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7 Iconic Dubai Landmarks That Every Tourist Needs To Visit


Whether you’ve got tourists coming to town or you just feel like exploring your city, we’ve rounded up 7 Dubai landmarks, in both Old and New Dubai, that everyone should visit at least once! From the Dubai Water Canal to the Dubai Creek, here are the best places to visit in Dubai…

1. Dubai Water Canal Tolerance Bridge

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If you’ve never watched the sunset from the Dubai Water Canal Tolerance Bridge, you are missing out! It’s a great place to go for a run or jog. In fact, you can even walk from Jumeirah to Business Bay in under an hour! Although the Dubai Canal project isn’t fully complete yet, it’s still definitely worth checking it out.

Price: Free
Location: Entry from Jumeirah or Business Bay

2. The Dubai Frame

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If you’re looking to check out Old and New Dubai in one go, just head to The Dubai Frame. The latest addition to iconic Dubai landmarks, the Dubai Frame is an architectural masterpiece that lets you explore Dubai’s past, gives you a sneak peek of the Dubai’s future and lets you walk on a glass floor – from 150 metres above ground!

Price: Free for kids under 3, adults over 65 and people of determination; AED 20 for kids; AED 50 for adults
Where: The Dubai Frame, Zabeel Park

3. Deira Clock Tower

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The famous Deira Clock Tower, also known as the Dubai Clock Tower, is one of the most iconic Dubai landmarks in Old Dubai! Built in 1965, at one of the busiest roundabouts in the city, the Deira Clock Tower has been listed as one of the most beautiful clock towers in the world! It’s not exactly a tourist attraction, but worth checking out if you’re in the area.

Price: Free
Where: Clock Tower roundabout, Al Maktoum Road

4. Burj Khalifa

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No matter where you go in Dubai, there is a high chance you’ll be able to spot the Burj Khalifa peeking at you from somewhere in the distance. After all, it is the tallest building in the world. Make sure to visit At The Top (on the 125th floor!) for one of the best panoramic views of the city. Wondering where you can get the best view of the Burj Khalifa instead? Just go to the Dubai Mall promenade, or Souk Al Bahar.

Price: From AED 135 for At The Top
Where: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

5. Dubai Creek

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Whether you want to hop on an abra or just stroll along the creekside, the Dubai Creek Marina and the areas surrounding it are some of Dubai’s little treasures. Our favourite spots to hang by the Creek? Definitely Dubai Golf & Yacht Club, Old souks, abra rides and the newly-opened Al Seef development.

Price: Free. AED 1 for Abra ride
Where: Dubai Creek area

6. Burj Al Arab

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Designed to look like an Arabian dhow sail, the Burj Al Arab is the world’s only 7-star hotel. With an underwater restaurant, gold interiors, and its own little man-made island, we totally understand why. You will need to make a reservation at one of the restaurants, bars or spa to visit, but this luxurious hotel is a must-see.

Price: No entry charge, but reservations are required to enter
Where: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road

7. Al Fahidi Fort

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Built in 1787, the Al Fahidi Fort is the oldest existing building in Dubai! Over there, you’ll be able to visit the Dubai Museum and see how much Dubai has evolved over the years – from an era of pearl divers to the bustling multicultural city it is today.

Price: AED 1 for kids, AED 3 for adults
Where: Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai

If you’re looking for more great ways to Explore the city, here are 5 things to check out when visiting Al Bastakiya, or check out these Dubai sightseeing tours for under AED 250