As what can arguably be considered the most cosmopolitan city in the Middle East, Dubai is brimming with a plethora of vibrant attractions that keep travelers trotting to its shores from across the globe. From towering skyscrapers and mesmerizing beaches to world record-breaking attractions and a buzzing nightlife scene, there’s something to dazzle even the most discerning tourist.
With ample bucket-list attractions, we’ve narrowed down some of the most hip and happening places you need to see on your next trip to Dubai in 2022 and beyond.
The Museum of the Future
Enjoy an immersive experience and reimagine the possibilities of our world like never before at the Museum of the Future. As one of the newest attractions dubbed the “most beautiful building on Earth,” it takes an unconventional approach to traditional museums as an innovative exhibition space comprising futuristic technologies, services and products. Explore a digital Amazon rain forest, disconnect from the digital world in a spa-like haven, reimagine the future of space travel and more.
The Dubai Ice Rink
Visit one of the world’s largest malls, the Dubai Mall, and venture into its Olympic-sized indoor ice rink! Cool down in the blistering Dubai climate by gliding across this gigantic space, or try your hand at the IceBykes available. If you’ve ever wanted to ice-skate in the heart of the desert, now’s your chance.
The Palm Fountain
As the world’s largest dancing fountain, the Palm Fountain is located on the man-made archipelago known as the Palm Jumeirah. Join the crowd and witness the awe-inspiring dancing water jets put on a choreographed dancing show to some of the world’s hit records.
Hop aboard the world’s largest observation wheel at Bluewaters Island for a bird’s eye view of the city! Ain Dubai’s glass cabin pods offer various options for entertainment and leisure. Enjoy a romantic date with your travel companion, welcome sips and nibbles in the social cabins and more while soaking up 360-degree views that stretch as far as the eye can see.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
If amusement park fun is on your bucket list, then a trip to Dubai’s largest indoor theme park is definitely worth it! IMG Worlds of Adventure has 5 unique zones, plus a Kidz Zone for younger travellers. Play and explore as your hop on heart-palpitating rides, meet characters, enjoy park parades, and savor international cuisine at the on-site restaurants. Enjoy a taste of Cartoon Network, the prehistoric dinosaurs of Lost Valley, the iconic characters of Marvel, the gruesome ghouls of the Haunted Hotel, and a bit of added surprise at IMG Boulevard.
The Dubai Frame
Take a glimpse into Dubai’s past, present and future at the world’s largest frame, the Dubai Frame. While you’re there, enjoy an immersive experience as you enjoy a ride in the elevator to unparalleled views of the city along with insight into Dubai’s fascinating history and its progressive journey to what it is known as today.
The Dubai Creek
Board an abra (a traditional motorized boat) and cruise along the historic saltwater creek. Located in the historical neighborhood of Bur Dubai, here is where the city’s pearl divers contributed to its economy and merchants traded everything from spices and perfumes to golds and textiles. While you’re there, be sure to pay a visit to the traditional marketplaces also known as souks for an extra dose of heritage and culture.
Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood
Enjoy a taste of true Emirati life at Al Fahidi for a cultural trip of note. Explore the oldest building in Dubai, the Al Fahidi Fort that has now been converted to become the Dubai Museum, roam the cobblestone streets in search of a restaurant and sip on tea blends and authentic Arabic coffee in the courtyard of the widely renowned Arabian Teahouse.
Dinner in the Sky
An exhilarating experience meets contemporary cuisine at 50 metres above the ground! Embrace a unique fine dining experience at Dinner in the Sky, where diners get to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience at soaring levels on a crane at one of the most unusual restaurants in the world.
Experience it all from Rove Hotels
With 9 hotels scattered across convenient locations in Dubai, Rove Hotels is your ideal basecamp for exploring the city. Enjoy affordable accommodation that doesn’t compromise on quality, plus exciting facilities including a temperature-controlled swimming pool, 24-hour gym, on-site restaurants like The Daily and TGI Fridays, communal games areas, and more! Whatever you’re after, Rove ticks all the boxes. Learn more about Rove Hotels here.
Dubai’s attractions beckon every kind of traveler to explore, from avid foodies and culture vultures to thrill-seekers and sports enthusiasts. Get ready to rediscover the city of gold in new ways with our list of must-do and must-see attractions.
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