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Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai aims to be the business hub of Western Asia.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Dubai


1 - Burj Khalifa

   8 km away

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009.

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2 - The Dubai Fountain

   8 km away

The Dubai Fountain is a choreographed fountain system located on the 12 hectare manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Dubai Desert Safari

Wrap your retinas around the real Dubai on this sandy Arabian desert experience and Bedouin camel farm visit! First up, you'll bump across the sun-kissed sand dunes in a 4x4 on the way to a magical Bedouin camp. The sandy excursion continues as your Bedouin hosts welcome you in, sit you down for a lavish Arabian feast under the starry skies, and tantalize your eyes with some belly dancing. There's also the option of sand-boarding, henna painting, camel rides and shisha!

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4 - Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Previously, it extended to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary but as part of the new Dubai canal it extends through to the Persian Gulf.

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5 - Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described by The Guardian newspaper as "the biggest picture frame on the planet, ” however is also controversial as the "biggest stolen building of all time.”

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6 - Evening | Global Village Dubai

   15 km away

There's a world's worth of entertainment inside Global Village, including 31 theme-park rides, more than a hundred carnival games, a Ripley’s Odditorium, and even a haunted house! With the meal option, you can treat your tastebuds to dining experiences from every corner of the globe – Naseem Beirut, Grand Dhaba, Belgrave, and Chin Chin. This ticket includes a food voucher worth AED 40. The famous *Ripley's Believe It Or Not!* is a quirky display of visual illusions and pop culture memorabilia, as well as a collection of stories that are so strange, they're hardly *believable*. The *Cyber City Stunt Show* is a performance that tells the story of an action-filled city and cyber cops. Watch as the "Legion 5 military troopers" take over to liberate its citizens.

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7 - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Business Bay is a central business district under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project features numerous skyscrapers located in an area where Dubai Creek has been dredged and extended.

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8 - The Dubai Mall

   8 km away

The Dubai Mall is a shopping mall in Dubai. It is the largest mall in the world by total land area, and the 26th-largest shopping mall in the world by gross leasable area, tying with West Edmonton Mall and Fashion Island —both of which are older than it.

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9 - Morning | Dubai Desert Safari

Check off two Dubai must-dos without having to book separate tours or organize transport with this full-day combo. Take a morning city tour around sights and enjoy an afternoon-and-evening desert adventure with a dune bash, sunset dinner, entertainment, and more. Enjoy a perfect introduction to the glamorous city of Dubai on a comprehensive tour that covers all the popular Dubai attractions! Take a drive around the city and see the places of Old Dubai and New Dubai! Dubai is famous for its desert safaris and no Dubai tour is complete without quality time spent at a desert camp! Embark on a heady drive over the sand dunes in Toyota Land Cruiser, driven by an expert driver. Enjoy a taste of traditional Arabia with a sumptuous barbecue dinner, live belly dancing, lots of fun activities and sand dune bashing!

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10 - Zabeel Park

Zabeel Park is an urban public park located in the Zabeel district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is bounded by Sheikh Rashid Road to the north, the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road to the northwest, while the Sheikh Zayed Road cuts through the south.

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11 - Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.

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12 - Diving & Snorkeling | Deep Dive Dubai

   9 km away

Don't hold your breath. No, really! You'll learn how to breathe underwater on this fun introduction to scuba divers at Deep Dive Dubai, home to the world's deepest pool! Dive into fun without the need for any prior experience as your plunge into the mysterious depths and submerge yourself to an impressive 12m/40ft using top-notch scuba diving gear. Your underwater adventure kicks off with a concise yet thorough briefing on the must-knows of scuba diving and the equipment you'll use. After a splash of practice in the shallows, you'll be primed and ready to explore. Bringing someone along? Spectators can share in the thrill through the expansive viewing windows!

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13 - Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction began in 1976; the mosque is built in traditional Fatimid style which originated from Syria and Egypt.

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14 - Safa Park

   10 km away

Safa Park is a 64 hectare urban park located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is 10.53 km southwest of the traditional center of Dubai along Sheikh Zayed Road. The park is bordered by Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road, Al Hadiqa Street, and 55th Street. There was some demolition here many years ago.

