With futuristic buildings emerging from the desert, artificial islands under construction, ever-growing malls, state-of-the-art luxury hotels, and crazy projects; Dubai embodies the new Arab dream in its own way. It is the island of modernity in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, crosswords between East and West. The second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai plays the card of excess on the world tourist scene.
It is the city of superlatives and a thousand and one follies, where everything seems possible. Cosmopolitan and tolerant, the city never ceases to surprise. The night surrounded by sparkling skyscrapers, restaurants, and nocturne living spaces never get fails in welcoming the visitors who come in search of entertainment. Hence, every day is born a new Dubai.
Let’s take you on the journey to explore Dubai’s charm without the hassle and with fun.
The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest man-made skyscraper at a whopping 830 meters. At daytime, this building is impossible to unnoticed, and at night it lights up the entire city. Opened in January 2010, after the construction of 6 years, the building has broken the 18 world records.
Once you reach to the height of the building, you will watch a breathtaking view of the entire city. To avoid expensive fast-track admission and wait times, ask your travel agency to book the tickets in advance before the 30 days of arrival.
Dubai Marina Mall
Start your walking tour at Dubai Marina Mall. Opened in 2008, this seaside shopping district is home to more than 130 restaurants, shops, and services on four floors. The main lobby is simply spectacular, with its dome illuminated with hundreds of tiny lights.
You can find the latest collections of major brands such as Boggi, Ted Baker, BCBG Max Azria, Sephora and Karen Millen. With so many restaurants, the stomachs will be spoiled for choice – Arab coffee and dates at Bateel, seafood and grilled at local restaurant Burj Al Hammam, or specialty coffees at Little More.
Go to the Marina Beach
Turn around 50 meters to the Al Sayorah Street Bridge that connects one side of the Marina Walk to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Cross the pedestrian path, and be sure to stop at the highest point of the bridge, to get an overview of the Marina and the route from where you are coming.
With its breathtaking view of the beautiful surrounding towers, all under a blue sky, it is a popular place to take beautiful pictures. From here you can explore the JBR district and the waterfront, with its multiple restaurants, shops, and relaxing spots. Or, take the tram to JBR station – it will take you to the Dubai Metro.
The arcade where the dozens of shops overflow with one-of-a-kind unimaginable gold and occasionally silver jewelry is the place not to be missed. From bountiful golden wedding necklaces to delicate pearl earrings, you will find every kind of jewelry.
Look liveliest in the evening, watching the things going on the streets of Gold Souq is not less than bliss. Just settle down on the benches and see how the lovely local women and African woman’s in colorful Kaftans come out on a shopping spree.
Get your backs now, and be ready to explore the mysterious places of Dubai. Take the help of a great travel planner in order to make your more fun-filled.