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Top 10 top rated places to visit in Dubai, UAE

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Are you planning a trip to Dubai? Don’t miss all the wonderful places that the charming city has to offer.

To help you have a great vacation, we have created a list of best places to visit in Dubai, including the imposing Burj Khalifa, the exciting Dubai Parks & Resorts and the captivating Dubai Frame. Look!

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Top 10 top rated places to visit in Dubai, UAE

Dubai Mall

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Get ready to shop till you drop in Dubai Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world with over 1,200 amazing shops. It is located next to the tallest building in the world, the stunning Burj Khalifa. Buy at high-end shops including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin.

The Dubai Mall also houses a number of unmissable restaurants — most of them are included in our list of top 10 restaurants in Dubai!

You can also explore the fascinating water world on Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. See more than 400 sharks and rays, come face-to-face with a crocodile, and take an exclusive tour of the Otter House.

Address: Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

One of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks, the Burj Al Arab is breathtaking 5 star hotel located on an artificial island, connected to the mainland by a bridge.

You can explore the luxurious interior of the Burj Al Arab and discover never-before-seen design elements, enjoy a number of photo opportunities, enter the Royal Suite and relive history and savor fine food at one of the on-site restaurants.

To take a piece of this memorable experience home with you, visit the Burj Al Arab Boutique for a variety of souvenirs, products and goods.

Address: Umm Suqeim 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Miracle garden in Dubai

Miracle garden in Dubai
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With over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the the largest natural flower garden in the world.

Some the highlights of this beautiful garden include Floating Lady (the newest attraction), Sunflower Field, Lake Park, Heart Tunnel, Floral Castle, Teddy Bear and Emirates A380.

Please note that the Dubai Miracle Garden it remains closed during the summer season. To avoid the hassle of waiting in line, book tickets in advance.

Address: Street 3 – Al Barsha – Al Barsha South – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa is a famous skyscraper and the tallest building in the world (828 metres/2,716.5 feet) located in Downtown Dubai. It also has an elevator with the longest travel distance in the world, the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, and the highest restaurant in the called world Atmosphere.

The base of the skyscraper is surrounded by a number of shops and restaurants including the Dubai Mall, a number of tourist attractions and Dubai Fountain — the tallest fountain in the world.

Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Dubai parks and resorts

Dubai parks and resorts

Famous for being the The largest integrated theme park in the Middle East destination, Dubai Parks And Resorts offers over 100 thrilling rides, entertaining live shows and is home to MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park. Perfect for a family day out!

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Dolphinarium

dolphin with a trainer

Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air-conditioned indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East, popular for its Dolphin and seal show AND Creek Park Bird Show, the only exotic bird show in this region. There is also the UAE’s only mirror maze, a 5D cinema, trampoline park and virtual reality games.

Address: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate 1 – Dubai Dolphinarium Building – Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai frame

Dubai frame
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Dubai Frame in Zabeel Park is a spectacular sculpture that delivers panoramic views of old and new Dubai. Walk on the transparent glass bridge, the “Sky Walk”, which connects the two towers and offers a unique perspective of the city landscape. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this iconic attraction!

Address: Zabeel Park Jogging Track – Za’abeel – Al Kifaf – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk
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One of oldest traditional markets in the UAE, the Dubai Gold Souk is made up of over 380 retailers. Look for gold, silver, diamond-encrusted ornaments, and strings of pearls.

Address: Deira – Al Ras – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah palm

Jumeirah palm
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Palm Jumeirah is a series of artificial archipelagos in the shape of a palm tree. It hosts a number of fine restaurants AND luxury resorts. Sail around the island by speedboat or yacht, take a guided kayak tour, or admire the boats from the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk.

Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow
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The family theme garden consists of Glow Park, Dinosaur Park, Ice Park, Magic Park and Art Park. See more than 120 animatronic dinosaursbeautiful ice sculptures, fascinating optical illusionsand thousands of recyclable items in the ecological park. If you’re traveling with kids, this is a must!

Address: Zabeel Park, Gate No. 6 and 7 Area – B – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


What shouldn’t I miss in Dubai?

Top Rated Dubai Tourist Spots:

  • dubai mall;

  • Burj Al Arab;

  • Dubai Miracle Garden;

  • Burj Khalifa;

  • Dubai parks and resorts;

  • Dubai Dolphinarium;

  • Dubai frame;

  • Dubai Gold Souk;

  • Jumeirah palm;

  • Dubai Garden Glow.

What are the top 2 places to visit in Dubai?

Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.

What else to visit in Dubai?

  • Dubai Shopping Festival (usually held between December and February);

  • Ski Dubai (an indoor ski resort);

  • Mall of the Emirates;

  • Jumeirah Mosque;

  • Dubai Museum;

  • Ain Dubai (Ferris wheel).

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