An all-time vacation hotspot, the list of Dubai tourist attractions is evolving with every passing year. Dubai in the UAE is one of most happening places in the entire Middle East and is known as an entertainment hub of the world. If you’re planning to visit this amazing city of the Arabs, here are the 15 best

places to visit in Dubai.

Dubai tourist attractions are every bit worth your time.

Top Tourist Attractions in Dubai

1. Burj Khalifa


The tallest free-standing manmade structure in the world,  the Burj Khalifa, is the star attraction of Dubai. With a variety of Burj Khalifa tickets to choose from, it makes for an exciting outing, especially if you book a visit to its 124th or 148th level observation deck. It is almost three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower. The view of the world beneath is breathtaking and makes for a memory that will stay with you forever.

Timing: Starts at 11 AM

Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai


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2. Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

One of the biggest malls in the world, the Dubai Mall boasts of over 1200 shops including the world’s biggest candy shop and the best of international brand showrooms, 120 restaurants and cafes, 21 cinema screens, along with the world’s biggest acrylic aquarium the Dubai Aquarium. You can also watch the world’s biggest themed fountain- the Dubai Fountain showing its magnificence every evening at 6 pm from the Dubai Mall.

Timing: 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai.

Tickets: Entry is free

3. Mall of  The Emirates

Mall of the emirates Dubai

The Mall of Emirates is one of the biggest malls ever made across the globe and houses the Dubai ski resort inside it. It has the world’s first indoor ski resort Ski Dubai that is both spectacular and surreal with real penguins and regular temperatures of -4 degrees Celsius. The mall also has a special family entertainment center, a plethora of shopping opportunities and incomparable eating options at its restaurants. Check out our deals page for the latest Ski Dubai offers.

Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai.

Tickets: Entry is free

4. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Sheikh Mohammad Centre

Rapidly becoming one of the most sought after places to visit in Dubai, the Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding is your window of opportunity to get up close and personal with the Arabic culture, Emirati food, and Islamic religion. Remember to book your tour well in advance to secure a spot. We promise you’ll have a completely different outlook towards Islam, Dubai, and the Arabic culture after the tour.

Opens at: 9 AM

Duration: 4 Hours

Location: Al Musalla Road – Dubai

5. Dubai Museum


The best way to know the history and the meteoric rise of Dubai from a humble Bedouin village to one of the most visited cities of the world is to visit the Dubai Museum. The museum is housed inside the Al Fahidi Fort, one of the oldest forts of Dubai and has beautifully displayed the lifestyle and trade ways of the ancient Bedouin village Dubai once was. The place also houses the rare artifacts that were unearthed during excavations over the years.

Timing: Saturday to Thursday – 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM and

Friday – 2:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: Al Fahidi Area, Bur Dubai

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6. Bastakiya Quarter

Bastakiya Quarter UAE

The oldest neighborhood of Dubai beautifully preserved with its wind towers, old buildings, and small cafes that are perfect to make your evening delightful. Visit the Bastakiya mosque that is also one of the most photogenic mosques in the UAE. The small souvenir shops and cafes make for spending your time leisurely while you soak in the timeless historical feel of the place.

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM

Location: Al Fahidi Historical District, Dubai

Tickets: Entry is free

7. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo

Housing over 140 species exotic marine creatures, the Dubai aquarium is the world’s biggest suspended acrylic aquarium in the world. Starting from the ground floor, it stretches up to the third floor of the Dubai Mall. Right next to it is the Dubai underwater zoo that gives you a 180-degree exquisite view of the underwater life of some of the most beautiful sea animals of the world.

Timing: 10 AM to 12 AM

Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Location: Dubai Mall – 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai

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8. Dubai Miracle Garden


The Dubai miracle garden is one of the most treasured Dubai sightseeing places. It is the world’s biggest natural flower garden with over 45 million of flowers arranged in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and design themes. It also houses a special butterfly garden that has the largest variety of butterflies from all around the world and is a wonder in itself. Get the right Dubai Miracle Garden tickets to make the most of your visit here.

Timing: 9 AM to 9 PM

Duration: 4 Hours

Location: Al Barsha South 3 – Dubai.

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9. Global Village Dubai

Global Village Dubai

Claimed to be the world’s largest entertainment destination project, the Global village is where 75 countries represent the best of their cultures across 32 pavilions. More of a carnival than a shopping destination, visiting Global Village is more than just a shopping experience, it is more like being a part of the world fair. It has everything from the shopping of the best and authentic souvenirs across different countries, live concerts of the best of celebrities, rides, entertainment shows and an array of international cuisine lined up all for the visitors to enjoy and have a gala time.

Timing: Saturday to Thursday – 4 PM to 11:30 PM

Friday – 4 PM to 12:30 AM

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Dubai

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10. Gold and Spice Souk

Spice souk Dubai

While there’s no dearth of internationally acclaimed shopping complexes in Dubai, the experience of shopping at the traditional souks (Arabic name for market) is incomparable. One of the best tourist places in Dubai, the Gold souk is famous across the world for its glittering display of over 10 tons of gold metal every single day. Almost 20% of the world gold passes through the souk and the best part is you are allowed to haggle until you and the vendor agree to a mutually fair price. Just walk a bit ahead of the gold souk and you’ll reach the Spice souk that will delight your senses with the scintillating aroma of spices and condiments brought from across the world. Don’t forget to buy the locally grown dates and saffron from here.

