20 Crazy Things You Will Only See And Do In Dubai

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Jessica Milek

The ever expanding metropolis of Dubai is home to over 20,000 millionaires. According to The Wealth Report 2016, Dubai is the 5th most important city in the world for the ultra rich (people who have 30 million dollars or more in net assets), so it’s certainly a playground for the wealthy. Here are our picks of the top crazy things that you can only see and do in Dubai, if money were no object.

Commute In Style

Looking for a taxi? Why not try a helicopter Uber, or hire a chauffeur and ride around town in a Rolls Royce. If you prefer to drive yourself, rent a luxury car like a Ferrari. Just be careful not to speed, as the Dubai police will catch you with one of their luxury sports cars, including, Lamborghini, McLaren and Bugatti.

1. Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp


Spending time in the desert if a must here and why not doing it style by taking an ATV across the Lahbab desert’s red dunes? This superior experience includes a suite of desert activities at the luxurious 5-star Al Khayma camp, such as camel rides, sandboarding, an Arabic-costume photoshoot, and a barbecue buffet. Enjoy cultural dance shows and stargazing, with all equipment and round-trip hotel transfers included for a seamless and unforgettable day.

Exotic Pets

Ever wondered what it would be like to cuddle a cheetah or take a tiger for a walk? In Dubai it is still legal to own exotic animals. If buying a big cat doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can always visit the exotic pets that have been donated to the zoos across the UAE.

A Day In The Sun

Spend a day in the sun with your family and friends. Hire a private hot air balloon and have dinner in the desert. Or, completely rent out an amusement park like Aquaventure or Wild Wadi.

2. Dubai to Abu Dhabi - The Ultimate Day Trip

Architectural Landmark

Discover Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai, designed for those on a tight schedule. This guided tour includes all transportation, making your travel seamless, and features visits to top sights such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, and Etihad Towers. Gain local insights from your guide and see the best of Abu Dhabi in just one day. Both states are very different, so a combined trip like this one will show you just how this region has changed in recent years.

Party Like A Millionaire

Rent a 5-star mega yacht and sail around the coast of Dubai. The view of the city from the sea is stunning, especially if there are fireworks as there are on New Years or National Day. We all know that playing with fire is a safety hazard, so be careful not to set fire to anything, but if you do, know that the Dubai Civil Defence has jetski jetpacks for fighting fires in the water.

Lots Of Gold

Show off and beautify all of your valuables. Gold plating items like cars, furniture and electronics has become a trend in Dubai. If you prefer good old fashioned jewellery instead, head over to the Gold Souk. It is so overflowing with gold it’s hard to look at, and even harder to look away.

3. On Air Dinner Adventure in Dubai


Enjoy a thrilling dining experience 165 feet in the air with stunning views of Dubai’s skyline. This unique adventure offers a 3-course meal, including a starter, main course, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks. The chef prepares your dishes on an open-air platform, providing amazing photo opportunities and a memorable experience for foodies and adventure seekers alike.

Extreme Fun

Ever wondered what it would be like to jump out of an airplane? Rent a plane, grab your friends and enjoy views of the man made Palm Jumeirah island while freefalling through the sky. If VIP services aren’t your cup of tea, Skydive Dubai also offers individual tandems and private gyrocopter rides.

Iconic Event

The Burj Al Arab’s helipad is known for hosting stunts such as a tennis match between Roger Federer and Andre Agassi, and a doughnut run by a Red Bull Formula One car. If hosting a stunt is too extreme, you can experience this iconic hotel from 920ft in the air by renting out the helipad for dinner or a wedding.

4. Dubai Full Day Tour with Entry Ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top


Embark on an 8-hour tour to experience both the traditional and modern facets of Dubai. Start in the historical Al Bastakiya quarter, then ride an ‘abra’ across Dubai Creek. Visit the aromatic Spice and Gold Souks, and see the iconic Jumeirah Mosque. The tour culminates with a visit to the Burj Khalifa, where you’ll ascend to the 124th floor for stunning city views.

Bond, James Bond

Be like James Bond by following in the footsteps of the crown prince of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has a collection of amphibious cars that drive on land and on sea. Dubai Customs has also launched their own model that is environmentally friendly. If you’d like to experience a 007 moment without buying an amphibious car, try an underwater jetski or seabreacher.

Be An Explorer

The World consists of 300 man made islands, strategically placed to resemble the global map and they are available to buy from 7million US to 1.8 Billion US. If that’s a bit out of your price range but you would still like to explore, the Lebanon Island has a beach club and private chalets that are available to rent.

5. Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings

Historical Landmark

Explore traditional Dubai with a guided tour through the city’s historic heart. Avoid the hassle of planning as your guide leads you through Old Dubai’s must-see sites. Visit the Dubai Museum, navigate souks with insider tips, cross the creek by abra water taxi, and stroll through the Al Fahidi quarter. Along the way, enjoy authentic street food, Arabic coffee, and other local delicacies, gaining insights into the local culture and history that you might otherwise miss.

More Gold

Usually when you go to a cash machine you expect the machine to give you cash. But in Dubai you also have the option of taking out 24k gold at the Gold To Go machines.

Lavish Luxury Vacation

Relax aboard Emirates Airlines as a first class passenger, complete with showers, lounge and private bed. Then stay at Atlantis The Palm, one of the most expensive hotels at the world and bask in luxury. Or book a visit at the Burj Al Arab and enjoy 7 star service. At the Burj Al Arab every floor has a butler and all guests are given complimentary gold plated ipads to use during their stay.

High Class Service

Enter the world of the rich and famous. Get more done and enjoy more free time by hiring help. Personal staff include chefs, butlers, and maids. Other helpful services include at home salons, tailors and personal trainers as well as personal shopping advisors. But the most popular services in Dubai include grocery delivery and car washing at parking lots.

Cool Off

Take a break from the sun and head down to the only indoor ski slope in the Middle East, and the largest indoor ski slope in the world. Activities include, skiing, snowboarding and playing with penguins. If you’re still wanting to beat the heat after a day of fun, feel free to stay over at one of the Camp Outs.

High Speed Chase

Have you ever wanted to race a car? How about drive a luxury race car? The Dubai Autodrome is home to Ferrari, McLaren and Radical racing cars that are available to the public to test out. Take one of these cars out for a spin on the same tracks that have seen Grand Prix and FIA championships.

Extreme Swimming

Rent a boat and go scuba diving off of the UAE’s coast where you can swim with wild dolphins, turtles and reef sharks. But if you don’t have a scuba license, the Dubai Mall is home to the largest aquarium in the world and offers diving experiences in its shark-infested waters.

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