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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

ARTE Makers Market
Held on various Fridays each month in different locations, this market features the largest selection of locally made crafts in UAE.

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

Distance From Hotel: 18 Miles

City Centre Deira
A vast mall that attracts a large crowd with all the usual high-street names plus a cinema.

Distance From Hotel: 19 Miles

City Centre Mirdif
This massive family-friendly mall has an indoor skydiving facility and several exclusive brands.

Distance From Hotel: 26 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.

Distance From Hotel: 7 Miles

Mercato Mall
A small, Italian-themed mall with high-end shops and a cinema.

Distance From Hotel: 14 Miles

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.

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

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

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

Distance From Hotel: 2 Miles

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

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

Distance From Hotel: 16 Miles

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

Gulf Bike Expo
February | The largest bike and off-road festival in the Middle East, held in Motor City.

Distance From Hotel: 11 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

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

Distance From Hotel: 5.5 Miles

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


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

Ski Dubai
The first indoor ski resort in the Middle East offers skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.

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


Bastakiya Quarter
One of the oldest residential areas in Dubai dates back to the 1890s and now houses art galleries and cafés within its traditional buildings.

Distance From Hotel: 19 Miles


Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Center
This nonprofit creative center, located within the Mall of the Emirates, brings together a wide variety of performing and visual arts including drama, dance, opera, comedy and children’s shows.

Distance From Hotel: 8 Miles


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