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The Top 50 Tourist Attractions in Dubai You Can’t Miss

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Dubai, a dazzling jewel in the desert, welcomes travelers from around the world. With its futuristic skyline and luxurious lifestyle, this city has become one of the top global tourist destinations.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore tours and experiences that make Dubai a captivating place.

Let’s Explore Dubai’s Landmarks

Dubai is a city that needs no introduction. It’s where you can find everything from ancient traditions to modern wonders. It is home to many tourist attractions, ranging from iconic landmarks to modern entertainment hubs.
In 2022, approximately 11.9 million tourists visited Dubai, drawn primarily by its attractions. These attractions cater to diverse interests, and Dubai’s vibrant tourism industry offers something for everyone.

Here Are the Top 50 Places to Visit in Dubai

1. Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a testament to human engineering and innovation, soaring 828 meters into the Dubai sky. It’s the tallest building globally, offering mesmerizing panoramic city views from observation decks. Be sure to catch the spectacular Dubai Fountain show at its base.

Location

1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Depending on the experience and attractions chosen, here are some ticket types:

  • At the Top: This ticket gives you access to the observation decks on levels 124 and 125.
  • At the Top Sky: Access to the observation deck on level 148, as well as the outdoor terrace.
  • VIP Lounge: The VIP lounge on level 154, offers the highest views of Dubai.

There are also a number of combination tickets available that include other Dubai attractions, such as the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain, and the Dubai Aquarium.

Official Timings

  • Weekdays: 10 am to midnight, last entry at 11 pm
  • Weekends: 8 am to midnight, last entry at 11 pm

Best Time to Visit

It depends on what you are looking for, here are some specific recommendations:

  • To avoid crowds: Visit early before 10 am or late after 8 pm.
  • Views of the sunrise: Visit between 5:30 am and 7:00 am.
  • Views of the sunset: Visit between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
  • Views of the city at night: Visit between 8:00 p.m. and midnight.

2. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area home to various wildlife, including over 200 species of birds. The sanctuary is particularly popular for its flamingo population, which migrates to Dubai from November to April.

Location

Ras Al Khor, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

Open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, seven days a week.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is during the winter months between November and April to see the migratory flamingos. Morning, between sunrise and 10:00 AM, to see the birds when they are most active.

3. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is a captivating man-made canal city with towering skyscrapers and luxury yachts. Enjoy a stroll along the waterfront promenade, dine at fine restaurants, or take a boat tour to explore the stunning architecture.

Location

Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free (charges may apply for certain activities)

Official Timings

It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, some of the businesses and attractions in Dubai Marina may have specific operating hours. For example, the Dubai Marina Mall is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily only.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Dubai Marina is during the cooler months, from November to April. It is best to avoid the middle of the day and plan your activities for the early morning or evening when it is less crowded. It is also important to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.

4. Jumeirah Beach

Dubai’s Jumeirah Beaches are renowned for their soft, golden sands and crystal-clear waters. These public beaches are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and various water sports. Many beachfront establishments offer dining and refreshments.

Location

Coastal area of the Jumeirah district in Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

Open any time of day or night, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Best Time to Visit

It depends on what you are looking for as follows:

  • To avoid crowds: Visit early in the morning (before 10 a.m.) or late in the evening (after 5 p.m.).
  • To enjoy the warm weather: Visit during the summer months (June to August).
  • To avoid the heat: Visit during the winter months (November to April).

5. Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum, housed within the historic Al Fahidi Fort, is a captivating journey into the city’s past. It displays artifacts, exhibits, and interactive presentations illustrating Dubai’s transformation from a fishing village to a modern metropolis.

Location

Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Historical District, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 3 for adults and AED 1 for children under the age of 6.

Official Timings

  • Saturday to Thursday: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

The museum is closed on public holidays. The last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time.

Best Time to Visit

Between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM, when it is less crowded. Another good time to visit is in the evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM when the museum is about to close. Please void the middle of the day, when the temperatures are at their highest.

6. IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park, offering thrilling rides and attractions based on famous Marvel and Cartoon Network characters. It’s a fantastic, family-friendly destination for fun and entertainment.

Location

Cityland Mall, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 345 for adults and AED 245 for children currently.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The park is open 365 days a year, including public holidays. The last entry to the park is 30 minutes before closing time.

