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Updated by Joanna James on Aug 13, 2018
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Tourist Attractions in Dubai – Top things you must see

The dazzling gem of the Middle East, Dubai is a prestigious city with towering skyscrapers, iconic attractions and a passion for being the best of the best.

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Burj Khalifa

The tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa stands at 829.8 meters and is the most popular tourist attraction in the country and the world. The observation deck on the 124th floor offers magnificent views of the city and its landscapes and a trip to the top in the world's fastest elevator is one of the most thrilling elevator rides. Look far and beyond, and you'll be able to spot the man made islands off the shores of Dubai – one of the many things to spot while you're 'At The Top'. The tower was completed in 2010 and the base joins with The Dubai Mall, another popular tourist attractions. Head to the garden area by evening for a majestic view of a display of dancing fountains against the backdrop of this glistening skyscraper.

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Dubai Mall

From the largest indoor aquarium to the largest ice skating rink in a shopping mall, the Dubai Mall boasts with nothing but the crème de la crème. Designer stores from Gucci to Hersheys, you can find anything and everything here – and just about spend the whole day waltzing through the long winding corridors of Dubai Mall. The evenings at the Mall are a bustle of activity, especially when you head outdoors near Burj Khalifa, to view the spectacular water display – watch the dancing fountains of Dubai reach to the sky in tunes that you might recognize. The Dubai Aquarium is the world's largest indoor aquarium and holds a variety of 140 fish species, including 300 sharks and rays! Guests are even allowed a shark cage dive or a tunnel walk under the aquarium. The length of the tank measures 51 metres in length, 20 metres in width and 11 metres in height. If you're heading from your hotel in the city such as Desert Palm PER AQUUM, take a taxi to this mall.

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Sheikh Zayed Road

The Sheikh Zayed Road is more than just a road. The eight lane highway bordered by towering glass and steel structures ranging from office towers, restaurants, hotels and apartments are at the epitome of modernised living in Dubai. Travelling down this road is required in order to get to the city's most famous malls like Mall of Emirates, Dubai Mall and Ibn Battuta.

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Burj Al Arab

Known to be the number one 7 star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab is a wondrous hotel with state of the art facilities that will simple leave you breathless. Burj al Arab is also known to be the world's tallest hotel which reaches a height of 321 meters and is located on the beautiful Dubai coast. Being one of the most iconic hotels, this luxury hotel in Dubai hotel is also known to be one of the most expensive in the world – no surprise there!

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Dubai Creek

The Dubai Creek has been crucial to the city throughout the years and has been known to attract settlers and fisherman due to its populated waters. The creek was used from around 4,000 years ago. To travel across the creek, tourists can now take abras which are a small wooden ferry, which will transport you to the other side, as you enjoy the views and the busy life of the locals around.

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