26 attractions you should visit in Dubai - With photos & details

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The business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo. A centre for regional and international trade since the early 20th century, Dubai's economy relies on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.

Al Fahidi Historical NeighbourhoodDubai - United Arab Emirates
Art Centres
Museums
Art Fairs

Also known as Al Bastakiya, it is a historic district in Dubai consisting of several rt studios and museums.

Al ShindaghaBur DubaiAl Shindagha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Museums
Old Towns

It is a neighborhood in the historical center of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates that was built in the 1830s and was the home of the ruler of Dubai- H.H. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum. The area opened to the public as a museum, and the most important landmark is the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House.

Burj Khalifa1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Viewing Decks
Skyscrapers

With a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) and a roof height (excluding antenna) of 828 m (2,717 ft), the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since 2009.

Canal Walk55th St - Al Safa - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Bridges
Viewing Decks
Parks
Urban Walks

An urban walk adjacent tot Dubai Canal- a manmade water canal opened on 9 November 2016. The canal side-walk comprises of shopping centers, hotels, eateries, lodging, walkways, and cycleways.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater ZooGround & Level 2, The Dubai Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Zoos
Aquariums

Located within the Dubai Mall, the 10-million liter Dubai Aquarium tank, which is the biggest aquarium in the world, allows you to get up close and personal with more than 33,000 aquatic creatures.

Dubai AutodromeSheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd - Motor City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Adventure Sports- Other

Dubai Autodrome located in Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Guests and motor-enthusiasts can drive some of the extremely popular racecars just like the McLaren Sprint and the Ferrari GT at the Kartdrome for real-life racing experience.

Dubai CreekDubai Creek - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Viewing Decks
Boating Spots

The saltwater estuary is the initial location where the Bani Yas tribe settled, and its waters were crucial for what utilized to be Dubai's fundamental shapes of economy: pearl jumping and angling. Nowadays, the area is flooded with the history of the emirate, as it's right near to the Dubai Exhibition hall as well as the overly complex back roads of the gold, zest and material souks.

Dubai Desert Conservation ReserveMargham - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Deserts
Wildlife Safari Spots
Wildlife Sanctuaries
National Parks

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is the UAE’s first national park, creating a protected environment for the last of the desert wildernesses. This unique reserve was created for the protection of those endangered species and for the conservation of the natural desert habitat and heritage.

Dubai Garden GlowZabeel Park Gate No. 6 - Za'abeelZa'abeel 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Theme Parks

It is a world of colorful glowing garden creating a gorgeous atmosphere in the evening. Located in Zabeel Park gates 6 and 7, it is the largest glowing garden, made of millions LED lights and recycled luminous fabric.

Dubai Marina Walk - EmaarDubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Urban Walks
Skyscrapers

Waterfront walkway dotted with cafes, food outlets, and restaurants.

Dubai Miracle GardenAl Barsha South 3 - Arjan-DubailandAl Barsha South - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Parks
Botanical Gardens

This garden considers as the largest natural flower garden in the world, with over than 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. The garden is maintained by re-use of treated wastewater through drip irrigation method.

Dubai Spice Souk Entrance41 34th St - DeiraAl Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Street Markets

Dubai Spice Souk or “old souk” is known for its good quality and variety of herbs, spices, and flavors. Visitors can find unique products such as traditional UAE clothing, Arabian rugs and lanterns, and dried fruits as well. The souk consists of several narrow lanes lined with open and closed-roof stores.

Emirates Financial TowersEmirates Financial Towers - Trade CentreDIFC - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Viewing Decks
Urban Walks

A twin tower commercial building with a space for urban walk and beautifully lit spaces. The walk comes with great views of Dubai skyline, highly recommend for a late evening stroll.

Etihad Museum1 Jumeirah St - Al Mina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Museums

The Etihad Museum is a museum in Dubai that collects, preserves, and shows the heritage of the United Arab Emirates within the areas of social, political, social, logical, and military history. The formation of the United Arab Emirates as a country took place within the area that forms the museum today.

Global VillageDubai - United Arab Emirates
Art Centres

It showcases cultures of 90 nations over the world at one place. Global Village claims to be the world's biggest tourism, recreation, shopping, and amusement venture. It is the region's first social, amusement, family and shopping destination.

HattaHatta - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Viewpoints
Art Centres

An inland exclave of the emirate of Dubai, Hatta is a heritage village that lies between mountains, and a well known get-away from the heat of Dubai. It has activities that make you an adrenaline junky, such as off-road adventures in the desert and mountains, hiking to the Hatta Rock Pool.

Ibn Battuta MallSheikh Zayed Rd - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Malls
Notable Architectures

The design of the Ibn Battuta Mall, named after the great explorer is inspired by the countries that Ibn Battuta visited. It has more than 270 shops, 50 restaurant, a 21 screen cinema, and over 4500 parking spaces. is the world's largest themed shopping mall.

Jumeirah beach DubaiArabian Gulf St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Beaches
Jet Ski Spots

Beautiful white sand beach with options for watersports.

MOTIONGATE™ DubaiPark and Resorts - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Theme Parks

A Hollywood-inspired theme park in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai. It displays themed zones and attractions based on DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate and Columbia Pictures.

Mushrif ParkAl Khawaneej St - Mushrif - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Parks

Mushrif Park is 5.25 square kilometer park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is found within the eastern portion of the city, around 16 km from the conventional center of Dubai. The park showcases 13 models of houses from around the world, and it has bicycle track,s electronic entertaining games, football fields, theater screenings, excursion and barbeque services.

Map of attractions in Dubai