Dubai Bucket List 2021

January 08th 2021
Written by: Tracy

Dubai is a rapidly growing city, some would say a glamorous playground for the rich and famous but more importantly, it has a deep connection to its traditional roots and history. It has become a city where there is something for everyone. From outdoor cultural adventures like desert safaris and exciting water sports to luxurious experiences in 5-star hotels and world-class shopping malls, there are so many reasons to visit Dubai.

2020 was a challenging year, to say the least, but we want 2021 to be a fresh start with plenty of optimism and adventure, its time to start planning that next adventure, whether it’s a trip to Dubai or a quick stop off along the way;


We have compiled must do Dubai bucket list for 2021 :


  1. Visit The World Expo 2020*(Due to the pandemic the WORLD Expo 2020 was postponed until October 2021).

The Highlight: The 6 month-long innovative Expo has been described as “eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing, good-weird, did-that-really-just-happen fun”. With over 190 country pavilions you can visit your favourite countries and discover new places from every corner of the globe.


2. Indulge in a Luxury Platinum Desert Safari.

The Highlight: Relax in a private cabana in a peaceful desert setting and embark on a six-course fine-dining journey created onsite by professional chefs.


3. Explore the Desert on an Iconic Heritage Desert Safari.

The Highlight: Driving through the Dubai desert conservation reserve in colorful 1950s vintage Land Rovers! Without a doubt the most photogenic cars in Dubai.


4. Conquer the Arabian Gulf with Hero OdySea, Dubai’s Only Self-Drive Boat Tour.

The Highlight: Driving your very own boat (no license required) and great photo opportunities with Dubai’s most iconic landmarks!


5. Take to the Skies on a Hot Air Balloon Ride.

The Highlight: Floating at 4,000ft and watching the Arabian sun rising behind the Hajar mountains and over the desert dunes. This fairytale experience is like a magic carpet ride across the desert.


6. Immerse Yourself in Culture with a Bedouin Breakfast & Love Lakes Desert Safari.

The Highlight: Learning about local history and how the nomadic Bedouin tribes survived in the desert! Did we mention you also get to see the iconic Love Lakes?


7. Venture to the Top of The Burj Khalifa Dubai.

The Highlight: The excitement of being at the top of the world’s tallest building and the view of course!


8. Wander through the stunning Dubai Miracle Garden.

The Highlight: Beautiful photo opportunities of colourful flowers!


9. Watch The Palm Fountain, Dubai’s Largest Fountain Show.

The Highlight: The excitement of watching the world’s largest fountain show! This spectacular show stretches across the boulevard of The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah-Dubai.


10. Roam the Souk Madinat for Hidden Gems.

The Highlight: It almost feels like you have stepped back in time while shopping at this modern Arabic souk (market). When you need a break stop off at one of the many amazing restaurants and take in the view!


11. Get that Picture Perfect Shot at The Dubai Frame.

The Highlight: Discover how Dubai has changed over the past few decades and explore the city’s past, present and future all inside the World’s Largest Picture Frame.


12. Indulge in Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab.

The Highlight: Dining on the top floor of the world’s most luxurious hotel.

We hope that these tips are helpful and that you get to tick off your Dubai bucket list.

If you don’t have long in Dubai, check out our What to do in Dubai for 1 Day blog or have a look at our Dubai Itineraries section for more advice and travel tips.