Sights of Dubai, + museums and entertainment. What to see, where to go, what to do in Dubai

Dubai (Arabic name: دبي) is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and the administrative center of the Dubai Emirate of the same name, which annually attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

Dubai is truly multifaceted; it is modern and historical at the same time, with incredible contrasts and combinations.

Buildings of various architectural styles are intertwined here, among which the world's ultra-modern skyscrapers dominate. Dubai has gardens and desert, beautiful beaches, islands and marina, fountains and the highest Ferris wheel in the world, museums and the "old town", luxury and abundance of places for shopping, as well as entertainment for guests of all ages.

This article provides a complete list of attractions, museums, parks, entertainment, significant objects and interesting places in Dubai; as well as how to get to Dubai, to the hotel, attractions and entertainment. If you want to learn only about the most important sights, the main museums and the best entertainment of the city, where you should go first or if there is little time allocated to Dubai, then you can see the list of top attractions, museums and entertainment here →

Attractions, museums, entertainment and parks of Dubai


The beaches of Dubai are an integral part of the rest of most guests.

Dubai has a large number of beaches spread out on the coast of the Persian Gulf, both in the mainland part of the city and on Bluewaters Island, the Palm and Mir archipelagos.

In Dubai there are both free beaches with all amenities and infrastructure, as well as beach clubs, paid beaches and beaches hotels booking

The beaches of Dubai are distinguished by: Kite Beach, Um Suqeim Beaches, Jumeirah Beaches, La Mer Beaches, Mamzar Corniche Beach, Mamzar Lagoon Beach, Al Mamzar Beach Park, beaches in the Dubai Marina area, including Private, the beach of Madinat Jumeirah hotels, the beaches of Bluewaters Island and the beaches of the Palm Jumeirah archipelago.

Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah - the best hotels

Where else but in the Emirates, and especially in Dubai, hotels can also be attractions, some of which are iconic symbols of the emirate.

For example

The luxurious 5-star Burj Al Arab Resort (Arabic name: برج العرب, which means "Tower of the Arabs") is 321 meters (1,050 feet) high, which is one of the tallest buildings in the world and is used as a hotel.

The building architecturally imitates the sail of a boat and is also known as the "Sail Hotel" and the "Sail of Dubai". This hotel is one of the symbols and adornment of the Dubai coast, and the restaurants with panoramic views of Dubai and the hotel suites make it worthy of the label "The world's only seven-star hotel".

Burj Al Arab stands on its own artificial island and is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

The hotel has a helipad, a spa center, panoramic pools with relaxation areas and sun loungers, a private nearby beach, restaurants, bars and unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark Dubai, which is located near the hotel.

The suites have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Persian Gulf. The rooms are equipped with a speaker system, free Wi-Fi, a widescreen interactive high-definition TV, a coffee machine, a mini-bar, air conditioning, a safe, a hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

There are guided tours around the hotel.

5-star resort complex Madinat Jumeirah (Madinat Jumeirah the Arabian Resort - Dubai), which is the largest resort in the Emirate, spread over more than 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens.

The complex is created in the style of a traditional Arab city and consists of three 5-star boutique resort hotels (Jumeirah Al Naseem, and Jumeirah Mina A'Salam) and a courtyard of summer houses called Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf.

The resort is located on a private coastline with a sandy beach. The resort has more than 40 restaurants and bars, lounges, terraces, swimming pools, ponds, gardens, golf, tennis, children's clubs, a spa center and other amenities.

Downtown Dubai: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, lake, park, shopping mall and aquarium

Downtown Dubai is a large-scale mixed-use complex in the center of Dubai, which houses the main attractions of the city, including the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the Dubai Mall, a trendy Boulevard, an aquarium, a park with a lake and the famous Dubai fountain, a promenade, Opera Dubai and the Sky Views Dubai entertainment zone. More about Downtown Dubai...

Burj Khalifa Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa (Arabic: Burj Khalifa, also known as the Dubai Tower is a skyscraper in Dubai, which at the time of construction (2010) was the tallest in the world, but now it has competitors.

This ultra-tall skyscraper has a height of 829.8 meters (2,722 feet) and 163 floors, and its architecture was inspired by the structure of the Hymenocallis desert flower. The skyscraper is named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Inside the skyscraper there are offices, the Armani Hotel, apartments, restaurants, bars, a rooftop pool, a gym, a spa center and shops.

The skyscraper also has 360-degree viewing platforms with terraces located on the 124-125 and 148 floors (at an altitude of 152-456 and 555 meters). Visits to the observation rooms are paid. Learn more about Burj Khalifa and sightseeing...

