Dubai is city that runs mainly on tourism. Every year, millions of people from all around the world travel to Dubai for a holiday. World class amenities, entertainment and luxury await tourists in Dubai. While there are countless amazing attractions in Dubai, here are 10 that you should definitely see when in the city. Some of these attractions are unique, while some of them have broken world records. Here are 10 Dubai attractions that should be a part of your itinerary.
The Burj Khalifa needs no introduction. Apart from being the tallest building in the world, it has several other world records in its name. The Burj Khalifa tour is the most popular way of visiting the building, where you would get to go to the observation deck on the 124th floor. However, if you want to visit the Burj Khalifa in a different way, you can either stay at Hotel Armani or dine at one of the restaurants inside the building. Either way, visiting the Burj Khalifa would be the highlight of your Dubai holiday.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Another record-breaking attraction, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest flower garden in the world and has several other records in its name. Spread around an area of 72,000 square-meter, it is a seasonal attraction that remains open from October to May. This colourful garden is home to more than 49 million flowers that have been arranged in the most beautiful and creative way possible. You would not get tired of seeing colourful flower arrangements like a floral teddy bear, floral airbus, floral Mickey Mouse, heart-shaped floral corridors, floral castles, etc. Moreover, there are new additions to the garden every year.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
If you want to do something more than sightseeing, Dubai offers several theme parks, but nothing is better than the IMG Worlds of Adventure. The largest indoor theme park in the world, the IMG Worlds of Adventure offers the right mixture of adventure, entertainment and fun. The park is divided into several theme zones, two of them being Cartoon Network and Marvel. Most of the attractions and rides on these zones are based on the shows and characters of Marvel and Cartoon Network. There is also the Lost Valley, which is a dinosaur themed zone. Apart from all these, there is also the IMG Boulevard, where you can shop and dine at your heart’s content.
The Dubai Museum is one of the places to visit if you are interested to know about the history of Dubai. It is located inside the Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest standing structure of the city. Once a prison and a place where weapons were stored, the Dubai Museum has been converted into a museum where you would get to see a glimpse of the old Arab world. Right from exhibits of Bedouin-style homes to weapons of yesteryears, the museum would take you right back to the olden times. There is also an interesting audio-visual presentation that shows the growth of Dubai from a fishing village to the sprawling metropolis it is today.
Love Lake Dubai
One of the relatively recent additions to Dubai’s attractions is Love Lake Dubai. Love Lake Dubai is two interconnected lakes shaped in the form of hearts. Located in the middle of the desert, Love Lake Dubai is a great place for a romantic date or even camping and picnicking with friends and family. One of the interesting facts about Love Lake Dubai is that the trees on one side the lake are place in a way that it reads LOVE when seen from above. If you want to take a break from the crowd and noise of the city, Love Lake is the best place to enjoy some peaceful time.
Although Dubai is gearing up for hosting Expo 2020, it has years of experience of hosting Global Village, a miniature version of the grand exhibition. Global Village begins in October and continues till mid-April, during which you get to visit 27 pavilions that present food and goods representing 90 countries from around the world. Apart from shopping and eating, Global Village also offers amazing entertainment, including dance performances, live music, fireworks display, etc. on weekends and holidays.
One of the unique things that you would see in the desert city of Dubai is Ski Dubai, the largest indoor ski park in the world. It is located inside the Mall of Emirates and is home to the largest indoor black run in the world. Apart from showing off your skiing skills, you can also enjoy snowboarding, tobogganing and even zorbing here. The place also has a snow park where you can have fun in the snow and also meet penguins.
The Dubai Fountain is the best feature of the Burj Lake, the huge manmade lake right outside the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Fountain Show is one of the best things to see in Dubai, and it happens every 30 minutes from 6 PM to 11 PM. During the show, the fountain comes live and dances to the tunes of some amazing music. The LED lights that accompany the music add more glamour to the show. While you can watch the show as many times as you want for free, you must go for a boat ride on the Burj Lake to take a closer look at the fountain show.
Although Dubai is streaming with numerous excellent shopping malls, nothing can take away the charm of the traditional souks of the city. Both banks of the Dubai Creek are home to the souks of Dubai. While the textile souk lies on the left side of the bank, the right side has the gold souk, the perfume souk and the spice souk. Even if you do not want to buy anything, walking through the narrow lanes is an experience in itself. Moreover, the souks are a great place to shop for some valuable souvenirs to take back home.
Amongst all the beautiful beaches of Dubai, the Kite Beach is the favourite public beach amongst both locals and tourists. The beach is so named because it is the best place for kite surfing in Dubai. Moreover, it also gives you the opportunity to try an array of other water sports as well. Apart from lounging on the pristine white sands of the beach, you can also practice skating at the Skate Park on the premises, while kids would have fun jumping on the numerous outdoor trampolines. However, the best part of visiting the beach is that it offers the best view of the sail-shaped hotel, Burj Al Arab.
Visiting these 10 tourist attractions in Dubai would surely make your holiday in the Emirate city a memorable one. Do consider these while planning your itinerary.