United Arab Emirates attractions

Top Choice Mosque in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Rising majestically from manicured gardens and visible from the bridges joining Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an impressive welcome to the city. With more than 80 marble domes on…
Top Choice Museum in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Jean Nouvel, the highly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi finally arrived in late 2017. Through 12 galleries, the world-class collection traces humanity's artistic achievement…
Top Choice Landmark in Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab

The Burj's graceful silhouette – meant to evoke the sail of a dhow (a traditional wooden cargo vessel) – is to Dubai what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Completed in 1999, this iconic landmark sits on an artificial i…
Top Choice Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Museum

Sharjah's heritage and arts areas are anchored by one of the region's most dynamic art museums, a treat for committed art-lovers and casual visitors alike. Downstairs, two galleries present rotating temporary exhibi…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Standing outside Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, watching anxious owners from across the region delivering their hooded 'patients' in person, you will quickly realise that this is a much-needed and much-loved facility. F…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Sharjah

Mleiha Archaeological Site

If you thought the UAE's history only really began when oil was struck, you'd be wrong, and this site is a fascinating introduction to a mind-boggling heritage. Archaeological excavations at Mleiha (pronounced 'male…
Top Choice Museum in Bur Dubai

Dubai Museum

The city's main historical museum charts Dubai's turbo-evolution from fishing and pearling village to global centre of commerce, finance and tourism. It has an atmospheric setting in the compact Al Fahidi Fort, buil…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Dubai

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Housed in an air-conditioned hangar the size of 28 football fields, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park. The US$1 billion park is truly impressive, with more than 20 rides and attraction…
Top Choice Landmark in Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a stunning feat of architecture and engineering, with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd. The world’s tallest building pierces the sky at 828m a…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Bur Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Anyone keen on delving deeper into Emirati culture and history should take advantage of the activities, Emirati meals and tours offered through this nonprofit centre, based on the edge of Al Fahidi Historic District…