Dubai is a city with thousands of things to offer for its travelers to do: from beautiful mosques, to enthralling water parks, to mesmerizing buildings and malls, to cute little cafes tucked away in the streets, to all the once in a life time experiences. If you are planning to stay longer and have all the time, here are top 50 things you must not miss while you are in Dubai. Some things are crazy, some are expensive, some are free and some you’ll probably just stumble across anyway. Every time I visit Dubai, I am reminded of how much this city has and how much I still have to see. Timeout is certainly becoming my best friend to make sure I don’t miss out on anything and make the most of my time in Dubai.

  1. Go to Atlantis Water Park
  2. Scale the Burj Khalifa
  3. Go paddle boarding in the sea
  4. Get takeaway coffee from The Brass
  5. Sun bathe on a public beach
  6. Get brunch at Surf House 
  7. Experience the souks in Bur Dubai and Deira
  8. Catch a ferry past the world islands
  9. Visit the Atlantis Palm Hotel
  10. Shop in the world’s biggest mall at Dubai Mall
  11. Go to a ski centre in the Mall of Emirates
  12. Watch the Dubai fountain show
  13. Visit Madinat Jumeriah for amazing views of the Burj al Arab
  14. Explore the Dubai Miracle Gardens
  15. Wander around the Al Fahidi Historic District
  16. Enjoy breakfast at the Arabian Tea House
  17. Take a tour of Jumeriah Mosque
  18. Learn about the history of the city at the Dubai museum
  19. Wander along the JBR walk
  20. Go to a SALT food truck
  21. See the Dubai Frame up close
  22. Get lunch at Tom and Serg
  23. Take a day trip to Al Qudra
  24. Take a selfie with the Burj Kalifia
  25. Take an abra boat across the creek
  26. Go to Wild Wadi water park
  27. Swim in the sea
  28. Walk around Dubai Marina
  29. Have brunch at Arrows and Sparrows
  30. Take a day trip to Abu Dhabi
  31. Watch the sun go down
  32. Try authentic Arabic tea
  33. Cycle around the auto-drome
  34. Go to the Lost Chambers aquarium
  35. Get a Friday brunch aka. a bottomless one
  36. Escape the city with an organised desert trip
  37. Eat at Thiptara and marvel at the Burj Khalifa during dinner
  38. Explore Le Mer district
  39. Have afternoon tea at the Burj al Arab
  40. Skydive over the palm
  41. Explore IMG World the world’s largest indoor theme park
  42. Visit Global Village
  43. Eat at Wifi Gourmet and watch the fountains
  44. Zipline across the Marina
  45. Ride a camel
  46. Have breakfast at Milk and Honey
  47. Go to Bab Al Shams and dine at Al Hadheerah Restaurant
  48. Go go-karting in Motor City
  49. Experience an iftar during Ramadan
  50. Go for cocktails on the beach at Plaj, The Palm