The Ultimate Dubai Bucket List: 10 Must see attractions for first-time visitors


The Ultimate Dubai Bucket List: 10 Must see attractions for first-time visitors

  • First-time encounters are always interesting, exhilarating, and unforgettable. If you are visiting Dubai for the first time, it is usually a good idea to create a wish list of locations to see. To guarantee you don’t miss out on the top attractions, let’s first determine the most crucial factors to consider:
  • Length of your stay

You definitely have more options if your stay is longer, but Dubai also has a range of things to do for travellers who just have a short stay.

  • Budget

The ability to narrow down a list of destinations to visit is always dependent on how much money you have available. If you have a limited budget, we can recommend areas where you should spend the least amount of money. If you want to splurge or have a large budget, we can narrow down your choice to some stunning must-see locations.

  • Family structure

Keeping your family structure in mind might also help you decide which destinations to visit. The sites you select to visit must be physically accessible to your family members’ needs.

  • Family with children

Families travelling with children are more inclined to pick destinations that cater to the interests of young children.

  • Solo traveller

When you travel alone, you are your own boss and may make decisions based on your own interests and budget.

  • Distance from the airport

The distance you desire to go provides you an indication of how many destinations you may visit within the constraints of your stay duration.

  • Location/s where you will stay

We can also tailor our list to where you are staying in order to maximise your time and visit as many sites as possible to offer you the most bang for your buck.

Taking all of these variables in mind, here is a list of the top ten sites to see on your first visit to Dubai. These hand-picked recommendations will wow you and provide the finest value for your money and effort!

  1. Burj Khalifa: Is the most famous tallest structure in the world, complete with the fastest elevator and a panoramic view from the observation deck on 124th floor! The Burj Khalifa is a must-see famous landmark that will leave you in awe. The first stop is a breathtaking view of the city. What a starting point!
  2. Dubai Mall: Dubai shopping is well-known around the world. The world’s largest mall is merely a 15-minute drive from the airport and is a must-see. The Dubai shopping mall has over 1,200 retailers, dine-in restaurants, and an indoor roller coaster that the whole family can enjoy.
  3. Dubai Creek: A historic saltwater creek that played a vital part in the creation of Dubai is only a 15-minute drive from the airport. Explore the twisting alleyways, and see the gold and spice souks, or take a traditional wooden boat trip (Abra) along the creek to get a fresh view on the city. This ancient river divides the city into Deira and Bur Dubai and provides an insight into the city’s history.
  4. Palm Jumeirah: This stunning destination, shaped like a palm tree, is home to luxurious hotels, residences, and a boardwalk. Visitors can tour the island and spend the day at one of its beaches.
  5. Dubai Miracle Garden: This wonderful location is the world’s largest flower garden, with over 45 million blooms arranged in beautiful arrangements. It’s a wonderful location to unwind and take in the scenery. It’s a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience that can be had in only a few hours. The admission charge is reasonable, and the garden is a lovely spot to spend a day. Children will also enjoy visiting the numerous themed sections and snapping photographs with the stunning floral arrangements.
  6. Dubai Museum: This museum, housed in an 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, provides an insight into Dubai’s rich history and culture. When you visit the Dubai Museum, you will see colourful dioramas and informative historical exhibitions. You will get a flavour for old Dubai.
  7. Jumeirah Beach: This Dubai beach is one of the most recognised attractions and most popular beaches, with immaculate white sand and crystal-clear seas. Jumeirah Beach is lovely and open to the public, free of charge. It’s a wonderful location to unwind, swim, and soak up the rays. Jumeirah Beach is only a 25-minute drive from the airport. You may spend the day resting at the beach or strolling along the pier.
  8. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo: This aquarium, located in the Dubai Mall, is home to approximately 33,000 aquatic species, including sharks, rays, and other sea creatures. Guests may also explore the underwater tube and get up close and personal with the creatures. An unforgettable experience for all ages.
  9. Ski Dubai: An indoor ski slope, located in the Mall of the Emirates, provides a fun and unique family experience. Youngsters may learn to ski or snowboard, have fun at the snow park, or ride the snow slide. Ski Dubai provides year-round skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
  10. Dubai Fountain: This world’s tallest performing fountain is located outside the Dubai Mall. It is an aesthetically pleasing blend of lights, water, and music. It is a well-known tourist attraction for people of all ages. On weekdays, the first show starts at 6 p.m., and the last show starts at 10:30 p.m. On weekends, the first show starts at 6 p.m, and the last show starts at 12 a.m. The fountain shows are free and may be seen from anywhere on the lake and in the surrounding area. The Dubai Fountain spans over 900 feet – similar to almost two soccer fields. It is set on the 30-acre Burj Lake and plays to a diverse variety of music.


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