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Best Places to Visit in UAE in 2019

  • Abu Dhabi State

    Abu Dhabi State
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  • Abu Dhabi State Attractions

  • 01 Ferrari World

    Ferrari World
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    This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful Ferrari world in Dubai and be ready to try the ultimate loop. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate mecca situated on Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled. 

    The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride. The recreation center and it formally opened to general society on 4 November 2010. It covers a range of 86,000 square meters and was granted as the "Center East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in the year 2015.

    There are distinctive rides in the recreation center and every one of the rides is intended to excite. Regardless of whether you long for the extraordinary G-compel of world-class rollercoaster’s, need to run kart race with your family or test the best lap times in a best in class test system – we have a great time for everybody.

    Highlights:
    Different rides like Formula Rossa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Carousel, G-Force 

    Location:
    Ferrari World is located at Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

    Timings:
    The Ferrari World remain open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.



  • 02 Grand Mosque

    Grand Mosque
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    Another famous mosque in Dubai which is a must visit for you is the Grand Mosque. This architectural show-stopper is one the world's biggest mosques, with a limit with regards to a surprising 40,000 admirers. It highlights 82 vaults, over a 1,000 segments, 24-carat gold overlaid light fixtures and the world's biggest hand tied cover.

    The primary corridor is besieged by one of the world's biggest light fixtures –10 meters in distance across, 15 meters in stature and measuring twelve tons. The mosque's first function was the memorial service of its namesake, Sheik Zayed, who is covered at the site. One can likewise discover reflecting encompassing the mosque making it more beautiful.

    The striking white and gold hues sparkling in the sun are changed during the evening by an exceptional lightning framework which mirrors the periods of the moon. Spend some time by the pool gazing at its beauty while you visit this one of kind mosque in Dubai.

    Location:
    The Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Timings:
    The mosque remains open for the Non-Muslims from Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM-10:00 PM and Friday 4:30PM-10:00PM



  • Emirate of Dubai

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  • Emirate of Dubai Attractions

  • 01 Burj Khalifa

    Burj Khalifa
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    The tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters, Burj Khalifa in Dubai used to be known as Burj Dubai. 162 rooms and an antenna in the top of the building have given the whole tower world’s attraction from the moment it came into existence in 2008.

    The construction of the tower was started in 2004 and it was opened to the public in 2010 as a part of the new development of the Government called Downtown Dubai. Burj Khalifa was considered to be the masterpiece of the popular large scale, mixed-use development.

    It was built and named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The design of the building came into the artistic mind and famous designer Adrian Smith, then working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

    Highlights: 
    This tallest skyscraper has 162 rooms and has the world’s tallest elevator spans up to 140 levels. The highest occupied floor in the building is 153rd floor where parties and events are occurred frequently and it has a private terrace as well. Experts believe that Burj Khalifa is the perfect blend of different aesthetic senses from different cultures around the globe.

    The spider lily, a widely cultivated flower in Dubai is said to be the influence for the architectural design of the building. At 555 meters, the SKY or the highest outdoor observatory space exists spreads across the levels of 148 and 125 of the building. The recent attraction is the spiral flight which has 36 steps in white oak and has a length of 100 meters. It is made beautiful with the crystal LED Chandelier.

    Location:
     It is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai main city, it is just 1.7 km away.

    Timings: Opens daily from 9 AM to 11 PM.

    Price:
     Prices vary according to timings and age but approximate pricing ranges from 125 AED to 500 AED.



  • 02 Desert Safari

    Desert Safari
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    When we talk about desert safari the first place that strikes your mind is Dubai. Dubai has always been a favorite destination when it comes to desert adventure. One such favoured activity is the Desert safari in Dubai . Enjoy riding through the desert while enjoy riding through the desert while soaking in the scenic views.

    The timings of your tour depend on the packages which you are choosing from. While in Dubai you can find of number of tour operators which provides you with the best desert safari. There are also night safari, evening safari and day safari in Dubai. 

    Highlights: Halt to watch the lovely dusk before reaching your destination where you have the chance to enjoy a camel ride, sand boarding and experiment with henna close by or feet.

    Location: Dubai Desert, Dubai.

    Price: The approximate price for this activity starts from AED 200.

