Best Tourist Attractions in Dubai

Best Tourist Attractions In Dubai - Top 10 Things to Do in 2023
Written by Medhaavi Mishra

Dubai, a city in the Middle East, is one of the most visited places in the world. It is a fast-paced cosmopolitan city with glamour, glitz and excitement around every corner. Dubai is a destination that effortlessly fuses its Arabian traditions and culture with the best luxurious amenities in the world. The barren beauty of the desert, tranquil beaches, world-class amusement parks, architectural marvels, magnificent hotels, and upmarket shopping malls attract many tourists to this city to enjoy unforgettable moments with their loved ones. Here is a list of some of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai that you should not miss! 

1) BurjKhalifa

The BurjKhalifa, the world’s highest structure at 828 meters, welcomes a lot of tourists each year. The best experience is to observe expansive views of the Dubai skyline from the observation decks on the 124th, 125th, and 148th levels. You may eat at At. Mosphere, which is the tallest restaurant in the world. To celebrate New Year’s Eve and take in the breathtaking display of fireworks from the BurjKhalifa, a large number of people travel to Dubai from all over the world. 

2) Desert Safari

Travel across the undulating dunes on a desert safari tour and spend an evening catching unobstructed views of the setting sun. You can experience thrill as you embark on a dune bashing session on a 4 X4 vehicle and try your hand at sandboarding, quad biking, or camel riding. After a long day, lounge in the Bedouin tents as you get enthralled by the belly dance and Tanouradance performed by professionals. Enjoy a barbeque buffet dinner comprising vegetarian and non-vegetarian options under the star-lit sky. 

Desert Safari

3) Ski Dubai

Escape the heat of the sun as you visit Ski Dubai, a ski resort situated inside the Mall of the Emirates and experience real snow and winter conditions for a day full of fun with your loved ones. You can enjoy a plethora of snow sports like sledging, tobogganing, snow zorbing, skiing, etc. View this snow park from above a mountainous slope while you embark on a chairlift ride or zipline from one end of the park to another. You can enjoy a beautiful show of penguins and be charmed by the adorable birds as they march in unison. 

4) IMG Worlds of Adventure

This indoor-themed park offers immersive entertainment zones full of thrills and excitement for kids and adults alike. Among the five zones, one zone is entirely devoted to Marvel comic superheroes, another to your favorite Cartoon Network characters, and one that takes you to pre-historic times where you can experience the world of dinosaurs. The Haunted Hotel in IMG Boulevard has a spooky and eerie ambiance providing its visitors with a chilling experience, or you can watch your favorite blockbuster in Novo Cinemas. There is also the IMG Kids Zone, a fun play area for the little ones.

5) Al Sufouh Beach

Al Sufouh Beach also referred to as “Secret Beach,” “Hidden Beach,” and “Black Palace Beach,” is ideally situated between the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah Island. The Beach is accessible by a sandy road that runs between the royal palaces of Al Sufouh, hidden from the bustling city life. It is arched with palm tree paths, creating a calm environment where you may spend valuable time. Because it is shallow, Al Sufouh Beach is the safest place to swim, especially for young children. You may go on a picnic, take part in a volleyball match, or take pictures with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. 

6) Atlantis, The Palm

One of the top resorts that provide luxury and entertainment is Atlantis Palm Hotel, which is situated on the famous Palm Jumeirah. With over a thousand rooms, swimming pools, and a private beach, this stunning rose-hued hotel frequently features in vacation pictures and Instagram postings. The hotel’s ten gourmet eateries redefine fine dining and provide the finest of international cuisine under one roof. Visit the hotel’s Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Waterpark to experience Dubai’s greatest water adventure activities and adventure activities available in Dubai. You may unwind at the hotel’s spa, while getting pampered or you can visit Dolphin Bay to see and interact with the dolphins. 

7) Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise

Going on a dhow tour, floating through the canal waters, and taking in the stunning scenery of Marina Bay, is a distinct and one-of-a-kind experience. Dhows are traditional wooden boats that take you on a fun-filled journey where you enjoy a three-course buffet of delectable Arabic specialties and continental dishes. Guests can witness the Tanoura dance and the puppet show and enjoy henna painting as you sink in views of the waterfront buildings such as JBR, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm, and many more. 

8) Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame is a picture-frame-like structure that stands 150 meters tall and 93 meters wide and gives breathtaking views of both Old and New Dubai. While strolling over the glass roof or the Sky Deck that connects the two sides of the frame, you can see landmarks like the Jumeirah Mosque, the BurjKhalifa, and many more. Explore the “Future Dubai” audio and visual exhibits that imagine what the city will provide and look like in the next fifty years. Walk over the top of the bridge around sunset for the finest view of Dubai City. 

9) Museum of the Future

The Museum of the Future is one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions in Dubai. It is a new-age museum that combines futuristic technology beneath a time-travelling roof, dedicated to a conceivable future that shows how the world will be in 2071. Admire Shaun Killa’s architectural talent on the external walls of the museums, which are carved with Arabic poetry. Travel to the fifth level in a space shuttle to discover more about astronauts surviving in space, the Amazon forests at the “Digital Amazon” exhibit, and the consequences of climate change on the human body in the “Vault of Life,” the Museum of Future’s DNA Library. You may even go to several conferences and discussions with leading figures in the field about their predictions for the future. 

10) Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Visit the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which is housed inside the Dubai Mall and has sophisticated underwater passageways where you can see hundreds of aquatic species in suspended tanks. Visit the underwater zoo and see the rare tiger sharks that are kept in the enormous tanks. You may go on Swim with the Sharks excursions or try cage snorkeling for an extra adventure. Additionally, you may go to the King Croc display, which is home to the largest reptile in the whole world, a massive crocodile weighing 750 kilograms. 

Dubai is a city that never runs out of things to do. To enjoy the fun of your life, be sure to visit all of these locations. You will not be able to see all of Dubai attractions in one trip and will always want to keep coming back for more.

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Medhaavi Mishra