Top tourist attractions in Dubai
Burj Khalifa is known as the tallest building in the world. But that's not the only title this tower has got under its belt. Burj Khalifa is also the tallest free-standing building in the world and home to the world's highest outdoor observation deck. You know what that means: wonderful views. Visitors are welcome to take the elevator to the 124th floor for stunning views of the city stretching all the way to the Persian Gulf. You can also travel higher to the 148th floor, the highest observation deck in the world, but that will cost you more. Traveler reviews were mixed on the world's tallest building. On the one hand, visitors say it is a must-do just for its world-famous highlight, but on the other hand, some find the appeal to be overrated with the faded views. Some advice: If you decide to take a trip to the top, book ahead as they sell out quickly. If you can, schedule your visit at sunset: according to travelers, the views are more scenic than make-up for the long wait up.
Jumeirah Mosque towers on the coast from its position north of Dubai Marina. Its detailed white façade - which adorns a 500 dirham note - echoes the architectural style of medieval Fatimid times. Unlike other mosques in Dubai, non-Muslims are invited inside to enjoy the ornate decor in Jumeirah, which features detailed painted panels on bright blue and yellow backgrounds. But a quick note on behavior: Those who plan to enter the mosque must wear modest clothes, that is, with long sleeves and long pants or skirts. Women will also have to cover their heads with a hood. If you do not have traditional clothing, the mosque will be happy to provide you with the traditional clothing needed to enter.
Getting around Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai is every shopper's paradise. The mega Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world with more than 1,300 stores. Even if you are not interested in buying anything, a visit to this huge retail center is a must: The Dubai Mall also has many leisure facilities, such as an ice rink, a movie theater, and many child-friendly tourist attractions in Dubai, including An aquarium that houses thousands of underwater creatures. If you're around for the night, stop by the Dubai Fountain outside the mall. Created by the team that designed the famous dancing fountains of Bellagio, the fountain features night shows set to a mixture of western and eastern music.
Family & Kids Activities in Dubai
Dubai provides a wide range of activities for everyone in the family, especially for kids, you can choose between many of entertainment places and activities for families.
Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
The most amazing sight in The Dubai Mall is this gigantic aquarium where thousands of monsters flutter and dash through the artificial coral. The main attraction is sharks and rays, along with sumo-sized grouper and huge schools of pelagics. You can see a lot for free from the outside or pay to access the tunnel. The base package also includes access to the top floor Underwater Zoo, whose undisputed star is a 5.1-meter-long Australian saltwater crocodile called the King Croc.
Murjan Splash Park
Imagine a water balloon fight? Or do you tend to be more relaxing while sailing down a slow river? Coral Splash Park is small but powerful, with a host of attractions that will keep you and your kids busy. Although not as big and noisy as its counterparts, this is definitely a park that you can head to in order to satisfy those water cravings.