  • 03 Dubai Creek

    Dubai Creek
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    A lot of you might be searching for that perfect lucury while you are travelling to Dubai. Well then you have the famous Dubai Creek which is the perfect place for you.  Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek which is a part of the new Dubai canal it extends through to the Persian Gulf.

    Dubai Creek is one the emirate's most beautiful areas that especially stand out for its conventional atmosphere and appeal. Regardless of the record-breaking points of interest involving tall structures and excitement settings that dab over the city, this normal seawater brook remains as the genuine personality of Dubai and is a living representation of the nation's long-standing convention.

    Going through the heart of the city, the river isolates Dubai into two noteworthy regions: Bur Dubai and Deira. A retro vibe is obvious in each alcove and corner of the rivulet and its encompassing territories.

    Highlights:
    Old-style structures that reflect rich Arabian accommodation, conventional style wooden dhows, and clamoring souks – all make Dubai Creek very extraordinary. With the warm and shallow water one can find a variety of rich marine life here.  Take a stroll through the amazing beauty of the region and enjoy the mixture of old and modernity while you visit this place.

    Location:
    The Dubai creek is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  • 04 Wild Wadi Waterpark

    Wild Wadi Waterpark
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    Jumeirah International, a great group of hoteliers is the guardians of Wild Wadi Waterpark, located in Jumeriah, Dubai near to Burj Al Arab. This is a famous outdoor water park with a heated or cooled wave pool, two artificial surfing machines, and numerous water slides and earlier it used to have the largest water slide apart from North America but it was removed in order to give space to two other major rides.

    The featured attraction of the park is a relishing waterfall of 18 meters and it goes off every ten minutes. To keep people entertained the park has established two gift shops, restaurants, snack stands etc.

    Highlights:
     There are 30 fun filled rides made equally suitable for any type of person. Built on the theme of the tale of Juha, a person from the Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi Water Park surprises kids as well as adults. The amazing rides include white water wadi, wadi lookout, Falaj Fury, Jebel Lookout, Flood River Flyer, Tumble Falls, Falcon Fury, Tunnel of Doom, Thunder Rapids, and Rushing Rapids and so on.

    The two new exciting rides are Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj that replaced some old rides and these two rides are one-of-a-kind rides very new to the region. The separate changing rooms for men and women with lockers are an additional advantage the park has.

    Location: 
    Jumeriah, Dubai, UAE. The park is located at a distance of 15.7 km from Dubai.

    Timings: 
    The park will be open on all days from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm. There is a separate Wadi for women that will be open on Thursdays from 08:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.



  • 05 Dubai Dolphinarium

    Dubai Dolphinarium
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    There may not be any other zoo or aquarium where people are freely interacting with dolphins and seals than at Dubai Dolphinarium. An exclusive living space for the gentle, human friendly animals of the sea, dolphins and seals are protected and preserved properly at Dubai Dolphinarium and now it has received wide accolades and recognition.

    Located in the creek side park at Bur Dubai, the dolphinarium is a very special spot for children as well since they find these species of water very adorable and cute. The aquarium is supported by Dubai Municipality since it came into existence in 2008. There entertainment programs and shows at regular times here so that people would love to spend much time with their families and kids. The dolphinarium was built with an aim to motivate the young generation to protect marine life and its habitat intact.

    Highlights: The activities of bottlenose dolphins and seals leave everyone at pure laughter and joy and there are separate fun activities like acrobatics, singing, dancing, playing balls etc done by these charming animals. There are different pools for the dolphins and also a private habitat with sea water connected to these pools.

    A medical pool and seal pool constructed in addition to the existing pools make their lives better and safe. Here, one can spot Senya, Ksyusha, Tetka, Jerry and Fekla which are the bottlenose dolphins and four seals named Ghosha, Fila, Lusha and Max. Kids’ Summer Camp, Dubai Summer Surprises are some of the major events arranged here to grab the public attention on a large scale.

    Location: 
    Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate No.1, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai. It is about 11 kms from Dubai main city via Abu Dhabi- Ghweifat International Highway or Sheikh Zayed Road.

    Timings: 
    The dolphinarium is open on all days from 10:00 to 07:30 pm except on Sundays.

