Dubai is the centre of discovery, and there is so much to do it is impossible to fit everything in. And this is compounded by the fact that everything is so visually stunning it is hard to take on board, but there are new things to discover in Dubai and up and coming attractions which you definitely won’t have seen before, even if everything looks so fresh and exciting anyway. Here’s our rundown of the latest attractions to open in one of the biggest tourist hotspots in the world.
Golf is big in Dubai, and it just got even bigger. Topgolf is situated at the Emirates Golf Club and is the latest stop for this entertainment chain after establishing hit tourist attractions in the US, UK and Australia. This is a three-storey complex for everyone. Like a lot of things in Dubai, the attraction has a specific target, in this case golf lovers, but it doesn’t forget the rest of the family. As well as 90 temperature-controlled hitting bays and a range of golf games and training challenges for all abilities, there are restaurants, TV screens and a retail centre so that everyone is catered for.
Dubai’s cultural side is often overlooked amid the clamour for glamour, but a creative and historical scene is definitely there, and a new venue called ‘Foundry’ showcases it brilliantly. Situated in Downtown Dubai this is described as a ‘progressive hybrid venue’ and comprises an art hub and co-working space which provides space for sculptures, murals and even podcasts to be created by local artists. There are weekly arts tours, workshops, movie nights and community pop-up events which shine a light on a deeper and more wholesome side to Dubai, and allow you to meet like-minded people and find a unique and happy space to relax in.
Theatre of Digital Art
Another cultural addition is the Theatre of Digital Art, but as the name suggests, this is very much in keeping with Dubai’s cutting edge shimmer and eye for innovation. Located at Madinet Jumeirah, the theatre uses immersive and VR technology to give famous art a modern twist. Digital shows and multimedia exhibitions combine music, art and technology to celebrate famous artists, with the opening exhibition giving new life to works by Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Kandinsky.
Carrying on the theme of immersive tech and virtual reality is the Arena Games complex at DIFC’s Gate Avenue. This is paradise for gamers, with next-level thrills aplenty as incredible fantasy games combine stunning visuals and heart-stopping adrenaline rushes. You can fight off zombies and robots or discover new worlds in an amazing array of multiplayer adventure games.
Everyone knows what Madame Tussauds is, but this brand new Dubai version adds a distinctly local flavour to the famous waxwork museum. Opening in October, you can expect the usual A-list celebs and famous faces, but there will also be local celebrities among the seven themed rooms situated at the Bluewaters Dubai.