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What to Do in Dubai: Must See Attractions

Dubai Attractions

Fun things to do in Dubai can be found for every visitor to this delightful and vibrant city. Dubai is packed with attractions that appeal to children, like the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It is also home to a number of must see places for adults like the Emirates Towers.

There are quite a few lovely sites to enjoy while in Dubai, but here are a few of them you won't want to miss on your next visit.

One of the top spots for kids in Dubai is the Wild Wadi Water Park, home to 23 thrilling rides. If you and your family enjoy the water on its own, you'll want to take Dubai excursions to one of the area's fabulous beaches like the one located at Al Mamzar Park or Jumeria Beach and Park.

One of the most unique attractions in Dubai for children is KidZania. At KidZania children get the chance to live out their dreams of being fireman or policeman in this fun, interactive city built specifically with young visitors in mind. If your kids like animals, you'll want to pick up a map and check out Creekside Park home to a fun dolphin show. If they are interested in seeing animals in their native habitat, you can head to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Adults have their choice of Dubai activities too. You can take one of the Dubai tours through the Jumerirah Mosque to learn more about the Muslim culture. You can also opt to take Dubai excursions to local favorite the Dubai Museum to learn about the history of this area. If you enjoy being on the water, you'll want to be sure to visit the Bur Dubai Abra Dock for a relaxing stroll or a quick boat ride. After an enjoyable day visiting the best tourist locations in Dubai, you can head to the Dubai Fountains at night for a music, light, and water celebration you have to see to believe.

Dubai is rapidly becoming the go to destination for people interested in visiting the United Arab Emirates. Let Expedia get you there.

Things to Do in Dubai with Kids

There's fun for all the family no matter where you wander in Dubai. Here are some family friendly experiences you can try together that are certain to make your escape unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Dubai

A break in Dubai doesn't have to cost a lot. You can leave your wallet at home if you go to:

Falcon Museum - Speak to the friendly staff and learn more about the special collections on display here.

SP Jain Center of Management (SPJCM) - This modern local landmark is a great backdrop for a selfie or two.

Buraimi Camel Souk - Set aside some time to take a look at this site of local importance.

Jumeira Archaeological Site - Be prepared for vistas that'll leave you amazed at this natural landscape.

Mushrif National Park - Renew your mind, body and soul by spending a bit of time in nature.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Dubai on a sunny day?

What to do in Dubai on a rainy day?

Throw yourself into a couple of these inviting indoor activities and turn a dark, rainy day into something memorable:

What is Dubai famous for?

With numerous famous sights like these to explore, your hardest decision will be where to begin:

  • Dubai Mall
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Aquaventure

What should I not miss in Dubai?

If you'd like to explore the best of this place, pencil these attractions into your itinerary:

  • Gold Souk
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • City Centre Deira
  • Dubai Creek

Are there cheap things to do in Dubai?

There are plenty of tours and activities here that are just the ticket if you're traveling on a shoestring:

What can you do in Dubai for free?

You'll hardly have time to pull your wallet out of your bag with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Dubai Mall
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Gold Souk
  • City Centre Deira