- Atlantis The PalmCrescent Road, The Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emiratesrecommended Atlantis The PalmThis is a hotel but in the middle east everything is centered around hotels. They have a great aquarium and next door they have a dolphin show. The lobby has an ATM that gives gold instead of cash but ... read moremore relevant for most of us there are also a number of nice affordable restaurants.Kim Jensen
Dubai will still be 40+ most days so you want to plan for indoor activities. Here you have restaurants, shops and an aquarium under one roof.
- The Dubai MallD 71 - Dubai, United Arab Emiratesrecommended The Dubai MallThey have a giant shark filled aquarium in the middle of the mall. It is possible to organise to dive with the sharks just after they have been fed. I took my brother for his first experience under ... read morewater. It is a great rush to be in a confined space with so many sharks, rays and morays. You need to be a qualified diver or do some basic training before but then they give you a shark diver certificate afterwards. There is also the option of a PADI recognised specialty in aquarium diving :-)Kim Jensen
Don't know if you are interested in diving, but I find this is a more exciting visit to the mall than just shopping.
- Souk Madinat JumeiraUmm Suqeim Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
- Burj KhalifaBurj Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emiratesrecommended Burj KhalifaI enjoyed seeing the city from top, it gives you a nice perspective of the whole...desert, high tech buildings, old area.