If you want to name one of the most stylish cities in the world, Dubai would surely be on the list. It is also the most happening cities in the Middle East.
Modern architecture, historical past, flashy malls, exciting nightlife, great food choices, and amazing shopping experience are what await tourists in Dubai.
While you would definitely find something that interests you or excites you, having so many options can also be confusing.
Hence, we have come up with some of the best attractions in Dubai. Whether you have a Dubai tourist visa for 14 days, 30 days or 90 days, you must make time to visit at least some of these attractions.
Dubai Miracle Garden
It is hard to imagine a garden full of flowers, 45 million precisely, in a desert. But Dubai is a land of surprises and the Dubai Miracle Garden is something you have to see to believe.
This garden is open for public only in the winters when you would be able to see some incredible sculptures and designs made of colorful flowers.
A walk in the Miracle Garden would surely make your day!
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Apart from being home to the largest tank in the world, what makes the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo unique is that it is located inside the Dubai Mall.
A walk through the tunnel would give you a chance to view the 33,000 aquatic animals including manta rays and sand tiger sharks.
You can also have some interesting experiences like shark diving, cage snorkeling, etc.
Ski Dubai and Snow World
Muchto the surprise of many, Dubai is also home to the largest indoor ski park. Located inside the Mall of Emirates, Ski Dubai is a place where you can go to escape the intense heat of the city.
Whatever might be your interest, snowboarding, skiing or simply playing in the snow, you would definitely enjoy spending time at Ski Dubai.
The younger lot would also have a great time watching and interacting with the in-house penguins.
Dubai is a part of the Islamic country of the UAE and the Emiratis give utmost importance to their faith. If you are interested in learning more about Islam, the Jumeirah Mosque is a place to visit.
The best part is that it is the only mosque in Dubai which is open to non-Muslims. A 75 minute guided tour happens every day at the mosque, except on Fridays.
Apart from knowing about the religion, you would also be able to enjoy the architecture of the place. You would also be able to enjoy Arabic coffee and dates at the end of the tour.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Your trip to Dubai need not be only about sightseeing and visiting malls. Rather, the city is home to some great water parks and the Wild Wadi Waterpark is one of the best.
The 30 exciting slides and attractions including the wave pools, the three tornados, and the tandem slides would give you the much-needed adrenaline rush.
For those who just want to relax, the Wild Wadi Waterpark also has the Lazy River where you can simply float. Also, you get the best view of the Burj Al Arab from this waterpark.
Dubai Garden Glow
The Dubai Garden is a fairly recent addition to Dubai’s numerous attractions. Opened in 2015, the Garden Glow has numerous glow-in-the-dark attractions.
Be it the Ice Park, Happiness Street, Happiness Forest, Sea World, Dinosaur Park or the Colourful Zone, every part of the garden is both fun as well as educational.
The magical lights and the numerous exhibits would surely entertain both young and old people.
Dubai is known for its luxury and the Dubai Marina is one of the best examples of it. A manmade Venetian-style canal, the Dubai Marina is home to some of the tallest, most luxurious buildings of the city.
Walking around the 8 km stretch, you would be able to witness swanky residential buildings, stylish restaurants and bars, and luxurious yachts.
The best time to visit Dubai Marina is during the night when the whole place is lit with sparkling lights. Go on a dhow cruise dinner on the Dubai Marina to view this place in all its glory.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
If you are in Dubai with your family, especially kids, you would be looking for some interesting places where everyone can have fun. Dubai Parks and Resorts is one such place.
The park is the largest amusement park and is a sum total of four parks. It consists of the Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Riverland Dubai, and Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark.
Each of these parks has some amusing rides and attractions. You can either get one ticket to access all the parks or get one ticket to enter the park that interests you the most.
The Dubai Fountain Show
One of the most remarkable attractions of the city is surely the Dubai Fountain show. Situated outside the Dubai Mall and next to the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain is enormous.
But nothing compares to the fountain show that happens every evening, from 6 to 11, every half an hour. During the show, you would be able to see the fountains dance along the tunes of Arabic or some famous world music.
The colorful lights just add to the museum. Whatever might be your interests, likes or dislikes, the Dubai fountain show would not fail to mesmerize you.
The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is located in Dubai. Consisting of 163 floors, the Burj Khalifa is an architectural wonder that can be seen from anywhere in the city.
During the Burj Khalifa tour, you can visit the museum (that shows the development of the building through pictures and videos), ride on the fastest elevator on earth and view the city from the observation deck on the 124th floor. You can also choose to have a drink or dinner at the restaurant on its 122nd floor.
Dubai Ice Rink
The Dubai Mall has some of the most unique and engaging attractions and the Ice Rink is one of them. This Olympic-size ice rink is a place you can enjoy some serious ice skating or just have a fun time with your family and friends.
There are various staking programs and private coaching happening at the rink, which might interest you. Even if you do not want to skate, visit this place to simply enjoy the sight of people skating on the ice.
If you are visiting Dubai between the months of October and April (also the best months to visit the city), you should go to Global Village.
This place is built specially for shopping and entertainment. Apart from the numerous rides and other fun attractions, you would also be able to see 40 pavilions, each representing a different country.
You would get to buy merchandise and also enjoy the food from that particular country, at each pavilion. Also, you would be entertained with music concerts, comedy shows, magic shows, etc. at the Global Village.
The Dubai desert safari is known to be one of the best things to do in Dubai. When the sun cools down a bit, you head out of the city and into the desert where you enjoy some amazing activities like dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding.
Moreover, you would be able to see the stunning sunset in the desert. Another highlight of the desert safari is the entertainment programs i.e. the belly dance and Tanoura dance.
The BBQ dinner at the end of the desert safari also makes the entire evening a memorable one.
In a Nutshell
As these are some of the most known attractions of Dubai, you must make sure to include at least a few of them in your itinerary. The city of Dubai has so much to offer, that a holiday here would be something that you cherish forever.