Dubai is a city of many possibilities and some of the dreamiest and most offbeat destinations are found in this charming gulf city. Off-Beat Dubai is full of surprises for everyone and offers a very colorful and unique side to visitors who know where to look.
Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood
Leave the modern glitter of Dubai behind and step back in time in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. This restored area will offer you an experience of Dubai as it was before the oil boom, when it was a station of the Bedouin tribes.
Timings: Day time is best to visit.
The Outlet Village
A luxury shopping experience in a setting that will transport you to medieval Italy, the Outlet Village is a retail experience that has been taken a few levels into the realm of history and eccentric themes. There are off-beat activities in Dubai, and this is clearly one that symbolizes Dubai’s ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude.
Timings: 10AM to 12AM Sunday to Wednesday, 10AM to 10PM Thursday to Saturday
Dubai Camel Racing Club
The ship of the desert may have been replaced by luxury sports cars and modern highways, but visiting the city’s Camel Racing Club remains one of the off-beat things to do in Dubai. With robot jockeys, casinos and a whole lot of other attractions, the Club puts postcard Dubai in the backseat for a while.
Timings: 7.30AM to 1PM Sunday to Thursday
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai is a city that speaks in superlatives and the Miracle Garden is the largest natural flower garden in the world with more than 100 million flowers. Attractions here like the butterfly parks and the flower houses will change your mind about Dubai being all glass and steel.
Timings: 9AM to 9PM Sunday to Thursday, 9AM to 11PM Friday and Saturday
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Dinosaur-Themed 6D Cinema
Step into the pre-historic age when dinosaurs roamed our planet. An experience that tingles all your senses and provides a literal immersive experience, the 6D cinema at the Oasis Center is a must visit and completes the offbeat tours in Dubai.
Off the tourist brochures, Dubai’s less common attractions are no less exciting. Enjoy these special landmarks of the city that give it its uniqueness, despite its globalized image.