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. The Dubai Mall

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 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.

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5. Global Village Dubai

3.4 /5

15 km
from city center
5 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

6. Miracle Garden Dubai

3.0 /5

16 km
from city center
6 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.

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7. Dubai Marina

Must visit 3.1 /5

19 km
from city center
7 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.

8. Atlantis the Palm

18 km
from city center
8 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.

9. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

1 km
from city center
9 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.

10. Dubai Desert Safari

3.0 /5

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

Due to its architectural brilliance, aesthetic surroundings and sparkling beaches, Dubai has become a favourite of holiday goers and the adrenaline junkies. However, the heart of Dubai is still its desolated desert. And so, to enjoy the desert a bit more effectively, the city presents ‘Desert Safari’.

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.

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.

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

Dubai was always known for its crystal clear and spotlessly clean beaches to the tourists from far and wide. However, the beaches here are ideal for those laidback days when you’re off work. The entire city comes to the beaches at morning during the week-ends to take a break from the hectic Dubai schedule. But if you thought all the beaches here symbolize the ‘Relaxing’ atmosphere, then you’re wrong! The Kite Beach which is one of the latest beaches in Dubai is not a place for relaxation but rather a place to flaunt your liking for adventures.

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. Dubai Opera

1 km
from city center
19 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.

20. VR Park Dubai Mall

1 km
from city center
20 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.

21. Jumeirah Mosque

3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
21 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.

22. Al Bastakiya

7 km
from city center
22 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.

23. Aquaventure Waterpark

3.0 /5

17 km
from city center
23 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.

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. Dubai Gold Souk

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

Dubai is famous not just for its deserts and adventure parks and resorts, but for its shopping hubs as well. Dubai’s famous golden souk or bazaar definitely deserves a noteworthy mention when we talk of shopping! Situated in Deira, this golden souk is the most famous and highly visited tourist spot in Dubai because of its fine quality and designs of gold.

26. Dubai Museum

3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
26 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.

27. IMG Worlds of Adventure

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

Established in 2016 in ‘the heart of Dubai’, IMG is city’s first mega indoor 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 land and is full of excitement and fun. The adventure park is divided into five zones and provides you with a lot of activities to explore.

28. Dubai Dolphinarium

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
28 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.

29. Bollywood Parks

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

Bollywood and the magic of Indian cinema is famous worldwide and loved by all. Bollywood Parks Dubai is the ‘first theme park dedicated to the B-town’ in the world! Built in Dubai Parks and Resorts, it is the perfect location to learn and experience what goes into making a film and how the industry works.

30. Grand Mosque, Dubai

3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
30 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.

31. Dubai Spice Souk

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

Famous for its amazing quality and variety of herbs, spices and flavours, this ‘Galaxy of spices’ is all you need to visit for a visual as well as for a taste treat. The air is full of a unique blend of smells and aromas, Situated in Deira.

32. Alserkal Avenue

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

Alserkal Avenue is an arts and culture district located in Al Quoz, Dubai. Started as an industrial unit with several warehouses, the district has now been transformed into a major arts and cultural forum. The Alserkal District accommodates several houses for local and global artists, art galleries, museums, performing platforms, design studios and exhibition halls.

33. Etihad Museum

4 km
from city center
33 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 ancient. Also called the union house, it serves as a place which recites the story of birth of 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.

34. Ibn Battuta Mall

3.6 /5

23 km
from city center
34 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.

35. Legoland Dubai

41 km
from city center
35 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.

36. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

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

Established in 2006, Dubai Polo and Equestrian Clubs are located in the Arabian ranches. It is an all-have it destination which offers facilities for sports, leisure, entertainment as well as for business. With more than 330 horse stables, this club lets you host private parties and also learn how to ride on a horse and play a game of polo!

37. Dolphin Bay, Dubai

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

Located within Dubai’s premium property- Atlantis the Palm, DOLPHIN BAY bestows you with an unforgettable experience! Enrolling yourself for a day-out in the bay is the only way to splash into sea-blue waters and to be in a face-to-face habitat with the beautiful creatures.

38. Saeed Al Maktoum House

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

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.

39. Dubai International Finance Centre

3.1 /5

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

The Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) is one of the more prominent buildings of Dubai being the city's financial hub and housing a plethora of banks, enterprises, investment companies and the noteworthy NASDAQ Dubai exchange, opened in 2005. Built in the modern style of architecture, this building's northern end is flagged by The Gate. The Gate is surrounded by buildings on three sides further linking to an eye-catching raised terrace, dotted with various cafe's and shops, called The Balcony. Located on the east side is a bunch of buildings called 'The Gate Village' is a myriad of assorted galleries coupled with high-end restaurants.

40. The World Islands

3.3 /5

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

The World, a collection of human-made 300 private islands shaped into the form of the world, is a unique development initiative by Nakheel development company. The only way to commute to these islands is through either marine or air transport. Situated 4 km off the coast of Jumeirah near Palm Jumeirah, these islands are divided into four parts namely: Estate homes, private homes, dream resorts and community islands. Currently, only Lebanon islands are functional.

41. Guru Nanak Darbar, Dubai

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

Guru Nanak Darbar Sahib is the first official Sikh temple in The Gulf. Established with the aim of offering more than 50,000 Sikhs a place to worship in Dubai, the gurdwara is an epitome of peace, hope and solace. Situated in Jebel Ali, this holy place preaches religious tolerance and believe in ‘one true god’.

42. Bur Dubai

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

Located near the Creek, the Bur Dubai Village contrasts from the city’s magnificent enamour and structure and is perfect for all those who want to go back in time and witness the Old Dubai. It is the perfect way to peep into Dubai’s culture, lifestyle, architecture and maritime history.

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