Dubai is a magical place that is home to numerous world-class attractions that have broken records and continue to attract travelers from across the globe year-after-year.
A cosmopolitan city that takes everything to the extreme Dubai pushes the boundaries when it comes to experiences, dining, and architecture – amongst other things – and offers travelers and locals alike nothing less than a memorable experience.
These attractions are a sight to behold, and should not be missed out on if you choose to visit the city.
Seeing the View from the Tallest Building in the World, The Burj Khalifa
You cannot go all the way to Dubai without taking the fastest elevator in the world to the top of the tallest building in the world.
A whopping 929.8-metres tall, the Burj Khalifa is a mega tall skyscraper that was opened in 2010 in Downtown Dubai.
The outdoor observation deck – aptly named “At the Top” – at 452-metres gives visitors an opportunity to look out at the city and all of its gorgeous architecture from a dizzy height, and take multiple photographs of the breath-taking views.
If that is not enough, and you want to spend some more time up in the clouds, there is the chance to dine at At.mosphere Restaurant on the 122 floor!
Watch the famous dancing Fountains, The Dubai Fountain
Situated at the foot of the Burj Kalifa, this attraction is easy to see on the same day as the tallest building in the world.
The world’s largest choreographed fountain system, the Dubai Fountain is 275-metres long and illuminated by 6 600 lights and 25 color projectors.
The water that the Dubai Fountain projects reach up to 500-feet in the air which is complimented by a wide selection of classical, contemporary Arabic and world music, ensuring variety and entertainment.
Go Skiing Indoors at Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski center and is home to an array of exciting activities and attractions the whole family can enjoy together.
A mountain-themed wintery setting ensures there are enough slopes for you to enjoy snowboarding, skiing, and tobogganing, as well as a ski lift to get to the top.
Other activities include the Giant Ball run and a number of jumps and ramps where you can show off your snowy skills!
Wander through the Maze that is the Souks
If you like shopping but prefer to browse for a bargain, the Dubai Souks are the place to visit. A sock is traditional Arabic market, and there is numerous spread throughout the city.
For those looking for some bling, the Gold Souk is home to numerous shops selling gold bars, jewelry and shiny trinkets.
If you prefer something delicious to nibble on, the Spice Souk is where you need to go! Here, you will find sacks of fragrant spices, delicious nibbles and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Visit Dubai Parks and Resorts
Fancy an adventure filled day in the sun? You have to visit Dubai Parks and Resorts, a fun and fabulous new theme park destination that recently opened its doors.
Dubai Parks and Resorts is home to three theme parks – Motiongate™ DUBAI, LEGOLAND® Dubai and Bollywood™ PARKS DUBAI, one water park – LEGOLAND® DUBAI and one retail and dining destination – RIVERLAND™ DUBAI, each of which offer numerous opportunities to spend time with your friends and family in a fun destination.
No matter what you choose to see in Dubai, you are guaranteed to be blown away in the city that does not do anything in half-measures!