Dubai, UAE

What are the must-sees?

You can’t come all the way to Dubai and miss the Burj Khalifa. The largest building anywhere on earth stands at an incredible 2,722ft and its timed fountain show beneath is something spectacular. But why just stand at the bottom, why not take a ride up some of the world’s fastest elevators to the viewing point At The Top and take in the best view of Dubai. Make it extra special and book your tickets here for sunset?

The Dubai fountains are also a spectacular sight. Choreographed to music the fountains shoot water up to 500ft in the air. The fountains were created by the same company that designed the fountains outside of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Sticking with Landmarks, a trip along the popular Jumeriah Beach will take in the iconic Burj Al Arab, a luxurious 5-star hotel standing on an artificial island 920ft from the beach. It was designed to look like the sail of a J-class yacht and opened its doors to the rich in 2009. If you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your visit then rooms start from around $1,200.00 a night for a standard room. Or if your hotel is booked already, you can make a reservation for dinner at one of the 11 restaurants. Our recommendation would be Al Mahara as it offers a truly unique setting.

The middle east is famous for its ancient old souks and Dubai is no exception. Take a wander through the jaw-dropping souks where you can find anything from XXX to XXX at Madinat Jumeriah or Gold at the Gold Souk. Check out our Total Guide to Souks in Dubai to give you an idea of what to expect.

To find out more about what to see and what to do, check out our Top Things to do in Dubai or if you’re planning a trip, take a moment to read our Planning a trip to Dubai guide

Things to do?

Ski Dubai
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark or Wild Wadi
Dunes, Camel Safari
Parasailing, Jetski
Dubai Aquarium, Lost Chambers
Skydive Dubai & XLine

Looking for places to stay? Dubai has hotels to suit every budget so check out our Total Guide to hotels in Dubai

Turtle Sanctuary?
Motiongate Dubai
The Dubai Mall
Jumeriah Beach
Champagne Lunch
Dubai Frame
Dubai Museum
Miracle Garden
The Palm
Dubai Creek

Wanting to know the best places to eat in Dubai? Check out The TotalGuide to Food in Dubai

Legoland Dubai
Kite Beach
Museum of Illusions
Dubai Water Canal

Looking to party after dark? Check out The TotalGuide to Nightlife in Dubai

IMG Worlds of Adventure
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Butterfly Garden
Dubai Marina Yacht Club
VR Park
Dubai Opera
City Walk – Outside Shopping
Mirzam Chocolate Makers

To find out more about what to do in Dubai, check out our Top Things to do in Dubai or check out our What’s on section

Getting here


For more information visit our Planning a Trip guide

Getting Around


For more information and to buy tickets, check out our Getting Around guide.

When to visit?


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The Total Guide to the best hotels in Dubai

Before booking your transfers from the airport it might be worth seeing if your hotel offers free airport transport, many hotels do in Dubai or offer competitively priced rates if booking direct. But if it doesn’t you will need to pre-book your transfers from the airport as fares are usually much higher. So here we give you the low down …

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