Must see sights in Dubai

Shopping in Dubai Mall is no doubt the main reason most travelers come to Dubai in the first place. However, there are more fun things to do in Dubai than shopping at this extraordinary mall. Here it’s what else to see in Dubai during your vacation:

Dubai Fountains

The Dubai Fountains is without a doubt, one of the top 10 attractions you must see in Dubai, especially if you’re looking for free things to do in Dubai UAE. If you love the Bellagio Fountain show in Las Vegas, you’ll love the Dubai Fountain shows since the same company is behind the fountain shows.
The Dubai Fountains is located right outside the Dubai Mall and features regularly evening shows throughout the week every half-hour, so there isn't a chance of missing this attraction. Any of the restaurants overlooking the fountains are good spots to see the fountain shows, though if want even better views you can always head to the top bar of the Address Hotel, or Joe's Cafe at The Dubai Mall.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and offers some of the most spectacular views you’ll ever get from an observation tower. Mind you, the observation deck isn’t at the very top of the building but the views are still breathtaking, particularly at night.
Must see sights in Dubai

Burj Khalifa is definitely one of the must see sights in Dubai, especially if you are visiting Dubai for only 2 or 3 days since you won’t get a better introduction to the whole of Dubai than from the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)

If you’re looking for historic sights to see in Dubai be sure you visit Dubai Creek to glimpse at the oldest part of Dubai which still retains its traditional charm. Dubai Creek still boasts its old trading port and the traditional Arab sailing boats called “Dhows” which still sail the water.

The Creek runs literary through the center of Dubai so you’ll be able to take pleasant walks along its banks, though the best way to experience the Dubai Creek is aboard a wooden water taxi boat (Abra).

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is definitely another of the must see sights in Dubai and you can bet you won’t find a place like this anywhere in the Middle East! Ski Dubai is truly a surreal place to be as it’s essentially a huge freezer, which looks and feels like a typical European ski resort and it's complete with ski slopes, chair lifts and pine trees.

Most people that go to Ski Dubai come to learn to ski, but you don’t necessarily need to hit the slopes since there are fun playing areas and toboggan rides. Overall, this attraction will not disappoint you since when else you'll get to ski in the middle of the desert?

Gold Souk

If you love jewelry and don’t mind haggling, the Gold Souk is one place you simply have to visit in Dubai, even if you aren’t planning to buy anything. The atmosphere in the Gold Souk is quite amazing and all the gold jewelry and diamonds on display is utterly mesmerizing to watch.
Most of the gold sold there is of high quality but of course, there are plenty of fakes around so you have to watch out for those. In all, Dubai’s Gold Souk is well worth the visit just for the experience of being in the richest market in the world!

Dubai Museum

The Dubai Museum is another of the historic sights to see in Dubai, and a must for history buffs looking to enrich their understanding on ancient Dubai. The museum features nice galleries exhibiting traditional houses, mosques and souks.

Even if you aren’t interested much in history, you’ll still enjoy seeing the artifacts on display such as old weapons and coins. Another thing worth mentioning about Dubai Museum is that it’s housed in one of the oldest buildings left standing in Dubai - Al Fahidi Fort – which was built in late 1700’s.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious (hence expensive) hotels you can stay in Dubai, but it's nevertheless one sight not to be missed in Dubai. Even if you can’t afford staying at this 5-star hotel you can still visit it if you make a reservation at one of the restaurants (i.e. booking an afternoon tea at the Skyview Bar).

Burj Al Arab looks stunning from the outside, but the minute you set foot inside the lobby you’ll literary become speechless at how grand and lavish this hotel really is. Leopard print, gold fittings and marble floors are the main d├ęcor of this gorgeous hotel.

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