Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On man-made islands just offshore is Atlantis, the Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Less than 50 years ago, Dubai used to be a small fishing village at the edge of the desert, but over time it has been transformed into a beloved holiday destination and has become one of the most visited cities in the world since the discovery of oil in the late 60s.
Situated in the middle east as one of the seven UAE emirates, It is an ideal destination for any trip, leisure or business related. With malls, beaches, islands, hotels, leisure centres, just to name a few. Dubai is an irresistible destination for all.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Dubai
10. MIRACLE GARDEN
Listed in Guiness book of records for having the longest flower wall, Sprawling over an area of about 72,000 square meters of land, this is home to another modern marvel of the world. Located in the desert, this is an oasis with the world’s largest collection of natural flowers.
Opened in February 2013 on Valentine’s Day, the Miracle Garden is a real oasis in the desert that has been developed as an answer to the world, which always looks upon Dubai as a city of majestic skyscrapers and glitzy attractions.
With over 45 million flowers grown and bloomed in a spectrum of colors, styles and shapes resembling stars, hearts, circles, sculptures, vintage-style vehicles, igloos, and pyramids, the garden is truly a sight for sore eyes amid city’s hustles and bustles.
Flowers are patterned in the shape of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and other figures, along with the patterns changing seasonally. Therefore any returning visitor will get a brand new experience. Also, a marvelous segment of the garden is its 4 kilometers long pathway adorned with a vivid range of floral selections.
9. DESERT SAFARI
Nothing beats having a 4X4 SUV getaway around capturing sand dunes then ungulate trip to a secluded camp to think about the sunset, get enjoyment from an Arabian feast and sleeping below the personalities.
Morning dubai desert safari is the desert adventure perfect for the business travelers who don’t have spare time in the evening but love adventures. Desert Safari Company can pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the desert where you can start your adventure. You are taken to a camp where you can enjoy Quad Biking, Camel ride and sand Skiing or Boarding.
Just before sunset, one can reach the campsite, made of traditional tents and furnished with carpets and pillows and can relax by the bonfire. There will be a stop over to see the sun set and take pictures of the desert in the most beautiful color of the day as the sun sets.
8. DUBAI CREEK
This saltwater divides the city into two sections, Diera and bur Dubai and has been an influential element in the city’s growth. There is a bird sanctuary on the desert edge of Dubai where travellers can enjoy romantic sunset dhow cruise travelling further upstream.
A pleasurable stroll along the promenade of the creek itself is enough to revel in the soothing wind and marvel at the real allure of the area where natural beauty harmoniously merges with the suave modernism.
As the sun goes down, the creek, along with its surroundings, become a hub of activities. Whether you’re a party-goer or a connoisseur of tastes, or a shopping freak or one who prefers to have fun with your family or friends or simply wants to immerse in the vibe of this distinct region, it has everything to cater to your unique nightlife requirements, with a whole lot of clubs, disco bars, discotheques, restaurants, cafes, retail outlets, and upscale shopping centres with entertainment venues swarming the region.
7. JUMEIRAH BEACH PARK
Jumeirah Beach is Situated along the coastline of the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf is the residential area known as the Jumeirah Beach District. Stretching for more than seven kilometers, Jumeirah Beach’s idyllic setting offers an enjoyable yet memorable escape from the hassles of your hectic routine. It is considered one of the most exclusive areas of Dubai.
The warm water, along with white sandy beach, enables you to immerse in your most preferred water sport activity – let it be swimming, sailing, banana boat riding, water skiing, scuba diving, sunbathing, jet skiing or windsurfing.
World standards, extraordinary architecture, innovative layouts, and well-thought execution make place a highly coveted point of tourist interest. Do not forget to carry your camera and capture special moments. jumeirah beach park, Dubai is the sure way to refresh and relax after a busy weekday. Explore interesting themes, fabulous designs, colorful landscapes, amusing characters, ambient music, props and merchandise available in nearby stores- all at one place.
