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101 Places to Visit in Dubai

101 Top Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai, considered to be the melting pot of the Middle East, is the land of exotic sea beaches and new-age manmade structures. Located on the Arabian Peninsula along the Arabian Gulf, it is one of the fastest-growing cosmopolitan cities in this part of the land.

Spread over 4,114 sq kilometers; the emirate city strikes a beautiful balance between the natural desert and manmade islands. Being a key financial hub and due to its geographical location, it attracts one of the highest expat populations in the world. Additionally, the fact that the legislative framework is quite friendly and the city has an exceptional infrastructure of world-class hospitality makes it one of the top tourist cities with a kaleidoscope of attractions.

Continue reading to learn about 101 places that should be on your bucket list when visiting this progressively glamorous city in the Middle East.


Ain Dubai

It is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Located on Bluewaters Island, the 250 meters high giant wheel offers some spectacular views of the cityscape. The duration of the ride is about 38 minutes. There are 48 air-conditioned glass-enclosed cabins, each with a seating capacity of 40 people. It can hold 1700+ people at a time.

Al Marmoom Race Course

The race course for camels is located close to the Marmoom Heritage Village. Visit this place to witness and feel your heart racing as you watch the sport amidst the cheering of the crowd.

Aqua Adventure Water Park

Located in the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah, the water park is a gregarious place spread across 17 hectares and consists of a plethora of rides like the Aquaconda, which is the world’s waterslide, Zoomerngo, Poseidon’s Revenge, Leap of Faith featuring a 9-story near-vertical drop, and so on.

Aqua Fun

On The Beach opposite JBR, there is a themed park called Aqua Fun. To date, it has the record of being the world’s biggest inflatable park. It is the first park with inflatable water slides. There are about 74 games meant for all age groups.

Aura Sky Pool

Visit this pool if you love height and water. This infinity pool is believed to be one of the highest in the world. It is located on the 50th floor of Nakheel’s Palm Tower and is 200 meters above the ground. The view is amazing, with the Arabian Gulf in the background.

Children’s City

Along Bur Dubai, within the Creekside Park, a lego-style city awaits kids with numerous learning stations. The buildings in the city are interactive and designed for kids aged 2 to 15 years. There’s a planetarium too.

Deep Dive

This is an indoor pool, the deepest pool in the world, and is an attraction for water lovers who love to discover the underwater world. Here, you can explore a sunken city and learn scuba diving skills.

Desert Safari

The Arabian Desert, with its undulating sand dune, calls for a safari. The key attraction is the setting sun. Alongside, participate in adventure activities like sandboarding, witness belly dancing, relax in Bedouin tents, and enjoy a barbeque spread for dinner.


If dolphins, seals, and birds are your kind of thing, then a visit to the Dolphinarium must be on your list of things to do. Watch the performance of the aquatic animals while you are also allowed to touch, swim and play with them.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Located inside the Dubai Mall, this is a 10-million-liter tank that is an eye-opener with about 140 aquatic species consisting of approximately 400 sharks and rays. Other species include giant groupers, sand tiger sharks, and more. There is also the gigantic King Crocodile weighing 750kg. The best part is the walk-through using the underwater tunnel. Cage snorkeling is the other pastime to indulge in here. It also owns the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest “Acrylic Plane”.

Dubai Autodrome

It is the city’s fully integrated motorsport and entertainment zone and the first of its kind in the city. It is one of the best tourist spots in Dubai. Right in the center of the MotorCity Development area, the Autodrome features a 5.39 km long circuit used primarily for racing.

Dubai Canal

A 3.2 km manmade canal starts from Dubai Creek and flows into the Arabian Gulf, and meanders through the city center with walkways, cycle paths, a shopping center, restaurants, hotels, luxury housing, and more on the sides. You can enjoy the spectacle on foot, cycle, board a ferry, or cross the Canal using pedestrian bridges, especially the Tolerance Bridge.

Dubai Creek

The Creekside, where you may wander in the evening, is one of the greatest locations in the city. The Dhow cruise also starts from here. You can also sit down for dinner at the restaurants located on the promenade, like the Casa De Tapas, The Broadwalk, etc.

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

One of the foremost reasons to visit the Conservation Reserve is to experience a flight on a hot air balloon with a seasoned pilot. Your flight will be accompanied by falcons flying at the height of 1219 meters while you watch the sunrise over the Hajar.

