15 Places to Visit in Dubai

 green01   October 23, 2012

Dubai is the second largest and most populous state of UAE. The emirate is ideally located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Dubai has become world famous among international investors and tourists because of its fastest growing economy and enchanting places to visit. State government and developers carefully planned to build city’s infrastructure in a way to provide modern life facilities for local as well as travelers visiting the city.

Corporate travelers, tourists and holiday makers find numerous accommodation options that range from super luxury hotels, villas to affordable apartment hotels, apartments and studio apartments. Almost all super luxury hotels provide business center and banking facilities. Whereas tourists can take benefit of fun trip services provided by their hotels to explore city’s major attractions.

The emirate has unlimited entertainment and fun opportunities for people of all age groups. The city has a perfect cosmopolitan environment, which welcomes everyone visiting the city, without making discrimination on the basis of religion and nationality. Although, it is a city of an Islamic country, you are allowed to consume alcohol in night clubs, hotel bars. You are allowed to wear swimsuits on beaches. Dubai has gained fame among top tourism destination in the world because of its worth seeing places. Below are the 15 most admirable places to visit in Dubai.

1. Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain – Source

Dubai Fountain was launched in May 2009 and since then it has attracted millions of visitors. It is located in Downtown Dubai, on a manmade Burj Khlifa Lake. Its performance is beautifully choreographed with music and lights. It shoots water up to 500 feet that is equivalent to the height of 50 story building. Tourists can enjoy beautiful performance of this fountain exclusively free from walkway of Dubai Mall, standing on the fountain’s edge and dining in alfresco restaurants around the mall. Dubai fountain daily display 20 min performances started from 6pm that continues to 10pm during weekdays and on weekend it continues till 11pm. It is the most beautiful fountain that uses 6,600 super lights and 25 color projectors making it colorful and stunning.

2. Dolphin Bay

Atlantis Hotel

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Dolphin Bay is the world’s most modern dolphin habitats in the world. It offers number of dolphin fun activities suitable for all age groups. It is located in Atlantis Hotel Dubai. Whether, you are staying at Atlantis Hotel or you have come to spend a day here, Dolphin Bay will offer you to experience unforgettable fun and entertainment. Major fun activities visitors can enjoy at Dolphin Bay include Scuba Dive, Atlantis Dolphin Adventure, Dolphin Photo Fun, Atlantis Dolphin Adventure, Observer pass, Atlantis Dolphin Encounter. Such activities allow visitors to make fun by standing in shallow water, sitting on pool side and enjoying watching dolphins. You can choose to enjoy any activity according to your mood.

3. Wild Wadi Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park – Source

Wild Wadi Water Park provides thrill and real entertainment for kids as well as adults. It is located in Jumeirah District front to fascinating skyscraper Burj Al Arab. It is a perfect outdoor water park housed heated and cooled wave pool and number of water slides. Almost rides are themed on Arabian Adventure Legends Juha and his friends Sindbad. You can also enjoy a free fall ride Jumeirah Sceirah. Besides this, you can enjoy visiting two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands during your trip.

4. Amara Spa

Kurmitola Golf Club

Kurmitola Golf Club – Source

Amara Spa is located in a peaceful; surroundings on the shore of Dubai Creek and world renowned Dubai Creek Golf Course. Here you can experience the true feeling of luxury and serenity. Amara Spa is a real spa renovated to give a tribute to ancient Moorish places. It has white exteriors and royal blue domes with an extra ordinary décor to stimulate the senses and revitalize you by providing real relaxation. Here you can find private spa suites for singles as well as couples where visitors can enjoy rain shower. It is a very admirable place to visit during your Dubai trip that provides complete pleasure of spa.

5. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest manmade structure located in the Downtown Dubai. It is recognized as the only seven star hotels in the world. It is huge enough that anyone can virtually see it standing anywhere in the city. The skyscraper officially opened in January 2012. The building is so beautiful and has gained too much fame across the globe and tourists visiting the emirate essentially plan a trip to this place. The building housed prestigious Armani Hotel and 900 private residences that are home for elite people across the world. Visitors can also enjoy a cloudless view of the city from observation deck located on the 124 level. It is a worth seeing place to visit where you can explore finest shopping, dining and entertainment.

6. Dhow Dubai

Dhow Dubai

Dhow Dubai – Source

Dhow Dubai or Dubai Cruise provides you unforgettable experience of dining and enjoying the beautiful view of Dubai Creek on floating restaurants built on wooden ships. There are number of Dhow cruise services running in Dubai. You can choose the one of your choice. They offer daily cruising services along the Dubai Creek. Usually first trip starts around 6:30 pm. It takes almost 2 hours to complete the trip. These ships are in different shapes and sizes. Some cruises are open from its sides whereas others have open place on the top. Most of the cruises are decorated with bulbs that seem so beautiful if you watch it from a distance. Dhow Dubai is really a wonderful and romantic experience for couples.

