Dubai is a modern-day wonder which has something for everyone in it. It is the fourth most visited destination in the world. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels, shopping malls and the grace of heritage, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. Given below are ten Dubai best tourist attractions to be definitely included in your agenda.
Standing 828 meters high, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure ever to be constructed. The true majesty of the building is best witnessed up close and is best experienced from inside.
At the base of the majestic tower, you will find a vibrant hub of entertainment and dining, featuring the enormous Dubai Mall, the choreographed musical Dubai Fountain, and a plethora of other tourist attractions, which will be accommodating.
On a clear day, the view from the 124th level is breathtaking and is second to only the view from the top Sky Lounge on the 148th floor, which is the world’s tallest observation deck. The “Atmosphere” restaurant on the 122nd floor provides you with an unforgettable heavenly dining experience up with the clouds.
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The Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island of which the design and ingenuity are inexplicable. When it comes to artificial islands in the world, the Palm Jumeirah is one of the biggest. The vast array of versatile hotels at the Palm Jumeirah are enjoyed by everyone. Some of the noteworthy names are the Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One&Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and, perhaps most notably, the iconic Atlantis. You can take the monorail that connects the mainland to the island which makes the journey memorable. The Palm Jumeirah guarantees you a well-rounded experience making it one of the Dubai’s best tourist attractions.
Dubai is mostly known for its glamorous buildings, but it also has a lot of finesse of which the historical Dubai Creek is a good example. The saltwater estuary is the original site where the historic Bani Yas tribe settled. It was monumental in driving the Dubai economy. Activities like pearl diving, fishing were historically important in these waters. While at the Creek, a ride across the water on a traditional Abra is a must. The ticket is only priced at AED 1, but your experience will be worth a fortune.
Everyone likes to shop, dine and watch a movie and relax at the beach. Having the liberty of enjoying all these activities in one place is something amazing that Dubai has to offer in the form of JBR. With high profile DJ’s creating the hype on weekends, you can enjoy a regular open-air cinema and visit a popular water park to entertain the little ones for an hour or two. JBR is never short of activity and is one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai.
Kite Beach is the best beach in Dubai for kite surfers, watersports, and a list of beach activities. Like many other destinations in Dubai, it's a full package of related activities that make Kite Beach interesting. You can grab a smoothie from one of the fine restaurants/cafes which are a step away from the beach, watch bikers and skaters fly by at the newly finished skate park or get into a game of volleyball. With plenty of beach activities, plus an awesome view of the Burj Al Arab, you won’t notice the time passing by.
The Dubai Marina is the world's largest man-made marinas and another best tourist attraction in Dubai that charms travellers all around the world. The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is another important place to visit in Dubai where you can set sail and have the liberty of enjoying the unbelievable structures the district has from a distance - with awe.
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The Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood portrays the history of Dubai as it once was. You can picture the traditions when you take a walk down the lanes winding alleyways. Visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for cultural understanding (SMCCU) where you can learn some quick Arabic which you can try out in the streets, heritage tours and guided mosque visits to relate to the great culture of Dubai. After exploring, don’t forget to take an atmospheric Abra ride to the souks on the other side of the Creek.
The Dubai water canal is a 3.2 km long waterway that extends from the Dubai canal through the Business Bay before hitting the Arabian Gulf. It is the spine of 80,000 sqm of waterfront public space, which is one of the Dubai’s best tourist attractions. You can hit one of the recreational areas like the 3km running track and 12km cycling path for a quick workout on the way. The canal’s beautiful waterfall can be viewed from Dubai’s Business Bay. Some hotels like W Hotel and St Regis provide exceptional views of the canal.
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The Madinat Jumeirah is where the traditional architecture of Dubai gets the luxurious touch. The city of Jumeirah is built around the monumental ancient Dubai citadel. It consists of luxury hotels, private enclaves built in the traditional style, the world-class Talise Spa, the Madinat Souk, Madinat Theatre, and more than 40 restaurants and lounges. Like in many other Dubai attractions, you can use the service of the traditional wooden Abras to appreciate the waterways and architecture.
Excitement coupled with fun - and even 5D, is what you can expect in the enormous theme park, which is the size of 28 football pitches. With the latest and exciting rides, IMG Worlds of Adventure will bring your favourite cartoon/superhero characters to life. There are themed rides for young visitors with Ben 10, Gumball, the Power Puff Girls and Lazy Town, while the more mature can dive into the world of Marvel heroes: Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers. You will also come across life-size animated dinosaurs in the Lost Valley where you can indulge in a fantasy world. The range of entertainment promises 24-hour for the whole family, and there are also plenty of restaurants and shops.
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Dubai has many places which are regarded as the first, the best or the only. It is one of the few destinations in which you can cover all these within a relatively short time span. The experiences at each one of these top Dubai tourist attractions are unique and will be remembered by you for years to come.
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