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Fascinating Places That Tourists Can’t Visit
The planet contains a nearly endless number of fascinating and beautiful destinations that welcome travelers with open arms. It would be impossible to visit every scenic location and historical monument in your lifetime, even if you dedicated your life to the sole purpose. Still, this abundance of exciting destinations doesn’t do much to quell our burning desire to visit the few places we’re not allowed to go. It is precisely the forbidden nature of these places that adds so much to their allure.
Imagine a cave covered with prehistoric art, a forest dusted with nuclear fallout, and an impenetrable vault burrowed into a ridge of ice. What do these places have in common? Yes, they’re all highly intriguing, but another commonality exists: no one is allowed—or, in some cases, able—to visit these locations. From Cold War-era bunkers and dark tourism favorites to beaches lined with palm trees, our list showcases the destinations you don’t stand a good chance at ever setting foot on. But still, you can enjoy learning about them from afar.
The Ark of the Covenant’s (Possible) Ethiopian Home
In northern Ethiopia, the vestiges of the Aksumite Kingdom, from tombs to obelisks, mingle with Christian churches, such as the well-known Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. This particular church is, in part, what earns Aksum a spot on our list. Though visitors can explore many of the ruins, museums, and sites in Aksum, entry into Our Lady Mary’s chapel is strictly prohibited.
The Old Testament book of Exodus describes how Moses received a set of instructions from God to build a powerful receptacle that would come to be known as the Ark of the Covenant. According to ancient Israelite tradition , the Ark housed the 10 commandments, a pot of manna, and the rod of Moses’ brother Aaron.
The Ark was among the holiest objects ever to exist on earth and was said to house the presence of God Himself. Biblical sources record that this endowed it with supernatural abilities, so it’s no surprise that explorers have been looking for it ever since its disappearance in 586 BCE. According to the Bible, the Ark shouldn’t be touched—and, according to Indiana Jones , you shouldn’t look upon it, either.
But Ethiopian Christians claim that it’s been safely hidden away in a chapel in the town of Aksum for nearly three millennia. To this day, the temple that houses the Ark is guarded by a band of virgin monks, among whom only one special “guardian” is allowed to actually feast his eyes on the Ark.
Vatican Secret Archives | Vatican City
In 1612, Pope Paul V decreed that all Catholic Church records should be housed in the same, centralized place. And in 2019, Pope Francis officially renamed the Vatican’s infamous secret archives, dubbing them the Vatican Apostolic Archives. The Archives contain 53 miles of shelving that house 12 centuries’ worth of priceless historical documents.
Among them, you’ll find a letter from Michaelangelo, complaining that he wasn’t paid enough to paint the Sistine Chapel, as well as a letter from Mary, Queen of Scots, who wrote to beg Pope Sixtus V to intercede in her upcoming execution in 1587. Then there’s a document known as the Chinon Parchment , which contains the minute of the trials against the Knights Templar.
While the Vatican Archives are quite possibly one of the most fascinating places on earth, they are only accessible to a handful of scholars who have undergone a thorough vetting process. Think you have a shot at being granted admission? Feel free to fill out an application . Alternatively, you could write a “controversial” depiction of them, as Dan Brown did in his novel Angels and Demons , and maybe the powers that be will invite you in to refute that depiction.
The Shogu Shrine at the Ise Grand Shrine of Honshu, Japan
The Ise Grand Shrine of Japan, which is technically a collection of over 100 different shrines, is among the most sacred places in the Shinto religion. Roughly “the same size as the center of Paris,” over 1,500 rituals are conducted at the site annually.
Among the various shrines is a particular divine palace, known as Shogu, which is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu-Omikami. Legend says that one of the most important items in Japanese Imperial history is enshrined within its walls. It’s known as The Naik or “Holy Mirror” and is one of three mythological objects that collectively form the Imperial Regalia of Japan’s first emperors.
The other two are a sacred sword known as Kusanagi and a precious jewel known as Yasakani no Magatama. Due to the Sacred Mirror’s mythical status, only Shinto clergy and members of the Japanese royal family are allowed to so much as set foot within the shrine’s courtyard. Rest assured that if you do fancy a pilgrimage, you’re welcome to worship in front of the gate of the third row of four fences that guard the spot.
Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, California
If you’ve ever suspected that Silicon Valley’s rich and powerful composed a modern-day secret society, you can rest assured that the Bay Area’s involvement in elite, mysterious societies stretches back much further than apps and search engines. Nestled deep in the redwoods of Sonoma County is the nearly 3,000-acre Bohemian Grove, the site of the Bohemian Club’s annual gathering.
This mysterious campground has been closed off to everyone except a privileged few since 1872. Seemingly filled with debauchery, these midsummer gatherings have occurred since 1878. The members, all wealthy men—who are mostly white and largely conservative—throw what many believe is a giant, well-funded frat party. Notorious members include William Randolph Hearst, Newt Gingrich, Bob Weir of Grateful Dead and allegedly every Republican president of the United States since Calvin Coolidge.
Few can say what exactly goes on there, but it hasn’t stopped plenty of conspiracy theories from developing over the years. Former members claim that there’s nothing Midsommar (2019) about it, despite raging bonfires, a towering Owl Shrine, and a theatrical ceremony nebulously-titled “Cremation of Care.” But while some say that it’s where the course of history is debated, most agree that it’s actually little more than an elite frat party where some of the world’s most powerful men go to mingle.
Bhangarh Fort | Rajasthan, India
Yes, you can explore (most of) India’s Bhangarh Fort to your heart’s content, but you’ll be greeted by a sign from the Archaeological Survey of India that ominously reads, “It is forbidden to enter [the] borders of the haunted Bhangarh Fort before sunrise and after sunset.” Why’s that? The fort is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
Even during the daylight, visitors claim to hear ghostly screams and music, see inexplicable lights and shadows, or experience an overwhelming sense of anxiety , as if someone was following them.
There are several different versions of the legends that explain the fort’s spooky aura. Some stories claim a tantric, who failed to win over Princess Ratnavati with his magic, cursed the grounds, while others assert that Guru Balu Nath, who’d asked that the fort’s shadows not touch his preferred meditation spot, invoked his own curse when King Madho Singh didn’t obey his request when constructing Bhangarh. To this day, any attempt to cover the buildings has ended in collapse.
Poveglia | Venice Lagoon, Italy
The macabre Poveglia Island sits in the Venice Lagoon off the coast of Northern Italy. Used early on as a military outpost, Poveglia took a dark turn in 1576 when the Bubonic Plague struck Venice. Having learned from a devastating plague in the 1300s, Venetians quarantined the sick on Poveglia, and dumped corpses into mass graves on the island’s shores.
However, the island’s dark past doesn’t end there. A mental hospital opened on Poveglia in 1922 and the facility’s abusive doctors were notorious for “treating” their patients with lobotomies. Now, it’s illegal to set foot on the abandoned island, which is probably for the best. Not only do bones occasionally wash up on Poveglia, but so many people were cremated and buried there that it’s estimated that more than 50 percent of the island’s soil is composed of human ash.
Big Ben Volcano | Heard Island, Australia
Depending upon the route you take, Heard Island is between 2,400 and 3,000 miles from mainland Australia—closer, in fact, to Antarctica and riddled with the glaciers to prove that proximity. Though these glaciers cover around 70 percent of Heard Island’s surface, the site’s most intriguing feature remains Big Ben, an active volcano that holds the title of tallest mountain in an Australian-owned territory.
Due to the rough waters, unpredictable weather, and strict permissions needed from the Australian Antarctic Division, you won’t be visiting this hotspot anytime soon. Still, with everything from lava flows to penguins, Heard Island remains intriguing—maybe even more so for researchers looking to monitor climate change.
North Brother Island | New York City, New York
Sandwiched between the Bronx and Rikers Island, this 22-acre island in New York’s East River is known for its disturbing past as a quarantine zone, starting with outbreaks of typhoid fever, smallpox, and tuberculosis during the 1880s. North Brother Island’s most notorious short-term resident was Mary “Typhoid Mary” Mallon , who, despite showing no symptoms herself, spread the contagious bacteria to an alleged 51 people.
If this dismal footnote isn’t enough to solidify North Brother’s morbid reputation, it was also the site of one of the deadliest events in New York’s history when one thousand people perished just offshore in a 1905 steamship fire. In the 1950s, the hospital reopened, housing war veterans, and, later, briefly became a treatment facility for youths experiencing drug addiction, before formerly closing in 1963.Sound like the perfect island getaway? You may be in luck: New York’s Parks Department is considering reopening the island for public tours.
Surtsey Island | Iceland
The volcanic island of Surtsey lies about 18 miles from Iceland. By most standards, Surtsey is a relatively “new” island, created in the aftermath of eruptions that occurred in the mid-1960s. However, unlike Heard Island, volcanoes aren’t what’s stopping visitors from setting foot on Surtsey.
Purposely protected since its creation, Surtsey is completely free from human meddling. Instead, scientists have been able to study this unblemished ecosystem and the development of its bacteria, fungi, and plant-life. Excitingly, upwards of 80 species of birds have been spotted on Surtsey, but our feathered friends will be the only ones nesting there—or dropping by for a visit.
Majority of Hashima Island | Japan
Hashima Island, also known as “Gunkanjima” due to its resemblance in shape to a battleship, has important ties to undersea coal mining, which began when the Mitsubishi Corporation purchased it in 1890. At its most populous, Hashima Island was once home to upwards of 5,000 residents. And then petroleum supplanted coal, leading to the official closure of the mines in 1974.
Attempts to protect the island as a UNESCO World Heritage Site initially faced backlash due to the island’s troubling associations with wartime slave labor. Despite Hashima’s harrowing history, visitors still embark on the nine-mile voyage from Nagasaki to take in the sea-weathered buildings of this abandoned island. This site makes our list because a vast majority of Hashima remains closed to tourists as the crumbling, overgrown structures have been deemed unsafe.
So table any plans to visit. Unless you happen to be James Bond or the cast and crew of Skyfall (2012).
North Sentinel Island | Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
North Sentinel Island, part of the Andaman Island archipelago, lies in the Bay of Bengal and is home to one of the world’s few remaining largely isolated groups of peoples, called the Sentinelese by those outside their community. Since the late 1700s, when the East India Company and merchant vessels developed trade routes near the island, the natives of North Sentinel Island were able to stave off colonial forces. To this day, the Sentinelese remain virtually autonomous.
In 2018, North Sentinel Island grabbed the world’s attention when an American missionary trespassed on the island. Reports from the Indian government show that the native peoples tried to chase off the man, but his insistence to disrespect their wishes to be left alone resulted in the missionary’s death. It is considered illegal to set foot on the island and, out of respect for the Sentinelese, that policy won’t change.
Mendenhall Ice Cave | Juneau, Alaska
This site is unique to our list—not just because the ice caves are a partially hollow glacier, but because this destination is technically accessible. For now. At 12 miles long, the Mendenhall Glacier marks the top of any Juneau-bound traveler’s to do list, but only the most daring of adventurers have explored the dazzlingly blue ice caves beneath it.
To reach the caves, visitors must either cross the frozen tundra or kayak through miles of choppy water, depending upon conditions, and then climb over the glacier’s lip. The natural wonder is also wondrously precarious: cave-ins and collapses could happen at any moment. Moreover, the caves are also being altered irrevocably as the Mendenhall Glacier retreats at an increasingly fast rate due to climate change.
If this otherworldly, fleeting site tops your bucket list, don’t wait to visit.
Red Forest | Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine
As a result of HBO’s series, Chernobyl (2019), which traces the nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant outside the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, interest in the area has reached an all-time high. But, thanks to the aptly named Red Forest, the number of tourists isn’t the only thing growing here.
Initially, the pines in the Red Forest, just downwind of the power plant, turned a reddish-brown color and died. In 2018, researchers from the United Kingdom sent drones deep into the Exclusion Zone to test the forest’s radiation levels, even though regrowth has begun. Surprisingly, the Red Forest remains one of the most radioactive areas near the site. While you may be able to book a tour and even stay overnight in Pripyat’s only hotel, access is highly limited. Many areas, including those in the forest, are off-limits to the casual dark tourist.
Cheyenne Mountain Complex | Colorado Springs, Colorado
A military installation and bunker located under 2,000 feet of granite seems like something out of the latest Marvel movie, but the Cheyenne Mountain Complex isn’t S.H.I.E.L.D.’s latest project. Founded as a result of the NORAD (then known as the North American Air Defense Command) agreements in 1958, the facility encapsulates exactly the sort of defensive control center we imagine being built during the Cold War.
Excavated and retrofitted with blast doors that can withstand nuclear attacks , Cheyenne Mountain isn’t your average hike. And, unless you have the proper security clearance, you won’t be visiting its halls anytime soon—at least, not outside of Stargate SG-1 or Independence Day (1996).
Ilha da Queimada Grande (or “Snake Island”) | Brazil
Often dubbed the “deadliest place on Earth,” Ilha da Queimada Grande is notoriously uninhabitable—unless you’re a snake. Snake Island, as it’s colloquially called, lies about 25 miles off the coast of mainland Brazil and is populated by between 2,000 and 4,000 serpents. Given the size of the island, that’s roughly at least one deadly snake per square foot.
Due to rising sea levels thousands of years ago, the snakes—an incredibly deadly pit viper species known as the golden lancehead—became isolated from the mainland and, having only birds to prey on, evolved to become incredibly venomous. Unsurprisingly, the sheer danger of the island has led Brazilian authorities to deem it illegal for anyone to set foot on Ilha da Queimada Grande. Instead, we suggest visiting the much tamer Snake Island located in Boston Harbor, which is named for its harmless serpent-like shape.
Pine Gap | Near Alice Springs, Australia
Dotted with golf ball-like spheres called radomes, this stretch of desert in Australia’s Northern Territory provided the perfect place for a CIA base during the Cold War, when collecting intelligence was of utmost importance. Now, signs on Pine Gap’s dead-end road label it as a “Joint Defence Facility.” Essentially, it’s an intelligence and military operation upheld by both Americans and Australians.
But the road signs also warn trespassers to turn around and refrain from taking photographs. Undoubtedly, the only thing warm about this welcome is the heat of the Outback. Nevertheless, in recent years, anti-war protestors, or “peace pilgrims,” have disregarded the signs and entered the prohibited area in an effort to illustrate the importance of closing this Cold War-era relic.
If you fancy an arrest while on vacation feel free to disregard the signs, too. Otherwise, snap pictures of the geodesic domes from the neighboring MacDonnell Ranges.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault | Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago
At first glance this entryway, slanted into an icy mountainside, looks like part of Echo Base, the Rebel Alliance’s settlement on the snow-laden planet Hoth. In reality, it’s not in a galaxy far, far away, but on an island in the Svalbard archipelago, midway between the North Pole and the furthest reaches of mainland Norway.
Thanks to the natural permafrost that keeps the Vault’s contents at the required -18°C, it’s able to store some of the world’s most valuable assets: seeds. According to Crop Trust, the group behind the massive endeavor, the aim of the Vault is to “safeguard as much of the world’s unique crop genetic material as possible.” Currently, the Vault holds more than 968,000 samples out of a possible 2.5 million seeds.Burrowed 3,280 feet into a mountain and on a remote island? Consider the Seed Vault our new favorite doomsday hideout.
Ni’ihau | Hawaii
Known as the “Forbidden Island,” Ni’ihau is, in many ways, unchanged by time. Though touched by colonialism—a Scottish woman named Elizabeth Sinclair-Robinson purchased Ni’ihau from King Kamehameha V in 1864—the native culture and way of life has been largely preserved.
The Robinson family initially welcomed outsiders who wanted to observe the people of Ni’ihau’s way of life, but a devastating polio outbreak in 1952 caused them to ban visitors. Today, these visitation restrictions still hold. Ni’ihau, which does not have paved roads or running water, is preserved against outside influence and has allowed the native peoples to maintain their cultures, traditions, and way of living. In fact, the only way to literally set foot on the island is by personal invitation from the Robinson family. Otherwise, you can settle for flying over the island, via helicopter, or snorkeling in its nearby reefs.
Lascaux Cave | Near the Village of Montignac, France
In southern France, Lascaux cave houses over 600 prehistoric paintings on its walls and ceiling. After World War II, the caves were opened to the general public, but their soaring popularity posed a significant problem: carbon dioxide.
This by-product of breathing damaged the artwork and had a hand in changing the environment inside the cave system as well, causing fungi and lichen to moss over the walls. To prevent further deterioration, the caves were closed to the public in 1963. Prehistoric cave art was also discovered in Spain, at Altamira, and, while this cave remained accessible through the 1970s, the walls faced similar damage, resulting in a three-year waitlist to see the paintings. With no plans of reopening, both Lascaux and Altamira tried to replicate the feeling of entering such immense, unique spaces by installing faux-wall and -ceiling fragments in galleries nearby the sites.
Area 51 | Lincoln County, Nevada
From experimental aircraft to advanced weapons systems, Area 51 allegedly has it all. But the highly-secretive nature of the military installation’s operations also make it rife for conspiracy theories and UFO folklore, and even inspired an episode of The X-Files . Situated roughly 83 miles northwest of Las Vegas, the sprawling “no-fly” zone encompasses the Groom Lake salt flat and a large swath of airfield. This all seems mundane, at least at first glance.
Most of the base’s operations occur underground, adding to the mystique. Conspiracy theories vary wildly: some believe the military uses Area 51 to develop technology capable of controlling the weather or inducing time travel and teleportation, while others believe it stores the remains of the crashed alien spacecraft allegedly recovered in Roswell, New Mexico.
Nonetheless, the only out-of-this-world destination tourists can expect to visit is the nearby “Extraterrestrial Highway,” which embraces the otherworldly implications of the site.
Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center | Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
Just under 50 miles from Washington D.C., tucked away in the dense tree-line of the Blue Mountains, sits the United States’ most robust contingency plan, Mount Weather. Like many sites on this list, the facility is a Cold War-era project and most of the complex exists underground.
The idea: if any national disaster threatens the safety of high-level government officials, they’re brought to this bunker, which has its own fire department, hospital, and television studio for post-emergency government broadcasts.Though the world’s most noteworthy doomsday bunker sounds like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie, it has been used a handful of times: most notably, leadership were relocated to Mount Weather during the events of both the Cuban Missile Crisis and 9/11. Long story short, it’s one of the most heavily-guarded places in the world, so if you approach the barbed wire and armed guards, we recommended just taking a hike.
Robins Island | Peconic Bay, Long Island, New York
Known as one of the largest privately-owned islands on the East Coast, the teardrop-shaped Robins Island was purchased by Louis Moore Bacon in 1993 for $11 million– a real (estate) steal to own the unblemished 445 acres of land, filled with oak and cherry trees and deer roaming freely.
Bacon, a Wall Street investor from Greenwich, Connecticut, wanted to preserve the natural splendor of the island, which, according to the New York Times, environmentalists have dubbed, “Long Island’s Yosemite Valley.” Unless you’re working with the Nature Conservancy, or one of Bacon’s close friends, you probably won’t be setting foot on Robins Island anytime soon.A fun alternative? According to local Long Island-based publication, Sag Harbor Express, boaters sometimes convene on the calm channel, near a low-tide sand bar just to the north of Robins Island, which they fondly refer to as the “Jewel of the Peconic.”
Area 122 | Ross Island, Antarctica
Dubbed “Antarctica’s Area 51” by journalists, Area 122 is one of 170 Antarctic Specially Protected Areas scattered throughout the continent. But, unlike the other science labs, it certainly garners the most conspiracy theories.
Though the nature of the research is undisclosed, it’s commonly thought that scientists are studying the aurora borealis or the ozone layer, and how these elements are being impacted by climate change. Operated jointly by the United States and New Zealand, the facility is off-limits to the public. However, in 2018 a New Zealand-based journalist made the treacherous trip to Ross Island. Inside, the journalist reported that she was shocked to see outdated computers and equipment akin to a sci-fi movie from the 1980s.Despite the reported inconspicuous nature of the lab, there’s certainly something intriguing about a place so remote and so shrouded in secrecy.
Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang | Xi’an, China
In 1974, farmers digging wells outside of Xi’an, China made an astounding archaeological discovery: they unearthed the first of thousands of life-sized clay soldiers. Known colloquially as the terracotta army, or terracotta soldiers, these statues are exquisitely-detailed, amazingly expressive, and arranged as an actual squadron would’ve been. Even more impressive? They are all part of a mausoleum belonging to the First Emperor of Qin, Qin Shi Huang.
Archaeologists posit that roughly 8,000 figures, from warriors and weapons to horses and chariots, exist in the mausoleum, not including the treasures that lie in the unexcavated tomb of Qin Shi Huang himself. However, the Chinese government has decided to halt the dig so technology can catch up and ensure a safer excavation process.Since researchers believe Qin Shi Huang died as a result of ingesting mercury, a supposed elixir of immortality, mercury contamination in the soil also presents a problem.
Menwith Hill Royal Air Force Station | North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The Royal Air Force’s base at Menwith Hill is another joint operation, this time between the United States and the United Kingdom. As if the rows of massive radomes—those golf ball-looking structures that enclose and protect satellites—weren’t enough to tip you off, rest assured that Menwith Hill deals in intelligence and communication.
Back in 1954, the British War Office leased the parcel of land to the United States, which wanted to increase its presence during the Cold War. What started as a way to monitor the Soviet Union’s transmissions soon became an installation with the aim of monitoring all signals passing through British territory. Much like Pine Gap, Menwith Hill is the cause of many anti-war protests, but demonstrating is not the way to slip into the installation—you’re sure to be intercepted.
Heart Reef | Whitsunday Islands, Australia
When you think of an Australian tourism campaign, surely spotting a kangaroo, downing a Foster’s beer, and swimming up close to that little heart-shaped bit of coral in the Great Barrier Reef come to mind. The only element on that mental checklist that doesn’t ring completely false? Glimpsing a kangaroo.
Though Foster’s is billed as the quintessential Aussie lager, it’s no longer made in Melbourne and imbibed far more in Britain. And that iconic Heart Reef? Yes, it’s part of the Great Barrier Reef, but you won’t be snapping a selfie near it any time soon as snorkeling and diving near the Heart Reef are strictly prohibited in order to protect it. So, either hire a seaplane and spot it from above, or settle for a 1200-mile drive down to the Sydney Opera House for a tourist snap that definitively says “the land Down Under.”
Granite Mountain Records Vault | Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Sure, our next non-destination is built into a mountainside and composed of a network of underground tunnels, but it isn’t a military installation. The Mormon Church’s Granite Mountain Records Vault claims to be the world’s largest collection of genealogical records. It also acts as a repository for important Mormon Church-related documents and historical materials. The catch? Public tours are no longer offered.
According to the Mormon Newsroom publication, the vault holds “more than 3.5 billion images on microfilm, microfiche, and digital media,” and the Church is currently working to digitize these extensive records. According to Church officials, the vault began operations in 1965, not as a means of keeping information a secret, but as a means of keeping the records secure and unblemished. However innocuous the facility is, you still don’t have a prayer of getting in.
Koh Tachai | Thailand
Like most Thai marine parks, Koh Tachai, an island in Similan National Park, is closed every May through October for monsoon season. But, in 2016, Koh Tachai did not reopen in November to tourists.
Popular with divers, the beautiful beaches of Koh Tachai used to swell with 14 times the amount of people experts said it should hold. In addition to overcrowding, inexperienced divers, more concerned with photographs than their surroundings, damaged the island’s fragile reefs. All of this said, officials decided to close the island for rehabilitation, though many fear the damage is irreparable.And this isn’t just a problem on Koh Tachai. Other destinations around the world, including Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, face harm from overcrowding and tourists’ negligence. As of now, Koh Tachai is closed to tourists indefinitely.
United Nations Buffer Zone | Cyprus
In the aftermath of a civil war between its Greek and Turkish communities, the island of Cyprus was eventually split into two regions. To enforce this divide after the ceasefire of 1974, the United Nations established a permanent demilitarized buffer zone between the Greek and Turkish areas. The buffer zone remains off-limits, with walls and barbed wire fencing off this in-between space.
In addition to crumbling houses and advertisements hawking products of a bygone era, the buffer zone also contains an abandoned airport and several rusted-over airplanes. Though some areas of the 112-mile buffer zone, such as those within the capital city of Nicosia, contain large swathes of land, other stretches are only a few feet wide. Pyla, a village inside the buffer zone, marks the sole place where Greek and Turkish Cypriots live together.
Mezhgorye | Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
Located in the southern Ural Mountains, Mezhgorye is a closed town in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. Though it was founded in 1979 (under the name Ufa-105, a reference to the Republic’s capital), Mezhgorye was officially given (top secret) town status in 1995.
Many believe the town cropped up initially to provide a home to those working at the highly secretive Mount Yamantu operation, a Cold War-era base focused on developing a response to the United States’ nuclear weapons.Despite the fact that Russian officials are notoriously vague when it comes to answering questions about the base, it’s believed that the mountain facility is also a nuclear bunker and storage area for artifacts and supplies. What does remain clear is that the closed town of Mezhgorye, with a population of 17,353, was built specifically for Mount Yamantu workers, only adding to its mystique.
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Try your hand at cage snorkeling, a guided diving session that takes you through the aquatic exhibits at the Dubai Zoo and Aquarium
Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM Thursday to Saturday - 10 AM to 12 AM
- By metro: Take the metro to Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station. Upon arrival at the station, head out to the main road. There is a feeder bus that goes from the station to the mall every 15 mins. Alternatively, the mall is a 15-min walk from the station via the air-conditioned Metro Link Bridge.
- Dubai Fountain
Marvel at the Dubai Fountain , the tallest choreographed fountain shows in the world and one of the best Dubai attraction
To add to the experience, take an Abra boat ride during the fountain show to catch the marvel from the Marina waters
The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk give you an opportunity to witness this marvelous fountain from just nine meters
Reserve a table at any of the high-end restaurants by the lake and enjoy a lavish meal as you witness the Dubai Fountain show
- By Metro: The best way to get from Bur Dubai to Dubai Fountain is to take a metro to Burj Khalifa Station which takes 20 minutes, after that it's a small walk to the Dubai fountain show dock area.
Explore the luxury that unravels within the Dubai Mall , the largest shopping mall in the UAE
Pay a visit to the fantastic Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, a rare underwater spectacle home to around 140 marine creatures
Explore the Dubai Mall VR Park, where gamers have the time of their lives navigating through lifelike narratives
Try your hand at a fantastic array of snow sports at the Dubai Mall Snow Park, the only place in the city to have authentic snow
Marvel at the Human Waterfall, the four storey long waterfall that stretches along one side of the Dubai Mall
Shop til you drop at the Fashion Avenue, home to the best fashion and cosmetic brands from around the world
Spend some time with your kids at Kidzania, the immersive play and learn universe designed especially for these younger guests
Catch the newest release at Reel Cinema, the twenty six screen theater nestled within the Dubai Mall
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 01:00 AM
Top Experiences To Do in Dubai Mall
- Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel of Dubai having interiors embellished with 24-carat gold
Admire the architecture of the sail-shaped hotel, best Dubai attraction, as it rests against the bright blue waters of the Gulf
Select from the array of stunning high end restaurants at the building to enjoy a lavish meal
Lounge on the outdoor terrace pools, which looks out directly to the beautiful Arabian Gulf below
Enjoy a meal at Al Mahara, the underwater seafood restaurant, admiring marvelous views of the marine life as it unravels around you
Unwind at the Talise Spa at Burj Al Arab, choosing from the range of elaborate therapies and treatments they have to offer
Location : It is located near Jumeirah beach. Click Here to Book : Flat 25% Off on Dubai City Sightseeing Tour Suggested Read: Best Restaurants Near Burj Al Arab Things to Do Near Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Marina
Take a walk along the Dubai Marina , one of the best Dubai attraction and most beautifully landscaped promenades in the city
Choose from one of the many fantastic eateries and cafes that line the Marina, enjoying a lavish meal with views of the water
Take a dinner cruise on a traditional Dhow Boat, witnessing the illuminated skyline of Dubai as the boat idles along
Go deep sea fishing in the Dubai Marina, exploring the depths of the Arabian Gulf and it's magnificent marine life
Rent a yacht from the Dubai Marina club and treat yourself to a luxury tour around the Marina
Take a speedboat tour around Dubai Marina, catching a glimpse of the major landmarks that line the shore here
Timings of Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina: 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Everyday) How to reach?
- By Tram: T he nearest tram station is Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Tram station is 901 meters away, 12 min walk. - By Metro: Catch the M1 metro line which lies on the Red Line to reach the nearest metro station, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro stations are connected through a foot over a bridge across Sheik Zayed Road. - By Bus: The bus lines that stop near the Dhow Cruise Dubai location are Bus-8, Bus-88, and Bus-F55A.
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- IMG Worlds of Adventure
Explore the many themed zones at the IMG Worlds of Adventure , the biggest indoor amusement park in Dubai, home to over 22 rides and thrill attractions
Challenge yourself to an amazing array of hair-raising rollercoaster rides at the Jurassic section of IMG Worlds
Take a picture with the characters from the Marvel and Cartoon Network universe that are brought to life at the park
Explore the themed restaurants at this best place to visit in Dubai, sampling cuisines stemming from different parts of the world
Purchase a merchandise from the theme stores at the different adventure zones, leaving with a memento that you can carry back home
Location: E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, City of Arabia - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.
Price: 152 - 180 AED Timings: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Saturday to Wednesday) 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Thursday & Friday) Don't Miss: - Rides of Marvel Zone-like- Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge, Hulk Epsilon Base 3D, Thor Thunder Spin. - Rides of Lost Valley Zone-like- The Velociraptor and the Adventure Fortress. - The attraction of IMGBoulevard zone i.e. The Haunted Hotel. How to reach?
- By metro:- Nearest Metro stations are The Dubai Mall (Approx 25km), Mall of the Emirates (Approx 30 km). Visitors from Dubai can take a taxi from the Metro stations. - From Dubai International Airport: It is only 9.7 Km which is a 15-20 minutes drive. You can always choose the round trip transfer option available below.
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Make a stop at the Dubai Dolphinarium, one of Dubai’s best water entertainment parks
Watch as the fur seals and dolphins come together in a lively performance at the dolphin show
Under the supervision of a professional trainer, you will get the opportunity to play with, feed, and swim with dolphins
Watch how the exotic birds fly around, interact with each other and the audience at the Creek Park show
Test your intelligence at the Mirror Maze, which has a maze made entirely of mirrors through which you can pass
At the very end, stop by the Happy Valley restaurant for a poolside dinner
Location: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 41 - 52 AED Time Slots for Dolphinarium: 11.00 AM, 2.00 PM, and 6.00 PM(Monday- Saturday) Time slot for Swim with Dolphins: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM(Monday- Saturday) Time Slots for Exotic Bird Show: 12:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 5:15 PM & 7:15 PM(Monday- Saturday) How to reach? - By Metro:- The nearest Metro station to Dubai Dolphinarium is the one at Dubai Healthcare City on the Green Line route. You can get off at the Dubai Healthcare City Metro Station and take a 5-minute taxi ride for the remaining distance. Click Here to Book: Book Dubai Dolphinarium tickets Also Read: Best Indian Restaurants in Dubai
Dubai Frame is an iconic frame-like structure that offers breathtaking views of New and Old Dubai.
View the many tourist places in Dubai like Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Mosque while walking across the glass ceiling that joins the two sides of the frame
On the first floor of the Frame, lies the Old Dubai Gallery, which features multimedia displays on the city's history
Explore the audio-visual display 'Future Dubai,' which envisions what the city will have to offer in the future
Walk across the top bridge during sunset, treating yourself to the best views
Make a reservation for an early morning breakfast at the very top of the Dubai Frame, with a special experience titled 45 Minutes of Gold
Location: Zabeel Park Price: 48 - 73 AED Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM(Monday-Sunday)
How to reach? - By Metro: Take the Red Line to Al Jafiliya Metro Station and walk towards Gate 4 AKA Star Gate of Zabeel Park - By Taxi/Cab: Feed-in Zabeel Park Gate One on your GPS to reach the public parking near Zabeel Park. From here, Gate 4 AKA Star Gate is a short walk away.
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Dubai Global Village is a one-stop destination for entertainment, shopping as well as dining with various countries setting up pavilions offering varied experiences
Visit one of the nearly 26 pavilions representing each participating country to get a taste of as many different cultures as possible
Take a picture with the life sized replicas of the seven wonders of the world at Global Village, one of the best places to visit in Dubai
Choose from a selection of traditional apparel, jewelry, trendy accessories, and more at over 1500 different stores and booths
Sample food from all over the world at the restaurants strewn across the Global fest
Allow the thrills, games, and attractions of Global Village's very own Carnival to fascinate you
Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road Dubai Price: 13 - 16 AED Timings: Saturday-Wednesday: 04:00 pm - 12:00 am & Thursday-Friday: 04:00 pm - 01:00 am
Don't Miss: - Stunt Show Survivor - Be sure to try out the Honolo-loop, Jamaica Drum, Vroom UAE, and Miami Surf if you are visiting with kids. How to Reach? - By Metro/Taxi: Take the red line to First Gulf bank and then take a taxi to Global village, reaching in 50 minutes - By Bus: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has resumed four of its bus routes travelling to and from Global Village. Click Here to Book: Dubai Global Village Tickets Recommended Read: Global Village Rides
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Dubai Miracle Garden
Admire the beautiful display of more than 150 million flowers at Dubai Miracle Gardens
Marvel at the Emirates A380 flight's lifelike exhibit, the world's biggest artwork made entirely of flowers
Examine the craftsmanship of the Floral Clock, a massive flower-covered clock piece that changes its appearance with the seasons
Pose for a shot at the Sunflower Field, one of the most beautiful Dubai Attraction in the Miracle Gardens
Take a picture in one of the Gardens' fantastic photogenic alleyways, some decorated with umbrellas, some with flowering canopies
Grab a snack at Hill Top's café, a flower-filled corner, enjoying the views of the entire garden as it spreads out below
The Flower Procession, a festive parade featuring costumed dancing, music, and marches, is a must-see
Location: Al Barsha South 3, Barsha, Dubailand Area - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 117 - 185 AED Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday to Friday) 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Saturday Only) Don't Miss: - Lake Park: Lake Park captures every aspect of the lake and gives it a flowery makeover - Umbrella Tunnel: One of the most interesting passages made by upside-down umbrellas. - Giant Teddy Bear: Combination - Floral Clock: The Garden offers a beautiful sight of a beautiful 15-meter floral clock. How to Reach? - By Metro: Take the Dubai Metro and stop at the MOE (Mall of the Emirates metro station) - Red Line - By Bus: Take Bus Number 105 and it will directly take you to Dubai Miracle Garden. Click Here to Book: Trip To Dubai Miracle Garden Suggested Read: Best Time and Season to Visit Dubai Things to Do in Dubai Miracle Garden
Escape the blazing Dubai heat at Ski Dubai, a massive ski resort situated in the Mall of Emirates
Take a gondola to the very top of a mountainous slope and choose from a variety of skiing paths snaking across the snowy slopes
Make use of the resident ski experts to improve your skiing and snowboarding abilities
Feel the wind in your hair as you zipline from one side of the park to the other
Try your hand at a plethora of snow sports, including tobogganing, sledding and snow zorbing
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: Sunday - Thursday: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm & Friday - Saturday: 09.00 am - 12.00 am. Price: 178 - 198 AED Don't Miss: - March of The Penguins: 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, and 20:00 daily - Penguin Encounter (40 minutes session) - The world’s first indoor sub-zero Zip Line - Ski Dubai’s signature hot chocolate at Avalanche Café How to Reach? - By Car: Mall of the Emirates is strategically located in the heart of ‘New Dubai,’ at interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road. - By metro: Mall of the Emirates Station can be reached by taking the Red Line running from Rashidiya station to UAE Exchange station.
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- Dubai Garden Glow
Witness how art and technology come together at Dubai Garden Glow, a special theme park with attractions that glow in the night
Explore the art installations across the park's four zones: Glow Park, Dinosaur Park, Magic Park, and Art Park, some of the best places to see in Dubai
Visit Dinosaur Park, the largest outdoor dinosaur themed entertainment park, to learn about the evolution of prehistoric species
Admire the art installations made entirely out of recycled materials at Art Park
Pose with a beautiful collection of 3D art and optical illusions at the Magic Park, which will blow your mind
Admire the craftsmanship that went behind the making of the superior ice sculptures at the Ice Park
Location: Zabeel Park Price: 48 - 68 AED Timings: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM( Sunday to Thursday), and 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM(Friday) How to reach? - By metro: take the metro, the closest metro station is the Al Jafiliya Metro Station on the Red Line. - By Bus: Take line named 27 from The Dubai Mall and reach the Al Jafiliya Bus station from there it is just 18 min. walk. Click Here to Book: Dubai Garden Glow Tickets Suggested Read: Picnic Spots in Dubai
The Lost Chamber Aquarium
A walk through the glass tunnels to see the sea infront of yours very clearly and in detail will not be a dream but reality at the Lost Chamber’s Aquarium in Dubai. The awe-struck moments are created while you have a tour at Atlantis, the Palm.
Here is a life time opportunity to interact with the mighty sharks, stingray, piranhas, sea horses and other marine creatures right before your eyes floating and playing. The design of the aquarium was inspired by the spell binding Lost City of Atlantis, the underwater tunnels at the aquarium gives the visitor an unforgettable experience by showing the shipwrecks and ruins. There are ten beautiful chambers which display the distinguished life culture underwater.
Highlights: More than 20 marine lives exist in this aquarium along with a touch tank. Behind the Scenes will let you know more about Moral Eel and other animals found and rarely described anywhere. Learn about the fish hospital, the water filtering systems and similar things here and know the tips to take care of marine animals. The breathtaking Ambassador Lagoon would show you how the professional divers are navigating under the water. If you dare to do something adventure, then the aquarium offers you that as well for the whole family. Location: Atlantis the Palm, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. It is located around 26 kms away from Dubai city.
Timings: The aquarium is open on all days from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Price: AED 120 per person
Take a ride on the world's largest and tallest observation wheel- the Ain Dubai- which goes up to a height of 250 meters above the ground
As your capsule reaches the city's highest point, you'll get some of the best views of the city, catching sight of the places to visit in Dubai such as the Burj Al Arab, the Burj Khalifa, and the Palm Jumeirah islands
Go for a sunset ride for a totally unique experience, treating yourself with front-row tickets to watch the most amazing sunset.
Treat yourself to a gourmet dinner in the sky with the Dine in the Sky experience at Ain Dubai, which combines a ride on the wheel with a specially curated dinner experience
Location: Bluewaters Island - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 92 - 155 AED Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Click Here to Book: Ain Dubai Tickets Must Read: Places to Visit in Dubai in December
View at the Palm
- Discover the one-of-a-kind observatory that offers gorgeous 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah and the skyline of Dubai.
- Head towards the Palm Tower on the 52nd floor and enjoy the stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai Skyline, and Palm Jumeirah.
- Hop on and enjoy the longest zip line in Dubai and catch a bird’s eye view of the iconic island as you soar across the high skies.
- Glance through the 3D map of Palm Jumeirah on a flat surface and easily zoom in and out of the map by spinning the table.
- You can get interesting insights into the architectural history of Palm Island with virtual reality.
- Enjoy multiple exhibits of the island like building the reef, mini-satellite projects, and rainbowing at the View at the Palm .
Atlantis Palm Hotel
Atlantis Palm Hotel is situated on the iconic Palm island and is a one world renowned resort that offers luxury and entertainment
Let the 10 gourmet restaurants at the hotel redefine the idea of fine dining for you, bringing together the best of global cuisine under one roof
Explore the best of Dubai’s water adventure activities with a visit to the hotel’s Aquaventure Waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium
Get up close and personal with the marine life with the special water experiences offered at Atlantis, such as the dolphin experience or the sea lion experience
Allow yourself a day of self-care with a trip to the in-house spa, nail salon and underwater yoga center at Atlantis the Palm, often referred to as one of the most famous places to visit in Dubai.
Attractions : Aqua Venture Water Park Location : Crescent Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 531 - 592 AED Timings: Open 24 hours Suggested Read: 15 Best Things to Do in Atlantis Dubai
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Ferrari World Day Trip from Dubai
Spend a thrilling day at Ferrari World , the only Ferrari-themed adventure park in the world.
Get a chance to drive your own Ferrari across the park, or have one driven for you by a professional driver
Take a ride on the Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the world
Invite your family or friends to a race at Ferrari World's own go-karting track
With the F1 simulator experience, you can experience what it's like to drive a Formula One race car.
Explore the best of global dining with the restaurants at Ferrari World, such as Il Podio, Mama Rossella or Espresso Rosso
Leave with a memento purchased from any of Ferrari World's very own merchandise stores
Location: Yas Island, 128717, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Price: 241 - 268 AED Timings: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday) 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Thursday - Saturday)
Do Not Miss: - Formula Rossa - Fiorina GT Challenge - Scuderia Challenge - Speed of Magic
How to Reach? - By Metro: From airport terminal 3, which will drop you at Ibn Battuta Mall from here, you need to take bud to drop you at Shahama bus stop from there you can hire a taxi to drive you to the entrance of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. - By Bus: From terminal 1, take a bus to Ghubaiba Bus Station from there take the next bus to drop you at central bus station at Abu Dhabi. Once reached, you need to head toward Al Wadha Terminal to take a bus for YAS island Ferrari World. - By Taxi: You can also book the Taxi on a private basis from your hotel to the attraction - By Yas Express: You can opt for a complimentary shuttle bus service that runs daily along several routes, providing easy access to Yas Island's main attractions and landmarks Click Here to Book: Full Day Ferrari World Tour Suggested Read: 40 Best Fun things to do in Dubai with Kids Things to Do in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Explore all of the augmented reality based game scenarios at the VR Park , one of the best places to visit in Dubai.
Choose from virtual reality activities such as the John Wick franchise, Hologate, and Beat Saber
Conquer your fear of falling with the Burj Drop, a scenario that imagines one as a window washer right outside the window of the tallest building in the world
With the Dubai Drone Expedition, you can see what Dubai will look like in 2050
Allow your kids to experience the classic swing ride digitally with Flying Chairs, an experience adapted to the needs of children
Location: The Dubai Mall - Financial Center Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 48 - 73 AED Timings: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday ) 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM (Friday & Saturday) Don't Miss: - APE-X: you get to be a massive weaponized cybernetic Ape, and all you have to do is escape your creator who wants to keep you a lifelong captive. - The Raft: This one's a four-player experience where teamwork is paramount and there's no way you're escaping the wrath of supernatural creeps without combining forces with your fellow players. - John Wick Chronicles: You will get your very own MP5 ( VR, of course) so feel like a hitman and work as a hitman with this submachine gun in your hand. - PAYDAY: The VR Heist: Based on the first-person shooter video game. - The Walking Dead Vr Outbreak: A zombie apocalypse and you're bound to a wheelchair inside a hospital. How to reach? - By metro: Take the metro to Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station. Upon arrival at the station, head out to the main road. There is a feeder bus that goes from the station to the mall every 15 mins. Alternatively, the mall is a 15-min walk from the station via the air-conditioned Metro Link Bridge. - By car: If you plan to drive to The Dubai Mall from the center of Dubai, take the first interchange and proceed through Financial Centre Road (formerly Doha Street). You will see the approach road to The Dubai Mall on the right-hand side. Click Here to Book Now: Vr Park Dubai Tickets Popular Read: Things to Do on Honeymoon in Dubai
Bollywood Parks Dubai
Visit Bollywood Park , the first amusement park in the world dedicated solely to Indian films.
Take a spin on the world's largest swing attraction, the Bollywood Skyflyer.
Catch a live presentation of Indian traditional dances on Bollywood Boulevard's streets
Admire the unusual architecture of the Rajmahal Theater, which was inspired by Agra's Taj Mahal and is home to the world's first Broadway-styled Bollywood musical
Catch a scrumptious meal from all around the nation at the different cafes like Victoria Station, Jumbo Cafe, etc around Bollywood Park.
Mela Junction, Bollywood Park's own carnival, offers amazing rides like Wheel of Stars, Monsoon Masti, Rodeo ki Sawari, etc
Location: Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Price: 146 - 175 AED Timings: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Sunday-Saturday) Don't Miss:
- At Bollywood Boulevard’s Crossroads stage, see colorful performances inspired by the movies of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. - At Mumbai Chowk - Don: The Chase - a 3D immersion tunnel ride co-created by SRK. - At Bollywood Film Studios- Cinemagic Featuring Zindagi Nah Milegi Dobara. - At Rustic Ravine - Bollywood Skyflyer Ride. How to reach? - By Metro: T ake the Dubai Metro Red Line towards Jebel Ali and alight at Ibn Battuta Metro station. From here you can take a taxi to reach Bollywood Park Dubai. - By Taxi: From Downtown Dubai, head south of Sheikh Zayed Road, past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali, until you see Dubai Parks and Resorts on the left side of the road Click Here to Book: Bollywood Parks Dubai Trip Also Check: Amazing Hotels for a Honeymoon in Dubai Thrilling Bollywood Park Rides
- Dubai Creek
Take a stroll around Dubai Creek at night, one of the city's most attractive promenades and amongst top Dubai attractions.
Opt for Dhow dinner cruise on the Creek, which blends a traditional Arabian supper with spectacular views of the Dubai cityscape
Enjoy a dinner at one of the restaurants located around the Dubai Creek like The Broadwalk, QD’s, Casa De Tapas, etc
Visit the amazing Ras al Khor Bird Sanctuary, which is located at the end of the Dubai Creek promenade
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Price: 51 - 110 AED Click Here to Book: Dubai Creek Cruise or Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
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Wild Wadi Water Park
Choose from thirty thrilling rides and attractions at Wild Wadi , all themed around Sinbad and Juha's legendary stories.
Slide down the ultrafast Jumeirah Sceirah, the Middle East's fastest and tallest water slide.
Ride the waves in Breaker's Bay, the Gulf Region's largest wave pool.
At Juha's Dhow and Lagoon excursion, challenge your family to a water cannon war.
After a thrilling day on the water, satisfy your appetite with a delicious lunch or supper at one of Wild Wadi Water Park's wonderful restaurants like Surfer’s Burgers, Firecrust Pizza.
Spend a day on the stunning white sands of Jumeirah Beach , the largest public beach in Dubai
Opt for a quick dip in the stunning blue waters or spend the day lounging and sunbathing at one of the top Dubai tourist places
Try your hand at the impressive range of watersports that the beach offers, choosing between banana boating, donut boating and others
Enjoy a brunch at any of the beachfront cafes and restaurants that line the Jumeirah coast, such as The Food Square, Bu Deech or Tamurai Sushi and Grill
Choose a shaded spot and enjoy a picnic spread with your friends and family enjoying the stunning ocean views.
