Explore an epitome of luxury and modern-day attractions this summer in Dubai! Located in the United Arab Emirates, this middle-eastern hotspot records some of the highest numbers of visitors worldwide. In the past years, Dubai transformed from a desert city to a hotspot destination and brings some of the most renowned attractions. Dubai is a desert city, so we recommend visiting in cooler months, which still bring plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.
At the time of writing this blog, travelers going to Dubai require a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. Moreover, no policies for quarantine are in place at this time. Most attractions in the city are open and ready to welcome visitors from around the world.
You may be overwhelmed with all the exciting attractions in this special city. Therefore, we’re bringing you the top 5 things to see in Dubai from beach escapes to skyscrapers!
First, visiting the tallest building in the world during your stay is a must! Burj Khalifa stands 829.8 meters high and is seen from every part of the city. This top tourist attraction features an observation deck on the 124th floor showing views of the city’s iconic skyline from a birds-eye view. The deck is open to visitation through paid ticketing and is one of the most visited spots in the city. Also, the skyscraper is home to the infamous Armani Hotel and Residences along with several wellness venues, dining, retail, and commercial venues.
Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain
Second, make a stop at one of the world’s largest shopping centers with over 1,400 stores. Dubai Mall is a shopper’s dream; bringing not only retail shops but also entertainment venues and kid-friendly attractions. The mall is located in downtown Dubai within the premises of Burj Khalifa. Family fun is a huge part of the shopping center with attractions such as an aquarium, a movie theatre, an ice rink, and more. Furthermore, the mall features a huge number of indoor and outdoor dining options within its vicinity.
Additionally, the mall brings some night entertainment with the famous Dubai Fountain. This attraction, designed by the same people behind Vegas’s Bellagio dancing fountains, is also one of the most visited places in the city. The Dubai fountain is now the world’s tallest dancing fountain featuring water shows several hours a day. Also, it’s surrounded by an array of hotels and entertainment venues.
If you’re looking for some fun in the sun then we highly recommend you visit Jumeirah Beach, one of the top leisure destinations in Dubai. This beach consists of a strip with restaurants, sun loungers, water activities, and much more. In addition, there’s a large selection of hotels located on the strip with private beaches and facilities.
Within the premises of Jumeirah Beach Road, there are several restaurants, lounges, and shops filled with locals and tourists throughout the day. In the summertime, these venues are packed during sunset and into the night and bring a lively ambiance.
Furthermore, explore the beautiful Souk Madinat Jumeirah while you’re in the area. This attraction is connected through mesmerizing waterways, gardens, and venues. This popular spot is home to luxurious hotels interconnected by water with stunning views day and night.
Dubai Miracle Garden
If you’re looking for extraordinary scenery and experiences, we recommend visiting the Dubai Miracle Garden. This attraction opens during the cooler months features 72,000 -sq m of flowers in full bloom. Astonishingly, there are 150 million flowers in full bloom shaped into pathways and shapes with beautiful scenery. It’s the perfect place to catch some picturesque views and photo opportunities!
Also, the garden provides several activities to travelers of all ages. From parades, restaurants, sculptures, kids clubs, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Imagine discovering the world in one day, that’s what Global Village in Dubai is all about! Each October, Global Village opens its doors to visitors from around the region to discover the culture, food, and shops. The village features over 70 pavilions, each representing a certain country from the world. Visitors can wander through these pavilions and embark on a culinary journey from every culture. Moreover, each country pavilion brings a range of artisans, souvenirs, and other products to showcase their history and culture.
Finally, one of Dubai’s most popular beach spots is Kite Beach. This outdoor attraction brings one of the best outdoor experiences to many visitors. As you walk in, you’ll find an inspiring sight of kites flying over a calm and relaxed beach setting.
Kite Beach is not only a place to enjoy some fun in the sun, but it also brings many shopping and dining options within its premises. From gourmet burger joints to healthy breakfast spots, a culinary journey awaits you. Additionally, you’ll find some extra relaxation as you sun lounge in a calm beach setting for the day.