Places to Visit on a Short Stopover in Dubai

Here's a list of Places to Visit on a Short Stopover in Dubai recommended by our experts:

Whether you have a long layover or short stopover, there are many ways to make the most of your time in Dubai – one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the world today. Take the world’s fastest elevator to the 148th floor observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, for a 360-degree view of glittering Dubai’s skyline. You could also discover the city's old quarters, and drop in at some of the best attractions of Dubai during your time here. In fact, the best way to visit the historic areas of Bur Dubai and Deira is to walk. Each neighbourhood can be visited in half a day. During this walking tour, you'll discover the city's old quarters, survey the traditional architecture of Emirati homes and mosques, visit cultural centers, ride a water taxi across the creek, and interact with local merchants in the souks. There's no better way to get to know the original heart and soul of Dubai. Stop by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for information about guided walks through Bastakiya, the historic old town. Here is our pick of the best places to visit during a stopover in Dubai:

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Monument in Dubai
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Burj Khalifa known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world....

Burj Al Arab (tower Of The Arabs)

Burj Al Arab (tower Of The Arabs)

Place to Visit in Dubai
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Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world; however, 39% of its ...

Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre

Shopping Place in Dubai
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Deira City Centre. This is by far the most popular mall in Dubai and a visit to Dubai is not complete without a visit. Debenhams, Virgin Megastore, Zara and ...

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

Lake/River/Water body in Dubai
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Cutting through the heart of Dubai, the seawater Dubai Creek winds its way from the trading port on the Gulf to the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary on the desert ...

Desert Safari Dubai

Desert Safari Dubai

Place to Visit in Dubai
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Desert Safari In Dubai is a unique oppertunity to experience the extra ordinary beautiful Dubai Desert. It is very pleasant to see the sands in the Desert ...

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Dubai Dolphinarium

Dubai Dolphinarium

Activity Place in Dubai
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Dubai Dolphinarium has 3 dolphins performing the show. The cost for the Dolphin & Seal show is Dhs 120/- for an adult (VIP seat) & Dhs 80/- for a child (VIP ...

Deira Twin Towers

Deira Twin Towers

Place to Visit in Dubai
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The Deira Twin Towers, also known as the Dubai Twin Towers or Rolex Towers are located in eastern Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in Deira. The buildings form ...

Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo

Zoo in Dubai
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Dubai Zoo, Jumeirah Road. An outdoor zoo near to the beach. Considering the extreme temperatures during the summer months, there are plans to bring the zoo ...

Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai

Amusement Park in Dubai
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Motiongate Dubai is a Hollywood-inspired theme park located in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, showcasing themed areas and attractions ...

Al Fahidi Fort Musem Dubai

Al Fahidi Fort Musem Dubai

Museum in Dubai
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Dubai Museum, A must-see for anyone interested in the social history of the Emirate (and indeed the country). A visit starts at the al-Fahidi fort, which has a ...