10 Top Tourist Destinations In Dubai

It’s no surprise that Dubai is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. With a diverse range of locations and activities, this one-of-a-kind city will impress even the hardest critics.
From the most extravagant locations, including the tallest building in the world to relaxing beaches and an unbeatable food scene, Dubai is home to some of the most exciting and unique things to do in the world.
Planning a trip to Dubai and not sure where to go and what to see? We have created an in-depth guide to help you plan your visit in the best way possible and help you make the most out of your time and money.
Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Dubai, including the top 10 tourist places in Dubai that are a must-visit on your trip.

1. Experience Burj Khalifa
The most iconic building in Dubai, nay, the world, the Burj Khalifa, is a place you cannot miss. The tallest tower in the world, soaring 829.8 meters high, Burj Khalifa is a place that wows its visitors in every possible way.

Not only is it one of the most magnificent towers to look at, but it’s also home to a stunning observatory deck, a luxurious restaurant, and a sports club.

At The Top, Burj Khalifa
The world’s highest observation deck, At The Top, is located on Levels 148, 125, and 124 and gives visitors the unique experience of viewing the city from an outdoor terrace and a premium lounge.

At The Top features a 360-degree observation deck lounge on Levels 124 and 125, where visitors can stroll for hours. The deck also pays tribute to traditional Arabic arts and culture at Level 125, where the entire floor’s design is dedicated to a Masharabiya motif.

Atmosphere Burj Khalifa
Known as the highest restaurant in the world, Atmosphere Dubai gives diners an opportunity to experience a lavish meal overlooking stunning views of the city. Visitors can enjoy a fine-dining lunch or dinner menu or relax while sipping on the restaurant’s exclusive 24k gold-plated cappuccino while enjoying the views from level 122.

Tables at Atmosphere Dubai get booked out fast, make sure to confirm your reservation in advance.

Burj Club
The Burj Club is an exclusive fitness and wellness retreat in Burj Khalifa. This lavish club spanning 6,320 square meters and five levels, includes various high-end facilities, including a gym, a swimming pool, a spa, and an exclusive ladies’ suite.

2. Explore The Dubai Mall
Another record-breaking, all-in-one destination in Dubai, The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world and a world-class shopping, entertainment, and dining destination featuring the best brands under one roof.

One thing is for sure; you will never get bored in this 1 million square meter location that will keep you on your toes throughout the day with exciting activities like the fountains and the world’s biggest aquarium.

With the recent opening of the Dubai Mall Zabeel extension, the mall has grown 15,000 square meters and holds various new lifestyle, retail, and dining options, along with 3,000 new parking spaces. The Zabeel extension is linked to the Dubai Mall with a bridge that features an interactive art display to keep visitors entertained and enticed.

Tip: If you want to really explore Dubai Mall, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes!

Things to do at The Dubai Mall

With 1,200+ retail stores ranging from luxury fashion outlets like Bloomingdale’s, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Burberry to departmental stores like H&M and Zara, Dubai Mall is the go-to shopping destination for residents and tourists.

Dubai Mall also features a gold souk dedicated to high-end jewelry stores and “Level Shoes” featuring the latest in luxury footwear.


Dubai Mall is also one of the prime dining destinations in the city, with over 200 restaurants ranging from high-end to casual dining. If you are looking to grab a quick bite, head to the massive food court with a number of fast-food options, including Mcdonald’s, KFC, and the region’s famous Al Baik.

Other casual eateries include Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F.Changs, and Wagamama.
If you want to lux it up, Dubai Mall is also home to some of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city, including GIA, Somewhere, and Eataly. No matter what you are craving, Dubai Mall will have something for everyone.


Some of the best leisure activities in Dubai, including the famous dancing fountain, aquarium, and underwater zoo, are all situated within Dubai Mall. Here are a few entertainment facilities you can explore during your visit:

• The Dubai Mall Fountain: The famous dancing fountain is the largest choreographed water show in the world and is one of the best things you can do in Dubai for free. The fountain show takes place every 30 minutes from 6 to 11 p.m.

• The Dubai Aquarium: Explore one of the biggest aquariums in the world with over 33,000 marine animals in a 10-million-liter tank. The Aquarium can be viewed for free from the mall or can be experienced from an under-the-water tunnel with a ticket.

• Dubai Underwater Zoo: Discover the animals inside the aquarium along with other exciting creatures like King Croc and Turtles with a special guided tour of the underwater zoo.

• Ice Rink: Skate your heart away with friends and family at Dubai Mall’s Olympic-sized ice rink, where you can skate for leisure or take special skating lessons to hone your skills.

• Cinema: Watch the latest releases at one of the region’s largest cinemas at Dubai Mall. Reel cinemas feature multiple shows of all the new movie releases from every language throughout the day.

3. Take A Relaxing Break At Kite Beach

One of the best beaches in Dubai, Kite Beach is the perfect place for a day out with friends and family. Not only is it an amazing location to relax by the beachside and catch a spectacular Dubai sunset, but it’s also the go-to location for watersports in Dubai.

With exciting activities like paddle boarding, kitesurfing, and kayaking, Kite Beach gives adventure seekers the thrill they are looking for. Watersports can be booked in advance through one of the many sporting agencies in town.

