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Dubai – one of the seven emirates that make up United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the most largest and crowded city. Dubai is considered as the busiest city that is globally important and a business hub in Middle East. Dubai is popular for many reasons but in this article, we are going to tell you about all the attractions Dubai have for you and your family and friends. So change your route from Asian and European countries towards Dubai!
An incredible city, which grabs the world’s attention by constructing world’s tallest buildings, remarkable projects and sports events. In last few years, Dubai has got the spotlight for tourism activities and in 2012; it was rated as the most expensive city in the Middle East. As of 2014, in tourism season the hotels of Dubai rated as the second most high-rated in the world.
Dubai is the place which you will believe once you will see it. Yes, seeing believes! Dubai has some record breaking and the most famous sightseeing monuments, architects and skyscrapers, man-made islands, shopping malls, indoor ski slopes, aquariums and theme parks. Moreover, Dubai is blessed with silvery beaches and golden sunshine.
Dubai is divided into two parts – one is Deira that is on north side and the second is Bur Dubai that is on south side, and how can we forget about the stunning Jumeirah. This city gives you a long list to do things with offering amazing cultural highlights, giving you all the modern add-ons side by side. If you want to discover “Old Dubai’ take a walk around Bastakiya District, go on cruising in a traditional dhow along Dubai Creek and you will eventually realize Dubai has preserved some of the most fascinating and captivating historical attractions. Dubai’s traditional water taxis “Abras” are used on regular basis to drop people on both side of Creek.
Dubai is also known as “Shopping Capital of Middle East”. There are more than 70 shopping centers in Dubai, which includes the world’s largest mall, “Dubai Mall”. Dubai is popular for famous souk districts which are situated on both sides of creek. Dubai creek plays a very important role in sustaining a life in the city, it’s also a resource which actually drove the economy of Dubai; the dhows from India, China, Sri Lanka and East Asia drop their cargo and bargains on the goods are initiated in the souks which are near to the docks. There are a lot of boutiques and jewelry stores throughout in the city, Dubai is commonly known as “City of Gold” as in Deira there are approximately 250 gold shops in the Gold Souk. As of September 2013, UNESCO has recommended the Dubai creek as a “World Heritage Site”.
Dubai Creek also plays a significant role in tourism; there are popular and exciting attractions which includes astonishing Bird Shows, Camel Ride, Cable Car and the most famous Dolphinarium.
Attractions in Dubai
Burj Al Arab
One of the biggest attractions of Dubai is the tallest hotel, standing on man-made island on Dubai coastline, named as “Burj Al Arab”. The building is 321 meters high, the design of the building resembles to billowing dhow sail, the exterior lit up in the night by colored lighting show. Burj Al Arab is the most expensive hotel in the world; it has the fanciest suites that cost $15,000 per night.
It’s not the only building that fascinates the people, there is alot about Burj Al Arab, you can enjoy underwater dinner in Al-Mahara restaurant, glass panels are used from floor to ceiling in the dining room where you can enjoy sea life while having the delicate, top notch meal. You can also enjoy lunch Scape that is California-style fusion restaurant. Last but not the least who is interested in the ultimate scenic panorama view of Dubai; reserve your tea at Skyview Bar which is situated in 27th floor. So when you plan your trip to Dubai, don’t forget to visit this stellar tower world class hotel which give you such services that you feel like a royalty.
Timings: 24 hours Open
Location: Located near the Jumeirah beach
White sand beach, located on the Jumeirah district is the most popular spot with amazing surroundings and always filled with tourists. Jumeirah was once the most famous fishing and pearl farming center which has evolved into a metro city. Once it was a popular site of a former beach hotel Chicago, the beach area which was in front of this hotel was previously known as Chicago Beach till late 1990’s until it was demolished and Burj Al Arab constructed. Jumeirah is now categorized in three neighbors: Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3, the adjacent districts include Umm Suqeim 1, Umm Suqeim 2 and Umm Suqeim 3 and Al Sufouh.
The beach also offers other features like resorts, hotels and housing development. Various hotels and building have been constructed on Jumeirah beach which includes Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park, Old Style Madinat Jumeirah (hotel and shopping complex), last but not the least Jumeirah Beach Hotel and also Jumeirah Beach Park.
Timings: 7:30am to 10pm
Thursday and Friday till 11pm
Location: Jumeirah District
Built on a stretch of 3 km on the Persian Gulf Shoreline, Dubai Marina is the biggest man-made marina on this planet earth. It contains ten different regions, which serves first class eateries and amazing buildings. The main purpose of this Marina is to cater the needs of people and accommodate them, more than 120,000 can be accommodated in the residential villas and towers. Dubai Marina is located on the interchange 5; it lies between Jebel Airport and the areas of Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and the American University.
