Dubai, the UAE's holiday hot spot, has become a major destination for tourists today. Tourists flocking for sales, bargains, sunshine and family entertainment, the city top tourist attractions include the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, along with shopping malls and mammoth aquariums.
Here are the cultural highlights of Dubai and the must-do and all the modern add-ons. You will soon learn that there is much to learn beyond the glittering world of this city. One is to wander around the Bastakiya district and enjoy old Dubai and walk along the traditional Dubai Creek. Dubai is one of the most spectacular cities in the world, with its record-breaking architectural splendor and traditional quarters all over the place. Learn more about Dubai's best attractions to visit and the top places to get off your to-do list.
At Dubai parks and resorts, your entertainment needs are all brought together in one place. The only problem here is that you choose to do it. This mammoth project includes a swag of world-class theme parks that offer something for everyone, no matter what your quality. Motiongate takes its theme from Hollywood productions, rides based on movie blockbusters; Bollywood Parks Across India's Famous Film Industry in Its Ride; And Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark provide a fun day for young visitors with its interactive rides, water slides, and wave pool.
The district's attached Riverland Dubai Dining Hub means you don't have to go after yourself in the theme park endeavors, as there is plenty of evening entertainment here.
Atlantis, The Palm on Palm Jumeirah - Headquartered in Dubai's famous man-made island development, this water park is a great place to cool off after a few days of busy shopping and sightseeing. The waterslide operation here, along with Anaconda, the world's longest water slide, is excellent and world-class; The nine-story tall slide, appropriately named the leap of faith; Water coaster ride. There are also underwater safaris that use Sea Trek helmets; A separate water play area for small children with slides; Once you have consumed all your energy, the 700-meter white-sand beach.
This is the best gardening ever. Not satisfied with building the largest buildings and malls in the world, Dubai has created the largest gardens in the world, with an area of ??2,000 square meters and a habitat of 100 million flowers. Everything from twee English-style cottages to windmills and trucks to flowers. There is even a floral version of the Burj Khalifa. Walk along the sidewalks and enjoy the color riots and flower displays.
Dubai Butterfly Garden
City skyscrapers escape here in the afternoon. For a piece of nature, this vast butterfly garden, spread out amongst the domes of 15,000 butterflies, cannot be beaten. This is a great opportunity for kids to get close-up views as they often land on the shoulders and arms of butterfly visitors. There is a museum here with lots of information on butterfly species, their habitats and life cycle.
At 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is hard to miss. The tallest tower in the world naturally dominates the Dubai skyline, but the true majesty of the building is worth closer to or better than from the inside. On a clear day, the view from the observation deck at Level 124 is absolutely stunning, with the view from the top of the 148th floor at the top of The Top Sky Lounge. For those who like to eat in the clouds, the atmosphere at Level 122.
Burj al Arab
Burj Al Arab, the world's tallest hotel, is located at 321 meters on its own artificial island off the coast of Dubai. Designed to resemble the Billing Down ship, the exterior of the building illuminates the night with dancing, colorful lighting show. By all means, Burj Al-Arab is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, and those luxurious suites can cost upwards of $ 15,000 a night.
For those who don't have unlimited credit, going to dinner at the Underwater Al Mahar Restaurant is the ultimate way to enjoy the extravagant, dining-room walls with floor-to-ceiling glass panels that allow you to see the sea life, or you can enjoy lunch in the California-style Fusion Restaurant Scape... For the ultimate panoramic views of the city, book your afternoon tea at the Skyview Bar on the 27th floor (minimum cost required).
This sandy white delight is the number one beach destination for Dubai visitors. It is one of the most popular places for tourists to stay. There are great amenities on the beach, many sun launchers, restaurants and water sports operators offer jet skiing.
While in the area, brush off your mobile for an hour and visit the Majlis Gorfat and Al-Sheif, just a short hop from the beach. Built-in 1955, it was the home of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Built of gypsum and coral-block, this dwelling has been restored and maintained with genuine beautiful decorations, giving you a better understanding of the rich lifestyle of the rulers of Dubai. Majlis Garden is home to some of the most impressive Arab irrigation systems, including faded palm trees.
To call a sprawling development a shopping mall is an insult. Even a day spent here is not enough to see all this. With more than 1,200 shops and 150 restaurants, there is plenty to do, as well as an indoor theme park, ice rink, a large indoor waterfall, a dancing doodle fountain, the gigantic Dubai Aquarium, and the Underwater. The zoo.
Witness Water Dance in the center of Downtown Dubai
Located just beneath the Burj Khalifa and just behind the gates of the famous Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain presents the world's largest dancing fountain. This popular dancing water show shows Jets water streams as high as 150 meters. Each colorful, luminous jet travels over time to various musical numbers around the world, making it one of the most popular shows in Dubai. There are two shows on Fridays (1:30 pm to 2:30 pm) and one in the afternoon (1:30 pm to 1:30 pm), with evening shows starting at Sundown and lasting every 30 minutes until the last song is played at 11 pm.