7. Palm Islands

Palm Islands

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Palm Islands are palm shaped manmade archipelago in Dubai. Actually the project developer has planned to build three Palm Islands in the city. Palm Jumeirah is the smallest island among these Palm Islands located in coastal line of Jumeirah. All Palm Islands look like a palm tree with trunk, fronds and crescent. These islands are built with the aim to provide super luxury hotels, residential units, theme parks and beautiful beaches for tourists and visitors coming Dubai. Palm Islands are not only considered as the wonder in UAE, rather they also known as 8th wonders of the world. It is visible from space with naked eye. If you are planning a Dubai trip, Palm Island will be the most admirable place to visit in the city.

8. World Island

Jumeirah Island

Jumeirah Island – Source

World islands are incredible construction projects of Dubai. It is a collection of manmade archipelago of small islands built to look like world map. It is wonderful place to visit in Dubai where tourists can enjoy beautiful sunshine in blue waters and gentle wind. It has number of hotels, resorts, cafes and shopping malls where tourists can enjoy luxury living, good food and shopping. Helicopters and boats are used to travel from one island to other.

9. Dubai Beaches

Dubai Beach

Dubai Beach – Source

Dubai is world famous for its beautiful beaches. The emirate has a beautiful beachfront that attracts tourists. The city has several beaches that offer various fun activities and super luxury beach resorts. Tourists can enjoy scuba diving; jet skiing, fishing, snorkeling and paragliding. You can even enjoy walking on the seashore. Famous Dubai beaches include Jumeirah Beach, Al Mamzar and Jebel Ali Beach. These beaches also provide various facilities for those who have come to spend a day or few hours on the beach. These beaches are well equipped with basic amenities like changing rooms, toilets and showers to fulfill the needs of everyone who is not staying in a beach resort. Kids can also enjoy playing in playgrounds.

10. Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek – Source

Dubai Creek is the natural water inlet cutting city from the centre. It is considered as the historical place in Dubai that let you explore various historical sights of the city. Tourists can enjoy riding Abra a small water taxi to cross this water inlet. You can also find wide choices of hotels for tourists. You can explore the pretty views of Dubai’s trading heritage, where ships traveling to distant places stay to unload goods. You can also find cruise services in Dubai Creek where you can get a chance to enjoy dinner on floating restaurants.

11. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai – Source

Ski Dubai is the largest indoor manmade ski resort with total ski area of 22,500 square meters. It is a perfect place for kids and adults. Ski runs differ in difficulty level and welcoming even those who are going to experience ski first time. For beginners professional staff provides tutorials. Tourists can enjoy various snow games like snowboarding, skiing, tobogganing and snow playing. Furthermore, you will get all necessary equipment for skiing.

12. Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Souk Madinat

Souk Madinat – Source

It is a vibrant place with lots of color that offers numerous attractions for tourists. It is located at the end of Jumeirah Road. It resemble with traditional Arabic Markets. Buyers can find clothes, jewelry, antique items, expensive olive oil and art work. It also has bars and restaurants that serve wide range of cuisines and drinks to visitors.

13. Old Bastakiya District

Dubai’s Bastakia Quarter

Dubai’s Bastakia Quarter – Source

The Old Bastakiya District is the oldest part of the city that was established when there was no electricity and air conditioners were there and houses were cooled by traditional wind towers. Tourists will find it amazing place to visit where they can watch narrow lanes and tall wind towers. You can also find largest collection of courtyard houses with wind tower on the right of Al Fahidi Fort. Tourists can enjoy exploring traditional Arab architect and rich culture in the district. Buildings in Bastakiya represent the effective urban planning that carefully preserves to maintain century old architectural designs of Arabs.

14. Dubai Autodrome

Dubai Autodrome

Dubai Autodrome – Source

If you really want to experience the thrill of speed and roaring engines, you must visit Dubai Autodrome. It is located in Dubailand over 5.39 km area. It was inaugurated in October 2004. You can enjoy watching fastest drivers in the world. It is world’s first fully integrated motor sports facility offering CIK approved Karting Track and Race and Driving School. The place is very suitable for all kind of motor sports events. It is a multipurpose place which is also suitable for concerts and corporate events like seminars, conferences and motor exhibitions. Visitors are guaranteed to experience full range of five star corporate facilities that makes your visit a unique and memorable experience.

15. Dubailand


Dubailand – Source

This place is perfect place to visit and recognized as world’s biggest amusement park established in 2003. It provides wide range of indoor and outdoor fun activities that include water sports and car racing. The amusement park is divided in to six major zones that include Themed Leisure and Vacation World, Attractions & Experience World, Sports and Outdoor World, Eco-Tourism World, Retail and Entertainment World and Downtown. Visiting Dubailand will let you entertain yourself with unlimited fun activities.
As we all know Dubai has already established its name as the land of opportunities for investors and job seekers who are willing to share the profit in one of the strongest economies of the world. It also struggles hard to get itself listed among top tourist’s destinations across the globe. In order to achieve its targets the city has buildup various fun and entertainment places to cater the needs of people of all ages. If you are planning to spend your vacation at Dubai, you must try to visit these places during your stay to experience real fun and entertainment.

About the Guest Author David Marsha is a Real Estate and Travel blogger from Dubai. He Provide quality information on Dubai Real Estate Regulations like RERA and Travel sports like Jebel Ali.

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