For a long time now, Dubai has been on the top of every Indian traveler’s list of places to visit. There are a multitude of reasons for this fascination with Dubai. Firstly, it is very close to home- a short flight of 4 hours only. It further helps that the flights are not very expensive due to the high frequency of flights through this corridor.
Secondly, the huge Indian diaspora there gives people a sense of security and comfort that they can easily navigate the country with fellow Indians to help them out and guide them. Thirdly, the city offers everything from the vast urban landscapes to the naturally beautiful and remote sand dunes.
With so many reasons to visit, there is no reason to postpone a trip to Dubai. Hence, we’ve put out a list of 7 places to visit in Dubai that are sure to make your trip memorable.
1. Burj Khalifa – The Tallest Building In The World:
This is definitely one of the most amazing places to visit in Dubai. One of the most important man-made marvels of this century, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It is 124 stories tall, making it one of the highest points you and enjoy a view from. It has a total height of 829.8 meters and the height of the roof is 828 meters. You can literally see the curve of the earth if the skies are clear on the day you visit. It also houses the world’s highest nightclub and world’s highest restaurant.
A totally picturesque view greets you with the beautiful golden desert sands of Dubai on one side and the turquoise oceans on the other- truly an amalgamation of human dedication and natural wonder.
2. Burj- Al- Arab:
The Burj- Al- Arab is the third tallest hotel in the world and is the most expensive 7- Star hotel. What makes it even more amazing is that it is built on an artificial island about 280 meters from Palm Jumeirah and is connected to it by a private bridge.
With superbly designed architecture, the Burj-Al-Arab looks like a sailing boat on the sea. With room sizes ranging from 1800 sqft. to 8400 sqft. with state of the art entertainment options and recreational facilities, it is surely worth living in if you can afford it!
3. Aquaventure Waterpark:
With the sweltering heat roasting Dubai to unbearable temperatures, a dip in some cool water seems like the best way to relax. But what about a water park in the middle of the desert?
Yet, it’s true.
The Aquaventure Water Park is a marvel in itself. Featuring huge pools, water rides and a lot of fun and frolic, it is the ideal place if you want to soak in the Dubai sun without feeling the heat.
However, it doesn’t stop here. Ride on amazing roller coasters and rides through various scenic setups- the most famous along which is the shark tunnel. You can also visit the Atlantis themed aquarium- The Lost Chambers which is consists of huge underwater tunnels and tanks and showcases over 65,000 marine species.
4. The Camel Safari Experience:
A visit to Dubai is incomplete without actually visiting the amazing desert in the way that the ancient middle easterners used to. Take part in this amazing Camel safari and experience a few hours of traditional life in the desert.
Here, your journey will culminate with a stay in traditional Bedouin tents with the regal service reserved only for noblemen. Partake in traditional middle- eastern cuisine cooked in the rustic and traditional way in the desert, with flavored sheesha or hookah. What’s more, enjoy the falconry shows, traditional dances and several other cultural attractions to boot!
5. Jumeirah Beach:
If you feel the need to hit the beach and soak up some sun, make your way to the Jumeirah beach. It is beautifully placed so as to provide the perfect amalgamation between modernity and nature. The coast is lined with several architectural attractions which lend an amazing element to the more traditional beach sunset.
6. Mall of The Emirates:
This specific attraction is called a mall, but for all purposes is a city in itself. You can find anything you want to purchase within this mall. While there is no doubt that the shopping is amazing here, you’ll be even more surprised to know that this mall, situated right in the middle of a huge desert country, actually houses a ski set-up- at a temperature of -4 degrees.
What’s more, you also get to see actual Antarctic Penguins here. As they say, Dubai never does anything halfway!
7. Diera Souks:
There’s no point in traveling to a new country if you do not experience the traditional markets of that place- after all, that is where you get to experience the actual soul of the country!
And by all means, Dubai’s soul, like the actual city, is larger than life.
The beautifully decorated shops carrying various spices, textiles and foods lend to an amazing extravaganza of the senses. And last but not the least, check out the stores which sell gold!
All said and done, as is visible from the list, Dubai has an array of things to choose from- right from the deserts to the ski rinks- from interacting with falcons to looking over the top of the clouds. A magical destination indeed!