Dubai is one of the most visited places in the entire world and is famous for its architectural marvels. It also has to its credit a supreme collection of spas and resorts. The city is located in the U.A.E, which is short for the United Arab Emirates. Home to the staggering Burj Khalifa, the city never sleeps and is quickly building more attractive attractions and revolutionary towers with each passing day. Loaded with tonnes of interesting things to do, Dubai is an experience that you will relish for years to come. From an indoor aquatic world to the largest of gardens, the city has so much in store.
If you plan on visiting Dubai’s famous places, you are in for an amazing time! Here is a list of places that you must visit to be able to fully explore Dubai:
Burj Khalifa is an iconic building in Dubai, and is the tallest in the world, stretching up to 829.8 meters. People always plan to visit the 124th floor’s observation deck, as it is a must-do for any traveller here. On reaching the observation deck with the help of an elevator, you get to glance at the stunning beauty of Dubai. It provides you with an amalgamated view of Dubai’s skyscrapers, desert, and the ocean, all at one go. Burj Khalifa is also one of the best places to visit in Dubai at night to witness the glowing city-lights. When you leave Burj Khalifa, you can also take a walk in the attractive gardens that surround the Burj Khalifa. You will also get to see Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest fountain with different water characteristics all set to please your mind and soul.
The Dubai Mall is the entrance to the Dubai Aquarium and Burj Khalifa and is a premier mall in Dubai. Here, you can go ice-skating and to the gaming zone. Apart from this, you can shop and eat to your heart’s content and also enjoy a couple of great events, like fashion shows and live music. The ‘Dubai Shopping Festival’ (January and February) and the ‘Dubai Summer Surprises’ (July and August) are the major tourist attractions in Dubai.
The Arabian Desert
Your nights in Dubai will be incomplete without a desert safari. You can go to the Arabian Desert and try all kinds of activities, like camel riding, sand skiing, quad biking, dune bashing, and many others. Apart from these thrilling activities, you can have barbeque dinners after sunset. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on a great fire show, belly dancing, and Tanura Dance Show when you are here. A night in the Arabian Desert is a night to remember when you sit down to gaze at the stars and relish the Bedouin culture.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Knows as the world’s largest flower garden, the Dubai Miracle Garden is sure to give you a lot of excitement when you visit Dubai. It is one of the best tourist attractions of Dubai. You can’t help but get lost in the serene beauty of the flower garden and it is definitely one of the best things that you will see here. With 109 million flowers blooming together, you are in for a visual treat. You can stay here for a day and still want more of its beauty. With mesmerising scents all around, the garden is amongst the most famous things to see in Dubai and is a haven for nature lovers.
Dubai Aquarium is located inside the Dubai Mall. Looking at various marine species up close and personal, you get to see around 140 of them gracefully swimming around in the largest underwater aquarium zoo. The entire walk-through tunnel of the aquarium is a 48 m long walk. But, for a larger-than-life experience, you can go for shark diving activities and cage snorkelling as well. Call out your inner adventurer here at the Dubai Aquarium and marvel at the aquatic world for a memorable time. You can also go for a glass bottom boat tour if you want to try something different out here.
Global Village is one of Dubai’s most loved tourist attractions. You will have a great time here with your family and friends, especially during night time. Glistening with decorative and colourful bulbs, the village brings forth a deep sense of excitement in a traveller’s soul. Laced with various pavilions that offer a cultural mix of different countries, this place should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Dubai at night. You can check out some Omani accessories at the Oman pavilion or some Egyptian traditional dresses and antiquities from the Egypt pavilion. Plus, you can buy some elegant carpets from Iran’s pavilion and beautiful traditional clothing from India’s and Pakistan’s pavilions. From stage shows to cuisines from all around the world, the Global village has the complete package.
Al Sadeem Observatory and Bounce Trampoline Park
Al Sadeem Observatory is a hub for people who love watching the stars for the longest time. Equipped with state-of-the-art telescopes, campfire and tents, the Al Sadeem Observatory offers one of the best views of the sky that you would ever see. You can’t help but feel the magic in the environment as you sit cosily under the blanket of stars. It is located at a distance of 153 kilometres from Dubai and you can visit the place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, between 6 pm to 4 am. After this, you can also visit the Bounce Trampoline Park to have a bounce off with your family and friends. How much fun would it be; just imagine! Free the child in you and make the most of visiting the park.
This is a list of the best tourist attractions in Dubai. When you land in Dubai, you definitely can’t miss out on these terrific places, so start having the time of your life with your close ones. With a city so gorgeous, the memories you make here will always stay golden. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your Dubai trip at the earliest!
The author is a travel blogger and loves to tell stories about the different tourist attractions in Dubai, Rome, Paris, and other beautiful places in a completely different light. He loves spending time with his family and listens to R&B in his spare time.