The Palm Jumeirah
There is a reason for locals to say that the palm-shaped man-made island - 'only in Dubai'. The Palm Jumeirah is one of the largest artificial islands in the world, and the triumph of human ingenuity. Locals and tourists alike enjoy Palm's spacious hotels, which include Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One & Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Zare, and perhaps, most notably, Atlantis and The Palm. Getting there is not easy, as it runs on a monorail from the trunk that connects to the mainland's tram system.
Get into the waterways and souks that end in old Dubai
Dubai may be famous for the glitter and glamor of high towers in the sky, but the real heart of the city is Creek. The saltwater estuary was the original place where the Bani Yas tribe resided, and its water was crucial to Dubai's major economies of pearl diving and fishing. Today, the area is associated with the history of the Emirate, as it is the epicenter of the Dubai Museum and the gold, spices, and textiles. While on the creek, it is essential to travel through the waters of a traditional abrade, which at an incredible AED1 per ticket, attracts some of the best tourists in the city.
The Alserkal Art District of Al Quoz
For those who love shopping, dining, watching a movie, or just going to the beach in one place, consider a trip to The Beach opposite JBR. JBR is always in the works, with guest DJs releasing tunes on the weekends, as well as a regular open-air movie and a popular water park for entertaining small children for an hour or two.
The aptly-named Kite Beach is a great place to test your watersport skills, but there is plenty to do in the water at this popular spot! Get a smoothie from the many open-air cafes and restaurants as you step off the beach, watch bikers and skaters fly into the newly completed skate park or enter a volleyball game. It is easy to spend the day here as there are plenty of beach activities and a breathtaking view of the Burj Al Arab.
Deira is located on the north bank of Dubai Creek, where the winding streets unveil the melting pot of various nationalities who came to call Dubai home. Along the coast, ancient dhows are loaded into the backdrop of modern banks, hotels and office buildings.
For travelers, Deira is known for its traditional souks (markets) and is busy with shoppers at all times of the day. The Deira Gold Souk is the world's largest gold bazaar. Deira Spice Souk sells stalls filled with imaginative spices, cumin, paprika, saffron, sumac, thyme, as well as a fragrant wood, rose water and incense. The fish market offers very little tourist experience.
While in the district, cultural lovers should not miss two of Deira's finely restored architectural gems. Heritage Houses was built in the 1890s as the home of a wealthy Iranian merchant who later became the home of Sheikh Ahmad bin Dalmouq (a famous pearl merchant in Dubai). Today, it’s a great opportunity to see the interior of a traditional family home. The Al-Ahmadiyya School, built-in 1912, is the oldest school in Dubai and is now a museum of public education.
One of Dubai's newest sights, this 150-meter-high gigantic frame sits slap-bang amidst Dubai's old neighborhoods and the modern sprawl of the city. Inside, a series of galleries will take you through the history of the city and explore the Emirati heritage before heading to the Sky Deck, where beautiful panoramas of Dubai, old and new, fall on viewing platforms.
Look to the future at Dubai Marina, the world's largest man-made marina. Stroll through the Dubai Marina Walk and marvel at one of the world’s tallest apartment buildings or see the water as you sail from the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.
Just 20 minutes from the modern streets of Dubai, you can experience the wonders of the Arabian Desert, a true tourist destination in Dubai. After a traditional barbecue, picnic and camel riding, go off-roading, quad biking and sandboarding in the desert safari Dubai style. Or just embark on an adventure on your own and experience the wonders of the desert. Those looking for luxury should embark on a heritage dinner safari. Not enough in a day? Treat yourself to an unforgettable night in the dungeons at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
Your snake through the Heritage District of Dubai
Al Fahidi's historic neighborhood in Bur Dubai is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The best walk, this area offers a nostalgic view of old-time with traditional wind towers and a style of winding alleyways. You can visit the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) where guests can attend Arabic classes, heritage tours, and guided mosque visits to better appreciate the local culture.
The Dubai Water Canal is a 3.2 km long waterway from Old Dubai Creek to Business Bay before finding its way to the Arabian Gulf. 80,000 sq.ft. to include new recreational areas such as 3km running track and 12km cycling path.
Dubai Mall is the city's premier mall, offering access to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium. If you are looking for more entertainment options there is an ice-skating rink, gaming zone, and cinema complex. Shopping and food are endless, and there are always special events like live music and fashion shows inside the mall.
The best museum in Dubai is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built-in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. The walls of the fort are made of traditional coral. The upper floor is supported by wooden pillars and the ceiling is made from palm, mud, and plaster.
Historically, the fortress served as the residence of the ruling family, the seat of government, military, and prison. Restored in 1971 (again in 1995), it is now the city's premier museum. At the entrance there is a fascinating display of old maps of Emirates and Dubai, showing the mammoth expansion that has affected the area since the oil boom.
Bastakiya (Old Dubai)
The Bastakia Quarter was built in the late 19th century. It was built as a home for wealthy Persian merchants. They were mainly traded in pearls and textiles and were attracted to Dubai due to their tax-free trade and entry.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum HaS
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum was the ruler of Dubai from 1921 to 1958 and the grandfather of the current ruler. His former residence was renovated and restored as a fine example of Arabian architecture.
