Dubai is a place where wonders never cease to exist. Dubai has time and again proved its potential as a dynamic and ultra-modern township. It’s indeed a marvel to follow how a small desert emirate transformed into a dynamic city. Not afraid of challenges, brimming with innovations, Dubai has rapidly made possible so much in such a short span of time and it has no intention to slow down. With every passing year, Dubai evolves, innovates and upgrades mind blowing attractions that tempt the holidaymakers to visit the destination again and again. Here’s what you should not miss on your Dubai holiday in 2018.
- Dubai Garden Glow
A beautiful garden transforming into a magical land of gleaming colorful lights as dusk falls, Dubai Garden Glow is yet another extraordinary feat in Dubai’s amazing list of tourist attractions. Located in Zabeel Park, Dubai Garden Glow is a delightful sight to watch for both grownups as well as children making it one of the popular attractions for family travellers since its opening. After two successful seasons since its opening in 2015, Dubai Garden Glow is open with Season 3 which emphasizes on the underwater world and is currently open until April 2018. So while you marvel at the incredible landmarks of Dubai during the day, head to Dubai Garden Glow as the sunsets on the horizon and you will indeed by awestruck by the kaleidoscopic hues of brightly lit neon lights in different shapes and structures. The uniquely themed Ice Park and Dinosaur Park are quite popular among kids. The Dubai Garden Glow show is open from 4 pm till 12 am and tickets costs are 60 AED per person.
- La Perle By Dragone
If you have heard about the ‘House of Dancing Water’ in Macau and Le Rave in Las Vegas, then you pretty much have an idea of what La Perle is all about. For those who have no clue about it, it is an acrobatic entertainment show. But it isn’t just any dance show. La Perle is an enticing blend of state of the art technology with art. This live show transforms reality into an enchanting world of storytelling with its characters entertaining the crowd with incredible aerial as well as aquatic stunts and gravity-defying acrobats. The creator of two most fascinating shows in the world, Franco Dragone has bought the magic of modern music, dance, and lights to Dubai. At an exclusively built aqua theatre in Al Habtoor City, La Perla is going to provide this visually captivating entertainment to the visitors of Dubai for next 10 years. The experience will leave you spell-bounded for a very long time. There are two shows at 7.30pm and 9 pm, 5 nights a week and basic ticket costs start from 400 AED per person.
Legoland needs no introduction. Already the theme park is one of the most preferred parks for family fun holidays and has 7 parks in countries of Europe, Asia, and America. Dubai is now the first destination in the Middle East that has included the fun of Lego theme parks into its thrilling list of attractions. The Dubai Parks and Resorts is Dubai’s first integrated entertainment resort destination and Legoland is one among the theme parks included in the area. Legoland in Dubai has the theme park – Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park. The Legoland Dubai Park offers a plethora of themed rides, live entertainment shows, and interactive attractions. You can enjoy a splashing day at Legoland Water Park with thrilling water slides, pools, and rides. Together Legoland offers a perfect place for adults and kids to have a fun filled time with their near and dear ones. Legoland Dubai is open from 10 am to 6 pm and one day ticket that includes Legoland Dubai Theme park and the water park costs AED 285 per person.
- Dubai Safari
Dubai had made its desert sand dunes fun, built the tallest building in the world, made oasis of colourful foliage and has the biggest aquarium in the world. There are many record-breaking feats and extraordinary attractions that Dubai has achieved and there is another addition to it with Dubai Safari – UAE’s first wildlife park which will provide a thrilling encounter with animals in open habitats. Sprawling over 119 hectares, the Safari park takes you through four different geographical zones namely African, Arabian, Asian and Open Safari Village which will have animals in open exhibit roaming freely around. The Dubai Safari will offer guided drive through rides in the open exhibits and has a Wadi area and Children’s farm for kids to get close experiences with animals. The park is soon to open in early 2018 and it is no doubt going to be an eagerly anticipated attraction for all who visit Dubai next year.
- La Mer
If you are thinking of spending a day at the beaches of Dubai, head to La Mer at Jumeirah 1 for a complete beachfront experience with shopping, dining and entertainment zones. Boasting of being spread on over 13 million square feet of reclaimed and existing land, La Mer is an extravagant beach destination packed with leisure experiences. Bursting with walking trails, beachfront dining venues, beach and water activities, word class restaurants and cafes as well as shopping precincts, La Mer is an ideal way to experience Dubai’s nature, splendid city views and best of recreational facilities. La Mer has a plethora of attractions to keep you guessing where to go next, what to eat and where to shop while there is still more to come at this magnificent beach haven. The first phase of La Mer is open to the public while the second phase which promises more attractions is underway construction.
- IMG World of Adventure
A stupendous indoor arena filled with delight and thrill – IMG World of Adventure is a colossal world of imagination. Located within the City of Arabia at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, spanning over 1 million square feet, the world’s largest indoor theme park opened its doors to visitors in 2016. Divided into four sections, the theme park’s attractions are based on Cartoon Network, Marvel, and Dinosaurs, and has a Boulevard filled with shopping and dining options, and a grand 12-screen multiplex cinema experience. Kids can have fun at carousels, fun rides and play areas. Mild thrill seekers can have their share of delight at Hulk Epsilon Base 3D – a 360-degree stereoscopic 3D cinema experience and Avengers Flight of the Quinjets to name a few. The Haunted House, The Velociraptor, and Predator are some of the extreme rides to check out only if you are not faint-hearted. The park is open 365 days from 11 am to 9 pm. Admission ticket costs AED 245 per person.
Dubai it seems has its own bucket list of wishes it wants to accomplish and it indeed is striking off one after the other with each passing year. And it seems it has no intention of stopping ever. A destination that continuously upgrade, enhances and breaks barriers solely for entertaining its guests, that’s Dubai – where every moment is an unforgettable memory.