I want you to have the best time possible while on your trip, so I’ve searched high and low across Dubai for the best gift experiences there are. From the big adventurer in your life who loves an adrenaline-filled adventure to the pampered princess who’d love nothing more than an afternoon in one of the world’s most decadent spas, I’ve got you covered.
Incredible gift experiences for everyone
Here’s my top favourite, tried and tested gift experiences in Dubai. No matter why you want to treat someone, one of these will be just what you need!
Skydiving for the adrenaline junkies
Know someone who gets their kicks from going on the most wild adventures? This one is top of the list for them! You’ll want to check out Skydive Dubai for this experience. This company is renowned as one of the best in the world, and have two of the best skydiving locations you can find. The Palm DZ offers a tandem skydive from 13,000 feet above Palm Jumeirah; can you imagine a more incredible view for skydiving?!
Their second location is based in the desert and is aimed more at experienced skydivers who want to tandem skydive or learn to go it alone. With some of the most experienced instructors in the world, you can rest assured that you’re in the best of hands. The views you’ll get from their Palm DZ location are second to none and will create amazing memories you won’t soon forget. Visit them here to book your experience.
Dubai aquarium for the shark enthusiasts
Here’s another one for the adrenaline junkies. Check out the Dubai Aquarium aquatic experiences if you think swimming with sharks is a gift they’re certain to love. There are quite a few different options here depending on what you’d like to do, and their shark walker experience is one of their most popular packages. With this experience you don’t need to know how to dive - you simply pop on your helmet and jump into their massive 10-million litre shark tank for an up close and personal look at these incredible creatures.
One of their other specialist experiences is their shark encounter adventure, where you’re safely kept inside the diving cage while the sharks are fed right in front of you; talk about up close and personal! There are a range of experiences offered so make sure you check out their list to see what looks like the best one for the shark enthusiast in your life.
An afternoon at the Spa for those who need pampered
Dubai is one of the best places in the world for people who like to be pampered. For the best pampering around, head to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Talise Ottoman Spa. This palatial and opulent spa is one of the most decadent the city has to offer, and perfect to help you unwind and let go of any stress. Recently voted as "Hotel Spa of the Year" in 2018, you can rest assured this experience is second to none. Make sure you check out all of their exclusive offers to ensure you get exactly the experience you’re looking for!
Jewellery making for the hands-on creative
Looking for something fun and hands on for the creative in your life? Take a look at the jewelry making experiences offered at the Dssilversmith Studio in Dubai. You can choose from several options like their weekend workshops or evening classes, and after you attend you’ll come away with your own earrings, ring or cufflink. This is perfect for someone who loves to create, and you’ll come away with a beautiful souvenir to show for it.
Ski Dubai for a range of fun adventures
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers a wide range of experiences. Located in the Mall of the Emirates, you can have so many adventures here! Choose from skiing, tube slides, tobogganing, visiting the snow penguins or even zip-lining. There is something here that almost anyone will enjoy, and this is a brilliant experience for the whole family as well if you’re travelling with kids.
Photo experiences for someone who’s always behind the camera
Not uncommon on holiday, some people are always behind their camera trying their best to capture every moment. Why not get them a photography experience with Gulf Photo Plus? This company offer several different workshops and gift cards to choose from. Make sure you keep an eye out for their "Unseen Trails" guided tours, which includes a guided photography tour of lesser-seen areas of Dubai with photo tips along the way.
A table in the clouds for the foodies
There aren’t many places in the world that do dining quite like Dubai. For those who love nothing better than an incredible dining experience, Atmosphere on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa is quite honestly second to none. Whether you want a seat in the lounge or maybe even the private dining room, the chefs at Atmosphere serve up culinary creations that are to die for. This is a must-do for the foodie in your life who won’t forget the experience of a lifetime at this decadent restaurant in the most incredible of locations.
A spa couples experience for part of a romantic getaway
If you’ve come to Dubai for a romantic holiday, it doesn’t get much better than Amara’s couples journey for the ultimate spa experience for two. Treat yourself and your other half to this ultimate spa package which includes scrubs, a body wrap, a facial, and selection of spa cuisine. Part of a romantic getaway is enjoying your time together, and this amazing day at the spa will melt away the stress of everyday life and ensure you get to relax and unwind together.
Gift experiences for everyone in the world’s most exciting city
And there you have it, my list of the best gift experiences in Dubai. Did you find something for that special person in your life to enjoy on your trip? I’ve covered all the bases, and I hope this helps you find the perfect gift experience during your visit to Dubai. From shark walking and sky diving for the adrenaline-loving junkie in your life to jewellery making or a photography walk for the creatives, there’s something for everyone. Maybe a day at the spa or a meal at the world’s tallest skyscraper is more your speed, and having an experience at one of those is certainly not something you’ll forget anytime soon. Leave a comment below and let us know which was your favourite!