Best Time to Visit

The winter months (November to April), are when the weather is cooler and more pleasant. Another good time is during the weekdays when the park is less crowded.

7. Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm, is an aquatic paradise featuring thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and a pristine private beach. It’s a perfect spot for adrenaline junkies and those seeking a relaxing day by the water.

Location

Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 299 for adults and AED 255 for children currently.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Holiday Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

The good time to visit Aquaventure Waterpark is during the weekdays. However, the park is fully air-conditioned, so you can still enjoy the rides and attractions even if the weather is hot outside.

8. Global Village

Global Village is a multicultural extravaganza where you can explore pavilions representing various countries, indulge in international cuisine, and enjoy live performances. It’s an immersive cultural experience.

Location

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, E 311 Road, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 22.50 for adults and AED 15 for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Children under 3 years old and people of determination are free of charge.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Public Holidays: 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

During the evening time for vibrant cultural shows and views.

9. Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain, situated at the base of the Burj Khalifa, is the world’s most extensive choreographed fountain system. Its water dances to the tune of music and is illuminated by thousands of lights, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

Location

Burj Khalifa Lake, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free to watch

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (every 30 minutes)
  • Friday and Saturday: 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM (every 30 minutes)

Best Time to Visit

Evening for illuminated shows, also when the show is more spectacular.

10. Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame is a unique architectural landmark offering stunning views of old and modern Dubai. It’s a walkable bridge with a glass-floored observation deck, providing a fascinating perspective of the city’s transformation.

Location

Zabeel Park Jogging Track – Za’abeel – Al Kifaf, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 55 for adults and AED 20 for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Children under 3 years are free of charge.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Morning or evening for pleasant weather and weekdays for less crowded.

11. Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s most extensive natural flower garden, featuring a colorful array of over 50 million flowers arranged in stunning displays and sculptures. It’s a visual treat for nature enthusiasts.

Location

District of Dubailand, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children aged 3 to 12 years old.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

In the winter season when the garden is in full bloom.

12. Desert Safari

A desert safari is a popular tourist activity in Dubai that offers visitors the chance to experience the Arabian desert firsthand. Tours typically include dune bashing in a 4×4 vehicle, camel riding, sandboarding, and a traditional barbecue dinner with live entertainment.

Location

There are many different desert safari locations in Dubai.

  • Al Awir Desert
  • Liwa Desert
  • Al Lahbab Desert
  • Al Faya Desert
  • Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Jebel Maleihah
  • Bidayer

Entry Ticket

Depending on the tour operator, the type of safari, and the activities included. However, you can expect to pay around AED 200 to AED 500 per person for a basic desert safari.

Official Timings

Depending on the tour operator and the type of safari. However, some typical timings are:

Best Time to Visit

Evening, during the winter months (November to April).

13. Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark offers an adrenaline-pumping adventure with its thrilling water slides, wave pools, and lazy river. It’s an excellent destination for families and water enthusiasts.

Location

Jumeirah Beach Road between Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 295 for adults and AED 245 for children aged 3 to 12 years old.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

During the early morning hours when the crowds are less and the temperature is low.

14. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is an indoor snow park where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other snow-related activities. It provides a refreshing escape from the desert heat.

Location

Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Entry Ticket

AED 180 for adults and AED 120 for children.

Official Timings

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Year-round for an indoor snow experience and during the weekdays at noon.

15. Dubai Dolphinarium

Dubai Dolphinarium is an entertaining venue to watch live dolphin and seal shows. It’s a family-friendly attraction that offers educational and interactive experiences.

Location

Creek Park in the Umm Hurair locality in Bur Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 50 for adults and AED 30 for children. The VIP ticket is AED 150 for adults and AED 100 for children aged 2 to 12 years old. VIP includes a front-row seat for the dolphin and seal show, a souvenir photo, and a chance to meet the dolphins and seals after the show.

Official Timings

  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • The dolphin and seal show takes place at 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM.
  • The Creek Park bird show takes place at 12:15 PM, 3:15 PM, and 7:15 PM.

Best Time to Visit

During the cooler months, from November to April, the weather is mild and pleasant.

16. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a stunning underwater world where you can observe diverse marine life. It’s located within the Dubai Mall and features a walkthrough tunnel for an immersive experience.

