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Dubai is a city that offers many attractions and sites for all types of travellers. Here you can explore world’s tallest tower or going to the theatre, swimming with dolphins, exploring heritage sites, take four-wheel drive excursion out into the sand dunes or even skiing. The list is endless and you will have plenty of things to do and see.

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum is located in the imposing Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to protect the then-sleepy desert village from landward approaches. Life-size figures set in an intriguing diorama reveal what life was like before the discovery of oil transformed Dubai.

AddressAl Fahidi Street, Dubai
Phone+971 4 353 1862
Opening hoursDaily open from Saturday to Thursday at 08.30 - 17.30 and from Friday at 14.00 - 17.30

Desert Safari

A Dubai must-do is a four-wheel drive excursion out into the sand dunes. They might stop to let you discover some of the wildlife. More likely, the drivers will race each other dizzyingly up and down seemingly impossible slopes. The day’s excitement ends with a barbecue under the stars.

Arabian Desert Tours:

AddressBox 93349, Dubai
Phone+971 4 268 2880
Webwww.arabiandeserttours.ae
Emailarabian7@emirates.net.ae, arabian8@emirates.net.ae

Majlis Gallery

An old windmill on Al-Faladi Street, in Bastakiya, displays traditional glassware, ceramics, furniture and fabrics as well as hosting 10 exhibitions of contemporary artists each year. Some 30 traditional houses have been restored in the neighbouring Shindagha quarter, while Bastakiya itself has atmospheric old alleyways to explore.

AddressAl Musalla Roundabout, Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Phone+971 4 353 6233
Opening hoursOpen Saturday to Thursday 10.00 - 18.00, Friday Closed, Ramadan Hours Saturday to Thursday 10.00 -15.00
Webwww.themajlisgallery.com

Grand Mosque

At 70 metres tall, this grandiose building has the city’s tallest minaret. The mosque was originally built in 1900, demolished and built again in 1960. Like all Dubai mosques except Jumeirah Mosque, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the building.

AddressNr Ruler’s Court, Bur Dubai, Dubai

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House

Dating from the late 19th century, this mansion in Al Shindagha is a fine example of traditional architecture, built from coral covered in plaster. It houses a collection of rare stamps and coins. Close by is the Heritage and Diving Village, telling the story of the once-thriving pearl diving industry.

AddressAl Khaleej Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Phone+971 4 393 7139

Dubai Creek

Inland, the Creek broadens into a wide marsh that is home to 27,000 birds—many of them colourful pink flamingos that are in year-round residence. Deira has a broad waterfront promenade, while the Bur Dubai side features a beautifully landscaped park.

Jumeira Mosque

Another fine edifice is the monumental Jumeira Mosque which is claimed to be the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. There are organised tours available for non-Muslims. Make sure to respect dress codes when visiting.

AddressAl Jumeira Road, Dubai
Phone+971 4 353 6666
Webwww.cultures.ae

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

At Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo you can enjoy more than 33,000 living animals, including 400 sharks and rays. There is also the walk through tunnel where you can get a closer look at these amazing animals. Do not miss the 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the ground level of The Dubai Mall.

AddressP.O. Box 191741, Dubai
Phone+971 4 448 5200
Webwww.thedubaiaquarium.com
Emailenquiries@thedubaiaquarium.com
More InfoLocated inside the Dubai Mall

Dolphin Bay

If you like dolphins then you should head over to Dolphin Bay where you can select from a range of dolphin interactions. The great staff and the amazing location will make the experience enjoyable.

All Dolphin Bay packages also include access to Aquaventure Waterpark.

AddressCrescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
Phone+971 4 426 1030
Webwww.atlantisthepalm.com
Emaildolphinbay@atlantisthepalm.com

Aquaventure Waterpark

Claimed to be no. 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe with 42 acres of fun attractions. Here you will experience thrilling slides, never ending rapid river adventures or just relax on the private beach which is surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. There is also a children’s play area with slides, rope bridges, water cannons and much more.

AddressCrescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
Phone+971 4 426 0000
Webwww.atlantisthepalm.com
Emailinfo@atlantisthepalm.com

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is located inside Dubai Mall of the Emirates and is the world’s third largest indoor ski slope. In addition it is also the first to open in the Middle East. Here you will find chair lift, a t-bar, a café and 6,000 tons of snow. You can even experience close encounter with snow penguins at Ski Dubai!

AddressShiekh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone+971 4 409 4000
Webwww.theplaymania.com/skidubai
Emailinfo@skidxb.com
More InfoMall of the Emirates

Burj Al Arab beach

Burj Al Arab beach is claimed to be one of the best beaches in Dubai. This is a long beach with fine sand, trees and is very clean. The beach is quite popular and is a great place where you can take amazing sunset pictures of the famous Burj Al Arab hotel.

AddressBurj Al Arab beach, Dubai

Seawings Dubai

If you are looking for an amazing and unusual experience, you should consider this; a luxury seaplane sightseeing! Seawings Dubai offers stunning views from several hundred feet above ground and covers all of the Emirates’ highlights and wonders, including Burj Al Arab, The Palm Islands and The World Islands.

AddressP O Box 262160, Dubai
Phone+971 4 883 2999
Webwww.seawings.ae
Emailreservations@seawings.ae

Boat Excursions

Another way to explore Dubai is to take a ride with The Yellow Boats who offers guided tours on the water. You can choose between several tours for example a 90 minute tour including Dubai Marina, The Palm, and the Atlantis Hotel or why not enjoy a night tour or a thrilling high speed tour on the open water?

AddressMarina Walk, Dubai
Phone+971 800 8044
Webwww.theyellowboats.com
Emailbook@theyellowboats.com
More InfoOpposite Spinneys in the Dubai Marina Dubai

The Tower Of Arabs (Burj Al Arab)

If you are not staying at this hotel there is only one way to get inside; to book breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea, lunch or dinner at the restaurants inside the hotel. It doesn’t come with a cheap price since this is the only "seven-star" hotel, but it will definitely be worth the money. Burj Al-Arab has even become a signature landmark in Dubai.

AddressJumeirah Road, Dubai
Phone+971 4 301 7777
Webwww.jumeirah.com
More InfoBurj Al-Arab Hotel