Dubai Festival City

Close to the International Airport, the place is centrally located. You can shop here, dine here with several cafes and bakeries present, and check into one of the hotels.

Flying Cup

40 meters high, it is an incomparable flying experience offering a unique three-in-one experience involving food, entertainment, and a panoramic view of the landscape of the city. This is a must-enjoy family rendezvous.

Global Village

Ninety cultures meet here at the Global Village on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Creating a world without borders, it is a melting pot where you can witness and participate in a kaleidoscope of fun-filled activities. Stunt shows, #WonderRide challenges, snow fest ice rink, and Lord of the Dance are some of the events to look forward to.

Hatta Dam

About 90 minutes from the central part of the city lies this waterbody that is surrounded by the Hajar Range. Visit this place during the winter season, as there are ducks swimming across the waterbody. It’s the perfect place for Insta photos; you can drive along the edge of the water and take rides in kayaks, canoes, etc.

Hatta Heritage Village

Nestled in the Al Hajar Mountains, the Village depicts the authentic traditional life of the city. The old-city vibes are unmissable. The houses are made from mountain rocks. There are 17 houses, 1 fortress, 2 castles, and a couple of sculptures.

iFLY Dubai

Experience what it feels like skydiving from a real plane in this zone located at Play Nation in City Centre Mirdiff, where every individual gets to fly about 4 meters high in an air-conditioned tunnel. The experience is truly surreal.

IMG World of Adventure

This is the globe’s biggest indoor park located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road City in Dubailand. There are five zones – Novo Cinemas, Marvel, Lost Valley, IMG Boulevard, and Cartoon Network. Visit this place if you love action and adventure.


One of the best places for kids is Kidzania, where your children get to learn from role-playing activities. It is ideal for kids aged between 4 and 16 years old. The center is located at the Dubai Mall.

Lahbah Desert

Dubai Desert Adventure

Get your adrenalin pumping at the Lahbah Desert, driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) across the red sand dunes at neck-breaking speed, full throttle, and a bumpy 60-minute drive across the ATV circuit. Post the experience; you can laze at the 5-star Al Khayma Camp in a Bedouin-styled camp, go on camel rides, and savor delicious desert cuisine while enjoying dance shows, stargazing, and more.


It is spread across 14 hectares and is located in the Dubai Parks and Resort with 6 themed lands and 40 rides. It also features about 15,000 structures made from 20 million LEGO bricks. Kids can have an awesome time building cars and races. They can also enjoy activities like robotics at Mindstorms, obtain a driver’s license, and more.

Lost Chambers Aquarium

The depth of this aquarium at the Atlantis is mind-blowing and fascinating, with 65,000 marine animals. Visit the 11-million-liter aquarium where thousands of rays, colorful fishes, and sharks breed. There are multiple interesting activities lined up for visitors here. You can indulge in Hatha Yoga for an hour or enroll in a dive certification course.

You can also go on a diving or snorkeling experience or in the Aquatrek Xtreme. Let your kids feed baby rays, learn more about the breeding programs, and visit a state-of-the-art Fish Hospital.

Love Lake

The lake has a characteristic shape – two huge heart-shaped waterbodies that are connected and located in the desert. It is home to 100+ animal and plant species and is one of the most picturesque places in the city.

Mattel Play Town

This is an eduplay interactive indoor zone meant for kids in the age group between 2 and 10 years. It is a town where kids can use their imagination to experience stimulated playtime. Characters like Thomas from Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, etc., are quite popular with kids.


Created by SEGA in partnership with BBC Earth, Orbi is a nature lover’s stopover as it takes you into the world of the wild. Using 4D and 3D effects, the place features multi-sensory indulgences. Films shot by BBC Earth for Orbi are featured here, offering an immersive experience through smell, water effects, wind, and motion control.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

As you embark on a trail in this best-managed zones in the city, you will be welcomed by pink flamingos. There are hundreds of migratory birds and about 20,000 species of aerial and aquatic animals to win your heart.

Riverland™ Dubai

A themed destination filled with fun and dining options, Riverland™ is considered to be the gateway to Dubai Parks & Resorts. You can also go for a stroll on the riverside. Added to this, there are four zones – India Gate, The French Village, The Peninsula, and Boardwalk. These zones have innumerable retail, dining, and entertainment activities.

