Dubai straightaway looks like the kind of futuristic cities we used to watch in sci-fi movies. The emirate has outdone itself brilliantly and is home to some of the most mind-blowing landmarks and attractions in the world. This emirate is also a destination where impossible visions transform into reality. This magnificent city offers a fusion of modern opulence and old-world charm, brimming with an ever-involving collection of enticing attractions. If you have a Dubai visa, utilize it to the fullest by visiting all these mesmerizing attractions in Dubai. A couple of these should definitely be included in your Dubai holiday plan.
A sprawling arena of around 17,200,000 sq ft transforms into a mega cultural carnival in the winter months of Dubai. Showcasing culture, entertainment and eclectic cuisine of over 90 countries, Global Village is that one spot in Dubai where you can witness the world coming together for a grand party. At Global Village, the destinations are categorized into pavilions and each of these pavilions offers an insight into variouscountry’s art, traditions, folklore and food scene. You can enjoy the grandness of TajMahal, savour Italian pizzas and shop for traditional Middle Eastern goods, all at one single destination. The arena is also a popular spot to catch live concerts of world-renowned singers and artists.
One can’t possibly miss visiting Dubai Downtown. Home to Modern Dubai’s iconic landmarks – Burj Khalifa, a spectacular dancing fountain – Dubai Fountain and one of the grandest shopping malls in the world – Dubai Mall, this area is one of the must-visit places on a Dubai trip. Burj Khalifa- the tallest building in the world is an unforgettable sight worth watching. It is said that you can see Burj Khalifa anywhere from Dubai within a 90-kilometre radius. The soaring tower and sashaying musical fountain are mesmerizing sight to experience, especially in the evening when the entire precinct dazzles in illuminations. On the other hand, Dubai Mall is a complete destination itself. Apart from over 1200 retail shops, the mall also comprises of a marvellous aquarium, a virtual reality park, an Ice Rink and a delightful Kid zone – KidZania for its little visitors.
Dubai Theme Parks
Dubai’s theme parks set a level of its own for heart-thumping to groundbreaking thrills. Dubai’s assortment of theme parks and waterparks are some of the finest attractions to visit in the world. An eclectic mix of adventure and thrill, Dubai’s most famous fun destination is the Aquaventure water park, which boasts to be Middle East’s most adventurous water park. Dubai is also home to the first-ever virtual reality theme park – VR Park and the first LEGO themed amusement and water park located within Dubai Parks and Resorts. It is guaranteed that in Dubai, there are no dull moments, only pure fun.
Dubai has an impeccable balance of the old and modern world. While the city keeps the ascend to futuristic visions consistent, it preciously guards its past heritage and cultural history. Located around either side of Dubai Creek, Burj Dubai and Deira consist of sectors that take you to a world starkly opposite of what Dubai is perceived by its visitors. Steering away from sky-rise towers and glistening metallic structures, Old Dubai sector showcases the mellower and humble side of Dubai. A Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek tour is an excellent way to take in the panoramas of Old Dubai’s city skyline. The Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is the best place in Dubai to witness the simplicity of lifestyle through its earth-toned architectures. At Dubai Souks, you get a glimpse of old bazaar style trading as you wander the bustling and colourful alleys lined with countless shops. A trip to Old Dubai humbles down the arrogance of Dubai as a modern city and gives a whole new point of view to Dubai culture and living.
The latest addition to Dubai’s ever-evolving, record-breaking attractions-Palm Fountains at the Pointe dethroned Dubai Fountain as the world’s biggest water fountain spectacle. Located at Palm Dubai – one of the most picturesque and happening spots of Dubai, the unveiling of Palm Dubai added an extra grace to the whole arena. The view of thousands of water jets swaying and shooting up in the starry sky synced to melodies and illuminations is a sight worth every penny spent.
The deserts of Dubai have an otherworldly charm to it. The world beyond Dubai’s city borders is as enticing as the city. Gear up for some exciting desert adventures in the Arabian Desert where you can enjoy adrenaline-rushing sports such as dune bashing, sand boarding and quad biking. The serene sundowner experiences with Arabian folklore and BBQ dinner amid the golden-hued dunes will be one of the moments that linger on long after your Dubai expedition is over.
Dubai offers all these and much more, and to explore this amazing city, you need to book your tickets, get your visa, pack your bags and get set for the best holiday of your lifetime.