Dubai, one of the countries of the United Arab Emirates is a beauty to behold and known for Record-breaking architecture standing alongside traditional quarters and man-made islands jut out of the coastline.
Here are the top places to tick off your sightseeing list when you’re in town.
- BURJ KHALIFA:
The Burj Khalifa is hard to miss. Known to be the world’s tallest tower, this beautiful edifice naturally dominates the Dubai skyline, but the true majesty of the building is best appreciated up close or,even better, from inside. The view from the observation deck on level 124 is stunning, topped only by the view from the luxurious at The Top Sky Lounge on the 148th floor. And for those who would like to linger for a meal in the clouds, Atmosphere on level 122 is the place to be.
- DUBAI SHOPPING MALL:
Right next to the Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Mall. To call the sprawling development merely a shopping mall is a Misnomer. Even an entire day spent here isn’t enough to see it all. With its 1,200-plus shops and 150 restaurants, there are plenty of things to do, and the venue is also home to an indoor theme park, an ice rink, a huge indoor waterfall, a choreographed outdoor fountain and the giant Dubai Aquarium and Underwater.
- THE DUBAI FOUNTAIN:
Witness water dance in the center downtown of Dubai at the Dubai Fountain, located at the base of the iconic Burj Khalifa and just outside the doors of the famous Dubai Mall. It is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system.
- EXPLORE ONE OF DUBAI’S ARCHITECTURAL TRIUMPHS:
The man-made island in the shape of a palm tree – ‘only in Dubai.Palm Jumeirah is one of the largest artificial islands in the world and a triumph of human ingenuity. Locals and tourists alike enjoy thePalm’s vast array of high-end hotels, including the Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Sarai and, perhaps most notably, the iconic Atlantis, The Palm. And with a monorail running down the ‘trunk’ that connects to the mainland’s tram system, getting there couldn’t be easier. Rants just steps from the beach, watch bikers and skaters fly by at the newly finished skate park or get into a game of volleyball. With plenty of beach activities, plus an awesome view of the Burj Al Arab, it’s easy to spend the whole day here.
BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN