About Dubai

Founded by Ubaid bin Saeed and Maktum bin Butti Al Maktoum, Dubai is largest city of United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is one of the seven emirates that make up the country, along with the Abu Dhabi it has veto power in country’s legislature. Located on the southeast cost of Persian Gulf, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world. Today, it has emerged as the business hub for Middle East. Most of the Dubai’s revenue comes from tourism & aviation. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers including the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. You will rarely find a local in Dubai because 85% of its residents are foreigners. One very surprising fact about Dubai is that it has no street addresses, so if the people want anything they prefer it to be delivered at their office. It is the hottest city in the world with the dessert very near to the city.

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Attractions Around Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Opened on 4th Jan 2010, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It has redefined what can be achieved in the field of design & engineering. It is top most traveler attraction across the Dubai. A mega marvel with a height of 828m & over 160 floors bamboozles you with its presence. The aim behind constructing such a giant was to diversify from an oil-based economy & gain international attention. The building was named after the president of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It was designed by Adrian Smith, whose company previously designed Wills Tower & one World Trade Center.

Burj Al Arab

Established in December 1999, Burj Al Arab is the 3rd tallest building in the world. It is a luxurious hotel located an artificial triangular island which 280m from the Jumeriah beach. The hotel’s sail shaped design like a ship has made an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. It also has helipad near the roof of the at a height of 210m above the ground. The hotel offers you aquarium restaurant where you can reach through stimulated submarine.

The Dubai Mall

Opened on 4th Nov 2008, The Dubai Mall is a shopping mall devloped by Emmar group. It is the largest mall in the world in trems of total area & 19th largest in terms of gross leasable area. Opened with 1000 retailers, The Dubai Mall is world’s second largest ever mall opening in retail history. In 2015, the mall hosted 92 million visitors from around the globe. So if you are a shopping lover, this place is a heaven for you.

Ski Dubai

Located in the Mall of the Emirates, which is the one of the largest shopping malls in the world, Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of area. It was developed by Majid Ali Futtiam Group, which is also the owner. Opened in Nov 2005, Ski Dubai is an amazing mountain theme resort where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and much more. It is first such kind of resort in the entire Middle East.

Wild Wadi Water Park

Located in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild wadi water Park is an outdoor water park in the city of Dubai. It offers around 30 different rides which the reason why it is so popular among family for a holiday destination. It is themed around the tale of Juha, which is a known Arabic character. It is operated by Jumeirah International.

The Dubai Fountain

A captivating water, music & light spectacle in the downtown of Dubai, The Dubai Fountain is one of the most popular tourist destination in Dubai. It delights thousand of visitors everyday with its delightful acts. It is the second largest choreographed fountain system located in the center of magnificent Burj Khalifa lake. It has over 6600 illuminated lights & 25 color projectors which shoots the water up to 500ft in the air.

Dubai Museum

Established in 1971, Dubai Museum in one of the finest museum in the city. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1781 & is one of the oldest existing building in Dubai. The aim of the museum was to represent the traditional culture of Emirates of Dubai. When you enter the area, a large fort is visible to you from where you can visit the art gallery where the history of the city is preserved.

Palm Jumeirah

Opened on 6th May 2009, Palm Jumeirah is the largest man made island in the world. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Dubai. Beside the gorgeous palm tree like design, there is huge engineering idea which needs to commanded. It was developed by Nakheel, a company owned by the government. Even the smallest island took a decade to complete which shows how tough this project has been.

Jumeirah Mosque

Constructed in 1976, Jumeirah Mosque is one the most picturesque destinations of the Dubai. Build in the medevial Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to the modern islamic architecture. During the time of Sunset, Jumeirah is at it prime best for the photography. Various tours are organized by the Sheikh Mohammad center for understanding its culture.

