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The 10 Attractions You Must See in Dubai

Dubai has transformed itself in recent years with a series of creative, ambitious construction projects that have catapulted this city to the top of every bucket list. Here are a few attractions you won't want to miss when you visit this desert hotspot.

Burj Khalifa

At 829.8 meters tall, the Burj Khalifa stands proudly as the world's tallest building. Visit the observation deck on the 124th floor for a gravity-defying, jaw-dropping view.

Dubai Fountains

Brought to you by the same team behind the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas, the Dubai Fountain show is a true spectacle. Grab a seat in a nearby cafe, and take it all in.

Burj al Arab

Dubai is home to the world's tallest hotel, the Burj Al-Arab. If you can't afford the $15,000/night luxury suite, try dining amongst the sea creatures in the underwater restaurant!

Palm Islands

There are two palm-shaped artificial islands off the coast. Palm Jumeirah already houses luxury villas and a waterpark. The larger Palm Jebel Ali is still under construction.

The World Dubai

Just 2.5 kilometers off the coast, The World Dubai is an artificial archipelago in the shape of the world map. These 300 mini-islands are secluded properties for exclusive investors.

Jumeirah Beach

Dubai gets some intense sun. And that means you'll be needing a beach. Jumeirah Beach is the best sandy strip in town, and the hub of hotels makes it a great homebase for tourists.

Dubai Creek

The creek divides Dubai into two towns (Deira to the north, Bur Dubai to the south). Check out the Dhow Wharfage, where some fishing dhows have anchored for over a century.

Dubai Museum

The Dubai museum is housed inside the 18th century Al-Fahidi Fort. Learn about the Emirates expansion after the oil boom, and examine traditional Emirati musical instruments.

Dubai Mall

In a city this well-known for luxury, you better believe the Dubai mall is a must-see! Inside, you'll find an entrance to Burj Khalifa, an ice-skating rink, a games center, and a cinema.

Dubai Marina

Spanning three kilometers along the Persian Gulf, the Dubai Marina will be the largest man-made marina in the world upon completion, and house over 12,000 residents and tourists.

Planning Your Dubai Visit

How many days should you spend in Dubai?

For non-architects, three to four days will be plenty of time to see everything you need to see. Be very mindful of when you choose to visit. The weather gets very hot between May and September, and uncomfortable if you aren't used to the desert heat.

Where should you stay in Dubai?

You will have your choice of impressive hotel rooms in this city. For the more budget-conscious travelers, know that you won't have to miss out just because you can't afford to stay at the fancier places! Plan ahead for experiences at Dubai's luxury hotels. Make dinner reservations at Burj Al-Arab, or stop by for an afternoon cocktail (and view of the Burj Khalifa) at The Address Downtown Dubai.

Be conscious of cultural differences

If you are heading to Dubai for the first time, you may have questions about the laws that Western tourists consider unusual. In short, be respectful. Dress conservatively and make sure your shoulders are covered. Public displays of affection are considered unlawful. Also, the consumption of alcohol in public is illegal, except in specified bars.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    AED (United Arab Emirates dirham)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+04:00)
  • Country Code
    • 971
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit in spring and fall, when the temperatures will be a little more mild.

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What People Are Saying About Dubai

excellent and fantastic out guide was aweome!!!!

very happy, food was amazing at the palace, amazing pics. must do!!!! great guide

On time and fun! Much cheaper than others.

It was a wonderful experience from the pick from the Hotel until the drop off on time. The driver DANIEL his interaction with us made it much more fun. He was very funny and respectful to our group of nice. I couldn't have ask for a better driver.

Red Dune Desert Safari with BBQ Reviewed by JUDIAN, 02/21/2017

Well, this safari saved my short stay in UAE and made it worth coming.

Dubai was my last stop on the way home. I've stopped here to do some scuba diving and booked additional activities. My diving was cancelled due to a weather conditions so I started to think my whole short stay didn't make any sense... until I get on board 4x4 Land Cruiser with Umesh who drove us through a desert and helped all of these listed activities happened. Thanks!

WOW WHAT AN EXPERIENCE A MUST DO IF VISITING DUBAI

Would thourghly recommend this excursion if visiting Dubai. Our guide and driver were fabulous and provided an enjoyable experience. We had our 2 year old grand daughter with us and they really included her. The best experience.

90-Minute Speed Boat Tour from Dubai Marina Reviewed by alexandra, 02/20/2017

The trip was amazing and value for money.

The trip was memorable and value for money. Everything was on schedule starting from pickup to drop off. Out guide Mr.Imran was very informative and kind and very helpful. Ask for him, if u go to visit. I have been to other desert safari too but this is better than others.

Red Dune Desert Safari with BBQ Reviewed by Vikram, 02/19/2017

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