Here are the top 99 tourist attractions to see in Dubai:

1. Burj Khalifa

4.5 /5

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

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. Palm Jumeirah

4.2 /5

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

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.

3. Burj Al Arab

3.0 /5

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

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.

4. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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

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5. The Dubai Mall

3.8 /5

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

6. Global Village Dubai

3.4 /5

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

3.0 /5

16 km
from city center
7 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.

8. Dubai Marina

Must visit 3.1 /5

19 km
from city center
8 out of 99
places to visit in 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.

9. Atlantis the Palm

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

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.

10. Dubai Desert Safari

3.0 /5

9 km
from city center
10 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.

11. Madinat Jumeirah

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

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.

12. Dubai Fountain

3.7 /5

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

13. Jumeirah Beach

3.5 /5

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

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.

14. Ski Dubai

4.3 /5

12 km
from city center
14 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.

15. Dubai Creek

3 km
from city center
15 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!

16. At the Top Burj Khalifa

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

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!

17. Kite Beach

3.0 /5

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

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.

18. Dubai Water Canal

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

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.

19. Skydiving in Dubai

3.0 /5

18 km
from city center
19 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.

20. Dubai Opera

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

Located in Downtown Dubai, this 2016 established Opera is one of the finest and radiant cultural and arts centre. 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 bring 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.

21. Wild Wadi

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

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.

22. VR Park Dubai Mall

1 km
from city center
22 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.

23. Dubai Gold Souk

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

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.

24. Laguna Water Park

3 km
from city center
24 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.

25. Jumeirah Mosque

3.6 /5

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

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.

26. Al Bastakiya

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

27. Aquaventure Waterpark

3.0 /5

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

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.

28. Dubai Shopping Festival

28 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.

29. Dubai Museum

3.8 /5

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

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.

30. IMG Worlds of Adventure

14 km
from city center
30 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.

31. Dubai Dolphinarium

3.7 /5

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

One-of-its-kind in the Middle East, this fully air-conditioned indoor Dubai Dolphinarium serves as a popular attraction for locals and tourists. Here visitors can enjoy a 45-minute demonstration of the northern fur seals and Black Sea bottlenose Dolphins. The facility also offers visitors a chance to swim with Dolphins at extra charges. Also, present within the complex is a restaurant, gift shop and classrooms for kids. There are also dry activities for children such as Mirror Maze, Aladdin magic show, an exotic bird show and the 5D/7D cinema where movies are shown with special effects.

32. Bollywood Parks

41 km
from city center
32 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.

33. Grand Mosque, Dubai

3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
33 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.

34. Dubai Spice Souk

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

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.

35. Alserkal Avenue

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

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.

36. Etihad Museum

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

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.

37. Ibn Battuta Mall

3.6 /5

23 km
from city center
37 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.

38. Bungee Jumping

3 km
from city center
38 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!

39. Legoland Dubai

41 km
from city center
39 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.

40. Mall of the Emirates

12 km
from city center
40 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.

41. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

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

Established in 2006, the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club are located in the Arabian Ranches. It is a multipurpose destination which offers facilities for sports, leisure, entertainment as well as for business. With more than 330 stables, this club lets you host private parties, learn horse-riding for beginners and play polo! This club is not limited to just horse riding and lush-green grounds but has amazing dining lounges too!

42. Dolphin Bay, Dubai

18 km
from city center
42 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!

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