The many sights in Dubai are endless to see. For your convenience, we have compiled a detailed overview of what to see in Dubai. Take advantage of our recommendations, and your trip will be unforgettable and informative.
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 forgo visiting such places and sites as:
Every tourist coming to Dubai should definitely take the high-speed elevator to the top of this famous skyscraper. The stalagmite-shaped building rises to a height of 828 meters. Often the Burj Khalifa is called the “city in the clouds. On its many floors there are shopping centers and restaurants, a three-level parking lot, luxury offices and a giant hotel, about 900 residential apartments. The 124th and 148th floors have observation decks that absolutely all guides in Dubai recommend visiting.
Official website: http://www.burjkhalifa
Nearby the main attraction of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa Tower, is a fantastic composition of water, sound and light. Located on the artificial lake, a luxurious fountain gives performances every day from 6 pm to 11 pm. Bright animated shows with modern and classical music are interspersed with periods of silence. But even during the interlude, the splashes and streams of water continue to dance and sparkle.
Official website: https://www.emaar.com/
Archipelago of three palm islands, each shaped like this exotic tree. For the arrangement of the unique archipelago has been spent more than $ 7 million. At the “tops” of palm islands are numerous buildings with penthouses and villas with individual access to the sea - you can rent them. “Trunks” of the islands serve as a site for hotels, malls, park complexes, office centers and yacht clubs. If you do not know where to go in Dubai, but dream to enjoy the luxury of a hot Emirate, sunbathing and swimming in the sea, go to one of the palm islands.
What to see in Dubai in 1 day? Of course, its legendary 54 and 56-story towers. The twin skyscrapers are connected to each other, and rise up from a terraced platform made up of circles and triangular shapes. They are ringed by large roads. The original forms of the high-rise buildings made the complex famous.
Another great option of what to visit in Dubai for lovers of luxury. A fashionable neighborhood with a marina, modern skyscrapers, snow-white cruise ships, its own department store, subway stations and streetcar lines.
Official website: https://www.dubai-marina.com/
Atlantis The Palm Resort Complex on the artificial island of Palma Jumeirah
A colossal complex erected on the artificial island of The Palm, which we have already mentioned above. It is decorated with exquisite Arabian spires and vaults, huge arches. In the building “Atlantis The Palm” is located more than 1,500 rooms, including VIP-guests. Visitors can swim with dolphins at the local dolphinarium, feed sharks in the lagoon, buy a ticket to the fantastic attractions of Aquaventure water park, to make a jump from a giant height - the number of attractions will impress even the most discerning tourist. Reviews not only children but also adults about rest here are extremely enthusiastic.
Official site: https://www.atlantisthepalm
Why did we include the hotel in our “Best Sights in Dubai” review? Because it is a “calling card” of the Arab Emirates. The high-rise building in the form of a sail can be seen from literally every district of the city. In the apartments and suites, usually stay selebrities and top leaders of different countries of the world.
Official website: https://www.jumeirah.com
The largest mall in the world, included in every “top attractions in the UAE“ ranking. Let’s briefly list its tourist facilities: entertainment centers for children and adults, an aquarium (the largest in the world), restaurants, cafes, boutiques and supermarkets, an underwater zoo, an outdoor area offering fashionable denim items and accessories, a huge movie theater and an ice rink.
Official website: https://thedubaimall.com/
What interesting places to visit in Dubai with children? A giant aquarium with several thousand underwater plants and sea creatures, with many extreme and entertaining activities, from feeding stingrays to swimming with sharks. The glazed tank, whose illumination simulates the change of the time of day, has a volume of several tons of water.
Official website: https://thedubaiaquarium.
On the slopes with elevators are equipped with ledges for climbing, tracks for fans of tobogganing, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Climbing height is about 70 meters.
Official site: https://www.theplaymania
The second largest shopping 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, trendy boutiques, an aquarium, restaurants, foot courts, children’s playgrounds, etc.
Official website: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/
Few excursions in Dubai are as beloved by couples with children as a visit to this aquarium. Despite its modest size, Lost Chambers has a rich collection of exotic sea creatures and plants. The design of the water tank is in the style of an old submerged town: it has its own streets and houses.
Official website: https://www.atlantisthepalm.com
A paradise for lovers of relaxing on artificial waves and for fans of extreme sports. It includes over 30 slides, rides and tunnels for guests of all ages.
Official website: https://www.jumeirah.co
Another famous water complex, which should be visited by the whole family, is located on the island-palm. The 42-acre area is devoted to rides and slides, entertainment areas for kids and adults, and its own well-equipped beach line with snow-white sand.
Official website: https://www.atlantisthepalm
If you’ve always dreamed of swimming with dolphins or seeing a sea lion show, come here. The 5 thousand square meters area also has multimedia rooms for kids, a cafe, a photo studio, a souvenir shop, and a 5D movie theater.
