11 Most Interesting Places to Visit in Dubai

Interesting Places to Visit in Dubai - Gulshan Bafna

Dubai is one place that everyone wants to visit. Those amazing skyscrapers, people, cuisine, culture and many other things that attract people. With so many things around, it gets challenging to choose the right places to visit. With the city developing from time to time, it gets tricky for the first-timers to accurately figure out what has to be done and where to go. The land of luxuries offers a lot of places for shopping for every single person. Times like these make everyone think that it would be more helpful to have a guide or a map to make the trip comfortable and hassle-free.

Here are Most Interesting Places to Visit in Dubai

1. Desert Safari and Belly Dance

Desert Safari and Belly Dance - Places to Visit in Dubai

Experience the beauty of endless sand stretch and beautiful oases. Desert safari is an add on that will make the trip memorable. You can choose evening or overnight safari for maximum fun, where you can enjoy a dune bash on a luxury 4×4 SUV followed by activities such as sandboarding, camel ride, henna painting, sunset view, BBQ dinner and more. Do not miss out on the belly dancing in the night.

Cost – 350 Dhs for adults and 200 for children
Transport – It takes around 5-6 hours to complete desert safari, you will be picked from the hotel depending upon the safari option you choose and dropped back to the hotel.

2. One day at Atlantis Theme Park

One day at Atlantis Theme Park - Places to Visit in Dubai

Unlock this beautiful trip to the adventurous water park. Take a day to appreciate this human-made wonder The Atlantis. It is a breath-taking experience right from dolphin bay, Sea Lion Point, Aqua-venture water rides lost chamber and everything else.

Cost – Adults 250 Dhs, Children below 1.2 meters 205 Dhs, kids below two years need no tickets

Transport – Dubai metro to Emirates station and taxi directly to Atlantis theme park.

3. Lost Chambers Aquarium

Lost Chambers Aquarium - Places to Visit in Dubai

The beautiful aquarium can hold more than 65,000 marine animals, including seahorse, jellyfishes and what not! As a treat, you will get to see the world’s largest fish, Arapaima. Make the best of your trip by making sure you visit this beautiful place.

Cost – 440 Dhs per person (Better price if you go for combo)

Transport – Take a metro to Emirates station and then a taxi to ‘Lost Chambers Aquarium.’

4. SKY 148, Burj Khalifa


If you are a person with zero fear of height and love skyscrapers, this is your place to be. It is the world’s tallest building of 2717ft and was opened to the public since 2010. Visiting this place has given me one of the best memories of all time. I would strongly recommend every single person visiting Dubai to go to this place. It is one of the most astonishing architectural marvels in recent times. Take a trip to the 148th floor of this building to fill your books with the best memories of views and experience.

Cost – 750 Dhs for adults and children and kids below four years need no passes.

Transport – Take a metro to Burj Khalifa station

5. Night Tour with BIG-BUS

Night Tour with BIG-BUS - Places to Visit in Dubai

Book a night tour with BIG-BUS to experience the nightlife in Dubai with all those sparkling lights and beautiful views. This comes with live commentary. They explain the wonders of this place, along with some amazing facts that will blow your mind. This BIG-BUS night ride is for 2.5 hours that starts from five different locations. You can choose the one that is closer to your stay. This tour covers the maximum places.

Cost – 150 Dhs for adults and 74 Dhs for children or 367 Dhs for Family

Transport – Choose the closest pick-up point of BIG-BUS from your place of stay

6. Cheesecake factory at Dubai Mall

Cheesecake factory at Dubai Mall - Places to Visit in Dubai

Do grab a table at the Cheesecake Factory in the Dubai Mall. After all that exhausting shopping who wouldn’t want to take a bite. If you are a foodie, this is the right choice. This place offers over 200 varieties of food items right from pizzas, steaks, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and what not!

Cost – Varies as per your food choices

Transport – Metro (the nearest station is Burj Khalifa)

7. Fountain Show @ Dubai Mall

Fountain Show @ Dubai Mall - Places to Visit in Dubai

Witness the world’s largest dancing fountain at the Dubai Mall. This magical show comes with soothing music to add the right feel to the swaying water. The water fountain can be viewed even from 20 miles apart. It has about 1.5 million lumens of incandescent lights, and the fountain height is up to 500 feet. The show begins at 6:00 PM and is till 11:00 PM. Also, there are two shows at 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM.

Cost – Free

Transport – Metro (The nearest station is Burj Khalifa)

8. Marina Cruise Dinner with performance

Marina Cruise Dinner with performance - Places to Visit in Dubai

To enjoy the spectacular skyline views of Dubai during the night, you must try Marina Cruise five star dinner. The subtle breeze from the gulf is worth the experience. Take the most of the leisurely designed open upper deck. Traditional Turkey originated dance called Tanura is excellent to watch. This is performed by a man who spins non-stop and makes different patterns using color robes.

Cost – 150 Dhs per person and no fee for kids

Transport – Cruise

9. Ferrari World

Ferrari World - Places to Visit in Dubai

Add a dash of action and thrill to your trip by visiting the Ferrari World. It is the largest indoor theme park in the world. You can see over 20 Ferrari Inspired rides. If you are a car lover, the Formula Rossa is a must-try as it is said to be the world’s fastest ride. For those who are okay in spending, you can avail VIP passes which is a little costlier than the usual tickets but worth every single penny.

Cost – 350 Dhs for adults and 305 Dhs for children. For kids below three years, there’s free entry.

Transport – You can reach this place through Bus/ Taxi

10. Gold Souk

Gold Souk - Places to Visit in Dubai

Are you a jewel lover? Do you love stacking your gold box? If so, this is what you have to do when you are in Dubai. Gold Souk located in the heart of Dubai’s business area called Deira is the hub to shop all gold jewelry along with various other precious stones and metals like silver and diamonds. Here you can also find art jewelry designs that you will not find anywhere else. Choose from this spectacular and wide range of articles to satisfy your guilty pleasure.

Cost – Gold prices displayed here are for 18k, 21k, 22k and 24k in AED per gram

Transport – Take a metro to Al Ras

11. Burj Al Arab Hotel

Burj Al Arab Hotel - Places to Visit in Dubai

Pamper yourself with the best stay in Dubai with breath-taking luxuries. Take a stay at the world’s tallest seven-star hotel. Burj Al Arab is an exciting place to be and the most serene and luxurious one. This iconic place has got some unbeatable cuisines and offers excellent scenic views. It holds the world’s tallest tennis court and has a golfing yard and an adventure park along with squash court and Jacuzzi. The spa here is exceptionally rejuvenating and relaxing.

Cost – 200 Dhs per person and is free if you have a reservation at the hotel/ bar.

Transport – Metro/ Bus

Dubai is one of those places that everyone wants to visit. If you are one of those exciting travelers and haven’t been to Dubai yet, please make this as your next destination travel. I’ve managed to give the best places that you can visit in Dubai and the corresponding prices mentioned are approximate values, and hence please do a thorough crosscheck before you set aside your budget for the trip. Enjoy your stay and get the most of it while it lasts!

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