Dubai is a city of superlatives. It’s home to the world’s tallest tower, the world’s biggest mall and other such attractions that rank as the very best the world has to offer. We give you the top 7 things you must see in Dubai.
Hold your breath, for Dubai never fails to surprise you. Just when you feel you’ve seen it all, up pops a new temptation that leaves you hypnotized. Dubai is a unique blend of history and tradition and a glittering modern city.
1) The Dubai Mall
As we had said, you’re in a city of superlatives. The Dubai Mall doesn’t disappoint either being the world’s largest shopping destination. It’s located right next to the Burj Khalifa spread over a mammoth 1 million sqm., the size of 200 soccer fields.
The mall is home to many food and beverage joints and has two departmental stores. What’s more, there are also 1200 retail stores. The Dubai Mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and also an ice rink of standard Olympic size.
2) The Burj Khalifa
After your visit to the Dubai Mall, if you’re still wondering about things to do in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa must be your next stop. With two viewing points on the 124th and 125th floors, At The Top offers stunning views of Dubai. You can get the Burj Khalifa discount tickets if book at least 3-4 days beforehand. Not just this, At The Top Sky, on the 148th floor is an absolute treat as you look down at the sprawling city of glamour and glitz, Dubai.
3) Motiongate Dubai
Are you a Hollywood buff? Well, look no farther. This is the place to be in. Inspired by Hollywood, this theme park includes some very thrilling rides with some of Hollywood’s most successful franchises as the theme.
Brace yourselves for an unlimited thrill on rides on rollercoasters like The Green Hornet’s High-Speed Chase and the Madagascar Mad Pursuit. The Zombieland Blast-Off gives you a thumping adrenaline rush.
4) Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame is yet another feather in the cap of Dubai which boasts of many architectural wonders. This amazing edifice is located in Zabeel Park and was opened in 2018. Take in exotic views of the vast span of Dubai, right from the Arabian Gulf to the skyscrapers of Dubai Marina from a height of 150m.
What takes your breath away is a walk on the glass bridge connecting the two parallel towers to complete the frame. The bridge is 93 metres long with a 25sqm glass panel. Feel the goosebumps as you walk on the glass bridge gazing at a 150m drop below you.
5) Dubai Museum
Tired with the exhibition of modern city life in Dubai? Travel back in time for a peek into Dubai’s past, its history at the Dubai Museum. It’s in Dubai’s oldest building, the Al Fahidi Fort.
The fort built in 1787, was renovated by Sheikh Rashid bin Said Al Maktoum. It used to be a defence base, a prison and a garrison. It was in 1971 that the museum was opened. Incidentally, this was also the year the UAE was formed.
6) Bollywood Park
Did you watch the Bollywood blockbuster, ‘Lagaan’? If you did, you must have cheered Bhuvan on as he took on the British rulers in that cricket match, a part of Hindi cinema folklore now.
If Bollywood, the largest producer of films every year thrills you, this is the place for you. It should rank right up there among your top things to do in Dubai. Located inside Dubai Parks and Resorts, all-time great blockbusters like Sholay, Dabangg, Don and Krrish come alive as you are enthralled by exhilarating rides and games.
7) Desert Safari
Experience the vast expanse and melancholy beauty of the Arabian Desert on a guided desert safari in Dubai, one of its main attractions. Manoeuvre your way through the golden sand dunes in a swanky 4×4 vehicle.
View the breathtaking landscape of the mesmerizing Al Awir Desert or the calm Hatta Desert or the enticing Lahbab Desert and capture the breathtaking scenery in your camera. Get up close with the ‘ship of the desert,’ a camel and don’t forget to have yourself clicked in traditional Arab attire.
That completes our list of top 7 things you must see in Dubai. No matter how packed your schedule is, make sure that you’ve packed in all these attractions into your itinerary. Yes, we insist that you do so for each one of them is an unforgettable experience in itself. Right from shopaholics to film buffs, everyone remains entertained in Dubai. There’s not a dull moment for anyone. No, Dubai doesn’t disappoint anyone at all. Do tell us how your trip to Dubai was. We look forward to hearing from you. Goodbye!
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.