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Dubai: Burj Khalifa Level 124 and 125 Entry Ticket

1. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Level 124 and 125 Entry Ticket

Take the world’s fastest elevator as you ascend Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Holding the title as the world's tallest building, ride up to the 125th floor and check out the view from the observation deck balcony. The Burj Khalifa towers over Downtown Dubai at a staggering 2,723ft. Enjoy the aerial view of the surrounding emirate with 360-degree panoramas. Learn about the architecture and technology behind this Middle Eastern icon while seeing views of the city through one of the deck's telescopes. Purchase a souvenir photograph taken at the entrance of the 125th floor. Watch the Dubai Fountain show with synchronized music playing on the Burj Khalifa observation decks. Marvel at the world's largest dancing fountain, set on the Burj Khalifa Lake, from your viewpoint.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

2. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

Discover the desert outside of Dubai on a guided dune bashing safari. Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional activities including a quad bike ride, camel ride or dinner and entertainment with an extended tour option. You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide. Then, drive to the Dubai desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune bashing session with trained drivers. You can also try out sandboarding and snap some amazing photos of the rolling dunes. Proceed to the Al Khayma camp for the camel ride and included refreshments. The 7-hour tour participants will continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel/building.

Dubai: Skip-The-Line Ticket to Dubai Miracle Garden

3. Dubai: Skip-The-Line Ticket to Dubai Miracle Garden

Explore Dubai Miracle Garden, the world's largest natural flower garden, with this half-day skip-the-line ticket. Discover a world made of 50 million flowers, a verdant treasure trove of experiences that capture the imagination. Be blown away by sculptures that have won 3 Guinness World Records. Witness 45 million blooming flowers in stunning designs, awesome shapes, and eye-catching colors in Miracle Garden. See a larger-than-life double-decker design of the Emirates A380 airbus, covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.  See familiar faces like Mikey Mouse, Mini Mouse, and their friends. Stroll around the Sunflower Field, Lake Park, Smurfs Village, and Umbrella Tunnel. Listen to live music, admire the street dancers in floats, and enjoy an unforgettable experience with your family and friends.

Dubai: The View At The Palm Observatory Entry Ticket

4. Dubai: The View At The Palm Observatory Entry Ticket

Take in unbeatable views of Pal Jumeirah and the surrounding landmarks from the observation deck of The View at the Palm with this entry ticket that includes access to the immersive The View Exhibition. Choose between a general admission ticket or a fast-track ticket with skip-the-line privileges. At 240 meters high, the observation deck on level 52 of the iconic Palm Tower offers panoramic, 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf, and other iconic landmarks from an outdoor terrace and a premium VIP Lounge. In addition to one-of-a-kind views and photo opportunities of Dubai’s skyline, enjoy immersive experiences that take you on a journey on the history of Palm Jumeirah and much more at The View Exhibition, an exhibition inspired by wonder. Palm Jumeirah is a worldwide symbol of Dubai’s energy, growth, and ambition. The truly iconic development stretches out into the Arabian Gulf in the shape of a date palm, the national plant of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride

5. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations.  With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Level 124, 125 Combo Ticket

6. Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Level 124, 125 Combo Ticket

Experience the magic of Dubai with a combined ticket to 2 of the city's most amazing attractions, and discover the Dubai Aquarium and the Burj Khalifa on the same day. From the depths of the ocean to the skies above upgrade your Burj Khalifa visit with an enchanting encounter with 485 aquatic species at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Start by traveling to the top of Dubai's most iconic monument with a pre-booked entrance ticket to the Burj Khalifa. Once you have selected your time slot, take the world’s fastest elevator to the observation floor on level 124 of the world’s tallest building. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramas across the city, desert, and Gulf. Learn more about the architecture and technology behind this unique skyscraper. Enter the world’s largest suspended aquarium. Admire thousands of aquatic animals from around the world, including rare species such as the King Crocodile and Sand Tiger Sharks. Discover three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. 

Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

7. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

Embark on a cruise around Dubai to see its highlights from the water with a yacht charter company that has been in operation for 15 years and serves over 1 million guests per year. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Bluewaters Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye, see the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the Burj Al Arab. You will receive a red-carpet welcome upon boarding your yacht. Enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on board, depending on the option chosen. You can spend quality time networking aboard the 65-foot vessel and above. Benefit from creature comforts and amenities, including a dinette area with natural light. Take your seats in the lounge area with abundant sun and shade. 

Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

8. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up and if you've chosen that option, is the quad bike experience.You will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Sky Ticket Levels 124, 125, and 148

9. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Sky Ticket Levels 124, 125, and 148

Avoid the crowds and treat yourself to a premium experience on the 124th, 125th and 148th floors of the Burj Khalifa, including access to the outdoor terrace of the world's highest observation deck. Select the sunset option to enjoy the city as the sun sets over the skyline.  Learn about the architecture and technology behind this Middle Eastern icon while seeing views of the city through one of the deck's telescopes. Ascend the 555-meter-tall Burj Khalifa, starting at the SKY Lounge. Watch as specially designed projections let you “fly” over city landmarks en route. Watch the Dubai Fountain show with synchronized music and marvel at the world's largest dancing fountain set on the Burj Khalifa Lake from your panoramic viewpoint. Descend to ground level, where a new exhibition allows you to relive the construction of the Burj Khalifa. Hear testimonials from the brains behind the building, from the interiors to the landscaping, architecture, and more.

