Planning to visit the top tourist destination but puzzled while making a checklist of places to visit in Dubai? Be rest assured as we are here with the Top 25 Places to visit in Dubai and make your trip worthwhile! From the tall skyscrapers to the different adventure sides of Dubai, we have covered everything for you!

Specially Curated Bucket List for 25 Must Visit Places in Dubai

  1. Burj Khalifa

The highest skyscraper over 2700 feet high, touching the sky is a must-visit place on everyone’s list. You can book the tickets to its deck in advance from their site and avoid long queue lines. The mesmerizing views are worth every single penny. The skyscraper consists of 163 floors with a lounge on the last highest floor of 154 where you can enjoy a cup of tea, coffee, or any other drink and enjoy the view. You can also visit the ‘At the Top’ floor of Burj Khalifa which is on the floors 124th + 125th and ‘At the Top Sky’ which is located on the 148th floor of the skyscraper. Every floor view has a varied price and different look of the Dubai but all are mesemrizing enough to provide you with the sight of Duabi.

  1. Burj Al Arab

Do not mistake this for a hotel that can only be experienced from far away if you are not planning to live there. By booking advance tickets, you can visit the unique dhow-sail-shaped hotel’s restaurant and enjoy the delicious cuisine. It is one of the premium hotels in Dubai and is located 280 meters off the coast off the artificial island of Jumeirah in Dubai. This hotel was built and inaugurated in 1999 and is still one of the world’s tallest hotels in Dubai which is 321 meters above sea level.

  1. Dubai Miracle Garden

A place where everything is made and designed with flowers. You can conclude Dubai Miracle Garden is a floral paradise where each and every sculpture, art, castle, emirate plane and pathway is adorned with colorful flower blooms that captivate the visitors. The garden is open only from the month of October to April and is 72,000 square meters long. Imagine walking among so many diverse floras and their beautiful scent leaving you and your soul almost intrigued. The palace takes you to a completely different world, just like we saw a chocolate land in cartoons, Dubai has created a floral land for all the visitors. The most excellent attractions in Dubai Miracle Garden are as follows:

  • 3D Floral Design
  • Smurfs Village
  • Sunflower Field
  • Emirates A380
  • Floral Clock
  • Umbrella Tunnel
  • Lake Park
  • Hill Top

All are covered with 150 million flowers with enchanting floral scents! You can also book advance tickets from their official site and keep track with your own dashboard.

  1. The Dubai Fountain

How magical is it to watch a fountain groove to the music like we do? Dubai Fountain– the world’s tallest performing fountain that grooves to classical, Arabic music, and international pieces of music that include Eastern, African and Western pieces of music. It takes place in Burj Lake which is of 30 acres and rises to as high as 900 meters. This is a spectacular evening show with water fountains, music and light that you can witness easily from the Dubai Mall. The fountain is choreographed in one thousand different styles and offers a spectacular view for all visitors without any ticket.

  1. Ski Dubai

If you want to seek the solace of winter in summer or just want to enjoy or learn some snow activities, you can visit the Ski Dubai located inside the Mall of the Emirates. It is 22,500 square meters and is considered the third-largest indoor ski park in the world. There are cafes for a break, instructors to help you learn skiing and other activities, an ice museum and many other activities to enjoy in Ski Dubai.

  1. Dubai Frame

Located inside Zabeel Park, you can even overlook the biggest frame in the world– Dubai Frame, while passing through the nearby roads. It stands 150 meters tall and 95 meters wide. You can go on top of the frame and see the contrast between old Dubai and New Dubai at once. While it is kind of hard to capture a picture of both you and the frame in the same camera frame, Dubai Frame has sorted that out as well. At the top of the Dubai Frame, there’s a digital space, where you can click pictures with your family or friends within the digital version of Dubai Frame and store it to enjoy later.

  1. The View Palm Jumeirah

Look from the stunning Palm Jumeirah that provides the view of the palm-shaped man-made island and beyond it at just this one place. It provides you with a 360-degree view of the whole of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf at 240 meters high with delicious beverages to serve you. You can clearly witness the islands that are made in the shape of palms surrounded by a crescent. There are many other activities in the Palm Jumeriah that you can enjoy to the fullest like Aquaventure Waterpark, the Lost Chamber Aquarium and Dolphin Bay.

  1. Legoland Dubai

The dream of every child and adult too is to be in a house that we often made with Lego play sets. Well, with Legoland Dubai, you can live that dream to the fullest where there are six theme parks: Lego City, Adventure, Kingdoms, Imagination, Factory and Miniland. Each is uniquely crafted to serve you with a completely unique experience. There are also various rides that the visitors can enjoy along with witnessing 15000 structures that are made with over 60 million Lego bricks.

  1. Motiongate Dubai

Dubai has sworn to make all the dreams come true with its Motiongate Dubai which is inclusive of five different themed parks. It offers you a splendid experience with multiple adrenaline-rushing rides straight out of movies. If you want to have fun and looking for a place, Motiongate Dubai is one for you it will never disappoint anybody of any age. The best attractions at Motiongate Dubai are:

  • Columbia Pictures
  • Lions Gate
  • Dreamworks Animation
  • Smurfs Village
  • Studio Central

All the rides on the premises of Motiongate Dubai are sure to give you goosebumps before, while and after the rides!

  • IMG Worlds of Adventure

Dubai’s first mega indoor-themed park– IMG Worlds of Adventure is set to give you a live and unforgettable experience with the famous cartoon characters. From Disney to Marvel, it comprises famous franchises and is divided into five different zones, namely– IMG Boulevard, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley and Marvel. People of all ages can enjoy the rides of different zones and get a friendly adrenaline rush.

