Top 10 ‘Out of this world’ activities to do in Dubai Winter 2021 – 2022

December 12th 2021
Written by: Eleanor
Catergory: Dubai Travel Tips
Activites in Dubai 2021 – 2022

The astonishing Expo 2020 is bringing visitors from far and wide to explore the glorious Emirate of Dubai. There are plenty of things to do inside the Expo, and checking out its pavilions can spread over a few days. Whether you are visiting for a while or it’s just a short trip, it’s almost certain that you will want to discover more of Dubai, and why not enjoy some ‘out of this world’ bucket list experiences while you’re at it.


Dubai is known for being the biggest and the best, whether that’s luxury hotels, beautiful beaches or thrilling activities. Before planning your visit, you should explore some of the once in a lifetime experiences Dubai has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of our ‘top 10 out of this world activities’ that are worth splurging on and will be sure to tick some items off your bucket list.


  1. Burj Khalifa

Firstly; The Tallest Building in the world – The Burj Khalifa. The building finished its completion in 2009 and has become the global icon of Dubai since then. The 163-floor architectural masterpiece is home to several hotels and over 900 apartments. The most popular attraction inside the beautiful Burj Khalifa is the ‘at the top’ experience, an observation deck on the 124th and 125th floors that offers stunning 360-degree views. This ‘out of this world’ activity is commonly at the top of visitors bucket lists as it is so Iconic to Dubai, but did you know it is not the only way to experience the Burj?

If your budget allows, why not stay at the Armani Hotel located inside the tower; here, you will find award-winning restaurants, luxurious spa facilities, and you can even have a personal butler signed to you on arrival. However, if you just fancy a taste of the luxury lifestyle – a delicious high tea at the Burj Khalifa’s Atmosphere Restaurant might be ideal for you. Take a trip up to the 122nd floor and be greeted by its floor to ceiling windows for spectacular vistas. Indulge in a 5-star afternoon tea fit for royalty, including a sweet ending with an exquisite dessert selection with traditional favourites.

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  1. Balloon Adventures Dubai

Let’s take things higher with Balloon Adventures Dubai! The second ‘out of this world’ experience on our list will put you on cloud nine. Visiting the unique Dubai Desert is often on travellers wish list; how about flying over it as well? Balloon Adventures Dubai offers flights floating at sunrise over the pristine Desert. You can spot local wildlife such as Arabian Oryx and Gazelles at 4000ft in the sky; it really is the best place in the world to watch the sunrise.

The adventure doesn’t end there – After being picked up from your landing location, you will be transported in beautiful 1950s Vintage Land Rovers to an authentic Bedouin camp. Here you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast and take in the beauty of your surroundings. To end your magical morning, you can take a short camel ride around the stunning desert dunes before heading back to your hotel.

For bookings, call +971 4 440 9827 or email [email protected]

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  1. Sky Dive Dubai

The unforgettable Sky Dive Dubai is the next ‘out of this world’ experience on our list. This iconic activity is prevalent among tourists and residents, as it offers a thrilling adventure with spectacular views. A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the thrill of freefall at over 120 miles per hour while securely harnessed to a professional instructor.

If you opt for the premium location – the Palm drop zone offers picturesque views of the Palm Jumeirah as you safely freefall down from 13,000ft. Alternatively, the Desert drop zone location will have you skydiving down towards the impressive desert dunes giving you a sandy experience like no other. These epic drops also include a free 1-minute video of your freefall that you can share on your socials and relive the unforgettable experience forever.

For bookings call +971 4 3778888

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  1. Ski Dubai

This next experience might be the COOLEST Dubai has to offer. Skiing in the Desert may sound impossible, but Ski Dubai make it happen. This impressive experience offers an indoor snow slope with various activities, from Penginue encounters to Snowboarding. It is located in one of the largest shopping centres in the world – The Mall of the Emirates. In 2005, the indoor complex opened its magnificent 85meter high mountain with five slopes of varying steepness and difficulty.

Whether you’re an avid skier or unseasoned on the snow, you will undoubtedly find a Ski Dubai experience that suits you. Ski Dubai offer a range of lessons run by a qualified team of instructors in their reputable Ski School, so if it is your first time on the ice, you can trust that you are in safe hands. Maybe skiing or Snowboarding isn’t your thing? If this is the case, you can still enjoy the immersive experience. Perfect for the kiddos – Ski Dubai’s penguin encounter provide a range of packages to cater to all budgets. Alternatively, why not catch a movie at the unique snow cinema? A one of a kind experience in Ski Dubai’s snowy landscape.

For bookings call 00971 4 800 386

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  1. Hero OdySea

We’ve covered sky and land; it’s now time for HERO OdySea. When visiting Dubai, we are sure you will want to get out into the beautiful Arabian waters, and why not drive yourself?  HERO OdySea Boat Tours Dubai offers a unique experience on self-drive boats where they take you on a 90 minute guided tour around Dubai’s Iconic coastline. You get the opportunity to stop off at the world-famous Atlantis Hotel, the newly opened Ain Dubai, and the majestic Burj Al Arab during the tour, so be sure to take your cameras for some epic selfie shots.

