Dubai, the land of dreams. That is exactly what I would term a place that has a whole ministry just for taking care of happiness. It is one of the best places for dreamers and achievers. Look around Dubai to find things that you could ever think of. And if you don’t find it, well just look in a day and it will be there.
This is why, for a travel lover, the best places in Dubai to visit, is very confusing as there are a lot.
The best-rated places in Dubai are all over the place(yes literally, everything in Dubai is highly rated) and the food is just over the top (please just please, try out the shawarma). Having been born and raised in Dubai, it sure is home to me. But this post ain’t just another one appreciating the beauty of Dubai (though I could go on for ages and ages).
This post is to show you what according to me is the best places in Dubai that you must visit today.
Every person in Dubai has their own favorite places. While some love the beach, others love the malls. Some can’t do without starbucks while for some others, a karak tea seems like a magic potion. Studying and growing up in dubai is one among the best things that happened to me.
Everyone wants to visit Dubai because of which the best-rated places in Dubai are very common to many, at least through photos.
But some places seem a bit overrated because of personal likes and dislikes. For example, while the Burj Khalifa looks like a must-go spot for many, some love to roam the Dubai mall more. Having spent such a long time in Dubai, I felt like I should share the best ten places in Dubai that I love to visit.
Don’t get me wrong, this ain’t just another list of the best-rated places in Dubai. This is my personal favorite list, and this might just turn out to be yours too.
1. Desert safari
I know that many have heard of this place and are wondering what it is. Yes, this is as cool as the name suggests. You can rent a car along with a driver and ride through the desert. Beware, the ride will seem very close to that in a roller coaster.
It is going to be very bumpy but trust me, it is worth it. You can then ride a camel and take photos while on it. The fact that the fun just began is a big hug. You can ride a quad bike, dune buggy, go sandboarding, dune bashing and some desert safari companies even offer you a hot air balloon experience.
You will also get access to a free party that includes delicious Arabic food at the end. There will be dancers and magicians and artists performing for you. Yes, it surely is as fun as it sounds. If you are going to Dubai, definitely check this place out.
2. Miracle garden
72 000 sqm of flowers filled with colors and scents. That is miracle garden in one line for you. Dubai being built over a desert, to stage such a huge place with millions of flowers show us how amazing Dubai is. This is added to every tourist’s bucket list because you just cannot avoid this place if you are in Dubai.
Miracle garden welcomes all families and is a wonderful place to refresh your mind. It was launched on valentine’s day (yes this place is ideal for lovers) and has approximately 150 million flowers. It opens from mid- November to mid-may which makes the place just perfect to hit during the winter and spring. And yes, since it opened, it has secured its place in the list of ‘the best places in Dubai to visit’.
3. IMG Worlds Of Adventure, Dubai
This is the world’s largest indoor theme and amusement park. Yes, to be number one in everything is Dubai’s dream. IMG Worlds of Adventure has 5 zones, each dedicated to and representing specific people. Two of its zones represent the marvel universe and cartoon network. If you are a fan of any of the characters, shows, movies, or anything at all related to, from these both universes, this is the place for you.
They have action figures of almost every character (which you can buy) and if you are lucky enough, you could meet the avengers 😉. They have managed to bring the characters to real life with their unique rides and settings. The lost valley stages a lot of scary rides and huge dinosaurs.
If you are like Ross (cmon his dinosaur love was world-famous), you will love this place. They also have an amazing movie theatre (Novo Cinemas) and great dining that makes it the perfect place for even food lovers.
4. Global village
If you are a travel lover, you must visit this place at least once in your lifetime. It is like visiting 90 countries and meeting so many different people at one go. It holds cultures and signature products of almost 90 countries, across a vast area. Each country has a block of their own and inside it, the atmosphere is completely that of that country.
Almost every nationality is present there, literally. You can find traditions, products, signatures, and artforms of almost all the countries in the world in here. There is a huge place for food lovers as well. I would recommend the food stalls in the floating market if you do check out the place. There are also many fun rides and games inside this village.
You can also go shopping and this might just give you the best shopping experience ever. This is because you just have a lot to choose from. A lot of options. It even hosts great street, stunt, and stage shows during the season. It is a lot of amazing experiences in just one place and you just have to visit here if you are a travel lover.
5. Ski Dubai
If you never got to witness snowfalls or skiing, head out to Ski Dubai. The fact that Dubai is built on a desert does not seem to stop Dubai from innovations and creativity. Ski Dubai is the closest experience to the winter regions you can get in the whole of the middle east.
