List of Site Seeing Places in Dubai

Being the 8th most visited city of the world and expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015 Dubai is a great place for tourism and is famous world over. While most people know about it in the context of huge luxury shopping malls and tall skyscrapers, those are not the only things Dubai has to offer.

The development of this great city from an oasis has seen a lot of changes and there is history behind all of that. Moreover, Dubai also has some of the most romantic sites in the world, making it an ideal destination for couples. Whether you are with friends, family or your partner, this guide lists some of the best site seeing places in Dubai which you just can’t miss.

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    Dubai Autodrome:

    The Dubai Autodrome is a safe and controlled motoring environment with a capacity to accommodate large crowds. It is almost 25 minutes away from central Dubai and is also a social destination and tourist attraction for overseas visitors.

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    Dubai Beaches:

    Running along Jumeirah Road the Dubai beaches are surrounded by hotels and private clubs, interspaced by a few public access beaches. The Jumeirah beaches have soft white sand that slips into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Many public access places which include playgrounds, barbecue sites, food kiosks, and picnic areas for families are alongside these beaches.

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    Burj Al Arab:

    The tallest hotel in the world and the first 7-star hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab is located on Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach strip, 15 km from the main city centre and 25 km from Dubai International Airport. It is the iconic symbol of Dubai and it resembles a dhow (Arabian Sea vessel) with a billowed out sail.

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    The World Islands In Dubai:

    A man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map, four kilometers off the coast of Dubai. Each of the man-made islands has a size that will range from 250, 000 – 900,000 square feet, with about 50 -100 meters of water from the other island. In totality the entire area will cover around 9 kilometers in length and 6 kilometers in width, surrounded by breakwater in an oval shaped.

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    The Palm Islands Dubai:

    Built in the shape of palm trees, the Palm Islands are the world's three largest man-made islands. They add 120 km to Dubai's coastline, and are so large they can be seen from space with the naked eye. The original two islands were the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali. They are in the shape of a date palm tree. The design consists of a trunk, a crown and 17 fronds. There is also a surrounding crescent island, the back of which forms a breakwater for the main island.

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    Burj Khalifa:

    Enjoy the stunning scenes of Dubai from the top of this building which is the tallest building in the world and measures over 828 meters. Burj Khalifa also has the world’s tallest restaurant situated on the 122nd floor at 442 meters (1350 ft) up in the sky.The world's tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options.

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    Desert Safari:

    If you are an off-road enthusiast then you need to set out for an exciting journey into the sand dunes. This is really a thrilling activity and this needs pertinent driving skills and experience to handle the car on the sand. Tourists can enjoy Dune Bashing, BBQ dinner, Belly Dancing, Sand Ski, Shisha and an overnight stay at the camp.

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    Ski Dubai:

    Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort and is the part of one of the world’s largest shopping mall, Mall of the Emirates, and has an indoor ski area of 22,500 square feet. It has many things for the people including a 400-metre-long run, the world’s first indoor black run, and a 90-metre-long quarter pipe for snowboarders. It has a 60-meter high indoor mountain with 5 slopes of varying steepness and difficulty.

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    The Dubai Mall:

    The world’s largest shopping mall based on total area, Dubai Mall includes 1200 shops. It is part of Burj Khalifa and this mall can be reached via Doha Street. The Dubai Mall also has Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania Reel Cinemas and the Dancing Fountains of Dubai.

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    Wild Wadi Dubai:

    Wild Wadi Water Park is considered to be among the top ten Dubai attractions. This is one of those few places, where you can spend an entire day with your family and friends while having loads of entertainment and fun. It is ideally located in Jumeirah, very close to Burj Al Arab. There are many traditional slides in Wild Wadi Water Park, which go downhill. Visitors who are starving for extreme fun and excitement can enjoy Falcon Fury, Tunnel of Doom, Rushing Rapids, Tumble Falls, and the Thunder Rapids.

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