10 Best places you should not forget to visit on your Dubai trip.

Dubai is just more than a city, it’s a city of dreams.

When it’s come to Dubai then I would say keep your days free as you are going to have real fun while exploring its tallest towers and some incredible places. Millions of people visit this city every year because of its stunning architecture and beauty. So, in 2022 if you are wondering what the best places to visit in Dubai are, I have mentioned everything in detail that you should not miss.

Dubai has many thighs to offer in terms of nightlife, safari, luxurious malls, islands, and beaches, but among all, you will get the top 10 best recommendations here. If you have already read my previous article about Dubai then I am sure by this time you are quite prepared for your trip. So read the whole article to get to know the best places in Dubai.

Things to know

Time zone: Dubai – United Arab Emirates (GMT+4)

Currency: UAE Dirham, (Current exchange rate)

Languages: Arabic

Country calling code: +971

Police helpline: 999

Ambulance: 998

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is a name that is known to the world. In real-time, it is an even more significant structure. This building has already achieved numerous titles like the World’s tallest building, the world’s tallest free-standing structure, the highest number of occupied floors, the highest number of stories, the Tallest service elevator, the world’s highest observation deck, and so on.

Of course, it will be an incredible experience when you will be inside as Burj Khalifa is also having the world’s fastest glass elevator from there the whole Dubai city view is so fascinating and you can reach up to the top floor, 148th floor through it.

Indoor there is more than 6000 twinkling light that lights up in the evening and marvel at the fountain that shines perfectly. If you reach the observation area can get a magnificent view which is priceless. But one thing you need to keep in mind is timing as they have some time slots but my suggestion is to book tickets in advance to avoid the rush.

As Burj Khalifa is accessible from morning 8:00 am to evening 6:00 pm. If you ask me what is the best time to visit Burj Khalifa I would say go early hours to avoid the rush and book your tickets a day prior and if you want to see the sunset and night view then go after 4:00 pm and stay till 6:00 pm to get the exact view which is satisfying. 

Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: 80 AED for Sky Views (Online Ticket)

Contact: +9714888 8888

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is one of the man-made islands in Dubai that look stunning from the sky. I am sure you might have seen tons of photos and videos of it as this is one of the most loved places for skydivers. Even water activities are very famous here, water slides, pools, boat rides, and jetskis, which will give you an exclusive beach life experience, and at the same time, you can check out some of the unreal tallest skyscrapers.

Though accessing the public beaches you won’t be paying anything but if you go to any private beach owned by hotels or resorts then you might need to sit for some cocktails or food. Big shots celebrities have their property on this island like David and Victoria Beckham, Aishwariya Rai Bachhan, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, and many more.

There are a few top places to visit in Palm Jumeirah.

  • Atlantis, The Palm
  • The View at the Palm
  • Atlantis aquarium Dubai
  • Andaz Dubai The Palm
  • Nakheel mall

Address: The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: NA

Dubai desert safari, belly dance, and barbeque dinner

The southern part of the Arab is mostly a deserted area and the best way to experience is a Desert safari. I prefer you to go in the afternoon and take a desert safari, you will be amazed by the sand dunes. You can plan a Desert Safari, Sand Bikes, or Camel Ride and end it with a Barbeque Dinner while watching the famous Belly Dancing and all these experiences you can have in the middle of the desert.

Even one can do stargazing and this will be the perfect soothing night out in Dubai. Even you can experience a hot air balloon in the middle of the desert. Here you can also experience different types of safari which I guess I have already mentioned but still want to name so that you can get a clear picture of which one to choose.

  • Overnight Desert Safari in Dubai
  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
  • Hummer Desert Safari
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Morning Desert Safari
  • Camel Safari in Dubai
  • Private Night Safari and Star Gazing

Address: Aspin Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre 1, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: Based on packages

Contact: +971559627008 (Agency)

Dubai Museum of the Future

As we know Dubai is incredibly good at making world-class architecture which can make anyone awe the same goes for the “Museum of the future”. This building has an astonishing shape, outside engrave with Arabic words and inside you can be blown away by seeing their creation, as they have created a futuristic world.

