Who would have thought that the UAE, which got independence in 1971, would be the nexus of all tourist attractions in the world, and that too at such exponential pace. The crowned jewel of the
Emirates, Dubai has so much to offer for every type of tourist and is replete with tourist attractions
of all kinds and shapes. The tourist attractions here are world renowned and are flocked by tourists
from every part of the world. From adventurous water sports to high-rise skyscrapers, from exotic
food to luxury hotels, Dubai has everything that is on the menu. Are you ready to order?
A building that needs no introduction and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.
The observation deck on this building on the 124th floor provides unreal views of the skyrocketing
skyscrapers of Dubai and of the transcendent panoramas beneath. Everything you do here is either
world’s highest or fastest. The restaurant is the world’s highest, the elevator is world’s fastest glass
variant and many more marvels that will drop your jaw below sea-level. Another spectacle which
makes this a great tourist attraction is the Dubai fountain, when viewed from the top deck. The
much hyped indoor fountain also lives up to the hoopla and provides sterling views when lit with
thousands of lights, creating a beautiful amalgamation of light reflecting off the water droplets.
Surely it is the most coveted tourist attraction in the world. It’s all fascinating and It’s all here. Habibi, come to Dubai!
Museum of the Future
A humdinger of a tourist attraction, the museum of the future is unique, to say the least. Come and
witness what the world will look like in 2071 and marvel at the cascade of beautiful, innovative and
mind-bending items here at this wondrous tourist attraction. If you can read Arabic, you’re in luck as
the marvellous exterior dons Arabic poetry, courtesy of Shaun Killa. Well, if you can’t read it then
drink-in the absolute jaw-dropping architectural expertise and intricate craftsmanship. There is also
a Digital Amazon exhibit to emulate the unique adventures of the Amazon forest, which in its natural
habitat is almost inaccessible. Gracing the Sheikh Zayed road in the financial district of Dubai, this
tourist attraction is a spectacular marvel which can’t afford to be missed. Of all the tourist
attractions in this list, this is probably the most enterprising and bohemian. So what are you waiting for, 2071 awaits your arrival.
The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo
Sounds fictitious, doesn’t it? Well, here in Dubai nothing is. This tourist attraction will keep you
wondering every second of your existence as to how humans can build with such ingenuity and
grandeur. The underwater tunnels in the tourist attraction are home to thousands of marine species
for you to count, witness and marvel at. The azure blue waters make for a crystal clear medium
which eases the task of spotting your favourite sea-beast. The imperilled Tiger shark is also
preserved in these humongous tanks. Really makes your mind wander, doesn’t it? Well don’t just
witness, take a swim session with sharks here which is also an offering by the authorities. Loosen the
purse strings a little and witness the beautiful sea-life in its raw, unaltered form. This tourist attraction makes you wonder, is this oceanic heaven or reality? So, pack your swimming trunks and fly to Dubai today.
The Dubai Mall
I’m sure there are malls in the city that you live in, but this is the ginormous, gargantuan big brother
of all malls. A tourist attraction that will change your perception and definition of a mall, the Dubai
mall is the world’s largest shopping mall with superfluous stores and experiences to make your day
and your entire trip. The ultimate symbol of ostentation, regalia and opulence, this tourist attraction
has every premium and ultra-premium store on the whole wide planet. There are tons of other
entertainment options too. There is a state-of-the-art VR park and a huge Kid-zania for tourists of all
kinds and ages. The underwater zoo mentioned above is a part of this mall only. There is an ice
skating rink too, yes you heard it right, in the middle of the desert, they have an ice-skating rink.
Some tourist attraction it is, isn’t it? So brace your credit card and visit the Dubai mall for an interminable experience of awe and wonder.
A tourist attraction that will take your breath away and you’ll be glad that it did. Such is the beauty
of the Palm Jumeirah. The palm Jumeirah islands, shaped like a real palm tree, have this transfixing
effect on anyone who sees them, like Medusa, turns them to stone. How often do you see tourist
attractions with a lot of man-made islands shaped like a tree? The Aquaventure water park is highly
equipped with a lot of fun-filled water sporting events that will surely resurrect the sea-enthusiast in
you. The lost chambers aquarium is also a spectacle that must not be missed. The ferry tour around
the entire island is the favourite of all people at this tourist attraction. Lastly, cure your acrophobia
with a frenzy-filled sky-diving session that will surely make your trip memorable, to say the least. Put fear aside, grab your passport and come running to Dubai.
The Global Village
Ever thought of being ubiquitous? All places at once? Well, this tourist attraction will make that wish
almost come true. The global village in Dubai is a spectacle which features pavilions from 26
countries for you to witness and embrace a plethora of cultures, cuisines and clothing, all at one
place. While you bask in the heritage of this exuberant marvel, let the kids enjoy themselves in the
theme park which has countless rides and swings for them to enjoy and indulge themselves. Present
at the Sheikh Zayed road, this tourist attractions can be visited along with Burj khalifa and other
famous places. This remains operational from October to April and is family friendly and
appropriate. So, live the old adage, ‘Vasudev Kutumbhkam’ (The world is my family), vicariously at this wonderful tourist attraction. Tourist attraction site: www.globalvillage.ae/en
The Desert Safari
Visiting Dubai and not embracing the desert is an outright crime. The desert safari is a must –try
tourist attraction in Dubai. You get to marvel at the beautiful, natural dunes which feels like you’re
inside a videogame, searching for your destination. Choose your ride yourself, a safari or the
traditional camel. Take postcard silhouette shots of the desert sunset and gain bragging rights. After
all this you must be tired, so treat yourself with exotic barbeque dinner at this tourist attractions. Whilst you eat, enjoy a live dance show and music, can’t get any perfect, can’t it? So, fetch that desert cap and visit this tourist attraction at the earliest.
The Dubai creek
The bridge between the two towns of Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south, the Dubai creek
is an underrated tourist attraction, waiting to be explored. It offers exquisite and imposing views of
the city entrenched in a beautiful panorama, like the classic city with a water body. Take picturesque
postcard snaps here splash the azure, pristine waters of the creek on-to your friends or family. Here
are the remnants of the conventional and archaic economy of Dubai and a great place to witness huge cargos being unloaded and loaded. On your next visit to Dubai, don’t forget to experience this tourist attraction.
Bollywood parks, Dubai
If you’re Indian and reading this, you just got the opportunity of a lifetime. Dubai has a dedicated
tourist attraction of the Bollywood parks. You can come here and witness how a Bollywoood film is
made and the know-how of the Industry. This tourist attraction lets you relive your favourite movie
in 4D and also offers several dance workshops with traditional Bollywood steps. If that’s not enough
for you then there are replicas of famous movie sets where you can take a wonderful picture where you will feel like the protagonist of your favourite movie. Also take selfies with mannequins of your favourite stars at this tourist attraction. What more do you want, senorita?
By this time, you have visited all the symbols of opulence in Dubai. Now is the time to take you to a
journey into old Dubai and walk through history. The Al fahidi quarter was built in the 19th century and till date is as beautiful as it was on the day of its origin. This tourist attraction will surely Evoke
the historian buried inside you and take you into a world of wonder and amazement. Al-fahidi
occupies the eastern portion of bur Dubai along the creek and showcases limestone buildings and
wall stopped with wind-towers. You can also stroll through the inside gallery which is replete with
Arab ceramics and furniture famous for its intricate and yet robust nature. So visit this tourist attractions for a history lesson to enrich your trip with all flavours that Dubai has to offer.