An ever-evolving metropolis, Dubai is built with superlatives in mind, as the people of United Arab Emirates like things that are the biggest, largest, or tallest! Even the most jaded travellers who may have “done” Dubai thousands of time will have something new to see every time they visit. Dubai overwhelms one with its sheer opulence. You can never have enough of the city. Therefore, to sort the itinerary for you, we have curated a list of places to see and things to do in Dubai in April.
Places To visit In Dubai In April
Here is a list of things to see and do while visiting Dubai in April. Weather in Dubai in April is good for letting your wings fly! Enjoy a great time with family and friends as you explore the beauty of this amazing city!
1. Museum of Illusions
One of the fastest developing museum chains has now opened in Dubai. This museum is obviously the biggest one, with more than 80 illusion exhibits that will befuddle your mind. The Museum of Illusions in Zagreb was followed by six more units opening up in other locales. Take pictures of the “head on a Platter Room” or the “Upside Down Room” and get ready for the deluge of likes and hearts on social media. Try walking through the Vortex, it can be unsettling as the optical illusion makes you feel that the floor is moving!
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2. Dubai Garden Glow
The Dubai Garden Glow is not only romantic but also family friendly. With 10 million bulbs on display, the Garden is the largest in the world with the theme of glow-in-the-dark. The bulbs (energy saving of course) form delightful patterns like coral reefs with exotic birds and jelly fish. You can go down the disco tunnels and see the illuminated local landmarks. There are animatronic dinosaurs and an ice park with many formations. This is a place which you cannot miss out on! Also, The best time to visit Dubai is april, so plan accordingly!
3. Burj Khalifa
This is one of those superlatives we mentioned earlier. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is a sight to be seen to be believed. Go through the display with the history of the building and then take a ride up the fastest elevator in the world. It is not for the faint of heart as it takes but a few seconds to reach the top, but the scare and the feeling of having left your stomach behind is worth it. If photography is your first love then get your mind blown by the views from the top. Try taking your tripod and visit at sunset to see the sights of this over-the-top city.
4. Dubai Miracle Garden
The Guinness World Record holder for the largest flower arrangement ever, Dubai Miracle Garden is a world made of flowers. It holds this record for the A380 airplane which is 70 m tall and adorned in petals of varied colours. Walk under the heart-shaped lattices inflamed with petunias in the Avenue of Love which has the distinction of the most clicked attraction of the place, see windmills,houses, and a Mercedes, all burgeoning with roses, marigolds, tulips and calendulas. Do visit the Butterfly Garden which is always aflutter with the trembling wings of the beautiful butterflies housed in it.
5. Dubai Parks and Resorts
Visit this amusement park which is the mother of all amusement parks. There are three theme-based parks here namely Hollywood based Motion gate, Bollywood styled park, Legoland and a water park. There are over 100 thrilling slides both indoors and outdoors offering fun time to children and adults alike.To appease those hunger pangs, make your way to the centrally placed dining avenue and satiate yourself with world-class cuisine. Lapita Hotel gives you a Polynesian style welcome and stay and do try out the entertainment at the River Land.
6. Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is a residential place where the rich and the famous live. It is famous for the JBR located Beach, a stylish complex with outdoor dining and sandy beaches to spend a leisure day on. Pretty little cafes and pop-up handicraft markets dot the waterside boulevard—Dubai Marina Walk. Dubai Marina Mall is full of luxury fashion lines. Expensive yachts sail along the huge marina, where you can enjoy activities like skydiving and jet-skiing. So, what are you thinking? Add this place to your itinerary asap!
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7. Dubai Creek
A ride in an abra on the Dubai Creek is a must after the chic interiors of the Burj. Let the old-world charm of this desert jewel charm you. Try taking an exquisitely embellished roofed boat from the Bur Dubai Abra Station, pay one dirham and let the evening call of prayer wash over you as you glide along into the sunset. It gives you a feeling of having stepped back into time. This is a must-visit place!
8. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
This is a whole new ball game of superlatives. The best of all! It’s a world of water and marine life around you that makes you feel as if you are walking in a giant transparent water bubble. Dubai Aquarium’s stunning 48-metre long tunnel is a sight quite out of this world. For the adventurous, cage snorkeling and shark diving is a must. These are only some of many activities on offer at the Zoo and Aquarium. There is also a virtual reality experience through the jungles of Africa and Asia.
9. Desert Safari
We know that April is a hot month in Dubai but you will regret not going on a desert safari. Taste the rugged and rustic lifestyle of the Bedouins and sink into the time when this hi-tech city was just a stretch of sand in the horizon. There are so many companies offering desert packages that can make you dizzy. There is something for everyone. When on the safari try the shisha—without the tobacco—and barbecued pieces of chicken in the delicious shawarma. You can also go for a thrill drive up and down the dunes—but keep your courage around you!
10. Ski Dubai
It is only in Dubai that you can go on a desert safari and skiing within a day! Go to the Ski Dubai, a massive ski slope located in the Mall of the Emirates. From the 50°C searing heat of the desert world to below sub- zero cold, the change in temperature can be shocking. Hire the equipment, put on the ski clothing, take some lessons and you are good to go. A café bar along the ski slope gives the whole experience an authentic touch.
11. Splurge, Splurge and Splurge Some More
How can you be in the best shopper’s stopover in the world and not shop? Go for retail therapy, it’s the best! On a weekend, when you are tuckered out after the desert safaris, amusement parks and flower shows, head to the nearest mall and empty your pockets. You have something for everyone in Dubai like the largest mall in the world—The Dubai Mall, then the bargain mall—Dubai Outlet Mall, or head to Burjuman to shop in style.
12. Have Some Gilded Fun
When in Dubai, do as the Arabs do and head to the gold souk. You can’t help but pay a visit to the gold markets in Dubai—after all, the city is known for gold. Countless retailers, scores of gold jewelry and hundreds of people milling around, try and keep up with the madness! The Deira Gold Souk is a great place to begin. Shop your heart out because it’s gold!
13. Al Fahidi Fort
Perched at the southern end of Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi fort or Dubai fort was built in the year 1787 CE. The fort served the purpose of a defense citadel as it lay at the top of the now urban center of Dubai. Later, it was renovated during the time of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. In 1971, it was reopened and became a museum where the history of Dubai is on display via interactive maps and artifacts.
14. Dubai Spice Souk
Colourful, aromatic and a definite sensory overload; this is how one remembers the spice souk at Dubai. With so many spices in the area, the aromas and flavours in the air can be an unbelievable experience. Make you way through the market which is a quintessential Dubai experience.
Step in the ancient times as you introduce your senses to mounds of spices and herbs. Shop for yourself or for your friends, the spice souk will always add flavor to your dishes.Wander through the labyrinthine routes of the souk and discover charming stalls and friendly people. If you are a tea person then you must buy some of the teas from around the world.
An abra ride away along the Creek is the Al Bastakiya quarter, which has the distinction of being the oldest residential quarter of Dubai. Established by the textile and pearl merchants of Bastak, Iran, in the latter half of the 19th century, Bastak area or Fahidi neighborhood is a mesmerizing place of old-world charm. The narrow alleyways are lined with building washed in ochre red. Hotels, cafes and ample seating areas make this place a must-visit for travellers. The quarters still retain the magical ambience of the bygone eras when sheikhs and their warriors roamed the towns.
While planning for making a visit to Dubai in April, do remember to add the above-mentioned places to itinerary to ensure you have a comprehensively fun vacation in Dubai . Each place will give you a memory that you will cherish throughout your life.
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