Dubai holidays 2018: the top travel experiences

From skydives to aquariums, check out all of the hottest travel experiences for your Dubai holidays 2018 and Dubai holidays 2019.

Planning your Dubai holidays 2018 or Dubai holidays 2019? As a luxurious city that is brimming with fascinating skyscrapers and world-renowned attractions, Dubai certainly offers plenty of exclusive travel experiences that will give you a trip of a lifetime.

If you’re looking for the perfect hotel for your Dubai travels, Barceló Residences Dubai Marina is located south of the spectacular Palm Jumeirah, among a skyline of numerous skyscrapers and residential towers creating the most picturesque of city settings. The newly-built apartments are just a few minutes away from the beach, creating the perfect combination of an urban city break and beach holiday.

From skydives to aquariums, check out all of Dubai’s hottest travel experiences that you can’t afford to miss… 

Dubai holidays 2018: Skydive Dubai

Of course, there are plenty of places where you can skydive all over the world, but not many can take you over some of the world’s largest man-made islands and skyscrapers. Skydive Dubai offers adrenaline junkies a once in a lifetime opportunity to soar from 13,000 feet above the iconic Palm Jumeirah or over the Arabian desert. No experience is required – on the day of the skydive, the experienced instructors will simply guide you through the whole process including a demonstration before even setting foot on the plane. The talented camera flyers will capture every second of your experience so that you can take home a memory of a lifetime and share it with family and friends. The skydive is a must-try when in Dubai and certainly one to tick of the bucket list.

 Dubai holidays 2018: Zip Line

Get involved in one of Dubai’s hottest travel experiences and ride the longest urban zip line in the world. The renowned X-line is a zip wire ride that flies over land and water at up to 80km/h and takes you from 170m down to ground level. Soar through the centre of downtown Dubai and over the world’s largest choregraphed dancing fountain – the Dubai Fountain. 

Dubai holidays 2018: Ski Dubai

Escape the scorching Dubai heat and cool off in the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East – Ski Dubai. Located in the chic Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is an incredible mountain-themed snow park where you can ski, snowboard or toboggan down the fresh snow on the slopes. Jump on a chairlift for an exclusive bird’s eye view of the entire park or treat yourself to a hot chocolate amidst -4 degrees temperatures. The park is open every day of the weak and is the perfect spot for some family fun, so strap on your snow boots and enjoy the incredible winter wonderland. 

Dubai holidays 2018: Burj Khalifa

Discover the most impressive global icon and the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa. The 828-metre high building boasts over 160 stories with two observation decks – the two-storey At The Top on the 124th and 125th floors, as well as the world’s highest observation desk on the 148th floor, soaring at 555 metres. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Dubai City and head to the open-air terrace observatory with state of the art digitally powered telescopes. Come evening, discover the gleaming skyscrapers and a vibrant city glow. 

Dubai holidays 2018: Dubai Aquarium

Come face-to-face with some of the ocean’s most fascinating predators at Dubai Aquarium – the mesmerising home to a ten-million-litre tank filled with aquatic wildlife. Experience an underwater adventure like no other and dive alongside sharks, where qualified instructors will bring you up-close to the with the captivating creatures. From crocodiles and sting rays to tropical fish, the aquarium is brimming with wildlife, comprising over 140 different species. 

Dubai holidays 2018: Dubai Mall

Shopaholics will revel at the Dubai Mall – the world’s largest shopping mall featuring over 1,200 retail stores and hundreds of food and beverage outlets. Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai, this hot spot is not one to be missed, with a fantastic mixture of shopping, world-class dining, entertainment and leisure attractions to keep everyone busy. 

Dubai holidays 2018: Dubai Souks

There are plenty of bustling souks and markets that offer an authentic insight into the Arabic culture. The crowning jewel in Dubai’s selection of souks is the renowned Gold Souk, encompassing infinite bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and brooches. The Spice Souk is another of Dubai’s most popular souks, lined with small shops selling every herb and spice under the sun. Both souks are located in the Deira area and a must-visit if you fancy a cultural venture in Dubai. 

IMG: Worlds of Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable day out at the world’s largest indoor amusement park – IMG: World of Adventures. Brimming with endless family thrills based on Marvel and Cartoon Network characters, the park is a haven for adventure seekers of all ages. Travel back in time and head to the Dinosaur Adventure zone with mind-blowing dinosaur rides or experience the action-packed Marvel zone boasting rides based on all the iconic superhero favourites.