6. THE DUBAI MALL
World’s most-visited shopping and leisure destination with an annual visitors of 75 million. Dubai mall is the world’s largest shopping mall on the basis of area Covering about 3.8 million sq ft (the same as 50 football fields).
It is a part of the $20 billion downtown Dubai complex with 1,200 shops. Parking facility to park 14000 cars, 250 room luxury hotel , SEGA Indoor theme park, Olympic sized Dubai Ice Rink, over 120 restaurants cinemas with the largest screens in the world.
The aquarium’s acrylic panel holds the Guinness World Record for the largest of its kind weighing more than 2, 45,000 kilograms.
5. PALM JUMERIAH
Boasting the title of largest man-made island comprising two kilometer long trunk, a crown made up of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent, encompassing 4,000 luxury villas and appartments, Palm Jumeriah is an artificial archipelago covering 560 hectares of land.
The amount of material used could create a 2 metre high and half a metre wide wall that would circle the world three times. More than 800 football pitches could sit on the Palm Jumeirah. This world-renowned island is one of the few attractions that can be seen from space.
With large number of hotels, resorts and hotel residences where one can enjoy whole new way of dining at the magnificent music hall, Palm Jumeriah is a stricking beauty.
4. DUBAI GOLD SOUK
Located on the northern bank of Dubai creek and known as the largest gold bazaar in the world, this city is the reason behind Dubai being called “city of gold”. People from all over the world visit the market to find deals on high-end jewelry, or to look for rare pieces. There are over 300 shops in this bustling location. Best of all, the prices on such items are very fair.
Without much of tourist luxury, Deria is most famous for traditional souks. Jewelry of all kinds is available here in range of designs from traditional to modern. One of the things that make this particular market standout of the crowd is the fact that there are many stores there that sell platinum, diamonds, gold and silver.
If the sight of glittering gold sends your heart thumping, then be sure to make your way to Dubai’s Gold Souk where the streets really do shimmer and sparkle under the weight of all the gold they carry.
3. BURJ KHALIFA
Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8m is the tallest building in the world soaring over Dubai, is a must visit. It’s three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building. Laid end to end, it pieces stretch over a quarter of the way around the world. Aside from holding the World Record for being the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa holds six other World Records: tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest number of stories in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world, elevator with longest travel distance in the world, and tallest service elevator in the world.
Burj Khalifa is designed to resemble the Hymenocallis flower; the central core emerges at the top and culminates in a sculpted spire. The observation deck on the 124th floor is worth visiting as it gives a spectacular view of the city.
2. ATLANTIS HOTEL
Based on the myth of the lost kingdom of atlantis, this grandiose hotel is built in the revolutionary island of the palm dubai. Other factors to astonish the guests and by-lookers are the dolphin bay, adventure water park, ambassador lagoon and the lost chambers.
The hotel has two underwater suites: Poseidon and Neptune. With floor-to-ceiling windows looking into the Ambassador Lagoon, guests see the dramatic ancient ruins of the mythical lost city and its 65,000 marine inhabitants.
In the fine dining restaurant Ossiano you can propose to your future wife underwater? A diver in The Ambassador Lagoon will float to the window of your table and hold up a sign saying “Will You Marry Me”.
1. BURJ AL ARAB
The world’s tallest hotel, standing 321m high is located on its own artificial island on the Dubai Coastline.
Burj al Arab is one of the most expensive hotels in the world to stay in. The cost of staying in a suite begins at $1,000 per night and increases to over $15,000 per night; the Royal Suite is the most expensive, at $28,000 per night.
The Burj Al Arab certainly offers a one in a lifetime experience for those who stay however for those who cannot bear to pay the hefty room prices, there are other ways of getting the Burj AL Arab experience. Treat yourself to an opulent high tea in the Skyview bar or dine in one of the hotels six award winning restaurants.