Things to keep in mind: Ensure that you are clad in a full swimsuit when swimming in the water and kindly avoid wearing bikinis or clothes of revealing nature. Location: Jumeirah District, Dubai Price: 90 - 138 AED Timings of Water Sports at J umeirah Beach: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM How to reach? - By Bus: Take bus 8, 84, or N55. Get down at Jumeirah Beach Residence Station 2 bus station. The meeting point is a 7-minute walk from here. - By Tram: Take tram 11 and get down at Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 Tram station. The meeting point is a 3-minute walk from here. - By Waterbus: Take waterbus BM1 and get off at the Marina Promenade Waterbus Station. The meeting point is a 10-minute walk from here. Click Here to Book: Water Sports At Jumeirah Beach Also Checkout: Best Romantic Things to Do in Dubai Places To Visit In Jumeirah
A heaven for the kids, Kidzania Dubai has become one of the top Dubai tourist places with ample role-playing undertakings for children where they can mix learning with fun. Children between the ages four and sixteen can spend hours in this premise practicing what they want to be, learn from experts how to handle money, and other such skills that help in a professional word, the only difference being, it is all imparted fun! Location: The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road Price: 63 - 98 AED Timings: Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday & Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM How to reach? - By Metro: Take the metro to Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station. Upon arrival at the station, head out to the main road. There is a feeder bus that goes from the station to the mall every 15 mins. Alternatively, the mall is a 15-min walk from the station via the air-conditioned Metro Link Bridge. - By Car: If you plan to drive to The Dubai Mall from the centre of Dubai, take the first interchange and proceed through Financial Centre Road (formerly Doha Street). You will see the approach road to The Dubai Mall on the right-hand side. Click Here to Book: Family Day Out In Kidzania Dubai Suggested Read: Luxury Resorts in Dubai
Best of Thailand
Motiongate is one of the fun places to visit in Dubai which is a theme park inspired by Hollywood. Apart from going on an adrenaline-pumping ride, one can even meet Hollywood characters strolling around the parks waiting to be clicked with visitors. The most thrilling ride in this park is The Green Hornets High-Speed Chase and the Madagascar Mar Pursuit and the Zombieland Blast Of. Shows like Operation Penguin Strike & King Julien’s Side Show Stomp and attractions like the Smurf’s Village, Kung Fu Panda academy and Panem Aerial Tour keep children and adults on their toes all day. Location: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road Price: 213 - 266 AED Timings: 02.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. (up to 11.00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday) Don't Miss: - The amazing Capitol Bullet Train, dancing spectacle, Step Up Dubai, All In! in Lionsgate zone. - The Green Hornet: High-Speed Chase, and Underworld 4D in Columbia Pictures Zone. - Kung Fu Panda Academy, Madagascar Mad Pursuit in Dreamworks Animation Zone.
How to reach? - By Metro: Take the Dubai Metro Red Line towards Jebel Ali and alight at Ibn Battuta Metro station. From here you can take a taxi to reach MotionGate Dubai. - By Taxi: From Downtown Dubai, head south of Sheikh Zayed Road, past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali, until you see Dubai Parks and Resorts on the left side of the road. Click Here to Book: Motiongate Dubai Tickets Popular Read: 35 Best Extreme Adventures in Dubai Motiongate Dubai Rides
Experience skydiving with a difference at iFly Dubai without actually jumping off a real plane in the midst of a clear sky. Every jumper gets to fly as high as four meters in an AC tunnel which keeps one in the comfort, as well as lets one experience this ecstasy. A trainer is always around to guide one through this process, explain the things you can do when, not in gravity, and also help you realize if you can actually go for the real skydiving. To be completely prepared for this flight, one needs to watch the video played outside this acrylic wind tunnel, and also sign a Waiver Form. Location: Play Nation Area, City Centre Mirdif Price: 199- 236 AED Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 12.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. (Thursday) and 12.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. (Sunday to Wednesday) How to reach? By Bus: Catch the RTA Bus F10 that transports to the mall. By Metro: The nearest metro station to the City Centre Mirdif is the Rashidiya Metro Station, catch a taxi from there, it's a few minutes drive. Click Here to Book: Ifly Dubai Tickets Recommended Read: Things To Do in Dubai This Weekend
Yas Island Day Trip from Dubai
Yas Island was founded and developmental works on the projects began in 2006. The Yas Island Water Park is a themed water park which comes in best tourist places in Dubai, it can get you all worked up for an entire day. There are more than forty slides, rides, and attractions for you at the water park. The water park is definitely one of the best places to visit in Dubai with family . The park promises you activities and entertainment in the form of adrenaline rushing water rides like nothing else. Jebel drop, Marah fortress, Sebag, Al Raha river, Rush rider, Dawwama, Bubble’s barrel, Hamlool’s humps, Liwa loop, Yehal, Falcon’s Falaj, Tot’s playground, Yadi Yas, etc. There are more than forty rides and slides to enjoy at the Yas Island Water Park. Come here for fun and well deserved time with your friends and family. Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Price: 192 - 241 AED Timings: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)
Don't miss: - Learn to surf the waves like a pro on Bubbles' Barrel - Dawamma, the world’s largest six-person water-slide with friends and family How to reach? - By Metro: From airport terminal 3, which will drop you at Ibn Battuta Mall from here, you need to take bud to drop you at Shahama bus stop from there you can hire a taxi to drive you to the entrance of YAS Water World Abu Dhabi. - By Bus: From terminal 1, take a bus to Ghubaiba Bus Station from there take the next bus to drop you at central bus station at Abu Dhabi. Once reached, you need to head toward Al Wadha Terminal to take a bus for YAS island Water World. - By Taxi: You can also book the Taxi on private basis from your hotel to the attraction. - By Yas Express: You can opt for complimentary shuttle bus service from Dubai that runs daily along several routes, providing easy access to Yas Island's main attractions and landmarks. Click Here to Book: Trip To Yas Island Water Park Also Checkout: 20 Awesome theme parks in Dubai
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Legoland Waterpark is amongst those Dubai attractions that allow even adults to revisit their childhood days of playing with Legos. This huge theme water park has ample other allurements to keep the entire family entertained with options like Build-A-Boat and Build-A-Raft River using Legos only. It is also one of the most captivating places to visit in Dubai because it is where one can race with side by side slides like Twin Chasers and LEGO Slide racers. Rides like Wave Rider, LEGO Wave Pool, and Red Rush are most loved by people as it allows all members of the family to play together! Location: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road Price: 146 - 229 AED Timings: Legoland Theme Park: The operations hours are:- 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM(Sunday - Wednesday), 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM(Thursday & Saturday), 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM(Friday). Legoland Waterpark: The operations hours are:- 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM(Thursday- Sunday). Don't Miss:
- In Lego land Theme Park- Kid Power Tower, Dragon Apprentice, Lego Technic Twister, and Lego Studios 4D. - In Legoland Waterpark - Joker Soaker, Build-A-Raft River, and Lego Slide Racers. How To Reach? - By Metro: Take the Dubai Metro Red Line towards Jebel Ali and alight at Ibn Battuta Metro station. From here you can take a taxi to reach LEGOLAND Dubai. - By Taxi: From Downtown Dubai, head south of Sheikh Zayed Road, past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali, until you see Dubai Parks and Resorts on the left side of the road. Click Here to Book: Legoland Dubai Tickets Suggested Read: Things to Do at Legoland Dubai
Laguna Water Park
Laguna Water Park is amongst the grandiose Dubai attractions which include a day full of fun with water slides, race slides, raft slides, a water play area, a lazy river, a chance to surf on the artificial waves or take a free fall slide. People who want to relax by the water can rent a cabana and sip on some healthy juices while you watch others in a splash. Unwind at the rooftop café and where you can relish some international and national dishes to recharge you after the day’s delight. Location: La Mer Price: 92 - 116 AED Timings: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Tuesday - Sunday) Don't Miss: - Test your surfing skills in Laguna Waterpark's famous WaveOz 180. - Dive into the Infinity Pool and float away with the beach in perfect view. - Slide down the Constrictor and the Manta, the most thrilling rides of the Laguna Waterpark Dubai. How to Reach? - By Bus: One can take a bus from the airport and experience a short journey to reach the Business Bay station, two buses are running at regular intervals of time. If you’re traveling by bus 8, 9, 88, C10, or X28, drop off at Century Plaza 1/ Century and walk towards the Laguna waterpark beachfront. - Shuttle Bus: La Mer also offers special free-of-cost shuttle buses if you’re staying at hotels located near city center in Dubai. - By Car: By car, it becomes the easiest, all you have to do is point to La Mer on the smartphone GPS and it will drop you exactly at the location. Click Here to Book: Laguna Water Park Dubai
With more than thirty water slides, Aquaventure Waterpark is one of the absolute must-visit Dubai tourist places which is an engrossing place for every member of a family. Apart from this thrill, one can also witness the sight of a Dolphin’s show, visit the largest aquarium in the city, go canoeing in the private beach which is not available anywhere else in Dubai with this privacy or try your surfing skills on the man-made waves.
There’s an adventure on every corner of this water park, and therefore it is undoubtedly one of the places to see in Dubai, especially if you want to make friends with the Sea Lions or take a scuba dive. Location: Atlantis, The Palm Price: 92 - 138 AED Timings: Atlantis Aquaventure Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM(Monday-Sunday) Lost Chambers Aquarium Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM(Monday-Sunday) Do Not Miss: - Zoomerango water slide: Famous for its deep vertical zooms and thrilling bursts from the mega plummets. - Slitherine: The world’s first dual water slide with a frenzy of twists and turns. - Poseidon’s Revenge: Experience record-breaking rides that plunge you into tanks with sharks and rays. How to reach? - By Metro: Board the metro headed to Damac Properties Metro Station, find your way to Dubai Marina tram station, board the tram to Palm Jumeriah Tram station, then head towards the Gateway Monorail Station, board the Palm Jumeirah monorail to Atlantis the Palm. - By Bus: Take line 8 bus from Dubai Marina and after that board to Palm Monorail that will drop you to Atlantis The Palm. - By Monorail: The Palm Atlantis Monorail Station is the closest public transport station and is about 1 km away (10-minute walk) Click Here to Book: Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park And Lost Chambers
The Green Planet
With an aim to bring every nature and animal lovers from around the world in one place, Dubai came up with The Green Planet, one of the major Dubai tourist places. This tropical home forest is home to over 3000 species of flora and fauna which we one witness during their trip to Dubai.
Some major attractions of this place are watching the Piranhas eat, the Australian walkabout, Sloth Encounter, and The Bat Cave. Apart from these personal experiences, one can spot animals like Sloth Bears, Sugar Gliders, Amazon Parrots, Leaf Cutter Ants, Squirrel Monkeys, and Pythons apart from other marine animals. Location: City Walk Price: 70 - 88 AED Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM How to reach? - By metro: Take a red line metro from the nearest station is the Dubai Mall Station and from there a short ride by taxi. - By Bus: You can take Subway, line 106 bus or Line 81 bus, line 106 bus. - By Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to City Walk. Click Here to Book: Hub Zero With Green Planet Dubai Must Visit Islands In Dubai
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Dreamland Aqua Park
If the heat in Dubai isn’t quite your thing, then stay in the waters at Dreamland Aqua Park, a paradise for water lovers! Black Hole is one of their famous slides which takes one through a black tube which sometimes is lit with colorful bulbs until you splash into a pool of water. Other ‘must try’ enthralling slides here include Kamikaze, Twisting Dragons, Slide Five and Mighty GoGround. You can laze around in the Dead Sea area or, you can relax every muscle of your body at the Jacuzzi. The Pool Game, which puts children through water obstacles, is something that they adore the most, which is why it is amongst the best places to see in Dubai. Location: On the coastline of Umm Al Quwain Price: 175 - 219 AED Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.
How to reach? - By Bus: Bus Lines 102, 103 and 104 to Umm Al-Quwain, take a 25-mins taxi to reach the park. - By Cab: If you opt for cab services, it will take 50-60 mins to reach Dreamland Aqua Park from Dubai. The two recommended routes are Muhammad bin Zayed Road (E311) and Emirates Bypass Road (E611). Click Here to Book: Dreamland Aqua Park Dubai Suggested Read: Dreamland Aqua Park Rides
Museum of Illusions
Let your eyes get tricked with the Museum of Illusions as it will take you to a power-packed entertainment journey. You can capture unique pictures with the striking illusions like the Vortex Tunnel, Rotating cylinder, and several others. The Museum even features a room that defies gravity and everything there is upside down. Apart from this, you can take a look at the collection of holograms, painting, and other playful games & puzzles. Everything you see here will be a delight to the eyes and a teaser to the brain. Whether you are here with your friends, family, or partner, this destination is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. Location: Al Seef - Dubai Creek - Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 69 - 77 AED Timings: 10 am – 10 pm (Sunday to Thursday) 10 am – 11 pm (Friday and Saturday) Don't Miss: - You wouldn't want to miss the Vortex tunnel and be amazed by it. - Forget the laws of gravity in the Anti-Gravity Room. - Amuse yourself by Head on the Platter. - Hollow Face Illusion which has the capacity to tease your brain shouldn't be missed. How to reach? - By Metro: Take the Red Line to either Al Fahidi or Burjuman Metro Station, which are very near to the museum. - By Bus: The closest bus stop to the museum is the Heritage Village near the Al Bastakiya, which is five minutes away from the museum. - By Taxi: You can always choose taxis by navigating the location given. Click Here to Book Now: Museum Of Illusions Tickets Recommended Read: Historical Sites In Dubai
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Your Dubai trip will be incomplete without visiting Dubai Opera which is another best place to visit in Dubai. Situated in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Opera is the brilliant focus of culture and expressions in Dubai and the sparkling pearl of The Opera District. Dubai Opera's stage has a staggering cluster of world-class ability. With musical show, artful dance and traditional music shows and preparations at the center, Dubai Opera will likewise organize melodic theater, form appears, jazz, drama, family appears and a full scope of live excitement. Its exceptional 2000-situate multi-arrange theater, make it one of a kind from the others. This is one of the best activities to do in Dubai at night .
Highlights: The Dubai Opera configuration offers the interesting adaptability of a proscenium curve theater, an acoustic show corridor, and 2000 square meter level floor occasion space. Dubai Opera additionally gloats various spaces and scenes, including a shocking housetop eatery and sky cultivate with perspectives of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Near Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Price: 95 - 950 AED Timings: 10:00AM – 9:00PM Click Here to Book Now: Dubai Opera Tickets Also Book - Dubai Tour Packages
Dubai Gold Souk
The city of Dubai is known for balancing the cultures of the Middle East as well as the luxury that makes it so popular amongst tourists. You will get to spend time marveling at the sheer beauty of the gold displayed in the stores there such as Damas, ARY, and Alukkas. The smaller stores around are quite a sight to see and experience. The Old Souk marine station is very close to the Gold Souk and the Dubai fish and vegetable market are nearby attractions too. Location: Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. Timings: Monday to Sunday 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM except on Friday 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM How to Reach: The best route is through the Dubai Metro to Al Ghubaiba or through the regular Abra (boat) which will get you here directly. Also Check: 30 Best Cafes in Dubai Book & Checkout - D ubai Tours for Couple
The Jumeirah Mosque is the only mosque in Dubai that has opened its doors to those of non-muslim faith. Visitors can come to the Jumeirah Mosque six days a week and are required to dress modestly. Women need to wear a headscarf while visiting the mosque. If you do not have the adequate attire, you can always borrow it from the mosque itself.
The Jumeirah Mosque is made completely out of white stone and is a spectacular sight to marvel at both during the day and night. The mosque can accommodate up to 1200 worshippers at any given time. There is a large dome at the center of the mosque which is stunning, and you will marvel at the architecture of the monument.
The real beauty of the place can be seen at night when the mosque is lit up and you can see intricate artistry all around the monument, highlighted under the lights.
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 10 am daily (except Friday) Suggested Read: Relaxing Things To Do In Dubai Book Now - Dubai Family Holiday Packages
Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates was founded in the year 2005 and is the second-largest shopping center in Dubai after The Dubai Mall. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Dubai. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, shops that have hundreds of high-end brands, theatres, etc at the Mall of the Emirates but the main attraction is the walk-in chilling freezer which takes you straight to Ski Dubai. There are large windows that separate the beautiful winter landscape from the mall, so you can enjoy the view, watching others ski and snowboard while seated at the mall in your summer-wear. Highlights: 560 high-end brands, as many as fourteen cinemas, 6.5 million square feet of area, Kempinski Hotel, which is a five-star one, Ski Dubai. Location: Mall of The Emirates, E11 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: 10:00AM - 12:00AM Also Checkout: Best Beach Restaurants in Dubai . Also You May Book - Dubai Group Tour Packages
Located across the Al Manara Road junction, the Kite Beach is apt to its name. The beach sees thousands of tourists every year, who visit this beach specifically to enjoy water sports and participate in kitesurfing. That’s what the beach gets its name from. Kite Beach is family-friendly and teems with tourists throughout the year. The sands are soft and clean, and the pristine white texture will relax your soul. You have a great view of the Burj-Al-Arab from the beach too. There are other activities available to enjoy here apart from kite surfing, namely beach volleyball, beach tennis, kayaking, soap football, etc.
There are a lot of facilities available too, which make your time worthwhile here. There are many food trucks and cafes, wifi, shower, and washroom facilities, changing rooms, etc. On Friday and Saturday, the beachside teems with a seaside market that sells art and craft items, souvenirs to take home, etc. Location: 35 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Best Time to Visit: February to August is the ideal time to visit the beach. Things to Keep in Mind: Swimsuit (fully clad) for women and men while swimming. Also check: Best Pubs and Bars in Dubai Must Checkout - Dubai Trip Packages From Mumbai
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The Aura Skypool
The Aura Skypool is one of the newest entries in the list of gems of Dubai. This one is the highest infinity pool in the world and offers a 350 degree view of Dubai's skyline. In addition to this, the pool is open for all and acts as a perfect place to click some postcard perfect pictures with the Arabian Gulf as a backdrop.
Guru Nanak Darbar
Guru Nanak Darbar is built in the demand from the Sikh community for a dedicated place of worship. The Gurudwara is believed to be the first of its kind in the entire region. It has a dedicated floor for a community feasts for about 5,000 people at a time and a huge hall for devotional songs. The main prayer hall of the new Gurudwara has a 7.2-metre high ceiling and 18-metre diameter dome roof. The function hall can accommodate up to 900 people. Location: It is located in Jebel Ali which is around 35 km from Dubai center. Taxi is the best mode of transportation to reach the temple. The closest metro station is Ibn Batuta. Timings: It is opened daily from 4:30 AM to 9 :30 PM Suggested Read: Things to Do in Abu Dhabi Also Explore - D ubai Holiday Packages from Delhi
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
For someone who is visiting Dubai in a leisurely manner and has quite some time in hand, then you can have an amazing time at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. One of the most amazing Dubai tourist places, the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club promises you a relaxed vacation and an exciting time in the midst of everything that’s nice, such as taking care of your fitness, riding a horse, go on swims, pamper yourself with a spa, enjoy delicious delicacies and cuisines, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. Don't forget to check out the best spa parlors in Dubai .
Highlights: Gym, swimming pool, Zumba, yoga, horse riding, spa, etc. Dine world-class cuisines at - Palermo, Epona, Ippos, and the Splash Pool Bar. Location: Al Qudra Road, Opposite to Arabian Ranches, next to Studio City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM Also Checkout - Ahmedabad to Dubai Tour Packages
Bastakia (Old Dubai)
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Al Bastakia is an old ruin worthy town that will send culture lovers into a fine tizzy. While here, you can roll down the sandy lanes to the modern white mosque, noting the splendid architectural details of the grand gypsum, coral, and limestone buildings and marvel at the carved wooden doors with brass knockers and the intricate gates that adorn every building here. Take a stroll upstairs for the incredible view of Bastakia rooftops and take a good long look at the wind towers. This traditional form of air-conditioning, constructed to funnel cool air into the house, was an architectural series of buildings in southern Iran. The vicinity offers some major attractions in Dubai like Ave gallery, XVA gallery, Old city wall, Sheikh Muhammed Centre for cultural understanding and much more. Location: Al Hamriya,Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Suggested Read: Best Restaurants in Bur Dubai You May Also Checkout - Dubai Trip From Chennai
Saeed Al Maktoum House
Stationed in the locality of Al Shindagha, this historic building is the former residential house of one of the old-time rulers of the Emirates; Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum and has proven to be one of the best places to visit in Dubai due to its historic significance. The building is now converted into a museum and has an array of artifacts from all over the Arab world. You will get to see historic photographs, documents, and furnishings from years dating back to the 1800s and you can get a chance to catch his panoramic landscape of Dubai’s skyline. Location: Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM except on Friday it is 3:00 PM - 8:30PM How to Reach: You can use public buses and the metro as well to get to this museum. Also Read: Guide To Visit Infinity Des Lumières Book Now - Dubai Tour Packages From Kolkata Dubai tour packages from Nagpur
The World Islands were developed by Dubai’s visionary development company called Nakheel. As the name suggests, the World Islands are islands spread across the coast of Dubai that looks like the world map in the ocean. These islands are on for rent or sale, as pleased by the customer. Of course, these cost beyond what you and I can convey, but this is a view we can most definitely enjoy. The only way to travel between the islands is by yachts or by air. The World Islands were completed in 2008 and have been up for rent and sell in the categories of homes, community islands and resorts in Dubai . If you can own one of these islands and make it your home, you can enjoy blissful vacations in your own private island off Dubai’s coast. Highlights: 300 private islands that are divided into estate homes, private homes, resorts, and community islands. Location: The World Islands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Suggested Read: 25 Awesome Beach resorts in Dubai Must Checkout & Book - Dubai Package trip From Bangalore
Sky Views Dubai
If you consider yourself a braveheart and want to experience the most thrilling thing in Dubai then visit the Sky Views Dubai. Sitting on the 52nd and 53rd floor of Sky View Hotel, this place is a new style observation area which does not limit you. From the glass slide from 53rd floor to 52nd floor to the Edge walk experience between the twin towers, a lot of activities are available here.
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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is an initiative by the Dubai Government that allows you to spend a good amount of time camping at the deserts of Dubai (over 9 in number) and dine in the company of night stars which are primarily organized to experience a Bedouin lifestyle. Over here, you can experience camel safari and falcon shows, several other activities that will get you to the true essence of Dubai. Highlights: This reserve provides an array of activities such as Falconry, Archery, Horse Riding, Dune Driving, Camping, Hookah. Location: The office is located on the Airport road and they will take you to the desert where you can participate in a variety of activities. Timings: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Suggested Read: Camel safari tours in Dubai , the most loved activity by tourists. Also Book - Dubai Tour Packages From Pune
Dubai Spice Souk
Located in the district of Deira near to the Gold Souk, this is a traditional spice souk in Dubai that offers a variety of fragrant spices to choose from. It’s a heavenly place which has a series of aromatic spices that is only available in this part of the Middle East. The colors alone are enough to make you want to stay here for a longer time. It is the biggest spice market in Dubai and has textiles and household items as well. The narrow passageways are a delight for the photographer’s eyes and you will get a chance to see the fresh stock of herbs and spices coming in from Iran, India, and Southeast Asia. Location: 26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 7:30AM–9:30PM How to Reach : You can reach the place by public transport (bus) or by the metro. Also Checkout: 30 Best places for romantic dinner in Dubai Must Book - Dubai Trip From Hyderabad
Whether you are a history buff or a traveller simply interested in history, there can be no place better than the Etihad Museum for paying a visit. At Etihad Museum , you get to see some of the historic items that changed the course of history for the United Arab Emirates. The Etihad Museum is clearly one of the best historic places to visit in Dubai. Everything from rare videos and sounds to documentation of the historic meetings, important figures, moments from the period of 1968-1974. Highlights: Historically accurate and extremely well-documented archives, some of the most iconic and personal items, masterpieces that belonged to the Founding Fathers are on display. Location: 1 Jumeirah Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Price: 10 - 25 AED Timings: 10:00AM - 8:00PM Also Checkout: 20 Best Villas in Dubai Book & Checkout - Dubai Tour Packages From Kerala
The Dolphin Bay at Atlantis is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Dubai. If you are one of those adventurous people who love the idea of getting in the water and swimming with dolphins, then visiting Dolphin Bay is the right thing to do for you. You will come across some of the most sophisticated and well-trained dolphins here at Dolphin Bay. It doesn’t matter what kind of experience you have as a swimmer, if you are a novice, you can stay in the shallow waters and enjoy being with the dolphins, if you are an expert, you can go for scuba diving with the dolphins in the deep end. Highlights: Complimentary entry to Aquaventure Water Park on the same day, vests and wetsuits are provided. Location: Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Price: 838 - 974 AED Timings: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Book & Explore - Dubai Tour Packages From Surat Dubai Packages From Chandigarh
Bur Dubai Village
Bur Dubai Village, also known as the Dubai Heritage Village is located near the mouth of Dubai Creek that takes tourist back in time through a series of heritage villages complete with recreated architecture and local artisans. For patrons, the village is a great place to find unique handmade items to take home as souvenirs or gifts. Highlights: The vicinity offers many places to stroll around like Pottery shopping, visit traditional markets and enjoy live performances of Arabian folklore such as Raza, Ayyala, and Harbeya. Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: It is opened every day from 08:00 to 20: 00, however on Fridays many shops will be closed as the operational hours are 15:00 to 22:00. How to Reach : You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba bus and train station nearby. Suggested Read: Things to Do in Burj Khalifa Also Checkout - Dubai Tour Packages From Vadodara
Located in Creekside park along the side of Bur Dubai, this colourful cluster of lego-style buildings in Creek Park is jam-packed with dozens of interactive and inspiring learning stations. The stations are specifically geared for kids between 2 and 15. The place boasts of a wide range of activities. Activities: There are daily educational workshops, story events, competitions, theatres and it’s own Planetarium. There is also a Toddler’s Area to engage kids below 6 years of age in interactive learning. Location: Al Riyadh St | 90 Awolowo Way Ikeja Lagos, Dubai +234, United Arab Emirates. Price: 10 - 15 AED Timings: 9 AM–7 PM (Sunday-Thursday) 2 PM–8 PM (Friday-Saturday) How to Reach : The best way to get here is by taxi. Recommended Read: Roller Coaster Rides in Dubai Also Book - Dubai Tour Packages From Jaipur
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An important spot in the history of Dubai and the people over there, Safa Park has been going through many redevelopments from years. It is a 64-hectare huge park which was an erstwhile accommodation center for illegal migrants from South Asia mostly. The park came into establishment during 1975 after the inhabitants were removed from there.
A clear definition of Dubai’s Clock Tower has not been published anywhere but it is one of the major landmarks in Dubai. It is believed to be constructed by the people in Dubai lived during 1960s have designed and created the clock.
Deira Clocktower or Dubai Clock tower as people fondly call is a roundabout in Dubai. It is located in eastern Dubai in Deira exactly at the intersection of Umm Hurrair Road and route D 89 road. It is a predominant monument in Deira and the access to the famous Al Maktoum Bridge is provided by this monument.
Highlights: It was designed by an architect Ziki Homsi and it was built by Architecture Design Construction as the people say. It came into existence as a symbol of Dubai’s life and one can witness or learn the importance of this tower in the lives of the natives. As the Telegraph newspaper listed out, Dubai Clock Tower is the prime attraction in Dubai and one of the 17 most beautiful clock towers around the world.
Location: Deira, Dubai. From Dubai main city, it is hardly 10 kms to reach Deira Clock Tower.
An industrial compound accommodating warehouses in the industrial zone of Al Quoz in Dubai is Alserkal Avenue. Now, it is being celebrated as an arts and culture district with a wide array of galleries, facilities and platforms. It houses residencies for local and international artists as well. The time Alserkal Avenue was just an industrial location has flown away and not it displays itself as a mix of industrial business and creative spaces. There are 60 art houses, design and creative venues which have foundations, private collections and community projects. It was founded in 2007 and from then on it was gathering the region’s artists and other people who belong to different sorts of lives to have discussions and dialogues, to share their ideas and enhance their artistic values to a great height. Highlights: The galleries here are made distinct and beautiful by arranging individual programs which represent the emerging or established artists along with some exhibitions, talks, discussions, community events and so on. Location: Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: The Avenue is open on all days except on Fridays from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm. Price: Entry is free of cost.
The Emirates Towers is one of the most amazing places to see in Dubai. There are four hundred suites and rooms, and the Jumeirah Towers is the home of about thirteen nightclubs and dining ventures, where you can escape anytime. The Jumeirah Towers are the only towers that provide you unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Water Park. You also have complete access to Jumeirah Tower’s private beach at any time of the day. Staying at the Emirates Towers is an experience in itself and therefore, as a traveller, you can always come here and experience the hospitality and wonders of the Emirates Towers. Highlights: Private beach, unlimited access to Wild Wadi Water Park. Emirates Tower’s atrium lobby is one of the best places for business in Dubai. The towers also have a string of venues for social and business meets and host some of the most iconic conferences as well. Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Suggested Read: Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Dubai Must Book - Dubai Honeymoon Packages From India
Ibn Battuta Mall
While shopping is fun, Ibn Battuta Mall makes it a beautiful experience too with its spellbinding architecture and plentiful things to buy. Named after a Moroccan traveler, the mall has just one floor but is widespread to cover over 250 shops, a multiplex, some restaurants, a five-star hotel, and even a gym. To honor the man who traveled to places six lands, the mall is also divided into six zones, namely- China Court, India Court, Persia Court, Egypt Court, Tunisia Court, and Andalusia Court. To visit so many lands in one mall, you have to ensure that Ibn Battuta Mall is on your list of places to see in Dubai. Location: Sheikh Zayed Road Timings: 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM (Saturday-Wednesday) 10:00 AM–12:00 AM (Friday-Saturday) Suggested Read: Best Beach Clubs in Dubai Book Now & Checkout - Dubai Honeymoon Packages From Delhi
Dubai Butterfly Garden
Another one in the array of places to visit when in Dubai is the Dubai Butterfly Garden that exhibits more than 15,000 butterflies and vibrant colored flowers that will melt your heart away with beauty. There are 26 different varieties of butterflies and ten domes where you can spot them sucking nectar from the flowers. This is a place where you can learn about the ecosystem of butterflies and delight your eyes with the stellar displays. If you are traveling to Dubai then this is a must-visit destination and must not miss out on a chance of touring it. Location: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area, Beside Dubai Miracle Garden - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Price: 55 - 60 AED Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday-Thursday), 9:00 AM–7:0 PM (Friday) Click Here to Book Now: Butterfly Garden Dubai Tickets Also Read: Best Turkish Restaurants in Dubai
Famed as Umm Suqeim beach, the Sunset beach is arched with the trails of coconut grooves and is a great spot for relaxing. Marking its spot in the best places to visit in Dubai it is settled close to Burj Al Arab and is one of the most serene coasts. Ranging from water adventures like surfing, fishing, and kite surfing to the long trails of sand for sunbathing here, you can witness all of it. Stroll along with your partner, relax watching the sunset, or pump up your adrenaline with adventures at the Sunset beach Location: Sunset Beach, Dubai Recommended Read: Best Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi for Free
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Known to be Dubai’s first-fully integrated entertainment and motorsport zone, the Dubai Autodrome is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. It is located in the center of the MotorCity development center and has a 5.39 km long circuit for racing. You can opt for the self-driven cars or can pump up the adrenaline to its notch by driving the cars on your own. There are two options available for karting: indoor & outdoor tracks. Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM Also Read: Things to Do in Dubai Mall
The shape resembling that of a helical, the Cayan Tower is a luxury apartment and every floor has the same architecture plan. The architecture of the building is quite intriguing and the shape is an expression of the relationship between a building’s form and the structural framework. As the tower has a twisting shape it is one of the most amusing tourist places in Dubai. It is located in the proximity of Dubai Internet City and from this tower, you can gape at the stellar views of the Dubai Marina and Arabian Gulf. Location: 1202, Al Barsha Heights, Tecom, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on all days except Saturday & Sunday.
Dubai Design District
The list of adjectives falls short to define the beauty of artworks showcased in the Dubai Design District. It marks its spot on the list of amusing tourist attractions in Dubai and is famed for its global and design festivals. The district is dotted with a number of chic-galleries and also displays the artworks of the up-coming artists. Location: Dubai Design District PO Box 333 300 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Al Mamzar Beach Park
One of the most serene places for visiting in Dubai is Al Mamzar Beach Park that is a hidden jewel for travelers. The park sprawls over 106 hectares and is located close to the Mamzar beach. The entire park is adorned with a number of entertainment zones where the children and adults can spend gala time. The best thing about this park is that it has well-manicured gardens, pool access, and beachfront that is a great spot for relaxing. Location: Al Mamzar Beach St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Price: None
The Walk at JBR
Another one in the array of places to visit in Dubai is the Jumeirah Beach Residence that is a wavefront strip and is famed as the walk JBR. The entire beachside track is dotted with retail shopping spots, international retailers, handicraft shops, and boutiques. Apart from this, here you can even witness the pop-up markets at the streets and shop for antiques, jewelry, and relish local meals at the stalls. Something that you must not miss is strolling at the beach and shopping for amazing trinkets.
Location: The Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 24 hours open
Watch the sun set down along with the sparkling golden sands and relax at the Azure beach. This is one of the most tranquil places for visiting in Dubai that is located in the heart of Dubai. The beach is dotted with a number of stalls, where you can relish the local meals and the entertainment zones where you can party all night. This beach is famed as a social paradise and is a great place to visit with family, friends, and partners! Apart from this, at this beach, you can even opt for a private island bed and gape at the beauties of Dubai. Location: Rixos Premium Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Price: None
Al Sufouh Beach
Famed as the “Secret Beach” Al Sufouh Beach is one of the most impressive places to visit in Dubai. The beach is tucked away from the buzzing city life and is settled close to Burj Al Arab. The beach is arched with the trails of palms and the environs are quite relaxing that makes it a great spot for spending quality time. The waters of the beach are not very shallow and you can dive deep into the waters and explore the underwater kingdom. Location: Al Sufouh Beach, Dubai Timings: 24 hours open for all Price: None
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Al Qudra Lake
Tucked close to the striking skyline of Dubai the Al Qudra Lake is one of the most interesting places to visit when in Dubai. It is dotted with several other lakes in its proximity and is a great leisure spot. The lake is interwoven with the laid back vibes and stellar vistas of nature. Apart from the soothing water, here you can even spot an array of avian species that include oryx, desert foxes, and more than 200 other bird varieties. Location: Al Qudra Lake, Dubai. Timings: 24 hours open Price: None
Dubai Coffee Museum
Are you a lover of caffeine? Add the Dubai Coffee Museum in your list of tourist attractions in Dubai as this is a place that brings all cultures together over coffee. In this museum, you can witness the laid back vibes and learn about the coffee culture with the movies. The museum has artifacts that have coffee making equipment and here you can learn about the aromatic brews and their origin. Location: Villa 44, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Bastakiya - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday to Thursday only. Price: Starting from INR 1000 per person.
Looking for places to visit when in Dubai? Head to the Oli Oli with your family as it features 8 different galleries that sprawl over two floors. Each one of the galleries is equipped with modern equipment and displays the artworks. The idea of the galleries is inspired by global educators and artists. At this gallery, you can experience 40 different artifacts and learn a lot at the spaces like the creative lab, fort building, and the future park. If you are here with your family, then this place is a paradise for the kids where they can have fun all day! Location: 62 4 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Price: 40 - 43 AED
Al Jaber Gallery
If you are an art lover then one of the most classic tourist places in Dubai is the Al Jaber Gallery that features an exotic collection of antiques, arts, and distinct crafts that will melt your heart away. Apart from this, the collection even owns a collection of carpets that are handcrafted and ranging from the small to full-sized each one of them is available in stock.
Location: Financial Center Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Dubai Street Museum
Love street art? Add Dubai Street Museum in your list of places to visit in Dubai as this outdoor gallery showcases the artworks of popular names like Hua Tunan, Ashwaq Abdulla and Inkman. There are amazing murals made with spray paints and the gallery features an elegant painting called the “Prohibited” where there is a girl & boy peeping through a window. Apart from this, it even has a calligraphy quote that denotes, “A positive spirit resides in our soul”. Location: Dubai Street Museum, Dubai. Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days. Suggested Read: Zoos in Dubai
Vacationing with your family? Tour the XPark Jr. that is arched with well-manicured gardens and adorned with beautiful flowers making it the best park of Dubai. The park features a number of swings, slides, and a whole lot more unique adventures. Your kids can play in the mud or can test their skills by climbing the nets. Apart from this, the kids can even witness the petting zoo as that is the best place in the park. Location: 35A Mizmelah Street, Kite Beach - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Also Read: Best Indoor Activities in Dubai
Hatta Heritage Village
Located in the Al Hajar Mountains, on the outskirts of Dubai city, the Hatta Heritage Village shows the traveler the beautiful traditional life in Dubai. You will get to observe the strong attachment of the people who hail from this old town, people whose ancestors were farmers and handicraft men. The other significance also lies in the houses that you will see here, which were built from mountain rocks in the old year. There are over 17 houses, 2 castles and even a fortress here that you can revel in. You can explore the sculptures here as well and enjoy the folklore, the songs and the performances that grace the village every night. Location: Al Hajar Mountains, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Timings: Can visit the place from Saturday to Thursday How to Book: Day Tour To Hatta And Kalba Flat 20% Off Click Here to Book Now: Hatta Heritage Village Tour From Dubai with Kayaking
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- Make sure that you follow all the laws of Dubai as it is an Islamic country and violating the rules can lead to fines and even imprisonment.
- Your dresses must be as per the rules of the malls and attractions as most of them won’t allow you if the knees are not covered.
- Book taxis for yourself, if you are drunk as the fines for drinking & driving, are too high and it is safe to rather opt for a taxi.
- Weekends for Dubai are Friday & Saturday so make sure that you are aware of the opening and closing timings.
- You can always drink tap water as it is clean & safe.
- Make sure that you do not wear swimwear away from the beach as it is not acceptable apparel.
- Do not display affection in public as it is an offense in Emirates.
- Refrain from making rude hand gestures as you might land up in trouble.
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- Do not take pictures of government buildings.
- Don’t eat, drink or smoke in public during Ramadan.
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- Begin your day with Skydiving at The Palm
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- Tour Burj Khalifa that is the tallest building
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- Visit Jumeirah Public Beach
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- On the last day visit Miracle Garden & IMG World of Adventure
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The innovative and unique Museum of the Future in Dubai is an exciting new addition to the Dubai skyline. Listed as one of the most innovative structures in the world, this futuristic museum is poised to become one of the most exciting tourist attractions in the city. It gives visitors valuable insight into the future of human technology and innovation with practical exhibits, amazing installations and unique inventions that are yet to be introduced to the world population. At the Museum of the Future, you can get a glimpse into the human potential – and what the world could look like a few decades down the line. Along with the exhibits, the very structure of the museum is reflective of its innovation – where a portion of the building was made by robots. The exterior is defined by massive steel panels with Arabic inscriptions, which makes the museum as distinctive as other iconic structures in Dubai including the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame. You can explore 7 floors of fantastic installations and exhibits that let you imagine a world several years in the future. It is also a wonderful place for children to familiarize themselves with technology and its unending potential. Museum of the Future encourages visitors to ask imaginative questions such as “What would a world where robots take care of the elderly, look like” and “Can AI help humans get superhuman powers like running faster than usual?” All these aspects of the Museum of the Future will allow you to transport yourself to the future and experience a world that is as yet, inaccessible to most of mankind. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that is impossible to find anywhere else in the world, one which will make your trip to Dubai a truly life-changing experience.Here is the Design and Architecture of the Museum of the Future Dubai:The Museum has been constructed by Killa Designs using the latest technology in design and construction. AI and robotics technology have been used to precision-cut almost 1000 moulds that make up the unique exterior of the museum. The shape of the museum represents the sky and the earth, inspired by Feng-Shui philosophies.One of the most distinctive features of the design is the Arabic calligraphy that is carved into the steel paneling, which are all quotes from the Prime Minister of Dubai talking about the future of the country. There are 7 levels which are connected by an elevated walkway that leads to the Metro Station, and also a bridge that links the museum directly with the Emirates Towers.Experience The Visual World By Booking: Museum of the Future Tickets
Have you ever been to a floral wonderland where there are stunning floral displays that make you fall in love with them? The Miracle Gardens in Dubai would be a great place to visit in your winter break if not. The arrangement is nothing less than a miniature world of floral wonders spread over an area covering about 72,000 sq. ftAdding to the uniqueness of this floral world is the fact that it is home to nearly 50 million flowers blooming all over to embrace the luxuriousness of this beautiful imagination. Some of the most common ones are marigolds, petunias, and geraniums. This exhibition includes a replica of the stunning Burj Khalifa as well as arcs, tombs, huts, and houses decorated with vibrant flowers.You're welcomed by quirky layouts and heart-shaped passageways. There are many attractions here, including Disney Avenue, Emirates A380, Lost Paradise, Cabanas, Floral Clock, Gazebos, 3D floral designs, and lake parks.Dubai Miracle Garden offers more than sightseeing activities, if that's what you think about it. In fact, there are a lot more things to do here. The passageways are perfect for strolling and relaxing at cabanas, or you can dine at the international food restaurants and kiosks. The choice is yours! Additionally, there's a butterfly garden here, wherein butterfly enthusiasts have a tough time tracking and spotting the 15000 free-flying butterflies.As this beautiful piece of land is located in Dubai that is not ideally not suitable for growing flowers, it requires a great deal of maintenance. The floral beauty you see today is maintained by a team of well-trained and experienced horticulturists. Read on to learn more about Dubai Miracle Garden.Explore the world largest flower garden by booking Miracle Garden Dubai Tickets
When we talk about desert safari the first place that strikes your mind is Dubai. Dubai has always been a favorite destination when it comes to desert adventure. One such favoured activity is the Desert safari in Dubai . Enjoy riding through the desert while enjoy riding through the desert while soaking in the scenic views.The timings of your tour depend on the packages which you are choosing from. While in Dubai you can find of number of tour operators which provides you with the best desert safari. There are also night safari, evening safari and day safari in Dubai. Highlights: Halt to watch the lovely dusk before reaching your destination where you have the chance to enjoy a camel ride, sand boarding and experiment with henna close by or feet.Location: Dubai Desert, Dubai.Price: The approximate price for this activity starts from AED 200.
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Places to visit in Dubai
Popularly described as one of the most luxurious cities in the world, Dubai is the highlight of tourism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Besides being the most populated city in UAE, Dubai is known for its incredible luxury and tourism aspects. Looking back, it used to be a small fishing village during the 18th century. However, the region's rapid economic growth has made it one of the world's most developed and modernised metropolises today. Tourism is a crucial contributor to Dubai’s growing economy. Every year, it attracts thousands of visitors from across the continent and the globe. The place is filled with tons of iconic and record-breaking attractions. When it comes to spending a grand holiday in Dubai, colossal skyscrapers, vibrant nightlife, exotic desert adventures, remarkable artificial islands, etc., come to mind. It is also a notable honeymoon destination, thanks to the availability of 5-star accommodations, restaurants, and amenities.
There are a lot of world-renowned tourist attractions spread across Dubai, making its sightseeing aspect a prominent one. For example, one can enjoy the unique view of the city from the top of Burj Khalifa , witness the majestic Dubai Fountain show, visit the fascinating archipelago of man-made islands at Palm Jumeirah, etc. In addition, the city offers a wide pallet of enthralling activities for tourists, like helicopter rides, fishing, hot-air balloon experience, skydiving, etc. Dubai is also a shopper’s paradise due to the availability of giant shopping malls and stores offering both branded and regional products. The presence of quality food and entertainment options also makes Dubai’s nightlife quite enjoyable.
Dubai Tourist Places
Dubai tourism has an unparalleled sightseeing aspect, thanks to the numerous prominent attractions in the region. Here are some of the best Dubai tourist places and attractions that you can check out during your trip:
Dubai Shopping Festival
The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is a major tourist attraction in the city. It is an annually held shopping event that lasts for over a month. This event draws millions of visitors from all over the globe and features great deals and discounts across various shopping malls and marketplaces. It is a great time to shop for branded clothing, jewellery, gadgets, cosmetics, etc.
The Burj Khalifa, popularly known as the tallest building in the world, is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. The architectural brilliance of this iconic structure is a must-see sight. The view of the city and the skyline from the outdoor observation deck, called “At the Top” in Burj Khalifa, is also phenomenal.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is another exceptional tourist attraction in the city. Located on the ground floor of the famous Dubai Mall, it is a unique part of the Dubai sightseeing experience. The place is home to over 33,000 aquatic life, featuring 140 unique marine species. You can also find crocodiles, crabs, otters, etc., at the Underwater Zoo on level 2.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
The IMG World of Adventure is a grand indoor theme park located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. It is one of the most fun places to visit in Dubai with family and features tons of world-class facilities. In terms of entertainment, the theme park offers movies, food stalls, fun rides, live performances, etc. Popular franchises like Marvel, Lost Valley, Cartoon Network, etc., are featured at this indoor theme park.
Legoland Dubai is one of the most visited Dubai tourist places. It is famous for its Lego-themed adventures and rides, perfect for children between 2 to 12 years. Some of its famous attractions include the Factory Tour, MINILAND Light Show, Boating School, Build and Test, DUPLO Express, etc.
This waterpark is a famous tourist attraction in Dubai. Spread over a massive area, it features more than 105 thrilling slides, attractions and fun adventure experiences. Some of the most iconic rides in this waterpark include the Leap of Faith, the Aquaconda, The Surge Ride and the Shark Attack Slide. Located at Atlantis, The Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark also features quality restaurants.
Dubai Garden Glow
The Dubai Garden Glow is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. It is a unique park dedicated to the glow-in-dark theme, which was achieved by using over 10 million LED lights and recyclable materials. The park is divided into four main sections, Dinosaur Park, Glow Park, Art Park and Magic Park. The park has over 500 art illusions, nature-inspired installations and other attractions.
The Dubai Dolphinarium is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Dubai. Located in Creek Park, it is known for hosting fun interactive shows. The Dolphin and Seal show, Creek Park Bird Show and swimming with Dolphins experience are the highlights of this place.
Dubai Fountain Show and Traditional Abra Lake Ride
When visiting Dubai, make sure to check out the incredible Dubai Fountain Show. Located in Downtown Dubai, the beautiful waterwork synchronised to popular music and lighting creates a visual delight. The best way to witness the show is by taking a traditional Abra boat ride at Burj Lake.
Ice Land Water Park
The Ice Land Water Park is a famous tourist spot in the region. Located in Ras Al Khaimah, about an hour’s drive from the centre of Dubai, the place acts as a fun family getaway. The waterpark is well-known for its massive wave pool, private cabanas, Olympic-sized lap pool and multiple thrilling water slides.
If you want to escape the summer heat during your visit to the city, consider going to Ski Dubai. This massive indoor ski resort is one of the most visited Dubai tourist places. Its main attractions are the Snow Park, Ice Museum, Ski Slopes, Ski Academy, etc. You can also have an adorable encounter with penguins at this location.
Bollywood Parks is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Dubai. It offers a glimpse into the Bollywood industry and features remakes of iconic movie sets, like Lagaan. The place is divided into five categories and offers entertaining live performances and 4D movie screenings.
The Green Planet
The Green Planet is a spectacular indoor tropical rainforest on the City Walk. It is an enclosed ecosystem, home to hundreds of distinct species of plants and animals. Its main highlights include the rainforest, the Piranha Experience, the Bat Cave and the Sloth Encounter. The Green Planet is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai.
The Etihad Museum is one of the most prominent Dubai tourist places you can visit to learn more about the contemporary history of the UAE. Spreading over 25,000 square metres, the museum building is itself an architectural marvel. The site features photographs, interactive pavilions, documents, and various other artefacts, which offer insight into how the country has developed through time.
Located in Mirdif City Centre, Orbi Dubai is one of the main tourist attractions in Dubai. The place offers an exclusive experience with nature via the use of interactive technologies. Orbi Dubai has 10 zones where tourists can explore various wonders of nature, all under one roof.
The Motiongate is a Hollywood-inspired theme park located in Dubai. It comprises 4 main zones, namely the Columbia Pictures Studio Zone, DreamWorks Studio Zone, Lionsgate Studio Zone and Smurfs Village Zone. If you are a Hollywood movie buff, the Motiongate in Dubai is a great place you can visit to catch a glimpse of some well-known movies.
