Dubai is a city-state in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai was the 7th most visited city in the world in 2007 and it is expected to accommodate over 15 million people by 2015. It is great for tourism and famous for its culture. Let’s see the Top 10 places to Visit in Dubai. Let us know if you have some other interesting places to visit in Dubai.
10. The Dubai Mall
The Dubai shopping mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area. It is a part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. In 2011, Dubai Mall became the world’s most-visited shopping and leisure destination, and attracted more than 54 million visitors. There is also an aquarium, which is the largest suspended aquarium in the world, and ice rink.
9. Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is an indoor Ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, located in Dubai. It was developed by Majid Al Futtaim, which also operates the Mall of the Emirates. In 2007 Ski Dubai was awarded the Thea Outstanding Achievement Award by the Themed Entertainment Association.
Ski Dubai is also home to a number of penguins who come out to play several times a day. Penguin encounters can be booked, allowing the public to interact directly with the penguins. Winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment are included in the price of admission.
8. Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.
The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.
7. The Palm Islands
The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago in Dubai. It is built in the form of palm and well known all over the world. It offers an unbelievable coast line with gorgeous places for accommodation.
6. Burj Al Arab
It is the fourth tallest hotel in the world and referred to as “the world’s only seven-Star hotel”. Its construction was started in 1994 and completed in 1999. Its shape is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. You must visit this once in your lifetime.
5. The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai. It was designed by WET Designs, the same company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water up to 500 feet into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.It was built at a cost of AED 800 million (USD 218 million).
4. Dubai Beaches
Dubai has got very beautiful beaches in the world and they run along Jumeirah Road. There are many hotels and private clubs along the length of the beach but at the same time there are many public access places which include playgrounds, barbecue sites, food kiosks, and picnic areas for families.
3. Desert Safari
Dubai Desert Safari is a must do tour in Dubai. If you are visiting Dubai for pleasure or business spare an evening for this Desert Safari to cheer you up. On the desert dune safari you will experience thrilling drive in the Arabian Desert’s sand dunes and enjoy a great BBQ Dinner over a live Belly dance in a desert camp just outside the modern city of Dubai.
2. Wild Wadi Water Park
Located in Dubai and situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family.Wild Wadi has a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. It is one of the must visited place in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
The #1 spot belongs to Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Its construction was started in 2004 and it was opened to the public in 2010. You can enjoy the stunning visuals from top of this building. Burj Khalifa alone is worthy enough for travel to Dubai. Make sure to visit it sometime.