Dubai is aptly known as the land of miracles! A city that has developed from scratch to become one of the leading global destinations of not just the Middle East but the world. This Emirate is best-known for its towering skyscrapers, glittering malls, bustling markets, traditional souks and extraordinary monuments that speak of unparalleled extravagance and mesmerizing beauty.
Some even refer to it as the ‘Emirate of Inspiration’! And, why not? Truly, the Emirates of Dubai not only fascinates but also inspires the world to always build, create and innovate. It is said that every time you visit Dubai there is a whole new addition to skyscrapers and magnificent man-made structures that rival the ones built before. It is difficult to believe that only a couple of decades ago, this land was just a dry desert patch with only a few buildings and structures scattered around its vast landscape. Today, Dubai is a phenomenally developed, thriving city that stops at nothing and innovates faster than the blink of an eye! In addition to its fast-paced city life and futuristic technology, this popular Emirate of the Middle-East is also well-known for its unique desert culture and progressive societal approach that is unheard of, in many Middle-Eastern countries.
To help you explore the vast Emirate of Dubai, we have put together a collection of best places to visit in Dubai and some popular experiences that you must try as part of your Dubai tour packages from India! Read on and be inspired to plan a journey to one of the most awe-inspiring lands of our time…
First, let’s check out some of the best places to visit in Dubai:
1.) Burj Khalifa
Who wouldn’t want to be on top of the world? Experience the feeling of watching the world from up above when you zoom upwards to the 124/125th floor of Burj Khalifa – the tallest tower in the world, as part of your Dubai holiday packages from India. The views are simply awesome from the observation deck of the tower and offer ample photo opportunities which can be enjoyed during the day as well as night. Although there is a long queue to take you to the top, the interiors of Burj Khalifa are filled with interesting facts, pictures and stories about the construction and completion of the tower that will keep you entertained until you reach the top. Easily one of the best places to visit in Dubai, Burj Khalifa is a must-visit attraction and an essential part of your Dubai tour packages!
Must-Visit: Do not forget to witness the exquisite display of waterworks at the Dubai Fountain, located right between Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall! The water fountain shoots jet sprays that are choreographed to form beautiful patterns and set on the tunes of world-renowned music. The musical water fountain show is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system and something that should definitely be a part of your sightseeing experience. The afternoon shows are from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM every day, except on Fridays when the timings are 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. The evening show timings are from 6:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight every 30 minutes. So, book your slots and get ready to catch a marvellous performance of water, lights and music!
2.) Dubai Mall
The grandest mall of the Emirate! Dubai Mall is an extravagant shopping complex located in the heart of Downtown Dubai and shopping at this amazing place is undeniably counted as one of the best things to do in Dubai. Covering an internal floor area of over 13 million square feet (equivalent in size to more than 50 football fields), the Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the Middle East and the second largest mall in the entire world. It receives about 80 million visitors annually and dazzles with an array of retail stores, luxury brands, premium outlets, entertainment centres, cafés, restaurants and several prominent art displays and attractions. It is also home to the popular attraction, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo that features an array of aquatic animals and 270-degree walk-through tunnels. With such amazing shopping, dining and entertainment options, be sure to include Dubai Mall as part of your Dubai tour packages from India.
Travel Tip: Plan for Dubai Shopping Festival packages during the months of December to February and enjoy amazing discounts and sales at various malls (including Dubai Mall) and shopping outlets in Dubai.
3.) Desert Safari
One of the most exclusive and must-do experiences that can form an integral part of your Dubai holiday packages is Desert Safari! Cruise over golden yellow sand dunes in a 4X4 sturdy vehicle and enjoy a rollercoaster-like topsy-turvy ride in the desert. The Desert Safari Dubai is truly an incredible experience that you can enjoy in the deserts of Dubai and a memorable encounter that needs to be a part of your Dubai travel packages. What’s more? Enjoy activities such as quad-biking, bottle sand-art, camel rides, falcon spotting, henna painting along with a sumptuous Arabic fare as part of the Desert Safari experience. To get an authentic feel of being in the Arab Land, this experience is usually accompanied by an exotic belly dancing performance. The Desert Safari can be enjoyed from mid-day to sun-down and desert safari operators usually arrange pick-ups and drops from specific points in and around Dubai. So, do not miss out on one of the most amazing Dubai points of interest and immerse yourself in the Middle Eastern land and its culture!
4.) Bollywood Parks
The glittering metropolis of Dubai is a land of fascinating sand dunes, extravagant shopping malls, lively souks, bustling markets and ultra-modern architecture that all together form an interesting part of your Dubai holiday packages from India. Add to that a dash of glamour, drama and the action-packed entertainment of the Bollywood World and you get an experience of a lifetime. That’s right! Welcome to the amazing and incredible Bollywood Theme Park Dubai that takes care of your entertainment quota, Bollywood style! Experience action, comedy, drama, grandeur, romance and full on entertainment, all packed into one special Bollywood Theme Park. Feel like a superstar and get your chance to shine in the limelight as you indulge in dance, drama and action. Enjoy the thrill of winning the ‘Lagaan Cricket Match’, witness the super stunt fights of India’s first superhero – Krishh or hunt for ‘Gabbar’ from the blockbuster yesteryear hit movie, Sholay! One of the best places to visit in Dubai, Bollywood Theme Park is a treat to all the senses and an essential part of your Dubai tour packages!
Do Not Miss: Rajmahal Theater – one of the most famous attractions of Bollywood Theme Park Dubai that screens live action-packed shows. Shaped in the form of a royal palace, Rajmahal is a true icon of Indian Bollywood Cinema!