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Desert Safari

A Dubai must-do is a four-wheel drive excursion out into the sand dunes. They might stop to let you discover some of the wildlife. More likely, the drivers will race each other dizzyingly up and down seemingly impossible slopes. The day’s excitement ends with a barbecue under the stars.
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Aquaventure Waterpark

Claimed to be no.1 water park in the Middle East and Europe with 42 acres of fun attractions. Here you will experience thrilling slides, never ending rapid river adventures or just relax on the private beach which is surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. There is also a children’s play area with slides, rope bridges, water cannons and much more.
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Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is located inside Dubai Mall of the Emirates and is the world’s third largest indoor ski slope. In addition it is also the first to open in the Middle East. Here you will find chair lift, a t-bar, a café and 6,000 tons of snow. You can even experience close encounter with snow penguins at Ski Dubai!
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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

In keeping with the Atlantis theme (which they do throughout), the aquarium is laid out as a series of tunnels and mazes. So you're constantly exploring underwater worlds, and feeling like an intrepid adventurer and a marine biologist - sort of a Jacques Cousteau/Indiana Jones hybrid. This delightful conceit sets the stage for the stars of the show to shine. Lit to highlight the strange and wonderful sea creatures who call this place home, you'll find yourself sucked into the world of the deep, as well as learning about the lives of the sea creatures. If you want to go 'full Atlantean' there are also hourly Myth Tours that focus on the legendary lost city. If your focus is on the slippery and flippery inhabitants, there are plenty (more than 65,000) to keep you occupied. Lobsters, sharks, eels, jellyfish, octopi, seahorses and piranhas all go about their watery business in an endlessly fascinating way. However, the star attraction is baby brothers Ali and Blue. Everyone agrees that these rare albino alligators are oddly adorable (and just short of 'cuddly'). After a visit to the lost city of Atlantis, and communing with all of its undersea residents, you'll no doubt have the taste for more adventure - and the rest of the world awaits.
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Burj Khalifa

This modern architectural marvel dominates the Dubai skyline - but that's kinda the point of building an enormous steel and glass mega skyscraper in the middle of a desert. With this fast-track ticket you'll be able to walk past the queues (usually half an hour or more) and get straight up to the 148th floor. Enjoy the best-of-the-best from high up in the sky; access to the deluxe lounge, complimentary drinks and snacks, interactive exhibits, and of course: the view. And oh my, what a view! You'll be able to snap some once-in-a-lifetime photos and explore the interactive exhibits from the rarefied air up here. If you're looking for a different - and slightly cheaper experience, come after sunset, when tickets are a little bit cheaper, and you'll get to see the lights of Dubai a-twinkling. At the end of your visit, you'll be able to skip the lines again, and make way your way back down to ground level. This is how Dubai should be done. UP THE OUTSIDE: In 2011, legendary French solo climber Alain Robert went up the outside of Burj Khalifa. The trip took him six hours. Think of that journey while shooting up the Burj in the world's fastest elevator.
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Dubai Mall

The aquarium features an incredible walk-through glass tunnel that brings you into an entire watery world. You’ll get up close and personal with fiery piranhas, ethereal sting rays and flopping jelly fish. Oh and sharks, lots of sharks. They have hundreds of them including the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. There’s a good old chance that one of them will be lurking over your shoulder at some point. But go ahead and pose for that pic – they’re separated from you by 30 inches of acrylic panel (the world’s thickest), which means they’ll get snapped long before you do. You’ll also enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the underwater zoo. The guide will share their expertise with you on such cool things like the aquarium’s breeding program for seahorses (the only animal where the male gives birth!). You’ll of course see thousands of animals who live exclusively in the water, but some who like to come and go: penguins, otters, turtles and more. And then there’s the absolute highlight of the experience. You’ll get to see the closest thing to a monster there is. King Croc, himself. He originally came from Australia, measures a gigantic 5 meters, weighs 750kg, and has a bite fiercer than any other animal on earth. Don’t judge him, though. He’s a committed family man. He recently fathered three baby crocs and has been with his Queen Croc for 20 years!
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Yas Waterworld