Location

Ground floor of The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 195 for adults and AED 125 for children, Aslo combo tickets are available, which include entry to the other attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain, and the Wild Wadi Waterpark.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Weekdays to avoid weekend crowds.

17. Lost Chambers Aquarium

The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm, is designed to resemble the lost city of Atlantis. It offers a unique opportunity to explore vibrant marine life and learn about underwater ecosystems.

Location

Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 135 for adults and AED 95 for children.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Weekdays to avoid crowds and cool weather between November and April.

18. Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is a historic waterway that divides the city into two parts: Bur Dubai and Deira. It’s a hub of traditional activities, including abra (water taxi) rides, spice and gold souks, and dhow cruises.

Location

Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai on the southern side, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 3 for adults, AED 1 for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

Official Timings

It is a natural waterway, so it has no official timings. However, open throughout the day.

Best Time to Visit

During the winter months, from November to April, and evening time for a traditional dhow cruise.

19. Al Fahidi Historical District

Al Fahidi Historic District is a well-preserved heritage area that offers a glimpse into Dubai’s past. Its narrow lanes, wind towers, and traditional courtyard houses provide insight into the city’s architectural heritage.

Location

Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free to enter

Official Timings

Open throughout the day.

Best Time to Visit

Morning or late afternoon for pleasant weather.

20. Spice Souk

The Spice Souk in Deira is a sensory delight, with shops brimming with aromatic spices, herbs, and traditional fragrances. It’s a great place to explore and shop for culinary treasures.

Location

41 34th St – Deira – Al Ras, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Morning for a quieter experience.

21. Gold Souk

Dubai’s Gold Souk is world-renowned for its dazzling array of gold and jewelry stores. It’s a paradise for jewelry enthusiasts, offering various designs and precious metals.

Location

Deira, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 10:

Best Time to Visit

From November to April for the cool season and morning time for unhurried shopping.

22. Textile Souk

The Textile Souk in Bur Dubai is a treasure trove of fabrics, textiles, and traditional clothing. Visitors can browse a wide selection of materials and shop for colorful garments.

Location

57 Ali Bin Abi Taleb St, Opposite to Abra, Al Fahidi, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM,
  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM,

Best Time to Visit

The good time is November to April and morning time for textile shopping.

23. Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera is a world-class venue for performing arts and cultural events. It hosts a variety of shows, including opera, ballet, concerts, and theatre performances, making it a hub for cultural enthusiasts.

Location

Opposite to Burj Khalifa Downtown Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

It is depending on the event that you are attending. However, you can expect to pay between AED 100 and AED 1,000 for a ticket.

Official Timings

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, seven days a week.

Best Time to Visit

Check the schedule for upcoming performances, and also try to visit in the cool season.

24. La Perle

La Perle is a breathtaking theatrical production that combines stunning acrobatics, water effects, and immersive storytelling. It’s a visual spectacle that captivates audiences with its artistic performances.

Location

Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Prices start at AED 395 for a Bronze ticket and go up to AED 1,695 for a VIP ticket.

Official Timings

La Perle has two shows per day, at 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM. The show lasts for 90 minutes.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit La Perle is during the week (Sunday to Thursday) when the crowds are smaller.

25. Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts is a massive entertainment complex comprising multiple theme parks, including Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai. It’s a haven for families and theme park enthusiasts.

Location

Emirate of Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Depending on the theme park or water park, between AED 250 and AED 350 for a single-day ticket.

Official Timings

  • Motiongate Dubai: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday to Thursday; 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
  • Bollywood Parks Dubai: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday to Thursday; 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
  • Legoland Dubai: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday to Thursday; 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
  • Legoland Water Park: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday to Friday; 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday
  • Riverland Dubai: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, daily
  • Neon Galaxy: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Thursday; 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
  • Jumpx: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Thursday; 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday; 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sunday

Best Time to Visit

Cool weather and weekdays.

26. Dubai Autodrome

Dubai Autodrome is a premier motorsport facility featuring a challenging race track and various driving experiences. It’s a paradise for car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies.

Location

Dubailand, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Variable, between AED 100 and AED 300 for a single-day ticket.

