Top Rated Destinations in Dubai
Dubai has a wide range of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. This city has many cultural highlights and things to do, as well as all the glamorous modern add-ons. Listed below are some of the most extravagant places you can visit in Dubai.
Designed by Adrian Smith, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Known as the Burj Dubai Skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Burj Khalifa set several world records, including:
â–ªï¸ Tallest existing structure and freestanding structure
â–ªï¸ Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna
â–ªï¸ Building with most floors
â–ªï¸ World's highest nightclub
â–ªï¸ World's highest New Year display of fireworks
Things to do in Burj Khalifa
â–ªï¸ Enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings from the top of Burj Khalifa observation deck
â–ªï¸ Enjoy afternoon tea at At.mosphere
â–ªï¸ Relax at the Burj Club
Burj Al Arab
Designed to look like the sail of a dhow cruise
Famous landmark in Dubai.
Go behind the scenes, do you know just how impressive it really is?
It sits on a man-made island - Everything in the hotel from its architecture to the furnishings emanates grandeur and style.
Only self-styled 7-star hotel sound in the world
Fine dining experience - One of the fantastic restaurants in the Burj Al Arab
You can enjoy some relaxing pool time with cocktails and cabanas in the Burj Al Arab Terrace and also some of the interesting water games available for the thrill seekers
One of the must-visit attractions in Dubai
â–ªï¸ Worldâ€™s largest man-made island
â–ªï¸ Features luxury homes, hotels and other attractions
â–ªï¸ Newer attractions in the area, Pointe at The Palm - Stands out from the rest
â–ªï¸ Gorgeous beachfront retreat is Insta-worthy with many restaurants, stores and breathtaking views of Atlantis, The Palm
â–ªï¸ Leisure destinations including the famous â€“ Atlantis, The Palm resort.
Staggering facts about Palm Jumeirah
â–ªï¸ Shaped like a palm
â–ªï¸ Man-made island in Dubai spans over 560 hectares of land
â–ªï¸ Big enough to cover 600 football fields
A big round of applause to these celebrities who see Dubai as nothing less!
Popular international personalities, like English footballer David Beckham and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan own lavish villas on the island.
â–ªï¸ Known as the Al Bastakiya district.
â–ªï¸ The entire area offers a glimpse of the cityâ€™s old architecture similar to traditional desert homes in the UAE
â–ªï¸ Al-Fahidi Fort was built in 1787, the walls were built from coral and shells cemented together with lime, and they're still standing today.
You may have a visit to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood to get acquainted with the old way of life, which was prevalent in Dubai, with its rich values that can be seen in the design of the buildings and the way they are distributed.
The Dubai Creek is another popular place for tourists to explore:
â–ªï¸ Emirateâ€™s first major port
â–ªï¸ Creek forms a natural division between Bur Dubai & Deira that goes all the way to the Ras Al Khor Sanctuary.
The Creek takes you on a journey through some of the best elements of old Dubai:
The mystic aura, the traditional wooden dhows and the historic buildings together make The Creek a popular place to visit in Dubai.
Shops & Shopping
Dubai Mall - Very famous tourist attraction in Dubai
Shop, till you drop! There are more than 1,200 retail shops in The Dubai Mall
â–ªï¸ Second-largest mall in the world.
â–ªï¸ Hub for High Fashion Clothes & Gold Jewellery.
â–ªï¸ Facing the worldâ€™s tallest building
â–ªï¸ Offers spectacular views
â–ªï¸ Providing all kinds of luxury brand stores and designer clothes
You may also figure out some of the best restaurants & entertainment destinations at the mall, including:
â–ªï¸ CafÃ© Bateel, P.F. Changâ€™s
â–ªï¸ Walnut Grove.
â–ªï¸ Dubai Mall Aquarium
â–ªï¸ Underwater Zoo
â–ªï¸ Dubai Ice Rink
â–ªï¸ EKart Zabee
Gold Souk â€“ City of Gold!
The largest, oldest and one-of-a-kind gold market happens to be in Dubai.
â–ªï¸ Largest gold necklace is displayed right here in the Gold Souk
â–ªï¸ Deira Gold Souk is the largest gold market in the world.
Note: The variety starts from the mixed 18 carats gold, going up to 21, 22 and then to the pure 24-carat gold. After you select the piece of jewellery, the retailer weighs the piece and lets you know the price. The making charges are added as well with the product.
