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10 Top Things to do in Dubai
Are you ready to leave for your vacation in Dubai but don’t know what to do once you arrive at your destination? Here is a list of the 10 most interesting things to do and see in Dubai!
The Burj Khalifa, “The Center of Now,” with its 828 meters, is considered the record skyscraper. In addition to being the tallest building in the world, it is also the one with the most floors, with the highest observation point in the world, and with the elevator that travels the longest route in the world.
Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai district, a favorite destination for lovers of shopping and entertainment, the Burj Khalifa offers its visitors a unique experience: from its At The Top and at The Top SKY, located at 124th, 125th and 148th floor, you can enjoy a breathtaking view not only on the area below but on the entire city.
What is the best time to visit it? Surely at sunset, to admire the sun that caresses Dubai for the last time with its rays, before leaving room for the darkness of the night, and for the thousand and more lights that light up one of the world capitals of entertainment.
If it weren’t for the heat, probably many would forget that Dubai is just a stone’s throw from the desert. Anyone who wants to experience Dubai at 360 °, cannot avoid spending a day in the middle of the spectacular sand dunes of the Arabian Desert : climb aboard an off-road vehicle, a dune buggy, a quad or a camel, and leave at a time of one of the most spectacular adventures of your life!
The desert safaris include various activities: the more adventurous can try their hand at a sandboarding session, the “surf on the sand”, while the romantics will certainly not be able to resist the call of a sunset desert tour, followed by a candlelight dinner in a traditional camp.
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is in Dubai like Australia is to kangaroos.
This spectacular sail-shaped hotel, which rises 321 meters above sea level from its artificial islet in front of the Jumeirah district, is one of the most famous symbols of the Emirate city. Also known as the most luxurious hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab is like a capricious lady, who cannot be easily admired, if not from a distance, and does not indiscriminately grant her favors. In short, to see the opulent interiors, you need to be a paying customer; pity that not everyone can afford to spend almost $ 2000 for a night at the hotel. So how can we admire this Eden secret from within?
The solution is to book a table for dinner in its exclusive 7-star restaurant or an afternoon tea at the SkyView Bar.
Located within the Dubai Mall, at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, in Burj Lake. The Dubai Dancing Fountains offer a unique spectacle in the world: the water features consisting of five circular fountains and two arc-shaped fountains are equipped with powerful water jets that create very high sprays, colored by special lights that can create dozens of different color combinations. To make the experience even more spectacular, the performance of the dancing fountains are accompanied by different pieces of music ranging from classical to contemporary and Arabic music.
To fully enjoy the spectacle offered by these marvelous fountains, you must stop on the Waterfront Promenade, or you can opt for a cruise on Burj Lake aboard a traditional abra.
Visit Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis
In Dubai, everything was created to amaze and impress, including the small artificial archipelago of Palm Jumeirah, composed of a series of islets that, seen from above, resemble the shape of a giant palm tree.
The most interesting part of Palm Jumeirah is right on its tip: in Atlantis, The Palm, the luxury resort of the archipelago, you can spend hours and hours of absolute fun at Aquaventure Waterpark, admire the species hosted by the aquarium The Lost Chambers Aquarium and meet the sociable marine mammals that live in Dolphin Bay.
Located in the heart of Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is Dubai ‘s newest and most spectacular attraction!
This huge monument, 150 meters high, has the shape of a giant golden frame, and allows those who decide to climb up to the 48th to see the city from a privileged point of view: when you are on the central walkway, in fact, the gaze ranges both towards the new city and towards the old city; those who do not suffer from vertigo can also choose to look down, because a part of the walkway has a glass floor, and observe the world that flows below.
The Dubai Mall is a real paradise for shopping and entertainment!
If you are looking for a place to buy from the best luxury brands at competitive prices, have fun and have fun, the Dubai Mall, at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, is the right place for you: here you will find 1,200 points of sale , ranging from fashion to fashion electronics, in addition to the Dubai Aquarium, theme parks dedicated to children and the Dubai Ice Rink.
The heart of this indoor shopping town is Fashion Avenue, where the boutiques of the biggest names in high fashion are located, from Armani to Stella McCartney, from Burberry to Versace and many others.
Obviously, there are also places to stop and eat: from Eataly to The Cheesecake Factory, kitchens from all over the world are represented here; you’ll be spoiled for choice!
Ski at the Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates is another of the addresses that lovers of shopping and entertainment must absolutely mark on their agenda. What makes it an essential destination for anyone who decides to visit Dubai, however, is not just the over 500 boutiques and shops that it houses, but its ski slope. Yes, you read that right: a ski slope in a city that has an average annual temperature of around 26 °!
Ski Dubai is a real high mountain resort, only that it is located indoors and in a desert area; the snow, however, is really there, even if it is artificial snow, as there are also real ski slopes, a ski lift, and even real penguins.
Go shopping in the souks
You can’t say you’ve seen the real Dubai if you haven’t visited at least one of his souks.
Despite the presence of very high skyscrapers with futuristic shapes and ultramodern shopping centers, in fact, even the city of Dubai, with its souks, keeps a spark of tradition alive.
At the Dubai Mall you will find a souk with a more modern look, with the products of local artisans; just outside the Dubai Mall is the Souk Al Bahar, where there are fabrics, incense, clothes, and traditional food products.
To fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a real Middle Eastern market, however, you have to leave the most glamorous and glossy Dubai, and go into the older parts of the city, particularly Deira and Bur Dubai, near Dubai Creek. This is where the most traditional souks are found: gold and precious stones are sold at the Gold Souk, while the Spice Souk is the right place to buy spices: there are really all sorts!
The Perfume Souk, in Sikkat Al Khali Street, is the right address for those who love perfumes in all their forms. If, on the other hand, your weakness is fabrics, at the Textile Souk of Bur Dubai you will find meters and meters of every type and size.
Everyone should cross the Dubai Creek abraying an abra: it is a truly unique experience!
The abra, a type of traditional wooden boat, has been the city’s main means of transport for hundreds of years. Today, the motor or electric abra, continue to transport their passengers along the course of the Dubai Creek and are the perfect means of transport for those who want to discover the oldest part of the city.
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