For transportation to enter and exit from this Marina, transit station has been developed on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro. Only the drawback of this Marina is, as this Marina is an open sea, many instances of sea Wildlife like sharks and whales are prone to enter in to the marina. Regardless of anything this artificial canal city is a must watch, it’s one of the masterpiece in the world created by human-beings.
Location: a two-mile (3 km) man-made marine city at the stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline.
When you think of a Theme Park then Dubai offers a wide range of Theme parks. One of the world’s biggest and stunning theme parks is situated in Dubai – Ferrari World. Ferrari World is an amusement park which is located in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari World is the most preferred spot to explore for adventure lovers, which contains attraction for all ages. The Racing Legends, Speed of Magic, Paddock, Tyre Twist, Made in Maranello and Fast Lane are few key features will take the concept of Ferrari game to the next high level. You can rock yourself with the most thrilling experience of Scuderia Challenge, Fiorano GT Challenge and Formula Rossa (World’s Fastest Roller Coaster). Let your youngest kid have his/her first driving lesson in Junior Grand Prix.
Want your trip worth spending, then Ferrari World is a must visit place; it is one of the best theme park in this region starting from extraordinary structure, thrilling and adventurous rides and the unique experience it gives you is worth experiencing.
This theme park holds the record of “World’s largest Space Frame Structure” ever built on this earth. Ferrari World also contain different retail outlets where you can have the most amazing interactive shopping, world’s largest Ferrari store also offers personalized souvenirs. After all the fun and activity, the trip is definitely going to make you hungry, for this purpose theme park has a food corner which serves delicious and classy Italian cuisine. Ferrari World offers you complete package of fun and adventure.
Timings: 11 am to 8 pm
Location: Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
Dubai Miracle Garden
One of its own kind, the most fabulous and astonishing garden ever. Dubai has created not only world’s largest monuments, malls and buildings but it has constructed world’s largest yet unique and spectacular flower garden. You have to see if you want to believe, this Miracle Garden is constructed on about 72,000 square meters and around 150 million flowers are decorated in this garden. The uniqueness of this garden is that everything that can be decorated and wrapped around flowers has been embellished with flowers from English-style cottages to windmills and trucks; you can even find a floral version of Burj Khalifa. Walk in to the paradise of flowers and we bet you will enjoy every second of your time.
As per the name suggests Miracle Garden, this garden is miraculous beautiful, the garden has wide range of colorful and unique flower species which are remarkably decorated with masterly gardening skills. The Miracle Garden has earned two Guinness World Records for the largest construction of vertical garden in 2013 and second in 2016 for the world largest floral sculpture of Airbus A380. In 2018, Miracle Garden has also been awarded with Tallest Topiary Sculpture; the 18 meter Disney’s character which was a floral sculpture, it was made from 100,000 flowers and plants and weighs around 35 tons. Dubai Miracle Garden gives a warm welcome to around 1.5 million visitors every year.
Timings: 9am-9pm Sunday to Thursday
9am-11pm, every weekend (Friday and Saturday)
Location: Al Barsha South Third, Dubailand, Dubai
A hub of tourist attraction – Dubai Mall is a place that has a magnificent structure with breathtaking interior designs, top notch shops which portray the rich lifestyle of Dubai. Dubai Mall is the world’s largest Mall with respect to the area it is constructed on 3.77 million square feet; there are more than 1200 shops. The amazing Mall attracts over 80 million visitors per year from around the world. The mall has 22 movie screens and it includes more than 10 renowned cafe and restaurants inside Mall to serve delicate cuisines and delicious food; there are over 200 food and beverages outlet.
The thrilling Dubai Aquarium and full of adventure underwater zoo are also located at the ground floor. The parking space is wide as you can think; over 14,000 cars can be accommodated in the parking space. The new extension of Fashion Avenue gives a significant boost to Dubai’s extravagant shopping. Fashion Avenue is considered to be Middle East’s luxurious and exclusive first class shopping destination which offers over 150 new top notch shopping outlets and dining including many flagships. Dubai Mall has received more than 5 awards for its ravishing interior and excellent structure.
