Dubai has quickly become one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. With architectural marvels like the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s skyline became one of the world’s best in the blink of an eye. The Palm Jumeirah and epic beaches make Dubai an attractive place to soak up some sun and swim in the pristine waters of the Persian Gulf.
It’s not all newfangled architectural marvels and glitzy luxury, either. The traditional Souks (or bazaars) are some of the most fascinating and rich cultural experiences you’ll ever find. The Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most cherished religious sites on the planet. And as you navigate these impressive sights, you won’t want to be carrying extra luggage. A good solution is to head to a Bounce luggage storage location in Dubai and let us take care of your things for the day.
There’s a lot you’ll need to pack into your trip, so it’s best to come prepared with a list of priorities. Here are the can’t-miss attractions and landmarks in Dubai:
Check out the Burj Al Arab from the beach
If you’re hanging at Jumeirah Beach, you won’t be able to miss the curved glass facade of the massive Burj Al Arab Hotel. This luxury dwelling’s distinctive architecture is one of the Dubai skyline’s crowning achievements and is a wonder to take in when enjoying the beach and splashing around in the Persian Gulf.
You don't need to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy some of its amenities, either. You can enjoy a luxurious meal at its renowned restaurant, Nathan Outlaw, which has a gargantuan fish tank and epic views. There’s also the Al Muntaha on the 27th floor, with sweeping views of the city. Bounce’s Dubai Internet City Storage Spot is within a short walk from the beach along with Burj Al Arab.
Admire the tallest structure in the world
Another architectural triumph, the Burj Khalifa, has the distinction of being the world's tallest building, piercing the sky at 2,700 feet and 160 stories. Its outdoor observation deck on the 124th floor is the most popular attraction in Dubai, with absolutely stunning views of the rest of the city. You can go even higher to the 148th floor to the highest indoor observation deck in the world, which is a common place to enjoy the sunset. It’s a quintessential Dubai experience that doesn't disappoint. Booking a spot is recommended, as there is limited space, and it fills up quickly! Bounce’s storage spot near the Dubai Fountain is nearby, so you won’t have to travel with your bags or go through security.
Explore Dubai’s history at the Bastakiya Quarter
Even in a country with such a traditional culture, a visit to Dubai can feel oppressively modern. That’s why a visit to the Bastakiya Quarter will feel so refreshing. This historic district dates back to the 18th century when Iranian traders settled the area and built these traditional Arabian buildings.
Much of the district has been restored, and you’ll find traditional tea houses, cafés, and even some newer businesses like art galleries. Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy seeing gems like Persian wind towers, which were an early form of air conditioning. Bastakiya is fascinating to wander around on foot, but you can also hit the Dubai Museum. Another fun activity is to take a boat ride in a traditional abra and tour Dubai Creek. Bounce’s 16th Street storage spot is nearby, so you won’t have to lug your bags around during your adventure through Dubai’s yesteryear.
Visit the Jumeirah Mosque
Another one of Dubai’s historic landmarks, the Jumeirah Mosque, is one of the most beautiful and sacred religious sites in the Middle East. Its highly intricate white facade is based upon Fatimid architecture, and the yellows and blues of its brightly colored paneling make it a highly Instagrammable site. While non-worshippers are invited inside, it’s best to take a respectful and quiet approach when visiting. Bringing your luggage inside might appear disrespectful, so stop by the nearby La Mer Storage Spot to drop the bags off.
Explore the Gold and Spice Souks
While these traditional bazaars aren't the most impressive shopping destinations (that honor would belong to Mall of the Emirates) in Dubai, they are certainly the most iconic. Situated along the south bank of Dubai Creek are the Gold and Spice Souks, where there’s a hive of bartering activity. The best part of exploring these markets is that actual Dubai locals shop here for food, spices, ingredients, intricate pottery, and other goods. Stop by the Al Fahidi Storage Spot to drop the bags off before heading to the bazaar.
Go skiing (we’re not kidding)
The Mall of the Emirates has a host of attention-worthy attractions, but the most eye-catching one has to be its indoor ski resort. Ski Dubai has created a mini winter wonderland complete with hills for skiing and snowboarding. Going from the Middle Eastern heat to Alpine skiing conditions is nothing short of surreal. They offer a freestyle park for tricks, bunny hill and ski lessons for the kids, and chair lifts for the full experience. Bounce’s Al Barsha Heights Storage Spot is situated near the mall and is an easy (and less expensive) luggage storage option than Ski Dubai or the mall.
Check out the Palm Jumeirah
Dubai’s architectural achievements aren’t strictly massive skyscrapers, there are also the sets of man-made islands that have been shaped to resemble palms. Some of the most distinctive images of Dubai are the Palm Jumeirah islands that have been geo-formed. Some of Dubai’s top attractions and resorts are set on the Palm Jumeirah archipelago, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the views from afar.
If you’re planning on exploring the islands on a travel day, you can drop the bags off at Bounce’s Dubai Marina Storage Spot beforehand.
Dubai is an enjoyable city, but the weather is extremely warm at any time of year. There’s no way to get around it. Sightseeing downtown or along the beach with your luggage can be a sweaty experience, so it’s best to arrange a place to keep the bags while you poke around on travel days. Luckily, the Bounce luggage storage network has you covered in Dubai.
With locations throughout Dubai’s central travel districts, it’s easy to find a storage location near spots like Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. With the easy-to-use mobile app, you can find and book luggage storage on the go, and you can use the 24/7 support for peace of mind. The BounceShield Guarantee also provides an added level of comfort when traveling. Bounce is designed to make every trip as easy and stress-free as possible, so do yourself a favor and leave the bags with us!