Dubai is the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates which is well known around the world as a family holiday destination. Ranging from natural to man-made, the city offers marvels that excite children and adults alike. Dubai is also the perfect place to do luxury shopping, witness the man-made wonders like skyscrapers, water parks, mammoth aquariums, and world-class resorts and spas.
Therefore we made a list of the best tourist attractions that we think should be in your next travel plan to Dubai. These will ensure some of the best days with your loved ones in this enchanting city that never fails to amaze you.
01 Miracle Garden.
The Dubai Miracle Garden is located in the district of Dubailand within an area span of 72,000 square meters. It’s truly a miracle to see 50 million flowers and 250 million plants flourishing in a desert. A giant topiary of Mickey Mouse, an Airbus A380 flower structure, English style cottages, trucks and windmills covered with flowers, and the flower version of Burj Khalifa are some of the amazing flower arrangements you get to see there. After all, the Miracle garden being a top tourist attraction is not surprising as it has already made 3 Guinness World Records since its beginning in 2013.
02. Dubai Aquarium.
Dubai Aquarium is also among the several “world’s largest/tallest” things the city of Dubai owns. The huge aquarium, which is actually the world’s largest suspended aquarium, is truly a visual treat with more than 140 aquatic species, 300 sharks and so much more. Since it’s located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall, it’s perfect for the people who seek some entertainment after shopping. Cage snorkeling, shark diving, a glass-bottom ride over the tank are also on the offer for you to gather some life long memorable experiences.
03. Burj Khalifa.
Dubai’s landmark building, Burj Khalifa is considered the world’s tallest with an 829.8m height. If you happen to visit Dubai with your family, the observation deck experience on the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa is something you shouldn’t dream of skipping. The panoramic view of the whole city you get to see at the observation deck is simply staggering. They also offer a multimedia presentation about the building and the city of Dubai for the deck experience.
Nighttime visits are particularly popular among the photographers as the building and the city look incredible when lightened up with thousands of colorful decorative lights.
04. Al Fahidi.
Al Fahidi, also known as Bastakiya was built in the 19th century and used to be the home of wealthy Persian merchants. The well-preserved coral and lime-stone buildings, wind towers, old houses, and white mosques of the town bring out the old Arabic culture and architectural wonders offering a historical insight into the city’s otherwise modern ambiance.
05. Dubai Global Village.
The Global Village in Dubai is a combination of 90 cultures from around the world. It’s considered the world’s largest tourism, leisure, entertainment and shopping project and visited by more than 5 million people every year. You can savor various cuisines from all over the world at food aisles or buy traditional dresses, accessories, souvenirs, antiquities from the pavilions assigned to different countries. It’s like taking a world tour within a 17,200,000 sq ft area but with concerts, carnivals, food, and shopping each step of the way.
06. Desert safaris.
Not every country got a desert, so when you get the rare chance for some adventure in a desert, you should definitely seize that opportunity. The Dubai desert safaris are the perfect option for that as they include 35 minutes of dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, 4×4 quad biking, and horse riding.
You might even get to experience something more traditional like getting henna tattoos or be entertained by a belly dancer at dinner.
07. Ferrari World.
Since we decided to recommend the places that give you the most unique experiences, out of so many other wonderful places, we chose Ferrari World to be the 7th place on our list. This is the world’s largest indoor theme park and it has the largest space frame structure and the fastest rollercoaster in the world. There are about 17 Ferrari rides including family rides, children’s rides, thrill rides, shows, and of course fine dining and shopping experiences.