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8 Things to do in the UAE - The World as an Ultimate Tourist Destination

While the UAE has the tallest building in the world and some of best beaches in the Middle East there's still so much more to do and see, here are 8 things to do in the UAE.

1

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity is a restaurant, beach club and pool with a massive event atmosphere situated next to the Drop Zone of Skydive Dubai in Al Sufouh. The infinity pool which is 39 metres long and a 2,000m2 expansion is truly magnificent.

Lay-back and enjoy lounging in the pool or beach, dine at the uber-chic restaurants and enjoy the party atmosphere in the night. Water sports like banana boats, tubing, parasailing and flyboarding are available at an extra cost.

2

Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The sublime Mosque of Sheikh Zayed Grand located in United Arab Emirates' capital, Abu Dhabi is a must-see location for anyone visiting the UAE. This magnificent building is the second largest mosque in the world and one of the significant examples of Contemporary Islamic architecture in the UAE. Located between the 3 main bridges that connect Abu Dhabi City to the mainland visitors can visit the mosque daily from 9 am to 10 pm except during Friday prayers for no cost.

3

Jabal Al Jais

The road to Jabal Al Jais, UAE's tallest mountain is lined with sculpted rocks and beautiful mountainscapes which will leave you breathless. With temperatures in this region have been recorded to drop as -3 degrees Celsius (During January 2009 when the snow covered the entire mountain cluster) it is one of the coldest locations in the country.

4

Dubai Opera

Located in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Opera was built to resemble a traditional Arabian Dhow. Going to the opera is a luxury as the tickets are quite pricey and will depend on how long the artists perform for and how much they charge to perform at the venue.

5

The Dubai Mall Fountains

Located close to the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Mall Fountain was built by the same people who built the famous Dancing Fountain at the Bellagio. Locals and Tourist like to visit the fountain to watch the mesmerizing feature show that is set to a mix of eastern and western music.

6

South Indian goodness for breakfast

Enjoying some authentic South Indian food for breakfast is amongst the Things to do in Deira, Dubai. Walk into a South Indian (Tamil restaurant to be specific) like Sangeetha which is situated close to AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel and enjoy a plate of idlis (South-Indian rice cakes) with sambhar (a vegetable curry) and wash it down with a strong cup of tea.

7

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari is one of Dubai's first green initiative projects and a key entertainment destination in the UAE region. The park includes African, Arabic and Asian villages and an open Safari Village that offers a tour guide driven safari. Two Theatres, a kids farm and a Wadi Area are also part of the project. Dubai Safari also houses UAE's only drive-through tiger, crocodile and hippo exhibit and the biggest aviary walkthrough in the UAE.

8

Rock climbing at Talise

Located on the near the terraces and courtyard of Talise Fitness, the Rock Climbing Wall is a 6.4-metre climbing wall which is a great way to enjoy a physically demanding but controlled adventure.