During the last few years the city of Dubai has become a major tourist attraction and is now one of the world’s most visited cities. Of course when we think of Dubai we think only of the desert, yet this city has plenty of wonderful things for you to do and see should you decide to visit it. Below we take a look at what we think are the top 10 tourist attractions in Dubai today.
Attraction 1 – Jumeirah Beach: This is the most famous of all beaches in Dubai and covers a total of 7km that has been divided up into seven individual beaches. Two of the beaches are specifically for those using Jumeirah Park and Wild Wadi water park only.
Attraction 2 – Burj Al Arab: This hotel has been the only one in the world to date given a 7 star rating. It is located 2km in sea of Jumeirah Beach and the shape of this hotel is totally unique. It has been designed to resemble a boat. It has been given a 7 star rating because it is the most luxurious and expensive hotel in the world. However it also can claim to be the tallest as the rooms located inside are found over a total of 66 floors.
Attraction 3 – Burj Khalifa: This is the tallest and most iconic structure in the city of Dubai. It covers a total of 153 floors and within it are not only residential apartments and offices, but also the Armani Suites hotel.
Attraction 4 – Wild Wadi: Situated on the 5th Jumeirah Beach it is a great place for the whole family to spend the day. Along with the many wonderful rides within this water park to be enjoyed you also have sole use of the beach on which it is situated.
Attraction 5 – Dubai Marina: Found in the very heart of “New Dubai” after the construction of phase two is completed it will become the State of Dubai’s most developed area.
Attraction 6 – Gold Souq: This is the most famous of all markets in Dubai today. The streets are lined with numerous gold stores in which you can purchase any type of gold and any carat.
Attraction 7 – Mall of Emirates: Has become the Middle East’s second largest shopping mall and inside the development which covers a total of 24,000,000 sq ft, there are hundreds of shops for you to explore.
Attraction 8 – Dubai Mall: The largest shopping mall in the world and can be found in the complex known as Burj Khalifa.
Attraction 9 – Old Souk in Deira: As well as being the oldest it is also the largest souk in Dubai. To gain entry the best way is to head to the wind towers located on the Deira side of the creek that runs through the middle of the city. It is a traditional style souk where you can view the goods on sale as you wander through its street. When you are visiting this one of our top 10 tourist attractions in Dubai make sure that you visit the Spice Souk.
Attraction 10 – Dune Bashing: Want to be doing something a little more thrilling when visiting Dubai this is one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Dubai that can offer you such. This particular attraction is a ride out into the desert in a specially adapted 4 x 4 SUV.