Dubai: Museum of the Future Admission Ticket

10. Dubai: Museum of the Future Admission Ticket

Experience a museum that tries to transform the world rather than tell a story of the past with this ticket to the Museum of the Future in Dubai. Visit this iconic building that is one of the world's most complex architectural structures.  Pass through this unique space which accommodates several immersive future environments that aim to position visitors in an empowering version of the future. Explore the future of space travel, climate change, health, wellness, and spirituality.  Learn about the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. Discover the possibilities of concepts like human augmentation. See how education, smart cities, energy and transportation may be transformed in the future. 

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Dubai with kids

Discover incredible things to do in Dubai with kids. Help them create their own real-life Arabian tale. Treat the family to a desert adventure, complete with camel rides and sandboarding. Or take to the skies over the golden sands with a hot air balloon or a falconry show. There are marvels modern and ancient to enchant young minds. Visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, or the vast souks, and markets, filled with spices, fabrics, and gold. Or just go for exhilarating fun at Ferrari World’s tracks and Bounce’s trampolines.

Ski Dubai: Frolic in the snow in the middle of the desert

Escape to a wintry wonderland during any season. Everyone can enjoy the snow at Ski Dubai. Little ones can build a snowman or sled down a hill. Older kids and adults can take to the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. And it’s okay if they’ve never hit the slopes before – there are lessons available for all ages. Then, hang out with the penguins or check out the ice caverns. Or sip hot chocolate at a chalet and marvel that all of this is inside a mall, surrounded by desert. See the shoppers walking by outside the windows!

Children aged two and older are welcome, although you should check age and height limits for the various rides. Entry fee includes all the snow gear everyone needs. There are lockers for rent, and strollers are welcome and also available for rent. There are restaurants onsite (and in the mall), and baby changing facilities available.

Atlantis Aquaventure: Explore life under the sea 

Atlantis is no longer a mysterious lost continent: it is an epic waterpark. Anyone can buy a ticket for the splashing fun at the Atlantis Palm Hotel. Your adrenaline lovers can test themselves on rides like the Leap of Faith – a water slide almost 100-feet high that includes a long tube through the aquarium. Or the whole family can take a raft down Lazy River and enjoy a ride together.

The park welcomes the entire family, but you should check the age and height limits for the various activities. Strollers are allowed and recommended, and there are locker facilities. You can only bring baby food and water inside, but there are plenty of restaurants throughout the park.

OliOli: Everyone in the family can join the fun

Release the children for playful learning. Designed for kids, OliOli lets everyone join in. Toddlers can play with bubbles and puzzles with parents. Older kids can climb through Toshi’s Net and play up above, safely. They can learn about the forces of air and water with balloons and cannons. Watch their eyes light up as they see a hurricane in action or race little cars, they made themselves! Check the schedule for special activities, like constructing a musical bench or hunting for dinosaur fossils.

This is geared towards toddlers to pre-teens, although older children may also enjoy the activities. If you are traveling with babies, you’ll be relieved to know that there are baby changing and breast-feeding stations available. Strollers are welcome, although there is a storage area if needed. Considering the water activities, you may want to bring a change of clothing. You can bring food and drink or buy some at the café.

City Walk: Enjoy some of the city’s best shopping

Take shopping to the streets with the family. City Walk is an open-air shopping complex with more than just designer fashions. Check the calendar for events like artist performances and cooking competitions in the main area. However, the stores themselves offer kid-tastic entertainments. Geek Nations sells comic and pop culture merchandise and they also have a state-of-the-art gaming area to watch and play. Mattel Play! Town brings Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Barney, and friends to life for imaginative play with little ones.

Strollers are welcome and available for rent, and baby changing facilities are widely available. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the site and a first aid station.

Kite Beach: Enjoy a day of sand and surf

Dubai’s sands are more than desert. There are miles of shoreline to check out. Kite Beach brings family fun to the shores of the Persian Gulf. Active kids can try their hand at kite surfing, wakeboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding. There are playgrounds for the younger kids to build sandcastles, as well as amusement areas with kid-friendly ziplines and obstacle courses. And there are shops along the beach if you forget sunscreen or beachwear.

Strollers are welcome, and there are rentals for towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas. There are plenty of restaurants along the beach, in addition to restroom and shower facilities.



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What people are saying about Dubai

ok, we were expecting to leave out hotel around 2pm, but were delayed, eventually leaving around 5pm. Got to IMG around 6pm. the place was great !!! I'm guessing we were lucky as it was VERY quiet there, so we were able to get allot of rides in the time we had. IMG worlds is big ! the rides/activities there went beyond my expectations, I was assuming they'd be standard "fairground" rides but me & my family thoroughly enjoyed all the ones we went on. I would say in busy times you would have to queue for a good while, which may lessen the good vibe, but I'd say it would be easy to spend a full day there (plenty of food & gift/toy shops). Overall I'd say 8/10 (We've been let down by other famous landmarks, so maybe I've given a higher score to reflect ?) still worth it & a definite to revisit for me & my family.

Just returned from an amazing trip in desert. Our guide Ahsan is the perfect person for this job, he well explained everything and he taken care of us for the start up to the end.For my opinion is a 5+ stars person, an excellent driver and very pleasant man. The company DesertFunTourismLCC desire 5 stars too for everything: program, car, camp facilities, communication and flexibility. Ahsan, you are the best!

We had a wonderful time, everything was well organised.Thank you Fadi Feisal for a memorable experience for our family,kids loved it!Highly recommended.

A good company to use - no issues -excellent communication. Would recommend

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