    Price: Different types of entry fees are there depending on your selection. To swim with dolphins costs one price while for watching the show costs different price.
               Shallow water- Swimming with Dolphins: 450 AED
               Deep Water- Swimming with Dolphins- 600 AED



  • 06 Ferrari World

    Ferrari World
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    This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful Ferrari world in Dubai and be ready to try the ultimate loop. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate mecca situated on Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled. 

    The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride. The recreation center and it formally opened to general society on 4 November 2010. It covers a range of 86,000 square meters and was granted as the "Center East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in the year 2015.

    There are distinctive rides in the recreation center and every one of the rides is intended to excite. Regardless of whether you long for the extraordinary G-compel of world-class rollercoaster’s, need to run kart race with your family or test the best lap times in a best in class test system – we have a great time for everybody.

    Highlights:
    Different rides like Formula Rossa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Carousel, G-Force 

    Location:
    Ferrari World is located at Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

    Timings:
    The Ferrari World remain open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.



  • 07 Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

    Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
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    A vivid part of Dubai Aquarium, the Underwater Zoo is a stunning picturisation of the sturdy underwater world, but more creative and unbelievable than the original. Kids as well as adults come in large numbers to visit the zoo which has unusual reptiles and sea animals floating freely in the clean, clear water and they are the amusing creatures to be found alive only in the secret chambers of the sea.

    Since the zoo is existing inside the popular Dubai Mall, the tourists who come to visit Dubai would never miss to watch the impeccable zoo. There are surplus of things to make your kids entertained but this atypical underwater zoo would definitely leave them speechless.

    Highlights: The latest charm or highlight of the zoo is the giant crocodile which is fondly called as the King Croc, weighing a whopping 750 kilograms and with a length of 5 meters, the giant creature is the eye catcher at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. But without giving the ears to puffery, this mammoth creature surprises the visitors every day with its adorable features.

    It is one of the biggest animal in the world currently and expected to grow more in next 50 years. Sounds like a fantasy? No, it is absolutely a fact that, this animal is a wonder for many and you will believe it does exist only after you see it.

    Location: Dubai Mall, Doha off 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Street Road, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai city, you have to walk for 6 minutes to reach the Mall.

    Timing: The zoo will be open from 10:00 to 11:00 pm on all days from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the timings are subject to change.

    Price: For researcher experience: AED 100 is the ticket charge in which you get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, behind the scenes tour and underwater observatory. For explorer experience, you have to pay AED 120 as the ticket charge in which you will get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, submersible simulator, big screen theatre and aquarium glass bottom boat ride. There are other different types of tickets available like Otter Encounter, Ray Encounter, King Croc Encounter, VIP Line Buster Experiences, and Membership Program etc at different ticket charges.



  • 08 Dubai Marina

    Dubai Marina
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    Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, a district as well in Dubai situated along the two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline that glitters all the time. Experts insist that once the complete construction of the district is over, it will be able to accommodate an en masse, around 1, 20000 people in residential towers and villas. 

    The area is quite important in Dubai that accommodates Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the American University in Dubai. The blind folded inspiration to Dubai Marina is the Concord Pacific Place along the False Creek in Vancouver, Canada. The close proximity with the sea opens up a lot of chances to the marine species to enter the district.

    Highlights: To create the extensive man made marina beautiful, the developers had to bring water from the Persian Gulf to the site and created an unbelievable waterfront and the large central waterway that is excavated from the desert and extended up to 3 km. 12% of the total land area is dedicated to the central public space. 8 km of wide landscaped public walkways tranquilizes the beauty of the place to a large extent.

    Location: It is located in Dubai, around 21 kms from Dubai city.



  • 09 Dubai Miracle Garden

    Dubai Miracle Garden
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    Located in the district of Dubai Land, Dubai Miracle Garden or the flower garden is a rare sight of millions of flowers of different colours bloom together and the structures made of these flowers are really surprising and marvelously created. It came into establishment in the year of 2013, on the Valentine’s Day. It spreads over 72000 sq.meters featuring over 109 million flowers. In 2015, this garden was awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences. 

