Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai is a dream holiday destination. With its many man-made wonders that seem to have leapt straight out of fantasy, a trip to Dubai is no less than a visit to a wonderland. Here are some places that you can visit while in Dubai.

IMG Worlds of Adventure is one of the coolest places to visit in Dubai. This park is divided into four zones. It is the world’s largest indoor theme park. Sample the thrills of all the zones. One is dedicated to characters from Marvel Comics, the other to Cartoon Network characters and a dinosaur zone. This park is also famous for one of the world’s craziest roller coasters – the Velociraptor.

The next stop for families is also one of the best places to visit in Dubai -the Motiongate park. It has characters from Columbia pictures, Dreamworks and Lionsgate. It even has a Smurf village.

Legoland is another one of the places to visit in Dubai. Here, kids can have fun and use their skills and teamwork to drive cars or steer a boat. This magnificent park, both the indoor and outdoor, is built entirely of Lego bricks. This includes a Lego city and an Arabic-styled miniland. There is also a Legoland water park.

The Dubai Mall is definitely one of the places to visit in Dubai.

It has an aquarium and an underwater zoo. And if that’s not enough, it even has an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink. So, you can get your shopping done, with a mix of adventure for your kids and yourself. Shopping in Dubai is an experience within itself! There’s everything, from high-street brands like Topshop to Chanel and Eli Saab. And the first Bloomingdale’s un-American store is here as well.

Another one of the great places to visit in Dubai is the City Walk mall. You can shop for high fashion brands, edgy boutiques and eat a Michelin-starred meal, all in one go.

The Dubai Festival mall is sure to strike a chord with you – it has a giant IKEA store, a Hyper Panda supermarket and much more.

One of the most well-known tourist places in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa. The view from the 124th floor is simply spectacular, and the world’s tallest building is sure to capture your imagination.

Tip: Give this on a pass if you’re afraid of heights or suffer from vertigo. Buy your passes a month in advance.

The next on your list from Dubai’s tourist places should be the Dubai water fountain. It is the largest and the most spectacular choreographed fountain. And you can take a boat ride to see it up-close.

The Etihad Museum has an interactive display and films that portray its history in a creative way that encourages interaction. Don’t let the sleek structure fool you. It is a walk down Dubai’s memory lane.

If you love culture, one of the must-visit tourist places in Dubai is the Dubai Opera. Catch the Evita or some mesmerising Kung-fu artistry by skilled Shaolin performers. Top off the evening’s performance with a culinary encore.

This is probably one of the lesser-known famous places in Dubai. The historic quarter that has survived the onslaught of modern times and still remains intact. Walk down the lanes of the Al-Fahidi historic district and pay a visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for an up-close view of Emirati traditions and customs.

The 2nd of December Street is a haven of affordable delicious street-side fare. There is the Al-Mallah for Lebanese, Ortego’s for Filipino cuisine, an Iranian restaurant, an Indian eatery and a sweet shop. Leave here feeling full and return again and again to this wallet-friendly spot.

When it comes to dining, narrow your choices down to cuisines and work from there. Try an authentic Japanese ‘Kiaiseki’ meal or some Emirati cuisine or even French cuisine. Dubai’s culinary range includes everything from a Michelin-star restaurant to a mall diner.

We recommend a day at the Talise Ottoman Spa on Palm Jumeirah. It will give you a Middle-Eastern experience like no other – with a hammam, exotic scrubs and shampoos, a tradition that has remained unchanged over time.

If you have the time, take a trip to Hatta. This heritage village will give you a break from all the thrills of man-made wonders and offer a quiet retreat into nature.

The Gold Souk is among the best places to visit in Dubai for some gold shopping. The gold’s quality is assured. So, go ahead and indulge in some bling therapy.

Dubai has many wonders that warrant your undivided attention. Among the many best places to visit in Dubai, each one is special. In a land where everything is larger than life, the wonders will not cease to amaze you.

SOTC’s Dubai packages open up this wonderful jewel in the desert for your explorations. Book a package today and get ready for a holiday that you won’t forget for a long time.

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