Attractions

View of the Dubai Mall and Downtown Dubai from the Burj Khalifa observation deck

At The Top – Burj Khalifa Observation Deck

At over 828 metres in height, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Visitors can ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for fantastic views of the city.

The Dubai Fountain at Downtown Dubai viewed from Souk Al Bahar

Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is the largest musical fountain in the world. It’s also free. For the best views, book a table at one of the many restaurants lining the length of the Burj Khalifa Lake.

Traditional Arabic architecture at the Bastakia Quarter in Dubai

Bastakia Quarter

For a taste of history, visit the Bastakia Quarter in Bur Dubai. Attractions at this atmospheric heritage site include the Dubai Museum and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Hotels

View of Atlantis, a resort on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

Atlantis, the Palm Dubai

Atlantis was the first hotel to open on the Palm Jumeirah and boasts more than 1,500 rooms. It’s also home to major attractions such as Aquaventure and Dolphin Bay.

Exterior shot of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel in Dubai

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Jumeirah’s award-winning 5-star hotel is housed in one of the city’s iconic twin skyscrapers. It offers 400 rooms, some excellent restaurants and bars, and an upmarket shopping mall.

Silhoutte of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai at sunset

Burj Al Arab

Standing on its own artificial island this unique hotel is instantly recognised around the world. Guests enjoy luxurious accommodation in suites serviced by a team of highly trained butlers.

Shopping

Women looking through the window of a jewellery shop at the Gold Souk in Dubai

Gold Souk

The Gold Souk is the city’s most famous souk. The fascinating market features covered walkways lined with hundreds of shops selling jewellery made from gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals and stones. It’s a great place to practice your haggling skills and pick up a unique gift or souvenir.

Entrance to the Bloomingdales department store at the Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

The largest shopping mall in the city is home to more than 1,000 retail outlets including Bloomingdale’s and Galeries Lafayette. It also features a huge selection of restaurants and tourist attractions such as the Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Sega Republic, and KidZania.