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Dubai Sightseeing

Tear yourself away from that sun lounger and explore the city. Whether you’re a water baby, speed demon, adventurer or thrill seeker, there’s plenty to do, see and experience both on Palm Jumeirah and elsewhere in the Emirates. 


One of the largest water parks in the Middle East and a fun-filled day for all the family on Palm Jumeirah, Aquaventure has an adrenaline-packed 42 acres of slides, rivers, rapids, and children’s play areas. Daredevils should head to the Leap of Faith where a 27.5 meter-high slide drops unsuspecting visitors into a shark-filled lagoon while, the ultimate marine encounter awaits at Dolphin Bay with an up close and personal dolphin session.   

Wild Wadi Waterpark

The original Dubai water park, Wild Wadi is a must-visit experience in a gorgeous landscaped setting with 30 slides, rides and attraction including the Burj Surj, Jumeirah Sceirah, Tantrum Alley, and relaxing lazy river known as Juha’s Journey. Located 10 minutes drive from Fairmont The Palm, it also has plenty of chillout areas and casual dining options.

Desert Safaris

To experience a glimpse of Bedouin life, a trip to the desert is a must. The safari offers a number of unique moments from a thrilling roller-coaster type experience to a camel ride in the desert. To end the desert excursion, indulge in an authentic Arabic barbeque dinner while enjoying the playful tunes of oriental music and the artistic performance of a traditional belly dancer. For more information, visit our concierge desk.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the tallest manmade structure in the world, at 829.84 m (2,723 ft). Rising gracefully from the desert and honouring Dubai with a new glow, Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of Dubai and is at the centre of the world's finest shopping, dining and entertainment.

Dubai Fountains

Designed by the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas and set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The Dubai Fountain performs daily, with the performance repertoire including Sama Dubai; Baba Yetu, an award-winning song in Swahili; the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok; and the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye). It is the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today – and 25 color projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions.

Ferrari World

One of the top 10 attractions in the UAE capital, Ferrari World is located on Yas Island, adjacent to the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix track. With 20 Ferrari-themed and attractions including Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the park’s attractions cater to motorsports fans of all ages with multi-sensory rides and experiences that both thrill and delight.

Gold Souk

There are a number of souks (markets) in the city, but the Dubai Gold Souk is considered Dubai’s best known market. Whether purchasing gifts for family and friends or just wandering past the many purveyors of fine jewellery, this is a must do during your stay in Dubai.

Dubai Museum

Main museum located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest building in Dubai. Visitors can explore life-size dioramas of the pre-oil era, the Bedouin tent, scenes of marine life and set foot on the deck of a dhow. This museum also features archaeological sites that go back to 3000BC.