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In addition to watching a wide range of fascinating films at DIFF, there are also many others things to do in Dubai for the whole family - plenty of sun, shopping and sports not to mention a fascinating history and culture.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides visitors with legendary shopping, camel racing, mountains, beaches, deserts and oases, among many other delights. Dubai is a futuristic metropolis boasting year-round sunshine that has become a playground for vacationers and globe-trotters from around the world.

Visitors who choose to explore below the shiny surface of this city of skyscrapers can enjoy deeply rooted heritage. Old Dubai is filled with ancient mosques and souks (markets) selling traditional goods and gold jewelry. There are endless opportunities for bargains, especially as the price of gold in the gold souk is very competitive! Get to the fish souk early in the morning or late at night when the fishermen arrive to sell their catch. If you want to stock up on spices or rose petals, the spice souk… obviously!
You can drink tea with the locals or try some of the unleavened bread from the traditional bakeries while you shop for beautifully decorated textiles. The Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort features an area on Bedouin lifestyle and a diorama of pearl divers.

Most desert safaris offer camel riding, dune driving, sand-skiing and spectacular sunsets; some tours offer romantic, intimate experiences and others are fast-paced evenings of traditional feasting, music, belly-dancing, henna painting and smoking hookahs under the stars in Bedouin-style tents. Pick your experience and enjoy!

Balloon Adventures Dubai
Dubai's geography and climate are ideal for ballooning - they provide a unique situation.
Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque is a dominant landmark of Dubai city. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition.
Desert Safari
This most exciting and adventurous entertainer has many names “Dune Dinner”,
Dragon Mart
Dubai's Dragon Mart, the largest trading hub for products from China.
Dubai Bastakiya
The old Bastakiya district is a step back in time to the days before electricity.
Horse Racing
Racing in Dubai has enjoyed great success with races such as the world famous.
Wonder Bus
The Wonder Bus is an amphibious bus. It is brand new state of the art .
Knowledge Village
Dubai Knowledge Village (KV) is a vibrant, connected learning community.
Scenic Flying
Take an aerial tour of Dubai. Helicopters and plane tours offer a bird's eye view of the city
Dubai Museum
The Dubai Museum is a must see for everyone who comes to Dubai.
Sheikh Saeed’s House
Sheikh Saeed's House overlooking the mouth of the Creek at Shindagha.
Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque, located in the city's Bur Dubai section, is actually a recreation.
Majlis Gallery
The Majlis Gallery was opened on November 2nd, 1989 as a commercial artistic exhibition and a meeting place for artists.
The creek
The creek divides Dubai into two parts - Deira Dubai and Bur Dubai. The creek is 14 Kms long. It now has eight wharfages each capable
The Wonderland family fun park, divided into three sections.
Dubai Zoo
Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo of its kind not only in the United Arab Emirates
Encounter Zone
Tucked away on the third floor of the Wafi City Mall, the state-of-the-art Encounter Zone entertainment center.
Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing.