Attractions in Dubai: Places One Should Not Miss Visiting

Dubai, not only known for its magnificent, large, Sky High and rich structures, but is also blooming, even more, entertaining and also many cultural places to explore in it. One has to know the complete list of attractive places to explore them in full of their capability.

If anybody says the word Dubai, only fewer attractions like Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) will strike into people’s mind, but in reality here, it has a lot more places to explore to enjoy and have the best ever time of your life with your family.

Let us jump into to see the list of places quickly without wasting time.

The hotel Burj al-Arab

Burj al-Arab is recognized as the highest hotel in the world, stands  280 meters-high from Jumeirah Beach on an artificial island and connected to the mainland with a bridge. Its architectural design and looks attract the sight of tourists.

Its shape was created to resemble a sail of a ship, its modern and rich appearance grabs the attention of the people on the beach. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. It is located on Jumeirah Road, Dubai.

One has to experience the dinner at the Al-Mahara Underwater Restaurant, where the glass panel to the ceiling on the wall of the dining room allows you to see the sea life while you having your food.
Aquaventure Water park.

This water park is a famous man-made island; this is the best place for getting relaxation along with children and family. Aquaventure is a fun Dubai day out with some great water activities.

With so many entertaining options like the world’s longest water slide, The leap of faith, Shark attack, Poseidon’s Revenge, Atlantean Flyer, a nine-story-tall slide, water coaster rides and many more.

This water park is located at Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah.

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Dubai’s Museum of historical evidence

If you visit Dubai’s museum at the Al-Fahidi Fort in Al-Fahidi Street, which was built in 1787, the fort’s walls were built with coral-blocks using the traditional method. It has more specials like the upper floor, which is supported by wooden poles, and the ceiling which is constructed from palm fronds, etc.

This fort was the residence of the royal family, who ruled the country.

One, who travels to the city, must visit this Dubai’s premier museum and explore it to know the cultural aspects like musical instruments, traditional boats, palm leaf houses and the graves of Emirati ancestors who lived thousands of years ago.

World’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa

The tallest artificial structure on the Earth with a height of 829.8-metre (2,722 ft) is Burj Khalifa in Dubai (of the United Arab Emirates). This building is recognized as the “tallest building in the world” and also the tallest self-supported structure of the Earth.

This structure has become a landmark in Dubai, which now the centre of attraction in the whole UAE. The construction of this humongous structure has got completed in 2010.

Since then it quickly became the world’s topmost tourist destinations, so one has to book the ticket in advance in order to avoid the long lineups especially on weekends.

One can experience the 360-degree view which covers the desert on one side and the sea on the other side from its observation deck at the top floors of the building. Visiting it at night will present you the best and beautiful view of Dubai’s famous city-lights panoramas.

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The famous Dubai Mall

This is the primary and famous mall in the city which is located at Doha Road in just off Sheikh Zayed Road, the best place for kids to wander, roam and play around. It is the place for shopping for elders.

It has too many entertainment options, one can simply forget the time with enjoying ice-skating rink, gaming zone, and cinema complex etc.

The most famous events here are the annual Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August.

The crowd and the rush of these events are enormous and these are the times that are most enjoyable, busiest in the mall. You can buy tickets for the Burj Khalifa and for the Dubai Aquarium here itself.

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Visit the Old Dubai (Al Fahidi Quarter)

This was built in the 19th century, which was the home of Persian merchants who came here to trade pearls and textiles and they found trading in Dubai very profitable then because of its tax-free trading system and its creek.

The primary attraction in this place is Al Fahidi which is in the eastern part of Bur Dubai. Buildings here were preserved safely which were built with limestone, and many with walls topped with wind-towers.

The traditional heritage wealth of the Arabs like furniture, handmade potteries and a lot more fancy ancient traces can be seen in the Majlis Gallery which is in the district and also the Al Serkal Cultural Foundation.

Visit Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House

This is a residence of the former Ruler of Dubai named as Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, who was the king of Dubai for more than 35 years starting from 1921 to 1958. Later, after him, this house was demolished and rebuilt next to the original site and it was made into a museum to showcase the Arabian ancient architectural model to the world.

This house was built by the king’s father in 1896 near the port to monitor the activities in the port personally himself.

It is located on Al Khaleej Road in Bur Dubai. The Dubai Museum of Historical Photographs and  Documents were kept inside this museum for the exhibition, with a lot of old photographs of Dubai taken between 1948 and 1953 from the period in Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s era.

This structure was made by incorporating carved teak doors, with ventilation screens of gypsum with floral and geometric designs and with wooden lattice screens across the windows. It is a large house with thirty rooms in it which were built surrounding the central courtyard.

Jumeirah Mosque

Mosques are seen everywhere in Muslim populated countries Dubai is not different from it, but what makes this particular mosque so special to visit is its beauty, yes it is the most beautiful Mosque in Dubai.

Jumeirah Mosque is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Dubai’s mosques. It is located on Jumeirah Road.

It resembles the famous Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque, which is eight times its size. One can see the fine art of Muslim architectural brilliance in the structure of this Mosque. This Mosque was built on the Fatimid tradition in the medieval times.

It looks even more attractive in the evening time under the blazes of floodlights.

Sunset at Dubai Frame

This huge 150-meter-high picture frame is now one of Dubai’s tourist attractions. With a high-resolution digital camera in the hand, one can take the most beautiful pictures where there are fantastic and wide views of both old and new Dubai can be snapped from the viewing platforms.

It is suggested to visit this beautiful place of the large frame at the time of sunset because it looks more attractive and complete to snap a wonderful picture in the evenings. It is located at Zabeel Park on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road.

Don’t leave afterwards without checking out Future Dubai gallery, which projects the look of a futuristic vision of the city.

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Visit the Underwater World at Dubai Aquarium

With a large number of different types of aqua living entities, the Dubai Aquarium houses got listed in Tourist attractions. The aquarium is on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall in Sheikh Zayed Road.
One can get a thrilling experience while walking through the aquarium tunnels in the underwater zoo.

Different activities in this aquarium help you experience the sea life a little closer. Tours of the bottom of the glass (on the tank) are very popular.

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