Top 12 must see attractions

Once known as a small trading hub, Dubai has grown to become an international destination for business and leisure travelers. Today, Dubai provides the perfect treasure trove and holiday destination for tourists from across the globe. This destination offers a combination of the allure and history of this Arabian desert, with the lustrousness of a modern metropolis. If you are looking to visit Dubai, here are some of the top attractions you should tour.

No. 1

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, standing at an impressive 828m. This building offers a fancy setting and exceptional service that will surely provide an enjoyable and truly unforgettable experience. It offers 2 observation decks that are situated on the 124th floor and the 148th floor. The 148th is also the world’s highest viewpoint at 555m. Here, visitors get to enjoy the surreal and scenic views of Dubai. 

No. 2

Dubai Mall

If you enjoy shopping, what could be better than shopping at the world’s largest mall? Dubai Mall spreads across 13 million square foot and with an internal floor area of 55.9 million square foot. This mall first opened its doors to the world in 2008 and has grown to become the most visited shopping mall in the world. Other than 1200 shops, 120 restaurants, and 22 cinema theaters and cafes, Dubai mall is also home to Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, VR park and Dubai Fountain. 

No. 3

The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain, located at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa and just outside the doors of the famous Dubai Mall, features the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. This popular dancing water show jets water streams as high as 150 metres in the air. Each colourful, illuminated jet sways in time to various musical numbers from around the world, producing what has become the one of the most popular shows in Dubai. 

No. 4

Burj Al Arab

This is a seven-star luxury hotel located on the artificial island, Palm Jumeirah. This hotel is renowned for its “sail of ship” design and luxurious hotel services. Burj Al Arab remained the only seven-star hotel in the world between 1999 to 2008. This hotel gets beautifully lit up each evening with choreographed lighting. It offers its guests a myriad of experiences to explore Dubai’s attractions.

No. 5

Palm Jumeirah

Located in Dubai, Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago in itself and the biggest in the world. Every visitor to Dubai definitely needs to see this. It was created by land reclamation and is home to a plethora of resorts like Fairmont Pal, Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis. There is a special monorail that connects the mainland to Palm Jumeirah. This island is also home to the Jumeirah beach which stretches over the South coast of Jumeirah city. Its soft white sand attracts provides the perfect destination for sunbathing and leisurely walks along the beach. Palm Jumeirah also offers a variety of water sports activities including scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing.

No. 6

Dubai Museum

Housed in the oldest building in Dubai – Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum is Dubai’s main historical museum. This museum first opened its doors in 1971 to offer locals and tourists a historical point of view. Here, you will get a glimpse of what Dubai once was before the discovery of oil. You will see historic mosques, Arab houses, desert, and marine life. The galleries showcase artifacts that date back to 3000BC from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. There are also maps and video rooms that showcase, in depth, the growth of Dubai over time.

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No. 7

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai is in the process of becoming a real entertainment paradise − thanks to the forthcoming opening of the Dubai Parks and Resorts. Children will not be able to contain their excitement in the labyrinth of enormous theme parks such aMotiongateBollywood Park, and Legoland theme and waterpark, while the adults can relax on Riverland Boulevard which is home to restaurants and exciting entertainment programs. The luxury Polynesian-style hotel, The Lapita, is situated in the theme park offering guests easy access to the facilities on offer

No. 8

Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame is one of the newest additions to the city’s skyline and represents a remarkable engineering feat. Situated in Dubai’s Zabeel Park and directly between old and new Dubai, the towering structure offers sweeping panoramic views of the city from 150m high. One of its most amazing features is the state-of-the-art clear glass bridge connecting parallel vertical towers to create the shape of a picture frame. Dubai Frame has quickly become a must-see attraction for the city’s visitors and residents alike.

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No. 9

Dubai Safari

Featuring the largest and most diverse number of wildlife species in the UAE, Al Warqa’s Dubai Safari is home to 2,500 animals. Adventurers can encounter monkeys, lions, giraffes, crocodiles and a whole lot more as they explore the park’s four themed sections: the Arabian, Asian, African and Safari Village. While its solar-powered driving vehicles and world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit are impressive feats, the park has big plans in store as it aims to provide a safe haven for 5,000 animals by 2020.

No. 10

Dubai Desert Safari

A trip to Dubai wouldn’t be complete without a safari to the Dubai desert. This dessert is not only the biggest attractions of Dubai, but it also offers visitors one of the most adventurous and thrilling experiences in the city. Here, visitors get to enjoy quad biking, dune bashing, and Bedouin style camp with entertainment, and sumptuous dinners.

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No. 11

Dubai Creek

The real heart of the city lies in the Creek. Get something simpler like the traditional abra rides. Also, there is the saltwater estuary which is the original settlement place for the BaniYas people. The waters here were very essential for fishing and pearl diving activities in Dubai. Currently, the place houses the Dubai Museum which is rich in the history of the emirate. If you want a place to buy incense burner and frankincense, then Dubai spice souk is the place to be. After that, take a nature walk in Deira, an ancient but awesome place with rare skinny cats and alleys.

No. 12

Dubai Water Canal

The newest waterway extends from the Creek all the way to the Arabian Gulf in a stretch of 3.2km. It offers a waterfront public view as well as facilities. There are also new recreational areas such as the cycling path stretching 12km. If you want to have a majestic view of the canal’s waterfall, then Dubai business bay is the ideal spot.


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