Lost Chambers and Ambassador Lagoon
Lost Chambers and Ambassador Lagoon are a part of the famous Atlantis, The Palm. The site is home to over 65,000 aquatic animals and features more than 250 distinct marine species. This Atlantis-themed aquarium is a famous tourist attraction in Dubai, offering a close look into the underwater world of wonders.
Flying Cup Dubai
Considered one of the best places to visit in Dubai, The Flying Cup combines fun and thrill in the most unique way. Located in JBR with an elevation of 40 metres from the ground, it is an exceptional place where you can get 360-degree views of the city while grabbing snacks and drinks. The beach and Palm Jumeirah in the background add to the whole experience.
Wild Wadi Water Park
The Wild Wadi Water Park ranks as one of the most enjoyable places to visit in Dubai. Located near the Burj Al Arab, the place features several exciting rides for people of all ages. Some of the most famous rides at this family-friendly theme park are Jumeirah Sceirah, Master Blaster, Tantrum Alley, Burj Surj, etc.
Dubai’s Aqua Fun is popularly known as the largest inflatable waterpark in the world. It is a great place children and adults can visit to beat the summer heat during their Dubai vacations. Some of its main highlights include the inflatable obstacle course, slides, blockades and wiggle bridges.
It is a unique nature-themed park located in the Mirdif neighbourhood of Dubai. Spread over an area of 35,000 square metres, a trip to Aventura Parks can be a fun experience with family. The park offers many exciting activities that attract tourists and locals alike. The zip-lining experience and outdoor high rope course are its main highlights.
Mattel Play Town
It is an award-winning tourist attraction in Dubai, popular among children. The Mattel Play Town is an edutainment park where kids can delve into an exciting world of fun activities. Some of its key highlights include dancing with Angelina Ballerina, singing with Barney and his friends, city building with BOB the builder, etc.
Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is one of the most iconic places to visit in Dubai. Located close to Jumeirah Beach, this magnificent, dhow sail-shaped architectural marvel is a luxurious hotel. The spa, afternoon tea and dining experiences at Burj Al Arab are its main attraction.
Ranking as one of the best Dubai tourist places, the Palm Islands are the world’s largest man-made islands. Artificially constructed in the shape of a palm tree, the name does the place great justice. The three islands that make up this site are Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira and Palm Jebel Ali. Tourists can go on an island tour, visit the restaurants, avail of the theme-park experiences, etc., at this location.
The Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai is a magnificent example of the Fatimid architectural style from the medieval era. It is a beautiful place you can visit during your trip to the city. The two tall minarets and the intricate stonework of this place are its main highlights.
The Dubai Museum , located in the famous Al Fahidi Fort, is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. It is home to some of the most crucial exhibits and detailed dioramas that depict the rich history of the region. Founded in 1971 by the then ruler of Dubai, its main attractions include the dhow, Al abra and al hourey exhibit, the arish, etc.
Dubai Miracle Garden
The calming atmosphere and beautiful flowers at the Dubai Miracle Garden attract a lot of visitors. Spread across an area of 72,000 square metres; the garden is home to over 150 million flowers. It is one of the best places in Dubai for taking fascinating pictures.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Located just 6 kilometres from the city centre, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous tourist attraction. It is a wetland reserve known for being one of the biggest hubs of migratory birds in the region. It is home to several bird species, small mammals, fishes, crustaceans, etc. Flamingos, Black-winged stilts, Ospreys and White wagtails are just some examples of birds you can see at this location.
It is a saltwater creek that separates Deira and Bur Dubai. Apart from being a major commercial lifeline in the region, Dubai Creek is also one of the best places to visit in Dubai during the evenings. Its main attraction includes music and light shows, abra boat rides, city tours on water taxis, dinner cruises, etc. The nightlife around this place is also remarkable.
This white sandy Jumeirah beach is a major part of the Dubai sightseeing experience. It acts as a relaxing getaway from the city for locals and tourists alike. It is a go-to spot for watersports, including jet skiing, kayaking, flyboarding, etc. The availability of high-end restaurants and accommodations near it makes it a prominent hotspot.
Alserkal Art District
Alserkal art district is one of the best places to visit in Dubai for art enthusiasts. Alserkal Avenue, founded in 2008, spreads over 500,000 square feet and is home to several remarkable artworks by prominent artists. Some of its main attractions include Carbon 12, Gulf Photo Plus, Nostalgia Classic Cars, etc.
Legoland Water Park
The Legoland Water Park is a part of Legoland Dubai. This lego-themed waterpark is an exciting family attraction in the city, with rides specifically designed for children between the age of 2-12. Some of its main attractions are the Imagination Station, Joker Soaker, Pirate Reef, Soak-N-Sail, etc.
Dubai Tennis Championships
The Dubai Tennis Championships is one of the biggest sporting events hosted in the city. This annual event attracts a major tourist crowd, who join in to watch thrilling tennis matches involving world-renowned players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, etc.
Dubai Summer Surprises
The Dubai summer surprises is one of the main Dubai tourist attractions for shopaholics. This multi-week event is fun for the whole family and offers great deals and promotional discounts on various products. Some of its main highlights are live performances, shop-and-win competitions and the availability of fun activities.
Dubai Art Fair
Usually held during the month of March, the Art Fair in Dubai is a must-visit event. It is the time when talented artists from all over the globe come together to showcase their marvellous creations. Both art enthusiasts and general tourists find this event interesting.
National Day Festival
National day festival is a significant festival held in Dubai on 2nd December, which is the UAE National Day. It marks the unification of the seven emirates and offers an exuberant display of fireworks, ceremonies, parades, etc. The whole city drapes itself into festivities and grand events.
Activities in Dubai
There is a mountain of options when it comes to fun things to do in Dubai. Here are some of the most exciting activities and adventures available in the city:
Going on a helicopter ride in Dubai is a bucket list item for every tourist. Besides the ride being one of the most exciting things in itself, flying in a helicopter over the region can offer individuals a unique perspective on Dubai sightseeing. You can get incredible views of the Palm Islands, Burj Al-Arab, Burj Khalifa, and other notable attractions in the city from the sky. Many places across the city offer this adventure activity.
Fishing is one of the most relaxing things to do in Dubai. You can go on a one-day fishing boat trip through your travel operator. In most cases, all safety gear and fishing equipment are provided as a part of the package. You can expect to catch a variety of fishes, like Barracudas, Cobia, Kingfish, etc.
If you are visiting Dubai to unwind and relax, consider booking a spa day. It is one of the best things to do during your vacation. There are tons of outstanding Spas spread across the city that will help you rejuvenate and enjoy your trip. Some examples of popular spas in Dubai are Timeless Spa, Anantara Spa, Heavenly Spa, etc.
Sky Diving in Dubai is inarguably one of the most thrilling things to do in Dubai. It is a unique adrenaline-pumping experience, massively popular among tourists. The Palm Islands is an ideal spot for this activity in Dubai. All safety measures are maintained during this activity, and there will be expert instructors to guide you through the process.
Exploring the city beyond the popular Dubai sightseeing spots is one of the best things to do. The city is filled with architectural wonders, famous shops and iconic places that you can not miss. It is the best way to catch a glimpse of the region’s culture and traditions, all while soaking in the experiences offered by the city at your own pace.
Scuba diving is one of the most famous things to do in Dubai. It is a great way to witness the vibrant aquatic life up close. Scuba diving is ideal for solo and group adventure experiences, and there are a lot of places in the city where you can avail of it. Some prominent scuba diving locations in the city are the Dubai Mall and Jumeirah Beach.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Going on a hot air balloon ride in Dubai is another way to grab phenomenal views of the region from atop. It is a more gentle alternative to helicopter rides, ideal for tourists of all ages. During this ride, you can get some great visuals of the surrounding region. Balloon Adventurers is a famous operator that you can consider for your hot air balloon ride in Dubai.
Shopping in Dubai
With several shopping malls, branded stores and local markets, the experience of shopping in Dubai remains unparalleled. When visiting the city, make sure to check these locations out for buying regional speciality items and souvenirs:
Dubai Shopping Mall
The Dubai Mall is one of the most popular shopping malls in the world. Spread across a massive area, the place is home to more than 1,200 retail outlets. It is one of the best places to shop for branded products, including electronics, clothing, makeup, home decor, toys, etc. The mall is also well-known for featuring a massive underwater zoo, walk-through aquarium, pristine ice rink, restaurants, etc.
Deira Gold Souk
Popularly known as the Dubai Gold Souk, this gold market in Deira is a popular tourist attraction. It is a go-to place in the city for high-quality jewellery shopping. There are over hundreds of retailers across this market offering unique designs and affordable deals on premium gold jewellery and products.
Meena Bazaar and Textile Souk
If you are in for textile shopping, make sure to visit Meena Bazaar and Textile Souk in the city. Both of these markets are located in Bur Dubai, within close proximity to one another. Tourists from all over the globe swarm these markets to shop for high-quality fabrics, readymade clothing, jewellery, local handicrafts and accessories. It is the best place to shop for ethnic clothes.
Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates is another major shopping mall in the city. Located in Al Barsha in the West Dubai region, this mall is a go-to place for entertainment and shopping for the locals. The place has hundreds of branded shops, offering premium products in the form of clothing, toys, watches, bags, shoes, etc. Some other highlights of the mall include Ski Dubai, a cinema hall, restaurants, an arcade, etc.
Karama Shopping Centre
The Karama Shopping Centre is one of the oldest shopping complexes in the city, serving both locals and tourists through the years. Located in Al Karama, the centre houses over 300 shops and offers quality products. It is one of the most preferred locations to shop for clothing, accessories, souvenirs, etc. It is also one of the most pocket-friendly shopping places in the city.
Al Fahidi Street
Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai is one of the most exceptional places for shopping. There are various stores and vendors selling all kinds of products at this location, including clothing, accessories, jewellery, etc. Shopping at Al Fahidi Street during the nighttime under neon lights is truly a remarkable experience. It is one of the best places in Dubai for electronics shopping.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Renowned as the largest themed shopping mall in the world, Ibn Battuta Mall is a great place to go shopping during your stay in Dubai. With over 250 shops and remarkable interior design, it offers a unique shopping experience in the region. It is a great place to buy clothing, books, shoes, makeup products, electronics, dry fruits, etc.
Dubai Spice Souk
If you are looking to shop from a massive range of exotic spices in Dubai, consider visiting the Dubai Spice Souk. Located close to the Gold Souk, it is one of the most prominent markets in the city. You can find all kinds of quality spices at affordable prices in this market. Some of its most popular products are saffron, rose water, cinnamon, cardamom, sumac, dry fruits, nuts and tea.
Dubai Perfume Souk
Dubai is known for its extravagant collection of perfumes and exotic fragrances. The Dubai Perfume Souk, near the gold and spice market, is a great location to shop for perfumes, attars, crystals, incense sticks, etc. The pleasant fragrances offered at affordable prices are ideal as gifts and souvenirs.
Food in Dubai
Luxurious hotels, Michelin-star restaurants and mouth-watering regional cuisine make Dubai’s fine dining experience exceptional. Here are a few notable restaurants and dishes to try out in Dubai:
Located in the 5-star Jumeirah Al Qasr hotel, Al Nafoorah is a popular poolside restaurant in the city. The magnificent traditional setting and the view of Burj Al Arab add to the ambience of the place. The restaurant mainly serves Lebanese cuisine, and its kebabs are a must-try item. Al Nafoorah is also known for its food quality, hospitable staff and prompt service.
Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
When visiting Dubai, consider checking Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant for a truly unique dining experience. This luxurious waterfront restaurant is at the top of the Hyatt Regency in Dubai. Alongside serving an international buffet, the place offers 360° views of the city, making its dining experience remarkable. Risotto, sushi, and curry dishes at this place are some of its must-try items.
It is another luxurious place in Dubai where you can enjoy a fine dining experience. Located in the famous Atlantis, The Palm, Ayamna serves delectable Lebanese cuisine. From high-quality service to splendid seating arrangements, the place offers the perfect ambience to dine out with family and friends. The Lamb Kofta and the starters at this restaurant are its must-try items.
Popular among both locals and tourists, Majboos makes up for a delicious meal during your stay in Dubai. This dish is made with fine basmati rice, a variety of Arabian spices, meat and vegetables. Just having a few bites of this scrumptious delight will make you crave more.
Served across most restaurants, Harees is a must-try dish in the region. To prepare this traditional dish, chefs put a lot of time and care into it. The main ingredients used for making Harees include minced meat, crushed wheat, salt, onions and a few other things. This flavourful masterpiece is a significant part of regional cuisine.
As one of the most sought-after non-veg dishes, Chicken Salona is popularly seen across most dinner tables in Dubai. It is a type of regional Emirati stew prepared with chicken, olive oil, ginger, onion, chilli, and some other spices for added flavour. Its rich colour and exceptional taste has won over the hearts of many tourists through the years.
Taste of Dubai
The Taste of Dubai is termed the “ultimate” celebration of entertainment, drink and food in the region. The event brings together thousands of foodies, world-class chefs, and workshops, to make an incredible edible experience. This 3-day-long festival is one of the main Dubai tourist attractions during the first quarter.
Nightlife in Dubai
Nightlife in Dubai is an extraordinary experience due to its massive availability of food, drinks and entertainment options. Here are some of the best activities and places you can consider to experience the high-spirited nightlife in the city:
Watching a movie is one of the most fun things to do in Dubai during the evening. The Cinema at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa is a fantastic place for watching movies in Dubai. It is an open-air cinema that screens popular films. Reel Cinemas at the Dubai Mall and Novo Cinemas at Ibn Battuta Mall are two other notable movie theatres in Dubai.
It is a family-friendly rave that kids and their parents can enjoy. It features incredible DJ music and fun entertainment for children, like a ball pool, play zone, magic shows, etc. It is a fun event, safe for children of all ages and usually runs from November to April.
Relax by the Skyview
The Skyview Lounge on the 27th floor of the renowned Burj Al Arab is a great place to spend a memorable evening. Known for offering some of the most alluring views of the city and the beach, you can visit this lounge with your friends and loved ones. From tasty food and drinks menu to hospitable service and a classy ambience, the place has everything you would hope for.
Marina Cruise Dinner
The Marina Dhow Cruise is a popular part of the Dubai nightlife experience. It is a 2-hour cruise through the gorgeous Dubai Marina Lagoon, featuring delicious food and drinks (Arabic Coffee). Some of its highlights include the Arabic and Continent dinner buffet, DJ music, live performances, upper-deck open-air seating, etc.
The unparalleled stargazing experience in Dubai remains a prominent part of the city’s nightlife. Spending quality time with food and drinks under the spectacular starry sky is a bucket list item for tourists. The View at The Palm is one of the best places for stargazing in Dubai that you can consider.
As the evening sets in, the whole city put on a majestic glow. The streets and food stalls remain filled with crowds, and it is an ideal time to connect with the region’s exuberant nightlife. Exploring the city on foot is one of the best ways to spend your evenings in Dubai.
Empty those suitcases! It’s time to visit the Dubai Shopping Festival 2023 .
Dubai Shopping Festival Dates : 15th Dec 2023 to 29th Jan 2024
Most holidays begin with packing your bags — not this one. When you’re visiting the world’s biggest retail extravaganza, you’ve got to travel light. After all, you’re going to have your hands full on your way back. So take those empty suitcases and make your way to the Dubai Shopping Festival, 2023. Dubai shopping festival is from 15 December 2023 to 29 January 2024.
After over two decades of enticing and satisfying millions of shoppers from across the world, DSF 2023 promises to be bigger and better than ever. With discounts and deals as explosive as the firework displays, a carnival atmosphere that sweeps across the entire country, spectacular live events curated to make every traveller happy and a host of other brilliant moments between all the main action.
There’s a lot to take in — even for the most accomplished shopper. So to give yourself the best experience of the festival, read on and discover all the handy details compiled for your convenience.
Dubai Shopping Festival Dates
The festival begins from 15 December 2023 to 29 January 2024. You can plan your trip anytime in-between as the deals last throughout but remember that items are so quick off the shelves, that visiting towards the end can lead to a hit-and-miss experience. You could find some of the best deals but also notice less overall availability of products.
Best Things to Buy to - What to Buy at DSF 2023
At the DSF 2023, everything under the sun is on sale. As Dubai turns into the ultimate shopping paradise, even the most luxurious brands fall well within budget. Over 1500 brands will be offering discounts ranging from 25% all the way up to 95%. You can even find reduced rates for items from participating traditional souks and marketplaces.
Here are some of the most popularly bought products:
Apparel : Treat yourself to that much-awaited wardrobe update, with extraordinary fashion deals available on designer and boutique clothing.
Gold and Jewellery : DSF is one of the best places to buy jewellery, especially gold. You can find pure gold, platinum, diamond and precious gems jewellery, exquisitely designed and affordably priced.
Cosmetics : Trending brands from across the cosmetics and fragrance industry have their stores across Dubai, so the festival is perfect to start a collection or stock up on your favourites.
Accessories : From premium watches to leather jackets and bags, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the accessories on sale at DSF 2023. Make a list so that you don’t miss out on any of the things you want.
Home Decor : Give your home a luxurious makeover with some of the best deals on furniture, furnishings and appliances from renowned global brands. Dubai is well-known for its carpets, which would make a great souvenir.
Gadgets : Give in to your gadget cravings with all the latest products available at incredibly low prices. Every mall has electronic stores selling all your favourite brands.
Exotic Goods : Look beyond the brands and discover local speciality items on sale such as dry fruits, spices and perfumes. It’s a great way to explore the local souks and brush up on your bargaining skills.
Best Places to Shop
The amazing thing about the Dubai Shopping Festival is that it encapsulates the whole country. It’s not restricted to just the biggest malls or shopping centres, but every size of the marketplace that exists. However, there are certain standout venues you simply must visit.
The Dubai Mall: Located right beside the towering Burj Khalifa is the equally iconic Dubai Mall — the largest shopping mall in the world. You could easily go from day to night exploring its many world-class stores and other services.
Ibn Battuta Mall: A themed mall that was built around the travels of Ibn Battuta, with sections designed around the places he visited and discoveries he made. You’ll find amazing stores and dining options here.
Deira City Centre: The local favourite DCC Mall in Deira is another great shopping destination during DSF 2023 as it has not just big international brands but great local companies too.
Burjuman: A premier establishment that’s conveniently located and has every kind of store imaginable, including the only Saks Fifth Avenue Centre of the UAE.
Dubai Festival City: Favourites such as IKEA, Ferrari and Aldo call this mall home. And if that’s not enough, it’s got a stunning creekside setting, unparalleled view of the Dubai skyline, on ground fun fair and fountain show too.
Outlet Mall: It’s worth going out of the way to visit the Outlet Mall for its amazing factory rate sales that can touch up to 90%, across 240 stores.
Souks: Dubai is filled with souks or traditional marketplaces, giving you the opportunity to shop and sightsee at the same time. The most famous ones include the Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Perfume Souk and Old Souk.
Top Festival Experiences to - DSF Festival Experiences
When you’re done shopping for the day, recharge by indulging in some funfilled and engaging activities held during the festival. Every weekend and on special occasions, witness incredible firework displays at locations like Global Village, Dubai Creek and Al Seef. From Thursday to Saturday you can visit the Dubai Shopping Festival Carnival with some amazing performers, games and rides in the store. It’s an absolute hit with the kids! Apart from big events, malls have their own daily activities planned, while workshops and exhibitions are organised across the city.
The whole city becomes a playground, when you visit during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Handy Tips to - Tips Before going to Dubai Shopping Festival
- Download the DSF App: The official app is the best way to know where to go, when to go and stay updated on all the latest deals, including flash sales.
- Start early: Make the most of your days by starting early to beat the crowds and find the right products and sizes.
- Plan your trip: Being spontaneous is fun, but a bit of research and planning goes a long way when it comes to making the most of your time at the Dubai Shopping Festival 2023.
- Explore other activities: Yes, the festival has more than enough to keep you busy. But while you’re in the Emirate, why not sample some of its top experiences such as Desert Safaris, Glow Garden, Ferrari World, Burj Khalifa and Global Village.
Dubai Shopping Festival 2023 promises to be an experience of a lifetime that will leave you with not just suitcases full of your favourite things but a mind full of cherished memories. It’s a truly indulgent getaway that you can easily make, with the best Thomas Cook Dubai Shopping Festival packages .
About the Palm Islands
Often referred to as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Dubai's Palm Islands are the largest man- made islands in the world and take their name from their artificially crafted palm tree shape. These offshore islands were created from reclaimed land and have since become a popular holiday destination, thanks to their uniqueness and Dubai's fast-growing tourist trade.
There are three islands in total that make up Dubai Palm Islands - Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira, however the only island open to visitors is Palm Jumeirah. Home to the popular tourist attraction and famous luxury hotel Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah also features a residential property, some of which are home to the likes of celebrities including David Beckham. It also includes commercial attractions such as Crescent, The Trunk and 16 Fronds.
Dubai's Palm Islands are home to 5,000 waterfront apartments, 4,000 residential villas, 1,000 water homes and 60 luxury hotels, as well as a number of marinas, health spas, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, sports facilities and dive sites. However, despite their name and shape, there are no actual palm trees in sight on the Palm Islands. Another interesting fact worth noting is that as the world's largest man-made archipelago, they are visible from space.
Palm Islands were dreamed up by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum to attract more interest to Dubai as its oil supply dwindled. The Sheik's vision has since been responsible for attracting tourists to the smaller coastline and desert climate of Dubai, a feat that had previously proved difficult. The Palm Islands were completed in only four years, with each island using over 53 million pounds of sand and 12 million pounds of rock to be created.
Palm Jumeirah is known all over the world as the synonym of beauty and elegance. From the air, this stunning island looks like a huge palm tree. Considered to be the UAE’s latest and greatest tourist attraction, Palm Jumeirah houses many of Dubai's premier destinations such as Atlantis, Lost Chambers Aquarium and Aquaventure Waterpark.
The main parts of Palm Jumeirah are referred to as the Crescent, the Spine, the Trunk and the Fronds. The entrance to Palm Jumeirah is through the huge trunk that forms a bridge between the island and the mainland.
Another bridge forms a connection between the Spine and the Trunk. The Crescent happens to be the breakwater, which is linked with the Spine through a tunnel. The long and beautiful Fronds form the most amazing part of this island destination and its actual beauty can be witnessed in an aerial tour over the island.
Deira Island is actually a group of artificial islands of Dubai. This project was initially supposed to be a part of Palm Islands and was then fondly known as ‘Palm Deira’. Deira island comprises four man-made islands that lie adjacent to the Deira District of Dubai.
The islands are intended to be residential spaces catering to glitterati and Emirati alike. Given the time and investment into the Deira Island project, it is certain that in a few years this Deira island will become one of Dubai's many crown jewels. Along with opulent hotels and resorts lining the 21 km coastline there is also going to be a waterfront night market and a huge amphitheatre, which can accommodate some 30,000 people and a shopping mall all catering to anyone fortunate enough to reside here. Many Bollywood celebrities and cricketers have second homes here making the neighbourhood an interesting place to live.
Palm Jebel Ali
One of the three artificial islands in Dubai, Palm Jebel Ali was proposed to be the most significant of the three. Construction began in 2002 on Palm Jebel Ali and Jebel Ali was expected to house more than 250,000 people. This island is designed to accommodate six stunning marinas, a mega water park named 'Sea Village', and boardwalks with inscriptions of poems written by Sheikh Mohammed on it. As of now, Jebel Ali is still under construction and currently closed to visitors.
How To Reach The Dubai Palm Islands
Getting to Palm Islands, consisting of three archipelagos, namely Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali, is easy.
Probably the easiest way to Palm Islands is a metro ride from the Dubai AirportTerminal 3 upto Nakheel station. Nakheel is the nearest station to Palm Islands, which are at a walkable distance. If travelling from Bur Dubai Metro station, the average journey lasts 33 minutes and costs the same.
Duration: 45 mins from Nakheel Cost: AED 5
Board the Line11 SkyBus from Airport Terminal 3 to reach the Ramada Chelsea Hotel in Palm Islands.
Duration: 45 mins Cost: AED 15
From Dubai Airport Duration: 26 mins Cost: AED 175-225
From Bur Dubai Duration: 22 mins Cost: AED 125-150
Uber from Dubai Airport Duration: 26 mins Cost: AED 125
Palm Islands FAQ's
What is the purpose of the Palm Islands?
The purpose of the construction was to increase Dubai’s tourism by providing a one-of-a-kind tourist destination. The islands are brimming with contemporary world-class hotels, upscale services and amenities and miles of beaches, creating a world unique to anything anyone has ever seen before.
Among the three Palm Islands, there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.
How much does it cost to live on Palm Island Dubai?
If you are looking at a rental apartment in Palm Jumeirah, the prices start at AED 60,000 for a studio apartment. A 1-bedroom apartment will cost you anywhere from AED 70,000 to AED 195,000.
The Palm Islands also have a selection of apartments and villas for sale. As per current prices, the lowest price for an apartment in the Palm Islands is AED 639,000 while for villas basic prices start at AED 3.5 million, that's AED 35,00,000 or INR 6,96,04,630 excluding maintenance and other charges.
Is Palm Jumeirah open to public?
Yes. Palm Jumeirah is open to the public. In addition to many tourist attractions, Palm Jumeirah is also packed with a plethora of upmarket apartments, luxurious villas, lavish resorts, ritzy retails, and royal hotels, which are mainly positioned on the Crescent and Trunk. The place is also dotted with a number of elegant beach clubs and bars, which form the backbone of the bustling nightlife of the entire city. At present, this world-class artificial island is home to a vast population of over 10,000 people.
Dubai Aquarium Experience
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo located in The Dubai Mall is home to thousands of aquatic creatures with more than 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising of over 140 species. The aquarium has more than 400 Shark and Rays in the 10 million litre tank. The aquarium also includes sand tiger sharks, Giant Groupers, and a host of other marine species. This is one of the reasons why you must pay a visit too this place on your Dubai tour .
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the World and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s “ Largest Acrylic Pane ”. This progression of carefully designed and planned experience allows visitors to come up close with our aquatic animals like sea horses, piranhas, crabs and many other.
Apart from the marine life, the underwater zoo houses crocodile, UAE’s night creatures, penguins, otters and a host of different animals.
Ground and Level 1, Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Dubai, UAE
Address: Ground and Level 1, Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 4485200
Hours: 10:00 – 2:00 daily
- A personal encounter with the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks
- A snorkeling experience for certifies and non-certified divers
- A 2-day scuba diving training with PADI certification
- A visual treat with different species of fishes
- Up-close encounter with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, seahorses, jellyfish etc.
- A rare opportunity to see the Arabian nightlife creatures
- Once in a lifetime occasion to feed sharks, rays penguins, otters etc.
- Glass Boat ride for the ultimate viewing of the teeming marine life underneath the depths of the aquarium.
- General admission to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Adults (age 3+): VIP INR 5728, Encounter VIP 3182, Explorer Experience INR 2182, King Croc Encounter INR 1818, Otter Encounter INR 1818, Ray Encounter INR 1818, VRZOO 360 Experience INR 581, VRZOO CGI Experience INR 945, Shark Encounter INR 11457, Ray Encounter INR 4001
Child (age 3 below): VIP is N/A and the rest are free of charge.
- Children and adults
How to get to Dubai Mall
Metro: The nearest station is the Burj Khalifa station (red line M1). From the station, there are frequent feeder buses to The Dubai Mall.
Metro Link Bridge: The glass tunnel link between Burj Khalifa Station and The Dubai Mall enables a splendid view of the surroundings such as of Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. It is fully air-conditioned and has travelators for a comfortable walk towards the mall.
Bus: There are two buses that service The Dubai Mall every 15 minutes: route 27 from the Deira Gold Souk station and route 29 from Ghubaiba bus station.
The buses arrive and depart from the tourist drop-off area located in front of the Grand Drive Entrance, Lower Ground Floor of The Dubai Mall.
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Dubai Mall
Coach: The Dubai Mall runs a coach from various locations. Please see the below link for the stops and timings.
About Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Experience the aquarium by walking along the 48-meter long Aquarium tunnel and participate in a host of activities such as:
Shark Encounter: Get up close and personal with the sharks. Safely enclosed in the diving cage, the divers will lure the sharks towards them to feed bringing you face-to-face with these magnificent sand tiger sharks. Following this experience, there is a tour of the facilities, feeding of the baby sharks and learning about the shark breeding programme. For the first time, there is no requirement for diving experience making it accessible to every individual.
Cage Snorkelling: Experience a close encounter and view over 70 different marine species including 300 sharks and rays. If you don’t wish to undertake full-fledged diving, there is also a safe cage setting for the same thrilling experience.
Shark Dives: Dive into the depths of 10-million litre tank and experience the thrill of coming face-to-face with the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. Under expert supervision, anyone can experience the Shark Dive – certified, non–certified divers as well as non-swimmers.
Shark Walker: Another up close activity, dive into the aquarium and view sharks, rays and multitude of other fish species in this new diving experience.
Scuba Diving and Specialty Dives: Sign up for a 2-day scuba diving course for beginners and earn an internationally recognized PADI certification and become a PADI Certified Diver.
If already a PADI certified diver, enroll in the 3 professional pre-approved PADI Distinctive Specialty Course featuring a dive, tops on shark conservation and underwater photography and shark feeding that ensures you receive a PADI Certificate Card on completion which counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Underwater Zoo – The highlight of the zoo is the King Croc, a whopping 750 kgs and measuring over 5m in length crocodile - one of the largest reptiles in protected environment from Queensland Australia that has now arrived at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
UAE’s Night Creatures – Discover the fascinating diverse Arabian wildlife featuring an assortment of animal species that thrive in the desert environment of wadis, rocky mountains and sand dunes. From Arabian Toads, Fruit Bats, Giant Camel Spiders, Scorpions and Hedgehogs to Veiled Chameleons, Frog Eye Geckos, Ornate Spiny Tail Lizards and Cheesmans Gerbils.
Glass-Bottom Boat Rides - Experience a breathtaking view of the aquarium through the Glass-Bottom Boat rides at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Riding on the surface, enjoy a bird's eye view of over thousands of different species of fish and marine life with a guided tour.
Daily Presentations: Watch as the sharks, rays, crocodiles, otters, piranhas, and penguins are being fed their dinner.
VRZOO: An exclusive CGI experience, experience a thrill of close encounters with endangered species in their natural habitats such as Uganda’s gorilas, whale sharks in Maldives and elephants in South Africa through fully immersive VR.
Interesting Facts About Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
• Measuring 51m X 20m X 11m in size, the Dubai aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium and has the capacity to hold 10 million liters.
• The attraction was awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and won the ‘Images Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Leisure & Entertainment’ at Images RetailME Awards 2012.
• A first time that non-experienced divers have been permitted to enter the shark feeding arena. This makes it one of the most recommended places to visit in Dubai
• With Go Pro professional underwater cameras, your dive experience whether it is a Shark Dive, Specialty Dive, Cage Snorkeling, or Shark Walker can be captured and documented for your personal use. This is an intriguing aspect of your visit to the Underwater Zoo.
• The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo was designed by Peddle Thorp an Australian-based architecture, interior design and urban planning firm. Currently, it is managed by Emaar Entertainment and has won several awards including ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and the ‘Images Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Leisure & Entertainment.
Dubai is filled with architectural marvels and the Jumeirah Mosque is just one of them. The mosque is one of the best places to visit in Dubai. Built from white stone, in the Fatimid tradition, the mosque is open six days a week between 9 am to 5 pm to all its visitors. However, during prayers, no visitor is allowed in the mosque. Keep in mind that women will need to cover their heads to enter the mosque.
Try to catch the sight of the mosque post-sunset, as the mosque is lit up and is a sight for sore eyes. There are also special tours held by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00 am, if you wish to know more about the beautiful attraction of Dubai.
Entry Fee: Entry is Free.
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, six days a week, except Fridays.
Dubai is not just all glitz, glamour and high rises. The Dubai Museum is one of the must place to visit and lies with the Al-Fahidi Fort. The Fort itself has significant importance and today houses the history of Dubai itself.
The fort was built in 1787 and was originally a barricade to protect the seas and the kings. It was eventually converted into the residence of the ruling party and was also used as a prison. Some of the most popular displays include small wooden boats, life-size dioramas, jewellery, paintings, instruments, weapons, etc.
You can see the remnants of ancient settlements, mock souks and dhows. The museum also has special presentations that show the growth of Dubai and its transformations.
Entrance Fee: INR 30-40 approximately for adults and INR 20-30 approximately for children.
Timings: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm between Sunday to Thursday and on Fridays between 2.30 pm to 8.30pm.
Flowers In the desert sand is truly a miracle. The Dubai Miracle Garden in one of the best places to visit in Dubai as you will be surrounded by about 45 million flowers, arranged in various shapes and sizes. This floral magic land holds the world record for the largest floral structure of the Airbus A380.
The Garden has a special butterfly garden which is filled with about 15000 types of butterflies. They also hold special events each season. They have a special souvenir shop if you want to pick you something special. One thing you need to remember is that the garden is only operational October to April when the weather is pleasant.
Timings: Sunday to Thursday the timings are between 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays between 9.0 am to 11.00 pm.
Entry Fees: For Adults, INR 1000-1500 approximately and children below 12 years old INR 700-1000 approximately.
If you are nature enthusiast, head towards the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Within the 6km stretch, you will be surrounded by pink flamingos, migrating birds, around 20000 species of birds, salt flats and green lagoons. You will need to get to a platform to see the birds in their habitat. The sanctuary is one of the best-managed zones in Dubai.
Timings: TheSanctuary is open from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Entry Fee: Entrance is Free here!
The Dubai Creek is where the history of Dubai lies. The creek became the spot for fishing, pearling and for sea trade. By the 20th century, the Dubai Creek became an important port for the traders. After oil was discovered, Sheikh Rashid decided to invest money and build infrastructure that would support the businesses nearby. Today, it is one of the best attractions of Dubai.
You can still see the traders and the fisherman going about their work. There are markets surrounding the creek where they sell traditional wares. Take a walk along the creek or hop on to one of the dhows with the traders. A ride with the traders on these traditional dhows is one of the things to do in Dubai. While the creek is operational 24 hours, best time to visit is between 10.00am to 7.00pm.
The beach is one of the best attractions of Dubai. The white sandy beach will invite you to just sit back and lounge. You also have the option of enjoying some water sports and of course shop around the boulevard. You can go jet skiing, jogging, swimming on a hot day.
Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 7.30 am to 10.00 pm and Thursday to Friday 7.30 am to 11.00 pm.
Alserkal Art District
If you love art, a trip to the Art District is a must for you. The galleries here house some of the best works of art by renowned as well as upcoming artists that highlight the talent from in and around the area.
Timings: The art district opens at 10.00 am to 6.00pm from Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays between 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
A main attraction in the Legoland amusement park is its Legoland Water Park. A wave pool, splash safari and about 18 more Lego-themed water rides will entertain you and your family here.
One of the fun things to do in Dubai is to try your luck at building a Lego Raft and just cruise down the lazy river. One of the activities that you can do with your whole family is to ride a raft down the 312-foot long curve track! Your kids can also take part in a Lego Slide Race! It’s fun and an exhilarating experience.
Timings: The Park is open between 10.00 am to 6.00 pm from Saturdays to Wednesday and on Thursday and Friday between 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Entry Fees: A day ticket would cost you INR 3000-3500 approximately.
Come watch one of the greatest athletes of all time, Roger Federer along with the best names in Tennis battle it out at the Dubai Tennis Championship.
When is it held: The championship takes place in the months of February and March.
Who should attend this: This one is for all those tennis lovers.
Summer in Dubai is all about fun as the Dubai Summer Surprises brings in the best sales, activities and events for your family. The six weeks of fun starts at the beginning of July until the middle of August.
Who should attend this: This fun festival will interest everyone.
The Art Fair is where some of the best artists from Dubai and across the world flock together to showcase and exhibit their work. You can visit and various galleries and explore the art collections that grace this amazing art fair.
When is it held: You can visit the Art Fair in the month of March
Who should attend this: This is the biggest platform for all of the people to showcase their talents.
Celebrated on the 2nd of December, the National day Festival commemorates the joining of the seven emirates as one country. There are dance shows, parades and concerts for the citizens of the nation. There are also some amazing fireworks that happen post sunset.
When is it held: 2nd December
Who should attend this: This is one of the amazing festivals of Dubai that can be attended by everyone.
One of the most highly rated tourist attraction, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. Located in the Mall of Emirates, Ski Dubai offers a variety of attractions and activities including a personal encounter with endearing penguins.
A snow wonderland, it features snow park, slopes, ski school, snowboarding, chair lift, snow bullet and interaction with the penguins.
Sheikh Zayed road, interchange 4, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, interchange 4, Mall of the Emirates - Dubai - United Arab Emirate
Tel: +971 800 386
- Sat – Wed: 10:00am – 23:00pm
- Thurs – Fri: 10:00am – 00:00am
- The one and only ski resort in the Middle East with a variety of options to explore and enjoy
- Professional instructors to teach skiing and snowboarding, making it an unforgettable experience for a novice
- Beginner to advanced level slopes creating a thrilling experience for every individual
- March of the Penguins – a show put up by the resident penguins’ daily
- Play and interact with the penguins
- All day access and unlimited rides as per the ticket purchased
- Winter clothing (boots, pants, jacket, and gloves), ski and snowboard equipment.
Adults (age 13+): Polar INR 4,837, Polar Express INR 5,691, Ski Dubai Experience INR 8,854, Snow Bullet INR 2,891, Ski School Discovery Lesson INR 3,252, Ski School Group Lesson 4,697, Ski School Private Lesson 11,130, Ski Slopes All Day INR 5,601.
Child (age 3 - 12): Polar INR 4,607, Polar Express INR 5,691, Ski Dubai Experience INR 8,854, Ski School Discovery Lesson INR 3,252, Ski School Group Lesson 4,065, Ski School Private Lesson 11,130, Ski School Youngster Child 3,342, Ski Slopes All Day INR 5,150.
Infant (age 0 - 2): Not Allowed
- Children above 2 years and adults of all ages. Novice, as well as professional skiers, are welcomed to enjoy the snow.
How to get to Ski Dubai
Metro: The red line (M1) will take you to the Mall of Emirates station which is directly connected to the mall by an enclosed overhead walkway
Bus: The following buses stop at Mall of the Emirates - 84, 93, F29, F30, F33
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head to the mall.
Car: Over 7000 covered parking bays are provided in a 4-tiered car park with direct access to the Mall. Parking aisles are electronically monitored for vacant spaces. Colour coded parking aisles include distinct floor patterns making it easy to find your way back.
About Ski Dubai
Enjoy all things snow at the park – building a snowman or even indulging in a snow fight. Hike through the snow or coast downhill on a sled or toboggan ride. Visit the ice cave, enjoy snow zorbing or mountain thriller ride, icy slides, climbing towers and more. There is something for everyone.
A thrilling experience, Ski Dubai has 5 slopes of varying difficulty with the longest run being 400m and a fall of 60m. From the beginner’s level to advanced, it caters to a novice as well as a pro. A quad lift carries the skiers up to the mountain. Hit the slopes and glide through the experience of skiing in a desert.
Snowboarding is rapidly gaining popularity with all ages as the major winter sport. Ski Dubai offers the longest 400m run to surf as well as a freestyle zone that has jumps and rails that are changed on regular basis to add a new thrill every single time.
At Ski School, you can get private or group lessons to learn how to ski and snowboard. Whether a beginner or experienced wanting to polish your skill, they have professional world-class instructors to guide and teach you to hit the slopes for the ultimate ski experience.
Soar 16m high above the slopes and fly down 150m long first of its kind adrenalin pumping indoor sub-zero zip-line.
The highlight of Ski Dubai is the resident Gentoo and King penguins that put up an outstanding march in the penguin's show. You can swim and play with them in a once in a lifetime opportunity every Wednesday or have an underwater viewing and personal interaction with up to 14 penguins.
After an exhilarating day enjoying the activities, one can relax and warm up with a decadent cup of hot chocolate at the Avalanche café perched on the ski slope that can be reached either by hiking or taking a chairlift. A chairlift being the interesting option as it provides an unparalleled breathtaking view of Ski Dubai from a height.
Interesting Facts About Ski Dubai
- A 22,500 sq. meter area covered with real snow throughout the year
- At 3,000 sq. meter, the snow park is the largest indoor snow park in the world
- The temperature is maintained at -1 to -2 degree
- A freestyle zone for skiers of all levels to enjoy and practice a variety of stunts
- 85 meters high (approximately 25 stories) and 80 meters wide
- The capacity of 1,500 visitors.
A dazzling show, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest and largest uniquely choreographed and perfectly synced fountain show. 900 feet in length and equivalent to two football pitches, it is a visual spectacle of a unique design with over 6,600 WET Superlights and 25 colour projectors creating a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions, while 50 colour projectors providing a full spectrum of colour with a total output of 1.5 million lumens. The fountain performs to a range of classical to contemporary Arabic songs and world music while propelling over 22,000 gallons of water to an astonishing height of 500 feet.
1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE 800 BURJ
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Address: 1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE 800 BURJ
Tel: +9714 8888888
Hours: 5:45pm to 11:30pm
- A spectacular dancing fountain show performing to local and world music
- Admire the city’s skyline from the water while cruising the abra
- Abra ride of 30 minutes
Adult (age 3+): INR 1300
How to get to Burj Khalifa
Metro: The nearest station is the Burj Khalifa station. From the station, there are frequent feeder buses to The Dubai Mall. From the mall, you need to walk to the Lower Ground Floor (also referred to as LG) to access the the ticket counter - Will Call Counter.
Bus: There are two buses that service The Dubai Mall every 15 minutes: route 27 from the Deira Gold Souk station and route 29 from Ghubaiba bus station.
Taxi: Private and public taxi can be booked to directly head to The Dubai Mall.
Coach: The Dubai Mall runs a coach from various locations. Please see the below link for the stops and timings.
About Dubai Fountain Show and Traditional Abra Lake Ride
Located on the 30-acre Burj lake, it’s an awe-inspiring water, sound, and visual delight. To view this spectacular show up-close, set sail on the traditional wooden boat ‘abra’ for a 30-minute relaxing ride cruising along and marveling at the breathtaking beauty of the Dubai Fountain, the iconic Burj Khalifa, Souq Al Bahar, the regal palace and the Dubai Downtown. It is truly a must-visit attraction for visitors to watch the jaw-dropping the show and soak in the beauty of Dubai simultaneously.
Interesting facts about Dubai Fountain
- It is the tallest and largest fountain show at 900 feet length and 500 feet height
- A breathtaking spectacle of 6,600 lights and 22,000 million gallons of water.
Dubai Dolphinarium is the first indoor air-conditioned dolphinarium in the Middle East. It showcases bottlenose dolphins and fur seals displaying their talent and skills as they dance, juggle, sing, play ball and jump through hoops. Take the unique opportunity to interact with dolphins by kissing, hugging, touching, dancing and playing ball with this fascinating creature.
For a more intimate experience, swim with the dolphins in the knee-deep water. Take a dorsal fin tow or a belly ride under the supervision of expert trainers and learn about the dolphin's behaviors, natural habitats and more.
Creek Park: Gate 1. Umm Hurair2, Dubai
Address: Creek Park: Gate 1. Umm Hurair2, Dubai
Hours: Monday to Saturday at 11:00 – 18:00
- Dubai Dolphinarium is home to five Black Sea Bottlenose dolphins - Senya, Ksyusha, Fekla, Tetka and Jerry and four Northern Fur Seals - Ghosha, Max, Fila, and Lusha.
- The Dolphins have their own private habitat area with 600,000 liters of seawater
- Swim with the dolphins for once in a lifetime experience
- The mirror maze is an engaging fun for the visitors. An endless corridor of 10,000sq. feet glass network in a complex arrangement makes it challenging to get out of having to completely rely on your senses of touch and adventure to work your way out.
- The Creek Park Bird Show is the only exotic bird show in the Middle East. Learn about these exotic species as they fly overhead and interact with them.
- General admission to Dubai Dolphinariu,
How to get to Dubai Dolphinarium
Metro: You can take the green line to Dubai Health Care City station
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Creek Park.
Bus: You can take bus no. C7 directly to Creek Park
About Dubai Dolphinarium
The dolphinarium also brings a unique exotic birds show to the Middle East. Be amazed as these beautiful creatures captivate you by their tricks and performance. Marvel at these different species ranging from parrots, cockatoos, green-winged macaws, toucans, and hornbills. Feeling adventurous? Get closer and take the opportunity to feed the birds and spend time with them.
For a challenging experience, step into the only mirror maze in UAE. Try discovering your way out of this baffling and disconcerting life-sized labyrinth maze of mirrors.
A special treat for kids is the 5D and 7D cinemas at the Dubai Dolphinarium. Choose from a wide variety of interactive movies to experience a new level of cinema.
For some more fun, bounce, and jump at the Dubai Dolphinarium’s indoor trampoline designed for all ages.
Fell in love with these lovely creatures? Capture your special moments with them by getting clicked from the professional photographers that can be booked pre or post-show time. Moreover, step into the gift shop and buy souvenirs and mini dolphin and seal soft toys.
Interesting Facts About Dubai Dolphinarium
- Dubai Dolphinarium is a Dubai Government initiative and the Dubai municipality is responsible for overseeing it
- It’s spread over 5,000sq. meter area with 1,200 seating capacity
- Dubai Dolphinarium welcomed its one-millionth visitor in March 2012 and it was celebrated with various promotional activities during this period
- Dubai Dolphinarium is equipped with the latest sound system, light effects and has a 180-degree main arena featuring 1200 cinema style seating situated around the pool for the best viewing of the spectacular dolphin show.
Located in Zabeel Park, Dubai Garden Glow is the world’s first unique themed garden and is made up of three iconic zones - Glow Park, Dinosaur Park and Ice Park. The park features dazzling installations and sculptures created by artists from around the globe which illuminate vividly in the dark using over 10 million energy-saving light bulbs and yards of recycled luminous fabrics.
Zabeel Park Gate 6 & 7 Zabeel Area - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Address: Zabeel Park Gate 6 & 7 Zabeel Area - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 52 478 5605
Hours: 4pm – 12am
- Exquisite displays of sculptures and installations vibrantly lit making it a magical experience
- Over 100 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs
- An ice park to experience sub-zero temperatures in the heart of a desert land
- General admission to the garden
Adults (age 3+): INR 1020
Child (age 3 below): Free
- A family fun outing for a unique experience.
How to get to Dubai Garden Glow
Metro: The nearest station is the Al Jafiliya station and then a short ride by cab or a walk of approx. 16 minutes
Bus: The following buses can be taken depending on the location – C26, 61, 10, 32C, X13 and 27
Taxi: Private and public taxi can be booked to directly head to Dubai Garden Glow.
About Dubai Garden Glow
Glow Park - The underlying theme of Glow Park is energy conservation, recycling, and wildlife protection. The park exhibits wonders of the world, a tribute to nature and underwater wonderland. Some of the installations include:
Happiness Street - It is a tribute and a show of support to Dubai as it made global headlines to standardize happiness as a measure of development in the UAE.
Tunnels – Glow Park has various sparkling colourful tunnels made up of rainbows, hearts, peacocks etc. that make it a perfect background for a memorable picture.
Magical Nights - A brand new concept, it features giant colourful lanterns, illuminated wildlife animal statuettes and brilliantly crafted sculptures representing nature and its diverse landscapes.
Water Set – A first marine-themed park, get captivated by the enchanting world of brilliantly glowing jellyfishes, seaweeds, and various fishes as it performs to music with its reflection glowing in the water giving it a magical vibe.
