About Visit Dubai
Step into the future as you explore Dubai, with its record-breaking skyscrapers, swathes of soft sand beaches and rolling red sand dunes. There’s no place quite like Dubai for a holiday to experience its intoxicating fusion of Arabian cuisine, luxurious shopping and of course, endless sunshine. Ever changing, be sure to see the city’s latest crop of new openings including the iconic Dubai Opera and thrilling theme parks.
Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers
Piers & Boardwalks
Gift & Speciality Shops
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers, Art Museums
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours, Night Tours, Safaris
The Burj Khalifa is a bucket-list must for any business trip, especially as a visit to its At The Top observatory can be easily slotted in before a breakfast meeting, at lunchtime, or in the evening. Ride the world’s fastest double-floor elevator to Levels 124 and 125 to gape at the bird's-eye views of the city, desert, and Gulf.
Built in the shape of an Arabian dhow, the Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai has wow-factor written all over it. The 2,000-seater multi-format auditorium can accommodate a huge variety of events from concerts to shows, so there's bound to be something to appeal to your clients' or colleagues' tastes.
Wind tower houses, pretty courtyards, and maze-like alleyways: all filled with the air of old Arabia. Dubai's Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood offers an unmissable glimpse into the bygone city, and is hard to beat for a relaxed wander out of work. Explore the the lanes, dip into tiny museums and craft shops, and experience Dubai the way it was long before the skyscrapers.
Riding an 'abra'—a shared wooden boat—across Dubai Creek is a quintessential Dubai experience and treats you to lovely panoramas over the minarets, markets, dhows, and towers. Board one of the classic water taxis at the Deira Old Souk dock and sail to the Bur Dubai jetty for the most picturesque views.
More than 400 gold shops crammed into glittering passageways make Dubai's Gold Souk a must-visit, especially if you're hunting for gifts to take home after a business trip. Be sure to window-shop and check the day's gold prices before making a play for any piece or ornament that's caught your eye.
One of Dubai's newest landmarks, the gigantic picture-frame shape of the Dubai Frame rears 500 feet (150 meters) up from Zabeel Park, prompting serious double-takes from all who see it. Head inside to marvel at the views from the glass-sided walkway that extends between the pillars.
An ocean of dunes stretching to the horizon: Dubai's desert makes a wonderful sight after time cooped up at a conference or meeting. Connect with nature and Bedouin tradition on a luxe desert tour or experience from Platinum Heritage, one of Dubai's leading tour operators.
22,000 gallons of waters shooting into the air, sweeping lasers, and immersive music: no-one should miss the spectacle of a Dubai Fountain show. Even if you only have one evening or lunchtime free from a busy schedule, head to the Burj Lake to see this extravaganza of dancing jets, pounding music and multi-colored lights.
Rushing waterfalls. White-knuckle stunts. And artistes high-diving into a stage pool from 25 meters up. All combined with cutting-edge lighting, surreal sets and stirring music. This Vegas-like spectacle of acrobatics, artistry, and dance will transport you into another world—and far from thoughts of work—in an instant.
Rising from a purpose-built island off Jumeirah Beach, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel is guaranteed to pack a punch. However hectic your work diary, make time to view this glittering landmark, whether you book for a meal or drinks inside or just snap photos or selfies from Jumeirah's sands.