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The Ritz carlton Dubai

sightseeing and attractions

Located along the JBR Walk and steps from the marina, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the ideal destination for exploring all the city has to offer.

From activities such as sand-skiing, desert driving, shopping at The Walk at JBR, and sailing tours of the historic Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Marina, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the perfect place to discover all that The Emirates has to offer.

SHOPPING

BurJuman
This high-end mall houses a range of designer stores as well as reasonably priced high-street names.

Distance From Hotel: 18 Miles

Dubai Festival City Mall

Waterfront destination with restaurants, cafes, department stores, high-street chains, a cinema and a large family-friendly play area.

Distance From Hotel: 20 Miles

The Dubai Mall

The world’s biggest mall (measured by area) boasts more than 1,000 stores, a Cineplex, aquarium, ice rink, indoor theme park and the huge Gold Souk with more than 220 jewelry stores.

Distance From Hotel: 14 Miles

Dubai Outlet Mall

The Middle East’s first outlet mall, this sprawling retail destination offers top brands at up to 90% off in nearly 250 stores.

Distance From Hotel: 24 Miles

Mall of the Emirates

The world’s first shopping resort may its coolest one; it has an indoor ski resort and a penguin colony.

Distance From Hotel: 7 Miles

Marina Mall

Modern waterfront shopping mall, with a cinema and a variety of food outlets.

Distance From Hotel: 1 Mile

Souk Al Bahar

An Arabesque-themed mall with shops, restaurants and lounges, most along the waterfront overlooking the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.

Distance From Hotel: 15 Miles

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Built to resemble a traditional Arabic market, this contains plenty of tourist traps, plus a handful of high-end fashion and art stores.

Distance From Hotel: 5 Miles

Traditional Souks

In Bur Dubai, you’ll find a bustling bazaar full of bargains and a huge range of materials at the textile souk. Prepare for sensory overload in Deira, home to food, spice and perfume souks, as well as the gold souk, considered the largest in Arabia.

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR)

Boutiques, restaurants, hotels and cafés line this 1-mile beachfront promenade.

Distance From Hotel: 0 Miles

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

For an updated list of events and information, visit the Dubai Department of Tourism website.

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
January | Annual marathon featuring a 10K road race and 3K fun run.

Distance From Hotel: 5.5 Miles

Dubai Shopping Festival

End of January to February | A month of discounts and bargains in all shopping malls, plus entertainment and festivities.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February | A WTA tier II tournament played back-to-back with ATP World Series tournament at Dubai Tennis Stadium.

Distance From Hotel: 21 Miles

Omega Dubai Desert Classic

February | Incorporated into the European PGA Tour in 1989, this popular tournament at the Emirates Golf Club Majlis Course attracts growing numbers of top players.

Distance From Hotel: 4 Miles

Dubai Jazz Festival

February | Jazz bands and artists from around the world come together at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Distance From Hotel: 2 Miles

Dubai World Cup

March | The world’s richest horserace meeting, held at Meydan Racecourse, includes nine high-class races.

Distance From Hotel: 16 Miles

Dubai International Boat Show

March | The largest and longest established boat show in the Middle East, held at Dubai International Marine Club.

Distance From Hotel: 4 Miles

Dubai International Motor Show

November | Displays and launches from the world’s most exclusive brands, held at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Distance From Hotel: 16 Miles

Dubai International Film Festival

December | A week-long film festival showcasing a wide selection of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens

December | Part of the IRB Sevens World Series, this is one of the biggest events on the social calendar, held at The Sevens Stadium.

Distance From Hotel: 31 Miles

La Perle, by Dragone
La Perle, located at Al Habtoor City, features a cast of 65 artists, each bringing their own unique set of skills to the performance, ranging from acting, acrobats, aquatic and aerial stunts.

Distance From Hotel: 26 Minutes

THEME PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS

Aquaventure Waterpark
Located within Atlantis, The Palm, the Middle East’s largest waterpark includes slides, rivers, a private beach, kids’ play areas and more.

Distance From Hotel: 7 Miles

Children’s City

Kids ages two to fifteen are encouraged to explore the sciences, nature, space, the human body and local and international culture.

Distance From Hotel: 19 Miles

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

A three-story viewing panel gives you a closer look at more than 3,300 tropical fish, the world’s largest collection of sand tiger sharks and other sea creatures.

Distance From Hotel: 15 Miles

Dubai Autodrome

Experience the thrill of motor racing with behind-the-wheel instruction.

Distance From Hotel: 10 Miles

Dubai Parks & Resorts

Resort with three theme parks and one water park, opened in 2016, featuring more than 100 rides and attractions.

Distance From Hotel: 16 Miles

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

An intense multi-sensory experience, this theme park offers more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions, Italian dining experiences and shopping.

Distance From Hotel: 57 Miles

IMG World of Adventures

The largest indoor theme park in the world, divided into different zones, for example Marvel and Cartoon Network.

Distance From Hotel: 25 Miles

Ski Dubai

The first indoor ski resort in the Middle East offers skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing and a penguin colony.

Distance From Hotel: 7 Miles

Wild Wadi

This waterpark, themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from Arabian folklore, boasts 30 rides and attractions.

Distance From Hotel: 6 Miles

CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGHTS

Desert Adventures
Enjoy an unique experience and discover the Arabian desert, either by car or in a more traditional way on a camel, get your hands painted with henna and take pictures with a falcon.

Dubai Museum

Housed within the beautifully restored 1787 Al Fahidi Fort, the museum's diverse collection offers insight into Dubai’s rich history and cultural heritage and includes artifacts that date back to the third millennium B.C.

Distance From Hotel: 19 Miles

Heritage and Diving Villages

Located near the mouth of Dubai Creek in the Shindagha district, the Heritage and Diving villages offer a glimpse of traditional living.

Distance From Hotel: 19 Miles

Jumeirah Mosque

The only mosque in Dubai open to the public is also one of its largest, and features a modern-leaning design. Tours hosted by the Sheikh Centre for Cultural Understanding are available six days a week.

Distance From Hotel: 16 Miles

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Built in 1896, this former residence of the ruling family is now a museum with historical exhibits.

Distance From Hotel: 19 Miles

Dubai Opera

Performing arts center in Downtown Dubai, in the Opera District, offering a variety of performances.

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