Colourful World – A stellar laser show with lights, colours and vivid imaginations brought to life.
Happy Forest – A vibrant representation of wildlife and nature made up of recycled fabrics.
My Dubai: Golden Hand – A tribute to Dubai, #MyDubai became a popular hashtag with visitors posting pictures of their memorable time spent at Dubai Garden Glow.
Dinosaur Park - Dinosaur Park is the largest dinosaur-themed park in the world displaying an array of 100 life-size animatronics Dinosaurs. Enclosed in Jurassic Park style, these dinosaurs appear to breathe, growl, snap and blink making them virtually real and an absolute hit with children and adults. There is also a Dino Lab that showcases the journey of a dinosaur’s life from hatching to extinction and a Dinosaur Museum displaying replicas of the dinosaur skeletons.
Ice Park - The Ice Park is skillfully created out of 5,000 tonnes of ice and workmanship of 150 talented artists from all around the word displaying stunning sculptures of the arctic world, iconic monuments such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, local animals and a children’s play area. Set to a temperature of -7 degrees Celsius to -8 degrees Celsius, it gives the required chills and thrills while educating about global warming.
Apart from its stunning exhibits, there are musical shows and live performances, a special edutainment zone for kids and a large food pavilion that offers delicacies from around the world.
Interesting facts about Dubai Garden Glow
- It uses over 10 million energy-saving light bulbs and yards of recycled luminous fabrics as part of the park’s theme of energy conservation
- Installations that are made up of recycled fabrics
- It has the largest Dinosaur themed park in the world.
Marina Dhow Cruise - Private Basis DXB
Marina Dhow Cruise is a magnificent ‘floating restaurant’ on the shores of Dubai with international buffet and live entertainment. Soak in the beautiful city skyline and captivating skies above while being serenaded by the sea and wind blowing in your hair. As the cruise traverses from the Venetian style canal - Dubai Marina which is also called the new Dubai, feast on the sumptuous buffet of international cuisine and wide array of desserts. Enjoy the glorious evening and get enthralled by a ‘tanura’ dance show which consists of a dervish traditional dance by a performer wearing a lit skirt and spinning to create a pattern of various kinds. A 2-hour dining experience aboard a cruise, it is an unforgettable magical experience of dazzling views, delightful food, and stupefying entertainment.
Marina Promenade, Near Double Tree By Hilton - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
- You are greeted with a complimentary welcome drink when you board the cruise
- Marina Dhow consist of two decks – upper and lower with spacious dining area
- A set international 3-course menu with dishes to please vegetarians and non-vegetarians
- A panoramic view of the stunning New Dubai skyline at Dubai Marina
- Dhow Marina Dinner Cruise can be booked exclusively for celebratory occasions, corporate meetings, and conferences and award shows.
- Families and couples who wish to enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a magnificent cruise.
How to get to Dhow Marina Dinner Cruise
There is a pick and drop service available at an economic price on sharing basis. A private car can also be booked.
Metro: The nearest station is Dubai Marina on a red line.
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Dubai Marina.
Car: If travelling by car, you can reach the Marina Promenade directly and park at the nearby available parking area
Bus: You can take the following bus depending on your location: 28, F55A and 08
Interesting Facts About Dhow Marina Dinner Cruise
- Dhow is an Arabic vessel from the Arabian history made from teak wood used for fishing, transportation, and pearl diving
- Dubai Marina is a relatively new area in Dubai, also known as ‘New Dubai’ with modern architectural buildings, trendy restaurants, and a Venetian style canal hosting yachts and boats.
Aquaventure Waterpark is an exciting award-winning waterpark located in the iconic Atlantis Hotel at the marvelous Palm Jumeirah Islands. Named as the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark 2016, it is spread over 17 hectares of area including multitude of thrilling rides and attractions comprising of sharks and rays. Some of the riveting rides are:
Aquaconda: The world’s largest waterslide, prepare to be catapulted through a dark and twisting tunnel before being dropped into the largest fiber glass tube in the world.
Zoomerango: Conquer gravity itself on Zoomerango. This waterslide will have you experiencing a mix of sensations, from mega plummets and vertical zooms, with thrilling bursts of weightlessness throughout.
Poseidon’s Revenge: An adrenaline pumping ride, step into the capsule and wait for the moment the floor falls out from beneath you, plummeting through the heart of the tower at speeds of 60 kilometers per hour, before the fury of Poseidon propels you upside down.
The Leap of Faith: A 9 story tall mega-slide that will hurtle you down its near-vertical drop in a mere second, only to find yourself speeding through a clear acrylic tube surrounded by numerous sharks and cownose rays.
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Address: Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 426 2000
Hours: Open daily 10.00 AM to 18:00 PM
- Adrenaline pumping rides in the Middle East’s largest water park
- Shark Safari for thrill seekers
- A fun opportunity to play with dolphins and scuba dive to swim with them
- A secluded private beach with pristine white sands for ultimate relaxation
- Access to Aquaventure park and beach
- Complimentary WiFi
Adult (height more than 1.2 meters): INR 5097
Child (height upto 1.2 meters): INR 4170
Free access to children below 2 years
- Children and adults for respite from the heat and a fun day out out
How to get to Atlantis, The Palm
Metro: The nearest station is the Mall of the Emirates Station (red line – M1) and a short ride in a taxi directly to Atlantis, The Palm.
Bus: The following buses can be taken based on departing location: 11
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Atlantis, The Palm.
About Aquaventure Waterpark
Keeping youngsters in mind, Aquaventure also has a fun Splasher’s Play area for little kids to go wild in water with water cannons, 7 waterslides and climbing frames making it an absolute treat for kids.
Embark on a unique and unforgettable adventure on a shark safari for an up close and personal encounter with 14 different species of sharks. An electrifying underwater experience, dive into the shark lagoon, a marine ecosystem in the heart of Aquaventure and traverse in a world surrounded by sharks, rays and diverse species of fish in a safe and controlled environment wearing a shark helmet that allows you to breathe and walk. You don’t need to be a certified scuba diver making it perfect for a fun family activity above the age of 8.
Indulge in feeding cownose rays at the only place in Dubai. In the shallow waters of the shark lagoon, hand feed the beautiful rays, an exciting activity for kids as young as 6 and adults.
Experience the world of dolphins at Dolphins Bay wherein you can meet, play and swim with these beautiful mammals. Wade into the the clear waters and experience touching, hugging, holding ‘fins’ and playing with the dolphins. For more excitement, experienced swimmers can hop on a dolphin adventure for hugs, kisses, dancing and a fun belly ride or take a royal swim to the depths of the lagoon on a double dolphin dorsal tow and foot push. Certified scuba divers have the unique opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins underwater.
Journey into the world of sea lions at the Sea Lion Point. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures as you take the opportunity to pet them. If lucky, you might even get a kiss from them. Discover their talents and unique behaviours of their fun personality.
After an exhilarating day, stroll down to the private and exclusive 700 meters wide beach of pristine white sands and enjoy the serene ambience. Kick back and relax with a reserved seating at the Neptune’s Retreat, situated amongst the lush landscapes with complimentary amenities and all-day cabana host service or book a private luxury cabana for an exclusive retreat.
Being an integral part of every person’s childhood in the form of playing blocks, Legoland is a dream fantasy come true. Situated in Dubai Parks and Resort and spread over 14 hectares’ area, it features over 40 rides and attractions and 15,000 LEGO model structures made from over 20 million LEGO bricks. A true adventure for families with children from 2-12.
At Legoland in Dubai you can build cars and race against friends and family with Lego cars. You can also choose to take building to another level with robotics at Mindstorms. And not just playing, there’s also plenty of fun and learning at Legoland where a kid can become a fireman or get a driver’s license. At the Legoland they have introduced a new range of health and safety practices that reduce the risk associated with COVID-19 making it completely safe for children and others.
LEGOLAND is segregated into 6 themed lands – LEGO City, Kingdoms, Imagination, Adventure, Miniland, and Factory – each distinctive and entertaining. Apart from this, there is also a dedicated LEGO Waterpark.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jabel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Address: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jabel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Park: 13:00pm – 21:00pm
Water Park: 10am – 18:00pm
- The miniature replicas of the Dubai skyline made out of LEGO bricks
- It houses the largest LEGO store in the Middle East
- It is the only LEGOLAND in the entire Middle East
- General admission to LEGOLAND
Adults (age 13+): Park Tickets INR 4,246, Annual Pass INR 4,968, Residents Tickets INR 281
Child (age 2 - 12): Park Tickets INR 4,246, Annual Pass INR 4,968, Residents Tickets INR 281
Infant (age 0 - 2): FREE
- Every LEGO fan of all ages
How to get to Dubai Parks and Resorts
Metro: The nearest station is Jebel Ali (UAE Exchange) station (red line- M1) and from there a short ride in a cab.
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Car: If travelling by car, you can reach the location directly and park at the parking facility provided for an applicable fee
Bus: Dubai Parks and Resorts provides a free bus shuttle service from various malls and hotels in Dubai. Please see the below link for the designated stop details:
About Legoland Dubai
A fun city with flying school, driving school, and boating school, every kid has the opportunity to learn and apply their skills to fly a plane, drive an electric car and steer the boat while officially earning a LEGOLAND driving license.
A family fun, Kingdom has a medieval theme with dragons, castles and merlins. Time to become a king and conquer the dragon.
A delight for every LEGO fan, here one can build and race cars and build MINDSTORMS Robotics. Climb the Kid Power Towers for a spectacular view of the entire park.
An exciting zone, Adventure seekers can join the LEGO divers for a fascinating underwater exploration. For more thrills, go on a journey through the ancient temple ruins to retrieve a pharaoh’s stolen treasure.
A stunning mainland, it features several replicas of Dubai's skyline and key landmarks from the Middle East made entirely from LEGO bricks. Run with your imagination and take the opportunity to build your own skyline at ‘Build a City’ – a 10m play table with white LEGO bricks.
LEGO fans can see how the LEGO bricks are made and also receive their very own LEGO brick as a souvenir of your visit.
LEGOLAND Waterpark is the only park in UAE designed for kids as young as 2 as well as for adults. It includes various attractions such as slides and wave pool. You can also build your own LEGO raft.
LEGOLAND has various dining outlets such as snack treats, Italian buffet, ice-cream stores, burgers and a café to choose from and relax after an exhilarating day at the park.
The trip will be incomplete with shopping from LEGOLAND. Treat yourself to the most diverse selections of LEGO boxes at the Brick Shop or pick bricks in all sizes, colours and shapes from a vast selection of loose LEGO bricks from Pick – A – Brick store. Find the latest LEGO range and underwater treasures at The Sub Shop and collect your family photos capturing the eventful day at The Photo Shop.
Interesting Facts About LEGOLAND
- LEGOLAND is a chain of theme parks owned by Merlin Entertainments and the first LEGOLAND opened in Billund, Denmark in 1968
- LEGOLAND took only 28 months to build
- The miniature replica of Burj Khalifa is the tallest Lego structure at 17m height.
IMG World of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park situated in Dubai, UAE. Divided into 5 zones - Marvel, Lost Valley, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard and Novo Cinemas, it has a dedicated theme suitable for aficionados of action, adventure, and animation.
E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road City of Arabia Dubai Land - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Address: IMG Worlds of Adventure is located on E311 (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road - near Arabian Ranches, next to Global Village) City of Arabia Dubailand, Dubai
Tel: +971 4 403 8888
Sun-Wed: 11 am – 8 pm
Thurs – Sat: 11 am – 9 pm.
- A wonderful opportunity to meet all your favourite action heroes and cartoon characters, all under one roof. Head to the meet and greet zone to interact and hang around with Spiderman, Thor, Powerpuff Girls etc.
- The Haunted Hotel in IMG Boulevard- a terrifying interactive maze for those who dare. A frightening yet exhilarating ride for the ultimate thrill. As a result, it is open to adults of 15 years and above.
- The Thor Spin in Marvel zone – a sensory overload, this physics experiment ride will leave you dizzy and be wanting for more.
- IMG Worlds of Adventure houses the only store solely dedicated to Avengers in the whole Middle East.
- Marvel Universe, a flagship store in the IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s biggest Marvel stores.
- General admission to the park.
- Wheelchairs and strollers can be hired for the day
Adults (age 13+): INR 4,662
Child (age 3 - 12): INR 4,283
Senior Citizen (Over 60 yrs): INR 2,855
Infant (age 0 - 2): Free
Above 1.2m in height: INR 2,855
Under 1.2m in height: INR 1,898
Children (under 1.05m in height): Free
- Entire family seeking a fun-filled day of adventure
How to get to IMG Worlds of Adventure
Metro: The nearest station is the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates (red line - M1) and a taxi from there to IMG World of Adventure.
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to IMG World of Adventure.
Car: There is ample free parking space provided by the park.
About IMG Worlds of Adventure
Fans of superheroes rejoice! This action-packed zone is a sheer treat with Avengers inspired rides and restaurants. Join the Avengers team and help them battle Ultron or swing through the city and help Spiderman save the city’s energy supply against Doctor Octopus. Get rescued by Thor while seated on the gravity-defying seat. Enter the world of Hulk with a state-of-the-art stereoscopic cinema 3D experience.
After an exhilarating adventure, gorge on the best steak and seafood at Tony’s Skydeck whilst enjoying the stunning view of the city from the upper deck of the Avenger’s tower. Other options include Pan-Asian, Italian and local cuisine restaurants.
Splurge on shopping in the world’s biggest Marvel Universe store and the only Avenger’s store in the Middle East. From the various merchandises to comics and hand – signed collectibles – action figurines, poster etc. It’s a fantasy come true for Marvel fans.
Enjoyed the Jurassic Park series? Now you can experience the same thrill at the Lost Valley – a dinosaur adventure zone. Experience the gravity-defying roller coasters get transported to the era at the Forbidden territory wherein life-sized dinosaurs wander the earth. Explore the Adventure fortress comprising of various climbing challenges with ladders, bridges, nets etc. A zone definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Dine at the Indian restaurant or gorge on the best chicken wings and gourmet burgers.
You can also shop at the retail outlets selling various memorabilia and dinosaur’s egg!
This zone is an absolute delight for kids. Join the Powerpuff girls to fight Mojo Jojo’s evil robot, immerse yourself in a multi-sensory adventure with Ben10 in 5D and zap object that comes to life the Amazing Ride of Gumball.
Interact and pose with your favourite cartoon characters while dining on international style cuisine.
IMG Boulevard is a general zone consisting of the popular attraction 'The Haunted Hotel' and various restaurants and popcorn factory to the World of Candy wherein you can create your own chocolate and candy.
Novo Cinema is a 12 screen multiplex with lavish 7-star comfort, screening the latest blockbusters.
Interesting Facts About IMG Worlds of Adventure
- A mega-adventure themed indoor park, it is spread over 1.5 million square feet which is equivalent to 28 football fields.
- IMG Worlds of Adventure consists of the world’s first Ben10 cinema in 5D and the largest Ben 10 store in the world.
- Lost Valley – Dinosaur valley is the original concept and intellectual property of IMG Worlds of Adventure.
Burj Khalifa at the Top
The Burj Khalifa is undoubtedly one of the most iconic towers in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa top view is at a staggering 828 meters and is currently the tallest building in the world. No trip to Dubai would be complete without a top view from the Burj Khalifa’s observational deck.
At the top, the focal central emerges and to form the shape of a tower. Burj Kalifa’s top floor sways a total of 1.5 m. The exterior temperature at the Burj Kalifa’s top floor is thought to be 6 °C (11 °F) cooler than at its base.
Overview of Burj Khalifa
- World’s highest deck observatory with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of Dubai and the sky above
- Outdoor terrace to enjoy an awe-inspiring view from a vantage point.
- An interactive experience to explore Dubai using motion senses
- High power telescopes to zoom in on the various landmarks dotting the Dubai skyline
- Personalized tour by Guest Ambassadors on level 148
- Admission to the level based on the ticket purchased
- Complimentary Wifi connectivity
Burj Khalifa Ticket Prices in 2023
One thing you need to be aware of is, the price for Burj Khalifa ticket prices will be different based on the visiting time and on the levels of the building you plan on visiting. The most popular tickets are the “At the Top-level” that allow you to visit floors 124 and 125. The ticket prices for At the Top are more affordable. But these floors are also more crowded.
Below are the updated ticket prices for Burj Khalifa:
- It's a once in a lifetime experience which can be enjoyed by children as well as adults.
How to get Burj Khalifa At the Top
Metro: If traveling by Dubai Metro, you can take the Red Line to Burj Khalifa station. From the station, there are frequent feeder buses to The Dubai Mall. From the mall, you need to walk to the Lower Ground Floor (also referred to as LG) to access the ticket counter for ‘At the Top’.
Taxi: You can get to The Dubai Mall by booking Careem or Uber.
About Burj Khalifa at the Top
In 2014, Burj Khalifa launched the 'At the Top Sky Experience' with two new observation decks on level 125 and 148 respectively.
One level above At the Top, level 125 features a spacious deck replete with Arabic decor and the latest attraction: Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View. It’s an exceptional experience offering the guest a stunning view of the city and prominent destinations from a unique perspective. Guests can also capture picturesque moments inclusive of special effects such as the city of Dubai or the external façade of Burj Khalifa as the backdrop using the green screen technology at the photo kiosks. These pictures can also be printed on a range of merchandises.
Soaring at 555m, one can experience an enthralling view of the sky and below from the luxurious lounge and outdoor terrace at level 148. Guests can enjoy refreshing signature drinks such as juice and Arabic coffee while receiving a personalized tour with appointed Guest Ambassadors. A life-size screen provides a riveting interactive experience through motion senses to explore Dubai’s prominent landmarks.
A new exhibit at the ground level has dedicated stations offering guests behind the scenes insights on every aspect from the interiors, architecture, landscape and design narrated by people behind the historic build of Burj Khalifa.
The entrance and ticket counter for Burj Khalifa - At the Top is through Dubai Mall. The 65m long travelator ride from the mall begins the magical experience through a multimedia presentation taking the visitor on a historical journey of Dubai to the present and the beginning of the first close-up breathtaking view of Burj Khalifa.
It is highly recommended to book the tickets in advance, especially on the weekends. Guests can spend up to 30 minutes at the SKY level 148 and then continue their journey to the other levels and stay as long as preferred. The approximate time it takes to enjoy At the Top is one and half hours and it’s advisable to arrive 10-15 mins before scheduled time. Guests who wish to experience the sunset are recommended to book-entry time approximately 90 minutes prior. The tour is safe for expectant mothers and also has facilities for disabled guests.
At the Top also consist of a gift shop wherein souvenirs can be purchased to commemorate the visit to one of the iconic structures in the world.
Interesting Facts About ‘Burj Khalifa’
Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
- The tallest building in the world
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world
- The highest number of stories in the world (exceeding more than 160 stories)
- Highest occupied a floor in the world
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
- Tallest service elevator in the world.
About Burj Al-Arab
Dubai is the city of wonders and one such is the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah. The iconic structure is famous the world over as one of the most opulent hotels you can stay at. Burj Al-Arab also holds the distinction of being amongst the few 7-star hotels in the world.
Located on a manmade island that is linked to the mainland by a private bridge, the unique sail-shaped silhouette is more than just a hotel. Burj Al-Arab is a testament to Dubai's ingenuity and forward thinking.
Not many know that Burj Al-Arab possesses the world’s largest fleet of Rolls Royce. Somehow, a regular sedan doesn't quite cut it when you need to be ferried to this modern-day palace.
Besides this, exquisite dining options, 24x7x365 butler service, 24 karat gold iPads, and a rooftop helipad round out the exercise in glamour that is Burj Al-Arab. Staying at this luxury hotel or spending an evening here is a very pricey affair, but is worth every dirham as the experience is unmatched.
The Burj Al-Arab experience starts off strong with a choice of either a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom or a private helicopter ride.
Visitors arriving by helicopter can experience a 10-minute bird’seyeview of Dubai city, that ends on the hotel’s helipad on the 28th floor of Burj Al-Arab. From here, a private butler will escort you to your room and personally assist in unpacking your luggage. From there, you can choose to dine at its sublime restaurants or swim in one of its many pools or simply take in the views of Dubai. At Burj Al-Arab hotel, all requests are granted and every need is anticipated. They're no genies, but your wish is certainly their command.
Burj Al-Arab Rooms
Deluxe one bedroom suite.
The most basic of Burj Al-Arab rooms entitles you to world-class butler service, a 24-hour concierge, access to the Burj's private beach and unlimited entry to Wild Wadi Waterpark. This duplex suite offers you a magnificent view of the shimmering Arabian Sea, a luxurious bed and uber deluxe amenities.
Sky One Bedroom Suite
Situated on the upper floors, these duplex suites offer couples, or small families, seemingly endless views of the Arabian Sea. They also feature Hermès bathroom fittings in the master bathroom complete with a full-size Jacuzzi, a 21-inch iMac and a range of 42-inch and 32-inch widescreen interactive HD TVs.
Panoramic One Bedroom Suite
This spacious 225 sq. metre suite spells comfort, convenience and privacy. With the ambience of a luxury loft in Manhattan, London or other trendy city, and beautiful views of Dubai and the Persian Gulf, italso comes with a fully remote controlled environment including curtains, TV, music and lights.
Club One Bedroom Suite
With spectacular panoramic views of the Persian Gulf, an exclusive, personalised private bar, and your own snooker table, this opulent duplex suite is what dreams are made of and an epic place to host a small private party. If you imagine living the high life, this is where dreams become reality.
Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the azure Persian Gulf with your family and friends. Relax in expansive living areas in this duplex suite with two large bedrooms and all the amenities and services staying at Burj Al-Arab entitles you to partake of, and enjoy to the fullest.
Burj Two Bedroom Family Suite
The ambience of this spectacular suite is made even more spectacular by the magnificent views of the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile, expansive living areas, a private en-suite kitchen and a play/entertainment area for kids and teens ensures maximum comfort for you and your family, without you even lifting a finger.
Presidential Two Bedroom Suite
Enjoy a suite designed for the movers and shakers of the world. Watch the Persian Gulf beneath you from large windows from the two grand bedrooms. You can also read in a private library and watch the sunset from two private bars in this jewel of Burj Al-Arab rooms.
Diplomatic Three Bedroom Suite
Specially crafted for stylish and spacious living for larger groups of up to 8 people, this suite is amongst the best Burj Al-Arab rooms. It has three magnificent bedrooms, three separate living spaces and a grand dining space. Ideal for bachelor or bachelorettes parties that you will never forget.
Burj Three Bedroom Family Suite
This palatial suite is the best of all Burj Al-Arab rooms. It offers your family of upto 8, luxurious rooms with playful elements. Ideal for those looking for an elevated holiday experience, this suite comes with a special foyer, three magnificent bedrooms, a private bar and three living areas.
Upon arrival at Burj Al-Arab hotel, you will notice the staff, from butlers to chauffeurs and hosts to bellboys, wearing masks and respecting social distancing, when greeting you. Guests are also requested to wear masks in public areas and maintain the recommended two-metre distance from others. Masks are available at numerous guest points across the hotel, for your convenience. Guests are also expected to wait to use elevators without overcrowding them.
The staff are trained and disciplined in good hygiene practices and Burj-Al Arab, Jumeirah conducts regular temperature checks. Burj Al-Arab hotel is also working towards tripling the volume of fresh air in public areas. All public areas are fogged up to 3 times a day.
The hotel also has associated with Bureau Veritas and Ecolab, to audit hygiene practices across the guest journey and all points of contact, from rooms to restaurants and common areas.
How to Reach the Burj Al-Arab, Jumeriah
You can fly to Dubai directly from all major international airports in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin and Chennai. The real journey begins the minute you land and commence the luxurious journey to Burj Al-Arab, which is akin to being whisked away on a magic carpet and treated like royalty.
Upon landing in Dubai, the hotel provides a variety of chauffeur driven luxury cars like BMWs, Rolls Royce, and Chevrolet Tahoe for the private and comfortable transport of its guests from the Dubai International Airport. One can also fly directly to the hotel by helicopter from anywhere in the UAE, and land directly at Burj Al-Arab hotel's iconic helipad.
Other options are travelling by the Dubai Metro, which takes around an hour’s time or booking a private taxi or Uber, which will take around 20 minutes to reach the Burj Al-Arab, Jumeirah.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is Burj Al Arab per night?
Burj Al-Arab rooms can cost anywhere between INR 99,046 to INR 2,07,281 per night depending on the category of the room and the amenities and services you choose. While this isn't exactly cheap, remember you're paying to be pampered in a place where you are treated like royalty.
Is Burj Al-Arab a 7-star hotel?
Yes. Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah is a 7-star hotel. It is infact, the world's only 7-star hotel and thus labelled by a travel journalist, after its launch back in 1999. The name has stuck, despite no official classification existing for a hotel with such high standards.
What is the most expensive room in Burj Al-Arab?
Perched on the 25th floor of Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the Royal Suite is the most expensive of all Burj Al-Arab rooms. It is priced at USD 12,341 or INR 9,01,411 a night. It comes with its own private elevator to take you to your room.
What is so special about Burj Al-Arab?
What isn't? It is unofficially the world's only 7-star hotel with the largest fleet of Rolls Royce in the world. All the suites are duplexes and it has some of the world’s best restaurants on site. Besides this, it counts heads of state, actors, athletes and global influencers as guests.
Burj Al-Arab is a modern marvel that still manages to delight people almost 20 years after its opening. From the artificially created island it sits on to its distinctive sail-shaped facade, nothing about the Burj Al-Arab is normal, because it is an extraordinary place for extraordinary people.
Situated in Ras Al Khaimah, an hour’s drive from Dubai and nestled between the gorgeous Hajar mountains and the Persian Gulf, Ice Land Park is the biggest waterpark in the UAE. Themed as the ‘Penguin Home Land’ with snow and model penguins, it spreads over 103,000 sq. meters of land and boasts of a myriad of exciting slides, a huge wave pool, waterfall, a rain dance pool, private cabanas, an Olympic sized lap pool, a kid’s pool and a beautiful beach. The park also consists of an artificial coral reef with seawater and real fish.
Some of the major attractions are Kids Cove with shallow water and gentle play area, a snow river with melting glaciers and tidal waters, Penguin Bay to dance your time away, Mount Iceberg which is akin to Grand Prix racing and Polar Games to play basketball and volleyball.
With unlimited access, embark on an adventure to penguin land with snow and stony glacial mountains and a chill environment to ride, dance and swim in.
Jazeera Al Hamra - North Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates
Address: Jazeera Al Hamra - North Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 52 902 5132
Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm
- Penguin Falls: The world’s largest man-made waterfall in the world at 120 feet tall and 540 feet wide with 100, 000 gallons of water cascading down each minute.
- A private beach to enjoy after an exciting time on the rides
- A pool dedicated to aqua soccer and snorkeling
- Largest rain dance pool
- General admission to the park with unlimited access to the rides
- Individuals height above 1.20 meters – INR 1700
- Individuals height below 1.20 meters – INR 1400
- Child below 80 cm is FREE.
How to get to Ice Land Water Park
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Iceland Water Park
Interesting facts about Ice Land Water Park
- It is the largest water park in the UAE
- First Olympic sized pool in UAE.
Bollywood Parks greets you to the charming world of Bollywood in Dubai. A one of a kind themed park based on Bollywood it’s a park consisting of old classics as well as latest hits from Bollywood and live performances. The setup, signage’, décor and food stalls are reminiscent of Mumbai – the home of Hindi cinema.
Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
- Beautiful performances by professionally choreographed dancers in colourful costumes give you a visual treat and a complete Bollywood experience
- A picturesque setting of rural India at the Rustic Ravine zone
- Region’s first Broadway-style Bollywood musical at the grand set of Rajmahal theater.
- General full day admission to Bollywood Parks
Adults (age 3+): Bollywood Parks Dubai GCC Residents INR 1727, 1 Day Bollywood Parks Dubai GCC + Jaan-E-Jigar Show INR 2728, Jaan-E-Jigar Show INR 1727
Child (age 3 and below): Free
- Children and adults to experience an ultimate song and dance treat.
Metro: The nearest station is the Jebel Ali (UAE Exchange) station (red line M1) and from there a short ride in a cab.
About Bollywood Parks
Bollywood Parks comprises 5 zones:
An old India charm brought to life, join Bhuvan and his team from Lagaan in a game of cricket against Britishers through a motion simulator ride with a vantage view of the moving ball. Celebrate their victory at the Champaner Cricket Carnival with various carousels, Ferris wheel etc in an idyllic village setting.
The cult classic movie of Bollywood, immerse yourself in the era of Sholay. This 3D interactive ride arms you with laser guns to shoot Gabbar and his team of dacoits. Compete with your friend to see who gets the most hits.
Enjoy the live performance of village folk dance in an open air venue – Rangmanch and a spectacular show Dabangg style where our very own Chulbul Pandey tries to rescue Rajo and her friends from the villains out to take revenge from him through a song and dance performance.
Mumbai Express is a fun performance celebrating the local trains of Mumbai with a song and dance performance atop the roof on popular songs featuring the train.
Turn into an Interpol agent and chase the elusive mafia Don through a thrilling 3D media tunnel ride which takes you through the iconic skyscrapers of Dubai.
The ultimate Bollywood stage show, Stars on Steps brings out the best of Bollywood through a show set on hit Bollywood songs through the decades. The large LED screen backdrops add to the performances as it recreates the song sequence. To add to the excitement, they have also added a show dedicated to the South. A true feet tapping and pulsating experience not to be missed.
The Rajmahal theatre is a grand opulent structure inspired by the royal palaces of India with the latest technology creating the apt backdrop for the regions first ever broadway style Bollywood musical ‘Jaan-e-Jigar’. It also hosts private functions and corporate events.
An interactive show, Remixed is a show featuring chartbursting top hits of Bollywood remixed to club versions. The audience is encouraged to get on the stage and dance to the hook steps of these songs and can also meet and greet the lookalikes of top actors such as Shah Rukh Khan Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan etc.
Bollywood Film Studios Featuring Hall of Heroes
Inspired by RA.One, Immerse in a thrilling multi sensory 4D virtual ride and witness Ra.One and G.One come to life and battle it out for supremacy.
Join Krrish in this 4D flying theater ride that gives you the lifetime experience of battling aliens to save the earth.
A fantastic opportunity to shake a leg on a Bollywood number. Join the Bollywood workshop conducted throughout the day wherein the choreographers will instruct and lead you to dance. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to meet Jadoo from Krrish.
As a special event, Bollywood Parks features a behind the scenes movie production live show of the cult movie ‘ Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’.
Bollywood Parks has several dining options including a special fine dining restaurant based on Mughal-E-Azam wherein you can savour the rich Mughlai delicacies. Inspired by the musical Rock On!, a funky eatery combines the spirit of rock and roll and live Bollywood rock band for a fun dining experience. It can also be booked for parties and celebrations.
Shop for gifts and souvenirs from the retail outlets dedicated to Bollywood and inspired by movies such as Lagaan, Dabangg, Sholay etc.
Interesting Facts About Bollywood Parks
- Bollywood Parks is the only Bollywood inspired theme park in UAE
- Experience the makings of the movie ’Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and even get a chance to be a part of the action in this live stage show.
The Green Planet is an enchanting indoor rainforest in Dubai. A treat for nature lovers, this rainforest houses impressive and diverse 3,000 species of exotic flora and fauna. An immersive tropical forest, it functions as a real ecosystem in a vertical glass bio-dome designed like a folded sheet of origami and is segregated into four levels of the forest – The Canopy; The Mid Story; The Forest Floor and the Flooded Rainforest. At the very center of this mesmerizing forest is an artificial 82-foot-tall tree, creating a thriving environment for the wildlife with an indoor waterfall connected to it.
As you embark on this mesmerizing journey, it begins with the flooded rainforest which is a cavern of aquariums with unique amphibian and marine animals like arapaima, Arowana, fishes, tortoises, and stingrays which are typically found in underwater tropical environments.
City Walk - Al Wasl - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Address: City Walk - Al Wasl - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 317 3999
Hours: Green Planet Dubai is open all days of the week. The biodome is open from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm from Sunday-Wednesday and 10:00 am - 8:00 pm on Thursdays - Saturday.
- The Green Planet serves to provide a remarkable glimpse of the inner workings of an ecosystem
- Most of the wildlife is native to South America
- An educational yet fun opportunity to see diverse species of reptiles and amphibians
- Marvel at the largest artificial tree in the world creating a thriving environment for its habitats
- General admission
- Adult (age 12+): INR 1850
- Child (age 3-12): INR 1400
- Infant (0-3): Free
How to get to City Walk
Metro: The nearest station is the Dubai Mall Station (red line) and from there a short ride by taxi
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to City Walk
Car: There is underground parking space available.
About The Green Planet
From here, ascent to the roof of the treetop in a lift and reach the canopy. At an astounding height of approximately 30-45 metres above the ground, the canopy forms the roof of the rainforest, providing a panoramic view from the treetop of the ecosystem and absorbing the majority of the sunlight. Here one can encounter a multitude of birds such as parrots and macaws roaming freely along with an intriguing exhibit of bees, colourful butterflies and leaf-cutter ants behind a perspex wall.
The 25m tall majestic tree is wrapped with vines and dripping figs which in the future will encompass and completely cover the tree creating a verdant environment for tropical species to thrive and sustain while enhancing the habitat in the world’s first largest fabricated tree.
The visitor then descends on the floor below via a staircase and land on the midstory floor. Kids can take the fun wooden bridges and rope walkways for the same. One can spot the vibrant South American toucans, parakeets, and shy nocturnal porcupines. Here the leaves are big to absorb the trickling sunlight from the canopy above.
Further down, past a huge cascading waterfall is the forest floor. Dark, quiet and humid this floor exhibits the diverse reptiles, insects, and amphibians safely behind glass enclosures. An exceptional floor for an up-close view of the sloths, sugar gliders, frogs, tarantulas, spiders, lizards, vipers, green boa, iguana, panther chameleon, tokay gecko and a host of other species.
There is a team of biologist and trained staff to take care of the creatures and help the guests with the queries and introduce the different species. In the words of Eric Hupperts (a Californian wildlife expert): “This is a living classroom an experience where anyone can learn about tropical wildlife… This tree represents how you would see a real tree in its natural environment, with vines and dripping figs… Within 10 years they will take hold and completely cover the artificial tree. It will be constantly changing.”
An interactive display and safe enclosures ensure an educational yet recreational experience for kids and families. A living museum, the Green Planet is an extraordinary place to experience a rainforest with tropical life and understand it’s importance on earth.
Interesting facts about The Green Planet
- A unique bio-dome, the Green Planet is one of a kind indoor rainforest in the Middle East
- The Green Planet is located inside a 150-foot-tall glass building
- The humidity is set at 70% higher than normal levels, and temperatures stay between 77°F and 82°F.
A contemporary 21st-century museum, it chronicles the founding and history of Emirates through photos, documentaries, personal artifacts and interactive pavilions. Located adjacent to the historic Union House, it is the exact place where the founding fathers of the seven emirates got together and signed the declaration forming the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Spread over 25,000sq. meter the beautiful architecture is inspired by and reminiscent of the constitution manuscript. The parabolic roof represents the parchment upon which the constitution was written and the golden seven columns in the entrance hall symbolizing the pens used to sign the agreement. An expansive white marbled plaza links the building with the Union House and the recreated guest house where the rulers stayed during the negotiations.
Jumeirah St. Cross of 2nd December St. Dubai, UAE
Address: Jumeirah St. Cross of 2nd December St. Dubai
Tel: +971 4 5155771
Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
- The elegant architecture of the museum in the shape of the constitution manuscript
- Personal belongings of the seven rulers on display
- A digital and interactive timeline of the unification of UAE
- A vast and cozy library for detailed information about UAE
- A beautiful inner garden by the entrance and a waterfall give the place an ethereal feel
- Free tour of the Union House
- A flagpole where the rulers gathered after the signing of the constitution
- General admission to the Etihad Museum
- Adults (age 25+): INR 454
- Students (age 5 - 24): INR 181
- Child (age 5 and below): Free
- Adults and students
How to get to Etihad Museum
Metro: The nearest station is the ADCB Metro Station (red line – M1 and a taxi from there to Etihad Museum.
Bus: The following buses can be taken based on departing location: 28, X13, C1 and 8
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Etihad Museum
Car: Parking facilities are provided if traveling by car.
About Etihad Museum
The museum includes permanent and temporary halls, a theatre, an educational area, a recreational area and is divided into eight pavilions. The visitors get a glimpse of the UAE’s rich heritage and life before the treaty exploring the events from 1968 to the culmination of the unification of Emirates in 1971 through 1974.
The halls each have a different theme dedicated to the Founding Fathers, where visitors will get a chance to know each of them through their photos, personal quotes adorning the walls, personal artefacts such as old passports, rings, eyeglasses and pocket watches, stamps and letters and other rare items are on display and interactive screens that provide information about their biography and family trees.
The eight pavilions represent:
Pavilion One: Showcases a documentary film about the history of the UAE.
Pavilion Two: Houses a panoramic interactive map highlighting the era before the formation of the federation.
Pavilion Three: An interactive timeline that demonstrates key historical events before the union.
Pavilion Four: A visual showcase of the meeting between the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Pavilion Five: An interactive guide to the formation of the union.
Pavilion Six: An homage to the important moments and challenges confronted the founding fathers before 1971.
Pavilion Seven: This will be dedicated to the UAE Constitution and will include the actual declaration itself.
Pavilion Eight: The final pavilion will be an open gallery celebrating the newborn nation.
The interactive timeline section takes one on the journey into the past displaying the story and significant films.
Another section of the exhibition is the Dubai interactive map which showcases a panoramic view of the region before the unification.
The canals section exposes the steps leading to the foundation of the Union through a series of pictures and exhibitions in the shape of an irrigation canal.
The museum library houses more than 3,000 historical, political and social books, a variety of magazines, CDs and other items related to the UAE.
Interesting Facts About Etihad Museum
- Etihad means ‘union’ in Arabic
- It was designed by Moriyama and Teshima Architects, a Canadian firm that has worked on The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener, Ontario.
- It is built in the very place the constitution was signed by the seven founding fathers and marked the birth of the United Arab Emirates
- It chronicles the crucial time period of the UAE from the discovery of oil, withdrawal of the British and unification of the seven emirates.
Enter the magical world of nature and wildlife at Orbi Dubai. It is the latest multi-sensory and interactive attraction in Dubai brought by the fusion of SEGA and BBC Earth. Dive into nature with 4D special effects and 3D films that were shot especially for Orbi by BBC Earth’s natural history team and has been amplified with smells, wind, water effects and motion controls programmed by Sega boffins. A total of 11 attractions, Orbi provides an immersive experience by transporting you to the habitats of the wildlife.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin, Zayed Rd – Dubai
Address: Inside Magic Planet, South 1st Level, City Centre Mirdif, Sheikh Mohammed Bin, Zayed Rd - Dubai
Tel: +9714 231 6252
Sunday -Wednesday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 Midnight
- Marvel at the variety of animals and plants on earth with an immersive experience
- Usage of cutting edge technology that generates wind, fog, vibration and smells for an engaging experience to view the earth at Earth Theatre 23.4
- A unique colour sensory theme to learn about animals and plants based on colour at the Earth Palette
- A chilling sensation at Frozen Mt. Kenya to experience the mountain range at sub-zero temperature.
- Entry fee includes admission to all exhibitions
Adult (age 3+): INR 1400
Free access to children below 3 years
- Children and adults for a recreational and educational experience with 3D and modern technology
How to get to City Centre Mirdif
Metro: The nearest station is the Rashidiya Metro Station. A bus service provided by City Centre Mirdif is available to reach the mall.
Bus: You can check with the hotel concierge for the shuttle bus service to City Centre, Mirdif.
Taxi: You can hire any public or private taxi service to the mall.
Car: Parking facility is available in the mall
About Orbi Dubai
Blue Layer – A trip into the depths of the water, this attraction is equipped with a 12-meter-wide circular screen taking the viewer on a journey to visit some of the unknown creatures and uncovering unique facts about them.
Mountain Gorilla in 4D Theater – Join the BBC Earth crew as they take you on an excursion into the jungle of Uganda to film the gorillas in their natural environment. A natural immersive 4D experience with sound and light effects, moving seats and shot in 3D.
African Elephants – Embark on a journey with the African Elephants as they set out to migrate from the harsh dry environment in search of water to survive. Orbi transports you to the center of the herd wherein you can feel the vibration of their stomping feet. Learn about the life endured by wildlife in Africa.
Earth Cruising - Take the flight for a unique opportunity to cruise the world hopping onto different continents as the various gorgeous breathtaking destinations unfold right beneath you. With thousands of aerial photography captured by BBC, Orbi Dubai gives a glimpse of the world slowing down for close encounters with stunning mountain peaks, golden sand dunes, cascading waterfalls, lush greenery and a multitude of animals. Get educated on the key facts of the prime locations.
Frozen Mt. Kenya – An invigorating and exhilarating attraction, frozen Mt. Kenya transports you to sub-zero temperatures. Feel the chills as you undertake the experience at -25°C and observe your body temperature dropping via thermal imaging. A truly unforgettable experience.
Animalpedia – A major interactive experience, discover facts about a wide range of animals as you position yourself in front of the giant interactive screen which scans your movement of virtually reaching out to an animal and responding with pop-up facts. This is an absolute favourite attraction for kids and adults alike.
Earth Palette – A visual treat, this attraction uses colours as a theme to introduce you to nature and animals while revealing interesting nuggets of information about the imagery surrounding the guests on an 8-foot-tall surrounding screen. Place an item on a table in the middle of the room where a camera reads the colour and pulls up imagery of nature, landscapes and animals of the same colour and describes how plants and animals use colour to camouflage from predators and appeal to mates.
Extreme Photo Spot – A fun and enjoyable attraction, this photobooth allows kids and adults alike to pose in front of images of various animals in their natural environment and manipulate the pictures to get the best memorable clicks and save them on your Orbi Dubai wristband and view them later in the “photo diary”.
Time Slice – Compete with the fastest animals in the world. Time Slice gauges your ability to shake your head, flap your arms and jump as high as you can in relation to the animal and will play back your captured effects immediately. You can save these pictures in your Orbi Dubai wristband.
Base Camp – A projection mapping technique, Orbi Dubai uses images captured by BBC and projects them through a standalone sculpture. The sculpture changes character to represent different animals which interact with touch. Get enchanted by these images and marvel at the beauty of planet Earth.
Earth Theatre 23.4 – A unique attraction, step into the theatre to get mesmerized by the surreal beauty of the world as it plays on the largest screen in the world augmented by the generation of wind, fog and smells to enhance the experience. Named after the tilt of the axis, experience a lifetime opportunity of watching the nature on a 40-meter-wide screen and two more screens behind the audience with 3D sound and filmed by BBC Earth.
Visit Orbi Dubai to see the planet from a different perspective and immerse in nature brought to life by multi-sensory effects.
Interesting facts about Orbi Dubai
- It is the third Orbi experience to open and the first outside Japan
- It has the largest theater screen at 40 meters’ wide for guest to experience a wholesome entertainment
- The films and images have been taken by the BBC Earth’s world-renowned natural history team.
Motiongate Dubai is a Hollywood inspired theme park dedicated to movie buffs seeking a thrilling day at the best pictures studios in Hollywood - Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Animation, Lionsgate and The Smurfs.
- 15:00pm – 23:00pm
- An opportunity to enjoy theme rides based on popular movies such as Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Zombieland, The Smurfs, The Hunger Games etc.
- Meet and greet opportunity with your favourite characters from the movies
- It has Interactive and multi-sensory attractions for a wholesome experience.
- General full day admission to Motiongate
Adults (age 3+): GCC Residents INR 3,058, Single Day Pass INR 4,356, Annual Pass INR 5,097
Child (age below 3): Free
- Every movie buff. Kids and adults with friends and family.
How to get to Dubai Parks and Resorts
Metro: The nearest station is Jebel Ali (UAE Exchange) station (red line – M1) and from there a short ride in a cab.
Columbia Pictures has 7 interesting rides from roller coasters to motion stimulators and family rides inspired by the following movies:
Zombieland – a drop tower designed for the brave hearted. Come face-to-face with zombies at every turn with the only escape being a 58m free fall from the drop tower.
The Green Hornet – a thrilling roller coaster with latest invention rapid response cars such as Black Beauty and the 65' Chrysler Imperial Crown which traverses through an abandoned junkyard full of hazards and dizzying leaps.
Hotel Transylvania – Join Dracula and his family and embark on a gothic-like carriage ride to explore the 2800 sq. meter giant castle.
Underworld Awakening – a multi-sensory experience in 4D, this is an intense adventure that will take you to an 800-year-old war between the vampires and Lycans. Join the world of vampires as they embark to rescue their coven against human attack. An action-packed attraction that depicts violence, blood, and gore, it will leave you gasping for more.
A battle for New York – a shooting game, get recruited by the Ghostbusters team and hop onto an interactive ride to save New York City.
Flint’s Imagination Lab - Inspired by the movie ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, it’s a fun play area for kids to play in a science-themed slide and go wild within the larger than life mazes. There’s also a water ride based on the same theme.
Dreamworks Animation zone has 14 attractions featuring rides inspired from movies - Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon.
Have fun with Madagascar's by climbing aboard the fastest rollercoaster for an action-packed drive through the circus, ride the Melman on top of the carousel and pilot the high flying penguins’ aircraft and glide through the air.
Meet the Shreks for a fun roller coaster ride in the swamp as they celebrate their triplets’ birthday.
Spin with Mr.Ping from Kung Fu Panda on a teacup or hop on 4D simulator ride and join Po to free the Furious Five from the villainous warlord.
Enjoy the thrilling adventures with How to Train Your Dragon characters - Soar the skies above the wonderful village of Berk on a suspended rollercoaster adventure with Hiccup and Toothless, hijack a Viking ship with the naughty twins Ruffnut and Tuffnut for a fun adventure on swinging rides and unleash your children’s Viking spirit aboard the waterlogged ships replete with crawl nets, dragon and water guns.
Travel from District 12 to the Capitol on an adrenaline-fuelled half-pipe Capitol Bullet Train roller coaster and see Panem aboard a 4D hovercraft motion simulator inspired from The Hunger Games.
A fun zone for kids - ride a roller coaster, go wild in the smurf’s factory with scooping, sweeping and vacuuming the flying smurfberries with blowers, discover the perfect outdoor village with open space and unleash sense of adventure with one of a kind games and activities in the woodland play park and experience a whirlwind tour with the Smurfs at the Smurfs Studio Tours.
For more excitement and fun, Motiongate has several live shows to entertain the kids wherein they can join Po and learn the art of kung fu ensuing a hilarious experience, interacting with the Smurfs in a live interactive show, a showstopping entertainment from Madagascar’s King Julien, alive boys dancing band from the Ghostbusters and an awe-inspiring high energy live hip-hop street performance from the Step Up Dubai dance crew. Guests also get the opportunity to meet and greet all their favorite characters making it a truly unforgettable experience.
Motiongate has several dining options with various international and local cuisines along with a bakery serving fresh ice-creams, pastries, and cookies.
Shop for gifts and souvenirs from the retail outlets at every zone and complete the trip holding your favourite character in the form of soft toy and memorabilia’s.
Interesting Facts About Motiongate
- Motiongate is the only Hollywood inspired theme park in UAE
- Get transported to real-life movie sets of New York City and discover the behind the scene actions of filmmaking and the functioning of a movie studio at the Studio Central zone of Motiongate.
