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Best Tourist Attraction in Dubai in 2022


Dubai is UAE's capital city and one of the biggest cities in United Arab Emirates. Geographically, this city is located in the southeast coast at the Persian Gulf. Historically, this city in 18th century was only a small town enjoyed by fishermen. Now, it has been global modern city and business center in middle east countries. A research called TikTok Travel Index said that video with #Dubai has gained more than 80 billion views and it's become the highest views in TikTok. 

There are many reasons why people choose Dubai as their destination for holiday. The luxury and the ultra modernity have been the major attraction of this city. The high building with high technology in architecture is the reason why Dubai cannot be missed. Other than luxury and modernity, Dubai also offers historical and nature sites to visit. Here are Best Tourist Attraction in Dubai  in 2022 should take a look  at!

1.  Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa
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We cannot leave Burj Khalifa when we are talking about Dubai. It is the most prominent building and destination in Dubai. Almost all people who go to Dubai visit Burj Khalifa. It is the highest building in the world. It has long story until it becomes the major landmark in the country. The construction of this building started from 2004 to 2009. In 2010, the Burj Khalifa officially opened as part of the development of the Downtown Dubai area. The basic architecture of this building resembles the letter-y shape with a blend of Islamic architecture, namely the Great Mosque of Samara. This building has a total of 163 floors. On the 124th floor there is an observation deck with the name At the Top with a height of 452 meters. The building is surrounded by an 11-hectare Burj Khalifa Park. On the outside of the building there is also a 270-meter-long Dubai Fountain decorated with 6,600 illuminated lights.

2. Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai. This mosque is a major landmark in Dubai and is one of the mosques that is often used as an object of photography, just like the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Jumeirah Mosque was first built in 1976 with architectural design, Fatima style. The exterior of the mosque is white, with 1 main dome and 2 minarets. This mosque can be visited by non-Muslim tourists as long as they wear modest clothes. For tours, this mosque can be visited every day except Friday starting at 10 am. This mosque as one of the biggest mosques in Dubai must be a right place to learn about Arab culture and tradition especially in Islam.

3. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Another tall building you cannot miss when you are in Dubai is Burj Al Arab. It is located in Jumeirah area. So if you stay here, it would be minutes away to visit Jumeirah mosque. It is built on an artificial island, about 280 meters from the Jumeirah coast. Burj Al Arab was first built in 1994 and officially opened in 1999. The building has a height of 321 meters with an architecture that resembles the curve of a ship's sail. On the roof of the building, there is a helipad with a height of 210 meters. This hotel is managed by the Jumeirah Group company. Although it is the tallest hotel in the world, this building only has 28 floors with 202 suite rooms. The hotel houses the Al Muntaha restaurant (The Ultimate which is located at an altitude of 200 meters, and the Al Mahara Oyster aquarium). With the edges of the parts, the Burj Al Arab is connected by a bridge. You don’t need to stay at this hotel to be able to walk around the hotel. Since 2021 October, Burj Al Arab is open for public. So, you can enjoy the luxury and the greatness of the building. The reason why now it is public landmark is because of their unique attractions. They provide good platform so visitors can enjoy the tour. Many guests spent much time at the bridge to enjoy the view outside and inside the building. You only need around $100 to get full service for the tour.

4.  Dubai Creek

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Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) is a small river that flows in the Parietal area of Dubai. This salty river flows from the Persian Gulf to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. This river divides the Dubai area into 2 parts: Deira and Bur Dubai. Historically, in the Bur Duba Band Vas Band first inhabited the Dubai area in the 19th century. Currently, along the river, various buildings have been built such as Dubai Creek Park, Deira Twin Towers, Dubai Creek Tower, and National Bank. Along this river there are also several bridges such as the Al Shindagha Tunnel Al Maktoum Bridge, and the Floating Bridge. If you want to have relax time, go to Dubai Creek. It is right place to avoid the trrafic and enjoy the breezy and fun ride. You can also enjoy the beauty of Dubai from the water in Dubai Creek. It is better if you go at the midnight because you will be able to see Dubai at night differently. It’d be definitely the best view you will never see before. 

5. The Dubai Museum

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The Dubai Museum is a museum located within the Al Fahidi Fort complex. It is good to learn the dynamic and progressive change of Dubai. This museum is the main museum as well as the oldest museum in Dubai. The Al Fahidi Fort complex itself was first built in 1787, but the Dubai Museum was only officially opened in 1971. The museum was founded with the aim of showing tourists about the traditional Emirate life of Dubai in ancient times. In the courtyard there is a cannon and several traditional ships. While in the Galen section, visitors can see pictures of traditional life such as mosques, houses, and souks (traditional markets). Near the exit there is also a gift shop bag for visitors who want to buy souvenirs from this museum

6.   Al Bastakiya
Al Bastakiya

Al Bastakiya (Old Dubai), or Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, is a historic area located in the eastern region of Bur Dubai, on the edge of the Dubai Creek Area. It was first built around the 1890s. At that time, in this area there were about 60 housing units which were still separated by small alleys. In 1980, half of this area was demolished for the construction of modern settlements. Then in 2005, a project was held to preserve this historic area. In addition to traditional Arab houses in this area, there is also a Majlis Gallery with various collections of ceramics and traditional Arabic furniture. Having a tour in old town of Dubai might sound boring but if you are done with the bling tours in Dubai, Al Bastakiya tour could be a relaxing closing of your whole vacation. It’d be like a reflective end as the Old Dubai will remind you of how Dubai has been rising and when it started. 

7. Deira Souk

Deira Souk
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Deira Souk is a traditional Arab market. Deira souk located in the Deira area, on the north bank of Dubai Creek This traditional market has been around since the 1830s. Some of the famous souks include the Deira Gold Souk (gold market) and Deira Spice Souk (spice market). At Gold Souk, there are various types of gold and jewelry, ranging from traditional to modern. With this souk, Dubai is often dubbed the "City of Gold. Meanwhile, the Spice Souk is a market that sells various kinds of spices, such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, etc. Near these two souks, there is Dubai Fish & Vegetable Market which provides a variety of sea rice and vegetables. Delra souk could be the right place if you want to live like a local. 

8.  Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

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The Saeed Al Maktoum House is a museum and historic building located in the Al Shindagha area, on the shores of Dubai Creek. This building was once the residence of the leader of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, who ruled between 1921 and 1958. The building was first built in 1894 as the official residence of the Al Maktoum family. Today, the Saeed Al Maktoum House is used as a museum. This demuseum houses various collections of artifacts and photography of Dubai's past. The museum also houses a collection of coins and documents belonging to the Al Maktoum family.


There are lot of attractions that cannot be missed in Dubai. You can go from humble vacation to luxury tour in the center of the city. No matter what you are going to choose, it’s always important for tourist to know their priority and capability. The reason is simple, you cannot explore all those places in one day trip. So, pick your destinations and make a good plan! As you plan, don't forget the best Tourist Attraction in Dubai  in 2022.

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