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Best iconic places to visit in Dubai

Dubai is most eminent city in the Middle East and the Capital City of UAE. It is place that is continually in mutability, vitality in nature that makes it so attractive. Dubai never ceases to wonder masses, from ultra-modern architectural audacity, cutting-edge infrastructure of its buildings, and glorifying designs of shopping malls, luxurious hotels to exotic beaches, ski slopes and glorious nightlife, making it the most preferred destination to travel. It's a land of Gold, commerce, oil, tourism, global business, immigration and home to many expats. It has been awarded the “ World’s Most Popular Destination” in 2023 competing with London, Paris, Bali and Marrakech.

So, if you are in planning to visit Dubai, here is a list of most iconic places to visit in Dubai.

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Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountains

With more than 1200 luxury brands and fashion outlets, Dubai Mall is a prime destination for most die-hard shoppers. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, magical waterfall wall, gigantic ice skating ring, PlayDXB, Kidzania for kids and dozen of restaurant are spectacular sites to experience in Dubai mall That’s not it. Dubai fountains are the real charm for everyone. People wait hours and hours to see the show in evening because each fountain show only lasts for just five minutes.

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Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the crowning beauty and heart of Dubai with its breathtaking views from 1496 feet above Dubai. For the most spectacular views over Dubai, it’s best to check out the view from the top observation deck (124th -125th floor) at Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai Creek

The entire Dubai Creek area is reminiscent of the lost Arabian World or we can say this is where it all began. The heritage buildings, old style markets, museums can be seen on both side of Dubai Creek, traditional wooden dhows, bustling souks and Barjeels (wind towers) truly defines the traditional life of Emirates

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Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai is famous for its historical landmarks. It is a dense blend of residential and commercial areas with narrow streets and busy squares, traditional souks, authentic dinning and seafaring vibes making it a great place to explore for a taste of Ancient Dubai. Some of the amazing sites to visit in Bur Dubai is Bastakia Quarter known as Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, textile souk, Queen Elizabeth 2, Al Seef, Museum of Illusion, AYA in Wafi mall, Creek Park, Al Boom Tourist Village, and Abra ride.

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Desert Safari

Desert Safari is must is to experience thing and this is an experience you won’t want to forget. It consist of many aspects with the first section of excursion including a bumpy drive through the dunes to a camel farm, sand board, covered in henna design, viewing of breathtaking belly dancing, BBQ feast, Special Arabic coffee, famous shisha pipe, Sand Skiing and quad biking.

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Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is world’s largest waterpark, is great for all ages. Adventurous tallest waterslides, Weightlessness on the zoomerango’s vertical wall experience, Shark-filled underwater lagoon, surfing, cliff-jump at immortal falls and Splashers Kids Play make it an exciting place to visit.

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Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark is family-friendly attraction of Dubai’s Premiere destination to spend a day in the sunshine. Plethora of rides, largest wave pool, surfing, body boarding and knee boarding are the main highlights of this waterpark

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Jumeirah is a place where life is a beach. From luxurious beach resort, it will take you in the artificial islands of palm and the grandeur of Burj Al Arab, an iconic symbol of Dubai City. The palm island consists of three artificial islands: Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali.

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Aura Skypool

Suspended 200 meters in the air, Aura Skypool is the world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool offering breathtaking captivating views of iconic Dubai Skyline, Palm Jumeriah and gleaming sphere of Arabian Gulf.

Apart from these sites, there are countless other sites to visit in Dubai including Dubai Miracle Garden, Mall of Emirates, Global village, Ski Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, LEGOLAND Dubai, Dubai Frame, Jumeirah Mosque, OliOli, Dubai Marine, KITE Beach, Dubai Marine Yacht Club, Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple, Dubai Festival City Mall, The Green Planet, Dubai Dolphinarium, Dubai Ferry and Quranic Park.



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