The Lost Chamber is a magnificent aquarium located in the iconic Atlantis Hotel at the marvelous Palm Jumeirah Islands.
The aquarium inspired by and designed like the lost city of Atlantis is made up of chambers and lagoons housing 65,000 marine life in 20 aquariums. As one walks through the passage and tunnels of underwater halls, it gives a wonderful feeling of being undersea with the beautiful exotic creatures surrounding you. Enjoy a visual treat of sharks, rays, lobsters, jellyfish, sea horses and baby albino alligators as they glide gracefully through the ancient ruins of Atlantis.
There are several activities one can indulge in to experience the myth of Atlantis and underwater life.
Atlantis, The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.
Address: Atlantis, The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: +65 6337 4905
10:00 – 22:00pm
- A visual treat of 65,000 marine creatures of over 250 different species
- Diverse diving attractions to explore for both cerftified and non-certified divers
- An opportunity to feed sharks and other predators
- There are interactive aquatheatre shows, marine life education and fish feeding for kids to learn more about the underwater world.
- Access to activities based on the tickets purchased
- Wetsuits and equipment required for certain attractions
Age 6+: IN HOUSE PRICES - Behind the Scenes INR 910, Ray Feeding INR 2729, Unlimited Snorkel INR 4274.
DAY VISITOR PRICES - Behind the Scenes INR 1365, Ray Feeding INR 3183, Unlimited Snorkel INR 4729. it’s a part of aquaventure. Hence not detailing it here.
Age 8+: IN HOUSE PRICES – Shark Safari INR 5365, Atlantis Aquatrek INR 5365 it’s a part of aquaventure. Hence not detailing it here
DAY VISITOR PRICES – Shark Safari INR 5729, Atlantis Aquatrek INR 5729
Age 10+: IN HOUSE PRICES – Dive Explorer INR 14550, Dive Discover INR 17278, Shark Night Dive INR 20916, Predator Dive INR 30010
DAY VISITOR PRICES - Dive Explorer INR 17278, Dive Discover INR 20916, Shark Night Dive INR 23644, Predator Dive INR 33647
The Lost Chambers Aquarium: Age 12+ INR 1819, Age 3-11 INR 1274, Children below 3yrs is free
UAE Resident: Adult INR 1365, Child INR 910
Metro: The nearest station is the Mall of the Emirates Station (red line – M1), and take a taxi directly to Atlantis, The Palm.
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Atlantis, The palm
About Lost Chambers & Ambassador Lagoon
Tour of The Lost Chamber & Ambassador Lagoon: Built as the city of Atlantis, walk through the passage and tunnels unravelling the mystery of Atlantis, its ancient ruins, and civilization in the depths of the sea through 10 diverse chambers and over 21 exhibits. Get a behind the scenes glimpse of the day in the life at the sea and learn about the diverse marine lives and their breeding programme in the following fish tales tour. The ambassador lagoon is the largest open-air aquarium in the Middle East. Consisting of 250 species of fish, this giant structure contains up to 11 million liters of water that could easily fill 4.5 Olympic sized swimming pools.
Predator Dive: An adrenaline pumping adventure for scuba divers. Certified scuba divers can relish the rare opportunity to swim amongst 14 different species of sharks and rays and feed them over the 2.5 experience. Wetsuits and required equipment are provided.
Ultimate Snorkel: An absolute family fun, snorkeling can be undertaken by kids as young as 6 and adults. Snorkel along the surface of the Ambassador Lagoon and observe the vast array of the diverse aquatic life such as sharks, rays, sea urchins, parrotfish, snappers etc. Learn about the different species as the dive guides point them out and share interesting facts. Wetsuits are provided and no swimming or snorkeling skills required.
Aquatrek: A thrilling underwater experience, participate in the Atlantis Aquatrek as you descend 3m into the Ambassador Lagoon for a unique opportunity to trek underwater amongst the colourful tropical life. Guests are given helmets that provide air and has a lens for a clear view of the water and the 65,000 marine creatures. A beautiful experience for kids as young as 8 and adults. Wetsuits are provided and no swimming experience is necessary.
Dive Explorer: A unique experience for certified divers to dive alongside the beautiful variety of 250 species and wonder at the ancient ruins of the Atlantic city in the single tank dive.
Atlantis Aquarium Dives: Scuba dive alongside the marvelous 65,000 sea creatures as they glide around the Ambassador Lagoon. A must activity for both certified and non-certified divers.
Atlantis Dive Discovery: An opportunity for noncertified divers to learn basic skills of scuba diving and experience the awe-inspiring interaction with the sharks, fishes and various marine life amidst the ruins of Atlantis.
Interesting Facts About Lost Chamber & Ambassador Lagoon
- It is inspired by the fictional city of Atlantis
- Largest open-air aquarium in the Middle East
- The viewing pane of the Ambassador Lagoon is 10m long and 70cm thick
- An opportunity to see rare albino alligators.
Ever fascinated having a drink while suspended high up in the air? Flying cup Dubai is a unique concept that combines thrill, drinks and a spectacular view in one single attraction.
Located in JBR, this rotating ride gives a visitor the opportunity to experience sipping your favorite drink while being 40 meters up in the sky with feet dangling in the air and soaking in the sheer beauty and panoramic view of the city. It provides the perfect opportunity to take selfies with the magnificent JBR, The Beach and Palm Jumeirah in the background.
The Beach JBR, Dubai, UAE
Address: The Beach JBR, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 50 414 0655
- 10 AM to 1 AM from Saturday to Wednesday
- Thursday and Friday, it is open between 10 AM to 2 AM
- A bird’s eye view of the beautiful city
- The joy of enjoying your favorite drink high up in the air
- General admission including the refreshment of your choice
- Adult (age 12+) – INR 2042
- Child (age 4-12) – INR 1500
- Kids and adults
How to get to The Flying Cup
Metro: The nearest station is the Dubai Marina or Jumeirah Lake Towers (red line)
Dubai Tram: Get off at Station 1 (Jumeirah Beach Residence 1), or get off at Station 2 (Jumeirah Beach Residence 2).
Bus: The following buses can be taken based on departing location: 28, 84 and F55A
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Dubai Flying Cup
Interesting facts about Flying Cup Dubai
- The flying cup reaches up till the height of a 12 storey building
- It can be booked for celebratory occasions and corporate events
Situated in Jumeirah next to the iconic hotel Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach hotel, a trip to The Wild Wadi Water Park is just what one would require to beat the heat and have fun in Dubai.
Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Address: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
- 10:00am – 19:00pm
- The park offers a magnificent view of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and Madinat Jumeirah.
- There are four retail outlets to cater to your personal and gifting needs. From swimming costumes to towels and water toys, there’s everything for all age groups.
- Wild Wadi Water Park has a dedicated ladies’ night running every first and third Thursday night of each month until September 2018 from 20:00 pm to 00:00 am. During this time, the park will be managed by an exclusive all-female team during this time.
- Each guest has issued a wristband that can be used to access the lockers in changing rooms and also has the option to deposit money into their wristband to purchase food and beverages thereby eliminating the need to carry a wallet around the park.
- Private cabanas that can be booked for relaxation and spending time lounging by the water and enjoying the day with friends or family.
- General admission all day ticket with access to all rides.
1.1 meters or above: All Day Ticket – Rs. 4,988
Below 1.1 meters: All Day Ticket Rs. 4,064
Infant (age 0 - 2): N/A
- It’s a water park suitable for all ages above 2 years. A perfect way to spend a day with family or friends to beat the heat.
How to get to Wild Wadi Water Park
Metro: There is no direct stop outside the park. You can take the red line (M1) to Sharaf DG and a taxi from there to Wild Wadi.
Taxi: You can travel by local taxi or Uber directly to Wild Wadi
Bus: The following buses stop at Wild Wadi – F55, 08, 33, X28 and C26.
About Wild Wadi Water Park
The theme of the park is based around a popular character known as Juha, from the Arabian folklore. It has around 30 adrenaline pumping rides catering to children and adults. Some of the top-lining attractions are:
Jumeirah Sceirah - It consists of two tandem slides starting at 32m height. Enjoy the impressive view of the park before stepping into the capsule of which at the final countdown, the bottom gives away careering you vertically towards the bottom on a 120m slide at an astounding speed of 80 km/h.
Burj Surj – A high-speed attraction, it consists of two waterslides. Guests travel downhill seated on a tube towards a bowl where they are then plunged into two spiraling spins and then dropped back onto the slide ending with a splash into the pool.
Tantrum Alley – It encompasses two downhill slides and three exhilarating tornadoes. Experience the thrill of being in the swirl of the storm before being splashed into the pool.
Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon – An attraction for kids, it consists of 100 water activities including different types of slides and water guns.
Juha’s Journey – It’s a 360m long lazy river with a gentle current for guests of all ages to relax and ride around.
Action River – The river features 100,000 liters of surging water creating 1meter high waves and river rapids.
Master Blasters – These are high-speed water rollercoasters that hurtle the guests up to 15m above ground level through a series of high power water jets.
Wipeout and Riptide – An exciting experience for surfers, these rides offer the ultimate thrill. One of the only four such rides in the world; it is not to be missed. Devised by American lawyer and surfer fanatic Thomas Lochtefeld, these rides produce realistic wave effect by shooting 7 tonnes of water per second, ideal for body and knee boarding.
All ages are permitted to use the rides; however, children will require parental supervision at all times and complimentary lifejackets are available for those who don’t know how to swim.
Guests are allowed to use GoPro on all rides except for Jumeirah Sceirah.
The Wild Wadi park has several restaurants and food stands to satisfy your hunger with a variety of options. From mouth-watering local food such as shawarmas and grilled tikkas to all-time favourites such as burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, pizzas etc. For healthier options, there are salads, fresh fruits and to quench your thirst smoothies and juices.
The Wadi Cabanas
The adventure does not end with the rides. Wild Wadi has private cabanas located along the lazy river that can be booked for relaxation and to get fast pass access to White Water Wadi. Each cabana includes private seating for 8 guests with 4 sun loungers and table with 4 chairs and complimentary cold towels, a bottle of water, soft drinks and fresh fruits in a private refrigerator.
Interesting Facts About ‘Wild Wadi Water Park
- It has the highest water ride beginning at a 32m height
- It has one of the only four rides in the world that offers a surfing experience
- It has been featured in international shows such as - The Amazing Race 5, The Amazing Race Asia 1 and The Amazing Race Australia 2.
An entertaining and unique theme park, Aqua Fun is Middle East’s first & biggest inflatable park with the world’s longest & highest inflatable water slides. The waterpark spreads over 2,700 sq. meters — 77 meters wide and 35 meters in depth and can be been from the sky.
The Beach, opposite of JBR - Dubai - UAE
Address: The Beach, opposite of JBR - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Aqua Park has 74 games suitable for diverse ages and fitness levels
- A visitor can spend an hour to a whole day at the park
- Lifeguards throughout the park keeping a vigilant eye over the visitors
- It has photographers to capture your moments and a restaurant as well
- General whole day access to Aqua Fun
Adults (age 12+): Unlimited Day Pass INR 2,728
Child (age 0 - 12): Unlimited Day Pass INR 2,183
- A perfect day out for children and adults during summer time
How to get to Aqua Fun
Metro: The nearest station is the Damac Metro Station (red line – M1 and a 10-minute walk from there to Aqua Fun
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Aqua Fun
About Aqua Fun
The most distinctive feature of the float is that it spells ‘Dubai’ in the same color and calligraphy of the official Dubai logo.
The floating park has around 74 obstacle games to be completed without falling or being pushed off. Run, jump or slide with slides, swings, bumps, blockades and monkey bars, making it suitable for visitors of all ages and fitness, strength and agility levels. It is also an ideal fun for birthday parties, school trips, and corporate events.
Holding a capacity of 350 people, measures are taken that it is not over-crowded at any point of time and safety is a chief priority. There are eight well-trained lifeguards with two elevated always manned lifeguard stations at the venue and wearing a life jacket is mandatory and hence, comfortable clothing or swimwear is highly recommended.
Protruding out 20m into the sea, Aqua Fun is a must visit for some fun and frolic in the sun. As it’s open all-year-round, it’s become popular with residents and tourists alike.
Interesting Facts About Aqua Fun
- It is the biggest inflatable park in UAE with longest and highest water slides and can be seen from the sky
- It is in the shape of the word Dubai in its distinctive calligraphy and colors
- Open throughout the year
- Owing to its popularity, it has now opened in Abu Dhabi too in the shape of 'IheartAD’
A one of a kind adventure park in Dubai, Aventura Park is an adrenaline pumping adventure within the natural Ghaf tree forest in the center of Dubai. Immersed in nature, the park is spread over 35,000sq. meters and is a thrilling experience consisting of tree surfing, crawling web, rope climbing, log balancing and zip lining whilst enjoying a breathtaking scenery.
Mushrif Park Gate 1, Mirdif, Dubai
Address: Mushrif Park Gate 1, Mirdif, Dubai
Hours: Sun-Wed: 15:30 – 23:00, Fri-Sat: 08:00 – 23:00
- A non-stop fun for 3 hours
- The only tree top adventure in the Middle East
- Indulge in outdoor physical adrenaline pumping activity whilst enjoying the nature
- General admission for three hours of unlimited thrill exploring over 85 obstacles in the Park.
Adults (above 1.4m): INR 2730
Child (min age 6yrs and min-height 1.15m): INR 2275
- A perfect adrenaline pumping adventure for kids and adults
How to get to Mushrif Park
Bus: The following bus can be taken - 11
Taxi: You can book any private or public taxi and head directly to Mushrif Park.
Car: Parking facility is available for a fee at Mushrif Park.
About Aventura Park
The Aventura park has 85 exhilarating activities between the trees and split into 5 circuits designed as per age and difficulty levels ranging from new explorers to daredevils. Participants are geared with a harness and given a briefing involving a demonstration on harness usage and the process of zip-line. There are 15 instructor interspersed throughout the park to assist in case of an issue.
Rangers: A circuit specially designed for young children. It is made up of short, easy challenges, at a low height.
Explorador: Designed for a family bonding experience wherein parents can join their children on bridges & zip-lines that are not too difficult.
Aventura: A medium difficulty circuit for youngsters and adults, the challenge increases with both the height and complexity. End the circuit with 3 zip-lines in a row.
Extreme: A circuit best suited for thrill seeker and daredevils, it consists of the most and highest obstacles featuring complex rope walks, surfboard through the trees and the famous 25m Tarzan jump which is an unavoidable leap of faith to get from one side of an obstacle to the other.
Thriller: The most unique circuit filled with exhilarating zip-lines, surfing through the trees and ending with the longest 160-meter zip-line.
Aventura Parks also has a special play area for kids aged 3-5 with activities revolving the theme including climbing walls. A small area designed to keep kids occupied while parents enjoy the Aventura circuits.
Aventura Parks also encourages birthday parties, corporate events, school field trips and other events to be organized at the venue.
Interesting Facts About Aventura Parks
Surrounded by Ghaf trees, this famous tree thrives in their natural habitat. Clusters, sub-forests, tall, small, young and groups of families, the Ghaf trees live in all sorts of ways. The Ghaf tree is known for its adaptability to desert life, finding ways to survive, finding water, nutrients, and using different methods to reproduce.
An opportunity to see Mattel’s characters come alive, this play town features an interactive indoor ‘eduplay’ attraction for children between ages 2 and 10. Eduplay is a concept integrated by Mattel Play! A town that encourages the stimulating play experiences derived from children’s imagination and fantasy through the brand’s five most popular and loved characters - Barney™, Thomas & Friends™, Bob the Builder™, Angelina Ballerina™, and Fireman Sam.
WALK - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Address: CITY WALK - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 800 637227
Saturday – Wednesday 9:00am – 08:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 10:00pm
- An entertaining yet educational day for the little ones
- An opportunity to interact with the famous Mattel characters
Adult (16+): Free
Child (age 2-16): 1hour – INR 1100; 2 hours – INR 1700; Full day – INR 1850
Infant (0-2): Free
- Children for an overall engaging and stimulating fun outing with live shows, eduplay, and hands-on activities while learning the problem solving and teamwork to build on children’s social skills and creativity.
About Mattel Play Town
Bob the Builder – Children get to build the city with Bob the Builder and his fun crew. Designing buildings in kinetic sand or hoisting blocks for intricate creative work, the children learn the value of teamwork and problem-solving while having an engaging time.
Angelina Ballerina – Put on your tutu, makeup and dancing shoes to shake a leg with Angelina Ballerina – the little lively mouse. Children learn to gracefully match steps with Angelina at the dance studio wherein every step leaves a trail of glitter, confetti etc. on the floor and absorb the understanding of strength, teamwork, and discipline.
Fireman Sam – a thrilling adventure, children get to dress up as firemen and navigate through the maze of Pontypandy, an accident-prone city in Britain for rescue or emergency services while learning about fire health and safety.
Thomas & Friends – Little adventure seekers get to explore the island of Sodor through themed play structure and team up with Percy and Harold at the Knapford Station to embark on an exciting journey. Later they enter the magical world of Thomas and friends on 4D cinema as their story is brought to life.
Barneys – A family fun, meet and interact with the 200-million-year old lovable T-rex and sing and dance along with him as he teaches the virtues of sharing, caring, positive values and good manners. A fun musical time with Barney, play with props and use lots of creative imagination.
The Mattel store has a large variety of toys souvenirs, accessories, clothing and books to splurge on for the little ones.
Interesting facts about Mattel Play! Town
- Drop n’ Go – Children older than 3 can be dropped off at the center while adults go and shop at the mall.
If the helicopter ride is not your cup of tea, choose the hot air balloon ride that too, glides gently over the desert sky.
One of the best time to go on a hot air balloon ride is just before the sunrise. This makes for a picture perfect moment as you catch the sunrise over the Hajar Mountains. You will also be welcomed by the sights of the falcons that fly by the balloon, gazelles running wild and the camels that roam along the dines.
Prices: Rates depend on the agency you choose to fly with. It will start at INR 25000-30000 approximately.
Pro Tip: Wear extremely comfortable clothes as it may get cold once you are up in the air.
If you need to cool off, one of the best things to do is to jump into the cool waters and explore the underwater marine world and the mysteries it holds! There are some amazing scuba diving spots on the beach. One of best things is that you can also go scuba diving in the and also the Dubai Aquarium. The Lost Chamber diving experience let you swim with the fishes and also feed them. There are also special aquarium dives, snorkelling in the Atlantis, and scuba diving with the Dolphins.
You also have the option of diving in the Persian Gulf as there are some amazing spots around Dubai. Tour operators have special diving trips where you can explore 2 sites and check the varied marine life of Dubai.
Prices: Diving at the Atlantis starts at INR 4000-5000 approximately and goes all the way up to INR 28000-30000 approximately.
Pro Tip: You don’t necessarily need to know how to swim to scuba dive.
One of the best things to do in Dubai is exploring Hatta Village located in the Al Hajar Mountains. This ancient village was restored in 2001 and today has a watchtower, a mosque, and homes that are an exact replica of the olden days. Even the materials used for construction is the same.
You can also have a look at how the traditional Emirati people use to live and what kind of instruments, utensils, weapons were used by them. The village gives you an idea as to how times have changed and the illustrations on the wall tell a story of the time gone by. This is the perfect place to have a look at the history of Dubai.
Timings: You can head towards the rural village between 7.30 am to 8.30 pm from Saturdays to Thursdays and on Fridays between 2.30 pm and 8.30 pm.
Price: Entry is Free.
Dubai has some of the best malls. Be it the Dubai Mall, the Mall of Emirates or the souks that are spread across. These malls are filled with designer stores, retail outlets and souvenir shops that cater to each and every one of their patrons.
If you like to indulge in some street shopping, there are many pop up flea markets across Dubai that will hold your interest. The Ripe Food & Craft Market sells organic foods, local handicrafts, jewellery. There is also the Designer’s Pop Up Market that sells items of local designers. You also get a chance to speak to the designers themselves. The WAFI Bazaar is set up every 3rd Saturday of the month, where more than 50 vendors set up stalls and sell ceramics, vintage handicrafts, clothes etc.
Timings: Pop up markets open on specific days. Most of them have a Facebook page or a website where you check the timings.
Pro Tip: If you do not want to go into a mall to buy small items, these markets are the place to be.
Dubai is known for many things. Among the many adventure sports of Dubai, skydiving is the most favoured sporting event for both tourists and locals. The unique opportunity to explore the city’s many sightseeing locations at a glance with a bird-eye view is one for the ages.
Skydiving in Dubai is one of the most popular adventure activities. There are several options available to tourists based on their level of expertise and willingness to indulge in risky sporting events. You can opt for one of the many skydiving institutions that allow you to soar through the sky over tranquil water bodies and sandy deserts. Some even offer the opportunity to land on Palm Island, the most luxurious man-made structure built on water.
However, if you are a first-time skydiver, you can opt for the indoor skydiving Dubai experience. Under the careful scrutiny of expert instructors, you can feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you prepare yourself for the outdoor adventure.
The origin of skydiving
Skydiving is an adventurous sport that has appealed to adrenaline junkies as well as thrill seekers for over two centuries. The sport was discovered by Andre Jacques Garnerin who was a French aeronaut. Back then, Andre was descending from a hot air balloon and trying fervently to avoid a crash. This uncanny way of falling from the sky took on a life of its own in the form of modern skydiving.
During the early years, paratroopers used parachutes to jump off moving aeroplanes and land safely on the ground or in the water. The aerodynamics involved in parachuting down from an aeroplane or using a hot air balloon was later translated to using high-functioning gear in order to perform similar activities for thrills.
These days, skydiving is a popular adventure activity wherein the participant jumps off aeroplanes with propellers rather than air force models. There are some conventions and institutions that also allow thrill seekers to disembark with their sky-diving gears from helicopters, modern aeroplanes, and sometimes dating back two centuries to when Andre Jacques accidentally introduced the sport by using hot air balloons.
The process of skydiving
The process of skydiving in its essence is pretty simple. You harness yourself with the skydiving gear offered by exports from licensed institutions and jump off a moving aerial mode of transportation the freefall from an altitude onto the ground or on a body of water. However, the aerodynamics involved with skydiving is much more complex than the simplified process that meets the eye.
There are several factors that affect the freefall including how snugly the jumpsuit fits the skydiver as well as the altitude from where they fall. Skydivers with some experience prefer to jump from heights of 7000 to 15,000 feet above sea level whereas thrill seekers looking for a skydiving experience prefer shorter altitudes up to 2500 feet.
The process of skydiving is very similar to parachuting in which once you jump off the aeroplane and descend into a freefall, you must stretch out your arms and legs in order to balance your body weight and reduce the effects of gravity while allowing the skydiving gear to slow down the gliding process. Skydivers often use sensory devices to map the altitude in order to determine the opportune moment to deploy their chutes and land safely.
The speciality of skydiving
Skydiving is not just an adventure activity or sporting event, it is also an excellent means to boost your help. This may seem odd as you may wonder how freeballing from an aeroplane with parachutes strapped to your back can help improve your body and mind.
The thing about skydiving is that the sport requires both inner and outer strength. Even if you have a fear of heights, and sure enough willpower to take on this adventure, you will notice a sudden increase in your adrenaline levels in the body. Adrenaline is responsible for boosting performance as well as providing an uncanny amount of strength.
You may have heard how mothers can lift cars off their babies due to the adrenaline pumping through their bodies, which is mostly a result of fear. Sky riving has similar effects. The fear of free falling from 2500 to 15,000 feet above the ground adrenaline from your glance that in turn enables you to employ more strength. Adrenaline also sharpens your brain due to the accompanying hormones of endorphins. Skydiving also helps release more serotonin, which is essentially a mood regulator that uplifts your spirits and lowers your levels of anxiety.
The specific requirements for participating in a skydiving adventure
The fun-filled activity of skydiving in Dubai is a coveted experience for both tourists as well as locals. However, much like most of the rides in Disneyland, you must meet certain requirements in order to go in skydiving in Dubai:
- Weight - women must weigh below 90 kg and men must weigh below 100 kg in order to skydive in Dubai.
- Age - you must be above the age of 18 to participate in Dubai skydiving. For children between the ages of 12 to 18, if a guardian or parent is present and consents for the child to take part in skydiving, then it is allowed.
- BMI - women must have a body mass index of 27.5 or lower whereas men must have a body mass index of 30 or lower to skydive in Dubai.
- The weight and BMI of participants play an important role during the freefall. It is not a discriminatory factor, but rather a security protocol to ensure that the jumpsuits allow enough room for the aerodynamics to work on them and slow the process of descending with the skydiving gear.
The ideal time to go skydiving in Dubai
The Dubai weather is quite favourable for skydiving throughout the year. Based on your preference for partaking in this thrilling activity under the glowing sun or with a little breeze in the air, you can schedule your skydiving in Dubai.
The best time to visit dubai for skydiving in the desert is from the month of October to April when there is a gentle breeze to reduce the scorching heat. This is also the time when there might be slight rainfall, in which case your skydiving activity will be rescheduled by the expert instructors for a more favourable time as per the reports of meteorologists.
If you wish to partake in indoor skydiving for sale through the skies over the waters of the Arabian Sea or around palm island, you can choose to go skydiving in Dubai in both winter and summer. Indoor skydiving is ideal from the month of April to October as not only does it provide an escape from the heat outdoors, but it also prepares you to partake in tandem skydiving at reduced rates in the desert or around the ocean.
Registering for skydiving in Dubai
To book your skydiving experience in Dubai, follow these steps:
- Choose the institution that offers the type of skydiving experience you want, be it indoor or outdoor, over the desert, over the city, or even over palm island.
- Check the operating hours and choose a time slot that best suits you.
- Make an appointment with a phone call or a visit to the institution and check their available slots to book your own. You will most likely get the slot that you prefer but in case it is the peak season of Dubai tourism , you may have to choose from other available slots.
- Make the payment for your scheduled slot. As a precautionary measure, you can ask the advisors to check your BMI, weight, and identity proof before booking the slot if you do so in person in order to ensure that you are eligible for skydiving in Dubai as per the regulations.
Skydiving options available in Dubai
How skydiving is conducted in dubai .
Skydiving in Dubai is conducted with the utmost attention to the safety and security of the participant. Each institution has its own rules and regulations as well as operating hours. You must make an appointment and schedule your skydiving adventure ahead of time.
The instructors will insist upon checking your weight, BMI, and identity for your age. If you are underage, you must have a guardian or parent present in order to partake in the experience. Depending on the type of skydiving you choose indoors or outdoors, special instructions will be provided for your safety. You can even opt for tandem skydiving if you are unsure or a first-time skydiver
Rules and regulations for skydiving in Dubai
As thrilling as skydiving in Dubai is, with the bird's eye view of the man-made utopia, including a man-made island in the middle of the ocean, there are certain rules and regulations that you need to keep in mind when gliding across the sky for the incredible view and adrenaline rush:
- You must be above the age of 18 if you wish to skydive alone. Children and teenagers aged 12 to 18 and be part of the fun activity as long as they're accompanied by adults, namely guardians or parents. You will be required to present your identity card on the day of your scheduled skydiving adventure.
- You must dress appropriately in athletic wear such as track pants, tracksuits, jumpsuits, or athletic t-shirts and trousers. You must also wear sneakers instead of flip-flops and sandals and keep your clothing snug in order to prevent the fabric from getting stuck in the skydiving gear.
- You must always wear the helmet provided by the facility and keep your harness fastened tightly as per the instructions of the expert advisors.
- You must only go skydiving in Dubai at licensed facilities, preferably at the locations mentioned above, and follow all the rules and regulations set forth by the skydiving institution.
- During outdoor skydiving, make sure to follow the instructions of the facilitators to disembark from the plane or helicopter, balance yourself during free fall, track the altitude, how to pull out your parachute, and your landing stance on the ground or water.
- These rules and regulations are strongly enforced when skydiving in Dubai because your safety and security are the utmost concern of not only the institutions but also the government. If you are an amateur skydiver, try the indoor skydiving experience before venturing to the outdoor facilities. Remain calm under stressful situations as hormonal secretions can make you a bit agitated if you are not used to the sudden freefall.
- For expert skydivers or those with little experience in sporting events, you must still abide by the rules and regulations of each institution. Dubai is a beautiful city and a popular tourist destination, which makes the authorities all the more cautious about maintaining your safety to the utmost extent of their capabilities.
Tips and things you should remember when planning your skydiving activity in Dubai
- Skydiving is such a fantastic activity that it entices even the feeblest of hearts. A chance to catch a glimpse of a city that was made completely over the barren land with nothing but sand to build the foundation where now skyscrapers and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Burj Khalifa) stand proudly, is an opportunity you do not want to miss.
- If you have experienced skydiving before or taken special training and acquired a licence or simply prefer to go skydiving just for the endorphin rush, you probably know what to do and how to prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime. However, if you are a first-time skydiver or someone with a fear of heights, here are a few tips that will help you enjoy the experience to the fullest:
- The first thing you need to do is make the decision. For most people who are acrophobic, skydiving is a much bigger challenge than for someone who has never tried the sport before. If you do not tend to pass out or hyperventilate due to acrophobia, then make the decision to test yourself. If you are a first-time skydiver afraid of your zero experience in the past, there is always indoor or tandem skydiving.
- You need to mentally prepare yourself for the adventure. Most experienced skydivers prefer higher altitudes of 7000 to 15,000 feet but that is a feat that you need not undertake till you are confident enough to go solo skydiving. Nevertheless, whether you skydive indoors or outdoors, you will be free falling, or at the very least flying in the air amid the ceiling or sky and the ground. This can seem a little overwhelming but that is the point of an adventure, especially one that pumps all the good hormones in your body. So be mentally prepared for an adventure you will never forget.
- One of the most important things to remember even as part of the rules and regulations to go skydiving in Dubai is to dress appropriately. Don't wear loose-fitting clothes that may interfere with your parachute and harness or trap too much air while you are free-falling. You don't need to wear tight clothes but athletic wear is best suited for skydiving. At most institutions, they will offer jumpsuits, especially if you're about to free fall from a helicopter or plane. Just keep yourself comfortable in athletic wear along with sneakers.
- Now, as skydiving involves you free falling in mid-air, it is pivotal that you pay attention to your diet before embarking on your adventure. Eat a light meal, preferably some dry toast, biscuits, buns, etc., Basically items that can soak up any feeling of nausea. Avoid fasting or waiting to eat after your skydiving experience. If you wish to drink some coffee or consume energy drinks, make sure to do so a few hours before you go skydiving in Dubai.
- Most importantly, the best tip to remember when skydiving in Dubai is to have tons of fun. It is not every day that you get to glide through the skies above its beautifully man-made metropolis with the most exquisite sights around. So, make the experience memorable.
P.S.: Certain facilities where you can skydive in Dubai allow you to take selfies while in the air. Since this is a unique experience, make sure to capture the moment. It will keep reminding you of the courage you have inside to undertake such extreme adventures.
All the activities and exploring will leave you tired and exhausted and you would want to look best for all the pictures. Book a spa day at one of the best spas and relax and rejuvenate yourself!
Dubai is also famous for its hammans. Most of the spas resemble the age-old Middle Eastern bathing pools. However, the luxury and the treatments available is nothing like the old days.
If you are in Dubai for your honeymoon, you should check some of the couple’s spa packages. Some of the well-known spas also have specialised signature spa treatments available if you are looking for something different. One thing is for sure, nothing beats a good spa treatment.
Prices: Each Spa will have its own rates.
Timings: Any time you feel like a good massage
This is a completely offbeat thing to do in Dubai. Rent a boat and head out to sea as you can try your hand at fishing. There are many tour operators that can plan a day trip for you.
Most of the boats are equipped with the right equipment and with safety features. So you do not have to worry about carrying your own fishing rod or a life jacket. There are experts also, who will teach you the right method to fish and even clean the catch of the day.
Barracudas, Kingfish, Snappers, Travellers, Cobia etc. are primarily targeted. There are different types of boats available and you can choose the one that you prefer. The journey is comfortable, so you do need not worry about being stuck in a smelly vessel. This is one of the best things to do in Dubai.
Timing: This is a day trip. So it is best to stay with the sun is up.
Prices: Rates depend on what kind of boat you choose and your tour operator.
Pro Tip: You will need to extremely patient while fishing.
The best way to get a bird’s eye view of Dubai is to go on a special helicopter ride that shows you the best sights of Dubai, from the top! You can see the Palm Islands, the Atlantis, the manmade archipelago ‘The World’ that resembles the world map, the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al-Arab.
Prices: Depending on duration of the ride, it will cost you anywhere from INR 5000-30000 approximately
Timings: There are daytime as well as night time rides available.
Pro Tip: If you are scared of heights, this may not be a good activity to indulge. Also, you will need to carry your passport with you at all times.
Local Ittar, branded perfumes, incense powders, crystals and everything that has a fragrance of heaven can be found here.
Timings: The souks are usually open between 09:00 to 10.00 pm.
This a foodie’s paradise. Head to the spice market and pick up some amazing spices including saffron, sumac, cardamom, dry fruits and even some Arabic coffee.
Timings: The stores on the Street is open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm every day except Fridays when it is operational from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
Forget theme parks! Even malls in Dubai have its own theme and Ibn Battuta Mall is one such place to visit on Dubai. The mall is divided into six sections, each distinct with a country theme. This also happens to be world’s largest theme mall. Makes it one of the best places in Dubai to shop!
Timings: The stores on the Street is open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm from Sunday to Wednesday and the remaining days between 10.00 am to midnight.
Everyone knows that the one thing that you get in Dubai that is inexpensive is electronics and Al Fahidi Street is the place to be. Camera, laptops, refrigerators, ovens, and music systems just about every electronic item you ever wanted can be found here. Make sure you get an international warranty card before you purchase any item.
Timings: The stores on the Street is open from 10.00 am to midnight every day except Fridays when it is operational from 4.00 pm to midnight.
Karama Shopping Center
If you just wish to pick up trinkets, souvenirs and items to gift your close friends and family, this is the place to be. Unlike its counterparts, it is less expensive and has some amazing handicrafts items that are true to the region.
Timings: The Centre is open from 9.00 am to 10.30 pm every day except Fridays when it is operational from 3.00 pm to 10.30 pm.
Mall of Emirates
This is the true face of opulence. Boutiques, flagship stores, designer stores, cosmetic supermarkets, shoe stores, accessories, books, café and a ski slope—everything under one roof! You can and will get just about everything you want here!
Timings: The mall is open from 10.00 am to midnight every day except Wednesday when it shuts at 10.00 pm.
Meena Bazar and Textile Souk
One of the most buzzworthy places to visit in Dubai is the textile market. Meena Bazar or the Cosmos Lane that is located near Khalid Bin Waleed Street gives you an option of hundreds of textile shops, tailors, native dresses, and even Asian clothing.
You can even try out the Arabic perfumes, spices, jewellery, and a whole spread of eateries over here. The Textile Souk is known for selling imported fabrics, exotic silk, and high-end fabrics. Dubai truly is a place for hard-core shopaholics.
Timings: Meena Bazar is open from Fridays to Wednesday, between 10.00 am to 9.00 pm. The Textile Souk is open on all days except Friday between 8.00 am to 1.30 pm and later 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
Popularly known as The Dubai Gold Souk, you can find gold bars, gold coins, gold jewellery here! You have an old souk that is scattered across and a new souk with the contemporary 2-storey building, jammed together. It’s a worthy place to spend some real quality time and get the best deals on gold purchase.
Timings: The souk is open from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm.
Shopping is amongst the major or the most important things to do in Dubai. While the city is filled with malls, Dubai Mall continues to promise the most unique and wholesome shopping experience.
It is almost a mini-city with over thousand stores, a marvellous four-storey indoor waterfall, a gigantic aquarium, and an Olympic size ski-rink, and a place stuffed with varied food outlets. It houses major brands from across the world and is even popular for the Dubai Fountains that sway with the music.
Timings: The mall is open from 10.00 am to midnight
If you are a true foodie and love the idea of experimenting with food, this is the place for you to be. This Festival of Taste brings together the best restaurants, chef and edible artistic creations all under one roof. You get to taste, learn from celebrity chefs and enjoy live entertainment during the 3-day festival.
When is it held: The Taste of Dubai is held in the month of March.
Who should attend this: This is the ultimate destination for all the foodies.
This is by far one of the best things to do in Dubai. With its global background, there are some amazing treats to be sampled and eaten in Dubai. Right from fine dining to street food, there is something for everyone.
Dubai is known to have some amazing street food. Shwarma to falafel; Indian snacks to kebabs and of course the delicious desserts that are served here will have you smacking your lips. Best time to sample some amazing food is while you are out sightseeing and need something to build your energy.
If you are more of fine dining kind of person, then Dubai is the place to be. Michelin starred chefs have opened restaurants across Dubai where you can enjoy a gourmet meal.
Then there is High Tea. Dubai is known to be the best place to enjoy some High Tea. Scones with butter and jam, macaroons, bite-sized sandwiches, strawberry with cream with a selection of designer as well as loose tea will be served just for you.
Let us not forget about the food markets of Dubai. There are markets spread across Dubai that sell fresh produce. The Ripe Food & Craft Market on Saturdays, the Fruit and Vegetable Market, a Fish Market are just a few places to explore. If you love fresh produce, vegetables, fruit and spices, the Farmer’s Market is the place to be. You can also see demonstrations by chefs and learn something new.
Timings: The markets have their own timings and days. Thr Ripe Food & Craft market is open on Saturdays, where the Farmer’s Market is operational every Friday and Saturday, between 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.
High Tea is served from 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Most street stalls are open from mornings till nights and fine dining restaurants operate between noon to midnight.
Prices: Each street stall will have their own prices. Afternoon tea will cost you anywhere between INR 2400-3500 approximately depending on where you wish to eat. You can book a 3-course meal that will start at about INR 3500-4000 approximately.
Pro Tip: Always make reservations, if you wish to eat in a fine dining restaurant.
Party hard with your kids
Dubai has entertainment options for everyone, so, if you have underage party monsters with you don’t let them miss out on the fun. Party Monsters is actually a place that sets grounds for both parents and kids to party hard.
There are international and local DJs that perform here. Children have a dedicated play zone, ball pool, an arts and craft centre, magicians and an arcade to keep the kids entertained. This is a monthly affair till the month of April.
Tickets: Tickets will cost you between INR 600-1300
Visit this place just for the view, as it is located on the 27th floor of Burj Al Arab. It gives you the best view in the evenings with a delectable spread of tea and drinks and food. It is not a place to miss out on your list of things to do in Dubai. There is a dress code that you will have to follow, be it for lunch, dinner, drinks or just a cup of tea.
Timings: They have special afternoon tea, which is served at 1.00 pm and 1.15 pm and then at 4.00 pm and 4.15 pm. Apart from Fridays, sky view serves its patrons from1.00 pm to 2.00 am.
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you… the lyrics of the Coldplay song sits perfectly as you get a chance to stargaze on a cool night with the astronomers of Dubai. This is a fun offbeat thing you can do on your holiday in Dubai.
You can club this with a night safari and camping trip in the desert. There a lot of places where you can pitch a tent and look at the sky.
Pro-Tip: Try to get to the sight before sunset, unless you are with a tour company
Timings: Post sunset.
One of the best things to do in Dubai is to walk around. Stoll around City Walk and just soak in the feel of the city. You can just window shop, stop by the food stalls and kiosks and experience the magic of Dubai the way it should be.
Price: The walk is free. What you buy while you are walking is up to you.
Timings: Best time to walk is once the sun sets and it gets cool.
Love watching an al fresco film on a wintery night? The Cinema at Le Royal Meridian Beach Resort is an open-air cinema with a private bar and a whole range of cinema snacks menu. Don’t miss the classics at the cinema hall that play on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. There’s a real treat in-store for you.
Price: While the movie watching is free, you can pre-book a 2 course or a 3-course meal for INR 2000-2500 approximately
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1. At the Top Burj Khalifa
1 km from city center 1 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Located in : Jumeirah
"At the Top" Burj Khalifa is an observation deck located in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building situated in Dubai. It offers visitors a stunning panoramic view of Dubai and its surroundings, providing a unique and unparalleled experience. At the Top is located on the 124th and 125th floors of the Burj Khalifa, while At The Top Sky is located on the 148th level.
2. Dubai Fountain
1 km from city center 2 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Located in : Downtown Dubai
Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed water fountain located in the beautiful Burj Complex. This dancing fountain surges as high as 150 meters in complete synchronisation to classical, Arabic and other popular world musical numbers. Forming beautiful arcs and jumping to the beats, this fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. The show begins in the evening every day, and the best way to approach it is through the Dubai Mall.
3. The Dubai Mall
1 km from city center 3 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Dubai Mall is a world-renowned shopping and entertainment destination located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, near the iconic Burj Khalifa. It is one of the largest malls in the world, with more than 1400 stores, a large walk-through aquarium, a world-class ice rink, 14,000 parking spaces, and more exciting experiences for shoppers.
4. Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
9 km from city center 4 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Desert Safari is one of the top things to do in Dubai. The Desert Safari trip starts with a driver of a 4*4 car, arriving at your pick-up point and taking you to a standard stop. Visitors can experience desert camping with a delicious Arabian dinner, belly dancers and other traditional performers. Day safaris hold you in for an adventure as you get to try out Dune Bashing, sandboarding, quad biking, camel rides and more.
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15 km from city center 5 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Located in : Bur Dubai
Global Village in Dubai is a unique and popular cultural and entertainment destination. It's an expansive, open-air theme park and market that brings together cultures from around the world, offering visitors a global experience in one location. It opens from October to April every year.
6. Dubai Miracle Garden
16 km from city center 6 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Dubai Miracle Garden is a breathtaking, world-renowned botanical garden located in the Dubailand district of Dubai. It's acclaimed for its stunning display of colorful flowers, unique floral arrangements, and imaginative landscaping, making it a prominent attraction in Dubai. It is open only from October to April every year.
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7. Dubai Frame
5 km from city center 7 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Dubai Frame is the world's largest frame structure inspired by the logo of the World Expo 2020, located in Zabeel Park. The major highlights are the galleries holding audiovisual representations and projections ranging right from the city's origin to the future scape and the glass bridge walkway. From Deira’s Old Town to the Dubai Marina, one can witness a panoramic view of old and new Dubai through the frame.
8. The Museum of the Future
2 km from city center 8 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Museum of the Future, located in Dubai's Financial District, bridges the gap between the present and the future by blending technology and traditional art forms. It is split into three zones: the green hill, the building, and the void. By bringing researchers, ecologists, financers and environmentalists under its umbrella, the museum aims to create solutions to the possible problems that cities might face in the coming years. Spread across seven floors, this latest architectural marvel was added to Dubai in February 2022 and has been a tourist favorite ever since.
9. Watersports at Kite Beach
8 km from city center 9 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Kite Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Dubai located in the Jumeirah area. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, water sports, and recreational activities, it is set against the iconic Burj Al Arab creating a stunning and photogenic setting. As the name suggests, Kite Beach is renowned for its water sports, particularly kite surfing. The consistent wind conditions and flat water make it an ideal spot for kite surfers of all levels.
10. Palm Jumeirah
17 km from city center 10 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Palm Jumeirah is a stunning man-made island and one of the most iconic landmarks in Dubai. It is designed in the shape of a palm tree, with a central trunk, a crown of 16 fronds, and a crescent surrounding the outer edge. The fronds and crescent of Palm Jumeirah are home to a mix of luxurious villas, apartments, high-end hotels, world-class dining, and exciting entertainment options like Atlantis the Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark, and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
11. Abra Ride in Dubai Creek
3 km from city center 11 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
This Saltwater Creek is one of the major ports of UAE and divides the city into two parts and connects the trading port to the desert. You can hop aboard one of the traditional boats or abras that runs every few minutes from 6:00 AM between four stations along Dubai Creek. One route runs from Deira Old Souk Abra Station (near the Spice Souk) to Bur Dubai Abra Station (west of the Textile Souk). The second route runs from Al Sabkha Abra Station (just southwest of Baniyas Square) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station.
12. Dubai Gold Souk
8 km from city center 12 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Located in : Deira
Dubai's famous gold souk is the world's largest gold market! Situated in Deira, this golden souk is the most famous and highly visited tourist spot in Dubai because of its excellent quality and designs of gold. With more than 350 jewellery traders and retailers, Gold Souk is restocked with at least 10 tons of gold daily.
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13. Mall of the Emirates
12 km from city center 13 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Mall of the Emirates, located in the Al Barsha area of West Dubai, is he "World’s first shopping resort." It has also been named the “World's Leading New Shopping Mall”. The Mall of the Emirates is home to a magnificent family leisure centre housing Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort and Snow Park, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
14. Skydiving in Dubai
18 km from city center 14 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Skydiving in Dubai is an adrenaline-pumping adventure like no other. Adventurers can take the leap from an aircraft and freefall over the city or the stunning Palm Jumeirah, offering a bird's-eye view of some of the world's most iconic landmarks. Whether you're an experienced skydiver or a first-timer, Dubai's well-equipped skydiving centers ensure a safe and exhilarating plunge into the skies, making it one of the most unforgettable experiences for thrill-seekers visiting this cosmopolitan city.
15. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
1 km from city center 15 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo houses over 33,000 marine life occupying the 10 million liters of water within the tank. Stroll through the 48-meter tunnel, take a glass-bottom boat tour, get wet in a snorkeling cage or go swimming with the sharks.
16. AYA Dubai
5 km from city center 16 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
AYA, located within WAFI City Mall's atrium, offers an immersive and vibrant experience. Spanning an expansive 40,000 square feet, this space envelops you in cutting-edge sound, lighting, and technology divided into 12 distinct zones that comprise the AYA universe. The journey begins at Aurora, the core of the experience, where interactive touch technology engages visitors. and explores our invisible connections to beauty, both terrestrial and cosmic, and to each other.
17. Dubai Marina Waterfront
19 km from city center 17 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Nestled in the region popularly known as 'New Dubai', Dubai Marina is a conceptualized man-made canal city. It offers luxurious lifestyles through its exquisite waterfront development along the Persian Gulf shoreline. There are classy hotels and upscale shopping and other leisure options here. It also contains the Dubai Marina Mall Complex, a shopping and entertainment destination.
18. Aquaventure Waterpark
17 km from city center 18 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
One of the biggest water parks of Dubai, Aquaventure is located in the Atlantis hotel complex. This amazing water park offers a series of pools, shoots and flumes and a few thrilling rides. Adrenaline pumping Tower of Neptune and the equally exhilarating Tower of Poseidon are some of the key highlights of the park. Visitors can also relax at the Cabanas, have a nice meal at the various restaurants and shop some souvenirs at the many stores in the park.
19. Burj Al Arab
11 km from city center 19 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Established in 1999, Burj Al Arab is one of the premium hotels in Dubai, located on an artificial island off Jumeirah Road. Designed in the shape of a dhow sail, this iconic landmark houses an array of shiny chauffeur-driven limousines and a private helipad. A prior reservation (on its website) is required to get past the lobby security to visit its restaurant if you are not staying there.
20. Ski Dubai
12 km from city center 20 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort located inside the Mall of the Emirates. With 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area, it is the largest indoor ski park in the world. The park has a Snow Park, ski slopes, an ice museum, and a skiing academy for those who wish to learn skiing. Apart from the regular facilities, Ski Dubai also hosts various events and concerts and a very cozy eatery called the Avalance Cafe, which has a balcony that faces the ski slopes.
21. Dubai Parks and Resorts
41 km from city center 21 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Dubai Parks and Resorts is the Middle East's largest integrated theme park destination, offering a wide range of attractions and experiences. It covers an impressive 25 million square feet and explores over 100 indoor and outdoor rides and attractions. It is home to three major theme parks (Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai), each with its unique offerings.
