Despite a warm and hot weather all the year, Dubai still is among the top tourists destinations in the world. The tourism industry is one of the key factors in the development of Dubai. I first time visited Dubai in 2013 and then last time I was there in August 2015. So I have been walking to all corners of the city during my visits. Now I want to share a list of top 20 places with you which you shouldn’t miss while staying in the city of lights. Let’s have a look at my list.
1) Burj Khalifa
The tallest building is located in Dubai with 163 floors. Every visitor who arrives in Dubai visit this building or the surrounding areas to take some selfies 🙂 Burj Khalifa is located next to Dubai Mall which is another great tourists attraction. I’ll highly recommend visiting Burj Khalifa when you are in Dubai, because this is something really amazing.
2) Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is not only the largest mall of UAE but it’s also among the largest malls in the world. It’s located next to Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai and is one of the main attractions for tourists. Dubai Mall was opened in 2009 and it’s been maintained very well so far. Don’t forget to visit it when you are in town.
3) The Dubai Fountain
This is a very nice water show in Dubai which you’ll see at night after 8PM. This water show is called “Dubai Fountain” is located exactly outside the Dubai Mall. It’s played with music and has many colors where you’ll see an amazing drama after the evening. It’s the largest water show in the world. Don’t miss it.
4) Jumeirah Open Beach & Burj al Arab
Are you a great fan of open beaches? if so then Jumeirah open beach in Dubai is welcoming you to explore it’s beauties and colorful life. You can swim in the water as long as you want in the day time. You’ll see a lot of beautiful half naked ladies on the beach, don’t try to bother them, just enjoy your time 🙂 Just next to Jumerah beach, there is Burj al Arab, a hotel alongside the sea, that will make your stay more pleasant. Have some selfies there too.
5) Wild Wadi Water Park
One of the great places to enjoy in Dubai, with many world class water slides and pools, you can really enjoy your time while visiting Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. Just take some time and visit this place which is located in Jumeirah next to burj al arab. So never miss this place too!
6) Mall of the Emirates & Ski Dubai
Mall of the emirates is one of the largest malls in the world and Ski Dubai is located within the Mall of Emirates. You can enjoy your time amazingly while visiting the Mall of Emirates as well as the Ski Dubai, Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area which is enough for doing your favorite activity.
7) Safa Park
Are you looking for some greenery in Dubai? if so then Al Safa Park in Dubai can be your best place to visit. Al Safa Park is located on Shaikh Zayed road in Dubai and it’s one of the largest parks in the United Arab Emirates. However, Dubai is not mainly a city for parks or something like that, Dubai is a place for shopping, hotels, clubbing and beaches.
8) Ibn Battuta Mall
One of the nicest malls in Dubai is Ibn battuta mall, it’s located on Shaikh Zayed Road near Jebel Ali village in Dubai. It’s basically a themed mall which has a lot of culturally designed spaces. It’s different than the modern malls like Dubai Mall & Emirates Mall. It’ll provide you a different experience and mixture of culture.
9) The Dubai Zoo
If you have kids and family who like to see beautiful animals then Dubai Zoo is not very far, it’s located in Jumeirah Dubai. You’ll find all kind of animals in this ZOO and you’ll be amazed with the structure of the zoo. Don’t forget to have a visit to Dubai zoo.
10) Dubai Museum
If you are fond of seeing ancient things and history then Dubai Museum will take you 400 years back, it has all what you need to see in a real Museum. It’s located in Bur Dubai in front of Grand Mosque. The building of Dubai Museum is 230 years old and has a lot to offer.
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More Places in Dubai
- Deira Dubai
- Dubai Creek
- Palm Jumeirah
- Madinat Jumeirah
- Dubai Dolphinarium
- Dubai Waterfront
- Dubai Marina
- Dubai Knowledge Village
- Atlantis Hotel
- City Center in Deira
These are the best places to visit in Dubai city, if you have know about more destinations then please do post in the comments so readers can get advantage of that as well. Do share your experience if you’ve ever been to Dubai. Happy Traveling!