The 14 best tourist attractions in Dubai

Dubai's Top Tourist Attractions

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa which is the tallest structure in the world is a popular tourist attraction in Dubai, which took 6 years to build and was opened on January 4, 2010. This concrete structure, which is 828 meters high, was the first attempt in the history of the world for a structure of this height, and as a result, designers and engineers have used the best and latest technology and structure design for it.

This gigantic tower is a unique example of architectural excellence. Given the tower’s grandeur, it’s no surprise that many describe it as a vertical city, housing hundreds of private apartments, hotels, a large gym, swimming pools, numerous restaurants, and even a mosque. The design of this 163-story tower combined cultural influences and modern technology to create a structure with the best performance in Dubai’s weather conditions.

tourist attractions in Dubaiv
tourist attractions in Dubai

From the top of this skyscraper, you can see the beautiful views of Dubai from a height much higher than usual. The high-speed elevator of this tower will take you up to the point where you can watch a view of the vast plains of the Emirates on one side and the ocean on the other side in a 360-degree tour. The view of the city of Dubai from the top of this tall building is so attractive that this tower often welcomes photographers at night who are very interested in capturing attractive images of this modern emirate.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Although the presence of one of the largest aquariums in the world in a shopping center seems strange. But the Dubai Mall has this big and beautiful aquarium and today it has become one of the most important entertainment centers in Dubai. Dubai Aquarium is a relatively vast ocean land that you can see by walking through the tunnel.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The depth of this aquarium is enough that about 10 million liters of water have been used to fill it and there are thousands of marine animals to show in it. One of the exciting parts of the aquarium is meeting the sharks. Of course, during this visit, you are in a metal enclosure and you can be within a few steps of these creatures.

Kite Beach

Kite Beach is a famous spot for sunbathers, foodies, and athletes in Dubai. Kite Beach is one of the greatest free beaches in Dubai for serious watersports. This long beach covered with white sand is located in the south of Jumeirah Beach and is not only a good place for sunbathing, but it is also one of the tourist attractions in Dubai and one of the tourist attractions for those who are interested in kite riding, skydiving and all kinds of water sports. You may rent high-quality sporting equipment.

If you’re searching for a more relaxed ambiance, Kite Beach emits both excitement and a relaxed seaside ambiance.

Dubai cruise ship

The cruise ship is one of the entertainment places in Dubai, where you can spend three hours full of memories and enjoy its entertainment and the view of the surrounding landscapes. It is delicious to the performance of different singers.

Dubai cruise ship
Dubai cruise ship

Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Dubai Waterpark, which is located in Atlantis Palm Jumeirah (a famous artificial island in Dubai), is one of the must-see places in Dubai and a perfect place to cool off after a few days of shopping and sightseeing. This water park, also known as Atlantis Water Park, has excellent and exciting water slides that are of the same quality as their global counterparts. In this water park, you can experience an exciting 9-step slide ride with the long Aquaconda slide or go sailing with an underwater helmet.

Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera Hall is located near Burj Khalifa and Dubai. This building was built in 2016 in the shape of a ship and since then it has hosted world-famous musicians and singers. This building is the first opera of its kind in Dubai and tourists like to take souvenir photos in front of this magnificent building. The Dubai Opera House has a capacity of 2,000 people, so you have the chance to check out the events that are held here during your trip to Dubai and book a seat in this hall to watch one of them.

Gold Souk

A journey to Dubai is incomplete without a stop at the legendary Gold Souk, which is among the emirate’s oldest and most intriguing traditional markets. Walk around the sparkling market to uncover designs from throughout the world fashioned with various carats.

Gold Souk
Gold Souk in Dubai

The Palm Tower

Nakheel, a construction business, built the 52-floor structure. The island of Palm Jumeirah and the city of Dubai can be seen in all their glory from the top of the Palm Tower. From here, you can view the Burj al Arab, Ain Dubai, and Burj Khalifa. Day and night, the observation deck The View at The Palm provides stunning vistas.

Ain Dubai

Ain Dubai is the world’s highest and most magnificent Ferris wheel, overtaking Las Vegas’ High Roller. To give you an idea of how big it is, the Ain Dubai is almost twice as tall as the London Eye, which is still a great 154 meters!

Dubai Frame

At first glance, nothing can be seen but a framed frame with an inlay, but this frame is a view of a beautiful and gigantic building built in Dubai, this building is visited by many tourists with restaurants and shops.

Dubai Frame
Dubai Frame

The cityscape may be seen in all its glory from the observation deck. There is no other building in the city that can compare to this one for views. The centerpiece of the attraction is the glass floor that runs along the bridge; it provides a view of the ground below from a height of around 150 meters. Definitely not for anyone with a fear of heights. However, for those who aren’t afraid of heights and are looking for a real one-of-a-kind experience, a visit to the Dubai Frame is an essential need. However, you shouldn’t be concerned because the glass floor has three layers of protection.

Ski Dubai

Who knew you could ski in the desert in the 21st century? Ski Dubai is actually one of the most popular tourist attractions of this city. Here you can not only enjoy skiing and snowboarding, but you can also see penguins up close. There is a cafe in Ski Dubai where you can warm yourself up by eating hot chocolate. In this entertainment complex, there is also an ice park where tourists can experience snow games. Don’t worry about clothes and equipment; All this is available in Ski Dubai.

Infinity des Lumières in dubai

Enter Infinity des Lumières one of the perfect digital art centers in the Middle East, where 3,000 stunning HD digital moving visuals are brought to life by 130 projectors, 58 speakers, and modern art. Visitors will be immersed in live, moving art. The gallery will fascinate your senses with exhibitions that are connected to Van Gogh, Japanese painters such as Hokusai, and a portal into the universe with Thomas Vanz, all of which will run simultaneously.

Jumeirah Mosque

Many believe that Jumeirah Mosque is the most beautiful mosque in Dubai. This mosque is one of the good works of Islamic architecture and an exact copy of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, and of course it is 8 times bigger than this mosque. The Jumeirah Mosque was built in the middle of the Fatimid Caliphate and has two minarets with delicate stone decorations, which are very beautiful and spectacular especially at night when they are illuminated with floodlights.

It is good to know that Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Cultural Center organizes tours that include cultural programs, Arabic language classes, and religious lectures in this mosque every day except Fridays at 10 am, in order to introduce Islamic culture. This mosque is located on Jumeirah Highway.

Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Road

Sheikh Zayed Highway is actually the main highway of Dubai. This very wide highway has 8 passing lanes and a long wall made of glass, chrome, and steel is stretched along it.

The main sights of Dubai are located between the square and the first intersection of this highway, and the tall skyscrapers and the famous shopping center of Dubai are along the route of this highway. The World Trade Center, which is one of the skyscrapers overlooking the Sheikh Zayed Highway, has a platform on its top floor, where viewing the scenery from there is cheaper than the Burj Khalifa.

The Gold and Diamond Museum Park with 118 jewelry workshops and 30 stores is another attraction in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Highway that jewelry lovers visit for shopping.

This highway is located in the center of Dubai.

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