Six attractions in Dubai you must visit this summer holiday season

From beach clubs and water parks to iconic landmarks and theme parks, Dubai has plenty to keep you busy and entertained

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Six top attractions in Dubai painstakingly curated for your next trip. — Instagram/ @dubaiautodrome/ @brassmonkeysocial/ @aquaventuredubai/ @dubaiframe
Six top attractions in Dubai painstakingly curated for your next trip. — Instagram/ @dubaiautodrome/ @brassmonkeysocial/ @aquaventuredubai/ @dubaiframe

If you are planning your summer holidays in Dubai or just seeking a break away from your routine, we have got you covered. 

From beach clubs and water parks to iconic landmarks and theme parks, Dubai has plenty to keep you busy and entertained. 

The city of Dubai, also famous as the "Venice of the Gulf", never fails to deliver even during soaring temperatures. In fact, it offers endless fun and excitement, ensuring your time in Dubai is packed with unforgettable experiences.

Here is a list of six top attractions in Dubai painstakingly curated for your next trip.

1. Brass Monkey: Grow young again

Once in Dubai, you will not have to pick between whether you should dine out or have an evening of fun and games because at Brass Monkey, you can have both.

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This chic club has the motto, "Grow young again", and this two-storey venue lives up to this statement very well. 

Located on Bluewaters Island, right underneath the scenic Ain Dubai Ferris wheel, Brass Monkey has virtual reality racing simulators, a bowling alley, retro arcade games, billiard tables and pool, food outlets and much more. 

While a raised platform dedicated to live performances is for the music lovers. The interiors of Brass Monkey have a cool retro vibe, finished with uncovered pipes, lots of brick walls and a lot of stunning neon lighting. Meanwhile, a 12-lane bowling alley rests on its ground floor.

With a relaxed and easy-going surroundings and a vibrant aura, Brass Monkey is a great place for relaxation and rejuvenation during the summers in Dubai.

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2. Atlantis Aquaventure: Take a deep dive

There is nothing like water adventures during summers in any part of the world, and so, in Dubai, your summers are incomplete without a visit to the Atlantis Aquaventure. It is the world’s largest waterpark with a record-breaking more than 105 slides, attractions, and experiences. 

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Located at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm resort, this gigantic water playground offers several fun rides and slides for visitors of all ages. Atlantis Aquaventure is a place to try your bravery at its towering slides while chilling with friends and family. 

You can also meet over 65,000 marine animals including sharks during snorkelling here, and be up-close with Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and South African fur seals at Atlas Village. 

For surfers, this attraction is heaven, as Atlantis Aquaventure also brings beach vibes. You can also hop on a jet ski for a thrilling ride around Palm Island. 

Going up and down Dubai’s best water slides at Aquaventure will surely make you hungry, so do check out the restaurants inside the waterpark.

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With adrenaline-pumping water-based attractions, Atlantis Aquaventure is a perfect summer destination for adventure lovers.

3. Dubai Frame: Past, present and future

In Dubai, you will get a chance to experience the city from a whole new perspective at the Dubai Frame, a monumental structure resembling a giant picture frame. 

The structure is a towering architectural marvel that offers breathtakingly stunning views of the city skyline. 

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You will also be entertained by the illuminated dancing musical fountain at the entrance. 

Just like the iconic Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, Dubai Frame’s structure is located in Zabeel Park, and showcases views of old and new Dubai while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate’s rich past with its splendid present. 

In simple words, Dubai Frame celebrates the story of Dubai from its early days to its go-getting plans for future development. 

Here you can take a 75-second ride in the glass elevator to the top and see unbeatable views of Dubai's modern metropolis on one side and its historic neighbourhoods on the other. 

At Dubai Frame, you can enrich your experience by walking on the luminous glass walkway with a coffee in your hand over 150 metres above ground. We dare you to cross that bridge without skipping a heartbeat.

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4. Dubai Kartdrome: Race your mates

For racing enthusiasts, Dubai Kartdrome has the perfect high-speed thrills on four wheels at its go-kart racetrack. 

Located at the multipurpose motorsport and entertainment facility, Dubai Autodrome in Motor City, this cool karting destination has a state-of-the-art track and a fleet of high-performance karts for drivers of all skill levels. 

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Equipped with both indoor and outdoor circuits and a fleet of leisure karts, Dubai Kartdrome will give you an adrenaline-fueled experience. 

The 1.2-kilometre international circuit at the Dubai Kartdrome has 17 corners to flaunt your racing skills and a tunnel and bridge to add to the excitement. 

This facility has maximum safety for all drivers and spectators and is equipped for nighttime racing as well. The indoor karting is for ages seven and up and is approximately 620 metres long to accommodate up to ten drivers on track at a time.

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Wear your helmet and buckle up well as you put your racing skills to the test at the Dubai Kartdrome, and remember, there are no shortcuts.

5. Dubai Mall: Shop, eat, repeat

For all the shopaholics out there, Dubai Mall, situated at the heart of it all in Downtown Dubai, is the most visited destination worldwide.

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This mall welcomes over 100 million visitors every year, it has more than 1,200 retail outlets. 

Not only this, Dubai Mall has over 200 international dining experiences for the foodies and a huge range of entertainment and leisure attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Here you can explore some 150 luxury shopping and dining experiences at Fashion Avenue, home of luxury in the Middle East. 

From the moment you arrive at the mall, you can avail of personalised 5-star services, including shop and drop with delivery, an in-mall chauffeur service, a VIP valet service, and more. 

You must also see Souk Al Bahar, a vibrant Arabesque marketplace alongside Dubai Mall. 

Featuring over 100 shops and 22 restaurants, cafes and lounges, the Souk is the perfect vantage point to take in amazing views of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. It is home to Time Out Market Dubai, a culinary hotspot featuring 17 fantastic local chefs and restaurateurs.

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Inside the Dubai Mall, you can also experience the Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo, home to thousands of aquatic animals, over 140 marine species and a 270-degree walk-through tunnel.

6. Motiongate Dubai: A world of endless fun

If you wish to be a part of a magical cinematic world, you must see Motiongate Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park located in Dubai Parks and Resorts.

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Hollywood truly comes to life with some epic rides and attractions at Motiongate Dubai. 

Here you can meet your favourite movie characters in real life too and even have photos with them. You will be able to enjoy cinema moments with Kung Fu Panda, The Smurfs, Ghostbusters, Shrek and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. 

This attraction has five entertainment zones based on blockbuster movies from Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate, DreamWorks Animation, Smurfs Village and Studio Central. 

Featuring 27 rides, a water ride, 15 gift shops and two toddler play areas, Motiongate Dubai will give you a mesmerising experience like no other. Moreover, you can also dine like a movie star in seven restaurants.

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With many fun-filled events, themed attractions, and interactive experiences, Motiongate Dubai offers an unforgettable journey into the world of movies and entertainment.

So, which of our recommended destinations you will visit first in Dubai to create lasting memories and unforgettable experiences?