The 5-star Armani Hotel Dubai occupies 11 floors of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

The hotel has restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool, a spa, free Wi-Fi and direct access to the Dubai Mall.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, mini-bar, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and free toiletries.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Dubai Fountain, Park and Burj Lake

The Burj Khalifa Park with a series of artificial reservoirs (Lake Burj Khalifa) with an area of more than 120,000 sq.m. is located near the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

There is a promenade around the lake, and in the lake there is the Dubai Fountain (Dubai Fountain), which is one of the largest and tallest dancing fountains in the world.

The fountain shows spectacular water, music and light performances, in which the fountain's water jets soar into the air to a height of up to 150 meters; and this happens to the sounds of melodies ranging from classical to modern Arabic and European motifs. The fountain has a unique design consisting of five circles of different sizes and two arches.

The Dubai Fountain show can be seen during the day and in the evening when it gets dark. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper, which is illuminated in different colors, also participates in the evening fountain show. The shows are free. Learn more about the Dubai Fountain and the show with photos, videos and hours of performances...

Dubai Mall Shopping Center

Dubai Mall is a large shopping and entertainment center, which is the most famous in the Emirates and one of the largest in the world.

In the shopping center: shops, boutiques, salons, restaurants and catering areas, a cinema, a virtual reality amusement park Play DXB, the Dubai Dino zone with a diplodocus fossil (a large dinosaur with a long neck), the Hysteria Dubai Mall haunted house, KidZania children's zone, an Olympic-sized ice rink and free Wi-Fi.

Part of the Dubai Mall is the Fashion Avenue, where the world's most refined brands (more than 150) are represented, from flagship stores to exclusive concepts and products. There are also restaurants here. More about Dubai Mall...

In addition, the Dubai Mall is adjacent to the 5-star premium hotel Address Dubai Mall with a restaurant, bar, spa, 24-hour fitness center, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Near the Dubai Mall there is an Arabic-style shopping center Souk Al Bahar (Souk Al Bahar).

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo) are the centerpiece of the Dubai Mall.

The Dubai Aquarium is home to numerous aquatic animals, including sharks, piranhas and stingrays. Its heart is a 48-meter tunnel that provides a 270-degree view of the inhabitants from a depth of 11 meters below the surface of the reservoir.

Above the aquarium there is an underwater zoo with fish, sea and river inhabitants, as well as animals living on the border of water and land.

Entrance to the aquarium is paid. More about Dubai Aquarium...

Dubai Opera

The Dubai Opera is a multifunctional performing arts center, which is one of the most iconic places in the city.

The Opera house has the shape of a traditional sailing Arab dhow, and is a masterpiece of stylish modern design, at the same time paying homage to the maritime history of Dubai.

The opera consists of several zones, has a lounge and a restaurant. The opera hosts a wide range of performances from around the world, including theater, opera, ballet, concerts, musicals, comedy shows, fashion shows, banquets and various seasonal events.

There are guided tours of the opera building. More about Dubai Opera...

Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Dubai (Sky Views Observatory Dubai) is one of the most interesting and exciting locations in Dubai, offering impressions, adrenaline and panoramic views of the city.

Sky Views Observatory is located in one of the tallest and architecturally unusual buildings in Dubai - two towers rising more than 50 floors, and then connected at a height of about 220 meters above the ground by a multi-storey Sky Bridge, including an infinity pool with glass walls, an outdoor terrace and a restaurant.

Separately, the Sky Views Observatory is available for visits, which includes three entertainments: an observation deck, a glass slide and a walk along the edge. Visits to locations are paid. Learn more about the Observatory "Views of the sky"...

The Sky Views building also houses the 5-star Address Sky View Hotel, which has an outdoor infinity pool with a sun terrace with sun loungers, changing cabins and a bar with armchairs, both by the pool and on the dry deck.

At the hotel: restaurant, bar, lounge, spa and fitness centers, sauna, free private parking, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk, currency exchange.

There are rooms and suites with panoramic views of the city.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, desk, coffee/tea maker, minibar, safe, flat-screen TV, bathrobes and slippers, private bathroom, hairdryer and free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Dubai Frame and Zabil Park

The Dubai Frame or the Dubai Frame (ارواربب) is an iconic architectural landmark located in Zabeel Park (Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park, the Zabeel Park) in Dubai.

This building, 150.24 meters high and 95.53 meters wide, resembles a frame for a painting or photograph.

