Top 7 Dubai attractions

A visit to Dubai is a worldwide life goal and that’s easy to understand when you have a look at the city attractions and activities.

The number four visited destination on the planet -Dubai- offers the perfect combination of record-breaking architecture buildings and Arabian traditional neighborhoods. You are going to discover the top attractions in the UAE pride city starting from skyscrapers, malls, aquariums and a lot more and some effective tips to get the best experience while visiting the city.

1.Burj Khalifa

The tallest build structure on the planet with 828 meters in length dominating Dubai’s atmosphere. It is the most obvious city landmark, where you get a perfect spot for sightseeing at the observation deck on level 124.

To reach this floor you will take the fastest lift in the world, it will only take a few seconds.

Up there you can see endless panorama scenes of the beach and the city which will blow your mind. You can take your tripod and camera to capture the best moments.

A great time to go is at sunset where you can see both day and night times from up there.

The Burj Khalifa Metro

The station is only a 10 min walk away so it is the easiest way to reach the tower.

The prices vary starting from 125 DHS for adults and from 95 DHS for children less than 12 years.

 

2.Burj Al Arab

Another great tower in Dubai sky with a height of 321 meters over the coastline of Arabian Gulf exactly Umm Suqeim area. The Burj was designed to mimic a billowing sail. The tower is best seen from the public beach next to it. The Burj contains the most luxurious hotel in the world with the only seven-star hotel, of course, the hotel is so expensive for the average visitor. The amazing design of the tower made it one of the most photographed spots on the planet, so it is the perfect place for your Dubai trip selfie with the tower in the background so don’t miss it.

3.Dubai Fountains

The best water fountain you can see on a trip, it is quite better than famous Belaggio fountains in Las Vegas.

It is much taller, bigger and with louder music with songs like Sama Dubai, Baba Yetu, Shik Shak Shok all are very famous Arab songs as well as some classics like the Italian Time to Say Goodbye.

The fountains are easily reached as they are outside the Dubai mall, You can book ahead to enjoy the scene while having your meal at a fancy restaurant.

The fountain plays Saturday to Thursday 1 and 1.30 pm and 6 to 11 pm once every 30 minutes.

On Friday 1.30 and 2 pm and from 6 to 11 pm once every 30 minutes.

 

4.Dubai Mall

The city’s  prime mall which provides the complete ultimate experience of the multiple entertainment options and world-class shopping.

The mall which contains Dubai Aquarium and is connected to Burj Khalifa contains also an ice skating rink, endless shopping spots and all types of food which you do not even know about. The mall also hosts special events as live music and fashion show. The most important events held at the mall are Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February as well as the Dubai Summer Surprises festival in July and August.

5.Dubai Aquarium

If you are tired of visiting the tallest building and the fascinating architecture then it is time to get back to nature of mother earth.

Surprisingly enough Dubai offers that too.

The Dubai mall holds the great Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

Where you can see more than 140 species of sea creatures while walking through the underwater tunnels of the aquarium. You can also go cage snorkeling and shark diving for those who are happy to get the thrill.

As well as glass bottom boat tour for a less frightening experience.

You should definitely try VRZOO where virtual reality is used to explore jungles of Asia or the African  Savannah.

The mall is located in the Dubai Mall on the second level. The ticket costs from 100 DHS per person. The aquarium operates every day from 10 am to 11  pm except for weekends from 10 am to 12 am.

 

6.Bastakia “Old Dubai”

 

The old quarter is also known as Al-Fahidi neighborhood. The Bastakia is located in the eastern part of Bur Dubai along the creek. This neighborhood was built in the first for rich Persian merchants who sold, traded in pearls and textiles, these merchants favored Dubai because of the tax-free trading and they are near to Dubai Creek, so they built their limestone houses with their famous towers on many of them. These wind towers worked as a basic air conditioner, where the wind gets trapped in the tower was pushed down into the houses.

These towers were introduced to the Arabian culture by the Persian merchants who brought it from their home country Iran.

These buildings have been excellently preserved through years since the nineteenth century.

The place there is amazing to have a look on the Arabian architecture and history, walk in the narrow lanes, get lost in squares where it feels you skipped a few centuries back in time and watch different art pieces as in Majlis Gallery where you can see a collection of Arab furniture and ceramics

and in XVA Gallery which is situated in one of the old buildings displaying different art collection. You can buy some of the finest tea in the Arabian Tea House with more than 100 blends to choose your flavor. This old district offers the best contrast in your visit after too much consumerism on visiting great architectural attractions on the other side of the creek.

7.Dubai Museum

The city history book where you can see and witness the different stages of Dubai transformation from a coastal area built on fishing to a high-flying mega city in just 50 years.

The building itself was a fort built in the eighteenth century to protect the ruling sheik’s realm.

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