super yacht dubai

When it comes to extravagance, people with a hefty bank balance prefer Dubai. This incredible city of the UAE has created such an impact on the global tourist map, that no one, be it from any social class can connive at. Anything and everything that is larger than life can be personalized here. You can order a pair of bespoke shoes, buy a mobile phone studded with diamonds, ride a supercar you have a fancy for, dine at the most expensive hotel, hire a chopper and a yacht, or book a luxury desert safari. In fact, the varieties of luxury things to do in Dubai will spoil you for choice. Here is a list of lavish activities you can splurge in and experience the worldly pleasure.

Luxury Things to Do in Dubai

1. Private Dinner at Burj Al Arab

burj al arab dinner

Touted as the only seven-star hotel in the world, Burj al Arab is a delight to savor a wide array of gourmet. When it comes to dining at Burj Al Arab, the hotel not only offers lip-smacking food but also unique and classy restaurants. While Al Mahara is a seafood restaurant with an aquarium, the Sky View Bar and Restaurant offers a bird’s eye view of the city along with a scrumptious afternoon and high tea. Apart from the décor, each restaurant offers a different cuisine and you would get to taste Arabic, European and Japanese cuisines at the different restaurants of Burj Al Arab. However, the ultimate luxurious dining experience at Burj Al Arab is definitely the private dinner on the helipad. You would need to make special reservations for the same.

Timings: Each restaurant has a different timing (check on the official website for the right timing)

Best For: Business meetings, get together with family and friends, special celebrations and romantic date

Important Tips:

  • If you plan to dine at one of the restaurants, it is crucial to make your bookings in advance.
  • Each of the restaurants has a dress code that you have to adhere to
  • If you are in Dubai with children, you need to confirm whether these restaurants entertain children at the time of reservation.

2. Dining at Hotel Armani

dining at hotel armani

The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is home to one of the most luxurious hotels, Hotel Armani. This world-class hotel has six restaurants serving not just the best and the most delicious food but also offering services and comfort that are a class apart. Along with the food, you would get to enjoy the beautiful view of the city while dining at one of the restaurants of Hotel Armani. Also, the idea of spending time inside the tallest building is in itself incredible!

Timings: 5 PM to 11:30 PM

Best for: Romantic dinner, business meetings and get together with friends

Important Tips:

  • These restaurants offer a table only on the basis of reservation. So, reserve your table well in advance.
  • It is important to dress up well (formals or semi-formals) while dining at one of the restaurants in Hotel Armani.

3. Overnight Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

overnight desert safari dubai

Come out of the shelter of your hotel room and experience the joy of spending a night in the wilderness of the Dubai desert. Book an overnight desert safari and get picked from your hotel to the desert. On the way, capture the scenes in your camera. Go for dune bashing and enjoy varied emotions the drive offers for 20 to 30 minutes. After the dune bashing, go for sandboarding on the dunes. With the sun finishing its day’s chore, ride on camelback and try photography. In fact, you shouldn’t miss clicking the desert sunset scene. Experience a warm welcome at the campsite where lots of activities for your entertainment await you such as henna painting, photography in traditional Ara costume, smoking Arabic Shisha, Tanoura dance show and belly dance show along with a sumptuous BBQ dinner. Tuck in yourself inside the cozy tent to relax and wake up rejuvenated the next morning.

Timings: 4 PM to 9 AM

Best For: Everyone

Important Tips:

  • You get to enjoy both sunrise and sunset in the desert
  • The temperature drops low in the desert at night, making the place a bit chilly. Hence, it is necessary to carry warm clothes for the night.

4. Hire a Private Helicopter for Sightseeing

helicopter tour dubai

If you loathe traffic, then you can avoid it by hiring a private helicopter for sightseeing. You can fly from your hotel, if it has a helipad, to the desert, and enjoy the amazing skyline of Dubai as well as neighboring Oman. If you love spotting fauna of the UAE, you can take the chopper to exotic islands such as the Sir Baniyas Island and Yas Marina Circuit and see Arabian Oryx and Giraffe.

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

Best For: Adventure enthusiasts

Important Tips:

  • It is important to carry your passport as you would have to go through a passport security check before you get into a helicopter.
  • Kids between the ages of 4 and 16 have to be accompanied by adults.

