Destinations

Unique things to do in Dubai you never knew existed

October 3, 2018 / Dubai
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If you’ve imagined it, dreamt about it or wished it existed, it probably already does—in Dubai. Famous for its world-class attractions and entertainment, Dubai never runs out of ways to keep you entertained. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, a culinary experience or a relaxing afternoon, you’re sure to find something to suit you in the city. We’ve put together a guide to some of the hidden gems and lesser-known Dubai attractions. And with Uber, all you have to worry about is having a great time, because we’ll take care of all the traveling, navigating and parking.

Get an adrenaline rush from Dubai’s XL zipline

Want to experience the ultimate thrill? Well, you’re in luck, because Dubai is home to the world’s longest urban zipline, XL zipline. One for the true thrill-seekers, this impressive attraction runs between Dubai Marina’s skyscrapers and covers a massive 3,200 feet of air, running at spectacular speeds of up to 50mph. You’ll start your Dubai sightseeing on a true high as you get a breathtaking look at the city from a bird’s eye view, as well as some serious bragging rights. And, if you find that your legs are still shaking when you get back down on the ground, you can request a ride with Uber and collapse into the back.

Take a break at Dubai Miracle Garden

Need some time to unwind and relax after your daredevil morning? Take a relaxing trip to the beautiful Dubai Miracle Garden. You’ll find over 45 million flowers, sculptures and features on display to brighten up any afternoon. The garden holds Guinness World Records for the tallest topiary structure and also for the largest flower arrangement. There’s a regular schedule of events hosted on location, and don’t forget to pay a visit to the gorgeous butterfly garden. It’s a true respite from the hectic city life—and traveling there with Uber means you can disconnect completely from worrying about road traffic and driving.

Eat ice cream like royalty at Dubai’s Scoopi café

If you haven’t been to Scoopi Café, you’ve been missing out. This extravagant ice cream shop is famous for its indulgent desserts. More than just a meal, this shop provides a true culinary treat for foodies who are looking for a memorable experience. Among the options on the menu, you’ll find the world-renowned Black Diamond Dessert. It’s become the café’s signature dish, with a tantalizing combination of Madagascan vanilla, Iranian saffron and Italian truffles, topped off with 23-carat gold. Request a ride with Uber and you won’t have to worry about falling into a food coma on the way home. Your taste buds will thank us later!

Watch the sunset from the Burj Khalifa

Sometimes, the natural wonders are the best; sometimes, the man-made ones are. Other times, you have to combine them to get the best of both worlds—like the spectacular view of the sun setting over the city from the very top of the impressive Burj Khalifa building. It’s the world’s tallest structure, standing at a towering 163 floors. It’s an easy trip up to the top, and there you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful, 360-degree view of the entire city. Go at the right time and you’ll capture the night setting in all its golden glory. Make sure you don’t miss the moment by requesting a ride with Uber—and you can also use the app to get home quickly and easily after dark.

With so many big-name attractions to take in in Dubai, it can be easy to forget about seeking out the smaller spots. But make sure you take the time to try something new and you might just be surprised. And with the help of Uber, you don’t have to worry about finding your way around.