10 Best Tourist Attractions in Dubai

Known as the heartland of the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Dubai is a major tourist attraction. Dubai is known for its lavish buildings and world-class tourism. The trip to Dubai will surely give you a wide range of adventures and experiences. This city of skyscrapers, beaches, and ports holds several records.

The city has two phases, one which has luxurious hotels, malls, amusement parks, and on the other hand the area with sand, culture, and heritage. The best part is that both the phases will amaze you equally. Dubai is the only city that has everything, from exploring marine life at Dubai Aquarium to eating exotic food at dhow cruises or visiting the enchanting beauty of Dubai Glow Garden. One can fall in love with this city just by traveling for a few hours.

Shopaholics? Dubai mall, Mall of Emirates, and Gold and Diamond Park are some places waiting for you. Not only gold jewelry or brands but the city is also famous for its street shopping as well.

To make your trip easy, here we have listed the 10 best tourist attractions places in Dubai.

Dubai Glow Garden

Dubai Glow Garden

Also known as the world of imagination, The Dubai Glow Garden attracts major visitors. The garden comes to life at sunset. The park is designed with absolutely integrated technology with recycled items that make them glow during the night. Visitors come here to experience the Art by Day and the Glow by night. The handmade lights make this garden different from others.

The major attractions in the park are- the magic park, the Dinosaur Park, the art park, stage shows, and the talking trees. This most enchanting park is situated at Zabeel Park, Gate No. 6 and 7. The park is open from 10:30 AM to -8:00PM (Monday to Saturday).

Deira Clock Tower

With the most unique structure, the Deira Clock Tower is a notable piece of architecture in Dubai. For the last fifty years, it has been a renowned symbol of Dubai. The place is a must-visit for engineers and arctic lovers.

Deira Clock Tower is located in eastern Dubai. The symbol was mainly built in 1965, as the convergence of all the main roads to Dubai, before the Abu Dhabi road was constructed. Deira Clock Tower is one of the oldest monuments in Dubai, and it was created by architect Edgar Bublik. The Deira Clock Tower is surrounded by delightful fountains and palm trees that increase its beauty and architecture.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is considered one of the most exotic places in Dubai. Yacht rides, authentic cuisine, huge malls, and sports make it more exciting. The Dubai Marina was built in two phases, one that focused on buildings and apartments and the other brought colors to the city by building skyscrapers.

There are every hour cruises for Dubai Marina so you can book it accordingly. You can also choose to walk on Marina Walk and shop from the outlets. This artificial canal city will surely seize your heart.

Dubai Dolphinarium

Situated at Riyadh Street, inside the creek park, Dubai Dolphinarium is the best place to visit with kids. The place offers the best time to spend with the cute and adorable water mammals.

The well-trained dolphins dance and perform stunts and the seals play with the balls. The place also offers a chance to swim with these cuties under special observation.

The 5D and 7D shows are worth being a part of. There are different times of the shows like the Dolphin and Seal show takes place at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 6 PM, whereas the Creek park bird show is scheduled at 12; 15 PM, 3:15 Pm, and 7:15 PM. You can choose any show according to your time preferences.

YAS Water World

Enjoy a day with lots of thrill, fun, and adventure in the YAS water world. With around 40 stunning rides, this water world is spread across 37 acres of land. Al Raha River, Bubble Bomber, Cineplash, and SEBAG are some of its most famous and exciting rides.

YAS Water world has rides for kids to the adult’s ones, every age group can enjoy here thus the place is best to visit with family. Here the rides are categorized by thrill level from Extreme to low.

The fun will make you hungry and tired, for that there are the best dining options and relaxation facilities. Although it is located in Abu Dhabi, it would take you less than 2 hours to reach the place, and the place is definitely worth the commute.

It is open from 10 AM to PM (Monday to Saturday)

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Home to around 33,000 aquatic animals of 150 different species, this place is a must to visit for all nature lovers. The Dubai Aquarium and the Underwater Zoo are situated in the Dubai Mall.

Here you can find the largest collection of Tiger Sharks living in the tank. The place gives treats to the eyes by showcasing various species of animals like penguins, water rats, seahorses, and many more. The well-trained staff gives every specification about the species and their habitat.

Here you can also meet the King crocs, which is the largest reptile in the world.

The timing of the Aquarium is 10 AM to 10 PM (Sunday to Wednesday) and 10 AM to 11 PM (Thursday to Saturday)

Dhow Cruise

What can be better than enjoying an authentic dinner while cruising on the beautiful water? Sounds great? You can experience this at Dhow cruises. The two-hour dining experience on traditional Dhow boating is the best one can experience in Dubai.The shimmering sky and star gazing just add a cherry to the cake.

Dhow cruises offer the best facility for dinner, entertainment, and relaxation. You can also enjoy the famous Tanoura dance and other live performances. It is the best place to spend quality time with your family or loved ones.

Burj Khalifa

The major objective to build BurjKhalifa was to gain international recognition. The objective was fulfilled when it broke numerous records. BurjKhalifa is the tallest building in the world, and people from across the globe come here to witness its beauty and unique architecture. BurjKhalifa is named after Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi.

BurjKhalifa has two observation decks, one on the 124th floor and the second on the 148th floor. Both the observation decks allow the tourists to view the city from a bird’s eye view. If you want to make the experience more satisfactory then it is suggested to visit it during sunrise or sunset.


Kite Beach

Kite Beach is the most fascinating beach in the city. Over the years, this beach has been listed among the major tourist attractions of Dubai. The beach is best for people who want to put their skills into action.

Charge up for kitesurfing, paddle boarding, and wakeboarding. This sand beach is the best spot for a picnic with the family. There are some mouth-watering food outlets that you will surely love. If you love walking, then this beach has also got a 14 km track to walk on.

The beach will take you to a different level of joy, clicking pictures here to remember a lifetime will surely be a good idea. The Kite Beach is located close to the main street of Jumeirah.


Situated on the second floor of one of the world’s biggest malls, the Dubai Mall, Kidzania offers unlimited activities for your little ones. If you want to shop without any worries at the mall, then leaving your kids here to learn and enjoy is the best option one could choose.

Kidzania is spread around 7000 sq. meters and is the mimeograph of the real world, having hospitals, restaurants, apartments, banks, and many more. They also have money named Kidzos that kids can earn and spend in this indoor park. Also, the kids are provided with the appropriate uniform for the activity they choose to do. Kidzania is the best place for fun with education and learning.


Dubai is the city you will crave to go back to after coming from there. The city makes sure to make you happy and offers an infinite thrill. So gear up, pack your bags and get ready to spend some of the amazing days of your life. Have Fun! Check also Sharjah Safari Park guide