Dubai Rainy-day activities

Our most recommended Dubai Rainy-day activities

Dubai: Museum of the Future Admission Ticket

1. 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. 

Dubai: La Perle by Dragone Entry Tickets

2. Dubai: La Perle by Dragone Entry Tickets

Take advantage of a pre-booked ticket to see La Perle by Dragone. The performance features a cast of 65 artists, each bringing their own unique skillset to the performance. See actors and acrobats in aquatic and aerial stunts during the fast-paced live show. La Perle combines the spirit of Dubai with an iconic aqua stage to deliver an unforgettable spectacle in, on, and above water. Performers dive into the pool on stage and fly through the theater at spectacular heights, creating a visually captivating experience. Located in the heart of Dubai at Al Habtoor City, La Perle is the region’s first resident show with its own purpose-built theater. The venue provides a unique experience for audience members. With just 14 rows in the 1,300-seat theater, the audience is close to the action.

Dubai: Sky Views Dubai Entry Ticket

3. Dubai: Sky Views Dubai Entry Ticket

Get a new perspective with the Sky Views Dubai Observatory entry ticket and find ideal photo opportunities to capture the stunning Downtown Dubai skyline 720 ft (219.5 meters) above the city. Ascend the spiral staircase to level 53 and glide down to the level below on the Sky Glass Slide, a floating transparent tube, while viewing the city's surroundings at full speed. Embark on the Sky Edge Walk (optional) after a safety briefing and equipped with a safety harness – a hands-free walk with no windows or other protective barriers standing between you and the view at lofty heights.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. See key sights like the Corniche and Marina Mall, as well as the Grand Mosque and Al Watan Palace. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities. Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government. Then, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower. The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan palace housed in the presidential palace compound of the UAE. Notice the architectural features, artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at Rooftop, The Burj Club

5. Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at Rooftop, The Burj Club

On this 5 hour program, you will enjoy the views from the 124th level of Burj Khalifa. Then, depending on the time slot that you selected, you will then head down to the 3rd floor to enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner at the Burj Club for an alfresco dining experience overlooking Dubai and the Burj Khalifa. Feel the thrill of a high-speed ride in one of the world's fastest elevators. Marvel at the views from the world's tallest skyscraper as you step out onto an outdoor observation terrace 452 meters above the ground. Sample Menu Appetizer • Vichyssoise soup: traditional leek and potato soup with truffle oil (V) • Oriental lentil soup with lemon and baby spinach (V) • Caprese: Buffalo mozzarella, marinated tomatoes and basil pesto (V) • Seasonal mixed green salad with chicken or prawns (H / S ) Main • Organic corn-fed oven roasted chicken breast, potato mash and seasonal vegetable • Penne bolognese: beef and root vegetable bolognese with basil leaves (SG) • Vegetable fried rice with green peas, broccoli, carrot and soy sauce (V) • Grilled seabass with cherry tomatoes ragout and basil leave Dessert • White chocolate cheesecake, New York style (SG) • Fruit platter: selection of seasonal fruits (H) • Lemon meringue tart, strawberry coulis (D) 3-course set menu, guests may choose one of each. S = Shellfish, H = Healthier option, V = Vegetarian, N = Nuts, SG = Signature *Menu item subject to availability and may change without prior notice  

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble. Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the complex and its awe-inspiring architecture, and get a better appreciation of the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the UAE and the mastermind behind the mosque. Depart Abu Dhabi and journey back to Dubai for a drop-off at your hotel or designated location.

Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

7. Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

Explore the streets of Old Dubai on a guided walking tour. Have the option to choose between a shared or private tour. Visit the coin museum, try delicious local food and drinks, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse spices and gold at local markets. Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and the religion and the beliefs of the area. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof. Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Take your time to shop and sample fresh juice, street food, and local tea. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different herbs and medicines and try the camel milk chocolate! The tour continues to the biggest market for gold in the Middle East where you can admire intricate metalwork.

Dubai: Motiongate Dubai Entry Ticket

8. Dubai: Motiongate Dubai Entry Ticket

Motiongate™ Dubai unites 3 legendary Hollywood film studios: Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, and Lionsgate. Experience a world of cinematic adventure with your day ticket. The theme park features 27 action-packed rides and attractions plus a full program of 15 entertainment experiences and live dance performances. Restaurant meals and fast foods are available throughout the park. Choose from 5 roller coasters, multi-media dark rides, a drop tower, interactive play labs, a water rapids ride and media-based theater shows Take in the high-energy Step Up Dubai, All In! show at the 1,000-seat, multi-purpose Hollywood Theater. Dubai Parks and Resorts is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, approximately 25 minutes away from Dubai Marina.

Dubai: 2-Hour or Full-Day Slope Session at Ski Dubai

9. Dubai: 2-Hour or Full-Day Slope Session at Ski Dubai

Add to the enjoyment of your stay in Dubai with a 2-hour or full-day pass to Ski Dubai. The resort has 5 ski runs that vary in difficulty, height, and gradient. The longest run is 400 meters and has a fall of more than 60 meters. You can test your skiing skills on the world's first indoor black run. If you’re not quite up to that you can stay on the gentle beginner slopes to practice your turns. There’s nothing you need to bring along in the way of equipment or clothing. Your pass includes ski attire as well as ski boots, skis, and poles. After you’ve made your way down the slopes there is a quad-chairlift and a tow lift to promptly carry you back to the top for another run. If you’re interested in lessons, the resort has qualified professional instructors available. You’ll also find an exclusive retail shop and St. Moritz and Avalanche cafés.

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Level 124 + 125 & Sky Views Entry Ticket

10. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Level 124 + 125 & Sky Views Entry Ticket

Take the world’s fastest elevator to the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the world's tallest building. Ride up to the 125th floor and check out the view from the observation deck balcony. Afterward, visit the Sky Views Observatory for an alternative but equally breathtaking view of the city. The Burj Khalifa towers over Downtown Dubai at a staggering 2,723 ft. Enjoy the aerial view of the surrounding emirate with 360-degree panoramas from the 124th and 125th floors. Set a new perspective with the Sky Views Dubai Observatory entry ticket and find ideal photo opportunities to capture the stunning Downtown Dubai skyline 720 ft (219.5 meters) above the city. Ascend the spiral staircase to level 53 and glide down to the level below on the Sky Glass Slide, a floating transparent tube, while viewing the city's surroundings at full speed.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 716 reviews

Mahmoud was the perfect tour guide from start to finish. He made us feel special and we feel like the experience was SO much better than if we had tried to visit the area on our own. From the food tasting to the excellent spice market experience, it was fantastic!

The tour was amazing and I learnt a lot. Haseeb was my guide and he was happy to answer any questions we had in the group as well as being an amazing photographer. Will definitely do this tour when I travel to Dubai again. Thank you

Wonderful experience on this tour with Paolo. Amazing guide who was super friendly and answered any questions out to him. Very informative. Non stop tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend this tour.

I would like to leave a positive review for Adnan who took us on a tour around Dubai - Photography was amazing. Thankyou

Excellent and very educational about how the amazing palm was made too. Great and well worth visiting.