Dubai has so many iconic landmarks to explore and experiences to try. When you’re looking at sightseeing attractions in Dubai what’s the best way to admire the views?
We’ve put together an interesting collection of ways you can get your own unique perspective on Dubai on your next visit from the land, water and sky!
Sightseeing attractions in Dubai with the best views
1. Go for a world record and head to the top
The Burj Khalifa is the most famous tower in the world standing an impressive 830 meters high. There are two options to choose from – At The Top where you will see the city from the 124 and 125th floors, and At The Top SKY which includes levels 124 and 125 plus access to level 144 which includes a new interactive exhibit, complimentary refreshments, tour guide and fast-track access. Regardless of which experience you choose you will love looking out across Downtown Dubai to the sparkling Jumeirah coast.
2. See old and new from the Dubai Frame
Dubai’s newest attraction, the Dubai Frame is on the border of old and new Dubai, offering 360 views of the city from its 150m high viewing platform. Take your time to wander through and see Downtown Dubai on one side and Dubai Creek on the other. A popular feature is the glass floor allowing you to see the ground as you walk between the towers. There’s a wonderful Mezzanine Museum at the base which tells the story of Dubai’s history, plus a time warp taking you to a Dubai of the future. We recommend getting ahead of the crowd and purchasing your e-ticket in advance. Find out more about getting to the Dubai Frame here.
3. Cruise Dubai Creek on a unique dinner experience
Bateaux Dubai has been sailing Dubai Creek for a decade, and it remains a firm traveller favourite today. While Dubai is known for being a desert city, the historic creek has played a key role in the city’s development, establishing it as a key trading port many years ago. You’ll take in the sights of Dubai while enjoying a sumptuous meal in air conditioned comfort. The actual boat design features extensive glass so that you can simply relax and enjoy the views while listening to the live band. See the floating bridge, Deira Clock Tower, Dhow Wharf and more as you cruise along the waterway that circle’s Dubai’s downtown heart.
4. Fly like superman above Dubai Marina
Soar above the skyscrapers of Dubai Marina with just a wire attached! You’ll reach speeds of up to 80 km/hr as you fly back towards the ground on this zipline experience. Coming in at 1km long it’s the world’s longest urban zipline, so you’ll have bragging rights long after your trip. This ‘sightseeing tour’ is definitely not for the fainthearted, while you won’t see all of Dubai it will certainly be an experience.
5. Soar into the sky on a seaplane tour
Our Dubai Seawings Silver Tour is our most popular sightseeing flight, and has been carefully crafted to include all of Dubai’s iconic attractions in just 45 minutes. Enjoy stunning vistas of world-famous attractions including the Burj Khalifa, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel, Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands - 300 islands built to resemble a world map.
You’ll fly out across Dubai Marina to Bluewaters Island and see the new Ain Dubai – which will become the world’s largest observation wheel once completed in early 2018. You’ll see boats docking at Port Rashid and traditional Abras crossing Dubai Creek. Before you land take note of the impressive 150m high Dubai Frame which marks the border of Dubai’s historic centre and futuristic downtown heart.
The pictures you’ll take during the flight will be simply stunning as every seat has its own window ensuring uninterrupted views of the city. Complimentary road transfers to ensure you arrive in good time, and a dedicated check-in and welcome refreshments ensure you start your adventure on the right foot.
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