Places To Visit In Dubai 2019: Here’s What You Absolutely Must Not Miss

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Places To Visit In Dubai 2019: Here’s What You Absolutely Must Not Miss

Planning a trip to Dubai? While Google might have thrown up a massive list of places to visit in Dubai, we’re here to help you sort, segregate and plan a hassle-free trip. From the Burj Khalifa to theme parks and historic places here are top 10 places to visit in Dubai.

1. Burj Khalifa

Think Dubai and this is one of the first things that will crop up on the list of places to visit in Dubai. The world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa has its home in Dubai. The tower peaks at a height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) and took six years to be completed. That’s not all! Apart from marveling at the wonder, you can also dine in one of the finest restaurants or unwind at a luxury spa inside the tower. In fact, Burj is also home to the world’s highest lounge- The lounge. Seated on the 152nd floor, the lounge offers uninhibited views along with a delectable selection of delicacies.

At The Top. Burj Khalifa Facebook

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2. Dubai Mall & Dubai Fountain

Coming next, is the world’s biggest mall- the Dubai Mall- a must-do in the list of places to visit in Dubai. Although we wouldn’t suggest this as a prime shopping spot (unless you’re thinking luxury fashion), this one’s a must-go. Apart from being home to more than 1000 shops, the mall also boasts a large indoor aquarium. The life-sized indoor aquarium is almost 75 feet long and 26 feet tall. In case you want to do more than just watching the marine creatures, you could actually swim with the sharks too!

And in case you want to experience a full-fledged underwater life, check into Atlantis’ private underwater suite and you’ll know what life’s like deep underwater. The only hitch- this experience might set you back by AED 30,120.24 per night.

Don’t leave the Dubai Mall without watching the famous Dubai fountain show. The world’s largest dancing fountain, the Dubai Fountain shoots up to 500 feet in the air. The fountain’s lighting was designed by WET Design, a California-based company. Over 6,600 WET lights and 25 colored projectors are used to illuminate the fountain.

3. Indoor Ski Resort

Who would have ever thought of a ski resort on the list of places to visit in Dubai! The city has a full-fledged ski resort, all located indoors and this is one of the coolest places to visit in Dubai. The Mall of the Emirates has an indoor arena called Ski Dubai, where you can go skiing even when it’s hot and sultry outside. There are slopes for beginners and the experienced. In addition, the ski arena also has ski games for kids to enjoy while you get your skiing lessons. And lastly, don’t forget to savor the hot choc0late at the Avlanche cafeTo top it, there are even penguins flocking around, to make the experience more realistic.

4. Dubai Frame

One of the largest picture frames in the world, the Dubai Frame at Zabeel park is a recent addition to the list of places to visit in Dubai. The frame stands at a height of 150 meters, and costed AED 230 million for the construction.

5. Dubai Parks & Resorts

This one can easily be called Dubai’s Disney land. The theme park is divided into Riverland, Lego Land, Bollywood Park, Motion Gate, each replete with a whole lot of activities and fun. Set amidst a scenic backdrop, Riverland gives you a sneak peek into a rustic Dubai. Lego Land is paradise for lego lovers while Motion Gate is a dream come true for thrill seekers. Bollywood parks is for those who think, watch and love Bollywood!

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That’s not all. The city also has a whole lot of other theme parks like IMG World, Aquaventure and Ferrari World, where adventure lovers can spend a day and still go back for more! Add this to your list of places to visit in Dubai.

6. Historic Places 

Dubai is not about shopping and the world’s biggest. The incredible history speaks aloud the city’s culture and heritage. If you wish to immerse in Dubai’s gorgeous past, here are a list of places to visit in Dubai if you want to know the city’s glorious past.

Al Fahidi Historic District: One of the last few heritage sites in this sprawling city, Al Fahidi in Bur Dubai is where time stands stillSandstone buildings, small by lanes, wind towers (air conditions from the days of past), art galleries and museums give you a glimpse of the days without skyscrapers.

Souks: Decked with all things gold, the Gold Souk at Al Ras is one of the oldest yet most famous place in the city. Head further down and you’ll hit the spice souk, a market that takes you on a delicious olfactory journey. Textile Souk, Perfume Souks, Vegetable & Fruit Souks are some other markets you can visit.

Madinat Jumeirah: Decked with an array of impressive restaurants, a petite water body, a rustic bazaar and loads of palm trees, this is where you must head if you wish to travel back in time. Curious how an Arab village might look like, this one will fulfill that wish for you!

7. La Mer

What’s a vacation without some sun and sand! La Mer is one of Dubai’s most gorgeous beaches and sprawls across 13.4 million square feet. The beach is divided into three zones, each replete with an impressive lineup of shops and eateries. The beach also boasts water sports, beach beds, cabanas, play areas for kids, and a trampoline park called Hawa-Hawa. So, if you want to put your feet up after a hectic day at the mall, you know where to head!

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8. Dubai Museum

If you love history, art and wish to know what Dubai was before name and fame struck the city, the museum is yours! Once you soak in the country’s glorious past, head to the souvenir store. The shop treats you a variety of findings ranging from the historic artifacts to cute camel toys and sand painting. Plus, the prices are not so bad, so make the best use of it!

Credits: Dubai Museum Facebook
Credits: Dubai Museum Facebook