Hosted by numerous cultural activities and sports organizations throughout the year, Dubai is enough for a 2-3 day holiday program in order to fully enjoy the riches it hosts. Places to visit in Dubai will share very important information throughout the article but beware of them beforehand;
Where to stay? Deira, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Emirates Road are the most popular places to stay in the city. You can read the details of my article in Dubai .
Hotel recommendations : On my recent trip I stayed at the 4 star Emirates Grand Hoteland I left satisfied. You can browse. Some of the other popular hotels are: 3 ★ Ibis Styles Jumeira , 4 ★ Four Points Sheikh Zayed Road , 5 ★ Burj Al Arab .
Things to do : Two of the most important events in Dubai go up to the cruise tower of the world’s tallest building, Bur Khalife ( Burj Khalifa Tickets: 124th and 125th Floor ) and join the desert safaris ( Camel Safarisi with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp ).
1. Burj Al Arab
You can start the first engineering wonder building built in the city, Burj Al Arab in the first place of your list, and enjoy your holiday with a joyful atmosphere in an environment where luxury meets entertainment.
The building, designed as the world’s first 7-star accommodation facility, was built between 1994 and 1999 on an artificial island off the Arabian Gulf. The hotel is located 230 meters from Jumeirah Beach and is accessible by private bridge.
Due to the similarity in the design of the ar Yelken Hotel ıyla, you can eat in the restaurants with gulf views, you can enjoy the massage service in the wellness center, you can join the submarine tours or the safaris organized by the land vehicles in the desert even if you do not have the possibility of accommodation. You need to book in advance for all these activities.
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- Address: Jumeirah Street, Dubai
2. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa , the owner of the world’s tallest building with a length of 828 meters , was built between 2004 and 2010 by Emaar Real Estate with a budget of US $ 1.5 billion.
The building is the first building to be constructed by adding steel construction on the reinforced concrete mass. The building is named after Khalifa bin Zayid El Nahyan . The design and construction of the building, which has more than 160 floors, was undertaken by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, based in Chicago.
At the beginning, the flamboyant Dubai Fountain welcomes guests right outside the mega-building known as Burj Dubai . The building is surrounded by Burj Khalifa Park , which is both reminiscent of the desert environment and creates a refreshing atmosphere with its pool and fountains.
You can also enjoy the view from the observation terraces on the 124th and 148th floors of the imposing building. The cost of having pleasant moments in these areas varies according to the time.
Hotel Advice: If you want to stay in this magnificent structure of Dubai, you can browse the 5-star Armani Hotel on the 11th floor of the hotel.
Tour Recommendation: You can buy the Burj Khalifa cruise terrace which is the tallest building in the world. Click: Burj Khalifa Tickets: 124. and 125. Kat Tickets
- Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
- Web: burjkhalifa.ae/en
3. The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall , which is the largest in the world with more than 1 million square meters of covered area, began to serve in 2008 as part of Downtown Dubai, which also includes Burj Khalifa. The shopping center is home to more than 1,200 stores. The shopping mall, which attracts the individuals who are passionately connected to the luxury brands, also has hundreds of food and beverage venues where you can find gourmet flavors.
If you wish to shop at Dubai Mall, you can visit the largest aquarium in the world and have fun on the ice skating rink. There are also thematic areas like Kidzania for children and Hysteria facing adults with their fears.
Hotel Recommendation: If you are going to do lots of shopping on your trip to Dubai and your hotel is close to this famous shopping center, 5 star Address Downtown can be a nice option for you.
- Address: Financial Center Rd, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-00.00
- Web: thedubaimall.com/
4. Dubai Museum
The Dubai Museum , located in El Fahidi Fortress , was established in 1971 at the order of Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The government of Kuwait was assisted during the establishment of the cultural facility they included in the lists of travelers who wanted to have an idea of the city’s pre-oil trade situation and the traditions adopted by the local people.
The museum was built in 1787 in order to defend the city. Outside of his original post, the building was also used as the headquarters, weapons depot and prison.
Historical Arab houses, mosques, markets and palm fields are being rebuilt in the exhibition areas of the museum. You can also explore the rich history of pearl hunting in the area while visiting the cultural facility. Some of the pieces in the museum’s collection date to BC. It goes up to 3,000.
- Address: Al Fahidi Bur Dubai, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 08.30-20.30
- Entrance Fee: 3 AED
- Web: dubaiculture.gov.ae/en
5. Madinat Jumeirah
Located close to Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah attracts the attention of travelers with its texture bearing local traces of architecture. The complex covers 40 hectares and has a traditional style bazaar, three 5-star hotels inspired by Bastakiya’s wind tower houses, more than 50 restaurants, entertainment venues and many terraces.
In the name complex ilgilen Cumeyra City da , you can enjoy the sea and the sun and enjoy the water sports.
If you wish, you can take advantage of the shopping opportunities in the bazaar, or take a stroll through the 5-kilometer canal with the traditional boats called abra. You can choose from restaurants on the coast when your belly is hungry. By the way, don’t forget to go to one of the terraces towards the sunset and watch the unique landscape.
