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New places to check out in Dubai

Discover Dubai’s hottest new developments, attractions and more
Dubai continues to surprise and amaze with a stream of new attractions and world-class developments that are fast becoming part of the city’s must-visit list. If you’re an adventure seeker eager to ride the longest urban zipline in the world, a fashion aficionado or a lover of the performance arts, Dubai has something new to offer. Browse our list of the latest attractions in Dubai.
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The Lounge, Burj Khalifa

In the clouds

The Lounge, Burj Khalifa

In the clouds

Visit the world’s highest lounge

If you’re looking for an incomparable night out? Head to The Lounge at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Located 575m up, it’s officially the world’s tallest lounge and serves up an array of decadent experiences to enjoy. Try the afternoon tea served with a side of unbeatable views, or watch the sky glow in shades of dusky pink during sunset drinks. In the evenings, spectacular live entertainment adds the perfect soundtrack to your visit, complete with gourmet canapes, exceptional hospitality and a tour of the iconic outdoor terrace.
Contact Details
  Levels 152, 153 and 154, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 888 8888

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Al Shindagha Museum

Creekside gem

Al Shindagha Museum

Creekside gem

Journey back in time

Nestled along the banks of the historic Dubai Creek, Al Shindagha Museum brings to life the story of the nation. The 'Dubai Creek: Birth of a City' uses state-of-the-art multimedia, so you can delve into the past in a truly unique way, learning about the emirate’s seafaring history and its evolution from a humble fishing village into a thriving global metropolis. Don’t forget to stop by the Perfume House, which showcases the tradition behind scents in Emirati culture with a focus on traditional techniques and exotic ingredients.
Contact Details
  Al Shindagha by Dubai Creek
  +971 4 515 5336
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Hatta Wadi Hub

Hatta

Hatta Wadi Hub

Hatta

Action and adventure await

A short drive from the city transports you to a mountain village, where new developments such as trailer parks, cafes and adventure centres are gaining popularity. One of the highlights here is the Hatta Wadi Hub by Meraas that offers a wide range of experiences to suit every thrill-seeker. Mountain biking, archery, hiking, mountain carting, and kayaking are just some of the experiences offered here. Activities at Hatta Wadi Hub and Meeras hotels in the area – Hatta Caravan Park, Sedr Trailers Resort, and Damani Lodges – will close in summer and reopen on 1 October 2019.
Contact Details
  Hatta
  +971 800 637227

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4

Wavehouse

Non-stop entertainment

Wavehouse

Non-stop entertainment

Family fun at Atlantis, The Palm

Wavehouse will your new favourite address for entertainment at Atlantis, The Palm. There are activities for all ages, including ten-pin bowling, the world’s largest Pac Man and other arcade game favourites, a high-tech Wave Rider surfing machine and more. Little ones have a dedicated soft play area too. When you tire of all the action and adventure, settle down for a meal at Wavehouse Restaurant. Signature delights to savour include the rainbow sliders and oven-fresh pizza.
Contact Details
  The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm
  +971 4 426 1166

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Jameel Arts Centre

In the frame

Jameel Arts Centre

In the frame

A new creative destination in the city

Located along the Jaddaf Waterfront, Jameel Arts Centre is one of the city’s first contemporary arts institutions. The 10,000sqm three-storey complex features no less than five gallery spaces that house unique works art. Spend the day exploring and take everything in, from curated commissions and unique projects, to changing solo or group exhibitions. A key highlight here is the open-access research library that’s dedicated to artists and Arab world’s cultural movements.
Contact Details
  Jaddaf Waterfront
  +971 4 873 9811
6

Bluewaters Island

A beachside wonderland

Bluewaters Island

A beachside wonderland

Explore Dubai’s new seafront district

A short walk from The Beach at JBR is Dubai’s brilliant new beachside haven, Bluewaters Island. Whether you’re planning to stay, play or simply shop in the sunshine, there’s much to explore. Highlights here include Ain Dubai, the world’s largest Ferris wheel, and Cove Beach, a private beach club with luxurious loungers and an all-day menu of treats. Foodies will also want to book a table at Hell’s Kitchen by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay at the Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai hotel nearby. Update your holiday wardrobe at the boutique stores by The Wharf precinct, where you can pick up casual cool T-shirts from Superdry or trendy new sunglasses at iSea.
Contact Details
  Bluewaters Island, off the coast of JBR
  +971 800 637 227

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7

QE2

Port Rashid

QE2

Port Rashid

Old-world splendour onboard the famed cruise liner

With a history spanning five decades, the world famous cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, has been reinvented as a hotel and entertainment hub on the docks of Port Rashid. You can now step back in time for a stay onboard the magnificent ship at the 13-deck hotel, or simply pop by for a meal. It may have gone through significant restorations, but the QE2 has retained some of its more famous aspects, including furniture and memorabilia that make for an extraordinary experience. There’s even a grand ballroom that would some would say is the city’s grandest function venue, whatever the occasion.
Contact Details
  QEII, Mina Rashid
  +971 4 526 8888

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8

XDubai Slingshot

Kite Beach

XDubai Slingshot

Kite Beach

Action fans can experience 4 Gs thrills

Feeling adventurous? Head over to Kite Beach and try the XDubai Slingshot. Not for the faint-hearted, visitors are first suspended four metres in the air before being pulled back 40m and then propelled at 4 Gs – four times the force of gravity – reaching speeds of up to 100kms/hr. The region’s fastest human slingshot promises a rush like no other. For more unforgettable thrills, ride the world’s longest urban zipline – XLine at Dubai Marina.
Contact Details
  XDubai Slingshot, Kite Beach
  +971 50 513 9782

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9

Al Seef

Dubai Creek

Al Seef

Dubai Creek

Experience the creekside suburb steeped in history

With Bur Dubai on one side, and Dubai Creek on the other, the picturesque Al Seef area offers visitors a relaxing day of exploring while overlooking the water. It herald in a new age of urban shopping and modern-day living, but it also pays homage to Dubai Creek’s important history as the location of the city’s first port. The 1.8 kilometre-long stretch is split into two very distinct areas: one modelled on Old Dubai and the other relying on modern architecture. A host of new restaurants now dot the esplanades, including the impressive creek dining experience Bateaux Dubai.
Contact Details
  Al Seef, Dubai Creek
  +971 800 637227

Heritage Highlights
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La Mer

Jumeirah 1

La Mer

Jumeirah 1

Enjoy beachside bliss at Dubai’s newest coastal district

As a perfect addition to Dubai’s urban beach vibe, La Mer is the city’s latest beachfront district. Situated in Dubai’s Jumeirah 1 neighbourhood, this new locale is home to palm-lined walking paths, graffiti art murals and beachside charm. Pay a visit to the district’s surrounding sands, which stretch 2.5km, and make sure to indulge in some retail therapy and coastal treats at the many shops and cafes. If you fancy a full day of exploration, make your way to the nearby Etihad Museum for a contemporary history of the UAE or make a stop along the Dubai Water Canal to take in magnificent views of Dubai’s cityscape.
Contact Details
  Jumeirah 1, 2 A Street
  +971 4 317 3999

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