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Exploring Dubai – Top Ten Things To Do While On A Layover

| August 29, 2012

Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai, United Arab EmiratesDubai offers countless attractions for those stuck on layovers, but the following ten attractions are sure to provide a wealth of fun and enjoyment for everyone in the family.

Dubai Fountains
This magnificent water feature will leave you in awe.  This choreographed fountain shoots up hundreds of feet in the air.  The beat of each stream of water is synchronized succinctly and creates an amazing scene.  Visit the Burj Khalifa Lake to see these stunning fountains.

Desert Conservation
Witness hundreds of birds, reptiles and mammals as you tour through this natural desert ecosystem.  One can spend a whole day on an excursion through these wondrous desert lands.  Try to navigate your way on a lama or camel tour for a unique experience.  Keep an eye out for the Arabian Oryx and other native animals in their natural habitat.

Sheikh Mohammed Centre (SMCCU)
Gain a wealth of knowledge and insight about the history of Dubai, the culture and its origin.  Enjoy a delectable Arabic lunch with a few locals who graciously answer any questions that guests may have.  Visitors can tour the facility and the mosque.

Burj Khalifa
For those that are not afraid of heights, the Burj Khalifa can serve as a stunning experience.  Currently the tallest building on the planet, the Burj Khalifa is a brilliant structure that one should not miss seeing.  For those who yearn for panoramic views, the observation deck sits one hundred and twenty-four floors above ground.  The views are brilliant and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.

Dubai Metro
This sleek, smooth train ride is a great way to see the entire city before one starts their sightseeing trip.  One can jump on the Dubai Metro easily from virtually anywhere in Dubai.

Burj Al Arab
Another stunning architectural wonder, is The Burj Al Arab.  Enjoy a cup of tea here or choose to stay at the Burj Al Arab to appreciate the pool and the high quality hospitality.

Wild Wadi Water Park
Water parks across the world cannot measure-up to this masterpiece.  Over twenty incredible rides and attractions for kids and adults alike.  Positioned right on the Arabian Sea, the Wild Wadi Water Park is sure to provide a whole day of fun in the sun.

Emirates Golf Club
Even the novice golfer will enjoy The Emirates Golf Club.  Bask in the sun or enjoy the stars for a round of golf at night.  Once the sun goes down, the lights come on for night golf.  Enjoy the quiet, serene beauty that this course has to offer.

Dubai Creek
Embrace the other aspects of Dubai while traveling on a water taxi.  Enjoy a cool breeze while sightseeing along this creek that divides Dubai from Deira.  Shop along the boardwalk with local vendors.

Ski in Dubai
Experience skiing while in Dubai.  Visit the Dubai Mall of the Emirates and witness the largest indoor ski slope.  Get the real feel with a chair lift and tons of snow.  One can literally ski all year long.

For the full Layover Guide to Dubai, click here!

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