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New tourist attractions in Dubai that you must check out

Thu, April 25, 2024

Discover hot new openings and fresh experiences that you will love.

Discover hot new openings and fresh experiences that you will love.

Real Madrid World

real madrid world 2

The world's first football theme park, Real Madrid World at Dubai Parks and Resorts features over 40 experiences and attractions. The venue is divided into three zones – Champions Avenue, Celebration Plaza and Stars Avenue. Discover new heights and follow the club's journey on the region’s first wooden roller coaster, Hala Madrid, or conquer the Stars Flyer, the world's tallest amusement ride at 460 feet. Feel the rush at Hands Up!, a high-octane drop tower experience or ride The Wave - La Ola with the entire family.

Opening Hours: 12-9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 12-10pm (Friday and Saturday)

Contact: +971 4 362 2000

Price: Tickets start from AED295 online. Kids under the age of three can enter for free with valid ID proof.


arte museum

Joining the list of Dubai's latest attractions is the ultimate immersive art experience at ARTE MUSEUM Dubai. Spanning almost 2,800sqm, this Dubai Mall gallery contains works across 14 zones under the theme of 'Eternal Nature'. The venue, designed by Korean digital design company d'strct, uses production-mapping, multi-image control and sensor-based interaction systems to help visitors appreciate exhibits as closely as possible with the help of technology. After you are done browsing, sit back at the ARTE Tea Bar and sample refreshing tea-based mocktails surrounded by mesmerising art pieces.

Opening Hours: 10am-11pm (Monday to Thursday) and 10am-12am (Friday to Sunday)

Contact: +971 4 570 7084

Price: Children below three years old and People of Determination can enter free and other tickets start from AED69

Nakheel Marinas Dubai Islands

Dubai's latest marina is set to become a luxury destination for boating enthusiasts, with state-of-the-art facilities and direct access to the city's emerging shoreside haven at Dubai Islands. The marina can accommodate up to 13 superyachts, and has 248 wet berths and 40 dry berths. For all those who dock, a day of thrills awaits, from beach activities and watersports to nearby hotels offering wonderful stays, dining and entertainment. 

Opening Hours: 7am to midnight
Contact: +971 4 777 9008



An entertainment destination in Al Ghurair Centre, GLITCH features over 30 different indoor games for all ages. Take on a ninja warrior-style course, zoom down a 10m-high slide or defy gravity on their climbing walls, there's something for everyone. Round up the family for a round of bowling or buckle up for SkySurf, the city's first roller glider experience where you can 'float' around the venue.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am - 11pm, extended to midnight on weekends
Price: From AED25

Cloud 22

Cloud 22 at Atlantis The Royal

Located in the iconic Atlantis The Royal, Cloud 22 promises exclusivity and indulgence, unlike anything you have experienced before. The rooftop pool destination is available only to in-house hotel guests, guaranteeing a dip among VIPs and A-listers. Come here for unmatched views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah, which you can take in lounging in one of the duplex cabanas or the submerged sunbeds in the 90-foot infinity pool. There's nothing more relaxing than soaking up some sun, with delicious French-Mediterranean favourites on the side.

Opening Hours: 10am-7pm

Contact+971 4 426 2626

Price: Free entry, but only for in-house hotel guests

Dubai Islands Beach

dubai islands beach

Named after its up-and-coming neighbourhood, Dubai Islands Beach is emerging as the next best spot for families and nearby hotel guests seeking fun in the sun. While watersports enthusiasts can get their fill of adventure on the waves, others can enjoy a friendly game of football or volleyball in the sand. Best of all, this beach is the first in the city to fully cater to dogs, allowing pet owners an unprecedented swim or shoreside playtime with their furry pals. Accessible by water transportation, holiday-makers arriving by boat or yacht can also dock, dine and soak up all this beach has to offer – with plenty more set to be unveiled over the coming months.

Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Contact: +971 800 625 4335

Price: Free

Neon Galaxy

Neon galaxy

Dubai Parks and Resorts’ scenic outdoor precinct Riverland Dubai has been given a boost of energy with a multi-level indoor adventure playworld. Neon Galaxy is spread across 860sqm and designed for children and young teens to enjoy. The park features exciting ninja courses, slides, a rope climbing area and ball pits, as well as a wipe-out challenge and space-themed educational activities. There’s fun for the little ones too, with a dedicated toddler area.

