8 Places To Visit in Dubai with family in December 2022

Dubai has become one of the most popular places to visit in the world – so popular that you might be wondering where all the best places to visit are!

You know you’re going to want to visit Burj Khalifa and take in the view from its observation deck, but what else should you do?

These eight places will blow your mind when you visit Dubai.

1)   The Burj Khalifa

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The tallest man-made structure globally and one of Dubai’s top attractions, The Burj Khalifa opened its doors to visitors on January 4, 2010.

The 828-meter building is so breathtakingly tall that it would take 160 Empire State Buildings laid end to end to match its height.

At an estimated cost of $1.5 billion, construction took almost five years, with more than 100 construction workers said to have died during that time.

The building offers observation decks at 124 and 147 meters above ground level where visitors can take in views of both land and sea.

There are also two floors dedicated exclusively for VIP guests which boast a separate entrance and exclusive amenities such as restaurant and viewing platforms on levels 124 & 148.

Before it was finished, The Burj was already one of Dubai’s most popular attractions and continues to be so today. It has an observation deck on levels 124 and 147 from which visitors can view both land and sea, as well andon on IP facilities for those who want more exclusivity.

It’s worth buying tickets online in advance if you are planning to visit during a busy period because you could save up to 45% on your tickets if you do so.

Tickets for all three observation decks cost Dhs 155, with The, At the Top Dhs 565 experience (incl. food & beverage) being particularly popular.

There is also a small fee to use cameras or video recorders while visiting, although photography is not permitted inside at the Top.

If you decide not to go up into any of the observation decks then there is still plenty to see here including several art installations and stunning views over Sheikh Zayed Road.

For many people, just walking around inside is enough but others will want to take advantage of what is available here such as free WiFi access and free access to computer terminals where you can check emails or browse social media sites like Facebook & Twitter.

There are also several cafes within The Burj where refreshments may be purchased at reasonable prices.

 

2)   Mall of the Emirates

 

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If you love shopping, then Dubai is for you. The two main malls in Dubailand are the Mall of Emirates and Burjuman Center. Both malls are popular tourist attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Mall of Emirates is not only enormous but has something for everyone. We’re talking upwards of 800 stores and restaurants in one location. It should be at or near the top of your list when you visit Greater Dubai and has enough retail space to keep you busy for at least two days if not more.

If it’s just a straight-up mall experience you seek while visiting Greater Dubai, look no further than the Mall of Emirates. There’s nothing else like it in all of UAE.

You can find just about anything you need here including popular department store brands like Debenhams, Sephora, Footlocker  H&M, Uniqlo, Tous Les Jours (Carrefour), and dozens more.

You’ll also find plenty of luxury brand names such as Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Louboutin to name a few. And that’s just inside one wing!

 

3) The Souk Madinat Jumeirah

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The Souk Madinat Jumeirah is known for its beauty and multicultural cuisine that attracts many visitors from around the world. Shopping here will make you feel like a celebrity as you are served a unique blend of Arabian hospitality by staff and merchants who know how to treat their clients!

Make sure to keep some space in your bags so you can buy luxury items at Duty-Free outlets which offer low tax rates on international brands.

Even if shopping isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other things to do such as window shopping and trying out restaurants with exotic Middle Eastern flavors.

This is a favorite tourist spot for shopping and other recreational activities. Visitors are given a tour through Dubai’s history at The Al-Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Dubai.

They can also take a trip to The Burj Khalifa, a world wonder, and its observation deck provides an attached view of downtown Dubai.

No trip to UAE would be complete without going on an excursion to see The Palm Jumeirah as well as many offshore islands like Abudhabi and Yas Island.

Many visitors explore scenes on exciting desert safaris while some will ride camels or even go sandboarding in their free time!

 

4) The Palm Jumeirah

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The Palm Jumeirah is a man-made archipelago of hundreds of islands that were once called the largest artificial island in the world.

The Palm makes up one of three planned communities within Dubai’s new development, including The World and Jebel Ali.

You can view it from a lookout point at Le Royal Meridien Al Aqah hotel or take a seaplane over to view it from above. It has lots of tourist attractions including Atlantis Aqua venture Waterpark, The Wave Towers, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Cayan Tower, and more.