Ski Dubai

Another pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon in the city is to head to the Mall of Emirates and enter the Ski Dubai zone. Snowboarding, skiing across snow-covered slopes, experiencing chair lift and snow bullet, there’s a lot to do.

The Green Planet

The city offers a unique opportunity to visit a rainforest and that too an indoor vertical glass bio-dome at the Green Planet. There are about 3,000 flora and fauna species co-existing in this ecosystem. The forest is divided into 4 levels – Canopy, Forest Floor, Mid Story, and Flooded Rainforest. Visit City Walk at Al Wasi to visit this unique place.

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark, opposite Burj Al-Arab, is the first waterpark in the world to get an ISO certification. It is one of the safest, technologically innovative waterparks in the city.


Al Mamzar Beach Park

One of the best places for barbecuing and picnicking in the city is this natural beach dotted with green lawns. There are several shaded spots for picnics and designated areas for barbecues.

Al Soufouh Beach

Also known as Secret Beach, it is pretty close to the Burj Al Arab. Dotted with palms, the beach is good for diving purposes as the water is quite deep here.

Azure Beach

This beach, which is right in the middle of the city, is incredibly serene and beautiful and perfect for a relaxing weekend. There are numerous stalls along the beach line. The beach comes alive in the evening with innumerable entertainment activities.

Barasti Beach

It is one of the most loved beaches in the city. The ambiance is relaxed, with lots of pool and recreational activities. There are also multiple shacks and restaurants serving mouth-watering dishes.

Black Palace Beach

It is a mystery jewel at Al Sufouh. It is one of the top locations for scuba diving and snorkeling and faces Palm Jumeirah. It is mostly uncrowded, straddled by castles.

Jebel Ali Beach

Located in Mina Jebel Ali, it is one of the best places for camping and water sports like surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc.

Jumeirah Beach

The soft white beach is inviting, with plenty of lounging facilities. You can indulge in watersports like jet skiing. It is the perfect venue to laze around on the sand, shop, and dine with friends and family.

Kite Beach

At Al Manara Road, Kite Beach is a spectacle to watch. Besides water sports, there’s kitesurfing which is the main attraction of the beach. Other than that, tourists have a good time playing beach volleyball, soap football, beach tennis, etc.

Lar Mer

One of the finest beaches in the city for water sports is this one. It is a graffiti-inspired backdrop and an Instagram-worthy hotspot. The activities you can indulge in include kayaking, water biking, and stand-up paddling.

Mamzar Beach Park

Visit the Al Mamzar Beachfront Park on the Deira coast, spread across 106 hectares. A family place, it is covered with green lawns and is the perfect place to go for a picnic with friends and family.

Mercato Beach

On Jumeirah Beach road, there is this peaceful beach that is less crowded. A cycling track and promenade make it a decent place for the entire family. The Jumeirah Fishing Harbour is close by with cafes and restaurants.

Umm Suqeim Beach

Also called Sunset Beach, the place is surrounded by coconut trees and grooves, creating a great spot for relaxation. It is close to Burj Al Arab. You can go in for water adventure activities too here.

The World Islands

Developed by Nakheel, a Dubai-based development company, these are private islands along the city’s coastline and resemble the map of the world. The best part is that the islands are given out on rent and sold. You can travel to the islands via air or water. There are a total of 300 islands along the coast.


Al Fanar

To satisfy your gourmet needs, and relish authentic Emirati cuisine, visit Al Fanar. They have four branches across the city. The ambiance is from the 1960s, replicating a desert tent-like backdrop with a fire burning close by. The units are at Al Barsha Pond Park, Souk Al Bahar, Time Out Market, and Al Seef.

Chill at Chill

The Middle East’s unique Sub-Zero Lounge, Chill, is a different place altogether, with illuminated lighting and ice sculptures in the background. Even the seating is ice-made. The temperature indoors is -6°C. The best way to beat the heat outdoors!

Coffee Museum

Located at Al Fahidi at Bur Dubai, the Coffee Museum is an upscale classical setting where regional and oriental architecture blends seamlessly. It is a small and cozy ambiance that celebrates the coffee cultures from around the globe.


Dubai Opera

In Downtown Dubai, the opera is located in the Opera District. There are regular shows ranging from musical ones to dance, traditional music, theater, jazz, drama, and more. The opera occupies an area of 2000 sq meters in the multi-theater arrangement.

