Tourist locations in Dubai

This United Arab Emirates (UAE) state is located on the eastern coast of the Arabic Peninsular, in the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf. Renowned, worldwide, as a booming centre of international trade and innovation, Dubai has fast become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

The city is a luxury travel destination for leisure and business travellers. One can discover the high-tech facilities and old world charm of Dubai.  Dubai combines a modern metropolis with a timeless sensibility and Arabian flair.  It’s a dining, shopping, and nightlife mecca where you can allow your adventurous side to take over and partake in excursions such as desert safaris, hot air balloon rides, and sand boarding.  With endless beaches, spas, waterparks, and famous golf courses, one truly indulge and enjoy to the fullest.

The city is home to the world’s most popular attractions. 

Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest building is an architectural and engineering masterpiece, standing at over 828 meters.

Dubai Mall

Visit the world’s largest shopping mall with 1,200 retail stores and 200 food outlets.  This complex houses the Dubai Aquarium, the best restaurants, luxury brands and the Dubai ice rink.

Dubai Fountain

Located just outside the mall in the Burj Khalifa Lake is the Dubai Fountain that shoots water as high as 500 ft.  Enjoy the daily light and music performances.

Bastakia Quarter

Stroll through the Bastakia Quarter of Dubai and visit the art galleries, garden cafes, textile boutiques, craft markets, and traditional homes that decorate this historic area. Bastakia occupies the eastern portion of Bur Dubai along the creek.

Dubai Museum

Dubai’s excellent museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. In its history, the fort has served as a residence for the ruling family, a seat of government, garrison, and prison.

Dubai Frame

This ginormous 150-meter-high picture frame is one of Dubai’s latest sights. Inside, a series of galleries whisk you through the city’s history and explore fantastic panoramas of both old and new Dubai to be snapped on the viewing platforms.

Burj al-Arab

The Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels to stay in. It has been called “The World’s Only 7 Star Hotel”. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. It houses some of the best Michelin star restaurants.

Jumeirah Beach

This strip of sandy white bliss is the number one beach destination for Dubai visitors. Hotels are strung out all along its length, with this being one of the most popular places to stay for tourists. The beach has excellent facilities, with plenty of sun loungers, restaurants, and water sports operators offering jet skiing.

Theme Parks

Dubai has some of the best theme parks in the world. The IMG Worlds of Adventure, Motiongate, Legoland, Dubai Parks and Resorts provide for immersive entertainment at its finest and has thrills and spills for younger kids, teenagers and adults!

Palm Islands

These magnificent artificial islands are shaped like a palm tree. Also located on the Palm Islands are upscale hotels, residential villas, water homes, restaurants, malls, spas, marinas, and other attractions.

Dubai Opera

The 2,000-seat theater building itself is an astonishing piece of architectural mastery and one of Dubai’s new landmarks. The Dubai Opera hosts a year-round program of famous musical theater productions, concerts by world-class musicians, opera, ballet, and classical music, and concerts.

Dubai Creek & Al Seef District

Dubai Creek separates the city into two towns, with Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south. The Al Seef district has a waterfront promenade backed by traditional coral-block and limestone buildings, a floating market, and shops selling crafts. It’s a great place for a stroll with excellent water views.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Stroll the walkways and enjoy the riot of color and the flower displays of twee English-style cottages to windmills and trucks. Dubai has created the world’s largest flower garden, spanning 2,000 square meters and home to a reputed 100 million flowers.

Dubai will sweep you off your feet and keep you on your toes with attractions that break records and blow minds. With the world’s tallest building, dancing fountains, mammoth amusement parks, heritage museums, cutting-edge galleries, traditional souks and a ground-breaking shows, Dubai has it all.