It’s always such wonderful feeling to reconnect with old friends and relatives from home, and share what life is like in the most open-minded Emirate. But what to do with visitors in Dubai If you’ve already done the usual crowd pleasers? Don’t worry, you don’t need to go up the Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Mall again. We’ve put together a list of ideas for what to do with visitors in Dubai below:
Go on an aerial adventure with Seawings
Seawings offer an exciting range of scenic tours in Dubai taking in the iconic landmarks of the city. Feel the exhilaration of a water take-off and soar 1500 ft high above the city! See the towering Burj Khalifa, unique Palm Jumeirah Island and intriguing World Islands. You’ll be able to spot boats crossing Dubai Creek and trace cars down Sheikh Zayed Road before gliding back down onto the water. You might even be able to point out where you live! There are discounted rates for children too. Seawings Silver is the most popular tour that offers a full 45 minute experience, and includes return road transfers as well as welcome refreshments.
If you’re looking for an easy to organise activity for visitors, this is definitely it – and the pictures you can take from the air are simply stunning.
Make a splash at Aquaventure
This is one of the best waterparks in the UAE and it’s easy to see why. With more than 17 hectares of watery thrills and spills, this makes for a great family outing. There are dedicated areas for the little ones and enough fast rides to keep the ‘big kids’ entertained. The lazy river which runs throughout the park is a relaxing tube ride for all ages, and there are cabanas for hire as well as plentiful sun loungers to chill out on. Animal lovers will be enchanted by the friendly sea lion and dolphin encounters which include photo and swimming experiences. Visit Aquaventure
Embrace your spirit animal at Greenplanet
If you visitors love nature, this is the perfect experience for you. This unique bio-dome is home to more than 3,000 plants and animals, and perfectly situated in the heart of City Walk which has plenty of options for lunch or shopping. Explore different zones from the tree-line to the flooded forest floor and learn more about the flora and fauna that make this earth so fascinating. See bright toucans, colourful snakes and if you’re lucky you may even spot the slow moving sloth! There are multi-pass tickets available that allow entry at nearby Hubzero or Mattel Playtown which could be handy for visitors with little ones - check out other family activities here. Visit Green Planet
Explore local culture and traditions on a city tour
It’s surprising the amount of locals who haven’t fully explored Dubai’s past. Discover ‘old-world’ Dubai and take in the historic heart of the city on foot and by boat. Feast your senses in the city’s glorious spice and gold souks, enjoy a traditional Abra boat ride and explore Dubai’s past in local museums. There’s no better way to understand a culture than through its food, and this colourful tour concludes with a traditional Arabic meal in the famous Al Bastikiya precinct. The beauty of this tour is that it is dedicated to your group only.
We also offer this tour as a package with our Seawings Silver flight, perfect if your guests don’t have much time for sightseeing. Visit www.seawingslifestyle.com
Go on a desert safari with a difference
There’s plenty of fun to be had in the desert where you can experience the traditional discipline of falconry or go dune bashing in a 4WD. We recommend visiting Al Maha Desert Resort within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve where you can spot local wildlife. You'll be whisked away on a 45 minute 4WD guided tour where you will be able top see Arabian Oryx and Gazelle. Afterwards relax in their comfortable terrace restaurant over lunch or choose to enjoy sundowners on the dunes as you watch the sunset. Visit www.seawingslifestyle.com
Now in it’s 22nd season Global Village has firmly established itself as an unmissable destination - where else can you tour the entire world in one day? See Big Ben, marvel at the Eiffel Tower and take photos with the Statue of Liberty! You can enjoy global cuisines such as authentic Dum Biryani for lunch and tasty Jumbo Shrimp in the evening. This is a great place for family day out sightseeing and perfect if you’re looking for ideas on what to do with visitors in Dubai with the kids. There are regular stunt shows and live concerts every Friday night until the season ends on 7 April, 2018. Visit www.globalvillage.ae
Fly with us
Out of all our ideas of what to do with visitors in Dubai, we think our seaplane tours are the best. Get in touch with us and book in your Seawings tour today! We also offer great rates for charter flights that can seat up to nine people in total - perfect for a family group or impressing business clients. We can look after everything from start to finish.