Let’s just say that more than 10 tons of gold is traded within this relatively small bazaar (about 300 stores) - a world record. Precious products are made by the best jewelers in the world. The quality of products - at a high level.
Official website: https://www.visitdubai.com/
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 Arabic products.
The oldest quarter of the city, located on the shores of the Creek. It attracts tourists with buildings unusual for Europeans: traditional Arabian cottages and wind towers.
A two-level gallery of rooms and halls surrounds the inner courtyard of the luxurious palace house with its windmills and arched openings. For the most part, the museum’s rooms feature photographs of Aboriginal life before the oil and tourist boom. There are wonderful views of the Persian Gulf.
Millions of Muslims and visitors from all over the world come here every year. It is the tourist, educational, and religious center of the UAE. Interesting for travelers is both the facade of the building and the interior of the many halls.
Official website: http://www.cultures.
We have told about the main attractions of Dubai briefly. However, there are many more amazing places in this hot city, which you should visit by all means. Let’s continue to give recommendations to inquisitive tourists:
The best place to visit for those tourists who are interested in Islam. If you choose the right time to visit, you can hear the call to evening prayer. Be sure to ask someone to take you to the roof of the building - it offers wonderful panoramic views.
The attraction is set in an ancient fort built of shell rock and coated with clay. At one time the building was a prison, barracks and residence of the rulers of the UAE. Today its vast halls recreate with amazing precision the desert and seascapes, date plantations, markets and Arabian houses.
The country’s main cultural center, with a seating capacity of 2,000. Theater and ballet companies, symphony orchestras and opera artists from all over the world hold their performances here. The building itself is shaped like a dhow - an Arabian ship. Themes of the sea and water can be seen both in the interior and the exterior of the opera house. In the improvised stern (the rear part of the building) there is a foyer and parking for cabs and private cars. The “bow” of the building features the main stage with an orchestra pit and auditorium.
Official website: http://www.dubaiopera.com/
You won’t see such an impressive number of plants and flowers in any other park complex on Earth. There are about 110 million living plant organisms in an area of more than 7 hectares. This wonderful place will charm you with its unique flowerbeds, sculptures made in the form of animals, peacocks, the Burj Khalifa Tower, a giant clock. The fragrance of the flower park also evokes many rave reviews.
Official website: http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
An oasis of greenery with fountains and shady areas was created to entertain and relax tourists and locals. On its well-kept square is the Stargathe complex with playgrounds for children of all ages, ATV and catamaran rentals, a small field for playing soccer. 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 day the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Convenient pedestrian bridges are provided for safe movement through different parts of Zabil.
Official website: http://www.dubaigardenglow.com/
Visit this beach park and swim in the waters of the Persian Gulf. The landscaped beach area has aristocratic lawns and picturesque gardens, playgrounds and barbecue areas. The atmosphere is calm and moody for a leisurely beach vacation.
Official website: https://login.dm.gov
We recommend a visit to Kite Beach for those who want to fly a kite into the clouds or surf. The beach is famous for its winds, for which it is especially appreciated by fans of “boards” of various kinds. There are cafes with different cuisines of the world, an outdoor gym, beach soccer and volleyball courts, sapboard, kayak and kayak rentals, changing cabins and a skatepark. Of particular interest are mass festivals of kite flying in the sky.
Another luxurious vacationer’s paradise with lounge chairs, the clearest water and red-hot soft sand. You’ll swim and sunbathe, sip cocktails and have fun against a backdrop of high-rises, restaurants and posh hotels on your back. To visit Marina Beach, you’ll have to traverse a park with barbecue areas and playgrounds, gazebos and benches, shady alleys and paths.
It took more than $3 billion to renovate this large-scale racetrack in 2010. The result is a marina, a more than 550-seat IMAX movie theater, a 5-star hotel, stables, and the racetrack itself with grandstands. Admission is free to all comers.
Official website: http://www.meydan.
Every year, tens of thousands of visitors to the UAE visit this major conservation area. Wildlife lovers can book safaris, tours and eco-tours through the Arabian Desert. On 225 square kilometers live bustards, oryx antelope, and other exotic animals and birds, many of which are on the verge of extinction. You can take an off-road jeep for a ride through the protected area. Equally popular are camel rides across the sand dunes. You can enjoy the view of indescribable sunsets and magical oases, the emerald sky and beautiful undulating sands.
Official website: http://www.ddcr.org/en
We hope that our Dubai attractions, photos with names and descriptions of which you have now seen, will interest you as well. Abu Dhabi is another city in the UAE that is definitely worth a visit. Read our review article about Abu Dhabi attractions and get inspired for your next trip to the Emirates.