15 Pictures of Dubai Demonstrating Why It Needs to Be On Your Travel Bucket List

20/04/2022Tom Spruce

These stunning pictures of Dubai showcase exactly why it’s near the top of everyone’s must-travel list. 

Pictures of Dubai
Welcome to one of the most incredible cities in the world. These pictures prove its majesty. Image from Pixabay.

We’ve collected some awesome pictures of Dubai that we think you might like to see. 

These 15 snaps perfectly represent why the city is such an incredible draw. From shimmering skyscrapers to dazzling beaches and even secret bars, there’s a world of adventure waiting to be discovered. 

In fact, there’s so much going on here, it can be difficult to know how to spend a couple of days in Dubai. But we think these pictures will help show just why you need to have it on your travel list. 

First, though, here’s three super snaps to get your motor running. 

3 Pictures of Dubai for Free

Shimmering Skyline

Of course, what most people think of when they conjure up images of Dubai in their mind, is the iconic skyline. 

Dubai skyline at sunrise
Stunning shot of Dubai at sunrise. Photo by ZQ Lee on Unsplash
Aerial picture of Dubai at night
It looks even better at night. Image from Pixabay.
View of Dubai from a tall building
Imagine this view from your hotel room window. Image from Pixabay.
The city doesn’t stop when you get above the clouds. Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric from Pexels
The Frame Dubai
The Frame is a unique attraction adding to the dramatic Dubai skyline. Photo by Ahmed Aldaie on Unsplash

Awesome Attractions 

But, while we admire the majesty of “The Frame”, there’s more to this city than just tall buildings. There are a plethora of unique experiences in Dubai just waiting to be explored too. 

From the beaches to the restaurants you can have the time of your life in this town. 

Image of the Burj Al Arab from the perspective of the beach
Discover famous landmarks like the Burj Al Arab. Image from Pixabay.
Burj Khalifa from the ground
Does the Burj Khalifa really need any introduction? Image from Pixabay.
Dubai desert safari
But more wonders lie outside the city, try a desert safari for a different kind of day out. Photo by Denys Gromov from Pexels
Dubai Miracle Garden
Speaking of different days out, the Dubai Miracle Garden is a kaleidoscopic adventure. Photo by Ali Raoufian on Unsplash
Skydiving over the palm
Or how about skydiving over the iconic palm? Photo by Melqui from Pexels
People sailing in an abra across Dubai Creek
Take a ride in an authentic abra on Dubai Creek to get to the older area. Image from Pixabay.

Another Side to Dubai

However, away from the glitz, glamour, boutiques, and beaches, there’s an older side of the city that is dying to be explored.

Al Bastakiya or Al Fahidi is a historical district that showcases what the region used to look like before oil sheiks and business tycoons came to play.

Water and buildings around Dubai
Explore Al Bastakiya when out in Dubai. Photo by Zosia Korcz on Unsplash
Streets of Al Bastakiya
Marvel at iconic Arabian architecture. Image from Pixabay. Photo by Denys Gromov from Pexels
Authentic Arabian mosaic architecture
There’s awesome architecture in the old town both in and out of the buildings. Image from Pixabay.
Al Qudra in Dubai
Journey 40 minutes out of the city to the desert and Al Qudra to find ancient, movie-ready landscapes. Image from Pixabay.

Where to Stay?

There are a whole host of incredible resorts in Dubai. But, if you’re heading for the city, you want to know you’re going to be based in a top location. 

Well, don’t panic because we have you covered. Click the button below to check out three resorts in an amazing area called Festival City.

You’ll be on the doorstep of a famous mall, minutes away from the attractions we’ve showcased above, and in prime position to witness a special show. 

What more could you want?

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