Dubai has experienced a large scale construction and innovation boom. Dubai is the perfect destination for thrill lovers with its habit of taking things to the extreme so that the fun and experience is also extreme. Dubai boasts of being placed in the high positions for cities being visited by most international tourists.
From the tallest building Burj Khalifa to megamalls, from the tallest hotel Burj Al-Arab to the wildlife sanctuary Ras Al Khor, from Dubai Aquarium to Skydive Dubai, the top operator for skydiving, you will not be short of places to explore in Dubai. Dubai’s culture of going to the extreme for tourism is evident from its tall buildings (even hotels) that seem to touch the skyline, tourist attractions covering both the sea (Dubai Aquarium) and the sky (Skydive Dubai), as well as mega malls and markets.
One can never have enough fun in Dubai. Dubai has some of the best tourist attractions and is one of the top holiday spots in the Middle East. With a myriad range of options, Dubai is a place that offers unforgettable and countless experiences.
Let us now look at some of the must visit tourist attractions in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
Until and unless you are living under a rock, there is no way you have not heard about the world’s tallest building (829.8 metres) in existence – the one and only ‘Burj Khalifa’. The ginormous skyscraper undoubtedly takes the top spot for tourist attractions in Dubai.
An observation deck on the 124th floor is a must-visit for tourists as it provides a bird’s eye view of the city skyline. It is an absolutely enthralling experience that one cannot miss.
Visiting it at night time is a popular option for those interested in capturing the scenic and contrasting beauty with their photography skills.
2. Burj Al-Arab
The tallest hotel in the world with a height of 321 metres is situated at a place none other than Dubai. It is built on an artificial island of its own on the coastline of Dubai. This should probably make it clear about the lengths Dubai goes and can go to maintain its position in the list of most visited cities in the world.
Not only is it the tallest, but Burj Al-Arab is also the most extravagant hotel on the face of Earth, decadent to its very core if you want to experience an over-the-top lavishness (and have extra-large pockets, if you know what I mean *wink wink*), you can have dinner at the underwater restaurant Al-Maharaja.
Tea-time at the Skyview Bar on the 27th floor is a hot spot for tourists providing a captivating view of the city.
3. Skydive Dubai
Skydive Dubai is the top operator for skydiving in Dubai. If you want to experience the thrill and adrenaline from skydiving and aerial sports, Skydive Dubai is the best destination for them Dubai.
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you want to live life on the edge? Do you want to experience something extreme at least once in your life? If the answer to any one of these questions is yes, then Skydive Dubai is a must visit place for you.
Experience a rush like never before with mesmerising view of sand dunes and the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island from a soaring height of 13,000 feet by skydiving.
4. Ras Al Khor
Do you love nature and want to be close to it? Then enjoy a natural vista at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary incorporating wetlands and mangrove forests of the Dubai creek. It is a must visit for nature and/or bird lovers during winters as it is a prime spot to observe flamingos while on their migration.
There are many hiding places to observe the birds and their activities for bird watchers and ornithologists.
5. Dubai Mall
Dubai’s premier mega mall for shopping and indoor activities is the Dubai Mall. Providing entry to the Burj Khalifa as well as the Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Mall has many attractions besides the endless shopping centres and food courts like an ice-skating rink, gaming zone, and movie complex.
This busy mall also has frequent special events such as fashion shows and live music inside the mall. Don’t miss out on the Dubai Shopping Festival (Jan – Feb) and Dubai Summer Surprises Festival (July – Aug) held annually.