La Perle by Dragone

At Al Habtoor City, there’s the La Perle by Dragone show, where the audience is enthralled by live performances involving acrobatics and theatrical skills. There are innumerable aquatic and aerial stunts. In the background, there’s music and special effects.

The Dubai Fountain Show

The Dubai Fountain is another record of the city’s glorious list of firsts. It is the world’s highest-performing spectacle of lights and music. Present on the Burj Lake; you are in for a visual delight with 1,000+ water expressions and choreographed performances with various kinds of music in the background, ranging from contemporary western music to classical Arabic songs.

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Stop by the club at Al Qudra Road for the rejuvenation of the mind and the body. Ride a horse to keep yourself fit, go for a swim, unwind at the spa, learn Zumba and yoga, and enjoy world-class cuisines at the restaurants’ in-house.


Al Qudra Lake

It is a desert oasis, a part of the Desert Conservation Reserve at Al Marmoom. Catch the swans, ducks, flamingos, and other bird species swimming across the lake. There are food trucks nearby for your taste buds.

Burj Lake

A visit to the Burj Khalifa is incomplete if you do not stop by the lake. You can take a traditional boat ride on the Abra water taxi or even cover the entire manmade lake in duck, flamingo, and swan-shaped boats. The adventurous can ride water bikes. From here, you can witness the dancing fountain rising up to a height of 900 ft, going as high as a 45-storied building.


Al Bastakia

This is Old Dubai’s resplendent of the Arabian culture in every small aspect of the neighborhood. From sandy lanes to buildings made of coral, gypsum, and limestone and entrance doors made of wood with brass knockers, the place is a nostalgic hotspot.

Al Seef

Close to Dubai Creek, a stretch of 1.8 km shoreline marks Al Seef, the place that served as the pearl diving port during yesteryears. There are walkways to enable visitors to explore this majestic place.

Dubai Hills

This is the place where you will find most of the expat community residing, as it is an uber-luxurious residential area. There are villas and apartments, an 18-hole golf course, the Mall of Emirates, Dubai Hills Hospital, and more.

Dubai Marina

A visit to this happening city on the Arabian Gulf is incomplete without a Dhow Cruise on the Venetian-styled Dubai Marina. The best time is in the evening. Not just that, you get to enjoy a sumptuous spread of international cuisine and stay entertained by a traditional Tanura dance show.

Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif

This was the majlis, or the summer retreat for the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Located in Jumeirah, this is a site of national pride and heritage, managed by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority now.


Etihad Museum

This museum gives a peek into the history of the Emirates. This is the place where the founding fathers of all 7 Emirates of the UAE had signed the final declaration to form the country. Through photos, artifacts, interactive pavilions, and documentaries, you can revisit the past.

Jameel Arts Centre

The center on Jaddaf Waterfront is one of the independent places where contemporary art is exhibited for public viewing. The white-shimmering building also is the venue for various engaging and learning sessions for artists.

Museum of the Future

In the Financial District, this new-age museum takes visitors to 2071 and beyond. It is a cherishable visit to the future. Learn how astronauts live in space and experience the Amazon forest at the Digital Amazon exhibit, the effect of climatic changes on the human body, and more.

Museum of Illusions

Right on Dubai Creek is this amazing museum where your visual senses get tricked by optical illusions. There’s a dedicated room where gravity has no presence. The Vortex Tunnel and the Head on the Platter are the other capturing experiences.

Museum of the Poet Aqeli

Close to the Spice Souk is the home of poet Mubarak bin Hamad bin Mubarak Al Manea Al Oqaii, which is now converted into a museum where visitors can read the original work of the poet in his own handwriting.


Al Barari Playground

The playground, which is located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, is a great place to bring your kids for an action-packed day. Alongside, there are sugar-free icecreams, dairy items, burgers, fries, hotdogs, and drinks to keep the young ones full and energized.

Aventura Park

Located at Mushrif Park, near Gate 1 in Mirdrif, this is another unique adventure park spread across 35,000 sq meters. It is the only place to experience tree-top adventure in this region, along with activities like tree surfing, rope climbing, zip lining, crawling web, log balancing, and more.

Bark Park

As the name suggests, this park has been designed for dogs and pets and is a haven for pet owners. There are two distinct areas in the pet-friendly place – one for bigger dogs and the other for smaller canines.

