Dubai is one of the world’s most visited destinations. It is home to different record-breakers, from the busiest international airport to the tallest tower in the world. And even with all the accolades of the city, there are still plenty of things to discover.
Here are some of the best places you must visit in Dubai.
1. Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum, the oldest existing building in the city, is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort. This is the only place where you can enjoy colorful dioramas and exhibits that depict life before oil was discovered.
Opened in 1971, the museum features galleries recreating the history of Arab houses, Souks, mosques, marine life, date farms, and the desert. Also, it has an exhibit of pearl diving and artefacts from Asia and Africa that were found through archaeological digs during the 3rd millennium BC.
2. Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Mosque is the only Dubai mosque welcoming non-Muslim guests six days a week. It is one of the beautiful landmarks in the city that can hold up to 1,200 worshippers. It was built from entirely white stone during the medieval Fatimid tradition.
Its true beauty and intricate artistry are highlighted when it is lit up at dusk. For women, you must wear a scarf when visiting this mosque.
3. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels and most famous tourist destinations in the world. It has a distinctive sail-shaped silhouette, making it an iconic symbol of the emirate. It was built on a triangular man-made island, with its atrium lobby located at the peak.
Moreover, it has the famous helipad featured in numerous celebrity stunts, a fleet of Rolls-Royces on the forecourt, and an underwater aquarium restaurant.
4. Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a popular Arabic market offering endless alleys that you can stroll through. Take in the glowing lanterns, the artisanal souvenirs, the fragrant spices, and the perfumes – you will definitely find the best items to bring home with you.
The souk is beautiful at night. And with the different selection of cafés and restaurants, you will surely find the cuisine you are looking for.
5. The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residences
The Walk JBR offers al fresco dining, stylish boutiques, and a laid-back walkway along the waterfront. Along this boulevard, there are lots of opportunities to satisfy your cravings with various handicraft shops and fashion boutiques.
After shopping, you can grab fresh beverages at a cafe or perhaps eat a fine meal at one of the best restaurants in Dubai.
6. The Dubai Fountain
At The Dubai Fountain in Burj Khalifa, you have the chance to see water dancing. It features the largest choreographed fountain system in the world, showing jets of up to 22,000 gallons of water at the height of 150 metres in the air at any given moment. It performs a range of songs, from classical to contemporary Arabic and international music.
The illuminated jets sway in time to the music to produce what became the most famous show in the city. You can actually see the beam of light shining upward for over 30 kilometres away.
7. Textile Souk
Textile Souk is located on the opposite side of Dubai Creek. This is an old trading centre of Bur Dubai where you can see different colorful fabrics. You can skim through a wide selection of cotton, raw silk, and embroidered fabrics.
Aside from finding the exact hue and print you are looking for, you may also hunt out sparkling lace, sequins, and buttons.
You should not miss the opportunity to cross the Dubai Creek on an abra. You can either hire your own abra for one hour or buy a one-way ticket. The abra is the best way for you to have a look at some of Dubai’s oldest areas.
Get the most out of your visit by joining the Panoramic Dubai Day Tour hosted by Safarak’s multilingual tour experts. This tour will also educate you about the Emirati religion and culture in a casual, open and relaxed atmosphere.
The whole-day Panoramic Tour is specially crafted to give you an unforgettable Arabian journey to the busy Emirate of Dubai. You can choose to be collected from your preferred pick-up point or your hotel in a luxury 7-seater Lincoln Navigator. This tour will definitely lead you to a journey of discovery that you won’t forget.