    The flowers used here are maintained by the re-use of waste water irrigated through drip irrigation method and these flowers take 757,082 litres of water every day. The recent development in the garden is the mesmerizing butterfly garden opened under the name Dubai Butterfly Garden which is the world’s largest and Dubai’s first indoor butterfly garden. The garden is a haven for overly 15000 butterflies that belong to 26 different species.

    Highlights: There are multiple formations on flowers which have gained international recognition within a short span of time. The attractions include a floral clock, an aromatic garden, peacocks, birds, castles etc. One can spend up to 2.5 hours in the par enjoying the ravishing beauty of thousand flowers arranged so beautiful.

    Location:
     The garden is located in Dubailand district, 22 kms away from the main city centre.

    Timings: 
    During weekdays, the garden will be open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm and on weekends that is on Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 09:00 am to 11:00 am.

    Price: 
    Adults: AED 40, children: 30 AED

    Best time to visit: 
    The usual time of operation of the garden is from October to April and in the months of June, July, August, September, the garden will be closed due to the high temperature level which is not suitable to spend time in the garden.

    Non-operational Months:
    The garden remains closed from late-May to September.



  • 10 Dubai Fountain

    Dubai Fountain
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    Nobody can escape the compelling beauty and charisma of Dubai Fountain, an embellishing array of light, water and music. The tallest performing fountain located in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Fountain has thousands of visitors every day. This is the second biggest choreographed music fountain established on the huge manmade lake at Burj Khalifa equipped with 6600 lights and 25 coloured projectors.

    The water comes up to 500 feet in the air with the soothing music of traditional Arabic or contemporary style. WET Design is the master brain worked behind the design of the Dubai Fountain. They are a California based company which constructed Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.

    Highlights: The unique design of the fountain amuses everyone as it comprises of five circles of different sizes and two arcs. The powerful water nozzles give the potential to reach the magnificent heights. The Dubai Fountain Lake boat ride is a celebrated fun activity available here which would give the visitors an amazing chance to watch the beauty of a rare combination of music, light and water together very closely. But the boat ride will be operational from 05:45 pm to 11:30 pm.

    Location: 
    The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. It is located about 2.7 kms away from the main city of Dubai.

    Timings: 
    Afternoon shows are on all days except Friday from 01:00 pm t0 01:30 pm. On Friday, the afternoon show will be at 01:30 pm extending up to 02:00 pm. Evening shows are starting at 06:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm, every 30 minutes.

    Price: 
    The entry is completely free.



  • 11 Burj Al Arab

    Burj Al Arab
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    Accolades from all over the world come and fall on Burj Al Arab for being the most luxurious and stylish hotels in Dubai, located on the coast of the vivacious Persian Gulf. Faultless opulence and impeccable service accommodate branded amenities and spacious rooms and thus it becomes the third tallest hotel in the world and a pearl of Dubai’s commercial scenario.

    The private island holds the hotel is located about 280 meters away from Jumeirah Beach and its connection with the mainland is via an artificial bridge. To resemble the sail of a ship, the designers have given their heart and mind to create an alluring structure to the hotel and thus it exactly mimics a cruising ship on the sea. It rises up to 321 meters above the sea level and its atrium lobby is the topmost in the world. From Wild Wadi Water Park the hotel is very close and one can reach there by walking for five minutes.

     28 double storey floors that accommodate around 202 bedroom suites are the main feature of the hotel. Free Wi-Fi, free parking, room service, laundry service, kitchen in all room, hot tub, fitness center, multi cuisine restaurant etc are some of the default amenities you can find at the hotel.

    Highlights: In terms of hospitality, Burj Al Arab sets new standards with superlative service and amenities. Mind blowing decorations and attractions embrace even the sidelined beauty present in the hotel to make it look like a fairyland. The underwater aquarium restaurant where you can reach through a simulated submarine would let your eyes widened.

    A sturdy fleet of Rolls Royce on the front court and a vast helipad are the yet another celebrated attributions. Thus celebrities are not uncommon here. Would you be surprised to know that you will get your cappuccino sprinkled with gold dust? Furthermore, the ground surface made of layers of rocks circled with a concrete honeycomb is a brilliant architectural pattern will protect the foundation from erosion.

    Location: It is located at Jumeirah, Dubai. From Dubai airport it lies 26 kms away.