Bollywood Park

A themed Bollywood park at Dubai Parks and Resorts at Sheikh Zayed Road awaits you. You get to see an interesting mix of classics and the latest hits from the Hindi film industry. There are live performances and numerous food stalls creating a nostalgic essence.

Dubai Butterfly Garden

A part of Dubailand, the Butterfly Garden has the coveted title of being the globe’s biggest covered garden for these winged creatures. There are 10 domes, each covering an area of 6,673 sq m that are home to thousands of Papilionoidea family members.

Dubai Garden Glow

Fitted with almost 10 million LEDs, this glow-in-the-dark garden is one-of-its-kind in the world. There are different themed parks inside the garden, like Arts Park, Dinosaur Park, Magic Park, etc. The garden opens from October to April every year.

Dubai Miracle Garden

With a collection of almost 45 million flowers, the Miracle Garden occupies about 72,000 sq meters. With an exotic collection to complement it, it is the biggest floral garden in the entire globe. Stop by to attend the musical shows and live performances here.

Hatta Caravan Park

Spend a night outdoors in the luxury caravans, which makes it a perfect spot for glamping. The national park and its splendor, along with the luxurious interiors of the caravan, offer memorable experiences. You are allowed to park your car next to the caravan, and there are many food trucks serving delicious cuisines.

Laguna Water Park

Spend your entire day in this water park with water rides, surfing artificial waves, raft slides, race slides, free fall slides, and more. Must-try activities include the WaveOz 180, Infinity Pool, Manta, and Constrictor.

Motion Gate

Another themed park for movie lovers is Motion Gate which is inspired by Hollywood. There are themed rides created from popular movies like King Fu Panda, The Smurfs, etc. It is located inside the Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Mushrif Park

Mushrif Park, one of the nicest locations in the city, includes an international village with traditional goods on display from many countries. It’s a good place for picnics, bird-watching, strolling, or enjoying a barbecue. There are options for sporting activities and animal rides too.

Quranic Park

Located in Al Khawaneej, this is one of the best parks in Dubai. The space here is meant for teaching the Holy Quran. The Cave of Miracles is the main attraction here.

Safa Park

For a nature lover, this is another sanctuary for peace of mind. It has been around since 1975, being one of the city’s first public parks. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, there’s a runners’ track for joggers and sporting facilities like basketball and tennis courts.

XPark Jr.

Well-manicured gardens await you at the XPark Jr., adorned with lovely flowers. Alongside, there are swings and slides for kids. There are other adventurous activities too for kids, like net climbing, petting zoo, etc.

Zabeel Park

Most people know the park due to the presence of the world’s largest frame on its premises. Apart from this, the 52-hectare park has many other facilities like lakeside restaurants, a jogging track and pedestrian track, a BMX track, picnic areas, an ice skating rink, golfing area, a mini cricket pitch, a boating lake, and more.


Al Fahidi Street

This is the place to head to buy some inexpensive electronics like laptops, ovens, music systems, cameras, etc. The stores on the street open at 10 in the morning every day except Friday when it opens at 4 in the evening.

Dubai Gold Souk

You must not miss this place if you have an eye for gold. Here you will find a range of gold in the form of ornaments and jewelry on display. There are bigger stores like ARY, Alukkas, and Damas, and there are smaller ones too. It is located right in the commercial business center in Deira.

Dubai Mall

The world’s second-largest complex for shopping and entertainment, the mall located in the Downtown area, is a much-loved leisure destination in the Middle East. Standing tall next to Burj Khalifa, it is also the best place for high-street fashion shopping, the likes of Versace. Burberry, and more. It is also home to 1,000+ retailers under one roof.

Dubai Perfume Souk

If you love magical scents, head to the Perfume Souk at Sikkat Al Khali. From local ittar to incense powders, and branded scents, this place is everything about aromas, and fragrances. There are 100+ stalls, and as you pass each, you get to know more about bakhoor and oud and other details of traditional Arabian scents.

Ibn Battuta Mall

The entire mall is categorized into six separate country-themed parts. It is also the globe’s biggest themed mall located on Sheikh Zayed Road at Jebel Ali Village.

Karama Shopping Centre

This is the perfect place to shop for souvenirs and gift items for your friends and family before leaving the city. The place opens at 09:00 am except on Fridays when it opens at 03:00 pm.

