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You can explore the many sights of Dubai indefinitely. For your convenience, we have compiled a detailed overview of what you should definitely see in Dubai. Use our recommendations and your trip will be unforgettable and informative.
What is the first thing to see in Dubai?
Even ordinary hotels in Dubai can be compared to architectural works of modern art. But your trip to this famous Emirate will be incomplete if you refuse to visit such places of interest and objects as:
1. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is located in the Downtown area of Dubai
Every tourist who comes to Dubai should definitely take a high-speed elevator to the top of this famous skyscraper. The building in the form of a stalagmite rises up to 828 meters. The Burj Khalifa is often referred to as the “city in the clouds”. On its many floors there are shopping centers and restaurants, a three-level car park, chic offices and a giant hotel, about 900 residential apartments. There are observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors, which absolutely all guides in Dubai recommend visiting.
Official website: http://www.burjkhalifa
2 Music Fountain Dubai
A nighttime performance of a color music fountain surrounded by skyscrapers in Dubai
Close to Dubai's main attraction, the Burj Khalifa, is a fantastic composition of water, sound and light. Located on an artificial lake, a luxurious fountain gives performances every day from 18 pm to 11 pm. Bright animated shows accompanied by modern and classical music are interspersed with periods of silence. But even during the interlude, splashes and streams of water continue to dance and sparkle.
Official website: https://www.emaar.com/
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3. Palm Islands
Palm Jumeirah is a large island in the Palm Islands archipelago
An archipelago of three palm islands, each shaped like this exotic tree. More than 7 million US dollars were spent on the arrangement of the unique archipelago. On the “tops” of the palm islands there are numerous buildings with penthouses and villas with individual access to the sea – you can rent them. The “trunks” of the islands serve as a platform for hotels, shopping malls, park complexes, office centers and yacht clubs. If you do not know where to go in Dubai, but dream of enjoying the luxury of the hot Emirate, sunbathing and swimming in the sea, go to one of the palm islands.
4. Emirates Towers
Emirates towers – skyscrapers connected by a shopping gallery
What to see in Dubai in 1 day? Of course, its legendary 54 and 56 storey towers. The twin skyscrapers are connected to each other and rise up from a terraced platform made up of circles and triangular figures. They are ringed by high roads. The popularity of the complex was brought by the original forms of high-rise buildings.
5. Dubai Marina
View of the Dubai Marina area, located on the shores of an artificial bay
Another great option for luxury lovers to visit in Dubai. A fashionable area with a marina, modern skyscrapers, snow-white cruise ships, its own department store, metro stations and tram lines.
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6. Atlantis The Palm Resort
Atlantis The Palm resort on the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah
The colossal complex was erected on the artificial island of Palma, which we have already mentioned above. It is decorated with exquisite Arabic spiers and vaults, huge arches. The building “Atlantis The Palm” has more than one and a half thousand rooms, including for VIP guests. Visitors can swim with dolphins at the local dolphinarium, feed the sharks in the lagoon, buy a ticket to the fantastic attractions of the Aquaventure water park, take a giant jump – the amount of entertainment will impress even the most demanding tourist. Reviews of not only children, but also adults about the rest here are exceptionally enthusiastic.
Official website: https://www.atlantisthepalm
7. Parus Hotel
Luxury Hotel Parus or Burj El Arab in a prestigious location, on the coast of Jumeirah Beach
Why did we include a hotel in our Top Dubai Attractions review? Because it is the “calling card” of the United Arab Emirates. The sail-shaped high-rise building can be seen literally from every district of the city. Celebrities and first persons from different countries of the world usually stay in apartments and suites.
Official website: https://www.jumeirah.com
8. Dubai Mall
A huge 4-level waterfall, which is illuminated in different colors in the Steven Byles Dubai Mall
The largest mall in the world, included in every rating of “the main attractions of the UAE“. We will briefly list its tourist attractions: entertainment centers for children and adults, an aquarium (the largest in the world), restaurants, cafes, boutiques and supermarkets, an underwater zoo, an outdoor playground that offers fashionable denim items and accessories, a huge cinema and an ice rink. .
