Top 10 Attractions in Dubai

Top 10 Attractions in Dubai

Known for being the biggest and best in everything, Dubai has everything you need whether you are travelling by yourself or as a group. It’s tough to pick out just a few things to do in Dubai, but here’s our round-up of the top 10 attractions in Dubai:

The Burj Khalifa
Reaching up to the sky at a height of 828 metres, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world. Visitors can climb up to the two observation decks, on the 124th and 148th floors to take in the spectacular city lights and views that Dubai has to offer. The best time to go up the Burj in just before sunset, where you can observe the sun going down in unimaginable hues across the Arabian sky.
Burj Al Arab
A true Dubai icon, the Burj Al Arab is one of the most recognisable attractions of Dubai. Popularly known as the world’s only ‘seven star’ hotel, the sail shaped Burj Al Arab extends out into the sea and is visible along the beach. To enter, visitors must have a booking.
The Dubai Mall
A prime shopping destination in the region and in the world, The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world. Not only is it a shopper’s paradise, but Dubai Mall has everything and anything in terms of entertainment for the whole family and just a fun day out. The extensive indoor aquarium is home to over 150 species of aquatic creatures. The mall also has a 22-screen cinema, SEGA republic, Olympic-sized ice rink and much more.
Global Village
One of the largest open theme parks in the region, Global Village is a popular attraction among locals and tourists alike. The recurrent cultural spectacular runs during the cooler months of the year, from November through April. Visitors can try food from all over the world at pavilions of over 60 hosting countries.
Jumeirah Beach
Dubai is known for its year-round sunshine and clear blue waters, and is one of the main reasons tourists and residents look to Dubai for a break. The beach has plenty of water sports and activities for all ages and plenty of restaurants along the stretch.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Spanning over 520,000 square metres and still expanding, the Ibn Battuta mall is the largest themed shopping centre in the world. The mall was created as a tribute to the great Arab explorer Ibn Battuta who is the inspiration behind all the design elements of the mall. Visitors can ‘visit’ the six courts to follow Ibn Battuta’s journey through India, China, Tunisia, Egypt, Andalusia and Persia.
Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum should be a top of your list if you are someone looking for local culture and history. Located bang in the centre of Old Dubai in Al Fahidi district, Dubai Museum showcases the cities rich past.
Dubai Fountain
Built right into the centre of the Burj Khalifa lake, the Dubai Fountains are a sight not to be missed. Dancing to popular tunes every half an hour every evening, Dubai Fountains are the largest choreographed water fountains in the world.
Ski Dubai
Where else but Dubai can one think of going skiing in the middle of the desert? The indoor ski resort at Mall of the Emirates not only has ski lessons for visitors, but you can also see the penguin show, ice sculptures and ride the chairlift up the slope.
Dubai Autodrome
Thrill seekers will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Dubai Autodrome, where speed enthusiasts can get the full feel of a track experience. With indoor and outdoor tracks, drivers can also take lessons on different cars.
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