- Address: 6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai
- Web: jumeirah.com/en
6. Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah is another engineering wonder project you will find during the Dubai holiday. In fact, the artificial island, Palm Deyra, and Palm Cebel were part of the Palm Island Archipelago project. In fact, the construction of the three islands began in 2001 under the supervision of Dutch engineers. However, the first completed in 2011 was Palm Jumeirah.
In the middle of the island, which increases the coastline by 520 kilometers, there are 8 main branches divided into 16 branches, 8 each. This section aims to reduce the impact of the gulf flows while connecting to the land via a bridge. Transportation to Dubai from the outer section is provided by tunnels under the sea.
There are many luxury accommodation facilities, including Atlantis The Palm , Jumeirah Zabeel Palace and The One & Only , which are also part of the public transport network.Adrenaline enthusiasts in the land of the artificial land by diving in the sky, offering different culinary cultures, restaurants offering a delicious dinner awaits you.
Tour Recommendation: One of the most extraordinary ways to see this man-made candidate is one of the most extraordinary projects in the world. If you don’t have a budget problem, you can sign up for a 22-minute Helicopter Flight .
7. JBR Walk & Dubai Marina
If you want to take a walk outdoors in the evening after a day off in a mostly closed area, I recommend you to experience the JBR Walk .
The Jumeirah Beach Residence is situated on the banks of the Persian Gulf. As you walk through the 1.7 km-long main street of the residential area, you can see 40 wonderful skyscrapers and benefit from the shopping and entertainment facilities offered by the venues surrounding the beach area. There are also short rides on camels at the beach opposite Bluewaters Island .
For richer content, you can go to Dubai Marina after JBR. In the marina, which is located around the artificial canal, you can experience exciting moments while watching the skyline and Dubai skyline with 1 kilometer long XLine .
Hotel Advice: If you want to stay in a luxury hotel near the sea and restaurants, you can look at the 5-star Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach hotel.
- Address: Al Marsa St, Dubai
8. Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque was built between 1975 and 1978 by travelers who have added to the Dubai attractions list due to their architectural features.
Fatimid style is preferred in the design of the religious structure, simple yet elegant appearance is on the attention. Twin minarets are connected to the main dome of the mosque designed to 1.200 people can worship at the same time. Especially with the sunset, the front side of the mosque is full of travelers who want to take photographs.
The Jumeirah Mosque, which is the only religious structure open to the visit of non-Muslim individuals in the city, is not an individual visit. However, for those who want to see the interior, guided tours are organized 6 days a week.
These tours, which do not require a reservation, start at 10.00 and last for 75 minutes .During the tour, visitors are informed about religious holidays, rituals, traditions and culinary culture. There are many regional tastes, especially coffee and dates.
- Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeria 1, Dubai
9. Mall of Emirates
Mall of Emirates is the second largest shopping center in the city and has been operating since 2005. The facility, which has more than 255 thousand square meters, has more than 630 stores belonging to brands such as Apple, Burberry and Missoni in the section called bölüm Moda Dubbesi al along with eating and drinking areas. In the food and beverage area of the shopping center, there are over 100 cafes and restaurants competing with each other in offering different tastes.
The Mall of the Emirates has a rich range of shopping options as well as thematic entertainment areas that can be of interest to individuals of all ages.
Ski Dubai , the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, is the leader in these areas. The shopping center also features the Dubai Community Theater and Arts Center , which can host up to 500 people, and the Magic Planet , designed for families.
Tour advice: You can buy the entrance tickets of the Ski Dubai, which is located in the shopping center, at the internet, click here: Ski Dubai: Unlimited Boarding Passes in the Snow Park
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, 4th Interchange, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-02.00
- Web: malloftheemirates.com/
10. Altıncılar Bazaar
Altıncılar Bazaar , which is one of the oldest and most popular markets of the city , is located within the boundaries of Deira’s commercial district. Dubai Fish and Vegetable Market and Deira Cord Length is located between the covered bazaar, the majority of the 379 shops in which jewelry trade is performed. In these stores, you can see the jewelery in the same showcase with the standard products as well as the beautiful designs.
It is said that all the products sold in the market are sold under strict control by the Dubai government and their realities are guaranteed. However, I still recommend you to get professional help when shopping at high prices.
- Address: Al Khor St, Deira, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-22.00
11. Spice Market
The Baharatçılar Çarşısı ( Colorfull Spice Market) , where you can add color to your list of places to visit, is another authentic marketplace. Just like the Altıncılar Bazaar, you can visualize the market in Deira as the small of the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul. While most of the shops sell aromatic foodstuffs, a small portion of the looms decorate the souvenirs that may be of interest to travelers.
Spices are sold both in pounds and in packages. You can chat with vendors about how you can use the spices as you wander through the stalls and get new ideas. Because all of the products sold here are not used to flavor food. Do not hesitate to try new delicacies and bargain at the market during shopping.