Official Timings

  • Track days: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, daily
  • Racing schools: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, daily
  • Corporate events: Varies depending on the event

Best Time to Visit

  • Track days: From November to April when there is less humidity.
  • Racing schools: During the cooler months when the weather is more comfortable for driving and learning.
  • Corporate events: When the weather is more pleasant for outdoor events.

27. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club offers equestrian enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy horse riding, watch thrilling polo matches, and experience the equestrian lifestyle.

Location

Al Qudra Rd, Next to 7477, Arabian Ranches, Dubai Studio City, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Prices vary depending on the event but typically start at AED 100.

Official Timings

Timings vary depending on the activities

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club is during the winter months.

28. Hatta Wadi Hub

Hatta Wadi Hub is an adventure destination nestled in the Hajar Mountains. It offers outdoor activities like mountain biking, kayaking, and ziplining, making it an ideal escape for nature and adventure lovers.

Location

Sufayri, Hatta, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 4.08 currently

Official Timings

  • October to April: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, daily
  • May to September: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, daily

Best Time to Visit

October to April when the weather is mild and pleasant, and there is less humidity

29. Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue is Dubai’s artistic and cultural hub, housing numerous contemporary art galleries, design studios, and creative spaces. It’s a haven for art enthusiasts and showcases cutting-edge art and design.

Location

Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free-to-visit public space

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Weekdays for gallery visits.

30. Last Exit

Last Exit is a unique dining concept in Dubai, featuring food trucks and retro-style diners along the city’s highways. It offers a variety of culinary delights in a fun and nostalgic setting.

Location

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), between interchanges 11 and 12, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Best Time to Visit

Evening for dining and food truck experiences.

31. Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow is a magical attraction featuring illuminated sculptures, light displays, and a dinosaur park. It’s a captivating experience, especially in the evening when the garden comes to life with lights.

Location

Zabeel Park, Gate 6 and Gate 7, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

AED 70 for adults and AED 35 for children aged 3-12 years.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Evening for the illuminated garden.

32. Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is one of the few mosques in Dubai open to non-Muslim visitors. It offers guided tours to provide insights into Islamic culture and architecture.

Location

Near Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

There is no entry fee, However, there is a fee of AED 25 for guided tours.

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

33. La Mer Beach

La Mer Beach is a vibrant beachfront destination with a relaxed atmosphere. It offers a wide range of dining options, water sports, and beachside lounging.

Location

Between Jumeirah Bay and Pearl Jumeirah, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to midnight

Best Time to Visit

The average season is when temperatures range from 20 to 25 degrees.

34. Dubai Butterfly Garden

Dubai Butterfly Garden is a charming botanical garden with colorful butterflies and exotic plants. It’s a serene and educational experience for nature lovers.

Location

Within the Dubai Miracle Garden in Al Barsha South 3, Dubai, UAE.

Entry Ticket

  • Adults (12 years and above): AED 55
  • Children (3 to 11 years old): AED 30
  • Disabled visitors and children under 3 years old: Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Cooler months for butterfly sightings.

35. Dubai Green Planet

Dubai Green Planet is an indoor rainforest ecosystem that houses a variety of plant and animal species. It offers an educational and immersive experience for visitors of all ages.

Location

City Walk, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

  • Adults (12 years and above): AED 160
  • Children (3 to 11 years old): AED 95
  • Disabled visitors and children under 3 years old: Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Morning and weekdays for a quieter experience.

36. Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai Ice Rink, located within The Dubai Mall, is a popular spot for ice skating enthusiasts. It offers public skating sessions, figure skating lessons, and disco nights.

Location

Ground floor of Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Public skating sessions:

  • Peak: AED 110
  • Off-peak: AED 75

Private lessons:

  • 30 minutes: AED 250
  • 60 minutes: AED 450

Group lessons:

  • 30 minutes: AED 150 per person
  • 60 minutes: AED 250 per person

Children under 3 years old: Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

From November to April

37. VR Park

VR Park is a virtual reality theme park that offers a range of immersive experiences, including virtual gaming, simulation rides, and interactive adventures.

Location

Second floor of Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

  • Adults (12 years and above): AED 220
  • Children (3 to 11 years old): AED 160
  • Disabled visitors and children under 3 years old: Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Morning and weekdays for shorter lines.

