During your trip to Dubai, you must visit these places to experience the city’s modernization. Mercato Mall, IMG Worlds of Wonder, Dubai Aquarium, Safa Park, and more are some of the most visited places. However, if you have little time to spend, here are some places you cannot miss. After visiting these places, you will be able to experience the beauty of Dubai like never before. Moreover, more family activities in Dubai can make your vacations memorable.
IMG Worlds of Wonder
The IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park opened in Dubai a couple of years ago. The United Arab Emirates didn’t have any theme parks until 2016 when the city added IMG Worlds of Adventure. In fact, until then, the country only had one theme park, Ferrari World, and very few waterparks. Fortunately, the city has stepped up its game in that regard.
The Mercato mall is the best place in Dubai to visit for tourists as it mimics an Italian village with cobbled floors and piazzas. It is also home to international brands and local favorites such as Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar and CakeryEpicerie by Stephane Glacier. During your stay in Dubai, you can also visit the mall’s dedicated entertainment center and enjoy rides.
One of the most popular attractions in Dubai, the Dubai Aquarium is a place where you can experience the world of marine animals. The aquarium contains over 33,000 animals and ten million liters of water. The aquarium’s centerpiece is a 10 million liter tank that is home to a collection of sand tiger sharks. It also features an Aquarium Tunnel, a Submersible Simulator, a creepy-crawly zone, and three different ecozones.
Located in Al Safa, this quiet residential area boasts a green expanse perfect for picnics, ball games, and go-karting. Nearby, Al Wasl Square offers deliciously savory sandwiches and cafes specializing in sweet treats. On the other hand, the Dubai Water Canal is a grand artificial waterway that boasts cycle and walking tracks, neon-lit waterfalls, and a stunning view of the BurjKhalifa skyline.
Alserkal Art District
The Alserkal Arts District is a prime example of Dubai’s arts scene. The area is home to many galleries and creative studios, including the world-famous Pritzker-winning Rem Koolhaas’ first building in the UAE. You can stroll down Alserkal Avenue to find antiques, kitschy furniture, etc. The entire area was developed with strategy and market demand in mind.