Dubai is the microcosmic reflection of a distinctly friendly place. And it has added a new feather to this reputation, with the recent establishment of the breakthrough peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Accordingly, the UAE became the first Persian Gulf nation to forge ties with Israel, thus making Dubai travel plausible for Israelis. Unsurprisingly, Dubai and the UAE (as a whole) have now meticulously made it into the bucket list of most Israelis.

Ever since the first flight arrived from Israel to Dubai International Airport on November 8th, 2020, more than 50,000 Israeli tourists have already visited the place. It’s still counting with unprecedented demand for kosher-compliant delis, restaurants etc across the country. The following guide involving important travel information and Dubai must-experiences is exclusively compiled for Israeli citizens looking to visit this wonderful city.

Dubai Travel Tips and Information for Israelis

  • To get the best out of your Dubai travel, make sure that you pre-plan and book every aspect of your Dubai travel, mainly accommodation, airline tickets etc.
  • As per the latest visa update, Israelis traveling to Dubai will need a prior Dubai visa arranged through airline, travel service provider or hotel.
  • Dubai is a well-planned city which you can explore on your own. The well-integrated transport network comprising the fully automated Dubai Metro, immaculate public buses, and cool ferries all make it a breeze.
  • If you’re pressed on time, consider an all-inclusive sightseeing excursion over DIY tours. It not only saves your time but also guarantees you a genuine immersion into a Dubai sight or attraction.
  • Apart from the below list, make sure that add Dubai’s newest attractions on your checklist, such as the jaw-dropping Dubai Expo 2020 site and the exciting ever Ain Dubai Observation Wheel.

Top Attractions and Experiences for Israelis

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa  

Dominating the cityscape of Downtown Dubai (at a height of 828 meters), it’s the world’s tallest building! And it recently made headlines when this mighty building was resplendently lighted up for the first ever Hanukkah celebrations in the region. A mammoth menorah was installed at the foot of the building to mark its festivities.

In fact, Burj Khalifa is one of the prime city icons where most people flock here to catch up with its observation decks on 124th and 125th levels. This comes with one of the world’s fastest elevator rides plus a multimedia presentation that depicts Dubai’s modest past. If you can afford a climb up to its 148th SKY Level, don’t miss it – it’s home to the world’s highest observation deck, at an altitude of 555 meters.

Want to kick off or wind up your Burj Khalifa visit with an elegant culinary session? there are many Burj Khalifa tickets that come with the dining at the Café, Armani Mediterraneo, and of course Kaf – the city’s first dining venue for kosher delights.

The Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

Take any Dubai trip; it’s not finished without a dissection of this massive mall. Adjacent to Burj Khalifa, it’s justifiably the world’s biggest mall with close to 1300 outlets, over 200 dining choices and mostly, a mixed bag of leisure choices which cater to every interest. Be in sheer awe as you witness over 33,000 marine creatures including rays, sharks etc that freely swim in the colossal 10-million-liter tank of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Thrill seekers can step into the world’s largest Virtual Reality destination at VR Park, while those with a penchant for cool activities can take to the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink. That’s not all; there is Hysteria Dubai Mall, Ekaart Zabeel, and KidZania Dubai – all built for absolute amusement and adventure.

The Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai Fountain Show

Watching Dubai Fountain show at Burj Lake is an integral part of your Downtown Dubai visit. Surrounded by the most outstanding views of Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar and more, this is sure to take your breath away with its choreographic aquatic performance in immaculate sync of music and light. You can watch it for free usually after sunset from 19:30 hrs in every 30 minutes, but a nominal charge is applicable to watch it up close from Dubai Fountain Boardwalk or on an abra ride along Burj Lake. Launched in 2009, it was the world’s largest fountain show until the launch of Palm Fountain, which interestingly in Dubai itself; just head to the Pointe at Palm Jumeirah to watch the brand-new extravaganza.

Palm Jumeirah & Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Dubai knows how to do it wondrous and big when it comes to creating phenomenal sights out of impossible – a timeless representation of this fact is the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. It’s the biggest and one of the most unique-of-its kind in the world, especially in terms of its striking design that resemble a giant palm tree complete with a crescent on its top.

For the most unhindered or stunning views over it, nothing comes closer to an airborne activity like a helicopter ride or a crazy sky diving session. Looking for a cost-effective alternative to catch with the stylish structures that dot the region? Take a monorail ride which covers almost the entire of this futuristic island, from Al Sufouh’s Gateway Station to Aquaventure Waterpark within the palatial-like Atlantis, The Palm. In fact, don’t miss out on a visit to this water park, with a variety of Atlantis Aquaventure tickets to choose from.

