There is no way Dubai needs an introduction. Flaunting its otherworldly infrastructure, retail therapy, luxury, and even local tastes, Dubai has made its mark in the international tourism scenario. This one destination caters to travelers coming with families, better half or even solo. Not just travelers, this place is a magnet for expats coming from oceans apart.
So, for someone planning a trip to Dubai it might get mind boggling looking at several options of places to visit. So, this article will help them select the best ones first. The listed attractions will leave you bewitched for sure!
1. Burj Khalifa
The name itself represents Dubai and is famed across the globe. Why wouldn't it be after all? This is the tallest manmade structure in the world. With a height of 830 m, Burj Khalifa has 163 floors, with hotels, spa, restaurants and more. This ultimate epitome of infrastructure is the priority of anyone visiting Dubai or its precincts.
The entry charges for the Observation Deck at the upper floors starts from 125 AED for adults, in case of advance booking. Children in the age range of 4-12 enter for 95 AED. While the children below 4 years of age enter free.
2. Dubai Mall
The largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall takes you beyond shopping. This mall has zillion entertainment options, alongside exclusive luxury brand stores. From ice skating, gaming zone, movies, Dubai Aquarium to savoring the delicacies of different parts of the globe, this place masters every skill.
The mall is so huge, even a full day around might not satisfy you. So, make a note of all the attractions you wish to visit. Also don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, as there would be a lot of walking involved. However, there are enough seats and the mall is wheelchair friendly as well.
3. Dubai Aquarium
Even though we've mentioned this in the above point, Dubai Aquarium deserves a special mention. Located in Dubai Mall, this place will get to face to face with marine species such as sharks, dolphins and turtles. Other than walking through the glassed tunnel you can choose to enjoy cage snorkeling, shark diving etc.
The entry fee of the aquarium begins from 70 AED for adults, and for children it's 55 AED. Dubai Aquarium stays open from 10 am to 10 pm from Monday to Friday, and on weekends the closing time extends till midnight.
4. Jumeirah Beach
Yet another tourist attraction of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach is the place to be when you want to just relax while also enjoy the skyline of the city. If you ask about suggested Jumeirah Beach timings, visit the beach early in the morning for sunset views, and the plus point is there will not be many tourists around. If you want to try water activities, then evening would be a perfect time. But the beach is usually crowded during this time of the day.
5. Deira Souks
The souks of Dubai, right from spices to gold, are acclaimed by traders and travelers globe across. Hence, a visit to these is must! If you cannot splurge on gold, local spices will awaken the chef in you.
Other than the ones mentioned, Global Village, Ibn Battuta Mall, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House and Wild Wadi are some attractions that must be in consideration. Don't forget to bookmark this page for easy access.