Some of Dubai's prettiest beaches are located along the Jumeirah strip. This long stretch of beach is lined with palm trees and has plenty of lifeguards on duty. Jumeirah Beach is especially appealing to women, as here they have their own days to bask in the hot sun without the unwanted male attention. Next to the beach is the Jumeirah Park, which provides a nice break from the sun and sand to eat lunch or gather with friends. A perfect spot to play some outdoor games, dip into the salty waters and just gaze at the marvel that is, Dubai. At Jumeirah Beach, only one word escapes your lips, Mashallah!
Located next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is a popular tourist destination. Offering a respite from the scorching heat, this incredible water park has over 30 rides to entertain kids of all ages. The largest rides include White Water Wadi, Jebel Lookout, Wadi Leap, Falaj Fury, Wadi Twister, Wadi Bazher and Flood River Flyer to name a few. Ring rides include Tumble Falls, Falcon Fury, Thunder Rapids, Tunnel of Doom and Rushing Rapids. The tallest and the fastest free-fall water slide outside North America- Jumeirah Sceirah is a popular attraction here. The largest wave pool in the Middle East- Breakers Bay is also located here. Wild Wadi has lifeguards on duty at any given time to ensure its patrons' well being. Admission rates differ according the height of the visitor.
Retreat to an oasis in the heart of the city at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. You will enjoy a breath-taking view of The Creek, the sea-water inlet that is a Dubai hallmark. The 18-hole championship course has been host to the PGA European Tour Desert Classic and houses a golf academy in the country where PGA Professionals provide lessons for all ages and experience levels, utilizing the latest swing analysis technology. The club prides itself on the beautiful fairways it features. Floodlights allow golfing to continue until 10p with a par three water hazard nine-hole course, driving range and practice facilities. The club has undergone a major redesign and added nine new front holes, a luxury hotel and villas. It is plush, luxurious and everything the golf fanatic could ask for. The club is also a full-service yachting center for boats up to 40 meters (131 feet). Featuring a state-of-the-art health club and six restaurants, the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is the perfect place for a jam-packed day trip.
Located at the Al Quoz Industrial Area, the Green Art Gallery focuses on contemporary art. The gallery displays prominent works of various artists hailing not only from the Middle East but also from Africa, Southern Asia and even parts of Turkey. The gallery promotes every artists' research-based approach and encourages participation without age and nationality barriers. Feel free to keep a track of up-coming exhibitions on their official website. If you are an art connoisseur a visit to the Green Art Gallery is a must when in Dubai.
Designed by the US-based WET Designs, who are also known for designing the iconic Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas, the Dubai Fountain is spread across a sprawling 12.14-hectare (30 acres) area on the Burj Khalifa lake. Considered to be one of the greatest choreographed fountains in the world, this marvelous structure features over 20 color projectors and more than 6,500 lights. Shooting jets of water to about 500 feet (152.4 meters) up in the sky, the musical fountain boasts of scintillating shows throughout the day. But the as the sun sets, a fantastic vibe takes over the place - that's when the plethora of lights are turned on. It is said that the fountain's upward-beaming light shines so bright that it can be seen from the space! Whether or not seen from space, the lovely Dubai Fountain can definitely transport you to another world, thanks to its magical illumination, choreography and music!
One of the city's favorite landmarks, the Safa Park is a great picnic spot. Children have a field day with the maze, ferris wheel, electronic games parlor, bumper cars and other games. Facilities for volleyball, soccer and basketball are also available. Add to it a jogging track, barbecue areas and a lake with a waterfall amidst a vast expanse of greens. A wonderful family experience is guaranteed. Tuesdays are reserved for women and children only.