Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai - Destination Info
Get out into the beautiful desert surroundings on a 4x4 sunset desert safari, or under sail power, a dhow cruise with dinner. All the fun of the Wild Wadi Water Park is just down the coast, and the good news is that entrance is free for hotel guests.
Yes, you can ski in the desert. Ski Dubai is the world’s largest indoor snow park. Plenty of downhill fun, and lessons too.
Head up into the blue sky over the desert and then take the plunge with Sky Dive Dubai. Tandem dives mean you can enjoy the thrill without hours of instruction, although that is available too.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, and you can head up to the 124th floor to enjoy the ‘At The Top’ outdoor observation deck.
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve can be visited for a day. Its wonderful sand dunes and gravel plains are home to hundreds of unique plants, birds, reptiles and mammals. These include the iconic Arabian Oryx with its distinctive markings and long straight horns.
The local souks are full of bargains in gold, spices and other local specialities, if you are prepared to bargain.
To see what Dubai was like before the discovery of oil, spend an hour or two at the Dubai Museum.