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Top 10 New Attractions to Check Out While in Dubai

Over the last decade, Dubai has emerged as a vacation hotspot for tourists from all over the world. If you plan to visit this middle eastern destination, here you can find some great recommendations for your upcoming stay in Dubai. 

10 Astonishing Tourist Attractions in Dubai That You Have Hardly Heard of 

It can be truly overwhelming to draw out a perfect itinerary, especially for people who are visiting Dubai for the first time. To make their task a bit easier, a detailed list of activities is given here following the latest tourist trends: 

1. Dubai Islands Beach

Sun basking is fun at Dubai Islands Beach and it’s a must-try for visitors staying in the nearby hotels. There’s a bunch of watersports activities that never fail to thrill you no matter how many times you come down to enjoy them. If you’re aiming for something offbeat, then try the yacht ride and enjoy the calmer surroundings amidst your trip. 

  • Opening Timings:  07:30 – 20:00 (closed on Thursdays and Fridays)
  • Required Time for Exploring: 2-3 hours
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Top Things to Do
    • Experience the various adventure opportunities
    • Bring your pets along with you to enjoy by the seashore
    • Enjoy the delicacies by the seaside and play friendly games of volleyball and football

2. Muhammad Bin Rashid Library

Adorning the shores of Dubai Creek, this place is a symbolic representation of Islamic lectern. It is a new landmark of the city where you may visit to gather academic and cultural wisdom. 

  • Opening Timings: 09:00 – 21:00 (14:00 – 21:00 on Fridays)
  • Required Time for Exploring: 2-3 hours
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Learn about the Arabic civilizations
    • Explore the unique designs of this architecture
    • Witness the unique collections resembling different neighboring cultures

3. Dubai Mall Chinatown

You have to visit the biggest mall in the world, the Dubai Mall, to access this place. Here, you get the chance to shop global merchandise, try out various cuisines, and click multiple Instagram-worthy photos under different roof styles. 

  • Opening Timings: 10:00 – 24:00  
  • Required Time for Exploring: 2 hours
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Try out the delicacies at hawker Chan food stall
    • Click photos under the signature red lanterns and neon setting
    • Shop around with your family

4. Miracle Garden

For all Instagram geeks, this garden is simply a paradise. It encompasses a vast area of 72,000 square metres and features a huge collection of exotic flora. But you should visit between mid-November and mid-May to enjoy its beauty.

  • Opening Timings: 09:00 – 21:00 (09:00 – 23:00 on weekends)
  • Required Time for Exploring: 3-4 hours
  • Entry Fee: AED 30 for adults, whereas no ticket is needed for specially-abled individuals and kids below 3 years of age
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Walk through the Disney Avenue
    • Unravel the corners of the underground wonderland in Lost Paradise
    • Relax at the cabanas

5. Glitch

While planning your itinerary around the Al Ghurair Centre you can plan your way to this entertainment hub. This place gives off a vibrant vibe to all the families and teenagers visiting across the week. 

  • Opening Timings: 10:00 – 23:00 Monday-Thursday | 10:00 – 24:00 Friday and Saturday
  • Required Time for Exploring: 2-3 hours
  • Entry Fee: Starts from AED 35 
  • Top Things to Do
    • Experience the thrill of wall climbing
    • Round up for bowling with your group
    • Enter the SkySurf zone to ‘float’ around the venue

6. Neon Galaxy

Have you always wished to engage in indoor playground activities?

If yes, then visiting this area within Riverland Dubai can make your dreams come true. The Neon Galaxy is studded with many fun activity zones like space-themed floor, rope climbing area, ball pits, and so on.

  • Opening Timings: 11:00 – 20:00 (Sunday – Thursday), 11:00 – 21:00 (Friday and Saturday)
  • Required Time for Exploring: 2 hours
  • Entry Fee: AED 60-125
  • Top Things to Do
    • Take the Wipe Out Challenge
    • Explore the toddler area with your kids
    • Enjoy the rides spread across multiple levels

7. Dubai Balloon

Want to get unparalleled views of the Dubai coastline?

Consider hopping onto a 10-minute hot air balloon ride that will take you up to 300 meters and offer pristine views of the Palm Jumeirah islands. You’ll even be able to witness the iconic Burj Khalifa and other wonders of downtown Dubai. 

  • Opening Timings: Indulge in the package offerings throughout the day
  • Required Time for Exploring: 1 day
  • Entry Fee: AED 75-275, free for children below 3 years of age
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Gaze at stars and hold conversations 
    • Interact with the local guide and know the unknown facts 
    • Click lots of pictures

8. AYA

Comprising 12 distinct zones, this place is crowded by social media enthusiasts who love a flurry of lights and music. It’s a high-tech platform that spreads over 40,000 square feet within the atrium space of WAFI City Mall. 

  • Opening Timings: 10:00 – 22:00 (Sunday – Thursday), 11:00 – 21:00 (Friday – Saturday)
  • Required Time for Exploring: 1 hour
  • Entry Fee: AED 99 for adults, no tickets are needed for children below 3 years
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Listen to the music and amazing stories 
    • Get a feeling of the future
    • Click photos and videos to capture a lifetime memory

9. Ski Dubai

If you are looking for a perfect indoor ski resort where you can learn and perform skiing under the guidance of experts, then this place is a must-visit. 

  • Opening Timings: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 – 23:00, Friday: 9:00 – 22:00, Saturday: 9:00 – 23:00 
  • Required Time for Exploring: 3-4 hours
  • Entry Fee: AED 150 – AED 220
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Engage in fun activities along the ski slopes
    • Visit the eateries like Avalanche Café and North 28
    • Enjoy the offerings of Ice Museum

10. Top of Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and has a viewing area on the top. Recently this attraction has become a showstopper and if you are a first-timer in Dubai, you simply don’t want to miss this. 

  • Opening Timings: 08:00 – 23:30
  • Required Time for Exploring: 1 hour
  • Entry Fee: Starts from AED 166
  • Top Things to Do:
    • Subscribe to the SKY tour package to interact with local Ambassadors who’ll show you around
    • Take a 360-degree view of Dubai from Level 125
    • Take lots of Instagram-worthy pictures

About 85% of Dubai’s current population is from different countries. The places mentioned in this list belong to the people’s latest favourites. Thus, all the related details have been carefully arranged to make your path leading to the experience memorable.

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