22. Dhow Cruise with Dinner
21 km from city center 22 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Dhow cruises in Dubai take you to the other side of this magnificent city with a ride through the historical places. It is best experienced through a dinner cruise. Dhow Cruise in Dubai operates mainly in Dubai Marina and Deira Creek. Depending on tour operators, the duration is about 2-3 hours.
23. Al Fahidi Neighbourhood
7 km from city center 23 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The historical neighborhood of Dubai, Al Fahidi, is home to the 18th century Al Fahidi fort, coffee museum, House of Shiekh Saeed Al Maktoum, and Pearl Diving Exhibits of Dubai Museum. Regarded as a must-visit place in Dubai, this heritage site has preserved Old Dubai's culture in forts, mud houses, pictures, and experiences. In addition, the Souks in the heritage village offer fine jewels, pashminas, handicrafts, and more.
24. Dubai Outlet Village
42 km from city center 24 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Outlet Village is a shopping mall with many of the world’s best high-end fashion and lifestyle brands under one roof, with amazing discounts. You can also find excellent brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein, Armani, DKNY, Roberto Cavalli, and Tommy Hilfiger. With more than 100 stores, the village also provides an array of products, including footwear, home goods, and more.
25. Deep Dive Dubai
0 km from city center 25 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Located in the NAS Sports Complex, the deep dive pool is 60m deep with 14,000,000 liters of fresh water, rightly regarded as the Deepest Pool in the World. Deep Dive Dubai also houses a restaurant, a gift shop and a dive shop. Safety is of the utmost importance; hence, on-spot trainers and lifeguards alongside 56 cameras on the premises are constantly on watch. The underwater film studio is also worth a visit with its life-like sunken walls, cars and environment
26. Dubai Garden Glow
4 km from city center 26 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Dubai Garden Glow is the world's first park dedicated to glow-in-the-dark. Situated within Zabeel Park, this place is well known for extraordinary light architecture installations inspired by art objects from all across the world. Images of a giant jellyfish moving in time to the music while floating above the Zabeel Lake have mesmerized both children and adults, while the images of a sparkling Burj Khalifa are definitely awe-inspiring. It is open from October to April every year.
27. Dubai Spice Souk
7 km from city center 27 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Famous for its amazing quality and variety of herbs, spices and flavours, Dubai Spice Souks, also known as Old Souk, is all you need to visit for a visual as well as for a taste treat. The air is filled with a unique blend of smells and aromas. Situated in Deira, visitors can find other products like unique Arabian rugs and lanterns, dried fruits and traditional UAE clothing as well. It is the perfect place in Dubai for souvenir shopping.
28. Dubai Perfume Souk
8 km from city center 28 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Dubai Perfume Souk is a fragranced paradise in the Deira district of Dubai. This traditional market offers extensive perfumes, essential oils, and fragrances from local and international brands. Visitors can explore various scents, from traditional Arabic perfumes to modern designer fragrances. The souk is a sensory delight where you can find various types of incense, scented oils, and unique perfume bottles. It's a must-visit destination for those interested in experiencing the rich world of Arabian fragrances and perfumery
29. Sky Views Dubai
0 km from city center 29 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Sky Views Dubai, situated atop the Address Sky View Hotel in Downtown Dubai on levels 52 and 53, provides breathtaking views of the city, including the iconic Burj Khalifa, from a height of 219.5m above ground. This architectural wonder presents three unique attractions for unforgettable, thrilling sightseeing adventures: the Observatory, Glass Slide, and Edge Walk
30. IMG Worlds of Adventure
14 km from city center 30 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
IMG is the city’s first mega indoor theme park with world-class amenities and entertainment. Situated on the famous Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, this cartoon-themed park is next to Global village. It is full of live shows, attractive rides, movies and fantastic food options. Popular franchises there are characters from Frozen, Disney, Cars, Marvel, DC comics and more.
31. Jumeirah Mosque
3 km from city center 31 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Jumeirah Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in the UAE. Built exactly on lines of Cairo's Al Azhar Mosque that is eight times its size, this mosque is an excellent example of Islamic architecture. It is the only mosque in Dubai that is open to non-muslims. Its detailed architecture and design are even more glorified when lit up in the evening. It is also one of the most photographed mosques in the UAE.
32. The Walk at JBR
20 km from city center 32 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Walk at JBR near Dubai Marina is a beautiful avenue lined with swaying palms on either side, offering many shops and restaurants to its visitors. The Walk is nearly a mile-long stretch with plazas and arcaded doorways. The Walk hosts multiple events and festival venues and is a must-visit after sunset.
33. Jumeirah Beach
4 km from city center 33 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Stretched along the coast, south of the city's historic Al Faihidi district, this sandy white strip of sand is among the top beach destinations for visitors to Dubai. For adventure buffs, there is a facility for various watersports like jet skiing, kitesurfing and more. For a quiet day at the beach, visitors can rent sun loungers too.
34. Dubai Safari Park
18 km from city center 34 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
This beautiful park has over 3000 animals from across the globe and has become a popular attraction in Dubai for locals and tourists alike. The zoo is divided into various zones named as 'Villages', and these are classified based on the regions around the world in which the animals are based. They are Safari Village, African Village, Asian Village, Wadi Village, Arabian Village and Kids Farm which is a playground for children to learn about wildlife.
35. Dubai Festival City Mall
8 km from city center 35 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Dubai Festival City Mall is a shopping and entertainment center located in the heart of Dubai. With 400 outlets, it offers a diverse shopping range from world-class brands to local boutiques. Comprising the largest food court in Dubai, with over 50 cafes and restaurants, it offers iconic waterfront dining on Festival Bay.
36. Alserkal Avenue
8 km from city center 36 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Alserkal Avenue is an arts and culture district in Al Quoz, Dubai. The Alserkal District accommodates several houses for local and global artists, art galleries, museums, performing platforms, design studios and exhibition halls.
37. Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
7 km from city center 37 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library represents a fusion of cultures, civilizations, and education, serving as a unique cultural icon that reflects Dubai's rich heritage. Situated along the historic Dubai Creek and crafted as a traditional Islamic lectern, the library has nine levels spanning over 54000 sqm. The library has dedicated sections for Maps and atlases, media and arts, special collections, business and periodicals, and a young adult.
38. Aventura Park
18 km from city center 38 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Aventura Park is Dubai's largest zipline adventure park, sprawling over 35000 sqm of Ghaf Forest. Located inside Mushrif Park, it provides 80 exciting challenges and 24 zip lines spread across six circuits. From beginners to thrill seekers, each circuit has a different difficulty level, tier, and age group, which you can explore. For adventure enthusiasts, a difficult 25m Tarzan jump and 160m long zipline give a thriller experience.
20 km from city center 39 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Pier 7 located at Dubai Marina Mall is the mecca for food lovers and connoisseurs with a discerning taste. Home to not one or two but seven different world-class restaurants under one roof is what makes it the most sought-after destination for foodies. Designed to accommodate seven floors of fine dining experience with the city skyline as a backdrop, Pier 7 Dubai boasts of extraordinary architecture as well.
40. Xline Dubai
19 km from city center 40 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Created by Dubai’s adventure masters, XDubai, the Xline Dubai Marina is the worlds longest urban zip-line and indeed an thrilling sport that you will ever experience. The Xline at Dubai Marina has also broken world records by being the steepest and fastest zip-line till date. It stretches over a kilometre with an inclination of 16 degrees and an average speed of 80 km/h.
41. Ibn Battuta Mall
23 km from city center 41 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, Ibn Battuta Mall is huge shopping complex named after a great explorer, Ibn Battuta. Narrating the journey of the famous 14th-century explorer, the mall is divided into six country-themed courts, Persian Court being the most popular one which is enveloped by a hand-painted dome. Apart from 270 shops, there are 50 restaurants and eateries, a 21-screen cinema, a trampoline park and a bowling alley.
42. Dubai Hills Mall
12 km from city center 42 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Dubai Hills Mall is a vibrant shopping and entertainment destination in the heart of Dubai Hills Estate, a prestigious and upscale residential community. This lifestyle hub is a new addition to the city's vast shopping scene, offering 600 outlets in a sprawling two million square feet of space for residents and visitors to explore the latest trends.
43. Madinat Jumeirah
12 km from city center 43 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Situated in Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah is a luxurious 5-star resort. One of the largest resorts in Emirates, it has a private beach, several restaurants, ballrooms, an amphitheatre, fitness clubs, kids club, theatre rooms and a turtle sanctuary as well. Madinat Jumeirah has three grand hotels- Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’salam and Jumeirah Al Naseem, and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf which has summerhouses and villas. The resort also has its own Jumeirah Souk which has more than eighty shops, bars and restaurants.
44. Dragon Mart Dubai
15 km from city center 44 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The Dragon Mall in Dubai, better known as the Dragon Mart, is the largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China since 2004. The 1.2 kilometer-long, 150,000 square meter dragon-shaped mall offers a stock of Chinese products at wholesale prices, housing about 4,000 distinctive stores in its arena. Comprising of Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2, the extensive mall is one of the best places for shopping and dining in Dubai.
45. Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight
12 km from city center 45 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Glide up in a Hot air balloon over a serene desert to witness the breathtaking morning skies and mystery of the ocean of the sand. The view of green patches of oasis and a herd of camels makes for a perfect photographic scene. As you rise above the vision of sunset and sunrise, the background of the Hajjar Mountains is overwhelming.
46. Wild Wadi Waterpark
11 km from city center 46 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the best waterparks in Dubai. Located in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park is themed around Juha, the character from the very popular folktale Arabian Nights. Apart from the rides, the water park also provides an excellent surfing experience.
5 km from city center 47 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
OliOli located on Sheikh Zayed Road, is an interactive play area for children. While the galleries create a fun, joyful and safe atmosphere, they also create a learning space where children can explore topics like Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
48. Dubai Museum
7 km from city center 48 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Nestled in the Al-Fahidi Fort, this magnificent museum of Dubai was built in 1787 and is the oldest building in the Emirate. Restored in 1971 by the ruler of Dubai and then extensively renovated in 1995, this beautiful architecture houses the city's heritage and many important historical events. The exhibits in the museum vary from many traditional boats and a palm-leaf house to Emirati wind-tower.
49. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
9 km from city center 49 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
With over 500 flamingos and several species of birds and fishes, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland reserve. Perfect for tourists, environmentalists, photographers and botanists, it is a protected area and has a large number of migratory birds, fishes, crustaceans and mammals. This delicate and vast ecosystem has three birding hides which allow visitors to explore and engage in bird spotting.
50. Dubai Dolphinarium
7 km from city center 50 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Home to the majestic Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, Northern and Southern American fur seals, and exotic birds, the Dubai Dolphinarium is famous worldwide for its awe-inspiring and interactive shows. Located in Creek Park, a family entertainment and activity park in Dubai, the Dubai Dolphinarium is a major tourist attraction where people from all over the world flock in large numbers all around the year to enjoy exciting marine mammal and bird shows.
51. Bungee Jumping
3 km from city center 51 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
Bungee jumping in a city full of skyscrapers is a must-try when in Dubai. Gravity Zone is Dubai's first permanent bungee operator and takes you as high as 50 meters from where you will free fall! Get a fantastic view of the Dubai cityscape as you free fall to the view of the Burj Khalifa and the magnificent Dubai waterfront.
52. The View at the Palm
17 km from city center 52 out of 113 Things To Do in Dubai
The View at the Palm is Dubai's scenic observation deck to enjoy incomparable views. Situated on the 52nd level of the Palm Tower, 240 meters high, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Palm Jumeirah, Arabian Gulf, and more. This beautiful city's landmarks are easy to spot, with a premium lounge and outdoor terrace. The view exhibition has an engaging aquarium tunnel, floor mapping, and its history, which celebrates the vision and creativity of Palm Jumeriah.
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Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets to Dubai Miracle Garden
- Don't waste time in long queues with this skip-the-line ticket to the world’s largest natural flower garden, the Dubai Miracle Garden.
- Home to over 150 million flowers arranged in colorful arches and patterns, you'll be enveloped by an explosion of color.
- Make sure to take a picture under the heart tunnel - one of the most photographed regions at Dubai Miracle Garden.
- Spend your time here admiring the many fantastic flower themes in the form of a floral castle, a floating lady, a sunflower field, and more.
- Marvel at the 15-meter floral clock, and take your kids to the all-new Smurfs Village, where you'll be looking for mushroom houses and loveable blue creatures.
- Rest your legs for a bit and relax in one of the garden's many cabanas, complete with billowing drapes and floor cushions.
- Entry to Dubai Miracle Garden
- Bundle of 2 Adult tickets at a discount (optional)
Tip: Make sure you don't miss out on the floral replica of the Burj Khalifa!
- These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Tickets to Burj Khalifa At the Top: Level 124 & 125
- No trip to Dubai is complete without a visit to one of its top attractions, the Burj Khalifa.
- Catch a serene sunrise at Burj Khalifa's Level 124 ! Enjoy this limited-time offer every weekend from Oct 28 to Dec 31, 2023 between 5am to 7:30am , with a complimentary morning treat at The Cafe.
- Board the world's fastest elevator and zip up to the 124th & 125th floors of the Burj then enjoy a short multimedia presentation about Dubai's history and its crowned jewel, the Burj.
- On the 124th floor, gaze out into the horizon from floor-to-ceiling glass walls and soak up panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.
- On the 125th floor, step out onto the open-air terrace and observation decks to view the ocean, desert, and more from the highest accessible vantage point in Dubai.
- Spot the Masharabiya designs on the 125th floor, designed as a tribute to Arab arts and culture.
- Admission tickets to the 124th & 125th Floors of the Burj Khalifa
- Access to the telescopes on the observation deck
- Complimentary Local's Pocket Guide to Dubai (money-saving hacks, detailed itineraries, best of Dubai & more)
- Limited-time sunrise viewing & refreshments at The Cafe (based on selected slot)
- Food & beverages
- Audio guide (available for 25 AED at the ticket counter)
- Tip: The sunset hours between 6:30pm and 7pm are the best time to visit the top floors of the Burj.
- Bring along a valid physical or digital copy of your ID to be shown at the entrance.
- Expect a considerable wait time as you stand in the ticketing queue as well as the elevator queue, especially during peak hours and weekends.
- It is recommended to check the weather forecast to ensure that you make the most of the observation decks.
- You can enter only at the time slot you choose during checkout. Once inside, you can stay for as long as you like. Typically, tourists spend an average of 40 mins at the observatory.
- Facilities: Free Wi-Fi
- Burj Khalifa prime hours are from 3pm to 6:30 pm.
- Note : Guests may choose a 5am to 7:30am slot for a limited-time sunrise viewing experience at Level 124, every weekend from Oct 28 to Dec 31, 2023. This exclusive viewing includes early access to Burj Khalifa and a complimentary morning treat at The Cafe.
- You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Tickets to Dubai Frame
- Get yourself tickets to the award-winning Dubai Frame – the world's largest picture frame and admire unbeaten views of the city.
- On one side, you'll notice iconic landmarks of modern Dubai, and on the other, you'll see older parts of the city.
- Check out the Dubai Frame Museum where you can learn about the city's past, present, and future in a fun and interactive way.
- Take an elevator to the top and admire Dubai's skyline from the glass skywalk deck that stretches across 93 meters, connecting both sides of the frame.
- Entry to Dubai Frame
- Tip: Sunsets offer the best views at the Dubai Frame, so make sure to check the sunset timings before your visit!
- Up to 5 members of single groups are allowed per entry.
- Large bags and strollers must be kept at GATE 4 Counter.
- Differently-abled people can enter for free.
- It is recommended to wear respectful clothing like long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, or a scarf to cover shoulders.
- These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 10 May, 2024.
- These tickets are valid until 10 May, 2024.
Combo (Save 12%): Global Village Dubai + Dubai Miracle Garden Skip-the-Line Tickets
- Enjoy the best of Dubai with this combo as you get entry to the world’s largest flower display at Dubai Miracle Garden and explore the vast Global Village Dubai.
- Skip the line at the world’s largest natural flower garden made with 150 million flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden.
- Walk through the heart's passage, the butterfly passage, and a castle, all made from colorful floral arrangements.
- Tour the world in just one day when you visit Dubai’s biggest multicultural park, Global Village with an incredible line-up of 40,000 dynamic shows, rides, and games.
- Witness replicas of iconic global heritage sites like the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal. Savor international culinary delights at a range of restaurants and cafes.
Global Village Dubai
- Admission to Global Village Dubai
Dubai Miracle Garden
- Skip-the-line entry to Dubai Miracle Garden
- Tip: For a thrilling experience, try out the Velociraptor ride at the Lost Valley zone. It propels you to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds!
- Children must wear safety wrist bands provided by Global Village at the Ticketing Booths and Information Kiosks.
- Unaccompanied and lost children will be taken to the Lost Explorers Area inside “Gate of the World” until collected by parents. A service fee will be charged for the duration of the child’s stay.
- Global Village reserves the right to change Park opening times or temporarily suspend shows, close attractions, rides, or facilities for safety reasons, maintenance issues, or private events, without prior notice or compensation.
- The public display of affection is not allowed and indecent behavior (for example kissing and hugging) is strictly forbidden.
- Wheeled devices such as roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, and scooters are not permitted inside the Park unless they are rented at the Park.
- Note that the following are not allowed in this experience: animals/pets, smoking, food, and beverages, travel luggage/suitcases
- Re-sale, duplication, or reprinting of tickets is prohibited. Offenders will be subject to legal liability.
- Tip: Take a break from walking and relax in one of the beautiful cabanas in the garden.
- Flower picking is strictly prohibited.
- Note that the following is not allowed on this tour: Professional cameras, drones, cars, balls, scooters, bicycles, hoverboards, pets, food and beverages.
- The management has all the rights to expel any visitor from the park if found posing great threats to flowers, park assets, or involves in miss conduct.
Tickets to Global Village Dubai with Optional Meal Voucher
- Dive into a cultural kaleidoscope at Dubai’s Global Village with pavilions representing over 90 countries under one roof!
- If you’re a foodie don’t miss out on the culinary opportunity of indulging in over 200 restaurants, cafes, and street food options.
- Fans of the oddly satisfying will surely enjoy the Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibition with its “Odditorium” and 4D theatre!
- Children are ensured a great time at Global Village with games, rides, theatre workshops and kids shows, all for their entertainment.
- Choose the meal voucher option to dine from your choice of 4 restaurants which include different cuisines.
- Entry to Global Village Dubai
- Meal Voucher (optional)(Find the menu here )
- Access to food, shopping, entertainment, rides and shows
- Tip: Make sure you visit the pavilions to learn about different cultures from around the world and take plenty of photos.
- Entry gates close half an hour before the closing time of the Global Village
- This ticket is only an admission ticket. Food, shopping, entertainment, rides, and shows held within Global Village Dubai are not included in this ticket and will be at your own cost.
- Entry tickets to the Park are only valid for a single entry between 18 Oct 2023 to 28 Apr 2024 or such other designated season dates as circumstances require.
- Tuesday is reserved for Ladies, Families, and Couples (except Public Holidays)
- Some Public Holidays (as announced by the UAE Government) are also declared as family days at Global Village, and you are advised to check the Global Village social media channels, the Website, and the App for further information and various updates available at that time.
- Children aged under 3, senior citizens over the age of 65, and People of Determination ID card holders along with 1 companion, can enter Global Village free of charge.
- Respectful attire that covers your torso, shoulders, legs, and knees must be worn by guests at all times.
- These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 28 April, 2024.
- These tickets are valid until 28 April, 2024.
Dubai, once a modest fishing community on the Arabian Gulf, is now one of the world's most multicultural cities. The city is home to more than 200 different nationalities and is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It provides all visitors with an outstanding experience. If you are planning to visit Dubai, here’s an exhaustive list of the best places to visit in Dubai.
30 Best Places to Visit in Dubai
1. Burj Khalifa
Sightseeing | architecture.
With a height of 2715 feet (828 meters), the world's highest structure pierces the sky and was finished six years after excavation work started. It is an essential adventure to view the sights from the tallest skyscraper in the world.
Why Visit: The Burj Khalifa is a magnificent feat of engineering and architecture with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors, as well as a restaurant-bar on the 122nd.
Tip: Visiting Burj Khalifa is a popular activity and it would require an advance booking if you want to visit during the night or at sunset.
Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
2. IMG Worlds of Adventure
Entertainment | family-friendly.
The largest indoor theme park in the world, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the size of 28 football fields. It has attractions based on well-known animated series, motion pictures, and television shows, and features characters like The Avengers.
Why Visit: The US$1 billion park is truly amazing, features more than 20 rides and attractions split across four themed zones and 28 food outlets.
Tip: The landmark is quite popular with tourists, so start your exploration as early in the day as possible to take full advantage of your ticket.
Location: E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd - City of Arabia - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
3. Dubai Miracle Garden
Family-friendly | leisure.
You get a sense of Alice in Wonderland-style surrealism when you visit this location, which is advertised as the largest natural flower garden in the world and spans 2000 square meters. Pass clocks, castles, and peacocks with strange blossoms as you go.
Why Visit: On-site dining options include Hardee's and Krispy Kreme, as well as a gift shop and a mini trampoline park.
Tip: Avoid visiting the park during the weekends as the number of visitors may be overwhelming for you. Weekdays are a great time to visit.
Location: Street 3 - Al Barsha - Al Barsha South - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
4. Legoland Dubai
For youngsters under the age of 12, this vibrant theme park offers 40 rides and attractions split across six zones. The pedal vehicles and Duplo airplanes will appeal to younger children, while the Dragon roller coaster and Power Tower "free-fall" ride will be more fun for older kids.
Why Visit: Miniland is an attraction at Legoland Dubai that features amazingly accurate miniature Lego replicas of famous landmarks like the Burj Khalifa.
Tip: The park is largely outdoors and should be avoided in the sweltering summer heat of Dubai, despite the fact that there are shaded buildings and air-conditioned interior activities.
Location: Parks & Resorts - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Find on map
5. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Leisure | family-friendly.
The most captivating sight inside Dubai Mall is this enormous aquarium, where countless species dart and fly among fake coral. The primary attractions are sumo-sized groupers, huge schools of pelagic fish, sharks, and rays.
Why Visit: The zoo's indisputable headliner is King Croc, a 5.1m-long Australian saltwater crocodile. The massive reptile is 40 years old and weighs a whopping 750 kilograms.
Tip: A lot of the Dubai Aquarium can be seen for free. If the weather permits, take your time and explore the aquatic creatures outside of the tunnel.
Location: Unit SF - 115 - شارع المركز المالي، - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
6. Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame, one of the most recent additions to Dubai's magnificent skyline, was unveiled in 2018. The Dubai Frame, a 150-meter-tall architectural monument that was constructed to resemble a massive picture frame, provides breathtaking views over Dubai and the surrounding gulf.
Why Visit: The gallery in the arm of the Dubai Frame transports you to the future while providing breathtaking graphics that are projected onto the walls of a vortex tube.
Tip: You can visit the monument whenever you choose with the Dubai Frame tickets and you will have preferential access with advanced online booking.
Location: Zabeel Park Jogging Track - Za'abeel - Al Kifaf - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
7. Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future is a place where creativity and engineering are showcased as instruments for creating a more resourceful, technologically advanced future. The museum is supposedly a hub for education and innovation that was created to alter how we view the future.
Why Visit: Five chapters, each with a distinct topic for you to explore, are spread out over seven floors. These subjects include the future of space travel and life, environment, health, and wellness.
Tip: You can recharge your electric vehicles at the parking area of the Museum of the Future.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
8. Ain Dubai
The world's highest and largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, commonly known as the Dubai Eye, is situated on Bluewaters Island, across from the beachfront of Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). This is fast becoming an essential Dubai attraction.
Why Visit: A trip along the Ain Dubai will provide you access to unmatched views of the city and its shoreline from a height of 250 meters (820 feet).
Tip: If you want access to a sky bar and lounge, go for the upgraded ticket that provides a much better value for your money.
Location: Bluewaters - Bluewaters Island - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
9. Dhow Cruise
Taking a dhow cruise is an unusual approach to discovering Dubai's nicest areas. Dhows are sturdy wooden boats that have historically been utilized by Dubai's fishing tribes. A Dubai cruise is currently one of the most well-liked tourist attractions in the city.
Why Visit: Every cruise provides its passengers a distinctive experience, whether it be the setting, nearby famous landmarks, delectable buffet meals, or live entertainment.
Tip: You can take a pick from Dubai Marina, Dubai Creek, and Dubai Water Canal for your Dhow cruise in Dubai.
10. Dubai Garden Glow
The ideal family attraction for visitors to Dubai, Dubai Garden Glow is a distinctive recreational park that is situated in Zabeel Park. The Glow Park, which is divided into five zones, includes installations made of homemade lights that are favorable to the environment.
Why Visit: In keeping with its motto, "It's a Wonderful World," Dubai Glow Garden presents five distinctive themes that combine magic, history, and art.
Tip: To avoid the overall rush of the people, consider going to Garden Glow during the weekdays.
Location: Zabeel Park, Gate No- 6 & 7 Area - B - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
11. Aquaventure Waterpark
Aquaventure Waterpark, one of the best water theme parks in Dubai, is home to rides and attractions like Trident Tower, Shockwave, and Blackout. With its unique rides and attractions, Aquaventure Waterpark elevates the standard water theme park experience to a whole new level.
Why Visit: Get your heart pumping on the more than 30 coasters spread across three towers, as well as the marine and watersports activities, private beaches, and waterslides.
Tip: Make sure you start by covering all the popular rides. You must not skip rides like Leap of Faith, Blackout, and Slitherine because they are all quite popular.
Location: Atlantis The Palm - Crescent Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
12. Topgolf Dubai
Topgolf has officially launched its first location in the Middle East for both amateur and professional golfers. Topgolf is a singular experience in the city because it allows golfers of all skill levels to play the game. Visitors can choose their chosen level and advance through a variety of levels.
Why Visit: This location, which resembles a futuristic driving range but has food and entertainment, is quite popular with both experienced golfers and beginners.
Tip: Keep an eye out for the other players at the venue to avoid injuries and accidents.
Location: Golf Club - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
13. Wild Wadi Water Park
A range of thrilling rides and slides can be found at the Wild Wadi water park, which is set against the stunning Burj Al Arab. The Wild Wadi offers rides that will take your breath away as well as a kid-friendly play area. It has elevated to one of Dubai's most sought-after travel spots.
Why Visit: Test your nerve on more than 30 thrilling rides, including the raging Tantrum Alley and the dizzying drop off the 105-foot Jumeirah Sceirah.
Tip: You cannot bring your own food inside the water park because outside food is not permitted. However, you can eat in a lot of cafes in Wild Wadi.
Location: Opp. Burj Al Arab - Jumeirah St - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
14. Motiongate Dubai
Motiongate, officially the largest Hollywood-themed park in Dubai, is jam-packed with cutting-edge, immersive activities based on the biggest Hollywood films. With your loved ones, encounter your favorite movie characters in a way that has never been possible before.
Why Visit: Kung Fu Panda, The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, and Shrek, are among the many Hollywood blockbuster characters that are included in the theme park's 27 rides and other attractions.
Tip: Motiongate Dubai is a sizable theme park, so make sure to dress and walk-in comfortable footwear.
Location: Park and Resorts - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
15. VR Park Dubai
This innovative theme park powered by technology is a must-see while in Dubai and offers thrilling VR and AR experiences. The first theme park in the Middle East to use virtual reality is VR Park Dubai Mall. It delivers a delightful and novel experience that shouldn't be missed.
Why Visit: Play Burj Drop and tumble down the Burj Khalifa's sides, or play Dune Bash and go off-road while dodging spiders, scorpions, and snakes.
Tip: Take good care of your personal goods while you are in VR Park because the employees of the arcade are not liable for any items that are stolen, lost, or destroyed.
Location: The Dubai Mall - Financial Center Rd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
16. The View at the Palm
The Palm Tower is a beautiful location with an outstanding 52-story building that houses both commercial and residential areas. The View, a prestigious observation deck situated on the 52nd level, is the cherry on top of this extremely tall cake, though.
Why Visit: The View at the Palm is located 240 meters above sea level and surpasses most observation decks in the globe for its panoramic views of the sea and soaring skyscrapers.
Tip: The Palm Jumeirah is a one-stop location for entertainment, shopping, and dining, together with the Palm Tower.
Location: The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
17. Dubai Desert Safari
While the majority of tourists rush to prominent attractions like the Burj Khalifa or the Palm Jumeirah, you should be sure not to skip out on what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip: a Dubai desert safari. An exciting and adventurous desert safari in Dubai is waiting for you.
Why Visit: You can do dune bashing and sandboarding, smoke some delectable sheesha, ride a camel, and take part in a charming traditional dance with your family and friends while on a desert safari.
Tip: Be prepared to be roasted in the sun on this activity irrespective of the weather. Protect your skin and wear breathable clothing.
Location: Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
18. Burj Al Arab
Commercial | architecture.
This iconic flagship hotel, which debuted in 1999 and is located on a man-made island, boasts a fleet of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce vehicles in addition to its own helicopter. The hotel has 202 suites to host guests.
Why Visit: Some of the 24,000 sq meters of marble used at Burj Al Arab hail from the same place where Michelangelo got his material.
Tip: Get an advanced reservation if you want to visit any of the restaurants located in the building as direct access is only available for hotel guests.
Location: شارع جميرا، - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
19. Dubai Museum
Museum | historic.
The main historical museum in Dubai documents the city's quick evolution from a fishing and pearling community to a major hub for trade, finance, and tourism. An unusual setting is provided by the tiny Al Fahidi Fort, which is thought to be Dubai's oldest intact construction.
Why Visit: The last gallery which isn’t visited by a lot of people reveals that the area has been settled for at least 4000 years.
Tip: Try to visit Dubai Museum on the weekends, when most of the other Dubai attractions are swarmed by tourists.
Location: Al Fahidi Fort - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
20. Infinity Des Lumieres
The Infinity des Lumières is a digital art center that is situated at the Dubai Mall and is Dubai's most recent addition in its quest to become the world's top tourist destination. By utilizing cutting-edge technology, Infinity des Lumieres aims to alter the public's perception of art.
Why Visit: 130 projectors and 58 speakers are used to bring art to life in a 2,700 square meter space utilizing a sensory-based democratic approach.
Tip: Don’t worry about bringing your baggage to the venue as the gallery has different-sized lockers available for visitors free of charge.
Location: Financial Center Road - Downtown Dubai Dubai Mall Level 2 Opposite Galerie Lafayette - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
21. Dubai Safari Park
Sightseeing | family-friendly.
A wildlife park, animal refuge, and educational facility all rolled into one is Dubai Safari Park. Dubai Safari Park is a must-see for everyone interested in learning more about the world's flora and fauna, and it also offers many engaging programs.
Why Visit: The Dubai Safari Park is home to more than 2,500 species from all over the world and spans a staggering 119 hectares. You can find camels, lions, elephants, giraffes, moon bears, and many other animals here.
Tip: Avoid visiting the park in the summer, when the Dubai heat makes it impossible to enjoy your visit.
Location: 5CCW+H5 - Al Warqa 5 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
22. Global Village Dubai
In 1996, Global Village Dubai was a modest exhibition with only a few little kiosks showcasing various nations. Today, it occupies a luxurious 17,200,000 square foot space that is home to about 40,000 entertainment activities. The largest international tourism park in the world is there.
Why Visit: There are 31 rides, 34 skill games, and more than 100 arcade games in Dubai Global Village.
Tip: On Fridays and Saturdays, there will also be a lot of visitors, but that is also the perfect time to view the fireworks and receive great deals and discounts.
Location: Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road - Exit 37 - E311 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
23. Dubai Dolphinarium
Unique live wildlife displays can be seen at the Dubai Dolphinarium. Select between the exotic bird display or the dolphin and seal show. You won't be dissatisfied. If these aquatic creatures interest you, there isn’t a better place for you to visit in Dubai than the Dubai Dolphinarium.
Why Visit: The Dubai Dolphinarium provides entertaining activities that the whole family may enjoy, like diving with dolphins, exploring the mirror maze, and jumping on the trampoline.
Tip: Strict dress code needs to be adhered to at Dubai Dolphinarium as the authority reserves the right to refuse entry if the attire is inappropriate.
Location: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate 1 - Dubai Dolphinarium Building - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
24. Green Planet Dubai
Set out on this exciting day trip to Green Planet Dubai and explore the region's unique greenest ecosystems. Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the UAE's first tropical forest, which is cozy inside a cutting-edge biodome.
Why Visit: There are more than 3000 exotic plant and animal species on the planet, which covers an area of 6000 square feet.
Tip: Experience some of the most marvelous attractions including the 35-meter-tall world's largest artificial tree, which serves as a source of life.
Location: City Walk - Al Wasl - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
25. Madinat Jumeirah
Commercial | sightseeing.
Madinat Jumeirah is a recreation of a traditional Arab village in the modern era, complete with a souq (market), palm-fringed rivers, and hotels and villas painted in shades of the desert and sporting wind towers. One of Dubai's most alluring creations is it.
Why Visit: Shopping at Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most authentic Dubai experiences you can have on your trip.
Tip: If you see some stairs, climb them because they can take you to a secret terrace with a breathtaking view of the vast complex.
Location: Al Sufouh 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
26. Kite Beach
In addition to offering sports like kitesurfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball, and kayaking, this long, spotless stretch of white sand sits directly to the north of Jumeirah Public Beach. Additionally nearby are a skatepark with cover and a running track.
To get to the beach, take Jumeirah Road. the sand strip is behind Saga World retail center.
Why Visit: There are showers, wi-fi, bathrooms, eateries, and changing areas here. From the beach, you can see The Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai's most recognizable structures.
Tip: Visit the beach on a weekday if you are looking to enjoy the place without an overload of tourists.
Location: Kite Beach - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
27. Dubai Fountain
Leisure | sightseeing.
With the glittering Burj Khalifa serving as a backdrop, this magnificent dancing fountain is situated in the middle of a sizable lake. To stirring soundtracks of classical, Arabic, and world music, water undulates like a belly dancer, arcs like a dolphin, and surges as high as 140 meters.
Why Visit: Due to its endless visual appeal and accessibility while in Dubai, this fountain has gained a lot of social media traction, and is a must-visit.
Tip: Some of the best viewing spots are the restaurants at Souk Al Bahar, the bridge linking Souk Al Bahar with Dubai Mall, and the Dubai Mall waterfront terrace.
Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
28. Jumeirah Mosque
The mosque, which is pristine white and exquisitely constructed, can be toured for an hour by a guide through the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. The Jumeirah mosque is one of the few open to non-Muslims in the UAE and is the most spectacular mosque in Dubai.
There is no need to make a reservation. Although modest attire is desired, traditional attire can be borrowed for free. Cameras are permitted, so make the most of this rare look into the local culture.
Why Visit: The excursions conclude with refreshments and a question-and-answer period when you can inquire about Islam and Emirati culture.
Tip: Don’t miss the camelccino at Majid Cafe at the end of your tour.
Location: Jumeirah - Jumeirah 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
29. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Sanctuary | family-friendly.
Despite being surrounded by highways, this unanticipated oasis on Dubai Creek serves as an important rest stop for migratory waterbirds on the east Africa-west Asian flyway. In addition to Pacific golden plovers and broad-billed sandpipers, other raptors may be scouting the skies in the winter.
In the winter, the graceful pink flamingos steal the show, but
Why Visit: The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is an internationally regarded institution for the conservation of wetlands.
Tip: In this 6.2 square kilometer mosaic of salt flats, mudflats, mangroves, and lagoons, birdwatchers can spot more than 170 species from the three platforms with sharp binoculars.
Location: 58RF+G32 - Ras Al Khor Rd - Ras Al Khor - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on map
30. Dubai Crocodile Park
Dubai Crocodile Park recently opened its gates to the public and ever since has become one of the most prominent tourist attractions. The park features exciting experiences such as Crocodile Feeding Show, Safari Adventure, Educational Exhibits, Crocodile Encounters, Species Tours, etc.
Why Visit: The park is home to over 250 Nile crocodiles, all housed in natural-looking habitats that have been recreated to replicate their natural environment.
Tip: Don't miss the chance to experience the fascinating world of crocodiles at the Crocodile Museum.
Location: Mushrif - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Find on Map
Frequently Asked Questions about The Best Places to Visit in Dubai
The best places to visit in Dubai are Burj Khalifa, Ain Dubai, Wild Wadi Park, and Dubai Miracle Garden.
You can purchase tickets to visit the best places in Dubai online . You can also get tickets from the box offices of the attractions, but in that case, you run the risk of missing out on the popular attractions that get booked out in advance.
The best places to visit in Dubai with kids are Legoland Dubai, Aquaventure Waterpark, and Kite Beach.
The best places to visit in Dubai for architecture are Burj Al Arab, the Museum of the Future, Dubai Frame, and Jumeirah Mosque.
The best places to visit in Dubai to unwind and relax are Dhow Cruise, Dubai Safari Park, and Kite Beach.
The best places in Dubai to eat are the Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab, and Madinat Jumeirah.
The best places in Dubai to stay are Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Marina areas.
Dubai is known for its cultural diversity, radical architecture, and abundance of tourist attractions.
The top attractions in Dubai are Burj Khalifa, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Topgolf Dubai, Dubai Desert Safari, and Museum of the Future.
Yes, Dubai can be a bit expensive. The average daily cost of visiting Dubai is US$200 for one person. For two people, the weekly cost can be US$2800.
When visiting Dubai, you shouldn’t miss a Desert Safari, getting a view of the city from Burj Khalifa, and a Dhow cruise.
36 Best Places to Visit in Dubai: Tourist Places & Top Attractions
- Last Updated on September 4, 2023
- Anurag Kothari
Dubai is a city of wonders, offering something for everyone, be it families, couples, or solo travellers. With so much to see and explore, Dubai is a must-visit destination for every travel enthusiast. In this travel guide, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the 36 best places to visit in Dubai in 2023.
The list covers everything from the city’s most iconic attractions, like the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, to hidden gems and local favourites that you won’t find in most guidebooks.
We’ve also included recommendations for the best places to visit in Dubai with family, for free, at night, and for couples, so you can plan your trip according to your preferences. Also, you’ll get detailed information about each sightseeing tourist place like their prices, location and how to reach them.
So, explore the best of Dubai’s holiday destinations and famous tourist attractions in 2023 with this comprehensive travel guide.
36 Best Places to Visit in Dubai For 2023
1. burj khalifa.
Burj Khalifa needs no introduction when talking about Dubai sightseeing places. This landmark building in Dubai is on a list of places to visit for every traveller. Being the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is a must-visit place to get a staggering bird-eye view of the city. Head straight to Observation decks on the 124th and 125th floor of the building, which offers the skyline of the city. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that one shouldn’t miss when in Dubai.
- Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: Starts from AED 169
- Timings: 10 am -12 am
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2. Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach is another Dubai sightseeing place that you must visit during your Dubai trip. The place is suitable for every kind of traveller. Whether you are going for a honeymoon, a family vacation, or a bachelorette, Jumeirah Beach offers one of the best views of Dubai. Beach bums and sunset lovers, add this place to your list for your next Dubai trip.
Jumeirah Beach is one of the largest public beaches in Dubai. Further, it is an ideal place to spend the day sunbathing and lounging. You can also enjoy numerous water sports here, like doughnut boating, banana boating, and more. The beach is open for 24 hours and is accessible via taxi or public transit.
- Address: Jumeirah District
- Average Price/Fees: No fees
- Timings: Open 24 hours
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3. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab, the most expensive and extravagant 7-star hotel in the world, is a must-visit Dubai sightseeing place. It is the most luxurious hotel in Dubai, with 24-carat gold embellished interiors and world-class facilities.
Not just the interior, the sail-shaped exterior of Burj Al Arab makes it to the list of Dubai sights to see, which stands tall against the pristine blue waters. The place is well-lit in the evening, offering a myriad of experiences like a choreographed lighting show. The building has many high-end restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional Arabian meal.
- Address: Jumeirah St – Umm Suqeim 3
- Average Price/Fees: Not available for sightseeing
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4. Dubai Mall
The place is one of the popular Dubai sightseeing places and is known for shopping. If you want to shop for souvenirs, then add this place to your Dubai sightseeing list of places to visit in Dubai. Moreover, it is the best place for shopaholics who want to be spoiled by endless choices, with over 1200 stores 120 restaurants, and cafes at the mall.
Dubai Mall also provides entry to Burj Khalifa and has the famous Dubai Aquarium. The mall has various entertainment options available at the mall, like an ice skating rink, multiplex, and a gaming zone. The place is ideal to go with friends, family, kids, and couples.
- Address: Downtown Dubai
- Timings: 10 am – 1 pm
Also Check : Hotels in Palm Jumeirah
5. Museum Of the Future
Another in the list of Dubai sightseeing places is the Museum of the Future which should be on every traveller’s list. It is one of the unique and best places to go in Dubai, which is dedicated to the possibilities of the future. This new-age museum brought a unique concept that shows how the world will be in the year 2071.
The admirable exterior design of the museum has walls engraved with stances from Arabic poetry, whereas inside, you can take a Journey to the Future. Museum of the Future is one of the places on the Dubai sightseeing list. Here, you can explore Amazonian forests, learn about climate change effects on the Human body, and more in Vault of Life and DNA Library.
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: AED 149
- Timings : 10 am to 6 pm
Also Check : Dubai Tourism
6. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
A must-visit amongst Dubai sightseeing places, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo , will give you a chance to witness tons of marine species. It is the world’s largest suspended aquarium with an underwater zoo, offering many fun activities to do. One of the famous Dubai sightseeing places, it offers various activities such as cage snorkelling, shark diving, glass-bottom tours, and more. You can even witness endangered marine species like the tiger shark preserved here in enormous tanks. You can also see the world’s biggest reptile, King Croc, weighing 750 kg.
- Address: Dubai Mall
- Average Price/Fees: Starts from AED 199
- Timings: 10 am-10 pm, from Monday to Thursday, till 12 am on rest days.
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7. Dubai Fountain
One of the best Dubai sights to see, Dubai Fountain conducts the tallest fountain show in the world. Moreover, it is well-choreographed in the entire world. It is one of the unique places to visit in Dubai, where you can see the fountain going up to 900 feet, which you don’t get to see everywhere.
Dubai Fountain offers one of the best views of Dubai and Burj Lake and attracts tourists across the year. The sweet amalgamation of rhythmic music, the dance of water, and nightlife will add a marvellous experience to your Dubai trip. The area has 25 colour projectors and 6600 super lights, with songs making it an unforgettable experience.
- Address: Burj Khalifa
- Average Price/Fees: No fees
- Timings: Every 30 mins from 6 pm daily
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8. Dubai Marina
Next on the list of Dubai sightseeing places is Dubai Marina. Take a stroll along Dubai Marina, which has become one of the most exotic places to visit in Dubai over the years. With the beautiful landscapes, fantastic cafes and eateries along the Marina, dinner cruise on the Dhow Boat, and deep sea fishing, Dubai Marina has a lot to offer to tourists.
You can also witness the best views of Dubai’s illuminated skyline from here while cruising at Arabian Gulf.
- Address: Close to Interchange 5 of Sheikh Zayed Road
- Average Price/Fees: No entry fee
- Timings: 24 hours
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9. Dubai Miracle Garden
If you love vibrant flowers and love how beautiful they can take the shape of anything, then Dubai Miracle Garden is the place for you. If your Dubai tour itinerary does not include this Dubai sightseeing place in the list, then alter it.
The lush green, vibrant flowers and unique shapes on display will leave you awestruck. Dubai Miracle Garden is the biggest flower garden in Dubai, where you can witness distinctive models of popular Dubai sightseeing places made from natural elements. There are over 150 million flowers here.
- Address: Dubailand, Al Barsha, South 3 Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: AED 55
- Timings: 9 am-9 pm on weekdays, till 11 pm on weekends
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10. Dubai Frame
The latest addition to the Dubai sightseeing list is the Dubai Frame which is another architectural marvel of the city. Dubai Frame is 150 meters in height and 93 meters wide and displays the past and future of this city using the latest techs, animations, and graphics.
Getting a memorable photo clicked in front of a Dubai frame is one of the mandatory pictures of the Dubai trip and a thing to do in Dubai. There is also a skywalk offering magnificent views of Old Dubai and New Dubai.
- Address: Zabeel Park
- Average Price/Fees: AED 50
- Timings: 9 am-9 pm
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11. Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is one of the special theme parks and a famous Dubai sightseeing place that must be on the list of every traveller. Here, you can witness how technology and art come together to create unique things that glow in the dark.
The various art installations across the park, glow park, magic park, art park, and dinosaur park are some of the highlights of Garden Glow. The dinosaur park is the largest outdoor-themed park in Dubai where you can learn about dinosaurs and their evolution.
- Address: Zabeel Park, Gate No- 6 & 7 Area – B
- Average Price/Fees: AED 70
- Timings: 5 pm-10 pm
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12. Deira Souks
We know Dubai is known for its rich culture, luxury, and Gold. When travelling to Dubai, paying a visit to Deira Souks is mandatory. Deira Souks is a place where you will find gold everywhere. It is heaven for shopaholics and a place for unlimited shopping. Also, you can witness the essence of business culture in Dubai. Deira Souks is a place where you can shop til you drop.
- Address: Deira – Al Sabkha
- Timings: 10 am-10 pm
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13. Ferrari World
Although it is located in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World, along with Warner Bros, is on our list of Dubai sightseeing places for all the right reasons. Ferrari World is a Ferrari-themed based park in Abu Dhabi.
It allows you to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari on F1 tracks. Also, you can drive a Ferrari across the park, ride on the fastest roller coaster ride in the world, experience the F1 race track with the F1 simulator, know about the making of Ferrari, and a lot more in Ferrari World. The place is for travellers of every kind and age, from 08 to 80.
- Address: Yas Island – Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Average Price/Fees: AED 360
- Timings: 12 pm-8 pm
14. Dubai Dolphinarium
Who doesn’t love watching Dolphins showing their talents and doing tricks? Dubai Dolphinarium is one of the famous Dubai sightseeing places and is considered among the best amusement parks, that includes coral reef aquariums and fish farms.
The place is more than a tourist place in Dubai; it was constructed to educate people about the conservation of dolphins across the world. You can enjoy dolphins and fur seals’ lively performance, play with them, feed them, and even swim with them under supervision.
- Address: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate 1 – Dubai Dolphinarium Building – Umm Hurair 2
- Average Price/Fees: Starts at 75 AED/per person
- Timings: 10 am – 7.30 pm
15. Desert Safari
Dubai sightseeing places list is never-ending, and so is the list of things to do. Talking about Dubai and not mentioning Desert Safari would be a crime. With incredible Dubai sights to see, desert safari offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Exploring the desert is something that will offer the best views of Dubai. Moreover, it is a thing you just cannot miss. Check out everything about Desert Safari Dubai , in our detailed guide.
- Address: Al Awir Desert, Liwa Desert, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
- Al Lahbab Desert, Al Faya Desert
- Average Price/Fees: AED 35 to 275 AED/person
- Timings: 8 am-11 pm
16. Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
The Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark on Dubai’s Palm Island is among the largest water parks in the world and is among the best places to visit in Dubai with family. The park offers exhilarating water rides, such as the Tower of Poseidon and the Leap of Faith, the Shark Safari, and a private beach.
