The Middle East’s glitzy and glamorous hotspot wows you from the moment you make your way through its towering structures, swanky malls, gigantic aquariums and unique indoor skiing places. There are lots of theme parks, blooming gardens and traditional souks. Here are 8 Dubai tourist attractions that you just can’t skip on your next vacation there. Click On the Next Button to See Next.

Burj Khalifa

The city’s most iconic and recognized structure, the world’s loftiest building towers to 829.8 meters. Head to the popular observation deck on the 124 th level for a bird’s eye view of Dubai’s skyline. Enjoy a multimedia presentation on Dubai, before you are transported to the deck through speedy elevator. Juxtaposed between the desert and sea, this is a spectacular venue for photographers. Don’t forget to witness the splendid winding walkway gardens and the dancing Dubai Fountain.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is one of Dubai’s premier destinations, which features everything from a cinema to game zone to the famous Dubai Aquarium. The popular indoor ice-skating rink is also housed here, along with limitless shopping, entertainment and eating options. When in doubt – head to Dubai Mall. They are almost always hosting live music performances or other events. Come here during the Dubai Shopping festival and Dubai Summer Surprises for some great deals.

Jumeirah Beach

You can’t visit Dubai without making a trip to this popular white sandy stretch that houses some of the city’s swishiest villas, restaurants and sun loungers. The beach features a host of wonderful amenities including water sports activities. Visit late Sheikh Rashid’s stunning summer home Majlis Ghorfat Um Al-Sheef, located a few minutes away from the beach. Next, go to Majlis Gardens to witness the Middle East’s signature date palms and ingenious irrigation system.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

This world-class theme park housed near the famous Global Village is a rhapsody of entertainment and thrills. The one of its kind adventure destination features everything from a Cartoon Network zone to a pre historic creature’s themed ride to a haunted house. Watch Spiderman swing his way to be a part of the Avengers Versus Ultron battle. A one-stop family day out destination.

Burj Al-Arab

The Bur Al-Arab is the planet’s tallest hotel, towering at 320 meters on Dubai’s swanky man-made island. Created to resemble a sail, the structure is alluringly lit by a bunch of scintillating colored lights at sundown. Well, guess what? The priciest suites here can set you back by %15,000/night. Those not sweating about your credit card bills may want to dine at the opulent underwater restaurant Al-Mahara (full length glass panels that let you catch breathtaking views of the ocean life). Go for afternoon high tea at the Skyview Bar on the 27 th level.

Sheikh Zayed Road

Skeikh Zayed Road is the main commercial street of contemporary downtown Dubai. The expansive, multi lane highway teems with lofty glass buildings, chrome structures, and dramatic vistas of Dubai’s cityscape. If that’s not impressive enough, this street also houses the iconic Dubai World Trade Tower, which features an observation deck. Don’t skip a visit to the gleaming Gold and Diamond Park in the vicinity, a one-roof haven for jewelry buffs.

Dubai Opera

If you’re after Dubai’s nocturnal attractions, this is your manna from heaven. Dubai’s classy downtown entertainment venue has become the new beehive of art and culture lovers. From slick musical productions to global concerts to ballet and classical performances, the 2000 seater building hosts it all. Then there are comedy nights, musical concerts and small theatrical productions. Architecturally stunning (featuring chrome steels walls spilling into the waterfront), this is as good as a performance venue gets.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

This is one stop shop for all your entertainment needs. From India’s movie industry come alive at Bollywood Parks to Hollywood blockbusters at Motiongate, it’s a theme park joy ride for the entire family. The kids will have a blast at Legoland Dubai (featuring tons of interactive rides). This ultimate, world-class theme parks destination also houses Riverland Dubai, which is a swish dining hub that satiates your culinary cravings after a frenzied day in the park. Don’t miss the series of post sundown entertainment events hosted here.

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