As one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Dubai is continuously to surprise the world with something new and unique to explore. From new rides and attractions to neighbourhoods and safaris, check out our list of 5 new must-see attractions in Dubai.
The Dubai Frame
Measuring 150 metres high and 93 metres wide, The Dubai Frame offers unbeatable 360 degree views and is one of the newest landmarks to grace the city this year. Located in Zabeel Park, the experience takes visitors on a journey through time to discover old Dubai, present Dubai and future Dubai. Worth 160 million Dhirams and expected to attract two million people annually, its no surprise that tickets are selling fast.
For more information, visit www.thedubaiframe.com
XLine Dubai Marina
If you’ve heard of XLine on the Dubai Fountain, get ready for the sequel, XLine Dubai Marina. With twice the distance, double the lines and lasting for twice the duration, the world’s longest urban zip line is perfect for those seeking adventure. At 1km, the zip-ride offers end-to-end views of the iconic marina and is available for those aged between 12 to 65 years.
If you’re ready to hang tight and fly like Superman, book your tickets at www.xdubai.com/xline/
While the laidback beachfront neighbourhood of Meraas opened a while back, more and more restaurants, outlets and experiences are opening up every day. For those looking to relax and unwind, book a private cabana at Sea Breeze, La Mer’s relaxing sandy beach front and unwind with beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf and city skyline. Alternatively, opt for some family fun at Hawa Hawa, an outdoor inflatable playground originating from Japan. With two unique dunes and seven peaks, family and friends can enjoy some low-impact, high-intensity fun together.
For more information, visit www.lamerdubai.ae
Explore the Arabian, Safari, African and Asian village at the Dubai’s new wildlife park. Drive through the hippo exhibit and the baboon canyon or meet Asia’s only great ape. Alternatively, the Kids Zoo is a perfect environment for children to play and learn about animals. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, why not arrange a hands-on experience where you can feed a Giraffe or witness Cheetah’s speed?
To find how you can arrange a fun-filled day at Dubai Safari, visit www.dubaisafari.ae/en
Are you ready to jumble? Get together with your family and friends for a visit to the world’s first Urban Maze. You will work together to solve a series of physical and mental challenges as you progress through a unique, unconventional and completely whacky gaming experience.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to beat the Jumble, visit www.jumble.ae
If you’ve been inspired to take a trip to Dubai, look no further because Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, invites Hong Kong travellers to explore Dubai with special discounted fairs.
Economy Class fares start from HKD 3,910 while Business Class fares start from HKD 25,280. Tickets can be booked until 18 July 2018, and with travel dates from 14 July till 30 November 2018, travellers will have the flexibility to plan ahead for their dream visit (Blackout dates and terms and conditions apply. Fares exclude applicable surcharges and taxes).
From Hong Kong, Emirates operates four daily flights to Dubai, including three daily flights on Emirates’ flagship A380 aircraft and one daily flight on Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates passengers can also take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts with the popular My Emirates Pass programme from now until 31 August 2018.
Text: Hira Desai