Dubai is located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is the most populous city in UAE and is renowned worldwide, as a booming center of international trade and innovation. Dubai has fast become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
Dubai is famous for contemporary sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building, shopping malls, beautiful beaches, and luxurious hotels. Visitors can marvel at the modern and beautiful Arabic architecture, discover the history and culture of the emirate, swim with dolphins, ride a camel in the desert, enjoy a day at the waterpark, embark on a hot air balloon adventure, plus much more.
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is attached to the Wafi Mall and is located 3 km from Dubai World Trade Centre. The Grand Mosque is 4.3 km from the hotel, while Dubai Mall is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Dubai International Airport, being 4 km away.
Sights & Attractions in Dubai
Dubai’s landmark building and major tourist attraction is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 meters is the tallest building in the world and the most famous of the city’s points of interest. A trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor is a must-do while in the city to achieve views across the city skyline from a bird’s-eye perspective.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 14 mins (11 km) by car
Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is the world’s tallest hotel, standing 321 meters high on the Dubai coastline. Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, it is the only seven-star hotel in the world built on a man-made island.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 22 mins (23.5 km) by car
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden features one-of-a-kind 2D and 3D floral designs that attracts millions of visitors each year. This venue is home to over 50 million flowers in stunning arrangements and is located in the heart of Dubai.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 25 mins (31.4 km) by car
Dubai Frame is an iconic structure that ‘frames’ impressive views of Old and New Dubai, while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate’s rich past with its magnificent present. Dubai Frame celebrates the story of Dubai from its early establishment to its ambitious plans for future development. Launched in January 2018, the project comprises a 150-metre-high, 95-meter-wide structure being built to resemble a huge picture frame, through which landmarks representing modern Dubai such as Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors can view older parts of the city such as Deira and Karama.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 8 mins (4.7 km) by car
Global Village is a unique and integrated destination to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment experiences and offers guests a wide range of events, shows and activities that are the largest and most varied in the region. It highlights the best of culture from countries of the world in a lively festival and takes guests on a journey through a group of pavilions, each representing the richness and culture of a different country.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 28 mins (27 km) by car
Dubai museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. The fort has served as a residence for the ruling family, a seat of government, garrison, and prison. Restored in 1995, it is now the city’s premier museum. The museum display halls with exhibits covering various aspects of traditional Emirati life including pearl fishing and Bedouin desert life, as well as artifacts from the 3,000- to 4,000-year-old graves.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 15 mins (6.4 km) by car
Museum of the Future
Museum of the Future is described as the “World’s Most Beautiful Museum”. This museum explores how society could evolve in the coming decades using science and technology. It holds exhibition space for innovative and futuristic ideologies, services, and products and is located in the Financial District of Dubai.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 14 mins (6.7 km) by car
Whether one loves cooking, haggling or just exploring, a visit to Dubai’s Spice Souk is a must. Roaming through the narrow alleyways, packed full of bags of vibrantly colored spices, this is a must-see for all.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 20 mins (7.9 km) by car
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest destination for shopping, entertainment, and leisure, located next to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Featuring over 1,200 retail stores, two major department stores and hundreds of food and beverage outlets, The Dubai Mall covers more than 1 million sqm in area.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 14 mins (10.9 km) by car
Madinat Jumeirah is an Arabian mini-city in Dubai, comprising five-star hotels, ornate souks, and beachfront hotspots.
It encloses luxury hotels, private enclaves built in the traditional style, the Madinat Souk, Madinat Theatre, and more than 40 restaurants and lounges.
Distance from Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: Approx. 20 mins (22.7 km) by car