In addition to swimming with dolphins, visitors may enjoy a range of food options. You can take a taxi or book a cab to reach the waterpark. Catch the Palm Jumeirah monorail, which will take you to the Atlantis Aquaventure station. Check out the list of the 6 best water parks in Dubai .
- Address: Atlantis The Palm – Crescent Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: Pricing starts at AED 299
- Timings: Mon-Sun 9.30 am to 6 pm
17. Palm Island in Dubai
Among the best places to visit in Dubai is Palm Island in Dubai. Palm Island is an artificial island located off Dubai’s coast. The island has a range of luxury hotels, restaurants, and retail complexes designed like a palm tree. Tourists may take in breathtaking views of the cityscape and Arabian Gulf.
This Dubai island hosts the finest luxury resorts, such as Atlantis, The Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, One&Only The Palm, and many others. Additionally, there are also excellent alternatives for fine dining. Reaching Palm Island is easy with a highway system, tunnels, and public transportation choices, including the Palm Monorail.
- Address: Palm Jumeirah
- Average Price/Fees: No pricing
18. Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek is an inlet of seawater that divides the city in two. On a traditional boat called an abra, tourists may cross the creek and explore the old city of Dubai. The region has typical souks (markets), ancient structures, and museums. By the creek, visitors may also enjoy food options. Moreover, to get the most out of this location, you should visit early or late in the evening.
In addition, don’t pass up the chance to take dinner at a Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek.
Entrance to Dubai Creek is free; however, you must pay charges to participate in some activities or gain special access to specific attractions. Also, if you are looking for places to visit in Dubai for couples, head to Dubai Creek during the evening for a romantic stroll and Dhow cruise experience.
Both public transit services and cabs can help you reach Dubai Creek.
- Address: Dubai Creek
- Average Price/Fees: Free
19. Dubai Museum
Among Dubai’s famous places is the Dubai Museum. The Dubai Museum is the oldest structure in the city, situated in the Al Fahidi Fort, and a must-see for a feel of ancient Dubai. Before being refurbished under the rule of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, this 1787-built fort served as the monarch’s base, a fortified home, and a weapons armoury and prison.
- Address: Al Fahidi St., Bur Dubai, Opposite Grand Mosque, Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: AED 1 for children (under six years); AED 3 for adults
- Timings: Temporarily closed.
20. La Mer Beach
La Mer Dubai beach is located in the Jumeirah 1 neighbourhood and spans along the entire coastline with a breathtaking view of the Arabian Gulf and the cityscape of Dubai. If you intend to spend the day relaxing, walk to the La Mer beach and bask in the sun while laying out on the golden sands or swinging in a hammock.
The beachfront also features the Laguna Waterpark, which is suitable for both children and adults. With all of its artificial waves and water attractions, the La Mer Dubai Waterpark promises plenty of excitement.
- Address: Jumeirah 1 region
- Average Price/Fees: No entry fees
- Timings: Sun-Thurs 10 am – 10 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am – 12 pm
21. Atlantis Palm Hotel
The Atlantis Palm Hotel is a luxurious hotel on Dubai’s Palm Island. This 5-star hotel in Dubai offers several dining options, a private beach, and the Aquaventure Waterpark. Also, visitors may explore the Lost Chambers Aquarium, which houses over a hundred thousand aquatic species. The Atlantis also features an underwater hotel in Dubai that will give you the chance to experience the aquatic life.
- Address: Crescent Rd – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: The hotel’s entrance fee depends on availability, and you also need to pay Aquaventure Waterpark fees starting at AED 299.
- Timings: 24 Hours
22. Global Village
Dubai’s Global Village is a cultural and entertainment attraction. The attraction comprises pavilions from several nations that exhibit their culture, cuisine, and merchandise. A range of entertainment acts, comprising concerts and street performances, are also available to visitors. Global Village is accessible via taxi or public transit from October to April. Moreover, it is among the places to visit in Dubai at night.
- Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: AED 18 per person
- Timings: Sun-Wed; 4 pm to midnight; Thurs – Sat; 4 pm to 1 am.
23. IMG Worlds of Adventure
Among the places to visit in Dubai is the IMG Worlds of Adventure. Moreover, this is Dubai’s largest indoor amusement park, with over 22 rides and attractions based on major film brands such as Marvel, Cartoon Network, and The Lost Valley. The park is divided into five main themed zones and provides a variety of activities for guests of all ages. Check this detailed article to know the 20 best adventures in Dubai you should try during your vacation.
Also, you may sample cuisines from different regions of the world in the themed restaurants of this top Dubai destination. Given its location on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, you may take a cab or drive to get here.
- Address: E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, City of Arabia – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: AED 345
- Timings: Mon-Sun 12 pm – 10 pm
24. Bollywood Parks Dubai
As its name indicates, this theme park in Dubai is specialized in Bollywood and highlights the rich culture, music, and films of India’s Hindi film industry. In addition, it is the world’s first theme park dedicated only to the Bollywood film business, spanning an expansive 1.7 million square feet. The park has six zones and features a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including rides, restaurants, and live performances.
- Address: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai – Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: AED 330
- Timings: Mon-Sun 2–10 pm
25. Al Fahidi Quarter
Among the Dubai tourist places is the Al Fahidi Quarter. It is among the oldest districts in Dubai and is notable for its traditional architecture and cultural history. Explore the small streets and alleyways, the old Al Fahidi Fort, and tour the art galleries and museums. In addition, travellers must carefully arrange their trip to Al Bastakiya.
As it is a famous Dubai attraction, it appears overcrowded during the high season. The Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood is relatively accessible, with ample parking choices in the adjoining Al Seef neighbourhood. Sharaf DG Metro Station is only 700 meters away, while Fahidi, Bastakia, and Heritage Village bus stations are even closer.
- Address: Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai
- Timings: 9.00 am and 6.00 pm, every day.
26. Kite Beach
Among the places to visit in Dubai for free is Kite Beach. This beautiful public beach in Dubai is renowned for its soft white sand and crystal-clear seas. Kitesurfing, beach volleyball, and paddleboarding are just a few activities available to visitors. The beach also features several restaurants and cafés serving a variety of cuisines. Moreover, the beach also offers a magnificent view of the Burj-Al-Arab.
In addition to kite surfing, activities are offered here, like beach volleyball, kayaking, beach tennis, soap football, etc. The beachfront bustles on Fridays and Saturdays with a seaside marketplace that sells art and craft products, souvenirs, etc.
- Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
- Timings: 24 hours every day
27. Dubai Opera
Your journey to Dubai would be incomplete without visiting Dubai Opera, another of Dubai’s top attractions. Dubai Opera, located in Downtown Dubai, is Dubai’s cultural and artistic epicentre and the shining gem of The Opera District.
On the stage of the Dubai Opera is an astounding collection of world-class talent. In addition to the musical show, artistic dance, and traditional music performances and preparations, Dubai Opera will have melodic theatre, form performances, jazz, drama, family performances, and a vast array of live entertainment. Its remarkable 2000-seat, multi-arrangement theatre sets it apart from others.
You may take the metro to the Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall stop to reach Dubai Opera. Take the F13 bus towards the Burj Khalifa and walk for approximately 10 minutes to reach your location.
- Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Near Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: AED 150
- Timings: 10 am – 9 pm
28. Hatta Heritage Village
Among the places to visit in Dubai for free is the Hatta Heritage Village. This restored mountain town in Dubai’s Hatta district highlights the traditional way of life and heritage of the United Arab Emirates’ highland regions.
Visitors may tour the numerous structures, observe demonstrations of traditional crafts, and discover the region’s culture and past. Also, visit the 1896-built central Hatta Fort, one of the UAE’s most prominent architectural landmarks.
- Address: Al Hajar Mountains, Dubai
- Timings: Sat – Thurs
29. Dubai Butterfly Garden
Among the best Dubai sightseeing places is the Dubai Butterfly Garden. The Butterfly Garden is among the world’s largest indoor gardens and houses over 15,000 butterflies of 50 species. Visitors may explore the indoor and outdoor displays and learn about the many phases of a butterfly’s life cycle.
Reach here by public transport or by booking a cab.
- Address: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area, Beside Dubai Miracle Garden
- Average Price/Fees: AED 55
- Timings: Mon-Sun, 9 am – 6 pm
30. Kidzania Dubai
KidZania is a 7,000-square-meter replica of a genuine city designed to teach children ages 4 to 16 real-world skills via role-playing and more than 80 realistic activities. It equips a youngster with management skills, teamwork, uniqueness, and community skills not taught in school.
KidZania, a global indoor educational theme park for children, is located on the second level of the Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai. The theme park completely simulates the infrastructure of an actual city.
- Address: The Dubai Mall
- Average Price/Fees: AED 195 for children aged 4-16 years
- Timings: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 pm
31. The Mall Of Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates provides a vast array of shopping, eating, indoor skiing, and cinematic experiences. It has over 630 retailers, including upscale apparel companies, eateries, and a movie theatre. In addition, Ski Dubai, an indoor Dubai resort , is also located here.
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: No entrance fee.
- Timings: Mon-Thur, 10 am-11 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am-12 pm
32. The Green Planet
Among the best places in Dubai, The Green Planet is Dubai’s only tropical rainforest. This verdant paradise is a haven for unusual flora and fauna, with over 3,000 types of plants, animals, and birds. It is the ideal location for a family adventure or a school trip and even hosts entertaining activities such as a picnic breakfast, swimming alongside piranhas, or a day spent as a zookeeper.
The Green Planet introduces Dubai to another planet inside its glass dome, which is all sustainably sourced, in an effort to educate tourists about the vital role the tropical forest serves in the survival of Earth.
The Green Planet Dubai is situated between Al Wasl Road and Safa Road, near the famed City Walk sector. Hence, it is easily accessible via car, taxi, or bus. The following bus routes stop nearby: 12, 15, 28, 81, 93, C14, and F55A.
- Address: City Walk – Al Wasl – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: AED 160. Book tickets only to get discounts.
- Timings: Sun-Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
33. Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque, among the most recognisable monuments in Dubai, welcomes people of all religions to appreciate the surroundings and discover Islam and the native culture.
The mosque can accommodate over 1,200 worshippers and was constructed completely of white stone in the medieval Fatimid style, featuring twin minarets framing a massive central dome.
The Jumeirah Mosque offers guided tours. Under its Open Doors, Open Minds policy, the mosque encourages people of all religions to participate in the tour. Further, guided tours take place six days each week, beginning at 10 am and lasting for a duration of 75 minutes. You can book a taxi to reach the destination.
- Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: AED 35
- Timings: Tours are conducted from 10 am to 2 pm, except Fridays. Registration begins 30 mins before starting.
34. Ibn Battuta Mall
Ibn Battuta Mall is Dubai’s largest themed retail mall with captivating interiors, construction, and design.
The Ibn Battuta Mall, constructed in remembrance of the Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta, noted for his extensive travels and knowledge, features six themes devoted to the explorer’s life and journeys. It is among the top places to visit in Dubai. Further, the Mall comprises 270 retailers, 50 restaurants, children’s play areas, luxury hotels, a 21-screen movie theatre, and various more points of interest.
The nearest metro station is Ibn Battuta Metro Station. Also, you can reach the mall via bus or take a taxi.
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Jebel Ali Village – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: No fees. Pay for the activities you partake in.
- Timings: Sun-Thurs 10 am–10 pm; Fri-Sat 10 am- 12 pm
35. Guru Nanak Darbar
Since 2012, the Guru Nanak Darbar temple has served as the religious and cultural centre for the Sikh people of Dubai.
This stunning architectural structure combines modern and traditional aspects. It is not only visually beautiful, but it represents the unification of peace, consolation, and optimism. Guru Nanak Darbar is a multi-story structure encompassed by a 54-meter Parikarma pathway.
You can reach Guru Nanak Darbar using a taxi.
- Address: 3806 Sheikh Zayed Road – Jebel Ali Village – Dubai
- Average Price/Fees: No fees.
- Timings: Mon-Sun 4:30 am–8:30 pm
36. Legoland Water Park
LEGOLAND Water Park is the first water park in the region exclusively built for children ages 2 to 12 and their families. Indulge in exhilarating activities in a 3 million square foot space separated into six spectacular zones: The LEGO City, Kingdoms, Imagination, Miniland, and Factory. Spend the day building and personalizing your own boats and rafts using big, squishy LEGO® bricks.
- Address: Parks & Resorts – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
- Average Price/Fees: Starts at AED 330
- Timings: Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am – 7 pm
Best Places To Visit in Dubai with Family in 2023
A few of the best places to visit in Dubai with family are as follows:
- Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Fountain
- Aquaventure Waterpark
- Dubai Miracle Garden
- Dubai Creek
- Dubai Museum
- Global Village
- Dubai Parks and Resorts
Places to Visit in Dubai at Night
A few of the places to visit in Dubai during the night are as follows:
- Dubai Garden Glow
- Dubai Creek
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Dubai Marina
Explore more about the nightlife in Dubai and the best nightclubs for party lovers.
10 Luxurious Hotels & Restaurants in Dubai You Must Try
A few of the ten luxurious Hotels & Restaurants in Dubai are as follows:
- Armani Hotel Dubai
- Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
- One&Only The Palm, Dubai
- Atlantis, The Palm
- Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
- Bulgari Resort Dubai
- Jumeirah Beach Hotel
- Raffles Dubai
- Palazzo Versace Dubai
- Burj Al Arab
You can also check the best 4-star hotels in Dubai for an affordable and luxurious stay.
10 Famous Shopping Places in Dubai for Shopaholics
Below are a few shopping destinations to consider. These shopping destinations offer a vast array of items and experiences, from expensive brands to local souvenirs.
- The Dubai Mall
- Mall of the Emirates
- Ibn Battuta Mall
- Dubai Festival City Mall
- Mercato Shopping Mall
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Souk Madinat Jumeirah
- Meena Bazaar Dubai
Dubai is one of the great places for shopping lovers, especially during the Dubai shopping festival . Here, you’ll get massive discounts and deals on every product.
6 Nightclubs in Dubai for Partying
A few of the Nightclubs in Dubai for partying are as follows:
- White Dubai
- Billionaire Mansion Nightclub
- Nasimi – Atlantis The Palm
Beaches in Dubai to Surf & Swim
A few of the best beaches in Dubai to surf and swim are as follows:
- Sunset Beach
- Jumeirah Beach
- Black Palace Beach
- The Beach at JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
- Al Mamzar Beach Park
- La Mer Beach
- Nikki Beach Dubai
- Umm Suqeim Beach
- Ghantoot Beach
Historical Places in Dubai You Should Visit
A few of the historical places to visit in Dubai are as follows:
- Al Fahidi Historical District
- Bastakiya Quarter
- Jumeirah Mosque
- Dubai Heritage Village
- Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
- Alserkal Avenue
10 Most Popular Things To Do in Dubai
Check out the 10 most popular things to do in Dubai :
- Visit the Burj Khalifa : The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa is a must-visit destination. You can take an elevator to the top for breathtaking views of the city.
- Dubai Mall : One of the largest malls in the world, Dubai Mall is a shopper’s paradise with over 1,200 retail stores and many dining options.
- Desert Safari : Explore the stunning Arabian Desert with a thrilling desert safari, which includes dune bashing, camel riding, and traditional Bedouin-style entertainment.
- Dubai Fountain : Located outside the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain is a stunning water and light show that takes place every evening.
- Ski Dubai : If you’re looking for a break from the heat, head to Ski Dubai, an indoor ski slope with real snow and a variety of winter sports.
- Dubai Miracle Garden : This beautiful garden is home to over 45 million flowers and is the largest flower garden in the world.
- Palm Jumeirah : This man-made island is home to luxurious hotels, restaurants, and beautiful beaches.
- Dubai Marina : Enjoy a walk along the stunning Dubai Marina and take in the beautiful views of the city skyline.
- Dubai Museum : Learn about the history and culture of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, located in the historic Al Fahidi Fort.
- Gold Souk : Shop for gold jewellery and other treasures at the Gold Souk, a traditional marketplace with over 300 shops.
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7 Useful Advice for Exploring Top Destinations in Dubai
- Dress appropriately : Dubai is a conservative city, thus it is essential to dress accordingly. Shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting public areas and religious locations. Swimwear should only be worn at the beach or pool.
- Respect Dubai’s Culture : Dubai has a prominent Islamic culture; therefore, it is vital to be informed of local customs and etiquette. During Ramadan, for instance, eating and drinking in public during daytime hours is prohibited.
- Don’t carry any forbidden items : A number of products, including narcotics, guns, and specific pharmaceuticals, are prohibited in Dubai. Before travelling, it is essential to research the relevant requirements to prevent issues at customs.
- Travel during the off-season: If you want to experience Dubai on a cheap, try going during the off-season (April-May or September-October). The weather is still warm and the visitors are fewer, which can result in cheaper airfare and lodging.
- Use public transportation : Use the modern public transit system in Dubai, which comprises buses, trains, and taxis. Taking public transit to tour a city may be an economical and convenient option.
- Apply for a Visa: Travelers from India need to obtain a tourist Visa to visit Dubai. The Visa application is a straightforward process and you can apply online or take the help of a travel agency.
- Plan your itinerary well : Dubai is home to several world-renowned attractions. Study these destinations and plan your itinerary appropriately.
Tips to Get Around Dubai
Getting around in Dubai is easy. A few of the ways you can get around Dubai are as follows:
- Metro : Dubai’s metro is among the most popular ways of transportation, with over 40 stations and two lines. The trains are reliable, fast, contemporary, and clean, and the rates are reasonable.
- Taxis : Taxis are abundant in Dubai and provide a handy means of transportation. Taxis are metered and have fair prices.
- Buses : The bus network in Dubai is large covering the majority of the city. The buses are air-conditioned and have reasonable prices.
Navigating in Dubai
The city of Dubai is well-organized, making navigation relatively simple. The metro and bus systems are user-friendly, with clear station signs and maps. Taxis are also easily accessible, and the majority of drivers know English. In addition, various mobile applications, like Google Maps, Uber, and Careem, can aid with city navigation. It is recommended to take a map or a smartphone with a map application, especially if you are unfamiliar with the city.
What Types of Clothes to Wear in Dubai?
The majority of the time in Dubai is hot and humid, thus it is advisable to wear lightweight, breathable clothing made from fibres like cotton or linen.
In public, women should dress appropriately and avoid revealing attire, shorts, and tank tops. Both men and women must wear long trousers or skirts and cover their shoulders when attending mosques or other religious institutions.
Further, It is also crucial to understand that Dubai is a Muslim country, and tourists should dress accordingly and respect local customs. Generally, it is ideal to choose clothing that is comfy, modest, and covers the body without being excessively exposed.
Check out our Dubai travel guide to prepare everything for your Dubai vacation and enjoy it to the fullest.
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Roaming Routes offers packages for as low as Rs 38,500. So book your Dubai trip with us or get in touch with us to know more details. You can also check out our Dubai honeymoon packages which are among the best sellers.
Frequently Asked Questions
You need to spend at least 4-5 to see and visit the top sights in Dubai.
The popular romantic places in Dubai for couples are Pai Thai, Water Park, Hot Air Balloon, Pierchic and Dubai Safari.
All types of cuisines and foods are available in Dubai. Some famous dishes are Luqaimat, Machboos, Meat Biryani etc.
The best places to visit in Dubai with your family are Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, KidZania Dubai and Burj Khalifa.
Yes, it is safe to travel to Dubai.
Yes, even Ramadan is the best time to visit Dubai for shopping lovers. With the long hours of many stores and shopping centres, you have extra time to choose the right Festive gift. Throughout Ramadan, the greater part of tourist sites will be accessible.
If you are planning a budget trip, you can make a trip under Rs 50,000 with Roaming Routes.
The most visited places in Dubai are the Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Desert Safari.
Yes, Dubai is good for shopping. Here customers can purchase items at a comparatively low price and can also bargain.
November to February is considered the best time to visit Dubai as the weather is pleasant during these months.
You can head to Atlantis Adventure Park, Ski Dubai, Jumeirah Public Beach, Dubai Miracle Garden, etc, with your kids.
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50 Best Tourist Attractions in Dubai
A city of mesmerizing contrasts, Dubai is Old World charm meets modern metropolis – and it blends the two together in ultimate style that few other cities around the world can match. Dubai attractions come in all forms; from traditional pedestrian markets to the world’s tallest building, and everything in between .
Having been built up exponentially over the past half-century, the city’s skyline is now peppered with towering skyscrapers, while its streets are lined with luxury malls and five-star hotels.
And yet despite all the modernity on display, Dubai has managed to retain much of its traditional Arabic culture and heritage – meaning that whether you’re a history buff, architecture lover, adrenaline junkie (make sure to venture out to the desert dunes nearby) or foodie (the souks are a melting pot of flavors that can’t be missed), you’ll be spoiled for choice for noteworthy attractions in Dubai .
Nowhere is this more evident than in the historic district of Bastakiya, where you can wander through meandering alleyways lined with colorful wind towers and traditional merchant houses before hopping over to the slew of modern attractions at Zabeel Park just 10 minutes away.
So, without further ado, here are our 50 best tourist attractions in Dubai that you simply cannot miss!
1 – Burj Khalifa
And, as you’d expect from a skyscraper of this status, the views from atop its observation deck are nothing short of extraordinary. As the tallest outdoor observation deck, at a whopping 1,820 feet high, visitors are greeted with 360-degree views of Dubai’s magnificent skyline and contrasting desert and ocean landscapes.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, head to the Atmosphere Grill and Lounge – an upscale 122nd-floor eaterie with floor-to-ceiling windows where you can sip champagne as you soak up the incredible vistas.
There are plenty of other Dubai attractions that offer breathtaking views, but few can match the sheer scale and grandeur of the Burj Khalifa. So if you’re looking to tick one thing off your Dubai bucket list, make sure it’s this!
- Burj Khalifa tickets
See also: Burj Khalifa tickets price – All you Need to Know
2 – Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Across the expansive 10-million-liter aquarium, visitors have the rare chance to get up close and personal with some of the most intimidating (yet often misunderstood) predators in the world, including sharks and rays, alongside thousands of bright and vibrant creatures (everything from seahorses to starfish and jellies) in impressively constructed rainforest and deep ocean environments.
If you’re feeling brave, you can even get up close with the friendlier creatures at the touch tanks! Located right next to the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, the aquarium is one of the most centrally located attractions in Dubai – perfect for those who want to make the most of their time in the city.
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo tickets
3 – Miracle Garden
The ideal morning destination for Instagrammers and nature-lovers alike, the Miracle Garden is a vibrant and colorful oasis that sells itself as one of the must-visits for anyone traveling to Dubai.
Set across 72,000 square meters of land, this enchanting garden playground is home to over 50 million flowers arranged into intricate designs and patterns (think hearts, butterflies, castles, ducks, and even a giant Emirates plane!).
About 70% of the garden’s displays are constantly changing throughout the year (with different themes for each season), so there’s always something new to see and light up that social media feed – no matter how many times you visit.
And if you thought the outside was impressive, just wait until you see the indoor butterfly garden! Here you can walk among thousands (close to 15,000, to be exact) of free-flying butterflies as they flutter around you in a beautiful temperature-controlled environment.
- Miracle Garden tickets
4 – Burj Al Arab Hotel
Made famous back in 1999 by being dubbed ‘the world’s only seven-star hotel’, the Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai’s most iconic and luxurious landmarks.
Positioned on its own man-made island just offshore from Jumeirah Beach, this sail-shaped hotel is impossible to miss – and it’s not just because of its size (at 321 meters tall, it’s one of the tallest hotels in the world).
From the moment you step inside, you’re greeted with an incredible level of opulence and extravagance with an engulfing atrium that needs to be seen to be believed. From the stunning marble lobby with its grandiose staircases and calming waterfall features, to the lavish suites complete with 24-karat gold iPads and butler service (there’s a staff-to-suite ratio of 8:1) – no expense has been spared in making the Burj Al Arab one of the most luxurious hotels on the planet.
Foodies, even if you’re not staying at the hotel, be sure to book a time to dine at one of the seven world-renowned restaurants on site. From delectable French cuisine at Al Muntaha, to classic seafood fare at Al Mahara – your taste buds will be in for a treat.
- Burj Al Arab Hotel tickets & tours
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5 – Dubai Frame
A little off the beaten track in Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is one of those hidden gems that’s often overlooked by first-time visitors to the city.
And that’s a shame, because this 150-meter tall structure offers some of the best views in Dubai. From the top of the frame, you can see old Dubai on one side and new Dubai on the other – making it the perfect place to get your bearings and understand how this city has transformed itself from a small trading port into one of the most futuristic metropolises on earth.
But it’s not just about the views from the 93-meter glass skywalk; inside, there’s also an informative museum chronicling Dubai’s rich history, as well a handful of displays pointing toward the future of the city.
Hot tip: arrive about an hour before sunset and, if possible, avoid weekends as it can get a little crowded.
- Dubai Frame tickets
6 – The View at The Palm
Regularly finding itself on the front of postcards and Instagram stories, the world-famous and manmade Palm Jumeirah archipelago, constructed to resemble the shape of a palm tree, has long been one of Dubai’s most renowned landmarks.
While there are plenty of ways to experience the Palm – from taking a leisurely stroll down the boardwalk or going for a swim at one of the many beaches – perhaps the best way to see it is from above at The View at The Palm.
Towering 240 meters above the sands, perched on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower, this observation deck offers breathtaking panoramic views over the Palm, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Arabian Gulf, Bluewaters Island.
On a clear day, you can even see all the way to Burj Khalifa and beyond. So make sure you bring your camera, and reserve a few minutes for sipping on cocktails at the elegant View Lounge (the Cheers at The View package oozes VIP luxury, if that’s what you’re after).
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7 – Sharjah Grand Mosque
Stepping away from the ultra-luxe and diving into the traditional and cultural side of this Arabian metropolis, the Sharjah Grand Mosque is one of Dubai’s most important (not to mention architecturally stunning) historical locales.
This beautiful house of worship was built in 2014 and can accommodate up to 25,000 worshippers at any one time.
With beautiful domes, chandeliers, and windows, as well as towering 60-meter-high minarets, this cherished landmark is brilliant inside and out.
Just be mindful that you dress modestly (think long pants/dresses and tops that cover your shoulders) out of respect for the customs.
And if you really want to get a taste of traditional Emirati culture, sign up for one of the mosque’s guided tours which dives into the building, city, and culture.
8 – Dubai Creek
Hop aboard a traditional dhow cruise and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Once the beating heart of Dubai, this saltwater creek acted as an important trading hub for merchants from all over the world and was responsible for much of the city’s early growth.
Nowadays, it remains an integral part of local life – many residents still live and work on its shores – and is one of those places that really helps give Dubai its unique character.
You can explore the creek by taking a leisurely stroll along its banks, hopping on an abra (a small wooden water taxi) to get from one side to the other, or taking a dhow cruise at sunset for a truly magical experience as you glide past illuminated souks, modern skyscrapers, and traditional wind towers.
With a range of Dhow cruises to choose from – including combination tours that visit the nearby sand dunes or Burj Khalifa as well – you’ll find something intriguing no matter your interest or budget.
- Dhow cruises in Dubai
9 – IMG Worlds of Adventure
This one’s for the thrill-seekers.
A crowd-favorite when it comes to high-energy Dubai attractions, IMG Worlds of Adventure is an indoor amusement park like no other, boasting a total of four epic adventure zones (plus Novo Cinema), each inspired by some of the world’s most popular cartoons and comic books – Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley and IMG Boulevard.
With close to two dozen adrenaline-inducing rides and roller coasters, plus shows, costumed characters, and no shortage of unique eateries (Mama Scano’s Of Yancy Street dishes up a killer pizza), and plenty of shopping spots, there really is something here for everyone.
Whether you want to go on a heart-pounding rollercoaster ride or meet your favorite cartoon characters in person, IMG Worlds of Adventure is 1.5 million square feet – making it the largest indoor park in the world – of fun guaranteed to be a day that you’ll never forget.
Free parking is available, and the park is open every day until 10pm (11pm on the weekend).
- IMG Worlds of Adventure tickets
See also: Best indoor activities in Dubai
10 – Palm Jumeirah
Aptly named after its palm tree-shaped outline, this massive manmade island juts out into the Persian Gulf and is home to an array of luxury hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, and top-tier Dubai tourist attractions.
One of the most popular things to do on the Palm is to take a ride on the Palm Jumeirah Monorail, which offers stunning views of not only the island itself but also nearby Burj Al Arab and Atlantis The Palm . Along the way you’ll stop at the Golden Mile Galleria, Al Ittihad Park, Nakheel Mall, and Atlant, each destination worth exploring in its own right!
If you’re feeling active (and have deep pockets), experience a speedboat tour , or why not try your hand at paddleboarding or flyboarding (sometimes called the ‘jetovator’).
- Palm Jumeirah tours
11 – Dubai Fountain
Dazzling visitors time and time again, the Dubai Fountain is a whimsical water wonder that provides the perfect backdrop for any tourist snap. Located at the base of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and next to The Dubai Mall, the largest shopping center in the world, this massive musical fountain is truly a sight to behold.
Performing daily at sunset (and sometimes during the day), the Dubai Fountain puts on an impressive display of water, light, and music that is emblematic of Dubai’s desire to outperform the rest of the world in style, size, and technology. And it does so every half hour in the evenings from 6pm to 11pm.
Best seen from one of the many nearby cafes or restaurants with outdoor seating, it’s also possible to take a ride on an abra for a closer look – just make sure you’re prepared to get wet!
- Dubai Fountain show tours
12 – Desert Safari
Despite towering skyscrapers and engineering marvels in every direction, Dubai is still very much a desert city.
And what would a visit to the desert be without a safari?
There are plenty of tour operators offering half-day and full-day excursions into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, but if you’re looking for something truly special, go for a day trip that hits up a wide range of the reserve’s essential activities.
Hurl down at high speed at the sand dunes, enjoy a camel ride or quad bike through the desert, pop into a camel farm to see a more traditional side of the area, and end your day with a homely Arabian dinner under the stars.
The desert is one of the most famous places to visit in Dubai . so just make sure to book in advance as these tours often sell out weeks ahead!
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13 – Bur Dubai Souk Market
One of the quintessential attractions in Dubai for shoppers and hagglers alike, the Bur Dubai Souk Market is a bustling waterfront labyrinth of narrow covered lanes overflowing with every conceivable type of merchandise.
From embroidered fabrics and hand-woven carpets to spices, gold, perfume, and souvenirs, this is the place to come if you’re looking to pick up a few bargains or simply soak up the unique atmosphere.
The market is open daily from 10am to 10.30pm, but the best time to come is in the evening when the heat has died down.
14 – Museum of the Future
Like stepping into a fascinating world of tomorrow, the Museum of the Future in the city’s Financial District is one of Dubai’s most unique and futuristic attractions.
Designed to be a platform for innovation and a hub for discussion about the future, the museum is home to a number of interactive exhibits that explore everything from artificial intelligence to biotechnology, the long-term sustainability of food, health, water, energy, transportation (flying cars, anyone?) and more.
There is also an area dedicated to children, where the little ones can solve challenges to become earth’s “future heroes”; and with 7 floors spread across the impressive, 77-meter-tall Torus-shaped structure, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon if you’re interested in learning more about the cutting edge technologies that are shaping our next generations.
15 – La Perle By Dragone
Looking for things to do in Dubai at night ? An extravagant live performance of water, acrobatics, and pyrotechnics, La Perle by Dragone promises a night of unforgettable entertainment, holding its own as one of Dubai’s most popular evening shows.
With a cast of over 65 international artists (comprising 23 nationalities if you don’t mind), the show tells the story of Dubai through the lens of a young girl who stumbles into a dream-like state and wanders through the UAE in search of a lost pearl, uncovering different cultures, ecosystems, and people along the way – all brought to life with stunning special effects, including rainstorms, fireballs, giant drums, and flying motorcycles.
Set inside a purpose-built theatre with state-of-the-art technology and seating for up to 1300 people, La Perle is an immersive experience that will leave you feeling both exhilarated and inspired.
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16 – Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
One of the quintessential family tourist attractions in Dubai, especially considering the year-round sizzling heat, Atlantis Aquaventure is a sprawling waterpark located on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island.
With over 30 slides and attractions, including Dubai’s longest Lazy River, a zip line that soars 65 feet over the park, slides that plummet through shark-filled lagoons, and plenty of pools and beaches to relax in among a handful of other record-breaking rides, there’s something here for everyone – and with a dedicated Splashers Kids’ Play Area, little ones are guaranteed to have a splashing good time too.
Don’t forget to check out the park’s Sea Lion Point where you can get up close and personal with these charismatic creatures, or consider taking a leisurely stroll through The Lost Chambers Aquarium next door, to see over 65,000 marine animals swimming around in their natural habitat.
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17 – Ski Dubai
A powdery white ski hill in the middle of the desert? Believe it or not, complete with chairlifts, penguins, and apres-ski alike, Ski Dubai is one of the top tourist attractions in Dubai – and with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area (one of the top three largest in the world), its easy to see why.
Featuring 5 different slopes of varying difficulties, a dedicated freestyle zone, a range of lessons for beginner skiers and snowboarders alike, and a Penguin Encounter where you can meet and greet a handful of furry friends (you won’t find that at your typical ski resort!), this is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.
You’ll find the multiple award-winning ski hill (named world’s best indoor ski resort for three years running) at the Mall of Emirates – an attraction in its own right that delivers four floors of shopping, over 900 stores, and a cinema to boot.
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18 – Dubai Garden Glow
A must-visit during the cooler months, Dubai Garden Glow is a unique attraction that’s part sculpture park, part theme park, and glow-in-the-dark wonderland – all rolled into one.
Located at Zabeel Park and featuring millions of LED lights spread across five different zones (the Dinosaur Park, the Glow Park, the Glow Garden, the Ice Park, the Magic Park, and the Art Park), this is one of the most Instagrammable places in Dubai. Doused in neon and whimsically lighting up the night sky, Garden Glow showcases all kinds of quirky illuminated creations – from wildlife animals and marine creatures to flowers, trees, and birds, and a slew of mind-bending optical illusions, there’s something to catch your eye in every direction.
Throw in a variety of live entertainment including acrobatic shows, firework displays, and musical performances from local and international artists, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect night out.
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19 – LEGOLAND® Dubai
A crowd favorite for galavanting families and builders-to-be, LEGOLAND® Dubai is one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai for kids 2 to 12 years of age (but, let’s be honest, Lego-loving parents have a ball here too).
Featuring over 40 rides, shows, and attractions spread across six different themed lands (Miniland, LEGO® City, Adventureland, Imagination Land, Kingdoms Land, and Factory Land), as well as a waterpark next door, there’s enough here to keep little ones entertained for hours on end.
And with interactive experiences like LEGO® City Driving School where kids can get behind the wheel of their very own LEGO car and walk away with an official LEGOLAND® Driving Licence or the 4D Studios where next-generation technology is on display, the tots might never want to leave!
Hot tip: make sure to spend some time in Miniland – while not chock-full of rides, it impresses with over 20 million LEGO® bricks built to replicate Dubai’s iconic skyline and key landmarks from all over the Middle East.
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20 – Dubai Museum
Housed inside the oldest building in the city, the Al Fahidi Fort on the shores of the Dubai Creek which dates back to the late 1700s, Dubai Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning about the Emirate’s rich culture and heritage.
Founded in 1971 to preserve Dubai’s history and display its traditional way of life (before the discovery of oil and the building up of the now-futuristic city), the museum today is an engaging, interactive space that tells the story of how Dubai has evolved from a small fishing and pearling village to the bustling metropolis it is today.
With exhibits on traditional Arabic houses, mosques, souks, boats, weaponry, musical instruments, and more (with some items dating as far back as 3000BC), as well as a walk-through diorama of old Dubai complete with sounds and smells, this is one attraction that provides insight into what life was like before all the glitz and glamour.
The life-size dioramas are a constant delight, and at only AED three per person (about 80 cents US), it’s an absolute bargain of a destination.
21 – Al Marmoom Camel race track
Lesser-known to tourists but one of the more renowned Dubai attractions among locals, the Al Marmoom Camel Race Track is where you catch a glimpse of a sporting tradition that’s existed in the Middle East for over 2,500 years – albeit in a more modern environment.
Al Marmoom is the biggest camel race track in Dubai, sits right next to the Al Marmoom Heritage Village in the heart of the desert, and, best of all, is totally free to visit.
Keep in mind: the race season usually runs exclusively from October to April in the winter months, with races happening in the early mornings on Fridays and Saturdays.
22 – Deira Clocktower
A symbol of the city and one of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks, the Deira Clocktower is an impressive sight to behold whether you’re seeing it for the first time or the hundredth.
The clocktower was built in 1963 in the heart of Dubai’s old trading district to signify the first land-crossing between Deira and Bur Dubai – a nod to the area’s industrial development – and has since become one of the most popular photo spots in town (as well as a handy navigation point at the intersection of Umm Hurair Road and D89).
These days, the area has been built up around it, surrounded now by a busy roundabout where a plethora of eateries await – from Illusions Lounge and Yakitate to the Dampa Seafood Grill, the area is a formidable spot for blending history and architecture with a spot of lunch.
23 – Green Planet
Like taking a journey into your very own tropical rainforest, The Green Planet is one of Dubai’s newest attractions and a non-negotiable stop on any UAE itinerary for animal and nature lovers.
Housed inside a massive biodome along one of the city’s most popular lifestyle districts, City Walk, the indoor rainforest is home to over 3000 species of animals, plants, and birds – many of which are endangered or on the brink of extinction.
As well as being an incredibly educational experience (there are plenty of informative displays and talks throughout the day across the four levels: the Canopy, the Midstory, the Forest Floor and the Flooded Rainforest), it’s also great fun – kids will love getting up close to sloths, sugar gliders, snakes and parrots while adults can appreciate the engineering feat that is this captivating man-made ecosystem.
Looking to make your visit to the next level? For the brave of the brave, the Green Planet offers guests the chance to swim with Piranhas!
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24 – Dubai Global Village
A Dubai institution, the Global Village is a journey through the diverse culture of humankind; showcasing people, traditions, history, and lifestyles of countries as far and wide as Egypt, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and China, to name but a few of the 90 different cultures depicted.
An unmissable spot for any first-time traveler to the city, the huge open-air themed market and entertainment destination puts the world in perspective; while we are all different and unique, we also have a lot in common – a love for food, language, and art, for starters.
Running typically from October to May, the Global Village is open for five months of the year and welcomes millions of visitors during that time – so if you’re in town, make sure to add it your itinerary and enjoy the famous replicas of World Heritage Sites like the Colosseum, Eiffel Tower, and Taj Mahal; the high-paced stage shows, and the family-friendly thrill rides!
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25 – 3D World Dubai Trick-Art ‘Selfie’ Museum
Guaranteed to impress (and confuse) your social media followers, the Dubai Trick-Art Museum is a fun-filled activity for all the family.
With over 185 different optical illusions and ‘trick art’ paintings, this air-conditioned venue holds its own as the largest 3D trick art museum in the world. Featuring iconic landmarks from near and far, as well as local scenes dedicated to fantasy, humor, or history, it’s the perfect place to while away a few hours (and rack up those likes).
Not only is it great fun trying to figure out how the paintings were created, but it’s also a unique way to explore some of Dubai’s most popular attractions without even leaving the city!
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26 – Deira district
A shopper’s paradise, the Deira district is where you’ll find everything from traditional Arabic markets and souks to modern malls.
But that’s not all this historic area of Dubai has to offer: take a ride on an abra (traditional water taxi) down the creek, visit the Gold Souk to admire – and purchase – some of the finest jewelry in the world, or haggle for spices and souvenirs at the bustling Spice Souk. At the latter, you’ll uncover everything from fresh herbs to rare spice blends unique to the Middle East, making it one of the best places in Dubai for foodies and fragrance-lovers alike!
If, after browsing the aromatic Spice Shuk, you want to follow your nose to another level, The Perfume Souk (located next to the Gold Souk,) is a hotbed of smells that will tantalize your senses! Here, thousands of smells range from subtle to potent, and represent a host of the most common scents in Arabian life. And, of course, with hundreds of distributors and vendors, you can practice your negotiating skills all day.
And when you need a break from all that shopping, stop by one of the many cafes and restaurants for a refreshing cup of coffee or some delicious Emirati cuisine.
27 – Al Noor Island
A wonderful escape from the crowded city, Al Noor Island is a man-made oasis located in the heart of Sharjah on Khalid Lake.
A popular spot for picnics and days out, the island is connected to the mainland by a pedestrian bridge and features lush gardens, meandering walkways, charming fountains, and an incredible butterfly house.
The butterfly house is home to over hundreds of brightly colored butterflies which flit freely around the tropical plants; it’s truly a magical experience!
If you’re looking for a calm and serene spot to relax in nature, not to mention admire the brilliant skylines of both Dubai and Sharjah from afar, the new and still little-known Al Noor Island is the perfect place – just be sure to bring your camera to capture some amazing photos.
28 – The Lost Chambers Aquarium
If you’re after attractions in Dubai suitable for youngsters, the Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm is an excellent choice.
Home to over 65,000 marine animals, the aquarium features a series of chambers and tunnels (no less than 21 amazing exhibits) which impress and amaze with shark-filled lagoons, rays gliding overhead, and vibrant coral gardens.
Younger children will love the interactive shows where they can learn all about the different creatures inhabiting the aquarium; while older kids (and adults!) can get up close and personal with some of the residents on a behind-the-scenes tour or by participating in a snorkeling or feeding session.
With so much to see and do, and a handy proximity to the beloved adventureland that is the Atlantis Water Park, it’s a justifiably popular choice for vacationers.
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29 – Motiongate Dubai
All about Tinseltown, show-biz, and the glitz and glam of Hollywood, Motiongate Dubai is a cinephile’s delight, combining all the tropes of classic American cinema into one incredible theme park.
With five themed zones (Studio Central, Dreamworks, Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate, and the kid-friendly Smurfs’ Village), attractions include a raft of 30 rides and rollercoasters inspired by some of your favorite films including The Hunger Games (be sure to ride the Capitol Bullet Train!), Shrek, Madagascar, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Kung-Fu Panda, and a whole lot more.
The youngest visitors will love the Smurfs Village Playland; while big kids can enjoy the exhilarating adrenaline rush of flying through New York City on The Green Hornet: High-Speed Chase or being plunged 58 meters into the air on Zombieland Blast Off.
Whatever your age or interests, there’s something at Motiongate Dubai to get your heart racing and scratch that movie itch!
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See also: Best theme parks in Dubai
30 – The Dubai Mall
Enormous being an understatement, The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall by total area, with over 12 million square feet of space (and fittingly located next to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa).
As well as being home to more than 1200 stores, 200 restaurants and cafes, an Olympic-sized ice rink with regular learn-to-skate programs, an indoor aquarium and underwater zoo, a kid’s edutainment center (KidZania), and much more, the mall also offers some incredible views of the Burj Khalifa from its outdoor terraces.
In other words? You could easily spend an entire day (or two) here and still not see everything!
Oh, and did we mention there’s a 25-meter-long, 155 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton too? Clearly, these guys don’t do things by halves.
Hot tip: because Dubai’s weather is typically off-the-charts hot, it’s best to visit the Mall during the peak heat hours of the day (air conditioning is your friend!) before venturing out in the evening to explore Dubai’s incredible nightlife when things have cooled down a bit.
31 – Love Lake – Dubai
Traveling with your loved one and looking for romantic things to do in Dubai ?
Large enough that it can be seen from space (take that, Great Wall of China), Love Lake is quite simply one of the most unique attractions in the greater Dubai region.
A man-made lake located in the otherworldly Al Qudra Oasis, tucked away amidst the Al Salam desert dunes, the lake is shaped – you guessed it – like a heart; two large, interconnected hearts, in fact.
A little cheesy but romantic nonetheless, the area has been built up so that love is all around, with plants and flowers shaped in hearts dotting the leisurely walkway.
The lakes are open 24 hours for both visiting or camping, all up, offering both a pleasant and lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of typical Dubai life, and with more than 175 species of birds (not to mention the ducks and land-based wildlife), it’s a hidden gem well-worthy of a visit.
32 – Meydan Racecourse
Home to some of the lushest greenery you’ll find in the region, the futuristic-looking Meydan Racecourse , with room for more than 60,000 eager spectators, is one of Dubai’s most popular local sporting meccas.
As well as being a world-class horse racing venue (most famous for hosting the $30-million Dubai World Cup every March), the racecourse also offers several other activities and amenities, including a golf course, tennis courts, restaurants and cafes (the Winner’s Circle restaurant is all class), and – perhaps most impressively – a luxury hotel.
Races run from November through to April most years (avoiding the blaring summer heat), however, the facilities in the area are open year-round, including the opulent and 5-star Meydan Hotel (widely considered one of the best hotels in Dubai, with rooms that offer spectacular views of either the cityscape or racetrack).
33 – Dubai Safari Park
Of all the animal-focused Dubai attractions, Dubai Safari Park is constantly held alongside the best of the best, certainly being one of the most immersive.
A world away from your typical caged zoo environment, Dubai SafariPark is more like an African game reserve, with a huge number of animals (more than 3,000 all up, encompassing more than 250 species) residing in open, natural habitats that are as close to their natural homes as possible.
There are five main animal zones at Dubai Safari Park – the African Village, the Asian Village, the Arabian Desert Safari, Explorer Village, and Adventure Valley – each home to a different array of animals; think lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), giraffes and rhinos, komodo dragons, moon bears, baboons, Nile crocodiles, elephants, orangutans, and flamboyant flamingos (the list really does go on).
Besides the chance to up close and personal with some incredible animals, there are plenty of fun-filled activities for families to enjoy together here too; from the kids farm to the multitude of live wildlife shows!
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34 – Jebel Jais
A cruisey two-hour drive from Dubai, straddling the border of the UAE and Oman, Jebel Jais is the tallest mountain in the UAE, measuring in at a whopping 1,934 meters.
A popular spot for both locals and tourists alike, Jebel Jais has become somewhat of an adrenaline junkie’s playground over recent years, playing host to a number of exciting activities and attractions.
For starters, there’s the world’s longest zipline at almost 2800 meters (according to Guinness), which offers breathtaking views of the Hajar Mountains as you speed along at up to 150 kilometers an hour (93 mph); or the Jebel Jais Sky Tour, where the thrills are far more long-lived as you fly over the jagged mountain range on a dramatic five-kilometer-long, six-zip-line course.
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35 – Etihad Museum
Full of insights into the local culture – both modern and traditional – the Etihad Museum is one of the newest Dubai attractions, having only opened in 2017. Located in Jumeirah, on the site next to the former Union House where the UAE was founded in 1971 (free tours of which, by the way, are available), this excellent museum dives into the history of the UAE through well designed and interactive exhibits that focus on a number of different sections of UAE history and culture.
As you walk in, you can’t miss the giant painting by Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais that depicts the geography of the UAE; while other sections explore the Union’s founding fathers, showcase 3D documentaries about the founding years, and display artifacts like the signed union agreement itself and Sheikh Rashid’s passport.
Not too far away sits the Jumeirah Mosque and the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, two very different yet very popular tourist destinations each within walking distance.
36 – Dubai Autodrome
Craving that need for speed? You’ll find it in spades (and then some) at the Dubai Autodrome – one of the most popular things to do in Dubai for petrol heads and car enthusiasts.
With a capacity for 15,000 spectators, the 5-kilometer Dubai Autodrome circuit has hosted some of the world’s most prestigious racing events over its 15+ year history; think Le Mans Series, MotoGP, the UAE Procar Championship, and a whole lot more.
