Long gone are the times, when shopping was the only fun thing to do in Dubai!
New attractions are popping up in every corner of the city and there has never been a better selection of activities to make your vacation, weekend or evening unforgettable.
To make your choices a little bit more easier, I have put together list of TOP 10 NEW attractions you can enjoy in Dubai or close proximity.
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER :
1. Ride Velociraptor at IMG World’s of Adventure !
World’s largest indoor theme park is a home to over 16 attractions within 5 zones, including Cartoon Network, Marvel, Lost Valley & IMG Boulevard.
Velociraptor, Predator, Thor & Spiderman rides are amongst the most thrilling ones, so don’t eat before you ride…eat after, the food in the park is very good 🙂
IMG WOA is located outside the city, near Global Village.
INFO : Tickets from Aed245 / daily 11am-9&10pm / Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
2. Climb Tree Tops inside the Green Planet
Learning about the Earth, Eco systems and Nature it’s so much fun inside the big white building at City Walk Dubai. The Green Planet bio dome is accommodating more than 3000 plants and animals.
Walk under tropical rivers, lift-off on top of rain forest and discover animals you never knew they existed.
INFO : Ticket from Aed95 ( buy 1 get 1 free with Entrainer voucher ) / daily 10am-10&12pm / City Walk Dubai
3. Walk around Dubai Canal
New 3,2km “river” is now connecting Dubai Creek with Jumeirah Beach. Enjoy exciting views at the city, waterfall daily from 8-10pm and if your phone runs out of battery after all the selfies, easily re-charge from many stations along the Canal Boardwalk.
Don’t forget to cross all three interesting bridges to take the best photos.
INFO : Admission Free / open 24/7 / bring your own food & drinks
4. Experience amazing at Dubai Parks & Resorts
Three theme parks and waterpark complex linked by dining & entertainment village called Riverland is now to be discovered at the outskirts of Dubai South towards Abu Dhabi.
Legoland, Bollywood and Motiongate parks presenting dozens of attractions and my favourite area is Dreamwork’s Zone inside Motiongate park. Don’t miss the magical Dragon Gliders coaster!
World’s first Hunger Games themed “land” is opening very soon ! Stay tuned.
INFO : Tickets from 85Aed / daily from 10am-12pm (openings vary/check online) / Sheik Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi
5. Be amazed at Imagine show
Enjoy brand new Guinness World Records breaking show, full of light, water and fire effects in Dubai’s Festival City Mall.
Watch one, or all three 3 different shows, daily from 7.30pm to 11pm. Expect huge water screen projections, mapping videos on surrounding buildings and plenty of other tricks designed by Australian company Laservision.
INFO : Admission Free / shows from 7.30pm / Festival City Mall Dubai
6. Take selfies with all the funky Street Art at City Walk
One of my favourite areas of the city. Picturesque City Walk is only few minutes drive from Dubai Mall, but feels like another “planet”.
Restaurants, Art, Shopping, Exhibitions, Hub Zero Game Park and also the Green Planet are all located in here.
Beautifully designed “streetscapes”, walkable distances with all the fantastic coffee shops makes this place the perfect weekend destination. Uh, did I mentioned the cool street art ?
INFO : Admission Free ( pay per attraction ) / Al Wasl Road
7. Catch a world class performance at Dubai Opera
Finally, Dubai has it’s own Opera House! 1901-seat, multi-format, performing arts centre is designed after the traditional Arabic vessel ..Dhow.
Expect the most flashy musicals, concerts and shows. This place is full every night and proved to be a big hit with locals and visitors alike.
Check the website for full program/tickets and PLEASE turn off your phones during the show!
INFO : Admission per show ( book online ) / you cannot enter without ticket / Sh.Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard – Dubai Downtown
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8. Watch Ain Dubai Wheel growing bigger and bigger by the day!
The Beach at JBR Walk is the place to go, if you want to feel like being on vacation! Crowds of tourists, turquoise sea, busy promenade and 40+ dining places to choose from…
It doesn’t stop here, just opposite The Beach is growing Dubai’s biggest attraction…215m tall Ain Dubai Mega Wheel. It’s not finished just yet, but its hard not get impressed by its size already.
This place is perfect to visit at any time, any day.
INFO : Admission Free / Dubai Marina – JBR Walk / Paid Parking
9. Take a day trip to Yas Island’s Ferrari World !
Want to escape the heat and make a little trip outside the city ? Yas Island is only 50min drive from Dubai Marina and is famous for its Ferrari World theme park, Yas F1 circuit, Yas Water World and Warner Brother Movie World ( opening 2018 )
The massive red roof of Ferrari World is hiding one of the best thrill rides in this part of the world.
Feel the speed on record breaking 240km/h Formula Rossa coaster, fly 52m high on twisted loops of Flying Aces or get “shot” through the park’s roof on newest Turbo Track ride…
INFO : Tickets from Aed275 / Daily 11am-8pm / Yas Island Abu Dhabi
10. Have lunch stop at Last Exit ( on the way back from Yas Island )
Retro themed “food stop” on Sheikh Zayed highway on the way from Abu Dhabi is full of funky cars, food trucks and photo opportunities.
Pick some freshly cooked food from one of the 18 food trucks and enjoy it in a setting reminding me Disney movie Cars.
Second Last Exit on the opposite side of the road is opening soon !
INFO : Admission Free / open 24/7 / Sheikh Zayed Road from Abu Dhabi
If all of this is not enough, just wait few more months for two more major openings – Dubai Safari and Al Habtoor La Perle show…stay tuned 🙂
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