Many exciting events held every year and majestic buildings that are being carried out, have earned a lot of worldwide fame to the city of Dubai. From the timeless tranquility of the desert where they seem to have stopped their watch, to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai, international business center, is a stunning destination.
Among many other activities, you can visit the only seven-star hotel in the world, climb the tallest building in the world, enjoy a horse race with prize money of one million dollars, be shopping in the second destination in the world. And tour one of the three artificial palm-shaped islands, which can be seen from the International Space Station.
Each passing day Dubai has more areas of interest and essential places to be visited. In this article, we share you some of the best places to visit in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters. It is a huge complex that houses inside one of the world’s largest shopping centers and several amusement parks, among which are the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Aquarium. The skyscraper stands out as having a large number of residential floors, something unheard of until now.
More than 33,000 species live in this space; there is also a tiered space where shows with dolphins and sea lions perform. There is also the possibility of swimming with dolphins, always accompanied by a tutor.
2. Fountain of Dubai
No doubt many travelers are encouraged to visit Dubai to observe the ceremony of his impressive and famous fountain closely. And it is no wonder; The Dubai Fountain offers a neat choreography with music and lights on numerous jets of water falling into the artificial lake of Burj Dubai, and become a unique spectacle in the world.
It is worth mentioning that outbreaks of higher water can reach up to 275 meters, which is equivalent to a building about 50 floors and it is considered the world’s largest dancing fountains, besides being one of the major attractions of Dubai.
3. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab hotel is considered the only 7-star hotel in the world since its structure has been rated the best hotel in the world for many hoteliers. It is built on its own artificial island 280 meters from the coast, measures 321 meters, all rooms are suites (the smallest 175 square meters), and the hotel shuttle service consists of BMWs, Rolls Royce and a helicopter private.
As you can imagine, sleeping in the Burj Al Arab is not particularly cheap. Rates start from € 1,300 per night, including breakfast, dates, chocolates and even a full set of Hermes for men and women. To visit this hotel, you need to make a reservation at one of its restaurants or bars. Stocks prices start at 350 dirhams for breakfast in the Sahn Eddar restaurant on the first floor.
4. Palm Jumeirah
Situated on the coast of Dubai, the Jumeirah Palm is one of Dubai’s best – known attractions. It consists of a set of artificial palm-shaped islands composed of a trunk, branches and a semicircle which acts as a breakwater. The Palm Jumeirah is a residential area filled with hotels among which the striking Hotel Atlantis, a luxury establishment with the largest water park in the Middle East, Aquaventure Water Park.
The Palm Jumeirah is one of the masterpieces of Dubai being essential to enjoy it from the heights. The best way is contemplating taking a helicopter ride or seaplane; even the bravest may choose to skydive to enjoy the breathtaking views.
5. Al Bastakiya
Al Bastakiya’s name could be interpreted as “Iranian place” because of the origins of this city, most of the settlers came from Iran. It is the old district of Dubai and although much of its buildings were built in 1890, were faithful to the original architecture.
Bastakiya buildings are huge mansions, art galleries, cafes and exquisitely detailed reformed teahouses and retain the color and atmosphere of an excellent old Dubai. An impressive box that lets you know in detail the heyday of this city.
6. Gold Souk
It is the most important market in Dubai where you can find numerous jewelers exhibiting their crafts and selling them at an attractive price. This souk is formed with some 300 stores that are certainly very representative in the history of Dubai: thanks to them this site is called the “City of Gold.”
Although you should not go to the souk thinking about finding bargains absolute certainly the prices here are better than in many other places because these things are free of taxes.
7. Dubai Museum
It is the most famous museum in Dubai and is also one of the most visited sites in this neighborhood. It has an inner courtyard full of charm in a building built in 1971, albeit with an older architectural style. Upon entering the museum, you will get through time to know great details of the history of the city and its different periods.
The fascinating thing is to discover how the city which at first was a simple fishing village, it grew and grew to become one of the axes of exploitation and oil market and, later, in one of the most tourist cities of the world. You will appreciate the various architectural styles that crowned the history of this city and will further understand its evolution.
8. Creekside Park
Creekside Park is one of the largest parks in Dubai and is an entirely green space and with all the necessary facilities to spend an afternoon with family or friends in the countryside in a comfortable way. In the park, you will find more than 280 plant species, a desert garden, numerous flower gardens, roasters area, children’s play areas, a cable car, an amphitheater, restaurants and mini golf.
As you’ll see in Bur Dubai, you can make a perfect trip to the past and admire the process of evolution of one of the most tourist cities in the world. Quite the opposite to those Dubai skyscrapers and bright lights look.
9. Global Village
Dubai Global Village is a unique leisure space formed by flags of more than 40 countries seeking to bring visitors to their world and their culture through performances and typical products like their food and crafts. With a humble beginning on the banks of Dubai Creek in 1996 with some stalls in which products were sold in different countries, today it is located on the outskirts constituting an extensive and massive attraction.
The park is divided into different areas, although it is only possible to find typical products of some countries, the rest are mainly Chinese products. Nevertheless, Global Village is peculiar for tourists because of the many local citizens in traditional costumes who come to the facility, which in itself is already curious.
10. Desert Safari
The desert safari is undoubtedly the most demanded activity in Dubai, every day dozens of agencies make excursions to the desert of various types and at different times. Although the safari name can confuse the Desert Safari is a visit to the desert in 4x4s which, reminding the Paris Dakar, drivers unleash their talents sporty driving.
The cars are moving at full speed through the desert up and down dunes and bowing to unsuspected limits so you can not say it’s an ideal activity for people with back problems or pregnant women. The more adventurous may additionally rent a quad or go sandboarding on the dunes. A quieter activity and could not miss in a desert is to take a camel ride. Sometimes you can also enjoy a falconry show with falcons.