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Crowne Plaza Dubai

Explore Dubai

Dubai has a lot to offer, great shopping, amazing architecture, lively nightlife. It is home to great monuments like Dubai's Museum of the Future, Burj Khalifa & Dubai Mall.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Get a new perspective from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. A jaw-dropping 360-degree view awaits on level 124; head to level 148 to see from the world's highest outdoor observation deck. When needed, escape the heat at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski hill in the Mall of the Emirates. Don't worry about packing any gear; your lift ticket includes equipment and ski clothes.

What's New

Now with three lines, the Dubai Metro offers easy access to the city. You can catch the Red Line at Emirates Towers Station. Travel in just a few minutes to Dubai International Airport, Mall of the Emirates, Burj Khalifa and the must-see Dubai Mall.


Experience Dubai's stunning coastline on the Jumeirah Corniche, a beachfront path starting near the Burj Al Arab. If shopping is more your speed, then check out the Shopping Festival in February and Summer Surprises in June and July. During your visit, please follow Dubai's code of conduct, which is designed to help you respect the UAE's culture and heritage. See our concierge for details.

Must Do

No trip to Dubai is complete without a thrilling sunset desert safari. Speed across the sand in a Jeep, sand-ski down the side of a towering dune and ride a camel under the starry night sky. End the evening with a traditional Bedouin camp dinner, complete with belly dancing and falconry demonstrations.

Don't Go Home Without

Strolling through the Gold Souk and haggling over the price of some item that catches your eye – is the quintessential Dubai experience. Close to the souk, you can catch an abra water taxi for a ride across Dubai Creek.

Things To Do

Things To Do

The Dubai Mall

Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O.Box 113444, Dubai, Dubai

The Dubai Mall is home to just about every major fashion brand in the world. A 440,000 square feet Fashion Avenue comprising high and mid-fashion pays homage to haute couture. The grand decor complements the endless rows of elite fashion names, and aficionados will be spoilt for choice as they match and accessorize to their heart's content. Adorned with the world's largest collection of fashion brands under one roof, The Dubai Mall is set to become the next fashion capital of the world.

Burj Khalifa

1 Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai,

Burj Khalifa lifts the world's head proudly skywards, surpassing limits and expectations. Rising gracefully from the desert and honouring Dubai with a new glow. Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people; the centre for the world's finest shopping, dining and entertainment and home for the world's elite.

Dubai Zoo

Jumeirah, Dubai, Dubai

Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo of its kind not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai Zoo also happens to be the first Arabian zoo to breed the rare Chimpanzee and Arabian wild cat. It is a special place of interest and fun for tourists and the people of Dubai.

Gold Souq / Spice Souq / Textile Souq

Sikkat al-Khali Street, Deira, Dubai, Dubai

World famous Gold Souk is Dubai's Gold Souk, where narrow streets are lined with shop windows glinting with ornaments made in 22 and 24 carat gold. Along the slightly larger lanes of the gold souk, each shop window is crammed with gold necklaces, rings, bangles, ear rings and brooches. Gold prices here are among the lowest in the world. Most jewellery is 24 carat and none is less than 18 carat.

Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai,

Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, was built around 1787, and once guarded the landward approaches to the town.Renovated in 1971 for use as a museum, its colourful life size dioramas vividly depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life.

Dubai Zoo

Jumeirah, Dubai, Dubai

Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo of its kind not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai Zoo also happens to be the first Arabian zoo to breed the rare Chimpanzee and Arabian wild cat. It is a special place of interest and fun for tourists and the people of Dubai.

Wild Wadi Waterpark

PO Box 26416, Dubai,

This water park was designed like an Arabian wadi (oasis) with characteristics from Arabian folklore and has rides and attractions, many of which interconnect. Once you enter, you will be given access to all the water rides, as well as the use of rubber rings, lifejackets and body boards. The water park has 90 lifeguards on duty, keeping you safe while you are having fun. Wild Wadi's variety of rides suit kids of all ages, make it a favourite water sports area in Dubai.

Mall of the Emirates

4th Interchange, Sheikh Zayed 31 Road, Dubai,

The Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in the Al Barsha district of Dubai. The mall was designed by the American architectural firm, F+A Architects. Prior to the opening of the Dubai Mall (the world's largest mall), the Mall of the Emirates was the second largest shopping mall in the Middle East, slightly smaller than City Stars mall. It contains approximately 2,400,000 square feet (223,000 m2) of shops and the entire mall forms a total of approximately 6.5 million square feet.

Ski Dubai

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing,just playing the snow. It has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and steepness. The longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters, making it the world’s first indoor black run. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes. The largest indoor snow park in the world with 3000 square meters.

The Kite Beach

Umm Suqeim 4 - 2 D St - Dubai, past Umm Suqeim Hospital, Dubai,

Known as well as Wollongong Beach and Free Fun Beach, this long stretch of white sand beach is great for kite surfers and a great place to hang out for the sun and relaxation.

Legoland Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai,

As part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park are the ultimate theme park destination in the Middle East for families with children.

IMG Worlds of Adventure Dubai

E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, next to Global Village, Dubai,

It is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination promising visitors from around the world the excitement of four epic adventure zones in one location.