10 Top Places to Visit in Dubai in Your Next Trip

The Middle East, once considered as a cracked up war-stricken territory, is today the most desired business province in the world. People from the West once used to avoid this part of the world for being a war-torn part. The scenario has totally changed today, and the UAE has become a global tourist and corporate destination.

Dubai, the luxurious city of the UAE, flawlessly combines a natural and simulated allurement. The city has grabbed a major part of global attention and is hosting countless visitors every year. The government of the UAE has put immense efforts to uplift the tourism sector of the country to convert tourism as the chief business of the nation. The tourism industry collects the maximum revenue for Dubai city, whereas income from natural oil and gas is only 6%.

A Background

Let us read about the history of the UAE before discussing the 10 most desirable places to visit in Dubai. Knowing about a particular land makes it easy for tourists to understand their culture and enjoy their views.

Dubai, the second biggest Emirates of the seven grandiose Emirates, is the most developed of them all. Back in the 18th century, the city was a mere village for fishermen to fish and eat. The famous Al Maktoum family took up residence in this land after the year 1833 and developed this place to a busy coastal area of its time.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti led the fishermen with his dare leadership skills to expand and enlarge this village into a lively and eventful city. The development of the city took its pace from that time and never looked behind after the discovery of oil and natural gas in Dubai.

The landscape and weather of this cosmopolitan city form an excellent fusion that attracts tourists from all over the world. Millions of people visit Dubai to experience its luxury and explore the mystery of the city. The city hosts world’s only seven-star hotels. Stay in the Jumeirah Beach hotels is an experience of a lifetime.

The entire day can fill with enormous excitement like jet skiing, windsurfing, beach-volley and many more beach excitements. The deep blue ocean and the artificial island Palm Jumeirah attract people to see the beautiful city.

The beautiful beaches of Dubai soothe the eye. The sunsets here are beautiful. The man-made islands of Dubai host countless tourists to see the golden sunsets over the sands. Once you are all content with the sea beaches, the deserts will embrace you with its unique adventures.

The desert safari of Dubai is one of the most popular activities to take part in Dubai. You can have a grand experience of sand skiing and camel rides in this safari. Apart from the beaches and deserts, Dubai has beautiful tourist spots like the exciting wild safari, electrifying golf clubs, and beautiful mosques.

One of the most exciting activities here in Dubai is shopping! The city, known for its grand shopping malls and traditional souqs. You can find every variety of Arabic goodies and collectives at various traditional souqs.

There are a lot of duty-free shopping options for tourists to buy things of their choices and take back home with them. The gold and diamond souqs are a must place a visit for women. You get world-class designs and most affordable priced golden jewellery at these souqs.

There is no prohibition to carry any amount of gold from Dubai to any country. That gives you another big reason to visit Dubai on your next vacation.


Burj Khalifa

“The Tower of Dubai” the Burj Dubai known as the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. The world’s tallest skyscraper in the “New Dubai Downtown” and opened for people in the year 2010.

The tower has been renamed on its opening on January 4th, 2010 in honor of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi.

This monument has broken many records and has garnered many accolades. The Burj Khalifa primarily brings in much international recognition.

It was designed to be the focal point of a large-scale, expansive and mixed-use development work that includes nine hotels, 3 hectares of parkland, 30000 homes, the Dubai Mall, artificial Burj Khalifa Lake and 19 residential towers.

Adrian Smith designed this mammoth. He is the same marvel whose firm, the Wills Tower, created World Trade Center. 

The Tower

The Burj Khalifa Tower is situated at the centre of Dubai. The tall building is girdled by five-star hotels, shopping malls, clubs, and many more entertainment hubs. The tower includes residential apartments, commercial offices, hotels, gymnasium, restaurants, lounges and an observation deck.

The Park

The beautiful three-lobed park of Burj Khalifa spread over eleven hectares of land. The alluring water displays and pleasing greenery of the park attract a lot of eyes.

