Top places to see in Dubai

Travel Guide to Dubai- Top places to see in Dubai

1.Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is located in the downtown area of Dubai with a total height of 829.8 m (2722 ft). This is the world’s tallest structure and building. This 163-story building not only holds the record for the tallest building in the world, but it also has the most stories, the most occupied floors, the highest outdoor observation deck, and the tallest service elevator. This is a must-visit when you are in the U.A.E.

2.Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The 10-million-litre aquarium tank, located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall, is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It is home to thousands of aquatic animals from over 140 different species. This tank is home to over 300 sharks and rays, including one of the world’s largest collections of Sand Tiger Sharks.

There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main aquarium tank.

  • The 48-meter walk-through tunnel provides 270-degree views from 11 meters below the surface of the tank.
  • Visitors can go on a Glass-bottom boat ride, providing unique views of the tank from beneath their feet.
  • Those who want to experience a dip in the tank can opt for a Shark Encounter experience.
  • For the adventurous ones, the Shark Dive is a once in a lifetime opportunity, bringing you within inches of a large variety of sharks and stringrays.

3.Global Village

Global Village in Dubai is located on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. It is the region’s first cultural, family, entertainment, and shopping destination, with pavilions inspired by cultures from all over the world.

The event is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, where various pavilions represent different countries by replicating famous landmarks from within. It is an ideal location for experiencing authentic global cuisines, street performers, and thrilling rides.

AED 15 via website/mobile app and AED 20 for tickets purchased at the entry gates of the park.

4. Palm Jumeirah

The palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah is known for its luxury hotels, posh apartment towers, and upmarket global restaurants. It was one of the UAE’s first major tourism projects, and now houses some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, including Atlantis, Aquaventure waterpark, the Lost Chambers Aquarium, and the Palm. Aerial views from a plane or helicopter reveal the true beauty of this location.

5. The Dubai mall

The Dubai Mall is a shopping mall. It is the world’s second-largest mall. The mall, which serves as the entrance to the Burj Khalifa, is a family-friendly attraction with an abundance of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

The main activities in Dubai Mall are:

  • At the top, the Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
  • Dubai Dino
  • Trampo Extreme
  • Hysteria
  • Infinity des Lumières
  • Zabeel Sports District
  • Sky Views Observatory
  • Dancing Fountain

6. Aquaventure Waterpark

The biggest water park in the U.A.E is located in Atlantis, Palm Beach. The adrenaline-pumping Tower of Neptune and the exciting Tower of Poseidon are two of the park’s main highlights, which include several pools, shoots, flumes, and other thrilling rides. Aquaventure houses the country’s longest river, called “Rapids” which goes up to 1.6 kilometres.

7. Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden, located in Dubailand, is one of the most beautiful and largest natural flower gardens in the world. With over 150 million flowers in full bloom, this 72,000-square-meter paradise has blossomed into one of the region’s most picturesque, sweet-scented destinations.

The garden is heaven on earth for those seeking some of nature’s beauty in the city, though it is open only from mid-November to mid-May.

For adults, it is AED 55, and for children from age 3 to 12, it is AED 40

8. Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is rightfully known as the most luxurious city in the Persian Gulf. It boasts a glittering skyline, exotic nightlife, and filthy rich experiences, but one thing stands out: a desert safari in Dubai.

Safaris, wildlife-watching on a Land Rover, and spending an evening immersed in entertainment amid the desert in an Arabic tent are all part of a night in the great Arabian Desert.

The activities offered in the desert safari are belly dancing, dune bashing, quad biking, sandboarding, camel rides, etc.

9. Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai located on an artificial island on  Jumeirah Road. It was founded in 1999 and was designed in the shape of a dhow sail, and it’s the world’s only Seven-star Hotel.

This iconic landmark features 203 luxurious suites; a beautiful lobby; a beautiful fountain; a private beach, an indoor and outdoor pool; a restaurant; a bar; and a private helipad.

10. Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is a natural saltwater creek, tidal inlet, watercourse, or waterway in Dubai. There is an area near the mouth of Dubai Creek with museums, restaurants, and cafes where you can sit outside next to the water. You can travel around the creek in an Abra, which is a must-try experience that costs only one dirham. This experience shows that Dubai is much more than skyscrapers and indoor ski slopes.

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