Visiting Dubai is an exercise of self-control in many ways. Everywhere you look, there are beautiful locations in Dubai waiting for you to experience. Around every corner is a new culinary adventure that your taste buds are yearning to experience. Every new road that you turn onto has another exquisite location for you to drink in. Dubai is a travel destination that stimulates all the senses. No doubt that many travel enthusiasts have Dubai on their bucket lists for many a year. And whether you fly economy, first-class, or charter plane, it’s a destination that you have to encounter at least once in your life.
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Top Beautiful Locations in Dubai
The whole of Dubai is a jewel in the crown of the Arab Emirates. Everywhere you look, there’s some new location, garden, or architectural marvel waiting for you to explore and experience. There are some locations; however, that blows the rest out of the water. The following are our top five picks for the most stunningly beautiful locations in Dubai.
No visit to Dubai is complete without checking out the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Be warned in advance; this is not an experience for the faint of heart or those who may be afraid of heights. The architecture itself is something incredible to view from the ground, but where the building really shines is when you’re looking down from above. Dominating the Dubai skyline at a whopping 555m, it’s a view like no other in the world.
When you reach the 148th floor, it may take a minute or two for your brain to catch up with what it’s seeing. This is a height that human beings so rarely get to while still being in a building. The entire city is laid out beneath you in a glittering, glinting blanket, and the 360-degree viewing deck gives you a full panoramic look at Dubai in all its glory.
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Dubai Creek Harbour
If you like things a little more low-key and closer to earth, then we recommend Dubai Creek Harbour. Sunset is the best time to check out the area with the family or for a romantic stroll with the one you love. The view across the water is one of the most relaxing, rejuvenating sites in the whole city. There’s a wildlife sanctuary to visit, a boardwalk to explore (complete with flamingos), and a few harbor cruises available to suit different budgets. Finish the evening off with lunch at one of the many mouth-watering restaurants around the harbor.
The Palm Islands
This man-made archipelago is one of the most unique land formations on the planet and certainly one of the most visually stunning places in Dubai. There are two ways to take in the beauty of this location: one is to visit the islands themselves and experience the hotels and beaches they have to offer. And the other is to take a helicopter trip and look down at the palm itself. The hotels and private residences that pepper these islands are located all over the trunk, spine, fronts, and crescent (the main sectors of the islands).
The trunk is the connection to the mainland, serving as a kind of highway. A vehicle tunnel connects the spine to the crescent, and there’s also a monorail that runs for more or less three miles. Nakheel, a real estate company that has since been bought by the government of Dubai, was the mastermind behind the islands, with the plan coming from Helman, Hurley, Charvat, and Peacock.
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Hatta Water Dam
If city life is a little too fast-paced for you, but you still want to be wowed by the beauty that Dubai has to offer, take a day trip to the Hatta Water Dam. A mere 90 minutes outside of the city itself, the dam’s blue-green water will calm your soul. It might be outside of the city, but you can still experience some exciting street food as food trucks are always available. You can rent a kayak, boat, or water bike for a few hours and explore the dam and surrounding peaks at your own pace. There are footpaths that wind between the farms surrounding the dams where you can see a green Dubai you never knew existed. Check out our complete guide for Hatta Tour as well.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
The heat of Dubai is to be found beating in its souks and marketplaces overflowing with rich textiles and spices. Souk Madinat Jumeirah will provide you with all the souvenirs you need for yourself and your family back home! Stunningly crafted jewelry, wooden decor, lamps…you name it. Wandering the stalls of a souk is an unmissable experience for any traveler who really wants to experience life in the Arab Emirates. Though souks are a holdover from the old world, this one has lots of international cafes and modern amenities.
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If you’re hoping to get a real sense of the grandeur of Dubai, these five beautiful locations in Dubai are definitely to visit. Don’t forget to bring your camera!