The ‘HERO Boats’ are super sturdy and unflippable, unlike jet skis which are not as safe. They reach speeds of up to 50km/h, so you can guarantee your adrenaline will be pumping. HERO OdySea boat tours Dubai are located in the famous Dubai Marina. On arrival, you will be greeted by friendly and experienced guides who will take you on an epic adventure. If you’ve only got a small amount of time to explore Dubai, this experience is perfect, ticking off all the iconic landmarks in one day.

For booking, call +971 4 440 9827  or email  [email protected]

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  1. Zeta Seventy Seven

Now take a trip and some sips up to the most stunning rooftop restaurant Dubai has to offer. Zeta Seventy Seven Located in Address beach resort in Dubai Marina is a picture-perfect eatery with views over the phenomenal Palm Jumeirah and newly opened Ain Dubai. This sky-high restaurant offers a carefully crafted contemporary Asian menu designed by Executive Chef Ruediger Lurz. Imagine enjoying a stylish handcrafted cocktail while feeling the cool breeze of the Arabian sea on your face and savouring on some iced oysters –  What’s not to love?

Did we mention – this stunning location is home to the World’s Largest Infinity Pool! If you are lucky enough to be a guest of the Address Beach Resort, why not make a day of it and opt for one of their poolside private air-conditioned cabanas. This luxury setting will make you feel like you are in heaven on the impressive level 77.

For booking call +97148798866 or email [email protected]

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  1. Deep Dive Dubai

We’ve had the World’s Highest – now what about the World’s Deepest? Deep Dive Dubai is home to the world’s deepest pool, which offers an experience like no other filled with adventure and wonder for beginners and professionals alike. It is the only diving facility in the world where you can dive to depths of 60m, which is 15 meters deeper and four times bigger than any other diving pool in the world! This ‘out of this world’ indoor pool is filled with 14 million litres of freshwater, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The unique theme of the attraction is designed to resemble an abandoned sunken city. It cannot all be explored in one day, and the underwater city would take several dives to complete it all. If you only have the chance to visit once on your trip – don’t worry, you will still be amazed at what you see and have an incredible experience! Suppose you are new to diving or don’t fancy getting in the water yourself. In that case, you can still enjoy the amazement of the aquatic spectacle on dry land as they have screens all over the facility where visitors can watch friends and family as they dive.

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  1. Ossiano – A dining experience underwater

Dubai is home to a vast range of water-based activities, but if you are not in the mood to get wet but still want to enjoy some of the marine life the Deep Blue has to offer, this exclusive dining experience might be perfect for you. Ossiano Restaurant is a fine dining immersive experience where you can indulge in gourmet food in a sublime setting that is an underwater eatery. This is a meal you will never forget. Give yourself a treat and enjoy the progressive menu of caviar and other Avant-Garde creations in a dream-like underwater setting at Atlantis Dubai.

Atlantis Dubai is one of Dubai’s most popular destinations, and of the main highlights, Ossiano Dubai takes a big chunk. This magical restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening where you can dine on delicious food whilst witnessing the spectacle of the underwater world. You’re sure to see sharks, stingrays, snapper, hammer sharks, lionfish, and so many more aquatic creatures in this ‘out of this world’ aquarium. Suppose you want to take your experience even deeper. In that case, you can request a romantic message to be taken into the tank to surprise your significant other, giving you the perfect opportunity to pop the question.

For bookings, call +971 4 426 0000 or email [email protected]

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  1. Anantara – The World Islands

For some, the hustle and bustle of Dubai can get a little intense at times. If you are looking for some peace and tranquillity on your visit, then look no further. One of the incredible World Islands is home to the spectacular resort – Anantara. This ‘out of this world’ resort is located just off the coast of Dubai and gives dramatic views of the iconic city skyline. Immerse yourself entirely and relax with your loved ones. The elegant guest-only resort is designed to offer the perfect space for a city escape.

Enjoy unparalleled privacy on a luxury island at the ‘edge of the world’. You can expect refined resort dwellings designed for family and group getaways. They offer a range of room types to fit all requirements, from superb suites to opulent villas. If you want to take your tranquillity to the next level, you can relax in the resort spa and nourish your body and mind. Not only that, but they also offer high-class dining on the island, including incredible regional specialities that will spark flames in your stomach. So getaway to the island, escape and perhaps stay ‘on the world ‘if your heart desires.

For bookings, call +6623659110 or email [email protected]


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  1. Rent a million-dollar villa on the Palm.

Our final ‘out of this world’ experience is for those who want to experience the lavish lifestyle of Dubai. Renting a million-dollar villa on the Palm is not as out of reach as you may think. With nightly prices starting from AED 3000 per night for groups of up to 10, it might be the perfect destination to spend your whole vacation or just the night! Most Luxury villas come with relaxing gardens, private pools, and beachfront access so that you can guarantee a secluded escape in a magnificent setting.

If you’re hosting a gathering, what a way to impress your guests! From staycations to business trips renting an extravagant villa on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah can cater to a wide range of visitor requirements. Whilst staying on the man-made island, you will be close to some top Dubai attractions such as Atlantis resort, The View and Nakheel shopping mall. This ‘out of this world’ experience is sure to make you feel on top!

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