A mainstay on every traveler’s bucket list, and rightfully so, Dubai has become synonymous with exciting adventures, luxury, and world-class dining. With so much to do, see and savor, Dubai can be a larger-than-life amusement park.
And when you add a global pandemic to the equation, even the most seasoned traveler will think twice before boarding a plane.
Fret-not: We’ve rounded up the best—and the safest—activities in Dubai to help you explore the city safely—and with peace of mind.
COVID-19 measures in the UAE
Travelers to Dubai are required to provide a negative PCR test at the departure airport, and the test must be conducted within 96 hours prior to departure for the UAE. Read more on quarantine guidelines for travelers to Dubai.
COVID-19 UAE app
The UAE Ministry of Health and Presentation has built a mobile app to help protect residents and visitors against the COVID-19 virus. The App provides real-time updates, the latest health news, COVID-19 statistics, within the United Arab Emirates, as well as a host of other services, including a self-screening survey, live calls, helpline info, and locations of the nearest health centers. Download the app on Google Play and IOS.
Burj Khalifa: Enjoy Dubai from the top
Your visit to Dubai would be incomplete without checking out the tallest building in the world: Burj Khalifa. Needs little introduction, Burj Khalifa, is an iconic landmark of Dubai and a must-see sight for a breathtaking view of the city.
Burj Khalifa is a feast for the senses —a labor of architectural splendor and formidable engineering, towering at 2715ft, and housing a restaurant-bar on the 122nd floor. “Falcon’s Eye View” lets you see Dubai through the eyes of a falcon, and take a virtual tour over the city by floating over key attractions like a bird.
Morning desert safari
Leave the city’s hustle and bustle behind and head to the desert for a memorable adventure. Sand skiing, anyone? Experience the thrill of dune skiing, sand boarding, and a camel ride. The trip kicks off in the morning, and you will be picked up in a 4×4 Land Cruiser.
The Dubai Frame tells us a story of the city: How it was transformed from humble beginnings to a mega-metropolis, where old meets new. The World’s Largest Picture Frame, you guessed it, Dubai Frame rises at 159 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, boasting panoramic views of the city’s skyline, while framing views of iconic landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, and the Palms.
Where else in the world but Dubai can you go sand boarding and skiing in the same day? Ski Dubai, located at the Mall of the Emirates, is spread across 22,500 square feet and hosts five different skiing slopes, a snow park, and a huge skiing area.
Jet Ski Tour
Dubai is a coastal city, and it would be remiss to visit the city without experiencing its exhilarating water sports. Enjoy the view of Dubai from a Jet Ski as you whoosh by across the Persian Gulf. Take pictures by Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s most emblematic symbol and the third-tallest hotel in the world.
Stay safe as you explore Dubai with Epic Reality Risk Score, and learn about each activity or venue’s safety and health measures, including social distancing rules, facial wear dress code policies, seating capacity, temperature checks.