Dubai is known to be the largest city in the UAE that is, United Arab Emirates. It also happens to be the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. It is the capital of Emirate of Dubai. Dubai has attracted a lot of people, both for tourism as well as business reasons. Tourism happens to be one of the most vital revenue generating industries for the city of Dubai. Afterall, it houses one of the finest man-made wonders of the world. Whether you’re visiting Dubai for business or for vacation, make it a point to visit the following places as and when you can:
1. Go at the top of the Burj Khalifa
Located in one of the most posh areas of Dubai, Burj Khalifa happens to be the tallest building in the world. Book your tickets in advance to catch the high speed elevator that takes you to the top of the Burj Khalifa, on the 124th floor. The observatory deck gives you the entire view of the city. The deck has a beautiful terrace and a few telescopes that give you a closer view of the city. Especially, during the evening the lights go up, creating a mesmerising view of the building.
2. A visit to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is counted as one of the most royal and luxurious hotels in the world. The property is truly world class in terms of its architecture, amenities, location and hospitality. A single night at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah costs quite a fortune but is definitely worth the once in a lifetime experience. Another star attraction of this premier hotel is the world famous underwater dining restaurant.
3. Shopping at the Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall boasts of over 1200 retail shops, cafes and restaurants, making it the world’s largest shopping mall. Even if you spend an entire day at the mall, there is no way that you’ll get around to seeing even half of it in detail. International or local, the Dubai Mall houses all the famous brands of the world. Other than shopping, the Dubai Mall has plenty of cafes, patisseries and restaurants having practically all the major cuisines from around the world.
4. Go skiing at Ski Dubai
Skiing in a dessert, sounds pretty odd eh? Well it sure sounds quite impossible and bizarre but it’s true. Yes, Dubai being a dessert offers a world class skiing facility at Ski Dubai. The Mall of Emirates is home to this exciting adventurous activity enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. With controlled freezing temperatures and the right ski gear, Ski Dubai gives you a true look and feel of what it’s like to be skiing in real snow. It’s a fun activity for children as well as adults.
5. Enjoy the water park at The Atlantis
The Aquaventure water park situated at The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai is a must visit. Irrespective of whether you are fond of water or not, it makes for a chilled out are to hang out with your family and friends. It has a water rides, swimming pools, water slides, dolphin shows and a huge aquarium. You’ll come back asking for more.
6. Experience the water fountains at Burj Khalifa
Every evening, without fail, the fountains at the Burj Khalifa go off, producing the most dainty fountain show ever. The fountains dance beautifully to the music and go up to a height of 150 metres in the air. The dancing fountains are open to the public but if you want an up close and personal view of the fountains, the Japanese restaurant at the Burj Khalifa is where you should be enjoying your dinner!
7. Witness the seven wonders of the world at the Falconcity of Wonders
The Falconcity of Wonders is a work of the art architecture. It has the replicas of all the seven wonders of the world namely, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the Taj Arabia and the Great Wall of China. All the replicas are living spaces, used for residential purposes.
So what are you waiting for? Get on the next flight and experience these wonders yourself!