What’s New in Dubai: Upcoming New Attractions in Dubai

Dubai is a city that is constantly evolving. Every year, new attractions are inaugurated and brand new plans are announced. Moreover, the unique thing about Dubai is that everything that the city does is extraordinary. It possesses several world records, right from the tallest building to the largest manmade island in the world. The year 2020 is a special year for Dubai, as it is all set to host the biggest exhibition on earth, Expo 2020 in October. To commemorate this event and offer the visitors something more, the city is also working on inaugurating several new attractions this year. Here we present upcoming new attractions in Dubai to look forward to in 2020.

New Tourist Places in Dubai

1. Ain Dubai

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One of the attractions that people are excited about is Ain Dubai, a large Ferris Wheel. With 250 meters height, Ain Dubai would be the tallest observation wheel in the world, surpassing both those in Las Vegas and London. Ain Dubai would have 48 capsules, and the Ferris wheel would have the capacity to hold around 1400 passengers at a time. Once it is inaugurated, it would definitely be the best place to check out the entire city, including Palm Island, the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab, etc. Apart from being an observation wheel, Ain Dubai would also have private fine dining and bars in a few of its capsules, making it an amazing place to celebrate special occasions.

Date: October 2020

Location: Bluewaters Island, Off JBR

2. Madame Tussauds Museum in Dubai

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The world-famous wax museum is soon to open its branch in Dubai. Although news about Madame Tussauds Dubai has been making rounds since 2008, it is going to open its doors for guests only this year. While there has not been any official announcement of the celebrities of the wax statues that would adorn the museum, rumors state that you would get to see the wax statues of the royal family of UAE here. Moreover, you are likely to be able to see the wax models of Elvis Presley, Vladimir Putin, David Beckham, Barack Obama, etc. here.

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Date: 2020 (month not yet announced)

Location: Bluewatters Island, Off JBR

3. The Museum of the Future

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The Museum of the Future has gained a lot of popularity even before opening its doors for the general public. The museum would make Dubai one of the leading cities for new technologies and innovations. This unique museum would have innovation labs where creative people would be able to create and test prototype and services. It would also have a permanent exhibition area where the inventions would be put on display. However, apart from the idea of the museum, what really has captured the minds of people is the unique design of the museum itself. Made completely in steel, the museum takes the shape of the eye with Arabic calligraphy ingrained on it. With such a fascinating structure and idea, the Museum of the Future would surely be a hit among residents and tourists alike.

Date: September 2020

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road (near Emirates Towers)

4. Mohammed bin Rashid Library

Another exciting attraction that has been under construction since 2016 is Mohammed bin Rashid Library. Once completed, it would be one of the best world-class libraries. Consisting of 7 floors, the library would be home to more than 4.5 million printed and eBooks. It would have several specialty sections, including children’s library, media library, family library, Arab library, a popular library, etc. The library would also have an exhibition area as well as a conference room. But the most attractive thing about the Mohammed bin Rashid Library is that it has been designed to resemble an open book placed on a traditional lectern, which holds the Quran.

Date: 2020 (month not yet announced)

Location: Al Jaddaf (across the Creek from Dubai Festival City)

5. The Zombie Apocalypse Park

This is probably the most anticipated upcoming attraction in Dubai. Spread around an area of 65,000 sq.ft, the Zombie Apocalypse Park would be the first of its kind in the UAE. Visitors of this theme park would get to indulge in 12 creepy activities, including zombie apocalypse attack, haunted corn maze, trampolines, zombie attacks, ax throwing, etc. Aside from all this, you would also get take part in zombie battles, events, and live acts. If you are intrigued or fascinated about the living dead, the Zombie Apocalypse Park should be on your bucket list.

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Date: 2020 (month not announced yet)

Location: Deira Islands

6. Aladdin City

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Dubai gives you the chance to explore the stories of Sindbad and Aladdin with its almost complete Aladdin City. The city consists of three golden towers shaped like Aladdin’s magic lamp. Spread around an area of 11,000 square meters, the Aladdin City would be home to luxury hotels, residential units, and shopping centers. It would also include a parking facility that would accommodate 900 cars. However, the most fascinating thing about the place would be walkways that connect the three lamp-shaped towers. These fully air-conditioned walkways or bridges would have moving floors.  Once completed, the golden Aladdin City would be Dubai’s most awe-striking and creative structure.

Date: 2020 (month not announced yet)

Location: Dubai Creek

7. The View at the Palm

the view at the palm

Palm Jumeirah, the palm-shaped island, is one of the most fascinating structures in Dubai. Come 2020, you would get to see the palm island in all its glory from The View. The View would be an observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Palm Tower, a hotel and residential complex on Palm Jumeirah. While the building, located close to Nakheel Mall, would be home to luxury homes and hotels, the top floor would be a dedicated observation deck, at the height of 240 meters. It would also include a 360o infinity pool, which would also give you uninterrupted views of the island as well as the skyline of the city.

Date: 2020 (month not announced yet)

Location: Palm Jumeirah


With so many attractions coming up in Dubai, a trip to the city a must in 2020. Moreover, Expo 2020 also promises several interesting things to see. Get a 30 days single entry or 30 days multiple entry Dubai visa to check out all the old and new places to visit in Dubai.

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