9. Dubai Mall Aquarium
Visitors watch the life of marine life in the Dubai Mall Aquarium
What interesting places in Dubai can be visited with children? A giant aquarium with several thousand underwater plants and marine life, with a lot of extreme and entertaining entertainment – from feeding stingrays to swimming with sharks. The volume of the glazed reservoir, the illumination of which imitates the change of time of day, is several tons of water.
Official website: https://thedubaiaquarium.
10. Ski complex “Ski Dubai”
The amusement park and ski complex under the roof of Timo Tervo
The slopes with lifts are equipped with climbing benches, trails for fans of luge, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. The height of the lift is about 70 meters.
Official website: https://www.theplaymania
11. Mall of the Emirates
There are more than 500 stores on three levels of the Mall of the Emirates where you can make any purchases
The second largest mall in the city. The main feature is the indoor ski center, unique not only for the Emirates, but for the whole earth. There are also hypermarkets, fashion boutiques, an aquarium, restaurants, foot courts, children's playgrounds, etc.
Official website: http://www.malloftheemirates.com /
12. Lost Chambers
The Lost Chambers Aquarium is located on the lower level of the Jeremy Thompson Atlantis Hotel
Few excursions in Dubai are as loved by couples with children as a visit to this aquarium. Despite its modest size, Lost Chambers has a rich collection of exotic marine life and plants. The design of the water tank is made in the style of an old flooded town: it has its own streets and houses.
Official website: https://www.atlantisthepalm.com
13. Wild Wadi Waterpark
Wild Wadi Water Park – outdoor water park with swimming pool and water slides Saudi
A heavenly place for lovers of relaxed swing on artificial waves and for fans of extreme sports. Includes over 30 slides, attractions and tunnels for guests of all ages.
Official website: https://www.jumeirah.co
14. Water park “Aquaventure”
The Aquaventure water park with unique attractions is located on the territory of the Atlantis hotel skkhakirov
Another famous water complex, which should be visited by the whole family, is located on a palm island. The territory of 42 acres is given over to rides and slides, entertainment areas for children and adults, its own equipped beach line with white sand.
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Dolphin Show at Dubai Dolphinarium
If you have always dreamed of swimming with dolphins or attending a fur seal show, come here. On an area of 5 thousand squares there are also multi-media rooms for children, a cafe, a photo studio, a souvenir shop, a 5D cinema.
16. Gold Market
Assortment of gold jewelry at the Gold Market
Let's just say that within this relatively small bazaar (about 300 stores) more than 10 tons of gold are traded – this is a world record. Precious products are produced by the best jewelers of the world. The quality of products is at a high level.
Official website: https://www.visitdubai.com/
17. Spice Market
The largest selection of spices at the Spice Souk in Dubai
At the colorful old bazaar, you can buy not only any spices and spices, dairy and meat products, cereals, teas and sweets, but also traditional Arab products.
18. Bastakiya District
Bastakiya area with typical stone houses decorated with wood and plaster
The oldest quarter of the city, located on the coast of Creek Bay. It attracts tourists with buildings unusual for Europeans: traditional Arab cottages and wind towers.
19. Sheikh Said House-Palace
Sheikh Said's house-palace is located near the Dubai Creek
The courtyard of the luxurious palace house with windmills and arched openings is surrounded by a two-level gallery of rooms and halls. For the most part, in the museum premises you can see photos that tell about the life of the aborigines before the oil and tourism boom. The windows offer a wonderful view of the Persian Gulf.
20. Jumeirah Mosque
Stylized in the architectural style of the Fatimid era, the Jumeirah Seanmcne Mosque
Every year, millions of Muslims and visitors from all over the world come here. It is the tourist, educational and religious center of the UAE. Of interest to travelers is both the facade of the building and the interior of numerous halls.
Dubai Attractions: What else to visit in Dubai?
We talked about the main attractions of Dubai briefly. However, in this hot city there are many more amazing places that you should definitely visit. We continue to give recommendations to curious tourists:
21. Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Cooperation
Guests at the Sheikh Mohammed Krista Cultural Cooperation Center
The best place to visit for those tourists who are interested in Islamic issues. If you time your visit correctly, you will be able to hear the call to evening prayer. Be sure to ask to be taken to the roof of the building – wonderful panoramic views open from here.
