Dubai City Attractions
What's there to see and do in town?
Dubai is filled with world-class
accommodations, amazing shopping and the finest dining imaginable. However, what is
there to do in the area? You'll find a wide array of Dubai
attractions, from natural wonders to manmade sights. To make the most of your trip, you'll need to know where to
go. How do you find the best attractions in the area?
Here are a few of the top choices for having fun
in Dubai, both outdoors and indoors.
Dubai is located on the Arabian Sea
and features hundreds of miles of amazing beaches. However, the very best Dubai
beaches are located just off of Jumeria Road. Be warned, though; many of the beaches in the area are privately
owned by hotels and resorts. You'll find public access beaches tucked in between, though. You can access private
beaches for a fee, though. This allows you the widest range of options. Al Mamzar Park features a great public
beach that costs nothing to visit.
Dubai is home to many things, including some of the
most fantastic jewelry in the world. A number of the world's top diamond cutters have relocated to the area,
as well. If you want gold and diamond shopping, head over to the Covered Gold Souk in Deira. You'll find
international pieces in a variety of themes, from Italian to Indian and much more. Dubai's malls also offer
great jewelry shopping, though you can expect to pay mall prices, as well. The Sharajah Blue Souk is a
well-kept local secret; you can find more incredible jewelry there.
But there's more to Dubai attractions than gold and jewelry shopping.
Dubai also offers many attractions for outdoor lovers.
While you might not expect to find
fairways in the heart of the desert, Dubai has accomplished even more incredible marvels. You'll find 2
championship golf courses in the area. The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and the Emirates Golf Club both offer
fantastic golfing in the warm sunshine. The Emirates Golf Club is the home of the European PGA Desert Classic and
was the first grass golf course in the Middle East.
While the opulence and beauty of
Dubai may captivate you, the desert lies just outside the protective circle of buildings. You'll find austere
beauty in the shifting sands, as well as numerous ways to enjoy the desert.
Enjoy a Bedouin camp, complete with traditional camels. Take a 4-wheeler into the dunes and enjoy the freedom and
feel of wind on your face. Even falconry is available for the adventurous traveler.
There are many more Dubai attractions. Read our other articles on Dubai to explore many more
possibilities for fun in Dubai.