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21 PLACES TO VISIT IN DUBAI

DUBAI – the most populous city in UAE. It has attracted world’s attention through large construction projects and sports events, and in particular the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. It has been one of the leading tourist places attracting visitors all around the world.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Dubai:

1. BURJ KHALIFA

Burj Khalifa is one of the highly exotic places to visit in Dubai. It was initially known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration. The interiors and ambiance seems to be wrapped up in artistic exuberance. The design for the 162-story tower bear testimony to the exorbitant amount that has been invested in this project. It also has an observation deck on the 124th floor which is known as At the top.

2. BURJ AL ARAB

The most luxurious hotel in the world. It is the fifth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab is beautifully lit up in the evening by choreographed lighting and offers a myriad experience of exploring the Dubai attractions. It’s shape is designed to resemble the sail of a ship.

3. MIRACLE GARDEN DUBAI

Miracle Garden is one of the most beautiful and biggest natural flower gardens in the world. Witnessing the garden in full bloom with its 150 million flowers arranged in colourful arches and patterns and the myriad shapes they form, is truly magnificent. The place is a heaven for those seeking natural beauty in the city.

4. DESERT SAFARI

The most enthralling experience you could ever have in Dubai. Exploring the endless deserts is something which you just cannot miss out on. The moments will definitely stay with you as a treasured memory that you would cherish forever and ever. It is just awesome and worth every penny experience.

5. DUBAI AQUARIUM

Seen enough of Dubai attractions? Wait! Wait! There exists an underwater zoo where you haven’t been yet. There are more than 140 various aquatic species. You can witness an excellent view of the rainforest and the glittering world of the ocean as you toddle the 48-meter long walk-through tunnel.

6. GLOBAL VILLAGE

Global Village is one of the leading attractions of Dubai. It offers a unique shopping experience to all the visitors through its 31 pavilions, each representing a different country across the globe with its handicrafts, merchandise and cuisines. It offers full time entertainment package with some of the best performances from artists all around the world.

7. DUBAI MUSEUM

It is one of the oldest buildings of Dubai. It presents the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. From the fort, there is a path to the galleries, which displays the general culture of the land, especially n the 1800s. It displays the local antiques as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. So get ready to have some fun out in Dubai.

8. DUBAI MARINA

As we all are aware of the fact that Dubai has been thriving as one of the most sought destinations now-a-days; people are fluttering to this destination in great numbers. And if you are visiting this exotic destination then Dubai Marina is a must visit for you. This Dubai attraction is one of the best-settled cutting edge districts. It’s worked around the biggest man-made marina on the planet and contains various top eateries and in addition outside diversion and excitement buildings.

9. FERRARI WORLD

Ferrari World is Abu Dhabi’s largest theme park, founded back in 2010. The park’s indoor activities are centered around everything you can do with a Ferrari. At Ferrari World, there’s something for everyone to do, whether you go with your kids or by yourself. Here, you can see how these incredible cars are actually made. It will be surprising for you to know that you can actually drive a Ferrari here having an expert champion by your side, riding with you. Don’t miss the 3D animations and live theatre at Ferrari World.

10. DUBAI CREEK

One more landmark which you must not miss while visiting Dubai is Dubai Creek zone that associates the ocean exchanging port to the leave as it goes through the heart of Dubai. This Dubai attraction is a saltwater brook situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and it closes at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Historically, the spring separated the city into two principal segments – Deira and Bur Dubai. Dubai Creek has been an observer to numerous live shows, plays, music, and firecrackers. The Al Seef, Al Muraqabat, and Al Rigga boulevards wake up amid the Dubai Shopping Festival. Another most interesting thing about the creek is the setting sun which makes this place all more suitable for travelers around the globe.

11. DUBAI DOLPHINARIUM

It has become one of the city’s greatest amusement venues including Coral Reef Aquarium, Fish Farm, Gatorville and a research therapy center. This unique facility has been primarily developed to educate and entertain visitors of all ages while emphasizing the need for the conservation of dolphins and other endangered aquatic species in a safe manner. The major draw of the facility is undeniably its 45 minutes long fantastic performance by dolphins and seals wherein they dance, juggle, paint and even play basketballs. This is rendered by up-to-date lasers and spotlights accompanying the suitable music. They also offer an opportunity to swim with dolphins. It has facilities to hold parties and events. Educational related lectures and activities conducted by dolphin experts and scientists are incredibly noteworthy.

12. SKI DUBAI

Just when you think you have seen it all in Dubai, and there is nothing more surprising or adventurous, you learn about the Ski Dubai, a 22,500 square meter indoor resort dedicated to snow and skiing. The resort is covered in snow where you can enjoy all types of indoor snow activities and be in the winter wonderland you could only dream of in the Alps. You can enjoy a mug of hot coffee here at a temperature well below zero! The Snow Park at Ski Dubai is a whopping 3000 square feet of pure winter bliss, where you can go for skiing, snowboarding, building a snowman, enjoy chairlifts, and see penguins parade in the park several times a day. 

There is an Avalanche Cafe, which is located at a height, so you can hike up there or go by a chairlift. The temperature there is minus four degrees. Ski Dubai is an experience of a lifetime and a must visit for any traveler.