The original home was built by Sheikh Saeed's father in 1896, so he could monitor shipping activities from the balcony. It was demolished, but the current home was rebuilt next to the original site, featuring carved teak doors, wooden lattice screens throughout the windows, and gypsum ventilation screens with floral and geometric designs. Thirty rooms in a courtyard are built with wind-tower details.
Dubai Creek & Al Seef District
Dubai Creek divides the city into two towns, Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south. The Creek is a key factor in the growth of the city, attracting residents and fish and pearl divers first. Smaller villages grew along the creek about 4,000 years ago, and the modern era began in the 1830s when the Bani Yas tribe settled in the area.
Dhow Warfare is located on the banks of Dubai Creek, north of the Al Maktoum Bridge. It is still used by small traders throughout the Gulf, and some of the anchors here are more than 100 years old. You can visit here, see loading freight, unloading in and out of doubles. Visitors are often invited to cruise for a tour, with crews who can give you insight into the lives of traditional sailors. Many of the dhows that travel to Kuwait, Iran, Oman, India and the Horn of Africa. This small remnant of Dubai's traditional economy is still a wandering place.
On the Bur Dubai side of the creek, against the Bastakiya neighborhood, the waterfront is being revitalized as the Al Seef District, a waterfront promenade supported by traditional coral-block, limestone buildings, a floating market, and shops selling artifacts. This is a great spot for a walk around with great water views.
To travel along the creek, you can take a tour of one of the many re-established holes of tourist cruise boats or take an abra (small wooden trail) between the ferry points of the Creek's Bur Dubai and Deira banks.
Jumeirah Mosque is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai. The exact replica of the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, with its eight-fold Jumeirah Mosque, is a fine example of Islamic architecture. This stone structure is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and the two minarets exhibit subtle details in stone. It is attractive in the evening when the floodlights are lit.
The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Cultural Understanding (which hosts a program of tours, lectures, Arabic classes, and cultural meals) organizes guided tours of the mosque designed to try to better understand the Muslim faith. Tours start at 10 am every day except Friday.
Sheikh Zayed Road
The Sheikh Zayed Road is the main highway through the modern business district of Dubai. The wide, eight-lane highway features high levels of glass, chrome, and steel. This is one of the best on-the-ground vantage points of the renowned school buildings in Dubai.
The main attractions are the strip between the roundabout and the first intersection, or most of the famous malls in Dubai are on the road. On the top floor of the Dubai World Trade Tower, there is an observation deck, which gives visitors a beautiful view
One of the city's best tourist attractions, the Dubai Aquarium has 140 species of marine life. In the suspended tank on the ground floor of Dubai Mall. In addition to viewing the view from the mall, if you enter the underwater zoo, you can walk through the aquarium tunnels.
Different activities help you to explore marine life. Glass Bottom Boat Tours (above the tank) are especially popular. Cage also offers snorkeling and shark diving activities.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
You don't have to go very far from school buildings to soak up a more natural vista. The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary consists of mangroves and wetlands of Dubai Creek. A prime stop-off on migration routes, it is a prime spot for finding winter fireflies, as these majestic pink bird-watching flocks wander through the lakes and retreat from high altitudes. Major blinds have been installed at various locations within the park for birdwatchers to get a good view of birdlife.
Crossroads of the Urban Museum
The museum examines the historical role of the United Arab Emirates as a trade center between Asia, Africa, and Europe. Located in the former residence of Sheikh Hashar bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, a member of the Dubai ruling family, the exhibits trace the history of the coastline as part of global trade routes, displaying handicrafts and manuscripts. There are rare books, manuscripts, and small Armory Museum.
Mall of Emirates
The Mall of Emirates is one of the most popular malls in the city, with a stunning (superb) Sky Dubai facility. Complete with indoor ski slope chairlifts and a penguin enclosure, all at a constant temperature of -4 ° C. There is a movie complex and a family entertainment center aimed at big and small. Shopping opportunities are boundless, as are dining options, and all world cuisine is offered.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Located near the Global Village, this theme park is a spectacular recreation and has plenty of excitement and leaks for kids and big kids. One Zone is devoted entirely to Marvel's iconic characters; Another is dinosaur-themed riding; There is also a zoo to ride around the cartoon network, rides, and activities for young children, all ages.
For nightlife attractions, look no further. Dubai's classy new opera building is the centerpiece of the Waterfront Opera District in Downtown Dubai, which opened in mid-2016, making it the city's main cultural center and main entertainment venue. The Dubai Opera hosts a full year of renowned musical theater productions, world-class musicians' concerts, opera, ballet, classical music, as well as small productions, comedy nights and concerts.
The 2,000-seat theater building, with its stunning architectural skills, is one of Dubai's new landmarks. Contemporary glass and steel walls float above the waterfront, which is similar to the traditional da curves.