The plantation along the residences, office spaces and hotels are all designed to use the spaces optimally. The walkways of Burj Khalifa are beautifully embellished with luscious forest, foundation, and exotic flower plants.

The Observation Deck

The observation deck at the top of Burj Khalifa is for the visitors to observe the entire top view of the city. This building has attracted millions of interested people who are curious to see the earth from the top of the world.

A high-speed electronic lift takes you to the top of the building in its glass chambers. You can have breath-taking views of the entire city from this elevator.

The elevator makes regular halts at different altitudes for the visitors to have a close-up view of the desert and oceans surrounding the gorgeous city of Dubai.


Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab luxury hotel of Dubai redefines splendour and opulence. The hotel on the artificial island next to Jumeirah Beach recognised as the third tallest hotel in the entire world.

The exclusive curving bridge of the hotel connects it to the city mainland. The shape of the hotel looks similar to the sail of a ship. The hotel has a helipad on its roof for high profile delegates.

Excellent team of engineers deployed to construct this hotel on an artificial island. Best architects involved in this project to mark the excellence of the city’s skyscrapers.

The hotel, surrounded by bright blue coloured waters of the Arabian Gulf. The sandy beaches around the hotel are beautiful walkways and leisure spots for water activities. It’s an excellent place to bathe in the sun on private beaches. You can have direct entrance to the Wild Wadi Waterpark from Burj Al Arab.

This super luxurious hotel is a magnificent place to rejuvenate in lavish spas and fitness centres. The hotel provides inspiring treatments for the revitalisation and relaxation of guests.

The Travel Plan Dubai team usually includes a photo stoppage to this hotel. Our travel guide takes you to the hotel and arranges for satisfactory photo-sessions to take all your memories secured with you.


Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall in Dubai is the largest shopping mall in the world in terms of the area it covers.  The mall is a part of the downtown complex of Dubai. It has around 1,500 shopping and dining outlets and is considered the most visited place on earth.

The Dubai Mall is a captivating charm for passionate purchasers. From shopping to the fantastic fountain show in the evening, this shopping mall takes care of everyone’s entertainment. The eating joints are fabulous here and serve multiple delicious cuisines.


Wild Wadi Water Park

Dubai, known for its outdoor water parks, and the Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the most popular. The water park in the Jumeirah, besides the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The Jumeirah International chain of hotels operates this grand water park.

The water park has warm and cool pools with various artificial water slides. In fact, Wild Wadi has the biggest water slides after North America, operated by two artificial surfing machines.

The water park features an 18 m (59 ft.) waterfall, which is a brilliant show to watch. It also has water slides like The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1. These water slides dip almost 21 m (69 ft.)down to entertain the enthusiasts.

There are all safety measures maintained for the security of the visitors. The water park has separate locker rooms and fresh rooms for people to keep their stuff and change into special costumes.

There are snack corners, cafeteria, and gift shops inside the water park for the visitors to buy refreshments and other collectibles.


Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates is the first one of its kind shopping resorts of Dubai at the Sheikh Zayed Road. This international shopping mall has over 630 international brands featuring them for the visitors.

You get everything you desire at this shopping centre. It has in store all the luxury goods and services you cannot even imagine of. From fashion to lifestyle, sports, and home furnishing, this shopping mall caters everything for a modern lifestyle. This is one great place for shopaholics to find the right gift for their friends and family back home.

The shopping complex has all arrangements for perfect family leisure. The Magic Planet family entertainment and multiscreen VOX Cinemas show movies of all languages at various show timings.

The famous snow park of Dubai, the Ski Dubai, situated here for the people to enjoy snow skiing all around the year. The Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) hosts gatherings of people interested in knowing the Arabian culture.

There are more than hundreds of fine dining and coffee counters inside the shopping centre.


Dubai Fountain

Dubai fountain, the second largest artistic dancing fountain of the world, located at the base of the Burj Khalifa. It features 150 meters high brighten water streams.

