Luxury, amazing nightlife, ultramodern architecture, and stunning sights are some of the things that come to mind at the mention of Dubai. Dubai is not only one of the most visited cities in the world but it’s also one of the world’s most beautiful cities. There’s a long list of wonderful places to visit in Dubai and an even longer list of the best things to do. When in Dubai you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice but here are the 10 must-visit places in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is an unmissable attraction, you literally can’t miss it as it’s the world’s tallest building. Make your way to the observation deck using the world’s fastest glass elevator to get a bird’s eye view of this insanely beautiful city. Afterward, enjoy a delicious meal at the world’s highest restaurant or relax at Burj Khalifa lounge which boosts being the world’s highest lounge. Other things to do in Burj Khalifa include enjoying the live fountain show and strolling around Burj Park.
2. Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah is an incredible tree-shaped man-made island that is considered to be heaven on earth by many. This photogenic gem is home to many popular tourist attractions in Dubai like Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Additionaly it’s packed with luxury hotels like Atlantis The Palm, shopping malls and top-tier restaurants. Amazing things to do in Palm Jumeirah include strolling along the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, paddling around The Palm and going on a speedboat ride.
3. Museum of the Future
The exterior of this masterpiece is a unique oval shape engraved with Arabic poetry and is the epitome of beauty. Typically, museums are meant to showcase the past but this special one is devoted to the exploration of the future. Here you’ll get a chance to visit the Journey to the Future and discover the Digital Amazon exhibit, marvel at the Tomorrow Today exhibition and tour The Vault of Life.
4. Souk Madinat
A marvelous shopping spot and a perfect dining site next to the world-famous Burj Al Arab. Souk Madinat offers a one-of-a-kind insight into both old and modern Dubai. Some of the best things to do in Souk Madinat include watching a show at the Madinat theatre and going for a scenic boat ride along the Souk’s lovely canals. Many have also enjoyed a visit to the Theatre of Digital Art.
5. Dubai Mall
Next to the Burj Khalifa, lies the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping complex. Whether you’re here to shop at the high-end stores, dine at fancy restaurants or you’re up for a bit of an adventure, Dubai Mall houses everything in their spectacular complex to cater to your needs. The most popular spot in the mall is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. However, there are other fun things to do like ice skating, playing arcade games, watching a movie at the cinema and go-kart racing.
6. Infinity Des Lumieres
Located inside Dubai Mall, this incredible digital art venue is something you have to experience. This art and culture hot spot mostly focuses on 3 major exhibits: Dreamed Japan, Van Gogh and Verse. The venue uses a fascinating medley of colour, sound, and movement to change how a person views art. Recently, a new show running til July 2023 has been added to showcase the impeccable work of architect Gaudi.
7. Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame is an imposing frame-like structure and one of the most popular places to visit in Dubai. Inside, while at the top of the frame you can see unspoiled views of both Old Dubai and Downtown Dubai. Astonishingly, part of the floor is made of glass so you can see everything underneath. The Old Dubai Gallery is found on the first floor and presents the city’s history. Make sure you don’t leave before you visit Future Dubai.
8. Miracle Garden
Appreciate the beauty of amazing artwork made entirely of flowers at Miracle Garden. Walk through the garden to see impressive structures covered in wonderful flowers of different colors. Take a picture at the Sunflower Field, marvel at the Instagram-worthy Floral Clock and make your way to the Emirates A380 exhibit which is one of Miracle Garden’s top attractions.
9. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium is probably one of the most visited places in Dubai and its underwater tunnels are one of the most photographed spots in Dubai. Found at the bottom of Dubai Mall, part of it is free. However, the underwater zoo on the second floor is the perfect place to see a vast variety of marine life. Adrenaline junkies have an unmissable opportunity to swim with the sharks and go cage snorkeling. This is without a doubt one of the best things to do in Dubai with kids.
10. Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is a mighty indoor ski resort found in the Mall of Emirates, one of Dubai’s most famous malls. This park with an exceptional wintery setting contains a Snow Park, ski slopes, an ice museum and even skiing academy. The main activity here is skiing but people also love ziplining from one side of the park to the other.