This is a list of 5 places you need to visit in Dubai — from the tallest skyscrapers and the world’s largest mall, to the most luxurious hotels and the coolest attractions. So you’re visiting Dubai for a few days, a few weeks, or even just a couple of months. Whatever your stay, there are bound to be some places that you just have to see when you get here
Ski Dubai is the world’s largest indoor ski resort, located at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is connected to the Emirates Mall and is part of the Hotel InterContinental Dubai complex. When you get there, you will find a restaurant inside the resort offering you mouth-watering burgers and quality food, as well as full-service equipment and a nice atmosphere. But Ski Dubai is not just a skiing experience that you get inside — you get to experience the entire experience of skiing at the moment. While it sounds like a little bit of a bucket list thing to do, we recommend that if you’re able, you make a two-weekend trip to tour the entire resort. You can see the whole area and enjoy the food, then come back a couple of days later to get ready for your skiable experience at the moment. One tip for those who plan to visit quicker is to book your past visit into your skiable account on Diaro. There are two lifts daily, and the total hill climb is 4,263 feet. So it’s a pretty legit experience. Estimated cost for one person: $129 per person. If you have a little less time than a week to spare, the Dubai Museum is also recommended as a great place to view Dubai as a whole. There are two main exhibits at the museum which feature art, artifacts, and things from the history of the city.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It’s 829.8 m (2,722 ft) tall, has 163 floors, and was built in Dubai. Actually, that’s not quite true. Dubai isn’t the only place where the Burj Khalifa reigns supreme. It’s absurd to think that even the Burj Khalifa and the Great Mosque of Islam (the second tallest building in the world) are not the actual tallest building in the city. However, Dubai’s Emaar Tower, which is currently under construction and currently held the title of the world’s second-tallest building, is expected to surpass Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Landmark Dubai towers are not the only impressive architecture feature in the city. One of the world’s largest malls and most luxurious hotels, the Burj Al Arab, is located right next to the Burj Khalifa, and opened in 2010. Lined with 24 restaurants, one of the world’s largest grocery stores (Mallorys), and over 1000 stores, this super-sized structure anchors the Burj Dubai. It’s worth pointing out that Dubai is actually named after the building; the Burj Al Arab is actually the fourth building of the Burj Khalifa. You can see more photographs of Burj Khalifa below and by clicking right here. With so many sights to see in Dubai, it’s no surprise that the city is home to numerous museums, galleries, and academic institutions. These institutions are perfect for anyone interested in art and design, culture and design, design and architecture, interior design, interior architecture, fine arts, graphics and photography, architecture, interior decoration, interior architecture, interior design trends, and commercial interior design.
It is choreographed to music and lights and performs various shows. The shows involve water jets of various heights, speeds, and direction. Situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai, one of the most visited sites is the Burj Al Arab. Named after the guaranteed very first ruler of Dubai, this hotel was completed in 1999. The Burj Al Arab is a five-star five-star hotel named after the original ruler of Dubai, who was born Abdullah bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is named after his Burj Dubai, a 62-storey skyscraper. As short as the Burj Al Arab is, it hosts very impressive views. It is home to the signature building, the Dubai Clock, which is the seventh tallest building in the world, and is located at the base of the Dubai Clock Tower. It’s a 24-hour clock that operates from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Dubai’s tallest observation deck is located in the Burj Al Arab’s observation deck. It’s only one of four observation decks in Dubai. Since it is located in Downtown Dubai, its very easy to get to and is right next to the Dubai Mall. Don’t be surprised if you spend most of your time here as it’s tucked away in a very little area, and not many people travel through the Downtown area. Another thing you will want to do here is to visit the Burj Al Arab’s restaurant and lounge. They have several themed restaurants to suit your taste. And who doesn’t like to relax and unwind at a fun themed bar? All you need to do is fire up a public transportation app or use your favorite search engine and start combing the city.
Mall of the Emirates was the third most visited shopping mall in the world in 2013, with about 40 million visitors annually. It is also the largest shopping mall in the UAE, with a total area of about 1.6 million square meters (about 117,000 square feet). The mall is an impressive structure, comprised of three connected buildings: The Central, East, and West Mall. Each building is 86 stories high but only has a total floor space of 1.65 million square meters (about 67,000 square feet). There are 43 stores spread throughout each floor, with the VIP elevators in the East and West Mall taking passengers up to the 92nd to the 124th floors. The Mall also includes a collection of restaurants and cafés. Due to the size of the entire complex, it has fallen victim to the growing influence of online shopping and is no longer mall-like. This is why when you enter the mall now, you no longer automatically get whisked to your favourite stores. Instead, the entrances now lead to retail areas of other companies as a result. It was originally opened by the Dubai World Central Bank in 2003 but has been owned by Dubai Holding Company since. The mall is managed by Burj Dubai which is headed up by Hussain S. Al Yaafoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. Although the mall is officially open as a retail center, it is closed to visitors. Khair Al Rashidi, Managing Director Dubai Holding Company, said of the new management: “This new approach will ensure our people stay connected to our guests while providing more and more outlets for our retailers, making the mall truly two places in one — a destination.” Originally situated in Jebel Ali Industrial Area in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Mall was damaged because of the November issue of Vogue magazine in 2016.
The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the largest aquarium in the Middle East and one of the biggest in the world. It has a total area of 30,000 square meters and is home to more than 100,000 creatures, including sharks, rays, turtles, sea horses, and a wide variety of fish. The aquarium is located in the Burj Al Arab, one of the most iconic towers in Dubai. There are two entrances to the complex, with a lobby on one side and an observation deck on the other. Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo from Walt Dubai Safari hotel in Downtown Dubai. Located in Jebel Ali, the Clock Tower is considered the symbol of Dubai for its striking shape and unique design. It’s the tallest free-standing structure in the Middle East, reaching a height of 392 meters (1,007 feet) and is the tallest free-standing building in the world when fully expanded. It’s also home to the world’s largest Dubai Free Press Association exhibit and is one of the newest additions to the Dubai World Trade Center. The Clock Tower is also home to a museum and a replica of the facade of the famous Guggenheim Bilbao which covers the entire exterior of the building. Check out the famous Clock Tower and Dubai Free Press Association from the Knightsbridge Tower near Bur Dubai Mall. International business leader Sir James Dyson founded the Dyson Group of Companies in 1956. The company develops a full line of products that include vacuum cleaners, powered air purifiers, and fans for both indoor and outdoor use, and as well as the Dyson range of batteries with various capacities, including car and water pumps. In 2019, Dyson Group became a Dubai company after being listed on the Middle East Stock Exchange. Twenty-five floors of the 25-storey Dubai World Finance Centre are dedicated to the company’s headquarters, and the headquarters consists of a Dyson glass headquarters building and creative new media workspaces.