Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bur Dubai

Dubai Museum

Dubai's best museum occupies the sturdy Al Fahidi Fort, built around 1800 and considered the city's oldest structure. The exhibit charts the emirate's turbo-evolution from fishing and pearling village to global cent…
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…
Area in Bur Dubai

Al Fahidi Historic District

Traffic fades to a quiet hum in the labyrinthine lanes of this nicely restored heritage area formerly known as the Bastakia Quarter. Its narrow walking lanes are flanked by sand-colored houses topped with wind tower…
Top Choice Landmark in Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab

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

Madinat Jumeirah

One of Dubai’s most attractive developments, Madinat Jumeirah is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Arab village, complete with a souq, palm-fringed waterways and desert-colored hotels and villas festoon…
Top Choice Mosque in Jumeirah

Jumeirah Mosque

Snowy white and intricately detailed, Jumeirah is Dubai's most beautiful mosque and one of only a handful in the UAE that are open to non-Muslims, during one-hour guided tours operated by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre …
Top Choice Market in Deira

Deira Gold Souq

All that glitters is gold (and occasionally silver) at this colourful covered arcade where hundreds of stores overflow with every kind of jewellery imaginable, from tiny pearl earrings to giant golden wedding neckla…
Museum in Jumeirah

Etihad Museum

This fantastic museum tells the story of the formation of the UAE in 1971, spurred by the discovery of oil in the 1950s and the withdrawal of the British in 1968. Interactive displays, photographs, artefacts and per…
Aquarium in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Mall’s most mesmerising sight is this gargantuan aquarium where thousands of beasties flit and dart amid artificial coral. Sharks and rays are top attractions, but other popular denizens include sumo-sized gro…
Market in Deira

Deira Fish Market

Follow your nose to Dubai’s largest and busiest fish market, near the Al Shindagha Tunnel. Shrimp (prawns) the size of bananas, metre-long kingfish and mountains of blue crabs are among the treasures of the sea bein…