Dubai is known as one of the richest nations in the world. It is one of the seven emirates that make the United Arab Emirates [UAE]. Dubai is the largest city of UAE and has emerged as a business hub. It is the most expensive city in the Middle East. Often known as the “City Of Gold”, Dubai is well known for its architectures, luxurious lifestyle and a great nightlife due to which it has been able to attract tourists from all over the world. Recently, it has also been selected to host the World Expo in the year 2020.
Here are the reasons why you should plan a vacation to Dubai as soon as possible.
Dubai is already very well known for its amazing skyline but what makes this skyline so amazing is the tallest man made structure in the world known as the Burj Khalifa. With a height of approximately 830 meters, it is the highest skyscraper located here. Having 163 floors, It already holds a lot of world records in its name, and the view from the tallest building of the planet is simply breath-taking which every person should experience once in a lifetime.
It is one of the largest shopping malls in the world. Also known as the “Shopper’s paradise”, it is a home to more than 1200 stores and covers the area of approximately 12 million square feet. Apart from stores, it has an underwater aquarium and zoo, SEGA republic- An indoor theme park, Reel cinemas etc. Even if you are not planning shopping during your vacations, this mall makes sure you do that.
Palm islands includes three artificial islands, the creation of these islands started in the year 2001 and by the year 2014, only one was completed which was Palm Jumeirah which is shaped like a palm tree. Also referred as the “eighth wonder of the world”, it is the largest manmade island in the world. It is a home to various luxurious hotels, shopping malls, villas, spas, cinema halls, dive sites etc. Unlike its name, it does not have any actual palm trees on the islands.
Dubai Gold Souks
Dubai is famous for its souks, one of them being the gold souk. This is a traditional market of gold and also the cheapest market of gold located in the oldest part of the city. The market also provides platinum, diamonds and silver. Apart from gold souks, it has other souks which sell food, spices, textiles and a lot more. It has been a centre of trade since the 1940s and these souks has been a crucial part of the city since then.
The Dubai fountain is one of the most happening things in the city of Dubai. Made with more than 6600 lights and 25 coloured projectors, It is the world’s second largest fountain system. And was officially opened in the year 2009. The water, along with perfect music and lights, swings beautifully and goes up to 500 ft. into the air. It is considered as a spectacular sight in the night and a must visit place if you are in Dubai.
Just outside Dubai, there are lots of desert adventures which are worth an experience. Desert safari is one such thing, it is considered best in evenings as one can watch the beautiful sunset along with a BBQ dinner. Another adventure is the camel riding in the desert, the local guides tells about the history and also demonstrates their cultural activities.
This is the only mosque in Dubai which is open for Non Muslims as well. It is the largest mosque of Dubai. One can experience the true culture of Dubai by visiting this mosque, it is said to be the most photographed mosque of Dubai. And as you tour the mosque, you will get to know about the history and the meaning of Islamic culture.
Burj Al Arab
It is the only 7 star Hotel in Dubai and is very famous worldwide. Opened in 1999, It offers its guests luxurious rooms, chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, a private beach etc. It is located in its own artificial island and is connected to the main island through a bridge and has become an iconic symbol of Dubai.
For more knowledge about the history of Dubai, one can step out from the modern part of the city and go to the Bur Dubai, the old part of the city and know Dubai before its growth and see the architecture of Old Dubai.
Beaches and Activities in Dubai
Dubai has 1000 kilometres of coastline and more than 300 days of sunshine in a year which means there is no scarcity of sun, sand and water. It is one of the main attractions of Dubai. Apart from regular beaches, there are various hotels providing private beaches to their guests. Water sports like jet skiing, diving, windsurfing etc. are also conducted.
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