5) Dubai Creek

For a fun family day out, Emirates Park is an ideal destination for all ages. This is a 280-acre park on Sheikh Zayed Road that offers a wide range of activities such as an adventure playground for kids, an amphitheater, and several picnic spots. The animals found here include giraffes, ostriches, and camels. Additionally, there are also several cafés where you can enjoy refreshments while taking in views of the park. The cost to enter varies depending on age but is reasonable at only 15 dirhams (about $4) per person.

 

6) Emirates Park

Dotted with beautiful fountains, lush greenery, and thousands of wild birds, Emirates Park is a great place to experience nature in all its glory. While it might not have gotten much attention from tourists because of a certain Burj Al Arab on Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Park should be added to your list of places to visit in Dubai.

Apart from the endless activities that can be done there, it is also one of those rare parks that you will find in megacities like Dubai. It features a wide array of facilities including jogging trails, playgrounds for children, and casual seating areas.

 

7) Burj Al Arab Hotel

The world-famous Burj Al Arab Hotel is situated on an artificial island and consists of a dramatic sailing-ship-shaped structure that towers over Dubai’s shoreline. Not only does it offer a luxurious stay, but it also boasts spectacular views of the city skyline. It’s easy to see why visitors travel to Dubai just to visit this hotel! The Burj Al Arab makes an excellent first stop in your travels through Dubai. For some travelers, staying in hotels like these is so common they have lost their sense of awe and wonder. This incredible hotel can remind you of what a luxury vacation should be: relaxing, fun, and truly special. Let us count down eight places that we think are worth your time and money if you ever find yourself in Dubai.

The Burj Al Arab hotel is truly a must-see place in Dubai. It’s situated on an artificial island, so if you’re staying in downtown or a nearby area, it can be easy to just hop onto a boat that will take you over for free! Located within walking distance of shopping and dining, getting from your hotel to The Burj Al Arab is simple. If you choose to pay for a transfer, make sure to tip your driver! Visitors often assume tipping isn’t necessary because taxi drivers are paid on salary, but most transport drivers rely on tips for their income. The views offered by the Burj Al Arab are spectacular!

 

8) Wild Wadi Waterpark

Like many of Dubai’s most popular sights, Wild Wadi Waterpark is an attraction built by a multi-national corporation.

The park features 28 rides and slides, including some high-intensity attractions that are sure to challenge even seasoned thrill-seekers.

The park also has plenty of family-friendly offerings, however, like a splash pool, wave pool, and toddler area. If you only have time for one attraction while in Dubai, make it Wild Wadi. It’s worth it!

Located on Jumeirah Beach, Wild Wadi is Dubai’s oldest waterpark and one of its most iconic.

This fully enclosed park has an array of water slides that are guaranteed to thrill people of all ages. It also includes a water play area for children under 48 inches tall.

Aside from pool rides, there are several unique attractions at Wild Wadi such as Surf Reef and Raging River Rapids. Surfing Reef is a roller coaster ride through choppy waters while Raging River Rapids sends you rushing through rapids in an inner tube.

Some slides may be too extreme for some children or adults, so be sure to check before heading over if you want to minimize your risk of getting hurt during your visit. Other than slides, Wild Wadi also features wave pools, fountains, and other, relaxing areas where you can lounge about.

Entrance fees cost AED 180 for residents and AED 210 for non-residents. Be sure to bring along sunscreen lotion as well since it gets very hot inside with temperatures reaching around 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit).

Another option is staying inside hotels like Holiday Inn Bur Dubai near Wild Wadi Water Park which have pools located inside their buildings.

Conclusion

With an ever-growing skyline and a climate that’s perfect all year round, it’s no wonder that Dubai has been voted one of the most visited cities in Africa.

With over eight million annual visitors, there is always something new to see and do here; with so many hotels on offer from cheap rates to luxurious ones, you can rest assured you will find somewhere you will love staying at.

You can stay for a week or even a whole month in some of these hotels without feeling bored. But if you are on vacation, we have put together a list of our favorite 8 places in Dubai that you must visit! You won’t regret it! Enjoy your trip!

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