Dubai is not just about tall buildings, huge shopping malls & crazy rich people. It’s much more than that. It’s something you’ll cherish for life. An amalgamation of ultra-modern cosmopolitan lifestyle and ancient Arabian culture, Dubai has plenty to offer. However, what will surprise you is how wacky and crazy this land of sun, sand and sheikhs can be. So, the next time you visit this beautiful land, make sure to indulge in crazy things. Here are 5 Crazy Things To Do In Your Next Dubai Tour.
1. Go Skiing & Snowboarding!A snow paradise in the middle of a desert. Yes! You heard that right, it can happen only in Dubai. Ski Dubai is a staggering 2.25-hectare indoor ski centre. From gentle gradients to 60-metre vertical falls, beginners and novices can practice their skiing skills on the powdery white inclines. To really make the experience authentic, there’s also a chairlift. Get away from the staggering temperatures and enjoy the magnificent colony of Gentoo & King Penguins.
Dubai is also famous for its traditional souks (markets), which bustle with shoppers at all times of the day. You’ll find a number of Souks and be careful, you would want to splurge! These souks are pocket-friendly and will give you an experience you’ll never forget. Some of the best souks you’ll love to explore are- The Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Perfume Souk, Naif Souk & Karama Market.
3. Buy Gold from an ATM!
Dubai is the city to stock up gold but who would have thought that one could dispense gold from an ATM? Things are little extraordinary in Dubai. Not just limited to withdrawing and depositing money, a Gold-to-Go ATM dispenses 24-carat gold bars and coins. With gold prices updated by the minute, all you need to do is make a selection and feed in Dirhams.
4. Splurge on a Black Diamond Ice-Cream Sundae
Ever ate gold? Yes, 23-carat edible gold? No? Dubai has it in store for you. The Black Diamond ice cream sundae served at the exclusive Scoopi Café is the most expensive dessert served in the UAE. The vanilla bean ice-cream is from Madagascar, Saffron from Iran & rare black truffles from Italy and 23-carat edible gold served in a signature Versace bowl, which you can lick clean and keep as a souvenir.
5. Palm Jumeirah
For the ultimate adrenaline rush, jump out of a plane as it cruises over the Palm Jumeirah. Along with villas and apartments, it features beaches, marinas, restaurants, and a variety of retail outlets surely to fill your Instagram feeds with photos.