Discover the best tourist attractions in Dubai worth visiting this year.

Dubai out of nowhere has now the most visited place by tourists all around the world. Dubai is just a random city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates with luxurious buildings that sets an average Nigerian in awe.

Dubai UAE is widely known for its luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

tourist attractions in Dubai

A lot of people dream of visiting Dubai someday and what ignites most peoples will to travel from Lagos to Dubai is to see top attractions and tourist centers in Dubai and that is exactly what I am going to share with you today, the best of the best attractions in Dubai just like some places to visit in Lagos mainland.

However, before we look at the top side attractions in Dubai, even though I have mentioned a few above. Allow me to walk you through things you need to know before you travel to Dubai.

Essential Information About Dubai

Essential details you need to know before your trip to Dubai.

Country United Arab Emirates
Currency Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
Exchange rate 1 NGN = 0.01 AED
Language Arabic / English
Hub airport Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Time difference Dubai is 3 hours ahead of Lagos.
Travel adaptor Type D / G

Things To Know Before You Travel to Dubai

  •  Travel Documents: You definitely need traveling documents like your Visa and valid Nigerian passport before you can consider yourself being able to travel to Dubai from Lagos.
  •  Airport Information: Dubai International Airport is a short 15-minute drive from the city center of Dubai.
  • Main Attractions: The main attractions in Dubai are Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, and The Dubai Fountain.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

We can not conclude an article on the best place to visit from Lagos to Dubai without talking about the Dubai fountain. As a traveler the best time to visit the Dubai Fountains would be during the winter periods – around November to March. 

During these times, the weather is relatively cool and pleasant enough to enjoy an outdoor show. 

Recognized as the largest choreographed fountain show in the world, The fountain is built in a unique design and is visible from as far as 20 miles away when the shows are on.

This attraction covers an area of 8 acres of land. It is set in the Burj Khalifa Lake, downtown Dubai city. 

 As you can see in the photo, it has been designed to display a  magnificent water monument that comprises five circles of various sizes and two arcs.

Do you know that the nozzles shoot as much as 83 thousands of litres of water up to a height of 500 feet?

Included is a  50 color projector and 6,600 lights installed within the platform to bring about  1000 water and light patterns!

You can only view the show and take amazing pictures of this monument at a distance as near as 9 meters.  

In addition,  Dubai Fountain Lake Ride gives you the opportunity to enjoy the show with traditional Abra boats on the Burj Lake. Also be aware that you must book for tickets prior to these times. 

It doesn’t cost visitors any penny to witness this attraction as a minimum of one show happens each day.

You can reach The Dubai fountains from the airport by the metro, which takes around thirty-three minutes.

 

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