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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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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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Laguna Waterpark

La Mer

Laguna Waterpark

La Mer

Slip and slide in the sun at the city’s newest waterpark

La Mer is also home to the city’s latest aquatic adventureland, Laguna Waterpark. Packed with rides, play areas and plenty of places to soak up the sun, Laguna is sure to be a fun day out for everyone. Spend the afternoon with the family whizzing down one of the park’s five unique water slides, relax under a cabana, or try your hand at the WaveOz 180, the park’s star attraction. Afterwards, you can check out one of the great new restaurants lining the boardwalk at La Mer (our pick: Masti’s delicious Indian dining).
Contact Details
  Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, 2A Street, Jumeirah 1
  +971 800 637227

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The new Fashion Avenue

The Dubai Mall

The new Fashion Avenue

The Dubai Mall

Rub shoulders with the city’s well-heeled

Dubai’s fashion set has a new home at The Dubai Mall – the glimmering Fashion Avenue extension. Home to 150 luxury brands, including the likes of Cartier, Gucci, Burberry and Alexander McQueen, this enclave has all the works for elite shoppers. Perks include VIP valet, personal shoppers and in-mall chauffeurs to cater to your every whim. Between shopping, visitors can sample delicious bites (and rest their tired feet) at the many beautiful eateries. Try the panettone at renowned Italian pasticceria Cova, which is lovingly crafted from a recipe that’s been guarded since the 19th Century.
Contact Details
  The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue, Financial Centre Rd
  +971 4 362 7500

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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. Not only does 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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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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La Perle by Dragone

Al Habtoor City

La Perle by Dragone

Al Habtoor City

Discover Dubai’s impressive resident theatre show

Featuring gravity defying acrobatics and aerial stunts, La Perle by Dragone is the region’s first permanent theatre show, staging an impressive 450 performances a year. Located along the Dubai Water Canal in Al Habtoor City, La Perle takes place inside a 1,300-seat theatre, designed especially to provide an immersive experience. The hi-tech ‘aqua-stage’ fills instantaneously with 2.7 million litres of water, transforming into a dry platform as needed. Since opening night, different facets of the show have adapted and grown, introducing new stunts and spectacles, meaning every time you see it, you’ll be experiencing something different.
Contact Details
  La Perle, Al Habtoor City
  +971 4 436 6666

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XLine

Dubai Marina

XLine

Dubai Marina

Take in the sights and sounds of the marina from above

Since launching in late 2017, thrill-seekers have been lining up to take on XLine, the world’s longest urban zipline. Adventure buffs should get ready to be sent on an unforgettable trip amid the skyscrapers of Dubai Marina. You’ll reach speeds of up to 80 km/h as you hurtle across the water, so it’s not exactly an activity for the faint-hearted. The team runs flights from 170-metres up the Amwaj Towers, across to Marina Mall on the other side, every day of the year.
Contact Details
  Level P, Dubai Marina Mall
  +971 4 457 3212

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Dubai Frame

Zabeel Park

Dubai Frame

Zabeel Park

Take in new and old Dubai from above

Get the best of the modern and the historic with a 360-degree view from the new Dubai Frame. The 150-metre high structure quite literally frames Dubai’s skyline with the skyscrapers of Downtown Dubai and modern developments on one side, and old Dubai’s busy districts such as Deira and Karama on the other. Relish the panoramic views atop the 93-metre bridge connecting the towers as you take in the contrasting beauty of the city. Learn about the past, present and future of the beautiful city at the ground floor museum and galleries. The immersive gallery on the mezzanine level leads guests through projections, audio and visual presentations, and even curated scents for a unique retelling of the city's backstory.
Contact Details
  Zabeel Park
  +971 800 900

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