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15 - Skydiving | Dubai Skydive

   18 km away

Take a leap of faith with the Desert Dropzone's tandem skydiving package! Feel the adrenaline rush of free-falling at a mind-blowing speed of over 120 miles per hour. Fear not, as you'll be securely harnessed to an experienced, top-notch instructor. The package comes with more than just an unforgettable skydiving experience. Within 48 hours of touching back down on solid ground, you'll receive a treasure trove of photographs and a professionally edited video of your skydiving adventure. The tandem package also includes peace-of-mind medical insurance. Nestled 35 km outside the shimmering city of Dubai, the Desert Dropzone offers a unique perspective of Dubai's enchanting sandy dunes. It's a desert safari like no other, a journey through the skies above the breathtaking landscape. And for those social media aficionados, the Desert Dropzone offers an extra treat. Why not spruce up your Instagram feed with a one-minute, edited, high-octane video of your skydiving feat?

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16 - Safari Dubai

   11 km away

Dubai Safari Park is an eco-friendly safari park located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The park's major source of energy is solar energy. The Park is located on Al Warqa 5 on the Hatta Road. The park has 2,500 animals from more than 250 species. The park replaced the Dubai Zoo on its 50th anniversary. The park plans to increase the animal number to 5000 by 2020. On May 15, 2018, the Park closed for renovations and improvements and remained closed for the next nine months.

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17 - Burj Al Arab

   11 km away
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18 - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

   11 km away
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19 - Burj al Arab

   11 km away
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20 - Nad Al Sheba 4 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

   12 km away

Nad Al Sheba is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated south of the Dubai Creek, Nad Al Sheba is best known for its racecourse, the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, which hosted the Dubai World Cup annually until 2009

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21 - Barsha Heights - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

   15 km away

Al Barsha is a collection of sub-communities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al Barsha is one of the newer residential developments, and is located in west Dubai, south of Al Sufouh. Al Barsha is bounded by E 11 and E 311. Its various subcommunities include: Al Barsha First Al Barsha Second Al Barsha Third Al Barsha South One Al Barsha South Two Al Barsha South Three Al Barsha Heights

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22 - Dubai Internet City

   16 km away

Dubai Internet City is an information technology and business park created by the Government of Dubai as a free economic zone and a strategic base for companies targeting regional emerging markets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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23 - Global Village

   16 km away

Global Village in Dubai is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E 311 road Dubai. It combines cultures of 90 countries across the world at one place. It claims to be the world's largest tourism, leisure, shopping and entertainment project. It is the region's first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. Every year, it has over 5 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft. The current admission fee is AED 20. Global Village Announced New Dates For 2021 Global Village announced the opening date of its 26th season as 2021-22. Destination season 26 will last 167 days until the end of April 10, 2022. It also invites aspiring business acumen to register their interest. Bring your new street food kiosk or food cart to life in the next edition. Potential partners can submit their concepts and quotations before August 1.

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24 - Arenco Tower

   17 km away

The AAM Tower is a 46-floor office tower in Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is 243.8 m tall. The building was designed by Arenco Architectural & Engineering Consultants. It was also developed by Al Nekhreh Contracting Co. LLC. The construction of the building started in 2005. It was completed in 2008.

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25 - Madinat Jumeirah

   18 km away

Madinat Jumeirah the Arabian Resort - Dubai is a 5 star resort in Dubai. It is the largest resort in the Emirate, spreading across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens. It is designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town.

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Why should you visit Dubai ?

Travel to Dubai if you like:

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How to visit Dubai ?

To get to Dubai, travelers can fly into Dubai International Airport (DXB), one of the busiest airports in the world. Major airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, and British Airways offer direct flights from cities around the globe. Alternatively, you can also fly into Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and then take a 90-minute bus or taxi ride to Dubai.

When planning your trip, it's a good idea to book tickets in advance for popular attractions like the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the world. You should also consider purchasing a Dubai City Pass, which offers discounted entry to many top attractions and includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

The costs of visiting Dubai can vary greatly depending on your travel style. Budget travelers can expect to spend around $50-$70 per day, while mid-range travelers may spend $100-$200 per day. Luxury travelers can easily spend upwards of $500 per day on upscale accommodations, dining, and activities.

Some of the best things to do in Dubai include visiting the Burj Khalifa, exploring the Palm Jumeirah, and taking a desert safari. You can also take a stroll around the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, visit the Jumeirah Mosque, or relax on the beautiful Jumeirah Beach.

For dining options, try Al Mallah for delicious shawarma and falafel, or Pierchic for a fine dining experience with stunning views of the Burj Al Arab. For a truly unique dining experience, visit Dinner in the Sky, where you'll enjoy a gourmet meal while suspended 50 meters above the ground.