  • 12 Hatta Heritage Village

    Hatta Heritage Village
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    Sprawling across the Hatta mountainous area, 100 kms away from Dubai city is Hatta Heritage Village overlooking the two mammoth mountains which were called Hajaran. The village was originated about 3000 years ago but now it is opened to the public in a revamped condition.

    The village possesses 30 buildings, shops where the traditional heritage collections are sold, a group of farms supported by a fresh water canal. Before there was an archaeological cemetery. The historically important village is visited by hundreds of tourists every day from all over the world.

    A unique chance to discover how the traditional rural lives in this mountainous regions was is hidden in the village in the form of prototypes, models, document etc which can be found in 17 houses, castles and a fortress. You can witness the old armours used in the wars like rifles, guns and cannons and other household materials like furnishings, pottery, copper etc.

    Highlights: The heritage village hosts multiple events like UAE National Day, Dubai Shopping Festival and Flag Day etc. This village is the spot where the traditions, culture, livelihood and economic development of emirates can be seen and understood to an extent. The Government has preserved all the original items belonged to the village years ago and keeping its value vibrant still.

    Location: The village is located at Hatta in Dubai. It lies about 156 kms away from Dubai city. One can reach the village via Sharjah- Kalba road from Dubai.

    Timings: 
    The village is open on all days except Thursday from 07:30 am to 08:30 pm and on Fridays, it will be open from 02:30 pm to 08:30 pm.

    Price: The entrance to the village is free of charge.



  • 13 Dhow Wharfage

    Dhow Wharfage
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    There is no doubt in that Dubai is definitely touching the chord of the people around the world. With its beauty and the luxuries it attracts tourist. While you are in this favorite city there is one place which you can’t afford to miss Dhow Wharfage. For those of you who are looking for some sightseeing option there you have the perfect place for you.

    Extending along the Deira creekside east of the Grand Souk between Deira Old Souk and Al Sabkha abra stations, the Dhow Wharfage offers an interesting look into the sea customs of old Dubai that have survived supernaturally in place at the heart of the twenty-first-century city.

    Saturated with history and extending sublimely along the Creek bank north of Maktoum Bridge are innumerable squeaking wooden dhows, moored in time-respected convention to stack and dump their assorted cargoes from everywhere throughout the area.

    Highlights: The wharfage is home to many lovely wooden dhows, some as much as a hundred years of age, which compartment here to stack and empty freight; thus the considerable canvas secured hills of stock  anything from containers of cigarettes to gigantic ventilating units  that lie stacked up along the waterfront.

    The dhows themselves run in size from the genuinely unobtrusive vessels utilized for short jumps here and there the drift to the substantial maritime art used to transport products around the Gulf and over to Iran, and even as far away from home as Somalia, Pakistan and India.

    Location: The Dhow Wharfarge is located at Baniyas Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates



  • 14 Ski Dubai

    Ski Dubai
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    In the hot summers of Dubai nothing can be a better option than an ice cold ski. Yes guys you heard it right. Ski Dubai is just the place for you where you can find your solace in the torturing heat of Dubai. Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Dubai.

    The ski resort has a stunning mountain-themed frigid setting where you can appreciate skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and participate in many snow occasions. Also get a chance to meet and play with Ski Dubai's most recent addition the Snow Penguins. Encounter moving down the Giant Ball run, bouncing a 10ft. incline, spiraling down the tube slides, touring in the chairlift or simply unwinding over a hot chocolate at short 4 degrees.

    Ride the Snow Bullet and take off as high as 16 meters over the ground with skiers and inclines beneath you, all while hustling against family and companions at 150 meter long.  You will definitely land up in an alternate world while you try all these activities. 

    Location: The Ski Dubai is located at Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. 

    Timings: Opens from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.


  • 15 Grand Mosque

    Grand Mosque
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    Another famous mosque in Dubai which is a must visit for you is the Grand Mosque. This architectural show-stopper is one the world's biggest mosques, with a limit with regards to a surprising 40,000 admirers. It highlights 82 vaults, over a 1,000 segments, 24-carat gold overlaid light fixtures and the world's biggest hand tied cover.

