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.[1] 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 of 9.3% from the previous year.[2][3]

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


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

Hindu temple[edit]

  • Shiva and Krishna Mandir [5]


  • Christ Church
  • Church of South India
  • Deira Brethren Assembly
  • Dubai City Church
  • Dubai Evangelical Church Centre
  • Emirates Baptist Church
  • Followers Christian Fellowship, Dubai
  • Mar Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church
  • Mar Thoma Church[6]
  • Miracle Hands Ministry
  • New Covenant Church Dubai
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • St. Martin's Church
  • St. Mary's Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group
  • St. Mary's Church Dubai
  • St. Mary's Konkan Community
  • St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India
  • St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral[7]
  • Well of Life Church Dubai

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.[8]

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 creeks[edit]


Dubai Marina fountains

Attractions under development[A][edit]

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



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


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

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