It even teaches skiing and has a ski school of its own. You will have lots of fun inside here having access to the snow park, snowboarding, penguin encounter, I fly experience, chairlift, zorb ball, mountain thriller, and many many more. Ski Dubai is a part of the mall of emirates, one of the largest malls in the world.
All these amazing features and the place it is hosted, together contribute to making it one of the best places in Dubai to have fun.
6. Motiongate Dubai
If IMG represents Marvel and Cartoon Network, Motiongate introduces you to Dreamworks animation, Columbia pictures, smurfs village, Lionsgate, and Studio Central. It is also a theme park with 5 awesome zones and 40 world-class rides.
Some of the best things you would come across here are the Kung fu panda academy, King Julien’s sideshow, the fountain of dreams, et cetera. Even the dining area is designed in a way that represents these movies and shows. Also, there are a lot of areas in the place for you to go shopping which makes it even more of a family place.
Do not think that this is just for small children as there are many rides in there that would make your blood rush even if you are a group of adults. It represents the golden age of Hollywood making it one of the best places in Dubai for you to visit.
7. Mamzar beach
There are a lot of amazing beaches across Dubai. Some of them are even bigger than the Mamzar beach. But the reason it has become my personal favorite is because of one special tea shop near it. Rabbash, this tea shop is almost brilliant and offers the best tea and sandwiches ever.
Buy a tea from Rabbash, head out to the beach, grab a seat, and watch the sun slowly going down and you will surely understand why I love this beach.
Also, the Mamzar park and swimming pool are very near to the beach itself, so if you do want to visit these places in one go, Mamzar is the perfect spot.
It is one of the best picnic spots in Dubai and this is the very reason why it became one of the best places in Dubai to visit, according to me.
8. Dubai mall
Being one of the largest malls in the world, Dubai Mall is the epitome of shopping. Luxury shops, fashion avenues, health care outlets, toys, electronics, and almost all of the world-famous brands are here.
And if you love to walk a lot, this place is perfect for you. You will literally be never bored here and will not notice the passing time.
It also has a huge dining area that stages a lot of international restaurants and fast-food outlets (it is one of my favorite dining spots in the U.A.E).
Dubai Mall also has the world’s largest aquarium that would give you a close encounter with the creatures in the ocean. There is even a tunnel through the aquarium which is really worth the ticket.
There is electronic go-carting, a huge VR park that gives an amazing experience, and even a haunted region called Hysteria that is bound to give you the chills.
It also holds an ice rink and a great movie theatre. Together the Dubai Mall is one of the best creations in the region and definitely one of the best places in Dubai.
9. Zip line – Jabal Jais
Now I know I mentioned that these posts would just be about the best places in Dubai but let me go ahead and give you guys two amazing places in the United Arab Emirates that you must visit. If you are an adventure junkie or a person that craves the best of experiences, these two places are for you.
The zip line in Jabal Jais (the highest mountain in the world) is the world’s longest zip line. It travels at a speed of 120 kph to 150 kph and that too at a height of 1680 meters above sea level. The safety measurements taken are very good and you are in for a huge adventure. If you have had the dreams of flying, this is something you must try out.
Now the zipline is in Jabal Jais, which is in Ras al Khaimah (also an emirate of the U.A.E). This is just a couple of hours away from Dubai. And on reaching Jabal Jais you would also be able to visit the highest peak in the U.A.E. You can also enjoy the Jais Sky tour and Sky maze.
10. Ferrari world
This is in Abu Dhabi, the capital emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Again a couple of hours away from Dubai. Ferrari world is the first Ferrari branded theme park in the world. It has a lot of rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. The world’s fastest roller coaster belongs here and this is its best attraction (it is scary but exciting, trust me). It has a speed of 0 to 240 km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
Ferrari world also has the world’s highest rollercoaster loop known as the flying aces. Some of the amazing other rides it provides are the Turbo track, fiorino GT Challenge, turbo tower, flying wings et cetera. You can also experience a 4D fantasy, drive with a virtual F1 pro on a cinematic simulator and even design a Ferrari GT and test it on a Circuit.
There is an exhibition of all the new hypercars of Ferrari too inside the theme park. It sure is one of the best amusement parks in the world without a doubt. And surely after going, you would understand why it ranks among the best places in Dubai.
At the end of the day, its your smile that matters.
Now, there are some great places that I haven’t mentioned in my list such as the Burj Khalifa or Palm Jumeirah et cetera. This ain’t because they are becoming overrated but because Dubai is a land of creativity and innovation. And every new day you visit this place, you will find a new thing to visit.
Because of this, I chose the top ten places in Dubai adventure junkies and travel lovers like me would love.
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