More than 10 must-see sights in Dubai for an exciting vacation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)– From skyscrapers, swimming pools to the Museum of the Future and a huge viewing wheel… Dubai has many distinctive attractions.

And if you are planning to visit this exciting destination soon during your vacation, here are more than 10 attractions to visit:

“Ain Dubai”

Ain Dubai is the largest and tallest viewing wheel in the world. , flat textCredit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

You can embark on a journey to the highest viewing wheel in the world, “Ain Dubai”, which is 250 meters high.

Opening in October 2021, Ain Dubai will offer you a choice of a range of tickets, including shared or private booth tickets, as well as ‘social booths’ tickets, where drinks will be served throughout the 40-hour experience.

Tickets start at 130 dirhams ($36).

Museum of the future

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
The Museum of the Future opened in 2022. , plain_textCredit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

People watched the ornate Museum of the Future take shape along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road for some time before opening in 2022.

The structure of the museum consists of 2,400 panels of fiberglass and stainless steel and is decorated with Arabic calligraphy.

Deep Dive Dubai

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
Deep Dive Dubai has the distinction of being the deepest diving pool in the world. , flat textCredit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The basin, the world’s deepest diving basin, is 60 meters deep and contains 14 million liters of water.

The basin is littered with rubble and man-made debris waiting to be discovered.

painting by van gogh

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
Have an immersive experience with Van Gogh’s work. , flat textCredit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The Center for Digital Art “Infinity des Lumières” is organizing a large-scale and immersive exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings in The Dubai Mall.

In this exhibition, you can view the artist’s work, including “Sunflower” and “Eat Potatoes”, like you’ve never seen before, and gain a new perspective on the work of this Dutch artist.

Adult tickets cost 125 dirhams ($35).

Neighborhood of Al Fahidi

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
Historic district of Al Fahidi in Dubai., plain_textCredit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district is the place to go if you want a glimpse of what the city looked like before the glass and steel structures were built.

The neighborhood includes dozens of traditional buildings, including wind towers that are an antique form of air conditioning.

Take a tour of the winding streets, visit the House of Calligraphy and the Numismatic Museum.

Queen Elizabeth II ship

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
The cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II received visitors in Dubai from 2018. , plain_textCredit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

The Queen Elizabeth II, one of the largest ocean-going vessels, has been open for business in Dubai since 2018 when it was given a chance at a new lease of life as a renowned hotel, restaurant and event space.

Visitors can enjoy the magic of the ship and enjoy afternoon tea from 3pm to 4pm.

Prices start at 145 AED ($40).

The tallest infinity pool in the world

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
You will see a magical view from the highest infinity pool in the world. , flat textCredit: Courtesy Address Hotel + Resorts

Address Beach Resort is the place for you if you want to relax while enjoying one of the best views in Dubai.

The pool is 294 meters high and is almost twice as long as an Olympic pool, but no deeper than 1.2 meters.

Please note that the use of the pool is only allowed for hotel guests 21 years and older.

trip to Hatta

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
There is so much to do in Hatta. , flat textCredit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

This rocky destination in Dubai is a hot spot for outdoor sports.

The Hajar Mountains are ideal for cycling, while the lake formed by the Hatta Dam is popular for kayaking and canoeing.

Many visitors head to Hatta for a day trip, but there are many accommodation options available if you want to spend more time at the destination, ranging from luxury camping, lodges and the Ja Hatta Fort Hotel.

horse racing

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
You can also watch horse racing in Dubai. , flat textCredit: Francois Nel/Getty Images Europe

Meydan, the city’s horse racing track, is 10 minutes from the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The races start in November and culminate in the Dubai World Cup, which starts on March 26.

Dubai frame

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
The golden design of the “Dubai Frame”. , flat textCredit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

The Dubai Frame, with its golden design and proportions that reflect the golden ratio, is a unique opportunity to see a large part of the city at once.

Here, visitors can see exhibits featuring 3D projections of old Dubai, before being taken to the top for a panoramic view, before moving on to another exhibit that imagines Dubai in the future, 50 years on.

“Atlantis, the Palm”

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm has a suite overlooking a charming aquarium. , flat textCredit: 2021 Atlantis, The Palm Dubai

The hotel’s private underwater suite has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the giant aquarium.

In the evenings, guests can visit the hotel’s restaurant “Ossiano”, which has a beautiful underwater view.

Ras Al Khori

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
The reserve is home to thousands of flamingos in winter. , flat textCredit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

The only desert wetland in Dubai, the Ras Al Khor Reserve occupies approximately 620 hectares on the banks of Dubai Creek.

The reserve is home to 450 animal species, including 180 species of birds, such as the great spotted eagle, and is home to thousands of flamingos in the winter.

The mahabba is open from October to March.

Dubai Opera

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
Dubai Opera hosts various shows. , flat textCredit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

And between the curves of the building “Dubai Opera” the visitor can watch all kinds of live performances, in addition to ballet, musicals and others.

A guided tour can be taken for 75 dirhams ($20) if you want to learn more about the building.

Burj Khalifa

For an exciting holiday..here are 14 experiences you can have in Dubai
An enchanting view of the Burj Khalifa, the highest in the world. , flat textCredit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

It has been the tallest building in the world for over a decade and the viewing platform can be visited at a height of 555 meters and offers a unique view of Dubai.

The 125th floor also has a 360-degree observation deck.

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