There are small exhibitions in the building, and on the upper platform there is an observation deck with views of the two worlds of Dubai: The old Dubai is in the north and the modern city is in the south. A feature of the observation room is the central part of the floor, which becomes transparent when you step on it. Elevators lift guests to the observation deck.

The park itself, in which the frame is located, is one of the largest and most visited in the city, and contains various places for recreation and sports.

The ascent to the frame is paid.

Dubai Frame Website:

Photo of Zabil Park

Old Dubai: Al Bastakia, Al Shindaga, Dubai Museum and Shrines

Al Bastakia or Al Fahidi (Al Bastakiya and Al Fahidi) and Al Shindaga (Al Shindagha) are Dubai's historic heritage neighborhoods with narrow streets, traditional architecture, historic buildings, watchtowers, museums, landmarks and mosques.


The construction of Al-Bastakia dates back to the 1890s. Subsequently, part of the district was demolished, while the other was preserved and restored.

Today, this area is one of the main attractions in Dubai. There are narrow streets, buildings with wind towers, there are museums, a gallery of modern art, a coffee museum cafe and an Arab tea house cafe, designed taking into account the old heritage of Dubai residents, and where traditional Arabic dishes are presented.

Near the Al-Bastakia area (just to the west) is one of the most visited and famous museums in Dubai - the Dubai Museum, located in the Fort Al-Fahidi, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.

The museum tells about the fort, history, cultural heritage and the traditional way of life of the Emirate of Dubai. There are local antiques, artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai, as well as several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil.

The museum's website:

Al Shindaga

From 1912 to 1958, the then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, lived in this area. His reconstructed residence is now open to the public as the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House Museum, which houses artifacts and exhibits distributed along the wings of the building as follows: "The History of the House of Saeed Al Maktoum", "The Al Maktoum Family", "Old Dubai", "Sea Life", "View from Dubai", "Public Life of Dubai", "Coins and Stamps", "Historical documents and maps".

The Archaeological Museum of Saruq Al Hadid (Saruq Al Hadid Archeology Museum), located in a historic building with a courtyard, built in 1928 and once owned by Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum Al Maktoum. It is one of the best preserved examples of traditional architecture in Dubai, built from local materials such as coral stone, gypsum and chandala wood. The museum itself tells the story of one of the most fascinating and mysterious archaeological sites ever discovered in the emirate - Saruk al-Hadid - "The Way of Iron" - a remote section of the desert, which about three thousand years ago was the center of metalworking. Website: saruq-al-hadid.

The Crossroads of Civilizations Museum, whose artifacts reflect the diversity and tolerance of cultures, beliefs and religions; embodying the heritage of Dubai and the UAE as part of global trade routes and cultural exchange between Europe, Africa and Asia. Website:

Between the blocks are notable:

- Grand Mosque with the highest 70-meter minaret in Dubai in the Anatolian architectural style, resembling a lighthouse. The mosque was originally built in 1900, then demolished and rebuilt in 1960;

- Iranian Mosque Hosainia, originally erected in 1979 and attracting attention with Persian architecture and facing with blue tiles with floral patterns.

Dubai Creek (Dubai Bay)

Dubai Creek or Dubai Bay (Dubai Creek) is a U-shaped partially natural marine body of water in Dubai, which is a tourist destination for cruises and walks.

Along the bay there are modern and "old" buildings, there are parks, as well as areas for walking and recreation.

Pleasure boats, ferries and abras run along Dubai Creek - traditional Arab wooden boats that are used to transport people across the Dubai Bay between the water station in Al-Shindag (Al-Qubaiba Pier, Al Ghubaiba Marine) on the side of the Bur Dubai area and the station on the side of the Deira area. The Abras are sent every few minutes. The fare is 1 dirham, which is paid to the driver of the ferry boat.

Deira district: attractions, museums, Gold Market and Spice Market

Deira (Arabic name: Deira) is a historically significant area in the city of Dubai, located in the northern part of the Dubai Gulf.

This is one of the oldest and most developed areas of Dubai, the origin of which dates back to the mid-1700s.

In the area: the embankment, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, a large number of religious buildings, from centuries-old golden and spicy bazaars to ancient structures; the Deira City Centre shopping center, and the Deira Clocktower, which is now an outstanding monument of Deira.

Among the bazaars, the most popular are the Golden Bazaar and the Spice Market. There are artificial islands near the shores of Deira.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Al Mamzar Beach Park is a smart park and one of the beach parks, which is characterized by an extensive area of more than 99 hectares.

There are several recreation and entertainment areas with swimming pools, beach areas, barbecue areas, a children's playground, bicycle rental and a cafe.