38. Dubai Opera District

Dubai Opera District is home to Dubai Opera and various cultural venues, offering a diverse calendar of events, including opera, ballet, concerts, and theatre performances.

Location

Next to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

General opening hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Show opening hours:

  • Shows typically start at 8:00 p.m., but the exact time may vary depending on the show.
  • Doors usually open 30 minutes before showtime.

Best Time to Visit

During the winter months

39. Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District (d3) is a creative hub to explore design studios, art galleries, and innovative retail spaces. It’s a place to discover cutting-edge design and artistry.

Location

Next to Business Bay and Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Weekdays for exploring design studios.

40. City Walk

City Walk is a trendy urban lifestyle destination known for its upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment options. It’s a vibrant place to stroll and soak in the city’s contemporary culture.

Location

Al Wasl Road, Next to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and Dubai Canal, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Best Time to Visit

Winter months and evening time for dining and shopping.

41. Box Park

Box Park is a unique shopping and dining destination with colorful shipping container-style stores and eateries. It offers a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of culinary options.

Location

Al Wasl Road, Next to City Walk and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

Winter seasons and evening time for al fresco dining.

42. Dubai Hills Mall

Dubai Hills Mall is an upcoming shopping and entertainment destination in the scenic Dubai Hills Estate. It promises a wide range of retail outlets, dining options, and family-friendly activities.

Location

Al Khail Rd, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday: 10 AM to 1 AM
  • Saturday: 9 AM to 12 AM

Best Time to Visit

It depends, if you are planning to visit the Adventure Park or Splash Park, it’s best to go early in the day before it gets too hot.

43. Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall is a unique shopping destination inspired by the travels of the famous explorer Ibn Battuta. It features themed retail courts and a wide variety of shops.

Location

Sheikh Zayed Rd, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

Best Time to Visit

  • Weekdays (Sunday to Wednesday) are the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
  • If you’re visiting on the weekend, try to go early in the morning or late in the evening, when it’s less crowded.

44. Dubai Festival City Mall

Dubai Festival City Mall offers a mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a stunning waterfront promenade with nightly light and sound shows.

Location

Crescent Rd, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE.

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

Best Time to Visit

  • Weekdays (Sunday to Wednesday) are the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
  • If you’re visiting on the weekend, try to go early in the morning or late in the evening, when it’s less crowded.

45. Nakheel Mall

Nakheel Mall is a shopping and dining destination located in the Palm Jumeirah. It offers a variety of retail outlets, restaurants, and entertainment options.

Location

Center of Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

Best Time to Visit

  • Weekdays (Saturday to Wednesday) are the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
  • If you’re visiting on the weekend, try to go early in the morning or late in the evening, when it’s less crowded.

46. Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Outlet Mall is a shopping haven for bargain hunters, featuring discounted prices on branded and designer goods. It’s a great place to score fashion, electronics, and more deals.

Location

Route 66, Al Ain – Dubai Rd, Madinat Hind 1, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

Best Time to Visit

  • Weekdays (Saturday to Wednesday) are the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
  • If you’re visiting on the weekend, try to go early in the morning or late in the evening, when it’s less crowded.

47. Al Majaz Waterfront

Al Majaz Waterfront is a picturesque waterfront destination in Sharjah, offering scenic views, walking paths, and a variety of dining options.

Location

Khalid Lake Trail, Al Majaaz 2, Al Majaz, Sharjah, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Best Time to Visit

  • The best time to visit Al Majaz Waterfront is in the evening when you can enjoy the musical fountain displays.
  • The park is also popular during the day, especially on weekends, when families come to enjoy the splash park and the many other activities that the park has to offer.

48. Dubai Canal

Dubai Canal is a manufactured waterway that offers a pleasant setting for a leisurely walk, jog, or boat ride. It’s a tranquil escape in the heart of the city.

Location

Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

The canal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Dubai Water Canal is in the evening when you can enjoy the views of the city skyline and the waterside attractions. The canal is also popular during the day, especially on weekends, when families come to enjoy the many activities that the canal has to offer.

49. Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a cluster of man-made lakes surrounded by residential and commercial towers. It’s a lovely area for a stroll and features numerous dining options.

Location

Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free

Official Timings

JLT is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Best Time to Visit

Evening for a relaxed ambiance and enjoy the views of the city skyline.

