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New attractions to check out in Dubai

Mon, November 15, 2021

Discover hot new openings and fresh experiences the whole family will love.

Discover hot new openings and fresh experiences the whole family will love.

1

Topgolf

With stops across the US, UK and Australia, Topgolf puts its latest flag on Dubai's map with a three-storey entertainment zone at Emirates Golf Club. You don't have to be a die-hard golfer to enjoy this mega complex of fun, complete with 90 temperature-controlled hitting bays, three casual restaurants, wide-screen televisions and even some retail shops to keep the whole family occupied. You can pick and choose games based on your skillset, so whether you're a golf champion in the making or getting into the swing of things, you'll find a challenge fit for you. 
2

Foundry

Downtown Dubai has made way for a progressive hybrid venue called Foundry. Part art hub, part co-working space, it pays homage to the city's budding creative scene with sculptural works and murals by local artists and a dedicated podcast room for audiophiles. While you can set up shop with your laptop and charger, there's plenty to explore in between work thanks to the venue's weekly art tours, movie nights in association with Cinema Akil, workshops and community pop-ups.
3

Bla Bla

With its azure blue waters and sparkling sunshine, Dubai can never have enough beach clubs. This winter, everyone’s talking about Bla Bla – an exciting new concept that combines prime sunshine lounging with foodie thrills with no less than 20 lounges, three restaurants and one beach club to enjoy. It’s located at Jumeirah Beach Residences opposite Bluewaters Island, so you’ll be enjoying views of the sea as well as the magnificent Dubai Eye. We’ll see you on the sand!

4

Palm West Beach

Palm West Beach Dubai

Sun and sea worshippers looking for new attractions in Dubai will find plenty to do on the shores of Palm Jumeirah at Palm West Beach. With all-day beachfront entertainment, water sports, and the best Dubai skyline views on the 1.6km of promenade and beachfront, be prepared to have a fun time with your friends and family – as well as your pets! Get your daily dose of exercise along the walking and running trail, indulge in lazy beachfront breakfasts, or why not build sandcastles against the backdrop of picture-perfect sunsets? Adventure lovers are in for a treat with a range of water sports including kayaking, VR diving, stand-up paddle boarding, electric hydrofoil surfing, sea bikes, catamarans and more.

 

5

Theatre of Digital Art

Theatre Of Digital Art in Dubai

The Theatre of Digital Art at Madinat Jumeirah gives famous artwork a modern twist with advanced technology and immersive storytelling. It combines three formats of digital art including multimedia exhibitions, contemporary immersive installations, and art in virtual reality, and is spread over 1,800sqm, displaying digital shows of classical art, accompanied by music, visual effects and surround sound. The inaugural exhibition showcases the works of nine celebrated artists, including Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky and more.

6

The Palm Fountain

Palm Fountain Dubai
Watch water sway to the beat at The Pointe’s The Palm Fountain. Spanning an area of 14,000sqft, The Palm Fountain is also Dubai’s only multicoloured one. More than 3,000 LED lights set the scene for a vibrant visual spectacle where colourful water jets shoot 105m high and dance to the tune of popular Khaleeji, pop, classic and international hits. The Palm Fountain comes alive daily with shows taking place every 30 minutes between sunset to midnight. Arrive early to spend the day at The Pointe or enjoy dinner at one of the venue’s waterside restaurants for the best views.
7

Arena Games

Virtual reality gaming takes on a whole new level at this adrenaline-packed gaming attraction located in DIFC's Gate Avenue. Arena Games redefines multiplayer gaming, taking players on mind-boggling adventures through infinite worlds in free-roaming and immersive VR games. Fight off zombie attacks or rogue killer robots in a secret military space station, or visit an incredible fantasy world in Engineerium – it's all waiting for you.

8

The View at The Palm

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 that showcases the development of the island, interactive aquarium-themed tunnels and a gift shop. 
9

Time Out Market Dubai

TimeOut Market

A dining hotspot like no other, Time Out Market has brought its irresistible food hall concept to our shores. Taking pride of place at Souk Al Bahar, the Market’s wraparound outdoor terrace presents enviable views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, while inside it’s buzzing with local chefs serving up signature dishes. Since it’s all carefully curated by the editors at Time Out Dubai – who know the city inside out – you can expect only the very best flavours here. The line-up features 17 star homegrown eateries, three lounge experiences and four fresh concepts launched exclusively at the Market.

10

Hatta Dome Park

Hatta Dome Park
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.
11

Deep Dive Dubai

Explore Deep Dive Dubai's underwater habitats

The latest addition to the city's thriving sports and adventure activities scene, Deep Dive Dubai is the place to be for all aqua enthusiasts. The recreational centre's 60.02m-deep pool is certified by Guinness World Records as the world's deepest swimming pool for diving. Aside from its remarkable depth, the pool features other unrivalled underwater additions, such as a 'sunken city', alongside year-round freediving and scuba diving courses and guided experiences.

12

Infinity des Lumières

Step into the biggest immersive digital art centre in the GCC, Infinity des Lumières, which brings iconic and contemporary art to life through 130 projectors, 58 speakers and an incredible 3,000 HD digital moving images. The immersive experience will transport visitors into a world where they can enjoy living dynamic art. Exhibitions related to Van Gogh, Japanese artists such as Hokusai, and a doorway into the cosmos with Thomas Vanz, will run simultaneously through the digital art gallery and captivate your senses.

13

Ain Dubai

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Ain Dubai is the latest landmark to join the long list of record-breaking new attractions in Dubai. Located on Bluewaters Island, it offers 360-degree views of the urban skyline in a mesmerising 38-minute journey. There are three different pod experiences on offer: observation cabins, social cabins and private cabins. More than just a vantage point, Ain Dubai acts as an elevated setting for new experiences with even the wheel’s base serving as an entertainment zone with a large LED screen mounted on it.
14

Madame Tussauds Dubai

Madame Tussauds

Want to pose with the stars on the red carpet? Madame Tussauds lets you do just that. Get ready to visit the famous waxwork museum, known for crafting lifelike replicas of high profile figures and celebrities, at Bluewaters Dubai. When it opens its doors on 14 October, it will be the first Madame Tussauds in the GCC, and fans of all ages will be thrilled to explore seven themed rooms, looking for their favourite famous faces. You'll get to mingle with 60 international stars and meet 16 brand new regional heavy-hitters too, including singer Balqees Fathi and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.

15

AURA SKYPOOL

Prepare to bask under open skies like never before at AURA SKYPOOL, the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool. Opening in mid-November, 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 the nature-inspired decor and uninterrupted city views. Bring your friends along to enjoy an unforgettable swim and Pan-Asian plates from the refreshing menu.

AURA Skypool
Experiences
  • The Palm Tower, 50th Floor, Palm Jumeirah
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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 up 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. 

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