Al Mamzar Park is located on the shores of the Persian Gulf, in the residential area of Al Mamzar along the Corniche and Al Mamzar Bay.

Entrance and entry by car to the park are paid. Children under 2 years old - free of charge. Website: al-mamzar-beach-park.

Etihad Museum

The Etihad Museum is a museum of the history of the UAE that collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United Arab Emirates in social, political and cultural fields.

The museum houses numerous objects and artifacts: from old passports and personal artifacts of the rulers of the Emirates, to the signing of the UAE constitution and the first declaration.

The museum is located in a modern building.

The museum's website:

The first version of the UAE Constitution with six signatures of the seven founding Fathers of the UAE

Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah Mosque (Arabic name: مسجد جميرا) is a large mosque with two minarets, which is one of the most significant and most touristically visited in Dubai.

The mosque was built in 1976-1979 and was a gift from the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former ruler of Dubai.

The mosque has a traditional Fatimid style that came from Syria and Egypt.

The mosque can be visited with an excursion for people of any religion. The visit is paid and includes light Emirati snacks.


Museum of the Future

The Museum of The Future is an exhibition space for innovative and futuristic ideologies, services and products, presenting expositions about how Dubai will look in the future and what it strives for in all spheres of life.

The museum building is one of the most complex structures in the world. The exterior facade consists of windows that form an Arabic poem by the ruler of Dubai about the future of the emirate. The words written on the Dubai Museum of the Future are 3 quotes from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates:

• We won't live for hundreds of years, but we can create something that will exist for hundreds of years

• The future will be for those who will be able to imagine, design and build it, the future does not wait, the future can be designed and built today

• The secret of the renewal of life, the development of civilization and the progress of mankind in one word: innovation

The quotes engraved in Arabic calligraphy on the Museum of the Future in Dubai were written by Emirati artist Matar bin Lahej.

The museum's website:

Emirati Towers

The Emirates Towers (Arabic name: أبراش الإمارات) is a complex of two skyscrapers on the Sheikh Zayed Highway in Dubai.

The complex consists of the 54-storey Emirates office Tower (354.6 meters) and the 56-storey Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel (309 meters). The towers are connected by a two-storey shopping complex known as the Boulevard. The entire complex of towers and a shopping gallery is known as the Emirati Towers.

The 5-star Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel has rooms and suites, restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool, a spa and a nightclub. Some rooms offer panoramic views of Dubai. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Green Planet

The Green Planet is a glass bio dome, a tropical indoor rain forest where you can see more than 3,000 representatives of exotic flora and fauna - amazing animals and plants.

Green Planet Website:

Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel and Bluewaters Island

Ain Dubai (The Eye of Dubai) is the largest and tallest Ferris wheel in the world, with a height of 250 meters (820 feet) and located on the artificial island of Bluewaters.

The wheel makes a full circle in about 30 minutes.

The wheel has 48 enclosed capsule cabins with panoramic windows, which provides stunning panoramic views of the Persian Gulf, the city of Dubai and beyond. More about the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel...

In addition to the Ferris wheel, Bluewaters Island (Blue Waters Island) has a developed infrastructure that combines entertainment, hotel, residential, shopping and entertainment areas, making the island a lively place for recreation and leisure. The island has a Madame Tussauds Museum, Dubai super trees, a mosque and a beach area. More about Bluewaters Island...

The 5-star Caesars Palace Dubai Resort stands out on the island with a private beach, a green area, swimming pools, a spa center, a restaurant, a bar and a playground for active recreation. The suites of the hotel offer sea views. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina (Dubai Marina, Arabic name: مرسى ─ب) is an area in Dubai, which is an artificial city with a marina on the canal, built on a 3-kilometer stretch of the coastline of the Persian Gulf.

You can travel along the Dubai Marina Canal by water bus, which is a public urban transport (the site is listed at the end of this article, in the section "how to get there").

You can also take a boat trip on a pleasure boat or book an individual cruise on a yacht. Public cruises depart every hour from the Marina embankment.

On a traditional Arab dhow boat, you can ride around the marina or take a trip to the Palm Jumeirah and back.

The area includes a canal, residential towers, a public coastline with Dubai Marina beach, a coastal boulevard, hotels, restaurants, shops, a promenade, a modern shopping and entertainment center "Dubai Marina Mall" and other infrastructure.

There is also a zipline (xLine Dubai Marina) with a length of 1 kilometer, positioned as the "longest urban zipline", which connects one of the towers of the Dubai Marina with the Dubai Marina shopping center. Website: More about Dubai Marina...

