Dubai!!! is the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hot spot. DUBAI entitles one of the world’s most attractive cities and tourist place. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination of luxury, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine, and family fun. A multination culture, where you can amaze yourself with world of wonderful people. Following are some of those attractions that can be visited while enjoying vacations in DUBAI…..
Dubai’s landmark building 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.Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes.
Burj al Arab
For those without unlimited credit, the way to experience the over-the-top opulence is to go for dinner at the underwater Al-Mahara restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling glass panels in the dining room walls allow you to view sea life while you eat, or you can enjoy lunch at California-style fusion restaurant Scape. Decadent in every way possible, the Burj Al-Arab is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, with the most luxurious suites costing more than $15,000 for one night. The Burj Al-Arab is the world’s tallest hotel, standing 321 meters high on its own artificial island on the Dubai coastline. Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the exterior of the building is lit up by a choreographed colored lighting show at night.
Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is one of the city’s most famous malls with the spectacular (and surreal) Ski Dubai facility inside. The shopping opportunities are boundless, as are the eating options, offering every conceivable world cuisine.
There’s also a cinema complex and a family entertainment center with a whole host of rides aimed at both the big and small.
The indoor ski slope is complete with chairlifts and a penguin enclosure, all at a continuous temperature of -4 degrees Celsius.
The most famous of these are the annual Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August.
Dubai Mall is the city’s premier mall and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa as well as the Dubai Aquarium.
The shopping and eating is endless and there are nearly always special events such as live music and fashion shows within the mall.
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain, located at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa and just outside the doors of the famous Dubai Mall, features the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. Two showings occur in the afternoon (1pm and 1:30pm), except on Fridays (1:30pm to 2pm) and evening displays begin at sundown and take place every 30 minutes until the final song plays at 11pm. Each colourful, illuminated jet sways in time to various musical numbers from around the world, producing what has become the one of the most popular shows in Dubai.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Whether you want to help the Avengers battle Ultron, scare yourself silly in a haunted house, or join Spider-Man as he swings through the city, this is heaven for families looking for a fun-filled day out. With one zone devoted entirely to Marvel’s iconic characters; another to dinosaur-themed rides; and a zone where the Cartoon Network takes the helm, with gentler rides and activities for younger children, there’s something here for every age. This theme park, near Global Village, is immersive entertainment at its finest and has thrills and spills for both kids and big kids.
One of the city’s top tourist attractions, the Dubai Aquarium houses 140 species of sea life in the huge suspended tank on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall. As well as free viewing from the mall, if you enter the Underwater Zoo, you can walk through the aquarium tunnel.
Kite Beach is renowned as Dubai’s premier destination for kite surfers and is home to an array of water sports operators. This is where you come to get out on the water kite surfing or try your hand at stand up paddleboarding, with equipment hire and lessons all easily arranged on the beach. This long stretch of white-sand beach, south of Jumeirah beach, isn’t just a top destination for sunbathers looking to lap up a lazy day of swimming and soaking up the rays on the sand.
Dubai’s excellent museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. The entrance has a fascinating exhibition of old maps of the Emirates and Dubai, showing the mammoth expansion that hit the region after the oil boom. In its history, the fort has served as a residence for the ruling family, a seat of government, garrison, and prison. The right-hand hall features weaponry, and the left-hand hall showcases Emirati musical instruments. The fort’s walls are built out of traditional coral-blocks and held together with lime. The upper floor is supported by wooden poles, and the ceiling is constructed from palm fronds, mud, and plaster. Restored in 1971 (and again extensively in 1995), it is now the city’s premier museum. The courtyard is home to several traditional boats and a palm-leaf house with an Emirati wind-tower.
To travel across the creek, you can either take a trip on one of the many dhows that have been restored as tourist cruise boats or take an abra (small wooden ferry) between the ferry points on the creek’s Bur Dubai and Deira banks.
Dubai Creek separates the city into two towns with Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south.
The Dhow Wharfage is located along Dubai Creek’s bank, north of Al-Maktoum Bridge.
Small villages grew up alongside the creek as far back as 4,000 years ago, while the modern era began in the 1830s when the Bani Yas tribe settled in the area.
The creek has been an influential element in the city’s growth, first attracting settlers here to fish and pearl
Bastakia or Old Dubai
The Bastakia Quarter (sometimes also called Al-Fahidi neighborhood) was built in the late 19th century to be the home of wealthy Persian merchants who dealt mainly in pearls and textiles, and were lured to Dubai because of the tax-free trading and access to Dubai Creek. Bastakia occupies the eastern portion of Bur Dubai along the creek, and the coral and limestone buildings here, many with walls topped with wind-towers, have been excellently preserved. Inside the district, you’ll find the Majlis Gallery, with its collection of traditional Arab ceramics and furniture (housed in a wind-tower) and the XVA Gallery, with a contemporary art collection (located in one of the historic buildings).
Heritage and Diving Village
Dubai’s architectural, cultural, and maritime heritage is showcased at the Heritage and Diving Village, with displays related to pearl diving and dhow building – two of old Dubai’s historic economic mainstays. There are also recreations of traditional Bedouin and coastal village life, with Persian homes, a traditional coffeehouse, and a small souk where potters and weavers practice their handicrafts at the stalls. Local music and dance are performed from October to April, and visitors can get advice from practitioners of traditional medicine.
The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding (which also runs a program of tours, lectures, Arabic classes, and cultural meals) organizes guided tours of the mosque designed to try to foster a better understanding of the Muslim faith. An exact copy of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque that is eight times its size, the Jumeirah Mosque is a fine example of Islamic architecture.
The residence, made out of gypsum and coral-block, has been restored and maintains much of the original beautiful decor, giving you a better understanding of the opulent lifestyle of Dubai’s rulers. This strip of sandy white bliss is the number one beach destination for Dubai visitors. While in the area, brush off the sand for an hour and visit the Majlis Ghorfat Um Al-Sheef, just a short hop from the beach. The beach has excellent facilities, with plenty of sun loungers, restaurants, and water-sport operators offering jet skiing.