Discover Dubai’s ever-growing tourism landscape with the addition of attractions like The Dubai Frame, Etihad Museum, Dubai Opera, La Perle, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and IMG Worlds of Adventure. Combining year-round sunshine, ultra-modern architecture, charming historical sites, pulsating amusement parks, and cosy accommodation options, the city provides a cornucopia of family-friendly options that suit every taste and budget. With so much to see and do, there’s always something new to discover – and rediscover!
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- Enjoy beachside bliss at La Mer
Home to palm-lined walking paths, graffiti art murals, and beachside charm, La Mer is the city’s latest beachfront district. The attraction offers families laidback fun under the sun at the newly-opened Laguna waterpark and activity centres, along with a bevy of waterfront dining and shopping options. Couples can check out the sandy beach, which stretches 2.5 kilometers, and indulge in some retail therapy and delicious refreshments at the many shops and cafes. A perfect addition to Dubai’s urban beach scene, there’s something for everyone at La Mer.
Fancy a full day of exploration? Pop by the Etihad Museum for a contemporary history of the Emirates and take a walk alongside the Dubai Water Canal to take in magnificent views of the cityscape.
- Take a step back in time at Bur Dubai, visit Al Seef and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Experience 19th Century Emirati life when you visit the historic area of Bur Dubai. Home to some of the city’s oldest attractions, the town is a must-visit for an old taste of Dubai. Spend an entire morning at the Dubai Museum looking at intricately crafted colourful dioramas and enlightening historic exhibits. Meander the winding streets of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood to discover a plethora of cultural activities, museums, art galleries and traditional food. Visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) and find out what makes the Emiratis tick. Tour the latest development, Al Seef by foot and marvel at the charming walkways and picturesque marinas! And stock up on fabrics and souvenirs at the textile and spice souqs.
- Spend an exhilarating day at Dubai Parks and Resorts
It’s no secret that Dubai is home to some of the world’s largest and best theme parks and waterparks. The first integrated resort in the region, Dubai Parks and Resorts’ offers families
and couples endless hours of exhilarating fun. Featuring over 100 incredible indoor and outdoor rides and attractions across three theme parks, MOTIONGATETM Dubai, Bollywood ParksTM Dubai, Legoland® Dubai and Leogland® Waterpark, promises visitors an adrenaline-pumping experience.
Still can’t get enough of fun? Be sure to visit IMG Worlds of Adventure, the largest indoor theme park that’s built around four exciting zones: Cartoon Network, MARVEL, IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaurs Adventure.
- Stargaze at a desert campfire with Platinum Heritage
Offering the best-in-class desert safari experience, Platinum Heritage focuses on authenticity and luxury tours. Experience what life in Dubai was like before its meteoric rise from sand to skyscraper city during an overnight stay at a desert Bedouin camp. Pull up an Arabian carpet, sit and gaze into the starry night sky. On summer nights, you’ll see a mélange of milky colours. Plus, you’ll get to learn all about the different ways of surviving in the desert, types of entertainment and cuisine served against a stunning backdrop of gold coloured sand dunes.
- Check out Downtown Dubai’s entertainment scene, Dubai Safari Park and more!
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or returning traveller, Downtown Dubai has plenty in store. From non-stop mid- and luxury shopping at The Dubai Mall and Souq Al Bahar to spending a relaxing time out at the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera, the district is the place to-be if you’re looking for a quintessential city centre experience.
In addition to a bustling shopping scene, the city has a thriving entertainment scene. With the recent additions of La Perle and the Dubai Opera, Dubai’s entertainment scene is raring to go – and there’ll be more of such venues in time to come.
Just a short drive from Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Safari Park spans over 119 hectares of land. The park is divided into three sections, Asian Village, African Village and Open Safari Village, and recreates the different habitats suitable for its varied and unique wildlife, including 2,500 animals from over 250 different species from around the world. Of particular interest are the Arabian oryx, Gordon’s wildcat and gazelle – wildlife species you won’t find anywhere else!
Located in the heart of Al Habtoor City, La Perle brings to life a breath-taking fusion of artistic performance, creative imagery and ground-breaking technology. Directed by one of the world’s renowned artistic directors, Franco Dragone, the 90-minute live performance features 65 world-class artists from 23 different countries, each bringing their own unique set of skills to the show – from dance and acrobatics, to aquatic and aerial stunts. For quality entertainment, the Dubai Opera hosts all-year-round international acts and musicals that are suitable for both young and old.