    The primary corridor is besieged by one of the world's biggest light fixtures –10 meters in distance across, 15 meters in stature and measuring twelve tons. The mosque's first function was the memorial service of its namesake, Sheik Zayed, who is covered at the site. One can likewise discover reflecting encompassing the mosque making it more beautiful.

    The striking white and gold hues sparkling in the sun are changed during the evening by an exceptional lightning framework which mirrors the periods of the moon. Spend some time by the pool gazing at its beauty while you visit this one of kind mosque in Dubai.

    Location:
    The Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Timings:
    The mosque remains open for the Non-Muslims from Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM-10:00 PM and Friday 4:30PM-10:00PM



  • 16 Iceland Waterpark

    Iceland Waterpark
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    Most of you might be wondering why people visit Dubai when its so sunny there. But your might not be aware about the fact that Dubai has made everything possible in the desert heat.  Iceland Waterpark is just another example of the wonders that Dubai is creating for all.

    You might have already got the idea what is this park about. But let us give you a clearer picture of that. Ice Land has more than 30 thrilling slides, a colossal wave pool, and top of the line private cabanas. It also has an Olympic estimated lap pool and an excellent shoreline. With its children pools and zones reasonable for youngsters, it has something for everybody.

    Ice Land likewise has practical experience in offering group building exercises for the corporate part. The most recent expansion to the park is the new beach front campground.

    Highlights: Ice land offer some remarkable attractions with the Penguin Falls, World's Largest Man made Waterfall, Rocky Polar Mountains with the biggest arrangement of waterslides, Penguin Bay 6000sqmtrs Rain Dance Pool, Aqua Soccer surprisingly, Coral Isle a snorkeling pool and other exciting encounters at the Arctic Wave Pool, Tundra Baths, Eddy Pond and the Kids Cove a devoted territory for the children.

    Location: Iceland Waterpark is located at Jazeera - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates.

    Timings: Opens from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.



  • 17 The Lost Chamber Aquarium

    The Lost Chamber Aquarium
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    A walk through the glass tunnels to see the sea infront of yours very clearly and in detail will not be a dream but reality at the Lost Chamber’s Aquarium in Dubai. The awe-struck moments are created while you have a tour at Atlantis, the Palm. 

    Here is a life time opportunity to interact with the mighty sharks, stingray, piranhas, sea horses and other marine creatures right before your eyes floating and playing. The design of the aquarium was inspired by the spell binding Lost City of Atlantis, the underwater tunnels at the aquarium gives the visitor an unforgettable experience by showing the shipwrecks and ruins. There are ten beautiful chambers which display the distinguished life culture underwater.

    Highlights: More than 20 marine lives exist in this aquarium along with a touch tank. Behind the Scenes will let you know more about Moral Eel and other animals found and rarely described anywhere.  Learn about the fish hospital, the water filtering systems and similar things here and know the tips to take care of marine animals. The breathtaking Ambassador Lagoon would show you how the professional divers are navigating under the water. If you dare to do something adventure, then the aquarium offers you that as well for the whole family.

    Location: Atlantis the Palm, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. It is located around 26 kms away from Dubai city.

    Timings: The aquarium is open on all days from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

    Price: AED 120 per person



  • 18 Spice Souk

    Spice Souk
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    Adjacent to the popular Dubai Gold Souk, in the eastern part of Dubai, in Deira. There are a lot of inner lines and stalls which exhibit the fresh aroma of different types of spices. In large baskets, the intense fragrance of spices, rose petals, medicinal herbs are kept safe and those who walk around will fall for these items in the basket.

    Spices ranging from frankincense to shisha are sold here along with numerous traditional herbs which were the ingredients added to give more flavours to Arabic and South Asian food items. Apart from spices, the stores have household articles, textile items, artifacts, rugs etc. Haggling is the main type of trading in the souk.

    The establishment of large supermarkets and stores have influenced the number of the stores in the souk to be decreased.

    Highlights: 
    The collection of incense burners, saffron, sheesha pipes, henna kits etc is the best and largely sold items in the market.

    Timing: 
    The souk is open from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 10:00 on all days from Saturday to Thursday and on Fridays, it will be open from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

    Location: 
    The spice souk is located at Sikkat Al Khail Road in Deira, Dubai. It is located at a distance of 14 kms from Dubai via Baniyas Road.