50. The Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is one of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks, known for its palm-shaped design. It offers a range of luxurious resorts, pristine beaches, and upscale dining options.

Location

Dubai, UAE

Entry Ticket

Free (charges for specific attractions and resorts)

Official Timings

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Best Time to Visit

Evening, when you can enjoy many waterfront attractions.

Dubai: A World of Marvels

Dubai’s top 50 tourist attractions offer a unique experience, contributing to Dubai’s reputation as a global tourism hotspot. Whether you’re interested in modern architecture, cultural heritage, shopping, or outdoor adventures, Dubai has something to offer every traveler.

Dubai’s allure as a tourist destination lies in its ability to cater to diverse tastes. Whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or indulgence in luxury experiences, Dubai’s attractions offer something extraordinary for every traveler.

With its unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence, Dubai continues to redefine modern tourism, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who visit. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to explore this remarkable city in the heart of the desert.

FAQs

Dubai is constantly evolving and adding new attractions to its already impressive lineup. Here are five of the newest and most exciting attractions in Dubai:

  • Museum of the Future
  • Ain Dubai
  • La Perle
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
  • Infinity des Lumieres

Dubai can be an expensive city to visit, but there are a few things you can do to save money on attractions:

  • Purchase a Dubai Pass (free admission to Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, and the Dubai Aquarium, etc.)
  • Take advantage of free or discounted activities
  • Consider visiting during the off-season

Dubai is famous for a number of things, including:

  • Its incredible architecture.
  • Its rich cultural heritage.
  • Its diverse range of activities includes shopping, dining, and nightlife.

There are so many things to see and do in Dubai, but here are a few of the must-visits:

  • The Burj Khalifa
  • The Dubai Mall
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • The Dubai Fountain
  • Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. In 2022, it welcomed 17.8 million tourists, making it the fifth most visited city in the world. Dubai’s popularity stems from a variety of factors, including its impressive attractions and safe and welcoming environment. In addition, the city has a lot to offer visitors of all ages and interests.

  • Dazzling attractions: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, futuristic Museum of the Future, and vibrant souks offer diverse experiences.
  • Unique experiences: Desert safaris, traditional dhow cruises, thrilling theme parks, and cultural immersion provide unforgettable memories.
  • Year-round sunshine: The warm weather is perfect for outdoor activities and beach relaxation.
  • Modern marvels: Cutting-edge architecture, innovative transportation systems, and luxurious amenities.

From the towering Burj Khalifa to the vibrant souks, Dubai offers diverse experiences. Explore the Dubai Frame for panoramic views, marvel at the Palm Jumeirah’s grandeur, or wander through the Spice Souk for sensory overload.

Enjoy the Dubai Fountain show, stroll along Jumeirah Beach, or soak up the atmosphere at Dubai Creek. Many museums offer free entry on specific days.

The Burj Khalifa’s breathtaking views, the desert’s tranquility, or the souks’ cultural immersion – choose what resonates with you.

Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, opened in 2021, offering stunning cityscapes.

Deira offers budget-friendly hotels and traditional markets. Consider staying outside the city center for lower costs.

Utilize public transport, explore free attractions, and opt for street food or local restaurants. Look for deals and discounts, especially during shoulder seasons.

Yes, public access exists, but facilities like sun loungers and umbrellas come at a cost.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, and Downtown Dubai are perennial favorites.

No singular individual holds that title, but figures like Thomas Cook and Cecil Rhodes played key roles in promoting tourism globally.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, with its traditional wind towers and heritage sites, offers a glimpse into Dubai’s past.

It’s worth it for breathtaking views and an exclusive experience, but factor in the higher ticket price.

It’s truly personal! Find what ignites your curiosity and creates lasting memories. Choose what resonates with you, whether it’s cultural immersion, architectural marvels, or adrenaline-pumping adventures.

Aladdin City is located within Riggat Al Buteen, Deira, Dubai.

Burj Khalifa (tallest building), Palm Jumeirah (largest artificial island), Dubai Mall (largest shopping mall), and Ain Dubai (largest observation wheel).

Sheikh Zayed Road is iconic, Jumeirah Beach Road offers scenic views, and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood exudes charm. Explore and discover your own favorite!