From accommodation facilities to Dubai Marina

5-star Address Beach Resort booking

5-star Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort booking

5-star Rixos Premium Resort Dubai JBR booking

5-star resort The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai with a beach booking

5-star Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection with beach booking

Palm Jumeirah

There are Palm Islands (Palm Islands) in Dubai - these are two artificial archipelagos in the form of palm trees crowned with a crescent: Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, located on the coast of Dubai.

The most developed, completed, interesting and visited is the Palm Jumeirah.

Palm Jumeirah includes: roads, embankments, beaches, beach clubs, Ittihad Park, hotels and resorts, private housing, cafes, restaurants, shops, shopping and entertainment center Nakheel Mall, Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dolphin Bay Dolphinarium, as well as The Point zone and dancing music and light Palm Fountain (The Palm Fountain), located right on sea surface. More about Palm Jumeirah...

On the Palm Jumeirah it is worth highlighting

Palm Tower (Palm Tower), which houses:

- shopping and entertainment area, view restaurants and lounge, apartments and 5-star hotel The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm booking

- public 2-level 360-degree observation deck at an altitude of 240 meters

- panoramic infinity outdoor pool at an altitude of 200 meters "AURA SKYPOOL Dubai" with a terrace, sun beds, lounge and bar, located on the 50th floor of the Palm Tower. Learn more about the Palm Tower, observation decks and swimming pool...

The Anlantis resort complex, which translates to Atlantis (Atlantis Dubai), which is the hallmark of the region and includes the Atlantis The Palm Hotel, a beach with beach clubs, a promenade, restaurants and bars, a large Aquavenchur water park with a dolphinarium, an aquarium, a diving center, an entertainment center, shops and a spa- the center.

In the resort complex, you can either stay at the hotel and use all the services of the resort, including free access to the aquarium and water park during the entire stay, or come for a day and visit entertainment for a fee, including an aquarium, a water park with a dolphinarium, as well as the beach, restaurants, shops and the spa center of the complex. More about the Atlantis complex...

Next to the Atlantis complex is its sister resort - the Royal Atlantis (Atlantis The Royal), which is an ultra-luxurious 5-star resort hotel.

In the hotel: swimming pools, including an outdoor infinity pool with sun loungers and cabins, located on the 22nd floor; restaurants and lounge bars, a long private beach, beach clubs, wellness center, fountains, including a dancing musical Sky Fountain (Skyblaze Fountain), which in the evenings shows impressive fire and water show.

Rooms, suites and branded penthouses of the hotel have balconies, spacious terraces and private pools.

The room rate includes access to the aquapark and the Atlantis Aquarium.

The room rate includes: breakfast, breakfast + lunch or dinner. Link to the hotel booking

Attention! Currently, the Ze Point and the fountain on the Palm Jumeirah are closed for reconstruction; also, the monorail does not make this stop. We recommend checking the information before visiting.

Flower Park (Dubai Miracle Garden)

The Park of Flowers or the Garden of Wonders (Dubai Miracle Garden) is located in the open air and is truly an oasis with more than 150 million multicolored flowers in full bloom, as well as green plants, from which various compositions are composed in the form of colorful patterns.

Flowers decorate various figures and objects of the park. There is also a Village of Smurfs in the park.

Every year the park pleases its guests with new floral masterpieces.

The park is open to visitors from October to April.

The park hosts holidays and events; there are cafes, shops and toilets. Learn more about the flower park...

Butterfly Park

Next to the flower garden is the Dubai Butterfly Garden, which is home to more than 15,000 butterflies of 45 species of various sizes and colors.

Plants and flowers are planted in the garden to support the life of butterflies. The garden also has conditions for people to visit it: places for recreation, paths for movement, there are themed figurines.

The Butterfly Garden in Dubai is the largest of its kind in the world.

The garden consists of ten domes with an area of about 6,673 sq.m. Each dome is filled with thousands of beautiful winged creatures. Learn more about the butterfly garden...

The World Islands

The World Islands are an artificial archipelago of numerous islands that roughly resemble a world map in general shape, and where the islands are named after a country.

The size of the islands varies from 14 thousand to 83 thousand m2, and the width of the straits between them is from 50 to 100 meters with a depth of 8 to 16 meters.

The archipelago is located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4 kilometers from the coastline of Dubai.

Unlike the archipelagos of Palma, the World Islands are not connected to the mainland by bridges, and they can only be reached by water or air.

