Dubai, the city of high-rises and shopping malls is United Arab Emirates’ holiday spot. The city has transformed a lot in a short span of time. From a desert getaway to an entertainment hub, the city got brimmed with a lot of places and activities which attract tourists from all over the world. Dubai is known for its architecture and skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), Palm Jumeirah and many more. Apart from all these masterpieces, the city dwells many cultural highlights too. All these places form a quite long list of places to visit which ultimately make the tourists confused.
So here is a compiled a list of top attractions for tourists in Dubai and one can also easily find Dubai packages related to these places.
No second thought that why this place is on the top of the list. Burj Khalifa is a remarkable architecture with a height of 829.8 meters which makes this the tallest building in the world. Getting up to its observation deck at 124th floor is one of the must do things in Dubai. The deck offers the bird’s eye view of Dubai having skyscrapers and desert on one side and Blue Ocean on the other, which is simply amazing.
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Dubai museum is an interesting place for history lovers. The museum houses various traditional boats and a palm-leaf house with an Emirati wind tower. The right-hand side area of the museum showcases weaponry whereas left hand one features Emirati musical instruments. The hall located below the ground floor is mainly for display and exhibitions and also contains prototypes covering various aspects of traditional Emirati life such as pearl finishing and Bedouin desert life, etc. The museum can amaze anyone who loves history.
The Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is one of the most visited places in the city of Dubai. The mall having a total of 1200 shops in the complex makes this the largest shopping mall in the world. It is also rated as the World’s Most Visited Shopping and Leisure destination. The complex also houses famous Dubai fountains which is a perfect place to spend evenings. Some of the attractions which makes this mall a must visit one are World’s largest Aquarium, Ice Rink, Underwater Zoo, The Ambassador hotel, etc.
Dubai Aquarium is a huge aquarium settled on the ground floor inside the Dubai Mall. The aquarium is home to more than 30,000 aquatic animals. There are several activities that one can do in the aquarium which will help you to get a closer look of sea life. Some activities are Glass bottom boat tours, Cage snorkeling, shark diving, etc.
Jumeirah Mosque is often considered the most beautiful mosque in Dubai and one of the most beautiful in the world. The mosque is built like a carbon copy of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque but it is eight times bigger. The mosque is exquisite example of Islamic architecture. It was built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. The structure looks more alluring during evening when it is lit with floodlights.
Situated at Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah, the waterpark is a place to experience unlimited adventure and fun. Some of the activities that one can opt for such as Aquaconda, which is the longest water ride in the world; leap faith, a 9 story tall slide and other water coaster rides. One can also experience underwater safaris there by using seatrek helmets. There is also a 700 meter long white sand beach to chill out when you are tired.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Wanna experience miracle? Then this place is a perfect pick for you. The city of Dubai is brimmed with numerous places and this garden is one of them. The garden is settled in the middle of a desert and besides this it dwells more than 45 million blooming flowers featured in a variety of designs and immense sculptures. Here flowers are arranged in different shapes like stars, pyramids, hearts, Eiffel tower, etc. The park plays a major role in enhancing the Dubai Tourism. The garden is so stunning that one cannot resist oneself to take a stroll around it that too under the roof of radiant umbrellas. And because of this unique and amazing feature, the garden is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest flower wall.
The Bastakia Quarter is one of the oldest residential area in Dubai. It was constructed in the late 19th century and had abodes of wealthy Persian merchants who used to deal in pearls and textiles. The region is decorated with unique Arabian Architecture which will surely give a reflection into Dubai’s history. One can find Majlis Gallery having compilation of traditional Arab Ceramics and the SVA Gallery having collection of contemporary art.