1) Emirati Hospitality Experience
While enjoying traditional Emirati cuisine and learning about the UAE culture and heritage, get transported in a moving majlis for a wonderful cultural experience that is served in the most authentic neighborhood. The Heritage express tour group will give you insights into how UAE people lived and their heritage, facilitated by one of their Emirati presenters.
2) Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood
The Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood is the place to go if you're looking for authentic Middle Eastern charm in Dubai. Explore the quaint lanes and winding passageways that pass by wonderfully renovated traditional homes made of stone, gypsum, teak, sandalwood, and palm wood. Many of these homes are topped with traditional wind towers, or "al barajeel," which produce cooling breezes.
Look for the Wall of Dubai, a portion of a historic boundary wall constructed around 1800 AD, as you explore. Then, join a tour with the heritage express tour group for in-depth insights into the areas that reflect the emirate's changing culture.
3) Al Seef
On the south bank of Dubai Creek, Al Seef by Meraas is a picturesque 1.8-kilometer waterfront promenade close to the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Discover local and foreign cafes, restaurants, and stores in a diverse area that showcases the best of Dubai's history and culture.
Dubai's development has influenced the remarkable architecture of Al Seef over the past 50 years, and the area's winding pedestrian lanes and passageways transport you back in time.
A scenic marina, a conventional souk (market), a floating market, floating restaurants, art galleries, and stores selling genuine Emirati handicrafts are also located in Al Seef.
Book your seats on the heritage express trolley if you want to explore a lot in one day.
4) Dubai Frame
Inside the Dubai Frame, a 150-meter-tall architectural wonder situated in Zabeel Park, you can view the past and envision the future. One of the city's newest cultural attractions, the building, which has views of both old and new Dubai, is distinguished by its shimmering, frame-like form and symbolizes the "connection" between the emirate's spiritual past and its forward-thinking present.
The Old Dubai Gallery transports you back in time as soon as you enter. Discover the heritage of the Emiratis through impressive 3D projections, and dig into Dubai's fascinating past.
Although the views are beautiful during the day, at night, they are outstanding. You are prompted to identify places, learn interesting facts, and add your creative touches through interactive augmented reality displays. Finally, there is a café if you want a cup of coffee.
5) Etihad Museum
The remarkable founding narrative of the United Arab Emirates is told in a modern setting at the Etihad Museum, a vibrant museum for the twenty-first century that is sure to inspire you. This 25,000m2 landmark is appropriately situated near the site where the United Arab Emirates was established in 1971.
With a focus on the years between 1968 and 1974, the Museum's various pavilions showcase an immersive visitor journey, house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programs, and educational initiatives that explore the fascinating events that eventually culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971.
At the Museum's numerous state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits, you may learn more about the country's constitution, particularly the rights, benefits, and obligations it bestows upon the citizens of the UAE.
6) At the Top Burj Khalifa
At the Top Burj Khalifa, look at the emirates and beyond's unparalleled views.
With a speed of 10 meters per second, the world's fastest double-deck elevators will take you directly to Level 124. Then, through powerful telescopes, get a closer look at the world far below. Then, head outside to the public outdoor observation terrace to take in the expansive skyline.
Visit Level 125, which is 456 meters above the earth and offers 360-degree vistas, to round off the experience. Utilizing cutting-edge green-screen technology, which combines realism and visual effects, you may embark on a virtual journey to the very top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper and capture your Burj Khalifa experiences for all time.
7) The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall, the most popular shopping and entertainment destination in the world, is situated in the upscale Downtown Dubai neighborhood and welcomes more than 80 million visitors annually.
The Dubai Mall contains more than 1,300 retail establishments, including Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale's, two main department stores, and more than 200 restaurants and bars with a global reputation.
With more than 150 new luxury eating and retail experiences, including flagship stores and new concepts, The Fashion Avenue, the high fashion area of the Dubai Mall, which has just been enlarged, establishes the mall as the fashion center of the Middle East.
In addition, the Dubai Mall houses the first-ever virtual reality (VR) attraction in the Middle East, VR Park, and the renowned Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, home to thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel. KidZania®, a cutting-edge children's "edutainment" concept, the Reel Cinemas megaplex, and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink are other family-friendly features.
A connection bridge provides direct access to the Dubai Metro and two adjacent five-star hotels, Address Dubai Mall and Address Boulevard.
8) Museum of the Future
The building is a marvel of architecture and engineering. It confidently connects the present and the future by applying cutting-edge technology to time-honored artistic traditions. The building's futuristic design offers a novel detour from the towering skyscrapers that dominate all skylines. Instead, its form represents people, the planet, and the unknowable future.
The Museum elaborates on the progressive culture that propelled the UAE to become one of the most developed nations in the world in less than 50 years. A platform for the forward-thinking, daring, and positive energy that propels Dubai and invites people of different cultural, intellectual, social, and spiritual perspectives.
Despite being essentially positive, the museum imagined futures are honest about the dangers of the present. They will show how today's problems could provide the groundwork for a better future via books, videos, exhibitions, and other public activities.