Look beyond the skyscrapers, think beyond the beaches, and discover a surprisingly diverse mix of cultures and heritage.
A Desert Safari is a must-do - try dune-bashing and visit a Bedouin camp to sample traditional food while watching belly dancers. This is an enjoyable evening for all the family and a great way to see the rolling desert dunes, only a short drive from the city
Malls for all
Shopping is a way of life in Dubai, where the city’s malls are also recreational destinations and dining precincts. Visit one of Dubai’s major shopping malls and discover everything from ski slopes to aquariums, or meander around the outdoor shopping areas such as City Walk. There’s also plenty of traditional shopping at the Gold, Spice and Textile souqs, set in the vibrant heart of old Dubai.
Friday the Dubai way
Friday Brunch is a Dubai gastronomic tradition. Locals work from Sunday to Thursday, so Friday is the start of the weekend. Friday Brunch isn’t just about the food though, as it can include everything from magicians to petting zoos – leaving parents plenty of time to enjoy their meals. Typically held in Dubai's hotels (and often extravagantly themed), these sumptuous feasts are a great way to try different flavours and to enjoy refreshing drinks all under one roof (or outdoors)