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New attractions to check out in Dubai

Mon, January 2, 2023

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

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

Expo City Dubai

Al Wasl Dome Plaza Expo City Dubai Aerial View

Expo City Dubai builds on the legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region. Since opening on 1 October, Expo City has brought back many of the entertainment offerings that delighted visitors during the world-class exposition, including the flagship Al Wasl Plaza, the Garden in the Sky observation tower, famed Surreal water feature and even several main thematic pavilions. See this future-centric mini-city for yourself.

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. Coupled with exhibition rooms, a cafe and bookstore, and you'll want to spend hours at this inspiring space.

The Club at Palm West Beach

The Club at Palm West Beach

Nestled in a prime stretch along Palm West Beach, The Club’s contemporary design complements the natural environment, creating serene and soul-refreshing spaces for the ultimate in relaxation and bespoke culinary experiences. One of the first concepts to open was SĀN, where you can soak up boho African vibes and flavours, but you can also enjoy a memorable day at Playa Beach Club or Eva Beach House.

Museum of the Future

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One of the city’s most famous landmarks, this ‘living museum’ explores how society could evolve in the coming decades, combining elements of traditional exhibition, immersive theatre and themed attractions. Look beyond the present and towards the future's limitless possibilities across a range of sectors, including space travel, climate change and ecology. Discover the world's greatest ideas, prototypes and inventions in Dubai.

Terra Solis by Tomorrowland

Terra Solis by Tomorrowland Tents

Immerse yourself in the essence of Tomorrowland at Dubai’s very own Terra Solis. The exclusive oasis glamping site, launched by the world-famous music festival, is open to desert sojourners until June 2023. Whether you want to enjoy the reviving natural ambience and revel in soothing rhythms during the day or with a memorable overnight stay, this secluded destination amid undulating dunes is certainly worth a visit.

Pavilion at The Beach

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With a prime spot at one of Dubai's top lifestyle destinations, Pavilion at The Beach promises 365 days of dining with extraordinary views. The sprawling space houses six restaurants, including homegrown favourites. Step into the temperature-controlled 'glasshouse' complete with a retractable roof, ensuring a pleasant experience no matter what time of the day you visit. With unmatched views of serene blue waters and the magnificent Ain Dubai, even a casual meal here feels extravagant.

Dubai Hills Mall

Dubai hills Mall
Located in an upscale residential neighbourhood surrounded by rolling green lawns, Dubai Hills Mall is the latest shopping mall in Dubai. The lifestyle destination is a welcome addition to the city's shopping scene and features over 600 outlets, covering a chic mix of retail, dining and leisure offerings. A highlight here is The Storm, a record-breaking indoor rollercoaster for thrill-seekers of all ages.

Dubai Islands

Dubai Islands Nakheel Aerial View

A man-made archipelago close to the shores of the Deira neighbourhood, Dubai Islands covers 15.3sqkm across four isles. The mixed-use development is already known for its family hotels, marinas and retail thrills, and adds 21kms of pristine beachfront to the city’s already covetable coastline. Directly accessible from the mainland via road and sea, Dubai Islands is within easy reach of many landmarks, including historic souks.

Inside Burj Al Arab

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While the iconic sail-shaped hotel has been synonymous with Dubai for decades, for the first time since its launch, the Burj Al Arab has opened its doors to visitors for an immersive 90-minute tour. The exclusive experience invites viewers to explore the landmark’s gilded suites and ultra-luxurious interiors while uncovering its history and wealth of untold stories. Available daily from 9:30am, the tour is curated for a butler-guided group of 12 visitors.

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.

The View at The Palm

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Enjoy incomparable views of one of Dubai’s most talked about landmarks at The View at The Palm. Located 240m high, the observation deck presents never seen before 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah alongside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline in the distance. The View at The Palm is located on level 52 of The Palm Tower, which also houses a café, a creative exhibition, interactive aquarium-themed tunnels and a gift shop. To further elevate your sky-high sightseeing experience while here, step up to The Next Level – at 250m above ground, the private, barrier-free space is the island's highest vantage point.

Hatta Dome Park

Hatta Dome Park in Dubai
Settle in for an unforgettable night under the stars at Hatta Dome Park, a glamping experience that takes advantage of Hatta’s mountainscape views and back-to-nature vibes. There are 15 tents here, each designed with chic minimalism in mind, complete with panoramic windows, a private outdoor terrace and many of the amenities you’d expect at a hotel. The hub of thrilling outdoor adventures, Hatta Wadi Hub, is just a short walk away so you and your tribe can amp up the adrenaline or, if you want to slow down the pace, simply fire up your own private barbecue and fire pit, and enjoy a meal in the sunshine.

AURA SKYPOOL

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Prepare to bask under open skies like never before at AURA Skypool, the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool. The elegant pool-and-lounge destination is perched on the 50th floor of The Palm Tower, with an ‘oasis in the sky’ feel thanks to its nature-inspired decor and uninterrupted city views. Bring your friends along to enjoy an unforgettable swim and Asian plates from the refreshing menu.

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, the Dubai Harbour 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.

Mushrif National Park bike trail

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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 is just the first phase of the trail, 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 lovers every day. 

AYA

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 photography. 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.
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