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1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Towering at a height of 2,700 feet, the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest tower in the world. With two observation decks, a Las Vegas-inspired fountain, nine of the city's best luxury hotels and multiple restaurants, this 21st-century architectural marvel must be your number one place to visit when in Dubai or even the UAE. Also, make sure to book your tickets in advance well to avoid last moment hassles.

2. The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Downtown Dubai

The Dubai Mall, also known as the home of the Dubai shopping festival, is one of the world's largest shopping malls with an area of over 500,000 square meters! With more than 1200 stores, a large walk-through aquarium, a world-class ic rink, 14,000 parking spaces and more exciting experiences for shoppers, the mall was voted the best shopping experience in the world by Grazia Magazine in 2010.

3. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

1 km
from city center
3 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Downtown Dubai

Located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo houses over 33,000 marine life occupying the 10 million litres of water within the tank. A unique underwater zoo occupies the level above the tank showcasing a plethora of underwater life that can be found inhabiting the oceans, rivers and other water bodies across the planet. The VR Zoo makes up the third section offering thrilling wildlife adventures via realistically created virtual tours.

4. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina
4.1 /5

19 km
from city center
4 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Downtown Dubai

Nestled in the region popularly known as 'New Dubai', Dubai Marina is a conceptualized man-made canal city. It offers luxurious lifestyles through its exquisite waterfront development along the Persian Gulf shoreline. There are classy hotels and upscale shopping and other leisure options here. It also contains the Dubai Marina Mall Complex, a shopping and entertainment destination.

5. Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah
4.2 /5

17 km
from city center
5 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's magnificent artificial archipelago, is the epitome of beauty created by land reclamation, extending into the Persian Gulf. The archipelago resembles a palm tree with a circle when you take an overhead view of it. It was one of the first major tourism projects in the UAE and currently houses some of Dubai’s top tourist destinations like Atlantis, the Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

6. Global Village Dubai

Global Village Dubai
4.4 /5

15 km
from city center
6 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Bur Dubai

Global Village Dubai is claimed to be the world's most significant tourism, leisure and entertainment project of UAE. It is the region's first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. Every year, the place receives over 5 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft. The compound has various pavilions that each

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7. Dubai Dolphinarium

Dubai Dolphinarium
4.1 /5

7 km
from city center
7 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Deira

Home to the majestic Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, Northern and Southern American fur seals, and exotic birds, the Dubai Dolphinarium is famous worldwide for its awe-inspiring and interactive shows. Located in Creek Park, a family entertainment and activity park in Dubai, the Dubai Dolphinarium is a major tourist attraction where people from all over the world flock in large numbers all around the year to enjoy exciting marine mammal and bird shows.

8. Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain
4.7 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Downtown Dubai

Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed water fountain located in the beautiful Burj Complex. This dancing fountain surges as high as 150 meters in complete synchronisation to classical, Arabic and other popular world musical numbers. Forming beautiful arcs and jumping to the beats, this fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. The show begins in the evening every day, and the best way to approach it is through the Dubai Mall.

9. Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark
4.2 /5

17 km
from city center
9 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

One of the biggest water parks of Dubai, Aquaventure is located in the Atlantis hotel complex. This amazing water park offers a series of pools, shoots and flumes and a few thrilling rides. Adrenaline pumping Tower of Neptune and the equally exhilarating Tower of Poseidon are some of the key highlights of the park. Visitors can also relax at the Cabanas, have a nice meal at the various restaurants and shop some souvenirs at the many stores in the park.

10. Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame
3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
10 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

One of the most recent megaprojects of Dubai launched in January 2018, the Dubai Frame is the world's largest frame structure inspired by the logo of the upcoming World Expo 2020 which is to be held in the city. Located in Zabeel Park, it acts as a frame to some of the greatest architectural marvels of Dubai including the Burj Khalifa. It is flanked by two high-rise towers that go up to 150 meters and are connected by a Sky Deck which has a breadth of 93 meters acts as a top member of the frame structure.

11. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai
4.3 /5

12 km
from city center
11 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of the indoor ski area. It is the largest indoor ski park in the world. The park has a Snow Park, ski slopes, an ice museum and a skiing academy for those who wish to learn skiing. Apart from the regular facilities, Ski Dubai also hosts various events and concerts and a very cosy eatery called the Avalance Cafe which has a balcony that faces the ski slopes.

12. The Walk at JBR

The Walk at JBR

20 km
from city center
12 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

The Walk at JBR near Dubai Marina is a beautiful avenue lined with swaying palms on either side offering many shops and restaurants to its visitors. The Walk is nearly a mile-long stretch with plazas and arcaded doorways on both sides. The Walk is host to multiple events and festival venues and is a must-visit after sunset. The Walk runs along with the six high-rise structures, Shams, Amway, Rimal, Bahar, Sadaf and Murjan. With Shams on the east side and Murjan on the west side, this place is also home to some amazing restaurants. 

13. Skydiving in Dubai

Skydiving in Dubai
4.2 /5

18 km
from city center
13 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Dubai being a favourite among the adrenaline junkies is a well-known destination for people who love skydiving as it provides a unique one-of-a-kind experience as adventurers get to skydive with the beautiful Pal Jumeirah below them. Many consider this a highlight of the city with many even claiming that no trip can be completed without this electrifying expedition. The Skydive at Dubai is regarded as one of the best skydiving service providers in the world.

14. Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai

41 km
from city center
14 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Situated amidst Dubai parks and resorts, Legoland is a family-theme park which lets you play with the Lego bricks and enjoy on water slides too! Ideal for kids aged between 2 to 12, Legoland is divided between two parks- a Lego park and a Lego Water Park. Legoland, Dubai consists of almost forty interactive rides, twenty water slides and more than fifteen thousand Lego models.

15. Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai Desert Safari
4.1 /5

9 km
from city center
15 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Dubai, mainly renowned for its great infrastructure, is also known for its adventurous streak. At the heart of Dubai is still its desolated desert. And so, to enjoy the desert a bit more effectively, the city presents various Desert Safari options. The experience is one of its kind and worth every penny spent! Visitors can experience desert camping with a delicious Arabian dinner, belly dancers and other traditional performers. Day safaris hold you in for an adventure as you get to try out Dune Bashing, sandboarding, quad biking, camel rides and more.

16. Miracle Garden Dubai

Miracle Garden Dubai
4.1 /5

16 km
from city center
16 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Miracle Garden is one of the most beautiful and biggest natural flower gardens in the world. Located in Dubailand, it is spread across a vast area of over 72,000 square meters, the garden is the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 45 million flowers and plants. The place is a heaven for those seeking nature's beauty in the city. The garden is open only from mid-November to mid-May.

17. Al Bastakiya

Al Bastakiya

7 km
from city center
17 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Bur Dubai

If you wish to get a slice of Dubai’s history then a visit to Al Bastakiya is a must. A trip to Al Bastakiya or Al Fahidi district can quench your thirst for discovering the historical roots of today’s glamourous star town. Characterised by large buildings made in traditional materials like mud and wood, Al Bastakiya place oozes charm of its own.

18. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab
3.9 /5

11 km
from city center
18 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Established in the year 1999, Burj Al Arab is one of the premium hotels of Dubai located on an artificial island off Jumeirah Road. Designed in the shape of a sail of a dhow, this iconic landmark houses an array of shiny chauffeur-driven limousines and a private helipad. Talking of luxury, the hotel features an attractive fountain, an admirable lobby and richness induced 203 suites. Standing tall at a height of 180 meters, the royalty factor of the hotel is brought out by its may interior elements adorned in real gold! A prior reservation (on its website) is required to get past the lobby security to visit its restaurant if you are not staying there.

19. Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

3 km
from city center
19 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

This Saltwater Creek is UAE’s one of the major port and divides the city into two parts and connects the trading port to the desert. Extended to the Persian Gulf and the wildlife sanctuary, this waterway acts as a commercial lifeline as it facilitates not just tourism but also harbours ships, trade and commercial activities. This is a popular place for an evening visit. Witness the lights and music shows, floating and moving dhows, yachts, boats and vessels to get a glimpse of old Dubai during the trade times. A delectable meal and a starry waterfront is all you need to end your journey and trip on a good note!

20. Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque
3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
20 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Jumeirah Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in the UAE. Built exactly on lines of Cairo's Al Azhar Mosque that is eight times its size, this mosque is an excellent example of Islamic architecture. It is the only mosque in Dubai that is open to non-muslims. Its detailed architecture and design are even more glorified when lit up in the evening. It is also one of the most photographed mosques in the UAE.

21. Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk

8 km
from city center
21 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Deira

Dubai is famous not just for its deserts, adventure parks and resorts, but for its many shopping hubs as well. Dubai's famous gold souk happens to be the world's largest gold market! Situated in Deira, this golden souk is the most famous and highly visited tourist spot in Dubai because of its excellent quality and designs of gold. With more than 350 jewellery traders and retailers, Gold Souk is restocked with at least 10 tons of gold daily.

22. Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach
3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
22 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Stretched along the coast, south of the city's historic Al Faihidi district, this sandy white strip of sand is among the top beach destinations for the visitors of Dubai. The cluster of high-end resorts and properties such as Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) hotel, Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) hotel adds grace to the lively waterfront. For adventure buffs, there is the facility for various watersports like jet skiing, kitesurfing and more. For a quiet day at the beach, visitors can rent sun loungers too.

23. Saeed Al Maktoum House

Saeed Al Maktoum House
4.5 /5

7 km
from city center
23 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Deira

Al Maktoum House is a historic building located in the Al Shindagha Area of the city. Former residence of Dubai’s then ruler Saeed Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the house built in 1896 is now a museum. Visitors can enjoy and get to know about the city and royal family’s culture and lifestyle. It is now a famous tourist spot which impresses residents and visitors with its simple yet vast stature, open areas and courtyards, and cooling wind towers. You can find a lot of old pictures, documents, stamps and coins, jewellery and decorative items in this ancient museum.

24. Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera

1 km
from city center
24 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Downtown Dubai

Located in Downtown Dubai, this 2016 established Opera is one of the finest and radiant cultural and art centres. Built by the famous Emaar properties, Dubai Opera is a multi-format performing arts centre with the capacity of holding approximately 2000 persons. It engages the audience and brings an exciting vibe and life to the place. Dubai Opera is a unique blend of art and culture and presents something you’ve never had seen before. The opera is shaped like a dhow or a sailing vessel and hosts several performances like theatre, ballets, concerts, orchestras, conferences and even fashion shows.

25. Atlantis the Palm

Atlantis the Palm

18 km
from city center
25 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

With a private sandy beach and 5-star amenities, Atlantis is the first ever resort to be built on the Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. Offering mesmerizing views of the Arabian Gulf and being themed on the myth of Atlantis, this resort inculcates a few distinct Arabian elements. Providing unique features such as an underwater aquarium and swimming with dolphin opportunities, Palm Atlantis is surely one of the world’s most popular attraction destination for tourists.

26. IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure

14 km
from city center
26 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Established in 2016 in ‘the heart of Dubai’, IMG is the city’s first mega indoor theme park with world-class amenities and entertainment. Situated on the famous Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, this cartoon-themed park sprawls across 1.5 million square feet of amusement park space. Located next to Global village, this entertainment destination is full of live shows, attractive rides, movies and fantastic food options. Popular franchises there are characters from Frozen, Disney, Cars, Marvel, DC comics and more.

27. OliOli

OliOli

5 km
from city center
27 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

OliOli located on Sheikh Zayed Road is an interactive play area for children. With eight galleries holding more than 40 exhibits and frequent workshops, OliOli has managed to capture the hearts of both parents and children alike in just a few short months. While the galleries are designed to create a fun, joyful and safe atmosphere, they also create a learning space where children can explore topics like Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This interactive museum provided a hands-on experience that not many other places could afford, and that’s what made it stand out from the other edutainment centres in Dubai.

28. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

9 km
from city center
28 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

With over 500 flamingos and several species of birds and fishes, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland reserve. Perfect for tourists, environmentalists, photographers and botanists, it is a protected area and has a large number of migratory birds, fishes, crustaceans and mammals. This delicate and vast ecosystem has three birding hides which allow visitors to explore and engage in bird spotting.

29. Dubai Butterfly Garden

Dubai Butterfly Garden

16 km
from city center
29 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Situated at the the Dubai Miracle Garden, the Dubai Butterfly Garden is the world's largest, housing 15 thousand butterflies and around 50 various species of butterflies all bearing different colours, features and shape. With its butterfly Museum, Educational Centre and Cinema, the Dubai Butterfly Garden provides a great opportunity for the visitors to learn more about the advancement of butterflies through each stage making it an ideal place to visit with kids.

30. Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

3 km
from city center
30 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Bungee jumping in a city full of skyscrapers is a must-try when in Dubai. Gravity Zone is Dubai's first permanent bungee operator and takes you as high as 50 meters from where you will free fall! Get the fantastic view of the Dubai cityscape as you free fall to the view of the Burj Khalifa and the magnificent Dubai waterfront. The professionals ensure that everyone is safe and sound while jumping off the tall crane with bungee elastic cords being attached to your body. You can jump solo or with your friends and family in a group of two and double up the fun of this thrilling activity!

31. Bollywood Parks

Bollywood Parks

41 km
from city center
31 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai is the ‘first theme park dedicated to the B-town’ in the world! A part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, it is the perfect location to learn and experience what goes into making a Bollywood film and how the Indian movie industry works. Visitors can visit various remakes of famous Bollywood movie sets like Lagaan, have a 4D movie experience to the movie Krish, the Cinema Circle for dance workshops and more. This place has perfect photo opportunities with the beautiful Indian décor, henna artists, vintage movie posters, mannequins of stars and colourful live performances.

32. Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum
3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
32 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Deira

Nestled in the Al-Fahidi Fort, this magnificent museum of Dubai was built in 1787 and is the oldest building in the Emirate. Restored in the year 1971 by the ruler of Dubai and then extensively renovated in 1995, today this beautiful architecture houses the city's heritage and many important historical events. While the main aim of the museum is to present the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai, it also showcases fascinating old maps of the Emirates and Dubai explaining the giant expansion of the region after the oil boom.

33. Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue

8 km
from city center
33 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Alserkal Avenue is an arts and culture district in Al Quoz, Dubai. Started as an industrial unit with several warehouses, the community has now been transformed into a significant art and culture forum. The Alserkal District accommodates several houses for local and global artists, art galleries, museums, performing platforms, design studios and exhibition halls. The place is a perfect amalgamation of engineering and creative spaces and at present has more than 94 warehouses.

34. Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates

12 km
from city center
34 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

The Mall of the Emirates, located in the Al Barsha area of West Dubai, is a shopping mall frequented by both tourists and residents of UAE. It is a one-stop-shop destination that has earned it the epithet of being the "World’s first shopping resort." It has also been named as the “World's Leading New Shopping Mall”. The Mall of the Emirates is home to a magnificent family leisure centre housing Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort and Snow Park, the first of its kind in the Middle East.

35. Dubai Water Canal

Dubai Water Canal

2 km
from city center
35 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Dubai Water Canal is one of the most exotic, exorbitant and eco-friendly projects of the Emirate. It stretches over a 3.2-kilometer waterway from the Creek in Old Dubai all the way to the Arabian Gulf. The canal is not just an attraction, it serves as a functional transportation system and provides routes to commute within the city.

36. Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi
3.5 /5

11 km
from city center
36 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the premier water parks of Dubai and boasts of innovative rides for all ages providing a unique experience for visitors. Located in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park is themed around Juha, the character from the very popular folktale Arabian nights. Apart from the rides, the water park also provides an excellent surfing experience.

37. VR Park Dubai Mall

VR Park Dubai Mall

1 km
from city center
37 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Spread over a large 76,000 sq.ft area, VR Park Dubai is the world’s largest among its tribe and is a must-visit place while visiting Dubai Mall. First of its kind in the UAE, a dedicated VR themed park at Dubai Mall is the latest craze for AR and VR fans. It has mind-boggling VR games and experiences such as Dubai Drone, Apex, and the legendary John Wick experience.

38. Laguna Water Park

Laguna Water Park

3 km
from city center
38 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Dubai's water paradise, Laguna Water Park is nestled in Dubai's finest Beachfront locations of La Mer. It hosts a series of thrilling and exhilarating water rides for the adventurer in you. Other than water rides, you can indulge in shopping at the retail outlets and savor on the variety of delicious food at eateries like Roti Rollers, Zou Zou restaurant and more.

39. Kite Beach

Kite Beach
3.0 /5

8 km
from city center
39 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Not just a beachgoers hub, but a regular spot for watersports enthusiasts, Kite Beach, is the newest beach in Dubai to have a lasting impression on visitors. Wakeboarding, kitesurfing and paddleboarding are a few things that visitors try out when visiting Kite Beach. One can try their hand at volleyball too with the net set upright on the beach. Kite Beach is a local and tourists favourite beach destination with its clean sands, adventure and relaxing opportunities available at everyone's disposal.

40. Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival

40 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

The Dubai Shopping Festival is a haven for shopaholics around the globe. The festival carries on for more than a month, starting from the last week of December to the first week of February. Major brands showrooms in Dubai have huge discounts on their products, making the deals inevitable for even the most reluctant shoppers. One can buy all sorts of products like clothes, electronic accessories, branded perfumes, food items, home décor, gold jewellery all at slashed prices. The discounts on prices of all go down to a jaw-dropping 75%. The highlight of the festival is the famous Global Village.

41. Grand Mosque, Dubai

Grand Mosque, Dubai
3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
41 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Home to Dubai's tallest minaret (70m), the Grand Mosque or the Grand Bur Dubai Masjid is an Iranian style mosque that is part of the city's heritage district. The interiors of the mosque is filled with beautiful blue mosaic work that attracts visitors from all over. The mosque is off limits to non-muslims. Built in 1900, the mosque was initially an Islamic Scool forthe teachings of the Quran and was rebuilt in 1998 as a Mosque to the public.

42. At the Top Burj Khalifa

At the Top Burj Khalifa

1 km
from city center
42 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Giving a mesmerising view of the horizon, the At the Top Burj Khalifa tour is a showstopper for those of you out there who wish to know what the view is like from the world's tallest tower. Developed specifically for the tourists, the At the Top tour and At the Top SKY tour takes you to one of the highest observation decks in the world!

43. Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah

12 km
from city center
43 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Situated in Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah is a luxurious 5-star resort built with the motto of ?staying different?. One of the largest resorts in Emirates, it has a private beach, several restaurants, ballrooms, an amphitheatre, fitness clubs, kids club, theatre rooms and a turtle sanctuary as well. Madinat Jumeirah has three grand hotels- Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’salam and Jumeirah Al Naseem, and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf which has summerhouses and villas. The resort also has its own Jumeirah Souk which has more than eighty shops, bars and restaurants. All the guests staying in the hotels of Madinat Jumeirah get a complimentary access to the private beach, wild wadi waterpark, kids club, Jumeirah souk, turtle sanctuary and talise spa and fitness centres.

44. Al Qudra Lake

Al Qudra Lake

28 km
from city center
44 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

A part of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, the Al Qudra Lake is a series of human-made lakes located right in the middle of the Saih Al Salam desert, on the southern outskirts of Dubai. A perfect place to visit for all nature lovers, the attraction comprises of extensive dunes and oasis-like pools, along with plenty of fauna and over 100 species of birds and desert plants.

45. Dubai Autodrome

Dubai Autodrome
3.4 /5

17 km
from city center
45 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Dubai Autodrome is a one-of-a-kind integrated motorsport facility with a sanctioned circuit of 5.39 km. Visitors and motor-enthusiasts can drive some of the famed racecars like the McLaren Sprint and the Ferrari GT at the Kartdrome for real-life racing experience. There are also other activities for the children like birthday parties, kart races for children, simulated races and more. Children have to 7+ years to participate in most of the activities.

46. Dubai Spice Souk

Dubai Spice Souk

7 km
from city center
46 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Deira

Famous for its amazing quality and variety of herbs, spices and flavours, Dubai Spice Souks, also known as Old Souk, is all you need to visit for a visual as well as for a taste treat. The air is filled with a unique blend of smells and aromas. Situated in Deira, visitors can find other products like unique Arabian rugs and lanterns, dried fruits and traditional UAE clothing as well. It is the perfect place in Dubai for souvenir shopping.

47. Etihad Museum

Etihad Museum

4 km
from city center
47 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

Situated on Jumeirah Road, the Etihad Museum is a historical place which consists of everything old and new. Also called the union house, it serves as a place which recites the story of the birth of the UAE. Managed by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, this museum collects, preserves and exhibits the heritage and traditions of the city and the country. It has a total of eight pavilions that depict a different story of the UAE.

48. The Lost Chambers Aquarium

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

17 km
from city center
48 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in : Jumeirah

The Lost Chambers Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United Arab Emirates which is located in a five-star luxury hotel Atlantis, The Palm. This aquarium is designed to the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis. With over 65,000 marine creatures from the depth of the Arabian Sea, UAE's largest aquarium is a must-visit for people of all ages, especially families with younger children.

49. Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall
3.6 /5

23 km
from city center
49 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, Ibn Battuta Mall is huge shopping complex named after a great explorer, Ibn Battuta. Narrating the journey of the famous 14th-century explorer, the mall is divided into six country-themed courts, Persian Court being the most popular one which is enveloped by a hand-painted dome. Apart from 270 shops, there are 50 restaurants and eateries, a 21-screen cinema, a trampoline park and a bowling alley.

50. Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park
3.8 /5

18 km
from city center
50 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

This beautiful park has over 3000 animals from across the globe and has become a popular attraction in Dubai for locals and tourists alike. The zoo is divided into various zones named as 'Villages', and these are classified based on the regions around the world in which the animals are based. They are Safari Village, African Village, Asian Village, Wadi Village, Arabian Village and Kids Farm which is a playground for children to learn about wildlife.

51. Scuba Diving in Dubai

Scuba Diving in Dubai

51 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Dubai lets you dive in its beautiful lagoons and explore the underwater world as scuba diving is the best means to discover and gain information about the marine life in the Emirate. You can find more than sixty-five thousand varieties of aquatic life including fishes, reef sharks, dolphins and corals. Dives at the Dubai Atlantis Palm, The Jumeirah and The Hilton Beach Resort will fill you with the thrill of underwater exploration!

52. Dolphin Bay, Dubai

Dolphin Bay, Dubai

18 km
from city center
52 out of 99
places to visit in Dubai

Located in Atlantis, the Palm, a trip to Dolphin Bay allows visitors to interact with beautiful dolphins in their habitat. Dolphin Bay is one of the finest and sophisticated human-made dolphin locales in the world. At Dolphin Bay, you learn everything there is to know about swimming with dolphins, feeding them, a more in-depth perspective about the marine mammals and this is a fun activity for adults and children!

Things to do in Dubai by Neighbourhood

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Dubai?

Day 1: Arrive at the Dubai International Airport and drive to one of the hundred beautiful hotels in Dubai. Visit the Burj Khalifa Complex, Dubai Mall and end the day by visiting the beautiful Souq Al Bahar at the Madinat Jumeirah. 

Day 2: Spend an entire day at one of the many theme parks in Dubai. You can visit either Dubailand, Legoland, IMG World or cool off at one of the most exciting water parks in the world, Wild Wadi.

Day 3: Relax a bit today and take a stroll through Al Fahidi Town (Old Town Dubai), Old Souk Dubai and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the miracle garden.

Once the sun sets, take a canal cruise on the Abras at the Dubai Canal Cruise. 

Day 4: Spend a day in the beautiful Jumeirah area. Visit the ultra-luxurious Burj Al Arab, the palm islands and the Atlantis hotel and Explore underwater at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Unwind at Kite Beach for a perfect finish to the day. 

How can I commute within Dubai?

Getting around in Dubai is quite easy with several options for local transportation available. Dubai Metro, local buses, monorails, waterbuses and Abras (motorized traditional wooden boats) are the available options. If you wish to frequently commute using public transport, we recommend you get a Nol Card. 

Nol Card

A Nol Card is an all-inclusive card that can be used when travelling via metro, trams, waterbuses and bus. They can also be used for inter-city bus services around Dubai. Children under the age of five years can travel free. For further information, visit the website www.nol.ae

Where to get it: They are available at major bus stations, RTA offices and also the latest online portal where you can apply for it.
Price:
First-time purchase charges: Starting at AED 6
Maximum top-up: AED 500

Four types of cards:
1. Gold Card: 
Price: First-time charges - AED 19 and credit of AED 6, Max Top Up - AED 500
Valid For: 5 Years
Accepted in: All modes of public transport in UAE and access to Metro Gold Class Seats

2. Silver Card: 
Price: First-time charges - AED 19 and credit of AED 6, Max Top Up - AED 1000
Valid For: 5 Years
Accepted in: All modes of public transport in UAE

3. Personalised Card: 
Price: First-time charges - AED 50 and credit of AED 20, Max Top Up - AED 5000
Valid For: 5 Years
Accepted in: All modes of public transport in UAE
Note: You can recover your balance if your card gets stolen or is lost. Online application available

4. Red Card: 
Price: First-time charges - AED 2 and credit of AED 4, Max Top Up - AED 500
Valid For: 90 Days
Accepted in: Metro, Bus and Tram only
Note: For a max of 10 journeys

Modes of Transport Within Dubai

1. Metro: 
Number of stations: 50
Starting Price: AED 2 - AED 6.5 per ticket

2. Bus:
Main Bus stations: Al Ghubaiba, Al Karama 
Starting Price: AED 3 - AED 17

3. Taxi:
Starting Price: AED 18 for 3kms

4. Dubai Tram:
Price: AED 3 per ride
Route: To see the Dubai Tram map, click here

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