When looking for accommodations in Dubai, there are options to suit all budgets. For a luxury stay, consider the iconic Burj Al Arab or the stylish Armani Hotel Dubai. For more affordable options, try the Rove Downtown or the Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf.

Off the beaten path:

For an unusual travel experience in Dubai, consider exploring the Al Qudra Oasis, a man-made desert oasis located about 30 minutes from the city center. Home to over 100 species of birds and numerous native plants, Al Qudra offers a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Rent a bike or pack a picnic and explore the area's beautiful landscapes, including the Love Lake, a heart-shaped lake that's perfect for a romantic outing or a relaxing day in nature.

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Dubai: a journey into the future in the middle of the desert

When traveling to the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the destination of choice.

The emirate is as popular as its neighbor Abu Dhabi. Spending several nights in Dubai means immersing yourself in a world of avant-garde architecture. Less well known than its extravagant towers and gigantic malls, the alleys of the historic Bastakiya district will seduce you with their ancient Persian mansions, art galleries, and small shops. Don't hesitate to visit the Jumeirah Mosque, the only one open to non-Muslims. Al-Fahaidi Fort, home to the Dubai Museum, is also worth a visit. Then treat yourself to a day of excess with Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall.

A palm island, a marina, the world's tallest skyscraper inaugurated on January 4, 2010, towers of 50 stories or more that make the first hotels built along Jumeirah beach seem dwarfed (the world's tallest hotel opened in February 2013 at 355 meters), an ultra-modern metro... the growth of such intensity that it is difficult to remember its traditional face before the 1970s. 

There is no shortage of ambitious projects in Dubai, welcoming crowds to its second international airport, which could claim to be the largest airport hub in the world. At the crossroads of East and West, Dubai intends to intensify its influence.

An ambitious emirate, more liberal and tolerant than its neighbors, attracts wealthy tourists who are very happy to roam without constraint and in complete safety. A beautiful city with that. 

The city planners have not forgotten the parks (a challenge in this climate), the pedestrian promenades, the shopping and relaxation areas. You can sail on the Creek on water cabs, the dhows (ancient Arab ships), or even yachts for a few hours of dinner cruising. In the "old Dubai" (corresponding to the district of Deira), you can stroll in the souks, visit the renovated museum. The houses, around, still have their wind tower (a natural air conditioning system allowing the evacuation of the hot air) and shelter art galleries or guest rooms. 

Going up the Creek on its eastern bank, the merchant port allows observing the impressive wooden boats moored from Iran, India, and Sri Lanka. Multicolored hulls, piles of crates on the docks: much of what you find in the streets of the traditional souk first passes through here.

And since Dubai dreams of being a city of wonders, it has not hesitated to open shopping malls in which brands open boutiques of staggering proportions, to develop infrastructures for all publics and, above all, a high-end hotel industry with dazzling services whose dynamism does not diminish. 

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Dubai

When to go to Dubai?

The best time to visit the emirate is from October to May when the temperatures start to rise and the heat in summer invites you to stay in air-conditioned places. 

Please note that during the Ramadan period, many prohibitions will restrict your stay and especially your bathing pleasures.

  • First reflex: the cab. They are numerous and easily recognizable by their blue or red roofs. All the drivers speak English, so you will have no problem making yourself understood. They drive well in Dubai but avoid rush hour if you are in a hurry. 
For a race it will be necessary to count at least 10 dirhams and not to panic, all the cabs are equipped with meters.

  • The Dubai metro is also very efficient (although as expensive as the cab). Two (air) lines for the moment, a train every five minutes in the station that serves the main spots of the emirate from the international airport to the marina on the road to Abu Dhabi. 

Here you will find some ideas while you are in Dubai

  • A cruise on the Creek. The cheapest way is to negotiate with a water cab driver (the abras) to hire his services and the boat for 30 min to 1 hour. The 30 minutes should not cost more than 50 dirhams. 

  • The desert. About 1 hour away, golden dunes turn to sienna in the evening. For sensations in 4X4 (dune bashing) and a barbecue under the stars.

  • See also in Dubai what we least expect: a ski resort in a mall. Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates: 5 runs, from green to black, 400 m for the longest. 

  • To end the day and watch the most beautiful sunset, go to the heights of the Burj Khalifa Tower.

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