Popular across the globe for its architectural wonders and extravagant lifestyles, Dubai happens to be the fourth most visited place in the world. If you are looking for a middle eastern holiday experience, a Dubai tour is exactly what you need this year.
Surprisingly this luxurious city of skyscrapers has continued to maintain its popularity amongst tourists for decades – if the enormous Burj Al Arab made its mark in the nineties, tourists today can not stop fawning over the equally magnificent Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa.
Dubai boasts some of the largest markets, gardens, and similar architectural marvels in the world. If you are planning to visit Dubai in 2022, keep reading to find out about the 7 best places in the city that you absolutely cannot miss!
A Dubai Tour Guide: 7 Best Places In The City You Must Visit
A middle-eastern melting pot of sorts, Dubai is a city that never stopped growing. Here, skyscrapers witness millionaires doing business while the city witnesses happy tourists enjoying the luxury lifestyle of the citizens.
After a lot of research, we have compiled a list of seven places you absolutely cannot miss in Dubai, especially if you are visiting this year. Keep reading to discover the best of Dubai.
Dubai Miracle Garden
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai, Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest flower garden in the world with as many as 109 million followers.
A visual treat for your eyes, it takes almost an entire day to explore all the beautiful flowers around, taking in the freshness of nature.
A love story of sorts for nature lovers, the Miracle Garden is a must in our Dubai tour guide – discover a world where color meets scent, and witness a miracle of a lifetime.
Also known as Al Fahidi Historic District or Al Bastakia, the old and traditional Dubai also deserves plenty of attention from tourists. Located near Dubai Creek and Al Fahidi Fort, Bastakiya offers the perfect neighborhood for taking a heritage walk along the streets of Dubai.
Discover the unexplored side of Dubai on your visit to the old town of Bastakiya which offers a deep insight into Arabian culture and lifestyle. Explore the architecture of the old houses, marvel at the wind towers, and spend some time reminiscing in the white mosque.
A contrast to the city’s otherwise modern structures, this history is a must for all lovers of culture. Bastakiya is open to tourists on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
In Dubai, people refer to a market as a ‘souk’ and this city has a lot of markets but none like the Deira Souk. Located near Dubai Creek, the Deira Souk has been in existence since the 1830s, flaunting old, wooden archways even today.
The craziest part of visiting this market is to witness the plethora of shops selling and displaying huge quantities of gold on their shop windows, in the gold souk. However, that is not all.
The gold souk is not the only thing that attracts tourists here. Many tourists and even locals visit the market for a variety of spices like cumin, saffron, and rose water from the other markets inside the Deira Souk.
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
A few days in Dubai might be overwhelming for you and a much-needed city break is exactly what your Dubai tour was missing. Head over to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve for a day with nature.
Spread across an area of 225 square kilometers, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve boasts as many as four different zones. In case you are out of time, plan a quick day tour and easily get access to anyone’s zone with the help of travel guides.
All four zones are accessible to tourists who choose to stay in their beautiful extravagant wildlife resort. Sand gazelles, mountain gazelles, and even the Arabian Oryx are often spotted making this a popular tourist destination, on the outskirts of Dubai.
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Dubai is home to multiple nationalities giving tourists multiple religious destinations to visit. The Grand Mosque is one such instance, a religious destination as well as an architectural wonder.
The eighth biggest mosque in the world and the biggest in UAE, the Grand Mosque was the first place where the memorial service of the former president of the UAE Sheikh Zayed, was held. The mosque glows in royal blue at night making you fall in love with the architecture from afar.
One of the most photographed tourist destinations in the world, the Bur Dubai Grand Mosque has corridors decorated by the biggest lights in the world while the pillars are glazed with 24-carat gold designed like an earthward-facing leaf.
While you are visiting one of the oldest structures in the city or the Al Fahidi Fort, you can also visit one of the hidden gems of Dubai. A treat for all history lovers, this museum is located just beside the fort.
Learn all about Dubai’s terrific growth from an ordinary isolated fishing village to one of the futuristic cities in the world. The Dubai Museum has plenty of artifacts from the Bedouin life when the sea was important before oil was discovered.
Also home to plenty of archeological relics, Dubai Museum is perfect for educational tours and history buffs with a developed interest in the nomadic Arabian life of the past.
Burj Al Arab
If spending a night in the luxurious Burj Al Arab is expensive, visit one of their extravagant cafes or restaurants for an afternoon of high tea. There are two such places with stunning views and delicious food at Burj Al Arab, perfect for your tea-time break!
The Skyview Bar on the 27th floor will provide an experience of a lifetime. You must visit on a Friday for an impressive selection of teas and coffees accompanied by mouth-watering quick-bites, as well as a stunning view of the Palm Jumeirah.
Sahn Eddar located on one of the lower floors of Burj Al Arab is no less with its equally magnificent view of the world’s tallest atrium. Your Dubai tour is incomplete without one meal or one visit to the Burj Al Arab.
Dubai certainly is an appealing destination to tourists all over the world. Any tour blog will however tell you that planning a trip to Dubai is expensive, making the idea of a Dubai tour fade from your list.
Instead of worrying about the expenses, start planning a mini-vacation to the middle east today!