Destinations: Most Popular Places To Visit in Dubai According to Google

Burj Khalifa

Fourth most visited city on the Earth, Dubai’s a very popular destination for holidays. In this article, you learn about the most popular places to visit in Dubai according to Google. Before we surge into it, it should be made clear that the term “places to visit in Dubai” culminates in “things to do in Dubai”, “Dubai’s attractions”, “Dubai’s destinations” and probably “Dubai holidays”.

Further, these places are listed in a cardinal order. To get which attraction is more popular than the other, we used Google Trends. We surge in.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa
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This attractions hardly requires an introduction. Standing 828 meters tall, it’s the world’s tallest skyscraper since 2010 and is two times more popular than Dubai’s second most popular destination, Ski Dubai.

The tower’s design was inspired by the Hymenocallis — a flower also called Spider Lily — although it has only three petals. Viewed from above it, Burj Khalifa thus boasts a “Y” shape. In our opinion, when viewed from above it, the tower is finer than the actual flower. It’s little wonder the feat has bagged lots and lots of awards, including the 2010 International Architectural Award. See more here.

It hosts residential and office apartments as well as the Armani Hotel Dubai, At.Mosphere and observatory decks — At The Top and At The Top SKY etc. Visit the observatory decks for some spectacular views of Dubai.

Located in Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa is adjacent to The Dubai Mall, the Dubai Opera, the Dubai Fountain, the Burj Park etc. Kindly see Burj Khalifa for detail.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai
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This 4,500-square-meter snow park is your escape from Dubai’s parching sun. Opened in 2005, Ski Dubai is Middle East’s first wintry entertainment park. Whether you’re visiting alone or with one or more companies, or whether you’re a beginner or a pro in skiing, Ski Dubai welcomes you.

Located at the Mall of the Emirates, the park is family-friendly and allows of much fun as it lets you build your own snowman, frolic in the snow your way, sled, toboggan, climb towers etc. The activities in the snow park also include zorbing, bobsledding, tubing, and snow bumpers, Giant Ball run, Mountain Thriller ride, and Snow Bullet ride.

Added to these, it boasts live penguins and gives you the opportunity to learn about them. It is small wonder, given the foregoing, that Ski Dubai was named the world’s best indoor ski resort for 2016 and 2017.

The Palm Islands

Palm Islands Sample
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The Palm Islands refers to three stunning archipelagoes in Dubai — Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Deira, the first being the most popular. The “palm” part of the names of each of the islands was occasioned by the palm tree silhouette they boast. Just like the actual palm tree, each of the Palm Islands boasts a trunk and fronds making it look like the palm tree viewed aerially.

They boast 5,000 waterfront apartments, 4,000 residential villas, 1,000 water homes and 60 luxury hotels as well as a number of marinas, health spas, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, sports facilities and dive sites.

Of the three, only Palm Jumeirah according to travelonline.com is open to visitors. Estimated to cost $12bn and stretched 5 km into the Arabian Gulf, the reclaimed land features residential building, some of which are home to such personalities as David Beckham and Michael Owen, as well as attractions such as Atlantis, The Palm, Atlantis Aquaventure and Al Ittihad Park.

You get conveyed in Palm Jumeirah via the Dubai Taxi, the Dubai Monorail, among other ways.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall
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One of the biggest shopping malls in the world and boasting a good variety of entertainment options, The Dubai Mall is a very popular destination in Downtown Dubai and Dubai at large.

Hosting over 1,300 retail outlets, this mart offers virtually every item you may want to purchase. You can find in the mall products across the categories of electronics, fashion, beauty and fragrances, home furnishing, toys etc.

Located in Downtown Dubai, the mall’s adjacent to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, Dubai Fountain, the Burj park etc. It boasts lots of attractions which include the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, KidZania, Dubai Dinosaur Park, Dubai Ice Rink, Hysteria etc. Please see Dubai Mall for detail.

Atlantis, The palm

Atlantis The Palm
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Atlantis, The Palm is a luxury hotel at the pitch of Palm Jumeirah. If you already know Atlantis in the Bahamas you’d have a slight idea about the design of this hotel, although its design seems more beautiful.

Located on an island, it boasts magnificent beaches. It’s suites, lounges and restaurants are top-notch. Christened Atlantis, the hotel boasts underwater suites which keep you stunned. It is indubitably the pride of the peak of the Palm.

Outside it is the Atlantis Aquaventure.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

This, like the Atlantis, is another luxury hotel in Dubai — but not just another luxury hotel. It’s the world’s most luxurious hotel. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has been described as opulent, and glamorous. In fact, it was criticized given its splendor and attention to detail. Launched in 1999, it is predicated on untainted and unreserved hospitality. Indeed, it’s about the only hotel in Dubai that offers Rolls Royce and Helicopter airport transfers. They have lots of Rolls Royce — lots!

Built to resemble the billowing spinnaker of a J-class yacht, the hotel’s sail-shaped, its interior of grandiosely regal quality. The interior is, in other words, the elevated celebration of alluring wealth. Set foot in the hotel and experience its immersing soft, warm and sensuous glow.

Its suites, restaurants, bars, and spas, chauffeur are spectacular. It gives lovers the opportunity to have a romantic moonlight swim, among other things.

The following is what Nilz77, a visitor of Burj Al Arab, says about it: “It has got some of [the] finest dining on planet [Earth]. We experience[d] just [the] restaurant there which is [the] best in the world, I must say. And [the] sunset view from [the] hotel is magical. Must experience.”

See Burj Al Arab for detail.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina
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Boasting posh and chic skyscrapers as well as a spectacular marina, Dubai Marina (DM) is a top choice and top-notch residential area in Dubai. It is, in other words, one of Dubai’s most sought-after neighborhoods. It skyscrapers (residential and commercial) are luxurious, a huge range of dining, entertainment options, and a waterfront living to its residents.

The residential towers in the area are over 200 and include the Cayan Tower, also called “the twisting tower”. Its top 5 buildings in 2019 are Marina Diamonds, Manchester Tower, Marina Pinnacle, Princess Tower, and DEC Towers

The area has advanced transportation ways manifest in the seamless road network, and the large canal. The canal stretches over 3.5km providing access to the sea at both ends. The Dubai Tram serves DM, enabling residents to spend less in getting in, around and out of it.

Wanna acquire a property in the DM? Sale prices for a studio start from AED500,000, one-bedroom apartments range from AED645,000 to AED2,400,000. The prices of freehold apartments such as luxurious five-bedroom penthouses get up to AED45,000,000.

Things To Do in Dubai Marina

  • The Walk and The Beach at JBR
  • Dubai Marina XLine
  • RIB Speedboat Sightseeing Tour
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise at Dubai Marina
  • Zero Gravity Beach Club
  • Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates (not in, but close to, the Dubai Marina) etc.

References:
DubaiTourPro.com 2 3
Skidxb.com
MalloftheEmirates.com
ArabianBusiness.com
TravelOnline.com
Bayut.com
GoCity.com

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