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Our top 5 picks of what to do in Dubai

5. Visit Ski Dubai - Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in The Middle East. You and your friends and family can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, or just playing around in the snow, building snow men and having snow ball fights. The team at Ski Dubai have recently been joined by new additions - their Snow Penguins! Located in the heart of The Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is joined by over 630 retail outlets, ranging from globally known luxury brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry, and Prada, to small traditional Arabian shops; meaning you can enjoy some well needed retail therapy whilst you are there too, or maybe just relax afterwards in one of their many cafes and restaurants.

Dubai Escalator

4. Visit Wild Wadi Water Park - Situated next to the Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family. So whether you are a thrill seeker or a lazy river lover, Wild Wadi has a vast range of rides. These include Burj Surj, Tantrum Alley, and the famous Jumeirah Sceirah.

Kids Swimming

3. Visit The Burj Khalifa - The Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the World. Standing at 829.8m tall, it has 163 floors. An outdoor observation deck, named at The Top opened in January 2010 on the 124th floor. Once you leave the reception, you board a 65-meter-long travellator the takes you through Dubai’s past to present. Then take an elevator, travelling at a speed of 10 metres per second to the 124th floor, where you will be greeted by floor-to-ceiling glass, and a unobstructed panoramic view of the city.

Burj Khalifa

2. Visit Dubai’s Gold Souk - Dubai is known for its gold, so where better to go than their very own Gold Souk? The Gold Souk is Dubai’s most visited souk. The hundreds of merchants offer unique Arabian trinkets and pieces for reasonable prices, and are always up for a haggle. Not only gold, the traders also sell other precious metals and stones, including silver and diamonds.

Gold Souk

1. The Dubai Fountain - Our first pick of what to do in Dubai has got to be to see The Dubai Fountain. The fountain is currently the world's largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake in Downtown Dubai. Dazzling the Dubai skyline with 6,600 lights, 25 colored projectors and accompanied by traditional and modern Arabian music, the water displays are a definite crowd pleaser and are certainly a must see when visiting Dubai.

Dubai Fountain

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