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm
Contact: +971 800 262 9464
Price: AED60-125

Dubai Crocodile Park

Dubai Crocodile Park

Adjacent to the nature-focused Mushrif Park, Dubai Crocodile Park measures 20,000sqm and is home to more than 250 Nile crocodiles. The family-friendly venue allows guests to see these fascinating creatures living happily between three vast climate-controlled basins, featuring placid waterfalls and perfectly-placed sandbanks, and even interact with them at various feeding stations. Meanwhile, an onsite museum delves into myriad crocodile facts, should you care to learn more about them.

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Contact: +971 4 266 3700

Price: AED75 (Ages three to 12) and AED95 (Ages 13 and up)

Dubai Mall Chinatown

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Already the world's largest shopping and leisure destination, Dubai Mall has expanded yet again with the addition of its own Chinatown. Taking over large expanses of the mall's first floor, the new experience brings more enticing retail, dining and wellness offers to visitors. Enter its halls and you'll be transported across the world with themed aesthetics all around – from classic red lanterns and a flurry of neon lights to a giant panda sculpture and traditional hip-and-gable roof styles decorating the outdoor storefronts. It's also home to the Dubai outpost of Singapore's famed Hawker Chan food stall. While Chinatown isn't fully operational, several restaurants and a few stores are open, with many more to follow in the coming weeks.

Opening Hours: 10am-12am

Contact: +971 800 382 246 255

Price: Free

The Dubai Balloon

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah Balloon Dubai

Enjoy unbeatable panoramas of Dubai's coastal sights and glittering skyline from The Dubai Balloon, a tethered helium balloon which takes guests to heights of up to 300 metres. During your 10-minute trip into the sky, you’ll get the best possible view of Palm Jumeirah, and be able to see the full extent of this man-made marvel. On a clear day, you can even see as far as Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.


Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am-11pm

Contact: +971 800 225 5666

Price: Free (Below three years old), AED75-275 (Ages three and above)

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AYA at Wafi City Mall

It's ideal for Instagrammers looking to light up their social media feed, but AYA, situated in the atrium of WAFI City Mall, offers much more than just an opportunity for photos. From the moment you step into this sprawling 40,000 square foot space, you're surrounded by high-tech sound, lights and graphics with 12 distinct zones, each telling a different story in this family-friendly space.

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm

Contact: +971 4 542 0300

Price: Free (Below three years old), AED99 (Ages three and above)

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Built along the historic Dubai Creek and designed in the shape of a traditional Islamic lectern, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library has opened its doors to huge acclaim. A new city landmark, the library is the largest in the region and representative of its collective cultural and academic wisdom. It is home to several specialised collections and carries over a million titles in multiple languages. Also housing exhibition rooms, a cafe and bookstore, you'll want to spend hours at this inspiring space.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm

Contact: +971 4 800 627 523

Price: Free

Sky Views Dubai

Dubai Sky Views Sky Edge Walk

If you're a fan of heights, then head 219.5m above ground with Sky Views Dubai. Visitors will be swept off their feet as they take in endless vistas of the city skyline and a bird's eye view of Downtown Dubai. Perched atop the Address Sky View hotel, this architectural marvel has three distinct offerings providing unforgettable sightseeing escapades — the Observatory, Glass Slide and thrill-inducing Edge Walk.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday to Sunday 10am-12am

Contact: +971 800 2884 3867

Price: AED80-499

Dubai Harbour

Dubai Harbour

Admire the city’s sparkling coastline from Dubai Harbour, a seafront district in Dubai Marina that boasts the most advanced cruise terminal and the largest marina in the region. With the ability to berth up to 700 luxury yachts and boats, this new Dubai attraction also features a 120,000sqm cruise facility with two terminals on a 910m-long quay. The world-class maritime destination is already open for the public to explore, though new hotels, cafes, retail outlets and restaurants in the area will be opening in phases.

Opening Hours: All day

Contact: +971 4 208 9222

Price: Free

Mushrif Park hiking and biking trails


Discover Dubai's newest cycling attraction at Mushrif National Park, with 20km of mountain biking trails winding their way throughout the park. The first track of its kind in Dubai, this is just its initial phase, with a further 30km set to open soon. There are multiple trails of varying levels of difficulty, for beginners all the way up to seasoned mountain biking experts, and they've been designed to accommodate up to 3,000 bike enthusiasts every day.

Those who prefer to amble amid nature can enjoy a 10km walking path instead. The trail offers options for easy walking or more challenging ones for seasoned hikers. Stairways, bridges, sculptures and public facilities feature along the route, allowing for great vantage points from which to admire the landscape or take a break and freshen up.

Opening Hours: Biking: Sunday to Wednesday 8am-10pm, Thursday to Saturday 8am-11pm; Hiking: sunrise to sunset

Contact: +971 4 288 3624

Price: Biking: AED3 per person or AED10 per car (park entry fee); Hiking: free

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