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Popular Attractions in Dubai

If you're a first time visitor to Dubai, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Dubai.

What are some good attractions in Dubai?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Dubai.

Burj Khalifa
DownTown Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates

04 367 3333
Dubai Marina
The Dubai Mall
Business Bay Dubai, United Arab Emirates

04 884 4888
Ski Dubai
Dubai, Dubai
Mall of Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, Dubai

Dubai Museum
Al Fahidi Fort Dubai, United Arab Emirates

04 353 1862
Dubai, Dubai

04 395 0000
Dubai Creek
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Grand Mosque
Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street Dubai, Dubai
Jumeirah Beach
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station
Dubai, Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Wild Wadi Water Park
Dubai, Dubai

04 348 4444
Meena Bazaar مينا بازار
Bur Dubai, near Bastakiya Dubai, UAE
Old Town
Dubai, Dubai


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"We stayed at Rose Park Hotel - Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE right across the street from the train station (Sharaf DG Metro Station) which can take you to all of Dubai's iconic sights, such as the Burj KhalifaDubai Mall , and Ski Dubai (in Mall of Emirates)."  See More

"I would definitely head to the outdoor weekend Ripe Food & Craft Market during the day and perhaps Dubai International Financial Centre for more swanky options, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers or Dubai Marina in the evening."  See More

"For sights, not much historical sights, but must visit is The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Madinat Jumeirah"  See More

"3)Head-over to Wild Wadi Water Park ride the 100 foot tall water slides to satisfy the thrill seeker in you"  See More

"Dubai Museum – This museum was originally build in 1799 as a fort and depicts the heritage and culture of Dubai."  See More

"For nightlife there is a beach bar called Barasti which is very popular with expats and is always entertaining on any night of the week."  See More

"The best free/ low-cost attractions (and some of the city's most atmospheric) are in Old Dubai in the Dubai Creek area where you can visit the Gold and Spice souks and check out the old dhows."  See More

"You should visit Grand Mosque, Burj Khalifa, Atlantis, The Palm and Ferrari in Dubai and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi."  See More

"Nice to watch is the Marina Walk and Jumeirah Beach."  See More

"it is a distance from that stop to the Mall and Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station ( in same location) bout all is covered - has sitcon and automated pathways so very simple and easy."  See More

"Jumeirah Beach Road is a really popular hotel in Dubai and right on the beach!"  See More

"The best times I think would be Near the 1st weeks of march (Not as hot & also most of the Dubai festival Tourist have left already) making Dubai stay much more affordable Hotels : As recommended by other users areas in Old Town Old town ( Deira City Center ديرة سيتي سنتر, Meena Bazaar مينا بازار) would be cheaper than staying elsewhere."  See More

Where can I find out more about Dubai?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Dubai locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Dubai.

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