Dubai is the land of the rich and affluent who are infusing all they have to make it a city of world records. Yes! Dubai has numerous tourist attractions that hold world records for their lavishness, architecture and design. In this list of 16 best attractions of Dubai, you are likely to know many of them:
1) Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa hardly needs an introduction. The tallest building in the world (It holds the world record of being the tallest building across the globe) is a world class destination and a magnificent piece of man-made marvel that your eyes will ever see in your lifetime. To actually believe the sensational view from Burj Khalifa, take a ticket and stand on the 148th floor of this sky-rise and see the world around you in a completely different way.
2) The Dubai Creek
It is a sight to behold how the Dubai creek cuts through the heart of the city and ends right at the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary at the edge of the desert. You can witness the beauty of the creek closely on a Dhow Cruise. Every evening a special Dhow cruise is organized that gives you a tour of this beautiful creek amidst a romantic dinner. It takes you through the glittering sky rise buildings of the city and passes through the picturesque bridges while entertaining you with classic Arab dance shows and lounge music.
3) The Dubai Mall
No trip is complete without shopping, and what better way to shop than in the largest mall of the world- The Dubai Mall. Home to more than 1200 shops, 22 cinema screens, 120 restaurants and cafes along with a luxury 250 room hotel; the Dubai Mall witnesses 80 million visitors every year. The commenced expansion of the mall is expected to further increase this number to 100 million.
4) The Dubai Museum
If you really want to know how Dubai rose from being just a Bedouin village to one of the biggest giants in tourism, finance and commerce, then you must buy the ticket to the Dubai Museum housed in Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787. The archeological finds from the ancient times is the most fascinating part of the museum trip.
5) Dubai Dolphinarium
Visited by over 30000 visitors every month, the Dubai Dolphinarium allows the visitors to see the magical acts of the graceful dolphins and playful seals in a thrilling live show. It is amazing to see how these well-trained creatures perform such difficult acrobatics, dances, and play ball activities.
6) Ski Dubai
Located inside the Dubai Mall is the first Middle East indoor ski center spread over a sprawling area of 22,500 square meters. It allows you to have a chilling skiing ride, and enjoy the feel of snow clad mountains, playful penguins, and much more.
7) Dubai Zoo
The oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula, the Dubai Zoo is a comfortable home to approximately 230 animal species, 248 mammal specimens, including hyenas, bears, porcupines, giraffes, chimpanzees, deer, monkeys, lions, Barbary sheep and more.
8) Burj Al Arab
Called as the world’s only “7 star hotel” and the third tallest hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab is a treat for the eyes. The design, the architectural marvel makes it an admirable creation by man. The luxury of the stay in this hotel goes beyond expectations. It also boasts of a helipad at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.
9) Palm Jumeirah
The Palm Jumeirah is the world’s largest man-made island in the shape of a Palm tree. This marvelous creation is comprised of a 2 kilometer long trunk, a crown made up of 17 fronds and a crescent that surrounds it. It houses luxury residential villas and other recreational centers.
10) Jumeirah Beach
A white sandy beach with a breathtaking view of the pristine waters and features many luxury hotels and resorts at its frontage, the Jumeirah beach is a must visit when in Dubai to relax and unwind.
11) The Dubai Fountain
Located on the 30 acre Burj Khalifa Lake, is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system- the Dubai fountain. Illuminated by over 6,600 lights with 25 colored projectors, it is whooping 275 m (902 ft) long shooting water up to a height of 500 ft (152.4 m) into the air convoyed by a range of classical, contemporary Arabic and world music.
12) Dubai Autodrome
One of the most modern in the world, the Dubai Autodrome circuit offers challenging rides with technical corners and high-speed straights. The circuit contains six different configurations and is designed to allow three racing circuits to operate concurrently, safely and independently from each other offering users with unmatched options.
13) Wild Wadi Water Park
Offering 12 acres of liquid, wet fun, the Wild Wadi Water Park dares you with its thrilling rides, high-power jets, aquatic roller coaster, Tunnel of zoom and much more. Enjoy 30 adrenaline pumping rides & attractions, themed around the legend of Juha & Sinbad with 5 child friendly restaurants.
14) Miracle Garden
The biggest natural flower garden in the world- the Dubai Miracle garden is home to more than 45 million flowers spread across an area of 72000square meter. It has beautiful flower beds, topiary styled display and striking flowers, positioned in the shapes of pyramids, igloos, stars etc. The flower arrangement settings change every season to give a new feel.
15) Global Village
Global Village is a global market with stalls from over 36 countries to offer you a feel of the varied culture, cuisine, and ambience. It gives the visitors an opportunity to shop for souvenirs of different countries, in Dubai.
16) Desert Safari
Any trip to Dubai is incomplete without experiencing the desert Safari. Thrilling roller coaster ride with sand dune bashing in the calm desert of Dubai gives you a never-felt adrenaline rush. Enjoy the overnight camping in the desert with food, dance and music and relish your stay in Dubai.
Dubai is one of those few places that strike a rare balance of tradition and modernity, thus, making it a must visit destination. While talking about Dubai, we are talking about a paradise built on a desert, but with no drought of luxuries.