Newest hotspots in Dubai 2020

As 2020 ends, let's check out the 12 attractions that launched this year.

By Nisthula Nagarajan

Published: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 4:33 PM

1 The Pointe

Imagine if you could dine in a gourmet restaurant, shop for groceries, sing yourself hoarse at a concert, and marvel at the largest fountain show in the world, all in one place, while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean. Well, you don't have to imagine! Located at the tip of the world-renowned Palm Jumeirah, The Pointe is an iconic waterfront location with endless entertainment. Enjoy cool sea breezes walking around the 1.5-km promenade or snap a photo with the backdrop of Atlantis The Palm.

2 Dreamscape

"When it feels this real, is it virtual, or is it reality?" Virtual reality gaming as a trend has seen serious growth in the last few years and Dubai has imbibed it. Dreamscape, in Mall of the Emirates, is backed by some of Hollywood's biggest names. In the immersive storytelling experience adventure with endangered alien creatures, discover the secret of The Lost Pearl, and reunite a lost baby blue whale with its mother - all within 60 minutes.

3 Dubai Safari Park

Experience the wildness of Africa, Arabia, and Asia in the Dubai Safari Park. Located in Al Warqa 5, the Park is home to more than 2,500 animals from all over the world. It aims to conserve different species of wildlife, preserve natural habitat, and educate visitors on its inhabitants. Thrill as you journey on a Safari witnessing the fauna of Africa, delight in hand-feeding giraffes and animals at the Kid's Farm, witness the beauty of the aviary at a bird show and so much more.

4 Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Nothing is more pleasant than exploring a library. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in Al Jaddaf is a cultural landmark hosting a collection of more than four million books, documents, documentaries, publications, etc. You can even connect electronically with international libraries. It is an architectural icon based on the traditional lectern, which carries the Holy Qur'an while being in sync with the rest of the world.

5 EKart Zabeel

Full speed ahead! Located on the open-air rooftop of The Dubai Mall Zabeel, this is one ride you don't want to miss! Compete against your friends or family on the track, dash past the Burj Khalifa and try your best to beat the clock on eco-friendly electric karts. Every single player is guaranteed an adrenaline rush.

6 Palm West Beach

There is no shortage of sun, sand or saltwater in the UAE. On the shores of Palm Jumeirah is a novel beach experience the West Beach. What makes this beach exciting is a slew of beachfront entertainment with the best views of the Dubai skyline. Be prepared to have a (beach)ball of a time with your friends and family, including your furry companions! Practice for a marathon on the running track, relish in beachfront brunches, build sandcastles, and thrill in a limitless range of water sports, all against a picture-perfect sunset.

7 Hatta Wadi Hub

This winter, unleash your inner adventurer at the Hatta Wadi Hub, which offers a tonne of fun in the form of thrilling activities. Tackle the Hatta Hiking Trails that are open all year round, play football zorbing, and launch into a plunge pool from 15 metres at the Hatta Drop-in. Also check out the Hatta Heritage Village, home to historic landmarks, and cop a few souvenirs.

8 The Arts Club

Founded in London in 1863, The Arts Club will launch its first international branch in DIFC on December 26. Set over four floors, it is a hub for creative and entrepreneurial members, a place they can come together to entertain, exchange ideas, dine and participate in an abundance of cultural events.

9 Al Shindagha Museum

Experience the vibrant history of Dubai nestled along the banks of the iconic Dubai Creek. Al Shindagha Museum brings to life the story of the nation and the surrounding region using state-of-the-art multimedia to educate visitors about Dubai's evolution from a humble fishing village into a thriving global metropolis.

10 Theatre of Digital Art

Step into the first multimedia exhibition giving famous artwork a modern twist. Witness three forms of digital art, including multimedia exhibitions, art in virtual reality and contemporary immersive installations accompanied by surround sound. The theatre hosts the works of nine notable artists.

11 Le Perle by Dragone

La Perle is a unique theatre experience located in the heart of Al Habtoor City. It features numerous s who bring a multitude of skills to the stage. For the next year, the cast is showcasing gravity-defying stunts that will leave you spellbound as they dive into the iconic aqua-stage or fly across the stage. This performance is an enthralling extravaganza for all.

12 XStrike

Gather your friends and go to war at this indoor combat zone! Simulating a battlefield and combining the well-known paintball and laser tag, XStrike is the mother of all combat games. Participants put on non-projectile equipment packed with noise and weapon recoil at differing vibrations to mimic being hit. The more players, the merrier! Prepare to sweat it out at this adrenaline-charged game.

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