  1. Global Village

As the name suggests, Global Village in Dubai comprises over 90 different cultures from all around the world and showcases how everyone is interconnected via new media technologies. This village is open from October to April and has all outlets, like shopping, food, and cafes at this one point. You can get the chance to taste the cuisine of each and every culture and enjoy your day out with your family.

  1. Dubai Outlet Village

Contrary to the place’s name, it is an outlet mall that has everything from clothes to home furniture, all at a discount! You can find highly reputed brands here in over 100 stores and shop their products to the fullest of your heart. The Dubai Outlet Village is architected in Tuscan style, taking inspiration from the medieval hill town– San Gimignano. It offers a unique shopping experience to visitors and is located near the Dubai Parks & Resorts.

  1. Kite Beach

A magnificent place to sit and relax with your family while having an array of options for sports activities to enjoy. There is a beach library, kids’ activities area, fitness areas and the most popular, kite surfing on the beach overlooking the Burj Al Arab. Kite Beach is located in the Jumeirah area and is one of the famous beaches in the city of Dubai.

  1. Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Visiting Dubai means a must-visit to the world’s largest water adventure park– Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. It offers you all exceptional rides that you cannot find in any other water park, from the tallest waterslide to a shark attack ride where you go through a tube that passes through the lagoon of sharks, all in this one place. There are in total 105 record breaking slides and adventure for all the visitors in the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. You can also get a chance to have an incredible encounter with marine animals and meet the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and South African Fur Seals at Atlas Village.

  1. The Dubai Mall

Shop from the high-class brands at Dubai Mall which also has a walkthrough aquarium and an ice rink. The mall comprises 1400 stores which means a variety of options for you to shop from, either for yourself or seek some souvenirs for your loved ones.

  1. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

It is the same walkthrough museum that we mentioned in the Dubai Mall section. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, where you can walk through a tunnel 48 meters long or try to snorkel or take a glass-bottom boat ride to see the marine life of over 33,000 up close. There are several activities to enjoy at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo including:

  • King Croc Encounter
  • Otter Encounter
  • Ray Encounter
  • Shark Trainer Encounter
  • Shark Dives
  • Snorkeling in a Cage
  • Shark Walker in a Cage’
  • Specialty Dives
  • Presentation and Feeding
  1. The Museum of the Future

The Museum of the Future is divided into three parts, the green hill, the building and the void. All combined, they aim to create a connection between the present and the future with the help of the latest technologies and traditional art forms. The museum of the future, as the site of the place states, is where the future lives. It invites visitors of all ages to come, see, touch and shape the future that is shared with millions and billions of others. It provides a glimpse of the future city and also has a kids area who are the hope of our next generation.

  1. Mall of the Emirates

World’s Leading Shopping Mall– the Mall of Emirates is house to various shopping stores with renowned brands including other entertainment factors like theaters, Ski Dubai, restaurants and many more. It also comprises of hotels where you can enjoy a leisure time with your family and friends.

  1. Dubai Creek

Take a ride of the Dubai Creek in an Abra ride where you can travel to one of the important ports of Dubai that connects Bur Dubai and Deira– a historically significant place in Dubai. The ride is 14 km long in the inlet of natural saltwater. Dubai Creek is a historic commercial hub where all the trades and transports were carried out.

  1. The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Located in Palm Jumeirah, The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to over 65,000 marine life that are taken care of like their own child in 20 different marine exhibits. You can witness various marine life, even the sea horses, and get in with other guides to feed the fish or you can simply just enjoy the walk through the tunnel.

  1. Marina Beach

It is one of the famous tourist destination beach in Dubai which is open for 24 hours and can enjoy various activities. You can take a walk on the 7 km long walking path which is surrounded by numerous outlets and restaurants or take a boat trip in the clear water of Marina Beach. You can witness the most beautiful sunrise and sunset while relaxing at the beach and can choose to do cycling or skateboarding in Marina Beach. A perfect picturesque for your social media.

  1. Quranic Park

Quranic Park is a great cultural heritage park of Dubai that showcases the importance of the Islam religion and how every religion is connected in one or another way. You can witness the various miracles by the prophets in the park and the trees and plants that are mentioned in the Qurans. A perfect place to understand the culture by heart!

  1. Illusion City Dubai

Challenging every impossible item in the world, Illusion City Dubai brings all of them to this one place. Experience the most unusual, eye-widening things and yet feel to explore more. It has a collection of optical, auditory and tactile illusions along with magical tricks and technology marvels that do not fail to amaze you. This place is filled with wonders that no one would like to miss!

  1. Dubai Ferry

Too tired/bored to explore the city by walking or cab or want to take in the beauty of Dubai all at once? Dubai Ferry is your answer. Enjoy the water ide on the Dubai Ferry and take in the beauty of Dubai while looking at all the iconic places from the sea view. Unlike other ferries which are used to transport people from one place to another, each trip on the Dubai Ferry which is run by the Roads & Transport Authority, is taken from one single ferry station, tours the interest points of the city and gets back to the same station. It is a ferry tour of approximately 1.5 hours.

  1. Desert Safari Dubai

Enjoy the various rides, from red dune bugging to quad bikes, in the desert safari of Dubai. If you are worried about not being able to experience the safari with full energy because of heat issues, then worry not as there are various options for you to choose from: a morning safari, evening safari, overnight safari or dining only in the sandy desert area. The most famous safari of all is the evening safari where you enjoy the exhilarating ride of red dunes and also witness the mesmerizing sunset views from the desert unlike any other day.


There are too many places and we know it’s hard to make choices while planning a smooth trip. With this exclusive guide, you can make a perfect ‘place to visit’ checklist and enjoy your trip to Dubai to the fullest. Each place offers a different set of experiences and is safe by all means for all ages, so whether you are going with family or a group of friends, the fun is never-ending. Happy Dubai-Holidays!