Besides being a spectacular venue for watching live races (check their website to see what’s on during your stay), the Autodrome is also home to Kartdrome – one of the best go-karting tracks in town where both kids and adults can race around like maniacs in electric go-karts. The outdoor 1.2km International Circuit is perfect for speed demons, while the younger ones usually prefer the 620-meter-long indoor circuit.
For the ultimate thrill, however, sign up for a hot lap in one of the supercars! From driving a Ferrari GT to a legitimate Formula DXB, as well as BMWs, Audi TTs, McLarens, Renault Clios, and Prodrift-style single-seaters, high octane is just around the corner!
37 – Dubai Opera
A wonderful way to spend an evening; dressed to the nines and experience the local haut-classe culture, Dubai Opera is a stunningly designed, state-of-the-art performance venue that opened its doors in 2016.
With a capacity for 2000 people, Dubai Opera has already become one of the most popular things to do in the Downtown Dubai area (especially if you consider yourself more of a culture vulture), playing host to a number of excellent shows, operas, ballets, musicals, and more throughout the year.
Considered the shining pearl of The Opera District – it’s just one of many entertainment venues in the Dubai Mall area, and worth visiting even if only to admire the modern structure from the outside.
38 – Dubai Marina
If you’re looking to ditch the high-octane thrills of dune buggies, skyscrapers, and water parks for a more low-key way to spend the day, head over to Dubai Marina and stroll along the water’s edge, stopping for an ice cream or coffee in one of the many cafes that line the promenade.
Or, if you’re feeling active, rent a bicycle or inline skates and make your way down the palm tree-lined Marina Walk; on weekends especially, this is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to get some fresh air, and with no less than 305 outlets and 69 restaurants along the 7km stretch, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eats and activities.
For those who want to stay afloat, there are plenty of options for renting a yacht or boat – from small dinghies to massive luxury yachts – and taking in the sights from the water.
And when night falls, the party doesn’t stop – the luxurious lifestyle transitions from shopping to partying, with a handle of waterfront bars and clubs acting as tourist magnets.
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39 – Yas Waterworld
Keen for a day trip?
Situated on Yas Island, Yas Waterworld is one of the best water parks in Abu Dhabi – about an hour’s drive from Dubai – and promises a great day out for anyone traveling with young kids (or any theme park lover, in all honesty).
With over 40 diverse rides, slippery slides, and entertaining attractions, there’s something for everyone here – from the youngest tots who can splash around in the dedicated children’s area (Tot’s Playground) to older kids and adults who can feel the adreniline on seriously thrilling waterslides like the Bandit Bomber, Jebel Drop, and Slithers Slides.
A beloved experience for those looking to try something new, Yas also boasts the world’s first pearl-diving experience, where brave treasure hunters can plunge to the depths of an underwater tank to uncover oysters and pearls!
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40 – Museum of Illusions Dubai
Sure to leave you confused and impressed simultaneously, the Museum of Illusions Dubai is an interactive museum like no other, with over 80 different optical illusions and mind-boggling displays that’ll have you scratching your head in disbelief.
From anti-gravity rooms to vortex tunnels, levitation tools, and holograms, the science behind each exhibit is just as fascinating as the visual displays – making this one of the prime spots to visit in Dubai if you’re looking for something a little different (and educational) to do with the family.
Located in the Al Seef area near the Dubai Creek, it’s the perfect hour-long activity before a pleasant wander down the banks and a spot of lunch.
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41 – VR Park
Step into a futuristic world of digitally-created realities at VR Park, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
With over 30 different virtual reality experiences to choose from – including roller coasters, simulated skydives from the Burj Khalifa where you step into the shoes of a window-washer, spaceship blastoffs, and offroading on the UAE’s sand dunes – it’s one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai to let your imagination run wild and explore new worlds without leaving the city limits.
Plus, with a soft play area, merry-go-rounds, and arcade games targeted at the youngsters, as well as a cafe for the parents, there’s something for the whole family at this centrally-located Dubai Mall haunt.
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42 – BollywoodParks™ Dubai
One of the Dubai attractions tailor-made for movie buffs and Bollywood fans, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is a first-of-its-kind theme park that celebrates India’s rich film heritage.
From live, glamorous stage shows and interactive rides to street food stalls and movie-themed attractions, the park brings the vibrant colors, sounds, and smells of India to life – giving visitors a taste of the country’s rich culture and thriving movie industry.
With five different zones (Bollywood Boulevard, Bollywood Film Studios, Royal Plaza, Rustic Ravine, and Mumbai Chowk) dedicated to some of Bollywood’s most iconic films and blockbusters – including Sholay, Dabangg, Lagaan, Mughal-E-Azam, and more – this one-of-a-kind amusement park delivers a bounty of cinematic entertainment.
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43 – Warner Bros World
Found over in Abu Dhabi – the UAE’s capital city about an hour away from Dubai’s main haunts – Warner Bros World is a must-visit for anyone traveling with young kids (or any diehard DC Comics fans, in all honesty).
With over six different themed areas – including Cartoon Junction, Gotham City, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, Metropolis, and Warner Bros Plaza – each adorned with larger-than-life statues of iconic characters like Bugs Bunny and Superman, the park is straight out of a comic book come to life.
Kickstart your day with a wakeup call on adrenaline-pumping rides like Batman: Knight Flight (for a wild flight over Gotham) and Justice League: Warworld Attacks (where you’ll join Wonder Woman and the gang in an epic enemy battle), and then take it easy on the more gentle attractions perfect for little ones like Scooby-Doo’s Jeeps Adventure and Tom & Jerry: Swiss Cheese Slides.
Scattered all over the park are whimsically themed eateries, costumed characters, and marvelous and meticulous details and decorations, all combining into a brilliant day out for the whole family.
Hot tip: for the best bang for your buck (and to see the most of the neighboring city) consider booking a tour that includes transport as well as entry to Ferrari World and stops at iconic landmarks like Emirates Place and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque .
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And, while you’re at it, make sure to check out our comprehensive list of exciting things to do in Abu Dhabi !
44 – Al Fahidi Historical District
Head to Al Fahidi Historical District for a step back in time – this is where old Dubai comes to life.
Wander the narrow, meandering streets and alleyways and you’ll find traditional Arabian houses, art galleries, quaint cafes, and boutique hotels housed in beautifully restored heritage buildings.
The area is also home to the Dubai Museum, which offers an insightful look into the city’s past with its exhibits on archaeology, Emirati culture and traditions, the evolution of the city in recent decades, and more.
Spend an afternoon exploring this atmospheric district along the Dubai Creek; pop into one of the oldest markets in the region, the Textile Souq; check out the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in the city; browse the charming Arabian Tea House for a deserved refreshment, and you’ll quickly see why this area is considered one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai.
45 – Mall of the Emirates
Shopaholics, take note!
Mall of the Emirates is one of Dubai’s most popular shopping malls, and it’s easy to see why.
With over 630 stores to suit luxury fashionistas, bargain hunters, and everyone in between; as well as 100 restaurants, you’ll be maxing out your credit card in no time.
Whether you’re looking to indulge in some retail therapy at high-end stores like Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdale’s, pick up souvenirs at one of the many traditional Arabian shops selling spices, textiles, and handicrafts, or simply take a break from sightseeing with a spot of lunch or coffee – Mall of the Emirates has got you covered.
But wait, there’s more. Far from your typical shopping center, this sprawling indoor mall also houses an indoor ski slope, a theatre complex, bowling alley, VR center, and kid-friendly Magic Planet.
46 – Jumeirah Mosque
A stone’s throw from both the Etihad Museum and La Mer Beach – sandwiched in between the two, about 10 minutes walk in either direction – is one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai: the Jumeirah Mosque .
Fitting for a postcard, this stunning building is made entirely from white stone in the style of medieval Fatimid design, and can accommodate over 1000 worshippers in its peaceful and beautiful prayer room.
Despite the religious significance, the mosque is open to people from all religions and walks of life, with daily guided visits for all at 10am and 2pm (except Fridays). Besides the chance to learn about the architecture and spirituality of the building from the friendly guide, you’ll also be treated to some light Emirati refreshments.
Keep in mind: registration for the tours opens 30 minutes beforehand.
47 – Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Looking for attractions in Dubai that will please both the little kids and the kids at heart? Then look no further: Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place for a day of family fun.
Situated just a 10-minute drive inland from Downtown Dubai, this urban and protected nature reserve is home to an abundance of bird species, as well as all kinds of crustaceans, mammals, and fish (especially during the migratory months).
There are plenty of activities on offer here: go birdwatched from strategic locations; take a slow and peaceful walk through the relaxing gardens and explore the scenic trails; enjoy a picnic lunch under the shady trees; or join a guided tour for an expert view on the local wildlife!
48 – Dubai Butterfly Garden
A colorful oasis right next to the Miracle Garden (see #3; where more than 150 million flowers are in full bloom), the vibrant and wonderful Dubai Butterfly Garden is a must-see for all ages.
As the world’s largest indoor butterfly park, this paradise is made up of a temperature-controlled greenhouse filled with over 15,000 butterflies from over 50 different species, spread elegantly across 10 custom-designed domes.
Wander through the lush gardens and take in the beauty of these winged creatures as they flit about; learn about their life cycles at the informative exhibit, or simply relax on one of the many benches and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
49 – Wild Wadi Water Park
One of the most popular water parks in Dubai, it features a huge wave pool, numerous slides and flumes, as well as two artificial surfing machines (Wipeout and Riptide); not to mention an entire area dedicated to little ones, with smaller slides and a heated pool.
Thrillseekers, don’t miss the Master Blaster, a dramatic ride that takes you up to 15 meters above ground level the; take a spin on Thunder Rapids, and tackle the ominous Tunnel of Doom! And if you’re really feeling brave, head to the 32-meter-tall Jumeirah Sceirah slide; overlooking the entire park from above, it’ll have you cannoning down at a top speed of 80 km/h!
Whether you’re looking to cool off or just have some fun in the sun, Wild Wadi is definitely worth a visit!
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50 – Jumeirah Beach Residence
An undeniable symbol of luxury, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai, offering the perfect blend of relaxing waterfront, high-energy nightlife, and endless shopping.
This iconic development stretches for almost two kilometers along the coastline of Dubai Marina, and is home to a number of world-class hotels (you’ll find no less than 40 towers spread across the shoreline), restaurants, cafes, malls, and more.
Whether you’re looking to sunbathe on one of the many beaches, take a dip in the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, stroll along The Walk (a promenade lined with shops and eateries), take a dip at the cosmopolitan JBR Beach, or enjoy some retail therapy at one of the many stores – as you can tell, despite coming across as residential because of its moniker, JBR has a little splash of something for every kind of traveler.
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So there you have it – 50 of the best tourist attractions in Dubai! We hope this list has inspired you to start planning your next trip to this amazing city.
Recently, the government put forward an ambitious tourism strategy to attract 25 million annual visitors by 2025 – and thanks to all of the Dubai attractions we’ve mentioned throughout this article, it’s closing in on the finish line quicker than expected!
Whether you’re looking for luxury and relaxation, excitement and adventure, or a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B, you will find plenty of fun things to do in Dubai . So what are you waiting for? Start packing your bags today!
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A mix of the modern living and traditional Arabic culture, Dubai is all things glittery with luxury malls, charming souks, cutting-edge clubs, gourmet restaurants and old-world eateries.
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Jewel of dubai.
1 to 2 hours
The Dubai Fountain
Interactive fountain show.
Activity-Filled Public Beach
Minimum 2 hours
Dubai Opera House
Performing arts centre.
Minimum 1 hour
Cultural islamic mosque.
Exclusive manmade island.
Dubai Desert Safari
Exciting desert adventures.
Minimum 3 hours
Historical fort museum.
Exclusive waterfront complex.
2 to 3 hours
Dhow Cruise Through Dubai Creek
Scenic dinner cruise.
Walk at JBR
Lovely promenade by the sea.
Stunning beach in dubai.
Dubai Garden Glow
Where imagination sparkles at night.
Burj Plaza by Emaar
For the best views of dubai.
Dubai Butterfly Garden
Where pretty insects dwell.
Home of interactive learning.
Dubai Miracle Garden
World’s largest floral garden.
Marina Beach Dubai
Where serenity meets modernity.
Beach at JBR
Taste the idyllic beach lifestyle.
Flavour of bollywood in the middle east.
Museum of the Future
The stunning landmark of dubai.
Burj Khalifa Lake
Lovely night spectacle.
An island of paradise.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
The world’s largest indoor amusement park.
Skyview Bar & Restaurant
Trendy cocktail bar.
Special Ostadi Kebab
Authentic persian food.
Exclusive beach bar.
Fine Dining Restaurant
Flavours of kerala.
No-frills pakistani eatery.
Authentic arabic food.
Ultra-posh entertainment venue.
Trendy upscale club.
Hip open-air club.
The Dubai Mall
Sprawling retail complex.
Mall of the Emirates
Posh shopping resort.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Thematic shopping mall.
Urban Shopping Destination
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Modern & traditional market.
Dubai Outlet Mall
Reasonably priced shops.
Deira Gold Souk
Famous gold market.
Mediterranean themed mall.
Egyptian Themed Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall
Affordable shopping destination.
Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana
Hilton AlHabtoor City
Dusit Thani Dubai
Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai
Novotel Suites Mall of Emirates
Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre - Next to Deira City Center Mall Dubai
Atlantis The Plam
Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai
Hyatt Galleria Residences
Stella Di Mare
Millennium Place Dubai Marina
Radisson Blu Deira Creek Dubai
Jumeirah Al Qasr
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Majestic City Retreat Hotel
Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
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Dubai Ice Rink
A frosty adventure.
Where hollywood blockbusters come to life.
Fly in the sky.
The Flying Cup
Sky dining experience.
Museum of Illusions Dubai
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Dubai is afusion of traditional Arabic culture and contemporary existence. It is the epitome of the flashy, with opulent malls, beautiful souks, cutting-edge clubs, fine dining establishments, and traditional restaurants. The Dubai currency is the UAE Dirham, so make sure to get your foreign exchange while you are on your trip.
Top Places to Visit in Dubai
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world giving a panoramic view over the city, ocean, and desert. It is one of the best places to visit in Dubai.
Illuminated by 6,600 lights, the Dubai fountain is the largest choreographed fountain system in the world. It is a must-visit Dubai sightseeing spot.
The Jumeirah mosque is a landmark of medieval architecture, which makes it another one of the great tourist spots to visit in Dubai. Not to mention, it is among the top five places to visit in Dubai for experiencing peace and spirituality.
The Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city for high-end lifestyle complexes, which makes this place one of the most stunning places to explore in Dubai for magnificence.
Palm Jumeirah is an eloquent man-made island famous for its engineering and design. It is one of the best Dubai places to visit in one day.
Best Time to Visit Dubai
The city is inundated with waves of shimmering heat during the whole 12-hour day. The mercury may go as high as the early 40s and occasionally even reach the 50s. Throughout these months, the humidity and heat keep rising. June to August is the time to avoid seeing the tourist spots in Dubai.
It runs from April to May and from September to October. During these months, everything is in moderation, allowing you to indulge in things to see in Dubai. Not too hot, but yet warm. Perfect water temperatures beckon you to enter for a refreshing plunge.
November to March is the peak season with clear skies and cool weather. It is the best time for sightseeing and activities as the temperatures vary from moderate to mildly cool as you go about your day. You can visit all the Dubai famous places during this season.
Places to Visit in Dubai with Family & Friends
The kite beach runs for 2 km along the Gulf and is filled with various activities. It is one of the top tourist places in Dubai.
Located within the Al Fahidi Fort, depicting the history of the UAE, Dubai Museum is one of the top tourist Dubai tourist places.
It is an underwater universe hosting varieties of aqueous species including certain endangered varieties. It falls under one of the recent Dubai attractions.
Get into a 4x4 and go on an adventure through the Dubai Desert Safari - one of the notable highlights of Dubai tourism.
Best Places in Dubai for Couples
Hosting a variety of events, this huge theatre can house 2,200 people. It is one of the great places in Dubai for couples on honeymoon or otherwise.
Reaching a height of 250 m, Ain Dubai is the highest observation wheel in the world and another one of the top tourist spots in Dubai.
Good Places to Visit at Night in Dubai
Dubai marina dinner cruise.
One of the most famous and loved dinner cruises is On Verra 6, which offers you the perfect ambience for a dinner date. It is amongst the finest places to visit in Dubai at night.
Zero Gravity Club
The Zero Gravity club is a premium beach club that has all the ingredients to become a popular resort. There is late-night activity, an infinity pool, and a private beach, and definitely one of the coolest places to see in Dubai.
Get away from the heat, and enjoy a full 18-course golf game at the Emirates Golf Club. It is certainly a great concept for tourist places in Dubai.
Best Places to Visit Near Dubai
Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the UAE with its own set of locations and sightseeing available for tourists. It is a top destination among places to visit near Dubai.
It is the capital of the eponymous emirate and also houses the Sharjah International Airport, the closest airport to Dubai.
Popularly known for its elegant pearls, previously known as Julfar, Ras al-Khaimah falls under the top trading centres in the Arabian Gulf.
Make sure you take a trip to this modern wondrous city of the world and enjoy the exciting tourist places, malls and restaurants in Dubai .
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Dubai
How is the weather of dubai in peak season.
The weather of Dubai in peak season is clear blue skies and mildly cold evenings. It means you can easily plan a trip to Dubai in the months of November, December, January, February and March to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
What are the best adventure things to do in Dubai?
The best adventure things to explore in Dubai are Dubai Desert Safari, Dubai Ice Rink and Motiongate Dubai. You will have an amazing time exploring these places and come back home with a bag full of memories.
What is the best time to visit Dubai?
Ideally the best time to visit any place is considered when the weather conditions are delightful. For Dubai, you can choose to go in November, December, January, February and March which is the peak season and April, May, September and October which is the moderate season. Both will serve you well to unwind from your tedious routine.
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#1 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, Burj Khalifa, also known as the Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper located in the heart of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest building in the world and among the prime places to visit as part of the Dubai Tour Packages . Standing 828 m high, the sky-piercing Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world and one of the most prominent attractions in all of the Middle-East. A headlining accomplishment by Emaar, the construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. The building is constructed on the government's decision to diversify money from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who provide .....
Dubai Desert Safari
#2 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 61 km from Dubai International Airport, Desert Safari is the most popular and must experience things to do in Dubai. Renowned for its great infrastructure, Dubai is also known for its adventurous streak, especially Desert Safari held in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The Desert Safari in Dubai is a mix of adventure, cultural entertainment, and sumptuous dinner under the stars. The city presents various Desert Safari options like Day Safari and Evening Safari. Visitors can experience desert camping with a delicious Arabian dinner, belly dancers and other traditional performers. Day safaris hold you in for an adventure as you get to try out Dune Bashing, sandboarding, quad biking, camel rides and more. The real highlight of the tour is Dune bashing, an exciting, adrenaline-pumping 4x4 drive deep into the desert to explore the vast stretch of the golden dunes by plummeting low in the deep ditches and escalating high on the summit of the dunes. The experience .....
#3 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 2 km from Al Bastakia and 7 km from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek that separates Bur Dhabi and Deira. Located in the heart of Dubai, it is one of the popular places to experience Dubai Tourism. Also known as Khor Dubai, Dubai Creek was historically known for being between Deira and Bur Dubai and ending at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. After the creek was extended into the Dubai Water Canal, its waters now also flow through the Business Bay and Jumeirah areas. The creek was considered a free trade zone in 1902 under Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher. During the same period, the creek became a major trading hub. Due to its limited depth, large vessels were not able to enter the creek. However, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the creek was dredged to make it wider and deeper in order to anchor the ships of up to 500 tons. This mighty creek divides the iconic city of Dubai into two halves - Bur Dubai which lies to the southwest .....
The Dubai Mall
#4 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Mall is a shopping mall located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai. Situated next to the iconic Burj Khalifa, it is the biggest shopping mall in Dubai and among the must-visit places for shopaholics while holidaying in Dubai. Situated next to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall is the most-visited retail and entertainment destination, which welcomes more than 80 million visitors annually. It is the 2nd largest shopping mall in the world which covers more than 1 million square meters. The mall features around 1200 stores, two anchor department stores and hundreds of food and beverage outlets. It also has a 250-room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens plus 120 restaurants and cafes. The Mall has over 14,000 parking spaces across 3 car parks, with valet services and a car locator ticketing system. The mall was voted the best shopping experience in the world by Grazia Magazine in 2010. Serving as the entryway to Burj .....
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
#5 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is located inside Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai. It is one of the largest and most stunning aquariums in the world and among the top tourist attractions in Dubai. The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a walk-through aquarium that houses more than 33,000 aquatic animals. Located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall, the 10-million liters Dubai Aquarium tank measures 51 m in length, 20 m in width and 11 m in height and is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. It houses 140 species of aquatic animals including over 300 Sharks and Rays along with the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world. Located on Level Two above the Aquarium tank, Underwater Zoo leads you through three ecological zones namely Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. Visitors can mesmerized by the spectacular displays of animals with 40 different shelters holding a wide variety of animal .....
The Dubai Fountain
#6 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Fountain is a dancing fountain situated at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa, Dubai. It is the largest dancing fountain in the world and among the must-see things in Dubai. Submerged within the 30-acre Burj Lake in front of Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain features the tallest and the most well-choreographed fountain system in the world. Built at a cost of AED. 800 million, this fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Testing of the fountain began in February 2009, and the fountain was officially inaugurated in May 2009 along with the official opening ceremony of The Dubai Mall. The Dubai Fountain can spray 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of water in the air at any moment. More than 6,600 lights and 25 color projectors have been installed. It consists of five circles of different sizes and two arcs of jets. The Dubai Fountains project water in the .....
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
#7 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 8 km from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Museum is a museum situated in the historic Al Fahidi Neighborhood in Bur Dubai. It is the main museum in Dubai and among the prime places to visit as part of Dubai Packages. The Dubai Museum is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, a stunning desert fort and architectural marvel built-in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. It is the oldest building in the Emirate. As per the history, the fort has served as a residence for the ruling family, a seat of government, garrison, and prison. This fort was renovated during the reign of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The museum was opened by the Ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. In 1995, another underground museum was established and added to the old fort. Al Fahidi Fort is square-shaped with towers occupying three of its corners. It was built of coral rock and mortar in several phases. Just off the southern .....
#8 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 6 km from Dubai Museum and 12 km from Dubai International Airport, Jumeirah Mosque is a stunning mosque situated at the Jumeirah 1 area of Dubai. It is one of the beautiful mosques in UAE and among the must-visit places during your Dubai Tour . Built exactly on lines of Cairo's Al Azhar Mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most attractive and biggest mosques in Dubai. The construction of the mosque began in 1976 and was completed in 1979. The Jumeirah Grand Mosque was a gift from the Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former Ruler of Dubai and father of the current Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is said that the Jumeirah Mosque is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. Jumeirah Mosque is an excellent example of the medieval Fatimid style of architecture. Made of carved white stone, the mosque is adorned with two minarets displaying intricate stonework. The .....
Burj Al Arab
#9 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 16 km from Burj Khalifa and 27 km from Dubai International Airport, the Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the tallest hotels in the world and among the prime places to visit in Dubai. Established in the year 1999, Burj Al Arab is one of the premium hotels in Dubai. Burj Al Arab stands 280 m on an artificial island off Jumeirah Road and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is the 7th tallest hotels in the world, although 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 feet) above ground. Offering the ultimate in luxury, this 7-star hotel is an architectural and engineering marvel and is unmatched by any other building in the world as it's founded on sand, not on rock. It's standing tall on 250 concrete columns of 1.5 m in diameter each that goes 45 .....
#10 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 2 km from Burj Al Arab and 25 km from Dubai International Airport, Jumeirah Beach is a public beach in Dubai. Stretched along the coast of the Persian Gulf, this sandy white strip of sand is among the top beach destinations for the visitors of Dubai. Jumeirah Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai. It stretches along the coast south of the Al Fahidi historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina district) and the port facilities at Jebel Ali. Sun-seekers come to this lively shoreline to revel in Dubai's bright rays, while water sports enthusiasts take advantage of the calm, turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf. The Jumeirah Beach is lined with exotic luxury hotels, restaurants, clubs and other recreation points. The famous Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) hotel, Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah Beach Hotel .....
Dubai Miracle Garden
#11 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 14 km from Burj Al Arab and 30 km from Dubai International Airport, Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the biggest natural flower garden in Dubai and among the prime places to visit during your Dubai Trip. The Miracle Garden was launched on Valentine's Day in 2013. The garden occupies over 72,000 sq. m, making it the largest natural flower garden in the world featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. The flowers are maintained by re-use of treated wastewater through a drip irrigation method with an average amount of 757,082 liters of water per day. Seeing the garden in full bloom with its 150 million flowers arranged in colorful arches and patterns, and the myriad shapes they form, are truly magnificent. The place includes distinctive models of some of the most popular establishments around in Dubai. The models change shape and even have suitable lighting to make them even .....
#12 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 5 km from Burj Al Arab and 21 km from Dubai International Airport, Kite Beach is a clean beach off Jumeirah Road in Dubai. It is one of the popular beaches in Dubai and among the prime places to visit as part of Dubai Packages . Kite Beach is a long, pristine stretch of white sand situated south of Jumeirah Beach. This super clean beach is renowned as Dubai's premier destination for kite surfers and a regular spot for water sports enthusiasts. One can find all the water sports equipment on the beach. Wakeboarding, kite surfing, and paddle boarding are a few things that visitors try out when visiting Kite Beach. Visitors can try their hand at volleyball too with the net set upright on the beach. If you are more of a sand lover than water activities, you can simply engage in beach sports such as volleyball or football else just help your child in building a small castle out of the sand. In addition, Kite Beach .....
Dubai Gold Souk
#13 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 5 km from Dubai Museum and 8 km from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Gold Souk or Gold Souk is a traditional market (or souk) located in Al Dhagaya locality of Deira district in Dubai. It happens to be the world's largest gold market and one of the oldest and most fascinating traditional markets in the emirate. Situated in Deira, this golden souk is the most famous and highly visited tourist spot in Dubai because of its excellent quality and designs of gold. The souk consists of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewelry traders. With more than 350 jewellery traders and retailers, Gold Souk is restocked with at least 10 tons of gold daily. The gold souk is famous worldwide and has a mention in the Guinness World Record Book as it was host to the world's largest and heaviest ring weighing 64 kilograms with a 5.1-kilogram stone resting on it. The piece is owned by Dubai-based Taiba. Besides gold, the souk has a lot to offer like silver, diamond, emeralds, .....
#14 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 8 km from Dubai International Airport, Bastakia Quarter or Al Bastakia is one of the oldest and traditional Emirati residential areas in Bur Dubai, also known as Old Dubai. Situated along Dubai Creek, it is one of the oldest and most picturesque heritage sites in Dubai. Also known as the Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai, Al Bastakia village was built in the late 19th century by Persian merchants who left their native homeland due to ongoing religious persecution, as well as tax breaks and incentives offered by the Emirati government. This place gets its name from Bastak, Iran, the origin of many of the traders who first plied their trades. In its prime, the locality was capable of 60 housing units, most of which were separated by narrow, winding lanes. In the 1980s half of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood village was destroyed to make way for the development of a new office complex. The remaining houses were mostly used as warehouses or accommodation .....
#15 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 5 km from Dubai Museum and 10 km from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Frame is an iconic structure located in Zabeel Park in Dubai. It is the UAE's latest cultural landmark and among the must-visit Dubai Tourist Places. Rising 150 m from Dubai's Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is the largest picture frame in the world. This impressive feat of engineering opened to the public on 1st January 2018, adding another point of interest to Dubai's already awe-inspiring skyline. The structure connects Dubai's rich past with its magnificent present. The project has not come without controversy, however - last year, it was revealed that the design may have been used without the consent of its original architect. It consists of two 150 m towers connected at the top by a 93 m bridge- the Sky Deck. The exterior is clad with stainless steel sheets. The sheets are coated with titanium nitride, giving a golden appearance to the exterior. At the base of the frame, there's a pleasant .....
#16 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 6 km from Dubai Frame and 14 km from Dubai Airport, Zabeel Palace is a majestic palace situated in the Zabeel area of Dubai. It is one of the popular Dubai Landmarks and among the must-visit places in Dubai. Zabeel Palace is the home of Sheikh Rashid, UAE's former prime minister. It is constructed in the Zabeel area, which was formerly just bare land covered with sand. Today, it is surrounded by all the glitzy buildings that make up the skyline of Dubai. Another Zabeel Palace has also cropped up in the vicinity, but it is the old palace that is full of charms. This palace was constructed sometime in the 1960s and was used as a residence till the 90s. The Arabic word 'Zabeel' stands for 'Thanks'. The design of this palace is the idea of Otto Bulart who also designed the Clock Tower in Dubai. It is one of the most secured palaces in the world, which is protected by sophisticated electronic devices. The palace is surrounded by well-maintained lush gardens. From .....
Mall Of The Emirates
#17 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 6 km from Burj Al Arab and 28 km from Dubai International Airport, the Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall located at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. It is one of the popular places to visit in Dubai for Shopaholics. Developed and owned by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, it was opened in 2005. The mall was designed by the American architectural firm F+A Architects. The multi-level shopping mall currently features more than 630 retail outlets, 7900 parking spaces, over 100 restaurants & Cafes, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores. In 2017, Forbes named Mall of the Emirates as one of the top five shopping malls in Dubai. It also hosts family leisure activities including Ski Dubai, and Magic planet, one of the largest indoor family entertainment centers in Dubai. Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of the indoor ski area. It is the largest indoor ski park in the world. The park has a Snow Park, ski slopes, an ice museum .....
#18 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 9 km from Burj Al Arab and 32 km from Dubai International Airport, Palm Islands are artificial islands on the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Often referred to as the 'eighth wonder of the world' Dubai's Palm Islands are the largest manmade islands in the world and among the must-see places in Dubai as part of Dubai Packages. There are three islands in total that make up Palm Islands Dubai including Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. However, the only island open to visitors is the Palm Jumeirah. These offshore islands were created using land reclamation which extends into the Persian Gulf. The creation of the islands started in 2001 and takes their name from their artificially crafted palm tree shape. The islets were made mostly from sand dredged from the floor of the Persian Gulf, but the side of the crescent that is exposed to the open sea was shored up with stones and boulders from the mainland. These will add a total of 520 kilometers shoreline .....
Palm Jumeirah Atlantis
#19 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 13 km from Burj Al Arab and 36 km from Dubai International Airport, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is a luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the top hotels in Dubai and among the must-visit places for adventure lovers. Nestled between the calm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline, Atlantis Dubai is the crown of the world-famous Palm Island. Opened in 2008, the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah is the first-ever resort to be built on the Palm Jumeirah Island. It is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements. The 1,548 room nautically themed resort has two accommodation wings, consisting of the East and the West Tower, linked together by the Royal Bridge Suite. With pink palatial structures, soaring turrets and an Arabian archway, the look of the resort are itself fascinating. The rooms have Arabian and oceanic style decors and feature all amenities that one requires. .....
Global Village Dubai
#20 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 28 km from Dubai International Airport, Global Village is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai. It is one of the best places to visit in Dubai while holidaying in the United Arab Emirates. The Global Village is a destination that provides a wonderful international shopping experience. It was started out in the form of a number of kiosks in 1996 located on the Creek Side opposite to Dubai Municipality. Later, it was shifted to the Oud Metha Area near Wafi City for 5 years. Today, Global Village has 6 million visitors at its current location on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. It is claimed to be the world's most significant tourism, leisure and entertainment project of UAE and also the first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination in the region. Managed by Dubailand, Global Village is a part theme park and part market. The fair features 26 pavilions that showcase a country or region's traditional handicrafts, merchandise, and cuisine. .....
Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House
#21 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 2 km from Dubai Museum and 11 km from Dubai International Airport, the Saeed Al Maktoum House is a historic building situated in the Al Shindagha area of Dubai. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and among the famous historical monuments in Dubai. The Saeed Al Maktoum House was the former residential palace of Sheikh Saeed bin Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai from 1912 to 1958, and grandfather of the present ruler - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Located along the Dubai Creek, the building was established around 1896 CE as the seat of the Al Maktoum family. The building remains the residency of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum since his death in 1958. The site is also the birthplace of his sons and grandsons. The house is the epitome of Arabic architecture, which has a splendid design, coupled with luxurious interiors. It has three inner courtyards flanked by 30 rooms behind richly ornamented teak doors and lorded over by four wind towers. .....
#22 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 7 km from Palm Jumeirah and 36 km from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Marina is a conceptualized man-made canal city in Dubai. It is one of the popular places to visit while holidaying in Dubai. Nestled in the New Dubai, the artificial canal city of Dubai Marina was built along a 3-kilometer (2 mi) stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. It is located on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port and the area which hosts Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and the American University in Dubai. Dubai Marina was inspired by the Concord Pacific Place development along False Creek in Vancouver, BC, Canada. With over 200 high-rise towers, including 40 towers of the Jumeirah Beach Residence, it is the world's largest man-made marina. It offers luxurious lifestyles through its exquisite waterfront development along the Persian Gulf shoreline. There are classy hotels and upscale shopping and other leisure options here. It also contains the Dubai Marina Mall Complex, a .....
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
#23 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 7 km from Burj Khalifa and 13 km from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland reserve in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the few urban protected areas in the arid zone and among the must-visit places in Dubai for bird lovers. Situated at the end of the ecologically important and culturally rich Dubai Creek, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary silently replenishes the fishing grounds for three settlements - now known as Deira, Shindhaga and Bur Dubai. The Ras Al Khor Sanctuary was established in 1985 and was officially declared as a protected area in 1998. It was designated as the Ramsar Site in 2007 under the Ramsar Convention and also identified as a Globally Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International and considered an exceptional wetland within the UAE. Known as the 'Cape of the Creek,' Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 6.2 sq. km and features a variety of salt flats, intertidal mudflats, mangroves, .....
Dubai Shopping Festival
#24 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Shopping Festival is held annually in Dubai. It is one of the longest-running and most successful shopping festivals in Dubai. Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Mall is the venue for the prestigious shopping festival. Though sales happen in Dubai every month, the one-month-long Dubai Shopping Festival held in January and February annually gives you the best offers where much-loved fashion brands, electronics, jewellery, and perfumes are available at exceptional discounts. The shopping festival in Dubai is a diverse bouquet of activities and festivities. It gives the desert country a whole new set of cheerful and vibrant vibes. The Dubai Shopping Festival is a haven for shopaholics around the globe. Major brands showrooms in Dubai have huge discounts on their products, making the deals inevitable for even the most reluctant shoppers. One can buy all sorts of products like clothes, .....
Grand Mosque / Grand Bur Dubai Masjid
#25 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 8 km from Dubai International Airport, Grand Mosque is a sacred mosque situated in the historic Al Fahidi Neighborhood in Bur Dubai. Opposite to Dubai Museum, it is an absolute must when it comes to popular places in Dubai. Also known as Grand Bur Dubai Masjid, Grand Mosque was built in 1900 as a school devoted to the study of the Quran but it was demolished to make way for another mosque in 1960. Again it was rebuilt in the year 1998, closer in style to the original of 1900. This mosque is one of the largest in Dubai and one of the biggest mosques in the world and keeps its visitors hooked with the amazing architectural pieces around in the place. The hub of Dubai's religious and cultural life, the mosque displays an impressive blue mosaic work which makes it worthy of a visit. It has 82 vaults and the 24-carat gold overlaid fixtures simply add to the grandeur of the place. There are five large Quranic inscriptions at the entrance. It has nine large domes .....
#26 of 26 Places to Visit in Dubai
At a distance of 2 km from Jumeirah Mosque and 13 km Dubai International Airport, Etihad Museum is a dynamic 21st-century museum situated on Jumeirah Road, Dubai. It is one of the popular museums in Dubai and among the must include places in Dubai Tour Packages. Established in the year 2016, Etihad Museum is a historical place that consists of everything old and new. The museum is located on the same historical site of the Union House, the very place where the 7 rulers of the 7 Emirates came together in 1971 to sign the declaration that marked the formation of the United Arab Emirates. Spread over 25,000 sq. m, the museum is managed by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. The word 'Etihad' means 'union' in Arabic. There's no better place to gain insight into the UAE's extraordinary economic development since its independence as the first federation in the Arab world. Designed by Canadian architects Moriyama & Teshima, the museum is constructed in the shape of a manuscript, .....
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Home » Lifestyle » Travel » 12 must-visit places in Dubai and top things to do
12 must-visit places in Dubai and top things to do
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The city of skyscrapers and shopping malls is a destination that attracts tourists from all over the world, for its sunshine, adventure shopping and family fun. Dubai has an impressive infrastructure, the highest tower in the world and some of the most luxurious restaurants and hotels.
Here are the top 12 must-visit places in Dubai and must-do things.
Iconic places to visit in Dubai #1: Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa is an iconic place to visit in Dubai as it is the world’s tallest building. At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft), the 200-plus-storey Burj Khalifa has 160 liveable floors. The Burj Khalifa is a spectacular combination of architecture and engineering with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors and Atmosphere, the world’s highest restaurant at 1,450 ft, on the 122nd floor. The Burj Khalifa also has the highest outdoor observation deck (1,820 ft), highest occupied floor (160th floor at 1,920 ft) and the longest elevator (1,653 ft).
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Iconic places to visit in Dubai #2: Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is an iconic landmark in Dubai. It is a seven-star hotel that resembles a sail. Towering 321 metres, Burj Al Arab is the world’s tallest all-suite hotel. It has a helipad on the 28th floor and a restaurant that appears suspended in mid-air. Burj Al Arab is located on a manmade island that is linked to the mainland by a private bridge. The hotel has various pools, nine restaurants and bars and a waterpark. 24-carat gold has been embellished on the furniture and art frames. A tourist can book the ‘Inside Burj Al Arab’ show to experience Arabian luxury. The 90-minute guided tour of the hotel includes a visit to the opulent hotel atrium and the glamourous Royal Suite, a curated experience and a suite with digital interactives to relive the history of the original architectural designs.
Places to visit in Dubai #3: Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island
Another must-visit place in Dubai is the Palm Jumeirah, built on reclaimed land and resembling a series of artificial archipelagos. Palm Jumeirah is shaped like a palm tree when viewed from above. The island has some of Dubai’s top luxury resorts. No steel or concrete was used in creating the Palm Jumeirah, which comprises a whopping 120 million cubic metres of sand, brought from the seabed. The island offers tourists various activities. From shopping malls and hotels to luxury beach resorts, Palm Jumeirah Islands have it all. A tourist can sail around Palm Jumeirah in a yacht or speedboat or board the Palm Monorail that passes the Atlantis resort.
Places to visit in Dubai #4: Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future is a new tourist attraction in Dubai and is considered among the world’s most beautiful buildings. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the city’s main highway, the museum is a seven-story hollow elliptical structure designed from stainless steel and inscribed with Arabic calligraphy quotes. The museum takes the visitors on an experiential journey to the year 2071, which corresponds with the centenary year of the UAE’s founding. The seven-storey building has no pillars and is an engineering marvel. The museum presents various futuristic experiences – a trip to space, a visit to the Amazon rainforests and a spa of the senses. It utilises the latest virtual reality and augmented reality technology, big data analysis, AI and human-machine interaction. Architecturally, it has no sharp edges and is among the most streamlined structures in the world. It stands at a height of 77 metres.
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Places to visit in Dubai #5: Dubai Aquarium
The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Acrylic Pane’. It is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. Located in The Dubai Mall, it is home to more than 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. The aquarium has more than 400 sharks in the 10-million-litre tank. Cage snorkelling is a popular attraction as tourists can snorkel in the 10-million-litre water-filled tank that teems with diverse marine life. Sailing in a glass-bottom boat that floats on the surface of the water is an amazing experience too.
Places to visit in Dubai #6: Atlantis Aquaventure and Secret Chamber
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The Aquaventure Waterpark has private beaches, kids’ play areas and marine activities and it is adjacent to the Atlantis Aquaventure, the largest waterpark in Dubai with iconic rides and attractions. The water park is spread over a 17-hectare area and offers the most fascinating water attractions. The park has 30 water slides for adventurous tourists. You can dive in the Leap of Faith, a 27.5-metre plunge that takes you through a clear tube surrounded by rays and sharks. Another thrilling attraction is the Aquacade. You can slide through the tube at a speed of up to 35 kph. Do not miss the Secret Chambers and Atlantis Underwater Zoo, which have 65,000 marine animals.
Places to visit in Dubai #7: Ski Dubai
Enjoy a fantastic winter setting in the mountains in Ski Dubai. This tourist attraction in the Dubai Mall has various snow activities including skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding. You can also get close to the resident snow penguins. Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski centre. It is a must-visit place with five ski runs (the longest of which spans more than 1,300 ft with a 197-ft vertical drop), a giant ball run, an exciting 10-ft ramp, tube slides and a relaxing chairlift that enables you to see the sights from a height.
Places to visit in Dubai #8: Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina, the manmade canal city, is set on a two-mile stretch of sand facing the Arabian Gulf. Here, tourists can view the high-rise luxury residential and vacation properties. To explore the area, take a boat tour on a traditional Arabian dhow, yacht or speed boat. The entire waterfront district is man-made and was created by excavating the desert and allowing the waters of the Gulf to flow into the site. Make the most of this waterside location by soaking up the sun and swimming at Jumeirah Beach. Dubai Marina Walk is a seven-km-long palm-lined waterfront walkway with lovely landscaped greenery.
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Places to visit in Dubai #9: Dubai Frame
Dubai Frame holds the world record for being the largest picture frame. Situated in Dubai’s Zabeel Park, between old and new Dubai, the huge structure offers panoramic views of the city from a height of 150 metres. An amazing feature is the state-of-the-art glass bridge that connects parallel vertical towers to create the shape of a picture frame. The structure, designed with a decorative mix of glass, reinforced concrete, steel and aluminium, has an abstract look. Take the elevator to the top, to walk across the sky bridge at the top of the frame, to get a 360-degree view of the city.
Places to visit in Dubai #10: Miracle Garden
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Miracle Garden is one of the most attractive natural flower gardens in the world. Miracle Garden in Dubai has more than 150 million flowers in full bloom. This 72,000 sqm paradise blossoms into the most picturesque, sweet-scented floral paradise. The world’s largest natural flower garden has hundreds of flower-formed displays, spread over 18 acres (7.3 hectares), creating an extravaganza of colour and scent. The floral creations change each season to ensure a different experience each time you visit. The garden is open from mid-November to May.
Places to visit in Dubai #11: Dolphinarium
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Dubai’s Dolphinarium is a huge tourist attraction spread over 1.25 acres (approximately) of air-conditioned area. Located in Creek Park, a family entertainment and activity park in Dubai, the Dolphinarium is the home of six bottlenose dolphins and seals. This Dolphinarium has an arena-style seating with the pool in the centre. A 45-minute indoor interactive extravaganza showcases the animals’ skills. Watch the dolphins and seals dance, sing, juggle, play ball and jump through hoops!
Places to visit in Dubai #12: Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is one of the world’s largest musical fountains designed by the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, each colourful, illuminated jet in The Dubai Fountain sways in time to musical numbers from around the world. Nearly 300 metres (900 ft) long, the fountain can spray water to the height equivalent to a 50-storey building. The fountain is illuminated by 6,600+ lights and 25 colour projectors. The fountain system is an engineering masterpiece – the water comes from a system that recycles condensation from Burj Khalifa’s air-conditioners.
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Top things to do in Dubai
There are various activities for tourists in Dubai. We list the top things to do in Dubai.
Dubai desert safari
Desert dune safari is a must-have experience in Dubai. Riding over dunes and sliding off at 45-degree angles while strapped in a 4-wheel drive is a scary but fun experience. This adventurous safari can be clubbed with dinner, camel ride, sandboarding and entertainment options. Visit the Bedouin Camp that makes these trips iconic.
Sky dive Dubai
The skydiving experience is for those who wish to have a thrilling adrenaline rush. Skydive from 13,000 ft above the Palm Jumeirah.
Dhow Cruise Creek is the best spot for romantic trips. Enjoy the two-hour dinner cruise, with a wide range of cuisines, through the sparkling waters of Dubai on a traditional Dhow boat under Dubai’s gleaming skyline.
Best shopping places in Dubai
A shopaholic’s dream destination, Dubai malls are among the biggest in the world and have a mind-boggling selection for all budgets. From luxurious malls to traditional souks, Dubai has lots to offer. Apart from branded fashion wear and cosmetics, a tourist can buy exquisite lamps, lanterns, gold, camel milk chocolate, dates, Arabic perfumes and Persian rugs.
The Dubai Mall sprawls over 12 million sq ft and houses 1,200-plus shops and 150 restaurants. The Mall of the Emirates is one of the best shopping malls in Dubai. With 600+ retail outlets, the mall also has over 100 restaurants and cafés. Ibn Battuta Mall, one of the world’s largest themed malls, pays tribute to the travels of the famed explorer, Ibn Battuta. The mall has six different zones based on the travels of Battuta – China Court, India Court, Persia Court, Egypt Court, Tunisia Court and Andalusia Court. Each court has relics and architecture that represent these regions.
Gold souk in Dubai is one of the largest retailers of gold worldwide. There are over 300 gold retail stores that mostly trade in jewellery. Gold Souk offers a mind-blowing collection of 18, 21, 22 and 24-carat gold jewellery. It is believed that a minimum of 10 tonnes of gold is present within the Souk at any given time. Platinum, silver and precious stones like diamonds, rubies and emeralds are also traded in Dubai Gold Souk.
Must-have food in Dubai
About 85% of Dubai’s population are expats, lending it a mix of cuisine, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Dubai is a hub of world cuisine – Japanese, Lebanese, Uzbek, Syrian, Italian, French, Persian, Indian and of course, Emirati. Dubai has restaurants by some of the world’s best-known Michelin-starred chefs.
Shawarma is the most popular and must-have dish in the UAE. Be it malls, street outlets or restaurants, you will find shawarma at any time of the day. You may have tried shawarma at your local shops but this is the real deal. Prepared from lamb or chicken, here, it is served in an Arabic roti with vegetables, fries, tomatoes, pickles, garlic sauce and hummus. Another must-have dish is Mandi, made of meat or chicken mixed with spices and served with rice. Falafel, the Lebanese deep-fried balls or patties, is a popular snack in the Middle-East. Falafel is stuffed in pita bread or Khubboos or Turkish bread and served as a sandwich, along with vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and tahini. Dubai also has a variety of desserts. Try the kulfis, Baklava, Mehalabiyais (a kind of pudding) and Knafeh (a sticky pastry made of gooey sweet cheese).
What is the best time to visit Dubai?
November to March is the best time to visit Dubai as these are the winter months. These months are quite pleasant with temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. Dubai Shopping Festival is the highlight of this season and you can find the greatest shopping deals. Avoid June, July and August as these are the hottest months with temperatures crossing 40 degrees.
Which are the theme parks that are a must-visit for tourists with kids?
Children can enjoy activities at theme parks such as Motion Gate, Bollywood Park and Legoland.
Which is the best way to get around Dubai?
Taxis are the easiest way of getting around Dubai. The cabs can be hailed off the streets, called over the phone or booked via an app. The Dubai metro is also an option. It is one of the most modern and cost-effective public transport systems in the world.
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Purnima Goswami Sharma is a freelance writer based in Mumbai, who has been contributing to various newspapers, magazines and portals for the last two decades. Besides being a research writer for various TV shows, she has been a visiting faculty at SNDT for Communication Skills. She hold a master’s degree in English Literature from Mumbai University and a diploma in Communications and Journalism. She writes on diverse subjects like real estate, interiors, education, lifestyle, health, entertainment and environment.
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