Looking for something new and different in Dubai? Check out the world’s tallest building and take a trip down to the biggest mall, and Dubai’s famous man-made island. But, there are many other attractions to add to your list, if you want to get a real feel for the city.
Here are a just a few places, somewhere new, somewhere old and somewhere delicious to explore during your stay.
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
For the history and art buffs, this is a must-see spot! While the Museum is not located in Dubai, Sharjah, a neighboring emirate is just a short drive away from Dubai. Here, you can find artifacts dating back to the Umayyad and Ottoman era and get further insight into Islamic history and art.
Recently opened, expect this new attraction to top ‘Dubai’s must-see places’ soon enough. While the waterpark offers a combination of rides and activities appealing to both kids and adults, it’s also situated in one of the city’s favorite spots, La Mer. Get a day pass and enjoy the excitement of the waterslide! You also have the option to chill and unwind at the La Mer beach.
Dubai Coffee Museum
If you managed to fly all the way down to Dubai, your trip will be incomplete without tying Arabic coffee. And what better way to do so than visit an entire museum dedicated to coffee? Located in the Al Fahidi district, here you will see various roasting and brewing techniques. Also, you get access to a media room with lots of interesting books and videos. After a nice coffee, explore the neighborhood’s other cultural experiences.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
To get a real feel of the country’s traditions and practices, a guided tour is highly recommended for those looking for an authentic experience. They will answer your questions, give you facts, and tackle cultural practices. You can take a tour of the surrounding sites including the famous spice and gold souk.