The ultimate Dubai visitor's guide

52 things every tourist (and resident) should try once

There are certain things in this town thahere that simply can’t be left unseen and undone – whether you’re holidaying here for just a week or live here year-round. Despite its relative youth and small size, Dubai has hundreds of unique – and frequently mind-boggling – attractions to suit visitors of all shapes, sizes and appetites for thrill-seeking. Want to swim with sharks? You’ve got it! Eat at the world’s highest restaurant? No problem. Throw yourself down the world’s largest waterslide? Do it here. We’ve also got some of the world’s most moreish street food – yours for a mere Dhs6. But that’s not all – read on for our pick of the must do sees and eats in the emirate and beyond.

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