Dubai, the gem of the United Arab Emirates, is a city teeming with innovative architecture, opulent luxury, and a vibrant cultural history. From the world's tallest building to the most lavish shopping experiences, we're taking a look at 16 famous and must-visit places in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa - AED 149 (Level 125 & 124)
Standing as the tallest structure in the world at over 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is a spectacle of human achievement. A standard ticket to the observation deck on level 124 & 125 starts from AED 149 per person.
2. The Dubai Mall – Free Entry (Shopping & Dining Prices Vary)
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination with over 1200 stores and a plethora of dining options. Entry is free, but individual costs depend on shopping and dining preferences.
3. The Dubai Fountain - Free
A captivating water, music, and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system. Viewing this display is free.
4. Palm Jumeirah – Free to Drive Around
This iconic palm-shaped island is a marvel of modern engineering. It is home to luxury hotels like Atlantis, the Palm. Visitors can drive around the Palm for free, but prices for activities vary.
5. Atlantis, The Palm – Prices Vary
Atlantis, The Palm is a world-famous, opulent resort that offers unique underwater rooms, a grand water park (Aquaventure), and the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Prices vary based on activities and accommodation.
6. Jumeirah Beach - Free
This white sand beach offers a spectacular view of the Burj Al Arab. It's a perfect spot to relax and take in the sun. Entry to the beach is free.
7. Burj Al Arab – AED 100 Minimum (Skyview Bar)
The luxurious Burj Al Arab is the world's only seven-star hotel. To enter, you need a reservation at one of its restaurants or bars. The minimum spend for a non-guest at the Skyview Bar is AED 100.
8. The Dubai Opera - Prices Vary
This stunning 2000-seat multi-format venue hosts operas, ballets, concerts, and musicals. Prices vary depending on the show.
9. Al Fahidi Historic District – Free
This district offers a peek into Dubai's past. You can walk through traditional narrow lanes and explore heritage houses. Admission is free.
10. The Dubai Museum – AED 3
Located in the Al Fahidi Fort, this museum provides insights into Dubai's history and traditional culture. Admission is just AED 3 per person.
11. Dubai Creek – AED 1 (Abra Ride)
The saltwater creek is the original lifeline of Dubai, dividing the city into two main sections - Deira and Bur Dubai. Take an Abra (water taxi) ride across the creek for just AED 1.
12. Gold Souk – Free to Explore
The Gold Souk in Deira showcases why Dubai is called 'City of Gold'. Walking around the Gold Souk is free, but prices for gold depend on weight and market rate.
13. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – Starts from AED 120
Located in the Dubai Mall, this is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. Tickets start from AED 120.
14. IMG Worlds of Adventure – AED 285
Dubai's first mega-themed entertainment destination, IMG Worlds of Adventure, is an indoor amusement park with a plethora of rides. A general admission ticket costs AED 285.
15. Ski Dubai – Starts from AED 190
Experience winter in the desert at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort. Snow Park access starts from AED 190.
16. Miracle Garden - AED 50
Experience a unique spectacle of over 50 million flowers at the Dubai Miracle Garden. Tickets cost AED 50.
Whether you are seeking thrilling adventures, serene landscapes, or cultural immersion, Dubai has something to offer everyone. Pack your bags and come see for yourself why Dubai is known as the 'City of Dreams'.