One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Dubai is home to people from all walks of life, different cultures and religions, making it the ideal spot for travellers who like to meet people during their holiday, and who like to learn something new while on their travels.
Being such a popular tourist destination, the city has an abundance of amazing attractions that you should not miss out on if you are planning your next trip to Dubai.
We have put together a short list of five fun and iconic attractions and landmarks that you should add to your itinerary while exploring the glitzy city.
1. Aquaventure Water Park
If you like to spend your time outdoors in the sunshine either catching a tan or cooling down in the closest pool of water, you can get the best of both when visiting Aquaventure.
This fabulously fun Dubai Water Park ensures you can get the sun tan you have always dreamed of having, as well as the additional benefits of having a number of record-breaking rides and slides at your disposal, as well as a private beach and lots and lots of water where you can cool down.
2. Ski Dubai
The first indoor ski centre in the Middle East, Ski Dubai can be found in the Mall of the Emirates, and has a fantastic mountain-themed winter setting where you can enjoy snow in the sweltering city.
Offering everything from skiing to snowboarding, tobogganing to the chance to try out some of your best tricks on the rails and ramps, there is an opportunity for every member of the family – no matter the experience level – to get in on the snowy action.
In addition to the snowy activities, there is a café, ski school, a Giant Ball run and a chairlift.
3. Burj Khalifa
Standing elegantly at a whopping 829 metres tall, the BurjKhalifa is one of Dubai’s most popular attractions, and understandably so.
The tallest building in the world, The BurjKhalifa gives visitors who dare to travel to the top not only a breath taking view of the city, but a look perfective of the world in its entirety.
The views from the top, as you can imagine, are staggering, and are a photographer’s dream. Visitors can take one of the speediest elevators to the top both during the day and at night, enabling them to soak up the 360-degree views of the city during two very different times of the day.
4. Gold Souk
One of the most popular souks in Dubai, this shiny gold mine is a must-see for all gold and jewellery lovers who are looking to add to their stash of jewels.
Whether you are searching for a golden trinket to take home with you, or for a new necklace to hang around your neck, Dubai’s Gold Souk has every gold option you could ever think of – and more!
Want to know what you can expect? Think gorgeous gem stones, cute mementos, shiny trinkets and gold jewellery as far as your eyes can see.
5. Dubai Creek
Separating the city into two towns – Deira in the North and Bur Dubai in the South – Dubai Creek has played a very big part in the development and growth of the city, as it attracted people to settled in the city as it provided good fishing and pearl diving opportunities.
Travellers can explore the creek and the towns on either side of it by taking a trip from one end to the other on an abra – a small wooden ferry – that only take five minutes.
Don’t miss out, add the attractions that you are most interested to your itinerary and experience all of the magical experiences Dubai has to offer.