Whether you want to drop straight into a high-intensity looping water slide or tackle Bubble’s Barrel, the world’s gnarliest surfable sheet wave (3 meters high!), Yas Waterworld will take care of your need for extreme thrills. There's even a 20m-high tornado funnel, but let’s move along… To the Bandit Bomber. Just one of the rides that measures out thrills in a slightly less extreme manner (but only slightly!). It’s a 550m long water rollercoaster (watercoaster?) with onboard water effects. You can drop water bombs on those below – but brace yourself, they can return fire with fully-armed water guns. Or you can try to claim bragging rights for the day by racing your friends on the head-first Sebag slide. It’s not all thrills and spills. Chill out as you gently float through the winding currents and caverns of the Al Rava River or splash about in the ‘spray and play’ area. There’s a water kingdom just for the kids too with all sorts of slides and pools to match their age and size. All in all, Yas Waterworld is home to 43 rides, five of them world firsts. It’s 37 acres of wet, watery fun and the best way to cool off in the sun.
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Helicopter Tour Dubai

Dubai is a world of preposterous luxury. Manmade islands, magnificent hotels, and bejeweled sport cars; everywhere you look you'll be boggled by the wealth on display. Your inner big-spender can't help but want a piece of the action. But if you can't afford to buy a gold-plated helicopter, you can still sample some of that up-and-above it all with this helicopter flight! From the manmade island of Atlantis, The Palm, the pilot will take you to the highest skyscraper in the world: the one and only Burj Khalifa. You'll fly so close that you'll have the feeling you can reach out and touch it. Don't though. The richness of this oil-soaked city becomes even more apparent from above. See the enormous Aquaventure Waterpark, a bunch of shiny skyscrapers, and the white beaches lapped at by turquoise oceans of the Jumeirah Hotel... The 15-minute flight gives you a great overview of Dubai's must-sees. Plus it's an incredibly cool experience, and they say if you want to be happy, spend your money on experiences not things. That's a lesson that not many people take away from the City of Gold. With the 25 minutes helicopter flight you will circle above the city that keeps churning out record-breaking skyscrapers (there are already plans to build another skyscraper taller than the ​Burj Khalifa​!). The Palm Islands, the World Islands, the chic Burj al Arab and more...
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Wild Wadi Waterworld

Wild Wadi is the waterpark of the 21st century. There are plenty of thrill-inducing rides that toy with gravity: Jumeirah Sceirah features a trap door that builds anticipation and then drops you onto a slide at a 70 degree angle (don’t worry, it straightens out at some point!). Enjoy the largest wave pool in the Middle East or grab a (rental) surfboard and hang loose at WipeOut Flowrider, one of four artificial surf stations in the world. It pumps seven tons of water a second into a thin arc to simulate real waves. Not into surfing? No problem - they've got you covered: relaxing wave pools, a lazy river and gentle currents can let you drift along like a reggae song, as your cares wash away on a high tide. And there’s an entire lagoon to keep little tykes entertained. Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon to be precise. (Juha is a beloved character from Arabian folklore). Kids will find over 100 water activities, five slides, two racing slides and water guns. So, whether you want to be chilled, thrilled or even spilled - from a slide, of course - you’ll find the perfect day at Wild Wadi.
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Ferrari World

A theme park devoted to the world’s most prestigious brand will have plenty to boast about so let us shed all modesty and begin: Flying Aces is an homage to the ‘ace of aces’ aviator, Count Baracca. Hop into your military bi-plane and climb 63 meters at a jaw-dropping 51-degree incline! Feel your pulse race as you fly through the world’s highest rollercoaster loop. Or take the wheel yourself and floor it at the Karting Academy. You’ll find a track inspired by Abu Dhabi’s actual Formula One track and 290 meters of sweet thrills. Race your friends and family and see who’ll take the chequered flag first. You can slow the pace down a bit if you like. They have a variety of live shows such as Viva Ferrari which features performers, 3D animations and optical illusions. Little tykes will find a kid-paced Junior GT where they can hop into a tiny 'Ferrari' and receive expert instruction on how to drive! There’s a whole lot more too, but you can discover it all for yourself as you switch up through the gears! And don’t forget about the watery rollercoasters at Yas Waterworld that also await with the Silver and Gold options!
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