Souk Ma Dinat Jumeirah

This Arabian bazaar in Jumeirah is a spice lover’s ultimate dream-come-true destination. From exotic spices to local jewelry pieces, slippers, and more, you can indulge in amazing shopping experiences selling in a traditional Middle-Eastern souk setup with stalls, ornate lanterns, carved woods, and more.

Souk Al Bahar

Also called the sailor’s market in Downtown Dubai, this waterfront promenade is a marketplace filled with innumerable shopping, dining, and entertainment options. There are 100+ shops, 22 cafes and restaurants, lounges, etc. It is the best place to buy carpets, authentic handicrafts, jewelry, etc.


Burj Al Arab

The sail-shaped iconic structure is one of the world’s most luxurious 7-star hotels. It stands on a manmade island with a private bridge connecting it to the mainland. The Burj Al Arab has a helipad rooftop, exquisite dining options, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, and more.

Burj Khalifa

It is the world’s tallest building with residential and office spaces. It has restaurants and hotels inside. For a visitor, there are a plethora of things to do at the Burj Khalifa. For a bird’s eye perspective of the cityscape, take the glass elevator up to the Observation Decks on the 124th and 125th floors. You can also enjoy the delicious gourmet spread at the At.mosphere on the 122nd floor. To feel the thrill, you can also unwind at the world’s tallest lounge covering floors 152 to 154.

Cayan Tower

This apartment building at Al Barsha Heights is a luxe place with unique architecture. Stop by to appreciate the twisted outer shape that resembles a helical.

Deira Clocktower

This is the city’s Clock Tower, believed to have been designed and created during the 1960s. It is located in Deira along the intersection of route D 89 and Umm Hurrair Road.

Dubai Frame

Standing tall, about 150.24 meters, in Zabeel Park is the world’s largest frame, the Dubai Frame. It is a monument, a museum, and an observatory offering iconic glimpses of the old city and the newly-developed parts of the cosmopolitan. Not everyone has the guts to look down through the glass floor of the Observatory Deck on the top floor of the 50-storied architectural landmark!

Grand Bur Dubai Masjid

Bur Dubai is a place to visit to learn more about Arabic and Islamic culture. The mosque has the tallest minaret in the region. The building was initially built as a school for the study of the Quran.

Guru Nanak Darbar

While people from the Sikh community visit the Darbar for religious sentiments, people from other religions also visit the place as it is a key attraction in the city. There is a feast hall that can accommodate about 5,000 people for langar. There’s a function hall too with a capacity of 900 pax. The gurudwara is located in Jebel Ali.

Jumeirah Mosque

The white-stoned mosque is an architectural marvel in the city center. Built as per the Fatimid tradition, the Jumeirah Mosque is open to the general public on all days except Friday, even though visitors are not allowed inside during prayers. Stop by the mosque after sunset to enjoy the rare sight of the lit-up place.

Palm Jumeirah

An architectural marvel, Palm Jumeirah is a brilliant example of creativity. The manmade island is shaped like a palm tree and can be seen from the International Space Station (ISS). It is worth visiting this place once in your lifetime.

There are umpteen opportunities for tourists to unravel the beauty of this island. You can visit the Aquaventure Waterpark for waterslides and rides or relax on a private beach. Take a boat ride around the island’s coastline and partake in a skydiving experience with Skydive Dubai.

Saeed Al Maktoum House

This is one of the historical buildings in the Al Shindagha district on Al Khaleej Road. It was the residence of Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the erstwhile ruler of the Emirates. The place has now been converted into a museum with artifacts, documents, photographs, furnishings, etc.

Sky View Hotel

In Downtown Dubai, one of the newest additions to Emaar Hospitality’s portfolio is the Sky View Hotel. This 50+ storied building has two towers sharing a curvilinear podium. The landmark point is that at the height of 220 meters, the towers are reunited through a sky bridge. It’s glass-walled with an infinity edge pool. There’s a glass-floored cantilevered Observation Deck offering an ultimate and uninterrupted view of the majestic city, the ocean, and the sky. There’s a restaurant and an open-air terrace. There’s a suspended glass tube that slides down, hurtling floor-to-floor – this is the ones who dare.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the family-friendly places to visit in Dubai?

The parks and waterparks are all family-friendly places in the city. Kids love the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Ski Dubai, Global Village, and Wild Wadi Park.

Which are the top tourist attractions in Dubai?

The must-visit spots are the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, The Dubai Mall, and the Musical Fountain.