15 Things To Do Alone In Dubai - Updated 2022


Dubai, one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, is undoubtedly a top travel destination not only in Asia but the entire world as well. Glamorous and affluent, the city is definitely not a holiday destination for backpackers or for people with budget constraints. On the contrary, Dubai has unlimited attractions to offer and visitors simply do not mind shelling out extra bucks here. From five-star hotels to top Airbnb vacation rentals in downtown, you’re sure to have amazing accommodation during your stay. This desert city is known for its liberal policies, superb infrastructure, and excellent tourist amenities. It enjoys a brilliant geographical location as many of the European countries can be reached within five hours by air and within three hours from a majority of the Middle East countries, the Indian subcontinent, and the Near East nations. Wondering what to do in Dubai alone? The city offers the perfect excuse for partying, shopping, attending sporting events, some sinful pleasures, sightseeing, and fine dining. If we have managed to grab your attention and you are already planning to visit the place, here are our recommendations on the top things to do alone in Dubai.

1. Experience the unique culture of Dubai (from USD 63.0)

A trip to Dubai just isn’t complete without the famous experience of riding a camel. Get absorbed in the peaceful environment of the vast Arabian Desert - it is one of the best places to visit alone in Dubai, but you won’t really be alone as there will be other tourists enjoying the adventure with you. Do not hesitate to take photos during your trip as it will be the perfect time to marvel at the sunset in the desert. After the ride, a Bedouin tent will be waiting so you can get that really authentic desert experience. Refreshments will be served before heading to a Bedouin-style base camp where a scrumptious barbeque dinner will be served. There will also be exquisite performances for you to watch to complete your remarkable tour.

Camel Caravan, VIP BBQ & Oriental Shows

Duration: 6.5 hours

229 reviews

2. Embark on a desert safari at sunrise (from USD 43.0)

As a traveler, you are always willing to wake up earlier than usual so you’ll have more time to visit tourist attractions. You’d want to squeeze in as many activities as you can. You can try dune bashing in the fine sands of the Arabian Desert. Sunrise is also the perfect time to get your perfect shots if you’re into photography or just want your trip to be even more memorable. Watch as the sun slowly lights up the desert. You can even indulge in a mouthwatering breakfast while watching the sunrise.

Sunrise Desert Safari with Breakfast

Duration: 4.5 hours

117 reviews

3. Relish the desert experience (from USD 55.0)

Taking a trip to see the red dunes in the desert is quite popular in Dubai. It will be a thrilling experience to ride a vehicle that can skid the red dunes. If you enjoy seeking adventures, try sandboarding to surf the fine sand in the desert. If you want, you can also go for an exciting camel ride. This is one way to experience the true nature of Dubai, and it will make you love the city even more.

Red Dunes Safari, Sandboarding & Camel

Duration: 4 hours

498 reviews

4. Delight in an authentic walking food tour (from USD 79.0)

Traveling always becomes more enjoyable when you understand the true culture of the place. Eating authentic food is an exciting way to really see what a place has to offer. Taking a walking food tour is the perfect way to spoil yourself with food as you can taste a number of local delicacies. This walking food tour in Dubai will make you appreciate its history and taste the very essence of the place.

Dubai's Favourite Food & Historic walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

123 reviews

5. Desert excursion and dinner with comfortable transport from Dubai (from USD 193.0)

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime as you ride a vintage Land Rover while moving through the desert. This seven-hour unforgettable experience starts from Dubai. Marvel at the desert wildlife while driving into the well-known Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Watch a marvelous falconry display and then proceed toward a luxurious Bedouin-style camp. Also, experience some traditional desert activities such as a demonstration of making bread and a camel ride. A delectable dinner and some lively Arabian entertainment are definitely an icing on the cake.

Dubai Desert Land Rover Safari with Dinner and Show from Dubai

Duration: 7 hours

1543 reviews

6. Boat tour around Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina (from USD 48.0)

Looking for fun activities as a single woman in Dubai on a solo adventure? You should definitely not let go of this excellent opportunity to enjoy a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tour. The tour covers the magnificent coast of Dubai and lasts for either 75 or 90 minutes. You can board a boat from Dubai Marina and enjoy the rhythm of the waves as the boat picks up speed. Enjoy unhindered views of top tourist attractions like the royal palaces, Burj AI-Arab, Dubai Lagoon, Palm Jumeirah, and Palm Atlantis during the cruise. Each boat has a maximum capacity of only 10 persons, so you can really have a unique and personalized experience.

Dubai RIB Boat Cruise with Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina

Duration: 60 to 99 minutes

771 reviews

7. Hot air balloon ride in Dubai (includes falconry demonstration and gourmet breakfast) (from USD 375.0)

Do not miss the golden opportunity of an exciting hot air balloon ride in the desert city, which lasts for one hour. You will be taken to the launch location on an air-conditioned bus. Enjoy the experience of gliding over the magnificent dunes of the desert with an experienced pilot. Also, watch a trained demonstration of the falcons flying high up in the air. Your ride will come to an end with a delicious dessert after you land.

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Falcon Show

Duration: 5 hours

504 reviews

8. Feel your adrenalin rush at Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai (from USD 94.0)

Don’t know what to do in Dubai alone? Spend some action-packed time in Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark by buying yourself an all-day ticket at the entrance itself. The waterpark is part of the famous 5-star hotel and resort called Atlantis The Palm. It boasts of nail-biting adventures and spectacular water rides for all age groups. Enjoy riding through the thrilling shark tunnels, take the corkscrew chutes’ ride or observe kids having fun at the Splasher’s Island area. If you do not want to miss the Atlantis-themed aquarium or an entry to The Lost Chambers, all you need to do is simply upgrade your ticket.

Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark All-Day Admission

Duration: 8 to 12 hours

1320 reviews

9. Explore Dubai by going on a half-day city sightseeing tour (from USD 31.0)

Come; discover this beautiful desert city of U.A.E. as you embark upon your half-day city sightseeing tour. There will be an expert local guide who will make your Dubai tour look like a cakewalk. You will travel in a comfortable minivan or coach and take in the top landmarks of Dubai while absorbing the city’s cosmopolitan atmosphere. Do not forget to take photographs of the world-famous Burj Al-Arab Hotel, which is sail-shaped and has been in the news ever since it was built. Riding a water taxi can be real fun across the Dubai Creek for sure. You’ll be heading into the Al Bastakiya district, known for its traditional character. Conclude the city tour with a visit to the spectacular Gold Souk and the Deira Spice Souk. You would definitely love exploring the innumerable jewelry and gold stores there.

Dubai City Half-Day City Tour

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

1433 reviews

10. Enjoy gourmet dinner on a suspended mid-air platform (from USD 214.0)

If you are an adventure seeker or a die-hard foodie, then do not miss this excellent activity in the city of Dubai. You will be served a three-course delicious meal by a chef while enjoying the superb views of the desert city as well as its surrounding waters. But the most unique feature of this excursion is that everything happens while being suspended on a platform up in the air. So, enjoy this unique experience and cherish some best moments of your life.

On Air Dinner Adventure in Dubai

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

98 reviews

11. Experience skydiving in Dubai (from USD 421.0)

Fly high in Dubai - literally - with this incredible skydiving adventure. From 13,000 feet (3,962 meters), experience a full minute of intense free-fall while the beauty of the city and its waters stretch out below you. All of the staff and jumpmasters are professionally trained experts who will walk you through all of the procedures and answer any of your questions. Your harnesses and other equipment are well-maintained and always checked for safety, and the jumpmaster will jump tandem with you, so there is nothing to worry about. What are you waiting for? Dive into Dubai’s skyline with this heart-pounding skydiving experience.

[Sale] Skydive Dubai Experience

Duration: 1hrs30 Min Duration

110 reviews

12. Snap Instagram-worthy photos at Dubai Miracle Garden (from USD 115.0)

Visit this natural flower garden located in Dubailand. With nearly 50 million gorgeous flowers and 250 million lush plants beautifully landscaped, Dubai Miracle Garden boasts being the largest natural flower garden in the world. The place opened in 2013 for Valentine’s Day – undoubtedly for couples - but there is no reason why a solo traveler shouldn’t marvel at this beautiful spectacle too. Make sure to bring your camera when you drop by since the place is nothing short of a picture-perfect fairytale garden. If you ever find yourself in Dubai, make sure to visit Dubai Miracle Garden.

Dubai Miracle Garden and Global Village Shopping Tour

Duration: 5 to 6 hours

27 reviews

13. Look down from atop Burj Khalifa (from USD 85.0)

Planning a solo travel to Dubai? Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to feel on top of the world while visiting the city. You simply need to purchase an entrance ticket to access the viewing point of Burj Khalifa’s 124th floor. As you ride the 65-meter (213-foot) moving sidewalk, enjoy watching a wonderful multimedia presentation, which narrates the story of this beautiful desert city as well as Burj Khalifa. Reach the observation deck by taking a high-speed elevator and enjoy the views of Burj-Al Arab, Dubai Marina, and other sights, which are simply mind-blowing from the top. There are powerful digital telescopes that can be used to view the surrounding landmarks below.

Dubai Burj Khalifa Level 124 'At the Top' Entrance Ticket

Duration: 1 to 3 hours

210 reviews

14. Dinner cruise on stylish Bateaux Dubai (from USD 117.0)

Sail smoothly along the famous Dubai Creek and marvel at the skyline of Dubai while enjoying fine gourmet dinner on this unique “Bateaux Dubai” dinner cruise that lasts for about two-and-a-half hours. Get a red carpet treatment as you are greeted with a cool welcome drink. Also, enjoy the sights of Dubai’s top tourist attractions including the Al Maktoum Bridge and Clocktower. The three-course dinner is accompanied by a beautiful piano performance. You can select a soda or go for one of the delectable house wines to accompany your food.

Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

15. Amazing helicopter ride in Dubai (from USD 175.0)

This amazing shared helicopter ride offers you some spectacular views of the city from the air. The ride lasts for about 15 or 25 minutes. An experienced pilot has the controls while the chopper has seats for five passengers. Enjoy sights of top city attractions like Burj-Al-Arab and Palm Jumeirah among others as you soar above them. Do not forget snapping pictures of the landmarks from the air to capture the sights forever.

Dubai Helicopter Flight with Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa

Duration: 12 to 25 minutes

10 reviews

Dazzling Dubai, a dream destination

The beautiful city of Dubai has something in store for everyone irrespective of nationality, gender, or age group. Not only is it a premier shopping destination in the region but it’s also known for its host of outdoor adventure activities, which are packaged in a tourist-friendly manner. If you are really craving a great holiday and you’re traveling to Dubai, you’ll be surprised that there are so many things to do alone here. Refer to the above-mentioned activities and enjoy a memorable vacation.

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