5. Hire a Super Yacht

super yacht dubai

If you love the sea and want to soak in the beauty of the city from the waters, taking a yacht cruise is the best option. There are yachts available to cater to all sizes of groups. Book the one that fits your requirements. The yachts are loaded with an exclusive interior, private butler, along with a crew to take care of your every need. Feast your eyes on the amazing beauty of Dubai seascape. Enjoy fishing, discover the hidden secrets of the ocean, and pampering yourself with the luxury-crewed service.

Timings: 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Best For: Couples and a group of friends

Important Tips:

  • Enjoy an international buffet on board with choicest of dishes and live cooking stations
  • The yacht has several entertainment options along with a swimming pool.

6. Order Bespoke Shoes

dubai mall

A vacation is incomplete without getting something to flaunt when you return home. And when you are in a shopping paradise like Dubai, typing a string to your wallet is a sin. Just visit the Dubai Mall and go on a spree of a splurge. bring the cliché ‘shop till you drop’ into reality. Let your hands on anything to make your personality shine or to give an aesthetic appeal to your living room. If you haven’t find the right size of shoes in any retail store, then order a pair of bespoke shoes at the luxury retail store, Level Shoes District. The store has an experienced in-house cobbler who can make any type of footwear according to your demand. When you wear the bespoke shoes, any connoisseur of shoes will compliment you on your choice.

Timings: 10 AM to 12 AM

Best For: Shopping lovers and shoe connoisseurs

Important Tip: The store has several footwear stylists who would help you pick the right pair of shoes as per your likes and dislikes. You can relax while the stylish look for shoes that match your interests as well as personality.

7. Luxury Drive in a Limousine

limousine ride

If there is an ultimate luxury vehicle that would be a sleek limousine and Dubai has plenty of them. Be it sightseeing or celebrating a special occasion, riding in a limousine is not just exciting but extremely comfortable too. Be it a group of friends or just you and your beloved, the luxury limousine tour would be the highlight of your whole trip. Just relax in the plush seats of the limousine with a glass of champagne while watching the city move past, in style.

Timings: 24×7

Best For: Romantic rides, children’s birthday, sightseeing and special occasions

You can book the limousine on per hour basis. Depending on your requirements, you can book the limousine for one hour, two hours, three hours, half-day, full-day, etc.

8. Enjoy a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

private hot air balloon ride

The deserts of Dubai are known for their majestic beauty, and the best way to enjoy its beauty is to go on a hot air balloon ride. Most of the hot air balloon rides start at dawn, giving you the chance to enjoy a glorious sunrise, as the sand dunes get a golden hue. You would also get the chance to spot the flora and fauna of the desert, which is unlikely to happen during a regular desert safari. To make your trip extra special, opt for a private hot air balloon ride. It is perfect for couples, especially if you are planning to propose to your beloved.


Best for: Couples, families, and friends

Important Tips

  • Be on time for the hot air balloon ride as you may miss the whole experience even if you are a few minutes late.
  • Wear light-colored comfortable clothes and open shoes or sandals.

9. Supercar Tour

Supercar tours dubai

If the looks, style, and the bubbling sound of supercars give you high, then drive not just one, but 5 supercars each for an hour in Dubai. Taking the wheel of the world’s best supercars and driving through the wide and fast roads of the city is a unique experience. You can drive Lamborghini LP7000 Aventador, Ferrari 458 Spider, Mclaren MP4-12C Spider, Lamborghini LP560 Gallardo, and Mercedes SLS AMG. All these supercars can touch 100km/h speed in less than 3 or a fraction more second. So rev up your adrenaline and have a lifetime driving experience.

Timings: Depends on the company you choose (most of them are open 24×7)

Best For: People who love adventure, luxury cars and speed

Important Tips

  • You need to be above 18 years of age and own a valid international driver’s license
  • You can choose between luxury car tour packages and renting a car on per hour basis.


These are a few of luxury things to do in Dubai that would show you the opulent and privileged side of the city. Besides these, there are several other activities to enjoy in privacy. A reputed destination management company can help you to enjoy comfort, adventure, and luxury in Dubai.

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