The City of Gold

Dubai, Sharjah

Dubai has become quite the travel destination thanks to its world-renowned attractions. The city has come a long way from being a humble fishing village, transforming into a major global business hub over the years. Whether you’re here for its luxury shopping scene or jaw-dropping architecture, you'll never run out of things to marvel at. We’ve listed down the best tourist spots in Dubai, from the famous Burj Khalifa to the colorful Dubai Miracle Garden!

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Burj Khalifa

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Come face-to-face with the tallest building in the world—Burj Khalifa! Inaugurated in 2010, the iconic skyscraper in Downtown Dubai stands at 828 meters high with over 160 storeys. Ascend to the two-level observation deck on the 124th and 125th floor; or, go 555 meters higher to At The Top SKY on the 148th floor! Either way, you’re bound to witness breathtaking views of the ever-growing Dubai skyline!

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The Dubai Fountain

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Majestically built on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. Its strategic design features five circles of illuminated water jets, shooting over 22,000 gallons of water up to 150 meters! Watch in awe as the fountain gracefully dances to a myriad of melodies ranging from classical to contemporary music. Secure a spot along the promenade for front row seats. Daily shows take place every 30 minutes, starting from 6:00PM onwards.

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The Dubai Mall

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Unleash your inner shopaholic at one of the world’s largest shopping malls! Dubai Mall stretches to a size comparable to 200 football fields, housing more than a thousand luxury shops and restaurants. Fashion Avenue (its latest extension) carries over 200 international designer brands, letting you splurge to your heart’s content! Explore Dubai Mall further to discover its very own Olympic-size ice rink, virtual reality park, and indoor aquarium!

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Etihad Museum

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Etihad Museum pays homage to the formation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1971. Join a tour to peruse photographs, books, documentary films, and interactive displays that highlight the country’s rich history. You’ll also get to visit the historic Union House right next to the museum. Here, the founding fathers of the seven Emirates signed the declaration that established the UAE!

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Burj Al Arab

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Spoil yourself to a night of splendor at the world’s most expensive hotel: Burj Al Arab! Known for its signature sail-shaped design, the accommodation houses 202 luxury duplex suites complemented by panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Take full advantage of its five-star amenities, which includes your own private butler and a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce! Burj Al Arab even has nine world-class restaurants and a private beach—now that’s what we call an unforgettable stay!

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Dubai Opera

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Dubai Opera is the ultimate performing arts destination! Located in Downtown Dubai’s Opera Centre, the dhow-like structure is a multi-format venue that hosts a series of events showcasing some of the world’s finest talents. Its 2,000 seating capacity is perfect for concerts, ballets, theatre productions, and even lectures! Visit their website to check out the latest show schedules. Who knows—your favorite acts might be around for a day or two!

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Jumeirah Mosque

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Jumeirah Mosque invites visitors of all faiths to learn more about Islam and the Emirati way of life. Guided tours organized by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) let you delve deeper into local culture—holidays, rituals, cuisines, and customs to name a few. Feel free to ask questions and take photographs; trust us, you’ll want to capture the most beautiful mosque in all of Dubai! They uphold a strict dress code (women must wear scarves over their shoulders), so dress appropriately.

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Dubai Miracle Garden

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Surround yourself with more than 50 million blooms at Dubai Miracle Garden! Occupying over 72,000 square meters, it is said to be the largest flower garden in the world. Feast your eyes on what seems to be an endless stream of flora. You’ll also encounter the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records winner for the largest floral installation: a life-sized Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft made entirely out of flowers!

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About United Arab Emirates

UAE is a mix of quirky amalgamations working together—malls the size of a city, sandy dunes, and high-rise buildings.

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