7 Wonders of Dubai

7 Wonders of Dubai
While Dubai may be overwhelming at first, we’ve handpicked a few attractions to help you get a feel of the place. Start off by tracing the heart of Dubai at the historic Deira or "Old Dubai." Here, you can find the crowded yet quaint souqs that offer various wares, spices, perfumes and gold. Haggle with the vendors as much as you can to get good value for your money. Then see “New Dubai” loom over Sheik Zayed Road with the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. You can literally look down on Dubai if you climb up to its observation deck on the 124th floor. However, if you want something more down-to-earth, rest your weary eyes watching the Dubai Aquarium and the Dubai Fountain at the Dubai Mall. For the daredevils, a slide down the mountain of snow at Ski Dubai inside the Mall of the Emirates could definitely give you an adrenaline rush. Now, a visit to Dubai is never complete without seeing the iconic Dubai landmark, Burj Al Arab. Resembling the sail of a ship, the hotel is a nod to the seafaring roots of the Emiratis. It stands proudly along the Dubai coastline with other man-made islands, the Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and The World. For a nightcap, the Dubai Marina would be a fitting place. You can take dhow cruise trips to see the glittering skyscrapers along the marina at night. But if you want to experience the true spirit of this Arab nation, go on a Desert Safari. Land Cruisers or Hummers take you dune bashing, and then top it off with camel rides, sand boarding, henna painting, and belly dancing. All this is a small taste of what Dubai can offer. From rotating skyscrapers to waterparks to museums, Dubai promises more wonders for every tourist in the very near future.