Dubai is a wonderful city full of life and lights, but knowing where to start can be difficult. So we are here to give you the run down on the top places to go for an interesting and fun day out just a short distance away from the iconic city.
Abu Dhabi- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
With Abu Dhabi being just over an hour away it is a perfect place to explore the sites the Mosque being one of them. It is in fact one of the UAE’s major modern landmarks and a historic contemporary architecture that was merged with traditional Arabic design and artistry. Created with exquisite marble, gold, ceramic work and crystals (to give it that little touch of shimmer) it really is like no other Mosque. From its detailed marble flooring to the small crystals dotted around it will be an adventurous day of exploring for the whole family.
Grab your sunglasses and head out to the desert for the day. For those seeking for a taste of adventure and adrenaline then dune bashing is a heart-in-the-mouth type of experience you will love! Or have a more calming experience with a leisurely camel ride through the desert. For those with a thirst for adventure, there are more options for sandy thrill-seeking, with many safari operators now offering sand boarding (surfing on sand) and quad biking.
This theme park offers more than just cars to look at. It is recognised as the world’s largest indoor theme park and rated with a certificate of excellence on TripAdvisor. It includes roller coaster rides such as the Formula 1 race course, audio-visual attractions that take you through Italy’s most famous highlights from the air and a tour round the Italian Ferrari factory; then a museum full of Ferrari cars of course. It’s a great day out for kids of all ages and adults of all interests – with everything from a learn-to-drive experience for small kids to roller coasters reaching up to 240kmph!
From hiking in the mountains, to shopping in the malls or even splashing around in the waterparks there really is something for everyone in this city. For the kids, the Iceland water park is a perfect place to spend the day with loads of slides and sun beds you will never be bored. Then for the parents/adults you can either spend the day discovering what lies in the museums and shops or see what you can find hiding in the mountains.
Interested in deep sea fishing excursions in the waters of the Arabian Gulf? Then why not join a specialist tour and throwing a line out trying your luck on catching tuna, snapper, grouper and barracuda. On the other hand, you could go on an all day endeavour with one of the local Deep Sea Fishing companies as they have the pick of the bunch. Starting with an early morning departure from the city and heading 45 minutes off the coast, which maximizes fishing time and the likelihood of a successful catch… fresh food for dinner!
With these only being a handful of things to do on a day out in Dubai there really is no limit, with something to do for everyone if is a perfect destination for families, couples or a holiday with friends.