List of tourist attractions in Dubai

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There are many tourist attractions in Dubai, resulting from a large scale construction boom. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, wants Dubai to become the top tourist destination in the world. Dubai is expected to attract 15 million tourists from all around the world in 2015. Euromonitor ranked the world's 150 most visited cities by international tourists in 2009; Dubai ranked 7th. Dubai hosted a record 10 million visitors in 2012, an increase 9.3% from the previous year.[1][2] Dubai ranks 1st for luxury homes in the world.[3]

Exhibitions and trade shows[edit]

Parks and zoos[edit]

Aerial view of Wild wadi Water Theme Park

iceland the dream waterpark

Museums and recreational places[edit]

Entrance to an Exhibition Hall at the DICC


Stadiums and sports venues[edit]

Dubai Autodrome as seen from the air on 1 May 2007


Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Entertainment places[edit]

An organised desert safari in Dubai
Ski Dubai


Hindu Temple[edit]


Shopping malls[edit]

Dubai Mall

The two leading malls are the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.


Souks (also written souq and soukh) are traditional outdoor markets selling food, spices, gifts, jewellery, fabrics and other items. In Dubai most souks are named after the types of products on sale. There are both indoor and outdoor souks in Dubai, mostly located in Deira and Bur Dubai.[5]

Traditional souks

Modern souks


Artificial islands[edit]

Palm Jumeirah

Bridges and tunnels[edit]

Al Makhtoum Bridge
Dubai Floating Bridge


Dubai Mall Aquarium
Burj Al Arab Aquarium


Government buildings[edit]

Natural and urban attractions[edit]



Lakes and creek[edit]


Dubai Marina fountains

Transportal architecture[edit]


Rail and tramways[edit]

Ports and water travel[edit]

Attractions under development[A][edit]




A. ^ Currently under construction.
B. ^ Construction is on hold.
C. ^ Approved developments.

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