Some of the islands are private with residences, while the other is resort and commercial. There are beaches and hotels on the islands. For example,

A beach club with beaches, a swimming pool, a lounge, bars and a restaurant is open on the island of Lebanon. Website:

There are parks and hotels on other islands, including

5-star resort Cote d'Azur Hotel - Monaco - Dubai World Islands - Adults Only, designed for adults only, with its own beach area, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and concierge services.

The room rate can include: breakfast, breakfast + lunch, breakfast + lunch + dinner or an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort is a 5-star resort with rooms and villas, a beach, a garden, a terrace, a swimming pool, restaurants, a bar, a spa center, a fitness center, free bike rental, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. Breakfast is included in the price of rooms and villas. Link to the hotel booking

Palace Scored

Zabeel Palace is the residence of the sheikh, made in Arabic style with a beautiful garden where peacocks walk.

Tourists are not allowed on the territory of the palace, you can only walk along the nearby palm alley, admire the outer walls of the palace and peacocks. The gates to the residence are decorated with a monumental arch with sculptures of five horses.

However, an outside view of the palace is included in some tours of Dubai.

La Perle Show

La Perle (La Perle, which means "Pearl") is a world-class circus and theatrical art show, for which an immersive theater with an aquascene was built, which is filled with water and drained in a matter of seconds.

The show "La Perle" was created by the world-famous artistic director Franco Dragone and is dedicated to the ancient tradition of pearl mining in the UAE, as well as the present and future. During the show, gymnasts perform tricks - jumping into the water from a 25-meter height and flying under the dome, and motorcyclists in a metal ball will perform a supernumber. All this is accompanied by special effects of light, fire and water, and beautiful costumes of the artists.

Some say that if you think Cirque du Soleil is the best, then you just haven't been to La Perla!

The duration of the show is 90 minutes.

Theater website:

The theater is located in the "Al Habtoor Cit" complex, which also includes restaurants, cafes, shops, the 5-star Habtoor Palace Dubai Hotel, LXR Hotels & Resorts with rooftop pools, the 5-star V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton with panoramic views of the city and the 5-star Hilton Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City with a terrace and an outdoor pool.

Dubai Park and Resort (theme park complex and family resort)

Dubai Parks and Resorts is the largest integrated complex of theme parks in the Middle East with various attractions, entertainment and show programs, which consists of three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Legoland Dubai, as well as the Legoland Water Park.

Tickets must be purchased to visit the parks. There are tickets to visit one of the parks or complex, to visit several parks at once.

The complex also includes the Riverland Dubai area with themed shops, restaurants, a promenade, a peninsula, the Gateway of India and a stylized French village. You can get to this part of the complex without buying tickets to the parks.

Near the parks there is an outlet center "Outlet Village".

The site of the park complex:

Hotels are also located on the territory of the complex of parks

Lapita 4-star Resort, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection, decorated in Polynesian style.

The hotel has restaurants, a bar, swimming pools, a spa center, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, rooms, suites and villas with a balcony or terrace.

The hotel provides access to amusement parks.

The room rate can include: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel booking

LEGOLAND Hotel Dubai is a 4-star hotel with a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, free private parking and a garden.

Guests can book family rooms, suites and relax on the terrace. The hotel provides access to amusement parks.

The room rate includes: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel booking

The 3-star Rove At The Park Hotel is located near the outlet center.

At the hotel: swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, games area, free parking, free bike rental, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk and family rooms.

A free shuttle service is provided to the amusement park, Outlet Village Shopping Center, French Village and RTA Bus Station.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Dubai Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park (Wild Wadi, Wild Wadi Waterpark Dubai) is an open-air water park located in the Jumeirah area.

The water park has a swimming pool with waves, various water slides, including adrenaline high-speed and family descents, a surfing pool, two lazy rivers, a waterfall, a children's area with water attractions and slides, as well as relaxation and recreation areas, souvenir shops, restaurants and snack bars.

Entrance to the water park is paid. The entrance fee is set depending on the height of the person. Free access for children under 2 years old. There are different types of tickets. Learn more about Wild Wadi Water Park...

Guests of nearby beach resort hotels can enjoy free unlimited access to the water park: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Al Naseem. Free buggies and shuttle services run daily between these beach resorts and the water park. To order a transfer in hotels, you need to contact your concierge, butler or at the reception desk.

Global Village

Global Village (Global Village, Glabol Village) is a cultural, entertaining, family and shopping place.

Carnivals, shows, concerts, fireworks and other events are held in the village, there are also entertainment areas and attractions, craft shops, shops, restaurants and cafes. All this has been created in various thematic pavilions reflecting different countries and cultures.

