When you think of a global city with spell-bounding skylines, incredible and unique infrastructure, and unbelievable buildings in all of Asia, Dubai is probably the first city that comes to mind. A land that was once barren and underdeveloped, Dubai has certainly developed and grown itself into an incredible man-made wonder in the world and is now the fourth most visited place in the world. If you want to have a lavish vacation and explore futuristic resorts and towers, Dubai is the place for you. Not just futuristic sites, Dubai also promises adventures in the Arabian Desert, exploring world-class Shopping malls and spas. Let’s look at 5 places that you must explore in Dubai.
You knew Burj Khalifa would be mentioned first of all here, didn’t you? As the tallest freestanding building in the world, Burj Khalifa is the soul of Dubai. With a height of 828m, Burj Khalifa is an incredible art made by engineers. Apart from experiencing the bird view from the top of Burj Khalifa, you can also visit Burj Club which offers a secluded rooftop area with a world-class gym, spa, pool, and much more.If you are visiting with children then Candylicious is a must-visit to enjoy the candy world created there. After exploring this incredible structure you can have a ride of desert safari Dubai. Burj Khalifa tickets are expensive in the morning but you can see many tourists at that time who want to have a look from the top.
Dubai Marina is one of the most lavish neighborhoods in all of Dubai. Dubai Marina has 200 residential towers and penthouses offering chic lifestyles which makes you feel like a royal living in a mundane world. Taking just a stroll around the streets of Dubai Marina makes you feel like you have dropped into a futuristic world. You can also have fun and party with your friends by renting out a private yacht and enjoy a luxury cruise on the beaches of Dubai Marina. Also don’t forget to browse the artwork Gallery One which features artworks of many renowned as well as new talented artists.
Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai is the cultural and entertainment hub of Dubai. Global Village is essentially a huge multi-cultural theme park with 26 global pavilions representing 78 nations of the world including America, Thailand, Palestine – Jordan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Albania, Europe, Khalifa Foundation, Africa, Egypt, India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Japan, South Korea, China, Iran, Yemen, Bahrain – Kuwait and, of course, The UAE. These pavilions has antiques from each nation like Turkish dresses and skirts, perfumes from Saudi Arabia and Emirates, etc. You will also find almost all cuisines and delicacies from around the globe. Global Village Dubai is a celebration of the world’s diversity and unity.
Palm Jumeirah is a man-made peninsula shaped like a palm tree when viewed from above. It has a 3-mile long trunk with luxury villas and resorts lined. This wonder is visible from space and its outer crescent in 10 mile long. You can visit Dubai’s one of the most famous landmarks – Atlantis. It has many 5-star hotels and restaurants, adventure waterparks and waterslides, and all that you need to have a fun weekend with your friends and family. You can also have a 90-minute speedboat ride starting from Dubai Marina and cruising on the shores of Palm Jumeirah. Exploring a city like Dubai just from the grounds is not enough, you can also board a helicopter from a crescent road in Palm Jumeirah and enjoy the view of skyscrapers from up in the air.
Al Bastakiya is for people who like to learn about the history of every place they visit. Al Bastakiya tells the story about Dubai before the discovery of oil and before it became an international hub. Before 1971, Dubai was a place where date farmers, herders, and fishermen lived, it was a pitstop for foreign trade routers from Persia, China, British, etc. You can explore the architecture made of coral, mud, gypsum, and palm wood, and maybe have a walkthrough of heritage museums, art galleries brimming with Emirati history and culture. Apart from this, you can also visit Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest building in Dubai built in the 1700s.