What should you not miss in Dubai
Dubai is a surprising city that shudders with its skyscrapers, mosques and large residential developments. Whether for business, holidays or any other pretext, we are sure that you will spend stimulating and fun days in this city; for that we have listed the top ten attractions of Dubai that you should not miss.
Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates 200 kilometres north of the capital Abu Dhabi, it is currently one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world and the one that has grown the most in the last decade. An example of this is the impressive Burj Khalifa skyscraper , the tallest building in the world with its 828 meters high , in its bowels we can find offices, apartments and even the majestic Hotel Armani.
When you have finished your visit to this impressive building, you can have an ice cream while you enjoy the show in front of the Dubai Fountains , located on the lake of Burj Khalifa, which are so impressive that they are only compared to the Bellagio Hotel Fountains in Las Vegas. This amazing choreography show with lights, water and beautiful melodies is an experience especially when it gets dark because the colour of the lights matches the city and the perfect night .
If your idea of the Middle East is a little more spiritual, then you should go to the Jumeirah Mosque , the only mosque that non-Muslims can enter , it’s wonderful architecture will leave you impressed; inside there are guided tours, although it is not allowed to enter with pants above the knees -shorts- and if you are a woman, you should cover your head with a veil.
Our next stop is a cultural tour through the Dubai Museum which takes us back to the beginnings of the history of the city and its surroundings, where you can observe recreations of the daily life of its ancient inhabitants. The most interesting thing is that this museum is installed in the Al Fahidi fortress, the oldest building in Dubai that served to protect it from the invaders.
The Desert Safari is one of Dubai’s favourite attractions for adventurous travellers; it is an unforgettable experience in the desert driving 4 × 4 cars, where you can have fun driving at full speed, going up and down the desert dunes. Feel like a professional at the wheel. If you are more daring, you can rent a quad bike or practice sand boarding, but if you prefer something quieter a camel ride is ideal.
One of the tourist attractions that most attracts the attention of all visitors is the famous Jumeirah Palm Tree , it is a set of artificial islands that form a palm tree figure. Within the islands, a residential area and a hotel complex are built, but to fully appreciate the figure of the Jumeirah palm tree you have to do it from the air and take a ride in a helicopter or seaplane. You can encourage yourself to jump by parachute and appreciate this human wonder from above, it is unique!
Why not stay at the most luxurious hotel in the world? Burj Al Arab , with its impressive sail-shaped design , seduces with its seven stars and its impressive view. However, among the major attractions is not its size or design, but the extraordinary service. Imagine moving through Dubai in a luxurious BMW or Rolls Royce, even in a private helicopter that will be waiting for you to take you to the entrance of the hotel and go to your suite. That is just the beginning.
Another basic, especially to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and the warmth of Dubai, is to move to one of its beautiful beaches , although most are private reserved for hotels or beach clubs that will charge for your visit, however, there are many others that are public and beautiful because of its fine sand like: Al Mamzar Beach, Jumeirah Beach Park, Umm Suqueim Beach and Open Beach .
Children cannot stay out of the fun in the UAE and that is why the entertainment centre ” Kidzania ” offers for some years an incredible opportunity for the little ones to have fun and learn the rules of the real world. Kid Zania is the “Land of children good vibes” where the streets and buildings will welcome you as they gradually become a Kidzaniano, that is, a citizen who is granted all kinds of benefits such as the delivery of 50 Kidzos (official currency) to survive, since when you finish them, you will have to look for work in one of the more than 50 trades and professions of the Kidzania canter.
Maybe the least you can imagine doing in the middle of the desert is skiing! , but in a city full of excesses and with all the comforts, it is possible to do this activity in the Ski Dubai, an artificial establishment where the snow fills with happiness and entertainment for children and adults. Imagine feeling the cold air that hits your face while the speed increases when you descend or maybe make your own snow bear or little angels on the floor. Does it sound contrasted, does not it?
Now that if it is about whims and you want to live an experience that leaves you the recorded smile, then swimming with dolphins is possible thanks to places like Dolphin Bay , you can get in touch with one of the most extraordinary living beings that nature has created. This dolphinarium is located inside the Atlantis hotel and the packages include from small meetings to long apprenticeships in the company of mammals. Since you are out there do not forget to visit the extraordinary aquarium, one of the most complete and impressive in the whole world.
The attractions of Dubai have everything to spend a dream vacation , the most demanding traveller is left open-mouthed by the variety and magnitude of attractions, roads, buildings and services. It is not a futuristic city, on the contrary, it is present and pretends to be, of the most ostentatious and glamorous in the world.