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7 Worthy Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai has grown to be amongst the most popular tourist destinations. Once a desert outpost the city has become a tourist paradise with ample shopping opportunities, high-tech architecture, theme parks, and more.

The emirate also offers touristsvarious cultural experiences. The Bastakia district allows visitors a look at earlier Dubai. A cruise down Dubai Creek onboard the traditional dhow reveals the vastness of the emirate behind theglitzy veneer.

Below, we’ll discuss some of the early and new attractionsin Dubai for tourists.

Dubai Mall

Dubai is a shopper’s paradise with numerous malls and souks and the Dubai Mall is one of them. The main attractions of the mall are the Dubai Aquarium, gaming zone, ice-skating rink, and cinema complex. There’re endless options for shopping and dining.

Special events that include live music performances take place throughout the year. The Dubai Summer Surprises Festival and The annual Dubai Shopping Festival are the most popular of the events here.

Burj Khalifa

It would be fair to term the Burj Khalifa the landmark of Modern Dubai. At 29.8 meters, it is the tallest building ever. This towering free-standing structure features the highest outdoor observation deck ever on Level 148.

A high-speed elevator takes the Visitors to level 124, 125, and 148.

From the outdoor observation deck on Level 124 visitors enjoy magnificent city views extending to the Persian Gulf.

Level 124 and 125 have advanced telescopes with high zoom for visitors to experience premium panoramic sights of the city.

Level 125 stands out with its signature Viewfinders that let visitors zero in on the top sights of the emirate. Another attraction of Level 125, ‘Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View’, allows visitors a supreme aerial view of the prominent places of Dubai. Visitors can also add special effects to the photos they take to take back home as souvenirs.

Level 148 has the sky lounge with signature refreshments and a 555 meters high outdoor terraceto enjoy the view. There are also interactive screens displaying the iconic destinations of the emirate.

The views from the decks are the most impressive after dark as lights illuminate the city.

Dubai Museum

ThisUnderground Museum displaying Dubai’s history was made a part of theFahidi fort in 1995.The museum has several wings.

The artefacts and displays in The Wing of Dubai portray the day-to-day life of Dubai during ancient times. Visitors get an insight into the hard work that went into making Dubai what it is today.

An entire wing has full-scale displays of shops and vendors in an ancient market of Bur Dubai during the 1950s.

The monument wing has antiques and weapons, tombs, pottery, urban communities, and buildings on display.

The Traditional Home and Masjid wing features ancient homes and wind towers. Visitors get an insight intothe development of the structures and buildings with time.

The Sea exhibit upholds the contribution of the sea and natural resources towards the development of the economy of Dubai. There are exhibits of the ancient Dubai port serving as a keytrade route and more.

The Desert at Night and Oasis Wing have displays ondesert life.

The Folkore Wing features ancient artefacts associated with ancient legends and different culturally important items

The old Dubai fortification wing features various primeval weaponry that went into protecting the city and the trade caravans from burglars.

Jumeirah Mosque

This Mosque that is believed to be the most attractive of the mosques in the Emirate advocates Islamic architecture. A highlight of this stone structure of medieval Fatimid tradition is the two minarets with subtle details. The Mosque takes on a majestic look after dark with its floodlights.

Dubai Frame

This picture frame that stands 150 meters tall divides the older areas around Dubai creek and modern Dubai.

The several galleries inside guide visitors through the history of the city and the Emirati heritage.

The Sky Deck at the top offers fantastic vistas of earlier and contemporary Dubai.
The Future Dubai gallery gives visitors an idea of how the emirate will look like later on.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

This complex has several premier theme parks with enjoyments for all ages.

At Motiongate, visitors can enjoy rides with Hollywood movie blockbuster themes. You can buy the Motiongate tickets online.

Bollywood lovers will love the immersive rides based on Hindi movies at Bollywood Parks.

Legoland Waterpark and Legoland Dubai are ideal for families with kids to enjoy a day with water slides, interactive rides, and wave pool.

Visitors can have a hearty meal at the Riverland Dubai dining hub after their theme park adventures.

Dubai Opera

This relatively new classy opera building is the focal point of the waterfront Opera District of downtown Dubai. Dubai Operais the best nighttime attraction in the emirate with entertainment all year long.

  • A year-round program of renowned musical theater productions, performances by famous musicians, ballet, opera, and classical music
  • Comedy nights, Smaller productions, and concerts

This theater building of 2,000 seats withcontemporary steel and glass walls looks like a traditional dhow.


There are many more attractions. Bastakia, Deira, the Dubai butterfly and Miracle Gardens, Aquaventure waterpark, Crossroads of Civilizations Museum, Burj-Al Arab, the list is endless. Dubai is indeed a top tourist destination.