The Ultimate Dubai Bucket List Activities


Science, adventure, thrill, views and VIBES, Dubai has it ALLLLLLLL. The bucket list of activities to do and experience in Dubai is never-ending.

From soaring skyscrapers to mesmerizing desert landscapes, Dubai is the ultimate playground for thrill-seekers, culture enthusiasts, and wanderlust warriors. This vibrant city is bursting at the seams with bucket list activities that will make your heart race and leave you exclaiming, “Dubai-ng, that was epic!”

Yalla, let’s dive into the bucket list of activities that’ll take you to dazzling new heights…

18. AURA Sky Pool and Lounge

Dive into the enchanting aura of Dubai’s 360-degree AURA skypool, where swimming in the sky feels simply magical!

Price? AED200

Where? The Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah

Book here.

17. Global Village

Step into the ultimate cultural passport at Dubai’s Global Village: Where jetlag is optional, and exploring the world is as easy as a stroll!

*Open October–April.

Price? AED18

Where? Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E 311 road

Book here.

16. AYA Universe, Wafi Mall

Experience a “virtual NIRVANA” (as my mom calls it) at Aya Universe in Dubai, where pixels meet pure imagination for an unforgettable journey beyond the frame. Your bucket list is incomplete without a visit here.

Where? Wafi Mall

Price? AED99 online and AED125 at the door

Book here.

15. Address Sky Views – Sky observatory, glass slide from 53rd floor to the 52nd floor

Address Sky View Hotel: Reach for the sky and immerse yourself in Dubai’s mesmerizing sky observatory.

Price? AED80

Where? Address Sky View Emaar Square Area Downtown

Book here.

14. Dubai Abra – Get on the Abra which costs just AED 1 and take the trip to Dubai Creek, Al Bastakia and Dubai Gold Souq

Discover the timeless allure of old Dubai while cruising on the Dubai Abra: A scenic boat ride weaving through the city’s historic splendor and captivating sights!

Price? AED1

Where? Dubai Creek, Al Bastakia

More deets, here.

13. Museum of the Future

From a flying Dolphin robot to futureistic EVERYTHING: get a glimpse into the boundless possibilities that await humanity!

Price? AED149

Where? Sheikh Zayed Rd – Trade Centre

Book here.

12. Desert Safari – Get to go out in the Dubai Desert. The basic package (by bus, from 3pm) AED 65

Go on a wild ride through the golden sands, a blissful escape with Dubai’s Desert Safari.

Price? AED65

Book here.

11. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

Get into a cold world of snow inside Mall of the Emirates. Meet and interact with the penguins for AED230, see a movie in the Snow Cinema for AED200, get on the rides and the chairlift in the snow park for AED220, and ski on the slope for 2 hours for AED250.

Where? Mall of the Emirates

Price? Starting from AED200

Book here.

10. XDubai – Longest urban zip line, it is 170m high and goes 1km long Dubai Marina

Soar through the skyline and unleash your inner daredevil on XDUBAI’s urban zip line: Where adrenaline meets gravity in Dubai’s high-flying adventure.

Where? Dubai Marina


  • AED 650 for adults (17+)
  • Kids can also visit XPARK

Book here.

9. Xstrike Laser Tag – AED89 for regular. Issa squad pick.

Gear up, aim true, and let the colorful chaos unfold at XSTRIKE: Dubai’s ultimate battleground for laser tag enthusiasts!

Where? Al Quoz – Industrial Area 1

Price? AED89

Book here.

8. Hatta Kayaking

Paddle through scenic wonders in Hatta, Dubai’s oasis of adventure: Kayaking that takes you on a refreshing journey surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Where? Hatta Dam Dubai


  • AED60 for a single kayak
  • AED150 for a double kayak

Book here.

7. Hatta Hiking

Explore the wonders of Hatta’s mountains: A hiking expedition where breathtaking views await at every step.

Where? Hajar Mountains, Hatta

Book here.

6. Horse Riding at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

Experience the delight of horse riding at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club: Where smiles, laughter, and the rhythmic gallop of hooves create unforgettable moments of pure joy.

Where? Al Qudra Rd, Arabian Ranches

Price? Lessons start for AED240

Book here.

5. Dubai Kartdrome in Motor City

Zoom, zap, and embrace luxury at Kartdome Dubai: Unleash your inner racer with go-karting, laser tag, and the exhilaration of driving high-end cars.

Where? Motor City

Price? Starting at AED115

Book here.

4. Deep Dive Dubai – The deepest diving pool in the world

Make a splash in the world’s deepest diving pool.  Non-divers can do snorkelling on the surface for AED400. Experience freediving at AED1,110 and go for scuba diving at AED1,800.

Price? Strating at AED400

Where? NAS Sports Complex

Book here.

3. Skydiving Dubai – Skydive over Palm Jumeirah for AED 2,399

Only the ULTIMATE bucket list activity in DXB! Dive into the sky and witness Palm Jumeirah like never before.

Where? Dubai Marina

Price? AED2,399

Book here.

2. The Dubai Balloon

Fly in a hot air balloon and see the Atlantis and Palm Jumeriah from above.


  • Regular – AED175
  • Sunrise – AED200
  • Fast pass – AED275

Where? The Avenues, Atlantis The Palm – The Palm Jumeirah

Book here.

1. AquaFun Water Park at JBR – The world’s largest inflatable waterpark. All day long pass for AED 155

Jump, slide, and splash at AquaFun Water Park, JBR beach: Get ready for non-stop fun at the world’s biggest inflatable waterpark.

Where? JBR, Dubai

Price? AED155

Book here.

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