Most Overlooked Places in Dubai

Palm Jumeirah Island

One of the most famous landmarks in Dubai is the artificial island Palm Jumeirah. The island is built in the shape of a palm tree and is in the Jumeirah region – hence the name.

The island was built in 2006, and since then, new hotels, restaurants and entertainment have been added every year. So, if you are looking for a place to spend time on a secluded beach with access to the open sea and quality service, Palm Jumeirah is at your service.

It is easy to find a hotel in the Palm for every taste, and prices here are, of course, higher than the city average.

  • The 5-star Andaz by Hyatt offers stylish self-catering apartments, a private beach area, two swimming pools and several dining options.
  • The five-star W Dubai the Palm is spacious rooms with sea views, several pools with green sun terraces and high-quality service.
  • The 5-star Sofitel the Palm is decorated in a Polynesian style and immerses in a relaxing resort atmosphere.
  • The 4-star The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is a great budget option. Here you will find modern rooms, a beach right under the balcony, a wellness centre and a caring staff.

Aquaventure Water Park

Dubai is the right place to go to the water park. One of the best water parks in the city is located right on the Palm Jumeirah.

Aqua venture Waterpark is owned by Atlantis the Palm. If you live in a hotel, you can relax, because the water park is a couple of minutes’ walk from your room and you can visit it free.

But even if you live in a different hotel, the water park deserves to come here for a day. Aqua venture is 25 slides from children to extreme, 11 pools, including wave, an artificial river that runs through the entire water park, a luxurious sandy beach with fine white sand, several cafes and bars and excellent infrastructure.

The entrance ticket costs about $ 90 for adults and $ 65 for children under 120 cm tall. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or bought online.

Legoland Amusement Park

The Dubai version of Disneyland is called Legoland. This large entertainment complex is located near Palm Jebel Ali and 33 km from Palm Jumeirah.

Legoland is divided into two parts – Legoland Amusement Park and Legoland Waterpark.

The parks have attractions for children of any age from two years old, and some of them will be interesting for adults. You can walk around a miniature Lego city, see streets and parks, train stations and airports, and even take part in the city’s life as a policeman, firefighter, or, for example, a doctor. You can look into the Lego factory and see the process of making Lego bricks. Finally, you can look at a Lego model of Dubai and plan your route around the city that way.

In addition to attractions, cafes and souvenir shops, shows and concerts, master classes and other entertainment are waiting for you.

The entrance ticket to Legoland is $ 70, the entrance ticket to Legoland Waterpark is also $ 70.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or purchased online in advance.

Pro-tip: Fret not; getting around in the city is very easy. There are multiple options:

  • Car and van rental services
  • Uber
  • Taxies

However, if you own a vehicle, ensure that you equip it with the corresponding tyres to avoid accidents. For example, if you own a van, one good fit would be the Falken RI151.

Motion gate Amusement Park

Another large amusement park is called Motion gate and is located on the city’s outskirts, not far from another artificial island, Palm Jebel Ali.

This Park is dedicated to Hollywood and is divided into five zones: DreamWorks, Lionsgate, Columbia Pictures, Smurfs Village and Studio Central. In the park, you will find rides decorated in the style of your favorite Hollywood films and cartoons, themed cafes and restaurants, gift shops, and film production pavilions. In addition, cartoon characters and movie characters are walking in the park, so if you have long wanted a photo with Superman, you will most likely be able to do it.

Professional animators work in the park for the smallest visitors, and older children and adults will enjoy extreme and not-so-great attractions.

The cost of visiting the park is $ 70. you can buy tickets at the box office or online.

You can often find advice on the Internet to visit Legoland and Motion gate in one day. In practice, this isn’t easy to implement. The parks are very different; there is a lot of entertainment and places for recreation in each park.

*Prices may be subject to change.

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