Has been ranked tenth among the world’s most fascinating and breathtaking tourist attractions, Dubai manages to lure millions of backpackers from across the globe every year. From natural to man-made structures and from shopping malls to the fort; this Middle Eastern city homes everything that may fascinate the sightseers. Here we present some best places to visit in Dubai to make your trip more enthralling and memorable.
Standing more than 800 meters long, Burj Dubai aka Burj Khalifa is known to be the world’s tallest man-made structure up to the time. Its ‘observation deck’ on the 124th floor provides you a mesmerizing and quite uninterrupted bird eye view of Dubai and Persian Gulf. The very next floor further presents a multimedia presentation on Dubai and the landmark itself. Since nighttime visits to the building are more recommended thanks to Dubai’s famous city-lights panoramas, it is suggested to buy “At the Top” entrance ticket beforehand to save your time. The site is opened for the visitors from 8:00am-1:00am.
Whether or not you are a die-hard fan of shopping; a visit to Dubai Mall will definitely make your day. Besides offering the shopaholic lots of wonderful shopping options; the site also gives entry to the lavish Burj Khalifa. You will also get an additional advantage of witnessing extravaganza festivals i.e. ‘Dubai shopping festival’ and ‘Dubai Summer Surprises’ if you choose to visit the city in Jan-Feb or Jul-Aug respectively. Some other entertainment choices the premier mall boasts include Dubai Aquarium, ice skating rink, gaming zone and multiplex.
Nested in Al-Fahidi fort; the oldest existing building in Dubai that was structured to defend the city against invasions, Dubai Museum is city’s another point of interest for tourists. The museum classically depicts the culture and heritage of Dubai and you can find galleries recreating historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life to discover ancient Dubai’s living styles and standards.
One of a kind Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest manmade island with its unique palm-shaped structure is also among the top-rated tourist destinations in Dubai. Besides the fascinating and relaxing Jumeirah beach, the site features a chain of high-end hotels including the Waldorf Astoria, One&Only, Fairmont, Jumeirah Zabeel, Saray and above all the Atlantis to offer you a luxury living experience.
If you are looking for something versatile where you can shop, dine and watch a movie altogether then The Beach opposite JBR is your cup of tea. On the weekends, the guest DJs playing up the tunes for visitors while the regular open-air cinema lets you take the taste of the real cinema at the beach. The deal doesn’t end here; the site also houses an amazing water park that fascinates both kids and adults alike.
Another popular destination that worth a visit is Global village, the city’s largest shopping and cultural platform. The last season of the Global village featured an array of interesting entertainment options including two brand new pavilions; a novel fun fair, and about 12,000 shows besides an overwhelming firework that supposed to be displayed twice a week. Furthermore, the opportunity to taste a variety of cuisines at 24 different restaurants was also among the packages.
Some other interesting sites to visit include the Bastakia Quarter, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Sheikh Zayed Road, Burj Al-Arab, Mall of the Emirates, IMG Worlds of Adventure and the Alserkal Art District. So, the next time you plan a tour to Dubai never miss out on these wonderful destinations to make your trip etched in your mind.