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by Dubai Tourism - August 2020

Dubai Tourism is AFTA's destination partner and whilst we remain in lockdown in today’s ‘remote working’ and ‘distance learning’ environment Dubai Tourism would like to remain connected to AFTA Members.

Dubai Tourism shares some of the best outdoor destinations in Dubai for your next client's holiday adventure in 2021 and beyond.

1. Venture into the wild

There’s so much to explore beyond the city’s soaring skyline. Dubai is a playground for the adventurous, with a huge range of outdoor options. Fill your schedule with scintillating skydiving, serene hiking or book a quintessential desert safari.

Get off the grid

  • Hatta: experience Dubai’s rugged national park, with incredible terrain and activities
  • SkyDive Dubai: a breathtaking free-fall above Palm Jumeirah or the Arabian desert
  • Desert safaris: an unforgettable experience with off-roading and entertainment

    Enjoy Dubai's rugged national park

2. Try some souk shopping

Gold jewellery, hand-woven fabrics, traditional oud fragrances and special souvenirs – you'll find it all at Dubai’s exciting souks. Dubai is a thriving modern metropolis, yet traditional Arabian markets are still a crucial part of daily life and trade.

All that glitters

  • Spice Souk: find new flavours with colourful sacks of spices, herbs and fruit.
  • Perfume Souk: from perfumes to essential oils, incense sticks and exotic oud
  • Gold Souk: precious metals, statement jewellery and special mementoes

3. Enjoy the park life

Dubai's predominantly desert landscape is dotted generously with green pastures, serving as a lush oasis for its people. Pop in for a stroll around one of the city's remarkably lush inner-city parks or seek out a wildlife encounter in a natural desert.

Picnic perfect options

  • Zabeel Park: tech-themed highlights and the home of Dubai Garden Glow
  • Mushrif Park: ride camels or swing from trees at Aventure adventure park
  • Dubai Miracle Garden: the world’s largest flower garden spanning 72,000sqm

Mushrif Park: ride camels or swing from trees at Aventure adventure park

4. Experience thrilling rides

Dubai is one of the most exciting adventure playgrounds in the world, offering family fun and hair-raising thrills. This city has a theme park for everyone, with splash-tastic rides, gravity-defying rollercoasters and cinema-inspired experiences.

Theme park picks

  • Legoland Dubai: Lego comes to life with 40+ rides and 60 million bricks
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark: an aquatic Arabian experience next to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
  • Motiongate Dubai: Hollywood-inspired thrills, with 27 blockbuster rides

5. Unwind with beach vibes

For warm sunshine, seaside dining and family fun, Dubai has a variety of stunning beaches to enrich your holiday experience. Lay out your towels, pick the perfect sun lounger, or choose your favourite seaside activities for the perfect sun-kissed experience.

Must-visit beaches

  • The Beach by JBR: Dubai Marina’s vibrant coastal strip has it all
  • Kite Beach: plenty of seaside sports, home-grown food trucks and more
  • La Mer: a sprawling beachfront destination with its very own waterpark


    La Mer: a sprawling beachfront destination with its very own waterpark
    La Mer Beach side, Image Dubai Tourism