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Five top Dubai attractions that are now open

Five top Dubai attractions that are now open

The world’s largest fountain made its debut on October 22

Dubai’s successful handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has fostered a spike in domestic tourism, and encouraged global travellers to visit the emirate.

The reopening of multiple entertainment destinations coupled with the debut of a new attraction, will see Dubai further bolster its position as a year-round destination.

All attractions, however, will strictly adhere to the country’s health and safety protocols so as to ensure the wellbeing of all its visitors.

The Palm Fountain
Dubai’s newest attraction made its debut on October 22 and successfully broke a Guiness World Record for the world’s largest fountain, with water shooting up 105 metres above 3,000 LED lights.

Located at The Pointe, in Palm Jumeirah, the attraction is the only multi-colored fountain in the city, and spans across 14,000 square feet of seawater.

To celebrate the day, visitors of The Pointe were invited to witness the launch as well as partake in the festivities throughout the day.

Now you see me ride Dubai parks

Dubai Parks and Resorts
Home to an extensive lineup of theme parks, Dubai Parks and Resorts reopened Motiongate and Lapita Hotel on September 23.

Motiongate, a Hollywood-inspired theme park, features 27 rides and attractions that will be operating under stringent health and safety protocols to ensure a safe environment.

Hatta Hiking

Hatta Wadi Hub
A large national park comprising of various outdoor activities ranging from biking to hiking, Hatta Wadi Hub reopened on October 1, and will continue operations until the end of April 2021.

Three new activities have been introduced this year: a 10-metre high climbing wall, a slingshot that propels visitors up to 50 metres into the air, and paragliding.

The hiking trails – one of the most popular activities in the hub – span a total of 32.6km along the winding foothills of the multi-terrain mountain range.

DXB Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park
A wildlife reserve, animal sanctuary and education centre, the park has undergone an extensive revamp prior to its opening on October 5.

Spread across 119 hectares, the park is home to 3,000 different species of wildlife, and now features a group of new animals: African elephants, giraffes, the Komodo dragon, spiral-horned antelope, Arabian Oryx, coloured African wild dog, gorilla, gibbon, bongo, and lemur.

The tourism and edutainment destination encourages its visitors to learn, interact, and observe wildlife in their natural habitats.

Health and safety protocols will be enforced throughout the park to maintain a safe environment for all visitors.

Global Village
The biggest outdoor family entertainment destination and cultural park in the Middle East opened on October 25.

Authorities have stressed that the venue will follow a wide range of enhanced hygiene and precautionary measures.

Global Village has also launched a new website and mobile application for the purchase of tickets, parking, and top-up of the attraction’s Wonder Pass for contactless entry for rides.

The venue has promised to set 25 Guinness World Records in 25 weeks as part of its 25th anniversary, and has successfully set two over the past two weeks since its opening: the most videos in a music medley video, and the biggest virtual rock concert in history.

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