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Top attractions in Dubai

KidZania Dubai
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The 2-story, 75,347-square-foot (7,000-square-meter) indoor facility comes complete with an airport, hospital, banks, vehicles, race track, streets, shops, and economy. Kids can try out a variety of jobs and professions, such as chef, construction worker, firefighter, pilot, police officer, and surgeon. They can earn money (KidZos), open a bank account, learn to drive, and more. Most activities either cost or earn KidZos, which can be used to pay for additional activities or purchase items from the gift shop.Purchase an economy day pass, or upgrade to a premium pass to get two Fast Track passes (good for skip-the-line access for certain activities). Annual passes are also available. Admission to KidZania Dubai is also included as part of some multiattraction Dubai sightseeing passes.
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Mercato Shopping Mall
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The fountain-fronted mall echoes a Renaissance-era Italian town with confetti-colored replica merchants’ houses, colonnades, and bridges flanking two levels of tiled walkways and airy piazzas. Visitors can delve into a range of upmarket shops, including brands such as Armani Jeans, Mango, Diesel, Gap, and Nike; as well as cosmetics, jewelry, gifts, toy, and homeware retail chains and emporiums. Cafés, ice cream parlors, and dining spots serving international cuisine provide the finishing touches, as do a Spinneys supermarket, 7-screen VOX cinema, and a family games-and-entertainment center.One option for those wanting to experience the Mercato Shopping Mall is to take a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Buses along selected routes stop at nearby City Walk, about a 15-minute walk away.
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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR)
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve offers one of the the UAE’s best opportunities for viewing native wildlife and experiencing the adventure possibilities of the inland desert. Options are plentiful, including morning dune drives, hot air balloon flights over the Arabian desert, private desert safaris, and outdoor dinners in a Bedouin-inspired camp. To visit, you must book a guided tour with round-trip transportation from an approved operator—both half-day and full-day tours are available.
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Wafi City Mall
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Spanning four levels, the Wafi City Mall houses international designer boutiques alongside European, Arabic, and Asian clothing, homeware, jewelry, and perfume shops, all capped by a Marks & Spencer, a Carrefour hypermarket, and an Arabian-style souk of handicraft vendors. Other draws include glow-in-the-dark minigolf, a family games center, and around 30 restaurants. The mall also stages a popular courtyard sound-and-light show most evenings.Some Dubai hop-on hop-off bus tours stop right outside the mall, making it easy to slot a visit into your sightseeing. If you’re looking for family entertainment, you can also buy tickets to the glow-in-the-dark minigolf course. Other options include taking one of Dubai’s evening city bus tours to enjoy the mall’s sound-and-light show.
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Museum of the Future
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Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)
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Often referred to as ‘JLT,’ the Jumeirah Lake Towers is divided into clusters of individually designed towers, all framed by palm-dotted walkways, gardens, and shopping and dining hubs. Visitors come here to drink in the skyline, stroll by the lakes, and enjoy the 500-plus shops and 300 or so restaurants. The lakeshores are also home to kids’ playgrounds and a jogging track.JLT makes an impressive sight after dark, its floodlit high-rises shining against the night sky. Travelers can admire the scene on Dubai evening bus tours that follow Sheikh Zayed Road and serve up unobstructed views over the illuminated towers.
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Bastakia Quarter
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Named after the south Iran town of Bastak by its Persian settlers, Bastakia is a web of restored mud-and-stone houses, squares, and narrow alleys. Among them are wind tower houses, whose towers circulate breezes around the interiors, plus museums, art galleries, shops, and cafes. Explore for an authentic feel of bygone Dubai, when the city was little more than a small pearl-trading port.Many city tours that encompass Old Dubai include Bastakia, often as a brief stop after Dubai Museum, in the nearby 19th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Tours devoted to Dubai’s heritage usually incorporate a stroll through Bastakia, while others focus wholly on walking tours around the enclave. Other travelers come here independently to relax and explore.
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Global Village
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Global Village is packed with attractions for all ages. Admire replicas of world-famous buildings, sample international flavors at the food stands, browse a floating market, shop for global crafts, and head for the Carnaval zone for themed fairground rides, roller coasters, and games. Live concerts, fireworks, children’s entertainment, and stunt shows provide extra fun.Visitors can prebook entry tickets online to avoid waiting in lines. Alternatively, consider a ticket-and-transfer package that incorporates hassle-free return transport from Dubai. It’s also possible to visit Global Village as part of a sightseeing tour from Dubai that stops at other attractions such as the Miracle Garden.
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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)
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Occupying a restored Al Fahidi wind tower house, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) will appeal to anyone interested in Dubai’s history and cultural heritage. In addition to walking tours of Al Fahidi’ssikka lanes, wind towers, and mosques, the center offers a range of interactive experiences. Options include Emirati meals and Q&A sessions held in the cushion-lined courtyard; visits to Dubai’s Jumeirah Mosque; falconry demos, and more.Visitors can prebook online for a number of SMCCU-hosted activities, including walking tours. Alternatively, for a wider look at Dubai paired with cultural insight from the SMCCU, take your pick from full- or half-day Dubai tours that include not just city sightseeing but an SMCCU-guided walk around Al Fahidi.
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Ain Dubai
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Nearly twice as tall as the London Eye, Ain Dubai seats 1,750 passengers, making it one of the largest-capacity observation wheels on the planet. Passengers board 48 glass cabins to catch 360-degree views of Dubai and the Persian Gulf on 38-minute rotations called “flights.”Flight tickets can be purchased at the gates, but this often requires waiting in line. Prebooked Ain Dubai experiences can include convenient skip-the-line options and transfers from Dubai city. Prime-time tickets are needed to ride the wheel at sunset, while VIP passes offer premium cabins with lounge access and cocktails. Alternatively, book a speedboat trip, evening sightseeing cruise, or Dubai city tour to admire the wheel from water or land.
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Top tours in Dubai

Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp™️
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Duration: 7 hours
Dubai Desert 4x4 Dune Bashing, Self-Ride 60min ATV Quad, Camel Ride,Shows,Dinner
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Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Dubai: Desert Safari, Camel, Falcon, Quad Bike & Al Khayma Camp
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Duration: 4 hours to 7 hours
Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options
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Duration: 4 hours to 7 hours
Dubai Marina Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 2 hours to 3 hours
Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace
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Duration: 8 hours to 9 hours
Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner, Quad Bike And Camel Ride Experience from Dubai
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Duration: 6 hours to 7 hours
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