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Top Things To Do In Dubai

Join us on a virtual tour of the capital of the United Arab Ermirates, where things to see include glitzy waterfront districts, family-friendly theme parks, and record-breaking architectural wonders. Click through our 360° views and be instantly transported to Dubai, one of the most exciting cities in the Middle East.

Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Khalifa
  • At 2,717 feet high, the 160-storey Burj Khalifa holds several world records, including tallest free-standing structure, tallest building and most number of stories. It houses the Armani Hotel Dubai, as well as private residences and corporate offices. The observation deck on the 148th floor, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, is the world’s highest outdoor observation deck (there’s another observation deck on level 124), while At.mosphere on the 122th floor is the world’s highest restaurant. Building and landscape architects took inspiration from the Hymenocallis flower, which grows in desert areas, when designing the skyscraper and the 11-hectare Burj Khalifa park that envelops it.

  • At 2,717 feet high, the 160-storey Burj Khalifa holds several world records, including tallest free-standing structure, tallest building and most number of stories. It houses the Armani Hotel Dubai, as well as private residences and corporate offices. The observation deck on the 148th floor, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, is the world’s highest outdoor observation deck (there’s another observation deck on level 124), while At.mosphere on the 122th floor is the world’s highest restaurant. Building and landscape architects took inspiration from the Hymenocallis flower, which grows in desert areas, when designing the skyscraper and the 11-hectare Burj Khalifa park that envelops it.

  • Burj Khalifa – At the Top Observation Deck Entry Tickets
Jumeirah Mosque
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • It’s easy to see why Jumeirah Mosque, with its twin minarets flanking a massive central dome, is believed to be the most-photographed mosque in Dubai. Constructed entirely from white stone in the traditional Fatimid style, it’s a splendid landmark indeed, especially when it’s lit up at night. It's also the only mosque in the city that’s open to non-Muslim visitors. You can join an hour-long guided tour hosted by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can learn about Islam and Emirati culture; tickets include refreshments and local pastries, and bookings are not required.

  • It’s easy to see why Jumeirah Mosque, with its twin minarets flanking a massive central dome, is believed to be the most-photographed mosque in Dubai. Constructed entirely from white stone in the traditional Fatimid style, it’s a splendid landmark indeed, especially when it’s lit up at night. It's also the only mosque in the city that’s open to non-Muslim visitors. You can join an hour-long guided tour hosted by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can learn about Islam and Emirati culture; tickets include refreshments and local pastries, and bookings are not required.

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Dubai Marina
  • Dubai Marina
  • Set on a 2-mile stretch of coastline, the Dubai Marina district is chock-full of glittering skyscrapers, exclusive residential developments, posh beach clubs, and a wide array of shopping and dining venues. The marina itself has several miles of walking paths, making it an ideal spot for a scenic morning jog or a romantic evening stroll. Attractions in the Dubai Marina neighbourhood include commercial strip The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence and its sibling, The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence, an open-plan, beachfront retail complex with an outdoor gym and a kiddie splash zone.

  • Set on a 2-mile stretch of coastline, the Dubai Marina district is chock-full of glittering skyscrapers, exclusive residential developments, posh beach clubs, and a wide array of shopping and dining venues. The marina itself has several miles of walking paths, making it an ideal spot for a scenic morning jog or a romantic evening stroll. Attractions in the Dubai Marina neighbourhood include commercial strip The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence and its sibling, The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence, an open-plan, beachfront retail complex with an outdoor gym and a kiddie splash zone.

  • Dubai Marina Cruise with Buffet Dinner
Al Ain Oasis
  • Al Ain Oasis
  • Between luxurious stays in ultra-modern hotels and shopping sprees in glitzy malls, you can head to the UNESCO-listed Al Ain Oasis and stroll among the palms (some 100 varieties are represented here) as you’re serenaded by birdsong. Covering more than 3,000 acres, the oasis has several working date farms with traditional 'falaj' irrigation systems. You can learn more about palm farming and irrigation at the Eco-Centre, which also showcases the history of the oasis and its role in Abu Dhabi’s development. Afterwards, you can visit the neighbouring Al Ain National Museum, the oldest in the United Arab Emirates, and Al Ain Palace Museum.

  • Between luxurious stays in ultra-modern hotels and shopping sprees in glitzy malls, you can head to the UNESCO-listed Al Ain Oasis and stroll among the palms (some 100 varieties are represented here) as you’re serenaded by birdsong. Covering more than 3,000 acres, the oasis has several working date farms with traditional 'falaj' irrigation systems. You can learn more about palm farming and irrigation at the Eco-Centre, which also showcases the history of the oasis and its role in Abu Dhabi’s development. Afterwards, you can visit the neighbouring Al Ain National Museum, the oldest in the United Arab Emirates, and Al Ain Palace Museum.

  • Al Ain Oasis Day Trip from Dubai with Lunch
Kidzania
  • Kidzania
  • For an innovative and educational theme park experience, you can take the young ’uns to Kidzania at The Dubai Mall. At this built-to-scale city with its own economy, children can experience what it’s like to be a grown-up through over 80 role-play activities. After cashing their cheque for 50 KidZos, the local currency at KidZania, the young visitors can then decide whether to 'work' and get paid – the jobs include police officer, fireman and doctor – or pay to enjoy a service or a form of entertainment. Each station is branded and sponsored by local and international companies.

