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5 Iconic Tourist Spots that put Dubai on the Map

Dubai fountain and Burj Khalifa
Dubai fountain and Burj Khalifa. Credit: Piqsels

Dubai is the land of luxury, the city in the desert and the Emirate that boasts of tourist attractions and historical landmarks. There is no shortage of heritage sites & museums displaying the Emirati culture. In this article, we have mentioned some must-visit attractions that display the innovation and determination of Dubai to be a dominant tourist destination garnering visitors from all over the world!

Burj Khalifa

Without a doubt, the iconic Burj Khalifa put Dubai on the globe. The tallest building in the world stands at 2172 ft and is known locally as the 'Jewel of Dubai'. Book a trip to Burj Kalifa and learn about this architectural marvel. Enjoy sunset views from the top of the building and the Dubai Fountain below. A perfect way to end the day!

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah
Credit: Flickr/Werner Bayer/CC BY 2.0

Dubai is known to build over-the-top attractions on land, but with Palm Jumeirah, the Emirate is heading out to sea. The construction is built on the Persian Gulf using land reclamation methods, creating artificial islands. The Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah is said to be the crowning glory of this mega attraction, slowly being eclipsed by the building of the World Islands nearby.

Dubai Frame

Dubai frame
Dubai Frame. Credit: Pixabay/sanoojck

If one landmark stands in the middle of the older and more modern neighbourhoods, it is the Dubai Frame. Sitting smack dab in the middle, this picture frame is 150m high and stands tall on the Dubai skyline. Aside from the viewing deck at the top, there are several galleries within the building that display the local history & heritage of the UAE.

Mall of Emirates

Without a doubt, Dubai is a shopper's paradise. Aside from the Dubai Mall, the Mall of Emirates is one shopping centre you should not miss. The sheer number of luxury & global brands makes it worth the walking time it takes to travel around the building. Book tickets for Ski Dubai within the mall, and enjoy snowfall even in the scorching Arabian summers.

Burj al Arab

Burj al Arab
Burj al Arab. Credit: Pxfuel

Burj al Arab is one of the first buildings that put Dubai, a place to visit. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the Middle East, dubbed a seven-star hotel. The iconic dhow sail design, symbolic of the Arabian heritage & the gold plated luxury interiors built on its artificial island make it a destination to visit at least once in your lifetime. Save up for the trip to Burj al Arab!

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