Dubai is one of the emirates of the UAE (United Arab Emirates). It is on the Persian Gulf Coast. The city located in this emirate is also known as Dubai. It is a global city and a major business hub.
Dubai lies within the Arabian Desert. It has a very hot arid climate. The city has an international airport and is well-connected with the rest of the world. You need not think too much about what to do in Dubai. It offers many recreational opportunities.
Here is a brief overview of some famous tourist attractions in Dubai.
This popular beach houses many luxury hotels. Many wealthy expats live here. The world famous Burj al Arab is located near this beach, on a man-made island. The Jumeirah mosque located here is open to non-Muslims.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world (829.84 meters). You can have an amazing view of the city and its surroundings from the building’s observation deck. The park which surrounds the building has beautiful gardens, palm lined walkways, six water features and many wonderful flowering trees.
Burj al Arab
This seven star luxury hotel is a proud symbol of modern Dubai. At 321 meters, it is the second largest building in Dubai. It stands on an artificial island, which is connected to the mainland by a curving bridge. The structure resembles the sail of a Dhow.
Dubai is known as the shopping capital of the Middle East. There are more than 70 malls in Dubai, including Dubai Mall, which is the largest mall in the world. Friendly negotiation is a way of life in many of these malls. You can also find many jewelry stores and boutiques.
This famous water park is located in the Jumeirah beach area. It is the only themed amusement park in the UAE. It is famous for its waterfall (18 meters), artificial surfing machines, water slides and wave pool.
DubaiMuseumis the oldest building in Dubai. Located in the Al Fahidi Fort, this museum presents the traditional way of life in the emirates of Dubai. You can find many antiques and artifacts here.
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
This is the first national park in the UAE. You can find Arabian gazelle, San gazelle, Ethiopian hedgehog, side-winding vipers, Rueppel’s fox, sand cats and other unusual fauna in the reserve.
Dubai is called the land of gold. Gold souq is a famous gold market in Dubai. You can find many gold shops here.
Your visit to this desert city is bound to be a memorable one.
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