Dubai for many people is synonymous to flashy lifestyle, glitzy cityscape, grand malls and many of the world’s most stupefying skyscrapers. But that is just one side of this wealthy, ambitious, elegant city. From scenic beaches to most authentic museums with exotic Middle Eastern exhibits to enchanting fountains, Dubai is full of wonders. Let us introduce here 6 must visit attractions in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa with 829.8 meter height is the tallest building in the world and the greatest landmark of this city. When you are here a bird’s eye view from the observation deck of the 124th floor is a must-have experience, no matter what comes your way. When the high speed elevator just whizzes you to land on the observation deck, you can experience one of the most memorable views of a city. A full 360 degree view around the skyscraper between the desert on one side and ocean on the other will give you a lifetime memory. Visiting after dusk is particularly popular because of Dubai’s famous skylines gleaming with lights.
2. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab which means Tower of the Arabs is designed after a billowing sail. With a soaring height of 321 meters it is the second tallest building in the city and comes at 4th position among the tallest hotels in the world. For long it is regarded as one of the most iconic landmarks of Dubai. Capturing an image from the adjoining beach is sure to remain imprinted in your mind long afterwards. The building is often considered among the world’s most luxurious hotels.
3. Dubai Museum
Dubai has an excellent museum located right inside the Al-Fahidi Fort. The fort which was built in 1787 is built of traditional coral-blocks and lime from the outside. The museum courtyard offers a display of several traditional boats and a traditional palm leaf house with an Emirati wind-tower. In the hall situated on the right side of the courtyard features weaponry while the hall on the left hand side showcases Emirati musical instruments. The ground floor of the museum displays an array of exhibits concerning various aspects of traditional Emirati lifestyle.
4. Bastakia, Old Dubai
Bastakia Quarter in the old Dubai was built in the late 19th century as a home to the wealthy Persian merchants dealing with pearls and textiles who used to visit Dubai for the sake of tax-free trading. Bastakia’s coral and limestone buildings with wind-towers now have been preserved as the memorable pieces of history in the old Dubai. The whole area lined with quintessential elements of Arabian architecture and attributes of Persian city planning like the narrow lanes now make people get glimpse of a bygone era of the life of Arab people. Majlis Gallery with exhibits of traditional Arab ceramics and furniture and the XVA Gallery with a great collection of contemporary art really worth visiting.
5. Dubai Fountains
Just at the very base of the world’s tallest building you can be awestruck seeing one of the world’s most stunning man-made fountains! Located on the sprawling 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake this dancing fountain can shoot water jets up to 500 ft high. With 900 ft length and five circles of different sizes the fountain offers a stupefying view at night time. Dubai Fountain offers regular performance with most popular Arab music pieces. With 6,600 WET Superlights and 25 colour projectors the grandeur of visual lights along with dancing water jets makes a really magnificent view.
6. Palm Island
Palm Jumeirah or Palm Island has been named after its peculiar palm like shape spreading on the bay water. From many of the famous hotels to amazing tourist attractions to an array of grand malls for buying luxury fashion, the island offers all that can make a sumptuous holiday. From enjoying beautiful sunsets to unwinding in the luxury spas and pools to relaxing in the landscape gardens to eating out at any of the most coveted fine dining restaurants, you have all luxury arrangements for an ever memorable stay here.