Best things to do in Dubai
Find out more about those top places in Dubai
Dubai is a mega city that went from relatively unknown to everyone’s number one travel destination. Located on the Southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, it is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.
The city is known for its outstanding ultra-modern infrastructures and it is filled with many record-breaking sites. Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building and the Dubai Mall which is one of the world’s largest malls. There are also activities and attractions that would interest tourists in the amazing city like going on a desert safari and visiting the awesome Aquaventure Waterpark.
Also known as the Khalifa Tower, the Burj Khalifa is a Skyscraper with the height of 2,722 ft (829.67 m) and it is regarded as the tallest structure and building in the World. Originally named Burj Dubai it was renamed to honor Sheikh Khalifa. Designed by Adrian Smith, the Burj Khalifa took over five years to complete and was opened on the 5th of January 2010. Its main attraction is the observatory floor that gives visitors a panoramic view of the city.
Definitely not your average Mall, the Dubai Mall is the second largest mall in the world in terms of total land area. A major tourist site, in 2011 it was said to be the most visited building in the world attracting over 54 million visitors annually. Designed by the architectural firm Dp Architects Pte Ltd it has 4 floors and over 1200 stores and service centers. The main attractions of the building include the Dubai Aquarium and Zoo, VR park Dubai, Hysteria, Dubai Dino, Dubai Creek Tower Replica, Real Cinema, Rainforest Café amongst others.
The number one activity performed by visitors to Dubai is the Desert Safari, made possible by the city’s topography, it is situated right beside the Arabian Desert. The trip which usually involves driving through the desert in an SUV or on the backs of camels is guaranteed to give one an unforgettable experience. Depending on your tour details, you can camp in the middle of the desert and enjoy some Dubai cuisine and witness a local dance performance.
Awarded the “Thea Outstanding Award Achievement Award” in 2007, the Ski Dubai is nothing short of breath-taking. It is situated at the Mall of the Emirates which is the world largest shopping mall. The Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with an area of over 22,500 square meters. It is always at a temperature from -1 to 2 degree Celsius, the specially built indoor ski is a place where skiers and snowboarders can feel at home. Its main attraction an 85 meters high indoor mountain.
The Atlantis the Palm is a resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah. One of its primary attractions is the Aquaventure, a fun filled water park covering over 17 hectares. There are so many things to do at this water park such as sunbathing, rushing down its slides and swimming through its rivers. The Aquaventure also features Dubai’s largest Aquarium which has over 65,000 marine species.