Going Beyond Dubai: 5 Places to Visit Outside Dubai

Fun-loving travelers always want more – they thread the road less travelled and see places that has never been seen before by a common tourist. They ditch their itineraries and explore on their own. And sometimes, they even go out of their way and visit nearby places outside the city.


Good thing for these daredevil travelers, there are places they can go outside the city of Dubai. And if you are planning on going to an epic adventure of a lifetime, drop your map and start checking out these amazing places outside Dubai.


  1. Al Ain


If you are in for some unique adventure, then have a rewarding visit at Al Ain, The Garden City. Located southeast of Dubai within the Burami Oasis, Al Ain offers a wide range of spectacular destinations that attracts even the pickiest tourist. You can visit the Jebel Hafeet, Qatar’s second highest mountain. You can also take a stroll on remarkable date-plam plantations and learn a thing or two about the Qatari culture by visiting the historical fortresses. Of course, a trip without a shopping spree is not complete. Shop till you drop on the famous Al Jimi Shopping Center and check out the camel and livestock souq.


  1. Ajman


Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates, but this place is packed with activities every tourist can enjoy. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, you can relax in the white sand beach of Ajman.  You can also explore the place and visit the dhow building. Ajman craftsmen and boat makers are known for their skills and seeing it for real.


  1. Kish Island


Kish Island is one of the smaller islands Persian Gulf that is blessed with amazing destinations. Kish is known for its beautiful corals and gorgeous beaches. Make trip and dive to witness the beautiful coral reefs in the gulf. You can explore more of the place by visiting the Kish Qanat, a massive tunnel built around 2500 BC. This structure is built to supply water to the ancient inhabitants of Kish.



  1. Sharjah


If you love shopping and the beach, then Sharjah is the perfect place to visit. Sharjah is home to breathtaking beaches and resorts where you can forget your worries away while jet-skiing in Khalid Lagoon. And aside from the spectacular view of the sea, you can enjoy exploring the market and get dibs on one-of-a-kind finds in The Blue Souq shopping center. And if you are looking forward to satisfying your taste for some cultural trip, you can visit the Archeology Museum, the Sharjah Fort Museum and the Sharjah Islamic Museum.


  1. Mina Jebel Ali


Situated southeast of Dubai, Jebel Ali is considered as one of the newest district in Dubai known for its industrial importance in the booming UAE economy. But Mina Jebel Ali is also known for its top-notch beach resorts and tourist activities. Aside from the beach, travellers can spend some time by taking off seaplane flight, horse riding and fishing, perfect activities for family bonding.