List of tourist attractions in Dubai

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There are many tourist attractions in Dubai, resulting from a large scale construction boom. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, wants Dubai to become the top tourist destination in the world.[citation needed] Dubai is expected to attract 15 million tourists from all around the world in 2015.[citation needed] Euromonitor ranked the world's 150 most visited cities by international tourists in 2009; Dubai ranked 7th.[citation needed] Dubai hosted a record 10 million visitors in 2012, an increase 9.3% from the previous year.[1][2]

Exhibitions and trade shows[edit]

Parks and zoos[edit]

Aerial view of Wild wadi Water Theme Park

Museums and recreational places[edit]

Entrance to an Exhibition Hall at the DICC


Stadiums and sports venues[edit]

Dubai Autodrome as seen from the air on 1 May 2007


Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Entertainment places[edit]

An organised desert safari in Dubai
Ski Dubai


  • Grand Mosque
  • Hor Al Anz Mosque
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Abu Hail Mosque
  • Abu ibn Kaab Mosque
  • Abdullah bin Saeed Mosque
  • Naad Al Shiba Grand Mosque
  • Naad Al Shiba Small Mosque
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 1
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 2
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 3
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 4
  • Sheikh Khlifa bin Saeed Mosque 5
  • C.M.C
  • Al Mamzar Mosque
  • Al Habtoor Mosque
  • Dubai Sports and Culture Club Mosque
  • Hatta Sports Club Mosque
  • Zabeel Mosque
  • Al Noor Mosque
  • Al Rehman Mosque
  • Al Tajir Mosque
  • Talha Mosque
  • Port Saeed Mosque
  • Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Centre

Hindu Temple[edit]

  • Shiva and Krishna Mandir [4]


  • St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral
  • Christ church
  • Dubai Evangelical Church Centre
  • Dubai City Church
  • Emirates Baptist Church
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Mar Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church
  • Mar Thoma Church
  • Church of South India
  • St. Mary's Church Dubai
  • Miracle Hands Ministry
  • New Covenant Church Dubai
  • St. Mary's Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group
  • St. Mary's Konkan Community
  • Deira Brethren Assembly
  • Well of Life Church Dubai
  • Saint Marys Church Dubai
  • St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India
  • Followers Christian Fellowship, Dubai
  • St.Martin's Church

Shopping malls[edit]

Dubai Mall

The two leading malls are the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.


Souks (also written souq and soukh) are traditional outdoor markets selling food, spices, gifts, jewellery, fabrics and other items. In Dubai most souks are named after the types of products on sale. There are both indoor and outdoor souks in Dubai, mostly located in Deira and Bur Dubai.[5]

Traditional souks

Modern souks

  • Khan Murjan
  • Souk Al Bahar
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah


Artificial islands[edit]

Palm Jumeirah

Bridges and tunnels[edit]

Al Makhtoum Bridge
Dubai Floating Bridge


Dubai Mall Aquarium
Burj Al Arab Aquarium


Natural and urban attractions[edit]


Lakes and creek[edit]


Dubai Marina fountains

Attractions under development[A][edit]

  • Dubai Sports City
  • Sahara Kingdom
  • Dubai Golf City
  • Dubai Motor City
  • City of Arabia
  • Dubai Lifestyle City
  • Dubai Outlet City
  • Arabian Canal^
  • The Lagoons
  • Dubai International City
  • Dubai Culture Village
  • Dubai Exhibition City
  • Bawadi



  • Legoland Dubai
  • DreamWorks Studios Theme Park
  • Universal Studios Dubailand
  • F1-X Theme Park Dubai
  • The Tiger Woods Dubai
  • Bawadi[B]
  • Falconcity of Wonders[B]
  • Freej Dubailand
  • Marvel Super Heroes Theme Park
  • Tourism World
  • Legends of Dubailand
  • Aviation World
  • Giants World
  • Sahara Kingdom
  • Factory Outlets
  • Themed Leisure and Vacation World 29 km² (11.2 mile²)
  • Women's World
  • Destination Dubai
  • Desert Kingdom
  • Andalusian Resort and Spa
  • Eco-Tourism World 75 km² (28.9 mile²)
  • Al Sahra Desert Resort
  • Sand Dune Hotel[B]
  • Al Kaheel
  • Bio World
  • Animal World
  • Sports and Outdoor World 19 km² (7.4 mile²)
  • Dubai Sports City
  • Emerat Sports World
  • Extreme Sports World
  • Plantation Equestrian and Polo Club
  • Restless Planet
  • The Great Dubai Wheel[B]
  • Virtual Game World
  • Science and Planetariums
  • Astrolab Resort


A. ^ Currently under construction.
B. ^ Construction is on hold.
C. ^ Approved developments.

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