    Price: 
    The entrance to the souk is absolutely free.



  • 19 Old Dubai Bastakia

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    A traditional, heritage centre or district is Al Bastakiya in Dubai, UAE. Its original name is Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. The construction of the district happened in 1890 and then the district was able to house around 60 housing units separated by narrow and winding lanes. In the year of 1980, the district was destroyed to the maximum in order to give space for building new office complex.

    The remaining housing units were turned to be warehouses and places for foreign labourers to stay. Rayner Otter, a renowned British architect has renovated his house in the district and he sought the help of Prince Charles to make the district a heritage center and preserve it from further demolition. In 2005, Dubai Municipality started a project to restore the old localities and lanes in the district.

    Highlights: The private homes which are yet not destroyed attract the public due to the architectural brilliance portrayed on the buildings. Such buildings include Sheikh Mohammed Building for Cultural Understanding, Dubai Museum, Majlis Gallery, Ostra- the gallery showcasing the contemporary art and sculpture, Arabian Tea House- a popular courtyard and XVA- a small art house and gallery.

    Location: The district is located at Hamriya Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE. If you take the Al Satwa Road, you can reach the district in approximately 20 minutes and a drive of 10 kms would be there.

    Timing: The district will be open on all days from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm to the public and people spend around 2 hours approximately inside.



  • 20 Dubai Museum

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    The main museum in Dubai is the Dubai Museum located at Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787. It is known to be the oldest existing building in Dubai. It was opened by the ruler of Dubai with an aim of displaying the traditional way of Emirate’s life, in 1971. At the entrance, there is one fort that was constructed earlier and various displays along with it. From there, one will move to the galleries along the path and in the galleries, you will come to witness the general portrayals of the culture of the Emirates which was famous during the 1800s. 

    The local antiquities and handicrafts from different countries and continents like Africa and Asia are well presented. These items were the traded collections. The number of visitors to the museum was increasing year by year and thus its fame was enhanced and reached beyond the horizon.

    Highlights: The strong Al Fahidi Fort is the Numero Uno attraction at the museum that has an immaculate exhibition of the emirate’s transitions from fishing to become one of the illustrious leaders of commerce, finance and trade. There are displays of how important the sea to the natives before they started digging out oil and there is another room where the artefacts of ancient archaeological brilliance excavated from the nearby sites.

    Location: It is situated at Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Opposite to the Grand Mosque in Dubai, UAE. It is situated at a distance of around 12 kms from Dubai main city and one can reach there via Abu Dhabi- Ghweifat International Highway.

    Timing: The museum is open on all days from Saturday to Thursday from 08:30 am to 08:30 pm and from 02:30 pm to 08:30 pm on Fridays.

    Price: Adults have to pay 3 dirhams and children have to pay 1 dirham to enter the museum.




  • 21 Gold Souk

    Gold Souk
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    Adjacent to the popular Dubai Gold Souk, in the eastern part of Dubai, in Deira. There are a lot of inner lines and stalls which exhibit the fresh aroma of different types of spices. In large baskets, the intense fragrance of spices, rose petals, medicinal herbs are kept safe and those who walk around will fall for these items in the basket. 

    Spices ranging from frankincense to shisha are sold here along with numerous traditional herbs which were the ingredients added to give more flavours to Arabic and South Asian food items. Apart from spices, the stores have household articles, textile items, artifacts, rugs etc. Haggling is the main type of trading in the souk. The establishment of large supermarkets and stores have influenced the number of the stores in the souk to be decreased.

    Highlights: The collection of incense burners, saffron, sheesha pipes, henna kits etc is the best and largely sold items in the market.

    Location: 
    The spice souk is located at Sikkat Al Khail Road in Deira, Dubai. It is located at a distance of 14 kms from Dubai via Baniyas Road. 

    Timing: 
    The souk is open from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 10:00 on all days from Saturday to Thursday and on Fridays, it will be open from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

    Price: 
    The entrance to the souk is absolutely free.



  • 22 Safa Park

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    An important spot in the history of Dubai and the people over there, Safa Park has been going through many redevelopments these years. It is a 64-hectare huge park which was an erstwhile accommodation center for illegal migrants from South Asia mostly. The park came into establishment during 1975 after the inhabitants were removed from there.

