Things to do

The city of the future by the sea – AVANI lets you see it all. 

Chill by the pool with great city views or take a short ride to get some beach time. Zip up to the tallest building on Dubai Metro or spend some time on the slopes in Ski Dubai. Tour around the amazing sights by open rooftop bus or take a break and a bite watching the soaring fountains in downtown. Venture into the desert by jeep and have some fun on the huge dunes. No matter what you crave, it's on the doorstep at AVANI Ibn Battuta Dubai. 

Leisure Listing


    Discover the world's largest themed shopping mall, just steps from your room. With more than 270 shops, 50 restaurants and a 21-screen cinema, this is a world of fun and entertainment right on your doorstep inspired by the travels of the famous adventurer Ibn Battuta.
  • Al Marmoom Camel Race track

    Find a modern-day version of the old tradition of camel racing at Deep in the Dubai desert sands at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track. Enjoy this crowd-cheering sport that has been integral to Emirati life for centuries.

    Dive into a vibrant lifestyle destination with bundles of shopping and entertainment options. Blue Waters is home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, and features some of the city’s most exciting retail and dining concepts.
  • Dinner in the Sky

    Get ready for a truly uplifting experience and take your dining to the new heights

    Take a walk through one of the most Instagrammable locales in Dubai. This artificial canal city, built along a 3-kilometre (2-mile) stretch Persian Gulf shoreline, overlooks the widest and most scenic part of the bay.

    Get ready for a heart-thumping day of spills and thrills. Explore four different theme parks packed with thrilling rides, action-packed attractions and live shows.
  • Helicopter tour

    Soar high above spectacular Dubai scenery and be transported to the skies with a thrilling helicopter flying experience. Fly along the Persian Gulf coast and across the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab, and the Palm Jumeirah on a 12, 17, 22, or 40-minute flight.
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides

    Float at sunrise over the pristine dunes of the Dubai desert, drive on vintage Land Rover to reach an authentic heritage desert camp. Continue your ultimate desert adventure with a gourmet breakfast and a short camel ride.

    Grab some chill time at one of Dubai’s iconic beaches. Kick back and relax with the sand between your toes, or try action-packed water sports, camel riding and other fun-filled activities. After, sample some local bites at the choice of international restaurants nearby.

    Enjoy the widest selection of shopping, dining, indoor skiing and cinema experiences in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. The multi-level shopping mall features more than 630 retail outlets, over 100 restaurants and cafés, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores.

    Take a glimpse at the iconic Palm Tower from a new perspective. Enjoy panoramic, 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf, and beyond from the Observation Deck on level 52 at 240 meters high.
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Admire tens of thousands of flamingos in their habitat just meters away from the bustling city of Dubai.
  • Skydiving

    Experience the thrill of freefall at over 120 miles per hour while securely harnessed to one of the experienced and accomplished instructors. Adrenaline enthusiasts can live this adventure at the two world-class locations, the Palm Dropzone and the Desert Dropzone.