22. Dubai Museum
The Dubai Museum or Al Fahidi Fort is one of the oldest buildings in the city
The attraction is equipped in an old fort, built of shell rock and plastered with clay. At one time, the building was a prison, barracks and residence of the rulers of the UAE. Today, desert and sea landscapes, date plantations, markets and Arab houses are recreated with amazing accuracy in its huge halls.
23. Dubai Opera
Dubai Opera's futuristic façade on cityscape background
The main cultural center of the country, designed for 2 thousand seats. Theater and ballet troupes, symphony orchestras and opera artists from all over the world hold their performances here. The building of the attraction itself has the shape of a dhow – an Arab ship. The theme of the sea and water is observed both in the interior and exterior of the opera house. In the improvised stern (rear of the building) there is a foyer, a parking lot for taxis and private cars. In the “fore” part of the building there is a main stage with an orchestra pit and an auditorium.
Official website: http://www.dubaiopera.com/
24. Flower Park
Buildings lined with natural flowers in Dubai Miracle Garden
You will not see such an impressive number of plants and flowers in any other park complex on Earth. About 110 million living plant organisms have been collected on an area of more than 7 hectares. A wonderful place will captivate you with its unique flower beds-sculptures made in the form of animals, peacocks, the Burj Khalifa tower, a giant clock. The fragrance of the flower park also causes a lot of rave reviews.
Official website: http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
25. Zabeel Park
Zabeel Park is located near the Emirates Towers
An oasis of greenery with fountains and shady areas was created for the entertainment and relaxation of tourists and local residents. On its well-kept square, there is the Stargate complex with playgrounds for children of all ages, ATV and catamaran rentals, and a small football field. The park is divided into two parts by a busy highway. However, you will not hear the noise of cars here: at any time of the day, the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. Convenient pedestrian bridges are provided for safe movement through various parts of Zabil.
Official website: http://www.dubaigardenglow.com/
26. Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach Park, created by the skillful hands of landscape designers < p>By visiting this beach park, you can swim in the waters of the Persian Gulf. The ennobled beach area has aristocratic lawns and picturesque gardens, playgrounds and barbecue areas. The atmosphere is calm and inviting for a leisurely beach holiday.
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27. Kite Beach
Kite Beach is famous for strong winds, so it is popular with kitesurfers
We recommend a visit to Kite Beach for those who want to fly a kite into the clouds or go surfing. The beach is famous for its winds, for which it is especially appreciated by fans of “boards” of various types. On the territory there are cafes with various cuisines of the world, there is an outdoor gym, beach football and volleyball courts, sapboard rentals, kayaks and kayaks, changing cabins and a skatepark. Of particular interest are mass kite-flying festivals.
28. Marina Beach
Marina Beach is a resort paradise in the luxurious Dubai Marina
Another luxurious paradise for vacationers with sun loungers, clear water and hot soft sand. You will swim and sunbathe, drink cocktails and have fun against the backdrop of skyscrapers, restaurants and luxury hotels on your back. To visit Marina Beach, you will need to overcome the park with barbecue areas and playgrounds, gazebos and benches, shady alleys and paths.
29. Meydan Hippodrome
at the Meydan Hippodrome in the Meydan City complex Dan Heap
The reconstruction of this large-scale hippodrome in 2010 took more than 3 billion dollars. As a result, the complex includes a marina, an IMAX cinema with more than 550 seats, a 5-star hotel, stables and the hippodrome itself with stands. Entrance here is open to everyone for free.
Official website: http://www.meydan.
30. Dubai Desert Reserve
Landscape of the Dubai Desert Reserve
Tens of thousands of visitors to the country visit this large protected area of the UAE every year. Wildlife lovers can book safaris, excursions and eco-tours in the desert of Arabia. At 225 sq. km. Bustards, oryx antelopes, as well as other exotic animals and birds live, many of which are on the verge of extinction. You can ride through the protected area in an off-road jeep. Camel rides on the sand dunes are no less successful. You can enjoy the view of indescribable sunsets and magical oases, emerald skies and beautiful undulating sands.
Official website: http://www.ddcr.org/en
< p> We hope that our sights of Dubai, photos with names and descriptions of which you have just seen, will also interest you. Abu Dhabi is another city in the UAE that is definitely worth a visit. Read our review article about the sights of Abu Dhabi and get inspired for your next trip to the Emirates.