Top 10 the most exciting places to visit in Dubai

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Dubai Marina

A residential area themed around a marina, Dubai Marina features several luxury hotels, fine and casual dining restaurants, and the Dubai Marina Mall.

Location

Opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence, off Shaikh Zayed Road

Activities

  • Shopping at the Dubai Marina Mall
  • Enjoy a yacht cruise
  • Zip line from JBR to Marina
  • Enjoy restaurants at the Marina Walk

How to get to Dubai Marina

Dubai Metro: DMCC Metro Station and Damac can take you to Dubai Marina.

Mall of the Emirates

A shopping mall with hundreds of shops, including luxury outlets, over 100 restaurants and cafes, and around 7000 parking spaces.

Location

Off Umm Suqeim Street, close to Al Barsha 1

Activities

  • Shopping
  • Enjoying meals, or a drink, with family, friends and loved ones
  • Watching movies at the VOX Cinemas

Opening hours

Friday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am

How to get to the Mall of the Emirates

Dubai Metro: The nearest stop is the Mall of the Emirates Metro station which is only a 5-minute walk away.

Bus Stations: There are many bus stations spread across the roads around the Mall of the Emirates.

Ski Dubai

An indoor, 22,500 square metre area for skiing, which maintains the temperature at 1 degree Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius.

Location

Mall of the Emirates

Activities

  • Skiing at different heights
  • Snowball fighting
  • Eating at restaurants facing the ski slopes

Tickets

  • The 2-hour slope package ranges from 170 AED for children and 200 AED for adults.
  • The full-day slope package: 280 AED for children and 305 AED for adults.
  • The “SkiFly” slope package: 305 AED for both adults and children.
  • The “Snow Plus – Slope” package: Includes 2 hours of skiing and all-day access to the snow area for 315 AED for both children and adults.
  • The “Snow Premium – Slope” package: All day, unlimited access to both the slopes and the snow area, plus a 40-minute penguin encounter experience is for 490 AED for both children and adults.
  • The “Snow-Plus Discovery” package: 60 minutes of skiing and snowboarding lesson, plus access to the snow area and all the activities for 315 AED.
  • The “Snow-Premium Discovery Lesson” package: A 60-minute snowboarding and skiing discover lesson, plus access to all the other activities for 490 AED.

Opening Hours

Thursday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am

Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 am

Saturday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

How to get to Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is inside Mall of the Emirates and is reached by the same transportation methods.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

The largest theme park and leisure area in the Middle East that includes a number of places for entertainment for both children and adults. The Dubai Parks and Resorts is home to Legoland Dubai, Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Park Dubai.

Location

On Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi

Activities

  • Enjoy family fun at one of the three theme parks
  • Eat and drink at the restaurants and cafes in Riverland Dubai, the retail boulevard

How to get to Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Metro: The easiest way is to get down at the DMCC Metro Station, take a shuttle bus to Ibn Battuta station from where you can take an RTA bus directly to Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Legoland Dubai

A Lego-themed family park suitable for children aged from 2 to 12 years as well as adults.

Activities

  • Enjoy different Lego-themed rides from roller coasters to others.
  • Make up your own Lego raft and enjoy water games at the park.

Opening hours

Legoland Park: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Legoland Water Park: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry fees (Tickets)

  • The Legoland 1-day ticket price is: 220.5 AED online and 245 AED at the gate.
  • The Legoland Water Park 1-day ticket price is: 220.5 AED online and 245 AED at the gate.
  • The Legoland + Legoland Water Park 1-day ticket price is 265.5 AED online, and 285 at the gate.

How to get to Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai is a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and is reached by the same transportation methods.

Motiongate Dubai

Love Hollywood? Then you need to visit Motiongate! It’s Hollywood-themed, with amazing areas dedicated to Sony Pictures, Dreamworks, The Smurfs Village, and more.

Activities

  • Dine with your friends and family
  • Visit the many themed activities based on your favourite movies

Entry fees (Tickets)

  • For UAE residents, the ticket price starts from 174 AED
  • The annual ticket starts from 345 AED

Opening hours

Saturday through Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday and Friday: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

How to get to Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is reached by the same transportation methods.

Bollywood Park Dubai

Bollywood Park is one of the top places to visit in Dubai if you are a fan of Indian movies. It is the first Bollywood-themed park in the world.

Activities

  • Watch music shows and performances from different places in India
  • Try different Indian food at the restaurants
  • Ride a movie-themed roller coaster simulator

Opening hours

Sunday through Wednesday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Thursday and Friday: 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Entry fees (Tickets)

Ticket prices start from AED 49

How to get to Bollywood Park Dubai

Bollywood Park Dubai is a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and is reached by the same transportation methods.

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is an island shaped like a palm tree that is famous for the Atlantis Hotel, Aquaventure Water Park, Club Vista Mare, five-star hotels, lush apartment towers and exclusive villas.

Location

Jumeirah coastal area of Dubai

Activities

  • Enjoy water rides at Aquaventure Water Park
  • Walk along the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk and enjoy the sea view
  • Dine at a variety of restaurants at Club Vista Mare
  • Enjoy the nightlife and live Djs at different clubs
  • Take a ride on the Monorail

How to get to Palm Jumeirah

Dubai Metro: The nearest Metro stations are Nakheel, Dubai Internet City and Damac.

Bus Stations: The nearest bus stations are Infotech, Dubai Internet City; Dubai Media City, Building 14 – 01; International Advertising Association Building – 1

Safa Park

It’s a place to take a break from city life and enjoy the green areas with pretty lakes, as the Dubai Water Canal passes right through it. It takes up a space of 158.147 acres.

Location

Along Sheikh Zayed Road

Activities

  • Relax at the park and enjoy the views
  • Take out a picnic or barbecue during the cooler months
  • Indulge in some sports like tennis, football and volleyball
  • Shop at the Flea Market
  • Children can have fun in the play areas

Opening hours

Sunday through Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Entry fees (Tickets)

The ticket price is AED 3 per person

Free tickets for people with special needs

How to get to Safa Park

Metro station: The Business Bay Metro station is the closest and then take a short cab ride to the park.

Bus Stations: There are many bus stations around Safa Park including Hadiqa Street bus station.

Dubai Miracle Garden

If you love flowers, then the Dubai Miracle Gardens is where to go in Dubai. It is a flower garden that features about 50 million species of flowers and takes up about 72,000 square metres of land.

Location

Dubailand

Activities

  • Enjoy the beautiful flowers and learn about their many varieties
  • Head to the adjacent Butterfly Garden

Opening hours

Sunday through Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Entry fees (Tickets)

The ticket price starts from AED 30

How to get to Dubai Miracle Gardens

Metro Stations: There are no Metro stations near Dubai Miracle Garden

Bus Stations: There is a Miracle Garden Bus Stop which is 5 minutes away from the attraction.

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