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According to travel statistics, Dubai is the fourth most frequented place in the world and is famous for its high-rising architectural wonders. It also boasts of a collection of spas and resorts. The place has earned its fame around the world for its gigantic tower Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in Dubai. Here, we will explore some of the best places to visit in Dubai.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Miracle Garden is one of the greatest attractions in Dubai. With 109 million flowers around, it is the world’s largest flower garden. The place sure will give you a visual treat. Admire the view and sniff some of the fragrances around.
It’s indeed a miracle to see thousands of flowers blooming in the heart of a desert. It has an incredibly beautiful arrangement to leave you speechless.
Located at Al Barsha South 3, the place has an entry fee of AED 40 per person. The place is open from 9 am to 6 pm. You can avail Dubai metro and stop at the Mall of Emirates station. Otherwise, you can avail yourself of bus number 105 that directly takes you to Dubai Miracle Garden.
A visit to the tallest building in the world is a must during your visit to Dubai.
The tour will take you to the 124th and 125th floor of the building and provide a panorama view of the city. Incredible is the word for your experience.
The building has its own At the Top Sky tour where you can experience a premium visit. Move up to the 148th floor and even more for a high flying experience.
You can relish fine dining at the 122nd level at At. Mosphere. Must try veal sausage, sautéed mushroom, and smoked bacon. You can also taste A La Carte breakfast menu that has everything from waffles to wagyu minute steak.
Next to Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest shopping centre Dubai Mall is situated. It has an Olympic size ice rink, 1200 retail stores, 2 major department stores, and 70 signature outlets. From electronics and jewellery - you got it all.
The Khalifa is connected to Dubai International Airport via Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. If you are coming from Dubai Media City, avail a metro and stop at Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall station.
Jumeirah Beach Park
With a span of 12 hectares, the Jumeirah Beach Park is yet another attraction in Dubai. It blends sand and grassland and has a wide space for a picnic. If you are a nature lover and want a break from all the high rise buildings in the main city, this is a must-visit for you. You can enjoy the place with family as it has a play area, showers, barbecue area, picnic tables, volleyball area, food kiosks and more. Save the last day of your trip for the beach park as it will help you to relax.
The park is located at a distance of 19.5 km from Dubai International Airport. You can take the red line and get off at the 23rd stop (Dubai Marina) to reach the park.
Deira Souk is the largest gold market in Dubai. It has an old architecture style including large wooden archways in the entry of the market.
The place is ideal for shopping for different types of gold items - from coins to jewellery and everything in between. Even if you don’t buy, you can still visit the place for its dazzling beauty. Other than gold, you can purchase spices like saffron, cumin, rose water, frankincense, and incense from the market.
The market is 7.2 km from the airport. You can avail a bus to reach Gold Souk bus station external - 01. The market is 6 minutes walk from here.
The next place to visit, especially if you have an interest in marine lives or have kids with you is Dubai Aquarium. You can head to it while shopping at the Dubai centre mall. There are various marine species in the aquarium and you can enjoy the beauty of the long tunnel with fishes and turtles around you.
The management says that the aquarium is the largest in the world with 140 different aquatic species. You can walk 48 meters inside the tunnel. If you are a little adventurous, consider indulging in shark diving or cage snorkelling activities. Lastly, you can also enjoy glass-bottom boat rides while at the aquarium. The underwater zoo offers you a 270-degree view.
Located at the ground and level 2 of the Dubai Mall, it is 9.3 km from the airport.
One of the major tourist attractions in Dubai is the Global Village. Visit the place with your friends and family and enjoy it. During the night, the entire village gets lit up with decorative and colourful lights. It offers an amazing ambience. Visit the place for a cultural attraction from around the city. The place is a must-visit if you have a travelling bent of mind.
You can also visit the Egypt pavilion to purchase some antiques as well as traditional dresses. For Omani fashion accessories visit Oman. You can also purchase hand-carved artefacts.
The place also serves cuisines from around the world including China, Pakistan, Egypt, and more. You can test these exquisite delicacies.
The village is located at about 28 km distance from Dubai International Airport. You can get yourself a cab or hire a bus to reach the place.
Dubai is filled with architectural beauty. If you have a turn for fantastical beauty and a glamorous lifestyle, Dubai is the ideal destination for you. It also houses multiple cultures and you can see its reflection from cuisines to art. Plan a trip to Dubai and you will remember it for life.
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