You will find a vast variety of intricate gold jewelleries sometimes studded with precious stones like rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. You can also buy genuine and carefully inspected diamonds, pearls, and other precious metals from a few shops, other than gold.
Landmarks & attractions
The Walk JBR
â–ªï¸ Dotted with beautiful murals
â–ªï¸ Bustling waterfront promenade brings you an excellent mix of shopping and leisure.
Head over to The Walk JBR! If you want more than just a good retail therapy!
Shopaholics have plenty of retail stores in JBR Walk to explore, including:
â–ªï¸ Victoriaâ€™s Secret
You can wrap up the shopping and march down with a delicious meal at one of the fantastic restaurants there.
The mood here is generally festive!
You can even witness live performances at JBR Walk like the music bands, dancers and even acrobats putting up a fantastic show for all.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Incredible experience - City landâ€™s signature creations!
A 72,000 sqm space full of scents and colors comes to life every year.
â–ªï¸ Family-friendly Dubai attraction
â–ªï¸ Launched on Valentineâ€™s Day, 2013
â–ªï¸ Set in the heart of Dubailand
â–ªï¸ Beautiful 2D and 3D floral structures and figurines
â–ªï¸ Garden in full bloom with its 150 million flowers
It has its own avenue dedicated to Disney, with massive floral displays of classic characters-Mickey Mouse!
Ticket Cost: AED 40 (Kids between the age of 3 years and 12 years); AED 55 (Adults); Free Entry (Kids under the age of 3 years and People of Determination)
Timings: Sunday to Saturday 09:00 am â€“ 06:00 pm, Location: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Contact: +971-4-422-8902
A ski resort in the desert - Sounds more like a fairy-tale from the Arabian Nights!
â–ªï¸ Ski Dubai has thrilling rides, an 85-metre high mountain to ski down from
â–ªï¸ A snow park for kids and penguins for everyone to mingle with.
â–ªï¸ Covering an area of 22,500 sq. m.
Ski Dubai provides not only a matter of creating a number of technical functions, challenging as they may be. It is also a great tourist attraction, particularly in the summertime when it is too hot to go to the beach.
If youâ€™re looking for adventurous things to do in Dubai, here are various packages available for visitors to choose from depends on the activities chosen.
Ticket cost may range between AED 190 and AED 1,390 per person. Timings: Sunday â€“ Wednesday 10:00 am â€“ 11:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 am, Friday- Saturday 09:00 am â€“ 11:00 pm
Location: Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha
La Mer Dubai
Stroll at the beach, catch a movie at the cinema or even have some splashing fun at the Laguna Waterpark!
La Mer Dubai is a favorite among tourists and residents.
A beachfront leisure destination, La Mer is another famous place in Dubai to visit.
â–ªï¸ Beach with a myriad of retail stores, restaurants and entertainment options.
â–ªï¸ Developed by Meraas
â–ªï¸ Fully facilitated and offers the perfect backdrop for some amazing Instagrammable shots.
La Mer brings you a well-rounded family destination where you can relax, play, shop and dine all in one place. There are watersports and sunbeds, contemporary art and upbeat vibes â€“ this popular destination is generally great for a feel-good time outdoors.
Visitors can dine at the chic, licensed venues.
Itâ€™s actually a beachfront district in Jumeirah, Dubai that is packed with a ton of colourful cafes and retail spaces that ooze L.A chic from every corner.
Timings: Retail outlets: Sunday to Thursday 10:00 am â€“ 10:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 10:00 am â€“ 12:00 am | Restaurants and Cafes: Sunday to Saturday 10:00 am â€“ 12:00 am
Location: 2 A Street, Jumeirah 1
Letâ€™s start the list of the best beaches in Dubai with Kite Beach by Meraas. Kite Beach features open stretches of soft white sand, vibrant sights and sounds, fitness areas, a beach library, and kids activities, so all you have to do is sit back and relax.
The beach is a popular spot for water sports and kitesurfing in Dubai.
Ticket Price: Free entry
Location: Umm Suqeim
Timings: Open 24 hours
The Museum of the Future
A showcase for a new era!
The Museum of the Future which offers a unique window into the history and culture of the region. The Museum of the Future will display innovative technologies, latest inventions and explore the realms of artificial intelligence. It is located on Sheikh Zayed Road and close to the Emirates Towers.
Soon to open for the public, The Museum of the Future is the latest addition to Dubaiâ€™s awesome collection of museums.