    Despite its location near to Sheikh Zayed Road, the park creates beautiful anthologies to entertain the people come here to escape from the daily humdrum. All the major sparkles of Dubai are visible from the park as its point of standing is at the center of everything.

    Highlights: 
    Among the multiple highlights the park has, the major one is the three lakes within the park that attract an excess of unique species of birds and the park is a haven for 16924 trees belong to different types as well as various bushes. To relax completely, one can find green carpets of grass throughout the park which is kept tidy always, a small forest and a hill that offers a beautiful view of the whole park.

    Some come to simply sit and stroll around while some others find the private space to read books. The amusement park within the park has several bikes which attract teenagers as well as it acts as the jogger’s companion.

    Location: 
    Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. It is located 10.53 kms southwest of the traditional center of Dubai

    Timings: 
    It is open all days from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm. But from Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 08:00 to 11:00 pm.

    Price: 
    3 dirhams per person is the entry fee.



  • 23 Palm Jumeirah

    Palm Jumeirah
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    You must have definitely heard about this place if you are planning to visit Dubai. An artificial archipelago in United Arab Emirates Palm Jumeirah was created utilizing land recovery by Nakheel, an organization claimed by the Dubai government. One of the most beautiful thing in Dubai are the artificial archipelagos in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf.

    Palm Jumeirah, which resembles a stylised palm tree from above, was the principal improvement of its kind, and was initially charged as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Notwithstanding the numerous inns and resorts on the islands, you can cruise around Palm Jumeirah in a yacht or speedboat offered by one of the numerous private visiting organizations, or jump on board the Palm Monorail that rushes to the Atlantis resort.

    Location: Palm Jumeirah is located at Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


  • 24 Desert Conservation Reserve

    Desert Conservation Reserve
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    The first national park of UAE if Dubai Desert Conservation Centre and Dubai has dedicated a huge land in order to carve out the best habitat for the rare species of wildlife under a single project. The rehabilitation of endangered species was done very carefully and thus now the land is a highly protected environment that preserves the last of the desert wildernesses. 

    Since the development of Dubai was in a blink of an eye, there was a huge threatening toward the flora and fauna of the desert and the Government thus brought forth the idea of protecting those species to balance the nature with the fast paced development the city will attain in the recent future.

    To be measured, the land is about 225 square kilometers and recognized as a natural reserve which consists of about 5% of the total landmass of Dubai. Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is a predominant attraction found here. Camel safari, dune bashing, dune dinner, archery, falconry, horse riding, wildlife safari, sand boarding etc are the majorly available activities at the centre.

    Highlights: A day tour can show you the best of the reserve with the help of a trained guide. You will be able to know more in detail about the list of endangered species belonging to varying flora and fauna found only in deserts as the conditions here are conducive for their growth. Different types of antelopes, desert cats, rodents, hedgehogs and rabbits, desert dogs, snakes and many reptiles, small insects, spiders and unique desert plants and shrubs are together living in the reserve in harmony.

    Location: 
    E-66, Dubai Al Ain Highway, Murqqab Exit 50, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai, UAE. It is located around 64.3 kms away from Dubai city and one can reach the spot via Dubai- Al Ain Road.



  • 25 Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre

    Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre
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    While you are trying to discover the magic of Dubai a lot of you might be panning to head out to the Falcon Heritage Sports Centre. Falconry has been famous in the UAE for a considerable length of time and keeps on having an essential influence of Arab lifestyle. At the national Falcon Heritage and Sports Center, you can see the majestic bird.

    There are different types of bird show and t is the main place in Dubai where you can get them. This is definitely the place if you are looking for this majestic bird falcon. The place additionally has a veterinary facility and a souq where individuals can purchase the most recent frill for your feathered partner, the Falcon Heritage and Sports Center is likewise home to one of Dubai's best kept secrets.

    Highlights:
    The Falcon Museum can be discovered effectively, the place is by and large full with guests who are either falconers, or who regularly visit with their birds for a checkup at the vet, or to buy them new burqas or falcony gears.

    Location: The Falcon Heritage Sports Centre is located at Muscat Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Timings:
    · 10AM–12:30PM and 4:00 PM–10PM.