This is one of the most popular family holiday spots in Dubai. The water shoots up at a maximum height of 500 ft. at particular shows. The musical fountain sight at the manmade Burj Khalifa Lake is brilliant to watch and experience.

The fountain, designed by a Californian fountain designing company WET Design at an expense of AED 800 million (USD $218 million). The design developed and named by the renowned Emaar Properties.


Dubai Creek

The saltwater Dubai Creek of the Dubai canal extends until the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary through to the Persian Gulf and River Zara.  The traditional Arabian Abra that sails along the waterside is the best activity to enjoy.

The creek divides Dubai into Deira and Bur Dubai. Civilisation first started in Dubai along the Bur Dubai creek, when in the 19th century the Bani Yas tribe marked their establishments here. This was the mark of the Al Maktoum dynasty confirming their settlement in Dubai.

The Dubai Creek is one important means of traditional transport in the city. Apart from that, the Abra cruises of the creek is an exciting event for tourists in Dubai. The Dhow Dinner Cruise and Dubai Creek dinner cruises are major tourist attractions here.

The Arabian Dhows organise most luxurious parties and entertainment evenings for the tourists.


Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is the symbol of Dubai’s economic stability and success. This is, in fact, world’s largest man-made marina. This artificial canal city of Dubai Marina district on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port in Dubai on the Persian Gulf shoreline accommodates around 200K of people in its luxurious settlements.

This posh area has the American University, Dubai Internet City, and Dubai Media City. The Dubai Marina project was made according to the display of the Concord Pacific Place False Creek in Vancouver, Canada.

The name given so because of the proximity of waters all around the area. The Dubai water bodies have been greatly used by engineers to create this magnificent piece of architecture.

Dubai Marina, beautifully decorated with glimmering lights that make it photogenic. The views are spectacular. The high-rises and skyscrapers are brilliant that makes the view marvellous.

The beauty of this majestic manmade place is the sculpture by hands. It might be difficult for you to believe, but yes this entire Marina is built with no use of heavy machinery. That is why this phenomenal creation is a “must visit” place in Dubai.

The significance of this high-rise area lies in the development of Dubai. A few decades ago were this place an abandoned land for tribal. This abandoned dry and rough of land Dubai has today become a global specimen of growth and success. Once you walk around the Dubai Marina, you witness the triumph of this oil-producing nation.


Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is a manmade chain of islands constructed by utilising the Palm Islands. The land and estate of the Jumeirah coastal area enhanced by joining the Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira that expands till the Persian Gulf.

The Palm Jumeirah Island looks like a palm leaf. It is one of the marvellous human architecture and engineering. The island is entirely manmade and hosts various restaurants, residential accommodations, hotels and shopping centres.

This is one place in Dubai where you get the best Shawarma in town. This is a local delicacy that has won hearts all across the world now. There are several food counters and shopping outlets along the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk.

As you walk along the Dubai coastline, you see the amazing view of the famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. The archipelago has lively nightclubs, beach clubs, pool parties, relaxation spas, and stunning natural beauty all around.


Dubai Museum

The famous Dubai Museum at the Al Fahidi Fort, considered as the oldest building of the city built in the year 1787.

The museum opened for public and tourists in 1971. The ruler of Dubai renovated the entire building and got it designed by world-class architects to inaugurate it for universal visitors. The museum fort is designed and reconstructed by specialists in this field.

The museum gallery exhibits the pure Arabian culture of the country. The local antiquities and historical fabricated objects are in showcase here. The museum narrates the entire tale of the country’s development right from oil and the evolution of the nation.

Over 2, 000 visitors visit the Dubai Museum daily. People interested in knowing the history of this nation’s evolution from a desert to a leading global power come to see this museum from all around the world.

There are many gift shops inside the museum for visitors to collect presentations for their dear ones. You can find every element of Arabian culture, like old folk music, pearl and gold buying/selling, food and dhows.