Rising out of the desert sands like a fabled city from the Arabian Nights, Dubai is a place where reality and futuristic technology blends with the backdrop of an old culture. There are many things to do in Dubai and many wonders to experience. Here is a list of what to see in Dubai.
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. From its observation deck, you can view the cityscape of Dubai and the Burj Khalifa Park is a beautifully landscaped area with fountains, gardens and walking paths.
The Dubai Mall
Spanning an area that makes it the largest mall in the world, The Dubai Mall is home to the famous Dubai Shopping Festival. Offering shopaholics an unparalleled experience at duty free rates, the mall’s underwater zoo and aquarium are also major attractions.
Timings: 10AM to 12AM Sunday to Wednesday, 10AM to 1AM Thursday to Saturday
Burj Al Arab
An iconic landmark of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The hotel has palatial interiors and is the biggest symbol of the Dubai’s brand of opulence and path breaking architecture.
Dubai’s waterfront attractions are concentrated in the trendy and upscale Jumeirah Beach area which has white sands and is caressed by the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf. This part of the city is a must see in Dubai, as you can admire the desert landscape blending into the sea.
Dubai is not just about its striking modernity. The Bastakiya Quarter is the historical neighbourhood of the city and offers you a glimpse into the Dubai of yesteryears. Here, people visiting Dubai get to see the traditional side of this Arabian destination.
Timings: Bastakiya Walks are best during the day.
Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago that has been created using land reclamation. The palm-shaped island is one of Dubai’s most ambitious projects and your trip should include a preview of this manmade marvel.
Literally and figuratively, Dubai is a city that has reached new heights and broken new barriers. A trip here will give you a great experience of this pioneering city that has achieved so much in so little time