- Address: 34 34 St, Deira, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-22.00
12. The Dubai Fountain
One of the most interesting parts of Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Fountain opened in 2009. The fountain, which is close to 275 meters, is located in Burj Lake, which is spread over 30 acres.
The fountain consists of 5 apartments of different sizes and 2 arches. Thanks to its powerful system, it can spray up to 22,000 gallons of water to the equivalent height of 50 floors. The fountain, whose visuality is increased by the light source placed at 6,600 different points, is designed to make 1,000 different water figures and 50 different color representation.
Visitors can enjoy the Dubai Fountain with boat trips. If you wish, you can watch the show which takes place every 30 minutes by taking the boats or you can watch it from the 272 meter long floating platform which is 9 meters away from the fountain.
- Address: Fashion Parking, Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 17.45-23.30
- Tour Fee: 65 AED
- Web: burjkhalifa.ae/en/around-the-burj/the-dubai-fountain.aspx
13. Wild Wadi Water Park
Located directly opposite Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park has been providing an opportunity to cool the locals and travelers alike since 1998. The theme of the design of the water park is based on the stories of Juha , whom we call Nasreddin Hodja in our own culture. There are 30 different toys that appeal to every age group in the entertainment facility which gives guests peace of mind with fairy tale atmosphere.
If you’ve come to the theme park for relaxation, you can choose the Wave Pool or hire a shed on the edge of the Lazy River . If you look for something a little more paced and exciting, you can turn to the slides. There is also a simulation pool for those who want to surf the water park.
You can also buy this fun water park ticket online, click here: Wild Wadi Water Park: Full-Day Express Ticket
- Address: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah 2, Dubai Reviews
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-19.00
- Entrance Fee: 270 AED
- Web: jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/wild-wadi/
14. Dubai Aquarium
The Dubai Aquarium , which has a giant water tank with a capacity of 10 million liters, began receiving visitors in 2008. More than 33,000 live in the aquarium complex, which can be added to the list of places of interest for those interested in the riches of the underwater world. The thematic entertainment center also hosts the world’s most populous tiger sand shark population.
You can be close to the 48 meter long corridor of the aquarium and the underwater zoo, which goes to the 3rd floor of Dubai Mall . You can also dive in the cage if you have enough courage at the facility where you can observe all kinds of underwater life by riding on a glass-covered boat.
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- Address: Ground & Level 2, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-02.00
- Entrance Fee: 120 AED
- Web: thedubaiaquarium.com/en
15. Atlantis Hotel
Launched in 2008, Atlantis Hotel is located on the outer ring of Palm Jumeirah. The luxury accommodation facility is considered to be one of the most important attraction points in Dubai due to its high service quality and high level comfort and the themed water park called Aquaventure.
The theme park, which gives visitors the opportunity to experience unique moments from all age groups, has areas for sea activities, private beaches and playgrounds for children. In order to benefit from all sections, you can take a dip in the pools reserved for dolphins and sea waters, swim with the sharks and feed the fish with your hands.
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- Visiting Hours: 10.00-18.00
- Entrance Fee: 275 AED
16. Heritage and Diving Village
Heritage and Diving Village , reflecting the old Dubai, was established in 1997. The details of the past have been completely revived in the village, which is a popular destination for travelers in the United Arab Emirates who wonder what life is like by old traditions. In this way, visitors can visit the tents, adobe and stone houses and learn about handicrafts that have been improving the living standards of the people of Dubai for centuries.
When you visit the village, you can find the opportunity to learn how to touch the fishing nets and how to make boats with the details of the pearl hunting which is the biggest livelihood of the local people before the oil. The museum is very active at the time of the Dubai Shopping Festival .
- Address: Al Shindagha Rd, Al Shindagha, Bur Dubai, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 08.30-22.30
17. Ibn Battuta Mall
Almost all the shopping centers in the city have modern design, while Ibn Battuta Mall is distinguished by its unique architecture. You can see the motifs that are specific to Arab architecture in all parts of the shopping center that started to serve in 2005. Moreover, the theme of each section of the shopping center to give the name of the famous explorer visited the 8 countries, the environment is almost ordinary, almost like a museum.
The shopping center, which houses over 270 stores in the galleries of Andalusia, China, Egypt, India, Iran and Tunisia, covers an area of 521 square meters. There are also 50 restaurants and a cinema complex with 21 lounges.
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai
- Visiting Hours: 10.00-22.00
18. Saeed Al Maktoum House
You can use the Saeed Al Maktoum House , built in 1896 due to its historic importance, in the last order of your list of places to visit in Dubai. The house was used as the headquarters by the order it was renamed in 1912-1958. The residence in Al Shindagharemained in the possession of the family until 1958 as a residence.
The house, which reflects the typical features of Arab architecture in all its sections, was turned into a museum in the following years and opened to public visit. Nowadays, the cultural facility includes historical documents, a collection of photographs showing Dubai and historical items, metal coins and jewels.
- Visiting Hours: 08.00-20.30
- Entrance fee: 3 AED