Dubai is a hotspot for all tourists especially looking to travel with their families every year. This being the entertainment hub in the whole world is a very happening place too. You can always plan a very attractive holiday with family and friends and take an opportunity to visit the 7 best places of interest in Dubai, mentioned as follows.
1) Jumeirah Mosque and Jumeira Beach
The Jumeira Mosque is a must-visit for its exclusive architecture built in white stone marble. And what’s best! You can have photo sessions inside the mosque in the lavish surroundings. The tour guide will provide you with ample information while you take a walking tour along with your family all over the place. The time of visit is between 10 AM and 8 PM from Monday to Sunday and the duration of the tour is one hour. The entry is free and the location is right there on the Jumeira Beach Road.
And so, when you have planned a visit to the Jumeira Mosque, it is obvious that you get to visit the only free beach in Dubai. The majestic looking Burj Al Arab serves as the backdrop and it is a great opportunity to unwind at the beach while gazing at the beautiful waters of the sea. The eateries and restaurants serve a great meal to the avid tourists who visit the place with friends and family.
You can visit the Beach between Saturday to Wednesday from 7.30 AM – 10 PM and Thursday and Friday 7.30 AM to 11 PM.
2) Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is a man-made architecture and a major attraction of Dubai. The 128th floor which is the observation deck is thrice as high as the Eiffel Tower. The mesmerizing view from the stupendous height is to be enshrined in the visitor’s memory forever. The timing of the visit starts at 11 AM and the duration is for 5 -6 hours. You can buy tickets online at the best prices.
3) Dubai Creek
The Creek of Dubai is perhaps older than the city itself and it spreads from the Wildlife Sanctuary at Ras Al Khor to the Al Ain inland. The creek divides the city into two parts which is known as Bur Dubai and Deira.
The Dhow cruise is a great attraction for the tourists who want to spend a gala time with friends and family. Every tourist can catch a glimpse of the Dubai Skyline and experience the tranquil and calm atmosphere of the lake while on a Dhow Cruise. The cruise can be booked online.
4) Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is known to be the biggest Mall in Dubai and it houses over 1200 shops. It has the showrooms for the biggest brands, restaurants and cafes that are innumerable and also the biggest candy shop in the whole world. Along with the shopping spree on your list of itineraries you get a chance to visit the Dubai Aquarium which is the biggest acrylic aquarium on the planet.
The biggest themed fountain in all its grandeur is exhibited 6 PM onwards at the Dubai Mall. The mall timings are 10 M to 12 AM and the location is 1 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd. The entry to the Mall is totally free.
5) Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is actually a great place to visit in Dubai. Located on Al Musalla Road, it is a centre to get acquainted with the Arabic culture, religion, food and other things of importance in Dubai.
You may book a tour in advance to have an insightful understanding of the place. The place opens at 9 AM and the duration for your visit is as long as four hours.
6) The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Aquarium is home to one hundred and forty or more exquisite marine creatures. It is the world’s largest aquarium that stays suspended. It rises up to the third floor in height.
The underwater zoo also houses the most exotic sea animals that live underwater and is adjacent to the Dubai Aquarium. The timings are from 10 AM to 12 AM. You can get the ticket for the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo here at discount price. The duration of the tour is for 5 to 6 hours. You can get the best offers on the internet for the tickets.
7) Spice souk
Souk is the Arabic name for a market and though there is no dearth of shopping malls in Dubai it is a wonderful experience visiting a traditional souk in Dubai. This is actually one of the best tourist spots and is famous all around the globe. The gold souk is noted for its dazzling display of gold ornaments at a fair price.
While you walk around the spice souk, the scent of the spices delights your olfactory nerves with the intense aroma of the best condiments and spices from all over the world. The locally grown brown dates and saffron are specialities. This is indeed a must-visit for the family too. The Souk is open from Saturday to Thursday between 10 AM to 10 PM and on Fridays from 4 PM to 10 PM. The location is Baniyas Street in Deira, Dubai. The entry is totally free.
Dubai is gradually adding to its newer attractions in sightseeing and shopping. That’s the reason why there is a continuous spurt of tourists every year. Along with the old and ethnic architectural marvels, a visit to the city would let you witness the greatest developments in sky-scraping engineering structures.
Ankita is from India who loves to travel across the world. She is currently residing in the UAE and following her passion. She is currently working as a content writer and backend team manager in a Dubai based start-up.