  • For an innovative and educational theme park experience, you can take the young ’uns to Kidzania at The Dubai Mall. At this built-to-scale city with its own economy, children can experience what it’s like to be a grown-up through over 80 role-play activities. After cashing their cheque for 50 KidZos, the local currency at KidZania, the young visitors can then decide whether to 'work' and get paid – the jobs include police officer, fireman and doctor – or pay to enjoy a service or a form of entertainment. Each station is branded and sponsored by local and international companies.

  • Admission to Kidzania
Spice Souk
  • Spice Souk
  • Located along Baniyas Street in Deira, Dubai’s Spice Souk (also known as the Old Souk) offers a multi-sensory shopping experience. The traditional market’s name already tells you what to expect: colourful, aromatic mounds of spices and herbs, plus baskets of incense, rose petals and other fragrant offerings. Explore the market’s many narrow lanes and you’ll also find textiles, rugs and household items, plus trinkets and souvenirs that you’ll want to take home. If you’re planning to shop at the Spice Souk, bring cash and don’t forget to haggle for the best prices. Next door, you can shop for jewellery at the Gold Souk.

  • Located along Baniyas Street in Deira, Dubai’s Spice Souk (also known as the Old Souk) offers a multi-sensory shopping experience. The traditional market’s name already tells you what to expect: colourful, aromatic mounds of spices and herbs, plus baskets of incense, rose petals and other fragrant offerings. Explore the market’s many narrow lanes and you’ll also find textiles, rugs and household items, plus trinkets and souvenirs that you’ll want to take home. If you’re planning to shop at the Spice Souk, bring cash and don’t forget to haggle for the best prices. Next door, you can shop for jewellery at the Gold Souk.

  • Souks & Markets Shopping Tour
Dubai Creek
  • Dubai Creek
  • Dubai’s Al Maktoum dynasty was established when the Bani Yas tribe settled along the saltwater Dubai Creek in the 19th century. In the early 20th century, the waterway was a port for boats from various parts of the world, as well as the hub of fishing and pearl-diving, two industries that formed the backbone of the city’s economy at the time. This historic waterway that runs through the city is now part of the Dubai Water Canal and extends all the way to the Persian Gulf. You can join locals and holidaymakers alike on a motorised wooden boat, called an abra, to cross the Dubai Creek at certain points.

  • Dubai’s Al Maktoum dynasty was established when the Bani Yas tribe settled along the saltwater Dubai Creek in the 19th century. In the early 20th century, the waterway was a port for boats from various parts of the world, as well as the hub of fishing and pearl-diving, two industries that formed the backbone of the city’s economy at the time. This historic waterway that runs through the city is now part of the Dubai Water Canal and extends all the way to the Persian Gulf. You can join locals and holidaymakers alike on a motorised wooden boat, called an abra, to cross the Dubai Creek at certain points.

  • Private Half-Day Dubai Sightseeing Tour with Dubai Creek Crossing
Al Bastakiya
  • Al Bastakiya
  • Get a glimpse of Old Dubai at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Al Bastakiya. It’s the oldest residential district in Dubai, characterised by winding alleyways and buildings with traditional wind towers. Those buildings are now home to cafes and art galleries; for art enthusiasts, The Majlis Gallery and XVA Gallery are not to be missed. You can also check out the textile souk, or pop into the 1787 Al Fahidi Fort, a former fortress and prison that’s been converted into the Dubai Museum. Finally, you can rent a motorised abra (wooden boat) to see the neighbourhood from the historic Dubai Creek.

  • Get a glimpse of Old Dubai at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Al Bastakiya. It’s the oldest residential district in Dubai, characterised by winding alleyways and buildings with traditional wind towers. Those buildings are now home to cafes and art galleries; for art enthusiasts, The Majlis Gallery and XVA Gallery are not to be missed. You can also check out the textile souk, or pop into the 1787 Al Fahidi Fort, a former fortress and prison that’s been converted into the Dubai Museum. Finally, you can rent a motorised abra (wooden boat) to see the neighbourhood from the historic Dubai Creek.

  • Guide to Exploring Bastakiya
Wild Wadi
  • Wild Wadi
  • Set opposite the iconic Burj Al Arab, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is a themed attraction based on Juha, a beloved character in Arabian folklore. There are 30 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, such as thrilling tube rides that’ll take you through whirlpools and down steep slopes before launching you into landing pools with a final splash. Things to do in Wild Wadi include knee-boarding in FlowRider pools, racing with a partner on 100-foot-high tandem slides and, for little kids, trying the slides and interactive play stations at the sprawling Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon.

  • Set opposite the iconic Burj Al Arab, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is a themed attraction based on Juha, a beloved character in Arabian folklore. There are 30 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, such as thrilling tube rides that’ll take you through whirlpools and down steep slopes before launching you into landing pools with a final splash. Things to do in Wild Wadi include knee-boarding in FlowRider pools, racing with a partner on 100-foot-high tandem slides and, for little kids, trying the slides and interactive play stations at the sprawling Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon.

  • Wild Wadi Waterpark Admission

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