Not into extreme sports? You can also walk, jog, run, or cycle on the beach’s 14km track that takes you across the coast and provides stunning views of Burj Al Arab. After a long day at the beach, you can indulge in delicious food at one of the many eateries in and around the area, including the famous local burger joint, SALT, and the city’s favorite Karak tea spot, Filli.

Overall, Kite Beach provides visitors with beautiful views and a relaxing adventure away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

4. Experience the Traditions of Dubai at Deira Souk
While the newer, cutting-edge side of the city is exciting to experience, nothing portrays the true roots of Dubai like the traditional Deira Souk. The Deira souk was established way back in 1850 and still operates as one of the main traditional markets in the city.

The restored original architecture of the shops from 1850 represents the history of Dubai like nowhere else. It gives visitors the chance to experience shopping like a traditional city resident.
The grand souk is also home to the famous Spice Souk, which includes a variety of shops selling authentic local spices and other traditional Arabic products like perfumes, shawls, and herbs. If you are looking for special souvenirs to take back home, the Deira Souk is the place to be.

The souk is close to the port, where merchants would earlier receive goods from other countries. You can also take the famous Abra (water taxi) ride from near the souk that still costs only AED 1 to cross from old to new Dubai. The ride boards from the Deira Old Souk Abra Station and disembarks at the Bur Dubai Abra station.

The Abra takes you on a trip to observe local merchants on their trader and view the magnificent scenes of old Dubai, including wind towers, traditional houses, and minaret. The Abra ride is an accurate representation of old Dubai in all its glory and is an experience that is not to be missed.

5. Travel the World at Global Village

The Global Village is an annual fair that runs from October-April and is one of the most visited attractions in Dubai by both tourists and residents alike. This unique outdoor fair has been running since 1997 and features over 30 extravagant pavilions dedicated to different countries, including Africa, India, and Russia.

Each pavilion highlights the country’s traditions and culture through its architecture and unique shopping and dining locations. At the Indian pavilion, for instance, you can enjoy a traditional samosa or biryani while marveling at structures like the Taj Mahal. You can also snag some exclusive goods all the way from India being sold by local merchants.

The Thailand pavilion features some of the country’s traditional fruits, while the Yemen pavilion allows you to taste delicious, authentic honey from Yemen. The Global Village is a true celebration of the diversity and culture of Dubai.

6. Take a Tour of the Desert with Desert Safari

While the modern side of the city is amazing, the real way to experience the desert is by heading into the sand dunes and discovering the way of life of the Bedouins and ancient Arabs. Desert Safari helps you do just that with an invigorating and thrilling journey through the desert that takes you to a traditional Bedouin camp.

Your journey begins in a 4×4 SUV with an experienced and licensed dune-bashing driver who takes you on an exhilarating, off-road ride through the desert and into the wild. A traditional Bedouin camp awaits riders with various local activities like quad biking, henna application, falcon encounter, camel rides, and much more.

After the sunset, a buffet made up of a wide spread of Arabic delicacies is presented for the visitors, which they can enjoy while watching a traditional tanoura light and dance show, belly dancing show, and fire show. The day ends with another exciting dune-bashing ride across the desert and into the city.

Desert Safari can be booked easily through one of the many entertainment agents online. You can choose from regular to premium packages; each will include different activities based on your preference.

7. Learn About the Past, Present, and Future of Dubai at The Dubai Frame

Another iconic addition to Dubai’s skyline, The Dubai Frame, is a unique landmark that has quickly become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The 150-meter-tall tower is shaped like a photo frame. The frame shape famously captures the modern skyline when viewed from the south side and the historic old city from the north, representing the stark growth that the city has seen in recent years.

While the frame is a spectacle to admire from the outside, it’s equally as marvelous to discover from the inside, where visitors can discover Dubai’s history, present, and future from atop the Dubai Frame Sky Deck. The Sky Deck is a 50-meter-long glass platform located at the top bridge connecting the two towers of the frame. The Sky Deck has been crafted ingeniously so that the opaque bridge only turns clear when someone walks on it, giving visitors the thrilling experience of walking 150 meters above the ground.

The deck also features other exciting exhibits and activities representing the city’s past and future, like the interactive time tunnel in the future zone, which displays Dubai’s future plans with flying taxis, space missions, and underwater living.

The Dubai Frame is the perfect place to experience and explore the city in its past, present, and future and discover what has been and what is yet to come.

Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure waterpark is one of Dubai’s must-visit attractions, famously known to be the biggest waterpark in the world. This 2.4 million square ft park features some of the most adrenaline-inducing and thrilling rides that will excite even the biggest adrenaline junkies. Amongst a total of 105 slides and attractions, you can find the Shockwave, Medusa’s Lair, and the world-famous Leap of Faith. The park also includes multiple kid-friendly spaces and rides to help the little ones have the best day.

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Another invigorating waterpark in Dubai, Wild Wadi, is a popular tourist destination with exhilarating rides and activities. Located next to the famed Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi provides stunning views and an exciting experience. The park, themed around a famous Arabic folklore character, offers a scintillating and fun experience for the entire family with thrilling and relaxing rides.

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