Dubai Dolphinarium

Opened on 21st may 2008, Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air conditioned indoor dolphinarium which is a home to lots od dolphins & seals. It comes under Dubai Muncipality & Dubai Government who use this facility to entertain people as well educate the children about the marine organism. It is a 5000 square meter marine facility which ahs capacity of about 1250 for the people.

Things to Do in Dubai

Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa - With the height of 828m & over 160 floor this is the world’s tallest building. You don’t want to miss out on this when in Dubai because offers you some magnificent 360 degree views of the city. The USP of Burj Khalifa is that in-spite of having its reference to Islamic architecture, it also has the modern global design. It is opened on every day of the week from 8:30am in the morning to 8:00om in the evening.

Visit The Dubai Mall - If you are a shopping lover, this place is a heaven for you. With over 600 different international brands, it is one of the largest mall in the world in terms of total area & 19th largest by gross leasable area. The mall also holds the record for the 2nd largest opening in the retail history. It is opened on every day of the week right from 10am in the morning to 12am at night.

Visit the Dubai Fountain - This is another iconic place you should have in your checklist when in the city of Dubai. At night with wonderful music & scenic background, this place mesmerize you with its elegant fountain. Located in Downtown Dubai, it is the second largest choreographed fountain system in world. It is opened on every day of the week in the evening from 7pm to 11pm.

Visit the Palm Jumeirah - The modern marvel of design & engineering it is a place you should visit once in a lifetime. It is the largest man-made island in the world. Located in the coastal area of the emirates of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah was the first offshore development of its kind & originally built as the eighth wonder of the world. In addition to the lovely hotels & restaurants, you can also sail around Palm Jumeirah in a speedboat offered by many private companies.

Visit the Dubai Creek Harbour - If you are bored at looking only the skyscrapers, this place adds a new dimension to your itinerary. It is hugely famous for its marine activities including the pearl diving & fishing. A magnificent fusion of creativity & innovation, Dubai Creek Harbour has been regarded as the vision for the new Dubai. The creek has some lovely restaurants & bars, nightclubs & the famous souks where you can get the tradition Arabic items.

Visit the Dubai Marina - It is the world’s largest man-made marina. It pleasantly surprise you with the amazing views. Established in 2003, Dubai Marina is a artificial canal city located on the shores of Persian Gulf & stretches about 3km. Offering Riviera-style living in a modern building, Dubai Marina is the first & largest waterfront developments of its kind in the region. It was inspired by the Concord Pacific Place build in Canada.

Take a ride of Dessert Safari - Take a 20min ride from the downtown of the city to the dessert of the Arabic Emirates which offers you the traditional camel ride, off-roading or quad biking. This is a once in a lifetime experience which you should not miss out when visiting Dubai. There are various options available but evening dessert safari is the most famous of all. It is opened on every day of the week between 9am in the morning to 11pm in the night.

Visit the Al Fahidi Fort - Uncover Dubai’s past before the era of oil-economy at the Al Fahidi fort. It the oldest existing buildings of Dubai which enrich you by its art & cultural. Al Fahidi Fort provides you with a great opportunity to explore different civilizations from the city from prehistoric era. It is opened from Sat to Thu between 8:30am to 8:30pm & on Fri from 2:30pm to 8:30pm and costs you around 3 AED.

Visit the Ravi restaurant for dinner. If you are die-hard curry fan, then this is the ideal place for you as it’s been Dubai’s longest serving restaurants. There is nothing grand about this place & you won’t find a dinning like a 5-star hotel but what you will find here is the lovely traditional Arabic dishes that too at a very resonable cost. Naan & biryani are two popular dish of the restaurant. It is opened from Sat to Fri between 5am to 12am.

Visit Burj Al Arab - The only 7 star hotel in the world & the 3rd tallest building in the world. The sail-shape architecture like ship on the top of it has made it an iconic place in modern Dubai. Established in 1999, Burj Al Arab is located on the artificial island of Jumeirah in the city of Dubai. Situated on its own island, the hotel offers some breathtaking panoramic views of the Arabic Gulf.

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