All About Dubai: Tourism Guide

  • Jun 5, 2024
  • Reading time: 5 mins read
  • By Arunima
dubai tourism guide

We in the UAE have no such word as ‘impossible’.”

~ (HH) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, (Ruler of Dubai)

Dubai is one of the 7 emirates of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) country, the UAE (United Arab Emirates). 

The city is the perfect representation of a mixture of modernity and tradition in the most shimmering manner. Its mesmerizing pristine beaches, museums, skyscrapers, and shopping centers have resulted in the boom of the tourism industry of Dubai.

Planning a short trip to Dubai on the weekend? Then we’ve got your back! Here, we will be listing the best things to do in Dubai this weekend. So let’s get started!

The Beverly Hills Of Dubai: Kite Beach

Dubai night view

Also known as the “Beverly Hills of Dubai”, Kite Beach is a long and clean stretch of white sand located north of Jumeirah Beach. It is a major attraction among tourists due to the range of sports offered, which includes kite surfing, beach tennis, kayaking, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, and beach volleyball

It also has a park nearby and a jogging track along with facilities like cafés, Wi-Fi, toilets, and changing rooms. Burj Al Arab’s magnificent view is boasted, making it one of the prime locations to visit.

 iconic luxury hotels,

Did You Know?
One of the most iconic luxury hotels, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, is built on an artificial island. To support the structure, there are 250 columns underwater in the sand.

Wonders Of Miracle Garden 

Miracle Garden

Looking for a botanical paradise? Then Miracle Garden is here to take your breath away!

Built over 72,000 square meters of land, it is considered to be one of the largest natural flower gardens globally. What makes the visit so thrilling is the intricate patterns in which the flowers have been arranged and displayed, signifying the combination of nature, creativity, and artistic expression.

Teamed up with Emirates Airlines for the centerpiece, the garden is covered in more than 500,000 varieties of flowers and plants, along with the vibrant display of the Smurfs village!

Note

The garden is open from November to April since they are cooler months than the rest of the year. The rest of the time is used for making the renovations and maintenance. 

Marvels Of The Museum Of The Future

The museum of the future

The Museum of the Future is the most visited museum with over 1 million visitors annually!

Inaugurated on 22nd February 2022, this seven-storied pillarless building is known for its unique architectural design, which was inspired by the concept of Chinese Feng Shui. The museum is considered to be the gateway to the future as it takes through a journey till the year 2071!

The Museum of the Future has seven floors where the various themes are presented in 5 chapters:

  • CHAPTER 1 (Orbital Space Station Hope)
  • CHAPTER 2 (Heal Institute)
  • CHAPTER 3 (Al Wafa/ loyalty towards oneself)
  • CHAPTER 4 (Tomorrow Today)
  • CHAPTER 5 (Future Heroes)

Luxurious Dining At.mosphere

restaurant

Sitting 442 meters above the ground, At.mosphere is the highest-located restaurant in the world. Running inside the Burj Khalifa, the restaurant offers a jaw-dropping view of Downtown Dubai.

The venue is popular for witnessing the dusky sunsets alongside the Arabian Gulf while having snacks and refreshments. Several options are provided for breakfast, lunch, and fine dinners ranging from the finest European cuisines to their specialty kinds of seafood like oysters and wagyu tenderloin to name a few. 

Note

Your spot has to be booked in advance within the restaurant to indulge in the dining. The minimum spend varies depending on the time (day or night) and the table that has been booked (non-window or the window seat). You are expected to dress formally to be allowed into the restaurant, so ensure that you are dressed in formal attire.

Picturesque Views While Sky Walking 

sky walking

Dubai is known not only for its pristine beaches, gardens, and towering skyscrapers but also for the Sky view nestled in the heart of Downtown Dubai. It is one of the most recent additions to the world of attraction in the city, open to the public. 

Introduced in 2017, the Skywalk, also known as the Edge Walk, is the world’s longest footbridge between the 2 Sky Towers, giving you the ultimate adrenaline rush as you sight the building 220 meters above the ground level.

Note

You will be walking outside the building over the glass floors, which are high above the ground level. But there’s nothing to worry about since you will be roped in with a safety harness, and you will be mesmerized by the view of the city.

Glitzy World Of The Gold Souk (Market)

The Gold Souk

The trip to Dubai is considered incomplete without visiting the famous Gold Souk, which is one of the oldest traditional markets of the Emirates. 

You will find a diverse range of authentic ornaments at a fair price and friendly retailers who are always ready to help. The Souk’s products are regulated by the Government of Dubai to ensure their originality. 

Fun Fact!
The Souk consists of over 380 retailers authorized by the government of the Emirate of Dubai!

Final Inputs

Dubai, also known as the Gulf’s City of Venice and Gulf Tiger, is the chief port and commercial hub of the UAE. It is living way ahead of the rest of the countries in terms of its tourism attractions and infrastructures.

There are several places to visit, such as marvelous gardens, museums, pristine beaches, and fine cafés, where you can have appetizing meals and snacks. 

It is designed in a manner that will unleash your inner adventure junkie, even on a brief visit! So what are you waiting for?




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