Dubai has to be seen to be believed. This is no surprise that Dubai leaves everybody spellbound with its awe-inspiring skyscrapers, luxury, amazing shopping opportunities, adrenaline rush activities, gorgeous parks, and much more. Regardless of how long you are going to stay in Dubai, you’ll never experience a dull moment in Dubai with its plethora of attractions, and certainly, you’ll be spoilt for the choice. So we are here to help you! We’ve taken the top Dubai attractions from a bucket list. Having these attractions in your itinerary will certainly take your holiday experience to the next level.
Burj Khalifa – A Living Wonder
The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa offers luxurious leisure and recreational facilities, public observation deck, Atmosphere – the world’s highest restaurant, and much more. Millions of tourists explore Dubai to visit the 160-storey building.
Public Access is to:
- At the Top, the observation deck
- Armani Hotel Dubai
- Amenities offered at The Club
At the Top of Burj Khalifa – The observation deck
Get ready to soar at the height of 555 meters in Dubai. No trip to Dubai is complete without viewing the magnificent Dubai’s skyline from the observation deck. People can experience the amazing Dubai skyline from At the Top, Burj Khalifa level 124 and 125 and At the Top Sky, Burj Khalifa Sky level 148. Enjoy closer looks with telescopes from the observation deck. Most of the people spend an average of one hour by enjoying spectacular city views.
At the top Level 125 + 124
Timings and Fare:
Non-prime hours: 0830 hours – 1530 hours and 1830 hours until closing
Fare: AED 100 for child (4 to 12 years) & AED 130 for Adults (12 years+)
Prime hours*: 1600 hours – 1800 hours
Fare: AED 165 for child (4 to 12 years) & AED 215 for Adults (12 years+)
For immediate entry admission, tourists can pay AED 315 irrespective of age.
*Prime hours are subjected to change.
Armani Hotel Dubai offers 160 award-winning guest rooms and suites. It features seven restaurants, luxurious Armani/Spa, and collection of retail outlets. Every sophisticated room comes with contemporary designs and luxury reflecting Giorgio Armani’s signature.
Fare: 2289 AED (Fare changes depending on room you choose)
Location: Concourse to Level 8, levels 38 & 39
The Burj Club
The Burj Club is a perfect pick to spend your nights in luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to gym, spa, and rooftop of the Burj Club. Escape to the Burj Club Spa and enjoy luxurious facilities and treatments with a backdrop of Downtown Dubai.
- AED 275 from Sunday – Thursday
- AED 325 on Friday & Saturday
Guests visiting from Sunday to Thursday can upgrade Comfort Zone and enjoy all-day pool access and free detox beverage at AED 400. The Burj Club’s Rooftop brunch welcomes you to enjoy its latest season of sumptuous food, drinks, and all-day pool access.
Don’t miss Rooftop Soiree at the Burj Club
Enjoy dazzling sunset at the Rooftop Soiree pool. Guests can also take benefits of the daily happy hours from 6 PM to 8 PM where fruity and bubbly beverages can be purchased at special fares.
When to visit: Wednesday to Friday
Timings: 6 PM to 11 PM
Admission: AED 150 (AED 100 can be redeemed on food & beverages)
How to reach Burj Khalifa?
A number of transportation options are available to reach the Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station is the nearest station and is served by the red line. Depending on traffic you can choose a taxi. Taking a bus is cheaper to reach the Burj Khalifa.
Tip: You can get updated schedules, step-by-step directions, and live arrivals using Moovit app.
Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai is the leading shopping, entertainment, and cultural destination in the region attracting more than 5 million guests for each season. Guests can dine, entertain, and shop from a range of options and experience a whole new kind of entertainment. Few entertainment options include pavilion shows, Angry Birds live shows, and much more. Global Village 2017-18 runs from 1 November 2017 to 7 April 2018.
- 27 pavilions – showcasing region’s handicrafts, cuisines, and merchandise
- For this 22nd season, the countries that Global Village is representing include the UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Morocco, Russia, India, and China.
- Fireworks displayed on every Thursdays and Fridays at 9 PM.
- International stars performances on every Fridays.
- The stage shows of the Global Village 2017/18 season include Tell Tales, City Jam Extra, Viva Bollywood II, and the Mega Monster Stunt Show, etc.
- Carnaval offers 100+ arcade games in a building, exhilarating fairground rides for children as well as adults, 34 skill games, etc.
Two main gates to Global Village Dubai
- Gate of the World
- Cultural Gate
- 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM from Saturday to Wednesday (entry gates closed at 11:30 PM)
- 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM on Thursdays, Fridays and Public Holidays (entry gates closed at 12:30 AM)
- Mondays are exclusively dedicated to families and ladies only.
Admission: AED 15
Free entry for:
- Children under 3 years
- People of Determination with one companion
- People above 65 years
How to reach Global Village Dubai?
The Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is currently operating four bus services to the Global Village. The following services run from 3.15 PM 11.15 PM. Services 102 and 106 offer direct routes to Global Village. All four services charge a flat fare of 10 Dirhams.
Travel time: 30 minutes
|Bus Service No.||Departing point|
|102||Rashidiya Metro Station near Dubai International Airport|
|103||Union Metro station in Deira runs via Al Rabat Street|
|104||Al Ghubaiba Metro Station in Bur Dubai runs via Al Jafiliya metro station|
|106||The Mall of the Emirates Metro Station|
The Dubai Miracle Garden – It’s Really a Miracle in the Desert
Get ready to visit the brilliant blossom-filled Dubai Miracle Garden. Its fifth season is running from 1st November 2017 to 31st May 2018. Dubai Miracle Garden has earned a Guinness World Record in 2016 for creating the largest floral installation ever – life-sized Emirates A380 model with moving engine turbines. The garden changes every year with all-new installations and designs. The life-sized plane is just the beginning; the Dubai Miracle Garden is ready to surprise everyone with impressive latest patterns.
- For adults: 45 AED
- Child below 12 years: 35 AED
- Child below 2 years: Free
Note: Tickets purchased at the Miracle Garden are only valid.
Timings: 9 AM – 9 PM, from Sunday to Thursday (Counter closes at 8:30 PM)*
9 AM – 11 PM on Fridays and Saturdays (Counter closes at 10:30 PM)*
*Closing times may change in accordance to weather conditions/crowd.
How to reach Dubai Miracle Garden?
Bus from Mall of Emirates: The Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is currently operating a direct route (105) connecting Mall of the Emirates (MOE) and Dubai Miracle Garden.
- Travel time: 20 – 30 minutes
- Bus fare: 5 Dirhams
Bus from Union Square: Bus route No. 103 plies between Union Station and Global Village. From Global Village, tourists can take a taxi to reach the Miracle Garden.
Tourists can reach the Mall of Emirates by metro and take taxis from the Mall of Emirates to the Miracle Garden.
- Travel time: 10 – 20 minutes
- Taxi fare: 30-35 Dirhams
Metro is not a convenient option to reach the garden. However, Sharaf DG and Dubai Internet city are the two metro stations located 11 kilometers away from the flower garden.
Did we miss your favorite spot and that is a must-see in Dubai? Well, we’ll update that in the upcoming part. Keep an eye here for the next list of Dubai attractions.