List of Tourist Attractions in Dubai
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List of Tourist Attractions in Dubai

There are many tourist attractions in Dubai, resulting from the 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 received 14 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.[1] Dubai hosted a record 10 million visitors in 2012, an increase of 9.3% from the previous year.[2][3]


Burj Al Arab Aquarium

Archaeological sites

Artificial islands

Artificial islands in Dubai: Palm Jumeirah (left) and Palm Deira (right), with The World and The Universe archipelagos (centre)


Jumeirah Beach

Bridges and tunnels

Al Maktoum Bridge


  • St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church, Ras al khaimah, United Arab Emirates.
  • Christ Church
  • Church of South India
  • Deira Brethren Assembly
  • Dubai City Church
  • Dubai Evangelical Church Centre
  • Emirates Baptist Church
  • Followers Christian Fellowship, Dubai
  • Mar Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church
  • Mar Thoma Church[5]
  • Miracle Hands Ministry
  • New Covenant Church Dubai
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
  • St. Martin's Church
  • St. Mary's Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group
  • St. Mary's Church Dubai
  • St. Mary's Konkan Community
  • St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral[6]
  • Well of Life Church Dubai
  • Tamil Full Gospel Church Dubai

Entertainment places

Dune bashing in Dubai
Ski Dubai

Exhibitions and trade shows


The Dubai Fountain

Hindu temple

  • Guru Nanak Darbar, Dubai

Located in Jabel Ali, this Hindu Temple was built on the demand of Sikh residents in Dubai.[7]

Hotels and resorts

Atlantis, The Palm hotel on Palm Jumeirah island



Marhaba Mosque
  • Abu Hail Mosque
  • Abu ibn Kaab Mosque
  • Abdullah bin Saeed Mosque
  • Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Centre
  • Al Habtoor Mosque
  • Al Mamzar Mosque
  • Al Noor Mosque
  • Al Rehman Mosque
  • Al Tajir Mosque
  • C.M.C
  • Dubai Sports and Culture Club Mosque
  • Grand Mosque
  • Hatta Sports Club Mosque
  • Hor Al Anz Mosque
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Naad Al Shiba Grand Mosque
  • Naad Al Shiba Small Mosque
  • Port Saeed Mosque
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 1
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 2
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 3
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 4
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 5
  • Talha Mosque
  • Zabeel Mosque

Museums and recreational places

Dubai Museum
Entrance to an exhibition hall at the DICC

Natural attractions

Lakes and creeks

Hatta Reservoir


Parks and zoos

The Zabeel Park
Aerial view of Wild Wadi Water Theme Park

Theme parks

Shopping malls

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.[8]

Traditional souks

Modern souks

  • Khan Murjan
  • Souk Al Bahar
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah


Stadiums and sports venues

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium
Meydan Racecourse

Urban attractions


Al Bastakiya

Attractions under development




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

See also


  1. ^ "Places to visit & things to do in Dubai".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Top 100 City Destinations Ranking - 2009 Data". 6 January 2011.
  4. ^ "List of popular Dubai beaches".
  5. ^ "Welcome to The Mar Thoma Parish, Dubai".
  6. ^ "Welcome to St.Thomas Cathedral,Dubai".
  7. ^ "Places to Visit in Dubai". Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Markets, Flea Markets and Souks in Dubai". Angloinfo Dubai. Angloinfo. Retrieved .

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