The village is open daily, from the end of October to April inclusive.

Global Village Website:

Adventure Worlds Park

Worlds of Adventure (IMG Worlds of Adventure) is a large indoor amusement park with several themed areas (including Marvel and for the youngest guests) with attractions, a ghost hotel, a 5D cinema, cafes, shops, live shows, interactive entertainment and an area with animated dinosaurs and a high-speed slide "Velociraptor" - the tallest and fastest in Dubai.

The website of the Worlds of Adventure Park:

Expo Dubai

Expo City Dubai (Expo City Dubai) was built for the world Exhibition held in Dubai in 2021-2022.

Pavilions symbolizing different countries were built for the exhibition, and the surrounding area was landscaped.

Today, some Expo pavilions are open to visitors, including innovative concepts, human impact on the environment, the history and development of Dubai, the heritage of the participating countries of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Also on the territory of the Expo are: a rotating observation tower rising 55 meters above the ground and offering a 360-degree view of the city; surreal with cascades of water that flows upwards; cafes and restaurants; places for walking, parks, playgrounds.

Various events and excursions are held at the Expo.

Expo City Dubai is an open city, and tickets are not required to visit public places. Payment and tickets will be required to enter certain attractions and pavilions.

Expo Dubai website:

Ski resort "Sky Dubai" (Emirates shopping complex)

Sky Dubai is an indoor ski center with artificial snow and a ski area.

The complex is an 85-meter covered mountain with slopes of varying difficulty and lifts. There is a ski school.

Adjacent to the slopes is the Snow Park playground, which includes sledding trails, an ice slide, climbing towers, an ice cave, a zipline and other entertainment.

Penguins live in Sky Dubai, which are released from their enclosures at certain times and with whom you can "chat".

Winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment are included in the price of entrance tickets. The complex maintains an average temperature of -4°C.

The ski resort is part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.

The site of the Sky Dubai complex: ski-dubai.

Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park, may be known as Dubai Zoo and is home to about 3,000 animals from around the world, including various predators and primates, 50 species of reptiles, 111 species of birds, amphibians and invertebrates.

The park is divided into several thematic zones: explorers' village, safari in the Arabian desert, Asian village, African village, children's farm and Wadi village recreation area.

There are several cafes on the territory, there are souvenir shops; also, depending on the schedule, you can get to various shows.

Entrance to the safari park is paid. There are different types of tickets.

Zoo website:

Ras Al Khor Nature Reserve

Ras Al Khor (Ras Al Khor, Raʾs Al-Khawr) is a small nature reserve in Dubai, home to about 470 species of fauna and 47 species of flora, including migratory birds and a population of large flamingos, thanks to which the place is also called the flamingo Reserve.

The reserve has a wetland area with mangrove forests.

For the convenience of observing flamingos, an observation point is equipped.

Visiting the reserve is free.

Glowing Garden

The Glowing Garden (Dubai Garden Glow, Dubai Garden Glow) is a complex park in Dubai, consisting of:

- an open -air park of luminous installations with several zones;

- Dinosaur Park with models of more than 120 large dinosaurs that move and roar;

- ice Park, in which animals and figures are made of ice;

- Magic Park, which includes the art of science, with funny exhibits, optical illusions and 3D works of art;

- art Park (Art Park), which demonstrates identity and imagination in the form of various creations.

The website of the Glowing Garden:

Creek Park with dolphinarium and children's town

Creek Park is a coastal park that stretches along the Dubai Bay.

The park includes a variety of entertainment and recreational facilities, such as playgrounds for children, green spaces, a promenade, picnic and barbecue areas, as well as the important Dubai Dolphinarium (Dubai Dolphinarium) and a Children's Town (Children's City).

Dubai Dolphinarium is a fully air-conditioned indoor dolphinarium where dolphins and fur seals live, and guests can observe and interact with them through live performances and photo shoots. Dolphinarium website:

The children's Town is an educational center with an interactive platform, galleries, exhibitions and shows designed for children from 2 to 15 years old.

Entrance to the Creek Park is paid. Children under 2 years old - free of charge. The entrance fee to the park does not include the entrance fee to the Dubai Dolphinarium and the Children's Playground.

Mushrif Park with interactive village and rope park

Mushrif Park is one of the oldest major parks in Dubai, established in 1974.

Mushrif Park has a vegetation zone and a global interactive village, which is a kind of open-air museum, including 13 models of typical buildings and structures from Arab and foreign countries: from Dutch mills and English houses to Polynesian temples and Indian wigwams.

