Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hot spot. It has the largest population in the UAE and the second-largest land territory by area after Abu Dhabi. Dubai is nowadays often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as ‘Dubai’. The earliest mention of Dubai is in 1095 AD, and the earliest recorded settlement in the region dates from 1799. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination trendy, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine, and family fun. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with huge aquariums and indoor ski slopes. But this city has many cultural highlights and things to do, as well as all the glamorous modern add-ons. Take a wander around the Bastakiya district, and you’ll discover the Dubai of old, then cruise along Dubai Creek in a traditional dhow, and you’ll soon realize there’s more to this city than its flashy veneer.
The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since it’s topping out in 2009. For most visitors, a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this bird’s-eye perspective are simply staggering. Enjoy the spectacular views of Dubai from At The Top Burj Khalifa. You can virtually fly over Dubai on ‘Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View and capture the best panoramic views of Dubai from Burj Khalifa’s observation deck.
One of the world’s most daring developments, the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is a haven for vacationers. Jutting out into the Arabian Gulf, this man-made archipelago was built in the shape of a palm tree, with a 3-mile-long trunk and a fan of fronds lined with luxury villas and five-star hotels. Make a Splash at Atlantis, the Palm and swim with the Sharks, Dolphins and Sea Lions. Get Your Pulse Racing With Splash Tours.
Desert is known for its stillness and enormity and desert safari is an ideal option to get immersed into the loveliness of this peaceful landscape, especially an evening safari when the desert’s captivating beauty get multiplied with the evening rays of Sun. Desert safari involves a jeep drive through enormous mounds of sand (called “dune-bashing”), and a stop at a campsite where you’ll have the opportunity to ride camels, get henna tattoos and be entertained by a belly dancer during dinner. Have a thrilling dune bashing session in a 4×4 modern Land Cruiser, sun set photography and get excite with Shisha pipe smoking and Henna tattooing. Get a makeover as an Arab and enjoy the Bedouin camp. Go for a brief ride on an Arabian camel. Watch the awe-inspiring Belly dance and Tanoura dance shows by local artists. Fulfil yourselves with a tasty BBQ dinner in the exquisite desert environs.
Dubai Frame is another valuable landmark added to Dubai traditional and luxurious heritage. The project comprises a 150-metre-high, 93-meter-wide structure being built to resemble a huge picture frame, through which landmarks representing modern Dubai such as Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors can view older parts of the city such as Deira, Umm Harare and Karama. Exterior design of Dubai Frame was inspired from the logo of EXPO2020. The past, present and the future of Dubai: witness three dimensions in one destination, Dubai Frame. Adults over 60 and people of determination can visit for free. Take in 360-degree views from the 25sq m glass panel in the bridge’s center and view the old Dubai in northern side and modern Dubai in southern side from the top of the glass bridge.
Dubai Mall is the city’s premier mall and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Dubai Aquarium. There is also an ice-skating rink, gaming zone, and cinema complex if you’re looking for more entertainment options. The shopping and eating is endless, and there are nearly always special events such as live music and fashion shows within the mall. The most famous of these are the annual Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August.
The Burj Al-Arab, a wonder of Dubai, is one of the world’s tallest hotels. It is visible from almost every spot in Dubai. It stands on a man-made island, which is situated some distance away from the shoreline. This superstructure is world-famous and one of the most recognizable attractions in the city. It was designed by the American architect, Tom Wright. Before its construction, it was planned that Burj Al Arab would be the icon of the city. Its construction began in 1994 and was completed in the year 1999. It is one of the most luxurious and expensive hotels today, and is referred to as the only seven-star hotel in the world. A number of high-end facilities are available here. The innovative exterior and the beautiful interiors of the hotel have attracted celebrities and tourists from all over the world.
Al Bastakiya (Old Dubai)
Al Bastakiya (Arabic: البستكية) is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Together with Al Shindagha, Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Al Bastakiya is named after the Bastak region of Iran, from where many of the Itanies residents emigrated to Dubai. The locality lies along Dubai Creek and includes narrow lanes and wind towers, as well as the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai.