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Dubai has claimed the throne of magnificence when it comes to ambitious progress manifested by its extravagant cityscapes and humungous building structures. You will not regret a time and money spent in this prestigious 7-star emirate. This city is already known for the glitz and glamour, but it also offers a history of how they started from humble beginnings of desert. Given that Dubai has won the Expo2020, more projects are on the works and progress is inevitable.

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So what are the top tourist spots in this Emirate? Here are so me that we have compiled that shows the beauty of both Old Dubai and New Dubai.

11 Tourist Attractions in The Magnificent Dubai

Locations: Ibn Battuta Mall, Mercato Mall, The Dubai Mall, Wafi Mall, etc.

The malls say it all. You should not miss out Ibn Battuta Mall, Mercato Mall, Dubai Mall, Wafi Mall. These four distinctive malls in Dubai have also their own way of luring tourist into their very unique concept of entertainment, fun, dining and shopping. For a list of malls, visit the List of Top Malls in Dubai.

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155-million-year-old dinosaur in Dubai Mall. No charge to visit!

Locations: Al Barsha, Lahbab Sharjah

If adventure you want, adventure plus more you get. Go out to the rough tough harsh terrains of the red vast lands of sands of the Safari Desert to get the thrill in your bloodstream going. Ride wild with their off-road vehicle and explore the wild sand ride that you will never forget.

desert adventure dubaiDesert Adventure Dubai

Location: Palm Jumeirah Island

This island is built literally on water. They had to dump tons and tons of land to create the foundation of this ambitious island creating a “palm tree shape” that can be seen in the outer space. This island has the very first modern villages and housed one of the most prestigious hotels in the world – the Atlantis Hotel.

palm jumeirah islandPalm Jumeirah Island, UAE

Location: All over the city

Dubai holds some of the most astounding amusement theme parks that can compete with the rest of the world.

  • Kidzania, The Dubai Mall
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark Resort
  • Sega World, The Dubai Mall
  • Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm
  • Ski Dubai, Mall of Emirates
  • Aquaventure, Atlantis Hotel
  • Children City

aquaventure waterpark dubaiAquaventure Dubai waterslides

These are just some of the notable parks you should not miss out when visiting Dubai. Experience the thrill of the rides and adrenaline rush of these amazing amusements.

Location: Palm Jumeirah Island

This five-star hotel will take your breath away. It is designed according to the lost city of Atlantis and every little detail of this prestigious hotel has been thoroughly researched and thought of. Every design is no coincident. There may be other luxurious hotels in Dubai but this one you should visit. It is ambitiously located in the Palm Jumeirah Island and housed the Aquaventure Park, Ambassador Lagoon and the Dolphin Bay.

atlantis the palmAtlantis, The Palm hotel in Dubai, UAE

Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard

This monumental building is the world’s tallest building at present. It holds 163 floors in a staggering 829.8 meters. You would literally feel like you’re the king of the world when you view the entire Dubai at its viewing deck on the 124th floor. The Burj Khalifa houses offices, apartments, commercial spaces and the Armani Hotel.

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The tallest building located beside The Dubai Mall

Location: Al Barsha South of Dubai

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There is a reason why this is called the Miracle Garden. Because Dubai is magnificent and grand with its ideas, this man-made garden holds the world’s collection of natural flowers. Truly a miracle to behold in the middle of the desert is the blossoming gazillion of flowering plants carefully landscaped and cultivated to awe visitors and tourists.

Location: Deira Corniche, Eastern Dubai

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If you want some down time and feel the breeze of sightseeing the Dubai metropolitan, ride the Abra or Dowh Cruise alongside the great creek of Dubai. It will take you to a 14kilometer easy downtown cruise that will set the mood for experiencing tranquility in the midst of the roaring happenings of this mega city.

9. Gold Souk
Location: Al Sabkha Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

gold souk dubai

Be amazed with the array of gold ornaments and get ready to be mesmerized with their abundance and lavishness of glittering pure gold in Gold Souk. This place is a must visit if you are into gold and glitters.

Locations: All over the city

Whoever said Dubai is all sands and camels has not visited the beautiful beaches in Dubai. You can enjoy the sights of the Burj Al Arab building while basking under the sun on the sands of Dubai’s pristine beaches. Dubai has plenty of beaches and going to each one will surely be a delight. Click here for a list of Dubai’s best beaches.

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The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence – near Jumeirah Lake Towers

11. Global Village
Location: City of Arabia

global village dubai

The Global Village is built as a melting pot of 36 countries selling the best of their countries to the locals and visitors of Dubai. They have different stalls of different nations. So if ever you feel homesick, the Global Village will comfort you with a little taste and sound of home.

When visiting Dubai, you can’t get shortlisted on the things you can do and want to do in this magnificent mega city. Its ambitious skyscrapers and infrastructure could be the best in the world in terms of design, engineering and function to give people the experience of lifetime only Dubai can give.

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