Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Dubai

When people think about Dubai, they think of the great transformation this city has seen over the last few decades. There are many attractions and cultural highlights you should see if you visit Dubai.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and for most visitors, a must-see when coming to the city. The building has an observation deck on the 124th floor, from which the whole city’s skyline can be seen from a bird’s-eye perspective. This is a very popular place, especially at night-time. The building also offers beautiful gardens and fountains on the ground for those who are not fans of heights.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall provides entry to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium, but if you are looking for more entertainment, there is also a cinema complex, gaming zone and endless possibilities for shopping and eating. There are also a lot of special events as live music or fashion shows. The most famous are the Dubai Shopping Festival and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival.

Dubai Museum

Dubai’s museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787 and restored in 1971, and again in 1995. The entrance has an interesting exhibition of old maps showing the incredible expansion that hit the region after the oil boom. The halls feature weaponry, musical instruments and traditional Emirati life as well as artifacts from graves at Al Qusais Archeological site.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum was Dubai's Rules from 1921 to 1958. His original house was built in 1896 and was rebuilt and restored as a museum, staying true to the original model. Inside are the exhibits of the Dubai Museum of Historical Photographs and Documents. There are many photos of Dubai, fishing and boat building. There are also maps, coins and stamps showing the development of the Emirate.

Dubai Creek and Al Seef District

The Dubai Creek separates the city into two towns. The Dhow Wharfage along Dubai Creek’s bank is still used by small traders and some of the dhows anchored there are over 100 years old. On the Bur Dubai side of the creek you can find the Al Seef district, which is a great place for shopping with amazing water views.

Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah Mosque is a perfect example of Islamic architecture and it is particularly attractive in the evening. Tours are designed and can be taken daily for the better understanding of the Muslim faith.

Burj Al-Arab

Standing on its own artificial island, The Burj Al-Arab is the world’s tallest hotel at 321 meters high, with choreographed, colored lighting shows at night. The Al-Mahara underwater restaurant with floor-to-ceiling glass panels in the dining area allow you to enjoy sea life while having a bite.

Dubai Opera

Although the Dubai Opera is a new addition to the city, there are a lot of musical theatre productions, concerts by world-class musicians, ballet and opera concerts. The building itself is an amazing piece of architectural mastery.

Of course there are a lot more things to do in Dubai like desert tours, theme parks, sand boarding or water sports.

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