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Ten amazing activities in Dubai with Engin Altan Düzyatan

Fri, April 7, 2023

The award-winning Turkish actor enjoyed a typically all-action trip to Dubai. Check out his itinerary and find inspiration for your own visit to the city.

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The award-winning Turkish actor enjoyed a typically all-action trip to Dubai. Check out his itinerary and find inspiration for your own visit to the city.


Skydive Dubai

Engin Altan leaps out of a plane in Dubai

Always one to embrace an adrenaline rush, Engin headed straight to Skydive Dubai and leapt out of a plane above the iconic Palm Jumeirah. You too can feel the rush – and see the emirate from a very different perspective – with a breathtaking free-fall and parachute ride. If you’d rather take the leap over the vast Arabian desert, Skydive Dubai has a second location outside the city too.


Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood


Step back in time and see what life was like in Dubai during the middle of the 19th century. Engin visited the heritage area along Dubai Creek, where he engaged in his passion for photography and met a live falcon, the UAE’s national bird. Here you can also explore the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), the Coins Museum, the Calligraphy House, performances by local craftspeople and more.


Arabian Tea House

Arabian Tea House in Dubai

While you’re visiting Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, don’t forget to sample some exquisite cuisine from the UAE. Engin stopped by Arabian Tea House, which has a selection of authentic dishes including laham machboos (lamb cooked with rice and Gulf spices, with Arabic salad and yoghurt) and the Emirati shrimp biryani. The restaurant also has more than 150 types of beverage, including the popular karak chai tea with milk and spices.


Sky Views Dubai

Dubai Sky Views Sky Edge Walk

After a relaxing lunch, it’s time to test your head for heights. Perched 219.5m above ground, on top of the Address Sky View hotel in Downtown Dubai, this attraction comprises three pulse-quickening activities – the Observatory, Glass Slide and Edge Walk. Ever the daredevil, Engin particularly enjoyed the Edge Walk – swinging happily off the side of the building while strapped to a safety harness.


Incredible watersports

With year-round sunshine and a pristine coastline, Dubai is a beach lover’s dream. Once you’re done soaking up the sun, head into the sea for a huge range of watersports from kitesurfing and jet-skiing to parasailing and flyboarding. Engin opted to get behind the wheel of a jet car – a marine vehicle that resembles a sports car – and took a laidback spin across the waves of the Arabian Gulf.


Museum of the Future


Named one of the most beautiful museums in the world by National Geographic, the Museum of the Future explores how society could evolve in the coming decades using science and technology. Engin and his wife Neslişah visited the stunning landmark with their two children, where they enjoyed a wealth of interactive activities from exploring the colourful DNA library to playing with a friendly robot dog.


The Green Planet

The Green Planet is Dubai’s very own indoor tropical rainforest. With more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds, this oasis in City Walk is a sanctuary of exotic flora and fauna. Engin and his family marvelled at the remarkable creatures who call the biodome home, including ring-tailed lemurs, sloths, echidnas, parrots, anacondas and armadillos. 



Children can unlock the power of positive play and let their imaginations run free at OliOli, an experiential play museum comprising eight galleries in Al Quoz. The attraction captivated Engin and Neslişah’s youngsters (as well as their parents), as they conducted fascinating aquatic experiments in the Water Gallery, witnessed the wonders of gravity in the Air Gallery and much more. 


The View at The Palm

engin-altan-in-dubai the view

Offering incomparable views from 240m above Palm Jumeirah, this observation deck presents 360-degree panoramas of the iconic manmade island alongside the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline in the distance. Engin and family headed up to level 52 of The Palm Tower, where they took in the spectacular sights and snapped some eye-catching photos to mark the occasion.


Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen


The best of British is on the menu, as celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay showcases old school favourites including a signature beef wellington, fish and chips, shepherd's pie and top-notch roasts. After a packed schedule of sightseeing, Engin brought his family to this popular restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm, where they tucked into all manner of delicious dishes and reminisced about their unforgettable visit to Dubai.

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