Dubai Municipality plays an active role in preserving Dubai’s past and is currently overseeing a huge renovation project which includes 230 of Dubai’s old buildings.
 
Al Ahamadiya School & heritage House Godolphin Gallery  
Dubai Museum  
Godolphin Gallery  
Heritage & Diving village  
     
Architectural wonders
A real estate boom in Dubai has led to a whole host of chart breakers, in categories including highest apartment, biggest mall, and one of the world's most unique resorts.
 
Museums within the main areas outside Dubai include:

Burj Dubai; Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill The World  
The World; Al Nakheel Properties  
One Central Park; Norman Foster and Partners  
Burj Al Arab; WS Atkins PLC  
Beach parks
A visit to one of Dubai’s beach parks is a perfect way to spend the day – with the warm waters, white sandy beaches and stretches of lush greenery that will surely mesmerize you.
 
Jumeirah Beach Park Zabeel Park  
Al Mamzar Beach Park  
Zabeel Park  
Mushrif Park  
Aerial Tours

View Dubai & its fascinating skyline from the air. You can book a plane, helicopter or hot air balloon and soar for a lofty perspective of the city and its golden dunes. You can also book a Cessna tour or a private jet that will fly you over this city of wonders.

  Aerial View  
     
Things to do
Boat & Yacht charters

Bateaux DubaiBateaux Dubai – The perfect way to spend an evening as you dine onboard and get an unobstructed view of the city from all seats.

Charlotte Anne Charters – Local voyages can range from a four hour sunset cruise with buffet dinner and drinks to a four day sailing adventure through the maze of channels and fiords that make up the Musandam Peninsula. 

Golf

Montgomerie Golf Club – The club is set on 200 acres of land with 18 hole, par 72 course and some unique characteristics including a mammoth 656 yard 18th hole.  

Al Badia Golf Resort, Dubai Festival City – Designed by world renowned golf course designer Robert Trent Jones II, the 7,250 yard Par 72 Championship Course has extensive water features including 11 lakes and a plush clubhouse.

Motor Sports

Dubai AutodromeDubai Autodrome – The home of motorsport in Dubai, the Autodrome has six different track configurations, including a 5.39 km FIA-sanctioned GP circuit, state-of-the-art pit facilities and a 7,000-seat grandstand.

Skiing & snowboarding

Ski DubaiSki Dubai – This is the home to five slopes to suit all skill levels, from gentle beginner slopes to world’s first indoor ‘black’ run. The slope has both chair lifts and tow lifts with a well-stocked retail shop selling skis, boards and clothing.

Desert safaris
Desert safarisFull day safari – This includes a visit to the traditional Bedouin villages and camel farms in the desert. Most tours also visit Fossil Rock and the mesmerizing Hajar Mountains, the highest in the UAE.

Overnight Safari – This is a 24 – hour tour that drives you through the dunes to a Bedouin style campsite. Dine under the stars and be treated to a sumptuous barbecue, followed by shisha, belly dancing, camel rides and henna painting.
 
Shopping

DFCDubai Festival City - It offers a rich and vibrant living experience that encompasses the finest, easily accessible shopping, dining, entertainment, homes, schools, hotels, offices and leisure in one place.

BurJuman Centre – The outlets within the mall are a mixture of clothing, electronics, home décor and sports goods. BurJuman often hosts exhibitions and organizes activities for the Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises.

Mall of the EmiratesMall of the Emirates – This is a big one and its recommended that you carry a mall map as you walk in. There are over 400 outlets selling everything from forks to high fashion here. It also houses Ski Dubai, the indoor ski slope.

Dubai Mall – The Dubai Mall is the region's premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions, The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience.

With an impressive array of leisure pursuits, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience. A range of adventure sports vies for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where outdoor brunch can be followed by the delights of the big screen and where a 21st century gold souk is set off against a world class aquarium.

SoukSouk Madinat Jumeirah – This souk is a celebration of traditional Middle-Eastern marketplace with its narrow alleyways and authentic architecture. There are more than 20 waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from as well.

Boulevard at The Emirates Towers – The boulevard houses some of Dubai’s most exclusive boutiques and popular restaurants and bars.  This includes cartier, Gucci, Yves Saint laurant and Villa Moda, amongst others.

Wafi MallWafi Mall – The mall is considered to be Dubai’s most exclusive one. Part of the larger Wafi City is built in the Egyptian theme with designer boutiques and high end brands. The distinctive building has three pyramids that form a part of the roof and a large stained glass window.
 
Source : DubaiCityGuide.com
   
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