Aerial view of The Palm


Dubai – Things to do

Dubai Attractions

Dubai is the emirate that clinches all the headlines, steals all the scenes, and cleans up at every award show. About as far from a shrinking violet as it gets, this show-off of a city churns out world-famous structures – like the towering Burj Khalifa and man-made mega-island of Atlantis The Palm – in the blink of an eye. Add to that a year-round sunshine record and swathes of golden sand, and it’s no wonder this is the fourth most-visited city on the planet.

Decorative Brass Camels from Dubai


If you’re in the market for a tax-free shopping spree, Dubai is the place to do it. Haggle for glittering, gilded jewellery in the Gold Souk, then hotfoot it to Dubai Mall to splash out on designer labels at one of the biggest collection of shops in the world.

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Dubai Skyline, Dubai

Iconic Landmarks

You’ll be awed by the sheer scale of Dubai’s landmarks – let’s just say this city doesn’t do anything by halves. Take the lift to the top of the world’s tallest building – the observation deck is 555 metres up – and at dusk, watch the city’s lights shimmer like a million precious jewels.

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Jeep Safari, Middle East

Desert sports and adventures

You can't visit this desert city and not explore its surrounding sandy plains and dunes, some of which reach heights of over 200 metres.

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Explore Dubai's cultural heritage

Providing visitors with a fascinating glimpse into local traditions and customs; from the call to prayer to falconry and from camel racing to Islamic art; Emirati culture lives on in modern-day Dubai.

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Live cooking station, Dubai

Dubai's delicious food

You will find every cuisine imaginable in Dubai; from fish and chips to seven course tasting menus in celebrity-chef-run restaurants. But be careful not to overlook the local food.

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Red Rush water slide, Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Welcome to the Middle East’s largest integrated amusement park destination. Dubai Parks and Resorts features three incredible theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park.

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Aquaventure, Dubai


The thrilling water park at Atlantis, The Palm is pure fun in the sun. Speed down slides like the Leap of Faith, an almost vertical 27.5-metre drop that bisects a shark-filled lagoon in a see-through tube.

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Atlantis The Palm Hotel, Dubai

Palm Jumeirah

Visible all the way from space, this palm-tree-shaped archipelago comprises the largest man-made islands on Earth.

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