13. JUMEIRAH BEACH

The sun-kissed beaches in Dubai have attracted tourists from all over the world because of the spectacular view of the Persian Gulf. The Jumeirah Beach is particularly famous for its white sands. The soft and clear, fine granules let your feet sink right in.

Enjoy a spectacular view of the seven-star Burj-Al-Arab from the beach, the stunning monument is set against Dubai’s coast and is a sight to marvel at. You are welcome to stroll around on the public portion of Jumeirah Beach, where you will find a string of barbeques, palm trees, desert gardens, children’s parks, cafes in Dubai.

It has a nice ambiance for family and is ideal for picnics, and afternoon and evening getaways. This Dubai attraction is best visited to watch the sunset, the sands turns into a deep shade of gold and the waters are comfortably warm. Jumeirah Beach promises you a perfect evening for your ideal tropical holiday.

14. DUBAI MALL

Among various Dubai tourist places, Dubai Mall is a place that attracts a major tourist crowd. It’s a magnificent sprawling structure with the vivacious interior designs, the expensive shops, portray the rich and splendid lifestyle of Dubai. It is the largest mall in the world with respect to total area. It consists of more than 1200 shops.

The mall attracts almost over 54 million tourists every year. It has 22 movie screens and a whopping number of more than 10 cafes and restaurants in Dubai which serve delicious dishes and various cuisines. It also has over 14,000 car parking spaces.

15. ATLANTIS PALM HOTEL

A stellar 7 star hotel with over 1,539 rooms of various luxurious dimensions, this hotel has attracted the eyes of many tourists and of course those with no limit on their credit card. The place is referred as the Royal towers and there are fireworks here almost every night that you can enjoy. 

The vacation will be complete in Dubai once you have paid a visit to this hotel in Dubai and explored the various luxuries abundant there. There are chances of you bumping into Hollywood stars here as this hotel is a favourite among the A-listers.

16. IMG WORLDS OF ADVENTURE

It is an indoor amusement park in Dubai which is a hit among the people around the globe. With four epic adventures zone in one location this theme park host global brands like Cartoon Network and Marvel. They also have IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones which are created by IMG group with original concepts.

IMG World covers an area of 1.5 million square feet and has the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 guests a day. Not just you can enjoy the click pictures with your favourite iconic Marvel Super Heroes and hair-raising dinosaurs but you will also be enjoying some thrilling rides.

17. WILD WADI WATER PARK

It is an outdoor water park in Dubai which is being operated by the Jumeirah International. It is a place which will quench the thirst for all your water sports adventures. Especially children will have a fun time in this park jumping and playing with water all around. There are several different water rides where you can have a completely awesome time.

There are two restaurants inside which will give your tummy a delicious treat when you feel hungry after hopping from one ride to another. There is a hot and cold wave pool where you can take a dip. Tumble Falls, Falcon Fury, Thunder Rapids, White Water Wadi are some of the rides available there. There is the facility of changing rooms and also a unique facility of wristbands. 

The use of the wristbands prevents you from the ordeal of carrying your purse all around inside the park. You can use this band while purchasing food and beverages and any extra money that will be left over will be accordingly adjusted before you leave.

18. PALM ISLANDS

Palm Islands are a set of two artificial islands mainly the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali. Tourists can get a chance to visit Palm Jumeirah, as it is the only completed Island. The island takes the shape of a palm tree. It is a major tourist place in Dubai to go for.

The best way to view the Palm Islands is from the air or at the top of one of Dubai’s many high-rise skyscrapers, such as the Observation Deck at the Burj Khalifa. To tour the islands you could take a Speedboat at Palm Jumeirah to visit some of the major attractions in the vicinity.

19. DUBAI FOUNTAIN

The world’s tallest, most stunning, and well-choreographed fountain is a sight to marvel. A towering height that reaches 900 feet, the Dubai Fountain stands in the middle of the Burj Lake and attracts thousands of tourists every evening who flock here to experience Dubai nightlife and to watch the light and music spectacular show that the Dubai Fountain put up every evening.

You will be astounded to find that the fountains have a unique structure that consists of five circles with a unique mechanism of nozzles that shoot water with a very high intensity. At this Dubai attraction, there are 6600 super lights and twenty-five colour projectors that give an illusion of more than a thousand expressions of water. 

The fountain performs on different songs and on different rhythms; from classical, contemporary, to Arabic and world music. While performing, the Dubai Fountain has as much as 22000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment.

20. BOLLYWOOD PARKS DUBAI

If you are a die-hard Bollywood fan, then the Bollywood Parks Dubai is the place to add to your list when you are in Dubai. The place has everything that’s Bollywood, from rides, cafes, zones, stage performances, live entertainment, an archipelago of activities spread over an area of 1.7 million square feet.

Mumbai’s popular film industry is now a reality outside the country, set in Dubai in its entirety. This is world’s very first Bollywood themed park. There are twelve rides and five themed zones in the Bollywood Park, and these are more than enough to keep you well entertained for the entire day.

21. JUMEIRAH MOSQUE

The Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque non-Muslims can visit in the UAE.

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 centre 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.

Dubai is a destination where even the most placid traveler would end up having fun! And with so many interesting and entertaining tourist places in to visit in this amazing cities in United Arab Emirates (UAE), you can imagine how wonderful your vacation can turn out to be.

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