Timing: Saturday to Thursday – 10 AM to 10 PM

Friday – 4 PM to 10 PM

Location: Baniyas Street, Deira, Dubai

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Tickets: Entry is free

11. Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque

One of the must-visit mosques of Dubai, the Jumeirah mosque is one of the best attractions of the city for its incredible architecture and white stone marbles. You can photograph its beautiful interiors pretty much at any time. Special tours are organized to get a walking tour of the mosque and the tour guide offers incredibly insightful information about this spiritual place.

Timing: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 8 PM

Duration: 1 Hour

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road – Dubai.

Tickets: Entry is free

12. Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach Dubai

The only free and possibly the best beach of Dubai- the Jumeirah beach boasts a postcard-perfect setting with the mighty Burj Al Arab at the backdrop. Serene waters on a white sandy beach offer an ideal way to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. The lane alongside is filled with both small eateries and big restaurants to satiate your appetite after a great day at the beach.

Timing: Saturday to Wednesday – 7:30 AM to 10 PM

Thursday and Friday –  7:30 AM to 11 PM

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road – Dubai.

Tickets: Entry is free

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13. Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall Dubai

A great mall in Dubai that stands out because of its great architecture and a different concept is the Ibn Battuta Mall. The entire mall is based on the theme of the legendary Arabic traveler- Ibn Battuta and his excursion across six different countries. The mall is divided into six different sections, each designed as per the architecture of the particular country. More than the happiness of over 150 shops, it is the brilliant concept and the construction that will blow your mind.

Timing: Sunday to Wednesday – 10 AM to 10 PM

Thursday to Saturday –  10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai.

Tickets: Entry is free

14. Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek Park

The creek known to be ancient than the city of Dubai itself, the Dubai creek stretches from the Ras Al Khor Wildlife sanctuary to the inland of Al Ain. The creek divides the city of Dubai into two parts of Deira and Bur Dubai. The best way to experience the grandeur of the glittery skyline of Dubai and the tranquility of the creek is through the Dhow cruise.

Location: Burj Khalifa – 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai.

Tickets: Entry is free

15. Desert Safari Dubai


They say no trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing the Dubai desert safari. Not only is the desert safari one of the biggest attractions of Dubai, but it is also one of the most adventurous and thrilling experiences of the city. Take a morning or evening desert ride in a 4×4 and enjoy dune bashing, quad biking, Bedouin-style camp with dinner, dance, and entertainment, and even overnight camping in the desert.

Starts at: 4 PM

Duration: 6 Hours

Location: Desert, Dubai

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The continuous construction in Dubai is adding new attractions for Dubai sightseeing to its already exhaustive list every passing day. No wonder Dubai is witnessing more and more tourists every year. One of the most preferred places for shopping around the world, Dubai is also a great place to witness the best of manmade engineering marvels in the world.

Priya is an avid travel blogger and writer. My passion for travel has to lead me to meet amazing new friends and discover new cultures all around the world.

  • 16 thoughts on “Top 15 Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit in Dubai
    1. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      I have heard that Dubai Aquarium offers scuba diving. Is it true?

      • Avatar for Priya Ghatol

        Yes, you have heard right! Along with scuba diving, you can also indulge in shark feeding, cage diving, and such other interesting underwater activities at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

    2. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      I would love to visit the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk in Dubai. Does Dubai have any other souks?

      • Avatar for Priya Ghatol

        Along with Gold Souk and Spice Souk, there is the Perfume Souk in Deira. Moreover, there is the Textile Souk in Bur Dubai, i.e., on the other side of the Dubai Creek.

    3. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      I have visited Dubai before but haven’t heard about Global Village Dubai?

    4. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      Dubai is such a cool city; there are so many things to do here. I am planning a visit soon. If I had to choose one place that I must visit in the city, what should it be?

      • Avatar for Priya Ghatol

        You are right! Dubai is amazing. It is really difficult to choose one place that you must visit, as Dubai is home to so many unique constructions. But if you insist, we think it should be the Burj Khalifa. After all, it is the tallest building in the world!

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    6. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      I would love to visit Dubai Creek. What is the best way to enjoy the surroundings of Dubai Creek?

      • Avatar for Priya Ghatol

        The best way to enjoy the beauty of Dubai Creek is by going on an abra ride, which is how the Arabs traveled across the Dubai Creek in the past. Moreove, it is quite cheap as well.

    7. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      Dubai indeed is the most beautiful place for tourism. There are a lot of places one can visit in Dubai but this article narrows it down some of the most beautiful and famous spots one can visit in Dubai. I’m definitely planning a visit to Dubai with my family and I would recommend my friends to have a trip too. This article has a lot of information and it is educative. Thank you for posting this article. Keep posting.

      • Avatar for Priya Ghatol

        Yes, Dubai is truly a wonderful place & you will definitely enjoy with you dear ones. And we will come up with more interesting & informative posts soon.

    8. Avatar for Priya Ghatol

      Thank you so much for this informative blog. Dubai is the best place according to me. It has all the elements which makes a holiday A WOW experience.

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