Alpine slides, rock gardens, fountains and artificial reservoirs have also been created in the park, playgrounds for children, bike paths, picnic areas and the largest rope park in Dubai - Aventura Park with trails of varying complexity; there is an equestrian club, several swimming pools, one of which is designed for women.

Mushrif Park provides for the possibility of holding concerts and entertainment events on its territory, for which there is a special outdoor theater, and in the evenings visitors can admire colorful light and laser shows.

Entrance to Mushrif Park is paid. Children under 2 years old - free of charge. The entrance fee to the park does not include fees for swimming pools and a rope park.

Crocodile Park

Dubai Crocodile Park has an area of 20 thousand square meters, where more than 250 Nile crocodiles live.

The park has created an environment with imitation of natural conditions, suitable for a comfortable life of crocodiles.

Visitors, when walking through the park, can not only see these animals, but also learn more about them.

There is a museum dedicated to crocodiles and their evolution on the territory of the park.

The website of the crocodile Park in Dubai:

Safa Park

Safa Park is located in the Bur Dubai area.

In the park: places for walking and recreation, children's playgrounds, a park theater, a basketball court and a lake where you can go boating.

Entrance to Safa Park is paid. Children under 2 years old - free of charge.

Koran Park

The Quran Park or Quranic Park is divided into green areas consisting of 12 orchards and greenhouses for growing 51 species of plants mentioned in the Holy Quran, including: bananas, pomegranates, olives, watermelons, grapes, figs, garlic, onions, corn, lentils, wheat, cumin, ginger, dates, basil, pumpkin, cucumbers, etc.

Also in the park there is a lake, which represents a miracle from the staff of Moses - the snake; and the Cave of Miracles, which includes all the miracles of the prophets that are mentioned in the Holy Quran.

Entrance to the park is free. A fee is charged for visiting the greenhouse and the cave.

Meydan Racetrack

The Meydan Racecourse is a large racetrack with a modern open grandstand, where equestrian competitions are held.

The racetrack also serves as a business and conference center; includes a museum, golf courses and the 5-star The Meydan Hotel with a lounge area in the lobby, restaurants, swimming pools, pool bar, sports bar, spa, fitness center and free Wi-Fi. The room rate can include: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel booking

Golf courses

Dubai has a large number of golf courses, including Topgolf Dubai, Emirates Golf Club, The Els Club At Dubai Sport City and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club with a 5-star Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel with a panoramic pool.

Luxury entertainment

From luxury entertainment in Dubai, you can: fly by helicopter and admire the city from a height, go on a private sea cruise on a yacht with drinks and food, arrange a private tour or a tour of the city in a convertible or limousine, go on a VIP desert safari or night safari, as well as travel outside Dubai, for example in Abu Dhabi, etc.

How to get

There are two major international airports in the city of Dubai itself, which regularly receive and send both international and regional flights. These are Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the north of the city and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in the south.

You can also fly to other airports in the UAE, and from there get directly to Dubai. For example, in Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. Flights to the UAE →

You can get from the airports to Dubai by public transport, taxi/transfer or rented car.

Taxi / Transfer

Getting from airports to Dubai, as well as other places in the UAE, is most convenient and fastest by taxi. You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. When ordering a taxi at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, it is enough to provide your flight data.

There are both taxis with a capacity of up to 4 people, and mini buses from 4 to 16 people.

You can also view transfers here →


The most convenient way to travel independently in Dubai and the Emirates as a whole is by car.

You can rent a car, from economy to premium class, in advance, even from home. The car will be waiting for you immediately upon arrival near the airport or elsewhere in the city.

Car Rental in Dubai (all places) →

Public transport

By public transport from Dubai International Airport can be reached by metro or buses.

Dubai International Airport has two Dubai Metro Red Line stations. Trains depart from Terminals 1 and 3 of the airport. You can buy a ticket at the airport stations. The cost depends on how many zones you are going to drive through. The front car of each train belongs to the "golden class" (increased comfort) for a slightly higher fare; there is also a car only for women and children.

Buses arrive and depart from the parking lots opposite Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the airport.

Al Maktoum Airport can be reached by buses.

Travel on public transport in Dubai is paid for with a transport card (valid in the metro, buses, etc.), which must be purchased in advance; cards are available in airport vending machines.

Conditions of travel and baggage transportation, fares, routes, stops, information about transport cards, etc., we recommend checking on the official website of Dubai public transport:

Travel insurance in the UAE can be picked up and purchased here →

All accommodation facilities in Dubai (hotels, apartments, villas, etc.), including in the city center, near beaches or airports, as well as more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here booking

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