Sitting on its own private island in Jumeirah area, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab is another architectural piece in Dubai that would never go out of fashion, making it a mandatory photo-stop on any Dubai visit. It’s often dubbed as the world’s only seven-star hotel for its most prized and luxurious ever comforts. Want to take in its interiors while skipping a stay here? Just pre-book a table at one of its marvelous dining venues.

Desert Safari

desert safari dubai

For a quick break or relief from Dubai’s unnatural cityscape, you don’t have to drive any far. Just 30 to 40 minutes ride out of the city centre – this transports you to a natural wonder where golden sand dunes envelop you in every direction. You can venture out for this off-road journey on your own, but most recommended is to take a fully guided desert safari that includes hotel transfers, along with all Bedouin inspired activities, dining, and entertainment.

No matter how you choose to discover the Arabian Desert, there is a multitude of desert packages which you can opt for, from the action-packed early morning safaris with 4X4 dune bash, camel ride, quad biking etc to evening desert safari with BBQ dining and traditional activities plus shows (Tanura, belly dance, henna tattooing and Shisha smoking) to overnight desert safari inclusive of a night stay under the starry desert skies.

Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise

As the sun goes down, the whole city dazzles, revealing a different side of the city’s appeal and character. And this should be best appreciated from water on a traditional dhow cruise. Beyond enjoying marvelous Dubai at a stately pace, this cruise is more like traveling back to its historical roots as this wooden sailing vessel once had a vital role in boosting the region’s economy (before the discovery of oil). Elaborate dining (buffet style), unlimited refreshments, live music and traditional performances like Tanura are other highlights you can expect onboard. As for its location, you can choose from the stylish Dubai Marina or the classic Dubai Creek to enjoy the cruise.

Old Dubai

old dubai

Evocative of its name, Old Dubai stands an eternal reminder of its humble past. Made up of the parts of Bur Dubai, Deira and Dubai Creek, it introduces you to many attractions and experiences that radiate old-world charm. Visit the 19th century Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood (also known as Al Bastakiya Quarter), discover the Arabian bazaars – locally called Souks (mainly Gold Souk), take an abra ride for just AED 1, and be sure to check out the vibrant ever Al Seef on the banks of Dubai Creek.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Legoland Dubai

Dubai boasts of a world of adventure, fun and thrill at its theme parks. There is the biggest of its kind IMG Worlds of Adventure, Hub Zero, and kids’ favorite Mattel Play! Town. But, most popular of all is probably Dubai Parks and Resorts; it’s the first integrated resort which alone hosts three theme parks and a water park: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park. The place is so vast that make sure you pick the right individual or combo ticket pass to make the most of your visit here.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

Dubai may be a desert city, but it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to satisfying even your weirdest imagination. Unsurprisingly, if you fancy skiing or throwing snow in the desert, the city makes it possible for you at Ski Dubai. It’s the first of its kind in the Middle East as well as the world’s third largest indoor ski resort. Needless to say, come here prepared to spend some chilling time amidst the tonnes of snow, skiing slopes, penguins and more. Located inside Mall of the Emirates, it’s open throughout the year including searing summer months.



From Laguna Water Park with its ultimate surfing attraction to the lavish Aquaventure Water Park and Wild Wadi Water Park, there is no shortage of options for those who wish to enjoy water fun in Dubai. However, the recently opened AquaFun is special and definite to take your tryst with water to a whole new level, being it the largest inflatable water park with a total of more than 70 games and obstacles.


Dubai has always been an extremely safe and welcoming place for anyone visiting the place and so is Israelis. And with its infinite array of attractions and experiences bolstered by a veritable Arabian flavor, it goes without saying that a Dubai visit would turn out to be an astonishing experience for Israeli tourists.

A free spirited girl who loves to eat and talk about street food. During spare time, she loves to read, travel, and experiment with ingredients in kitchen, while cherishing those moments by chronicling them.

  • 6 thoughts on “Top 10 Dubai Attractions and Experiences for Israeli Citizens
    1. Avatar for Aparna Sisodia

      I visited Dubai 2 years ago but missed Dubai parks and resorts. Hope I am able to visit it next time. Great post and information!

      • Avatar for Aparna Sisodia

        Thanks for the positive feedback! You can always plan another trip and cover the places that you missed last time.

    2. Avatar for Aparna Sisodia

      Dubai has so many beautiful attractions catering to all age groups! A very nice, informative post Aparna!

    3. Avatar for Aparna Sisodia

      This is such a detailed and informative article Aparna! I am sure it will be helpful to people who are planning a Dubai holiday.

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