Dubai has everything under the sky to sate your wanderlust. A trip to the city will give glances of some of the top wonders in the world. Dubai has the tallest building, largest man-made Island, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and the list goes on. Well, the list keeps on growing.
While there are innumerable places in Dubai for tourists, there are some landmarks that are must-visit in the trip. You should see the old and new dimension of the city to know the unbelievable transformation it has undergone. 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 to get good value for your money. Cruising along the Creek which lies nearby is a delightful experience. The place is full of traditional buildings which will reminisce the bygone era. All these have been kept unchanged to admire the significant past of Dubai. So, don’t look for skyscrapers and the dazzling cityscape. It is a peep into the past.
There is one building in Dubai that you can’t miss even if you try. Yeah, you guessed it right. It is the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Have a glance at the whole Dubai by climbing up the observation deck on the 124th floor. Even the tall buildings look tiny from this height.
The lake near Burj Khalifa lures a lot of visitors every day with its mesmerizing music fountain. However, if you want something more down-to-earth, see Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo at the Dubai Mall. You can go on a shopping spree here to buy some good-quality stuff.
For the daredevils, a slide down the mountain of snow at Ski Dubai inside Mall of the Emirates could definitely give you an adrenaline rush. Ski Dubai has all spine-tingling adventures that thrill people of all ages. Roll in a zorbing ball, hop on the cool rides and play with the penguins. Flee to this place to escape the scorching heat during summer. Isn’t it wonderful to feel chills even in a city of deserts?
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 maritime roots of the Emiratis. It stands proudly along the Dubai coastline and has made into the list of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Pay a visit to Al Mahara, the underwater restaurant in Burj Al Arab. Get a stunning view of the hotel at Jumeirah Beach.
Did you know that Dubai has the world’s largest man-made island? The Palm Islands entices everyone with its charm. It consists of three Islands, namely Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and the World. The exquisite island resembles a palm tree topped by a crescent. Cruise along the Island to see some of the luxurious residences and hotels. Atlantis is the most popular hotel on Palm Jumeirah.
Take a dhow cruise trip to see the glittering towers along the Marina at night. Marina has some ravishing water-front apartments called Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). See Ain Dubai, the tallest observation wheel in the world which will be opened next year. But if you want to experience the true spirit of this Arab nation, go on a Desert Safari. The soul of Dubai lies in the deserts. Land Cruisers or Hummers take you for dune bashing and then top it off with camel rides, sand boarding, henna painting, and belly dancing. Deserts offer several adventures and entertainments which will gift an eventful day. Desert safari is a sought after attraction in Dubai.
Going on a city tour will be an intelligent decision to look at all of these wonders on a single day. You can also try adventures in some of the exciting places. It is up to you to choose a journey through the water or road. Choose a yacht or dhow cruise to see the cityscape through the lake. Book a road trip to take a city tour in a luxurious car or bus.
All these are just a taste of what Dubai can offer. From rotating skyscrapers to water parks to museums, Dubai promises many wonders for every tourist. The city unveils new surprises every year, which keeps all eyes on Dubai.