People can experience a future world starting from the amazon rainforest, and DNA library even kids can enjoy the future heroes exhibitions. Don’t miss out on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors which are totally insane and out of the box.

Dubai Museum of the future opening hours are in the morning 10:00 am to 06:00 pm and in between, there is a 15-time slot available each slot is 2-3 hours in duration. So you can choose one according to you and visit the future world. The per-person cost is AED 145 approximately.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre 2, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm

Entry fee: AED 145 (Online Ticket)

Contact: +9718002071

Deep Dive Dubai

Dubai is never behind to make world records and here is another example “Deep Drive Dubai”. With 60 meters deep inside you can feel immersed in a lost city. So if you want to learn scuba diving or underwater free diving then this is the best place as the water is fresh here and always maintains a 30-degree celsius temperature. Even they have installed more than 50 plus cameras which will monitor underwater activity. So without any life risks if you are a little bit adventurous go dive into it.

Address: NAS Sports Complex, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm

Entry fee: Based on package (Online Ticket)

Contact: +97145019444

Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah

Burj AL- Arab Jumeirah has the world’s renowned structure and is also a seven-star property. The unique style structure is surrounded by the ocean and is one of the most luxurious places to stay in. You can visit this place and sit in one of its restaurants just pay a minimum of 100 AED to 650 AED and enjoy your coffee with the view.

Address: Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 24 Hours

Entry fee: Based on services

Contact: +97143017777

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo houses more than 10 million marine life. You can even swim with these creatures and walk through these big 48-meter-long aquariums where you can get a 260-degree view. It is such an amazing experience mostly if you are with family I will recommend you to go there first. Dubai aquarium has dedicated timings so from Sunday to Wednesday it opens from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. From Thursday to Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 am. The aquarium & underwater zoo ticket price starts at 245 AED and covers so many activities and it’s worth the price.

Address: Unit SF, 115, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 10am–10pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday-10am–12am)

Entry fee: AED 169 (Online Ticket)

Dubai fountain walk bridge

While Dubai already has the world’s tallest, most beautiful buildings with that one more name to get included here is “Dubai fountain”. Splendid Lights, Music, and Water Show are such amazing atmospheres that can’t describe them in any words. This also grabbed the title “World’s tallest water performing fountain”.

People love to watch this show which starts every evening from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm. They have a 30-minute gap between each show and the best place to enjoy the show is from Dubai Broadwalk. But if you want to be a little bit more adventurous, then take a boat ride and watch the amazing fountain show.

Dubai fountain show is free of cost but watching from the Broadwalk or a boat ride will cost you some bucks. So Dubai fountain boardwalk tickets cost approximately AED 20 per person.

Address: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 24 Hours

Entry fee: Free

Contact: +97145672030

Dubai Mall

Based on its total area it grabs the title of “The biggest mall in Dubai”. With more than 1200 retail stores it is also considered the world’s largest shopping mall. You can find the most luxurious brands and beautiful interior designs inside of it but as a budget traveler like me, it will be mostly like window shopping. Starting with branded shops, aquarium, fun segment, and kids area make it more attractive to people. As Dubai knows for its luxurious lifestyle and it proves it there.

Address: Financial Center Street, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 8am to 12am

Entry fee: Free

Contact: +971800382246255

Dubai Frame

Have you ever seen a 150-meter-tall picture frame that is too in gold? Then here it is Dubai Frame, it’s so tall here you can get a bird’s eye view of Dubai city. This frame is not so old just built in 2018 and like other structures, it also took a major role in Dubai’s tourism industry. People love to visit here to take some amazing pictures. The whole frame is gold painted so it’s looking more stunning and vibrant in the sun. Dubai frame ticket price is 50 AED for adults and for kids, it’s 20 AED.

Address: Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Za’abeel, Al Kifaf, Dubai, UAE (location)

Opening hours: 9am to 9am

Entry fee: AED 50 (Online Ticket)

Contact: +97142222258

Important apps to download

Public transportation

Android iOS

Zomato online food delivery app

Android / iOS

Uber app-based taxi

Android / iOS

Visit the Dubai app (Local guide app)

Android / iOS

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