Leisure

Entertainment is a very important part of any vacation and Dubai Tourism sector excels in this field. Gone are the days that people were satisfied by just taking a classic sightseeing tour and spending their days under an umbrella at the beach in front of their hotel. Today, tourists are determined to make the most out of their hard earned money and Dubai is here to offer the best entertainment options, which are designed to satisfy even the most demanding visitors.

The entertainment industry in Dubai offers numerous packages, tailored to meet the expectations of an audience with widely varying views on what they perceive as entertainment during a vacation. They must entertain families with or without children, young and elderly people, men and women, people interested in sports or in culture and arts, people of various nationalities and walks of life and most important people with different budgets. Dubai tourism sector has the ability to accommodate the needs and demands of all these people and this is the reason behind Dubai being the leader of the tourist market in the region and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

There is a huge selection of children and family oriented venues, theme parks, waterparks, amusement parks, aquariums, dolphinariums, video game parlours, ice rinks, gardens, parks, theatres and cinemas. A visit to Ski Dubai in The Mall of the Emirates is a must.

Fitness enthusiasts can visit one of the many sport complexes, fitness centres, polo clubs, golf courses, football stadiums, tennis clubs, wellness spas and lounges. People in Dubai and the Emirates are very fond of horses and horse riding. You must visit the Meydan Horse Racecourse and watch the races. You can enjoy a day at the beach riding a jet ski or trying your hand with a fly board or a hover board, the new extreme watersports. You can even take the challenge and drop from 4,000 metres, skydiving over The Palm in Jumeirah.

For the more traditional amongst you, a desert safari is the best way to learn about life in the desert. You can get into a 4x4 for a rollercoaster ride and enjoy a nice dinner together with a belly dancing show in a desert camp. Just make sure that you do the dune bashing first and then you dine, not the other way around.

We left music entertainment for last. A lot of famous musicians, singers and groups visit Dubai and perform live for their fans, throughout the year. Sir Elton John, Santana, Lady Gaga, Sir Tom Jones, Mariah Carey, Guns N’ Roses, to name a few, have performed in front of large crowds.