There is no dearth of things to do in Dubai. You can enjoy a wide range of man-made adventures or enjoy the fantastic beaches which start at Jumeirah.
Shopping continues to dominate the list of things to do in Dubai and you can soak in the colors at Meena Bazaar which is predominantly an Indian marketplace or go more industrial at the Dragon Market.
Great eateries dot Dubai and you get a range of international cuisines at fairly reasonable prices. The Big Bus tours give you a complete tour of the city and you can hop-on, hop-off the bus as you please.
If you are more adventurous, do try out the wide range of adventure water sports available at Dubai Beaches.
Dune-bashing or Dune-rides on 4-wheel drive SUVs is a must-do activity in Dubai.
Helicopters are a common sight in Dubai and you can see that many hotels and skyscrapers sport a heli-pad.
Taking a helicopter ride in Dubai is yet another cool thing to do while in this mid-east paradise.
Fun has a new meaning in Dubai and the indoor skiing at Emirates Mall is loads of fun for the entire family. If you are looking for a day-long fun, you can take a car and head to any of the near-by resorts that dot the outskirts of Dubai. A hidden gem is the Al Hamra resort in RAK which has a pristine private beach. This resort is also very suitable romantic getaways as it gives you all the privacy you need along with amazing service.
All large shopping malls of Dubai, and there are many of them, have large play areas for children. Other than that, the country displays at Ibn Battuta mall remains an all time favorite with return visitors. If you are looking for something more safer, hop into any of the multiplexes of Dubai to enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
On the romantic front, Dubai offers many options for entertainment. If you like a relaxed experience, then you can head out for a dinner cruise on the river which gives you quality time with your loved ones. If you are looking for a bit more action, then you can choose from any of the nightspots which are there in the leading hotels of Dubai. It is best to call before going to the nightspots to check what is on for the night.
A walk at the Jumeirah beach at night as you feel the cool sand seep through your toes and sea shells shine in the moonlight, and the twinkle of ships afar is probably one of the most romantic things to do in Dubai and anywhere in the world!