Top 5 Attractions in the UAE in 2024

By Maryam Aftab Kola | 09, Jan, 2024
Top 5 Attractions in the UAE in 2024

The United Arab Emirates has been on the list of must-visit countries consistently in the last few years, and rightly so. It is a beautiful country where modern meets traditional and innovation seamlessly blends with Islamic heritage. The UAE is safe, respects diverse cultures, has breathtaking nature, and, of course, it is a dream destination for shopaholics! All in all, a perfect place for your 2024 travel escapades!

In this blog, we will take you to five captivating destinations that cater to your wanderlust. From splendid museums to exciting theme parks, from natural wonders to shopping havens, get ready for a ride that will have you itching to book your tickets right away!

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Museum of the Future (Dubai):

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Museum of the Future’s one-of-a-kind building will pique your interest once you enter the heart of Dubai. This futuristic gem, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation, offers a captivating glimpse into the coming decades—what 2071 would possibly look like—showcasing groundbreaking innovations and advancements. 

The Orbital Space Station (OSS) Hope is one of the top sections of the museum; take your own sweet time to explore the uniqueness it offers. People who love nature and its various species will be fascinated by the Heal Institute, and those who are inclined toward mental wellness cannot miss Al Waha. Families with young ones can head to the dedicated Future Heroes section, where children are encouraged to play and explore through thoughtful activities that spark creativity. And of course, no visit is complete without capturing those picture-perfect moments against breathtaking backdrops. Head to the viewing deck for spectacular views that guarantee an Instagram-worthy experience. Booking your tickets well in advance is recommended, as a surge in demand during peak season can lead to limited availability. The entry fee for individuals aged 4 and above is AED 149.

Warner Brothers Theme Park (Abu Dhabi):

Bring out your inner child at the region's largest indoor theme park, the Warner Brothers Theme Park. With around 30 exciting rides, you will experience your childhood favourites like Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Batman, and many more! The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure is a must-try if you prefer something calming and slow-paced; if you enjoy the thrill of extremely fast and makes you scream your heart out activities, you cannot miss the Fast and Furry-ous and Scarecrow!

Considering the popularity of this theme park, it is advisable to set aside a full day for this power-packed adventure. There are numerous eatery outlets as well as a prayer space available. Brace yourself for this magical world where you simply cannot get enough of the beloved characters that take you back to your old, fun times. 


Sharjah Islamic Museum:

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The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a cultural treasure trove showcasing the rich Islamic heritage and the significant contributions of Muslims across the globe from the past to the present. Explore the corridors of history, starting with the five basic pillars of Islam and the calligraphy of the Quran, and then witness the legacy of a civilization that left an indelible mark on the world.

The Ibn Al-Haytham Gallery of Science and Technology is one of the most unique sections in the museum where you can see notable inventions, important contributions by eminent Muslim scholars in the fields of medicine, architecture, chemistry, geography, military technology, and engineering, among others, and three-dimensional models such as Cairo’s Qalawun Hospital, which was once the most important hospital in the Islamic world. 

The museum is a popular tourist spot in Sharjah as it offers a captivating narrative where each artefact unveils a glimpse of the achievements, artistry, and wonders defining the Islamic world across the ages.


Al Wathba Lake (Abu Dhabi):

A spot that is perhaps not on everyone’s radar in UAE’s capital but worth visiting, especially if you have an affinity for nature. Picture this: a tranquil lake with different bird species in the middle of a desert. Now, add in the charm of the picturesque dunes as a backdrop. To top it off, there is a playing area for kids as well as ample seating spaces with barbecue facilities, making it the perfect place for a memorable feast under the sky.

There is something about strolling along serene paths, not knowing what lies ahead, but having the comforting embrace of nature. Just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, Al Wathba Lake is one of the lesser-known attractions that simply cannot be missed. Oh yes, please do not miss out on the grand finale—stay for the sunset! The vibrant orange hues painting the sky against the backdrop of endless dunes are a spectacle that elevates the desert experience and makes the visit more memorable.


Global Village (Dubai):

Global Village is one of the must-visit places in Dubai. Shopping? Absolutely; everything you need in one place. Food? Definitely; you name it and they have it. Rides? Check. Vibes? All kinds!

This shopping spectacle is a multicultural extravaganza that has a whopping 3500 retail and commercial outlets, representing more than 90 cultures and housing over 25 international pavilions. Global Village, arguably one of Dubai’s top attractions, offers an array of diverse culinary delights, amazing cultural performances, beautiful crafts, and traditions.


One of the major reasons why Muslims across the world are choosing the United Arab Emirates as their travel destination apart from its amazing tourist activities is because of safety, inclusivity, Halal food, and the availability of numerous Mosques; the most popular one being the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. And of course, from futuristic marvels to cultural gems and natural wonders, the UAE beckons with open arms and awaits your presence to discover and enjoy the harmonious blend of elements of tradition and modernity that characterises this remarkable destination.

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    With close proximity to uae, these places of attraction were never heard of ( atleast by me) also people associated with me in dubai never directed us to these places.