18 Things You Must Do in Dubai Before 2018 Is Over!

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If you happen to be residing in what’s probably the hottest city in the region, Dubai, then you’ve definitely had multiple unforgettable experiences. The Emirate is best known for its legit events, hangout spots, and for being a brilliant entertainment hub. Since 2018 is coming to an end, we thought that you could use some fun and adventure before the countdown is over. So, we’ve compiled a to-do list made up of 18 things for you to make the best out of your stay there.

Art and Music

Dubai Opera Tours

Via Dubai Opera

A guided tour of the Dubai Opera is a great option for everyone who appreciates all sorts of art. This is a cultural gem with a modern twist that you definitely should have on your to-do list!

La Perle by Dragone

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Dubai’s number one theatrical show, La Perle, is celebrating the 47th National Day of UAE with a 47% off its shows until the 2nd of December. This is the best opportunity to get to watch a one of a kind show curated especially for La Perle Dubai by Franco Dragone himself! Al-Habtoor city is home to La Perle, so we highly recommend the Hilton there for a full extravagant lavish experience.

The Museum of Illusions

Via Museum of Illusions Dubai

If you’re into some mind-blowing tricks, then this is the place for you! The latest addition to Dubai’s endless list of attractions, the museum will host a wide collection of optical illusions under its roof.

Electric Dreams at folly by Nick and Scott

Via The Rooftop @folly

Electric Dreams just came back for a new season and is taking place at folly’s The Rooftop every Thursday!

Bao Dance Music Festival

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The Bao Dance Music Festival is a two-day extravaganza celebrating the Chinese culture bringing you EDM music, dance groove, yummy food, and everything in between! The event will take place on the 29th and the 30th of November with one hell of a lineup featuring top-notch DJs including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, and much more. Tickets are sold for AED 395; for more information on that or for table bookings, click here.

Groove on the Grass

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This December 7th will witness a lit night by headliners that includes names of the likes of David August, Danny Daze, Chloé, and more! If you’re ready for some groove, then you’d better get your body moving, and some tickets as well!

Thrill and Adventure

Visit XLine

XDubai is taking ziplining to a whole new level by introducing two 1km-long zip lines over the Dubai Marina.

Visit Hatta

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From biking to hiking, Hatta is the perfect destination that offers you the full adventure travel experience.

Supercar Experience

Via Dubai Autodrome

Looking for a Need for Speed or a Fast and Furious experience? This is your chance to get behind the wheels and enjoy the thrill of driving a 570bhp Ferrari GT at Dubai Autodrome!

Hot Air Balloon

Via Platinum Heritage

A birds-eye view of Dubai’s wide desert and sand dunes should be on your bucket list. It’s time to cross it off while snapping a couple of aerial shots for the memory and Platinum Heritage could help you get things done!

Laguna Waterpark

Via Laguna Waterpark

Who said adrenaline is just for adventurers? Families too can have the times of their lives by visiting Laguna Waterpark at La Mer. There are over 10 thrilling rides that we promise you won’t regret!

Dubai Parks and Resorts

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Best known for Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai, the UAE’s funhouse is not just offering you endless entertainment, but also a great deal in celebration of the National Day of UAE. If you buy one ticket for one of their parks, you get to visit another park for only AED 47! This offer is valid between the 30th of November till the 3rd of December.


Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge

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For the 10th year in a row, Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is back bringing out the beast inside you. The annual event will take place at the Dubai Autodrome on the 14th of December. Cyclists have two options to choose from; a 53km route and 92km one. For more details, click here.


Farmers Market

Via Visit Dubai

The Farmer Market’s 10th edition at Bay Avenue is the perfect farm-to-table experience. Go green and head there every Friday and Saturday for a wide selection of organic products that you won’t find elsewhere with the same premium quality.


Weekends at Drift Beach Club

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Since Dubai has a warm weather all year long, the beach plan never goes wrong! Spending your weekend chilling at Drift Beach Club is the perfect way to have a laidback day off.

DXB Friday’s

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All day, all night? Drai’s always the right answer! This ultimate VIP pool party experience is a to die for!

New Year’s Eve Parties

Gala Dinner at Atlantis

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Finally, some NYE glitz is the perfect way to end the year, and nothing can ever compare to the most exclusive party this 31st, the Atlantis Royal Gala! To get your hands on tickets before anyone else, click here.

Neon New Year’s Eve Party – The Zone

We didn’t forget the teens, don’t worry! We know glitz and glam is not for you, boys and girls! That’s why we’re recommending you this flashy party instead, at Atlantis’ The Zone! For pre-booking, contact TheZone@atlantisthepalm.com

WE SAID THIS: How much can you mark as “done” by the end of the year?

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