Top Five Attraction Sites In Dubai

While most people tend to picture huge skyscrapers and glitzy 5-Star hotels when they think of Dubai, just down the road, there’s more to that in Dubai than that. When we say more, we are actually referring to the outdoor views that will make you want to catch the next plane to Dubai.

If you’ve never been to this incredible destination here’s 5 reasons you can’t say no to.

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The Dubai Mall

A shopper’s paradise

REDEFINE THE MEANING OF SHOPPING

Right next to the Burj Khalifa is The Dubai Mall. To call the sprawling development merely a shopping mall is doing it a disservice. Even an entire day spent here isn’t enough to see it all. Along with its 1,200-plus shops and 150 restaurants, the venue is home to an indoor theme park, an ice rink, a huge indoor waterfall, a choreographed outdoor fountain and the giant Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

 

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Burj Khalifa

Iconic Dubai

DISCOVER A TRULY UNIQUE VIEW FROM THE TOP

Standing 828 metres high, the Burj Khalifa is hard to miss. The world’s tallest tower naturally dominates the Dubai skyline, but the true majesty of the building is best appreciated up close or, even better, from inside. On a clear day, the view from the observation deck on level 124 is absolutely stunning, topped only by the view from the luxurious At The Top Sky Lounge on the 148th floor. And for those who would like to linger for a meal in the clouds, Atmosphere on level 122 is the place to be

 

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The Dubai Fountain

An awe-inspiring show

WITNESS WATER DANCE IN THE CENTRE OF DOWNTOWN DUBAI

The Dubai Fountain, located at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa and just outside the doors of the famous Dubai Mall, features the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. This popular dancing water show jets water streams as high as 150 metres in the air. Each colourful, illuminated jet sways in time to various musical numbers from around the world, producing what has become the one of the most popular shows in Dubai. Two showings occur in the afternoon (1pm and 1:30pm), except on Fridays (1:30pm to 2pm) and evening displays begin at sundown and take place every 30 minutes until the final song plays at 11pm.

 

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Palm Jumeirah

A palm-shaped island

EXPLORE ONE OF DUBAI’S ARCHITECTURAL TRIUMPHS

A man-made island in the shape of a palm tree – there’s a reason why locals say ‘only in Dubai.’ Palm Jumeirah is one of the largest artificial islands in the world and a triumph of human ingenuity. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the Palm’s vast array of high-end hotels, including the Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One&Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and, perhaps most notably, the iconic Atlantis, The Palm. And with a monorail running down the ‘trunk’ that connects to the mainland’s tram system, getting there couldn’t be easier.

 

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Dubai Marina

Stunning cityscape

STROLL ALONG THE WATER BENEATH THIS URBAN SKYLINE

Look into the future at the world’s largest man-made marina, Dubai Marina. Marvel at some of the world’s tallest apartment buildings as you stroll along Dubai Marina Walk or see it from the water as you set sail from the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

 

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