Dubai Mall expansion is underway, giving surface to welcome over 100 million people who visits the mall, further enhancing Mall’s interior, lifestyle and entertainment it offers. Dubai Mall is a premier mall as it is the center to provide entry to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium. Dubai Mall also have ice-skating rink, cinema complex and gaming zone for kids and adults, so you can have all the entertainment you want to spend your day well. Dubai Mall also conducts live music shows, concerts and fashion shows, last but not the least very popular and amazing Dubai Shopping Festivals (Jan-Feb) and Dubai Summer Surprises Festival (Jul-Aug) happens in the Dubai Mall.
Timings: 10am to 2am
Location: Doha Road, just off Sheikh Zayed Road
Sky piercing Burj Khalifa is tallest structure in the world, standing tall at 828 meters in Dubai. This incredible tower is one of the most noteworthy attractions in whole Middle-East. Before it’s inauguration in 2010, this skyscraper was initially known as Burj Dubai but now Burj Khalifa is known as “Jewel of Dubai”, the exceptional art piece has 124 floors and a vast deck at the top for city skyline view and beyond; the observation deck is on the 124th floor which is named as “The Top”. This amazing man-made monument is one of the best and must way to start you tour in Dubai. Burj Khalifa gives you a lifetime of splendid experience one can have, this place is highly exotic and a must visit spot. Burj Khalifa has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. There is a splendid fountain inside which is illuminated by 6,600 lights and it is the world’s second largest constructed fountain. The structure and interior design show off that there must be a heavy amount which was invested in this marvelous project. The architect of Burj Khalifa is mainly influenced from Islamic architecture of the region.
Timings: 8am to 11pm
Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai
As popular as Dubai is in making world’s largest building, first rotating skyscraper, theme parks, Dubai has set the record of making man-made archipelagos. Three artificial yet astonishingly beautiful Palm Islands on the coast of Dubai – Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Deira Island. Remarkable place to visit.
Palm Jumeirah – The most famous of the entire palm island is Palm Jumeirah, the island has stunningly designed in the shape of a palm tree. The shape of this island consists of a trunk which has 17 fronds and all the palm is surrounded by crescent shaped island almost 7 miles long which is a home to Atlantis. Travelers, Tourists and visitors can reach this ravishing palm island from Dubai through monorail. Monorail is an underwater tunnel which connects the top of the frond of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah has world’s most stunning hotels, extraordinary residential area and facilities. The central attention of Palm Jumeirah is Palm Tower. The Palm Jumeirah is masterpiece which is fully developed and well connected with roads, tunnels and public transportation, so people can easily visit this remarkable example of man-made island. Providing homes to over 30,000 people, Palm Jumeirah is truly a place which is a must visit.
Palm Jebel Ali is in process of completion, it is said palm Jebel Ali is 2 times larger than Palm Jumeirah. People expect this island to be more attractive and spectacular than Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jebel Ali has some exciting offers which includes residential villas, 6 marinas, a water park and boardwalks that will be sprawled into the words shape of a poem.
Deira Islands, which was earlier named as Palm Deira constructed as eight times of size of the Palm Jumeirah, leaving the other two as a dwarf palm islands. Deira Island is the first world’s largest Night Souk – Night Market which includes over 50,000 retail outlets and shops and almost 100 cafes and restaurants. In the heated summer, shopping inside the Deira Mall is definitely the place of your style. The marvelous atrium and over 1,000 stores must be a paradise for shopping freaks. This mall is a center of attraction of Deira Island Boulevard; the island also offers 16 residential towers which will accommodate around 250,000 people.
Wild Wadi Water Park
A place which will quench the thirst of all the water sports lovers. An outdoor waterpark which is basically operated by Jumeirah International is a place full of thrills, adventures and fun. It’s a must visit place for kids, they will surely going to have a fun time in this Park, jumping and playing with water all day. There are a wide range of rides prepared for all ages, so every person can have an awesome time there. There is a famous hot and cold wave pool constructed in the park, where you can take a dip, relax and enjoy. Some few rides in Wild Wadi Water Park include Thunder Rapids, Tumble Falls, Falcon Fury and the most popular Wild Water Wadi.
One who is always up for food, Wild Wadi Water Park offers 2 large restaurants which give your tummy deliciously satisfying treat. The Park gives you facility to roam around freely so they give you wristbands so you can keep your purse, bags and extra carryings safely to the Water Park staff.
Wild Wadi Waterpark is the first Water Park which is ISO certified. In the last 10 years, this Water Park has won many awards for its technology and innovation, quality, training, security, safety and human resource programs. In 2007, Wild Wadi Water Park also won “Dubai Quality Award Gold”.
Timings: 10am to 7pm
Location: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah 2