There are numerous places to visit in Dubai; unique themes, aqua parks, picturesque beaches and impressive architecture spreads all over the city. So, it is impossible to see all the exciting places in one day. Downtown Dubai is a huge tourist point of interest.
Actually, seeing some hot spots in a particular part of Dubai in just one day is not impossible if planned well. You may need to start with the region of Downtown Dubai. The more significant part of city interests is situated near here. The most popular is Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall shopping centre, and singing fountains at Burj Khalifa. Of course, if you prefer beach life, you may wish to head on down to the area around Jumeirah beach. It needs no less than 8 hours to spend time in the shopping centre. So, if you have one day to spare while in Dubai, try to visit this area because it has a lot to offer.
Places to visit in Dubai downtown in the morning
Burj Khalifa top
You may wish to decide the best time for climbing up the tower, but the morning is good to get a head start. The vast metropolis is beautiful in the morning. You can see a lot of details from the top. It will cost you about 125 AED to go up to level 124 in the morning. If you would like to go up to level 148 in the evening, it costs about 350AED. It is recommended to buy tickets beforehand.
The view is worth your money and efforts. Try to find the right time when there are not too many people around. The view from this colossal tower is awe-inspiring. It is great when you have time to stay there for 15 minutes, thinking of nothing. Just forget about day to day stress and enjoy the view. If you wish to, you can also book a Dubai fountain lake ride at the same venue.
Finally, taking enjoyment from the city view, you can relax and grab some coffee. To do this, you have to get down the tower and go to the small quay not far from the famous Dubai fountains. They do not work in the daytime. Nevertheless, the view is picturesque. So, never miss your chance to drink excellent aromatic coffee with doughnuts in Tim Hortons. Drinking coffee with the view to Burj Khalifa – there is nothing like this!
Places to visit in Dubai downtown in the afternoon
If people can effort to buy clothes of top-brands, they go to Dubai in January to the world-famous festival. January sales are said to be encouraged by the local government to boost off-season sales. They do not want to lose clients during the off-season period. So, all merchants are proclaimed to make good sales. Some offer good deals while others try to use this time to sell out-of-date goods.
If you are a true shopping lover, you will appreciate these sales. If you are a designer brand lover, you should also spot a good sale from your favourite brands. You should also be able to distinguish the old from the new collection. Are you a shopping-lover? Then you can compare prices for the most popular budget brands of clothes, like H&M, to these sale prices. Are you impressed? If not, maybe you should forget about shopping and concentrate your efforts to see other interesting places in the Dubai Mall.
Things to do in Dubai Mall
This Mall is one of the most popular places to visit in Dubai. First of all, you can meet interesting people here – elegant locals, men, and women, dressed in traditional clothes. You can also meet a lot of foreign travellers with their families. You will be amazed at the beauty of Arabian richness. Watching all these people is really interesting and informative.
Secondly, it houses many attractions like the giant aquarium. Do you want to cross the tunnel, full of sharks or the devil-fish? Watching the aquarium inhabitants on the sideline inside the Mall can be interesting if you cannot buy the ticket. The next weird tourist point in the Dubai Mall is the mysterious waterfall, decorated with figures of people.
The places you should see, walking the shopping centre in Dubai:
- Skating rink
- Huge Golden Market
- SEGA Republic Theme Park
- KidZania kids’ entertaining park
Places to visit in Dubai downtown in the evening
Walking down the numerous streets of Dubai Mall, time will fly by. But, be mindful of time because you do not want to miss one of the best reasons to visit Downtown Dubai, the Singing Fountains. They start working at 8 p.m. every day. So, the best touristic entertainment in Dubai is watching dancing water. You cannot imagine how amazing this show is.
To watch the fountain show, you can go to the quay at Burj Khalifa. Be mindful that it can be a bit overcrowded, so arrive early to get a good spot. There are also restaurants right in front of the water show where you can sit down to have a meal. You can do this, even you have a limited budget.
Spending a productive day in Dubai is easy when getting around is planned well. Try to rent a car at Dubai airport and hit the road. There are many touristic buses in the city. You can also use them, especially if you like relaxation and so-called tales for tourists. However, the buses are relatively expensive. Using a taxi is more comfortable and rational. Travel by car if you want to see the city in one day. This is your chance to see more exciting places than ever before.
Downtown is waiting for you! So, enjoy the city views, skyscrapers, rich civilisation and safe feeling. Dubai welcomes tourists from all over the globe to become part of its lux and chic life. Every time you visit this city you’ll be charmed!